Etc. -- Three 1917 McGilvery ceremonies
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 6 article in the 20 Sep 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Three very charming ceremonies took place yesterday, Wednesday, 19 Sep 1917, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGilvery, 24 Talbot Street south, Simcoe.

The first was the marriage of their only daughter, Nellie Winifred, to Mr. Archibald Thomas Carter of Orillia, 
Rev. I A. Terryberry of Toronto and Rev. J. H. McBain 
of Simcoe, officiating.

At half part one o'clock, Mr. P. Geo. Marshall, who presided at the piano, began the wedding march, and the bride entered the drawing room with her father, and took her place beside the groom beneath an arch of flowers.

She wore an exquisite gown of white satin and georgette crepe with the usual veil and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lily of the valley.

The bridesmaid, Miss Lulu Leach, was becomingly attired in a gown of peach colored silk with a large black hat and carried sunset roses. The groom was attended by Mr. Reginald Webb of Detroit.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Dr. Frank McGilvery rendered a charming solo.

The groom's gift to the bride was a set of unusually beautiful fox furs. The bridesmaid received a diamond and amethyst lavaliere, and the groomsman a diamond tin pie. Mr. Marshall, the pianist, was the recipient of a handsome gold crowned fountain pen bearing his initials.

Following the wedding were two christenings, the babies being the small sons of Dr. and Mrs. Frank McGilvery and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Powell of Tillsonburg, who received the names Charles Worden McGilvery and 
Jack McIntosh Powell.

A number of small tables were arranged in the dining room, at which a delicious luncheon was served.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter left on the afternoon train, the bride wearing a blue traveling suit and a small velvet hat to match. After a few weeks' visit in Buffalo and New York they will return to Simcoe for a few days before Mrs. Carter goes to her new home in Orillia.

There were present about 40 guests. From out of town were Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, Mr. & Mrs. Webb,  
Miss Aileen Carter, Harry Street, Howard Thompson, 
and George Rolland of Orillia; 
Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Carter of Toronto,
Reginald Webb of Detroit; 
Miss Luck of Brantford, 
Charles Giles of Buffalo, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Mabee and Miss Nellie Mabee of 
Port Rowan.


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