O’Brien – McSherry Wedding

by Laurel | April 26th, 2013

31 January 1913

Superintendent of Schools Married in Clinton — Bride a School Teacher in That Town

Clinton, Thursday, January 30. — Francis T. McSherry of 14 Park Street, Superintendent of the Holyoke Public Schools, was married to Miss Alice A. O’Brien, daughter of Dr. Philip T. O’Brien of School Street in Clinton, at 9 o’clock this morning in St. John’s Church. Rev. Charles O’Brien of the Springfield Diocesan Mission Band and a brother of the bride performed the ceremony. The wedding was a very quiet affair and the couple were unattended. The church services were attended by several hundred. The bride was most becomingly gowned in white char-mouse cut en traine with a fill-length veil caught in her coiffure with lilies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. The bride recently tendered her resignation as teacher of languages in the Clinton High School after teaching a number of years in that position. She is a graduate of the Clinton High School, also of Sacred Heart Seminary. Mr. McSherry is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McSherry of Park Street. He was educated in the Clinton Public Schools, and graduated with honor from the high school in the class of 1901. He finished a four years course in Holy Cross College in 1905, graduating from that institution with high honors.

After a one-year term at La Follette College, he accepted the position as sub-master of the Drury High School in North Adams. Being a Clinton young man and of advanced training he was called upon by the school committee in 1910, when there was a vacancy at the head of the high school teaching staff. He was unanimously elected to that position, beginning his duties in the fall of that year, and serving for three years in that capacity. Last April he was offered the position as superintendent of the Holyoke Public Schools. After accepting the Holyoke position, he resigned as principal of the local high school in June of 1912 and began his duties in Holyoke in September of the same year. Mr. and Mrs. McSherry left Clinton this morning for a short wedding trip and on their return will reside on Stanford Street in Holyoke. The couple received many valuable and beautiful wedding presents.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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