BioM: Olson, Marcella (1947)
Surnames: Olson, Paxton, Ferguson, Wenzel, Stieber, Pech, Gutenberger, Sonyser, Rea, Cockley, Feldbrugge, Reil, Dump, Bump, Hardrath, Edwards
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/01/1947
Olson, Marcella (Marriage - 26 Apr. 1947)
Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, before a candle-lighted altar in the Methodist church in Colby, Miss Marcella Olson of Washington, D.C., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Olson of Colby, became the bride of Stuart Paxton of Arlington, Va., son of Mrs. Pauline Paxton of Arlington. Rev. M. B. Ferguson officiated.
In a white satin gown fashioned with marquisette yoke edged with seed pearls, fitted sleeves ending in points at the wrist, and a long train, the bride carried an all-white bouquet of roses, lilies and swansonia. Her long veil, edged with in lace, was fastened to a lace tiara trimmed with seed pearls. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, borrowed from the groom’s mother, and pearl earrings.
Miss Marion Wenzel of Milwaukee, the bride’s cousin, was maid of honor. She wore a blue marquisette and lace gown, made with a full skirt, long sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Her matching short veil was fastened to a coronet of fresh carnations. She carried a pink and white carnation bouquet.
The bridesmaid, Miss Lavera Stieber, in a light blue gown, similar to that of the maid of honor, carried a bouquet of white carnations and yellow daisies. Her headdress also was similar to that of the maid of honor.
Miss Janet Olson, sister of the bride, and Miss Phyllis Olson, cousin of the bride, were junior bridesmaids and wore identical gowns of yellow with tiaras of yellow daisies. They carried bouquets of white carnations and yellow daisies. All four attendants wore pearl earrings, gifts of the bride.
The groom was attended by Laurence Olson, Jr., brother of the bride, and Joseph Pech of Unity. Jerome Schultz and Roy Gutenberger were ushers.
The mothers of the bride and groom wore frocks of navy blue with corsages of carnations and swansonia.
A reception and supper for about 100 guests was held in the church parlors following the ceremony. The tables and room were decorated with blue, white and yellow streamers and lighted candles. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Walter’s pavilion.
The bride is a graduate of Colby High School, class of 1944, and has been employed in Washington at the office of war information and the UNRRA. The groom is a graduate of Washington-Lee High School and served four years in the navy. He’s now in the trucking business with his brother in Arlington. Following a wedding trip through the northeastern states and Virginia, they will be at home at 2028 N. Danville St., Arlington, after May 15th.
Out of town people who attended the wedding included Mrs. Pauline S. Paxton, Mrs. Margaret Sonyser and William Rea of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Donald Cockley of Pork, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Herman Feldbrugge of Waunakee, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reil of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Alba F. Dump, Mr. and Mrs. John Wenzel, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bump, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Bump and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dump, all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Hardrath and Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards of Owen.
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