12 October 2013

Coughlin - Fleming Wedding 1943

From The Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, Au Sable Forks, NY, Thursday, October 21, 1943:


Miss Constance Irene Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Fleming, 5 Ames street [sic], Worcester, Mass., was married to Private Thomas Raymond Coughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coughlin of Au Sable Forks, N.Y., Tuesday morning, October 12, in the Church of the Ascension.  Hotel Bancroft was the scene of the reception.

Miss E. M. Fleming was maid of honor for her sister and Daniel Coughlin, jr. [sic], of 22 Holland Road, Worcester, was best man for his brother.  The bride wore a street length dress of rose with navy blue accessories and carried a white prayerbook with a cover corsage of white orchids.  The maid of honor chose a powder blue silk jersey dress with a rose colored hat and navy blue accessories.  Her corsage was of red roses.

For traveling to Albany, Troy and Au Sable Forks the bride selected a solider blue suit with a matching hat and navy blue accessories.  Mrs. Coughlin will live with her parents while her husband is in service.  Private Coughlin is stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C.

This was my great uncle and father's namesake who died in 1944 (Thomas Coughlin - The Uncle).  He did not make it to their first anniversary.

 I did some checking and the church they were married in was closed by the Diocese of Worcester in 2008.  

Constance Fleming Coughlin remarried in 1947 and had 2 daughters.  She died in 2008.  She was originally from Scotland and stayed in Massachusetts from the 1930's till her death.  

Unfortunately one of the many war widows through out the ages......

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