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The January 1928 Wedding of Kitty and Joe

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EUREKA!!! I’ve found it!!!!

I tried to insert a link but it didn’t work. If it had, you would have been able to see the article from the January 8, 1928 Washington Post describing Kitty and Joe’s wedding. I will scan my .pdf and try to post it tomorrow.

The reason this is such an interesting article is that Kitty’s matron of honor was Mrs. George Sheriff – which happens to be Helen Sheriff’s maiden name. I think I remember that Helen’s father died when she was young so I’m wondering if George Sheriff may have been Helen’s brother?

My second cousin Chris Pahud has mentioned that his grandfather – Orrin Dean Kingsbury married Helen Sheriff who had dated my grandfather Joe at some point before Dean got to DC. So I’m wondering if Mr. and Mrs. George Sheriff were in Kitty and Joe’s wedding because they were friends of Joe or Kitty.  It seems a strange coincidence. I’m also curious why Dean was not in the wedding given how close he and Joe were to each other.  Joe’s best man was his youngest brother – Clark Kingsbury.

Anyway – I’m still looking for Kitty’s picture but I am so glad that I finally found the announcement. It turns out that I’ve found most of my historical information about the Bryant and Preston families in the Washington Evening Star, which is described as Washington’s “local paper” but this announcement was in the Washington Post.

January 8th was the Sunday following Joe and Kitty’s Wednesday evening ceremony.


Author: kakingsbury

I finally took the leap and started a blog in mid-March 2014. I currently maintain three blogs "All Things Kalen" "The Family Letter Blog" and "Trovando Famiglia." Trovando Famiglia is about my husband's family, particularly the original four Giorgio brothers who immigrated to western Pennsylvania from San Vito Chietino, Italy in the late 1800s. The Giorgio boys and their descendants have been the focus of my genealogical research over the past two years. The blog allows me to share family stories and photographs. Thanks for checking me out!

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