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Lineages - Clements Family

Submitted by Robin Bango

Delilah Hilburn and V. Clements to Wed Sunday

Miss Delilah Hilburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hillburn, 1112 North Broadway, Urbana will become the bride of Virgil Clements, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clements, at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Hilburn home.
Dr. Stephen E. Fisher, pastor of the University Place Christian church, will read the single ring ceremony in the presence of fifty relatives and friends.
Miss Delores Photopulos, close friend of the bride, will serve as maid of honor and Donald Kirby will attend the bridegroom as best man.
Preceding the ceremony, Jack Swartz will sing, "I Love You Truly" and, "At Dawning," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Harold Iles.
As Mrs. Iles plays, "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin, the bridal party will enter the living room where the vows will be exchanged before a window banked with palms.
The bride, who will be given in marriage by her father, has chosen a gown of gold taffeta, made princess style, with matching accessories. Her shoulder corsage will be of white roses.
Miss Photopulos will wear a dress of deep lavender velvet with matching accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses.
Miss Hilburn is a graduate of the Urbana high school with the class of 1935 and for the past year has been employed in the Scott store, Urbana.
Mr. Clements attended the Urbana high school and is now employed at the Gebhart Auto Supply store.
An informal reception will follow the wedding (the rest is cut off)


"Have You Met.....Frank V. Clements by Jim Fielding

Frank V. Clements, like his father, his grandfather, and his great grandfather, is a blacksmith. He says a blacksmith's business, with its electric and acetylene welding and its machine work, isn't what it used to be when he went into his father's shop in Thomasboro 45 years ago. 'I haven't shod a horse in 20 years, or about as long as I have been in Urbana.' Frank's specialty is plow work, about the only remaing art of the old trade. He explains that his work is interesting because some one is always thinking up new things for the smithy to do. Frank's shop is at 804 West Cl(cut off) street, Urbana. He is married and has two daughters and two sons. The youngest son, Virgil, promises to be the fifth in the line of Clements blacksmiths."


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