50 years ago: A new baby, and a lovely wedding

In the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mr. and Mrs. Kivie Ebanks became the happy parents of their fifth child and second daughter on the 13th.

West-bay-50-years-final“Mr. Wosley Ebanks arrived home on the 18th from the U.S. where he worked for N.B.C. on the S.S. Oceanic.

“Mr. and Mrs. Leathon Parsons are home again after visiting her daughter Leone in Louisiana for a few weeks.

“Mrs. Goldie Ebanks left for the U.S. on the 19th to visit relatives. Mr. Fred Ebanks left on the same day for Jacksonville where he works for Illinois Glass Co.

“There was a lovely wedding at the Church of God on the 17th when Miss Lonie Mae Ebanks, eldest daughter of Viola Ebanks, became the bride of Mr. Harvey Parchment in a ceremony performed by Mr. Fossie Arch. Miss Emma Grace Ebanks was maid of honor, Mr. David Parchment was best man. “Bridesmaids were Misses Andrea Nixon, Aleen Connor, Lolita Parchment, Girldean Manderson and Celia Ebanks. Groomsmen were Messrs. Eugene Ebanks, Sebert Wood, Rudolph Powery, Noel Ebanks and Wilfred Conolly, and four flower girls.

“Mrs. Linnett Collins arrived from Jamaica on the day after her father’s death to visit her bereaved mother and sister. She left on the 21st. Her brother Mr. Ed Swaby and his wife arrived on the 20th. They will be here one week.”