Person Sheet

Name Mary Frances Keeline
Birth Jan 1889, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Death 4 Oct 1929, Montebello, Los Angeles Co., CA
Father Oscar Keeline (1859-1951)
Mother Jessie Bliss Walker (1863-1937)
Misc. Notes
no date - marriage announcement

Roy Franklin Wilcox, Council Bluffs 22
Mary Frances Keeline, Council Bluffs 21

no date

St. Paul's church has never been so beautifully decorated as it was Tuesday evening for the wedding of Mr. Roy Franklin Wilcox and Miss Frances Keeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Keeline. Rev. John William Jones officiated at the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives. The walls of the church were draped with souther smilax and festoons of the green were suspended across the ceiling. Banks of palms were used in the chancel and pulpit, while the organ loft was a bower of green. Hanging from the ceiling were over the middle aisle were four huge balls of southern smilax, with showers of tiny yellow bows. On each window sill was a bank of golden tulips, while banks of daffodils and lilies of the valley were at each side of the steps leading to the altar. Hanging over the steps were three wedding bells of green with yellow electric globes as clappers. On the altar were great clusters of fragrant narcissus, and the entrance of the first seven pews, which were reserved for the family, were bunches of jonquils and ferns tied with green ribbons. Bouquets of ferns, beech leaves and trailing green adorned the other pews, each bouquet being tied with a big bow of yellow ribbon.

Prof J.H. Simms of Omaha, played the Lohengrin wedding march preceeding the ceremony and the Mendelssohn march as the bridal party left the altar.

The bride, a dainty little blonde, was lovely in a gown of Charmense, over which was draped a scarf of Bruges lace. The long sleeves were lace, her long tulle veil was fastened with a wreath of tiny orchids and lilies of the valley, and she carried an exquisite shower bouquet of the same flowers.

Miss Elizabeth McMillan of Omaha, was maid of honor and wore a beautiful gown of pale green with trimmings of lace. She carried a basket of orchids and lilies of the valley and wore an aigrette of ostrich feathers in heir hair. The bridesmaids were Miss Hazel Hannan, Mis Hazel Burgesser of Clayton, IL, Miss Harriet Ann Garvy of Buffalo, IL and Miss Florence Lichty of Waterloo. The maids were gowned in yellow trimmmed with gold embroidery and word bird of Paradise reathers in their hair. Each one carried a shepherdess crook as tall as herself, topped by a large bow of yellow tulle to which was attached a shower bouquet of jonquils.

Mr. Blaine Wilcox, brother of the groom was best man, and the ushers were Mr. Will Schnorr, Mr. George Van Brunt, Mr. Wylie Hafer and Dr. Thomas B. [ ]acey.

Following the ceremony a large reception was held at the Keeline home on Pierce street, where the house was elaborately and artistically decorated. The reception line stood in the music room, and included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franklin Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Keeline and Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wilcox. The room was a bower of palms, ferns and pink roses. In the living room of the raftered ceiling was a mass of green, each beam being outlined by trailing asparagus ferns. The fireplace was banked with white hyacinths and tulips, while masses of ferns and pink azaleas covered the book cases. In the dining room yellow was the prdominating color. A border of jonquils and ferns around the room and in the bay window a canopy of green, dotted with tiny yellow lights, overhung the deat reserved for the bride and groom. A mound of Easter lilies almost covered the table, while at either end were bouquets of jonquils. Dropping from the chandalier was a shower of jonquils which reached nearly to the table and showers of jonquils hung from the side lights. In the hall a bank of palms reached almost to the ceiling and in the upper corrider an orchestra was hidden behind a curtain of asparagus ferne. In all the upstairs rooms roses and lilies were used in profusion.

Assisting in the parlors were Mr. Spencer Smith, Mrs. B.M. Sargent, Mrs. August Bershiem, and Mrs. W.S. Keeline and Miss Cecelia Wickham and Miss Agnes Wickham served punch throughout the evening. In the dining room Miss Marie Geise, Miss Lucile Besley, Miss Theda Bereshiem and Miss Margaret Keeline assisted in serving. Each guest was given a pretty monogramed box of wedding cake.

The bride's gifts to her maids were monogramed belt pins, while Mr. Wilcox gave his best man and ushers gold scarf pins bearing their initials done in a tiny gold triangle.

Mr. and Mrs Wilcox left Tuesday evening for a short eastern trip, and will be at home to their friends after March 1, at 1112 East Pierce street. The bride wore a traveling gown of dark blue serge with hat to match. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox are popular with members of the younger set and have been the honor guests at many entertaiments since the announcement of their engagement.

[birth announcement]

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franklin Wilcox Monday Evening April 24 a son Franklin Keeline Wilcox.

Mrs. R. Wilcox Dies on Coast
4 Oct 1929

Word was received in Council Bluffs Friday of the death of Mrs. Roy Franklin Wilcox, formerly of Council Bluffs, in Montebello, CA. Death came after an illness of several Weeks

Mrs. Wilcox was the wife of the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wilcox, Council Bluffs florist. He for a number of years was connected with his parents' greenhouse before going to California, where he opened a floral shop.

She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Keeline, prominent Council Bluffs family.

Besides her husband and parents she is survived by two sons, Franklin and Richard.
1 Roy Franklin Wilcox
Birth 1888, IA
Occupation listed as a "Florist" in 1910 IA Census
Father John Franklin Wilcox
Mother _____ (Wilcox)
Marriage ca Jan 1910
Children Franklin Keeline "Toby" (1911-)
Richard Keeline (1914-1989)
Last Modified 22 Aug 1997Created 8 Jul 2000 by Reunion for Macintosh

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