Frances Ethlyn Gashel and Gordon Edward Werth
were married on 27 Sep 1941 in Nashua, Chickasaw, IA. 3 Parties Are
Given for Bride
Frances Gashel to Become Bride of Gordon Werth
Two parties were given Wednesday and a third on Thursday complimenting Miss
Frances Gashel who will become the bride of Gordon Werth of Chicago Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Little Brown Church near Nashua, with the Rev.
David L. Kratz of the Church of Christ officiating.
About 200 guests are expected to attend the ceremony. Miss Gashel will have
her sister, Miss Phyllis Gashel, as her maid of honor, and Vernon Gashel of Nora
Springs, cousin of the bride, will be best man. Ushers will be Ivan L. Barnes
and LeRoy McKee.
Mrs. S.M. McKee and Mrs. O. W. Ong were hostesses at a shower Wednesday evening
at the Ong home, 123 President Court, honoring Miss Gashel. Games were played
by the 35 guests during the evening and prizes went to Miss Maude Gordon, Mrs.
Lee Roberts and Mrs. Ted Leaman. Gifts were presented to the bride-elect and
refreshments were served, carrying out a pink and white color scheme.
Miss Gashel was honored at a shower given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. H. B.
Major, Mrs. J. W. Kornbaum and Mrs. Paul Loomis at the Major hone, 209 Second
Mason City Globe-Gazette THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1941 Page 10
Mason City Girl Bride of Chicagoan
Frances Gashel, Gordon E. Werth Say Nuptial Vows
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gashel, 804 Fifteenth street northeast, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Frances, to Gordon E. Worth, of Chicago, which
was performed at the Little Brown church near Nashua, Sept. 20, by the
Rev. David L. Kratz, pastor of the Mason City Church of Christ.
Miss Eleanor Krumbholz played the nuptial music and the bridal party included
Miss Phyllis Gashel who was her sister's maid of honor and Vernon Gashel of
Nora Springs, best man. Ushers were Ivan Barnes and LeRoy McKee.
The bride wore a soldier blue afternoon dress with dubonnet accessories and
a corsage of red roses and swansonia. The maid of honor was attired in black
and white duvetyn with a corsage, of ivory colored roses.
Mrs. Gashel, mother of the Bride, had a black gown with matching accessories
and a corsage of red roses and Mrs. O. B. Roberts of Chicago, mother of the bridegroom,
had a dubonnet gown with navy accessories and a corsage of red roses.
Following the ceremony, a dinner was served to 22 guests at the Church of Christ
parlors which were decorated with garden flowers for the event. A large basket
of yellow and white chrysanthemums stood before the fireplace and a two tier
wedding cake centered the table.
Guests from out of town were the bridegroom's father, H. E Werth of Dillman,
Va., his mother Mrs. Roberts of Chicago, Mrs. Rose Damon of Chicago and Dr. and
Mrs. C. E. Rector of Spirit Lake.
The couple will be at home in Chicago after Oct. 15. Mr. Werth, a graduate of
the University of Virginia at Richmond, Va., is employed by the Pullman Transfer
company at Highland, Ind. Mrs. Werth is a graduate of the Mason City high school
and junior college and of the Michael Reese hospital training school for nurses
She has been employed at Michael Reese since her graduation
Mason City Globe-Gazette | Mason City, Iowa | Tuesday, September 30, 1941 | Page
6 Gordon Edward Werth was born on 6 Oct 1911 in Chicago,
Cook, IL. He died on 16 May 1999. Occupation is listed
as Salesman Motor Club, his wife is a RN.