BioM: O誰eill, Marion #2 (1911)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: O誰eill, Calway, Helms, Free, Lukens, Yourmans, Snodgrass

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Wis.) June 5,1996, Page 20, Section B, Index of Oldies Articles, originally by Dee Zimmerman

O誰eill, Marion (Marriage - June 1911)

Last Thursday evening was the wedding of Miss Marian O誰eill and Forest Calway, at the home of the bride痴 parents, Judge and Mrs. O誰eill.

The bridal couple descended the staris, entered the bower in the bay window where Mrs. O誰eill and Judge Helms awaited. They were preceded by Ruth Free, who strew rose petals in the path of the party.

The ribbon bearers formed an aisle through which came Miss Lucille Lukens, the maid of honor, followed by the bride upon the arm of her father. G. C. Youmans was the best man.

The O誰eill home was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The color scheme of the decorations of the living room in which the ceremony was performed was white. The bay window was transformed into a bower of palms bride痴 roses, syringes, and asparagus ferns. The stairway was made into a lane of ferns through which the bridal party passed. The color scheme of the dining room was pink and the decorations were in pink roses, ferns, lilies of the valley, sweet peas, and asparagus ferns.

The guests were served at small tables and the wedding party was seated at an elaborately decorated table in the dining room where a massive bouquet of pink roses held the center of the table, with pink roses and lilies of the valley scattered about the room.

Mrs. Calway is the only daughter of Judge and Mrs. O誰eill. She has an exceptional literary and musical education.

Mr. Calway is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Calway, is a court reporter for this judicial district, and is one of Neillsville痴 most energetic and capable young men.

The young couple left at midnight for New York, and were to sail on the New Amsterdam for Europe. While abroad they will tour Europe, returning about Sept. 15.

(The Judge O誰eill home was built in the late 1800痴 and still stands on the southeast corner of State and 4th Street intersection. Judge O誰eill was a nephew of his uncle and namesake, James O誰eill, Neillsville痴 founder. Forest and Marian Calway lived in the brick house, built by them, on the second lot east of her parent痴 home.)



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