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Subject: STEARNS, TUPPER
Date: 28 Jul 2004 21:22:38 -0600
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Surnames: STEARNS, TUPPER
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A social event of unusual interest last week was the marriage on Thursday evening, June 11, of Miss Zadie Ellen Tupper, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tupper, to Fred Howard Stearns, at the home of the bride’s parents.
The parlors were very tastefully and beautifully decorated with a profusion of pink peonies. The bay window in the back parlor was transformed into a bower of greenery and pink peonies illuminated by tiny electric lights. Just in front of the window were gates ajar from which ribbons were stretched by Tom Boynton and Gus Tupper, cousins of the bride, forming an aisle through which the bridal party passed, taking their places in front of the bower where Rev. Allen, in a few well chosen words, using the impressive ring service, performed the ceremony.
Miss Inez Miller, of Newport Vt., cousin of the bride, presided at the piano, accompanying David Boynton, another cousin of the bride, who sang with sweet interpretation the beautiful solo, “O Promise Me”, and rendering the wedding march.
The bride’s gown was a beautiful combination of Susine silk, lace, and insertion. She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses. The groom wore the conventional black. Mr. and Mrs. Stearns were the recipients of many elegant, useful, and ornamental gifts, tokens of the love and esteem in which they are held by their friends.
After the guests had extended the bride and groom their congratulations and best wishes, they were seated in the dining room where they were served with a delicious two course supper. The table from which the supper was served was decorated with and white ribbons which extended from its corners to the chandelier above.
Elizabeth Jacobs and Janet Brown, cousins of the bride, presided at the table and were assisted in serving by Misses Floy Tupper, Ruth Brown, Mabel Gray, and Vina Gray. Miss Cora Harlis presided at the punch bowel in the back parlor.
Both of these young people are known in Osage. The bride has spent all of her life here and is a graduate of our High School. She is a young lady of many excellent qualifications and much worth and is in every way fitted to fill the service of wife in the home.
The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stearns and has lived in this city for several years past, during a part of which time he was a faithful employee in Goodall & Prime’s store, and now has a good position with the Chicago Great Western Railway. He is a young man of thrift and enterprise who has won for himself a large circle of friends.
These two young people start in their married life with the brightest of prospects and hopes, and with the best wishes of hosts of friends.
They went to Riceville in an automobile and there took the train for Chicago. They will also visit in St. Charles Minnesota, and will be at home at 605 State Street, after July first.
The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Stearns, Mrs. O.R. Olson, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bennett of St. Charles Minn., Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Lobdill and Mrs. Kalb of Spring Valley, Minn., Mrs. Sarah Brush of New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Brush and Miss Helen, of Minot, N.D., Miss Inez Miller of Newport, Vt., Mr. and Mrs. Homer Brown and Tom Boynton of Forest City, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Thompson and two little daughters of Willmar, Minn., Miss Nelle Brown of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. G.S. McCloud of (?) Minnesota.
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