BioM: Hart, Laurel (1945)

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Surnames: Hart, Andrews, Ragona, Roark, Kirk, Petron

 

----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 12/22/1945

 

Hart, Laurel (6 OCT 1945)

 

From far away Alaska comes the news of the wedding of a former popular Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.) young lady, Miss Laurel Hart, daughter of Mrs. Ralph Andrews, now of Seward, Alaska, and the late Ben Hart of this village.

 

The wedding took place at Cordova on Oct. 6th, 1945, and the news of the happy event was kept a secret from all relatives and friends until a week ago.

 

The groom is Samuel Ragona, a member of the coast guard, who has been with the naval service at Seward since the troops were sent to that territory.  His home is in San Francisco.

 

The wedding party took a plane from Seward to Cordova, where the ceremony was performed by Commissioner Marvin Roark.

 

The bride was prettily dressed in a two piece silk jersey gown.  Her bridesmaid was Miss Mildred Kirk, an English instructor in the high school and a close friend of the bride.

 

The groom wore his dress navy uniform, as did his attendant, Donald Petron, who is also with coast guard on the same boat as the groom.

 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at Cordova and then the return trip was made to Seward.

 

The bride, who is a senior in high school, will continue her studies until her graduation.  She is president of the student body, and class reporter on the Seward Folly, and also a member of other school activities.  She is employed, too, at the local theater.

 

The groom is a musician, and will continue with his music in civilian life.  The young couple will make their home in San Francisco when the receives his discharge from the service, and a furnished home awaits them as a wedding gift from his parents.

 

After the announcement of the wedding was made, the bride was the recipient of many beautiful gifts, at showers tendered by her by the student body, by employees of the theater, and by other friends.

 

 


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