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The following is a letter to my grandfather, John Stearns Percival from his grandfather (my great-great grandfather) Alexander Maitland (June 13, 1839 - April 22, 1924).
Richmond, Mo. 6-18-11. (June 18, 1911)
Mr. John S. Percival
My Dear Grandson
Your card conveying good birthday wishes for me, was recd on the day I entered my 73rd year, and I assure you was greatly appreciated. It is exceedingly pleasant to be so kindly remembered. I hope you are succeeding well in your job this summer, although your Mother says you get a little lonesome at times, but that will wear off. With best wishes for your success, I am
Your Affectionate Grandfather
Monday, February 7, 2022
The Lexington (Missouri) Intelligencer, 3 April, 1883, page 2 c 6:
Married - In Dover township, Lafayette county, Mo., at the residence of the bride's father, J. Garland Webb, Esq., Tuesday evening, April 3, by Elder C. S. Lucas of this city, Mr. Frank G. Bowman and Miss Lizzie C. Webb. Attendants, Mr. J. G. Webb, Jr., and Miss Bettie Mountjoy; Mr. Henry Bascom and Miss Daisy Webb.
The wedding was a most elegant affair. A large concourse of friends and relatives were in attendance to see the young people married, quite a number being present from Lexington, St. Louis and Kentucky where they have relatives. The host and hostess with true old fashioned hospitality made all their guests feel at home, and the occasion was in every way a very enjoyable one. Quite out of the ordinary custom the bridal party was ready promptly at the time announced, and the guest having formed a circle for them in the spacious parlor the bridal party appeared, one groomsman and bridesmaid forming on each side, and the bride and groom facing the company. Mr. Lucas then proceeded to make them man and wife in a most solemn manner, which impressed not only the fair lady and the gentleman most nearly concerned, but all who heard it. The ladies of the bridal party, in their fresh young beauty, were pleasant to look upon. The bride was dressed in a pearl colored silk, point lace trimmings, diamond jewelry and water lily garniture. Miss Betty Mountjoy, first bridesmaid, wore a cameo-pink silk, with Spanish lace trimmings, diamond earrings and pansies. Miss Daisy Webb, of Dover was dressed in blue silk, Spanish lace overdress, silver ornaments and daisies. After warm congratulations from all present, the company was invited to the dining room, where a feast of good things awaited them. The table was beautifully arranged, and from the substantials to the cakes highly decorated by Mrs. Webb herself, the confections and tropical fruits, there was everything there to make glad the heart of a hungry man or woman, and it was a gay and happy party that partook of the feast. The bride is a beautiful and accomplished young lady, the daughter of one of our worthiest citizens. The groom is the son of the late Col. Jno. P. Bowman, known to all our old citizens, and honored by them time after time with public trust and confidence. He is a worthy son of a worthy sire. As a steady and reliable young business man, a printer who is fast becoming a master of his art, we have known him by the intimate association of years. The two young people start life with fairest prospects - health, strength, energy, friends, love, honor, good training and good disposition. May all these promises be more than realized in the fruition of their fondest hopes. They received a very large number of unusually elegant and costly presents, but request that a list of them be not printed