Gainor, Peter & Alice Keenan (Marriage 1911)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/6/2010 at 20:55:10
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, January 13, 1911
The marriage of Miss Alice Keenan and Peter Gainor was celebrated at St.
Joseph’s church in Lincoln township on Tuesday morning at nine o’clock in
the presence of numerous friends and relatives. Rev. Father M. Tierney, the
pastor, solemnized the nuptial mass. The bride was beautifully attired in a
wedding gown of white crepe de chine and wore a white veil and a wreath of
The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Rosa Gainor, who wore a becoming
dress of king’s blue messaline, and the bridegroom was attended by his
nephew, Philip Gainor.
When the rites of the church were performed the wedding party repaired to
the home of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was
served to the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties.
The young people were the recipients of many handsome and useful gifts from
their many friends.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Keenan, residing southeast of
town, where she was born and reared. Since completing her education, she has
been engaged in teaching school with success. She is a young woman of many
attainments and very popular among her associates.
Mr. Gainor is the youngest son of Mrs. Catherine Gainor, of Dubuque county,
and is a brother of Thos. Gainor, of Plymouth County. He is highly regarded
in his home community and is the owner of a fine quarter section farm, where
he and the bride will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Gainor will pay a round of visits in the eastern part of the
state before settling down on their farm near Peosta.
The bride’s going away gown was a navy blue messaline with hat and gloves to
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