50 years ago: Smith-Ebanks and Manderson-Laidler weddings

In the Dec. 7, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Florence Alice Ebanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Ebanks, became the bride of Mr. Ernest Sheridan Smith on the 3rd. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. Coke at his home. The bride’s assistant was Mrs. Jack Smith, sister-in-law of the groom. Mr. Joseph Smith, brother of the groom, was best man. The only witnesses were the immediate families.

“Miss Wendy Lou Ebanks returned from New York after spending 6 months with her grandfather Mr. Jacob Manderson.

“Mr. and Mrs. Harold Banks and daughter arrived on the 4th from New York. Mrs. Trilby Grant and 2 children from New York. Mrs. Una McCarthy from Miami, where she met her husband, and Mr. Raymond Ebanks is here to visit relatives, and spend the holidays.

“Mrs. Mack Henning and little daughter left on the 4th for their home in the USA.

“On Saturday, Dec. 3, Mr. McArthur Manderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Manderson, took as his bride Miss Florence Heather Laidler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Laidler of Vancouver, Canada. The ceremony took place in Kingston, Jamaica by the Rev. Jacobs, the couple returned on the 4th.

“Departing passengers for the U.S. on the 1st were Messrs. McLurn Anglin and Burley Ebanks to their jobs with West Indian Lines, Messrs. Noah Ebanks and Rudolph Garvin to their jobs, bearing legal papers, George Hydes Jr. on a short business trip, and Mrs. Raymon Ebanks having spent 17 days with relatives.”

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