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; August 20, 1956
August 11, 1956


August 20, 1956 Margaret Mary Hoyt Weds John D. Hagan At Church in Oxford Shellsburg --- Arrangements of white gadioli, pompons, and carnations were combined with candelabra and woodwardia fern to provide the altar setting Saturday morning, Aug. 11, for the marriage of Miss Margaret Mary Hoyt of Oxford to John David Hagan of Shellsburg.

The double-ring service was read at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. P. J. Ryan in Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford.

Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose John Hoyt of Oxford are the parents of the bride. Mr. Hagan is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hagan of Shellsburg.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s gown was fashioned of Chantilly lace and nylon tulle over satin. The Spencer jacket, featuring a mandarin collar and long pointed sleeves, closed with a row of small self-covered buttons. The waltz-length bouffant skirt of tulle as banded with lace cascading to the back with a deep flounce of tulle, worn over skirts of net and tulle. A coronet of seed pearls and lace held her fingertip veil of silk illusion. She carried a crescent bouquet of white stephonatis centered with white glamellias. Her only jewelry was pearl earrings, a gift of the groom.

Mrs. William Hoyt of Marion, was matron of honor and the bridesmaids, were the Misses Mary Ernst and Doris Tomas of Cedar Rapids.

William Hoyt of Marion was best man, and groomsmen were Donald Hoyt of Cedar Rapids, and James Hoyt of Oxford, brothers of the bride. Ushers were Merrill Johnson of Shellsburg and Donald Hagan of Atkins.

The couple was honored at a luncheon for 50 guests at 1:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

A 2:30 p.m. reception was also held for 200 guests.

When the couple left on a wedding trip to Colorado, Mrs. Hagan wore a black linen suit with white accessories and a corsage of white clamellias. The bride had been employed by the Mutual Fire and Automobile Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids.

After Sept. 1, the couple will live in Shellsburg, where Mr. Hagan is engaged in farming.

Submitted on Apr 22, 2006 by
Tierney Lynch Ratti, tratti@cox.net

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