Class of 1915
Graduation Essay: “The Spirit of Modern Literature”
Birth: Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death: 11 Nov 1984, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
John Alexander Thom (1853–1937)
Catherine Elizabeth Kimball Thom (1855–1936)
William Matthias Spach (1891–1943)
Ruth Elizabeth Thom Hart (1890–1984)
Lucy Elizabeth Spach Ford (1922–2011)
John Thom Spach (1928–2008)
Salem Moravian God’s Acre, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Rev. Oscar F. Blackwelder, of Roanoke, Va., assisted by Rev. C. Fisher, pastor of the bride, officiated. The beautiful ring ceremony was used. The church was beautifully decorated with magnolias, carnations, English ivy, and ferns, and softly lighted with Cathedral candles. Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Roy Kimball, cousin of the bride, sweetly sang, “Because.” Piano accompanist, Miss Evelyn Smith, of Kershaw, S. C.; violin, Miss Ada Stirewalt, of China Grove.
The three were attired in orchard taffeta with corsage of roses.
The bride’s only attendant was her sister, Miss Ruth Thom, who wore a beautiful frock of orchard taffeta and carried a bouquet of Russell roses.
The bride entering the church on the arm of her father, Mr. J. A. Thom, who gave her in marriage, was handsomely gowned in duchess satin and princess lace, with court train, her tulle veil being caught with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a lovely bouquet of orchards with shower of valley lilies.
The bridgroom’s gift, a crescent of diamonds, was worn by the bride. The wedding march was rendered by Miss Evelyn Smith, class mate of the bride. Mr. Spach was attended by Mr. Raymond Taylor, of Winston-Salem, as best man. The ushers were Messrs. Cash, Spach, McGowan, and Dalton, all of Winston-Salem. The bridal party were entertained at the home at a 5:30 luncheon. the attractive feature was cutting the bride;s cake. Miss Thom and Mr. Spach are popular in the social world, their popularity being shown by the numerous and handsome wedding gifts received.
Mrs. Spach was educated at Salem College, graduating May 31, class ’21.
Mr. Spach is an alumnus of Trinity College.
Upon their return from their wedding trip Mr. Spach and his bride will make their home in Winston-Salem.