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Subject: [GATALBOT] Ga-Talbot Co. Marriage (Cozart)
Date: 16 Sep 2003 02:12:19 -0000
Talbot County GaArchives Marriages.....Harriett Ann Cozart - Josiah Gates August 26 1908
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The Talbotton New Era, August 27, 1908
The Talbotton New Era
Thursday, August 27, 1908
Wedding Bells and Orange Blossoms
The home of Rev. and Mrs. J. Harrison was the scene of a and impressive
wedding, on Wednesday at high noon, when Miss Harriet Ann Cozart was united in
marriage to Col. Josiah Gates of Manatee, Fla.
The parlor was a fairy work, its decorations of feathery ferns, trailing vines
and modest begonias blushing in a wealth of -- shell tinted blossoms. No
nook, fashioned by nature, could have been more refreshing and invited in this
cool, airy room adorned by the friends, who delighted to scatter flowers and
fragrance in the pathway of the gentle bride. At the appointed hour the
immediate relatives and friends assembled in a semi-circular group and then
came the fair bride on the arm of the groom. As they took their stand in front
of a bank of ferns and golden connas Rev. Harrison stepped forward and in his
happiest vein performed the Methodist ceremony, uniting two hearts and lives
whose Christian influence will go out in ever widening circles as they walk
hand in hand down lifes pathway together.
The bride was dainty and fair in a lingerie princesse. The front was an
exquisite alternation of thread lace and pin tucks, extending in a full-length
panel from neck to hem of the skirt. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms and
had no other ornaments. She is a lady of rare charms of mind and heart,
extensively traveled and wonderfully gifted. Her artistic tastes have been the
pleasure and admiration of all who knew her. She has been a benediction upon
the homes and hearts wherein she dwelt, and it was a seeming joy that she could
enter the holy estate of matrimony at the home of the dear friends to whom she
had been such a sunbeam and such a blessing. Every member of the family deemed
it his chief pleasure to contribute the fairest flowers of courtesy to this
Col. Josiah Gates, the noble groom, is esteemed and beloved wherever he is
known. He is a life-long resident of Manatee and dwells now in the adjoining
lot from where he was born and reared. He is prominent in church and social
circles and has extensive business interests. As senior member of the Manatee
Realty Company he has wide acquaintances throughout the United States. He owns
several orange groves and deals largely in fruits and vegetables.
As one looked upon this noble couple, they felt the charm and beauty rise in
infinite completeness of those lines:
Thrice blessed, whose lives are faithful prayers,
Whose love in higher love endures,
No souls possess themselves so pure,
Nor is there blessedness like this.
After congratulations a dainty lunch was served al-fresco. The bride donned a
going-away gown of brown invisible plaid hand braided in artistic designs.
Many loving gifts were tokens of the sincere esteem and appreciation of loyal
friends. Col. and Mrs. W.A. Wimbush of Atlanta remembered with lavish hand and
loving heart. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Towns Smith, in every way, proved their
devotion and tender interest. Miss Evelyn Cowdrey, of Columbus, gave a gold
plate. Other gifts attested the popularity of this couple.
As the carriage drove to the station, rice and flowers showered them from the
friends who stay behind, each grain a pearl, each pearl a prayer. They left
over the AB&A Railway for Manatee, Fla., where they will make their home.
Lynda Lee Bryan
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