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June 12, 1948 – Joan Auld and Milroy Powell wedding

2012 June 12
by Jan Wilkinson

My parents, Joan Auld and Milroy Powell were married on Saturday, June 12, 1948. Here are the newspaper articles with their marriage announcement and other celebrations. I wish I had a photo of their wedding, but that is what happens when parents get divorced; somehow the pictures seem to leave, too.

Kerrville Mountain Sun, 1948-06-17


The marriage of Miss Joan Auld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Alexander Daniel Auld, to Milroy Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Powell, was solemnized Saturday evening in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. William M. Logan, pastor of the church, officiating.  The church was in stately decoration of greenery, white tapers and a fan shaped arrangement of white gladioluses, Marconi daisies and stock. Mrs. J. S. Colley played a prelude of organ music, and used the traditional marches for the entrance of the bridal party.  She also accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Stanton Morris of San Antonio,who sang Cadman’s “At Dawning;” Greig’s “Ich Liebe Dich,” and Mallott’s “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a smart new fall suit of blue gray woolen, with a blue blouse and navy accessories. Her picture hat was of natural straw, and over it she wore a wide mesh veil in the deeper shades. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of pink roses.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Aydeen Auld, as maid of honor, who wore a suit of gray with coral hat and flowers. Miss Marjane Auld, cousin of the bride, wore a suit of beige, with white accessories.

Jack Auld, twin brother of the bride, was the best man, and James Stacey the groomsman. The ushers were Aime Frank Real and John Powell.

The reception in the Riverside Terrace of the Blue Bonnet Hotel followed the wedding. White feverfew, Marconi daisies and gladiouses were used to arrange the tables for the occasion. Mrs. Marcus Auld and Mrs. William Auld, aunts of the bride, served the wedding cake, and Mrs. Robert Ramsey and Mrs. Barton Dismukes, cousins, served the punch. Mrs. Med N. Estes, Jr., sister of the bride, presided over the bride’s book.

The bride and groom left for a wedding trip, after which they will be at home in the Turtle Creek community.


Kerrville Mountain Sun, June 10, 1948


Miss Joan Auld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Auld, whose wedding to Milroy Powell will be an event of Saturday evening in the First Presbyterian Church, has announced the members of the bridal party.

Miss Aydeen Auld will be her sister’s maid of honor and their cousin, Miss Marjane Auld, will be the bridesmaid. Jack Auld, twin brother of the bride, will be the best man, and James Stacey will be the groomsman. Ushers will be Aime Frank Real and John Powell, brother of the groom.

Rev. William Logan, pastor of the church, will read the nuptial vows, and Mrs. Stanton Morris of San Antonio, accompanied by Mrs. J. S. Colley at the organ, will be the soloist.

A reception at the Blue Bonnet Hotel will follow the wedding.


Miss Joan Auld, a popular bride elect, was the honoree at a luncheon given Monday at the Green Tree when Mrs. Will Auld of the Divide was the hostess.

Summer flowers were used to arrange the tables for the occasion, and the guests included members of the family and intimate friends of the honor guest.

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  1. Linda Meyer permalink
    July 1, 2012

    My aunt was Emily Powell Knake who was married to Merwyn Henry Knake in the 50’s. I met your dad and mom. I would like to know something about Aunt Emily.
    Her son, our cousin, does not communicate at all. Do you know anything? I used to call her every other week for years. My connection ended about 2004. I could tell her thinking was very fuzzy. She was my favorite person. My mom was Merwyn’s sister, Glendola Meyer from Strawberry Point, Iowa. My dad and I were in their wedding. Were you also?
    When Uncle Bud died we saw Mark, but no contact since 2007.

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