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Katherine E. Seeley


Gender: Female


Spouse: Robert B. Thompson

Date of Marriage: February 18, 1950

Marriage Place: Geneva, NY


The North Presbyterian church in Geneva was the scene of a pretty wedding ceremony Saturday afternoon, Feb 18, 1950, at 3 o’clock, when Miss Katherine E. Seeley, daughter of the late Albert N. Seeley of Waterloo, became the bride of Robert B. Thompson, son of Mrs. Grace B. Thompson of Gorham.

Mrs. M.T. Vitturn placed a brief organ recital including “Because” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” The traditional wedding music of Lohengrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches were played.

Rev. Alexander Thompson received the marital vows before an altar decorated with white gladiolus.

The bride, given in marriage by Lavern M. Thorn, worn a gown of white satin fashioned with net yoke, long sleeves, simple bodice and full skirt entrain. Her finger-tip veil of French illusion fell from a bonnet-shaped cap, and she carried a white prayer book, covered with white rosebuds and streamers of lilies-of-the-valley.

Miss Phyllis Iversen of Gorham, the bride’s only attendant, wore a gown of American beauty taffeta fashioned with sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and full skirt, with mitts to match her gown. She wore a floral headpiece of white carnations and rosebuds and carried a nosegay bouquet of white carnations centered with American beauty roses.

Murray Doyle of Geneva was best man. The ushers were Harold West of Rochester and Gerald M. White of Buffalo.

Mrs. Thompson, the bridegroom’s mother, wore a powder blue crepe dress with black accessories and a corsage of pink camellias.

Following the ceremony a dinner was served a Candlelight inn for the bridal party and immediate families, after which the bride and groom left on a wedding trip to Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson plan to make their home in Gorham.

The bride is a graduate of Waterloo High school and the bridegroom was graduated from Geneva High school and the Rochester Business institute. Since his graduation in 1933, he has been employed by the American Can company with the exception of three years he served overseas in World War II.

Pre-nuptial events included a party for the bride and groom by Mr. and Mrs. Murray Doyle; a dinner party at the Armiture for the bride by the office employees of Shuron Optical company; a variety shower by Miss Phyllis Iversen of Gorham; a pre-rehearsal dinner by Mrs. Murray Doyle; a stag party and dinner given for Mr. Thompson by employees of the American Can company at Prontis.

Published in the Chronicle-Express (Penn Yan), February 23, 1950, page 14

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