letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

Augustus D. Clemens, Jr.
1) Genealogy and Biography...
2) Mr. A. D. Clemens Dead

Mary Bordley Clemens
Obituary: Mrs. Mary B. Clemens

Augustus Ducas Clemens

Eleanor Collins Clemens
1) San Antonio Debutante Becomes Maryland Bride
2) Debutante Announcement
3) Engagement Announcement
4) Brides Are Busy
5) Wedding Announcement
6) from Eleanor in Italy 1950s(?)
6) to Eleanor, a Colonial Dame
7) to Eleanor, from a Joy descendant

Elizabeth 'Becky' Rogers
1) A Bird in Hospital Cage
2) Death Claims ‘Becky’ Rogers
3) Miss Elizabeth Rogers – ‘Becky’ Rogers Service Friday

The Family Home
Living room



Dix-Clemens Wedding Held in Army Chapel
Texas Girl, a Twin, Married at Fort Sam Houston
Special to the Herald Tribune

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 26.— Miss Eleanor Collins Clemens, daughter of Mrs. Donald Boyer Rogers, of San Antonio, was married here this evening to Mr. Norman Brooke Dix, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick Dix, of South Orange, N. J., and Westhampton Beach, L. I. The ceremony was performed in the Post Chapel of Fort Sam Houston by the Rev. William J. Walsh, and a reception took place at the home of the bride's mother and stepfather, Major Rogers.

The bride was given in marriage by her twin brother, Mr. Augustus Ducas Clemens 4th. Her sisters, the Misses June and Toya Clemens, end Elizabeth Rogers were maid of honor, junior bridesmaid and flower girl, respectively. Other attendants were the Misses Evelyn White, Jerry Fraser, Barbara Browne, all of San Antonio, and Mary McCloskey, Overbrook, Pa. Mr. Leavitt Corning was best man, and ushers were Lieutenant Barry D. Browne, Dr. William Wolf, Jr. and Messrs. Wallace Warren Frederick Thompson and Peter Keating Jr., all of San Antonio.

The bride wore a gown of cream color chantilly lace, a lace veil worn mantilla style, and carried white orchids and gardenias.

After two weeks at a ranch near here, Mr. and Mrs. Dix will join his parents in South Orange until December, when they will sail to pass three months abroad. From Paris they will go to St. Moritz for winter sports, and then will go to Sorrento to visit Mr. Dix's sister, Mrs. Carlo Gargiulo.


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