Abeles, Alfred Beecher and Elling, Shirley (Married)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, ?
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News-magazine copy tells service men 'tis a small world. Because United States military men are now serving in all parts of the world, many hometown newspapers have a world-wide circulation, but the account of the strangest spot to which a local news-magazine has yet traveled came to the Wilmette Life editor's attention early this week. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles, 726 Ninth Street, Wilmette, received a letter September 20 from their son, Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles, who is in the AAF at Chico, Calif. [California], in which Lieutenant Abeles aded the following postscript. "I just got a long letter from John Boyle, formerly of the North Shore, who is in France, congratulating us on our marriage. He heard about it through a copy of the Wilmette Life of June 15, which he found in the seat of a mined truck somewhere in France. Just goes to show that it's a small world and how some publications do get around!" Lieutenant Abeles and the former Shirley Elling of 610 Fourth street, Wilmette, were married in May after he had received his commission in the AAF in April. A P-38 fighter pilot, Lieutenant Abeles expects to complete his training at Chicago on October 10.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Types
Wedding Announcements
Marriage announcements
Date of Publication
28 Sep 1944
Date Of Event
29 May 1944
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
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Abeles, Alfred Beecher and Elling, Shirley (Married)