St. Patrick's church in the town of Sherman was the scene of a most joyful
occasion on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 A.M., when Rev. Father Mueller of
Random Lake pronounced the words which made Thomas Phalen and Margaret
McMullen man and wife. A number of friends and relatives of the contracting
parties assembled to witness the ceremony and to assist at the nuptial mass
which immediately followed. The bridal party marched up the church aisle to
the strains of a beautiful wedding march. First came the bridesmaid, Miss
Jean Masterson, cousin of the bride, and the groomsman, J. P. O'Reilly,
cousin of the groom. Then the maid of honor, Miss Mamie Phalen and Al.
McMullen as best man and lastly the bride and groom. The bride was gowned
in a most dainty and elaborate creation of white society silk with
garnitures of lace and pearls. She wore a bridal veil caught up with white
roses and carried a beautiful white prayer book. The maid of honor wore a
fetching costume of white sicilian, and the bridesmaid was charmingly
attired in white China silk. All of the attendants wore pink carnations.
Miss Agnes Mulvey presided at the organ.
Following the marriage a reception was given at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. McMullen, to which about seventy guests were
invited. The house decorations were tasteful and artistic and were mostly
of smilax and chrysanthemums. Outside, Mother Nature contributed to the day
by spreading a beautiful white carpet of snow. The assembled guests did
ample justice to an elegant wedding dinner which proved to be a most
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(?) morning, Nov. 7, 1905 occurred the pretty wedding of Margaret, (daugh)ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. McMullen from the town of Holland, to Mr. Thomas (Pha)len of Parnell. The bridal party was attended by Miss Mamie Phalen, (sis)ter of the groom, and Mr. Al. McMullen brother of the bride, and Miss Reginia Masterson, and Mr. John Riley. The bride was becomingly attired in a beautiful gown of white society silk and her white tulle veil was prettily draped with bridal roses. The bride's maids were attired in elaborate cream gowns and wore pink carnations. The groom wore the conventional black. After the ceremony a bountiful repast was partaken by about eighty relatives and friends. The parlor and dining room were tastefully decorated with pink and white interwoven with smilax and myrtle. Mr. and Mrs. Phalen left on the evening train for a short wedding trip through the southern part of the state. The bride has been a successful teacher of the county. The groom is one of Mitchell's promising young men, and has held the office of town clerk for a number of years. The young people have a host of friends that join with the Herald in wishing them a long and prosperous life. Those from out of town in attendance were, Mrs. L.H. Wilbert from Merrill, Wis., Mrs. M. Kennedy and Mrs. A. McMullen from Rocton, Ill.
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