October 18, 1889
Again on Wednesday night at 7:15 o’clock a large number of our people gathered within the historic old walls of Grace Church to witness another marriage ceremony. This time, the contracting parties were Mr. Chas. P. Howard, of Portsmouth, Va., and Miss Sallie Pearce, of this city. As the musical chime of the old bell rung upon the bustling town at 7:30 the bridal party marched up to the chancel and in a solemn manner they were pronounced man and wife, by the Rector, Rev. Luther Eborne.
Messrs. Clarance Latham and Louis Hornthal acted as ushers. The bride was given away by Mr. Clarence Latham. After the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the residence of Mr. E. R. Latham, the former home of the bride. The groom has accepted a position in the painting department of the “Old Reliable” Carriage Factory, and will make this his future home. We extend to him a hearty welcome among us and congratulations to him and his fair bride, wishing them much happiness and prosperity.
Note: Washington County is great in that the marriage licenses are partially online – here is the link to their marriage certificate.