BioM: Mills, Ada (1945)

Contact: Shari Hahn


Surnames: May, Mills, Bradtke, Blum, Wendt, Hamman

----Source: Millie Lee’s Collection of News Articles

ADA MILLS AND SGT. MAY ARE WED FRIDAY Ceremony Performed By Rev. Bradtke at 9 a.m.

Friday morning at 9 o’clock T/Sgt. Robert A. MAY, now home, on furlough after 36 months’ service overseas, claimed as his bride, Miss Ada Delora MILLS, 902 S. Ash Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. MILLS, Neillsville, former Marshfield residents. Sgt. MAY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter MAY, 306 N. Central avenue.

The nuptial ceremony was read in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. T.P. BRADTKE, before the altar banked with ferns and hydrangeas. Miss Sheila WEARS sang "Because."

Attendants were Sgt. And Mrs. Clyde BLUM, friends of the couple. Sgt. Blum is home on furlough from Camp Kilmer, NJ.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a pussywillow beige suit and matching veiled hat. Her corsage was fashioned of red roses and for jewelry she wore a choker necklace and bracelet of pearls, a gift of the groom.

Mrs. BLUM had a corsage of yellow rosebuds pinned to the shoulder of her light blue tailleur.

Following the ceremony covers were laid for 14 guests at luncheon at the home of the groom’s parents. Later in the day, the couple left for Miami, FL, where Sgt. May will report for reassignment. En route they will visit in Waukegan and Chicago.

(Transcriber’s notes: A part of the following was obliterated, but will transcribe as best as possible)

Sgt. May is a graduate of the _______ high school with the ___________, left Marshfield Jan. (date obliterated), with the 135th Regimental Band and went to Australia with the group in March, 1942. The unit spent the major part of three years in Australia and New Guinea and was incorporated into the 135th Army Ground Forces Band attached to an infantry regiment in the Netherlands East Indies when Sgt. May left it and returned to the States last month. Prior to his Army service he was employed by Roddis Lumber and Veneer Co.

Mrs. May was graduated from the Marshfield High School in 1939 and was employed in the production office of Roddis Lumber and Veneer Co.

Guests from away were Mr. and Mrs. MILLS, and the bride’s grandfather, Mitchell HAMMAN, Neillsville; Mrs. Charles WENDT and son, Eau Claire; and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest MILLS and son Stevens Point.



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