Miss Sarah Grace Heath's marriage last evening to Mr. Henry Audobon Butler was the most exclusive event that has taken place this autumn in local society. A recent bereavement in the bride's family necessitated the quiet with which it was celebrated and it was in consequence of this that only a few friends and relatives outside of the relatives were favored with invitations.
Dr. D. H. Evans of the First Presbyterian Church pronounced the nuptial blessing at 8 o'clock in the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius E. Cochran, 741 Wick Avenue.
Miss Heath had for her maid of honor Miss Elizabeth Hine, who wore white silk and carried a bouquet in which green and white were the only colors. These hues predominated in the decorations of the house, which were simple yet artistic. The tables, sunk in a profusion of snowy drapery, had each a flat basket of roses for a centerpiece. De Kleyn of Cleveland acted as chef.
The bridal party assumed positions in the library as the strains of the Lohengrin chorus emanating from the Mahoning orchestra stole through the house. Dr. Evans came first, followed by the bridegroom and his best man and brother in law, Mr. Arthur McGraw of Detroit. Miss Hine preceded the bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Lucius Cochran. She wore a stately white gown of white satin with pearl and chiffon trimmings that imparted all that was needed to make her the storied bride of sweet and gracious mien. Her bouquet was of white roses.
The party assembled before the recess of a large bay window banked with palms, the bridal couple plighting their troth as the captivating strains of "Cupid and I" noted the triumph of the merry little monarch.
The post-nuptial greetings expressed what not only those who were fortunate in being present would have hoped, but also the many friends whom both the bride and groom possess in the social world, both being among the most highly regarded in the younger set. The mementos of the day were both handsome and costly.
Mr. and Mrs. Butler departed on a bridal trip which will conclude in a pretty home in Mercer Avenue, Sharpsville, where they will be at home after Dec. 1.
Mr. Butler, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Butler, Jr., is influential in the industrial world of this vicinity, having the superintendency of the Douglass Furnace at Sharpsville.
The wedding guests included several out-of-town people among whom were:
- Mrs. Kate B. Sherwood of Toledo;
- Mrs. Elisha Heath of Middleburg, Logan County;
- Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur McGraw of Detroit;
- Mr. Alex Brownlee of Norwalk [Ed. Note: This is a relative of
Mary Isabella Brownlee, wife of Lucius E. Cochran. Mary Cochran Heath's first child, Isabella Brownlee Heath who passed away on 7 May 1878, age 3y 6m 26d, was named in honor of Lucius's wife]; and
- Mr. and Mrs. Dravo of Pittsburg.