BioM: Sumner, Dorothy Mae (1950)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Sumner, Hardrath, Etter, Willwerth, Brenneman, Plank
----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath
Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
Sumner, Dorothy Mae (Marriage - 1 July 1950)
News of interest to residents in the Unity area is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Mae Sumner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Sumner, New Holland, Pa., who became the bride of Albert O. D. Hardrath, Jr., son of Mrs. Louise Hardrath, Chicago, and formerly of Unity, in a 2 o’clock ceremony performed July 1 in the New Holland Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. Russett E. Etter officiated at the double-ring service.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of imported marquisette and Chantilly lace with a sheer nylon yoke, long shoulder ruffle of lace, fitted bodice, long, pointed sleeves, full skirt decorated with cascades of lace and marquisette, and ending in a cathedral train. Her finger-tip veil fell from a heart-shaped headdress trimmed with seed pearls, and she carried a white Bible and an orchid.
Miss Virginia Sumner, sister of the bride, New Holland was the maid of honor. She wore a white bouffant marquisette-over-blue-taffeta gown. Her white picture hat was trimmed with Chantilly lace and she carried an arm bouquet of white gladioli.
The bridesmaid Miss Edna Hardrath, sister of the bridegroom, Chicago, wore a gown similar of the honor attendant’s in yellow, and a white picture hat. She also carried white gladioli.
Halbert H. Hardrath, cousin of the bridegroom, Madison, served as best man, and the ushers were John H. Willwerth, Ephrata, Pa., Robert P. Brenneman, Lancaster and Robert M. Plank, New Holland.
The bride’s mother wore a navy blue dress with white accessories while Mrs. Hardrath wore a beige dress with white accessories. White rosebuds composed their shoulder corsages.
Following the ceremony a reception for 150 guests were held in the church parlors, after which the couple left for a wedding trip to Wisconsin. Upon their return they will reside in New Holland. For traveling the bride wore a yellow suit with white accessories and a white orchid corsage.
The bride, a graduate of the New Holland High School, is employed by the experimental division on the New Holland Machine Company. Mr. Hardrath is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He is now a metallurgist at the New Holland Machine Company.
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