||Rodems, Richard Stephen, b. 28 Dec 1911, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA , d. 12 Dec 1990, Fairfax, Virginia, USA (Age 78 years) |
||Fiegenbaum, Elizabeth Jane, b. 8 Dec 1915, d. 23 Jan 2003, Fairfax, Virginia, USA (Age 87 years) |
||16 Dec 1939
||Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA [1, 2]
The following announcement was published on Monday, 18 December 1939 in the Alton Evening Telegraph, of Alton, Illinois.
Rolems [sic]-Fiegenbaum Engagement
The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Fiegenbaum of Edwardsville and Richard Stephen Rodems of Alton was announced Saturday afternoon at a tea at which Miss Fiegenbaum and her sisters, Miss Julia and Miss Becky Charlotte, entertained a number of their friends at their home on Fourth street, Edwardsville. Miss Fiegenbaum is a daughter of Mrs. D. W. Fiegenbaum and of the late David William Fiegenbaum of Edwardsville. She is a member of the editorial staff of the Edwardsville Intelligencer.
The Fiegenbaum home was decorated appropriately for the Christmas season, with a tree, red candles, and cedar boughs. The tea table in red and silver had a centerpiece of poinsettias with tall tapers in silver candlelabra [sic].
Assisting the hostesses were Mrs. Vincent J. Hotz, Mrs. Donald Wilson, Miss Judith Baird, Mrs. Kenneth S. Baird, Mrs. Cullen J. Smith, Miss Virginia Simpson and Miss Virginia Harris.
Out-of-town guests included Mrs. C. T. Wheat and Mrs. C. E. Holles of Greenville, Mrs. George E. Little Jr. of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Miss Leila Schade of St. Louis.
Mr. Rodems, who is manager of the Princess theater, has been a resident of Alton for three years. He formerly was manager of the Rialto theater at Peoria, and more recently of the Wildey of Edwardsville.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Rodems of Peoria, he attended Spalding Institute at Peoria, and St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Tex. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club.
The following announcement was published in the Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, on Tuesday, 20 August 1940.
Turkish Shower Saturday
Mrs. Cullen J. Smith entertained at her home in St. Louis, with a dessert-bridge and a Turkish shower for a blue and rose bathroom, Saturday, honoring Miss Libby Jane Fiegenbaum of Edwardsville. Miss Fiegenbaum, daughter of Mrs. David W. Fiegenbaum, will become the bride of Richard S. Rodems of Alton in September.
Three tables were occupied by the guests who spent a part of the afternoon playing bridge. Mrs. Vincent J. Hotz and Mrs. Harris Blixen of Edwardsville were awarded prizes.
Guests were present from Richmond Heights, Mo., St. Louis and Edwardsville.
||28 Sep 1940
||Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
The following announcement was published on Monday, Wednesday, 11 September 1940 in the Alton Evening Telegraph.
Invitations were received this week to the reception which is to follow the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Jane Fiegenbaum, daughter of Mrs. David William Fiegenbaum and the late David William Fiegenbaum of Edwardsville, and Richard S. Rodems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Rodems of Peoria. Miss Fiegenbaum will become the bride of Mr. Rodems on September 28 at St. Mary's parsonage in Edwardsville. The ceremony, which will be performed at four o'clock in the afternoon in the presence of the members of the immediate families, by the Rev. C. A. Meagher, will be followed by a reception at the bride's home on Fourth street. Alton and Edwardsville friends have been invited to the reception.
Miss Fiegenbaum has chosen as her matron of honor her sister Mrs. John A. Brockway, of Chicago, who will be remembered as Miss Julia Fiegenbaum. Bridesmaids will be Miss Becky Charlotte Fiegenbaum, another sister, and Miss Judith Baird, Mrs. Donald W. Wilson and Mrs. Vincent J. Hotz, all of Edwardsville.
William E. May of Peoria will be Mr. Rodems' best man.
The bride-to-be has been honored at numerous parties during the last six weeks. Parties last week included a dessert bridge and miscellaneous shower given by Mrs. Kenneth Baird and a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Wheat in Greenville. Mrs. Vincent J. Hotz and Miss Judith Baird are entertaining at a tea and kitchen shower at the Baird home on Saturday.
The following announcement was published on Monday, 30 September 1940 in the Alton Evening Telegraph, of Alton, Illinois.
Miss Elizabeth Jane Fiegenbaum, daughter of Mrs. David William Fiegenbaum and the late David William Fiegenbaum of Edwardsville became the bride of Richard Stephen Rodems of Alton at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The double ring ceremony was performed at St. Mary's parsonage in Edwardsville by Rev. C. A. Meagher in the presence of the members of the immediate families.
The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Henry J. Springer, of Edwardsville. She wore a gown of ivory duchese [sic] satin made with a fitted bodice. The sweetheart neckline and bodice front was trimmed with heirloom rosepointe lace. The full-length skirt fell from a fitted hipline into a train and the sleeves came to a point over the hand. The bride's finger-tip length veil was secured to her head by a coronet of duchesse lace which was used on her mother's wedding dress. The bridal bouquet was shower of gardenias and bouvardia.
Mrs. John Aubrey Brockway of Chicago was matron of honor for her sister, and the bridesmaids were Miss Becky Charlotte Fiegenbaum, sister of the bride, and Miss Judith Baird, Mrs. Donald W. Wilson and Mrs. Vincent J. Hotz, all of Edwardsville.
Mrs. Brockway wore a floor-length gown of deep turqouise [sic] alpaca fashioned with long sleeves, heart-hraped [sic] neckline and shirred
bodice. She wore a twisted turban matching her gown and carried a bouquet of dark red chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids gowns were fashioned like that of the matron of honor in various fall colors. Miss Fiegenbaum's was of old rose, Miss Baird's wine red, Mrs. Hotz's dull gold and Mrs. Wilson's green. All carried arm bouquets of bronze chrysanthemums and had turbans matching their dresses. The only jewelry worn by the bride's attendants were pairs of gold and pearl bow-knot clips, gifts from the bride.
Mr. Rodems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Rodems of Peoria, was attended by William E. May of Peoria as best man.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Fiegenbaum home.
Fall flowers and lighted candles decorated the home, and the receiving line formed in the baywindow of the living room.
The bridal table, at which Mrs. W. G. Burroughs and Mrs. C. T. Wheat, aunts of the bride assisted, had lighted tapers flanking the wedding cake.
After a short wedding trip through the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Rodems will live at 700 Alby street.
Mr. Rodems, manager of the Princess Theater, is a graduate of Spaulding Institute in Peoria and attended St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Texas.
His bride, until recently, was connected with the editorial staff of the Edwardsville Intelligencer.
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