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A Pretty Marriage

From the Roanoke Beacon, 17 Feb 1899

As the dazzling reflection of the snow-covered earth grew dim by the sinking of the winters sun behind the Western hills at eventide on Wednesday, a large number of our people gathered within the M.E. Church to witness the marriage of Miss Addie May Latham, one of Plymouths’s most accomplished daughters, to Mr. P.W. Brinkley, one of our most popular young businessmen.

At the appointed hour the strains of the wedding march drifted out from the organ under the artistic touch of Mrs. G.W. Harney, and the bride entered the right aisle leaning on the arm of Mr. Clarence Latham, while the groom entered the left aisle accompanied by Mr. W.N. Cooper; they were preceded to the altar by the ushers, Mess. E.D. Carstarphen and R.P. Walker, who took positions on either side, while Rev. T.M. Plyler read the ceremony which made them man and wife.

The Beacon joins the many friends of this popular couple in extending best wishes and happy congratulations.


Beacon Flashes – 16 Sep 1898

Roanoke Beacon – 16 Sep 1898

Beacon Flashes

  • Mrs M. OWENS has been visiting friends near Edenton this week.
  • Mr. W N COOPER has returned home from a visit to Baltimore.
  • Mr. G H HARRISON has been North this week to purchase new goods
  • Miss Nona BRINKLEY is manipulating yard stick at M. OWENS & Co.
  • Mr. C D LOANE and wife have been visiting the northern states this week.
  • The Republicans and Populist Senatorial Conventions will be held here today.
  • Mr. W F OWENS, of Creswell, was here this week visiting his uncle, Mr. B OWENS.
  • Mr. L P HORNTHAL has been north this week purchasing new goods for his fall and winter trade.
  • Attorney Edmund ALEXANDER returned Wednesday from a professional visit to Columbia.
  • Mr. W A ALEXANDER returned home from Virginia Beach Monday, bringing his family with him.
  • Mr. W L SHARED has purchased the R B LATHAM residence corner Main and Washington streets.
  • Miss Janette MARTIN was called to Avoca Saturday by the illness of her mother. She returned on Monday.
  • Rev. <…> B GREEN wade has been holding a series of meetings at Christian Hope, on Long Ridge, the past week.
  • Mr. Herman HORNTHAL, of Norfolk, has been in our town this week visiting his brother, Mr. L P HORNTHAL.
  • Miss Mattie BENNETT, of Williamson, has been visiting relatives and friends in our town the past two weeks.
  • Mr. J A Wiloughby, of the firm of J A Wiloughby & Co., has been in Baltimore this week burying fall goods.
  • Mr. L L OWENS has rented the Hornthal residence corner, Main and Jefferson streets, and gone to keeping house.
  • Mr. W L SHERROD’s new store is nearing completion. It will be one of the largest and best buildings in the town.
  • The pretty Miss Eloise DAVENPORT, of Brunswick, Ga., is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. Laura LATHAM, and other relatives.
  • Mr. H H Brown left Monday for Newport News, Va., where he has gone to do some important business. We wish him much success.
  • Miss Irma MARSH, who has been visiting our town for two weeks as the guest of Miss Nina HARDISON, returned to her home in Bath, Monday.
  • Miss Leslie HARRISON left Wednesday morning for Morganton, where she will resume her standing <…> upon her duties as Librarian for the D. & D. Institute.
  • Mr. Mathias OWENS, of the firm M. OWENS & Co., has been in New York this week selecting fall and winter goods. Their stock this season will be out of sight.
  • Mrs. Annie LATHAM returned home on Wednesday from Delaware where she had been visiting relatives for several weeks. While absent Mrs. LATHAM purchased her fall and winter goods.
  • Our friend, Hon. H B WARD of Plymouth, the silver tongued orator, and Democratic nominee for the Senate from this District spoke at the town hall Thursday evening last. He is a fine orator and made a lasting impression upon our people. Messrs. WARD and MILLER will be glad to have a joint debate with the fusion nominees and when they get through with them they will be too sick for duty. Bet the fusionists will never canvas the district with them. — Washington Progress

Marriages – Morton/Bennett & Williford/Jackson

6 May 1898
Roanoke Beacon

Grace Episcopal Church was the scene to two pretty marriages on Wednesday morning, April 27th. The church was beautifully decorated, and above the chappel was suspended a large bell of evergreens and native flowers, under which the young people took the sacred vows.

The first marriage of Mr. Chas. L. Morton and Miss Myrtle Bennett at 7 o’clock, and the latter was Mr. R.A. Williford and Miss Clara Jackson, at 7:40. The flower gilrs were Misses Carrie Alexander and Jamie Bryan, and the ushers were Mess. W.N. Cooper and P.W. Brinkley.

Miss Bennett entered from the rear door, leaning on the arm of Mr. L.P. Hornthal; Mr. Morton entered from the vestry room accompanied by Mr. Herman Hornthal. Miss Jackson entered from the rear door, attended by her Maid of Honor, Miss Mattie Williford, and Mr. Williford entered from the vestry room attended by his best man, Capt. Bullock.

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Morton took the N & S Steamer for a trip North, while Mr. and Mrs. Williford boarded the south bound train for a visit to the groom’s parents in Nashville.

The Beacon extends happy congratulations to these young people.

A Pretty Marriage

From the 25 Mar 1898 Roanoke Beacon, pg. 3

The M.E. Church at Roper, with its decorations of evergreens and flowers was the scene of a pretty marriage on Wednesday evening last, the contracting parties being Mr. J.T. LEWIS and Miss Lelia SAVAGE.

At the appointed hour the bridal party entered the church in the following order: The groom, escorted by his best man, Mr. E. CHRISTIAN, entered the left aisle, being preceded by usher Mr. W. N. COOPER, of Plymouth, the bride, with the Maid of Honor, her sister, Miss Anna SAVAGE, entered the right aisle, preceded by usher — LEWIS. At the alter they were met by Rev. E. H. DAVIS, who performed the ceremony which made them man and wife.

After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. SAVAGE, where a magnificent reception was held. The bridal presents were numerous and costly. We join the many friends in extending congratulations.

Marriages – 3 Jan 1890

Marriage Licenses
January 3, 1890
pg. 3

The following marriage licenses were issued by Register, J. P. Hilliard, during the month of December, 1889:


Hotel Stays – 20 Dec 1889

Hotel Arrivals
December 20, 1889
Pg. 3

The following named persons were registered at the Latham House during the past week:

  • B.W. Cobb
  • A. S. Brown
  • Sam. Cobs
  • C. H. Janey
  • W.C. Cooke
  • E. F. Cooper
  • C. F. Weyfourth
  • L. W. Fargo
  • T. C. Cox
  • J. F. Anderson
  • C. H. James and sister
  • G. H. Toavine
  • W. K. Gardner
  • J. L Sydnor
  • H. L. Durall
  • G. E. Crabtree
  • J. M. Fitzgerald
  • S. H. Marens
  • M. E. Mayer
  • A. H. Ashburn
  • J. H. Johnston
  • W. B. Jordan


Marriages – 6 Dec 1889

Marriage Licenses
December 6, 1889
Pg. 3

The following marriage licenses were issued by Register, J. P. Hilliard, during the month of November: