Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fordyce, who were wed October 24, 1907
No Place Like Home for Family
Three generations of Taylor women were married in their respective parents' homes.
Jessie Taylor started the tradition when she wed Henry Fordyce on October 24, 1907 in the parlor of the home of her parents, William and Sophronia Taylor, on North Maiden Street in Waynesburg.
The Rev. Bright of First Christian Church, whom the couple wanted to officiate the ceremony, was out of town. Mr. Fordyce offered to pay for Bright's early return, but the minister refused the offer and another preacher filled in.
The bride's wedding gown was black so that she could wear it later as a "good" dress for special occasions.
The couple arrived at their honeymoon destination - the farm of the groom's parents, Archibald and Melissa Fordyce, on Hargus Creek - by horse and buggy. Their honeymoon lasted from Wednesday to Sunday. The bride was quoted as saying, "This place is too far out in the country for anyone to live here."
Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce owned Union Restaurant in Waynesburg.
On March 20, 1930, the Fordyces' home on North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, was the site of the marriage of their daughter, Myrtle Marie Fordyce, to Leslie Raymond Conkle.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Conkle
The couple, who later owned Myrtle's Townhouse in Waynesburg, were married by the Rev. Fred Dowdy of First Christian Church in Waynesburg.
On May 30, 1948, Viola May Conkle, 17, married Robert Minor Cole, 19, in her
parents' home at 191 N. Porter St., site of East Ward Elementary School. The couple reside in Prosperity.
The photos were submitted by Jessie Leidecker of Bluff, the Coles' daughter.
Mrs. Leidecker was named after he great-grandmother, Jessie Fordyce. Mrs. Leidecker broke the tradition of marrying in her parents' home. She was wed in First Christian Church, where her great-grandmother was a charter member.
Newspaper article, date and source unknown. (Greene County, PA)