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Marriages, Anniversaries, Birthdays

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*AYERS AYRES-GREATSINGER Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ayres Sr. Mt. Zoar St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Ayres to James R. Greatsinger of Pine City R.D.1. the marriage took place Sunday ?(can’t read) 26, 1948)
*BAILEY BAILEY-CANIS The marriage of Miss Martha A. Bailey of 411 DeWitt Avenue and Kenneth I. Canis of 409 Pleasant Street was solemnized Monday evening at 8 o’clock at the parsonage of the First M. E. Church. The Rev. John Richards, pastor of the church performed the ceremony, using the ring service. They were attended by Miss Helen Hemenway and Leo Fioravanti. After a brief wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Canis will reside at 411 DeWitt Avenue.
*BAKER BAKER-BALCOME A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Baker, of Pine City, at 8:30 o’clock, when their only daughter, Miss Estella Maud, was married to Kismith J. Balcome of this city. The groom is a popular employee on the Lackawanna railroad, and the bride is a highly respected young woman. The bride was gowned in white silk trimmed with Irish point lace. The bridesmaid, Miss Nina Eastman of this city, wore pink and white. The best man was Harry Baker of this city. The ceremony was performed by a cousin of the bride, the Rev. Frederic H. Baker, pastor of the First Baptist church of Canisteo, the ring service being used. After the wedding dinner Mr. and Mrs. Balcome left for a short trip. They will be “at home after September 10 at 366 East Thurston street, this city. (handwritten on article – Aug 30, 1911)
*BARBER Estella Barber On the evening of August 25 a very pleasant surprise and kitchen shower was given to Miss Estella Barber by her friends at her home near Pine City. She received many useful articles. The evening was spent in games after which ice cream and cake was served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Young and family, Mrs. R. P. Longwell and son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Wert, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Vail and son, Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrus and daughter, Gladys, Mrs. J. N.Sherman, son Erir and daughter Rosemond, Allen Ayers, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Baker, son Jess and daughter, Estella.
*BARR BARR-OLDROYD The marriage of Miss Theda Barr,daughter of Mr.and Mrs. F. Barr of College avenue to Mason Oldroyd of Elmira, took place last night at Horseheads, the Rev. Merritt A. Soper performing the ceremony at his residence on Orchard Street. The bridesmaids were Miss Ethel Oldroyd and Miss Hazel Loughead. John Barr, a brother of the bride, and Fred Lynderbury, were best men. The bride was prettily gowned in white, wore a bridal veil and carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses. The bridesmaids were gowned in pink and blue voile and carried pink roses. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents on the return of the bridal party from Horseheads, to which only the immediate relatives and a few friends were invited. Mr. and Mrs. Oldroyd left last night for a two weeks’ bridal tour through the northern part of the state. The bride was the recipient of many wedding gifts, and has the best wishes of many friends. The bridegroom is an employee of the Willys-Morrow plant,and an esteemed young man. (handwr
*BESLEY BESLEY-BALMER Miss Frances I. Besley of Gillett, Pa. And Glenn F. Balmer of Pine City were married Friday afternoon by the Rev. George G. Burroughs at Pine City. They were attended by Comforte C. Starr of Pine City and Miss Florence Besley, sister of the bride. (handwritten on article – 1934)
*BESLEY BESLEY - STROPE RUTH BESLEY BRIDE OF HAROLD STROPE - Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Ruth A. Besley to Harold LeRoy Strope, both of Pine City, Friday, July 4, 1947. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Besley of Pine City. Mr. Strope is the son of Clive Strope and the late Mrs. Strope, also of Pine City. The ceremony took place at 11 a.m. at the Pine City Baptist Church with the Rev. L. M. Blackmer officiating. Traditional wedding music was played by Mrs. Henry M. Weigle. Mrs. Strope was given in marriage by her father. She chose an aqua linen street length dress with white accessories and carried a corsage of white roses on a white prayer book. Miss Joan Lain of Horseheads was the bride's only attendant.Her dress was of pink linen, street length, with which she wore white accessories. She carried a colonial bouquet of roses and sweet peas. Best man was Rexford Balmer of Pine City. Robert Manchester and Merle Taylor ushered. A lawn reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents for about 8
