Miss Mary E. Dickinson Weds Bay State Man In Crouseville

CROUSEVILLE, July 25 [1948] -- Miss Mary Eunice Dickinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy S. Dickinson of Washburn, recently became the bride of Arthur Stanley Bezanson of Somerville, Mass.


The Rev. M. B. Bezanson, brother of the bridegroom, performed the double-ring ceremony at the Advent Christian church in Crouseville.

The church was decorated with baskets of yellow and white gladiolus and other mixed flowers. Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Martin Rasmussen sang two selections.

Miss Nada Brewer attended the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Warrena Bugbee and Miss Wilda Silver. Eloise Dow was trainbearer and Barbara Bezanson was flower girl. Ushers were Donald Bezanson, brother of the bride, and Leroy Dickinson, brother of the bride.

The bride was lovely in an ivory satin gown with a marquisette yoke attached to a gathered insert, giving an off-the-shoulder effect, with a ruffle of fine lace attached at the bottom of the yoke. The waise of the gown had a slightly gathered bustle in back and a long train. The waist-length veil was of net, flowing from a headband of pearl orange blossoms. She carried a spray of white and yellow roses.


The maid of honor wore a yellow taffeta gown: the bridesmaids, light green gowns: the flower girl a yellow, full-length dress: and the trainbearer a white dress.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Wilma Perkins was organist at the ceremony.

The bride's mother wore a navy blue dress, white hat and white accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a navy and white print dress, white hat, and white accessories. Both wore corsages of yellow and white roses.

A reception was held at the Mission building in Crouseville.

The couple will live in Washburn until September, when they will go to Washington, D. C., where the bridegroom plans to attend Benjamin Franklin university.

[From Miss Mary E. Dickinson Weds Bay State Man In Crouseville, a page in Phylis's Scrapbook, A History of Washburn, Maine as seen in newspapers. The page has a link to a picture of Mary E. (Dickinson) Bezanson, but the link did not work as of 22 May 2004.]