BioM: Taggard, Minerva (1941)




Surnames: Taggard, Smith, Giles, Gifford, Krahn, Kasla, Carter, Fisher, Tews, Mueller, Fellenz,


----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 12/25/1941


Taggard, Minerva (1941)





Miss Minerva Taggart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Taggart, town of Sherman, chose Dec. 20 for the day of her wedding to Sergeant Wallis M. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker M. Smith, Crandon, Wis.  The Rev. Fredrick Giles united the young couple in marriage at 2:30 o’clock at Westminster Presbyterian church in Veefkind.  The bride who approached the altar on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohingrins’s wedding march, played by Mrs. Eldos Gifford, was gowned in white silk jersey designed with shirred bodice and sunburst pleated skirt. Around her waist was a wide gold stitched girdle.  Her fingertip 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 handkerchief and her "something new" was a gold locket.  She carried a shower bouquet of yellow and white pompons.  Miss Bettie Smith, sister of the groom, attended as bridesmaid, wearing American beauty watered taffeta with a full skirt and fitted bodice and bolero.  She wore a matching ribbon with streamers in her hair and carried a bouquet of yellow and white pompons.


Edward Kasala attended Sergt. Smith as best man.  The groom was wearing the regulation uniform of the U. S. Army.  They both wore boutonnieres of pompons.  An A. Capelle solo, "Yours," was sung by Miss Beatrice Taggart, sister of the groom.  The bride’s mother attended the ceremony dressed in rose wine crepe.  The groom’s mother chose navy blue crepe.  They wore shoulder corsages of orchid and white pomons.


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; Edward Kasala and Miss Bettie Smith of Milwaukee; Mrs. George Fisher, Jr., and daughter Hazel of Spokeville.  The dinner was served by Mrs. M. Tews, Mrs. C. Mueller, and Mrs. C. Fellenz.  Friends of the bride decorated the church in the 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 also carried out in the home.


The young couple left on a short trip to Milwaukee, after which the groom will return to Camp Livingston, La., to take up his duties as technical sergeant and the bride will reside in Milwaukee.  The bride is a graduate of the Loyal high school with the class of 1935 and for the last five years has been employed in Milwaukee.




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