June 28 - 1937: Man weds at Cape Cod Hospital after appendicitis attack

Charles E. Rogers 3d marries Doris Bartlett Draper 13 hours after his operation
1945 poster by Seymour Nydorf should have included an admonition about getting married. Courtesy of Wki Commons

In case you didn't think our forebears were made of sterner stuff

On this day in 1937 a couple of New York swells, here for their wedding in Falmouth, went through with their nuptials even when the groom had an appendicitis attack. The Society Section of the New York Times reported:

Charles E. Rogers 3d Weds In Hospital After Operation; Marries Doris Draper of Brooklyn--Attack of Appendicitis Thirteen Hours Earlier Cancels Plans for Church Ceremony

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. June 28, 1937, Sunday:

Miss Doris Bartlett Draper of this place and Brooklyn was married to Charles Edgar Rogers 3d, also of Brooklyn, this afternoon in Hyannis Hospital, in the private room of the bridegroom, who thirteen hours before had been operated on for an attack of appendicitis...

The couple plan a motor tour through Europe this summer after his recovery.

The whole tale is below.


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