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Genevieve Schuyler Alvord
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1868
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1934
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

License to wed was issued yesterday for William Alvord, aged 31, and Genevieve Schuyler, aged 24.

Matrimonial -- Alvord-Schuyler

Wednesday afternoon, December 1, Miss Genevieve Schuyler, daughter to Mrs. P.C. Schuyler, was married to Mr. W.C. Alvord in Trinity church, Rev. David Claiborne Garett, rector, officiating.

Prior to the entrance of the bridal party, Mr. T.M. Lighter, organist, rendered in exquisito from Chopin’s “Twelfth Nocturne,” the bridal song from Jensen wedding music, Lohengrin’s bridal chorus announced the entrance of the bridal party, and during the solemnization of the service the selected number “Never, Never This Heart Will Range” was softly played. First entered the ushers, Mr. George Hoyt, Mr. Milton Smith, Mr. J.G. Gould and Mr. William Macmaster.

The maid of honor, Miss Lucy Schuyler, preceded the bride, who entered on the arm of Mr. Henry Failing. The groom, attended by his best man, Mr. John W. Newkirk, met the bridal party as they reached the chancel. Rev. D.C. Garnett read in a most impressive manner the beautiful, ritualistic service of the Episcopal church.

Miss Schuyler was given away in marriage by her mother.

The church was filled with a large number of friends of the couple. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Alvord received their friends’ congratulations at the residence of the bride’s mother, 205 King street. From 4 to 6, many availed themselves of the opportunity offered to formally present their respects to the newly wedded pair.

The house decorations were an artistic success, wherein roses, chrysanthemums and mountain ash were distinct and beautiful features. A jardiniere of ferns was a handsome center piece of dining-room decoration, which was entirely done in mountain ash. Light refreshments were served. The bride wore a blue cloth gown with white chiffon plastron, black velvet hat, with white plumes, and she carried a bouquet of white carnations. The maid of honor was gowned in gray, with dark green garniture.

She carried a bouquet of violets. Mrs. Schuyler, the bride’s mother, was handsomely gowned in black satin, with lace collar. Mrs. Alvord threw her bouquet from the landing, and it was caught by Miss Elsie Failing.

The newly wedded pair left at 5 P.M. for a short trip, and will be home after December 10, at 241 St. Clair street.

[The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 5 Dec 1897; p8,c2]

Submitted by FAG contributor A Family Who Loves Genealogy # 47178231) 
Family links: 
  Philip Church Schuyler (1835 - 1889)
  Lucy Sophia Hurd Schuyler (1838 - 1910)
  William Cullum Alvord (1866 - 1924)
  Genevieve Schuyler Alvord (1868 - 1934)
  Lucy Corbett Schuyler Wheeler (1871 - 1957)*
  Emily Failing Schuyler (1872 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
River View Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 03, Lot 26, Grave 6
Created by: FriendsofRiverView
Record added: Dec 12, 2012
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Genevieve <i>Schuyler</i> Alvord
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Genevieve <i>Schuyler</i> Alvord
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