50 Years ago: Marriages celebrated

The Nov. 17, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, was chockablock full of news from West Bay. Along with news of many arrivals and departures, and the passing of Ellen Borden, aged 87, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: 

“A shower was held in the home of Mrs. Aubrey Ebanks on Saturday evening for Miss Carlstein Christian who is to be married to Mr. Ransford Reid on the 17th … She received many useful gifts. Mrs. Ertis Ebanks, with her sense of humour, and refreshments being served, kept all the attendants in a happy mood. A most enjoyable evening was spent. 

“There was a lovely wedding at the Church of God Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 30 when Mr. Jadon Ebanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Ebanks of West Bay, took as his bride Miss Ludivene Ebanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ebanks of New York. Miss Irene Christian was maid of honor and Mr. Ludiwic Ebanks, brother of the bride, the best man. The bridegroom is employed by the C.B.S. radio station. The bride attends Bay Bridge High School. They are both from West Bay.”