Etc. -- Edith M. Sovereign wed Henry R. Crabb in 1901
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 5 Sep 1901 Waterford Star newspaper.


One Wednesday, 28 Aug 1901, the home of Mrs. Geo. Elseffer was the scene of a happy gathering, it being the occasion of the marriage of her neice, Miss Edith Sovereign to Mr. Henry Crabb of Simcoe, formerly of this place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Haviland of this place.

Precisely at six o'clock p.m., the wedding party entered the parlor, which was prettily decorated with bunting and flowers, and took their places under a beautiful horseshoe of cedar and asters, back of which was banked a profusion of luxuriant plants and ferns.

The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Ed. Sovereign of Saginaw, Michigan; the wedding march being played by Miss Hattie Thomas of Mount Pleasant.

The bride looked very charming, being attired in a gown of white organdie with trimmings of white satin ribbon and lace insertion. She carried a boquet of white roses.

The groom was ably supported by his brother, Mr. Albert Crabb. Miss Rena Slaght of Simcoe was maid of honor and carried the ring in a basket of flowers.

After the ceremony and congratulations, the guests to the number of 60 were invited to the dining room, where a dainty wedding tea was served. At this time a message of congratulations was received from Messrs. Northway, Anderson & Falls of Simcoe, the groom being one of their staff.

The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents, showing the high esteem in which she is held by her many friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Crabb were driven to Simcoe the same evening, where they intend to reside. The bride's going away gown was of fawn cashmere with silk trimming and white silk waist.

Among the guests from a distance were:
Mr. and Mrs. E. Sovereign of Saginaw,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Moore of Sarnia,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Slaght of Simcoe,
Mrs. and Miss Keys and Mr. Keys of Paris,
and Miss Hattie Thomas of Mount Pleasant.


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