Perry Daily Chief 1/6/1904
Marriage of People Well Known in This City
The following clipped from the Harvard Illinois Independent will be read with interest by the many friends of the young man whose happy marriage it records. The Chief joins in extending the heartiest wishes for a long and prosperous life to Mr. and Mrs. McLuen
"The marriage of E. Earl McLuen of Perry, Iowa, and Miss Maybelle Marguerite Phinney of this city was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents on Christmas eve at 6:30 o'clock, Rev. N. A. Sunderlia of Woodstock being the officiating clergyman. There were no attendants, the wedding being a quiet home affair, only the immediate relatives being present. The bride's sister, Miss Lottie Phinney, presided at the piano. The bride's dress was cream albatross, trimmed with unique lace. The groom was attired in the conventional black. The color scheme was pink and white, the decorations being pink and white carnations and holly. At the conclusion fo the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was served. The newly married couple were the recipients of many useful and beautiful wedding presents. The bride is a charming young woman, being the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Phinney of this city. She is a young lady of especial worth and has a host of friends, won by her attractive personality and pleasant ways. She is fitted in every way to adorn a home and it is needless to say that she holds the esteem and friendship of a large circle of friends, one and all of whom will wish her every happiness in her married life. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McLuen of Perry, Iowa, and came here nearly a year ago to take the position of tinner and plumber with the Manley Bros. He has demonstrated he is a workman of no mean ability and during his residence here has won the respect and friendship of all our citizens who have had occasion to meet him in a social or business way. He is a young man of sterling qualities of character and deserving of the congratulations which are being so heartily extended to him at this time. Mr. and Mrs. McLuen will be at home after Jan. 15, 1904, corner of Garfield and East Church streets, Harvard, Ill.