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February 6, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

1898: Wedding Bells in White Hall

In April 1898, Buckingham Court House correspondent “Gipsy” sent this pleasant news to the Appomattox and Buckingham Times:

While Spanish and American ships were firing the big guns abroad, Cupid with his tiny darts is making havoc of hearts at home. The scene in Whitehall (Dillwyn) to day was one of the happiest ever witnessed in Buckingham. Mr. J. M. Hinds and Mrs. E. V. Cobbs, were united by Rev. J. J. Spencer at Whitehall the home of the bride, there are also two other bridal parties at Whitehall and they all left together for an extended wedding tour. Mr. Hinds has long been a resident of our county, he is an energetic businessman and we congratulate him on having won for his bride one of the most attractive and charming young ladies of that community. We will close, wishing much happiness to the newlywed, and peace and quietude for our country.

April 26th. Gipsy.


For more about Rev. John J. Spencer follow these links:

Buckingham Notables: Rev. John J. Spencer, Part I

Buckingham Notables: Rev. John J. Spencer, Part II

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