Etc. -- Etta Woodley wed Russell Johnston in 1901
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 19 Sep 1901 Waterford Star newspaper.


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 carnations.

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 wedding march.

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 Buffalo.

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.

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