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Catalog Number 2012.100.004
Object Name Dress, Day
Description Linen pink dress worn by Miss Virginia Rose Paugh when she married Pvt. Charles James Russell on February 10, 1945 at Chanute Field.

Pvt. Russell was assigned with the "army air corps at Rantoul, Illinois. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Paugh of Shoemake Avenue. She graduated from Modesto High School and was a member of the band and orchestra. The benedict is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Russell of Modesto. He is a graduate of Modesto High School where he played in the band and belonged to the Camera Club.

The just weds had a 10 day honeymoon which they spent in Chicago. They are residing in Rantoul." as read in the Modesto Bee after Feb 10, 1945.

Another news article from the Modesto Bee around 1946 read: "MODESTO SOLDIER GETS HONORABLE DISCHARGE Charles J. Russell recently received his homorable discharge from the army air forces at Denver, Colo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Russell, Route 5, where he and his wife are now making their home."

Russell trained as a cadet in Texas, Illinois and Colorado.
Date 1945/02/10
Collection Charles James Russell and Virginia Paugh Russell
Caption 1945 wedding dress - Virginia Russell
Credit line Donated by Betty Brewer, August 2012
People RUSSELL, Charles James, III
RUSSELL, Virginia Rose PAUGH
PAUGH, Virginia Rose [RUSSELL]
Search Terms dress
Subjects Clothing
Home Life