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July 13, 1925 – Walter Elias Disney Marries Lillian Bounds

“We shared a wonderful, exciting life, and we loved every minute of it. He was a wonderful husband to me, and wonderful and joyful father and grandfather.” – Lillian Bounds Disney

On July 13, 1925, Walt Disney married Lillian Bounds in a small ceremony at Bounds’ brother’s house, with Lillian wearing a lavender gown. They had a year-long courtship beforehand, with Walt coming by Lillian’s house often, long drives in his beloved Moon roadster, and dinner at Hollywood tearooms, and Walt proposed indirectly by asking Lillian to pitch in to either buy a new car or a ring; when Lillian said that she wanted the ring, Walt (with Roy’s help) bought a ¼ carat diamond on a platinum band surrounded by sapphires for seventy-five dollars. The couple remained married for 41 years, until Walt’s death in 196.


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