Person:Francine Smith (1)

Francine Horton Smith
b.26 May 1937
Facts and Events
Name Francine Horton Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1] 26 May 1937
Death[1] Mar 1986 Georgia, United States
Other? In-laws: Garfield Wardwell and Dorothy Blackstone (1)

"Miss Francine Horton Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric H. Smith, Walkersville, and Duane Meredith Wardwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Wardwell, Caribou, Me., were married Friday evening at seven o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Walkersville.

Rev. E. Koontz Helwig officiated at the ceremony. Arrangements of white flowers, palms and lighted candles decorated the church. Philip Manley Smith, brother of the bride, served as acolyte. Miss Edna Culler, organist, and Miss Rosa Mae Moberly, vocalist, gave the nuptial recital. The organist played the traditional processional and recessional and Miss Moberly sang "Because," "I Love You Truly," and during the ceremony "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride was gowned in a floor-length creation of Alencon lace fashioned with a high neck, Peter Pan collar, long sleeves and a bouffant skirt. Her only jewelry was an heirloom cameo. Her fingertip veil was attached to Alencon lace cap. She carried a cascade bouquet of white rose and camellias.

Serving as attendants were Mrs. Jacob Altvater Jr., Union Bridge, matron of honor, Miss Sandra Steele, this city, bridesmaid and Miss Ann Stoner of Walkersville, junior bridesmaid.

The honor attendant chose a rose taffeta gown fashioned with a bateau neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, tight bodice and a bouffant waltz-length skirt. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink carnations. The bridesmaids each wore pink taffeta gowns, fashioned similiar to that of the matron of honr. They carried colonial bouquets of rose-colored carnations.

Jacob Altvater Jr. of Union Bridge was best man. Ushers were Charles K. Cashour, this city, and Paul Lyons of Walkersville.

A reception followed in the church social rooms after which the young couple left for a wedding trip through Virginia. For traveling she chose a grey suit, black accessories and the camellia corsage lifted from her wedding bouquet.

The bride is a senior year student at the Frederick Hospital School of Nursing. She plans to continue her studies. She graduated from Frederick High School in 1955. The groom is a graduate of the Caribou High School and has completed a tour of duty in the armed forces. He is now engaged in farming with his father." -Frederick (Maryland) News 08 February 1958

Class of 1958 Graduate from Frederick Memorial Hospital Nursing School

Listed in the Frederick News as discharged from the hospital 18 September 1972.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Death Index.