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Adda Mary Seely


Gender: Female


Spouse: Clifford Larson

Date of Marriage: August 14, 1938

Marriage Place: Redlands, CA

Larson-Seely Rites In Baptist Chapel

Miss Adda Mary Seely, daughter of Mrs. Adda L. Seely, 257 Alvarado street, Redlands, and Clifford Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Larson, Tacoma, Wash., were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at 5 in the Baptist chapel, with the Rev. A.L. Bear, Yucaipa, officiating.

White phlox, zinnias and oleander, asters in shades of rose and lavender and white tapers were used against a background of feathery bamboo as a setting for the service, witnessed by 200 relatives and friends.

Preceding the entrance of the bridal party, Miss Thelma Patterson sang “Because” (d’Hardelot) and “I Love Thee” (Grieg), accompanied by Merrill Jenson, who played a suite of love songs and the traditional wedding marches.

The bride was gowned in white satin, made empire style, with finger-tip veil held in place with a bandeau of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of gardenias and white sweetpeas. Mrs. Walter T. Wride, Los Angeles, served her sister as matron of honor, wearing forget-me-not blue chiffon in empire style and carrying pink Ophelia roses.

Misses Alta Larson, Tacoma; Betty Weston, Pasadena, and Lillian Beaton, Riverside, bridesmaids, were gowned in frocks of dusty rose taffeta with matching veils of malines and carried arm bouquets of shaded sweetpeas. Little Marilyn Hartley, dressed in a floor-length period gown of baby blue taffeta, carried a nosegay of pink roses and sweetpeas.

Edward Larson, Tacoma, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man, and ushers were Ocia Peters, Redlands; Jack Taber, San Diego; and Arthur Harrington, Simi.

A reception was held following the wedding at the Seely home, with Mrs. Joel Hauser, Mrs. Max Cardey and the Misses Lenor and Eleanor Gorton, Pasadena, twin nieces of the bride; Barbara Davis, Pasadena, cousin of the bride; Helen Weisbrod, Luella Kinvon, Janet Cofer, De Vee Archer, Covina; and Virginia Brown, Torrance, assisting with the serving.

Mr. and Mrs. Larson left later for a brief wedding trip, on their return from which they will make a short visit here before leaving for their new home in Philadelphia, where Mr. Larson will continue his course at the Eastern Baptist Theological seminary.

Both bride and bridegroom were graduated from the University of Redlands in 1936, and since have been engaged in social service work.

Published in The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California), Tuesday, August 16, 1938

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