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The 1919 Marriage of Ethel Woodington and Monroe Hope

May 28, 2017

Groom: Michael William Hope married Mary Ellen Fralick > Monroe Hope

Bride: Furman Woodington married Clara Barbara “Dolly” Sturmer > Ethel Woodington

Witnesses: Elizabeth S. Sturmer (Dolly’s sister) married George Merry Bishop > Ruth M. Bishop.

Today is the anniversary of Monroe Hope and Ethel Woodington, my maternal grandparents. They married in Dubuque, Iowa on Wednesday, 28 May 1919 with Rev. Henry F. Milligan presiding at their ceremony. Witnesses to the vows were Ruth Bishop, Ethel’s cousin, and Mrs. George Bishop, Ethel’s aunt.

From the Iowa State Board of Health Marriage Record Book, ending the fiscal year of June 30, 1919:

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