Mead, Effie Mae Finzer Scrapbook, 1904-1905

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Mead, Effie Mae Finzer 

Title:  Scrapbook, 1904-1905 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  1 volume 

Location Number:  Mss. A M481 

Scope and Content Note 

“The Bride’s Book” of Mrs. Effie Mae Finzer Mead; a formatted book of wedding memories. Includes newspaper clippings on: engagement, detailed descriptions of parties and wedding; best wishes by letter and telegraph to the bride and groom; and sample wedding and reception invitations. Bride formerly lived in Louisville and New York; the wedding was held in Charleston, W.Va. Photos from decedents, of wedding party and reception, are enclosed. 

Biographical Note 

Effie Mae Finzer originally resided in Louisville, but moved to New York to go to school and also to be near her mother, Mrs. Agnes E. Finzer. She went to school at Miss C. E. Mason’s School, The Castle, in Tarrytown–on-Hudson, New York. Many of her friends from this school wrote to her on her engagement and mentioned the fun times they had enjoyed together as girls at school. 

Miss Finzer was engaged to William Gaylord Mead, of Charleston, West Virginia on 5th of July 1904, although it apparently was not made public until the following spring. They were married at the “social event of the season,” November 1, 1905 at the first Presbyterian Church of Charleston, West Virginia, with a reception following at the house of her sister, Mrs. John Dickinson Lewis. They went to New York and then sailed to Mexico for their honeymoon. 

By 1930, Mr. and Mrs. Mead were living in Louisville. 

Folder List 

Volume includes: 

Telegraphs, letters, and newspaper clippings found in second half of book; photos enclosed in the back.