Contributed by David Chapin
This is the wedding portrait of my great-uncle, William Monroe Chapin, who married Theresa Cecelia Jaworski on 4 September 1937 at the Church of St. Adalbert in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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Contributed by William Overton, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attached is a picture of my grandmother, Margaret Theresa Baker, with the family dog (name unknown), born in Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, December 1914. This picture was taken in 1917, probably in Wymore or Alliance, Nebraska.
That is such a beautiful picture of your great-uncle and his bride. I’m wondering if you and your great-uncle are descendants of my ancestor Samuel Chapin of Springfield, Massachusetts? If so, I guess that makes us distant relatives.
I’d appreciate it if you could let me know.
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I was delighted to see David Chapin’s Photograph, listing St. Adalbert’s Church as the site of the family wedding. St. Adalbert’s was a Polish Parish in St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in the parish, attended eight years of grade school there, as did my six siblings and some of their children. The Church is very beautiful and was the site for many of my family’s weddings, baptisms and funerals. The Church still exists and is still beautiful. I know it has an extensive Hmong outreach in the old grade school and the grade school records are still kept in the school. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.
At first glance, the bride looked like my mother in her wedding gown. The gowns are very similar. My parents were married in June 1938, but in Kenmore, NY