MRS. HOPE ELLIS BYRNE
marysville, Nov. 11
RENEWS FAITH IN CUPID
Yuba County Belle Becomes the Wife
of A.C. Bingham of Marysville
– Marysville society was given a surprise this afternoon when there came over the wires from Portland, Or., the wedding announcement of A. C. Bingham and Mrs. Hope Ellis Byrne. The announcement was not wholly a surprise to all, as a few were aware of the couple's departure on the California and Oregon Express on Sunday night. The ceremony was performed at noon today at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Elwin L. House, and Mr. and Mrs. Bingham will return immediately to their Marysville home.
Mr. Bingham is one of the leading business men of this city, occupying the position of cashier of the Decker, Jewett & co. Bank, and being also an extensive shareholder in the wholesale grocery business of the W. T. Ellis Company.
The bride is the daughter of W. T. Ellis, a pioneer merchant of Marysville, and as Miss Hope Ellis was a noted belle in San Francisco and Monterey society. She was the divorced wife of Callaghan Byrne. The wedding of Mrs. Byrne to Mr. Bingham is her third matrimonial venture.
In 1892 Hope Ellis was the announced fiance of Callaghan Byrne, but as a result of a lovers' quarrel over nothing the engagement was broken. Then she met Bert Sherwood of this city, who sued for her hand, their marriage taking their marriage on September 25, 1894. It resulted unhappily, and divorce followed in May of 1897.
On the day of Governor Gage's inaugural ball in Sacramento in 1899 Mr. Byrne met for the first time after the breaking of their engagement his old sweetheart, Mrs. Hope Ellis Sherwood. As a result he escorted her to the ball. The next day it was learned by their friends that they had decided to consider the past seven years wiped out and their engagement was again announced. An elaborate wedding followed at the Palace Hotel on February 14, 1899. They took up their residence at the beautiful home of Mr. Byrne in Southern California.
Marriage once more proved a failure for the beautiful daughter of W. T. Ellis. She returned to her father's home and again the divorce machine was set in motion and a separation was granted on April 5 of 1902, leaving to the care of Hope Ellis an infant girl a few months old bearing the name of Byrne, and another little girl with the name of Sherwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Bingham will reside in the beautiful home of Mr. Bingham on Fourth Street, in this city, and their many friends are waiting with congratulations to receive them.