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This is the wedding photo of Edgar George Workman Junior and Clara Wilmoth Foraker on 18 October 1920. Edgar George was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Edgar George Workman Senior and Elizabeth Alida Shaw. Clara was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Foraker and Carrie Helena Shaw. They were married at 113 Oak Street, Fort Madison, Iowa. His mother was against the marriage, because Clara was divorced and had a child. And wearing a white wedding dress added fuel to the fire.
Edgar served in World War I as a message runner for General Pershing. He had been gassed; and had a silver plate put in his head. It was while in an Iowa City hospital that he met Clara Foraker, who was a nurse's aide.
The marriage eventually ended in divorce due to his drinking which he had taken to, saying it relieved the pain in his head.
Edgar is buried at the Soldier's Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa. The tombstone inscription reads: Bugler, Iowa 17 Field Artillery, 2 Division, WWI, 18 Mar 1900-7 Feb 1951.
Edgar used to be the drum major in the veteran's parade in Fort Madison.
I love the shoes that both of them are wearing. Edgar is wearing wing-tipped oxfords and Clara is wearing a lovely pair of white wedding shoes that could still be used today. I think Clara's wedding dress is very modern for the day. Clara never changed much in looks through the years. In her old age she still looked very much like in her wedding photo, just older.