BioM: Leason, Florence (Marriage - 1921)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/21/1921

Leason, Florence (Marriage - 16 JUL 1921)

Dr. M.E. Bennett of Black Earth and Miss Florence Leason of this city (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) were married at St. Albans Episcopal Church, Marshfield, Saturday, July 16, 1921, Rev. Fr. Henry Link officiating. The wedding came as something of a surprise to many of the bride’s friends here. It had been planned to have the wedding when the bride’s brother, Jesse Leason and wife could be here, but as his vacation time was uncertain, they decided not to wait, and the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Leason, drove over with them to Marshfield to have the ceremony performed by Rev. Link, the bride being a member of the Episcopal Church here. The groom was brought up at Black Earth, Wis., being the son of S.L. Bennett of that place. He graduated from the medical department of the Northwestern University; enlisted early in the war and was nearly three years in the service. He served with the second and 90th divisions and in the overseas service was stationed at Rotterdam and Hook of Holland at army headquarters at Coblenz and later at headquarters of American Forces in Germany, until April 1920. His duties were that of Food Inspector. On his return he began practice in his home town. He is a stranger to most of our people, but we may well judge by his record that he is a man of high character and well prepared both in personality and professionally to take a useful and successful place in life.

The bride was born and brought up in Neillsville. She was educated in the Neillsville schools, graduated from the high school with a fine record in the noted class of 1916. After teaching successfully in a country school for a year she went to Milwaukee Downer College, graduating in the musical course, taking also special work in vocal expression, in which she showed decided talent, even in the high school. After graduation, she was called to Black Earth to fill a vacancy in the schools and was retained the following year and may again continue in the position this year if she decides to teach. The same qualities that made friends for her in social and school life at home, have made her a successful teacher, and given her a host of friends everywhere she has been. We may well hope and expect that she will fulfill in her new home the beauty and promise of her young life here. We sincerely congratulate Dr. Bennett, and offer to him and his bride the best of our hopes and good wishes. They left Monday for Black Earth and after a visit among relatives and friends, they will return and make preparations for going to Black Earth to make their permanent home there.



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