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A surprise marriage at Susan


Thursday, May 21, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

Susan: It is not everybody that knows how to keep a secret, but it seems that Mr. Monroe Stewart and Miss Lillie Thomas did. Miss Lillie lives in a very thickly settled neighborhood, within calling distance of some three or four families, and there are a dozen or fifteen within a radius of half a mile; not withstanding all this that couple slipped over to the parsonage in broad daylight and were united in the bonds of matrimony without its being known to a single individual except the parson’s wife, whom Lillie took into her confidence the day before; even Mr. Ware, the parson, had but short notice.


Thursday, May 23, 1918

from the Mathews Journal

Cupid has been busy in Mathews County and two marriages resulted the past week. On the 15th inst., the Rev. L.D. Stables joined Jones Ashbury and Miss Cora Belle Robins at Cardinal. The groom is a young farmer, and the bride is a popular young lady of the ...

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