BioM: Rowe, Shirley (1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surname: Rowe, Ahlborn, Hales, Olia, Graves, Harlin, Holmes

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 1, 1951

Rowe, Shirley (Marriage - 27 October 1951)

IN a setting of fall flowers, Miss Shirley Rowe became the bride of Gilbert Ahlborn. Vows were exchanged at the York Center Methodist Church at two o’clock on Saturday, October 27. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lee Holmes of Loyal.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Rowe of Granton and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ahlborn of Minocqua, Wis.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown of white marquisette over satin. The skirt extended into a full length train. Her finger tip veil fell from a crown of seed pearls and she carried a wedding ring bouquet of yellow roses and lilies of the valley.

Her maid of honor, Miss Jeanette Hales, wore a green sating gown fashioned with a fitted bodice net yoke, and a quilted peplum. She wore a head dress of orange blossoms.

Miss Mary Ahlborn, a cousin of the groom from Minocqua, was bridesmaid. She was dressed in a rose satin gown styled with a fitted bodice, net yoke and a quilted peplum. She wore a tiara of orange blossoms. Carolyn Rowe, a cousin of the bride from Minocqua, acted as flower girl. She wore a yellow ballerina dress.

Rueben Ahlborn acted as his brother’s best man and Pfc. Lawrence Olia of Scott Field, a cousin of the bride was groomsman.

Miss Glyde Graves of Athens played the wedding march and she also accompanied Dick Harlin, who sang two selections.

Following the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents for 85 guests. The home was artistically decorated in rose, green, yellow and white streamers, and white wedding bells. The bride’s table was centered with a huge three tiered wedding cake.

After the young couple return from a honeymoon trip in southern Wisconsin they will reside at Woodstock, Ill.

The bride was graduated from the Granton High School with the class of ’50 and has been employed at Minocqua.

The groom graduated from the Minocqua High School with the class of 1944 and has been employed on his father’s farm.

Guests were present for the wedding from Neillsville, Loyal, Osseo, Minocqua, Scott Field, Ill., and Iron Mountain, Mich.



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