BioM: Graham, Maizie (1943)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Ponick, Graham, Biddle, Cornwall, Boie, Klapatauskas

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/30/1943

Graham, Maizie (18 SEP 1943)

Ben Ponick and Maizie Graham exchanged vows Saturday, Sept. 18, 1943 at 2:30 p.m. a the Epiphany Lutheran Church, Stanley, Wis. A very pretty wedding took place when Ben G. Ponick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ponick of Stanley, and Maizie M. Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graham of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in a ceremony performed by Rev. F.H. Sprengler.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. She was attired in a beautiful white slipper satin and net gown with fitted bodice and full skirt bordered with a flounce and satin ribbon. She wore a lace tiara with fingertip veil and carried a lovely bouquet of white gardenias and white carnations.

She was attended by her bridesmaids, Mae Graham, her sister, Martha Ponick, sister of the groom, Dorothy Biddle and Frieda Cornwall, close friends of the bride and groom. They wore identical gowns of shirred slipper satin blouses and gathered chiffon skirts in the colors of baby blue, white, pale rose and blush pink, respectively. Each wore a tiara and veil to match her gown, a gold cross and chain, a gift of the bride, and carried a bouquet of white carnations, pink roses, and blue delphiniums.

The bride’s mother wore a black silk crepe dress and the groom’s mother wore a brown silk print dress. Each wore a beautiful corsage of white carnations and red roses, a gift of the groom.

The groom wore a conventional blue suit and a white gardenia boutonniere. His attendants were: Norval Boie as best man, Mike Klapatauskas, Walter Graham and Julius Klapatauskas, each wore a boutonniere of white carnations.

During the ceremony Colleen Biddle sang two beautiful hymns, "Oh Perfect Love" and "The Lord is My Shepherd."

The reception took place in the City Auditorium in Stanley, where a wedding supper was served to eighty-five friends and relatives.

A wedding shower dance was held in the evening at Mileaway where many beautiful gifts were received and a good time was had by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Ponick will make their home on the groom’s farm north of Stanley and each and everyone wishes them the best of luck and happiness.



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