Marion Arline Erbland nee Brown

Donald Erbland - Husband of Marion

Versailles Area
Cattaraugus & Southwestern Erie Counties, NY

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  1. Wedding of Mary Jeanette Ashdown & Dr. Benjamin B. Milnes at North Collins, 1917

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The Ashdown-Milnes wedding, took place on 30-JUN-1917 at North Collins, joining in marriage, the bride, Mary Jeanette Ashdown, daughter of James A. Ashdown & Clara Ashdown (nee Avery), of North Collins and the groom, Dr. Benjamin B. Milnes, son of Benjamin Milnes & Ellen Fannie Milnes (nee Birch), of Deposit, NY. The bridesmaid was Ruth Kimble (that is, the woman on the left side of the 2nd row-left photo), who subsequently married Terry Brown, on 10-JUN-1922.  Ruth is described in the newspaper account as a "...cousin of the bride".  According to the newspaper account, others attending the wedding included Dorothy Kimble, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  The matron of honor (that is, the woman on the right side of the 2nd row-left photo) was Mrs. Frederick C. Hyde (nee Lulu F. Milnes), sister of the groom.  Also in the wedding party were the bride's two brothers, Dr. Norris B. Ashdown and Professor Avery Allen Ashdown (see 2nd row-right photo).

Wedding Announcement in Newspaper - Mary Jeanette Ashdown to Cr. Benjamin B. Milnes, 30-JUN-1917 Mary Jeanette Ashdown & her new husband, Dr. Benjamin B. Milnes
L to R: Miss Ruth Kimble and Mrs. Frederick C. Hyde (nee Milnes) Brothers of Mary Jeanette Ashdown
The Milnes Wedding Party, Saturday, June 30, 1917 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Ashdown in North Collins, NY.

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