Nov 262016

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements 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, Jeddore, Mooseland, Moose River Mines, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Bedford, Dartmouth, 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. 🙂


Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

Scrapbook Two – Page Eight

Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty


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William J. Scott


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Cecil S. Maskell

The death of Cecil S. Maskell, port steward at Halifax of the Imperial Oil Company, occurred suddenly yesterday at the Victoria General Hospital. He was 50 years of age.

Born in West Jeddore, he was the son of Florence and Wellington Maskell, both of whom survive.

Also surviving are his wife, Isabel, and five children, all of Pictou; one brother, Lindsay, of Halifax, and one sister, Ione, living in the U. S. A.

The body is resting at Snow’s Funeral Home until Wednesday when services will be conducted by Rev. Richardson at 2 p. m. The remains will then be shipped to Pictou for internment.


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Mrs. Harriet Kirby

Mrs. Harriet Kirby passed away at the home of her son, Carl Kirby, 6 Vienna Street, Halifax, yesterday after a lengthy illness. She was 62 years of age. Born in Flat Islands, Newfoundland, the deceased made her home in Halifax for the past 35 years. Her husband, William, predeceased her seven years ago.

She was an active member of the congregation of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church and was Past Worshipful Mistress of Defence Lodge L. T. B. A. and a member of Capitol City Lodge, L. O. B. A.

She is survived by one daughter, Winnie ( Mrs. E. Oxner) Halifax, and one son Carl, of the Income Tax Department, two sisters, Mrs. Vida Riggs, Flat Islands, Nfld., and Mrs. Joseph Reid, Burin, Nfld.

The funeral will be held at Cruikshanks Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery.



February 4 1939

Mrs. J. Henry Prest

Esther Jackson


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Mrs. James H. Prest

Esther Jackson


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December 1 1937

Mrs. William Miller

Leona Prest


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March 30 1942

James H. Prest



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May 18 1951

Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest

Middle Musquodoboit, May 20 — Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest, widow of Addington E. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County, died in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital Friday. She was 73.

She was the former Effie McIsaac, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James MacIsaac, Moose River Mines.

For a time she lived in the Canadian West but had spent the last several years in Mooseland.

Surviving are a son, Roderick, Hollywood, Calif., and a sister Lena, in California. Her husband died last November.

A granddaughter, Patsy Prest, took part in the movie ” Lassie Come Home” and another granddaughter, Delores Prest, is associated with the movies as a dancer.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at the house with the service beginning at 2.30 p.m., ADT. Interment will be in the family lot at Mooseland.


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November 14 1950

A. E. Prest



May 7 1949

Gough – Pentz


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Wide Interest In Saturday Ceremony –Mr. and Mrs. Cyril H. Gough are shown above, their marriage having taken place Saturday afternoon in J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church. Mrs. Gough is the former Jean Elizabeth Pentz, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.  A. G. Pentz, Halifax, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gough, Elliston, Newfoundland. The bride’s father officiated at the ceremony.


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Returns to Pulpit — Rev. A. G. Pentz (above), minister of J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, will conduct the Sunday services there after an absence of several months on sick leave. During his absence, the services at J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church have been conducted by Rev. Dr. H. B. Clarke.


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Seeley – Wilson

Nuptials of Interest — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seeley are shown above, their marriage having taken place Saturday in St. Andrew’s Church. Rev J. A. MacKeigan officiated and was assisted by the groom’s father, Rev. Dr. W. R. Seeley, Hamilton, Bermuda. The bride is the daughter of G. R. Wilson and the late Mrs. Wilson, Halifax, and the groom is the son of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Seeley.




Otto – Major


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Dooks – Hubley


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Saturday September 16 1944

Drysdale – Ross


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Saturday June 28 1941

Bowser – Bonn


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George – Hartling