The bride was led to the altar by her father, Owen F. McCarthy, preceded by her childhood friend, Miss Margery Lyons, of Henry, as bridesmaid, where she was met by the groom and his cousin, Charles Carlin, of Kankakee, who acted as best man.
The bride's gown was cream georgette over pink silk, richly embroidered in pearls, similar to those in the semi coronet which adorned the bridal veil, draped in Grecian style, and she carried a bouquet of Columbia roses and lilies of the valley.
The bridesmaid wore a frock of green georgette, with tulle ruffles over pink satin, and carried an arm bouquet of sweetheart roses.
The program of nuptial music was in charge of Mrs. Edward Lyons, of Odell, sister of the bride, as organist, assisted by Owen McCarthy, Jr., with voice and violin. Before the ceremony, "Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms" was sung, followed by the Lohengrin wedding march. During the ceremony "You Are My Song of Love," from Blossom Time was sung, and "Indian Love Call" (Thurlow Lawrence) played on the organ and violin, preceded the vocal solo "The Sweetest Story Ever Told." During the offertory, "At Dawning" for violin, with organ accompaniment, and after the elevation, "O Salutaris" were played. Beautifully appropriate was "Remembrance" which was played just before the retiring march by Mendellsohn reverberated through the beautiful edifice, and the wedding party retired gracefully to the vestibule to receive the congratulations of relatives and friends who had come to witness the solemn ceremony.
The bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen F. McCarthy, highly respected citizens of the Chenoa community, and has lived here all her life except the year she attended the St. Paul school at Odell and two years at Villa de Chantal, at Rock Island, where she completed her education. She taught the Gee school in Waldo township for one year, and for [the] past five years has taught the Ocoya school. In her chosen profession, she has attained extraordinary success, her gentle yet vivid personality and splendid efficiency gaining the affection of not only her pupils, but the whole community in which she labored. She is a pianist and reader of charming ability.
Mr. Degnan is an ambitious young man of sterling character and fine integrity. His magnetic individuality wins him friends in every walk of life. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters, and is a member of St. Joseph's church in Hammond, Ind. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John B.* Degnan, of Lowell, Ind., former esteemed residents of Chenoa. He attended the Lowell schools and Brown's Business College, of Hammond.
The McCarthy home was beautifully decorated for the serving of the wedding breakfast to the immediate relatives at high noon. The table was designed in white and crystal silver, the glistening glassware and gorgeous centerpiece artistically subdued by the soft glimmer of candlelight.
The newlyweds departed on a motor wedding trip, the destination of which was not divulged. Mr. Degnan will take his bride to Hammond for their future home, where he holds an important position with the Graver Steel Works.
The bride's going away costume is a transparent velvet jackette, with skirt of accordion pleated satin, a small modish black hat of salea velvet, and corresponding accessories.
-- Chenoa, Ill., Clipper-Times.
The groom's many friends here at his home will join us in extending congratulations and best wishes to himself and bride.
The groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Degnan, and his sister, Mrs. Edward Berdine and husband and little son, and Miss Catherine, attended the wedding.
* NOTE Some artlicles list the father of the groom as "John B. Degnan," but others list his name as "John P. Degnan."
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