Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday ~ Elizabeth Barrett Wedding Guests

The Daily Messenger of Canadaigua, New York,
August 12,1939, page 2

Since this little bit didn't mention the groom of Elizabeth Barrett I had to go on a search for him.

The first clue I found was from a public family tree giving her husband as Ivan Oliver Ballou. Well we all know that's not enough to prove anything.

The second clue was Elizabeth A. Ballou's obituary published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on June 19, 2011
Winter Haven, FL: Friday, June 17, 2011 at the age of 93. Formerly of Irondequoit. Pre-deceased by her husband Ivan, sisters, Althea Lauffer and Wynona Williams, granddaughter, Deanna Davis. Mrs. Ballou is survived by her children, Virginia (Dale) Zeigler, Kenneth (Bertie), Raymond (Nora), Donald (Kathie), Robert (Pat) and Neil Ballou, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Donald Williams, many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

And the third clue that ties it all together if the Find A Grave memorial for the bride's father Floyd Barrett.

Dansville County Express, October 10, 1985:

Floyd W. Barrett, a longtime Dansville businessman, died Tuesday (Oct. 1, 1985) after a short illness. He was 93 and a resident of St. John's Home in Rochester. Mr. Barrett came to Dansville in 1927 where he was a watchmaker in his Main St. store. In 1945, he formed a partnership with his son-in-law, Edwin Lauffer and the business is still known as Barrett and Lauffer. Mr. Barrett retired in 1951.
He was a 50-year honorary member of Canaseraga Lodge, IOOF and Stony Brook Rebekah Lodge and Phoenix Lodge 115, F.&A.M. in Dansville. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the Dansville Methodist Church.He had resided at St. John's Home for 13 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Elizabeth) Ballou of Rochester; Mrs. Edwin (Althea) Lauffer of Dansville and Mrs. Don (Wynona) Williams of Rochester; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo Barrett of Geneva.
A memorial service was conducted Friday in the Chapel of St. John's Home with the Rev. Probst officiating. Burial was in Ionia NY cemetery.

 The unmentioned groom is none other than Ivan Oliver Ballou.

Leslie Ann

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