Etc. -- Florence Swinton wed F. William Dry
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 9 article in the 26 May 1921 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


A quiet home wedding was solemnized Wednesday morning, 18 May 1921, at 11 o'clock, when Miss Florence Swinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Swinton, became the bride of F. William Dry of Drillfield, East Yorkshire, England.

Rev. Nelson S. Bradley read the service in the presence of a small assemblage of relatives and close friends.

Baskets of spires, purple and white iris, tulips, asparagus fern, honeysuckle, purple and white lilacs were used throughout the house, making an attractive setting for the bridal party.

As the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, played by Miss Beatrice Horton of Flint, were heard, the bride entered the living room on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.

Her gown was a model of white georgette crepe and satin. She wore a veil of tulle arranged in Normandy cap style. Her bouquet was of yellow roses, showered with silverine ribbon.

The matron of honor, Mrs. William Henry Smythe of Chicago, sister of the bride, was charming in a gown of yellow georgette crepe and carried an arm bouquet of Ward roses and lavender sweet peas.

Marjorie and William Smythe scattered roses in the pathway of the bride. They were followed by Helen Dorothy Smythe, who carried the ring in a basket of daisies. The frocks of the little girls were of ruffled organdie in yellow and the other in white.

After the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served, following which Mr. and Mrs. Dry left for New York, from where they will sail Saturday for their home, Riverhead House, Drillfield, England.

The marriage was a culmination of a romance that began six yours ago, when both were travelling in the west. 

The bridegroom is a graduate of Oxford University, and is in the employ of the British Government as an entomologist. For the past two years, he has been in East Africa, doing scientific research work for his government. 

The bride is a graduate of Saginaw High School and the University of Michigan. For the past two years she has been a member of the faculty of the West Bay City high school.

The father of the bride, Mr. David Swinton, will be remembered by older citizens as a native of the town, who graduated from the Simcoe high school into the bookstore of the late Mr. A. J. Donly, with whom he was associated for several years.

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