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Miss Bell is Engaged to Mr. Greene

An announcement from a newspaper


Mrs. Fay M. Bell of 1312 ½ Lynn Street, Parkersburg, is announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Patricia Lee, to Robert Clyde Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Greene of Newport, Ohio.

            The wedding will take place Sept. 18 at the Saint Andrews Methodist Church.

            Miss Bell is a graduate of Parkersburg High School and at present is employed at the Division General Office of the Imperial Ice Cream, Division of Fairmont Foods Company. 

            Mr. Greene is a graduate of Newport High School, Newport, Ohio, and Mountain State College. Parkersburg, and at present is employed at the Washington County Farm Bureau, Marietta, Ohio.


Leaves Marietta


            Richard D. Greene, graduate assistant in the Department of Chemistry at Marietta College has resigned his position, effective December 1st and will report for duty immediately thereafter to the Bureau of Chemistry of the U.S. Government.  He has received an appointment as junior chemist and will be stationed at New York City.  Mr. Greene received the highest grade in his civil service examination on quantitative chemistry that there is any knowledge of at the College—99.  Mr. Greene graduated from Marietta College last June and soon thereafter took the Civil Service examination.  Because of his high record at Marietta, he was appointed in September to the position of assistant to Prof. E. L. Krause, head of the Department of Chemistry.  His place at the College will be taken by Ernest Irwin who also graduated with high averages last June. 


Hardy-Greene Wedding Was Brilliant Event Of New Year

Newspaper clipping, date not shown

            Details of the wedding of Miss Elizabeth West Greene of Newport, Ohio, to Mr. Frank Gibson of Cambridge, Mass., celebrated on the first day of the New Year will be of interest here where the bride and her family are well known.  It took place at 8:30 in the morning at the “Greene Terrace,” the ancestral home of the Greene family.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. C. R. Vinten, the impressive double ring service being used the young couple standing before a beautiful improvised altar of palms erected in the living room which was redolent with the fragrance of evergreens.  There were no attendants, and the bride wore her traveling costume made of lovely rust colored ostrich cloth with frost velvet trimmings.  A small dark brown hat and brown accessories completed a becoming outfit, and her flowers were a colonial corsage of Talisman roses.

            A wedding breakfast of attractive appointment was served at Greene Tavern immediately after the ceremony, a mound of roses and gypsophilia centering the table.  Mr. and Mrs. Hardy left immediately after the wedding breakfast for New York City, and they will be at home at 137 Irving Street, Watertown, Mass. 

            The bride is a member of one of Newport’s oldest and most prominent families, well known along the Ohio River and closely identified with river traffic in present and past years.  She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. W. Greene and is a graduate of Newport High School after which she studied at Lake Erie College for Women at Painesville and at Ohio University at Athens.  She received her diploma from the latter, graduating with the class of 1923.  She then took a post graduate course at the Cambridge School of Domestic Architecture and Landscape Architecture and is a member of Chi Omega national sorority.  For the past few years she has been a member of the Newport High School faculty. 

            Mr. Gibson is connected with the Houghton Mifflin Company of Cambridge, Mass.  He possesses an excellent tenor voice and has been a pupil of the late Augusto Vannini of Boston.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hardy of Cambridge.

            Out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hardy, Cambridge, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. John Gist and daughter Jean, Mrs. Elizabeth Greene and son John of Athens, Ohio, Captain and Mrs. Chris Greene and Captain and Mrs. Tom Greene of Cincinnati. 


Rev. G. I. Wilson Pastor Emeritus At 1st Presby.

Newspaper dated Tuesday Evening, January 18, 1949

            The Rev. Gill I. Wilson, D. D., retiring pastor of the First Presbyterian church, after serving the congregation for 30 years, was made pastor emeritus by the congregation at the annual congregational meeting Sunday morning.

            A resolution read by Herbert S. Boreman, said in part, “In recognition of the thirty years of faithful, loyal and untiring service rendered by Rev. Gill I. Wilson, and of his effort beyond the call of duty, of his great sympathy and understanding, of his unending love and devotion to the ministry, of his sincerity, his magnificent work in this church, in this and other communities, his teaching and example, his high moral concepts and his noble Christian life and character, this congregation is proud to extend an invitation to Reverend Wilson to become pastor emeritus of this church, at the termination of his active service.”

            Mr. Boreman told the group, that “Perhaps at times we have not appeared to appreciate the fact that our own minister was one who kept abreast of the changing times, who devoted more of his time and effort to hose various matters pertaining to the ministry than should be expected or required of any man; one whose high moral purpose and sincerity could never be in doubt; one who has been a leader in thought and who has taught by precept and example.”

            Following the talk by Mr. Boreman, the congregation held its annual election naming John Hughes and Dr. C. S. Lytle as elders; George Oiler and Dr. Ray H. Wharton as deacons and Henry Ruf as trustee.