A Glimpse into the past

The thing I love about newspapers that it can tell you things about your family and their lives. Today, I would like to share the wedding announcement of my cousin, Robert Michael McCormack. The announcement is located near the bottom of the first page.

Robert Michael McCormack & Jewel Hassell's wedding announcement

Robert Michael McCormack & Jewel Hassell’s wedding announcement [1]

It looks like their wedding announcement made the first page of the local newspaper’s society page. In the article itself, we learn the name of the religious official that married them, the number of guests, the names of the best man and maid of honor, the future plans of the newly married couple and several other interesting facts that you might not learned otherwise. With all the pictures on the page of brides and their mothers, I was a little disappointed that Robert’s bride Jewel Hassell wasn’t included.

I spoke too soon! I did some additional research at MyHeritage.com and I did find a picture of the bride and the maid of honor.

Jewel Hassell's wedding dress

Jewel Hassell’s wedding dress [2]

Even though the picture of Jewel, located in the center of the page, is heavily pixelated, I think you can tell that the new Mrs. McCormack was a lovely bride! With this second page, you can even see the picture of Jewel’s maid of honor, Lena Hopkins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

Footnote;

  1. “Wedding Announcement of Robert M. McCormack and Jewel B. Hassell,” The Port Arthur News, 14 Oct 1945, Section B, pg. 17 , col. 5, digital images, MyHeritage.com/NewspaperArchive.com (http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10025/newspaperarchivecom)
  2. “Wedding Announcement of Robert M. McCormack and Jewel B. Hassell,” The Port Arthur News, 28 Oct 1945, Section B, pg. 17 , col. 4, digital images, MyHeritage.com/NewspaperArchive.com (http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10025/newspaperarchivecom)
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