Maggie Louise Goos

Born: July 8, 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: February 8, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Buried: February 10, 1964 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 9)
Father: Daniel Johannes Goos, Jr.
Mother: Florence Augusta Flanders
Husband: Albert Forest Severs, Sr.
Married: October 26, 1904 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Children: Willie Wardwell Severs
Albert Forest Severs, Jr.
Rose Severs
Florence Flanders Severs

Letter from James Wilson Beatty, 1904

October 27, 1904:


Severs-Goos Nuptials Solemnized Last Evening

        The words "pretty house wedding" have been used for so many years that, becoming hackneyed, they have lost much of their real descriptive value, and still they correctly portray the marriage last evening of Miss Maggie Louise Goos to Mr. Albert F. Severs, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. F. A. Goos, 703 Hodges street.
        When the hour for the ceremony, 5:30 arrived, the spacious home was filled with expectant guests made up in a great degree of relatives, intimate friends and neighbors. The halls, stair cases, dining room and parlors were massed with the beautiful ferns, palms, evergreens, creeping vines and bright flowers of this rose-blooming southland; between the western windows of one of the parlors, a living bower of vines and evergreens, cut of whose thick foliage chrysanthemums gleamed yellow and white; and it was in this fragrant retreat the Rev. N. E. Joyner of the Broad street Methodist church, repeated the solemn words which united two lives which, hitherto divided, had joined together, there to remain till the journey of life is done.
        Miss Laura Dees presided at the piano, and, at the signal, the old sweet strains of the wedding march pealed out and the bridal party came down the flight of stairs to the alcove where the mutual vows were to be pledged. Rev. Mr. Joyner and Mrs. Goos came first, followed by the bride and groom, and lastly, the matron of honor, Mrs. J. L. Gillispy, herself but a bride of a month.
        The bride was attired in white silk over blue of the same material, with accordion pleatings and real lace of rich design. The costume was simply made, but its very simplicity accorded with the gentle, wistful beauty of the fair girl,. Her bouquet was of maiden hair ferns, white star geraniums and marcheniel roses, and these were confined by long satin streamers.
        The groom was dressed in the conventional black.
        After the ceremony the guests were invited to the dining room, where delicious refreshments suited to the hour were served -- ice cream, cake and fruit punch.
        The wedding presents, by their great number and rich quality, bespoke the esteem in which the young couple were held. Cut glass, silverware fancy work and an occasional check on the local banks were to be seen in profusion and were much admired. Among them was one that caught and held the feminine eye; a pair of Irish linen pillow shams hand embroidered and shamrock design, and was the gift of the bride's brother-in-law, James W. Beatty, who lives in far away Belfast, Ireland. The groom's present was a handsome brooch, set with pearls and a gleaming heart-center of diamonds.
        After congratulations and thousands of good wishes had been lavished, Mrs. Severs, attired in a beautiful blue silk traveling dress with hat to match, bade her girlhood's home farewell for a brief period. The young couple departed for San Antonio, where they will remain for a fortnight.
        After Nov. 10th Mr. and Mrs. Severs will be at home, 703 Hodges street.
        May the journey so auspiciously begun, thus continue through a long and happy life, is the earnest wish of the Press.

Shreveport Times:

Mrs. Severs' Rites
In Lake Charles

        Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Goos Severs, 86, 2510 Portland St., will be held in the Hixson Funeral Home chapel in Lake Charles at 11 a.m. Monday.
        Burial will be in Goos Cemetery.
        Mrs. Severs died Saturday at her residence here.
        Survivors include two sons, W. W. Severs of Lake Charles and A. F. Severs of Shreveport; two daughters, Mrs. Jules Meyerson and Mrs. Douglas H. Johnson of Shreveport; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.