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Starzl, John F. & Regina Ann Canning (Marriage 1947)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/16/2011 at 19:36:03

LeMars Globe-Post
June 26, 1947


Regina Ann Canning, daughter of Mrs. Mary Canning, Presque, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, and John F. Starzl, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Starzl, LeMars, were united in marriage Wednesday morning at St. James Catholic church by the Rev. L. J. LaVelle. The single ring ceremony was used.

The couple was attended by Margaret Starzl, bridesmaid, Nancy Starzl, maid of honor; and Tom Starzl and S.H. Luke, bestmen. Miss Lois Nelle played the wedding music, and sang Ava Maria and Oh Lord I am Not Worthy.

The bride was lovely in a gown of white slipper satin, fashioned with a long fitted bodice, and leg o’mutton sleeves, which tapered to points over the wrists. The full skirt was fashioned entrain. The bride’s veil fell in graceful folds from a crown of seed pearls. It was edged with scallops of Chantilly lace, in a double row. The bride’s only adornment was a gold pendant, a gift of the groom. Her cascade of pink and white carnations, fastened with satin streamers which fell to the floor in lovers knot.

The maid of honor was attired in an orchid formal of crepe, shoulder length veil fell from a Juliet cap of white net. She carried a colonial bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas.

The bridesmaid wore a white gown, fashioned of embroidered nylon chiffon. Her veil, which fell from a cap similar to the maid of honor’s, was of pink net, and she carried a colonial bouquet of pink carnations and sweet peas.

The groom and his attendants wore dark business suits with white carnation boutonnieres. Harold Merritt was usher.

Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast, prepared by Mrs. Willard Benson, was served to the immediate bridal party.

Following a short trip, the newlyweds will be at home in LeMars.


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