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The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 2, 1890 - Dec. 26, 1890

(Missing: Oct. 16, 1890)


Married in our city Dec. 25, 1889 at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lefler, Miss Lydia Lefler and Mr. Austin Moudy, Rev. Dean, of the Baptist church officiating.
The marriage was very quiet, none but the near friends and relatives being present.  Immediately after the ceremony the young couple took the train for Kansas City.  Both parties are well known in this vicinity, Mss Lefler being one of Adrian’s most charming and handsome young ladies, Mr. Moudy is connected with the firm of H. Moudy & Co., and is a young man of good business qualifications.  The bride looked lovely in a dress of dark blue silk, which was very becoming to her type of beauty, with white ruching at the neck and wrists and her corsage bouquet, completed the toilet.  The groom wore a conventional black.  They returned from Kansas City on the noon train Saturday and were given a reception at the residence  of H. Moudy.  An enjoyable time was had by all present, it also being Mrs. H. Moudy’s birthday.  Mr. and Mrs. Austin Moudy will be at home to their friends after January 1st, at their residence on west 3rd street. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1890, Page 4 column 2, Marriage

On Christmas evening at 5:30 o’clock the spacious parlors of A. J. Briggs were thrown open, the occasion being the marriage of his daughter, Dentia, to Mr. Duncan Anderson, of Silverton, Colo., the Rev. Durham, of the M.  E. church, officiating.  At precisely six o’clock Mrs. Minnie Seaver played the wedding march which brought the friends and acquaintances to their feet, followed by the bride and groom entering the room. The Rev. Durham in his solemn manner wedded one of Austin’s most popular young ladies to Mr. Anderson.  The groom presented the bride with a gold ring set with diamonds.  The bride was dressed in old rose silk trimmed in Russian silk and wore a corsage of cut flowers. The groom wore a neat brown suit. The bride’s cake had a gold ring and a dime in it.  The bride got the dime and Mrs. Ritter received the ring. The table was laden with choice cakes, nuts, pies, candies, also oranges sliced with was fit for the Prince of Wales to partake of.
The reception committee was Mrs. M.K. Ritter and Mrs. Burton Burt, who kissed the bride first. -- The Adrian Journal, January 4 1890, Page 8 Column 1, Marriage

Johnson, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank Johnson, living 5 miles northeast of Adrian, died on last Friday morning at 2 o’clock of pneumonia. She was 63 years old. -- The Adrian Journal, January 9, 1890, Page 5 Column 2, Death

Wilson, Alex
Alex Wilson, one of the oldest and most careful miners in the Rich Hill mining district, was fatally injured by the explosion of a blast in his mine a few days ago.  Both arms and one leg were broken and he was otherwise badly bruised up. -- The Adrian Journal, January16, 1890, Page 4 column 2, Death

Blaine, Walker
Walker Blaine, eldest son of James G. Blaine died very suddenly yesterday of acute pneumonia. -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1890, Page 5 Column 4, Death

Masterson, Sam
James Hamilton shot and killed Sam Masterson, at Freeman, on last Saturday evening. The shooting was done, so it is claimed, in self defense. -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1890, Page 5 column 4, Death

Morrison, Caroline
Died: of general debility at the residence of A. M. Young, in this city, January 10, 1890, Caroline M. Morrison, aged 77 years, 10 months and 5 days.  She was beloved by all who knew her and had characterized her life, so we are told, by deeds of kindness.  The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved. -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1890, Page 8 Column 1, Death

Trimble, baby girl
Born to Jessie Trimble on Sunday last, a daughter.  Grandpa and Grandma think the little one a veritable cherub. -- The Adrian Journal, February 6,1890, Page 5 Column 2, Birth

Davis, baby ?
Born-To the wife of Mr. T. J. Davis of Passaic, on lat Monday, the 17th, a fine ten pound. All parties are doing well and Tom is the happiest man in Bates county. -- The Adrian Journal, January 27, 1890, Page 5 Column 3, Birth

