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Eli T. Smith

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  • Name Eli T. Smith 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I44153  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Family Ancestors Susan Catherine Phillips,   b. 26 Jan 1859, Van Buren, Jackson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1900  (Age 41 years) 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, June 21, 1883 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Wedding - Smith-Phillips - At the residence of the bride's parents, on Cemetery Avenue, Troy, New York, June 14th, 1883, by the Rev. E. D. Phillips, assisted by the Rev. Judson William Martin, Mr. E. T. Smith, to Miss Susan C. Phillips, both of Troy, New York. Among the pleasant events of the week and of life was the marriage of Mr. E. T. Smith, of Troy, New York, to Miss Susan C. Phillips, which took place at the residence of the Rev. E. D. Phillips on Cemetery Avenue, Troy, New York, Thursday evening, June 14th, 1883, at 6 o'clock. A very pleasant circle of friends were present on this occasion, among the number of which we noticed Miss Florence Gardiner, of Phoenix, New York, and intimate friend of the bride and her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips received their friends with that cheerfulness and hospitality characteristic of them, and all who were present seem to overflowing with joy appropriate for such an occasion. At the appointed hour, the happy pair took their places in the parlor, and after a few well-chosen words on the nature and divine origin of marriage, the officiating clergyman, the Rev. E. D. Phillips, the bride's father, joined their right hands, when the service was performed with much solemnity and appropriateness. At the proper time the responses of the candidates were given with distinctness and modest heartiness, after which the Rev. Judson William Martin, recent pastor of the Vail Avenue Baptist Church, of Troy, New York, (who, with his family, were intimate and old-time friends of the bride and her parents,) stepped forward and offered prayer. Then followed congratulations, which were hearty and abundant, with some mingled tears of joy from loved ones. Congratulations over, the wedded pair were most agreeably surprised by a present from the bride's parents of $500 to be equally divided between the two. After this, all were seated, and Mrs. Judson Martin arose and read a most beautiful "wedding poem." Notice was then given that a bountiful repast was waiting for a more intimate acquaintance with the happy guests; and a bountiful repast it was, and a more intimate and prolonged acquaintance it was also, which succeeded the above welcome notice. A beautiful illustrated family Bible was among the presents for the wedded pair from Mr. and Mrs. Judson Martin, with the following inscription in gilt letters on the outside of the front cover:
      "Search the Scriptures." Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Smith, Troy, New York, 1883. A pair of beautiful vases was the gift of Miss Florence Gardiner, and a rich plush family album from other friends. We also noticed a number of other valuable presents from the guests. Immediately after supper, the wedded pair, accompanied by 15 or 20 guests, repaired to the beautiful steamer "City of Troy," which in a few minutes steamed away for the city of New York, 160 miles distant, whither the happy couple went on their "wedding tour," accompanied by the best wishes and hearty congratulations of a host of friends. It is rare indeed that it has been the good fortune of the writer to attend a marriage festival in all respects is interesting and pleasing as this.
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F16594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart