Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday – A Surprise to Their Friends!

My granduncle Walter Martindale married Snodie Chambers on 4 November 1903 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Last week I found the following announcement of their marriage:

“Mr. Martindale and Nodie Chambers were married last night at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. A. J. Holt. Mr. Martindale is the son of A. B. Martindale, the prominent mill man of Mahl, and Miss Chambers is an attractive and popular young lady of Mahl. The wedding was unexpected to their friends, who nevertheless extend congratulations.”
[Source: (Nacogdoches) Daily Sentinel, 5 Aug 1903, p. 3, col. 4; Dallas Public Library, Texas Collection, The Daily Sentinel, microfilm reel #4.]

The official record of their marriage appears below:

[Source: Nacogdoches County, Texas, 14 vols. (Nacogdoches County Courthouse, Nacogdoches),
vol. H, p. 70, marriage certificate (1903), Martindale-Chambers; FHL microfilm 1,003,583.]

Snodie was the love of Walter’s life. On their 50th wedding anniversary, he wrote a beautiful poem featured in the post Love Stories: Our Golden Wedding Day.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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