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From: Alta Flynt <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Thistle Mission Band Newspaper Clippings-69
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 10:47:43 -0600
Main Surnames: CRAIG, MANZER, BURPEE, PHILLIPS, BROWN; Also: McLEAN,
COBURN, PETERSON, TRACEY, GEREAU, BRUCE, HOLMES, EDGECOMBE, SCOTT,
CURRIE, BABBITT, HAGERMAN, HARRISON, COY, FRANCHETTI, SMITH.
(Hand written at the top of the clipping - June 20, 1928)
Harvey, June 26. -- A very pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday,
June 20 in the Untied Church of Canada at Harvey when Rev. Mr. McLean
united in marriage Miss Emma May Manzer, daughter of Mrs. Harriet
Manzer, Harvey, to T. Kay Craig, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Craig of that
She entered the church on the arm of her brother Ray Manzer to the
strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March played by Miss Florence Coburn.
She had as her bridesmaid Miss Lila Craig, sister of the groom. While
the groom was supported by Dan Manzer, brother of the bride.
The bride looked charming in a gown of white crepe back satin, with
veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses. The
bridesmaid was dressed in pink crepe-de- chene and radium lace with
large picture hat to match, and carried a bouquet of carnations and lily
of the valley.
During the signing of the register, Prof. John McP. Peterson sang "O
Promise Me" in a very pleasing manner. The groom's gift to the bride
was a cheque, to the bridesmaid a broach, to the best man cuff-links, to
the organist a finger ring, to the soloist cuff-links.
The bride received many beautiful presents including furniture, cut
glass, linen, china and cheques.
They left on a honeymoon trip to Saint John, Moncton and other parts of
the province. Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Thomas Craig of
Stanley, Mrs. Allen Tracey of Fredericton, Miss Jennie Gereau, Miss
Mabel Bruce and Prof. John McP Peterson of Marysville.
(This clipping shows part of the date of the newspaper at the top -
"OBER 7, 1926" and the back side had "THE DAILY GLEANE" showing.)
BURPEE-PHILLIPS NUPTIAL EVENT
Miss Grace I. Phillips and C. Miles Burpee Married Last Evening.
A pretty romance which had its beginning on the campus when the bride
and groom were both students at the University of New Brunswick, was
culminated last evening at the Wilmot Church of the United Church of
Canada when Miss Grace Ireland Phillips, daughter of the late R. B. H.
Phillips and of Mrs. Phillips, of this city, and C. Miles Burpee, of
Oneonto, N. Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Burpee of Edmundston, were
united in marriage by the Rev. F. H. Holmes in the presence of a large
number of invited guests and a gathering of interested friends of both
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, R. Darrell
Phillips, of Toronto, wore a lovely wedding gown of white georgette,
embroidered in seed pearls, and a beautiful court train lined with cream
taffeta which fell gracefully from the shoulders, her veil of tulle was
caught to the head with orange blossoms and she carried a beautiful
shower bouquet of sweetheart roses and maiden hair fern. As she entered
the church she was met by the ushers, Dr. John Edgecombe, of Saint John,
and Kenneth Scott, of this city, who immediately preceded her and the
charming little flower girl, Miss Dorothy Currie, of Saint John, and the
winsome bridesmaid, Miss Isabelle Babbitt, to the chancel where the
groom and his best man, Bernard H. Hagerman, of the same class at U. N.
B., were awaiting the bridal party. As the bride and her attendants
walked up the aisle the choir under the direction of Prof. F. W.
Harrison, sang The Voice that Breathed O'er Eden and during the signing
of the register, Mrs. A. Gordon Coy sang O Promise Me.
Many lovely gowns were worn at the wedding including that of the
bridesmaid, which was of coral taffetta silk with overdress of coral
georgette with pearl trimmings and a Maria Guy hat of coral georgette
and taffetta. She also carried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses. The
little flower girl was in a dainty dress of orchid georgette, with
orchid poke bonnet and carried a basket of orchid sweetpeas.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's
mother which was profusely decorated with autumn flowers both in the
drawing and dining rooms. In the latter the color scheme was lavender
and pink, while the bride's table was centered with a bride's cake
having a bride and groom for the decorations. Streamers of white baby
ribbon floated from the chandelier to small silver vases at he the four
corners of the table and a buffet lunch was served, girl friends of the
Mr. and Mrs. Burpee left last night by automobile for Woodstock enroute
to Montreal where they will spend their honeymoon before leaving for
Buffalo enroute to Oneonto, where they will reside, the groom being
employed with the Delaware & Hudson Railway as a civil engineer. Going
away the bride wore a dress of Jarragon green cloth, a fawn felt hat and
a silver muskrat fur coat.
Many lovely gifts were received by the bride and groom, both of whom
are deservedly popular with a large circle of friends. They included
silver, linen, cheques and many other things for the home of a bride and
Among those here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Burpee and
Mrs. N. Franchetti, of Edmundston; Mr. and Mrs. George Currie and little
daughter of Saint John; Dr. John Edgecombe, of Saint John, and R.
Darrell Phillips, of Toronto.
BROWN -- At Marysville, N. B., May 3rd, 1938, Burton C. Brown, aged 62
Funeral from his late home Thursday afternoon with service at two
o'clock by Rev. W. Steadman Smith and interment made in the United
Baptist Cemetery, Marysville.
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