Lillian Weller Marries Elmer G. Shields, 1911

We have a tradition of posting wedding announcements and the like in February — all those hearts and flowers seem to call for such news.  Here’s an account of a true sunrise wedding from the June 8, 1911 Skidmore New Era, page 4:

Sunrise Wedding Bells.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Weller, residing three and one half miles southwest of Maitland, Mo., was the scene of a quiet wedding at 5:30 Thursday morning, June 1st, 1911 when their daughter, Lillian B. was united in marriage to Elmer G. Shields, of Maitland, Mo.

The bride is an accomplished young lady; the second child of a family of six girls.  She is a member of the Christian church, an efficient musician and at one time our church pianist.

Although of a very quiet disposition, she has many accomplished arts and a number of beautiful paintings decorating the home walls proves her ability in this line.

The groom, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shields living two miles south of Maitland, is a hustling young farmer who has a home prepared for his charming young bride.  He is upright, honest, industrious and worthy in every way our highest esteem.

The bride and groom took the early train for St. Joseph, and after a few days wedding trip, will return to their Maitland, Mo., home, where we wish flowers of joy to bloom in their pathway and may the clouds of this life be few. — Elder S. D. Harlan.

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