Etc. -- J. R. Collver marries L. Lazelle Beemer, 1917
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 7 article in the 25 Oct 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


A simple but pretty wedding was solemnized in the 
Old Windham Church on Wednesday afternoon at 
two o'clock, when Louisa Lazelle, daughter of Mr. Harry Beemer of Colborne, was united to James Robert Collver, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Collver of Townsend.

As the strains of Lohengrin's beautiful Wedding March were played by Miss Rena Slaght, the bridal party took its place at the alter, where the Methodist ceremony was impressively conducted by Rev. J. D. Snider, pastor of the church.

The bride's simple gown of crepe de chene, with pearl trimmings, was completed with a beautiful tulle veil and orange blossoms, and a shower bouquet of white and ophelia rosebuds, and the maid of honor, Miss Clara Porter of Simcoe, was prettily dressed in pink silk creme de cheme and georgette crepe, with black hat, and a bouquet of sunburst roses. The groom was unattained.

After the ceremony the guests repaired to Meadow Farm, the home of the bride's father, where a reception was followed by a dainty luncheon. Later in the afternoon the happy couple left for a motor trip.

Among the many beautiful gifts was a fumed oak writing desk from "the Old Windham people and other friends."

An interesting point in connection with this event is the fact that in a few months the church will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and this is the first wedding that has taken place there since the edifice was erected.

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