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Hemphill, Gerald & Miss Ruth Fox (Marriage 1938)


Posted By: Pat Hemphill (email)
Date: 11/30/2008 at 17:39:11

LeMars Sentinel
August 1938

Pretty Wedding Takes Place Saturday Afternoon At Home of Friends
Will Live In LeMars
Young Couple Are Widely Known and Popular

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kaupp, 1205 Clinton street, Des Moines, was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday afternoon, August 27, when Gerald D. Hemphill, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Hemphill, of Merrill, and Miss Ruth Fox, daughter of Mrs. Madge Raber of LeMars, were united in marriage. The ceremony which took place at 5 o’clock was witnessed by a few relatives and intimate friends. Rev. Homer E. Watkins officiated at the marriage service, the single ring ceremony being choice of the contracting parties. The service took place before a floral altar in front of the spacious fire place, banked with white daisies, yellow roses, cosmos and phlox, and ferns, the colors being chosen by the bride.

The bride looked charming in a black and white sheer dress with black accessories and corsage bouquet of white gardenia. Her sister, Miss Marianne Fox, was bridesmaid and wore a pretty dress of navy blue taffeta with blue accessories to match and a corsage bouquet of yellow and white chrysanthemums. The bridegroom was squired by Kenneth Kaupp, as bestman.

Following the ceremony a four course dinner was served in the Kaupp home and a reception held in the evening. Among guests at the wedding were Miss Millicent Bourne and Miss Marianne Fox of LeMars, Misses Doris Bourne, Marion Duster, Violet Jones, Mildred Phipps, of Des Moines.

The bride is a popular and well known LeMars girl and graduated from the LeMars High School and was employed at the court house here for several years before obtaining a position in the sales tax department of the state board of assessment and review in Des Moines.

The bridegroom is equally popular in a large circle of friends. He is employed as head of the old age pension board at the court house.

The young couple will make their home in LeMars.


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