ADDISON — A pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening, November 28, at 7 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson, when their eldest daughter. Miss Marcia Wilson became the bride of Seaman John B. Bostwick, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of Andover, former residents of Corning. The Rev. Clarence F. Bower, pastor of Addison Baptist Church, performed the double ring ceremony. Attendants were Miss Lois M. Wilson of Addison, sister of the bride and William Stanton of Corning.

The bride chose a powder blue wool afternoon dress with which she wore black accessories and a corsage of white rosebuds.

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Miss Anna Kalinich Engaged To Ensign

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kalinich of 65 West Fifth Street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Anna Kalinich to Ensign Harold Frank Dates, U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue.

Miss Kalinich, a graduate of Corning Free Academy, is now employed in the Payroll Department of Corning Glass Works.

Ensign Dates attended Ohio State University after his graduation from Northside High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in May 1943. He received his wings and commission January 17, 1945, and is now stationed at Sanford, Fla., for further training.

Source: Corning Leader, March 27, 1945.

Zena Residents Spend Holiday in Vancouver; Also Witness Wedding

ZENA—Mrs. and Mrs. Roy E. Barker and Samuel H. Barker of Zena and Miss Barbara McLoughlin of Salem went to Vancouver Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mrs. Barker’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould and to attend the wedding of Mrs. Barker’s niece, Miss Bethel Gould, to James Darby. Sam Barker played the wedding march. Unknown to each other Merril Gould, brother of Bethel, was married the same day at the navy station at Honolulu harbor.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, November 26, 1938.

Miss Garth Honored

Harle Garth of La Jolla, who announced her engagement last week to Thomas Damman, gave her Pi Phi sorority sisters at Stanford a double surprise when she told the news.  In the first place, they all had been led to believe, very cleverly, that Harle had returned to school for winter quarter, and had registered just as had every other student.  Harle, whose European trip last summer prevented her from getting back in time for fall quarter, returned to the campus last week only to make her completely surprising announcement.  For two days—all of registration and day and during the first day of classes, she pretended that she was living in the house, and enrolled in school.  On Tuesday evening, which was her first opportunity to make the announcement to the whole sorority, the betrothal was told via the traditional five-pound box of candy at the head of the table.

Source:  San Diego Union, January 16, 1938.


The marriage of Ethel Mae Casterlin of Hoyt street, Kingston, and Robert Youngblood, South Hancock street, city, which took place on July 29, 1937, in the Carverton M.E. Church, Rev. Charles Gilbert officiating, has been announced by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casterlin, parents of the bride. Mr. Youngblood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Youngblood.

Mrs. Youngblood is a graduate of Kingston high school, class of 1937. The newlyweds will reside at Lake Louse.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, September 9, 1937.

Noted Anniversaries At Family Dinner At Bostwick Home

Mrs. Etta Bostwick Hostess At Affair Honoring Mr., Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick, Mr., Mrs. Ernest Dates

Mrs. Etta Bostwick, 151 Decatur street, entertained at a family dinner Saturday evening in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dates who celebrated their 25th anniversary April 17. Mr. Bostwick and Mrs. Dates are the son and daughter of Mrs. Etta Bostwick and the last E.D. Bostwick of the Wing and Bostwick department store.

Miss Mary Marland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Marland, and Dewitt Bostwick were married April 24, 1912 in their newly-furnished home on East Pulteney street, a week after the wedding of the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Leah Bostwick and Ernest Dates, who were their attendants. Both ceremonies were performed by the Rev. Clinton Taft, former pastor of the First Congregational Church.

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The First Presbyterian Church was attractively decorated today for the wedding of Miss Roberta Jane Meadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meadley of 103 Princeton avenue, and Hubert Bostwick Dates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of the East Corning Road. The marriage was solemnized at 9 o’clock this morning by the Rev. Dr. E. J. Stuart. Numerous friends and relatives of the popular couple gathered in the church to witness the ceremony.

The wedding was performed in front of an altar of palms and flowers used effectively with cathedral candles. Prior to the processional, Miss Luella Blair, organist, gave a beautiful recital.

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Miss Elizabeth Ruth Gleason, daughter of Walter J. Gleason of 54 Corning Boulevard and Kenneth DeWitt Bostwick. son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of 241 Decatur street, were united in marriage Easter morning at 8 o’clock by the Rev. John W. Annas Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church. The ceremony was performed in the church proper which was beautifully trimmed in keeping with the spirit of the day. Miss Marjorie English was bridesmaid and Richard Gleason, best man.

Mrs. Bostwick was attractive in a navy blue triple sheer-crepe suit with all blue accessories and a corsage of gardenias. The gown worn by Miss English was of rose crepe with jacket.
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Local Couple Wed at Easton

Easton, Pa., Aug. 21—Walter S. Casterlin, 23, of 37 Terrace street, Wilkes-Barre and Miss Marjorie Ashelman, 23, of 160 Charles street, Wilkes-Barre, were granted a marriage license here yesterday and were married at the Northampton County Court House by Alderman Frances Caflin.  Casterlin said he was a student.  He is the son of May Smith Casterlin of Wilkes-Barre.  The bride gave her occupation as a dental nurse and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashleman of Wilkes-Barre, her father being an insurance agent. The couple were unattended and left for a trip after the ceremony.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, August 22 1933.