Church Wedding Was Solemnized* 

The wedding of Miss Gladys Lorraine Cook** and Mr. Charles Kendall Watkins was beautifully solemnized Saturday evening at 8:00 o’clock at the First Congregational Church in the presence of a large company of guests.***  The little church was a bower of loveliness, decorated with a wealth of wild smilax and marigolds.  Cathedral tapers stood on either side of the altar.

The bride entered on the arm of her brother, Otis Cook of Lubbock, Texas, who gave her in marriage. Miss Hazel Thurman, attract in pink Georgette and carrying Columbia roses, was the bride’s only attendant. Mr. Ralph Watkins of Oklahoma City, served his  brother as best man.  Lloyd Dawson and Howard Kinmonth were ushers. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of  Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, played by Mrs.  S. R. Harper who presided at the piano, and Mrs. Frank Pollard playing the violin obbligato. During the impressive ring ceremony read by the pastor, Rev. A. M. Wallock, Mrs.  Harper and Mrs. Pollard played softly, O Promise Me.

The bride who is one of the lovely girls of the city, looked sweet and youthful in an afternoon gown of blue and cream flat crepe. The bodice was finished with a bolero jacket and the skirt was made on circular lines.  She wore matching accessories.  Her bouquet was formed of Pernet roses. Mrs. Watkins is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J . Cook, 925 I avenue, and is a graduate of the Lawton high school .Mrs. Watkins is on of the best known young business girls of the city, a former position giving her a wide range of acquaintanceship.  For four years she has been associated with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as collection clerk, a  position she held with much credit to herself and to the company.

Mr. Watkins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Watkins, 1108 B avenue and is one of the progressive young business men of the city.  He is a Lawton high school graduate and also attended Oklahoma City University.  He was associated with the Batten Floral Company in the landscape department. for several months and at present employed by the Hornaday Greenhouse of this city.  ***

*Hand written note reads “Lawtonian Review.” 

** Omission of the terminal e is a reporting/publishing error

*** Ceremony was held 6 September 1930, Other family