BioM: Williams, Catherine (1939)

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Surnames: Williams, Umhoeffer, Koelzer, Lyons, Bartik, Hackworthy, Wilcox, Walch

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/31/1939

Williams, Catherine (Marriage - 26 Aug. 1939)

A pretty wedding took place at St. James church at Madison Saturday, August 26th, 1939, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. when Miss Catherine Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Williams of Madison, became the bride of Paul A. Umhoeffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. X. Umhoeffer of Colby, Rev. John Koelzer performing the marriage ceremony. Mrs. James Umhoeffer of Hillsboro was matron of honor and the groom was attended by his twin brother, James Umhoeffer.

The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of heavy ivory faille, fashioned with sweetheart neckline, leg o’ mutton sleeves and full skirt ending in a short train. Her finger tip veil of ivory tulle fell from a three-cornered hat of the same material. Her bouquet consisted of Johanna Hill roses, single ivory gladioli blossoms, and yellow daisies. The matron of honor wore a dress of gold faille, fashioned with short puffed sleeves, sweetheart neckline and very full skirt.

The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore the same gold cross that her grandmother had worn at her wedding nearly sixty years ago.

The mother of the bride wore a black sheer gown with black accessories and wore a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. The mother of the groom wore an aqua gown with brown accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses.

A reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents for 100 guests in the afternoon, the home being nicely decorated with garden flowers.

The newlyweds will go on a wedding trip to the Black Hills and will be at home in Colby after September 4th.

Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. A. X. Umhoeffer, J. E. Lyons and Miss Mary Umhoeffer of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bartik of Plainfield, Miss Ann Williams of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hackworthy of Wauwatosa, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilcox of Chicago and Mr. Linus Walch of Hayward.



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