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 Bertha May <I>Williams</I> Allen

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Bertha May Williams Allen

  • Birth 6 May 1883
  • Death 28 Nov 1968
  • Burial Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Block 29 Lot32 S1/2 Space2A
  • Memorial ID 60875811

Longmont Ledger (Longmont, Boulder County)
July 6, 1906
ALLEN-WILLIAMS WEDDING--Miss Bertha May Williams of Leadville and Vernett S. Allen of Longmont were united in marriage at the First Methodist Episcopal church in this city Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, Rev. George E. Parker officiating. It was perhaps the most fashonable wedding that has been celebrated in Leadville for years. The church was beautiful decorated with evergreens consisting of palms, ferns, smilax, olcauders, quaking asps, trimmed with orange blossom, white lillies, carnations, and white roses.
The church was a veritable bank of evergreens and white flowers.
In the front of a lattice work of smilax and lillies was an archway from the center of which was suspended a yoke made of orange blossoms, on the top of the yoke a dove rested.
The doors opened promptly at 7 o'clock and long before the hour for the ceremony the church was crowded with invited guests. A few moments before 8 o'clock, Judge W. H. Nash, violist, played an allegro which was followed by a vocal solo, "Oh Promise Me." by F. P. Austin, violin and cell obligato.
Promptly at 8 o'clock the bridal party entered, in the following order; Dr. Sol G. Kahn, W. G. Harrington, C. B. Carter and ER. R. Evans, ushers; Mrs. J. F. McDonald, matron of honor, Miss Mary Williams, maid of honor, Miss Wilhelmina Allen, bride's maide, Dorothy Kellogg, ring bearer; and the bride leaning on the arm of her father, Frank C. Williams. The groom and his best man, A. E. Fowlie, met the bride at the altar.
The party formed a double semicircle and while the clergyman said the words that made the contracting parties husband and wife, the soft strains of an andate filled the church. As the party left the altar the organ pealed forth Mendelsohn's wedding march.
Carriages were in waiting at the church door to convey the newly married couple to the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Williams, 421 West Eighth street, where an elaborate wedding supper was served.
At 1:50 . m. the bride and groom left on the Colorado Midland for their future home in Longmont.
The brides wedding gown, a handsome imported princess, of handmade valenciennes lace, was entrain. The bridal veil, which fell in soft folds, the length of the train was caught up and held in place with sprays of orange blossoms.
Mrs. J. F. McDonald wore an exquisite gown of lace designed by Red. Fern.
Mrs. F. C. Williams wore a white lace gown made entrain caught with velvet bows.
Miss Williams, made of honor, and Miss Allen, Bridesmaid, were gowned in silk mull/
Miss Mary J. Frantz, the bride's aunt, black crep' de chene, Mrs. Sol. G. Kahn, white lace trimmed in blue foretmenots, Mrs. A. E. Fowlie, black spangled crep de chene, princess style, Mrs. Allen, mother of groom, black satin, Mrs. C. F. aunt of the groom, black mull, Miss Pendery, pink silk, Miss Clark,blue silk.
Miss Bertha Williams was one of Leadville's most charming young women, and a host of friends will regret her departure. She is a member of a splendid family, and can trace her ancestry back to the year 940. She is a descendant of Chas. Wesley, founder of Methodism.
Mr. Allen is a prominent young business man of Longmont, and is a member of one of the pioneer families of the state.

Family Members


ALLEN, Bertha May /May 6, 1883 - Nov 28, 1968/

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  • Created by: Longmont Genealogical Society
  • Added: 30 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60875811
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha May Williams Allen (6 May 1883–28 Nov 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60875811, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Longmont Genealogical Society (contributor 47368000) .