Kinston Free Press – 6 Nov 1903
Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock in the Free Will Baptist church at Hugo occurred one of the most beautiful weddings ever seen at that place. Mr. Ed Rouse was united in marriage to Miss Iola Sutton, the beautiful and charming daughter of Mr. B.F. Sutton, of Greenville, and the church was well filled with relatives and friends of the bridal couple. The attendants were: Miss Blanche Abbott with Mr. Dan Abbott, Miss Nannie Rouse with Mr. Tom Dawson, Miss Eva Abbott with Mr. Bob Abbott, Miss Mamie Dawson with Mr. Robert Rouse.
The bride entered leaning on the arm of Miss Eva Abbott and was met at the altar by the groom and best man, Mr. Tom Dawson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.W. Sumrell. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Rouse, where a bountiful supper was prepared for them. We congratulate them on their choice and wish them a long an prosperous life.