Lee -- Shurrum
The event that had been on the quiver of high expectations for some weeks past, culminated Wednesday night, February 6th, in the marriage of Mr. C. E. Lee and Miss Belle Shurrum, both of this place. Rev. A. J. Hovey, of the Baptist church, pronounced the nuptial vow, that made the twain one happy couple.
The bride is the niece of Hon. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson, who reside at the head of Liberty street, and the groom was our worthy village president and county supervisor.
The event was witnessed by some eighty persons, relatives of the parties, and especially invited friends.
There were quite a number of rich and valuable presents a partial list of which has been handed to us: Oil painting and flowers; mantle scarf and ornaments; Antique oak and plush rocker; set silver nut picks; gold lined silver sugar spoon; half a dozen silver tea spoons; fruit plates and oyster do; table linen in endless variety; oil paintings--Winter scene; set Waverly novels; individual china after teas; silver butter dish; silver card case; silver and Queens ware pickle castor; silver pickle castor; toilet set; Dresden pitcher; silver and glass salt castor; do. toilet set; mother-of-pearl and silver tooth pick holder.
China fruit set--13 pieces; willow rocker; linen chair scarf; Rochester oxidized lamp; peach blow ware water set; silver creamer; do. spoon holder; do. sugar bowl; individual cup and saucer; silver cake basket.
Instead of the traditional bell, the parties stood under a full rigged miniature ship, ladened with roses and perfumes from the orient, emblem of the voyage of life to which the parties were just embarking, and possibly refering to the former occupation of the groom, during his maritime exploits in the late rebellion.
February 12, 1889, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin