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Article from the Observer-Reporter newspaper, July 8, 1967, page A-7:

[Photo of Bride with caption "Mrs. George F. Ramsey, Jr."]

[title] "Carrie Mae Moyar Wed to George F. Ramsey, Jr. - Canonsburg's First Methodist Church --
     Carrie Mae Moyar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Moyar, Canonsburg, R. D. 1, became the bride of George F. Ramsey, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ramsey, Sr., 25 Cummins Street, Houston, in a double ring ceremony in the First Methodist Church, Canonsburg, June 24, 1967, at 6:30    p. m.
     The Rev. Lawrence Garner officiated at the candlelight ceremony before an altar decorated with white gladiolus and white carnations and centered with a candlelighted [sic] cross.  The bride and bridegroom received holy communion from one cup before leaving the altar.
     "Oh Perfect Love," "I'll Walk Beside You," "The Lord's Prayer," and "The Wedding Prayer," were sung by Mrs. Louise Stauffer with Mrs. Alice Mahy as organist.
     The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length gown of imported French chantilly lace.  The gown featured a scalloped neckline, long sleeves pointed at the wrist, a fitted bodice, natural waistline, and a full skirt, split in the front with tiers of chantilly lace which fell to the floor.  Her long, flowing train was attached at the shoulders.  The bride's head-piece was a crown of crystal and seed pearls which held an elbow length silk illusion veil.  Her only jewelry was a seed pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom.  She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses.
     Maid-of-honor, Eloise Mogentale, wore a floor length sheath gown of lemon yellow chiffon and lace with a scoop neckline, empire bodice with a small dior bow in the center.  The long train, pleated on each side, was attached mid-back.  Her headpiece was a small cluster of flowers and petals which held a circular veil.
      Bridesmaids, Mary Ann Hainzer and Linda Comstock, were dressed identical in the maid-of-honor.  Each carried a cascade bouquet of yellow roses.
     The bridegroom chose as his best man, Van McWreath, Houston [PA].  His ushers were Bill Nicolella and Richard Skwarlo.
     The bride's brother, Lance Corporal Charles W. Moyar, home on leave from the United States Marine Corps, escorted family members to and from their seats.
     Mrs. Moyar chose for her daughter's wedding, a mint green three-piece brocade suit with white accessories and a yellow rose corsage.  The bride- groom's mother, Mrs. Ramsey, wore a sea-foam green dress with matching coat.  Her accessories were white with a corsage of yellow roses.
     The reception which followed the wedding ceremony, was held in the church social room with 100 guests present.  The Gleaner's Class of the church did the reception.
     The bride is a 1964 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and attended Robert Morris Junior College.  She is presently employed as a secretary by the Upper St. Clair High School.
     The bridegroom is a 1966 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and [is] presently employed by Black Top Paving Company.
     Following a wedding trip to Virginia Beach, Va., the couple will reside at 613 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville [Pa.].
     Out-of-town guests attending the wedding were from Hyattsville, Md.; Arlington, Va.; Rices Landing, [Pa.]; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and Slate Hill, N.Y.
     Pre-nuptial affairs, entertaining the bride, were given by family and close friends prior to the wedding."

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Article from the Reporter newspaper, Jan. 6, 1823, page unknown: [excerpt only - surname of interest - article would contain many more names]

"List of Letters remaining in the post office at Washington, Pa. Dec. 31, 1822:

Jacob Moyar


Article from the Reporter?? newspaper, Mar. 24, 1936, page 7:

Laboratory - After making a house-to-house canvas Friday the Boy Scouts sent a truck load of food and one of clothing to the flood refugees in Wellsburg.  Glenn Farrar and "Red" Moyer hauled the supplies to Wellsburg for the Scouts."



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