Etc. -- Myrtle Porter weds Harvey Evans
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 11 Sep 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer

Popular Young Couple Married

On Thursday evening last, 4 Sep 1919, the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Porter, 92 Norfolk Street south, was tastefully decorated with asters, palms, roses and ferns, the occasion being the marriage of their youngest daughter, Myrtle Hawthorne, to Harvey George Evans, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Evans of Tillsonburg.

Precisely at 7 o'clock the bride, accompanied by her father, entered the drawing room to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by 
Mrs. Bruce Cameron of Woodstock (nee Mary Peachey).

The matron of honor was Mrs. Harrison Stringer, cousin of the bride. The ribbon girls were Misses Olive Madden, Gertrude Crysler, Clara Porter, Margaret Stalker, Eileen McNally, Mary Baillie, Vina Lea and Margaret Hamilton.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Duncan E. Foster, M.A., of St. Paul's Church, and during the signing of the register Miss Olive Porter of Jarvis sang 
"O Promise Me."

The bride looked charming in a gown of flesh charmeuse, embroidered in silver, angle sleeves, with court train and cardinal cross lace veil. The matron of honor was gowned in mauve organdie and the dress of the attendants were of rainbow colors. Attending the groom was Bruce W. Whiteside of Simcoe.

After a buffet luncheon served in the dining room, Mr. and Mrs. Evans left on a motor trip to New York, the bride traveling in a costume of navy blue broadcloth with chin-cheu hat to match and beaver fur. On their return the happy couple will take up their residence on John Street, Simcoe.

The groom's gift to the bride was a diamond bar pin; 
to the matron of honor a gold lace pin; to Miss O. Porter and Mrs. Cameron, each a pearl bar pin; to the groomsman a tie-pin.

Many beautiful and costly presents were received by the popular young couple, among which were two substantial cheques from the parents of both parties.

Out of town guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Evans of Tillsonburg
Gordon Urquhart of Ottawa
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cameron of Woodstock
Capt. and Mrs. Porter of Toronto
Mr. and Mrs. C. Lovett of Paris
Mrs. W. Hawthorne of Fernie, B.C.
Miss G. Boyes of Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Porter of Port Dover
Miss Ilene Porter of Jarvis
Miss Grace Jefrey of Jarvis
Mrs. W. Hawthorne of Hagersville
Miss Olive Porter of Jarvis
Miss Gertrude Crysler of Welland.


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