BioM: Todd, Esther (1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Todd, Murphy, Franke, Howard, Beninga 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 12, 1957 

Todd, Esther (Marriage - 7 September 1957) 

The Zion American Lutheran Church at Granton was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Esther Todd of Granton and Robert D. Murphy of Willard.  The Rev. Marvin Beninga performed the double ring ceremony at 7:30 p.m. before a candle-lit altar banked with white and gold glads and ‘mums. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length gown of embroidered organza, with a very full skirt scalloped at the hemline. The fitted bodice was fashioned with a scalloped Sabrina neckline.  Her fingertip veil of sheer illusion net cascaded from a pillbox of sequins and seed pearls.  She carried a bouquet of stephanotis and ivy centered with a lavender orchid. 

Mrs. Kenneth Franke, a sister of the bride, was matron-of-honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Lois Howard, Mrs. Edward Todd and Mrs. Floyd Murphy.  Their dresses were of gold and peacock blue, floor length, with strapless bodices and jackets.  They wore matching flower headpieces. 

Linda Franke, niece of the bride, as flower girl.  Floyd Murphy served his brother as bestman. Groomsmen were Ted Todd, Edward Todd and Kenneth Franke.  Ushers were Leroy Todd and Wayne Murphy. 

One hundred and fifty guests attended a reception in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony. 

The bride is a graduate of Granton High School and is employed in Marshfield. The groom is a milk hauler and is engaged in farming. 

Out of town people attending the wedding were from Granton, Willard, Chili, Marshfield, Madison, Milwaukee, Rice Lake, Stevens Point, Unity, Greenwood, Chicago, Ill., and Ely, Minn. 



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