BioM: Todd, Esther (1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Todd, Murphy, Franke, Howard,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 12, 1957
Todd, Esther (Marriage - 7 September
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
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
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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