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Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond Times Dispatch
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Description: Old Virginia Wedding

Date: June 16 1904

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Page/Column: 5

Old Virginia Wedding

[Transcriber's Note: Martha Washington College was a privately owned women's school constructed by Gen. Francis Preston in 1832 in Abingdon, Va. The college remained in the Preston family until it was sold in the late 1850s. The college operated until the 1930s, when it was sold. It later became the Martha Washington Hotel and Spa and is reported to be haunted.]

Pearisburg, Va., June 15. Miss Georgia Virginia Woodrum, daughter of J. H. Woodrum, treasurer of Giles County, and Judge A. A. Skeen of Dickenson County were married today in the Methodist Church by Rev. J. B. Ward, pastor. The bride was given away by her brother, William Woodrum. The maid of honor was Miss Zella Woodrum, the bride's sister. R. H. Spears of Tennessee was best man and the ushers, Felix O'Keefe of Tazewell and Charley Lyons of Washington.

The attendants Jesse O'Keefe of Tazewell and John Skeen of Dickenson; Elizabeth Robinson of Wythe; Wood Woolwine of Giles; Mary Khale of Wythe, and H. H. Morrison of Scott; Miss Nannie Dills of Tazewell; Mrs. Brennie Woodrum of Giles; and N. B. French of Dickenson; Miss Margaret Hicks of Smyth, and Dr. Woolwine of Giles.

The church was beautifully decorated with native evergreens and potted flowers. The wedding march was played by Miss Sarah Fry of Pearisburg. All the bridesmaids were schoolmates of the bride at Martha Washington College. The bridal party left today for St. Louis.

Judge Skeen, who is ex-judge of the County Court of Dickenson County, has recently erected a handsome residence at Clintwood, and will reside here and practice his profession.

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