In 1924, my Aunt Vivian got married. It apparently was a big event in the lives of the McDonald family.
My Aunt Eddie celebrated her sister’s marriage with several items saved in her “Collection of Junk.” Eddie had an article about the wedding and even wrote down the menu.
Menu: Fruit Cocktail, Friksee’ Chicken, Mash Potatoes, Jello Salad, Buttered Peas, Cucumber Pickles, Olives, Peach Pickles, Ice Cream, Chocolate Cake, Wedding Cake and Coffee.
The cake looked delicious:
On another piece of paper Eddie wrote down the names of those who attended:
It reads with my clarifications:
June 25, 1924, Cheney, Washington, St. Rose of Lima Church, by Rev. John E. Lyons.
R.S. McDonald (Father of the Bride)
Nellie McDonald (Aunt)
Francis McKanna (Phil’s daughter?)
Phil McKanna (Hilary’s brother?)
Gordon McDonald (brother)
Miriam McDonald (sister)
Edna McDonald (sister)
Jean McDonald (sister)
Keith McDonald (brother)
Vivian McDonald (The Bride)
Hilary M. McKanna (The Groom)
The Cheney Free Press (dated 7/4/1924) under Local Happenings second column, pretty much confirms the guest list leaving out some of her siblings.
Note: I am assuming that the newspaper article with the picture of Vivian and titled “Cheney Maid Weds…” came from the Cheney Free Press where I found other articles referencing the event. I did not have a lot of time to search this newspaper when I visited the Eastern Washington University library microfilm collection of newspapers to confirm this fact.