Mary Proudfoot is my 3rd cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Arthur Proudfoot and Ellen Ann Myers. Our common ancestors are William Stowell and Ellen Lane – my 3x great grandparents.
Mary was born in Burnley, Lancashire on 27 February 1909.
On 26 June 1943 Mary married Arthur Riley at the Bradshaw Street Baptist Church in Nelson, Lancashire. The wedding was announced in the Nelson Leader on Friday 2 July 1943 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
RILEY – PROUDFOOT
The marriage was solemnised at Bradshaw Street Baptist Church on Saturday between Miss Mary Proudfoot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Proudfoot, 146 Hibson Road, Nelson, and Mr. Arthur Riley, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. E. Riley, 44 Hargreaves Street, Nelson.
The bridegroom, employed as a winding overlooker at Clover Mill, is well known as a member of Nelson cricket team. The bride is a pirn winder, also at Clover Mill.
The bride, who was given away by her sister, Mrs Harold Moore, wore a blue and grey check costume with navy blue accessories and carried a spray of tea roses. She was attended by Mrs. Nancy Smithson, who was attired in green with black accessories and held a spray of pink carnations.
Regtl. Sergt. Major Fred Smithson was the best man.
Following the ceremony, which was performed by Mr. W. E. Thornber, the guests were entertained at the bride’s home, and Mr. and Mrs. Riley afterwards left for a honeymoon at Blackpool. Their future residence is 44 Hargreaves Street.