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September, 1896

from a loose clipping, source unknown 16 September 1896
Merry Wedding Bells.
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home of Chase E. Webb Esq., father of the bride, on West street, occurred a happy wedding in the marriage of Miss Nellie S. Webb to Robert L. Smart. The wedding ceremony was pronounced by Rev. H. W. Reed, pastor of the Baptist church in this city, in the presence of about fifty of the near relatives of both bride and groom.
The home was beautifully decorated with white and purple chrysanthemums and presented a fine picture.
The bride was handsomely dressed in dimity with lace and ribbon trimmings. The presents were numerous and very pretty, all being useful articles and showed the many friends of the bride.
Those present from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. Will Smart, of Antioch, and Mr. and Mrs. George Wedge, of Millburn.
Immediately after the ceremony the guests and wedding party enjoyed a wedding lunch, after which the happy couple left on the 5:55 train for a trip through Wisconsin, visiting several of the more prominent cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Smart are both well known young people in our city and both have hosts of friends here. Mr. Smart holds a responsible position at the Washburn & Moen works and is esteemed very highly by the company. He has been with the company since its location here.
He has just completed a fine new residence on Oakley avenue and has it handsomely furnished, where he and his wife will be at home after October 1st, upon their return from the wedding trip. The HERALD joins with their host of friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous future.
from Antioch News24 September 1896
Mrs. E. J. Strang returned Tuesday from her visit with her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Anderson, in Iola, Kan.

R. C. Taylor left Monday for Chicago, where he will resume his medical studies.

Mrs. Matthews returned Saturday morning from her visit in Chicago.

Mrs. John Hughes, of Lake Villa, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Strang.

Mrs. J. C. Cory returned Saturday from her visit to her brothers in Collison, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. R. M. Pollock, and son Loyal.

W. H. Rose spent Sunday at Rochester, Wis., with his son, Willie, who is attending school there.

Miss Katie Vandevere, of Chicago, spent last week with friends here, and attended the Libertyville Fair.

Miss Lois Hardie, of Waukegan, returned to her home this week, after a two weeks visit with relatives here.

Misses Jessie Bater, Emily Wynn and Mabel Partridge, also G. L. Stewart and Miss Florence spent Sunday here.

Mrs. John Murrie, of Russell, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Bonner.

Mrs. Lawrence went to Chicago Tuesday for a visit with friends.

Mrs. John Bonner and Mrs. A. H. Stewart were the recipients of several prizes at the Fair for excellence in the culinary art.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 29 September 1896
Van Wormer-Hughes.
A pretty home wedding was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1896, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Van Wormer, at Liberty Corners, Wis., it being the marriage of their eldest daughter, Miss Belle, to Orella Stewart Hughes. At twelve o'clock the bride came into the room, led by her two little sisters, Zulu and Blanche Van Wormer, and was met under a canopy of green vines by the groom. Rev. Sheldon A. Harris, of Millburn performed the ceremony. When the congratulations were over, luncheon was served. The bride, who is a very pretty young lady, was attired in a gown of white albatross, trimmed with white satin ribbons; the bridesmaids' dresses were red. The guests, about twenty in number, were all near relatives of the bride and groom, a few being detained on account of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes left Antioch on the 4:35 train for their home in Prairie View, where Mr. Hughes is agent for the Wisconsin Central Lines.
The News acknowledges the receipt of some wedding cake, and extends its good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes. May they live long and prosper.
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