Franklin Arthur Bible
The Most Brilliant Event of the Season
The society circles of Goldsboro were stirred on Tuesday last, by
Cupid's actions, in the formal union of hearts, hands and destinies
of two most prominent and highly esteemed young people of our city.
Mr. Frank A. Daniels led to the alter Miss Carrie W. Borden.
Being the first event of the kind in St. Paul (Methodist) Church,
and the exceeding popularity of the contracting parties, the building
was packed, with possibly the largest congregation that has ever
assembled within its handsome walls.
The chancel was decorated with evergreens, in graceful festoons, and
a pyramid of beautiful flowers, surmounted by six burning tapers,
formed the background, while a lively arch overshadowed the whole.
At the appointed hour, 8 o'clock, Miss Hattie Dewey rendered
Mendolsohm's Wedding March and the bridal party entered. The attendants
Miss Loulie Borden and Mr. Josephus Daniels, of the State Chronicle;
Miss Hamie Borden and Mr. C.C. Daniels, of the Wilson Advance.
Ushers - E.A. Alderman and F.K. Borden, John Borden and H. Rountree,
E.B. Borden, Jr. and T.W. Dewey, J.W. Hines and W.R. Allen.
Congregational Ushers - W.G. Burkhead and C.B. Aycock. These preceded
the bride and groom and as they took their stations formed a scene
very interesting, beautiful and impressive.
The bride was handsomely attired in white satin, with cheneille lace
trimming, a lovely wreath of orange blossoms and a snow white veil
enveloping the form; the bride's maids in white, and the gentlemen in
the accustomed black evening dress.
The beauty of the scene was enchanting, with the two hearts beating as
one and two souls without a single thought - throbbing in the grand
symphony of eternal love and devotion was one so beautiful that we doubt
not that the cherubims and seraphims quit their shrine of worship and
looked down to sanction, bless and hallow. Rev. W.M. Robey, of Charlotte
After the marriage ceremony a public reception was held at the residence
of Mr. E.B. Borden, the bride's father, where scores of admiring friends
tendered their congratulations. This was followed by a superb lunch
spread in the dining room. The tables were stikingly beautiful, having
been arranged and provided with elegant taste.
The bridal presents formed a magnificant display of a rich and costly
character. We do not remember to have ever seen so large a collection
as on this occasion which consisted of the most costly silverware,
glassware, china and numerous other articles, both useful and ornamental;
attesting the popularity and the esteem and friendship entertained for the
Through all the smiles and frowns in life, mid sunshine and its tears,
two young hearts have linked their destinies. Mr. Daniels has won one
of Goldsboro's most precious jewels - a lady whose lovely character and
superior accomplishments make her an ornament to any circle.
The bride is the happy possessor of a noble man. That our young friend
and his estimable wife may experience more of life's calm than its storms
is our heartfelt hope, and that gentle zephyrs, mid prosperous gales may
waft their barque over the smooth surface of summer seas, and "fortune's
favor fill the swelling sails."
Goldsboro Messenger, December 24, 1885
[From microfilm at Wayne Community College Library, January, 1981]
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