Etc. -- Leona Erwin wed William J. Hocken
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A lightly edited page 1 article from the 22 Mar 1900 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.


The home of Mrs. John Erwin, Villa Nova, was the scene of a very pleasant event last Wednesday afternoon, when her only daughter, Leona E., was united in marriage to Wm. J. Hocken of the same place, the officiating clergyman being Rev. Charles Deacon of Waterford.

At 2.30 o'clock the bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of Mendelssohn's beautiful wedding march, played by Mrs. H. Allen of Villa Nova. 

The bride looked charming in a gown of white cashmere with trimmings of white satin with the orthodox veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. The bridesmaid, Miss Nora Erwin of Hamilton, cousin of the bride, was becomingly attired in cream cashmere trimmed with silk and lace, and carried pink carnations. The groom was ably assisted by Mr. John Moore of Villa Nova.

After the ceremony the company to the number of 60 repaired to the dining room, where a sumptuous repast was prepared by the bride's mother, where all did ample justice to the good things provided.

The bride was the recipient of a number of beautiful presents, showing the high esteem in which she is held by her many friends, among them being a handsome tea set.

The groom's gift to the bride was a handsome broach and to the bridesmaid, a sterling silver pin.

Amid a shower of rice and old shoes, the happy couple left on the evening train for Toronto and other points east, accompanied by the best wishes of their many friends.


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