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1936 Ballantyne Party -Sept.10

1936 Ballantyne Party Invitation -Sept.10
1936 Ballantyne Party News Clipping -Sept.

Two Hundred and Fifty Guests at Ballantyne Home for Supper Dance
A SUPPER DANCE for two hundred and fifty guests was given by Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Wallace Ballantyne at their home on Ridge avenue in New Cumberland Thursday night in honor of a group of young people among them their daughter and two nieces, all three recent brides.

In the receiving line with the Ballantynes were Mr. and Mrs. James S. Dailey (Virginia Irene Ballantyne) of Steubenville; Mr and Mrs. Frederick Fisher (Elizabeth Ballantyne) of New Cumberland; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Parsons (Natalie Ballantyne), of New Cumberland; Mr. and Mrs. John Cupp (Elizabeth Dupka) Pittsburgh; Eleanor Mentzer, Steubenville, and her fiance, Gerald K. McGeorge of Cincinnati (they will be married in October): Dr. and Mrs. T.E. Cato, New Cumberland.

[Elizabeth "Tatt"  Ballantyne Fisher, 1906-1993, and Natalie Virginia Ballantyne Kessel Parsons, 1909-2000 were sisters, daughters of Charles Alexander "C.A." and Mary Conley Ballantyne.  A third sister, Anna Irene Ballantyne Cline, 1904-1981, was married in 1926.]

Mrs. Dailey is Mr. and Mrs. Ballantyne's daughter.  Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Parsons are their nieces.  Both were June brides.  Mrs. Cupp is a former classmate of Mrs. Dailey's at Ellis school for girls.  She was also a June bride.  Dr. Cato is Hancock county coroner and health supervisor and is leaving with Mrs. Cato for Baltimore where he will enroll for a nine months post graduate course at John Hopkins.  Mr. and Mrs. George Renner, the fourth, of Youngstown (Mrs. Renner is the former Betty Davidson of Hollidays Cove), were also on the honored guest list, but Mr. Renner's illness prevented him from attending.

The guests were welcomed in the reception hall.  Mrs. Ballantyne wore cream lace; her daughter, Mrs. Dailey, wore pale blue georgette with long cape; Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Parson wore black velvet; Miss Mentzer, red lace; Mrs. Cato, pink lace; Mrs. Cupp, black and white lace.  All had corsages of gardenias.   Fall flowers were lavishly used through the house, snapdragons and delphinium offset by lighted tapers, centering the buffet supper table.

Dancing was enjoyed until one o'clock to the music of Paul Campbell's orchestra.  Lanterns decorated the garden and veranda, where many of the guests danced and enjoyed refreshments.

Steubenville guests included Mrs. W.E. Dailey and family, Eleanor Zink, Edward Ekey, Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard Pierce, Attorney Joseph Stern, Marjorie Lee, George W. Cochran, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Mentzer, Thomas J. Welsh, Dr. and Mrs. F.B. Harrington, Dr. and Mrs. S.A. Harris, Fred Fagen, Dorothy Morgan, Betty Anglin, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Foringer, W.A. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wickersham, Robert Anglin.

Clara Virginia Nichols, William Curn, Virginia Little, Ruth Hennings. Mr. Becker, Helene Grismore, Nate Cohen, Fredericka Clark, Herbert Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rudolf, Everett Ferguson, Jr., Betty Bargar, Robert Overmyer, William Robinson, Ethel Dailey.

Other guests were present from Pittsburgh, Niles, Mansfield and many surrounding communities.

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