The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper carried this report on 21 May 1899: ‘A quiet wedding took place at 11 o’clock yesterday morning in St. Peter’s Church, State Street. The bride was Miss Muriel Olton, eldest daughter of Mrs. H. C. Olton, and the groom, G. Cecil Yeo. The ceremony was performed by the rector, the Rev. Dr. Lindsay Parker. The bride was given away by her brother Percy Olton, and Clarence Yeo acted as best man for his brother. The bride was attired in a cream cashmere dress trimmed with point lace, with a vail [sic] and orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of cream roses. The maid of honour, Miss Mabel Olton, wore a pink organdle and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Only the family and intimate friends were present. The bride was the recipient of many handsome presents. Mr. and Mrs. Yeo left for the South, where they will reside.’
George Cecil Yeo had been born in the West Indies in 1870 to parents George Edward Yeo and Helen Storey (see Robert James Yeo, lighthouse keeper in Jamaica), whose other children were also born in the West Indies:
– Georgina Helen Jackson Yeo, born 1868
– Hugh Edmond Storey Yeo, born 1872, married Margaret F. Carton, five children
– Emma Isabella Brancil Yeo, born 1874, married Henry Archibald Frampton
– Moira Lena Reid Yeo, born 1875
– Muriel Yeo, born 1876
– Clarence James Hope Yeo (1879–1965), is mentioned in the wedding report quoted above; he married Ethel Fleda Olton and had two children
George Edward Yeo (1836–1914) worked as a Church of England minister on several islands in the West Indies and had married Helen Storey on the island of Tortola in 1866. He appears to have been a son of Robert James Yeo – whose dates are not known and whose line of descent has not been traced – and Caroline James.
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