Saturday, January 4, 2014

Historical News and Notes: Miss Marshall Bride of Welsh Strawbridge

Margaret and Welsh's wedding photo.
Courtesy of the Horsham Preservation & Historical Society

The following announcement appeared in the January 4, 1922 Evening Public Ledger.

Marriage Took Place at Noon Today in Calvary Presbyterian Church

A wedding of social interest took place at noon today in Calvary Presbyterian Church, Twenty-First and Walnut streets, when Miss Margaret Ely Marshall, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George Morley Marshall, of 1819 Spruce street, became the bride of Mr. Welsh Strawbridge, son of Mrs. George Strawbridge, of 6711 Wissahickon avenue, Germantown. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James B. Williams of Cleveland, O., uncle of the bride assisted by the Rev. Alexander MacColl. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was dressed in an old-fashioned gown which had been worn by her mother. It was of ivory white satin, and point lace, with a full skirt, puffed sleeves and short, pointed bodice. Her tulle veil was arranged with a cluster of orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and white bridal roses. Mrs. Stephen G. Kent, sister of the bride, attended as matron of honor. She wore an old-fashioned frock of jade green taffeta and a cap-shaped hat of jade green tulle and silver, trimmed with a plume of the same shade. She carried a bouquet of Sunset roses.

The bridesmaids included Miss Celia Marshall and Miss Harriet Marshall, sisters of the bride, and Miss Alice Welsh Sailer and Miss Louise Strawbridge, cousins of the bridegroom. They were attired in frocks of taffeta shades of sunset yellow, orchid, maize and turquoise blue and carried bouquets of Sunset roses. Mr. John Strawbridge, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man, and the ushers were Mr. H. Morris Adams, Mr. Russell H. Johnson, Jr., Mr. Robert F. Welsh, Mr. Thomas Stokes, Mr. John W. Stokes, and Mr. Stephen G. Kent.

A small reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents for the relatives and a few intimate friends.

The Library of Congress has made historic newspapers dating from 1836-1922 available through their Chronicling America series.

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