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Gouverneur Free Press - Wednesday, September 22, 1915


Brasie Corners –

A pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, September 15, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Washburn, when their oldest daughter, Ethel, became the bride of Charles D. Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perl Parks of Hammond.  At 12, as the notes of the wedding march were heard, the bridal party took their places in the south corner of the parlor beneath a beautiful arch trimmed with ferns and sweet peas.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. E. VanOrnum, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place, in the presence of about 100 relatives and friends.  The bride was gowned in white over-lace and carried a shower bouquet of white asters.  She was attended by Marion Parks, sister of the groom, who wore white lace over orange silk and carried a bouquet of sweet peas, while Harrison Thomas of Hammond, acted as best man.  Fern Washburn, the only sister of the bride, acted as flower girl and carried a basket of ferns and sweet peas.  The wedding march was played by Miss Edna Chase, friend of the bride.  The bride’s traveling gown was blue with hat to match.  The ceremony was followed by a dainty luncheon, the guest being served by six young ladies.  The bride received many beautiful gifts of china, linen, silverware and several cash gifts.  Mrs. Parks is a graduate of Gouverneur High School class of 1911 and has since taught in the Hyde school of her home town.  Both are well known young people and their many friends wish them a happy wedded life.  After Nov 1 they will be at home on the California road, where they will take up farming.  The young couple finding out that a party of young people were waiting to receive them at the Gouverneur depot, where they were to take the train for Syracuse on their wedding trip, and thinking to play a great joke on them, they journeyed on to Keenes, but getting on the wrong road they did not reach there until the train was pulling in and in the meanwhile an auto load suspecting some such scheme hurried on to Keenes also, and reached there in time to give them a great surprise and also a shower of rice and confetti in such quantities that they were obliged to board the train without buying their tickets.  “He who laughs last laughs best”.


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