Wedding Wednesday – Woolford-Humphreys Wedding


Emanuel James Woolford,
born October 16, 1879, East Conemaugh, Cambria, PA


Elizabeth Evelyn Lloyd (reported as Humphreys),
born April 30, 1886, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales

From the local newspaper on Wednesday, July 5, 1905:

“At the bride’s home at Cardiff, Mr. Emanuel Woolford and Elizabeth Evelyn Humphreys of Cardiff were united in marriage at 6 o’clock p.m., J.J. Williams performing the ceremony.

It was one of the most fashionable weddings that Cardiff has witnessed in many a day. The bride is one of the most estimable young ladies in Cardiff, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys, and the groom is also among the best of our young men, the son of Henry Woolford of this place.

The bride was attired in cream silk and the groom wore the customary black. Presiding at the organ was one of Cardiff’s young ladies, Ella Bretschneider, playing the wedding march. Miss Mae Morgan was the bridesmaid and Daniel Woolford was best man.

Those from Chicago were Mr. and Mrs. Gleason, and a host of relatives and friends also witnessed the ceremony.  After the ceremony, an elegant supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents. There were about 100 people that partook of supper. Then the young people went to Chocketty’s hall and had an elegant time, and the older people enjoyed themselves at the bride’s home, singing and playing the organ.

The happy couple will spend their honeymoon at home for a few days, and then they will go to house-keeping. Their friends presented them with many beautiful and useful presents.

Their many friends wish them a happy future and a long life and prosperity and that they will sail through the seas of life peacefully.”



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