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Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Fun New Family Find

I heard from our family historian, my cousin
Lynne, recently and she told me she found
the wedding announcement for our 
Grandparents in the archives of their local paper.

The article says:

Miss O'Rourke Now Mrs. P. W. Taylor

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at
St. Peter's Church at 10 o'clock this morning
when Miss Nellie O'Rourke, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William O'Rourke, of 16 Central Ave,
became the bride of Patrick W. Taylor, son of 
Mrs. M. Taylor.  The ceremony was performed 
by Monsignor John A. O'Grady in the presence 
of a large number of friends,
The bride, who is an extremely attractive young
woman, was handsome in her traveling suit of tan
with large picture hat.  She carried a shower bouquet
of white roses.
Miss Bessie Lyons, of this city, was maid of honor and
was was stunning in a blue suit with picture hat and 
carrying an arm bouquet of pink roses.
Robert E. Taylor, brother of the groom, was best man.
The nuptial music was furnished by Miss Kate Phelan,
in her usual artistic manner.
Following the nuptials a reception was held at the home
of the bride, and later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor left for their wedding trip, which will be  enjoyed
at Washington, D.C.
Many beautiful gifts were showered upon the couple.
The bride, who was connected with Johnson and 
Johnson's is exceedingly popular with her co-workers,
and this has been demonstrated by the magnificent 
gifts in the form of showers of silver, cut glass and 
linen ahe has received during the past few weeks.
Mr. Taylor is an engineer for the Pennsylvania
Railroad and he and his bride will make their home
in Jersey City.

Lynne says she thinks the photo above is from 
their wedding day.

You can read more about my Grandmother
Nellie here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great find! The photograph is gorgeous - what a treasure to have both the photo and the announcement. My other blog is a family history blog -- it's surprising to see family history on a quilting blog, but also very fun.