Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Torbet-Briggs Marriage (1921)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday October 15, 1921

Prominent Young People Married. Harold R. Torbet and Theresa Briggs Take Marriage Vows at High Noon Friday - Romance of School Days.

The marriage of Mr. Harold S. Torbet to Miss Theresa Briggs occurred at the beautiful country home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Briggs, in Troy township, Friday at noon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Frank Young, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Etna in the presence of close relatives of the contracting parties. The home was artistically decorated with garden flowers, and was in complete harmony with the beautiful October day.

The bride, in addition to being recognized as one of the most beautiful girls in the community, is an accomplished musician and a highly intellectual young woman and she is well qualified to take up the duties of a home. Her bridal suit, of navy blue tricotine, served as an excellent foil for one of her brunette type and when worn with a canton crepe blouse of the same shade and black hat, the effect was unusually appealing. An exquisite corsage of Aaron Ward roses completed the costume.

The bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver S. Torbet of this city, and he is one of the most promising young men of the community. Following in his father's footsteps, he early learned the hardware business, but sought larger fields until he is now the buyer for the People's Hardware Company, of Gary, which is a big wholesale and retail concern. He graduated from the local high school with the class of 1914 and his bride completed the high school course here the following year. It was while they were students together that the romance began which resulted in the union. A wedding dinner was served immediately following the ceremony, after which the happy young couple motored to this city, leaving on the 1:40 train for Chicago where they will spend their honeymoon before taking up their residence in Gary. Many friends of both of the contracting parties join in wishing them the greatest happiness.

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