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Elizabeth Boyd BRATTON

Elizabeth Boyd BRATTON

Female 1900 - 1981  (80 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Boyd BRATTON 
    Born 23 Jul 1900  Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened
    • Elizabeth was probably christened at Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, Cumberland County, as the article describing her wedding mentions that the service was performed by "Dr. Glenn M. Shafer, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, the former church of the bride." An obituary for her father also mentions that he was a member of Second Presbyterian.
    Gender Female 
    Attended 19 Mar 1955  Wedding of Jim Hiester and Caroline Reynolds Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Mar 1981  Reading, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maiden Creek Friends, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reynolds, Gregg David and Elizabeth Boyd [Bratton]
    Reynolds, Gregg David and Elizabeth Boyd [Bratton]
    Person ID I11811  Primary | Ancestral Branch of Mary Briggeman
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 

    Father John Brisbane BRATTON,   b. 3 Jun 1865, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1921  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Kezia MCCUNE,   b. 25 Aug 1876, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1966, Akron, , PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married May 4 1898  Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Bratton, John B. and Mary Kezia McCune Marriage License
    Bratton, John B. and Mary Kezia McCune Marriage License
    Family ID F2816  Group Sheet

    Family Gregg David, Sr. REYNOLDS,   b. 22 May 1899, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1983, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1926  McClellan Farm, Newlin twp., Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agency: by Rev. Glenn M. Shafer 
    The Wedding of Gregg D. Reynolds of Elizabeth B. Bratton
    The Wedding of Gregg D. Reynolds of Elizabeth B. Bratton
    News article describing the wedding, published 20 Sep 1926
    Wedding Party of Gregg David Reynolds and Elizabeth Boyd Bratton
    Wedding Party of Gregg David Reynolds and Elizabeth Boyd Bratton
    L-R: David McFarland, Mary Reynolds (Mrs. John Bingaman), Elwood Reynolds, Georgia Greer, John B. (Jack) Bratton, Elizabeth Bratton, Gregg D. Reynolds, Helen Swartz, McCune (Mac) Bratton. Front (Children): Betty Bingaman, Ralston Bingaman

    Note: Mary Reynolds and Helen Swartz may be reversed in photo - I cannot identify them well enough to determine which one is which.
    Elizabeth in wedding dress
    Elizabeth in wedding dress
    Reynolds, Gregg David and Elizabeth Boyd Bratton Marriage License
    Reynolds, Gregg David and Elizabeth Boyd Bratton Marriage License
    Notes 
    • Despite the fact that the article about the wedding states that the couple would reside on South 7th Avenue in WEST CHESTER, the actual location was WEST READING in Berks County.
    Children 
    +1. Caroline Nevin REYNOLDS,   b. 29 Oct 1927, West Reading, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 2007, Westminster, Carroll Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Gregg David REYNOLDS, Jr.,   b. 14 May 1930, West Chester, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Elizabeth with Caroline and Dave
    Elizabeth with Caroline and Dave
    Homes
    South 7th Street house in West Reading
    South 7th Street house in West Reading
    Brecknock
    Brecknock
    Elizabeth and Gregg at Christmas
    Elizabeth and Gregg at Christmas
    Albums
    Brecknock
    Brecknock (5)
    Home of Gregg and Elizabeth Reynolds
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F2813  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maiden Creek Friends, Berks Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    A very young Elizabeth B. Bratton
    A very young Elizabeth B. Bratton
    Elizabeth in 1904
    Elizabeth in 1904

    Heirlooms
    Bratton family Sideboard
    Bratton family Sideboard
    Sheraton sideboard believed to have been in the Bratton family, now held by grand-daughter Mary Briggeman
    Bratton Sideboard
    Bratton Sideboard

    Portrait
    Elizabeth Boyd [Bratton] Reynolds
    Elizabeth Boyd [Bratton] Reynolds

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Newspaper Clipping, 6 May 1898.
      Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, May 6, 1898

      Shippensburg: Miss Mary K. McCune, of this place, and John B. Bratton, of Carlisle, were married Wednesday night.

    2. [S247] Newspaper Clipping, Harrisburg Telegraph, 6 May 1898.
      Mr. John B. Bratton, of Carlisle, was wedded to Miss Mary K. McCune, of Shippensburg, Tuesday night.

    3. [S247] Newspaper Clipping, The Chronicle (Shippensburg), 5 May 1898.
      Bratton - Mccune

      A quiet wedding was celebrated Wednesday evening, May 4, at eight o'clock at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth R. McCune, on Normal Avenue, when her daughter, Mary K., was united in marriage with Mr. John B. Bratton, of Carlisle. No invitations had been issued and the guests present were only the nearest relatives of the bride and groom. The house was prettily decorated with apple blossoms and other early spring flowers.

      Miss Mary Bratton, of Carlisle, a sister of the groom, played Mendelsohn's wedding march and the bride and groom entered the parlor unattended. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Curtis O. Bosserman, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, an intimate friend of Mr. Bratton.

      At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Bratton received the congratulations of their friends and then led the way to the dining room, where supper was served.

      The bride's wedding gown was of white organdie over white taffeta and she carried Bride roses. Although the wedding was so quiet the bride received a large number of very handsome wedding presents. Announcement cards were sent out this (Thursday) morning.

      For the present, Mr. and Mrs. Bratton will reside with the latter's mother, Mr. Bratton being engaged int he insurance business which calls him from home a great deal. They have the best wishes of their many friends that their married life may be of many years and full of sunshine and THE CHRONICLE joins in these.