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Public Notice Newspaper Marriage License Issued

Cletus J. Arlen, 22, and Rita M. Link, 22, both of Dubuque.


~~ source: Newspaper marriage license announcement Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 6 Sept 1950, pg 14, col. 6.

~~ transcribed and submitted by Ann Arlen.


Public Notice Newspaper Marriage License Issued

Rita Link Plans Fall Wedding

[Photo] Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Link of 2344 White street announce the engagement of their daughter Rita to Cletus Arlen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Arlen of Farley. The wedding is to take place at 8 a.m., Sept. 9, at Sacred Heart church.


~~ source: Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 17 August 1950, page 17, columns 1 & 2

~~ transcribed and submitted by Ann Arlen.



Rita Link Weds Cletus Arlen Saturday at Sacred Heart

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. Fred Kriebs read the 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday in Sacred Heart church for the marriage of Miss Rita Marie Link, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Link, of 2344 White street, to Cletus J. Arlen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Arlen, of Farley. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white nylon net over satin Ruching with satin bows was used around the shoulders of its fitted bodice. Small bows also were used on the full skirt which extended into a cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of hand rolled silk illusion was fastened to her heart shaped
bonnet trimmed with pearls. She carried the bride groom's gift, a crystal rosary, and a bouquet of white and American beauty gladioli.

Her attendants were her sister, Mrs. Richard Sherman (should be Shireman), matron of honor, her cousin, Miss Jo Ann Link, and her sister, Mrs. Francis Brosius, bridesmaids, and her niece, Karen Ann Shireman, junior bridesmaid. They wore dresses styled like that of the bride's. The matron of honor's was lettuce green, and those of the bridesmaids orchid. They wore matching net headbands. Watermelon colored gladioli were used in the matron of honor's bouquet and yellow gladioli in those
of the bridesmaids.

Ray Leibold was his brother-in-law's best man. The bride's brother-in-law, Francis Brosius, and the bridegroom's brother, George Arlen, ushered.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Link wore a wine crepe dress with black accessories. The bridegroom's mother chose a black crepe dress with black accessories. A reception for 250 guests at the bride's home followed a dinner at the Chateau. When she and her husband left on a wedding trip, Mrs. Arlen wore a brown and white checked gabardine suit and green accessories. After Sept. 18 they will live at 1163 Highland Place. A graduate of Immaculate Conception, she is a telephone operator at the Northwestern Bell Telephone company. Her husband, is a Farley High school graduate, is employed by the Unique Balance company.


~~ source: Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 10 September 1950, page 13, columns 4 & 5

~~ transcribed and submitted by Ann Arlen.


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