Earl Chapman & Verna McArthur .... 23 Aug 1916
Contributed by L. Ziemann
LeMars Sentinel , August 25, 1916
A PRETTY WEDDING
VERNA MCARTHUR AND EARL
CHAPMAN ARE MARRIED
PRINCIPALS ARE WELL KNOWN
Popular Young People of Seney Vicinity Are United In Marriage
in the Presence of a Few Relatives and Friends on Wednesday
On Wednesday, August 23d, 1916, a very pretty wedding took place at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur, of Elgin township, when their
only daughter, Verna Marie, became the bride of Earl LeRoy Chapman,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Chapman of Sherman township. To the
strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Miss Fern Chapman,
sister of the groom, the couple took their places under a beautiful
decorated arch. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Geo. F. Wood, of
Seney, after congratulations all participated in a bountiful wedding
The bride was gowned in white pussy willow taffeta with an over
drape of Georgette crepe, trimmed with lace and ribbon. The groom wore
blue serge. The bride's traveling suit was midnight blue with hat and
gloves to match. They received many beautiful presents.
Only relatives and a few close friends were present.
The colors were pink and white.
Those from away were, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chapman, Aurora, Iowa, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Alderson, Elgin, Nebraska, Mrs. Geo. Mollart, Dubuque,
Iowa, Mrs. Mary Patrick, also, Alice and Lucia Patrick, Hawarden, Iowa,
Flores Hinde, Forestburg, South Dakota.
The young people left on a honeymoon trip in the west and on their
return will be at home to their friends after September 15th, on the
groom's farm near Seney.