Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Wedding Wednesday - Dugan-Quirk Wedding
The newspaper was the local Hazleton paper. The date is the beginning of October 1917 and in October 1917 The Daily Standard was replaced by the Standard-Sentinel. There was also The Plain Speaker at that time. Which one it was will most likely remain a mystery since the papers from this time period are not included in the Hazleton Public Library's holdings. I only have a copy because it was glued to the inside of an old family album.
I may not have any cousins through their line, but they will always hold a place in my heart.
"Oct 2 1917 (handwritten)
Miss Bessie Quirk, of Jeanesville, and Dennis Dugan, of Bethlehem were united in marriage in St. Gabriel's church, this city, at 9:15 o'clock yesterday morning by Rev. Father Fagan. The young couple were attended by Miss Mary Quirk, a sister of the bride, ad (sic) John Dugan, a brother of the groom. Miss Mary Lynch, of this city, played the wedding march, and Prof. Peter McKernan, of St. Gabriel's church choir, rendered several solos during the ceremony.
A dinner was tendered the wedding party and a number of guests at the home of the bride, after which the newly married couple departed on a honeymoon trip of the East. Upon their return they will reside in Bethlehem.
The bride is one of this region's accomplished young women, and is a graduate of the Hazle township high school. For the past several years she has been postmistress at Jeanesville. The groom is a former resident of Beaver Brook. Since locating in Bethlehem he has won several promotions in the plant of the Bethlehem Steel Co., where he now fills a responsible position."