Hays-Noffsinger

From the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), March 8, 1906, page 1:

Wedding Day.

At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Noffsinger, who reside in Holt county, eight miles north of Mound City, on Wednesday, February 28, at high noon, Mr. Pearl C. Hays and Miss Blanche S. Noffsinger were united in wedlock by Rev. W. H. Welton, of Skidmore, in the presence of the near relatives of the contracting parties.

The marriage was solemnized by the use of the Episcopal service properly abridged for the occasion.

Following this service was the informal congratulations of friends, the bestowing of many fine bridal gifts which were both useful and ornamental.

Then came the wedding feast such as can only be anticipated by people living in Missouri.

A reception and after-dinner was tendered them on the following day by their uncle and aunt, John G. and Isabella Hays, at their home, near Burr Oak Church, where a large company of guests assembled to enjoy the day and partake of another feast served in a manner becoming the occasion and to share the hospitality at the Hays home.

In the evening the newly wedded couple drove to Maryville to spend a few days with the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hays.

They are now at home to their friends on the farm two and one half miles north-west of Skidmore.

These young people are widely known and highly respected by the people of this township, and all join in wishing them a long and happy journey through life.