*BROWN Alonzo BROWN A pleasant surprise birthday party was given yesterday for Alonzo Brown on his 82nd anniversary. Guests were present from Alba, Elmira, and Toledo, besides the many from here. Mr. Brown is a veteran of the Civil War and the birthday cake was decorated with 82 small silk flags. Another cake bore the numerals 82 and a multitude of candles. The affair was unusually pleasant. Those present were : Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Brown, the Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Longwell, Mr. and Mrs. John Curren, Mr. and Mrs. Inman, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. William Barrett, Mrs. Ophelia Pitt, Mrs. Sarah Pettingill, Mrs. Wilmot Gordon, Mrs. Mary Inman, Miss Martha Forrest, Leroy Brown, Alonzo and Louis Curren, Joe and Arthur Inman, Bert Barrett, Anna Craig, LaVelle, Ida, Rhena, Evelyn Curren of Gillett: Mr. and Mrs. James MacNeal, Mrs. Asa Wilcox and daughter, Geraldine of Elmira; Mrs. J. E. Andrus and son, Kenneth of Alba; Mrs. S. R. Argyle and son Leroy of Toledo, O. (handwritten on article Sat. April 25,
*CANIS CANIS - BUTTERS Announcement of the betrothal of Miss Beverly Ann Canis to Gerald E. Butters is made by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Canis, Chester St. Miss Canis is employed in the office of the Gierston Tool Co., Inc. She is a 1948 graduate of Southside High School. Mr. Butters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Butter of Milan, Pa., is serving in the Navy aboard the USS Nespelen.
*CONKLIN CONKLIN-VAN BENCOTEN Beatrice E. Conklin and Lyle J. Van Bencoten, both of this city, were married by the Rev. W. H.Wheatley at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitfield, in Penn Yan, Saturday afternoon, July 21st. They were attended by William H. Allen and Miss Martha Meyer. They will reside in Elmira. (handwritten on article – 1920)
*CONNOLLY AVERY-CONNOLY & PLATE-CONNOLLY DUAL WEDDING HELD IN ELMIRA Blossburg – A double wedding took place in the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Church parsonage, Elmira, at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, the ceremonies being performed by the Rev. Bruce Pierce. Miss Jeanette L. Avery, daughter of Mrs. Ben Connolly,678 Herrick St.,Elmira, and Earl Avery of Covington, Pa., became the bride of Stanley W. Long, son of Mrs. L. B. Long of 572 Monroe Ave, Rochester. Miss Mary Ellen Plate, daughter of Fred Plate of Wellsburg, became the bride of Ben Connolly Jr., son of Mrs. Laura Alexander of Breesport, and Ben Connolly Sr., of Elmira. Miss Avery is a stepsister of Mrs. Connolly. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride. Mrs. Long is a graduate of the Covington High School and served 20 months in the Wac Air Corps.Mr. Long served five years in the Pacific. Miss Plate served 16 months in the Wacs and Mr. Connolly served six years in the Navy and recently re-enlisted for four more years and will leave Mar. 1 for duty. The couple left for New York
*CORTRIGHT Cortright & VanAtta CHURCH FETE COMPLIMENTS TWO COUPLES Two couples celebrating wedding anniversaries were honored Monday night at a Ladies Night dinner of the Westside Methodist Church men’s club at the church. Celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this year are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cortright of 411 ½ W. Gray St. Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. VanAtta of 811 Gray St. are celebrating their 47th anniversary. Gifts were presented to the couples and congratulatory messages were given by Orlie Jayne and Elon G. Pratt. A gift was also presented to R. B. Vermilya, director of the choir at the church. Entertainment for the event was provided by the “Twain Tones,” an Elmira College choral group of 23 voices, under the direction of Marcia Hooper who also accompanied the group in a selection of popular and sacred music. 
