50 years ago: A wedding in Virginia; births and arrivals on island

In the Aug. 17, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

West-bay-50-years-final“A quiet wedding was solemnized in Virginia, U.S., on July 29 when Mr. Ludwick Ebanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ebanks, took as his bride Irene Christian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Errol Christian.

“The couple spent their honeymoon in Baltimore. They are making their home in New York.

“Mrs. Edward Bush and two children, accompanied by Mrs. Doris Anglin, arrived on the 11th from Jamaica where she went for medical attention.

“Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Owens and their son Kern left on the 11th for a two-week holiday in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. Owens and Kern will return home. Mr. Owens will go on to Philadelphia for his job.

“Mr. Alberto Webster left on the 7th for Mobile, Alabama, to join S.S. Commonwealth as Junior Engineer.

“Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Manderson became the happy parents of their fifth child and son on the 11th, weighing 8½ lbs.

“Their fourth child and third daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fellner (Sonny) on the 11th, weighing 6 lbs.

“Mr. Theodore Fellner arrived on the 13th from Vietnam, via Jamaica, on S.S. Carpine.

“Rev. Wingore Taylor, Pres. of the Pilgrim Holiness Bible School in Barbados, arrived on the 7th and conducted three nights of special services in that Church. Services were concluded by a rally which the members and friends from North Side attended.

“After spending an enjoyable holiday home, Master Charles Glidden returned to Miami on the 13th, accompanied by his mother Violet to American Christian Academy.

“The Christian Endeavour sponsored a social on the 8th to welcome the ‘Cayman Crusaders’ as they have named themselves. The welcome address was given by Rev. Coke.

“In response, the group introduced themselves. Games were organized by Miss Grace Ebanks. Refreshments were served. Choruses were sung and an enjoyable evening was spent in the United Church Hall. These visitors are here to help with the Vacation Bible School.”