50 years ago: Large turnout for Powery Whittaker wedding

Northside-50-years-finalIn the June 15, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“Leaving on the 2nd was Mr. Ned J. Miller. He has his chief mate’s licence, and has gone to take up work with the West Indian Shipping Co.

“On June 2 at 7 p.m. a lovely wedding was solemnized at the Pilgrim Holiness Church.

“Mr. Samuel Powery was united in marriage to Miss Quinsy Gay Whittaker, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashford Whittaker of Old Man Bay. Rev. John Croft officiated.

“The bride, who was very beautifully dressed, was given in marriage by Mr. Weddie Connolly. Miss Judy Ann Miller was maid of honour and Misses Sharon Parsons and Lynne Greene were bridesmaids. Groomsmen were Messrs. Bloomfield Connolly, John Smith and William Ebanks. Flower girls were Andrea Cranston and Roberta Whittaker. There were a large number of friends and relatives present. Solos were rendered by Mrs. John Croft and Mrs. Rexford Welcome. Mrs. Croft played the wedding march.

“On the 5th Mrs. Goldstein Bodden and Miss Mae Miller returned from Jamaica. Miss Miller reports feeling much improved.

“On the 4th a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ebanks at their home. This is their third son and fourth child.

“On the 9th Mr. Owen Rivers returned to take up work with National Bulk Carriers.

“Miss Vivia Connolly, who is home on a month’s vacation, went to Cayman Brac on the 9th to visit her niece, Mrs. G.V. Lazzari.

“Mr. Ralph Coatsworth returned to Canada on business, after a brief visit to his home at Rum Point. He was called back for the purpose of checking on some damage to his house, which has recently been built.

“Mrs. Linton Whittaker and family left on June 12 for Miami, Florida to re-register. She is accompanied by her sister-in-law Miss Gloria Whittaker.”