Grandma Davis was a collector of newspaper articles about family members and people that she knew. Thank goodness for that – these gatherings have provided invaluable guidance for me while researching my family history.
The marriage announcement of Mildred Berryman and James Horan was found with other newspaper articles in my grandmother’s collection. There is no familial relationship, that I know of, between my family and John and Mildred Horan.
I believe my grandma had this article because it references Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Gummow, uncle and aunt of the bride. My grandparents bought the Gummow farm and always referred to this property as “the Gummow place”. (As a child, I was very confused as to why the house my grandparents owned was referred to as “the Gummow place”. )
Transcription of marriage:
Scales Mound Couple United In Marriage
The marriage of Miss Mildred Berryman to James W. Horan, both of Scales Mound, took place at St. Patrick’s Rectory at Dubuque, Iowa, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 1928, at 2 p.m. Rev. R. F. Duffy officiating.
The were attended by Mr. Lester Berryman, brother of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Dolphin sister and brother-in-law of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Galena High School of the class of 1921. She also attended the Uniersity of Chicago and for five years has been a successful teacher in the public schools, and an active worker in the Methodist church and community affairs.
The groom is a capable and industrious young farmer and is well worthy of the bride he has won.
The bride wore a dress of pink georgette trimmed in ecru lace embroidered in pink silk rosebuds, with hat to match.
The groom and attendants wore dark suits.
A six o’clock dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Droullard, sister and brother-in-law of the groom.
In the evening they were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reddin. Two tables of “Bridge” were played.
Dainty refreshments were served.
On their return home Sunday evening a six o’clock dinner was served to a party of fifteen relatives and close friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gummow, Uncle and Aunt of the bride.
The couple will make their future home with the groom’s parents on their farm two miles west of town.