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Marriages & Engagements > 1947 - Beulah Denison & Berl Minson

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 17, 1947 - Monday, pg. 6, col. 4
Beulah Denison and Berl Minson Married Saturday Afternoon
Saturday afternoon Miss Beulah Denison and Berl Minson plighted marriage vows in the Rock Falls Methodist church, where the Rev. Wayne Leighty read a single ring service at four o'clock. There was a large company of guests, relatives and friends of the young couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Wise of Sterling, were the attendants.
Preceding the ceremony, Miss Ethel Blair played an organ prelude and Mrs. Edgar Wolfe sang "Because" and "O Promise Me."  After the vows were taken Mrs. Wolfe's number was "The Lord's Prayer."
The bride was smartly clad in a fawn colored wool suit and matching accessories.  Her flowers were pink rosebuds.  Mrs. Wise wore a grey suit with black trim and black accessories, with a white carnation corsage.  The men had white carnation boutonnieres.
A reception for 45 guests took place in the bride's home at 514 West Fourth street. The decorations were large white wedding bells and pink and white streamers.  A five tiered wedding cake with a bridal ornament topping it graced the refreshment table. After the bridal couple had cut the first piece of cake it was served by the bride's niece, Mrs. Sidney Gebhardt.  Miss Kenneth Fritz poured and Miss Dorothy Morris registered the guests in the bride's boo;k. The refreshments were in charge of Mrs. Ben Oatman.  The newlyweds departed for a honeymoon in southern Illinois and will visit the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Minson, sr., in Marissa, Ill.  They will reside at 514 West Fourth street.
Mrs. Minson, a graduate of Rock Falls Township high school, is employed in the office of the Sterling Traffic Bureau.  Mr. Minson, a veteran of two and one half years of service in the European theater of war, was taken prisoner by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge.  He is employed in construction work.
Out of town wedding guests were Mrs. Bonnie Newman of Tampico, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. VanDeMark of Ohio, Misses Mildred Borgstede and Jeanette Balderston of Chicago, Mrs. Mary E. Wolf of Walnut, Mrs. Irene Smith of New Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Volkert of Paw Paw, Mrs. Frank Stultz, Mrs. Helen Denison, Misses Lydia and Mabel Denison, Dr. J. M. Miley, Mr. and Mrs. Paul VanOosten, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reece, Miss Darlene Lanning and Grant Barton of Dixon.

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