May 24, 1918
A Romantic Wedding
At the home of D. B. Williams in Caddo Friday afternoon at 4o’clock Rev. B. S. Smiser untied in marriage Lieut. Jesse Grissham and Miss Mary Smyres, in the presence of a large number of people who gathered on the lawn.
Appropriate music was furnished by Mrs. Bilbo and Mrs. Blessing, assisted by Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Boxley, and Wesley Robertson. The ceremony was performed on the porch, which was tastefully and beautifully decorated with American flags.
An interesting romance attaches to this wedding which makes it of more than ordinary interest. The young people met last Thanksgiving at Fort Worth where the Lieutenant was then stationed. The bride’s home is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, while the groom is form Mississippi originally. Miss Smyres was attending Kidd-Key college at Sherman, and their courtship since the first meeting has been conducted by correspondence.
Since the Lieutenant’s time was short, he being on furlough, they agreed to meet in Caddo. Mrs. Sadie Powell, who also was attending Kidd-Key, and a close friend of the bride, invited them to meet at her home here. But the officials of the College saw fit to object to the girl leaving before school was out. Of course then the only thing to do was to run away, which they did Thursday night, making the trip back to Caddo in a car driven by Mr. Post.
After congratulations all round, even from Prof. Kidd, the young people went back to Sherman for the bride’s belongings and left Saturday night for Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. where the groom is stationed in Uncle Sam’s army.
Caddo people were glad to be of assistance to the young people. The adage that “all the world loves a lover” was amply proven; beside that the fact that the young man is one of our Army Officers found him friends among people who he never saw before and who perhaps may never see him again.
The Herald wishes the young couple every joy and happiness that life may hold.