BioM: Gibbs, Bethelva (1926)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/24/1926

Gibbs, Bethelva (16 JUN 1926)

June 16th, 1926 saw one of the most beautiful weddings in this section of Wisconsin.

The wedding of Miss Bethelva Gibbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Gibbs in Worden Township, Clark County, Wis., took place at the home of the bride. The time was set, the room decorated with flowers of every hue and fragrance. When the hour of twelve struck, the bridal party marched into the front parlor, led by Glenn Haas, nephew of the bride. Little Glenn carried a basket of forget-me-nots, with the ring in the center of the flowers. Next was the bride and groom. Back of the bride and groom came Miss Lila Brown and Mr. Reid Gibbs, bridesmaid and best man. The marriage ceremony was performed by Wendell Bennett, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Thorp.

The bride wore a very rich bridal gown of yellow canton crepe, carrying a fresh bouquet of roses. The wedding was mainly attended by the immediate relatives and friends. After the wedding Mr. Gibbs, father of the bride, gave a present to both the bride and groom. By this keen insight and rich sense of humor presented the bride with a small washboard, and the groom with a small set of useful toos so regularly used on the farm, a rake, a hoe and a shovel. Joy was king, and the only thing to stop the laughter was sore sides.

After a delicious dinner prepared by Mrs. Gibbs, the bride and groom left by car to Greenwood, where the picture of the bride and groom was taken. From her the happy couple left for Kilbourn, Wis., to spend their honeymoon.

Besides the parents of the bride and groom, the following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brandt, Mrs. Art Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Haas and their children, Reid Gibbs and Roy Gibbs, and Miss Lila Brown.

The couple expects to be home after the 20th of June and will live in Worden township.

Everybody congratulated the happy couple and wished them God Speed in their new home.



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