50 years ago: Joyful arrival of a sixth child for Powerys

In the July 13, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“After spending three months vacation with his family, Mr. Denniston Ebanks left on June 30 for Canada to join the S.S. Emperor for National Bulk Carriers.

“Travelling on the same plane was Mr. John Ebanks of Northwest Point. This is his first trip abroad.

“Mrs. Louise Ackermon and her daughter Patricia, left on the 2nd for New York. Master Attlee Ebanks has gone to New York to visit his mother Mrs. John Green while he is on holiday.

“Little Wendy Lou has gone to visit with her grandfather, Mr. Jacob Manderson and her step-grandmother. Mrs. Ackermon accompanied both of them.

“Mrs. Glennis Smith returned to New York where her husband works, on the 2nd.

“Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Powery are home after Mrs. Powery had a tonsillectomy in Jamaica.

“Their sixth child and third daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Powery on the 30th.

“Mrs. Joseph Welds left on the third to obtain medical aid.

“Arriving home on the 2nd after a long absence were Mrs. Bertley Bodden and her sister Mrs. Kenneth Panton. They live in Miami, Florida. Mr. Hussey Ebanks came in the same day.

“Mrs. H.D. Collins and her mother left on Sunday for Cayman Brac.

“Mrs. Jimmy Powell left on the 9th for Jamaica to seek medical aid. Her mother Mrs. Allen Ebanks accompanied her.

“Mrs. Ken Panton (Alva) and her sister Mrs. Bertley Bodden (Connie) had an enjoyable eight-day visit with their sister Lilla and their 84-year old mother. It has been 22 years since they all met at one time. Mrs. Emeline Hydes their mother is still quite active and can see to read without glasses.”

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