One of the important factors in their life together is announced below. Transcription follows.
Jean & Harold's Engagement Announced - presumed to be from Wilmington News-Journ
al - January 1948. Clipping below is from the Hillsboro Press-Gazette, January 20, 1948. Wording is the same in both articles but paragraph breaks and headlines are different.
Mr. Uible to Marry West Virginia Girl [Hillsboro]
To Be Married This Summer [Wilmington]
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel W. Ballantyne, of New Cumberland, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Wallace, to Mr. Harold H. Uible, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Uible, of New Vienna.
Miss Ballantyne was graduated from West Virginia University and Western Reserve University Library School and is now employed as children's librarian at the East Cleveland Public Library.
Mr. Uible was graduated from New Vienna High School, attended Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., Adelbert College of Western Reserve University and will graduate from the School of Law next year.
The couple plan an early summer wedding.
The wedding date was later changed to April 3, 1948, much to the Ballantynes' dismay. Letters between them detail the discussion. We'll be reading them in early 2018 unless demand requires them to be printed sooner.
The WNJ clipping has a Clinton County obituary on the reverse side, therefore I ruled out the possibility of the clipping being from a New Cumberland newspaper. Haven't checked to see if any Hancock County WV newspapers are digitized and available online. Wish the Wilmington paper was available online but it currently is not.