The McConnell-Rorick Wedding

Adrian Times:—We are indebted to our contemporary, the Toledo Blade, for the following interesting account of the wedding of our well known townsman, Mr. W.C. McConnell, to Miss Hama Rorick, of Wauseon, Ohio.  The happy couple are now absent on a wedding tour to New York, Washington, and other points of interest in the east, and on their return in a few days will settle down to the enjoyment of domesticity, at their home, No. 5 Broad street:

Wauseon, O., Nov. 24.—“Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick will welcome you to the marriage of their daughter Hama to Willard C. McConnell, Thursday afternoon, November 22, 1888, at their home, Wauseon, Ohio.” So read the cards received by a few intimate friends of the family of Hon. J.C. Rorick. This wedding has been looked forward to with a great deal of interest by our townspeople, owing to the prominence of the interested family.  The parlors were decorated with growing plants and smilax. At the hour named in the invitations, Rev. W.O. Moore took his position before a pyramid of plants and flowers, where the guests ranged themselves about the parlors.  Miss Gertie Bray seated herself at the piano, and as she played the first few bars of the wedding march, the bride and groom came in, unattended, and stood before the minister, who, after a brief ceremony, pronounced them man and wife.  Mr. and Mrs. McConnell then turned and received the congratulations of their friends.

The bride, a handsome brunette, was richly and becomingly attired in cream faille, en traine, with long bridal veil.  She wore no ornaments, saved diamond ear-rings, the gift of the groom, and carried a bouquet of cream roses.

She was a lovely bride, and as good and sensible as she is beautiful.  She is thoroughly accomplished in all the arts pertaining to home-making, and will be a treasure to her husband. 

The groom looked very happy and handsome in the conventional suit of black. He is a wealthy and popular dry goods merchant of Adrian, Mich., and is voted by all his friends, “a jolly good fellow.”

A wedding lunch was served immediately after the ceremony, and at 4:30 the bride and groom left in a shower of rice for a short trip to New York and Washington. They will be at home to Adrian friends before the holidays.

The presents to the bride were elegant and numerous.  Among the guests from abroad were Mrs. Henry W. Wisner and daughter, Hortense, of Detroit; Prof. and Mrs. W.C. Butts, of Pontiac; Mrs. Dr. Todd and daughters, Helen and Emma, Miss Gertie Bray, Miss Bertha Weaver, and Mr. Charles Wesley, of Adrian, and Mrs. J.F. Angell, of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Source:  Pontiac Gazette, December 7, 1888.

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