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Arthur "Joseph" Mekeel to Margaret Merlo

Small individual bouquets of white glads tied with white satin decorated St. Patricks church in Amboy Saturday Morning Sept. 2 for the wedding of Miss Margaret Mary Merlo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merlo Amboy and Arthur Joseph Mekeel son of the J.J. Mekeels of Harmon. Rev. Robert C. Troy officiated the 9 am double ring ceremony and nuptial high mass. Dean Powers and Michael McCormick of Harmon, cousins of the groom served the mass.

Miss Lena Merlo of Amboy, sister of the bride was her maid of honor wearing a yellow satin gown. Mrs. L.C. Finn of Marengo, the brides other sister, was matron of honor.

Richard Mekeel of Harmon, brother of the bridegroom and Richard Long of Harmon were groomsmen. James Mekeel of Harmon, brother of the groom and Leroy Finn of Marengo brothers in law of the groom were ushers.

Little Sharon Kaye Boyle of Amboy wsa the flower girl.

The rest is too pale to read. Reception was at St. Patricks Hall. The groom served in the US Army WW II

The Evening Telegraph, 06 September 1950

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