BioM: Thompson, Gerelda (1930)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Thompson, Larsen, Sharratt, Free 


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 28, 2010


Thompson, Gerelda (Marriage - 16 July 1930)


Good Old Days, compiled by Dee Zimmerman of the events of July 1930


Mr. Buster Larsen and Miss Gerelda Thompson were united in marriage at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday, July 16, at the Congregational parsonage, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.  They were attended by Mr. Gordon Sharratt of the town of Washburn, a friend of the groom, and Miss Helen Free of Neillsville was bridesmaid.


The bride wore a dress of pale pink silk chiffon and carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas; the bridesmaid wore green silk chiffon and she also carried roses and sweet peas.


After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Bertha Thompson, with 15 guests, relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.  That evening the young couple left by auto for a honeymoon trip to Chicago and other places.


The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Larsen of the Town of Washburn.  He is a young man of fine character, vigorous physique and well liked by a wide circle of acquaintances.  He grew up on the home farm and a few months ago bought the Stanley Battersby farm in Washburn.  He has been carrying on the farm with hired help this summer, continuing to drive his truck on a milk route for Neillsville Condensary.


The bride came here from Milwaukee with her parents when she was eleven years old, entered the city schools and graduated from the commercial course in high school in the class of 1927.  She was employed two years in the office at the Condensary and for several months past had a similar position with the Neillsville Milk Products Co.  She is a young lady of quiet manner, courteous and efficient in her work and has many friends.


On their return from their wedding trip they plan to begin housekeeping at once on the groom’s farm.



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