R. G. Hemingray usher at Boaz & Bishop wedding


Publication: The Cincinnati Daily Enquirer

Cincinnati, OH, United States
vol. 32, no. 345, p. 8, col. 1


Indianapolis Carries off One of Cincinnati's Fairest Daughters The Ceremony, Guests, Ushers, Attendants, Presents, Etc.

Yesterday evening, at seven o'clock, Mr. Chas. H. Boaz, ot Indianapolis, was wedded to Miss Carrie Bishop, daughter of Hon. R. M. Bishop. The ceremony was performed at the Christian Church, on Ninth. street, by the pastor. Rev. W. T. Moore, in the presence of an immense and brilliant company. Long before the hour aanounced for the consumation of the services that would tied two lives for good or ill the street was lined with carriages that had brought the hidden guests, and the beautiful Church was filled and overflowing with a brilliant company of friends and spectators.

The altar was exquisitely adorned with rare plants that twined gracefully about it, revealing here and there in the bright foliage a modest blossom of spotless white peeping timidly to view. A busy, social hum filled the air until the chimes, from the Cathedral tower, musically pealed the hour of seven, and a silence fell like a spell on all as the immediate friends of the happy couple passed slowly down the aisle and took seats near the altar. Then the organ, presided over by the masterly hands of Mr. L. E. Levassor, of the First Presbyterian Church, of Covington, sent forth soft, sweet strains of music, until the air was heavy with its weight of harmony.


Were Mr. M. A. Woolen, Jun., of Indianapolis, and Miss Jessie Hughes, of Wilmington, Ohio; Mr. Watson J. Hasselman, of Indianapolis, and Miss Annie Stout, of Dayton, Ohio; Mr. J. H. Stephenson, of Covington, and Miss Mollie Dickinson, city; Mrs. R. S. Kirtley, city, and Miss Abbie Shinkle, of Covington; Mr H. McKee, city, and Miss Annie Bishop, city. The ladies were tastaly dressed in white tarlatans, three with pink timmings, and two with blue, short sleeves and cut low in the neck. The attendants, in couples flled slowly down the aisle, and took positions on either side of the Altar. They were preceded by the ushers, Mr. R. G. Hemingray, of Covington; Mr. Harry Watkins, city; Mr. Fred. Wilson, city, and Mr. W. H. Thorne, city, who took position in the rear of the attendants.


Suddenly the light grew bright as day, and the Organ pealed forth the rich music of Mendelsohn's "Grand Wedding March," and a thousand eyes eagerly scanned the portals to catch the first glimpse of the twain. The bride, dark-haired, bright-eyed and fair, leaned on the groom, tall and manly.

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and lore. A solemn suliness, save the music, filled the place as they silently passed before the altar. As the minister's voice recited a touching admonition the music sank into soft sounds and almost died away. Then followed prayer and the brief and impressive service of the church, and the match was made. The wedded ones, followed by the fair bridesmaids and their gallant escorts, passed from the the chucrch to the carriages, and were quickly conveyed to the residence of the bride's father, at the corner of Mound and Eighth streets, where they were soon surrounded by a brilliant assemblage of relatives and friends, who were assiduous in the bestowal of those sweet congratulations that I are ever showered upon those just launching forth upon the sea of matrimony. At a later hour an elegant collation was served to the numerous guests.


Among the brilliant assemblage gathered from near and far were Mrs. Governor Hendricks of Indiana; Miss Laura Ream, the journalist, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hendricks, of Indianapolis.


There was a gorgeosu and magnificent array of presents displayed in the parlor a silver service, water pitcher, coffee urn, diamond jewelry, coral jewelry, bronzes, &c.

After the happy company dispersed Mr. C. H. Boaz and wife left for an extended tour East.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 4, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;