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Boyd Marriages: Daughter & Father
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: February 24, 2007 at 04:45:30
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"The Herald-Press" [St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI], Sunday, 28 Jan 1946, p. 2:

Benton Harbor Society


In a bridal white settings of chrysanthemums, roses, tapers in floor candelabra, and palms, Miss Beverly Jane Boyd, daughter of Benton Harbor chief of police, Alvin C. Boyd, became the bride of Chester E. Munson at a ceremony performed at 4 p. m. Sunday in the Annie Banyon chapel of the First Congregational church by the Rev. H. A. Banning.

Mr. Munson has been employed as a switchman with the Benton Harbor office of the Michigan Bell Telephone Co. for the past 17 years.

Paul Sullivan, brother-in-law of the groom, and Alfred Boettcher were ushers.

Mrs. W. W. Butcher presided at the chapel organ.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Umphrey were the couple's attendants.

The bride was gowned in a rose-shaded afternoon dress, with silver naid [sic] head trim on the sleeves a blue feather hat, blue elbow-length gloves, and pearls and carried a white prayer book to which was attached a corsage of white orchids. The matron of honor wore a blue wool street dress with old rose accessories, and a corsage of gardenias and pink roses.

A reception was given for 75 guests in the Wistaria room of the Vincent hotel, following the church ceremonies. White chrysanthemums, white tapers in crystal candlesticks prevailed as decorations, and there was a large white wedding cake, cut by the bride. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Edward H. Lange, Miss Ida Lou Higgs and Miss Marion Marquardt of St. Joseph, Mrs. Emma Gundlock and Miss Virginia Bandurski, of Benton Harbor.

Mrs. Alfred Boettcher had charge of the guest book.

The bride and groom will be at home at 1259 Columbus avenue, Benton Harbor, after a wedding trip to Chicago. She was a Benton high school graduate, and until recently, had been a receptionist in the office of the Michigan Children's Aid society in Lansing.

"The Herald-Press" [St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI], Monday, 18 Mar 1946, p. 2:

Police Chief Boyd
Passes Out Cigars
After Quiet Wedding

Benton Harbor's genial Chief of Police Alvin Boyd, was wearing his customary smile this morning -- although the smile was a little broader than usual -- and receiving congratulation and passing out cigars at the Benton Harbor municipal building. This was the reason:

The wedding of Benton Harbor's Chief of Police Boyd and Mrs. Emma Gundlock was quietly solemnized Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the parsonage of the Methodist Peace Temple, the pastor of the church, the Rev. Glenn M. Frye, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Schneider, 750 Ogden avenue. There were no attendants. The bride wears a black dressmaker suit, with white accessories and a corsage of gardenias and white hyacinths.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Munson, of Benton Harbor, son-in-law and daughter of Chief Boyd, joined the bridal couple for dinner at the Green Cottage after the ceremony.

Chief Boyd and his wife returned Sunday evening from spending the week-end in Chicago and will reside at his home 876 McAllister avenue, Benton Harbor.


Alvin Castle Boyd was one of four men killed 25 Jun 1950 when the ship they were on was rammed by a Norwegian freighter in Lake Huron. They were headed for Detroit and a baseball game along with others on the annual Benton Harbor Chamber of Commerce cruise.

Alvins's first wife -- and Beverly's mother -- was Alice Ruth Southworth [abt Nov 1893-19 Apr 1944], daughter of Herbert Southworth and Olive Foster.

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