BioM: Thornburgh, Ruth E. (1950)
Surnames: Thornburgh, Christensen, Howard, Yager, Welsh, Henning
----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/05/1950
Thornburgh, Ruth E. (16 SEP 1950)
(Richmond, Ind. Palladium Item)
Before an altar decorated with palms, yellow and white chrysanthemums and two seven-branched candelabra, Miss Ruth Ellen Thornburg and Alan Ray Christensen were married at the Central Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16th, 1950.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Thornburg of South Fourteenth St. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christensen, the bridegroom’s parents, reside on West Main Street.
The 2 o’clock double ring service was performed by Rev. Robert Fribley before a gathering of relatives and friends. A half hour program of nuptial music preceding the service was played by Mrs. Percy Robbins at the organ. Miss Jeannette Thornburgh, sister of the bride, played the traditional marches.
For her marriage, the bride chose a gown of white bridal satin designed with a sweetheart neckline, long sleeves extending to points at the wrists and a bouffant skirt falling into a chapel train.
Her shoulder length veil of French imported lace was held in place by a tiara of flowers and seed pearls. Carrying a handmade handkerchief carried by the aunt of the bridegroom 50 years ago, the bride wore a necklace of pearls.
She carried a purple orchid on a white bible with white satin ribbon streamers tied in lovers’ knots. Mr. Thornburg gave his daughter in marriage.
Mrs. Richard Howard attended the bride as matron of honor. Mrs. Will Yager and Mrs. Frank Henning were bridesmaids. Little Miss Kathy Welsh, wearing a short yellow taffeta dress with a full skirt and off shoulder neckline, was the flower girl. Keith Thornburgh, brother of the bride, was ring bearer.
Mrs. Howard wore a pink satin gown fashioned with double bertha collars, fitted bodice and a fully gathered skirt. She wore in her hair a pink satin band matching her dress and carried a cascade bouquet of white gladioli.
Wearing identical dresses of blue satin, the bridesmaids wore matching headbands and carried cascade bouquets of pink gladioli.
Each of the bride’s attendants wore gold bracelets, set with aquamarine stones.
For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Thornburgh chose a brown sheer dress with brown accessories. The bridegroom’s mother wore taupe crepe with black accessories. Both had corsages of yellow chrysanthemums.
Howard Christensen attended his brother as best man. Ushers were William Yager and Richard Howard.
A reception for 125 guests was held immediately following the ceremony at the Young Women’s Christian Association. The base of the three-tiered cake topped with miniature bride and bridegroom, was decorated with ivy and baby chrysanthemums.
Mrs. Cyle Sparks and Miss Ladonna Sue Root assisted in serving.
After a two week trip to Atlantic City and the South, the couple will reside at Orchard Trailer Park east of the city. The bride traveled in a light blue gabardine suit with black accessories. She wore an orchid corsage and a necklace and earrings, gift of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Christensen is a graduate of Richmond Senior High School and is employed in the office of the Metal Specialty. Mr. Christensen, employed by R. J. Harris, distributor of Gulf products, is a graduate of Loyal High School at Loyal (Clark Co.), Wis.
Out of town guests were from St. Bernard, Ohio, Muncie, Indianapolis, Springfield, Bellefountains, San Francisco, Cleveland and New Paris
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