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Marshal and Selby

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Seattle Republican, March 22, 1907


The Selby-Marshal nuptials last Wednesday evening, which made Mr. Wm. Marshal and Miss Georgetta Selby one in heart and soul, was one of the most brilliant wedding affairs that has ever taken place in Seattle among the Afro-Americans. They were married at the A. M. E. church and at 8:30 o'clock sharp, the wedding march, rendered by Miss Emma Vernon Houston, announced the coming of the wedding party. The church was beautifully decorated; the ushers in full dress. The march to the altar with the bride leaning on her father's arm was perfect. As the maids of honor and the flower girls stood encircled about the high contracting parties, a picture fit for the gods was presented to the assembled guests. The groom with his best man met the bride at the altar, where the officiating clergyman, Rev. F. L. Donohoo, stood waiting. The ceremony over the march to the carriages began, which was as perfect as that to the altar. As the happy pair passed down the aisle, a shower of rice fell upon them and not exhausting their supply Mr. and Mrs. Selby, who followed the bridal party out, received a goodly portion of it. The reception was held at the Selby home, where many assembled to extend their congratulations to the bride and groom. The wedding gifts were not only numerous but exceedingly elaborate, and showed in what high esteem Miss Georgetta Selby was held by those who knew her as a young lady. The bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Oldwin, of Bellingham. The maids of honor were, Miss Alma Clark, Miss Myrtle Warmick, Miss Gertrude Harvey, Miss Eva Ferd, Miss Susie Miller, Miss Charlotte Dunne. The flower girls were Della Selby and Doris Grace.

The groom's best man was Mr. Clarence Selby, brother of the bride, and the ushers were John W. L. Fort, Hayden Richardson, Stephen Glass, Bryan Clark, Robert Harvey, Leo Fletcher, Fred Harris, C. C. Hancock.