Gene Notes

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Batchellor and Percival

We're off to Vermont for this wedding:


The marriage of Miss Jessie Percival, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence N. Percival, of St. Alban's Bay, and Burton Newell Batchellor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos N. Batchellor, of Fort Worth, Texas was solemnized at the First Congregational Church in this city at 10 o'clock this morning. The Rev. S. W. Anthony performing the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a suit of Madura brown broadcloth and carried Orphelia roses. The attendants were Mrs. Frederick E. Pierce, of New Smyrna, Fla., sister of the bride, who acted as matron of honor, and Miss Jessie Warner and Miss Hazel Parmelee, of this city also Miss Beatrice O'Brien, of Swanton, teachers of the Messenger st. school, where the bride has been principal for several years. All the attendants were attired in suits of dark blue and wore corsage bouquets of Orphelia  rosebuds. Merrill D. Armstrong of this city acted a best man. The ushers were Donald Brill and Henry Allen, both of this city. Ralph F. Watson rendered an organ recital before and played softly during  the ceremony. The church was simply decorated with yellow and green.

A breakfast was served at the home of the bride's aunt. The house decorations and breakfast were in charge of Mrs. L. M. Tracy.

Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Batchellor, of Fort Worth, Texas, Rodney Brown and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Brown and family of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stiles and Mr. and Mrs. William Flynn of Alburg; and Mrs. F. E. Race, of Burlington.

After a trip up the St. Lawrence, and the Saguenay Rivers to Chicontimi, Mr. and Mrs. Batchellor will pass several days in Quebec City. Upon their return to St. Albans they will reside at "Comfycot" the home of the bride's aunt, Miss Gertrude A. Percival.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. This is very interesting! I "Googled" Jessie Percival because I have either a photo or a print in an oak frame, titled "Morning", that says on the back, "To extend to you the best wishes of Jessie Percival, Oct. 6, 1916. I've had this for several years. It was in my great grandfather's house at St. Albans Bay, VT.

  2. Richard, she married Burton Batchellor in 1919. Any connection to the Percivals?

  3. I don't have any connection to the Percivals other than the framed item that was probably given to my grandmother. My grandmother (father's mother) died in the influenza epidemic in 1918. What is your connection to the Percivals if any?

  4. We both descend from James Percival & Abigail Robinson, making Jessie my 6th cousin twice removed.

  5. Long distance relationship :o) How did you happen to find the wedding announcement?

  6. I have (newspapers) - put Percival in and that one came up among thousands of others.