Lake County, IL
CLOSE - GEORGE
Waukegan - The most important event in social circles during the past week was the marriage of Mr. Benjamin J. Close, of Lake Bluff, to Miss Ida A. George, of this city. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. H.M. Curtis at the residence of the bride's father, C.B. George, Esq. Only relations of the family were present on this occasion.
ELLISON - HAYES
In a pretty candlelight ceremony at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Waukegan, Ill., Miss Betty I. Ellison of Waukegan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ellison of Bruce, was united marriage to Marvin L. Hayes, RMC, of Great Lakes naval training center, son of Mrs. Charlotte Hayes of Waukegan, Ill., Saturday, May 20, at 7 p. m. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Gallum. The church was decorated with white gladioli, stock and carnations. Mrs. Herbert Ellison, sister-in-law of the bride, of Racine, sang "Because" and "O Promise Me" before the ceremony. Mrs. Harold Rowe, organist, gave a short organ prelude. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Noble Ellison, of Bruce. She wore a white marquisette gown with square neck, peplum and fishtail trimmed with chantilly lace, a matching veil with blusher and open crown. A cascade bouquet of white stock carnations surrounding a white orchid, completed her costume. Mrs. Beth Calbaum of Colby, twin sister of the bride, was matron of honor and Eleanor Crock, a close friend of the bride, was bridesmaid. The two attendants' dresses were of matching taffeta with fitted bodices, Queen Anne collar, full skirt and short gauntlets. The matrons of honor's dress was of pale green. Miss Crock's of lavendar, with matching headdresses. Their bouquets were of lavendar stock, Kenneth Hayes, brother of the groom, was best man, and C.P.O. James Crosson, friend of the groom, was usher. A reception was held for about 75 guests at Camp Robert Smalls given by Mr. and Mrs. James Crosson. A three tier wedding cake, ice cream, coffee and punch were served. Loretta Grock, a friend of the bride, poured, Kathryn Hamilton cut the cake and Doris Gosswiller presided at the punch. The bride is a graduate of the Tony high school, class of 1946, and a graduate of the Illinois Masonic hospital school of nursing of Chicago in 1948, and has been nursing since at the Veterans' hospital at Downey Ill. The groom has been on active sea duty in the Pacific for the past eight years in the U. S. Navy as a chief petty officer. After a wedding trip to New York City and Niagara Falls, they will be at home at Waukegan, Ill. Box 118, Route 3, after June 10th. The bride's going away suit was navy blue with white accessories and a white orchid corsage. [The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, Wisconsin, Friday, May 26, 1950]
PIKE - SKINNER
Married, In Bristol, Wisconsin, July 3, by Thomas B. Pike, Esq., Dr. Warren Chase and Miss Sarah Skinner, both of Lake Co., Ill. [Ashtabula Weekly Telegraph.(Ashtabula, Ohio), July 27, 1867]
SMITH - CLARK
BELLE OF FORT ELOPES
Miss Jeannette Clark, Major's Daughter, Becomes Bride of Lieut. Smith.
Waukegan, Ill., Sept. 17. - Three months ago Lieutenant Spencer M. Smith came to Fort Sheridan and fell in love with the belle of the fort. Miss Jeannette Clark, daughter of Maj. Clark. He outdistanced all other suitors. Recently Maj. Clark was ordered to the Philippines. Miss Clark said she would not go to the far away Islands with her father, and friends wondered how she intended to solve the problem. Last Wednesday evening she eloped with Lieutenant Smith and came to Waukgan where they were married. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 17 Sept. 1912]
QUIGLEY - SCHWERY
Frank Quigley married Gertrude Schwery. Waukegan, daughter of woman who was charged with burying girl's baby to hide her shame and then poisoning Quigley. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 25 Aug. 1915