BioM: Marsh, Helen (Marriage - 1914)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/20/1914

Marsh, Helen (Marriage - 15 Aug 1914)

Mr. Herman Edward North and Miss Helen Marsh were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Marsh, in Neillsville, Clark County, Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, 1914. Rev. G.W. Longenecker of Viola, former pastor of the Congregation Church here officiated, the ring ceremony being used. The perfect day added to the well appointed decorations of the rooms, the wholesome good will of gathered guests and the beautiful though simple ceremony itself, all combined to make the scene a perfect one and the hour happy. A vocal solo, Allitsen’s "A Song of Thanksgiving" by Miss Grace Brown, was followed by Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Miss Gladys Neff, as the bride and groom entered, preceded by Mrs. Homer C. Clark, who acted as matron of honor. The bride was given away by her father, who met the bridal party at the doors of the parlor. The south window, where they took their place was banked with asparagus and gladiolas, the room being decorated in pink and green. The bride was dressed in white embroidered net over charmeuse and carried a shower bouquet of white roses; the matron of honor also wore white net over charmeuse. The groom wore the modern standard type of dress for the occasion, gray trousers with dark stripe and dark coat and vest. During the wedding ceremony the shades were drawn and the electric lights turned on, making a very pretty effect.

After the ceremony, lunch was served, the dining room being decorated in pink, and the color scheme of the lunch pink and white.

Many beautiful presents were given by the guests and friends from a distance. In addition to those dainty and useful articles that are for lifelong use, there were substantial things in the way of checks and coin that will fine a helpful place in later days.

The young couple had planned a wedding trip, which locally, at least, was novel, namely an automobile tour if the weather was favorable. At five o’clock they set forth and about nine phones from Grand Rapids of their safe arrival there. They plan to extend the trip to Waupaca, Appleton and Milwaukee. On their return they expect to live for a time at the home of the bride’s parents. They begin their married life with the brightest prospects, and with an abundant friendship and good will that should make for their happiness and success. Both were brought up here in Neillsville, Clark County and have known each other all their lives. The groom began work some years ago in the Neillsville Bank, and by his efficiency and integrity has become a strong factor in the business, this year being elected cashier. This in itself tells the estimate in which his character and ability are held in this community. The bride was educated in our city schools, with some work at the State University. She is a young woman of home tastes, and possessed of good common sense, as well as culture and refinement.

The guests from a distance attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Miller of Appleton; Dr. and Mrs. Elkinton and daughter, Miss Doris, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ruseling of Eleva; Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Marsh of Eau Claire; John Marsh Sr., Mrs. John Marsh Jr., and daughter Miss Kathryn, Mrs. Louis Jones and daughter Miss Ruth and Mrs. Emil Mick, all of Black River Falls; Miss Minnie Vanderlip of Chicago.



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