At Clinton, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 5,1890,Dr. S. R. Howard of Hilsbourgh, Ohio, to Miss Clara Walter of Adrian.  By mutual agreement the happy couple met at St. Louis and proceeded to above name place and were married, after which each returned to their homes happy and contented. May heaven bless their happy lot and fortune favor them in their future life.  We congratulate the Dr. in his choice; he has taken from our midst one of the sweetest and best girls of our society we will miss her.  She will soon join her husband in Ohio. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1890, Page 8 column 1, Marriage

Hoke, Lina
Lina, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hoke, died on last Tuesday morning with pneumonia fever.  The bereaved family have our sympathy. -- The Adrian Journal, March 20,1890, Page 5 column 3, Death

At the home of the bride, Thursday, April 3rd, at 6 p.m., Mr. Wm. Fox and Miss Emma Artz, both of Crescent Hill, Rev. Jos. Timmons officiating.  A most pleasant time was participated in, only a few friends and relatives being present.  After the ceremony the guests were invited to an elegant repast which was both delicate and substantial.  Both parties are well known and highly respected and the Journal together with their many friends wish them much joy and happiness.  -- The Adrian Journal,  April 10, 1890, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage

Tuttle,  baby boy
Born to the wife of Col. Ed. Tuttle on last Saturday night-a fine boy.  Ed has named him Benjamin Harrison Stop.  All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24 1890,  Page 5 column 2, Birth

Ed Cook and Miss Dora Parish both of Archie, were married on last Sunday evening. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1890, Page 5 column 3, Marriage

McNeil, Mrs.
Mrs. McNeil, wife of John McNeil, a prosperous farmer living near Rosier, Mo., committed suicide on the 7th of this month by swallowing carbolic acid.  Nor reason can be given as to why she committed such a crime.  She leaves two babies. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22, 1890, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Married-At the residence of the bride’s parents 2 miles south of Altona T. P. Gibson and Miss Ella E. Sloan, Rev. C. S. Revelle officiating.  We extend our hearty congratulations to the newly wedded pair. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22, 1890, Page 8 column 1, Marriage

Hutchinson, Sarah Elizabeth
One of the saddest duties of life is to record the death of the dearly beloved.  It may be a true friend, a loving and affectionate mother, a devoted wife, a gentle and sympathetic companion.  Such was Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson, who died in Pleasant Hill, Mo., on the 2nd day of June, 1890, in the 46th year of her age, from the effect of an abscess on the lungs, super induced by la grippe.  It is hard to realize that our loved one is gone, that the golden bowl is broken, the silver cord loosened, the precious link that connected the family circle severed, to be united no more on earth; but we most keenly feel the truth when we gaze upon the vacant chair, hear no more her pleasant voice, see no more her familiar face and form-oh, how we miss her; how deeply we feel our loss! Yet, we feel strengthened and comforted and better able to bear this great sorrow, by the hope and assurance that we shall meet her again in that blissful home to which she has gone.
During the last two weeks of her illness, and during which she suffered the most intense agony, she was attended by Drs. Grand & Lee.  It would be impossible for any to be more kind and attentive than they were; one or the other was with her day and night, and they did all in their power, all that mortals could do, to restore her and alleviate her great sufferings; but unfortunately, when she was placed in their care, she proved to be beyond  the reach of medical skill.  Kind friends administered to her and were constantly by her side. She retained her consciousness up to her last breath.  The last few moments of her life were tranquil and she dropped to sleep as peacefully and sweetly as a weary child.
She was born near Marshall, in Saline county, Mo., in the year 1844, and was a daughter of Sarah Elizabeth and Jefferson Campbell, and was married to Harry C. Hutchinson at Platte City, Mo., in 1860.  When quite young she professed religion and lived up to it by precept and example.  For a number of years and up to the time of her death, she was identified with the M. E. church, South, in whose behalf she was a zealous worker, always among the first  to respond to the cry of distress or the wants of the sick and suffering.  She was particularly attached and devoted to the members of her Sunday School class, and one of her last wishes was that she might greet them on the “Shining Shore of the Better Land.”  She leaves a husband and three grown children to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church South, in this city, conducted by the Rev. I. S. Smith, after which the body was laid to rest in our beautiful cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1890, Page 4 column 2, Death

