Submitted by Les Niemi
From the Tampico Tornado newspaper:
December 28, 1901
H. MAXFIELD and MABELL THOMAS WED
A pretty wedding occured [sic] Christmas night at the home of Supervisor and Mrs. F.B. THOMAS when their daughter, Mabell, was united in marriage to Harry A. MAXFIELD in the presence of three score of the close friends and near relatives of the family. Shortly before 6 o'clock the wedding march was played by Mrs. F. A. BREWER and the couple attended by Miss Vina THOMAS, a cousin of the bride, and Alfred THOMAS, the bride's brother, took their places in a pretty bower decorated with evergreen and sprays of holly in the southeast corner of the room, where Rev. C.G. WRIGHT pronounced them man and wife so long as life may last. The bride was tastefully arrayed in a white gown, worn by her mother at her wedding, and she carried whit roses. The bride's maid carried pink carnations. Numerous congratulations and good wishes were tendered the couple after the ceremony which was followed by an elaborate wedding repast. Mrs. MAXFIELD is the daughter of one of Tampico's prominent and influential citizens, supervisor F.B. THOMAS, she is possessed of good character and has a good education, graduating from the public school here in the class of 1900. Esteemed and highly regarded by all her acquaintances, in her, Mr. MAXFIELD will indeed find a faithful and helpful companion. Mr. MAXFIELD is on e of the young men of this community who are esteemed for the honesty, sturdiness of habit and good character, he too is a graduate of the Tampico schools in the same class as with Mrs. MAXFIELD. For sometime he has been in the employ of Albert WHEELOCK, where his services have won the commendation of his employer. The good will and hearty good wishes of a number of friends are extended to Mr. and Mrs. MAXFIELD. A short wedding trip was made to Clinton, Iowa, and after their return they will reside for the present with the brides parents. Out of town guests in attendance at the wedding were: Messrs. and Mesdames N.A., H. C., and Frank THOMAS, xxx, xxx, xxx, and George GERIES, Miss Vina THOMAS, Walter THOMAS and Joseph MANN of Sterling, Miss Anna FORSEE of Clinton, IA.