BioM: Fensome, Gwen (1957)


Contact: Audrey Roedl




Surnames: Fensome, Pigott


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 06 June 195


Fensome, Gwen (June 1957)


At 7:30 Saturday evening in the Loyal Methodist church, Miss Gwen Illa Fensome became the bride of Harland Don Pigott with Rev. W. T. Fensome, grandfather of the bride, as the officiating clergyman.


Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fensome of Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Pigott of Granton.


The bride approached the altar on the arm of her father, wearing a white gown designed with a high neckline and tight fitting bodice accented by sequins. The floor-length tiered ruffled skirt had a lace apron overskirt. A sequin and pearl crown held her silk illusion fingertip veil, which was bordered with lace and sequins. She carried a bouquet designed with a white orchid surrounded by lilies of the valley, and accented by green streamers.


Miss Carol Fenmore, sister of the bride, served as her sister’s maid of honor, wearing a floor length of nile green lace and net over taffeta, with matching lace bolero.


A sister of the groom, Miss Rosalie Pigott was bridesmaid, and wore a gown styled like the maid of honor in Lavender lace over taffeta.


The flower girl was Barbara Gallagan of Fond du Lac, a niece of the groom. She wore a floor length gown of white net over taffeta with a sweetheart neckline.


The bride’s attendants all carried pink sweetheart roses in a fan shaped bouquet accented with white streamers.


Robert Ratzburg, a cousin og the bride served the groom as his best man, while his groomsman was Freddie Portz, a friend, of Granton. The ushers, also friends of the groom were Louis Schilling and Darrel Portz, both of Granton.


Alan Ludwig, a nephew a nephew of the groom, served as the ring-bearer. He was dressed in a white suit and carried the rings on a satin lace pillow.


Mothers of the bride and groom both wore navy blue dresses which were adorned with pink carnation corsages. Mrs. Blanche Schaeffner, attend her granddaughter’s wedding attired in a navy blue dress with a pale pink carnation corsage.


Mrs. Donald Reindal of Neillsville accompanied by Mrs. Byron Zepplin, sang "Because" and the "Lord’s Prayer.


The reception was held in the Methodist church parlors with around 75 guests present.


The groom attended Clark county schools, while his bride graduated from Loyal High School and Wood County Teacher’s College in Wisconsin Rapids.


The groom is engaged in farming and the bride will resume teaching at Mack School this fall, where she taught the past year.


A new Mr. and Mrs. Pigott, left on a honeymoon to the Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills, South Dakota. Upon their return, they will reside on a farm near Granton.



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