28 September 2013

Senecal-Votraw Wedding - 1936

Well September is turning out to be the WEDDING month for my family!! Here is the wedding announcement for my paternal great aunt and her husband:

The Adirondack Record
Au Sable Forks, NY
Thursday, October 1, 1936


During the celebration of a nuptial mass by Rev. James J. Gainor at Holy Name church Monday morning at 6 o’clock Miss Doris Senecal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Senecal, became the bride of Morris Votraw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Votraw.  The bride was attended by Miss Catherine Votraw, a sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, while the groom had as his best man Raymond Senecal, a brother of the bride.  Both the bride and groom are well known in Au Sable Forks and are extremely popular.  After a short bridal tour the young couple will make their home in this village.
Doris Senecal Votraw (1909-1981) was my grandfather's only sister.  She and her husband, Morris Votraw (1896-1979) were married for 43 years. 

Happy Anniversary!!

26 September 2013

Duprey-Durgan Wedding - 1918

From the Adirondack Record, October 4, 1918:

Miss Anna Duprey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Duprey of Swastika, and Leonard Durgan of Cadyville were united in marriage at the Holy Name church by Rev. W.A. O’Connor on Thursday, Sept. 26.  Mr. and Mrs. Durgan will reside in Cadyville.  Their many friends wish them a long and happy life.

Anna Duprey Durgan (1897-1987) was my maternal great aunt.  She and her husband, Leonard Durgan (1894-1974) were married for 56 years! 

Happy Anniversary!!

23 September 2013

All Clinton County Team - 1931

From the pages of the Plattsburgh Daily Republican on Wednesday, September 23, 1931:


Captain “Red” Senecal of the Ausable Forks baseball club volunteers to pick an All Clinton County Nine.  None of Guy’s players are on his club.  Only one Post player is on the team which is made up of mostly of Rouses Point, Ausable Forks and Lyon Mountain players.

            Here is his choice:
            J. Pessulla, Pitcher, Ausable Forks
            Weatherwax, Catcher, Rouse Point
            Pattno, First Base, Ausable Forks
            English, Second Base, Lyon Mountain
            Bergeron, Shortstop, Rouses Point
            Covalosky, Third Base, Lyon Mountain
            Roark, Center Field, Ausable Forks
            Farrell, Left Field, Lyon Mountain

            Neyrey, Right Field, Post

I had to laugh when I saw this.  It was published in the "Big City" paper and obviously my maternal grandfather, Ernest "Red" Senecal, did NOT chose "their" players.  I always love reading the old papers with their non-apologetic hometown bias!!

19 September 2013

Duprey-Willis Wedding - 1922

From the pages of The Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post dated Friday, September 22, 1922:

The Record-Post
Friday, Sept. 22, 1922

Thomas Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Willis, sr., [sic] and Miss Mamie Duprey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Duprey of Swastika, were married at the Church of the Holy Name at 6:15 o’clock Tuesday morning of this week, Rev. Clarence A. Kitts officiating.  They were attended by Miss Grace Dukett of Saranac Lake and James Willis, brother of the groom.  The bride was attractively gowned in a blue suit with hat to match and carried a boquet [sic] of carnations.  Immediately after the ceremony they left for a short honeymoon which will be spent in the northern part of the state, after which they will return to Au Sable Forks.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Willis are extremely popular here and have the best wishes of many friends for a long life of happiness and prosperity.


And here is one of my favorite pictures of the happy couple who married on September 19, 1922:

Mamie Duprey Willis (1895-1978), my maternal great aunt, with her husband of 54 years, Thomas Willis (1893-1976).

Of course I had to laugh when I saw that they honeymooned in "the northern part of the state"....they were already in the northern part of the state!!!

Happy Anniversary Aunt Mamie and Uncle Tom!!