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The Tennilles

Francis Tennille (1747)
William A. Tennille (1792)
Francis T. Tennille (1799)
William A. Tennille (1840)
Mary A. Tennille (1870)
George F. Tennille (1873)
William A. Tennille, Jr. (1877)

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George Francis Tennille

Wedding to Jessie Mason Chisholm

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Savannah, Ga., February 24. - (Special.)

One of the most important society weddings of the season was that at Christ church tonight at 8 o'clock of Mr. George Francis Tennille and Miss Jessie Mason Chisholm. The rector, Rev. Robb White, officiated.

The bride's sister, Miss Vida Chisholm, was the maid of honor, and another sister, Mrs. Lawrence Maxwell, of Anderson, S.C., was the matron of honor. Dr. H.H. Martin was best man and the bride was given away by her brother, Mr. W.W. Chisholm.

The bridesmaids were Miss Bessie Venable, of Petersburg, Va.; Miss Nan duBignon, of Atlanta, and Miss Anna Guerard. Little Miss Marianne Schley and Master Julian Hartridge were the ribbon bearers. The ushers were Mr. William A. Tennille, Jr., Dr. Julian Chisholm, Mr. Wright Hunter, Mr. W.F. Dix, of East Orange, N.J.; Mr. Godin Guerard and Mr. Jack Rauers.

Mr. and Mrs. Tennille left this evening on their bridal tour. Upon their return to Savannah they will reside at 402 Huntingdon street, east.

Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Wellborn Hill, of Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Murphy, Miss Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Maxwell and Miss Venable. The bride is one of Savannah's handsomest women and is popular in society. Mr. Tennille is general manager of the Southern Cotton Oil Company.



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