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Rushden Echo, 28th January 1944, transcribed by Peter Brown
Smith – Short

Miss Elinor R. Short, the youngest daughter of Mrs R Short, and the late Mr F T Short of 96 Wellingborough-road, Rushden, a former Carnival Queen attendant for the town, was the bride of an American at Wellingborough on Thursday week. The groom, Cpl. Richard R. Smith, is the younger son of Mrs E Smith and the late Mr E. Smith, of Natrona Heights, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA.

The bride's attire was a silver and delphinium blue brocade dress with brown accessories. She had an Egyptian handbag, a gift from her brother, serving abroad, and a cameo locket, the gift of the bride-groom's mother. Both she and her sister Miss Margaret Short, who attended her, wore a corsage of pink carnations and fern.

S Sgt. H. W. Stewart, a friend of the bridegroom, carried out the duties of best man.

A reception followed at the bride's home and the wedding cake was given by a friend. Presents received by the couple included three cheques. For the duration of the war their home will be at 96, Wellingborough road; afterwards they will reside at Pittsburgh.

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