The hone of Mr. and Mrs.
Abram Woodley, "Walnut Grove," Boston, was the scene of
a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, 11 Sep 1901, it being the
marriage of their eldest daughter, Etta M., to Mr. Russell W.,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Johnston of Boston.
The wedding took place at
11 o'clock a.m., the bridal party taking their places on the
porch, where the ceremony was performed.
The decorations consisted
of flowers, plants and ferns of excellence and beauty. The bride
was very prettily attired in white silk organdie, trimmed with
duchess lace and white silk ribbon, and wearing a long white silk
sash. She carried her favorite flowers, a shower boquet of white
The bridesmaid, Miss Edith
Somers of Rockford, looked exceeding well in a white silk organdie
dress, trimmed with Valenciennes lace and pale blue silk chiffon.
Miss Mabel Moore of
Brantford played Lohengrin's bridal march and Mendelssohn's
The groom was supported by
Mr. William McInally of Kelvin.
Rev. J. G. Shearer of
Toronto, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony.
After receiving the usual
congratulations, the guests to the number of 150 sat down to a
most elegant dinner, which was served on the lawn.
Mr. Ostrander and L. D.
Barber of this place took a photograph of all present.
The presents were numerous
and very costly, showing the high esteem in which the young couple
are held by their many friends.
The present from the
father and mother to the bride was a check from each for $100.
About three o'clock the
happy couple left amid showers of rice and old shoes and best
wishes of all present to spend their honeymoon in Toronto and
Guests were invited from
Denver, Lansing, Buffalo, Hamilton, Toronto, London, St. Thomas,
New York, Lynedoch, Villa Nova, Tyrrell, Rockford, Mohawk,
Wilsonville, Bloomsburg, Simcoe, Waterford, Kelvin, New Durham,
Burford and Northfield.