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Kessel – Shackleton Marriage 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/17/2021 at 15:13:26

Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 29, 1916 P-1 C-3

At the home of Dr. and Mrs. George Kessel, Wednesday evening, December twenty-seventh, at eight o’clock, occurred the marriage of their daughter Julia Brainerd to Allan Dougherty Shackleton, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. A. Bockoven in the presence of about forty guests.
The bride was attired in her traveling suit of navy blue broadcloth and wore a corsage bouquet of violets and orchids. The vows were spoken in the south parlor before an improvised altar of ferns, smilax and red roses. A short reception followed the ceremony.'
A color scheme of pink and green was carried out in the dining room with Killarney roses and smilax and lighted by, pink candies. Assisting in the dining room were the Misses Elizabeth Byrnes, Tess Cannon, and the Mesdames Ed Weaklen, J. Williams and E. Henry.
The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Haas, of Eldora, Iowa, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, and Mrs. Iverson Brooks Clarke, of Brooklyn, New York, sister of the groom.
Mrs. Shackleton has lived in Cresco all of her life. She was graduated from Grinnell College in 1914 and after-wards took Post-Graduate work for one year at Bryn Mawr College at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Mr. Shackleton is manager of the Bonding Department of the Fidelity Casualty Company at Philadelphia.
After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Shakleton will go directly to Philadelphia where they will be at home after March first.


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