30 December 2015

On This Day: Slaymaker Weds

It was On This Day in 1880 that Mary Slaymaker, daughter of Henry E. Slaymaker, married Edward Cowell, of Philadelphia, at St. James Church in Lancaster City. The wedding was officiated by Rev. C. F. Knight, D.D.

Marriage announcement appeared in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer
on 30 December 1880, the day Mary Slaymaker was wed.

The bridesmaid was Miss Sue Slaymaker, Mary’s sister. The groomsman was a Mr. Quarles of New York. Ushers were Willis B. Musser and J. B. Rupley.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 30 December 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.


© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.