Marriage of an Arbroath athlete in Durban


March 25, 1901
A Durban paper to hand give the following account of the marriage of Mr. David Suttie, who left Arbroath about six years ago. He was well known in local athletic circles, having played as a forward of the Maroons for several years.

On Monday, 25th March, a pretty and quiet wedding took place at Will’s Road, Beres, when Mr. David Suttie, employed at S. Butcher & Sons, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Margaret McIntosh Will, the Rev. William Tees being the officiating minister.

The bridegroom is a well-known sportsman and athlete, and was assisted by his brother, Mr. George Suttie, as best man. The bride was attractively attired in a white China silk dress, the bodice being of tucked and herm stitched silk, trimmed with chiffon and orange blossoms, with white pleated satin hat to match.

The bridesmaids were Miss Edith Will and Miss Blanche Duberry, who wore cream silk dresses, and were the recipients of gold muff chain and gold bracelet from the bridegroom. Miss Rene Suttie, a niece of Mr. Suttie’s made a pretty flower girl, daintily attired in cream surah silk, with Leghorn hat to match.

The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Acky Will. The happy couple drove to the Point with their friends, where they embarked on the “Dunottar Castle” for Port Elizabeth, en route for Grahamstown, where the honeymoon will be spent.

Mr. and Mrs. Suttie received many costly and valuable gifts, including several substantial cheques.”
(Source: Arbroath Herald: April 25, 1901)
** David Suttie was signed by Liverpool in 1894 for the test matches, but he never played for the club.

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