BioM: Davis, Elaine (1963)


Surnames: Jacques, Davis, Gorence, Melhum, Fowler, Ebben, Glowacki, Papierniak

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/24/1963

Davis, Elaine (12 OCT 1963)

On Saturday, Oct. 12th, 1963, at St. Florian Catholic Church at Milwaukee, a very pretty wedding took place at 11 a.m. when Elaine Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Davis of West Milwaukee became the bride of Donald Jacques. Father Edward Lanzilla performed the double ring ceremony, followed by the Nuptial High Mass. Special musical selections were sung by the bride’s brother, Russell Davis.

The bride, attired in a floor length nylon gown with fitted bodice and train was given in marriage by her father. Her nylon fingertip veil was secured by a crown of seed pearls and she carried white roses and white orchids accented by streamers.

She chose as her matron of honor, her sister, Mrs. Paul Gorence, and bridesmaids, Mrs. Ronald Melhum, a friend, Jeanne and Jeanette Davis, nieces of the bride, Marilyn Fowler, a friend, and another niece, Diane Davis as junior bridesmaid. They all wore gold colored street length dresses with headpieces to match, and carried bouquets of bronze mums.

Attending the groom as best man was his brother Duane Jacques of Milwaukee, Clayborne Ebben of Thorp, Tom Jacques, brother of the groom, Jerome Glowacki and Roger Davis of Milwaukee, brother of the bride. Serving as ushers were Ray and Robert Davis of Milwaukee.

At St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, dinner was served at 1 p.m. to the immediate wedding party and a reception there at 8 p.m. for guests number about 350.

The large five tier wedding cake was the artistic work of a friend, Louise Papierniak.

The newlyweds are on a trip through Canada, Niagara Falls and upper New York, and will be at home at 2407 S. 51st St. at Milwaukee when they return.

The bride is a graduate of Pulaski High School, attended Marquette University and is employed as auditor for the Wis. Telephone Co.. The groom, who formerly lived in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jacques, is a Thorp High School graduate. He attended Eau Claire State College and was a graduate of the class of 1959 of Marquette University and is now employed by A.C. Spark Plug Co., as an electrical engineer.



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