Married-At the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hoover, on Sunday, June 8, 1890, Miss Mary E. Hoover and Wm. M. Haskins, both of the city of Adrian, Rev. J. H. Artz officiating.
Invitations were sent out to only a few friends who assembled to witness the event. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. A. J. Hoover one of our leading citizens and possessed of all the qualities of a lady and is a star in society.  She was becomingly dressed in a suit of cream cloth trimmed in natural flowers, and she looked lovely.’
It will be remember that Mr. Haskins came to this city about three years ago, almost an entire stranger, not knowing but one or two families in this county.  We are glad to compliment him on his success of winning the affections of one of the belles of Adrian.  Mr. Haskins is one of our leading young men and is possessed of all the qualities of a gentleman. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1890, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage

Glazebrook, George G.
At Jefferson City, Mo., of asphyxia from gas on the 13th day of June 1890, George G. Glazebrook, sheriff of Bats county, aged 51 years and ten months. Bro. Glazebrook has lived in this vicinity for several years and was one among the citizens of the county strictly hones and conscientious, living an upright Christian life, thereby winning a host of warm friends among his acquaintances.  His keen perception of right and justice toward all men and his gentlemanly treatment of all his neighbors drew to him friends from all political parties and of every religious creed-so much so that four years ago amid the scramble for office and unfairness of unscrupulous politicians he was successful and made sheriff of this county, being elected the second term and was filling the office honorably and to the entire satisfaction of every citizen of the county when the pall of death settled over him.
Br. Glazebrook joined the A.O.U.W.  at this place January 23, 1886 made an active and  an earnest member being in good standing at the time of his death. --  The Adrian Journal, June 19, 1890, Page 1 column 5, Death

Married-At the residence of the bride’s parents on Thursday, June 12 at  2 o’clock, p.m., Miss Mattie King and Mr. L. C. Atkins, Jas. L. DeJarnett, officiating.  The happy couple have the best wishes of many friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 19, 1890, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage

Stoner, Mrs. Alnetta
At her home in Butler, Sunday, July 6, 1890, after several days of sickness, Mrs. Alnetta Stoner, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Deffenbaugh, aged 29 years, 9 months and 8 days.  She was a member of the M. E. church for eighteen years.  She was married on March 23, 1880 to Wm. H. Stoner, at Lilly chapel Ohio. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss. The funeral took place at Mt. Olivet church,  about six miles southeast of Adrian, conducted by Rev. Revelle, of Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1890, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Married at the National Hotel last week, Geo. T. Marshall and Flora Trowbridge, both of Burdette, Rev. C. S. Revelle, officiating.  We with many other friends extend hearty congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1890, Page 5 column 3, Marriage

Miller, Mittie
Mrs. Mittie Millie, aged 20 years, wife of Sam’l Miller, died at her home in this city last Monday of spinal affections.  The bereaved husband has the heartfelt sympathy of many dear friends in his sad affliction.
The family and relatives desire to return their heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who consoled them in their bereavement, and they all ever feel grateful toward them. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1890, Page 5 column 3, Death

Melton, child
It is with sadness that we record the death of Marion and Katie Melton’s little child which happened last week.  It was their only child and its loss was a terrible blow to them. -- The Adrian Journal, July 17, 1890, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Breeze, infant
We are sorry to record the death of Henry Breeze’s baby which occurred on last Saturday night. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all their neighbors in their great affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1890, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Marshal, baby boy
Mr. Marshal is the happy father of a fine boy. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21, 1890, Page 4 Column 2, Birth

