Ellen Dorothea Harrison is my 3rd cousin 1x removed. Her parents are George Holroyd Harrison and Florence Shaw Hurtley. Our common ancestors are Thomas Hurtley and Hannah Braidley – my 3x great grandparents.
Ellen was born on 11 August 1908 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She was the fourth of five children to George and Florence.
On 25 June 1935 Ellen married Richard Teale Crabtree at St. Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, Leeds. A report of the marriage was published in the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer the following day (image taken from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
Mr R T Crabtree and Miss E D Harrison
The marriage took place yesterday at St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, Leeds, of Mr Richard Teale Crabtree and Miss Ellen Dorothea Harrison. The bridegroom, who is advertising manager of the “Yorkshire Evening News,” is the son of Mr and Mrs Robert W Crabtree, of Brookwood, North Park Avenue, Roundhay, and the bride is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs George H Harrison, of Rydal Bank, Roundhay. A brother-in-law of the bridegroom, the Rev K C Oliver, Vicar of St Cyprian’s, Birmingham, helped the Rev C Clare, Vicar of St Edmund’s, to conduct the service.
The bride wore a dress of white point lace in a leaf design outlined with silver thread. Half circles of net-edged lace overlapped on the hem of the train, which was cut in with the skirt, and a halo headdress of orange blossom held in place a net veil. Harrisii lilies were carried.
Four bridesmaids attended her, wearing azure-blue satin and long coats of frilled net. They were Miss Cynthia Harrison and Miss Ruth Crabtree (sisters of the bride and groom), Miss Mavis Brown and Miss Cynthia Harrison, of London, the bride’s niece. Their halo caps were of net to match their frocks and they carried bouquets of shell pink roses.
A reception was held at the Mansion, Roundhay.