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House Moved To Collegeport Without Sinking As Rumored

Rumors circulating in Palacios that a barge loaded with a 15-ton truck and an old army building having sunk in Matagorda Bay are false, according to Roy Whitmire of Gamble and Whitmire.

Whitmire told the Beacon Wednesday that his company moved a truck and half of a building to Collegeport by way of barge during the last week.

The only accident they had was at Collegeport, he stated. While moving the house from the barge, one of the rollers supporting the house crashed through the barge’s wooden deck, Whitmire said.

Only half of this large house was moved from Camp Hulen. The other half is scheduled to be moved this week from our new turning basin.

A steel barge will be used, Whitmire continued.

Palacios Beacon, October 2, 1952

Ida Mae Wilson and Gustave Franzen, Jr. Wed in Collegeport

Miss Ida Mae Wilson became the bride of Gustave Franzen Jr. Saturday evening , November 22, at 7 o’clock, in a ceremony performed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Merck in Collegeport.

The Rev. A. G. Fitzgerald performed the double ring ceremony in the living room archway, which was flanked with candelabrum and tall baskets of white mums.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wilson of Palacios and the groom is the son of Mrs. Gust Franzen Sr. and the late Mr. Franzen of Collegeport.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an air force blue suit, white hat and gloves, her mother’s gold wedding bracelet, a white carnation corsage, and carried a white Bible.

Mrs. Fred King attended the bride as matron of honor. Fred King served as best man and the candles were lighted by Misses Mary Louise and Nelda Faye Wells.

The mother of the bride was attired in a wine suit, black accessories and a pink carnation corsage. The groom’s mother wore a navy suit, black accessories, and a corsage of pink carnations.

Immediately following the ceremony the reception was held in the Merck home. Members of the house party included Mesdames C. W. Boeker, Wilford Wilson, B. B. Bryan, and Gerald Wells.

The newlyweds will make their home in Collegeport.

Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Wilson and children, Bill and Yvonne, of Palacios; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Boeker and children, Patsy, Jimmie, and Judy, of Channelview; Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Bryan and children, Margaret and Bobbie, of New Iberia, La.; Eugene Fitzpatrick of Lolita, and James Franzen of Cordele.

Palacios Beacon, December 4, 1952


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