Mary Eleanor FAWCETT


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Ernest Hocking CRASE


  • Born: 7 Nov 1889, Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 2 3
  • Married: 13 Aug 1910, Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 1
  • Died: 1 Jan 1980, Nevada City, Nevada Co., CA, USA 2 4
  • Buried: New Elm Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 5

   Marriage Information:

Amy married Ernest Hocking CRASE, son of Thomas H. CRASE and Mary HORRELL, on 13 Aug 1910 in Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 1. (Ernest Hocking CRASE was born on 29 Jul 1890 in Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 3 6, died on 19 Jun 1959 in Nevada City, Nevada Co., CA, USA 7 and was buried in New Elm Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada, CA, USA 8.)

   Marriage Notes:

Ernest H. Crase, 20, single, of Grass Valley, clerk, born in California, son of Thomas Crase & Mary Horrell, and
Amy Biggs, 20, single, of Grass Valley, daughter of Elam Biggs & Mary Fawcett


This evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Biggs on Colfax avenue, their daughter, Miss Amy, will become the wife of Ernest Crase. Both are well known in this city, having been born here and educated together in the city schools.
The parlor of the Biggs home has been prettily decorated with sweet peas, pink and white being the prodominating colors. A large floral bell erected in the middle of the parlor adds greatly to the beauty of the room.
The ceremony will be performed at 9:30 p. m. by Rev. C. E. Winning of the Methodist church. The bride will enter the room on the arm of her father and will be given by him to Mr. Crase. Miss Biggs will be attended by Miss Rosamond Fawcett and Miss Lottie Sims, while the groom will have as his attendants Clinton Crase and LeRoy Harris.
The bride will wear a dress of white messaline silk and will carry a shower bouquet of white sweet peas. Miss Fawcett's dress will be of a beautiful old rose shade and Miss Sims will wear a gown of soft white silk. The bridal procession will enter to the strains of the Mendelssohn wedding march, which will be played by Miss Camille Angove.
Miss Biggs is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Biggs and by her pleasing disposition has won for herself a legion of friends. She has many accomplishments and will be an invaluable helpmate to the man of her choice. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crase of Murphy street and is in the employ of the Clinch Mercantile Company. He has many sterling qualities and is bound to succeed in this big world. 9


1 California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, p. 18, no. 54.

2 United States Social Security Death Index, from: U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

3 California Death Index, 1940-1997.

4 Ibid, father's surname BIGGS, mother's maiden-name FAWCETT.

5 FindAGrave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=118237423.

6 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

7 California Death Index, 1940-1997, mother's maiden-name HORRELL.

8 FindAGrave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=118237362.

9 Grass Valley Union, Saturday, August 13th, 1910, p. 8, cited at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=118237362.

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