BioM: Thoma, Lillian (1928)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 09/27/1928

Thoma, Lillian (23 SEP 1928)

Mr. Fred Appleyard and Miss Lillian Thoma were united in marriage at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23, 1928, at Globe Lutheran Church, Rev. Motzkus officiating.

Miss Ann Appleyard, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and Mr. Arthur Thoma, brother of the bride, was groomsman. Irma Dudei and Edna Schlinkert were the flower girls.

The bride wore a dress of white satin crepe, trimmed with rhinestones and lace; she wore a veil and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid was dressed in peach colored georgette and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses.

The groom and groomsman both wore suits of navy blue.

The church was prettily decorated with flowers. Mrs. Motzkus played the wedding march.

After the ceremony the relatives and friends gathered at the home of the bride's parents, where a reception was held, a large number being present. Dinner was served at 5 o'clock and during the evening the guests were entertained socially; at midnight supper was served to all. The rooms were prettily decorated in pink and white.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Charles Appleyard. He came here (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) when he was a small boy and grew to manhood on the farm. After completing the rural school course he attended Neillsville High School for two years. Since then he has had charge of the home farm, which he has managed very successfully. He is considered one of the most enterprising farmers of this community. His fine industry and good character in every way have won for him the respect of all in this community.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Thoma of the town of Weston, Clark County. She is a young lady of fine personality. She has had a careful home training and is well qualified in every way for the duties that may come to her in her new life. Besides the experiences that were hers under the direction of her mother, for three years she took charge of her brother's home after the death of his wife. Her faithfulness and self-sacrifice have endeared her to all who know her.

The young couple left Tuesday by auto for a visit in the south part of the state. On their return they will be at home on the Appleyard farm north of Neillsville in Pine Valley.

Those from away who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Will Dunn and Mr. Frank Humphrey, all of Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Grap of Wausau.

The Press extends congratulations and good wishes.



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