Friday, November 30, 2012


Away from Death & Calling Cards, and into Marriages for this next post! This Souvenir Album belonged to my great-grandfather "Grove" who filled it in;  it was saved by his eldest child, my grandmother, and was carried back and forth through her many moves back and forth across North America, finally ending up in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The dates of several of these marriages are in the early 1880s, so I can assume that these individuals are friends of either or both James Grover "Grove" TERWILLIGER & Clara Augusta "Gussie" GRAVES. Grove & Gussie were my maternal great-grandparents and lived in New York and in New Jersey. These seven couples are as follows:

Munroe & Williams
Dilks & Robinson
Eggert & Jacques
Jones & Halsted
Rice  & Kelly
McDonald & Little
Snydam & Clark

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Munroe & Williams:
"Mr & Mrs Allen Munroe  request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Mary Louise,  to  David Sage Williams, on Wednesday January thirty first at twelve o'clock. West Genessee St.  Syracuse N.Y."

 Dilks & Robinson:
"Mr & Mrs George W Dilks  request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Josephine,  to  Andrew J Robinson, on Tuesday evening December fifth, at seven o'clock.  University Place Church, 10th Street & University Place"     Enclosed card:  "Reception  from eight until eleven o'clock, 34 West 9th Street"

Eggert & Jacques: 
"Mr & Mrs William Eggert  request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Vine,  to  John Jacques, Thursday evening March fifteenth at eight o'clock.  Central Congregational Church, Madison Avenue & 47th Street  New York.  1015 Lexington Avenue"    Enclosed card: "Reception, from half past eight until twelve o'clock, Turf Club, Madison Avenue & 26th Street"    *Update from an anonymous comment:  Vine is actually Alvina Eggert, and the year is 1883.

Jones & Halsted:
"Mrs L Russell Jones  requests your presence at the marriage of her daughter, Isabella Ker  to  Newberry O Halsted, Wednesday September 26th 1883, at twelve o'clock, Christ Church, Rye, NY"

Rice  & Kelly:
"Mr & Mrs Edward F Rice  request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Lizzie E,  to  Andrew W Kelly, Wednesday afternoon, January fourth 1882, at half past five o'clock.  First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse NY"    Enclosed small card: "Please present this card at Church"

McDonald & Little: 
Mrs. J. Grant McDonald  requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of her daughter, Belle,  to  H. John Little, on Thursday evening, February nineteenth, at half past eight o'clock.  41 West 42nd Street."

Snydam & Clark:
"Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Snydam,  request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Jessie,  to  Gaylord P. Clark, Wednesday afternoon June fifteenth, at four o'clock.  Baldwinsville, N.Y.  1881" 
(remember Dr. Gaylord P Clark from the Calling cards? became Dean of College of Medicine, Syracuse University; died young).
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I hope you enjoy checking out some of the links in the above marriage announcements.  It's clear that I'll need to go back through some of the Calling Cards eventually and update the information I find about some of my greatgrandparents' friends.  

As always, do contact me if you wish any information or photographs of the Marriage Invitations of specific individuals.  The next page in the TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, Page 8, contains 8 Marriage Invitations.  A nice symmetry.  


  1. Wait! I'm quite late to the party, but I just spotted an invitation naming Eggert in your collection. Celia, I had it in mind that you were in BC, but noticed the location for the wedding was actually NYC. My aunt married an Eggert in New York...wouldn't it be quite the coincidence?!

    1. Hi Jacqui - I'm in BC, but my mother's family are all very early settlers, NY, CT, ME, and MA. Eggert is quite an unusual name, isn't it! Their marriage card doesn't show a year, but assume around 1880s. And the groom's name is also unusual, John Jacques. Would be interesting if there's a connection, eh? I don't think I saw an Eggert calling card so far... but there are many many many pages yet to go in this Souvenir Album. Thanks for commenting.

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