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Huntsville Independent (AL)
Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Personals;
Notable Marriage in MS - Tindall & Hilzheim

Date: November 26 1885

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 3

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PERSONAL
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Mr. Logan Bradford, of Triana precinct was among Huntsville friends, Tuesday.

Mr. E. B. Hill, of Memphis, is making a brief visit to merchants of North Alabama.

Mr. William B. Leedy and family have moved into the Mrs. Erskine home, on Franklin Street.

Mr. George Vandeventer, of Wooley Springs, has been among Huntsville friends, for the last day or two.

John H. Stewart, the well-known commercial traveler has been among Huntsville friends, during the week.

Miss Bertha Hammond, on her return from Virginia, brought a charming Virginia cousin, Miss Nellie Lockland.

The excellent health of Chancellor McSpadden is noted with much pleasure by his numerous friends in North Alabama.

Mr. Gus. L. Mastin is enjoying the few days which he is devoting to business in this portion of his field of travel.

Mr. A. C. Grayson, of Riverton, Mississippi, has come back to Madison County and will spend the winter near Whitesburg.

Miss Berta Herz, who has been engaged in teaching in Mr. Morgan Stewart’s family, at Maysville, spent last Saturday and Sunday in the city.

Capt. James H. Bone recently sold the Goodhart tract, near Huntsville to Mr. Henry Vockel, of Kansas. Mr. Vockel and family have already arrived.

Miss Susie Chadwick is now in charge of a district school at Wheelers Station. Her friends here feel assured she will make a success of her undertaking.

The wife of Rev. J. W. Newman, who succeeds to the Methodist pastorate, at Huntsville, died at their late home in Gadsden, the day the appointments were read out.

Rev. John A. Thompson has returned from conference. While greatly regretting to leave Huntsville, he is highly pleased that he has been assigned to duty at Gadsden.

The offices of Register Wells and Receiver Tancre, of the United States Land Office, have been moved into the upstairs room in the North east corner of the White Block.

We are pleased to learn that Mr. J. J. Sturdevant did not have his hand amputated and the, under the skillful treatment of Richard Fletcher, of Madison, he is doing very well.

We return thanks, in behalf of our city and county, to Col. John D. Weeden and Dr. M. C. Baldridge for their active and watchful representative presence at Tuskaloosa, during the sessions of the River and Harbor Convention.

Capt. James H. Bone has gone on a trip to Ohio and Indiana, during which he will make it a special point to present the merits of Huntsville and Madison County to all who wish homes in the South. During his absence his address will be Lebanon, Ohio.

Ex-Chancellor N. S. Graham has opened a law office in Tuskegee, upstairs over Lockard’s store, and resumes the practice of the profession. The Chancellor made an extensive reputation at the Bar in times gone by and he has lost none of his power and eloquence. We bespeak for him a lucrative.—Tuskegee News.
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Notable Marriage, in Mississippi
Tuesday evening, November 17, 1885, by Rev. Dr. Short, at St. Andrew’s church, Jackson, Miss., Mr. Graham Tindall, and Miss Mai Bird Hilzheim, of Jackson, Miss., were united in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Tindall have reached their future home and are domiciled at the McGee Hotel.
The State Ledger, of Jackson, gives a glowing account of the marriage, from which we extract as follows:
“The attendants were: Hyman Hilzheim and Miss Mamie Robinson, Edward Yerger and Miss Ida Mitchell; Richard McWillie and Miss Annie Henry; O. B. Hilzheim and Nellie Fariss; John Robison and Miss Nannie Campbell. Ushers—Marion Smith, Geo. Hunter, Harry Lee and Alex. Virden.
“This wedding put our city on the qui vive of interest and expectancy and a dense crowd had occupied the church long ere the happy couple came to be made one. The friends and admirers of the bride embraced nearly everybody at the Capital, and many, not standing upon the conventionality of an invitation, when the etiquette of cards was imposed, by an irresistible impulse, hurried to the church to witness the ceremony which was to change the name of one of the loveliest and most beautiful girls in all the length and breadth of Mississippi. Joyous throngs hastened to the church with eager hearts, in the silvery light of the moon, suspiciously ornamenting the brow of night, beating in harmony with the glad cadence of the hymenial bells. At length she appeared with the dreamy step of the sylph, beautiful in the habiliments of the bride as the soft azure of tropic skies spangled with innumerable stars.
“She looked indeed a miracle of exquisite creation, attracting with the witchery of enchantment. In form and feature, in grace and modesty, she was all that the old masters have pictured the divine Madonna or that ever warmed the fancy of the artist in visions of woman’s beauty. The gorgeous colorings of the orient with which the radiant imagination of Tom Moore clothes the characters of his poetry are not more like spirits of heaven than she, in the jewels and superb dress and drapery that comingled to adorn her, she was herself, in the glow of her matchless eyes and the divinity of her mein, a constellation of them all.
“She was dressed in white surah satin elaborately trimmed with chenille fringe and embroidered tulle, with elegant diamonds.
“The handsome groom who was elegantly attired, is a native Mississippian, but now a successful druggist of Huntsville, Ala., is a most exemplary gentleman, and will in every way prove worthy of the bride he has won.”

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