Shearer-Halket Wedding

by Laurel | September 2nd, 2009

September 2, 1909, page 10
Pretty Ceremony and Reception at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Shearer.

A pretty wedding took place last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Shearer of 296 Maple street, when their daughter Miss Constance L. Shearer and William Halket of 304 Chestnut street were married. The home was prettily decorated for the occasion with evergreen and asters, and in the front parlor, where the ceremony was performed, a canopy of evergreen, asters and hydrangeas was erecte, under which the couple stood during the service. Rev. F. S. Smith of the Presbyterian church officiates the single ring service being used. At 8 o’clock the bridal party entered the parlor, the “Lohengrin” wedding march being played by Edwin Shearer, a brother of the bride. The Bridesmaid was Miss Violet Wingate and the best man was Herbert Rose. Little Misses Ellen McDonald, a niece of the bride, and Mary Jenkins, a niece of the groom, were the flower girls. The bride’s gown was of white silk, made princess and lace trimmed, and she carried white asters. The bridesmaid wore blue silk and carried shell pink asters. A reception followed the ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Halket left for a 10-days’ wedding trip to New York and New Jersey and on their return will reside at 304 Chestnut street. The received many beautiful and valuable wedding gifts, among them being a silver fish set from the employees of the Parsons paper company, where the bride was employed.

From The Springfield Republican.

[Note: I have this family in my genealogical database as there are some connections via marriage, though I have many gaps in detail with likely omissions. It is interesting to note Miss Ellen McDonald was a flower girl, Violet Wingate, the bridesmaid (1885 – 1956) married William McDonald within three years making me wonder if a brother of William was the father of little Ellen. I haven’t much on William McDonald, given the popularity of the name but expect to find a connect when I have time to follow up on this. If you are connected to this line or have researched it, help would be appreciated. For the record, Violet Wingate’s older sister Margaret married John Aitken, which is the connecting link to my family. ]

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