Paul's father was pastor of our Methodist church here. Paul graduated from Northwestern University Law School in 1895 and was admitted to the bar that same year.
Paul MacGuffin also served as mayor of Libertyville from 1905 - 1907.
"After congratulations a two course luncheon in pink and white, was served by Misses Norma Lee Peck, Mary Kerr, Mary Ferguson and Phoebe Ellis, from small tables, each decorated with bouquets of pink bridesmaid roses. Roses were also given as favors. The bride's cake containing the lucky ring was cut by the bride and the ring fell to the lot of Miss Mary Kerr." (Independent Register 8/21/1908). No doubt there was much gaiety and laughter on such a happy occasion.
After a most distinguished law career of over 50 years, Paul died in 1945. Within a year Mabelle moved to the northwest coast to be near her daughter Lorraine. Mabelle died in December 1979, a month after her son John died.
With this dress we remember a vibrant young couple who began their life together with a surprise wedding, and who lived in our town as prominent, successful, and respected citizens of the community.