Milestones, Dec. 1, 1947

Married. Ann Ellen Farley, 22, younger daughter of ex-Postmaster General James Aloysius Farley; and Edward John Hickey, 25, apprentice clothier in his father's Detroit store; in Manhattan.

Married. Katharine ("Kay") Winthrop, 33, blueblooded Boston tennist (women's national indoor singles champion in 1944); and Massachusetts Sportsman Quincy A Shaw McKean, 57; she for the first time, he for the second; in Manhattan.

Died. Lieut. Commander Frank ("Spig") Wead, U.S.N. (ret.), 52, pioneer Navy flyer (he set five speed and endurance records in the '20s), Broadway playwright (Ceiling Zero), movie scenarist (The Citadel); of pneumonia and complications; in Santa Monica, Calif. Wead decided to become...

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