Purkey, Nannie
With a gentle smile on her pale lips and her hands folded over a pulse less heart, Mrs. Nannie Heavlin Purkey lay sleeping her last long sleep, robed in her wedding clothes while loving friends, with hearts rent with anguish, looked upon her for the last time on Thursday afternoon.
Scarcely nine months have passed since she left her parents home to become the loving devoted wife of R. L. Purkey.  The few months that she graced his home were months of unalloyed happiness.  Their home was one of love and joy, where polished friends and dear relations were welcomed guests.
Ever as a devoted wife, a loving daughter and a Christian lady, Mrs. Purkey will be remembered in the hearts of her friends.  And with our blessed Master’s strong arm to guide us, we will meet our missing loved one in our Father’s mansion when we leave this world of care.
Mrs. Purkey died at the home of her parents August 13th after a brief illness of 24 hours.  Brief funeral services were held at the house by Rev. J. H. Artz, after which the remains were interred in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21, 1890, Page 4 column 2, Death

Mr. J. W. Johnson, of Elkhart twp. And Mrs. Anna Morrell, of this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on last Tuesday night by A. M. Bosley, J. P.  We join with many friends in wishing the happy pair a pleasant voyage through life. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21,1890, Page 5 Column 2, Marriage

Married: On Wednesday September 3, 1890, at the residence of D. A. Shoup, by Esq. A. M. Bosley, Mr. Harvey Strain, of Adrian, to Miss flora M. Ball of Harrisonville.  The entire community joins with us in wishing them a bight future. -- The Adrian Journal, September 4, 1890, Page 8 column 1, Marriage

Highly, Chester V.
Died: On Wednesday, Aug. 27th, after a long illness of Cholera Infantom, Chester V. youngest child of Wm. A. and Anna Highley.  Aged 1 year 2 months and 10 days.  Dear patient little Chester, thy sweet short life is over and he who hath said “Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” hath taken you to dwell with him in that home, where neither sickness, nor pain, nor sorrow can ever come. -- The Adrian Journal, September 4, 1890, Page 8 Column 2, Death

Wright, Frank
As near as we could learn the following is about a correct account of the killing:
On Monday September 8th, Frank Wright was in Adrian, and remained until a few minutes after six o’clock in the evening.  In going home, he went out by J. North’s, then west to the road leading north to his house. About  one hundred yards south of his barn there is a small creek crossing the road.  On the east side of the road at the creek, are his feeding lots for fat hogs, on the west side opposite are pens for brood sows.  The pens are covered with straw, the south pen being about ten steps from the creek. In this pen an unknown person was hid, and just as Wright was driving up the bank of the creek, the assassin raised up and taking deliberate aim fired the fatal shot.  The ball struck the left arm about two inches above the elbow crushing the bone, passing through the arm and entering the left breast, just below the nipple, following around the rib to the breast bone, where it cut through the rib and lodged in the right side.  He suffered intensely until Wednesday morning about 8 o’clock when death relieved him of his pain. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1890, Page 1 column 3, Death

Angle, baby girl
Jas. Angle has a nine pound girl at his house. She made her arrival on last Friday.  Jim thinks he deserves a pension as this makes his fifth daughter and no son. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1890, Page 5 Column 2, Birth

Murphy, Walter
Kills himself in his Sisters arms
At half past seven o’clock Saturday evening, Sept. 13, 1890, Walter Murphy shot himself, at his home in Adrian, and fell into his sisters arms, and expired in a few moments. He had some trouble with the Marshal just previous and had started upstairs with the intention of going to sleep, his sister following after him. She had just reached the top of the steps when she seen a revolver in his hand pointing at his head.  She hollowed, Oh, don’t! Just as the words were spoken the report of the pistol rang out through the building and he fell into her arms. -- The Adrian Journal, September 18, 1890, Page 1 column 4, Death

Black, baby boy
Born- On Monday, Sept.8,1890 to the wife of Perry Black, a son.  Weight nine pounds, and all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, September  18, 1890, Page 5 Column 2, Birth

