Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tuesday, November 20, 1934 6:00 a.m.


The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Spalding and Hamilton Mattingly, both popular young people of the Calvary section, was solemnized Tuesday morning at 6:00 o'clock at Holy Mary's Church at Calvary, the pastor, Rev. J. P. Welsh, officiating in the presence of quite a number of relatives and friends.  A Nuptial High Mass followed the ceremony.
Miss Rebecca Spalding, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid, and Vincent Spalding was the groom's best man.The bride was attractively attired in a brown crepe dress trimmed in velvet with hat and other accessories to harmonize.  She carried an arm bouquet of pink rosebuds and ferns.

The bridesmaid wore a green crepe dress with accessories to match and carried pink rosebuds and ferns.Following the ceremony, breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Mattingly left for Mount St. Joseph's Academy, Daviess County, where they visited her sister, Sister Praxedes.  They will go to housekeeping in an apartment at the home of Miss Ethel Goodin on Chandler Street in this city.

Mrs. Mattingly is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Spalding and possesses many qualities of mind and heart that have endeared her to a wide circle of friends.  She attended school at Calvary and was graduated from St. Charles High School at St. Mary.  Later she attended Campbellsville College.  For two terms she was an efficient teacher in the county schools and at one time was a nurse at Boldrick's Infirmary in this city.  

Mr. Mattingly is an energetic young man and is employed at the John A. Wathen Distillery Co.  Until a few months ago he was engaged in farming.  He is a son of Mrs. Lottie Mattingly and the late William Mattingly.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Mattingly


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    1. Always grateful to have photos like this! Thanks for reading John.

  2. I well remember Lib and Ham from family visits to Kentucky. Lib was a first cousin of my mother Monica (Mills) Wise. She was the daughter of James Francis "Frank" Mills and Mary Louise "Lou" Spalding--who was a sister of Lib's father Mark "Marky" Spalding.
    More than once around Christmas, my mother recalled and sang Lib's version of "Jingle Bells" from the time Ham courted her--"Oh what fun it is to ride in Hamilton Mattingly's Chevrolet!"
    I remember Ham taking pictures of the knobs when the fall color peaked and commenting when they were "browning out." I remember Lib's putting together the family tree and am grateful to her. She was glad to receive from me a copy of a picture of the grandmother for which she was named, Harriet Elizabeth "Bettie" (Thomas) Spalding. This is the photo of her that is elsewhere on your site (which I came upon just today). It was Lib who taught me the right way to spell Bettie's name.
    When my mother and her sisters Mary Wiesemann and Alberta Gandee went to Kentucky by bus once back in the sixties, they and some of their gal cousins attempted to climb the knob that is off to the northeast of the old Tunk place. They didn't make it all the way, but had a good time while trying. I do suppose that Lib was in that bunch that day.
    My mother and her sisters would talk about how many were in the house on the old Tunk place when they went with their mother for extended stays. One of these stays was in 1923 after my mother's little sister Stella Marie died of diabetes. My Grandma went with all the children for a good stay at the farm. I heard but forget the total count in the house with them--Grandma's father Joe Tunk, and her sisters, and Uncle Marky and Aunt Cora Lou and their children. My Aunt Mary Wiesemann recalled Uncle Marky doing a little dance before the mirror before going into town on Saturday night.
    When they went back to Akron, my grandfather had rented another house to spare his wife the sharper sadness of seeing the old house and its rooms. Grandma's cousin Joe Jack Thomas and his wife Hen shared that house with them for a time. They would move back to Kentucky and live in Lebanon.

    1. Robert, thank you so much for sharing these stories - they're wonderful! And thanks for sharing the picture of Bettie Spalding those years ago so that we can all put a face to her name now. It helps bring history to life. I appreciate your comments here!