Friends – Arnold and Alta Gibson’s Wedding – Sept., 1940

Arnold Gibson wedding ceremony - Sept. 1, 1940


And Now They’re on a Trailer Honeymoon 

This is the beginning of a mechanized marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gibson, of Trumbull, are shown as they were married yesterday before starting off on a honeymoon trip in a trailer in Canada. The Rev. G Everett Knollmeyer, of Milford, is performing the outdoor ceremony while best man Harvey Dodson and Ms. Betty Pratt, the brides cousin, look on.

Arnold Gibson wedding write-up, Sept. 1, 1940



Arnold Gibson Weds

Alta Louise Pratt


Trailer, their future home,

also provides trip to Canada.


Miss Alta Louise Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen T. Pratt’s, Of Churchill Rd., Trumbull, and Arnold Robinson Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Gibson, Oronoque, were married under a bower of garden flowers on the lawn of the brides home Sunday afternoon. The Rev. G. E. Knollmeyer of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Devon, officiated.

The bride, and given in marriage by her father, or a white sharkskin gown. Her fingertip veil was fastened with a wreath of gardenias and she carried white roses, gardenias and baby’s breath.

Miss Betty Pratt of East Berlin, was the maid of honor. She wore a pale pink ensemble and a white Leghorn hat, and carried pink gladioli and baby’s breath.

Harvey Dodson, of Hartford, was best man.

A reception followed at the brides home. Mrs. Pratt, wearing blue great and Mrs. Gibson, in blue flowered chiffon with matching accessories.

The couple left in a trailer for a trip to Canada area Mrs. Gibson wearing a tan ensemble with brown accessories. On their return they will live in the trailer on the brides father’s grounds in Trumbull.

Mrs. Gibson is a graduate of Bassick High. Mr. Gibson was graduated from Central high and is employed at the Stanley Works.

Tomorrow, more about their honeymoon.

On Saturday and Sunday, more Special Pictures.

On Monday, we’ll move into 1941 when Lad has just returned from Venezuela and Dan, Ced and Dick are all in Alaska. The war is getting closer for Grandpa’s boys.

Judy Guion


4 thoughts on “Friends – Arnold and Alta Gibson’s Wedding – Sept., 1940

  1. Mrs. P says:

    What a beautiful picture of the two of them.

    Your voice to text made a funny error when describing her gown. I had to look at the clip to make sure I wasn’t making it up.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Mrs. P. – Thank you for pointing that out. A sharkskin gown is quite unusual ( but Alta was not the usual person) but a skarks in down doesn’t make any sense.!!! I’ve made the correction. :)

  2. I’ll be waiting patiently for more :) Hope you’re recovering from your surgery.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Notes To Ponder – Thank you for asking about my surgery. Everything was going wonderfully until I broke my kneecap at 7 weeks. Needless to say, it had slowed down my physical therapy… and me… a bit, but maybe that was a good thing !!!

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