Quite a Wedding

As you can see from earlier posts, I have been researching Harriet S. Thomas and her husband Joel W. Celley.  To that end, today I was working on researching her youngest daughter Sarah Celley.  She married a man named George Washington Snow, but they seem to have split up shortly after getting married and having a kid together.  I was shocked to discover that in 1912, Sarah (Sadie) attended the wedding of Elmer Loomis and Ethel Anderson, who are the grandparents of one of my cousins and research partners Nancy McGovern L’Ecuyer.  I’m attaching the description of the marriage that I found tonight in the 5 Sept 1912 edition of the Saint Albans Messenger. The article is incredible for all the people it mentions!

In addition to Elmer Loomis and Ethyl Anderson, it mentions father of the bride Charles H Anderson and his wife Amy M Thomas (she is Joel B Thomas’s daughter), Erwin T Anderson (brother of Charles), Roy E Anderson (the bride Ethyl’s brother), Miss Nettie M. Thomas (not sure yet, could be Nellie M Thomas, Joel Wells Thomas’s daughter), Sadie Snow (Sarah Celley, the daughter of Harriet S. Thomas whom I’ve been researching), Lemuel O Flint and his wife Lillie Thomas (also Joel B Thomas’s daughter), Emma May Thomas (Mrs. Wallace Howard, who is Horace Thomas’s daughter), and Nellie Maude Thomas (Mrs. Guy McKenney, also Horace Thomas’s daughter).

Update: I believe that Nettie M Thomas from Providence, RI is Harriet S. Thomas’s first daughter, born about 1860, before her marriage to Joel W. Celley. She lives with various family members in the 1870 and 1880 Burlington, VT censuses, going first by “Nettie Thomas”, then “Nettie Celley”, then finally appearing in Providence, RI as “Nettie M. Thomas”.

This proves that Harriet’s children had contact with the rest of the Thomas clan including Nancy’s family and my family directly!

Description of the Loomis/Anderson Wedding from the 5 Sept 1912 edition of the Saint Albans Messenger.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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