BioM: O’Neill, Marian #4 (1911)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: O’Neill, Calway, Helms, Snodgrass, Whitcomb, Youmans, Karner, Free, Lukens


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) June 22, 1911


O’Neill, Marian (Marriage - 8 June 1911)


A pretty home wedding occurred on Tuesday evening, June 8, at the residence of Judge and Mrs. James O’Neill when their daughter Marian was given in marriage to Mr. Forrest D. Calway.


Mrs. Calway has lived since babyhood among us, having been born in the stately home from which she went out a bride.  Her sweet, unassuming manner, with her loving helpfulness of spirit, has endeared her to all who known here. The native musical talent has been developed under able musicians until she has become an artist at the piano.  Before devoting herself entirely too piano study, she was one year as a student at Grafton Hall, two years in Downer College and one year at the University of Wisconsin.


Mr. Calway too has lived his life in Neillsville, developing into a useful and honored citizen, having been court reporter of the 17th judicial circuit for about ten years.  His musical talent is also marked.


The ceremony was performed by Judge E.W. Helms of the seventh judicial circuit, the original service being most beautiful and impressive. The parlors were decorated in white and the dining room in pink, while ferns were banked along the staircase.


At 9 o’clock Judge Helms and Mrs. O’Neill took places under the palms of the north bay window.  As Mendelssohn’s wedding march was played by Mrs. Snodgrass and Miss Ruth Whitcomb the groom entered, accompanied by Mr. Guy C. Youmans as bestman.  The little Misses Margaret and Rosalie Karner, were ribbon bearers while the path of the bride was daintily strewn with rose leaves by little Helen Free.  Miss Lucile Lukens of Milwaukee, maid of honor, attired in white and carrying bridesmaid roses, preceded her friend to the altar.  Leaning on the arm of her father, the bride advanced. She was most charmingly attired in white gown and veil and carried a bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley.  Music accompanied the beautiful words of the service.  After the congratulations, came a surprise by way of a serenade kindly offered by the Neillsville Band.  The bride showed her appreciation by stepping outside to greet the members.  About 10 o’clock a dainty lunch was served.  Only relatives and immediate friends were present.


Mr. and Mrs. Calway left on the midnight train for New York City and sailed on June 13 on steamship New Amsterdam of the Holland-Amerika Line for an extended trip in Europe.  They expect to land in Rotterdam, seeing Holland in the time of the roses.  After two weeks in Berlin and a week in Switzerland they turn northward, lingering for a time in Paris. The later summer weeks will be spent in England and Scotland.


The News extends its best wishes.



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