T. Albert Farnsworth Weds Miss Marion Louise
Bryant of McConnellsville in Church Event
The first June wedding in the village this year was solemnized Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St. John's Church when Miss Marion Louise Bryant, daughter of Mrs. Bryant and the late George Bryant, McConnellsville, became the bride of T. Albert Farnsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Almon M. Farnsworth, Camden. A nuptial mass was celebrated byt eh Rev. Harold J. Quinn, pastor, assisted by the Rev. E.J. Kissane of St. Patrick's Church, Sherburne, formerly of this village.
One of Largest, Most Colorful Weddings of Camden In Some Time -- Honeymoon in Virginia and Washington -- To Reside in Miner Avenue
The ceremony was one of the most colorful and most largely attended of the season, the guests entering the church to the strains of "Regina Coeli", sung by Jack Bryant, brother of the bride, with Miss Florence Mulholland at the organ. Members of the bridal party, other than the bride and bridegroom, were Miss Kathryn Bryant, sister of the bride as maid of honor, Miss Ruth Hamblin, Utica, bridesmaid; Almon G. Farnsworth, brother of the bridegroom as best man, and Jack Bryant, who gave his sister in marriage. Ushers were Geo. L. Farnsworth of Mt. Vernon, brother of the bridegroom; John Gill, Watertown, and Gordon Lafferty, this village.
The bride wore a gown of white lace and net made in princess style with a slight train, a long veil of matching material with a train and a head piece of seed pearls. She carried a flower nose-gay of gradenias and lily-fo-the-valley and white prayer beads.
The maid of honor's gown was of powder blue with lace bodice and full net skirt and matching net head piece. The trimmings were in pink and she carried a nose-gay of pink flowers. The gown worn by the bridesmaid was of pink with blue trimmings like that of the maid of honor and she carried blue flowers. Mrs. Bryant, mother of the bride, wore a shepherd's check ensemble with white accessories and a silver fox neckpiece. Her corsage was of sweetpeas. The bridegroom's mother wore a gown of acqua chiffon, white hat and accessories, and also a sweet pea corsage.
Following a honeymoon trip to Virginia and Washington, D.C., during which Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth hope to catch a glimpse of King George and Queen Elizabeth of England during their visit to the capital city, the popular young couple will return to their newly furnished home on Miner avenue.
Both the bride and groom enjoy a wide circle of friends who extend their congratulations. The bride is a graduate of the Academy of Holy Names, Rome. The brideroom is a graduate of Camden High School, attended Duke University and was graduated last June from Syracuse University. He is associated with his father and brother in the A.M. Farnsworth & Sons printing business.
Following the church ceremonies, a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, McConnellsville, after which the bridal couple, their immediate families and guests were served a wedding breakfast at Hotel Cleveland. Among the out-of-town guests present were: Mrs. J.S. Kane, Miss Estelle Waters, Miss Anne Seamans, Elmhurst, L.I.; Miss Margaret King and Miss Laura Willson, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, Rome; Mrs. Hogue, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Murphy, children Elaine and Donald, Miss Ruth Hamblin, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Tuthill, Utica; Mr. and Mrs. George M. Smith, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. John T. Funda, the Misses Marion and Jane Ouderkirk, Mrs. Orrin C. Cross, Mr. and Mrs. George Healey, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cooney, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Neville, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bundy, Syracuse; The Misses Agnes and Margaret Murphy, Mrs. Proffet, Mrs. Merrell, Mr. Edward Hartmans, Oneida; Rev. E. J. Kissane, Sherburne; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney, New York city; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Farnsworth, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Gates Minkler and Miss Helen Minckler, Geneseo;
Pre-nuptial parties for the bride were given by Miss Marion Ouderkirk, Mrs. Peter Kelley and the Catholic Ladies' Club, Camden, and by the Misses Agnes, Margaret and Helen Murphy, Oneida.
Last Thursday evening, Almon G. Farnsworth and Gordon Lafferty were hosts to Albert and fourteen friends at a stag party at the Lafferty home. Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Almon M. Farnsworth were hosts at a dinner party at their Union Street home for the bridal party and the immediate families of the bridal couple. Guests present were the bride and bridegroom, Miss Katheryn Bryant, Mrs. George Bryant, Mrs. Ed. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Almon G. Farnsworth, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Farnsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lafferty, Mrs. Robet E. Cooney, Mr. Donald Smith, Miss Marion Ouderkirk, Mr. Jack Bryant, Mr. John Gill, Father Harold J. Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Smith, Miss Anne Sheridan and Miss Estelle Waters.
REPRINTED from the "Camden Advance-Journal", Camden, NY, Thursday, June 8, 1939, Volume 66, Number 49.
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