Friday, March 4, 2016

Fearless Females, March 4: My Grandparents' Wedding

Coleman-Meeneghan Nuptials

Wedding of Well Known People Takes Place at Springfield Center in Church of Blessed Sacrament

Cooperstown, Oct. 28 -- On Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the Church of Blessed Sacrament at Springfield Center, occurred the wedding of Miss Sarah Meeneghan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Meeneghan, and T. William Coleman, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Coleman of Cooperstown.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Francis Gustomski of Cherry Valley.

The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth M. Coleman, sister of the groom, and William Meeneghan, brother of the bride, was the best man.  The ushers were Herbert Bradley and John Meeneghan, both of Schenectady. The bride's gown was blue canton crepe, embroidered in silver, and she wore a taupe hat and a corsage bouquet of white roses.  The bridesmaid was attired in black roshanara crepe. Her hat was black and silver and her corsage bouquet was of pink roses. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home. Both house and church were decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums.

Following the wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Coleman will be at home in Cooperstown. Among the guests were persons from Cooperstown, Albany, Schenectady, Scranton and Washington, D.C. The following members of the clergy were present: Rev. William J. Donnelly and Rev. Maxine Sarrault of Ilion, Rev. Edward A Dalton of West Winfield, Rev. John A. Collins and Rev. William A Sheridan of Haines Falls.

Both Bride and groom are highly respected people whose many friends will wish them only happiness.

Photo of Blessed Sacrament Church, closed in 2009, from St.Thomas of Cherry Valley web site

The wedding announcement was printed in at least two newspapers, because two yellowed clippings remain, but the source has not been found.

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