*CURREN CURREN - FULLER Alonzo B. Curren and Ivah R. Fuller both of Gillett, Feb. 10.
*DeGRAW DeGRAW- DEERY Plans for a wedding in the near future have been made by Miss Naomi Jane DeGraw and Kelley H. Deery Their engagement has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DeGraw of Pine City, Mr. Deery is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Deery of Gillett, Pa.
*EDSALL  EDSALL-POWELL Miss Helen Edsall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Edsall, of Pine City, and William Douglass Powell, of Meadville, Pa., were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, the Rev. George H. Brainard, pastor of the Pine City Baptist church, officiating. Only the members of the family and a few intimate friends were present. A delightful course dinner followed the ceremony. The bride was formerly a teacher in Meadville, Pa., where Mr. Powell was also engaged as an instructor of music. Mr. and Mrs. Powell left for a trip to Chicago, and will make their home in Nashville, Tenn. (handwritten on article – 1903)
*FOSTER FOSTER - STORCH Miss Mina Foster, of Horseheads, and Mr. Carl W. Storch, of Elmira, were united in marriage Wednesday, May 10, by the Rev. L. S. Green, at the home of Mrs. Deering in Van Etten. (handwritten on article – 1903)
*FROST FROST-ATWATER Miss Elizabeth Frost and Zalman L. Atwater were married last evening. Mr. Atwater is a conductor on the E. C. & W. electric car line. Mr. and Mrs. Atwater left on an extended trip to Rochester, Buffalo and Detroit. They will reside in this city.
*GOODYEAR Goodyear Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. William H. Palmer entertained recently, honoring the 30th wedding anniversary of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Goodyear, of Pine City. Music and games were enjoyed during the evening. Refreshments were served after.The table was centered with tulips. Mrs. Percy A. Chapman of Elmira Heights, a niece, presented the couple an attractively decorated anniversary cake. Mr. and Mrs. Goodyear received many felicitations as well as numerous gifts. Mr. Goodyear’s gift to the latter was a string of pearls. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Goodyear and children, Mildred, Frank and Earl, Miss Charlotte Walters, Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Chapman, Elmira Heights; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Goodyear, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. A. Rosekrans, Henry Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gillette Leavenworth, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Davis and daughter, Marjorie , Lawrence Van Vliet, Erin; Mrs. Leonard Mahan, Mrs. Adelia Lounsberry, Montour Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Rosekrans and family, the Rev. and Mrs. Clyde A. Ros
*HAM Joyce Ham BRIDE-TO-BE ENTERTAINED AT VARIETY SHOWER Miss Joyce Ham of Oneonta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ham of Pine City, was entertained at a variety shower given by Miss Sharon Ham and Mrs. Gordon Burroughs at the latter’s home, 558 Maple Ave., recently. 
*HUDSON HUDSON - WELCH ELSIE HUDSON WEDS MR. WELCH - Marriage of Miss Elsie Pauline Hudson, daughter of Mrs. Jessie L. Hudson of Pine City and the late Harry Hudson, to Chester W. Welch of New York City took place Saturday, June 20, 1942, in New York City. The bridegroom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Welch of Pine City. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas were the couple’s attendants and other Elmirans present at the service were Miss Jane Wittkas and Roy Welch. The couple will live at 258 W. 73rd St. in New York. She is a Cortland Normal School graduate and has been a teacher at the Pennsylvania Ave. School. The bridegroom is a graduate of Wooster (Ohio) College and of Syracuse University Law School.
