Mossman, Harlan Lester & Helen Wilson (Marriage 1910)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer
Date: 8/31/2010 at 12:35:00
LeMars Sentinel, June 17, 1910
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Tuesday at high noon occurred one of the prettiest weddings that has
ever been solemnized in Kingsley when Helen Wilson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Wilson, was united in marriage to Harlan Lester Mossman, of
Morningside, Sioux City. A ribbon aisle from the home to the Methodist
church was formed by the pupils of the third and fourth grades of our
school, the room formerly taught by Miss Wilson, through which the
bridal procession passed. First came the bridal chorus composed of Miss
Ethel Haskins and Miss Mabel Haskins, of Sioux city, the Misses Ethel
and Esther Point, of Newell, Iowa. Genevieve Howard, Sac City, Miss
Florence Clark, and Miss Pearl Mason, of Kingsley, and Miss Clara
Bunting, who rendered Lohengrin. Following these came the bridesmaids,
Miss Pearl Snyder of Trenton, Mo., and Miss Helen Holman, of Sargeants
Bluff, matron of honor, Mrs. Grace Rorem Robbins, ring bearer, little
Merl Mossman, and Bessie Lyle and Phillis Swanberg as flower bearers.
The bride was accompanied by her father. The groom was attended by
Raymond G. Young, of Omaha. The brothers of the bride, Ralph and Harry
Wilson, acted as ushers at the church. The church was beautifully
decorated in the wedding colors, green and white, the decorating being
done by former college friends of the bride, Miss Miriam Mills, of
Pierson, Vivian Harris, Blanche Johns and Lura Matterson. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. F. E. Mossman, brother of the groom, and Rev. C.A.
Anderson, the ring service being used. After the ceremony, a wedding
dinner was served on the lawn to out of town guests and relatives. The
waitresses were Misses Mable Tower, Etta Mahood, Laura Cushman, Ethel
Haskins and Vivian Harris, college friends, and were dressed in white
and wore heart shaped green aprons. A reception was rendered the
townspeople from 2 till 4, during which time music was given by Mrs.
Florence Davidson Bond, of Chicago, Miss Bunting, Miss Newel, Miss Clark
and Miss Mason. Refreshments of heart shaped cream cake and frappe were
served. The bride was beautifully gowned in a messaline satin with veil
and carried a large bouquet of lilies of the valley as did also the
matron of honor. The bridesmaids were gowned in green and pink. Mr.
and Mrs. Mossman left on the evening train for Morningside to attend the
commencement exercises, where Mr. Mossman will receive his degree from
college. They were the recipients of many beautiful gifts, including
some beautiful pieces of silver, cut glass, hand painted china and
embroidered linens. Among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Smaltz of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Malvern, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs.
Beech, of Carroll.
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