Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 27 – Ronald & Margaret

PETERSON, Ronald Skeen & Mary Margaret Ellis, 27 June 1949
Mary Margaret Ellis & Ronald Skeen Peterson, they were married 27 June 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

These are my grandparents.  They were married 27 June 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah after a very long courtship that spanned several months in high school, Grandpa’s 2 years of service in the Marine Corps during WWII, a few months afterward, and then Grandpa’s 2 1/2 year LDS mission to New Zealand.  Grandma also served a mission in California while Grandpa was serving his mission.

Several years ago I received a 5×7 of this photo from Grandpa’s Uncle Evan.  It is in excellent condition.  It is framed and sitting on my piano.  This copy, from Grandma’s mother’s photo album, is also in excellent condition.



This photo comes from the fifteenth page of the album.  Here are pages fourteen and fifteen to give context for this photo:

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This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.



8 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 27 – Ronald & Margaret”

    1. My Aunt and Uncle have the dress and when my cousin, who is named after Grandma, was married, they did a special photo shoot of her wearing Grandma’s dress. If I remember correctly, they only go down the sides. 🙂

        1. Well, she didn’t wear it when she was married – it didn’t actually fit properly. They used special clips in the back to make it look like it fit. They didn’t want to alter it. But still, pretty special that they did that.

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