BioM: Dixon, Anna Marie (1956)

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Surnames: Dixon, Harrison, Blake, Conklyn, Farrar, DePriest, O’Reilly 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/14/1956  

Dixon, Anna Marie (Marriage - 9 June 1956) 

The Rev. and Mrs. Richard Harrison are on a tour of the southeastern part of the United States and Florida and will be at home after July 5. Their marriage took place Saturday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Chapel on Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio. 

Parents of the bride, the former Anna Marie Dixon, are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dixon of Akron, Ohio, and the groom’s mother is Mrs. N. R. DePriest of Madison. 

For her wedding, the bride wore a gown of lace designed with a fitted bodice and long sleeves. Rows of ruffled net detailed the back of the floor-length skirt. She wore a single strand of pearls, and pearls were used in the tiara head piece which held the finger tip illusion veil. She carried a small bouquet of stephanotis centered with a single white orchid, which she later pinned to the shoulder of the blue linen suit of her going away ensemble. 

Her attendants wore organdy frocks of yellow for the matron of honor and green for the bridesmaids. Mrs. Richard Blake, of Richmond, Va., was matron of honor, and the Misses Nancy Conklyn, of Tiffon, Ohio, and Mary Lee Farrar, of Weirton, W. Va., were the bridesmaids. 

Airman second class Ronnie L. DePriest, of Madison, served his brother as best man. Ushers were Charles D. Dixon, brother of the bride, and David O’Reilly, cousin of the groom. 

During the ceremony, three nuptial songs were sung, "Because," "Lord’s Prayer," and "Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee." Candelabra with green and white floral arrangements adorned the church. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church social hall.  

Prior to her marriage, the bride was a teacher at Ashtabula, Ohio. The groom is co-director of the Larger Marathon Parish and pastor of the Presbyterian church in Abbotsford and Stratford.



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