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JIM: The Hughes-Cundiff wedding, June 2, 1922

Rev. Z.T. Williams officiated at his residence, uniting two distinguished Adair County families in a quiet affair with just a few special friends present.

by Jim

Hughes-Cundiff wedding, June 2nd, 1922

On the evening of Friday, June 2nd, 1922, shortly before the hour of eight o'clock post meridian, Miss Victoria Hughes and Mr. Horace Cundiff called on Rev. Z.T. Williams at his residence, and shortly thereafter departed as husband and wife. According to the News, the ceremony was a very quiet affair "with only a few special friends present."


Neither the bride nor the groom donned fancy attire for the occasion. Victoria wore a simple organdy dress and a white hat, while Horace was "conventionally dressed in dark blue."

Mrs. Rollin Cundiff, nee Lenora Lowe, sister-in-law of the groom, furnished the music, and "the couple entered the room to the strains of the bridal chorus from 'Lohengrin.'" Immediately after the ceremony, the wedding party adjourned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lowe for a luncheon buffet.

The News described Victoria, the daughter of E.H. & Anne Hughes, as "one of Columbia's most popular and accomplished young ladies [who] has always been closely connected with the social life of the town." Horace, the son of Mr. & Mr. Perry V. & Mary Cundiff of near town, had served in World War I and was referred to in the paper as "one of Adair county's finest young men."

At the time of their marriage, Horace was an employee of the U.S Postal Service stationed in Cincinnati, and it was for that point the newlyweds left on early Saturday morning, June 3rd, "where they will make their home for the present."

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Horace passed in the spring of 1951, five weeks before his and Victoria's 29th wedding anniversary and only 27 days after the death of his brother Rollin. His World War I draft registration card, filled out in June, 1917, noted that Horace was born in Cane Valley and currently resided in Miami, Ky., and that he was tall, slender, blue-eyed, and dark haired.

Victoria, in her younger days a member of The Twentieth Century Self Culture Club and the young ladies' picnic club, in 1920 lived with her widowed father on Burkesville Street, where near neighbor was Judge H.C. Baker; Judge Rollin Hurt and wife Cary lived not many doors away. Victoria passed in 1978. She was the mother of the late educator, author, and writer Edith Hughes Walker and wife of the late R.R. "Pete" Walker. - JIM


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