*JESSUP JESSUP-CONNELLY & BAUER - JESSUP DOUBLE WEDDING At 8:30 o’clock last evening, the Rev. Charles M. Kreidler, pastor of the First Church of Christ (Disciples) officiated at a double wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bailey, 807 Holdridge Street. The couples married were Miss Laura Jessup and Benjamin M. Connelly, both of this city and Miss Minnie Bauer and Francis Jessup, also of this city. Mrs. Bailey is a sister of Mr. Connelly. Mr. Connelly wore orange organdie with a large hat to match. She carried pink roses and sweet peas. Mrs. Jessup was gowned in yellow organdie with a matching hat. Her bouquet also was composed of pink roses and sweet peas. Mrs. John Walsh, pianist and her son,Robert Walsh, violinist, played the wedding music and during the evening played a pleasing program of music. (handwritten on article 1922)
*JUDSON JUNDSON - COLGROVE (the first part of this article is gone) wedding in front of the grand stand at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon. Long before the time for the event had arrived the grand stand was packed and every available inch of space about the spot was filled with a struggling, surging mass of humanity, eager to see the happy couple united for life. The young people, who joined hands and were pronounced man and wife were Miss Lena Judson, a well known young lady residing on Dewitt street and Lee Colegrove, a member of the firm of W. Colegrove & Co., grocers at No. 551 East Second street. After the knot had been tied the band played the “Honeymoon March” and Mr. and Mrs. Colegrove received the congratulations of their many friends.(handwritten on article – Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1896)
*KETCHUM KETCHUM-PRATT This marriage of Eleanor Mildred Ketchum of Elmira, R. D. 2, to Arthur C. Pratt of Wellsburg, took place last evening at 8 o’clock. The Rev. Delos E. Abrams, pastor of the Southside Baptist church, performed the ceremony at his home, 703 Broadway. The couple was unattended. The groom is a farmer in Wellsburg and the bride was formerly a stenographer at the American Sales Book Company. Their many friends are extending best wishes.
*LEPLEY LEPLEY - LOUGHEAD Lewisburg- A pretty wedding took place at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Loughhead, 25 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, Sunday, Mar.5, 1944, at 1 o’clock, when their daughter, Lois Mae, was united in marriage to Staff Sgt. William R. Boswell, son of Mrs. Maria Boswell of Jersey Shore. The COUPLE WED AT LEWISBURG -ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, assisted by the Rev. James B. Ostergren, using the double ring service. Miss Fae Marie Lepley of Williamsport, a Bucknell classmate of the bridesmaid, and Pvt. H. O. Loughhead, brother of the bride, was best man. The wedding march was played by Miss Norma Mencer of Jersey Shore. The bride was attired in a street length light blue crepe dress with navy blue accessories and wore a corsage of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a street length dark blue crepe dress and corsage of flowers. The bride is a graduate of the Jersey Shore High School and Bucknell University. The bridegroom is a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and is stationed at Hensley Field, Dalla
*LYON LYON-SHERMAN A very pretty wedding took place at high noon on New Year’s Day at the home of Charles Lyon, of Coleman Avenue, when Miss Millicent Lyon and Allen Sherman, of Pine City, were married. The Rev. F. W. Huff, of Seneca Falls performed the ceremony. Only the immediate families were present. They left for New York, where they are spending a week. On their return they will be at their new home in Pine City.
*MASON MASON-ALEXANDER Miss Eda M. Mason and William M. Alexander both of Elmira, were married Saturday evening by the Rev. James A. Miller at his residence, 883 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander will reside, after June 2, at the Plate homestead, Pine City. (handwritten on article 1912)
*MONKS MONKS – JASPER A very pretty home wedding took place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Monks of Pine City when their daughter Charlotte A. was married to Arthur J. Jasper of Elizabeth. The Rev. I. Wilson Ripley officiated, using the ring service. The dining room was prettily decorated with white carnations and similax. After the wedding breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Jasper left on a wedding tour to New York and eastern points. On return they will reside at Pine City.(handwritten on the article – March 16, 1912.
