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Marriages & Engagements > 1911 - Karn - Rosene

Tampico Tornado

The Tampico Tornado

Friday, March 3, 1911, 2;3


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van DeMark two miles north of town was the scene of a very pretty wedding last week Thursday evening when Miss Fannie Karn and harry Rosene plighted life vows before ninety guests. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by Rev. James Potter of the Tampico Methodist church and the bridal party stood under a bower of evergreen and roses from which a white bell was suspended. The wedding march was played by Mr. and Mrs. Newton Denison on the piano and trombone. The wedding party was lead by Rev. Potter and little Miss Ethel Van DeMark who carried the ring in the throat of  a calla. Roy Rosene, a brother of the groom was the groomsman and Miss Lillian Johnson the bridesmaid. The beautiful ring ceremony was read by Rev. Potter. The bride was very prettily attired in a gown of white net over cream silk, the bridesmaid wore cream silk and both carried bouquets of cream and pink roses. Following the ceremony a splendid wedding supper was served by Mrs. Van DeMark the bridal party and close relatives being seated at the dining table and the other guests were served at small tables. The bridal party table was decorated with roses. The waiters were: Mary Van DeMark, Nellie and Temple Shere, Maureen Maxfield, Kathleen France, Ruth Lutyens. Mr. and Mrs. Rosene received an abundance of beautiful, costly and useful presents of cut glass, gold coin, silver and household articles.

Mrs. Rosene is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Sabastian Karn of Butler, Kentucky but has resided in this vicinity for several years and has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Van DeMark where she was looked upon almost as one of the family. She is a very nice, pleasant and attractive young lady in every way and has many friends. The groom is the son of N. O. Rosene, a prominent farmer who looks after the Bates & Lackland farm of 640 acres northwest of Tampico. He is a good clean young man of steady, settled and industrious habits and  is respected by all who know him. Mr. and Mrs. Rosene will be a home on E B. Cummings farm southwest of Tampico after March 1.

The out of town guests were Sebastian Karn of Butler, Ky.; Mrs. & Mrs. Bert Shepard and Mildred Lee of Rock Falls, Mrs. Chas. Rosene, Elmer Rosene, Mrs. Anna Yepsen and son Ernest of Walnut, Miss Anna Fundell of Davenport, Ia., Miss Bess Fayle of Muscatine, Ia.

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