Transcribed from the Friendship Chronicle, January 19, 1881.


The marriage of governor-elect Porter of Indiana, to Miss Cornelia Stone, of Cuba N.Y., sister of Mrs. A. C. Davis, took place January 5th at the residence of Mr. Walter S. Gurnee, No. 626 Fifth avenue. Mr. Gurnee is uncle to the bride. The house was decorated with flowers and ferns and the curtained doorways were festooned with smilax. Governor Porter arrived in town the night before the wedding, accompanied by his son Mr. Albert Porter, and his daughter. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Freeman of Lockport N.Y. a cousin of the bride. The bride was dressed in a cream colored brocade and satin, and there were no bride’s maids or ushers. The bride was given away by General Roy Stone. The presents consisted of personal adornments among which were many handsome diamonds. Among the guests present were General and Mrs. Dunn, Of Washington; Judge and Mrs. Shofield, Governor Wallace of New Mexico; Judge and Mrs. VanCott, Mr. John Monroe, the Paris banker; Mr. A. C. Gurnee and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gurney. Governor Porter, who after the ceremony set out with his bride and his children for Indianapolis, was installed as Governor last Monday, and at his inaugural perception his bride assisted in receiving the guests.--Patriot.