Miss Amy DeArman, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. DeArman of Adrian, Mo., and Mr. Samuel J. Brown, of Kansas City, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at 7 o’clock, Wednesday evening September 17, at Baptist church.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. J. Dean, of Harrisonville, Ericsons wedding march played by Mrs. J. W. Mathers.  The bridal party entered the church.  Preceding the bride came the maid of honor, Miss Mattie Baum and the grooms best man, Mr. Urless DeArman, brother of the bride, and second maid Miss Gemma Sprague, and Mr. L. W. Wagner, of Kansas City.  The lovely bride and handsome groom, as the last strains of the wedding march died away took their places fronting the audience, with the attendants on each side, and the beautiful and impressive ceremony made two loving hearts beat as one.
The bride, one of Adrian’s loveliest and fair belles, both for her sweet disposition and noble character, and vivacious manner, was even more beautiful in her wedding costume of cream brocade silk, richly trimmed in point cut V shape at the throat, and the lovely orange blossoms; and same flowers adorned her beautiful rich brown hair, cream mitts, and beautiful gauze fan with pearl handle and cream slippers.  The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of natural flowers.  He maid of honor Miss Mattie Baum and second maid Miss Gemma Sprague, wore beautiful cream albetrosse, made princess with square necks, trimming silk, and pearl beads and mitts to match, they also looked charming.  The groom and groomsmen looked charming in their elegant black dress suits with gloves and ties to match the brides costume.
After the ceremony, invited guests and friends repaired to the family residence, where the reception was held, after congratulations the  bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where a costly and elegant repast was served, consisting of all the delicious of the season were found.  After two hours of pleasant and happy conversation the groom and bride, the bride changed her wedding costume to a lovely black silk Henrietta, with hat and gloves en suite.  They were accompanied to the depot by their many friends.  The happy pair took the 2:40 train for Kansas City their future home, followed by showers of rice as an omen of good luck, and good wishes of their many friends.
Among the guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dillard, of Fairport, grandparents of the bride, Mrs. W. G. Smith and son Ralph, of Little Rock, Ark., aunt of the bride, Mrs. Amos Davenport, Neosho Falls, also aunt of bride and Miss Emma Meredith, Butler. Quite a number of handsome presents were received, but for lack of space will permit us publishing. -- The Adrian Journal, September 18, 1890, Page 8 column 1, Marriage

Ward, Lamyra
Mrs. Lamyra Ward, wife of Cyrus Ward who lives about twelve miles south of this city, committed suicide last Friday about half past twelve o’clock.
Her husband went to Mr. Sten’s who lives about five miles from hi place, to bring home a cow that he had purchased and on his return home found his wife laying on the floor in a pool of blood, her clothing on fire and gun laying beside her.  Her clothing was burned off her waist and flesh burned into a crisp.  As soon as  her husband arrived he put out the fire and summoned the neighbors. She had pulled off her shoe, placed the gun at her breast and touched the trigger with her toe.  One of the neighbors who was a short distance from the house heard the shot but did not pay much attention to it, although he said it was a peculiar sound and seemed to issue from the smoke house.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward lost their only child several months ago, and ever since that time Mrs. Ward has been in a melancholy state of mind. She had frequently said she would rather be dead if it were not for leaving her husband.  Her husband was kind to her, the sadness caused by the death of her baby is the only thing that led her to commit such a rash act.-Cass County News -- The Adrian Journal, September  25, 1890, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Akin, W. B.
Died: On Wednesday, September 24, 1890, Mr. W.B. Akin, of heart disease, aged 67 years.  Mr. Akin had lived in this county for a number of years, having settled on a farm about 12 miles west of this place soon after the war.  He was well known and respected. He leaves quite a large estate and several children.  Mrs. A. T. Tipton, of this place, daughter of the deceased left yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1890, Page 8 column 2, Death

Married: Oct. 15th, at 6 p.m. at the residence of Joseph Timmons, Mr. Warner B. Timmons and Miss Blanche A. Mefford, both of Bates county Rev. Joseph Timmons officiating.
After the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the home of the groom, where a delicate supper was prepared for them.  Only the near relatives was present, and a very pleasant time was participated by all.  Mr. and Mrs. Timmons are too well known and highly respected to need further praise from our pen.  May their life  be a long and happy one, with just enough clouds to form a glorious sun…. -- The Adrian Journal, October 28 1890, Page 4 column 1, Marriage

