Friday, February 15, 2008

Helen Poteat Stallings Marriage 1944

New York Times 28 April 1944
Nuptials Are Held For Mrs. Stallings
Daughter of Late Educator Is Wed to Lt. G. P. Marshall of Navy in Church Here

Announcement was made yesterday of the marriage of Mrs. Helen Poteat Stallings of 222 East Seventy-first Street and Forest Home Plantation, Caswell County, N. C., to Lieutenant. Gordon Preston Marshall, USNR, of Marlock House, Hingham, Mass., which took place here Wednesday in Riverside Church. The couple were [sic] unattended.

Mrs. Marshall is the daughter of the late William Louis Poteat, one-time president of Wake Forest College, and the late Mrs. Poteat. Her marriage to Laurence Stallings, author, was terminated by divorce in Reno in 1936. She has two daughters, the Misses Sylvia and Diana Stallings.

The bridegroom’s former wife, who was Miss Grace Helena Bullock, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Charles J. Bullock of Cambridge, Mass., died in 1942. Lieutenant Marshall has three sons of that union—George Baker, Samuel Bullock and Douglas Gordon Marshall. The bridegroom is president of the H. Newton Marshall Company, painting contractors, of Boston. He was graduated from the Yale Sheffield Scientific School in 1921. His clubs are the Union of New York and Boston, Yale of New York and Boston, St. Butolph of Boston, St. Elmo of Yale and the Country of Brookline.

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