Sunday, August 07, 2005

Popular Bath Teacher Married on Sunday

[Undated newspaper clipping on the marriage of Grace Boynton Leonard. The wedding occurred on April 26, 1925.]

Sunday afternoon, about 50 friends witnessed a very pretty wedding, solemnized at Elm Street church by Rev. J. E. Swetnam, when Grace B. Leonard became the wife of Henry M. Block.

At 1.30, Osgood McBean accompanied Mr. Block to the altar, when he awaited his bride who becomingly gowned in a white crepe-de-chine dress, and carrying a bouquet of white pinks, swinsona, and maidenhair fern, and a dainty white Prayer Book, entered on the arm of W. D. Coombs, as Miss Martha Bates, supervisor of public school music, of Bath, played Wagner's Wedding March from Lohengrin.

After a very impressive ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Block marched out as Miss Bates played Mendelssohn's wedding march.

After the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Block were taken to the home of Mr. McBean, where they were guests of Mrs. William Dow and Mrs. Osgood McBean at a wedding supper with a few friends. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. William Dow, Mr. and Mrs. McBean and Miss Sadie Coombs.

Mrs. Block is a graduate of Machias State Normal school and for the last three years has been a much beloved and efficient teacher in the Mitchell school, and she will be a loss to the teaching profession in Bath.

She has the good wishes of a host of friends in Bath as she and her husband go to their house in Jersey City, where Mr. Block is well known as a pharmacist.


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