According to news reports, gladioli and larkspur graced the altar for the wedding of my great-aunt Kathleen Groucutt and Bob Sullivan on 13 Jul 1946. Kathleen’s sister, my grandmother Jean (Lowry), was maid of honor. Bob’s friend Phil Welsh served as best man. Kathleen and Bob were married at Saint Columba Cathedral by Rev. James Malone. Fr. Malone would become bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown in 1968.
Wedding Wednesday – Groucutt-Roberts Rite is Solemnized
Appearing in The Vindicator on October 9, 1949, is the marriage announcement of my great aunt Barbara ‘Babs’ Groucutt to David Roberts. They were married the day before at Saint Columba Cathedral by the future Bishop of Youngstown, James Malone.
Saint Columba Cathedral as it would have appeared in 1949. (Wikipedia)
“Groucutt-Roberts Rite is Solemnized,” Youngstown Vindicator, Section C, Page 5. October 10, 1949, accessed May 7, 2013. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5qNJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S4QMAAAAIBAJ&dq=groucutt-roberts%20rite%20is%20solemnized&pg=1060%2C1822094