Barrett and Carothers

From the October 12, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 8:

Carothers – Barrett.

A pretty but quiet wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Barrett, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, 1900, when their only daughter, Mabel Rose, and Mr. Manville Carothers of Kirksville, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.

At the appointed hour, 3 p.m. as the beautiful strains of the wedding march sounded forth from the piano, the bridal couple descended the stairs and took their places in front of the bay window which was beautifully decorated with potted plants.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Lane Douglas of Skidmore.  It was a beautiful and impressive one and was witnessed only by the relatives and a few intimate friends of the bride.

After congratulations, an elegant luncheon was served which was proof of the skill of the bride’s mother in the culinary art.

The bride is well known as one of the most successful teachers in Nodaway county, and possesses those amiable qualities that have won for her a host of friends.

The groom, a promising young business man, is a graduate of the State Normal at Kirksville, and belongs to one of the best families in that city.

The happy couple were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents.  They will be at home after Nov. 1 at No. 708 Florence Avenue, Kirksville, Mo.

The best wishes of their many friends for their future happiness go with them.