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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Trapp & Dailey

I really love newspaper accounts of weddings. Sometimes they are just so inaccurate.

ONCE MORE CUPID OUTWITS FOND AND WATCHFUL PARENTS.

YESTERDAY MISS M. E. DALY OF DETROIT, MICH.,  AND W. C. TRAPP, OF THIS CITY, ELOPED TO CANADA.


There They Were Married and To Lexington They Will Return - Happy Ending of a Courtship That Begun in This City a Year Or Two Ago - The Story as Told by Mr. Trapp's Friends.

It's Cupid's time to laugh again at the genius of the locksmith and the watchfulness of parents. Yesterday, probably in Canada, Mr. William C. Trapp, of this city, and Miss Mary Daly of Detroit, were married. The marriage is said to have been a genuine elopement that had been planned for some months. The announcement will doubtless be a surprise to Mr. Trapp's friends in this city.

The contracting parties are very well known in Lexington. Miss Daly came to Lexington in 1891 as a teacher of instrumental music at Hamilton College. She remained with that institution for one year and then returned to her home in Detroit. Miss Daly was a highly accomplished young woman and made a host of friends during her residence in this city.

The fortunate groom, Mr. William C. Trapp, is mailing clerk in the post office, and is very well known in this city. It was while Miss Daly was at Hamilton College that Mr. Trapp's affection ripened into love. The story goes at the school that the young lovers had no end of trifling lovers' quarrels, and that upon one or more occasions they parted, apparently for good.

Miss Daly has visited Lexington once or twice during the past two years, and Mr. Trapp is said to have renewed his suit at every opportunity. Some time ago, he confided to one of his best friends the secret that he was going to Detroit very soon and that he and Miss Daly would go over into Canada and be married. He said no more about the matter until Wednesday afternoon when he imparted to his friend the information that he was going to Detroit on the 4:45 train, and that if his plans went through he would bring a bonnie bride back to Lexington with him.

Friday evening the friend received a telegram dated Detroit which read: "I played in luck." That was all, and the friend knew a wedding had taken place.

Yesterday, Mr. David Trapp, the well known young attorney, received a telegram from his brother at Detroit informing him of the marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Trapp are expected in Lexington day. They will probably live with Mr. Trapp's mother on South Limestone. The story as written above was gleaned from several friends of Mr. Trapp by a LEADER man, but none seemed to know the full particulars of the wedding. Although all agreed that was an elopement none knew the reason why the young couple found it best to elope.
 
 [The Next day's paper tells what really occurred.]

MR. AND MRS. TRAPP

Arrive in Lexington and Take Up Temporary Quarters at the Former's Home.
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Mr. and Mrs. William C. Trapp arrived in Lexington Sunday morning and will spend a few days with Mr. Trapp's mother, at 99 South Limestone street, before going to housekeeping. They are receiving the congratulations of a host of friends. Mr. Trapp and his bride, who was Miss Elvie Dailey, were married at the home of the bride's parents on Third avenue, in Detroit Friday evening at 8 o'clock, by Rev. Mr. Grinnell. They left Detroit that evening at 9:30 o'clock, spent Saturday in Cincinnati and came to Lexington Sunday morning.

The report that the wedding was in the nature of an elopement grew out of the mystery attending Mr. Trapp's movements when he left Lexington and some remarks dropped to throw off some inquisitive friends.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes

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