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Russell Sherwood Charles to Jeanne Hart

In a Saturday afternoon wedding at St. Luke's Episcopal church, Miss Jeanne Hart, daughter of Mrs. W.D. Hart, 510 East Fellows street, became the bride of Russell Sherwood Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Charles of Rochester, N.Y. The Rev. J.E. Mason officiated at the ceremony and organ music was played by Miss Naomi Woll.

Given in marriage by her uncle, H.M. Hart, the bride was attired in a white silk crepe floor-length dress and tulle veil. She carried a semi-colonial bouquet of white flowers.

Mrs. R.W. Hufford of Chicago, matron of honor, wore an ice blue satin floor-length dress and a veil held in place by flowers. Her bouquet was made up of red roses.

The groom's father was his best man and J.E. Sawyer and Gordon Utley, Jr., were ushers.

Mrs. Hart wore a black and turquoise dress and black hat and Mrs. Charles chose a black hat and dress. Both wore corasages of gardenias.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the hoome of the bride's mother. The house was decorated with cranberry and spring flowers. A wedding cake center the bride's table at which Mrs. C.A. todd and Mrs. Robert Warner served.

The couple left Saturday night on a wedding trip to Chicago. Mrs. Charles wore a blue suite with brown accessories for her going away outfit.

The bride attended Stephens college and Northwestern university, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She is a graduate of the Evanston Hospital School of Nursing and was overseas in England and France as a first lieutenant in the army nurse corps.

Charles received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester and is a veteran of service with the Merchant marine. He is now associated with the firm of Symington and Gould in Rochester, where the couple will m ake their home.

Out of town guests at the wedding included; Mrs. Carl Charles, and son, Robert of Winnetka. Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Hart of Chicago; Miss Bessie Hart of Crown Point, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Sawyer and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sawyer, all of DeKalb.

Preceding the wedding, Mrs. Winston Edwards wsa hostess to the bride and groom, their parents and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carry at a rehearsal dinner at her home Friday night. While in Dixon the groom's parent's were guests of Mr. and Mrs. I.B. Hoefer.

The Evening Telegraph, 17 Feb 1947

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