BioM: Stafford, Bethel C. #2 (1941)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Stafford, Stevens, Hammer, Schroeder, Seidelmann

The Loyal Tribune 11 December 1941

Stafford, Bethel C. #2 (3 DEC 1941)

The 34th wedding anniversary of the bride’s parents was chosen by Miss Bethel Charlotte Stafford, Greenwood, and James Ivol Stevens, Town of Loyal, for the day of their wedding, which was solemnized Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3rd, at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Greenwood. The Rev. J. Abbott performed the ceremony at 2 o’clock.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Stafford, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. W. C. Hammer. The occasion was also the birthday anniversary of the bride’s mother.

Two vocal selections, "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly", were presented by Misses Margaret and Gloria Thorson and Elaine Helter, accompanied at the piano by Miss Marie Johnson, who also played the wedding march.

White slipper satin, designed with a long fitted bodice and sweeping skirt was worn by the bride, whose long trailing veil was caught on the top of her head with flowers arranged in halo effect, to match her arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pink tea roses. Her only jewelry was a cameo locket, gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Esther Peggy Hammer, half sister of the bridegroom, attended as maid of honor, wearing a floor-length gown of cadet blue satin, fashioned with lace inserts in redingote effect. Miss Florine Schroeder, bridesmaid, was attired in a dress identical to the maid of honor. Both wore lockets and wrist corsages of white chrysanthemums and pink tea roses. Their blue shoulder length veils were held in place by halo headdresses of flowers.

Lyle Stafford, brother of the bride was best man, and Romaine Seidelmann attended Mr. Stevens as groomsman.

Blue, pink and white streamers decorated the home of the bride’s parents for the wedding luncheon which was served immediately after the ceremony. A large wedding cake decorated the bridal table over which was suspended a large wedding bell.

Guests from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stafford and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers, Loyal. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cummings and family, Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Sieme and family, Neillsville.

Mr. Stevens and his bride will make their home on route 1 Greenwood. The bridegroom is temporarily employed on his parents’ farm.



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