50 years ago: A death and a wedding

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the March 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“News has been received of the death of Mrs. Terrence Ebanks, 67 years, which occurred in Isle of Pines on the 23rd. ‘Hillie,’ as she was affectionately called, left here many years ago and has never returned. She was married to the late Terrence Ebanks, victim of World War II, and was among those who are hoping to get out of Cuba.

“Left to mourn their loss are several children, one sister Annie, two brothers Capt. Allie Ebanks and Robert Ebanks and a lot of other relatives.

“On the 24th, Miss Treaty Mae Ackermon, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ackermon, became the bride of Mr. Carlyle Glidden, son of Mr. & Mrs. Alstead Glidden, at a ceremony performed by Rev. John Croft in the Pilgrim Holiness Church.

“The bride was beautifully attired in a white gown of Rayon Peau with Chantilly Lace flowing down a panel of sheath skirt with scalloped appliqued detachable over-skirt.

“Miss Patricia Ackermon was maid of honour, Mr. Lenard Ebanks was best man, and there were seven bridesmaids and groomsmen. The two flower girls in lace shifts with pill box head dresses were Miss Andre Wallace and Nena Orrett.

“The reception was held at the Hub Theatre. A shower for the bride was held on the 14th. She received many useful gifts. In appreciation, she returned thanks to all who made it a happy event. “The couple left for Jamaica on their honeymoon on the 26th.

“Beautiful floral arrangements were supplied by Mrs. Valda Bodden.”