The marriage of Mr. Charles E. Garrabrant, formerly of Matamoras, but now of Jersey City, and Miss Henrietta Maude Bross took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jansen Bross, No. 6 Lyman st., at four o’clock this afternoon, in the presence of about 25 of the near relatives of the contracting parties.
The bride was attired in a dress of blue silk Henrietta, trimmed with white Liberty silk and mousseline de soie, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Edna Mae Bross, a twin sister of the bride, was similarly attired, and little Florence Murray, the maid of honor, was prettily gowned in blue silk.
The groom and best man, Mr. Robert F. Polhemus, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., wore the customary afternoon dress.
At the appointed hour, the bridal party, consisting of the maid of honor, carrying a small tray bearing the ring, the best man and bridesmaid and the groom and bride entered the parlor and the bride and groom took their position on a white rug underneath an arch of rhododendrons and ground pine surrounded by potted palms and the attendants formed a semi-circle. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. George E. Gillespie who performed the ceremony with a ring.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the happy couple were congratulated, after which the wedding dinner was served.
The bridal couple will be driven to the depot shortly before 10 o’clock tonight, and Mr. and Mrs. Garrabrant will take their departure on train Seven for Bradford, Pa., for a brief honeymoon, but will return and spend Sunday in this village.
They will leave on Monday for Mahwah, N.J., at which place they will make their home.
The bride is a charming young lady and popular in social circles. Her removal from this community is deeply regretted by many friends.
Mr. Garrabrant is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Garrabrant, of Mahwah, formerly of Matamoras. He is a graduate of Eastman’s Business College, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is in every respect and excellent young gentleman. He is assistant special agent in Supt. of Transportation Van Keuren’s office in Jersey City and is considered a most competent employee.
The Union wishes the young couple joy.
Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Garrabrant of Mahwah, N.J., Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Ball, of Waldwick, N.J., Robert F. Polhemus, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brink of Matamoras, and Mrs. Edward Conklin, of Spring Valley.
The bride’s favor to the bridesmaid was a gold hat-pin and to the maid of honor a gold ring.
The groom’s favor to his best man was a gold crescent stick-pin set with pearls.
The wedding presents were very beautiful, among them a large amount of furniture and glassware.
Source: Port Jervis Tri-States Union, November 23, 1899.