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Hodgson, Will & Miss Sarah Allison, Wedding 1915


Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 10/17/2005 at 14:08:13

Hodgson, Will & Miss Sarah Allison, 24 Feb 1915

Source: LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated February 26, 1915

Miss Sarah Allison and Will Hodgson Are Married
They Will Live in Stanton

Ceremony Takes Place in the Presence of Many Friends and Relatives at
the Residence of the Bride's Parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allison

A very pretty home wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. John Allison, north of town, on Wednesday, when their daughter,
Sarah Ellen, gave her hand in marriage to William F. Hodgson.

The ceremony took place at six o'clock in the evening in the presence of
a number of relatives and friends. Rev. E. E. Gilbert officiated at the
service. When the guests were assembled at the appointed hour, the
strains of Lehengrin's wedding march played on the piano by Miss Edythe
Hodgson heralded the approach of the bridal couple. The spacious
parlors were beautifully decorated in the bridal colors, yellow and
white. Lovely jonquil, narcissus and smilax lent charm and fragrance to
the adornments of the scene. Rev. E. E. Gilbert read the service in an
impressive manner and gave a brief exhortation, using the ring ceremony.

The bride looked most becoming in a pretty gown of white messaline with
chiffon and Venice lace trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of white
bridal roses and lilies of the valley.

Following the ceremony and congratulations an elaborate wedding diner
was served in four courses. Mrs. Henry Remer was dining room hostess
and to Miss Loretta Allison, Miss Edythe Hodgson and Miss Laura Alfred,
close friends of the bride, were accorded the honors of serving. The
evening was spent in celebrating the happy event with music, song, and
social visiting.

The young people were recipients of a large array of wedding gifts,
silverware, linen, chinaware and cut glass of fine workmanship and
pretty designs being among the presents.

Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson left on a honeymoon trip for points east. The
bride's going away gown was tailor made blue suit with hat and gloves to

Out of town guests at the wedding were Miss Fannnie Cross and Miss Ruth
Cross, of Curlew, Iowa.

The newly married young people will, on their return, make their home on
the farm owned by the groom's father in Stanton township.

The bride and bridegroom are members of old settled families of the
county. Both are well known and popular and enjoy the regard and esteem
of a large circle of friends.


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