Monday, November 22, 2021

71 Years Ago: Wedding of Moyer – Mark, 23 Nov. 1950 OH

My great uncle and aunt were a wonderful, gentle couple who were very involved with their church, their community and their family. My uncle kindly and patiently helped me with my genealogy research. I like the colorful account of their wedding day.

Clarence William Mark 

30 May 1917 OH - 1 Aug 2006 OH

Son of Thomas K. Mark & N. Regina Gruissy

Brother of my paternal grandmother, Ivy Mark Brown

Lavon Eleanor Moyer

27 Sep 1924 OH - 11 Sep 2007 OH

Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Glen A. Moyer

Before the candle lighted altar of the Church of the Brethren, Miss Lavon Moyer became the bride of Mr. Clarence Mark at 3:30 p. m., Nov. 23. Mr. Mark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Mark of Wadsworth, Ohio. 


The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Moyer, Greenville, was united in marriage by her father. Her ballerina length gown of white slipper satin was trimmed with seed pearls. Her finger tip veil was held in place by a bonnet of white satin and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white roses with a corsage of pink roses in the center.


Miss Ruth Renz in a ballerina length gown of green taffeta was maid of honor. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and wore a halo of yellow chrysanthemums.


Mr. Edgar Britten of Dayton was the best man and seating the wedding guests were Mr. Everett Rogers and Mr. Keith Hamilton. A half hour of wedding music was presented by Miss Lottie Leas with Mr. Lowell Rife as soloist.


A reception was held at the church. Serving as hostesses were Mrs. Ada Dieter, Mrs. Everett Rogers, Mrs. Russell Kelpinger, Mrs. Lavon Martin and Mrs. Glenn Willis.


The bride’s mother received her guests wearing a green dress with black accessories. She wore a gardenia corsage. The bridegroom’s mother [N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark] wore a blue dress with a gardenia corsage.


For her going away outfit, the bride changed into a green gabardine suit with brown accessories and a marching green coat. She wore the pink roses from the bouquet pinned at the shoulder.


Mrs. Clarence Mark, a graduate of Manchester college, teaches at the South school in Greenville. Mr. Mark also a graduate of Manchester college, is working at the Firestone Store.


Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mark are at home to their friends at 223 East Main St. in Greenville.



Source: Moyer – Mark. (Greenville, OH: Greenville Daily Advocate, 5 Dec 1950) 7; digital image, accessed April 2021.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful wedding announcement. I love how some of the older ones give details of the dresses, the flowers and all the participants. You are so fortunate to have found this one.


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