BioM: Driscoll, Eleanor (1947)
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Surnames: Driscoll, Lavalle, Sample

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/04/1947

Driscoll, Eleanor (27 NOV 1947)

Miss Eleanor Cecelia Driscoll, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Driscoll, Owen (Clark Co.), Wis., and Donald Michael Lavalle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lavalle of 169 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn., exchanged marriage vows in a church ceremony before the Rev. Fr. Bornbach at the Holy Rosary Church, Owen. The nuptial mass was held at nine o’clock Thursday morning, Nov. 27th, 1947.

The bride wore a gown of white satin trimmed with lace inserts throughout. It had a long train and a fitted bodice and full sleeves coming to a point at the wrists, a fingertip veil of illusion with seeded pearl crown and lace trim to match the lace on the gown. She wore a locket as her only jewelry which is an heirloom of the family. The flowers she carried was a cascade bouquet of white brer roses and white chrysanthemums.

Two sisters attended her, Isabel as maid of honor, and Mrs. John Sample as bridesmaid. Isabel wore a gown of yellow net over satin with a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Mrs. Sample’s gown of lavender was identical in design to that of the maid of honor.

Their head pieces were crown halo half hats in matching colors to their gowns. Each carried a bouquet of off shade pink roses and yellow chrysanthemums.

The groom was attended by Cornelius Driscoll, a brother of the bride, as best man, and groomsman John Sample, a brother-in-law. All wore dark business suits with carnations boutonnieres.

Mrs. Nellie Driscoll, mother of the bride, was dressed in a brown crepe street dress with matching hat and a corsage of yellow roses and mums. Mrs. Lavalle, the groom’s mother, wore a royal blue crepe dress with black accessories and a corsage of yellow roses and mums.

Immediately following the ceremony a breakfast for the bridal party was served at the John Sample home in Owen. Later a dinner and reception were given at the home of Mrs. Nellie Driscoll. Decorating the home were crepe streamers of yellow, lavender and white, the colors of the bride’s and bridesmaid’s gowns. Adorning the bridal table as a centerpiece was a large three tier wedding cake with a bride and groom ornament at its top.

The bride is a graduate of the Bee Hive and Owen High Schools and has been employed by the Western Electric Co. at St. Paul, and the newlyweds have established a residence at 305 Dayton, 6A, St. Paul 2, Minn.

Guests attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Lavalle and son Jimmy and daughter Betty of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Driscoll, Chicago, Ill.; (the rest of my copy was cut off)

 

 


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