This article appeared in the Milwaukee Journal about Russell Cook and about meeting his future wife Yvonne. No date is given.
ROMANCE ON ICE IN CHINA LEADS TO MARRIAGE HERE
When Russell William Cook was a Marine stationed at Tientsin, China, he often went ice skating at an arena near headquarters. After the heat of Okinawa, it was almost like being home in Milwaukee.
He especially enjoyed skating with Miss Yvonne Kouo, graceful daughter of a French mother and a Chinese father. Born in France, Miss Kouo spoke French and English as well as Chinese. She and her parents were Catholic.
Russell and Yvonne became engaged, and four months ago Miss Kouo came to Milwaukee and enrolled in Cardinal Stritch College. When skating weather came, she and young Cook skated together. It was almost like being home in Tientsin.
They were married yesterday morning at Sacred Heart Church. The groom, a machinist at the Allis-Chalmers Plant, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Cook, 1440 W. Forest Home Av. The father is a member of the Sentinel circulation department.
Only one shadow darkened the wedding day. The bride was not heard from her parents since the Communists took over Tientsin. She has been reassured by the consul that they probably are safe.