Grimsby Newspapers
Shoesmith, George Graham and Stephen, Catharine Christina, (Married on 14 Sept 1935)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 18 Sep 1935, p. 1

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A very pretty September wedding took place in St. James Anglican church, Hamilton, when Catharine Christina, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Stephen and the late Alice Groff Stephen of Grimsby was united in marriage to Mr. George Graham Shoesmith, son of Mr. G.L. Shoesmith and Mrs. Shoesmith of Fruitland. Rev. A.H. Powell, rector of the church officiated at the service and Mr. Jack Shoesmith, twin brother of the groom and organist of St. James Church played the wedding music.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked lovely in a long white satin gown trimmed with lace and made on princess lines with a short train. She wore a veil of net caught with orange blossoms and carried a beautiful bouquet of gladioli blooms.

Mrs. Jack Shoesmith of Fruitland as matron of honor wore a gown of pink point d'esprit with green trimming and a pink hat trimmed to match. She carried pink gladioli. The bridesmaid, Miss Sheila Coomber of Grimsby was lovely in a gown of nile green chiffon crepe with shell pink trimming and hat of shell pink with green trimming and carried pink gladioli.

The groom was attended by his younger brother, Mr. Allen Shoesmith, and the usher was Mr. Bert Forman of Fruitland.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, Fruitland, for the immediate relatives and close friends of the bride and groom. Mrs. Shoesmith, mother of the groom, wore black crepe and velvet while Mrs. Thomas Stephen was gowned in brown crepe with brown accessories. Both wore corsage bouquets of sweet peas. Among those who proposed toasts was Mrs. M. Stephen, grandmother of the bride. Another interesting feature was the beautifully decorated three-storey wedding cake which centered the bridal table and which was made by the bride's father.

Mr. and Mrs. Shoesmith left later on a two weeks' motor trip to Philadelphia and Washington, the bride travelling in a navy blue tree-bark swagger suit with navy accessories.

Before leaving on the trip the bride placed her bouquet on her mother's grave in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.

Mr. and Mrs. Shoesmith will reside in Fruitland.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
18 Sep 1935
Date Of Event:
14 Sept 1935
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Shoesmith, George Graham and Stephen, Catharine Christina, (Married on 14 Sept 1935)