Frederick John Ford (1874 - 1946)

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Married, - On April 3rd, 1907, at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George, Grahamstown, by Rev. Canon Mullins, Frederick John, youngest son of the late John Ford, of Paardekraal, Albany, to Constance Marion, eldest daughter of Major W. L. Currie, C. M. G., of Highlands." Grahamstown Journal 4.4.1907 p2 c4

WEDDING FORD - CURRIE Yesterday afternoon the Cathedral was the scene of a very pleasing function, the nuptials of Mr. Frederick John Ford, son of the late Mr. John Ford of Paardekraal, to Miss Constance Marion Currie, eldest daughter of Major W. L. Currie, C. M. G., of Highlands. Both the bride and the bridegroom belong to well-known families in the district, and the sacred edifice was well filled with friends and well-wishers. Punctually at 3 'o clock the bride entered the Cathedral escorted by her father, Major Currie, and attended by three maids, passed up the aisle to the Chancel, where the bridegroom, attended by his bestman, Mr. Bret Ford, was in waiting, the organist Mr. W. Deane playing Handel's Wedding March. Rev. Canon Mullins conducted the ceremony, which included the singing of the hymns "How welcome was the call," and " O Perfect Love, all human thought transcending". After the service the newly-married couple adjourned to the Chapter House, where the registers were signed, and a few words of advice given by the officiating clergymen, meanwhile the organist playing Mendelsohn's Wedding March, after which they left the Cathedral, amidst showers of confetti, for Egerton, West Hill, the residence of Mrs. Walter Currie, the bride's Aunt, where the reception was held. The bride's dress, which was made in England, was of white satin, trimmed with lace. She wore the regulation wreath, and her mother's embroidered tuile veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Smith, cousin of the bride, Miss Nellie Currie, sister of the bride, and Miss Nora Ford, niece of the bridegroom. They were charmingly attired in gowns of soft white silk, white hats trimmed with chiffon and violets, and carried bouquets. The former wore an exquisite brooch, and the two latter attractive chains and pendants, the gifts of the bridegroom. At the reception, which was well attended, the numerous handsome and costly presents were on view, and were much admired. The usual toasts were honoured, Canon Mullins proposing that of the bride and bridegroom, and canon Turpin that of the bride's parents, which were replied to by Mr. F. J. Ford and Major Currie respectively. many telegrams of congratulations were read from all over the country, and the gusets vied with each other in felicitating the happy couple. After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Ford left for a drive in the neighbourhood, prior to entertaining for East London, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's going-away dress was of white serge trimmed with white silk braid and hat of pail (sic) pink chiffon. In common with the large circle of their friends we offer the newly-wedded pair our sincere good wishes for their future welfare. The bride-cake it may be mentioned, was a work of art, and was supplied by the local firm Messrs, H. Fitchat & Co. Grahamstown Journal 4.4.1907 p5 c5

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Frederick Ford's Timeline

1874
November 17, 1874
1879
March 6, 1879
Age 4
1907
April 3, 1907
Age 32
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1908
December 28, 1908
Age 34
1909
December 6, 1909
Age 35
1923
February 27, 1923
Age 48
1946
June 5, 1946
Age 71
1946
Age 71
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