BioM: Appleford, Rachel (1944)
Surnames: GUSTAFSON APPLEFORD JOHNSON TURNQUIST O’NEIL ABBOTT AXELSON
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/14/1944
Appleford, Rachel (19 JUL 1944)
Of interest to many relatives and friends of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) is the announcement of the marriage on July 19, 1944 of Miss Rachel Appleford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Appleford, to Lt. William H. Gustafson, son of Mrs. Julia Gustafson, Tacoma. Mrs. Appleford traveled east with her daughter and gave here in marriage.
The wedding ceremony was performed in the Park Manor Methodist Church in Chicago. The pastor, Herbert. F. Langdon, performing the double ring ceremony. The organist was Miss Marybelle Beebe.
Miss Appleford wore a three-piece suit of dove gray wool, top coat of finger tip length and accessories of cerese with black. She wore a corsage of orchids. Her maid of honor, Miss Vera Turnquist, Chicago, her cousin, wore a rose colored silk crepe with black accessories and a corsage of gardenias. Another cousin, Miss Verna Johnson, Greenwood, was bridesmaid and wore a crepe suit of turquoise with matching accessories and a corsage of gardenias. Mrs. Appleford was attired in pale blue crepe with brown accessories and a corsage of rosebuds and gardenias.
Lt. Gustafson had as his best man Lt. Thomas O’Neill, San Francisco, friends through college and who have been together up until this time in their army training. Acting as usher was Lt. Edward Abbott, Spokane.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s cousin, Mrs. Helger Axelson. The table was decorated with a beautiful tiered cake, topped with a miniature soldier and bride. The cake was centered on an attractive linen cloth and surrounded by a ring of gladiola buds and at each end by white tapers in silver candlesticks. After a toast to the bride and groom, they cut the traditional first piece of cake and the guests were served cake and ice cream in clever shapes of roses, wedding bells and cupids.
After the reception the couple left, amid showers of rice and best wishes, for a 10-day honeymoon on Lake Michigan’s shore at Moraine on the Lake, a popular resort.
Lt. Gustafson is stationed at Camp Livingston, La., and they will make their home temporarily at nearby Alexandria.
Mrs. Gustafson, before her marriage, was a senior at Washington State College and affiliate of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. At the college she was prominent in campus activities, being on the executive committee of her class.
Lt. Gustafson is a former student of W.S.C. also and was prominent in student affairs. He was a member of varsity football and track teams. He is affiliated with Theta Chi fraternity.
The bride’s mother will be remembered as Mathilda Hendrickson.
The Gleaner is extending congratulations and best wishes for many years of happy married life.
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