Groff, Clayton John and Konkle, Betty Jean, (Married on 28 Jun 1947)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 10 Jul 1947, p. 6

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In Grimsby Baptist Church, on Saturday afternoon, June 28, the wedding was solemnized of Betty Jean, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Konkle, to Clayton John Groff, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Groff, Beamsville, with Rev. G.A. McLean officiating.

The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, with white ribbons, and baskets of pink and white peonies and orange blossoms. Miss Greta Ormiston presided at the organ, and accompanied the soloist, Miss Maisie Cullingford, who sang "Because".

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown, fashioned with fitted bodice, banjo sleeves, and full skirt, sweeping into a train. Her long veil was illusion lace, with headdress of orange blossoms, and she carried a cascade bouquet of red roses and lily-of-the-valley.

Miss Yvonne Konkle, as maid of honor, and Mrs. Ross Conley, as bridesmaid, were gowned alike in mauve jersey, with flowered headdresses to match, and carried colonial nosegays of mauve sweet peas. Miss Miriam Ann Konkle as junior bridesmaid, was gowned in yellow jersey with flowered headdress to match and carried a colonial nosegay. Little Judyann Heaslip, cousin of the bride, was flower girl and was gowned in yellow jersey, and carried a basket of garden flowers.

Mr. Balfour Groff, brother of the groom, was best man, and Mr. Edward Konkle and Mr. Alex Bennett were ushers.

Following the ceremony, a reception for 75 guests was held at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Arthur Norton; the house being attractively decorated with roses, peonies, and orange blossoms.

Receiving, the bride's mother was gowned in printed grey crepe with large picture hat, and corsage of red roses, and the groom's mother in mauve printed jersey with corsage of mauve sweet peas.

The bride' going-away costume was ice-cream pink crepe dress, with tiers of lampshade pleats, large white picture hat, white accessories and corsage of white roses. On their return from a wedding trip to the U.S.A., they will reside in their new home on Crescent Avenue, Beamsville.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
10 Jul 1947
Date Of Event:
28 Jun 1947
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Groff, Clayton John and Konkle, Betty Jean, (Married on 28 Jun 1947)