Lafayette Morning Journal
January 28, 1905
Today at high noon at the residence of the bride's mother was celebrated the marriage of Miss Leota Sarver and Harry P. Stinespring, the ceremony being performed by Dr. J. S. Dancey, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of LeRoy. The bride is the eldest daughter of the late James Sarver and has neen a resident of LeRoy all her life. She graduated from the LeRoy high school in 1903, is a prominent member of the Methodist church and young lady possessing many beautiful qualities and having a host of friends. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stinespring, of Lafayette, Ind., who is in the real estate and insurance business at that place. Mr. Stinespring is a graduate of Purdue university. He is a member of the firm of Conklin and Stinespring, doing a coal and feed business in Urbana, Ill. He is a prominent member of the Baptist church of Urbana, also an active worker in the Elks lodge. He is a young man having all the qualities necessary for a successful and prominent business man and citizen. Immediately following the wedding dinner, at the home of the bride's mother, the young couple departed for the home of the groom's parents in Lafayette, where a reception will be tendered on Friday night, five hundred guests being invited. They will be at home to their friends after February 15 in Urbana. The young couple have the best wishes of their LeRoy friends for a successful journey through life."-----Bloomington Pantagraph.
Mr. and Mrs. Stinespring arrived yesterday to visit the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stinespring, and were tendered a reception last night at the Stinespring residence on State street, West Lafayette. The hours were from 8 to 10 and it was one of the largest social gatherings of the year, over five hundred invitations having been issued. The house was profusely decorated with smilax, ferns, palms and cut flowers. The front parlor was decorated with smilax and clusters of different colored carnations. The archway was decorated with asparagus ferns. The mantle in the back parlor was banked with smilax and bouquets of scarlet carnations rested on the piano and mantle. The Purdue mandolin club furnished music for the reception and was concealed behind a screen of palms and ferns in the library. Clusters of pink and white carnations contrasted with the green. The dining room where dainty refreshments were served with Miss Mary Kirschmer, was decorated with palms and roses. A large bouquet of golden gate roses occupied the center of the table. The guests were recieved by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stinespring, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pierce Stinespring, Earl Stinespring, Miss Clara Sarver, of LeRoy Ills.; Miss Lela Powers, Mrs. James Troop, Mrs. Arthur L. Green, Mrs. Oll-, Mrs. Je---, ----- Kieffer, -------- Stinespring will remain here over ------ day and will then go to Urbana, ----., where the groom is engaged in the wood and coal business. They will be at home to their friends in that city after February 15.
Submitted by Fred Gillette
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