1917 Crepe Wedding Dress
Ivory crepe below-knee length dress with modified sailor collar and long sleeves. Loose bodice has center panel with horizontal tucks and covered buttons blousing over silk sash and softly gathered skirt with side panels of horizontal tucks. 1917
Hazel Pearl Clark married Ralph George Ramsdell in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 7, 1917. Hazel was the second of Katherine and Edward Clark’s three daughters, born April 11, 1895. Hazel’s father, Edward, was a machinist working in a machine shop at the time of her marriage. Ralph Ramsdell was the second oldest of seven siblings. He was born in Cincinnati on April 25, 1896 to Katherine and Charles Ramsdell. Ralph’s father, Charles, was an electrician and later a salesman at an electrical supply company. Ralph followed his father’s lead, working as an electrician throughout his life. Hazel and Ralph had four children, the oldest of whom was Jane Lee Ramsdell, born June 28, 1918.
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