Amy Fedora Carter Ross

Pleasant Reception to Newly-Wed Couple

From Geneva Voreis' scrapbook.
Date: 12 0, 1909

A happy union of two popular young people was the wedding of Miss Geneva Ross to Arthur R. Voreis, which was solemnized this week. The couple came down from their homes near Laurel Dell Tuesday morning, procured the license and repaired to the Christian parsonage, where, with Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ross and Verne Ross, parents and brother of the bride, and Eugene Voreis, brother of the groom, as witnesses, Elder U. S. Johnson pronounced them man and wife.

In the evening, a very felicitous reception was held in honor of the "newly-weds" at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ross, near Laurel Dell. Games and music were the features of the evening. The bridegroom and his brother, and the bride, rendered some very fine music on the violin, banjo-mandolin and organ. Miss Beth Dutcher gave some pleasing organ music, and a good selection of records on the phonograph filled in gaps in the conversation. Bountiful and delectable refreshments were served later. Mr. and Mrs. Voreis were the recipients of a number of beautiful and useful presents, which was a pleasant surprise of the evening. The assembled guests expressed sincere congratulations and good wishes to the young couple for a long and happy married life. Mr. and Mrs. Voreis are highly thought of for their many qualities, by their wide circle of friends.

The guests at the reception were Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woodward, Claude and Misses Blanche and Bernice Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. A Waldo, Misses May, Maude and Nona Waldo, Arthur Waldo, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stevens, Percival Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Gann, Miss Mabel Richardson, Alvah Richardson, Mrs. Jane Voreis, Eugene Voreis, Vincent Ochsner, Edward and Frederick Wetstein, Mrs. Ida Dutcher, Misses Florence and Beth Dutcher, Oscar Dutcher, Mrs. Alice Doolittle, Ora and Cassie Doolittle, Verne Ross, and the bride and groom, for whom the affair was given.

Mr. and Mrs. Voreis will reside near Laurel Dell, where the groom is engaged in ranching.

Wedding Announced

Verne and Ora met and married in Florida, so this is perhaps from a local Florida paper. From Geneva Voreis' scrapbook.
Date: 0 0, 1914

A very pretty romance will, in the early part of June, culminate in the marriage of Miss Ora Harpin to Mr. Verne Ross.

Miss Harpin is a charming brunette and has many warm friends. Cupid surely had a long distance arrow when he drew those hearts together, as Mr. Ross is a Californian while Miss Harpin's home was in Rhode Island. What could be prettier than to have the East and West unite in our beautiful Southland, the adopted home of our young friends.

Their hopes are like the variecolored flowers of Florida and like the sun as we journey toward it casts the shadow of our burdens behind us. There is nothing too much for the young maid of man to put in their dreams. We all wish them the joy of seeing their hopes realized.

Miss Harpin has been extensively entertained the past few months. Mrs. Sparkman entertained in her honor with a party. Mrs. Geo W. Allen gave a kitchen shower and dance, and the bride to be received many pretty and useful articles. There was also a miscellaneous shower and dance given in her honor by Mrs. C. N. Hobbs. The gifts received will long delight her with their usefulness and beauty.

Refreshments were served on the large front veranda, the guests enjoying themselves until the wee small hours. Mrs. Hobbs was assisted by Mrs. A. Brown, Mrs. Will Cooper, Mrs. Geo. Kitchen, Mrs. Amy Ross and Mrs. A. Voreis. Music was rendered by a string orchestra.

It is whispered that there are parties yet to come which will no doubt delight the younger set.


From Geneva Voreis' scrapbook.
Date: 6 0, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. H. Harpin of the Annattalagga Hammock, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ora Harpin to Verne C. Ross which took place Sunday morning in the Catholic Church at Brooksville at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. Father Jerome, officiating.

The bride was gowned in blue charmeuse trimmed in white broidered (sic) satin, while her matron of honor wore white. The decorations in the church were carried out in blue to harmonize with the bride's gown.

Mr. Verne C. Ross is the son of Mrs. Amy Ross, of the Annutalagga Hammock, and is esteemed by all his friends. He is considered extremely lucky in winning the hand of the charming bride.

The bride was attended by Mrs. C. N. Hobbs as matron of honor while Mr. C. N. Hobbs was best man.

After the ceremony there was dinner given for the bridal party, relatives and most intimate friends at the bride's home which was followed by a reception Monday evening.

During the reception, Mr. C. N. Hobbs proposed the health of the bride in a very fitting speech, and all joined him in the toast "The Bride," long life, and happiness and peace.