Etc. -- J. Kenneth  Wardell wed Leita E. Gehring, 5 Sep 1917
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 4 article in the 20 Sep 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


At high noon, Wednesday, 5 Sep 1917, there was solemnized at Riverdale Farm near Delhi, the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gehring, the marriage of their only daughter, Leita Elma, and Mr. J. Kenneth Wardell, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Wardell of Windham.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. N. Argyle Hurlbut of Delhi.

The bride daintily gowned in cream duchess satin with seed pearl trimmings and wearing the red and orange blossoms worn by her aunt, Mrs. John Burtch, and carrying a sheaf of flesh tinted roses, took her place in the drawing room before a bank of ferns and flowers.

Mrs. George Carrow of Atherton, aunt of the bride, played the wedding march, and Master Stanley Gehring, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer. During the signing of the register, Miss Minnie Kent sang "Because."

After the ceremony luncheon was served by Mr. J. Wilson of Delhi, to 100 guests in a marquee beautifully decorated with evergreens and flags of the Allied nations.

The bridal couple left on the afternoon train for points east, the bride travelling in a handsome tailored suit of blue velour and black velvet hat. Upon their return, 
Mr. and Mrs. Wardell will be at home to their friends 
on their farm in Windham.

The bride was the recipient of many handsome gifts showing the high esteem in which she is held by her 
many friends.

Guests were present from Aylmer, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Teeterville, Simcoe, Jarvis, Kohler, Hamilton, Lynedoch and Delhi.

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