Etc. -- Sheldon LeRoy Cook wed Nellie Vanora Franklin, 25 Dec 1917
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A light edited transcription of a page 3 article in the 27 Dec 1917 Simcoe Reformers newspaper.


A quiet but pretty wedding took place on 25 Dec 1917 
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Franklin at Clear Creek, when their second daughter, Nellie Vanora, was united in holy matrimony to Sheldon LeRoy Cook of Port Rowan, at high noon, to the strains of Lohengrin's bridal march, played by Miss Bessie Cook of Toronto.

The bride entered the parlor leaning on the arm of her father, and took her place under an arch of evergreen and bells. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Freed of Clear Creek, assisted by Rev. Mr. Chapman of Walsingham Centre.

The bride was daintily attired in blue French silk poplin and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. 

After congratulations had been received, the bridal party, with their friends, adjourned to the dining room, which was decorated with evergreens and stars, and partook of a sumptuous repast. 

The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents. Only the immediate relatives were present. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cook left on the Wednesday morning train for Hamilton, Toronto and other points, the bride traveling in a nigger [sic] brown suit with large black hat.

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