Fentress County Gazette
Jamestown, Fentress Co., Tenn.,
January 7, 1897
Wednesday, Dec. 23, the invited guests. L. H. CARLOCK, Miss
Dellia CHAPIN, R. L. CLARK, Miss Amelia HATCHER, Porter WOOD and J. D. HATCHER's family,
assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. ROBERTS; at Eagle Creek, Tenn., to
witness the marriage of their daughter, Miss Emma, to Mr. G. B. MCGEE, of Jamestown.
After the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. J. R. Goodpasture, congratulations
and good wishes were extended, and we passed from parlor to dining room, where we spent a
short (?) time in such an enjoyable manner that we feel unable to do it justice.
Although the occasion afforded us much pleasure and we were glad
to be present , we could not resist a feeling of sadness when we realized that we were
giving up another of our girls and one we will greatly miss, for in addition to her
accomplishments and intellect, Emma possessed many good qualities which make her dear to
us all; and we truly hope her life may ever be bright, but if shadows must be cast over
it, may they be light, fall softly and soon be lifted. Although we have in a sense
lost her, we feel that more than we have lost--a pearl beyond price--has been won by a
worthy man, to whom we hope she will ever be a true and loving wife, and strew with fresh
flowers the narrow way of life.
Mr. MCGEE is a nice, intelligent young man. He was educated
at People's College, Pikeville, Tenn., where he won the oratorical prize. After
leaving school he was a newspaper editor for two years. Of late years he has devoted
his time to teaching. He is a member of the Methodost church and devotes much of his
time to church and Sunday school work. Since the death of his father, three years
ago, he has been with his mother at the old home near Jamestown, where he took his bride
the next day after their marriage, and where we hope the pleasant association they have
enjoyed for the past few years may linger with increasing fragrance during a long, happy
and prosperous life.