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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Elizabeth Spader Clark Wedding - 1921


Matawan People Attend Wedding of Major Clegg and Miss Clark

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Spader Clark and Major Joseph Worrell Clegg, whose engagement was announced in June at the home of Miss Grace Whitlock in Matawan, was solemnized in Calvary Church, Germantown, PA in the presence of the immediate families on Monday. The Very Reverend Allen R Van Meter officiated.

The bridge was attended by Miss Whitlock. Rev Van Meter was former dean of the cathedral at Erie, Pa, and his family has long been friends of Miss Clark, his sister-in-law, Miss Lisa Converse, being principal of Lakewood Hall when Miss Clark was a teacher there. In attending the bride, Miss Whitlock fulfilled a long-cherished hope of her father that she should be with Miss Clark at her marriage and this wish was carried out notwithstanding the death of her father. Miss Whitlock returned to Matawan immediately after the ceremony but the Misses Clark remained in Philadelphia to be guests of Mrs S J Clegg and Mrs John S Mace, the mother and sister of Major Clegg.

Source: The Matawan Journal, Thurs 18 August 1921, pg 1 col 2

Immediately below this wedding announcement appeared the obituary of John Whitlock, who died the Saturday before the wedding.

The Handbook of Private Schools, Vol 5, by Porter Sargent (1919), pg 392, shows Lakewood Hall as a 12-year girls school in Lakewood, NJ, founded in 1917, headed by Principal Lisa B Converse, A.B., and operated with thirteen faculty.

An advertisement in Scribner's Magazine in 1918 read: Lakewood Hall: A resident and day school for girls. College Preparatory and General Courses. Riding and all forms of athletics. Miss Lisa B Converse, AB, Principal.

The above article augments an earlier blog article on Elizabeth Spader Clark.


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