From the January 25, 1906 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Cupid’s Arrows Still Flash in the Light of Joy.


A quiet, though beautiful wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pope, of our city, at noon of the seventeenth, when their daughter Martha was married to Mr. Claud A. Sewell of Graham, Mo.

There were about fifty or more invited guests, principally from among the near relatives and friends of the two contracting parties.

As indications pointed to the hour of noon, two bright and happy young people marched into the parlor, led by music furnished by Miss Anna Linville.  In a room filled by friends whose hearts were large with wishes for success and joy of the Divinest kind, a few words were spoken by Elder W. A. Haynes, under the sound of which some fairy of Glory from the land of Love wielded a sceptre of power under which influence two lives and fortunes were cemented as two souls had heretofore been sealed.

After the ceremony, still led by the beautiful music, all marched into the dining room, where was spread a bountiful feast indeed.  Here was the time for making happy the friends who had witnessed the blush of happiness upon the cheeks of the bride and groom.

Both Mr. Sewell and his bride are fine young people.  We not only wish them all well, but they each are to be congratulated.

Following are the names of some of the nice and useful presents received upon this occasion.  Table linen, towels, lace curtains, silver spoons, bed blankets, smoothing irons, tea set, cake plate, berry spoon, a beautiful rug, etc.