Names In The News

The Daviess County Democrat
Saturday, 22 April 1911


Two weddings in the same family, one of which was a surprise affair, and both occurring on the same day within a few hours of each other, was the record made by Earnest and Bessie Emry, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Emry, of John street.

The immediate families of the contracting parties were aware of the date of the marriage of Miss Lota Maud Snyder to Earnest Emry, but the wedding of Miss Bessie Emry to Charles Reynolds was a complete surprise.  The latter couple was married at 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, the Rev. Mr. Wise, pastor of the United Brethren church, performing the ceremony.  Only a few of the
relatives were in attendance.  Mr. Reynolds is a carpenter by trade and lived with his father, Evan Reynolds at Plainville.  He is a widely known young man in Daviess county through his prowess at baseball.  For several seasons he has been the star of the Plainville ball team's pitching staff.  His bride is an attractive young woman well known in this city.

The wedding of Miss Lota Snyder to Earnest Emry took place at the home of Miss Snyder's uncle, Charles Johnson, near Elnora, at 8:30 o'clock Friday night.  The Rev. Mr. Wise, the same minister who had married the bridegroom's sister to Charles Reynolds, a few hours before, performed the ceremony in the presence of a few relatives.  They will live on Walnut street between West First and Second where Mr.Emry has a home furnished.  Their marriage was the culmination of a romance which had its origin in the local high school.  Mr. Emry is a teacher at the west end School building and is a young man of exemplary habits.  His bride was also a school teacher, she having taught in the Elnora schools.

Courtesy of Cathy Clark