06 Aug 1897 1
Lillian, Johnson, Texas 2
Nov 1977 1

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Raymond Wayne Casstevens 2
Full Name:
Raymond Casstevens 1
06 Aug 1897 1
Lillian, Johnson, Texas 2
Male 2
Nov 1977 1
Last Residence: Houston, TX 1
Mother: Anna Pearl McPherson 2
Father: John Lewis Casstevens 2
Ella Lee Pop 2
08 Jan 1926 2
Texas 2
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Social Security Number: ***-**-6664 1

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Raymond Wayne Casstevens and Ellie Lee Pope Wed


Raymond Wayne Casstevens of Dallas and Miss Ella Lee Pope of Dallas were married at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Norris, 5119 Live Oak Street. Dr. J. L. Gross of Houston performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pope of Elkhart, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Casstevens of Alvarado. Each is a graduate of Baylor University.

The ceremony was performed before an altar of palms, ferns, tall baskets of pink and orchid larkspur and two candelabra holding white tapers. Baskets of garden flowers marked the altar.

Prior to the ceremony, Robert S. Pool sang "For You Alone," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Pool. This was followed by the bridal march from "Lohengrin," played by Miss Ruth Norris. At the close of the ceremony the lights were turned off and the tapers lighted. Mr. Pool sang the chorus from "Song of Love." while the couple stood in the candlelight.



The bride wore a gown of white georgette, elaborately embroidered in crystal beads, an imported French model, worn with white satin slippers with rhinestone buckles. Her headdress was of lace caught at one side with sprays of orange blossoms and at the right with a shower of satin ribbons centered with pearls and orange blossoms. Her veil was of white tulle caught at intervals with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lillies of the valley.

Miss Alleyne Spencer of Waco, maid of honor, wore a pink georgette dress over pink satin with pink satin slippers. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of orchid sweet peas and Ophelia roses.

The best man was Lawrence Henry of Lancaster, a former classmate of the bridegroom.

The matron of honor was Mrs. Bayard T. Gross of Kansas City, a sister of the bride. She wore orchid georgette embroidered with pink and orchid crystal beads, and gray satin slippers with rhinestone buckles. She carried an arm bouquet of pink sweet peas and Ophella rosebuds.

The ceremony was followed by a reception. Baskets of flowers were used for decorations throughout the house and the table in the dining-room was laid in lace and centered with a miniature bride and bridegroom. The table was further decorated with four bows of orchid tulle and a orchid tapera. A shower of satin ribbons and Sweetheart roses and fern fell from the chandelier to the four corners of the table.

In one corner of the room was arranged the punch bowl, which was presided over by Miss Jane McDuffle. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Norris were assisted in receiving the guests by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McDuffle. Miss Ethel Thomas presided at the bride's book and Mrs. Fred Dellone Jr. and Miss Jennie Beauchamp presided over the bride's cake. Assisting in the dining-room were Misses Esther Norris, Evelyn Thomas and Mary Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Casstevens will spend their honeymoon in Corpus Christi and other points on the coast. Mrs. Casstevens wore a tailored Madelon georgette frock and navy Bangkok hat with gray accesories for her going-away costume. Upon their return they will be at home at 218 West Tenth Street.

The bride for the last year was a member of the Oak Cliff High School faculty.

The Dallas Morning News -- Dallas, Dallas County, Texas -- June 9, 1926 -- Wednesday -- Section #1, Page #6.

Provided by: Dwayne A. Hawpe

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