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The World
Dougherty, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
June, 1913


On Tuesday morning [June 2, 1913] of last week, in the chapel of St. Patrick's school in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends, Miss Rose DOUGHERTY and Mr. Vern RIGGINS were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. P. D. O'REILLY officiating.

The bride was becomingly dressed in messeline draped with silk embroidered net. She also wore white gloves, a large white picture hat and carried a large bouquet of bridal roses. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Loretta who was dressed in white serge, also wearing gloves and picture hat. The groom was attended by Joseph DOUGHERTY, an uncle of the bride, from Albert Lee. Both gentlemen were dressed in black.

After the ceremony the bridal party went to the bride's home where a light breakfast was served. At noon a sumptious dinner was served which was partaken of by a few relatives and friends. The dining room was decorated in smilax and carnations.

In the afternoon the bride and groom accompanied by Misses Loretta DOUGHERTY, Pearl LIPPS and Joe DOUGHERTY were taken to Mason City by T. C. RYAN in his new Colby car, and from there the couple left on the train for parts unknown, returning Thursday afternoon. On Friday morning the couple went to the DEERDORF farm south east of town where the groom has a cozy little home prepared for his bride.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DOUGHERTY and is a young lady of exceptional quality and pleasing characteristics. She was formerly central girl at the Doughtery telephone office which position she filled to everybody's satisfaction for nearly seven years. While in the telephone office she made a host of friends by her pleasant and accomodating manner and it was with great reluctance that they allowed her to resign in order to take up the new position which she now occupies and which we are sure she will fill as satisfactorily as she did the first.

Mr. RIGGINS is the son of Mrs. Martha RIGGINS living southeast of town and is a successful young farmer and a man of sterling quality and fine ability. He is a gentleman of exemplary habits and is to be congratulated on the wisdom and foresight which he has used in choosing a wife and helpmate.

The World joins their many friends in wishing them a life of continual happiness and success.

Among those who were present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Will NIXT and family of Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McDONOUGH and family of Hurley.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011



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