This page contains the last of the genealogical information in my grandmother’s little wedding book.
“Married at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 1908. Set at 7:10 for Grand Rapids, Remained over night at “The Morton” and left next day for Detroit. Returned home Monday, April 13th and began keeping house at 449 E. Cass St.”
The train must have been the “seven-ten”. It sounds like there was a mess on the platform after the train departed. There is a discrepancy in the account, the writer for the newspaper must have assumed a trip of a week, when it was really a long weekend jaunt.
I find it interesting that the couple went to Detroit. My grandfather was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a law degree in 1905. His parents were residents of Howell, Michigan where he was born. I wonder if William and Winnie visited his parents while on their trip? I wonder if his parents were not able to come to Cadillac for the wedding, for reasons of health or finances? I don’t believe that William and Winnie were estranged from the family, since he was the executor of his father’s estate in July, 1911.