Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, January 2l, l904
Last evening at the home of the bride's parents, DR. and MRS. W.F. WAIGHT, on North Main Street, occurred the wedding of two of Leon's most popular young people, MR. GEORGE W. PENNIWELL and MISS MAY WAIGHT, the ceremony being witnessed by a large number of invited guests.
Promptly at the appointed hour, 7:30 o'clock, the contracting parties entered the parlor while the beautiful "Bridal Chorus" was rendered on the piano by Mrs. R.F. Throckmorton, sister of the groom, and took their places under a floral bower of carnations and smilax in the bay window, where they were met by the Rev. I.N. Woodward, Pastor of the Leon M.E. Church, who joined them in the holy bonds of wedlock with an impressive ceremony.
The bride was charmingly attired in a beautiful costume of white silk, trimmed with pearls and chiffon, and was one of the prettiest brides Leon has ever seen. She is the daughter of DR. and MRS. W.F. WAIGHT, an accomplished and attractive young lady, who is specially fitted to grace the home of the man who has won her heart, being unusually popular with everyone in this city by her grace and winning manners. The groom is the youngest son of MR. and MRS. J.F. PENNIWELL and was born and raised right here in Leon where he has made himself a reputation as an industrious and exemplary young man, being associated with his father in the building and contracting business.
After the congratulations of the guests a bountiful wedding repast was served.
The many beautiful and costly presents received testified to the esteem in which these young people are held by their friends. They will go to housekeeping at once in the cozy Lorey cottage on North Church Street, which is already nicely furnished by the groom. Their many friends in this city and elsewhere extend hearty congratulations, and may there never come a cloud to mar the brightness of their married life.
The guests from abroad were:
Mrs. W.A. Ferrin and daughter, Freda, Clearfield, Iowa.
Mrs. Harry Bowen and daughter, Phania, Conway, Iowa.
Dr. and Mrs. R.F. Throckmorton, Derby, Iowa.
Mrs. J.W. Rush, St. Louis, Mo.
Miss Alice Gray, Lenox, Iowa.
Miss Berta Knight, Des Moines, Iowa.
Miss Nette Lavery, Gravity, Iowa.
Mr. W.H. Goff, Cameron, Mo.
Mr. F.E. French, Brookfield, Mo.
Mr. Frank Brinsmaid, Des Moines, Iowa.
Misses Jessie and Madge Waight, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
Mr. Geo. Waight, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
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April 6, 2003
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