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Gouverneur Tribune Press – Wednesday, November 29, 1939


Ogdensburg Nurse Marries Musician

Miss Dorothy L. Wood of Ogdensburg became the wife of Richard Singleton, Gouverneur and Carthage musician, in the rectory of St. Mary’s cathedral, Ogdensburg, Tuesday Morning, Nov 28.  Rev. Henry McFadden performed the ceremony.


Attendants were Miss Evelyn Shea of Ogdensburg and Claude Gates of Gouverneur.  Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for 30 persons was held at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Emma Wood.


Miss Wood was graduated from Hermon High School in 1936, and has served as organist in Hermon Methodist Church.  She ws graduated from the St. Lawrence State Hospital school of Nursing last June, and has since been practicing there.  Mr. Singleton who plays with Don Bulger’s band, was located in Gouverneur until recently.  He is now at Carthage.


He is the son of Harold J. Singleton of Watertown, was graduated from Watertown High, and attended Staunton Military Academy.


Last Rites of Earl Petrie Held Today

Last rites for Edward F. Petrie, 84, will be held from the home of his son, Earl in Balmat at 1p.m. today, Wednesday,  Nov. 29.  Rev Louis Rose, pastor of Edwards Methodist church, officiating.  Burial will be in Oldsville cemetery in Macomb township.


Mr. Petrie was born in DePeyster on Dec 3, 1854, the son of George and Mary Petrie.  He worked on farms at DePeyster and Gouverneur.  He resided with his son, Earl Petrie, in Balmat for two years before going to the home in Ogdensburg.  He married Miss Annette Sayer of DePeyster many years ago.  Mrs. Petrie died about 14 years ago.


Surviving are three son, Arthur Petrie of Sackets Harbor; Perlie Petrie of Gouverneur, and Earl Petrie of Balmat.


Marguerite Halpin weds L. B. Washburn

Miss Marguerite H. Halpin and Leonard B. Washburn, both of Gouverneur, were married in St. James Chapel Sunday by Rev. William E. Capron.  The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Halpin of Gouverneur, brother and sister-in-law of the bride.


Mrs. Washburn is a graduate of Dean High school.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Halpin, Rt 1, Gouverneur.


Mr. Washburn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Washburn, 275 West Main Street.  He attended Dean High School.  He is employed at the Rushmore paper mill, Natural Dam.


Following a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, the couple will reside on Barney Street.