Upper-Louise McLaughlin and Leo Kennedy
Lower-Dennis J. McLaughlin and Clara Elizabeth Lynch McLaughlin
McLAUGHLIN - LYNCH
Popular Couple United in Marriage at Middleville
Ilion, May 8. - A very pretty wedding was solemnized this morning at 9:30 at a nuptial mass at
St. Mary's Church, Middleville, when Miss Clara E. Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lynch of
that place, was united in marriage to Dennis J. McLaughlin of Ilion by Rev. Father White.
The attending couple was Miss Louise McLaughlin, sister of the groom, and Leo Kennedy, also of Ilion.
The bride's gown was of hand embroidered white silk, with lace hat to match, and she carried a shower
bouquet of roses. Her maid wore a white lingerie dress with white hat and carried sweet peas. The
bride's traveling suit was of blue serge with black picture hat. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast
was served at the home of the bride, which was attended by only the immediate relatives of the contracting
couple. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin left on a wedding trip to the eastern cities and before
they return they will attend the state convention of the Knights of Columbus at Watertown. The bride is
a favorite of a host of friends at Middleville, which was shown by the many beautiful gifts received of
cut glass, linen, silver, furniture, etc. The groom is a former resident of Middleville, but now an Ilionite,
where he is assistant foreman at the Library Bureau plant. He is well thought of by a large circle of
friends and is an enthusiastic member of Ilion Council, No. 518, Knights of Columbus, of which he is
grand knight. After June 1 Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin will be at home to their friends at 17 Elm street.
On the Farm After the Wedding (same day)
When I initially listed the wedding announcement I got an e-mail from Aileen Sweeney, webmaster of the Ilion Jr./Sr. High
School Alumni site, saying that she thought that Leo Kennedy, my father's best man, was married to a great aunt of
hers. So I sent her a copy of this pic and we compared it to a picture of Leo Kennedy on the Kennedy website, and it's him.
Editor, Village of Ilion History Page. NOTE: Contributor Paul McLaughlin passed away in early 2017
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