For the 4th and final wedding we celebrate the marriage of Paul Payne and Betty Ileen Shreve. They were long time family friends. Paul was born in Ohio but raised in Detroit. Betty was born in North Buxton, Canada. North Buxton was settled in 1849 by formerly enslaved Black Americans. I was told years ago that Betty was related to the Shreve side of my family. The Maid of Honor was Betty’s sister, Doris Mae Shreve. Unfortunately I do not recognized the Ring Bearer and Flower girl. I do recognize Best Man Louis J. Cleage. Always the Best Man, never the groom. He was Best Man at 3 out of 4 of the weddings I’ve shared this month. The wedding took place in Detroit on July 25, 1949. Betty was 18 and Paul was 28.
How do they fit into my family tree? Betty Shreve Payne is the second cousin of my uncle Winslow Shreve who was married to my aunt Anna Cleage Shreve.
20 thoughts on “The 4th Wedding – Paul Payne and Betty Shreve”
Wow these are beautiful wedding pics.
Thank you Camille. I had no idea I had so many beautiful wedding photographs in my collection until I started posting them this month. I even have a few I haven’t used yet and I’m going to save them until later.
The men look very stylish in their white tuxedoes. Hopefully someone will see the photos and recognize the other attendants as their relatives.
I hope so!
Such an elegant wedding!
All this time, and I never knew that Betty Payne was a Buxton Shreve! Great pics!
I think that your mother told me that she was a Shreve and that the different families often used the same names – Betty Shreve, Winslow’s sister and Betty Shreve Payne were an example. Probably during those walks we used to take. I remember Betty Payne walked with us or we with her around towards Warren’s once.
They are a handsome couple!! I have truly enjoyed your wedding photo collection this month!
Thank you Liv!
Surely Betty’s maid of honor is her identical twin sister?!! In two different photographs with the two of them together, I cannot imagine that they are not at least sisters. But they look so much alike, I’m thinking they have to be identical twins?
Maybe she is her sister. They don’t look identical to me though.
These photos are so lovely. Thank you for sharing them.
Thank you Elizabeth.
Betty Shreve is the daughter of Maceo Shreve b Buxton. Her sister Iris (we think) is the flower girl and in the picture with 3 ladies…one is Betty’s sister Doris
Wonderful pictures .. thankyou for sharing
Yay! Thank you Karen.
Doris is Betty’s older sister. The flower girl is Betty’s younger sister Iris, ( that’s me)
You look like you were the perfect flower girl!
More beautiful gowns! You have some wonderful wedding photos in your collection.
It’s so much fun to look at old wedding photos. The dresses are beautiful. I also enjoyed seeing the crepe paper decorations in the background. They bring back wonderful memories of decorating for events where I helped twist and string the crepe paper streamers.
I’m glad you found them here Maria! Can you identify the ring bearer and the flower girl?
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