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Hawkins, Norris & Harriet Hawkins (Marriage News)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/28/2012 at 11:02:28

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 10, 1952


Seney Methodist church was the setting for the double ring wedding ceremony that united in marriage Miss Harriet Hawkins and Norris Hawkins at 7 o’clock Thursday evening, June 5.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins of LeMars and her husband (the groom) is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Hawkins, also of LeMars.

The Rev. M. R. Meineke heard the vows before the altar decorated with yellow iris, peonies and candelabra. Miss Doris Reeves sang, “I’ll Walk Beside You,” “Pledge,” and “Prayer Perfect.” Mrs. Marshall Rees played nuptial music.

The bride, who approached the altar with her uncle, Albert Hawkins, wore a gown styled with a lace over satin bodice made with a high neckline, net yoke and long sleeves. The white satin skirt was worn with a net overskirt and front panels of lace draped in apron effect. Her lace and satin crown held the fingertip lace edged veil of illusion. Her jewelry was the bridegroom’s gift, a double strand of pearls. She carried red roses, lilies of the valley and ivy arranged in a cascade bouquet.

Mrs. Dean Shaw of Fairmont, Minn., was her cousin’s matron of honor, and Mrs. Warren Mayer of Orange City, another cousin, was bridesmaid. Their identical gowns were yellow and green dotted swiss, respectively. They carried yellow and green carnations with lace-ribbon fans.

Best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Royal Hawkins of El Paso, Tex., and groomsman was Pfc. Lorvan Hawkins of San Diego, Calif., brother of the bridegroom. David Hawkins and Duane Hawkins were ushers.

The reception for 80 guests was held after the ceremony in the church parlors. Centering the bride’s table was the three tier wedding cake trimmed with white, yellow and green icings and topped with yellow daisies.

Miss Blanche Hawkins was dining room hostess and Mrs. Duane Hawkins and Mrs. Bill Langel displayed the gifts. Mrs. M. R. Meineke had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Frank Becker poured.

Mrs. E. Ferne Jones cut the cake and Mrs. Herman Schulz and Mrs. Albert Olson were waitresses. Kitchen arrangements were made by Mrs. Floyd Becker, Mrs. Hollis Wills and Mrs. Harvey Buss.

The bride’s mother appeared in a navy sheer frock and the bridegroom’s mother was attired in old rose net. Both had corsages of yellow roses.

The bride graduated from LeMars high school and was employed by the Production Marketing Administration in LeMars. The bridegroom received his education at LeMars high school and South Dakota State College at Brookings. He is employed as veteran’s agriculture instructor at Sioux Center.

Upon their return from a two week wedding trip, the couple will make their home on a farm north of LeMars. For traveling, the bride wore an orchid suit with white accessories.

FAMILY NOTE: Although both the bride and groom both shared the same last name, Hawkins, they were not related. They each came from a different Hawkins family line.


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