Mervyn Ray Kalloch Family
Son of Belinda Kalloch & Rev. John Grafton, Jr.
(Belinda resumed her maiden name and brought her children up as Kallochs)

Mr. and Mrs. M. Ray Kalloch
Nov. 11, 1969

Wed For Half Century

     THOMASTON — It was snowing hard 50 years ago Tuesday when Mervyn Ray Kalloch and Emma Carroll were married in Portland, but the weather was not of much consequence.  Neither was the foggy rainy weather of this week when and relatives visited them to congratulate them on observing their Golden Anniversary.
     Ray and Emma are Warren natives but lived the early years of their marriage in the Portland area, moving to Thomaston in 1928.  They raised two children, Mrs. Kenneth Reed of  Warren and Philip Kalloch of Thomaston.  Ray now is retired as a carpenter but Mrs. Kalloch looks forward to her 22nd year working in Reed’s Gift Shop next spring.
     The Kallochs have three grandchildren, Arthur Reed of Warren; Philip Reed, a student at the University of Maine in Orono, and Mrs. Victoria King of Hampden.  Little Mya-Lisa King is their only great-grandchild.
     While Ray has enjoyed his profession, he has lived a quiet life.  Mrs. Kalloch has been active in Order of Eastern Star for 30 years.  She also belongs to the American Legion Auxiliary and the World War I Auxiliary.  She also was a charter member of the Club of Seven.  Among the visitors on Tuesday were Mrs. Kalloch’s sister, Mrs. Susie Peters of Thomaston and her brother, George Carroll of Rockland; their niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gross of Scotland, Conn., and his brother-in-law, Henry Carroll of West Rockport.
     A nephew, Merrill Kalloch of Fallbrook, Calif., telephoned congratulations, and many friends dropped in to call.
     A tall anniversary cake was served by Mrs. Arthur Reed. - -

Friends Helped
Make Anniversary
Very Special Day

     THOMASTON — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kalloch shared their 50th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, with Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Spiller of Portland, close friends of many years standing.
     A nephew, Linwood Moody of Union was a caller as was Mr. Kalloch’s brother-in-law Henry Carver of West Rockport.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carroll of Thomaston also paid a call.  He is Mrs. Kalloch’s brother.
     A grandson was incorrectly listed in the article in Thursday’s issue.  Philip Kalloch, Jr., is a student at the University of Maine in Orono.  He was listed as Philip Reed.

Phillip with sister Phyllis

Phillip & Phyllis
ca. 1924-1926

Phyllis - age 14

Ray with grandchildren
Vickie Kalloch - Phillip Kalloch, Jr. - "Skip" K. Reed

Ray's obituary, Emma's obituary

Son Phillip's page

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