The marriage of Miss Estella O'Reilly of Parnell to Mr. John F. Kennedy of
Friendship, Fond du Lac County was performed Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock
Jan. 10, 1912 at St. Michael's church by Rev. J. H. Fisher. The nuptial
mass was said at 10 o'clock that morning at which time the marriage ceremony
was to have taken place, but on account of blockaded roads the train on
which the groom's party was to arrive was delayed for hours in reaching Fond
It was indeed a very pretty evening wedding. The bride was charmingly
gowned in a creation of sheer white Marquisette over pink messaline and wore
a tulle veil caught up with lilies of the valley. She carried a pearl
rosary and a white prayer book.
The bride's cousin Miss Stella Martin of Madison was maid of honor and wore
pink marquisette over pink messaline. The bride's maid was Miss Agnes
Devine, who wore white marquisette over blue messaline. Both young ladies
wore black velvet hats and carried shower bouquets of carnations and ferns.
Will Fox of Fond du Lac, a cousin of the groom acted as bestman and Gerald
T. Martin was groomsman. The bride was given away by her brother, J. P.
A four course dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother. The
dining room colors were pink and white and the Christmas colors decorated
the parlor and sitting room
Those present from away were Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kennedy of Friendship, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Hickey and Messrs. Gerald Martin and Will Fox of Fond du Lac,
Miss Stella Martin of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Flaherty and son of
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Reilly, and is a young lady of
tact and refinement, who by her agreeable manners has won for herself a host
of friends. The groom descends from two of the oldest families of Fond du
Lac County and is a young man of good habits and pleasing manners. The
young couple will reside in the town of Friendship, where Mr. Kennedy owns
and operates a cheese factory.
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