- Delaware County Daily Times, 21 Aug 1950: Bruce-Bates
Miss Marian Helms Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howard Bates, of 300 Glenloch Rd., Ridley Park, and Donald Frederick Bruce, son of Mrs. Christopher Dana Bruce, of East Orange, N. J., and the late Mr. Bruce, were united in marriage on Saturday, August 19, at 12 o'clock noon in the Ridley Park Presbyterian Church. Rev. J. Harold Guy performed the ceremony.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father wore an off-white suit dress of metallic brocade satin and a corsage of white orchids.
Miss Barbara Burt Helms, of Upper Providence, the bride's cousin was her only attendant. She wore a suit dress of American Beauty fall with a matching hat and she carried a nosegay.
Benjamin Talbot Ridgeley, of Towson, Md., served as best man for Mr. Bruce and William Helms Bates, of Ridley Park, brother of the bride, and John S. Sawyer, of Virginia Beach, Va., acted as ushers.
A luncheon for the bridal party, the immediate families and a few intimate friends at the home of the bride's parents followed the ceremony. Upon their return from a wedding trip to the Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Va., Mrs. Bruce will reside temporarily with her parents and Lieutenant (j. g.) Bruce, U. S. Naval reserves, who has been called to active duty, will go to his ship.
The bride is a graduate of Ridley Park High School and Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va., and is a member of the Sigma, Sigma, Sigma sorority.
Lieutenant Bruce attended the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. he is a member of the National Honorary Engineering Society, Tau Beta Pi.