BioM: O’Neill, Marian
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: O’Neill, Calway, Whitcomb,
Snodgrass, Helms, Youmans, Free, Karner, Lukens
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville,
Clark County, Wis.) June 15, 1911
O’Neill, Marian (June 8,
Thursday evening of last week occurred the
marriage of Miss Marian O’Neill to Forest Calway, at the home
of the bride’s parents, Judge and Mrs. O’Neill.
The ceremony was witnessed by relatives and very close friends of
the bride and groom.
Shortly before 9 o’clock, Miss Ruth
Whitcomb accompanied by Mrs. Geo. M. Snodgrass, played
Thome’s "Simple Avieu" and at the close started the strains
of Mendellsohn’s Wedding march. At the opening measures
of the march, Mrs. O’Neill came from the library and awaited
the bridal party in the bower in the bay window. She was
closely followed by Judge Helms, the groom and his best man, G.C.
bridal couple were descending the stairs and entered the room
preceded by Ruth Free, who strewed rose pedals in the path of the
party. The ribbon bearers, Rosalie and Margaret Karner,
formed an aisle through which came Miss Lucille Lukens, the maid of
honor, followed by the bride upon the arm of her father. With
appropriate and beautiful words, Judge Helms united the couple in
marriage. During the ceremony Mrs. Snodgrass played
Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 12. At the conclusion of the
ceremony and during the moments of congratulation, Miss Ruth
Whitcomb and Mrs. Snodgrass softly continued the strains of the
Mendellsohn’s Wedding march. A wedding supper followed
the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Calway left at midnight for New York,
and last Thursday they sailed on the New Amsterdam for
Europe. During their trip abroad they will visit points in
Germany, France, Switzerland, England and Scotland, and expect to
be home about Sept. 15th. They will be at home to
their friends after Oct. 15th.
bride was attired in white batiste over heavy satin mescaline and
wore a veil and carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses and
lilies of the valley. Miss Lukens wore white embroidered mull
and carried pink bridesmaid roses. Mrs. O’Neill wore a
gown of gray broadcloth with marquisette
O’Neill home was beautifully decorated for the
occasion. The color scheme of the decorations of the living
room in which the ceremony was performed was white. The bay
window was transformed into a bower of palms, bride’s roses,
syringas and asparagus ferns. The stairway was made into a
lane of ferns through which the bridal party passed. The
color scheme of the dining room was pink, and the decorations were
in pink roses, ferns, lilies of the valley, sweet peas and
asparagus ferns. The guests were served at small tables and
the wedding party was seated at an elaborately decorated table in
the dining room where a massive bouquet of pink roses held the
center of the table and pink roses and lilies of the valley were
Mrs. Calway is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill and a most accomplished and popular young lady. She has an exceptional literary and musical education and her pleasing manner and winsome disposition has won her many friends in this city. Mr. Calway is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Calway, is a court reporter for this judicial district, and is one of Neillsville’s most energetic and capable young men. The young couples were made the recipient of a serenade by the Neillsville band.
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