From the January 2, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

United in Wedlock

On Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at high  noon in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robbins, northeast of Skidmore, Mr. Elias P. Patterson and Miss Clara Robbins were united in holy matrimony in the presence of the friends and relatives of the contracting parties by Rev. W. H. Welton.  The services were in brief form, congratulations informal and easy, after which the guests were invited to seats in the dining room to feast upon the good things that go to make up a Christmas wedding dinner that cannot be written up nor described, but may be remembered and spoken of by those who partook for months to come.  This was a very happy occasion and these young people, so well and favorably known, have our sincere wishes for future happiness and useful lives.