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Ruth Hannah Brown Kemp
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Miss Ruth H. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs R. B. Brown of Purcellville became the bride of Mr. Walter E. Kemp, Jr., son of Mr. Walter E. Kemp and the late Mrs. Kemp of Baltimore, Sunday, October 12, 1941, at 6:00 p.m. at the Goose Creek Friends' meetinghouse in Lincoln Va. The Friends' ceremony was used together with an exchange of rings and Mr. Howell Brown, clerk of the meeting, read the certificate which was signed by the contracting couple and the large number of relatives and friends in attendance. Mrs. Henry J. Hoge offered prayer.
The meetinghouse was beautifully decorated for the occasion in clematis, dahlias, gladioli and candles. Miss Louise Otley and Mr. Edward J. Smith sang "I Love You Truly" with Mrs. Samuel B. Welsh at the piano and the young couple entered to the strains of Lohengren's Wedding March.
The bride wore a square-necked gown of white douchess satin with long sleeves which came to a point over the hand. The full skirt which fell into a graceful train was trimmed with inserts of white lace and the finger-tip veil fell from a pearl-embroidered cornet. She carried a bouquet of brides' roses.
The matron of honor was Mrs. James Franklin, sister of the groom, who wore a gown of blue taffeta with a matching short jacket and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums.
Mr. Kenneth Brown, brother of the bride, served as best man and the ushers were Messrs Howell Brown and Gordon Welsh of Purcellville, Mahlon Taylor of Lincoln and James Franklin of Baltimore.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate families and intimate friends of the bride and bridegroom. When the young couple left on their honeymoon, the bride was wearing a defense blue wool suit trimmed in red fox and with this she wore navy blue accessories.
The bride is a graduate of George School, Pennsylvania, and of the Washington School for Secretaries and since her graduation has held positions in Washington DC and Baltimore. The bridegroom is a graduate of a boys' high school in Baltimore and was connected with an electrical supply company in that city for several years. On their return from their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Kemp will make their home near Purcellville where the former has recently engaged in business.
An interesting feature in connection with the wedding was the fact that it took place on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage in the same place of the bride's parents. Two other couples who were guests at the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of George School and Mr. and Mrs. George L. Marshall of Arlington were also celebrating their wedding anniversaries.
Other out-of-town guests were Mr. Walter E. Kemp and daughters May, Ruth and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hahn and Miss Doris Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Post, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Greenfield, Miss Mary Greenfield, Mr. Robert W. Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jarsen, all of Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas of Sandy Spring, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wallace, Jr., Misses Patricia Simmons, Elizabeth Penn, Ruth Flynn and Messrs Paul Davis and John Clancy of Washington; Mr. and Mrs. D. Waldo Brown and son Robert, Miss Edith May Marshal and Mrs Mildred Brown of Arlington.
(Source: Loudoun Times Mirror newspaper)

They spent their honeymoon at the Inbodys' cabin near Yellow Springs, West Virginia.
Added by: M Roberts
7/05/2009
 
 
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