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"I-C Friday, May 11, '62 DETROIT FREE PRESS Prominent Families Linked by These A wedding: of local interest took place in Rochester, N.Y., April 29 when Mrs. Jane Allen Messier and Raymond C. Firestone were married in the chantry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The new Mrs. Firestone wore for her wedding: a sky blue suit by Adele Simpson and a matching hat of blue veiling. After a reception at Gene-nee Valley Club the Flre-tttone left for a trip to Hawaii. They will live In Bath, O. The bride la the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Clarke Allen who lived in Rochester. Her greatgrandfather. Freeman Clarke, terved an comptroller in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Mr. Firestone of Lauray Farms, Bath, O., is president and a director of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Firestone of Akrcn. Although the Firestone family has long lived in Ohio they have had important social connections with Detroit for many years. The bridegroom's late father, Harvey S. Firestone, was one of the late Henry Ford's closest friends and they used to go on camping trips with Thomas Kdison, Luther Burhank and John Burroughs. Years later Mr. Ford's yoiingftst grandson, William day Ford, married Mr. Firestone's granddaughter, Martha Firestone. They have lived in Grosse Pointe sine their marriage. Grosse Pointers may have an opportunity to meet the bride this summer because the bridegroom usually shows his horses from Lauray Farms at both the Grosse Pointe Hunt- Club and the Detroit show every June. His daughter, Judith, was a prize ( Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Firestone winner at the 50th anniversary show at Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, last June. Mr. Firestone's former wife was Laura An Lisk Firestone who died July 3, 1960. Marion Gallaudet Weds Mr. Van Kma Marion Michele Gallaudet, a bride with distinguished ancestors, and Lt. (j.g.) George Van Kula, Jr., USNR, were married May 5 in the Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fr an c 1 a Cockrell Gallaudet of Bloom-field Hills. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Van Kula of Cyril Ave., Detroit. The wedding reception was held at Shadow Lawn, the home of the bride's parents, whieh Is a Bloomfield Hill show place. Mrs. Ralph A. Sturges III of New Britain, Conn., sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Her own bridal gown of candlelight peau de soie was worn by the bride. The bride's heirloom rose pointe lace veil had been worn by women of several generations in her family. She carried a bouquet of white roses, white violets, lily of the valley and ivy. Bridesmaids were another sister, Andree B. Gallaudet, 4 -TTP - ' t j. r i; . " S I,. 1 '1 fV - . "i I x V ' "J II i J 3Irs. George Van Kula, Jr. and the bridegroom's two sisters, Mrs. John Johns of New Baltimore and Margaret Van Kula. All wore light -green peau de soie and ivy crowns. They carried cascades of white freesia and ivy. Charles B. Shubeck of Mal-ibu, Cal., the bridegroom's uncle, was best man. The ushers included two of the bridegroom's brothers and two of the bride's brothers, Thomas and David Van Kula and Edson F. II and Thomas H. Gallaudet. After a trip through Canada and New England the couple will live at the Bain-bridge Naval Training Cen- Mrs. Thomas I Orr, Jr. ter where the Lieutenant will be an instructor. The bridegroom's grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schubeck of St. Michaels, Pa. and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Van Kula of Uniontown, Pa. The bride's grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Askin Skae of Pon-tiac and Mrs. Edson F. Gallaudet of Pine Orchard, Conn., who was present for the wedding, and the late Mr. Gallaudet. The bride's grandmother Skae was a Hammond whose ancestors were pioneers in the meat packing business in America and who built Detroit first skyscraper, the Hammond building, which was recently demolished to make room for the National Bank of Detroit, next to Old City Hall. The bride's maternal great, great, great, great grand- J ? 1 Mrs. Harrington Mason father, John Askin, was such a famous citizen that thousands of his papers and manuscripts are on file In the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library and many other libraries throughout the country. Born in Ireland of Scotch ancestry in 1734 he came to North America to serve as a soldier in the Seven Years' War which ended in Canada in 1760. He was in Detroit during Pontiac's War but later moved to Mackinac where he was associated in fur trading with John Jacob Astor, Maj. Robert Rogers and others. He was always loyal to the Brit ish Crown resilience Several married into families M. Quaife socially belonged to of his The famous Thomas missionary, sign from His son, Gallaudet, to charter deaf which supported. members dedicated teaching employment helping lives. Ilarhara Mr. Barbara Leonard and Jr. of European following wedding in Pointe, Country The people banking the Raymond Merriweather Pointe Mr. investment of Michigan The of Mrs. Pittsburgh Orr, who of the The cameo silk, with with oversklrt cathedral Florentine Duchess

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 11 May 1962, Fri,
  3. Page 44

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