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From: "Patti Hand" <>
Subject: [Ont] Newspaper Clippings - Grandma's Scrapbook
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 18:02:06 -0600
These clippings were saved in a book by my great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth (SELBY) AGAR, or perhaps by her mother, Eliza (BELL) SELBY. Unfortunately, most are not dated and I do not know which newspaper they were from. However, I suspect that many of them were from The Alliston Herald. I will type them just as they appear -- spelling mistakes, punctuation and all!
And in case you are wondering, each posting here represents one page (one side) from the book.
Daughter of Episcopal Minister Weds St. Louis Man Wednesday Evening.
Evelyn Charlotte Fletcher, daughter of the Reverend Alfred Fletcher of Covina, and Harold Chambers Macoy, son of Mrs. Theresa Macoy of St. Louis, Missouri, were united in marriage at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wednesday evening of this week at nine o'clock. The ceremony was the single ring Episcopal ritual, performed by the father of the bride. John Fletcher, brother of the bride, was best man, and his wife, whose marriage to John Fletcher was also solemnized by the rector last June in San Francisco, was matron of honor. The couple left the rectory after a short reception, and will enjoy an extended wedding journey, after which they will live in St. Louis, where the groom is proprietor of a printing establishment.
The new edifice of the Holy Trinity church was decorated beautifully with ferns, potted plants and cut flowers, the work of the ladies of the guild. Every seat in the church was filled with friends, who were mostly life-long intimates of the young bride, who have known her here in connection with her spiritual and social leadership in the church, and in her school life. The ushers for the occasion were A. R. Evans and Harry Damerel, both members of the vestry, and Henry L. Marshall, leader of the choir.
The groom appeared at 9 o'clock on the arm of the best man, entering at a side door from the parish hall, and proceeded to the chancel steps, where the rector was waiting to receive them. The bride entered from the front, accompanied by the matron of honor. The procession came up the main aisle, marching slowly to the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin, played by Mrs. Harry Damerel on the organ, the two ushers leading the march, followed by the matron of honor, and lastly by the bride, on the arm of Mr. Evans. At the chancel steps, the bridal procession joined the groom and best man. The bride was given away by her father, after which the four participants ascended the steps to the altar rail, where they were pronounced man and wife. A full choir of twenty-four voices sang one hymn. The procession then descended the steps to the music of the Mendelssohn wedding march, and passed out of the church to the rectory, where the briday [sic] couple was entertained, and the wedding cake distributed. Many church members and close friends filed through the rectory, offering congratulations.
.... [missing words here].... groom endeavored to steal away to the waiting automobile, but found difficulty in escaping from the rectory. The crowd of friends outside finally greeted the couple with showers of rice and confetti as they ran from the home, and it was with difficulty that they finally got away from the people and were whizzed away in Mr. Damerel's machine.
The bride has held a peculiarly popular position in the town. She was educated in the schools here, and has always been prominent in the Episcopal Church under her father's ministry. She graduated from the Marlboro finishing school for ladies in Los Angeles, and has been studying the piano and voice culture for five years. She is particularly remembered for her beautiful soprano voice, and was the leading soprano in the Episcopal choir.
The bride's dress was a creation of satin, covered in the waist with real lace, and she wore orange blossoms in her hair, which caught the full length bridal veil. She carried a large spray of lilies of the valley, tied with chiffon. The bride was the receipient [sic] of many beautiful presents which were showered upon her by her friends, of which she has an unusually large number.
The guests of honor at the wedding were the bride's two aunts, Miss Fletcher of Redlands and Miss Dundas of Covina, the groom's mother, Mrs. Theresa Macoy, and Mrs. A. R. Evans.
DUNDAS -- In Essa, on Friday, Oct. 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dundas, a son.
HAND -- In Essa, on Sunday, Oct. 13th, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hand, a son.
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