Minerva M. (1941)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Taggart, smith, Gifford, Krahn, Kasala
----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 01 January 1942
Taggart, Minerva M. (20 DEC 1941)
Miss Minerva Marie Taggart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Taggart, chose December 20 for the day of her marriage to Sergeant Wallis M. Smith, U. S. A. Camp Livingston, Louisiana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker M. Smith, Crandon, Wisconsin.
The Rev. Fredrick Giles united the young couple in marriage at 2:30 o’clock at the Westminster Presbyterian church, Veefkind, Wisconsin.
The bride, who approached the altar on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Mrs. Eldos Gifford, was gowned in white silk jersey designed with a shirred bodice and a sunburst pleated skirt with a gold stitched girdle.
Her finger tip veil "borrowed" from her sister, Mrs. Alton Krahn, was edged with Chantilly lace and fell from a headdress of rhinestones and pearls. For something "blue" she carried a blue edged hanky, something "New" a gold locket. She carried a shower bouquet of yellow and white pompoms.
Miss Bettie Smith, sister of the groom, attended as bridesmaid, wearing American Beauty watered taffeta with a full skirt and a fitted bodice and bolero. She wore a matching ribbon in her hair and carried a bouquet of yellow and white pompoms.
Edward Kasala attended Sgt. Smith as best man. Sergeant Smith wore a regulation dress uniform of the United States army. Their boutonnieres were pompoms.
An A Capella solo, "Yours," was sung by Miss Beatrice Taggart, sister of the bride.
The bride’s mother attended the ceremony in rose wine crepe. The groom’s mother chose navy blue crepe. Their corsages were of orchid and white pompoms.
A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents for fourteen guests.
Those from away who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Parker Smith and daughter, Helen, and Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Carter of Crandon, Miss Bettie Smith and Edward Kasala of Milwaukee and Mrs. George Fisher Jr. and daughter, Hazel, of Spokeville.
Dinner was served by Mrs. Melvin Tews, Mrs. C. Mueller and Mrs. C. Fellenz.
Friends of the bride decorated the church with colors of Christmas. A beautifully decorated tree stood at one side, and an arch of red and green roping before the altar completed the decorations. The Christmas color scheme was carried out in the home.
The young couple left on a short trip to Milwaukee, after which the groom will return to Camp Livingston to take up his duties as technical sergeant, and the bride will reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The bride is a graduate of Loyal High School with the class of 1935 and for the last five years has been employed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Tribune joins the many friends of the newlyweds in extending congratulations.
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