Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday's Wedding

It's always good to check different newspapers for the same event. This was especially true in years past when cities published more than one newspaper. The couple below, married in 1893, in Red Bank, New Jersey. The bride lived in Brooklyn, New York but had previously lived in Red Bank. I checked papers in both areas and what I found in the New York Times was quite different from what was printed in the Red Bank Register.

New York Times, "Yesterday's Weddings", 12 Apr 1893


Mintin - Coley
Red Bank, N.J., April 11. - The marriage of Miss Mamie Coley, daughter of Capt. George Coley of Brooklyn and C.A. Mintin, a Red Bank druggist, occurred this afternoon in Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. J.C. Hall of Fair Haven performed the ceremony.

 Even though the last name of the groom was misspelled, we learn Mary's nickname and the occupation of the groom - two things we don't find in the longer write-up below.


Coley - Minton

Miss Mary E. Coley, daughter of Capt. George Coley of Brooklyn, was married yesterday in Trinity church to Charles A. Minton of Red Bank.

Rev. John C. Hall of Fair Haven was the officiating cleryman and performed the ceremony at half-past three o'clock. As the wedding party entered the church, the wedding march was played by Miss Lura Smith of Little Silver. The two ushers, Peter Valentine and Frank Conklin, led the way, followed by the bridesmaid, Miss Hannah Keough, who walked alone. Then came the bride, leaning on the arm of her father. The party was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Sidney F. Earle of Red Bank.

The bride was dressed in gray bengaline silk and wore a diamond pin, the gift of the groom. She is a prepossessing brunette of medium height. She formerly lived at Red Bank and has a large circle of friends at this place. Miss Keough wore lavender silk with trimmings of white lace.

After the ceremony the bridal party and a few invited guests repaired to the home of John Keough on Wall street, who is an uncle of the bride. Here a reception was held and the company sat down to the wedding dinner.

The bride and groom departed on the 4:37 train for New York on route to Niagara Falls and other places of interest in New York state. After a week of sight-seeing they will return to Red Bank and go to housekeeping at 167 Monmouth street. The couple received a large number of useful and ornamental presents.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you did a comparison of the wedding announcements. Great Job!!!