BioM: Olson, Amy (1950)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Olson, Dunlap, Lathrop, Brown, Rutherford, Meyer, Gilles, Benedict, Engebretson, Hedding, Tweed, Thompson, Clark, Hovey, Seeliger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 31, 1950

Olson, Amy (Marriage - 26 August 1950)

Miss Amy Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Olson, Black River Falls, became the bride of Howard Dunlap, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunlap of Alma Center, at a ceremony performed at the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Black River Falls on August 26, 1950 at 2 o’clock.

The Rev. E. Seeliger performed the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with white glads and mums. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin gown fashioned with long sleeves, cowl collar of rose point lace and full skirt with lace tiers and long train. Her fingertip veil was edged in lace. She carried a bridal bouquet of American Beauty roses centered with a white orchid.

Mrs. Stuart Lathrop, sister of the groom, acted as matron of honor. She chose a rose satin gown with chiffon over-skirt. She wore a matching satin tiara and mitts and carried a bouquet of yellow rose buds. Miss Joy Brown of Milwaukee and Mrs. Clarence Rutherford of Black River Falls acted as bridesmaids. They wore gowns fashioned alike of aqua satin with matching tiaras and mitts and carried bouquets of yellow rose buds. Gordon Dunlap, brother of the groom acted as best man, Harland Meyer, a cousin, and Joe Gilles, a friend, served as groomsmen. Paul Russell Lathrop, a nephew of the groom, acted as ring bearer. He was dressed in a white satin suit.

Miss Berdine Benedict of Minneapolis sang two selections prior to the wedding. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Irene Engebretson.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held for 125 guests at the V.F.W. club rooms. The tables were tastefully decorated in aqua and rose and the bridal table was centered by a four-tiered wedding cake.

After a honeymoon trip in northern Wisconsin and Canada the young couple will be at home in Neillsville.

Mrs. Dunlap is a graduate of Black River Falls High School and has since been employed in a store there. Mr. Dunlap was graduated from the Alma Center High School and is employed at the Coast to Coast Store in Neillsville.

Guests from out of town attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hedding and family of Tomah, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Thompson of Eau Clare, Miss Anna Tweed of Winona, Mrs. Rose Clark of Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hovey of Neillsville.

 

 


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