Thursday, June 24, 2010

May 9, 1942

George got his woman!

The wedding announcement and invitation.

St. Mary's Catholic church on Saturday morning was the scene of one of New Oxford's prettiest and most impressive wedding ceremonies, when Miss Mary Frances Weaver, daughter of Mrs. James R. Weaver Hanover street, New Oxford, and George Clifford DeVine, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. DeVine, York, were united in marriage at a nuptial mass by the Rev. Paul D. Weaver, Mount Carmel, an uncle of the bride. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Fredrick, and she had as her bridesmaid her sister, Miss Marie J. Weaver. George G. Weaver, another brother, who is in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in New York, acted as best man. The Rev. H. J. Howarth, pastor of St. Rose's church, York, was present in the sanctuary. The church was filled with friends. The Bride was attired in a white lace-trimmed gown of sugar mist modeled on princess lines with train. She wore a fingertip veil and carried a nosegay of white roses and snapdragons. The bridesmaid's gown was a model with dusty rose sugar mist skirt and lace bodice with which she wore a matching lace bonnet. She carried a nosegay of mixed flowers. Miss Teresa Staub, a cousin of the bride, was at the organ for the wedding march and postlude. During the ceremony, Arthur Ford, Mt. Carmel organist, played and also sang three solos.

The bride has been the courteous and highly efficient chief operator of the New Oxford telephone exchange for a number of years, and she has the best wishes of a host of friends. Following a short wedding trip the couple will reside on East Berlin R.D. 1, in which section Mr. DeVine has been specializing in several farming enterprises for the past few years. A wedding breakfast and reception, held immediately after the ceremony at the home of the bride, was largely attended.

My treasures: the engagement ring George gave Fran, the letters, and a few wedding pictures.

So, that's it folks! All 24 letters that I have, written by George to Fran 1941-1942, that documents their romance. I really enjoyed sharing and I know many of you enjoyed reading!

If you liked reading George's letters to Fran, here's another website you might also like to check out that documents a young woman's diary from 1945-1946, posted by her son Dave....Dorothy's Diary

If you are a new DeluxeVille reader and are curious to see the other letters George wrote to Fran, I have them listed to the right on the sidebar! Enjoy and as always, thanks for reading!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I really enjoyed reading and following.. A true love story:) and a treasure indeed.

  2. What a wonderful treasure you have! Thank you for preserving their history!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful letters! I've really enjoyed following along on George and Fran's journey. And how neat that you have Fran's engagement ring too!

  4. This was such a lovely series of posts to read. Thank you so much!

  5. Awww I'm so happy for them, but I am kinda sad that the letters are finished. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. I really enjoyed reading all the letters, thank you so much for sharing such treasures!

  7. Oh I feel all mushy inside! I have truly enjoyed reading these letters, they're so fascinating and give us such an insight into past life. All I can say is, I wish they still made men the same way haha!

  8. Just landed on these posts---wow! I had to read them all! What an amazing window into the past. You at so lucky to have Hesse letters!