John Craven Early, born in 1937 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Eric Early and Kathleen Mary Hanby.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to Jane Cook.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 16th, 1961
EARLY – COOK
Mr. John Craven Early, only son of Mrs. E. Early, of 8, Gough Close, Rotherham, and the late Mr. Early, was married on Tuesday at Whiteshill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, to Miss Jane Marie Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cook, of Windyridge, Whiteshill, Stroud. The Rev. C. V. Beck officiated, and the organist was Mr. Jones.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a full-length gown of white figured brocade with a short bouffant veil, held in place by a pearl coronet, and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds. She was attended by Miss Kincha Van Gelderen, who wore a full-length dress of pink brocade with a pink head-dress, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and heather,
The best man was Mr. Michael Shreeve and the groomsmen were Mr. Keith Ball and Master Christopher Sowerbutts.
A reception for 70 guests was held at the bride’s home.
The honeymoon is being spent touring, the bride travelling in a green two-piece with apricot-coloured accessories. The couple, who are both students at Nottingham University, will live at Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire.
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