BioM: Campman, Jean Elizabeth (1939)
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Surnames: Campman, Chesemore, Rosekrans, Covell, Forbes, Eddy, Balsley, Homes, Andrews, Gilbert, Zimmerman, Finney, Orchard, Wardle, Howard, Smith, Crosby, Zimmerman, Rush, Schwellenbach, Jackson, Knipfel

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 17 Aug. 1939

Campman, Jean Elizabeth (Marriage - 12 Aug 1939)

The chapel of the First Congregational church of Madison was the scene of a lovely late summer wedding at 12 Saturday noon, when Miss Jean Elizabeth Campman, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. William A. Campman of 228 South Clay Street, Neillsville, became the bride of Wilfred G. Chesemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Chesemore of 1528 University Avenue, Madison.

The church decorations were candelabra and a beautiful arrangement of cut flowers in large white wedding vases, artfully arranged before a background of palms.

Dr. Sarah Rosekrans of Neillsville sang "Because" and "God Gave Me You," Mrs. Allen Covell, also of this city, accompanying her on the piano.

The groom, the best man, Stewart Forbes of Madison, and the Rev. A. L. Eddy took their places at the altar, where they awaited the bride and her attendants, who marched forward to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding March. Miss Campman was given in marriage by her father, Rev. Eddy performing the single-ring ceremony in the presence of 125 guests.

The bride wore white organdy, full skirt, ten-inch lace trim at the hem, with tight bodice matching lace jacket and a shoulder-length veil. Her bouquet combined rubrum lilies, white sweet peas and fern in a beautiful spray, tied with white tulle, which was carried upon the arm. For the traditional "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue," the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Holmes of Neillsville, sent her the old and borrowed items in the form of her own wedding ring.

Mrs. Harold Balsley, a sorority sister, acted as a maid of honor. She wore coral shadow-strip organdy with matching transparent hat. She carried a Colonial bouquet of coral gladioli, bachelor buttons and white sweet peas. The bridesmaids were Misses Harriet Andrews of Baraboo, who wore aqua organdy; Ruth Gilbert of Green Bay, dressed in yellow organdy; Ruth Chesemore of Madison, gowned in peach organdy, and Ruth Zimmerman of Neillsville, whose dress was of similar material in blue. Each dainty maid wore a veil and carried a Colonial bouquet. The bride’s mother was dress in navy blue sheer with navy accessories; the mother of the groom wore black chiffon with black accessories, their flowers being gardenias. The ushers were Grant Finney of North Prairie and Harold Balsley, Kenneth Orchard and Harry Wardle, all of Madison.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Kennedy Manor, 54 guests being in attendance. The couple left for Chicago on a brief wedding trip. For her going-away ensemble the bride chose black with matching accessories.

Mrs. Chesemore is a graduate of the Neillsville high school and the University of Wisconsin where she majored in interior decorating. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Since her graduation she has done office work for the Schuster and Campman firm in Neillsville and for the past several years she has been employed in the art department at Manchester’s, Madison. Charming, talented and refined, she has been most successful in her studies, and in her work. She is also an artist at the piano, her natural talents along musical lines being developed throughout her childhood and young womanhood.

Mr. Chesemore also received his education at the University of Wisconsin. He is not well-known here, but made a favorable impression upon all who have met him on his occasional visits to the Campman home, by his pleasing mannerism and clean, gentlemanly appearance. He and his bride will be at home at 1822 Helena Street, Madison.

Neillsville friends and relatives who attended the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Smith, Sr., Judge and Mrs. E. W. Crosby, Sen., and Mrs. W. J. Rush, Mrs. George Zimmerman, Dr. Sarah Rosekrans, Mrs. Allen Covell, Miss Ione Schwellenbach, and also Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Jackson of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Knipfel of Minneapolis, former residents here.

 

 


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