Thomas W. LEARY & Prosperine MASSICOT LEARY
This news article from the
society page is reguarding the Baltimore City family of Thomas W. LEARY
and his wife Prosperine MASSICOT. 'Tom and Prossie' were a well
respected couple who had no children that we are aware of. He later
became the President of the Southern Express Railway and had several
homes one of which was in Baltimore city.
Transcribed by Wendy L. Mayfield on 27Apr00
Sunday February 7, 1909
Society Page 4
The Constitution, Atlanta GA
MR. AND MRS. LEARY HOSTS AT THEIR SILVER WEDDING
One of the happiest occasions, and one brilliant socially, was the
reception at which Mr. And Mrs. T. W. LEARY entertained last evening at
their home on Ponce de Leon circle in celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of their marriage. Assisting them in the entertainment of
their guests were Mr. and Mrs. MILTON DARGAN, and Mr. And Mrs. J. S. B.
THOMPSON, Mr. And Mrs. EDWARD C. PETERS, Mr. And Mrs. GEORGE DEXTER, Mr.
And Mrs. HARRY M. ATKINSON, General and Mrs. POTTS, Mr. And Mrs. ROBERT
ALSTON, Mr. And Mrs. NORWOOD MITCHELL, Mr. And Mrs. FLEMING G. DuBIGNON,
Mr. And Mrs. CLARK HOWELL.
Punch was served by Miss ESTELLE ENTRIKEN, of Philadelphia; Miss NAN
DuBIGNON, Miss ADA ALEXANDER, Miss JENNIE DARGAN, Miss HARRIE FUMADE.
Among the out-of-town guests present were Mr. M. J. O'BRIEN, president
of the Southern Express Company; MARK J. O'BRIEN, assistant to the
president; J. P. HOCKADAY, general superintendent, of Savannah; E. M.
Williams, general superintendent, of Birmingham; O. M. SADDLER,
superintendent, of Charlotte; S. R. GOLIBART, of Washington, D. C; C. L.
LOOP, of Chattanooga, second vice president; W.S. McFARLAND,
superintendent, of Chattanooga, and W. BUCKNER, of Wilmington, N.C.; T.
W. SHELTON, H. M. McCOLLOUGH, Norfolk; R. H. MAY, Augusta; E. H. CAREY,
J. FARQUISON, of Macon, and others.
A delightful feature of the evening was the musical program rendered
between selections by the orchestra.
Under the direction of Miss BARTHOLOMEW solos and quartels were
rendered by Mrs. MEEKS, Mr. CUNDELL, Miss LOVE-(?)ICE and Mr. ED.
The decorations throughout the house were beautiful, the bridal effect
of green and white having a unique and appropriate touch in silver
combined with it.
In the entrance hallway there was a background decoration in southern
smilax, while more delicate foliage of American smilax wound itself in
and out of the woodwork of the stairway and festooned the columns. It
hung from mantels.
In the drawing room Mr. and Mrs. LEARY received their guests under a
canopy of smilax built from the cabinet mirror. The canopy had
suspended from it a wedding bell of white roses and carnations and
garlands of smilax hanging from either side were drawn back in portiere
effect, and caught with streamers of white tulle ribbon, sparkling with
silver dewdrops. Intertwining with the foliage was a vine in silver
foliage which produced a beautiful effect.
In the room adjoining, where punch was served, the decorations of white
and green and silver continued. The punch bowl was on a circular table,
further ornamented with two baskets filled with white roses and
enchantress carnations, the handles of the baskets tied with silver
Over the table was a canopy of smilax, umbrella shaped, each point of
the design hung with clusters of bride roses. Silver foliage
intertwined with the green, and the inside of the umbrella was studded
with white carnations.
An elegant supper was served buffet style, and in the dining room,
where the sweets were served, the decorations were in white. A circular
table had its cloth of silver overlaid with one of white linen inset
with Cluny lace.
The floral centerpiece was in bride roses and carnations in the design
of four-leafed clover. At the four corners were silver candlesticks,
their lights under shades of white and silver filigree. Silver baskets
held cakes embossed in silver, and the ices were served from the center
of cases simulating white roses, at their base a touch of the silver
foliage and four leafed clovers.
Although Mr. and Mrs. LEARY have lived in Atlanta a comparatively short
time-since the establishment here of the managerial center of the
Southern Express-no people in the city are more highly esteemed. The
same prominence and popularity distinguishing Mr. LEARY among men and
the affairs is enjoyed by Mrs. LEARY in the realm of women. In her
beauty and gentleness, she has been cordially welcomed not only in the
homes, but in the hearts of her Atlanta friends.
She was charming last night in a reception gown of white satin, the
corsage trimmed in cloth of silver. She wore a necklace of diamonds,
and carried a bouquet of bride roses and carnations.
The ladies in the receiving party had as souvenirs corsage bouquets
bride roses, and the gentlemen boutonniers of white carnations.
The guests were presented with the wedding cake in tiny white boxes,
tied with white satin ribbon, and ornate with the monogram in silver of
the host and hostess.
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