Wedding Bells: Beryl Taylor and Edwin Trapp

Wedding announcements in the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) were either frustratingly short — our family announcements in the paper are either nonexistent or a couple of sentences — or filled with gossipy details.  Here’s one of the latter, as published in the June 22, 1911 edition, page 3:

Wedding Bells, Taylor-Trapp

At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Taylor, Graham, Mo., Monday, June 19 occurred a pretty home wedding, when their eldest daughter, Miss Beryl, became the bride of Mr. Edwin Wyman Trapp of San Jose, California.

At 1 o’clock Mrs. J. H. Tisdale of St. Joseph sang two beautiful selections and Miss Cora Miller played the wedding march.

The bride came in on her father’s arm and the couple took their stand beneath a beautiful bower of green and white, attended by Misses Lula and Cecil Taylor, sister and cousin of the bride and June Findley.  The Rev. J. Russell Jones, pastor of the Presbyterian church, using the ring ceremony, pronounced the words that made these two young people husband and wife.  After the wedding a dainty two course luncheon, in the color scheme of green and white, was served.

The group is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Trapp of this place.  He is a successful business man of San Jose, and has won the highest confidence and respect of his friends and associate.

The bride has spent her entire life time in Graham, and by her lovable and affectionate disposition, has merited the esteem and admiration of a large host of friends, who wish her a joyous and prosperous wedded life.

Immediately after the luncheon the happy couple accompanied by Mr. Demas Trapp and Misses Lula and Cecil Taylor, left for Guilford, where they took the train for St. Paul, Minn., and from there go via Canadian Pacific railway for an extended trip through Canada and the Northwest.  They go by the way of Seattle and there take the N. P. railway for Portland, Oregon and go from there by ocean steamer to San Francisco, then to San Jose, where they will be “at home” to their many friends.  We join with all their acquaintances in wishing them bon voyage and a long life of happiness.

The out of town guests were:  Mrs. James Tisdale, Mrs. Ben Shearer and Mrs. Kate Torrence and son, St. Joseph, Mrs. M. L. Miller, Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. R. E. Tuller and Mrs. Fred Giles, Kansas City, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Baker and Mrs. Fannie Roberts, Maitland, and Miss Cecil Taylor, Red Oak, Iowa.