It was 93 years ago today, 14 June 1926, that my grandfather’s cousin, Roy Thomas Churches married Evelyn Harriet Lockwood in downtown Farmington. Roy would have been my first cousin, twice removed.
Roy Thomas Churches was born 15 October 1901 to Robert Richard Churches and Hannah Almira Lee. On that same day, his twin brother, Raymond Charles Churches was also born. Evelyn Harriet Lockwood was born on 7 July 1907 to Everett Lockwood and Grace Johnson. Both were born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan. Children of this marriage included: Peggy Joyce (1929), Robert Lowell (1931), and Richard Lee (1934)
An account of the wedding was given at the 1926 Jenks Family reunion:
At Farmington, Michigan, June 14th, 1926, by the Rev Mr. Dunlavy of the M. E. [Methodist Episcopal] Church, Miss Evelyn Lockwood and Mr. Roy T. Churches were united in marriage. They were attended by Miss Evelyn Fell of Detroit and Mr. Lawton Huston of Southfield. The bride was attired all in dainty white, the bridal gown being of beaded white satin. The bridesmaid was dressed in a pink gown with hat to match. The bride and groom are both of Southfield where they have a large circle of friends.
The Reunion Papers of the Jenks Family – Eva Seymour Jenks (Notes on the 1926 reunion)