BioM: Kraus, Dorothy (1945)
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Surnames: Kraus, Zavala, Martinez

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/20/1945

Kraus, Dorothy (Marriage - 26 Aug. 1945)

Miss Dorothy Kraus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Kraus of Colby, and Salvador B. Zavala, son of Mrs. Maria Martinez of Chicago, were married at the St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic church in Mexico City at noon Sunday, Aug. 26.

Carrying a bouquet of pink and white roses, the bride wore a gown of white slipper satin designed with a fitted bodice, cap sleeves, and a full gathered skirt draped in front. Flesh-colored tulle was used to trim the plunging V neckline and to fashion her long formal gloves. Clusters of orange blossoms held her net finger-tip veil and blusher and sprays of the same flowers were scattered across the back of the veil and at the side drape of her skirt.

Mrs. Jesus Martinez of Chicago, Ill., sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, wore an aqua net over satin gown fashioned identical to that of the bride, and flowers in her hair. Her bouquet was an arrangement of white roses and pink gladioli.

The groom was attended by his brother, Antonio Martinez.

According to Mexican custom, during the ceremony, a white silken cord tied in two loops was placed by the bridesmaid over the bride and groom, signifying the unity in marriage. Thirteen silver coins were blessed and handed to the groom who gave them to his bride as a symbol of his duty to support her.

The church was decorated with bouquets of cut flowers, with baskets of flowers fastened to the pews bordering the center aisle.

Following the wedding, a reception and luncheon for the immediate relatives and friends were given at the home of the groom’s brother.

The bride is a graduate of the Colby, Wis. High School with the class of 1940 and for the past few years has been employed in Chicago by the Acme Transfer Co. The groom, who served with the United States and Mexican armies, is now employed by the Pan-American Airways.

The couple are temporarily making their home in Tuxpan, Mexico.



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