Marriage Register graphic

Marriage of George Stead and Sarah Dyke, November 23, 1881
Married At Quincy, Wednesday evening, Nov. 23rd, 1881 at 7 o'clock, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Bishop Burgess, Mr.. GEO. F. STEAD and MISS SARAH F. DYKE
The above event had been looked for for some time, and will occasion our readers no particular surprise. It seemed to be a case where true love ran smoothly along until it reached about the most important point in a person's life—marriage. Mr. Stead was born and raised in Griggsville, and in the business and social circles of this city numbers his friends by the score. Miss Dyke is spoken of by the Quincy press as a leading young lady in that city, especially in musical circles, where she will be greatly missed. The ceremony, which passed off very pleasantly, was performed in the presence of quite a number of the friends of the bride, and Mrs. M. Stead, Mrs. Maud Ludlow, Mrs. Ehrgott and two daughters and Samuel Houston, of this city were also in attendance. About nine o'clock a sumptuous feast was spread, and until a late hour the wedding guests enjoyed the occasion to the fullest extent. The happy couple left the next morning for St. Louis, but are expected to arrive in Griggsville, their future home, this week. The REFLECTOR takes pleasure in offering its warmest and sincerest congratulations to the young couple, supplemented by the hope that their future lives may be to them as was their first Thanksgiving of married life—full of joy, love and happiness and constant thanksgiving.
The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents, and we regret that we are unable to furnish a list of them. [contributed by Sandi Donaldson]

Genealogy Trails 2001-2004