BioM: Mooney, Jane A. (1939)
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Surnames: Mooney, Hibbard, Morrison, Mason

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/29/1939

Mooney, Jane A. (24 JUN 1939)

A wedding of great charm and interest took place Saturday evening, June 24, 1939, at 8 o’clock at the Bethel Baptist Church, when Miss Jane Albertine Mooney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Mooney, Jr., 1429 Hodgeboom Av., Eau Claire, became the bride of Richard Edwards Hibbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Hibbard, 1914 State St., Eau Claire. The Rev. Charles Colby performed the ceremony.

The church was decorated with palms, candelabra, and gladiolas in pastel shades for the candlelight service. Nuptial music was provided on the organ by the Rev. Allen Fredine of Minneapolis who played the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin for the processional and Mendelssohn’s wedding march for the recessional. Jack Myhers sang "Because" before the ceremony and during the ceremony "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Miss Eleanor Eastvold on the piano.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was dressed in a gown of white chiffon over taffeta shirred at the waist with a full skirt with a square neckline. Her fingertip veil was caught up with a wreath of flowers. She wore full length lace mitts and carried a colonial bouquet of gardenias, talisman roses, and blue forget-me-nots. She wore also a cameo that belonged to her late aunt, Miss Celia Morrison.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lois Mooney of St. Paul, as maid of honor, and Suzanne Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Mason of Chippewa Falls, as flower girl.

Miss Lois was dressed in chartreuse chiffon fashioned on the same lines as the bridal gown. She carried a colonial bouquet of token roses and other flowers in pastel shades.

Little Suzanne Mason wore a peach net full length frock of Empire style with bows of green velvet in her hair and carried a colonial bouquet of mixed garden flowers.

The groom was attended by his brother, Darrell O. Hibbard, Jr., of Eau Claire. The ushers were: Russell Hibbard of Madison, James M. Dunn of St. Paul, Robert Anderson of Eau Claire, and Ned G. Mason of Chippewa Falls. All the men of the bridal party were dressed in white.

The bride’s mother wore a suit dress of a dusty blue shade with a dark blue hat and a corsage of gardenias. The mother of the groom wore a dusty rose colored dress with white accessories and also wore a corsage of gardenias.

An informal reception was held at the Mooney home following the ceremony.

Among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Nielsen and Victor Nielsen of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.).

The bride is a graduate of the Senior high school and Eau Claire State Teachers’ College with a B.E. degree and has taught English and chorus work for the past three years at Withee, Wis.

The groom is a graduate of the Teachers’ College in Eau Claire and a M.A. Degree from Fletcher’s School of Law and Diplomacy and from Northwestern University. For the past year he has been a member of the faculty at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. He has had three years of teaching experience at Anatolia College, Salonika, Greece.

After the reception, the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to an unannounced destination. They will be at home after Sept. 15 at Allentown, where Mr. Hibbard will resume his position at Muhlenberg College.

 

 


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