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May Alice Malone #3Malone, Mary's mom copy“The Tampa Tribune, Nov. 10. 1909, Wednesday

POPULAR COUPLE WEDS
DUNEDIN; Nov. 9-(Special) A beautiful home wedding was solemnized Tuesday, when, at the residence of the bride’s father, H.P. Malone, of Dunedin, Fla. and Montpelier, Ind. Miss May Alice Malone became the wife of Richard Bass Whitfield of Tampa.

Miss Elizabeth Malone, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Chester T. Collins acted as best man. Members of the immediate families and a few intimate friends witnessed the delightfully, simple, but impressive ceremony, which was performed by Rev. William B. Y. Wilkie of the Andrews Memorial Church. Immediately following the ceremony the happy couple held an informal reception in the artistically decorated parlors. Dainty refreshments were served and the bride’s cake cut amid much merriment. Mrs. Whitfield has been a winter resident of Dunedin for several years, and is one of this town’s most popular and attractive girls. ”

I have written about some of my mother’s ancestors, for instance my great grandfather Hezekiah Malone, and recently, Jo Davidson, who is a distant cousin (her great-great grandfather was one of Hezekiah’s younger brothers) sent me this article that she found in her family research. I also have a picture of my grandmother that she found although I don’t know my grandmother’s age at the time of the photo.

I love the descriptions in this article. It is my understanding that my grandmother was in her 30s when she was married but still is referred to as a “girl”. Maybe I can find this information someplace. They were fairly well-to-do at that time and I noticed the article mentioned “parlors” rather than parlor. Love the “dainty refreshments”.

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