Dempster, Wm. H. & Lula Mae Pollock (Marriage 1910)
DEMPSTER, POLLOCK, NEWELL
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/26/2010 at 21:44:19
LeMars Sentinel, December 9, 1910
A pretty home wedding and one of interest to many more than the
friends who gathered as its witnesses was that of Miss Lula Mae Pollock
and William H. Dempster, celebrated in the home of the bride's parents,
Hon. and Mrs. Henry Newell, at Brookdale Farm, LeMars, on Wednesday,
The ceremony took place at high noon and was performed by Rev.
G. F. Whitfield, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church.
Promptly at the appointed hour Mendelssohn's wedding march,
played by Miss Lizzie Laude, of Kingsley, announced the approach of the
bridal party, and at this time six young ladies, special friends of the
bride, attired in pretty gowns of pure white, took up the broad bands of
pink and white which formed the aisle through which the wedding party
passed, and took their place at the improvised altar in the east parlor,
where the service was read, the ring ceremony being used.
The only attendant was Miss Colene Kellar, a niece of the bride,
who acted as ring bearer, and carried the ring in a cream rosebud.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of cream lansdowne with pearl
trimmings, and a shower bouquet of cream roses and lilies of the valley
completed the exceptionally pretty costume.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Dempster received
the congratulations of the relatives and friends present, eighty in
The hospitable home was especially attractive in its decorations
for the festive occasion. The front parlor was decorated with autumn
leaves with ferns and other greens as a background, while the wedding
colors of pink and white were observed in the back parlor and dining
room. The wedding dinner was served in the dining room and here the
pink and white was carried out in the decorations by the large table
bouquets of pink and white enchantress carnations, and these colors were
also artistically used in the courses of the delectable menu served.
The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful and
valuable presents, including hand painted china, cut glass, silver and
The bride is the youngest daughter of the Hon. and Mrs. Henry
Newell and numbers her friends by the score and is very popular among
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dempster, one of the
pioneer families of Plymouth county, and is a most worthy young man in
The young people will be at home to their many friends after
March 1st on the J. R. Thompson farm, south of LeMars.
Among the out of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs.
I. W. White, of Traer, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kellar and family, of
Storm Lake, Mrs. Milton Logan and Miss Nannie Hodgson, of Boone, Iowa,
Misses Florence and Lizzie Laude and Roy Laude, of Kingsley, Iowa.
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