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Wed-Mrs. Nellie Pierce Pyle to Brewster R. Allabough 1911


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 11/28/2019 at 07:36:34

Evening Times-Republican, Saturday, Jul 22, 1911, Marshalltown, IA, Page: 6


Nellie Pierce’s Husband Well-Known
Instructor of Deaf

That the wedding ceremony that united in marriage Mrs. Nellie Pierce Pyle, of this city, to Mr. Brewster R. Allabough, of Pittsburg, was unique, in that both the bride and groom are death, and the services of an interpreter and the sigh language were required, is declared by the World-Herald, of Omaha, where the wedding took place a few days ago. Mr. Allabough is well-known as an educator of the death

The World-Herald contains the following concerning the wedding:
A unique marriage ceremony where the services of an interpreter were required was performed by Dean Tancock, at Trinity Cathedral, where Brewster R. Allabough, of Pittsburg, Pa, and Nellie P. Pyle, of Marshalltown, Iowa, were united in wedlock. Both the bride and groom are deaf.

Allabough is one of the noted deaf educators of the nation and the bride has also devoted much time in the work of instructing the deaf. It was the first time in his career clergyman that Dean Tancock was ever called to officiate at a ceremony of the kind.

While neither the bride nor groom could hear what was said, through education is the oral methods, which have lately come into vogue, they were unable to make the proper responses, nor by giving the question interpreted, for them by the sign method everything progressed swimmingly. It is customary in such ceremonies to have the questions written out, but by having an interpreter, Dean Tancock, was able to perform the ceremony within the period ordinarily required for the marriage service.

“Both the bride and groom have previously been married. They became acquainted while engaged in educational work. Mrs. E. Newman, of Omaha, is a sister of the bride and is one of the witnesses at the ceremony. Mr. Allabough is 50 years of age and the bride is 38. They will make their future home at Pittsburgh.”


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