Aileen Boardman Marries Verne Cahan

In 1938 Aileen married Carroll Verne Cahan.

A serious scrolling through the Seattle Times and PI did not reveal Aileen’s marriage announcement.  I was frustrated because Aileen was very much into the etiquette of things. However among the collection of photographs and memorabilia I received from my cousin I found the wedding reception and newspaper announcement.   Marjorie, her sister, was her maid of honor and she also signed the Marriage License.

Wedding Reception for Aileen and Verne 1938

Wedding Reception for Aileen and Verne 1938

The announcement appeared in the Seattle Times March 18, 1938.

Aileen's Wedding Photo 1938

Aileen’s Wedding Photo 1938

Aileen's Marriage Announcement, 1938

Aileen’s Marriage Announcement, 1938

Wed Last Evening:

The marriage of Miss Hazel Aileen Boardman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boardman, and Mr. Carol Verne Cahan, son of Mrs. Lola Cahan, was solemnized last evening at the West Seattle Christian Church with the Rev. C. M. Ridenour officiating.  Miss Marjorie Boardman was her sister’s maid of honor, and Mr. Frank Flanery acted as best man.  The wedding guests included Mr. and Mrs. Boardman, Mrs. L. Cahan, Mr. Robert Boardman, Jr., Mrs. Frank Flanery, Mrs. Margaret Zuhlke, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cahan and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Boardman. Following the wedding there was a reception at the home of the bride’s parents with Mrs. Henry R. Cahan, Mrs. John H. Boardman and Mrs. William P. Cresap pouring.  Those assisting were Mrs. Vern MIller and the Misses Claribel Taylor, Olga Borgen, Esther Grayson and Mabel Alvick.  The bride is a past president of the Druzea Club and an active member of the Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, international educational sorority. 

Verne's Wedding Portrait 1938

Verne’s Wedding Portrait 1938

The Marriage Certificate is on file at the King County Administration Building in downtown Seattle, WA. #48960, Film #68-946,

Marriage Certificate #48960, County of King, Minister of the Gospel by authority of the license bearing the date of 18th March 1938 at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA… join in Lawful Wedlock Verne C. Cahan of the county of King and Hazel A. Boardman of the county of King…in the presence of Frank L. Flanery and Marjorie Boardman on 18th March 1983.  Signed by all, and Officiating Clergyman C W. Ridenour, 3833 40th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA.  

Someone wrote a poem that was among the memorabilia and signed it anonymous.  Now my father Keith used the word “Toots” a lot, however, the nature of the poem sounds more like her friends were teasing her.

Hi Toots Poem

Hi Toots Poem – click to open


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