Virginia C. (1940)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Jewell, Browne, Russell, Goodearle, Pulver
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 26 September 1940
Jewell, Virginia C. (21 SEP 1940)
Nuptial rites were solemnized in the Methodist Church Saturday evening at 8 o’clock, for Miss Virginia Claire Jewell, Loyal, and Willis G. Browne, Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Browne, Waupun. The Rev. Orlando Jewell, father of Miss Jewell and pastor of the Methodist Church officiated.
During the services, Mrs. Roy Pengelly played piano accompaniment for two selections, "Oh Promise Me," sung by Miss Alice Goodearle, and "I Love You Truly," sung by the bride’s brother, Robert Jewell.
The church was decorated in a red, white and green color scheme, using white gladioli, daisies, and dahlias, red roses and fern. Enhancing the effect of the floral decorations were the candle-lighted pews and two beautiful candelabra loaned for the occasion by the Wesley Foundation Methodist Church of Madison, of whose choir Miss Jewell is a member.
The bride was attired in all white, the dress in silk chiffon over silk taffeta, floor-length, designed in shirt-waist style and trimmed with rhinestone buttons. Her veil was also floor-length and was caught to her hair with lilies of the valley, and she carried an arm bouquet of American Beauty roses and white asters.
Her maid of honor, Miss Arlouine Russell, Ripon, a former college classmate, wore aqua chiffon over aqua taffeta, floor-length, and carried a colonial bouquet. Serving as bridesmaids were Miss Alice Goodearle, Madison, also a college friend, and Miss Helen Mae Johnson, Augusta, a friend of the Jewell family. Miss Goodearle and Miss Johnson wore pink and yellow taffeta, respectively, and carried colonial bouquets.
Attending the groom were his brother, Jack Browne, Waupun, as best man, Forrest Jewell, Milwaukee, a brother of the bride, William Pulver of Madison, and Earl Irish, Waupun. The groom and attendants wore dark suits with small boutonnieres.
Jesse Browne, Waupun, sister of the groom, acted as flower girl and was gowned in yellow silk. The ring bearer, dressed in all white, was Paul Jewell, youngest brother of the bride.
A 5:30 o’clock dinner was served in the church parlors to 30 out-of-town guests, the dining room attractively decorated with sweet peas in a color scheme of pink and green. Following the wedding, a reception for 40 guests was held in the Methodist parsonage, the home of the bride’s parents, the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Jewell.
Waitresses for the dinner were Lorraine West, Betty Neuman, Beverly Boe, Yvonne Christensen, and Joyce and Janice Trindal.
Leland Raab, Roger Steiner, Norman Prior, and Lavern West served as ushers at the church service.
Mrs. Norman Prior, Murial Prior, Virginia Colby, and Lillian Boe, assisted in serving at the reception.
The bride was the recipient of many nice gifts, among them a purse from constituents of her father’s church.
Mrs. Browne, a graduate of Augusta High School, attended Ripon College for two years, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for two years.
Mr. Browne, who was graduated from Waupun High School, attended MacMurry College of engineering in Kentucky, and is a graduate of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin with the class of 1940. He is employed as head chemist with the Madison Gas and Electric Company.
After their return from a short wedding trip to points of interest in Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Browne will be at home to friends at 1627 Monroe street, Madison.
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