Clark County Clipper, August 25, 1927
Simplicity and beauty marked the wedding of Miss Anna Henderson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Henderson of Tarkio, Mo., and Mr. Oak Alger, which was solemnized
at the home of the bride's parents Wednesday morning August 17th, 1927, at 9:30
Preceding the ceremony Miss Ruth Henderson, sister of the bride, sang "At
Dawning," with Mrs. Roy Miller at the piano. To the strains of "I love you
truly," Helen Strong and Nancy Mae Smith entered strewing flowers in the bride's
pathway, marked by pink and white streamers which led to the door way which
formed an arch beautifully decorated. The ring ceremony was performed by Dr. J.
A. Thompson, President of Tarkio College.
The bride was gowned in a white taffeta frock with foot wear to match and wore a
tulle veil held in place by pearls and silver ribbon. Her arm bouquet was of
ophelia roses. Immediately following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was
served to thirty guests and in this the color scheme of pink and white was used.
Since Mrs. Alger's graduation from Tarkio College, she has been a successful
teacher in the Ashland and Warrensburg, Mo., High Schools. She has been popular
in church and music circles and has made many friends in Ashland.
Mr. Alger who is the son of Mrs. W. B. Rankin, was a graduate of the Ashland
High School with the class of 1926, he has been employed as bookkeeper at the
Ford Motor Co., since returning from attending the Pittsburg Normal at
Out of town guests who attended the wedding were: Miss Florence Waldo of
Richmond, Kansas; Mrs. W. B. Rankin, mother of Mr. Alger of Ashland; Mrs. Ella
Brokan an Aunt, of Wichita, Kansas; and Mrs. Mary Samuels of Rawalpindi, India,
a native mission worker who came in her native costume. She presented the bride
with a string of native beads.
Mr. and Mrs. Alger arrived in Ashland Sunday and are making their home at the
Paul McCasland residence.
The Clipper joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Alger in extending
congratulations and best wishes for them in their new life and home.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 1, 2005.
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