Friday, April 22, 2011

Shaver-Hanson Wedding Announcement

This clipping is dated Aug 10-1947, but no newspaper is identified:


Mr. and Mrs. John Shaver, announce the marriage of their daughter Lucine Violetta, to Mr. Russell A. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Hanson of Mankato.  The wedding took place at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the first Baptist church.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Layman S. Johnson before an alter banked with ferns and gladioli.  On either side stood tall candelabra and pedestal baskets of gladioli.  Before the ceremony Miss Grace Goodfellow at the organ played selections of nuptial music and she accompanied Mrs. Edgar M. Johnson of Courtland, sister of the bride, who sang "Because" and "At Dawning."  The candles were lighted by Miss Patricia Shaver of Enid, Okla., niece of the bride, who wore a blue formal gown of taffeta and net, and corsage of pink carnations and Miss Barbara Holbert who wore a formal of blue sheer with a corsage of pink carnations.  The bride was attended by Miss Helen Belle Holbert as maid of honor and by Miss Syrena Hanson, and Miss Lena Hanson of Mankato, sisters of the groom, as bridesmaids.  The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Evan Hanson of Mankato as best man, and by the ushers Mr. Harold Shaver of Enid, Oklahoma, the bride's brother; Mr. Irwin Johnson of Courtland, and Mrs. Eldon H. Shaver, Enid Oklahoma, nephews of the bride and Mr. Wayne Hanson, of Mankato, nephew of the groom.  The ring bearer, Dennis Hanson of Mankato, nephew of the groom carried the rings on a white satin pillow edged in lace.  The flower girl Connie Carlson of Jamestown wore a floor length dress of pink sheer and carried a basket of garden flowers.  The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin styled with princess lines, sweetheart neckline edged with pleated ruffle and leg-o-mutton sleeves pointed over the hand, and a court train.  The circular finger tip veil of net edged with lace, with face veil worn back over her shoulders, was held in place by a shining beaded coronet halo.  She wore a single strand of pearls, a gift of the groom.  She carried a shower bouquet of white glamellias and stephanotis with a touch of blue, and she carried a 55 year old handkerchief edged in lace, borrowed dainty pearl earrings, and wore a luck six-pence in her shoe.  Miss Helen Belle Holbert wore a formal pink sheer gown with off-the-shoulder neckline, with a matching shoulder veil, and carried a bouquet of yellow gladioli.  Miss Syrena Hanson wore a formal of nile green net and carried a bouquet of peach gladioli.  Miss Lena Hanson wore a gown of pink net and carried a pink and blue bouquet of gladioli.  Following the ceremony an informal reception was held in the church dining room.  The crocheted lace covered service table was centered with a three tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom.  The bridal table covered with crocheted lace was centered with a bowl of pink and white garden flowers and tall white candles.  The hostess, Mrs. John Shaver cut the cake, assisted by Mrs. Edgar M. Johnson.  Mrs. Harold Shaver, Enid, Oklahoma and Mrs. Harry Hanson, Mankato poured coffee from silver service.  Others assisting at the reception were, Mrs. Carl M. Swenson, Miss Gerda Okerman, Mrs. Emil Swenson, Mrs. Maurice McDonald and Mrs. Mary Jewel Pae.  Mr. Hanson is a graduate of Mankato high school and enlisted in the army medical corps where he served for nearly five years, 18 months in the European theater.  Mrs. Hanson is a graduate of the Kackley high school and has been employed for the past two years as a book-keeper for the Ratts Electric Co.  After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs Hanson will be at home at Hays, where Mr. Hanson is attending college. The out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson, Miss Syrena Hanson, Miss Lena Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hanson, Mrs. L. S. Mohler, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs Raymond McDill, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hanson, Mr and Mrs. J. C. Smith,  Mr. and Mrs. George Bechtels, Mr. Glenn Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramey, Mr. Orville Gunlicks. Mr. Halbart Wishart, Mr. and Mrs. John Thronsen, Mr. and Mrs.Ellery Vador, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Medlin, all of Mankato; Mr. Elmer Hanson, Wendell, Ida.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanson, Denver; Mr. Grant Berry, Ionia; Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Menson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olson, Mr. and Mrs.Wilbur Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.Edgar M. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Haggman, Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Barber, all of Courtland; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Olson, Belleville; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mohled, Bostwic, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. George Self, Oak, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Miron Hunter, Randale Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Mohler, Burr Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Conway, Ankeny, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanson, Randall; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hibbs, Oswborne; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Melby, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Larson, Scandia; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hanson, Randall; Mr and Mrs. Alvin Hanson, McPherson; Mr. and Mrs. Gunder R. Hanson, Richland, Wah.; Mrs. Mary Hanson, Randal, Mr. and Mrs.Dow Blair, Smith Center; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carney, Mrs Christine Johnson, Kackley

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