BioM: Silkey, Mabel (1925)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Silkey, Lawrence, Laurence, Koplitz, Grandy, Weijohn

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/16/1925

Silkey, Mabel (Marriage - 1925)

A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koplitz of Withee when their niece, Miss Mabel Silkey of Christie was united in marriage to Mr. Will Lawrence, also of Christie. At five o’clock, while the song "A Perfect Day" was being played on the piano by Lester Koplitz. The bridal couple and their attendants, Mr. and Mrs. H. Koplitz, marched through the hall to a bower of powder blue crepe paper flowers in the parlor where the ceremony was performed by Rev. Grandy of Withee.

The bride was daintily attired in a powder blue silk crepe de chine and lace gown, and carried a bridal bouquet of Ophelia roses and Easter lilies, while the groom wore a dark blue serge suit.

Miss Silkey, after finishing the country school, spent most of her time at home, where she became skilled in the art of home making. Mr. Lawrence has worked at the Wiejohn farm at Christie for the past few years and has won many friends by his good nature and geniality. After a brief wedding trip through different parts of the state, the young couple will be at home to their many friends at the Weijohn farm at Christie.

Best wishes and congratulations attend them.

Biographical Information

Bio: Laurence, Mabel F. Silkey  (1906 - 1952)

(Mabel F.) Silkey
Gender Female
Birth Date 11 Jan 1906
Birthplace Town of Weston, Clark Co, Wisconsin
Race White
Father's Name Frank H. Silkey
Father's Birthplace Lebanan, Dodge Co, Wis
Mother's Name Frances S. Chase
Mother's Birthplace Calumet Co, Wis

Mabel Silkey, b. 11 Jan 1906

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1910 Federal Census, Weston, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Mable F Silkey, 4 yrs old, singe white female
Father's Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Frank H Silkey Head M 39 Wisconsin, Farmer
Frances Silkey Wife F 26 Wisconsin
Edwin J Silkey Son M 14 Wisconsin
George H Silkey Son M 10 Wisconsin
Mable F Silkey Daughter F 4 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Weston, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Mable F Laurence, 24 yrs. old, white married female
Father's Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

William O Laurence Head M 35 (ca. 1900) Wisconsin
Mable F Laurence Wife F 24 Wisconsin
Francis C Laurence Daughter F 0 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, , Weston Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Mabel Laurence, 34 yr. old white married female
Last Place of Residence Same House

Household Members

William Laurence Head M 45 Wisconsin
Mabel Laurence Wife F 34 Wisconsin
Frances Laurence Daughter F 10 Wisconsin
Ruth Silkey Niece F 12 Wisconsin
Ervin Silkey Nephew M 9 Wisconsin


Obit: Lawrence, Mable (1906 - 1952)





Mabel Silkey was born Jan. 11, 1906 Town of Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin daughter of Frank H. Silkey and Frances S. Chase, she died 1952  She married Will Lawrence Abt. 1925 in Wisconsin. She was my 2nd. cousin 1x removed. Her mother was Semantha P. Barber.   Merrylee Celius



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