Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sheila Dunagan & Harry Arthur Sidles Wed 1951
Davenport Democrat & Leader - 23 July 1951
The marriage of Miss Sheila Dunagan, Davenport, daughter of Mrs. Walter M. Dunagan of Valparaiso, Ind., and the late Prof. Dunagan of Ames, to Harry Arthur Sidles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sidles, Jerome, Ia., was solemnized Saturday [21 July 1951] at 4 p.m. in the Collegiate Methodist church, Ames. The Rev. Raymond Shipman performed the single ring ceremony. Miss Harriet Moore of Des Moines gave two vocal numbers.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, Henry Sevison of Princeton, Ky., wore a white chiffon gown, modeled with princess style bodice having a sweetheart neckline and long tapering sleeves, and a full skirt, embroidered with seed-pearls and bugle beads at one side and extending into a train. Her finger-tip length veil was held by a coronet of seed-pearls and bugle beads. She wore a pearl necklace and carried a bouquet of white gladioli and lilies of the valley, centered with gardenias.
Mrs. William Martin Runge, Davenport, attending her sister as matron of honor, wore a floor-length gown of sprout green chiffon, styled with a shirred strapless bodice and a stole. Her head-dress was ofr fuchsia gladioli and ivy, matching her bouquet. The bride's mother was in a dove grey sheer dress with navy accessories and had a corsage of rose gladioli. The bridegroom's mother had selected a wheat-colored sheer dress with mauve gladioli corsage.
Howard Sidles of Ames, the bridegroom's brother, was best man, and Peter Sidles, Jr. and James Sidles, his twin brothers, were ushers.
A reception followed in the Pine room of the church with 75 attending, including out-of-town guests from Jerome, Numa, Seymour, Des Moines, Waterloo, Davenport, Bettendorf and Indianola, Ia.; Deere Grove, Ill.; and Princeton, Ky. A three-tier wedding cake, gladioli and ferns adorned the serving table.
When the bridal couple left on a short trip, the bride wore a white and black cape dress, white lace hat and white accessories.
The bride attended Ames schools and received her degree in home economics in 1947 from Iowa State college, where she affiliated with Delta Delta Delta sorority. She has been employed by the General Electric Co., Davenport.
Mr. Sidles attended Seymour high school and received his B.S. degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State college in 1947. While at Ames, he became a member of Farm House social and Tau Beta Pi fraternities. Mr. Sidles is a graduate student at the Harvard School of Business Administration, Boston, where he will resume work for his M.A. degree in September. This summer, he is employed at the John Deere Planter Works, Moline, and the couple will reside at 532 West Sixth street, Davenport.