Wm. McCracken 1894

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Wm. McCracken 1894 - MoCfacken-Alllsod. Mr. James McCracftcn, of...
MoCfacken-Alllsod. Mr. James McCracftcn, of Clyde, and Miss Isabel Allison, of Armagh, were united in marriage on Thursday evening, April 26, at 8. The ceremony was performed performed by 'Squire T. 8. Lynn, at the {room's home. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mack, tflss Flo Mack, Mr. and Mrs. John W. ?elton and son, Joe, Mrs. T. S. Lynn and son, Paul, and Mr. William McCracken were the guests who were present. At the conclusion of the ceremony some boys on the outside who were waiting for a signal from within, began ringing a large dinner bell to call in the neighbors to help serenade the newly wedded couple. This call for recruits met with a speedy response, response, and at 9 more than 100 men and joys were on hand to help along the fun. The men formed in line in front of Mack's store, about half being on horse back, tlobert S. Mack was chosen captain of the cavalry and II. C. VanHorn of the infantry. infantry. Most of the serenaders were armed with shot guns and Winchesters, and as they marched down street past the groom's house volley after volley was fired as salutes. The line of march finally stopped in front of the house where repeated repeated cheers and shots brought the couple to the front door. Three rousing rousing cheers were given for the bride and groom, and then Sheriff D. C. Mack, who WHS present, made a speech, and then all adjourned to Hugh Mack's store for a treat. Silas Klllen, the orator of West Wheatfield, was called on for a few remarks. remarks. He placed himself in a hack which was standing near, and had gotten about half through with his remarks when some boys seized the tongue and started at a high speed down street with the speaker. After being brought back Mr. Killen attempted to conclude his remarks but was treated to the same dose. This ended the evening's sport. This Is Mr. McCracken's third wife. He is nearly 73 years old and his bride is past 48.

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 02 May 1894, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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