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Kelly- Winfrey

Nashville Globe: July 5, 1907

Little Rock, Ark., June 27 — the wedding of Miss Mabel Winfrey, of this city, and Mr. John H. Kelly Jr., of Nashville, was solomnized at the First Congregational Church of Battle Rock Wednesday evening. The general opinion is that it was one of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed among the people of the City of Roses. The church was beautifully decorated with cut flowers, potted plants, ferns and lilies, forming a beautiful background. The arch under which the happy couple stood was laden with lilies from the center of which hung a floral design in the shape of a bell. This made a picture long to be remembered. While the audience was waiting for the bridal party to enter Miss Carrie Booker rendered a very sweet selection, “Dearie.”

To the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Miss Stella E. Bush, the bridal party entered, led by the four ushers, Messrs. Frank A. Young, Oscar A. Miller, Berestful W. Jackson and Chester E. Bush. Next came the four bridesmaids, Misses Mattie A. Booker, Ethel M. Pitts, Mattie C. Winfrey and Maggie E. Kelly, of Columbia, Tenn., beautifully gowned in pink, green, blue and lavender organdies respectively, carrying carnations and ferns. The best man, Dr. Frank B. Adair, of Humphrey, Ark., followed by the matron of honor, Mrs. Lida Gilliane, of Ft. Smith, Ark., gowned in white chiffon with blue ribbons and carrying an armful of white carnations and ferns, entered. After these came the ring bearer, little Sara Booker, dressed in white embroidered swiss. She was followed by two little flower girls, Olga Jordan and Hazel Lindsay, who were dressed in white accordion pleated organdies, carrying baskets filled with roses which they strewed in the brides’ path. From the vestry room in the rear came Mr. John H. Kelly, Jr., who stood under the arch and awaited the coming of the bride, who entered leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr. Robert C. Winfrey. The bride’s dress was a creation of white silk chiffon over liberty satin with panel front and yoke of imported silk embroidered chiffon, trimmed with frills of accordion pleated chiffon, white satin ribbon and chiffon rush. Her veil which extended to the end of her train, was caught up with orange blossoms. She carried an armful of bride’s roses. During the ceremony, which was performed by Ref. Y. B. Sims, the pastor, Miss Birdie Mae Boyd, of Oberlin, O., sang sweetly “O Promise Me.”

The reception was at the bride’s home, 2400 Adams street.

Deaths – July 19, 1907

Deaths as reported in the July 19, 1907 issue of the Nashville Globe:

Hester Copeland, Glen Cliff, Tenn., 14 years
Infant of Henry and Leallie Wiggins, 1717 Sevier Street
Chas. Webb Jr., Cumberland River, 14 years
Mary Mayness, 1213 Higgins street, 39 years
Mary Smith, Gyser (Trimble Bottom), 29 years
Infant of Fred and Emma Shute, 4 days
Uyley Otten, 8 miles Whites Creek Pike, 23 years
Green Lance, County Asylum, 55 years
John Beasley, County Asylum, 85 years
Wm. Irandale, State Prison, 17 years
Josephine Price, 449 Eight avenue North, 31 years
Fannie Payne, Memphis Tenn., 43 years
Ada Loraaine, City Hospital, 19 years
Lottie Booker, 804 First Avenue North, 39 years
Alonzo Taylor, West Hill, 6 months
Levy Myert, 1002 Stevenson avenue, 15 years
Georgie Williams, 19 Willow street, 28 days
John Steanfield, Clifton avenue, near Nashville, 1 year
Lewis Benfor, Mulloys alley, 17 years
Felix Cotton, 714 Fogg street, 45 years
Fannie May Hollinsworth, Cedar street and Twenty-fourth avenue N., 30 years
Eliza Dillahunty, 906 Ninth avenue South, 2 years
Adeline Gowen, 522 Sixth avenue South, 75 years
Minnie McKeeble, 425 Twelfth avenue North, 29 years
Jas Henry Whitsey, 919 Ewing avenue, 6 months
Jessie Jointer Jr, City Hospital, 29 years