Paul Cushing Jr. and Diane Bolmen Wed

One of the several large weekend weddings held at Piedmont’s Corpus Christi Catholic Church was that of Diane Louise Bolmen and Paul Joseph Cushing, Jr., which was solemnized Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George V. Schirle.

Granddaughter of Mrs. Gustave Edward Nelson of Camelford Place, Diane was escorted to the altar by Pierce Lawrence Brothers Jr. of Piedmont Pines, whose daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Gallman (Barbara Brothers) came from New Orleans to be matron of honor.

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Diane Bolmen Widely Feted

One of several entertainments which have been given for Diane Bolmen, who will marry Paul Cushing Jr. next Saturday in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, was Thursday’s tea which his mother, Mrs. Paul Cushing, gave in the family’s Piedmont home.

Other pre-nuptial parties have been given by Dr. John A. Matheny and Mary Eileen Matheny and Mary Eileen Matheny, who entertained at cocktails at the home of their parents, the Allen Mathenys; Mrs. Antone A. Valle, who was a recent luncheon hostess; Mrs. Frank A. Nugent and Mrs. Fred Sullivan, who were co-hostesses at a linen shower for Diane, and Mrs. David L. Bolton of San Francisco, who also gave a linen shower for the prospective bride.

Mrs. Arthur J. Melka was hostess at a miscellaneous shower, and Betty Campbell who gave a kitchen shower.

Mary Nell Phillips gave a party for both Diane and Paul, while the spinster dinner will be given by Mrs. Charles K. Gallman (Barbara Brothers) and her mother, Mrs. Pierce L. Brothers at the latter’s home in the Piedmont Pines section. Mrs. Gallman is coming from New Orleans to be matron of honor at the wedding, and her father will give Diane in marriage.

Mrs. Emilie Maloney will give the rehearsal dinner.

Source: Oakland Tribune, June 8, 1957.

Birth Announcements from 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Damman of Hartford, Conn., announce the birth on April 10 of a son who has been named Tom, Jr. The youngster is the great grandson of Mrs. J.W. Garth of this city. Mrs. Dammann is the former Miss Harle Garth of California who with her husband toured Europe in 1938 and 1939 writing articles of war front news for American newspapers. Mr. Dammann is sports editor and foreign correspondent for the Hartford News. (Beaumont Journal, April 17, 1940)

BOLMEN—To the wife of Albert William Bolmen, 2929 55th Avenue, July 15, a daughter, Kathleen Fay. (Oakland Tribune, July 25, 1940)

Diane Bolmen Sets Wedding For June 15

June 15 has been chosen by Diane Louise Bolmen for her wedding to Paul Joseph Cushing, Jr.  Their engagement was told at a traditional holiday party at the home of the senior Paul J. Cushings on King Ave., Piedmont.

Diane is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gustave Edward Nelson of Camelford Place, Piedmont Pines, with whom she makes her home, and of the late Mr. Nelson. She is a sister of Richard A. Bolmen of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Mrs. Richard Edwards of Richmond, and the niece of Mrs. Helen Nelson Guichard.

Her fiance served with the Army from 1952 to 1954, and in 1955 returned to complete his civil engineering course at the University of Notre Dame, where he is the third generation in his family to be enrolled.  His brother Robert also attended the South Bend college. He also has a brother John, and his sister Barbara is a student at Dominican College.

His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John F. Cushing of Evanston, Ill., and the late Mr. Cushing, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter James Welker of Oakland.

Source:  Oakland Tribune, January 9, 1957.  Note:  My grandfather, Mark D. Rorick, was married four times.  His first wife, Loretta Taylor, remarried to  Gustave Edward Nelson.