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Stapleton – Conway Marriage 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:09:14

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Jan. 28, 1913, P-FP, C-7

Marriage Licenses.
The following marriage licenses were issued during the past week by Clerk Blandin:

James C. Stapleton, 24, Elma,
Loretta A. Conway, 24, Elma.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Feb. 7, 1913, P-4, C-5

Married: At the Immaculate Conception church in Elma on Tuesday, January 28, 1913, Mr. James C. Stapleton to Miss Loretta A. Conway, Rev. F. J. Gunn officiated.
The bride looked charming in a beautiful white dress, She wore white furs to match and a purple hat covered with purple pansies. She was attended by Miss Evlyn Conway of Oelwein. The groom was dressed in black and was attended by Mr. Edward Conway, brother of the bride.
After the ceremony at the church a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Conway, which was attended by about fifty near relatives and friends.
The bride is one of Elma's most charming young ladies. She is well educated and highly accomplished. After completing her schooling in the Elma public school she took a complete normal course in the State Normal school at Cedar Falls after which she taught in the Elma public school.
The groom, a son of Mr. John Stapleton, was born and raised in Nashua and for the past two years has lived in Elma, coming to work with Spaulding & O’Donnell in the insurance and land business. He is popular with all classes.
The happy couple left on the afternoon train for Chicago where they will spend their honeymoon. A number of their friends had planned to give them a proper “send off” but they eluded this by going to Riceville in an automobile and boarding the train at that place. When the train reached Elma the aforementioned friends were on hand and many of them boarded the train and rode to Alta Vista in company with the newlyweds. Rice was served with congratulations.
Among those from a distance who were in attendance at the wedding were the Misses Elizabeth and Julia Byrnes of Cresco; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Conway of Alta Vista and Mr. John Stapleton of Nashua.
Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton received many beautiful and valuable presents consisting of cut glass, silverware, etc.—Elma New Era.


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