Idaho County Free Press - Friday, December 16, 1887

At the residence of Hon. J.H. and Mrs. Forney, brother and sister of the bride, at Mt. Idaho, I.T.  December 15, 1887, by Rev. J.D. McConkey, rector of the church of the Nativity at Lewiston, I.T.  Charles E. Holt, formerly of Salt lake city, Utah, to Miss Rosa A. Belknap, second daughter of Rev. C.G. Belknap, of Los Angeles, Cal.

The ceremony was strictly private, only the nearest and immediate friends of the contracting parties being present.  The bride was attired in a rich, elegant and exceedingly tasteful costume of brown faille Françoise and velvet, the graceful folds of which were relieved with white lace and a wreath of orange blossoms, and radiantly beautiful she looked, with the rose of health blushing in her cheeks.  She was given away by her brother-in-law, Hon. J.H. Forney.  The groom bore himself with the manly grace of one who had won a priceless pearl of womanhood and would wear her in his heart of hearts worthily.  After the ceremony congratulations followed and the party were speedily invited to partake of a sumptuous wedding breakfast, where the flow of champagne was as free and generous as the unbounded hospitality of the host and hostess.  Toasts complimentary to the bride and groom were canonized in a shower of champagne spray, and the responses were as sparkling and genial as the generous cordial in which the happy couple were pledged.  Miss Belknap, now Mrs. Holt, is a beautiful young lady of excellent qualities of head and heart and has always been the esteemed favorite of a large circle of admiring friends and acquaintances.  She was a popular and highly successful teacher in several of the schools of this county, and in society always exceedingly interesting and entertaining.  Her various accomplishments, amiable qualities and trife lady like and womanly character have won for her the affectionate esteem of all.  Mr. holt is known to our people as an active, energetic and honorable citizen with an excellent business capacity and habits, which he needs to be to merit the prize he has won, and he is fortunate in securing so estimable a young lady as his better half, and we congratulate him upon his success and good fortune.  He was formerly engaged in general merchandising at Salt lake City, Utah, bur for several years past he has resided here attending to his large farm and stock-raising interests.  The young couple took their departure in the afternoon for Cottonwood, where Mr. Holt has recently built and elegantly furnished a beautiful residence for their future home, and we see no reason why they have not a most happy career before them.  The Free Press joins with the hosts of friends who unite in wishing Mr. Holt every possible joy and happiness and we feel confident his fondest hopes will be realized, for, as our favorite poet says:

"What is there in the veil of life, Half so delightful as a wife, When friendship, love and peace combine, To stamp the marriage bond divine? The stream of pure and genuine love, Derives its current from above, And earth a second Eden shows, when'er the healing water flows."





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