Bessie Garnett Moorhead Brallier

Bessie Garnett Moorhead Brallier

Bessie Garnett Moorhead b 31 Jul 1878, Indiana, Indiana Co., PA d 9 Mar 1941 married 7 Apr 1904 Dr. John Kinports Brallier b 27 Dec 1876 Cherry Tree, PA.

Bessie's parents were Alexander Thompson Moorhead Jr. b 23 Aug 1833, Moorhead homestead, White Township, Indiana County, PA d 18 Oct 1912 Indiana, Indiana Co., PA buried 21 Oct 1912 Oakland Cemetery, Indiana Co., PA m 2nd Margaret Ann Rankin b 28 Aug 1842 Speedy homestead, near Livermore, Conemaugh Twp., Indiana Co., PA d 2 Apr 1923 Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA buried Oakland Cemetery, Indiana Co., PA.

Info taken from History of the Moorhead Family From the Latter Part of the Sixteenth Century to the Present Time, Compiled and Published by A.T. Moorhead, Indiana, PA August 23, 1901, pg. 40-41 states:

Bessie Garnett Moorhead, daughter of Alexander Thompson and Margaret A. Rankin Moorhead, was born in Indiana, PA, July 31, 1878. She graduated from the Indiana High Schools in 1895 and from the State Normal School in 1900. Since then she taught in the graded schools of Dale borough, Cambria county, and has been elected to fill a similar position in the Indiana schools.


Marriage notice, dated Apr 7, 1904, from the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County:


At one o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Moorhead, Miss Bess Garnet Moorhead will be united in marriage to Dr. John K. Brailler, of Latrobe. The ceremony will be performed by the bride's pastor, the Rev. Dr. J. Day Brownlee, of the First United Presbyterian church.

The bride will be attended by Miss Blanche St. Clair, of town, as bridesmaid, while Mr. Hart Daugherty, also of Indiana, will be best man. The ushers will be Messrs. Frank Moorhead and James Braillier. Miss Mary Jones will play the wedding march. The Moorhead home has been beautifully decorated in pink and green for the occasion. On last evening the bridal party was entertained by Miss Blanche St. Clair at her home on Philadelphia St., and tonight Mrs. W. S. Daugherty will entertain them. After the ceremony and wedding dinner tomorrow, the bridal pair will leave for Latrobe where Dr. Brallier has established a lucrative dental practice and where a furnished home is waiting for them.


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