On Wednesday morning, Dec. 21st, 1898, at 8 o’clock at the home of the brides father, in Hamilton, N.C., Mr. A.L. HARRISON and Miss Hattie LAWRENCE were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.
The attendants were: Miss Modie HARRISON, of Plymouth, with S.O. LYNN, of Suffolk, Va., Miss Alma HOUSE, of Greensboro, with B.N. ALLBROOK, of Scotland Neck; Miss Annie LONG, of Hamilton, with Gordon HOUSE, of Hobgood; Miss Adelia SKITTLETHARPE, of Hamilton. The wedding march was artistically rendered by Miss Mary BAKER.
After the ceremony, which was preformed by the brides father, Elder M.T. LAWRENCE, the bridal party left for the home of the grooms mother, Mrs. Emma HARRISON, near Plymouth, where a reception was held.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 30 Dec 1898, pg. 2.
From the 17 Feb 1899 issue of the Roanoke Beacon, newspaper of Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.
A pretty home marriage was solemnized on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, at the home of the bride, in Hamilton, while contracting parties being Miss Willie Blanche KING, of that town, and Mr. E.B. NORMAN, of Plymouth. The Maid of Honor, Miss May KING, sister of the bride, and the groom’s best man, Mr. M.W. NORMAN, brother of the groom, entered the parlor followed by the bride and groom. In the parlor they were met by Rev. R.H. GILBERT, of Plymouth Baptist Church, who performed the ceremony which united the two hears as one.
Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party drove to the nearest station where they took the train for Plymouth, where at night they were tendered a reception by the grooms’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. NORMAN, at their magnificent home corner Main and Adams streets. At 9 o’clock the guests who had called to offer congratulations to this popular young couple and to bid Mr. and Mrs. NORMAN a cordial welcome to our town, were invited into the dining ball where a real marriage feast was prepared.
Though unavoidable circumstances had postponed the event for a day, yet all went well, ad the large number present voted it one of the most brilliant events in the history of this town. The bridal presents were both numerous and costly.