Etc. -- Pearl Hodgson wed Ernest Derbyshire
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A lightly edited transcription of an article on page 1 of the 13 Oct 1910 Simcoe Reformer.


A very quiet autumn wedding took place at the handsome home of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. D. Bailey of Mersea Township, 
4 Oct 1910 at 5 o'clock, when Mrs. Bailey's youngest sister, Miss Pearl Hodgson, was married to Mr. Ernest Derbyshire of Essex County. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Hoskins in the presence of a few friends. There were no attendants.

The bride entered the room on the arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. Bailey, who gave her away. Miss Beatrice Bailey played the wedding music charmingly. The parlour in which the ceremony took place had been darkened, and Japanese lanterns provided the illumination. The wedding party stood beneath an arch of palms, the bride wearing a handsome gown of blue silk.

After the signing of the register, the party proceeded to the dining-room, which was decorated with wedding bells and lighted with Japanese lanterns. The wedding repast was a bountiful one and was daintily served. The gifts bestowed upon the bride were very handsome, the present from the groom being a gold broach set with pearls. He gave the pianist a pearl stick-pin.

Mr. and Mrs. Derbyshire left after the festivities for their home on the Front Road, Essex.

Mrs. Derbyshire will be remembered by many resident 
of the town as the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Edward L. Hodgson.

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