BioM: Miller, Elizabeth (1945)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Miller, Ricksford, Shilts

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/26/1945

Miller, Elizabeth (21 JUL 1945)

A very pretty summer wedding occurred on Saturday afternoon, July 21, 1945 at two o’clock at the home of Rev. F.H. Sprengler at Thorp, when Miss Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, became the bride of Sgt. Edwin Ricksford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Ricksford.

The bride was charming in a gown of white taffeta with a full over skirt of white net. Her gown was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and long pointed sleeves. Her fingertip veil was held in place with a coronet decorated with rhinestones. She wore a necklace which the groom had brought her from Germany. She carried an arm bouquet of Starlite roses, white carnations, achiles and baby breath.

She was attended by Mrs. Willard Miller of Chippewa Falls, a sister of the groom. She wore a gown blue frosted organdy, with a tight bodice and full skirt and wore a blusher. The bride’s other attendant was her cousin, Miss Fern Miller, who wore a gown similar to that of Mrs. Miller’s, only of pink frosted taffeta and wore a pink blusher. Both of the bridesmaids carried colonial bouquets of pink delight roses, cornflowers and baby breath. The each wore a plain gold locket.

The groom was attended by his brother-in-law, Willard Miller of Chippewa Falls and also by a friend, Tech. Sgt Wilfred Shilts. The groom and Sgt. Shilts wore their army uniforms and Mr. Miller wore a dark suit with a white carnation boutonniere.

The bride’s mother wore a dress of aqua sheer and the groom’s mother wore a flowered Jersey. They both wore corsages of talisman roses.

A six o’clock dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents for thirty-six immediate relatives. A dance was given at the Mileaway Dance Hall at Thorp that evening and the wedding march was very successfully managed by William Micke of the town of Worden.

The groom, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany and who has enjoyed a sixty day furlough at his home here, will return to Florida on Saturday, where he will be reassigned.



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