*OLCOTT OLCOTT - BAKER The marriage of Hettie Olcott of 1018 Hoffman street and J. M. Baker of Pine City took place March 30 in Pine City in the Baptist parsonage. The Rev. Stanley performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Pine City. (handwritten on article 1921)
*PARK PARK - GUSTIN Corning, June 26 – Miss Lizzie Edith Park of Horseheads and Merreld Tracey Gustin of Elmira were married Friday by the Rev. H. S. Stewart,pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corning, at the parsonage, 146 East Third Street. (handwritten on article 1917)
*PELLOR PELLOR - DEVINE Miss Beverly Jean Pellor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pellor of 507 Bonaview Ave., will be the Oct 23 bride of Lawrence E. Devine of Pine City. The ceremony will be performed at 7 in the Southside Baptist Church. The prospective bride graduated from the Southside High School and is employed as a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Her fiance attended the Southside High School and is employed by the Schweizer Aircraft Corp.
*PORTER PORTER-LEE Miss Edna Henrietta Porter, formerly of Utica and Herbert Charles Lee, Elmira, were married at the home of the Rev. C. M. Dodge, pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Utica, Jan. 17, 1930. They were attended by the brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Sprague of Rochester. The bride wore a delft blue velvet gown, a silver picture hat and carried white roses. Her bridesmaid wore a velvet dress of harmonizing color with hat to match and carried ea (this is what was in the article) roses. Following the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served to the immediate families at Hotel Martin, Utica. After a trip to Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Lee will reside at Rochester. The bride has been a resident of Yonkers for the past four years.
*ROCKWELL ROCKWELL-WOERMBKE The First Church of Christ was the scene of an attractive wedding Easter Sunday at high noon when Miss Wilma Rockwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Rockwell of Franklin Street, became the bride of Theodore Woermbke of this city, formerly of Indiana. The Rev. A. M. Laird, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was gowned in white crepe over duchess lace; her tulle veil was caught with orange blossoms. She married a shower bouquet of roses and lilies-of-the-valley. Mrs. E. E. Rosenthal of Binghamton, sister of the bride, as matron of honor, wore white satin with picture hat. Her bouquet was of roses and sweet peas. Miss Julia Woermbke was bridesmaid and wore a gown of pink.
*ROGERS ROGERS - WELLS The following marriage license has been issued by City Clerk Harry Moseson: George Arba Rogers, 305 College avenue, to Ruth Wells Frutchy, 220 West Second street
*SICKLES (Pierson) - SICKLES WED IN PINE CITY Mrs. Minnie Pierson of 500 Perry street and Fred Sickles of Pine City were married at Pine City September 19 by D. G. Beckwith, Justice of the Peace.(handwritten on article – 1910)
*SITZER SITZER-SHEIVE The marriage of Miss Cleo A. Sitzer daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sitzer of Pine City and Merton r. Sheive, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerd Sheive of Millerton, Pa., was solemnized Saturday in the parsonage of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church. The Rev. H. S. Bacon, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. (handwritten on article Jan 15,1927)
*SPRAGUE SPRAGUE-SWANSON LOIS R. SPRAGUE MARRIED TO SGT. SWANSON The Rev. C. E. Eichner performed the single ring service, July 2, 1951, in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which united in marriage Miss Lois Rae Sprague and Sgt. Allen Edgar Swanson. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Sprague of 269 W. Hudson St., and her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilard Swanson, live at 2681/2 W. Hudson St. Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Donald William of Sayre. Mrs. Williams is a sister of the bride. Mrs. Swanson graduated from the Southside High School and the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She is employed on the staff of the hospital. Her husband who attended the Southside High School, returned in June from Korea, and is now stationed in Boston.
*STERLING STERLING-M’WHORTER Miss Bessie Sterling,daughter of Mrs. John O. Sterling of Wells, Pa., and Vernett E. McWhorter of Webbs Mills were married Sunday afternoon by the Rev. C. E. Ferguson at the Enworth M.E. Parsonage. After a short trip they will reside in Webbs Mills. (handwritten on article May 4, 1912)
*WALBORN WALBORN-AUSTIN The marriage of Alice Emily Walborn and Lawrence Edward Austin, both of Canton, Pa., took place at noon today in the manse of the Lake Street, Presbyterian Church. Dr. R. Lew Williams performed the ceremony. The couple was unattended. They will make their home in Canton.

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