Atkinson, Leo
Died: In Adrian, on Sunday, Oct., 26, 1890, of Cholera Infantum, Leo, youngest child of E. B. and Amanda Atkinson.  Aged 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. -- The Adrian Journal, November 7, 1890, Page 5 column 1, Death

Mathers, baby boy
J. W. Mathers has a bouncing baby boy at his house.  It arrived on Tuesday morning Nov. 4th but under the laws of the State was not a legal voter, therefore did not take any part in the election, but visited with its mama during the day. -- The Adrian Journal, November 7, 1890, Page 5 column 2, Birth

Highley, Anna
Died-Mrs. Anna Highley, wife of W. A. Highley, at her home in Adrian on Friday, October 24, 1890, after a long illness.  Aged 28 years and  4 days.  It has been said “how glorious is the death of a Christian” and I think anyone who was present at her death bed, must have been reminded of some such thoughts.  We quote her own language just before she passed away.  “Oh, what is death that I should fear it!  I am not afraid, only a few more minutes and I shall be at home.  Do not have a doubt that I shall meet and clasp my Angel Chester in my arms. I can see a heavenly cloud, and his little angel face almost peeping through.” -- The Adrian Journal, November 7, 1890, Page 5 column 3, Death

Story, Mattie
Died: On Saturday, November 8,1890, Mattie Story.  Typhoid Pneumonia, Age 28 years. -- The Adrian Journal, November 14, 1890, Page 5 column 2, Death

Kearnes, Phillip
Died: On Tuesday,  November 11, 1890 of Malaria fever, in Memphis, Tenn., Mr. Phillip Kearns.  Mr. Kearns was a brother of Mrs. E. M. Music, living west of this place, and Mrs. H. C. Eldridge, formerly of Adrian, late of El Dorado Springs.  The remains were brought from Memphis and interred at the Everett cemetery, on Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 14, 1890, Page 5 column 3, Death

H. G. Cherry and Miss Anna Murphy were married at the National hotel in this city, by Rev. Revelle, on Wednesday November 20, 1890. The newly married couple left on the afternoon train for Kansas City.  They will visit his parents in the east before returning. -- The Adrian Journal, November 28, 1890, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage

On Wednesday, December 10, 1890 at the residence of the bride’s father, H. C. Queensberry in Adrian, Mr. Alfred Moudy and Miss Eva Maud Quisenberry, by Rev. Dean of Harrisonville.
The groom is well known in north Bates, having been raised in this vicinity.  No one has more warm friends than Alfred.  He is honorable and upright in his dealings and is a thorough business man.  The bride is well and favorable known in Adrian, and the entire community joins with us in wishing them all the joy found in the union of two loving hearts.  They left on the afternoon train for Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, December 12, 1890, Page 5 column 5, Marriage

In this city Wednesday, December 17, by Rev. W. J. Carpenter, Mr. C. T. Pratt, of this city, and Miss Sarah Della Satterlee, of Adrian, Bates county, Mo.
The above wedding took place yesterday evening at 6 o’clock at the residence of Mr. John McDowell, in East Lexington, only a few of the most intimate friends of the parties being present.  We have known the groom for years he being a fireman on the Missouri Pacific railway, making Lexington his stopping point, and known him to be high minded honorable, energetic and possessed of excellent qualification and well able to make a happy home for his bride.  The bride, we are informed, is a splendid young lady, and belongs to one of the best families in Bates county, possessing all the qualifications which go to make up a noble woman and a faithful wife, and it was these characteristics of the true woman, as well as her grace of person and manner, that won her the  devotion of the gentleman of her choice. The will board for the present with Mr. and Mrs. McDowell.  The sincere wishes of the News is that their life may be as unclouded and bright as their wedding day.-Lexington News. -- The Adrian Journal, December 26,1890, Page 5 column 5, Marriage

Submitted by: Sandee Hubbard

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