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Monroe Hope and Ethel Woodington Marry

May 28, 2013

On this day, May 28, in 1919, 23-year old Monroe Hope married 28-year old Ethel Barbara Woodington. He had courted her for a while (one of the postcards he wrote her was shown earlier). The local paper announced their marriage with a description of the wedding:

Hope-Woodington Marriage

In Dubuque [Iowa] at the First Congregational Church at 4 p.m. of Wednesday, May 28 the pastor Rev. J.F. Milligan united in marriage Monroe Hope of Bloomington [Wisconsin] to Miss Ethel Woodington of Cassville [Wisconsin]. The bride was attired in a a handsome costume, all white from picture hat to shoes. The dress was georgette crepe with trimmings of embroidered satin; bouquet of brides’ roses. There were no attendants. The bride’s mother and brother, Mrs. F.C. Woodington and son Jennings, and her aunt and cousin, Mrs. Geo. M. Bishop and daughter Ruth, were present at the ceremony. Six o’clock dinner was served to the bridle party at the Bishop home in Dubuque. Thursday was a dinner at the family home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Woodington in Cassville. Mr. and Mrs. Hope go immediately to their home, the Hope homestead in Little Grant Township. Mrs. Hope has been a very successful teacher for 10 years and will certainly be a most efficient helpmate to the young man to whom she has give her heart and hand. May they live long–be happy and prosper.

Ethel Woodington Hope in her wedding dress.

Monroe and Ethel Hope as a young couple.

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