Timberlake-Rountree Wedding

Kinston Free Press – 6 Nov 1903

The Raleigh News and Observer gives the following account of the Rountree-Timberlake wedding which took place in Raleigh yesterday morning: “The wedding of Miss Susan Timberlake, of this city, and Mr. Virgil A. Rountree, of Kinston, was most happily celebrated here yesterday morning.  It took place at half past 9 o’clock at No. 116 West street, the home of the bride’s parents, Capt. and Mrs. J.B. Timberlake, where many friends had gathered to witness the happy event.  The parlor was decorated most effectively in palms and ferns and chrysanthemums.  The wedding music was rendered by Mr. Sam Parrish with artistic skill and the impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. W.C. Tyree, of the First Baptist church.  The bridesmaid was Miss Julia Brewer, who entered first, being followed by the maid of honor, Miss Estelle Timberlake, sister of the bride.  These young ladies were charmingly attired in white tailor made gowns of chiffon.  They wore black picture hats and carred American Beauty roses.  The bride-elect, attired in a brown tailor made gown, trimmed in white lace and purple velvet, and wearing a white cloth hat, trimmed in violets and brown fur, entered with her father.  Her boquet was of bride’s roses.

The groom-elect, accompanied by his best man, Mr. W.B. Coleman, of Kinston, met the bride at the altar and the solemn vows of the church were taken, after which there came many congratulations.  After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Rountree left on the Southern train and will make their home in Kinston.  The bride is a popular and charming young lady of this city, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. J.B. Timberlake, while the groom is an esteemed citizen of Kinston, being the traveling representative of a large clothing firm there.  On Wednesday night the bridal party and immediate friends were most charmingly entertained by Captain and Mrs. J.B. Timberlake, delicious refreshments being served, and the evening being most happily passed.  The many beautiful and costly wedding presents were greatly admired, these typifying the esteem of a large circle of friends.  

Mr. and Mrs. Rountree arrived in Kinston on the 4:22 train yesterday afternoon and went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kleber Denmark, where they will be at home to their friends for the present. Mrs. Rountree, nee Miss Susie Timberlake, has often visited in this city, where she made a number of friends, who welcome her as an acquisition to Kinston society.


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