From the Maryville Enterprise – December 3, 1942
Mrs. F.M. Thompson announces the marriage of her daughter Clara, to Mr. William C. McConnell, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John McConnell of Maryville. The ceremony took place at the family home on Ellis Ave. , with the Rev. Colvin Hammock, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Friends were present for the ceremony and reception which followed.
The bride wore her going away outfit of gallant blue wool jersey with matching turban and accessories. She carried a bride’s bouquet of white chryanthemums and pink rose buds, using a shoulder corsage of white chrysanthemums for traveling. Miss Doraita Thompson, dressed in powder blue wearing pink rose buds was her sister’s only attendant with Mr. Lon C. McConnell serving as his brothers best man.
Miss Mildred Thompson with Charles Burgreen at the piano sang “At Dawning” and “Loves Old Sweet Song” preceeding the ceremony. After the reception, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell left for a brief wedding trip to Nashville where they witnessed the Tenn. Vandy game. Mrs. McConnell has been a member of Chandler-Singleton Company’s ready-to-wear department for several years where she will continue to be employed while Mr. McConnell is serving with the Ordance Corp. of the Army. Mr. McConnell, who has until recently been in the electric business in Maryville will depart to Fort Jackson, S.C. the 15th of December, from where he will go to California for his basic training.