Find your relatives in these Saranac Lake weddings
Many Saranac Lake natives will find their relatives in these long-time-ago wedding stories from the Enterprise.
The wedding stories are another piece of family history, detailed in many instances right down to the ushers.
Here are a few excerpts from those announcements:
Saturday, June 1, 1946: “Miss Margaret Ann Shackett of 6 Garden Street, daughter of Mrs. Mary Shields of New Bedford, Mass., and Addison Lee Shackett, and Francis Victor Saumier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Medric Saumier of 12 McClelland Street, were united in marriage at 9 o’clock this morning in St. Bernard’s Church.
“Mrs. Sheldon Revoir of Chateaugay was matron of honor for her sister while Sylvester Saumier of Fort Covington, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Miss Helen Ryan of this village was bridesmaid.”
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1939: “Miss Martha Elizabeth Breier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Breier of 6 Circle Street became the bridge of E. Major Day, son of Mrs. Macie Day and the late M. F. Day of Good Hope, Ill., at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The ceremony was performed in the Methodist Church by the Rev. Theodore R. Bundy.
“Miss Alice Burmaster of this village was maid of honor, Howard Day of Schenectady, brother of the groom was best man.
“Following the wedding ceremony a reception was held at the Hotel Saranac.”
Feb. 13, 1945: “At a 7 o’clock service this morning in St. Bernard’s Church, Miss Geraldine Mary Drayse of Saranac Lake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drayse of Malone and Gerald A. Primeau, Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class in the U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Primeau of Malone, were united in marriage.
“The Rev. William Argy, assistant pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. Maid of Honor was Miss Catherine Quigley. Best man was Willard Gillmett.
“The couple left on a wedding trip to New York City. Pharmacist’s Mate Primeau recently returned from active duty in the Pacific.”
Saturday, Oct. 11, 1947: “Miss Anna Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Baker of 4 Colony Court, became the bride of Orville Paye, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Paye of 23 Payeville Road, at a ceremony performed at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician.
“The Rev. Ernest B. Mounsey, rector of the church, officiated at the ceremony.
“Miss Viola Baker, sister of the bride, was Maid of Honor and Donald LaRose was best man.
“The couple left immediately on a wedding trip to New York City. They will make their home at 58 East Pine Street.”
Aug. 28, 1947: “Miss Annabelle Boula, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boula of 2 Santanoni Avenue, became the bride of Clarence Jarvis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Jarvis of Malone, at a ceremony performed at 6:30 o’clock Tuesday evening in St. Bernard’s Church.
“The Rev. Patrick J. O’Connor, assistant to the pastor of the church performed the ceremony.
“The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Boula, brother and sister-in-law of the bride.”
Saturday, Dec. 28, 1947: “The rectory of the Holy Name Church in Brooklyn was the setting on Saturday, December 28, for the wedding of Miss Bernice Roberta Meagher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Meagher of 17 McClelland Street to Walter Edmund Niccolls, II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Niccolls of 1726 Ryder Street, Brooklyn.
“The Rev. William E. Mader, a cousin of the bride, officiated and a reception followed. Mrs. William F. Schmidt, sister of the bride, and Charles R. Jacobs were the only attendants.”
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1939: “Miss Lorna Ballantyne, daughter of Mrs. Fred Williams and the late Capt. Wilbert L. Loomer, Advocate Harbor, N.S., became the bride of Francis Gary Pask, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pask of Albion, in an attractive church wedding at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Theodore Bundy performed the ceremony in the Saranac Lake Methodist Church. The edifice, picturesquely decorated with cut flowers, was filled with friends of the couple who have been associated with them in numerous church, fraternal and community activities.
“The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Anne Loomer of Boston. Fayette Hunter of this village was best man. Ushers were Forrest B. Bradley and Philip Wolf, both of this village.
“The bride was gowned in white stain, princess style. It had a rounded train, tight fitted bodice and a sweetheart neck. On the neck line was a narrow border of seed pearls. She also had a three-quarter length tulle veil, and a cornet cap gathered with orange blossoms in back and rounded with seed pearls, matching the neckline of the dress. She carried a bouquet of old-fashioned flowers.”