Miss Violet Anne Smith, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Smith of Watertown, NY, became the bride of Almon Gerard Farnsworth, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Almon M. Farnsworth of Camden, at a nuptial mass in St. John's church at nine o'clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. Adlai Baker officiating. Guests filled the church to capacity.
Performed in St. John's Church
Miss Violet Anne Smith, Art Instructor, Becomes Bride of Almon G. Farnsworth, Prominent Young Business Man of Village -- More Than 100 Guests at Reception.
Miss Eleanor O'Brien supervisor of Music of the Waterford, NY school presided at the organ and rendered vocal solo selections.
The church and altar were beautifully decorated with smilax and garden flowers. Baskets of flowers graced the center aisle.
Miss Beatrice H. Boyle, cousin of the bride, of Carthage, NY, attended Miss Smith as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Kathryn Shaw, also a cousin, of Watertown, and Miss Florence Charmoille of Utica. Mr. George L. Farnsworth, brother of the groom, acted as best man. The ushers were Mr. Ara Cambere of Mt. Vernon, NY, Mr. Donald Smith of Schenectady, Mr. Stedman Tuthill and Mr. Stewart Daley of Camden.
The bride wore a Princess gown of white satin with long puffed sleeves, and a tulle veil gathered in cap shape, fastened with orange blossoms. Shoes of white moire completed the attire. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. The maid of honor wore a gown of orchid chiffon with picture hat and shoes to match and carried pink roses. The bridesmaids wore chiffon dresses fashioned in similar style, one of pastel green and the other yellow, lace mitts and shoes of the same color. They carried bouquets of talisman roses. Mrs. Smith selected for her daughter's wedding a gown of blue flowered chiffon, egg shell hat and shoes. The groom's mother, Mrs. Farnsworth, wore a dress of pink flowered chiffon and a hat to match.
Following the ceremony at the church a wedding breakfast was given by the parents of the bride and groom at the Farnsworth home, 54 Union street. The newly wedded couple received the contgratulations and good wishes of their friends in the drawing room. Flowers in beautiful variety filled the home. The bridal party of twelve was seated in the dining room and over a hundred guests were served on the lawn and porch.
The bride has endeared herself to many friends in Camden by her charming manner. She is a graduate of Watertown High School and Potsdam Normal. For the past two years she has filled the position of art instructor in the Camden High School.
Mr. Farnsworth is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Almon M. Farnsworth and is very well and favorably known in Camden where he has always resided. After graduating from Camden High School he attended Holy Cross College and completed his education in Villanova College. He is now engaged in the specialty printing business.
Some time before mid-day the happy couple bid their friends good-bye and left by automobile for a brief trip to Quebec and other Canadian points. The bride's traveling costume was blue and white tripple crepe with hat and accessories of red. She carried a white swagger coat.
Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth will be at home to their friends at 35 Fourth street after September first.
The out-of-town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Flynn, Jr., of Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Carman Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Burns, Miss Marion Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bush, Mr. John and Miss Rita Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Miller, Watertown; Augustus and Mrs. John Charmoille, Miss Arlene Charmoille, of Utica; Mrs. Gustave Spehling, Mrs. Myron K. Halloway, of Sandy Creek; Miss Verna Gough, of Peterboro; Miss Marion Corcoran, of Little Falls; Mrs. Rowland Ross, of Cambridge; Miss Marion Bruce, of Cranberry Lake; Miss Sally Law, of Bartlett; Miss Francis Shattuck, of Poughkeepsie; Mr. and Mrs. George B. Smith [the groom's Uncle George and Aunt Fontella], Miss Helen Smith [their daughter], Mr. Donald Smith [their son], Miss Elanor Andrews, of Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. George A. Healey, Miss Helen Healey, and Mrs. John Funda, Miss Bernice Funda, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sisson, Mrs. Francis T. Donovan, Miss Catherine Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quigley, Mr. Thomas Quigley, Jr., Miss Mary Elizabeth Quigley, Mrs. Orvin C. Cross, Miss Francis Cross, Mr. John Cross, Miss Phylis Sullilvan, of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Butler, of Utica; Miss Mame Warner, of Pulaski; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nichols, of Oneida; Mr. O. H. Farnsworth [the groom's Great Uncle Oliver], of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Gates M. Minckler, Miss Ann Minckler, of Geneseo; the Rev. John L. Powers, Miss Helen Murphy, of Waterville; the Rev. Edw. P. Buttimer of Pulaski and Miss Elanor Daley of Little Falls.
Last Friday noon Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Maloney entertained at dinner at their camp at Panther Lake the Farnsworth family and Miss Violet Smith. The afternoon was devoted to boating and swimming and gifts were presented to the prospective bride by means of a hunt variety shower. Slips of paper were placed about the premises with instructions on each as to where to find the next one.
REPRINTED from the "Camden Advance-Journal", Camden, NY, Thursday, Thursday, August 18, 1932.
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