50 years ago: Woman’s Guild plans Sunday School fundraiser

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the April 6, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“A quiet wedding was solemnized in the City Hall, Brooklyn, New York on March 9 when Mr. Jacob Manderson took as his bride Ms. Helen Bodden of West Bay. Witnesses were Mr. H. Lawson and Miss Lucille Ebanks, niece of the bridegroom.

“Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Parchment are the happy parents of their first child, a son born on March 31 – name, Mark Edrin; weight, 5 1/2 pounds.

“Messrs. Orren and Denniston Ebanks returned on March 31. They worked for N.B.C. on S.S. ‘Ore Venus.’

“Mr. Ashton DeOsca and family left on the 2nd for Brooklyn, N.Y. where they will reside. He has obtained a visa for permanent residence and works at a plastics factory. Mr. Ceto Rivers arrived home on the 2nd from N.B.C.

“Mrs. Katie Swaby and her daughter Iris left on the 3rd for Jamaica. Mrs. Swaby will remain in Jamaica with her daughter Mrs. Linnett Collins. Iris will stay in Jamaica for a few weeks then go on to New York where she has worked for a long time.

“Dr. H.D. Collins, M.D., paid a brief visit to the island arriving on the March 31 and leaving on [April] 3rd. He visited Cayman Brac while here and likes the islands very much. He is Mrs. Swaby’s son-in-law.

“Mr. Peter Henning passed away at his home on the 31st at the age of 81 years. He had been in failing health for a long time. His funeral service was conducted in the United Church by his nephew Mr. Lee Ebanks. Left to mourn are his wife Viola, of Cayman Brac, 2 daughters and 4 sons in the U.S., 1 sister Annie in Cayman, and 10 grandchildren. His body was interred in the West Bay cemetery.

“Mr. Vernon Ebanks of N.W. Point returned on the 3rd from S.S. ‘Ore Conway’ of N.B.C.

“The Woman’s Guild will hold their annual conference on Easter Monday in the United Presbyterian Church. In the afternoon, they will have a cake sale at Mt. Pleasant to raise funds for the building of the Sunday School in that area.

“Mrs. Harley Jackson has been holding a Sunday school for many years in her home, teaching the smaller children who cannot walk out to West Bay.”

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