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Account of a lovely wedding 110 years ago


Thursday, Oct. 17, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

Captain Luther H. Foster and Miss Ruby Marchant were married on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Baptist Church by the Rev. W.A. Snyder. The bride was attired in a handsome brown travelling suit and the groom in the conventional black. A reception took place at the home of the bride’s parents the previous evening. They were the recipients of many handsome and costly presents. The bride is the handsome daughter of Captain L.D. Marchant and is a very pleasant and charming young lady and popular with all. The happy couple took the steamer at Williams Wharf immediately after the ceremony to spend their honeymoon in Florida. Both bride and groom are natives of Mathews. 

The seagoing tug Imperial en route to Baltimore from Portland with the mammoth five-mast schooner Oakleag C. Curtis anchored tow off New Point on account of weather and tug Imperial entered East River for harbor. Capt. Herbet McNamara and Officer ...

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