The Caddo Herald
September 27, 1901
A Double Wedding
Last Sunday evening at four o’clock two couples stopped at the gate of I. G. Abney, and requested that Rev. Forrest Maddox attend to them. He came soon and united in wedlock Mr. Jim Abney and Miss Eddye Payne, and A. Cornelius Markham and Miss Grace Jackson. The couples then drove away to their respective homes.
Mr. Abney is the nephew of I. G. Abney and holds a responsible position at the establishment of Abney and Allen and is a young man of many good traits, has many friends who wish him joy. Miss Payne is the charming daughter of Mr. Ed Payne and is a young lady of womanly ways and will make an excellent helpmate for her choice as a partner in life’s joys.
Mr. Markham is well known here as a young man of excellent habits, gentlemanly manners and has many friends and is employed at the big store of Abney & Allen. He will make an ideal husband. Miss Jackson is the accomplished daughter of Mr. John N. Jackson and is a young lady of many charms; possesses a loveable nature and disposition and will be a treasure to the husband of her choice.
These weddings come as a surprise to the town, though it was known that the couples were lovers and that it would ultimately come, but none expected it this early. However, the many friends of both brides and grooms wish the happy young people all the joy this life affords, feeling that they have chosen wisely and well. The Herald adds its congratulations to the many already offered.