Oct 222016

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, death notices, obits ( obituaries )  as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Dartmouth, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂


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Mrs. Harvey Francis Holmes

Formerly Miss Doris May O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O’Brien,  Moran Street, whose marriage took place yesterday afternoon, Rev. Father Duggan officiating, to Harvey Francis Holmes of the H.M.C.S. Saguenay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holmes of Galt, Ontario.



Holmes – O’Brien

The wedding took place yesterday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock in St. Patrick’s Glebe, Rev. Father Duggan officiating, of Miss Doris May O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O’Brien, 1 Moran Street, and Harry Francis Holmes of Galt, Ontario.

The bride was tastefully gowned in petal green with trimming of black and gold and carried a white prayer book.She was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred O’Brien who wore a gown of golden brown trimmed with touches of rust, Robert Armstrong attended the groom.

The groom will sail on the Saguenay on January 8, following which Mrs. Holmes will go to Galt.

The bride, who for the past four years has been a popular employee of Woolworth’s, has many friends in the city who are wishing for her every happiness.



Isnor – O’Brien



Mawer – Cameron




Merkle – Hilchey

The marriage of Miss Mabel Laurena Hilchey, formerly of Halifax, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hilchey, Worcester, to Friedrich Merkle, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Merkle, of Stuttgart, Germany, took place recently in the parsonage of the Concordia Lutheran Church, Worcester. The Rev. R. Brust performed the ceremony.

The bride wore beige nylon with white accessories and a corsage of sweetheart roses. Her attendant, Mrs. Pearl Morgan of New York, wore orchid nylon with white accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. Wilhelm Albers of Worcester was the best man.

After a wedding trip through the Catskill Mountains, the couple will reside in Westboro, Mass.



Miller – Campbell

The marriage of Miss Margaret Evelyn Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan H. Campbell, of this city, and Roy Aubrey Miller, was solemnized by Rev. Canon Cunningham at St. George’s Rectory on Wednesday afternoon.

The bride, who wore a gown of wine colored crepe, with hat to match, was given away by her father. Her mother was present at the ceremony, and a number of relatives and intimate friends. Miss Cara Jean Miller, sister of the groom, attended as a bridesmaid, wearing a costume of brown crepe. Henry E. Miller attended as groomsman.

The young couple are both members of families long attached to the Round Church and the bridegroom is on the staff of the National Drug and Chemical Company.



Morgan – Graham

A wedding of interest to friends in the Maritime Provinces was that of Miss Margaret Olive Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Graham, Bridgewater, to William Francis Morgan, R. C. N. V. R., son of Mrs. W. G. Morgan and late Mr. Morgan, which took place in St. Matthias Church last evening, Rev. S. H. Coleman officiating. George Smith presided at the organ and Miss Helen Keizer sang during the signing of the register.

Miss Graham wore a power blue dress with navy accessories and had a corsage of roses. She was attended as bridesmaid by her sister, Miss Isabel Graham, who wore a Copen blue with navy accessories and a corsage of gladiolas. Garfield Morgan, R. C. A. F., was best man for his brother.

After the wedding a reception was held at 15 Bluebell Road, for relatives of the young couple, and a number of their friends. Out of town guests present were the bride’s parents and sister from Bridgewater, Mrs. Morgan, the groom’s mother of Mooseland, and Mr. Frederick Johnson, Bridgewater.




Myers – Baker



Slade – Baker


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Charles Walker

There passed away this morning at his home, Tulip street, Dartmouth, Charles Walker, a well known resident of the town, aged 75 years, death following an illness of quite three years, most patiently borne. Mr. Walker, who was formerly in the employ of McDonald and Company, machinists, Halifax had a wide circle of friends, both in Halifax and Dartmouth. He was a sterling man and deservedly respected. Besides his wife, for whom much sympathy is expressed in a sorrowful loss, there survive him five daughters, and three sons — Mrs. Burris Prest, Arlington, Mass., the Misses Winnifred, Elma and Margaret at home, and Mrs. R. J. Gray, living in Dartmouth; Charles, in Montreal; Earle in Connecticut, and Roy, in Sydney. Mrs. James Hilton is a sister of Mr. Walker.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. Charles J. Walker, son of the deceased is leaving Montreal this evening and will arrive home tomorrow night.



Melvin A. Prest



Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford


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Haliburton Jackson

Upper Stewiacke, May 2 — The death occurred on Monday evening of Haliburton Jackson, 77, of South Branch. Mr. Jackson had been in failing health all Winter.

In the immediate family he is survived by his wife and ten children, Etta, Mrs. Hiram Russell, of Totsham, Maine; Evelyn, Mrs. Percy Richards, of Stoneham, Mass.; Dorothy, Mrs. Fred Gohan, and Gertie, Mrs. Holmes McCullach, South Branch; Arnold, at home; Joe, Clyde, Arthur and Nelson, who all served with the Canadian Army overseas and returned home during the past several months, and Raymond, at home.

The funeral service will be held from the United Church at South Branch on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.



Hilda Maud Hilchey

Hilchey — There passed away early on Wednesday morning, October 18, at her residence, 84 King Street, Dartmouth, Hilda Maud, daughter of Sarah A. and the late Hiram O. Hilchey. Besides her mother she is survived by two sisters and three brothers. The funeral will be held from her home on Friday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock. The service to be conducted by Rev. W. Charles Anderson of St. James’ United Church.


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Maud Perry

In Memoriam



Mrs. E. V. Perry


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Eldon Ernest Cameron