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Richard Seelye


Gender: Male


Spouse: Mary Lou Bath

Date of Marriage: June 22, 1947

Marriage Place: Pekin, IL

Miss Mary Lou Bath, Granddaughter of Taylor Baths, Married June 22 in Pekin, Ill.

Miss Mary Lou Bath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bath, of Pekin, formerly of Harrisburg, and Richard Seelye, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Seelye of Pekin, were married in a lovely home wedding before a white fireplace at the home of the bride’s parents Sunday, June 22, at 3 p.m. The Rev. James E. Reynolds officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Candles were on either side of the mantel, and banks of white lilies and mock orange blossoms against palms formed a floral background. The couple stood on a white satin coverlet, and as the vows were exchanged, they knelt on pillows which they had used in babyhood.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride, who is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Bath, of Harrisburg, wore a frock of white crepe with green shamrocks ornamented on the collar and cuffs. White accessories completed her costume, with which she wore a strand of pearls borrowed from her mother for the occasion. She carried a lace handkerchief and a white Bible on which lay a white orchid.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Miss Sally Bath, dressed in blue linen accented with white lace half-hat accented with blue flowers. Her corsage was of gardenias.

Irvin Seelye, brother of the groom, was best man.

The bride’s mother was attired in blue printed crepe, and Mrs. Seelye wore a black printed crepe dress. Both had corsages of white carnations.

A reception for 175 guests was held following the ceremony. A three-tiered wedding cake topped with miniature bridal couple under a tiny wedding bell graced the serving table, which was beautifully decorated with flowers and candles.

After the reception, the young couple left for a wedding trip, and upon their return they will reside at 527 1-2 Catherine street, Pekin. For her going-away, the new Mrs. Seelye wore a white gabardine suit with black accessories, complemented by the orchid she carried at her wedding.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Seelye are graduates of Pekin Community high school. Mr. Seelye is a veteran of two years service in the Navy Air Corps, from which he was discharged June 22, 1946, one year before his marriage. He is now employed at the Corn Products Refining Co. in Pekin.

Among the out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Trawick, of Harrisburg. Mrs. Trawick is the bride’s aunt.

Published in The Daily Register (Harrisburg, Illinois) Saturday June 28, 1947

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