The Fay Family: Ernest Bel Fay

Ernest Bel Fay
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Ernest Bel Fay was born July 26, 1914, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He died August 16, 1986, in Houston, Texas.
He married Carolyn Homoiselle Grant on June 11, 1936, in New York.
The material on this page was taken directly from Ernest's page, contained in work of Charles B. Woodard, M.D., The Goos - Moeling Genealogy Page, and is used with permission.
Number of Houstonians Present at the Ceremony and Reception
New York, June 12, --
Miss Carolyn Grant had a perfect June day for her marriage to Ernest Bel Fay yesterday. Wearing a powder blue traveling costume, accented by navy taffeta accessories, the pretty daughter of John F. Grant of Houston, and the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Fay of Lake Charles, La., were married at 10:30 yesterday morning in the chapel of St. Bartholomew's Church at Park Avenue and Fifty-first street.
The bride carried a corsage of white orchids. Her only attendant was Gertrude Mathews of Chicago, a former roommate. She wore a navy blue sheer crepe ensemble and carried mauve orchids. Albert Bel Fay was his brother's best man. A reception in the perroquet suite at the Waldorf-Astoria followed the ceremony, the bridal party being seated about a pink and white flower decorated horse-shoe table. An orchestra played for dancing on the floor inside the horse-shoe.
Fifty friends were invited to the reception. Among those from Houston were Mrs. Henry C. Haden of 3704 Montrose boulevard, wife of Dr. Henry C. Haden and mother-in-law of the best man; Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hanszen of Lazy Lane; Palmer Hutcheson, Thad Hutchenson, Katherine Gardiner, Charles Dillingham, George Horton, Mrs. Pratt with her daughter Nancy Jane, Mrs. Murphy W. Townsend, aunt of the bride from Dallas. The bride graduated from Vassar College Monday. Mr. Ernest Bel Fay graduated from Harvard last week. The couple will spend the summer in Marblehead, Mass. Before returning to Houston in the fall, they will take a trip to Bermuda.
Children of ERNEST FAY and CAROLYN GRANT are:
285. i. JOHN SPENCER FAY, b. March 28, 1938, Houston, Texas
286. ii. MARIE BEL FAY, b. January 2, 1941, Houston, Texas
287. iii. CAROLYN RANDALL FAY, b. January 2, 1944, Houston, Texas
HOUSTON -- Funeral services for Ernest Bel Fay, 72, director of a number of Lake Charles companies, will be held at 10 a.m. today, August 19, in the family residence at 105 N. Post Oak Lane in Houston.
The Revs. Charles Wyatt-Brown and Ernest Bel will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery under direction of George H. Lewis & Sons.
Mr. Fay died Saturday of a heart attack while competing in the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club Sailing race on Galveston Bay.
He was a native of New Orleans and graduate of Harvard University. He was co-founder and co-owner with his brother Albert of the Seabrook Shipyard and was an active amateur yachtsman and designer.
Mr. Fay was president of the John F. Grant Lumber Co. He was also vice president and director of the Bel Oil Corp., a partner in the Quatre Parish Co. and of the J. A. Bel Estate and a director of the Lacassine Co., all in Lake Charles.
He is survived by his wife, one son, two daughters, one brother, one sister and seven grandchildren.
Burial: August 19, 1986, Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas