Elsie Gardner gets married
1 ELSIE GARDNER IS MARRIED BEFORE DATE ANNOUNCED - She Becomes Mrs. T. R. Wat-kins Wat-kins Wat-kins in Chicago, Cards Say Ceremony in St. Louis. PLAN CHANGED SUDDENLY She Is Daughter of Carriage Manufacturer and Is Active Socially in Memphis. Miss Elsie Gardner, daughter of Russell Russell E. Gardner, was married In Chicago Tuesday evening to T. R. Watklns of Memphis, but her St. Louis friends received received announcements Thursday saying the wedding took place Thursday In St. Louis. A sudden change in plans at the last woment brought about this odd eltua-iion. eltua-iion. eltua-iion. Miss Gardner was on her way to St. Louis from Albany, N. T. Her fiance and her mother, Mrs. Annie Cathey Gardner (who is divorced from the buggy manufacturer), met her in Chicago Tuesday morning. The intention intention was that the three should come back to St. Louis together and have the ceremony performed at Mrs. Gardner's hoane, 5295 McPherson avenue. But while in Chicago the plan was altered, for reasons which Mrs. Gardner declined to discuss, and It was decided to have the wedding there instead of In St. Louis. . It had been Miss Gardner's wish from the first not to have guests at the wedding by Bishop Charles E. Cheney, at his home. Miss Gardner made her bow to so ciety two winters ago In Memphis, at a ball given in the Governors mansion by Mrs. Malcolm Patterson, her aunt. whose husband was then Governor of Tennessee. Since then she ha been conspicuous in the Memphis smart set, but when In St. Louis has not been active socially. She met Watklns soon after she made her debut. He deals In hardwood, and is said to be wealthy.