Cramer – McAnney
The First Presbyterian Church, New Gretna was the scene of a pretty wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon,
January 26, 1946, at , when Miss Margaret Cramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doughty V. Cramer, became the bride of Reuben McAnney, son of Mr. Alvin B. McAnney, of New Gretna, N. J. and Mrs. Della McAnney of Pleasantville, N. J.
The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ernest C. Enslin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridesburg,
, brother-in-law of the bride. The bride was attractive in a powder-blue suit with black accessories, she wore a corsage of white gardenias and carried a white prayer book. The grooms sister, Mrs. Sylvester Bishop, of Oaklyn, N. J. was matron of honor, she was attired in a dress of gold wool crepe with brown accessories, her corsage was pink carnations. Preston Cramer, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Pa.
Mrs. Doughty Cramer, mother of the bride, wore an aqua silk crepe dress with a black veiled trimmed hat and black accessories. Her corsage was of pink carnations. Mrs. Della McAnney, mother of the groom, wore a navy and white floral print dress with a small hat and veil, and white accessories. Her corsage was of pink carnations. A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doughty V. Cramer.
Attending the wedding and reception were: Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Enslin, of Bridesburg, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Bishop and daughter, Miss Marie Bishop, of Oaklyn, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Bowen and children Shirley and Alvin of Oceanville, N. J., Mrs. Della McAnney and Mr. Aubrey Hickman, of Pleasantville, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Steele, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Preston Cramer and daughter, Joyce, Mr. Joseph B. Cramer, Miss Elsie Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Doughty V. Cramer of New Gretna, N. J. Shortly after the reception the young couple left by motor car for a trip down to Florida. They have the best wishes of their many friends for a happy and long wedded life.
The wedding invitation was mailed out to friends and family.
The New Gretna Presbyterian Church, in the 1940's, was the scene of many traditional marriages in New Gretna, including that of Ruby and Peg McAnney. (Photo courtesy of Robert and Elaine Mathis.)
Ruby and Peg McAnney on their wedding day.
The happy couple flanked by their best man, Preston Cramer, and maid of honor, Irene McAnney Bishop.
The wedding reception was held at the North Maple Avenue home of Doughty and Alberta Cramer, the parents of the bride. (1955 photo courtesy of Peg Cramer McAnney.)
Peg McAnney with son, Jim, who was born April 4, 1947.