BioM: Schneider, Virginia Elizabeth (1943)

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Surnames: Schneider, Garcia, Netzel, Gribble, Wyatt, Alexander

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/23/1943

Schneider, Virginia Elizabeth (Marriage - 21 Aug. 1943)

Announcement is being made of the marriage of Miss Virginia Elizabeth Schneider, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Schneider of Colby, and Lt. Homer Garcia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isauro Garcia of Kingsville, Texas. The wedding took place in St. John’s Catholic church, St. Louis, Mo., on August 21st. Army chaplain, Myron Netzel, a former Capuchim Father of Marathon, Wis., now at Scott Field, Ill., officiated. The bride, who was given in marriage by Lt. Rex Gribble, was attired in a light blue wool suit with hat and accessories to match and wore a corsage of white gardenias. Miss Frances Wyatt of Belleville, Ill., and Lt. William Alexander of Scott Field, Ill., were the couple’s only attendants.

Immediately after the ceremony, the bridal party had dinner at the Jefferson Hotel at St. Louis and later a reception for the bridal party and immediate friends was held at the home of Lt. and Mrs. Rex Gribble at Belleville.

The bride is a graduate of the Colby, Wis. High School and the Chicago Business Institute. For some time she has been employed as a private secretary to a captain in the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command in Chicago until the discontinuance of that branch on August 1st when she was transferred to Scott Field, Ill., where she is now similarly employed.

The groom is a graduate of the Kingsville High School, the College of Industry and Arts of Kingsville, Texas, and the Officers’ Candidate School of Miami, Florida. He is now an engineering officer in the First Heavy Bombardment Processing Headquarters, Scott Field, Ill.

The newlyweds are making their home at 219 Portland Ave., Belleville, Ill.



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