210. Emma Seiberling Wedding

Emma Seiberling in 1879 at age 16

Emma Seiberling and Charles Butler were married on Wednesday, April 26 1893 at 8:30pm in the Seiberling Mansion. The ceremony took place in the east parlor of the house. Charles Butler was the manager of the Indiana Insulated Rubber works, a company owned by Monroe Seiberling, in Jonesboro, Indiana; Emma Seiberling was a society lady of Kokomo. After a 2-week honeymoon the happy couple made their home in Marion, Indiana. While the original dress is in the HCHS collection, it is no longer on exhibit. The dress on display is a copy of the reproductions once used in the Seiberling wedding reenactments.

photo from a reenactment of Emma's wedding in the mansion