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Arden Dayton Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Elsie Margaret Pringle

Date of Marriage: September 26, 1953

Marriage Place: Bradleytown, PA

Seely – Pringle

Miss Elsie Margaret Pringle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Pringle of Diamond, Route 2, was married to Arden Dayton Seely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Seely of Oil City, Route 1, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, in the Bradleytown Methodist Church, Rev. John L. Murray performed the ceremony by candlelight before an altar decorated with bouquets of gladioli.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a waltz-length gown of candlelight Chantilly lace over satin, styled with basque bodice, scalloped illusion yoke, long sleeves and a bouffant skirt with scalloped edge. A cap of matching lace detailed with seed pearls and iridescent beads secured her two-tiered circular veil of French illusion, and she carried a white Bible topped with an orchid and small pompons showered with streamers. Her pearl necklace was a gift from the bridegroom, and she carried out the tradition of wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

Mrs. Janet Burk, matron of honor, wore a waltz-length gown of pink nylon net and lace over taffeta with matching jacket and carried a colonial bouquet of pompons.

The bridesmaids, Miss Marylin Rogers and Miss Helen Snyder, wore identically styled waltz-length gowns of orchid and green, respectively, and carried colonial bouquets of pompons.

Edwin Pringle, brother of the bride, was the best man. Ushers were Wayne Seely and Norman Pringle, brothers of the couple.

Mrs. Shirley Webber sang “O Promise Me,” “Because,” and “The Lord’s Prayer,” accompanied by Howard Strawbridge at the piano.

Mrs. Pringle wore a navy dress with matching accessories, and Mrs. Seely chose a rust-colored dress with matching accessories. Both mothers wore red rosebud corsages.

Guests were received at the Bradleytown Grange hall where a buffet lunch was served. The couple then left for a trip to Washington, D.C. with the bride wearing a blue suit with matching accessories. After Oct. 3 they will live at Oil City, Route 1.

The new Mrs. Seely, a 1951 graduate of Titusville High School, has been employed at Struthers Wells Corp. Her husband, who attended Oil City schools, served four years in the U.S. Navy. He is self-employed.

Parties for the bride were given by Mrs. Mary Kay and Mrs. Ruby Seely of Oil City and Mrs. Clara Seely of Michigan.

Guests attended the wedding from Titusville, Diamond, Chapmanville, Wallaceville, Sunville, Bradleytown, Franklin, Oil City, Michigan and Ohio.

Published in the Titusville Herald, October 1, 1953 page 13

[Lineage – James Arden; Arden Dayton; Willis P.; Elisha Dayton; Rufus Parker; Alva; Samuel; Unknown]

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