Mrs. Joe Dufphey Was Blushing Bride in 1879
Taken from the old files of a Madison paper under date of March 14, 1879, is this item:
“Joseph Dufphey and C. H. Reeves of this county have just returned from Virginia accompanied by their brides. Also with this party was the intended bride of J. D. Hale. The party was met at Columbus by J. D. Hale where he and his betrothed were made one. The happy party returned to Madison and celebrated their weddings by having dinner at the Prince house.”
Mrs. Joe Dufphey, aged Battle Creek pioneer, is the only surviving member of the wedding party mentioned. Source: Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, April 14, 1928, page 1.