|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
"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