Nov 122016

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. 🙂


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

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two


Click on the pictures to see them larger.


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Mrs. Malinda E. Hilchey


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Capt. Arthur G. Morris


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Mrs. Martha Jackson

Mooseland, Halifax Co., May 6 — Funeral services were held here Sunday for Mrs. Martha Jackson, widow of Thomas Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was 77 years of age, and had been a resident of the place for nearly 60 years. She was a kind and gentle woman and will be missed by the entire community. Surviving are six sons and four daughters, Bruce, Wallace and Ronald of Mooseland, Braison of Ellershouse; Clarence and Earl of British Columbia; Winnie, R.N. of New York city; Bernice and Della, Boston, Mass., and Alma, Mexico. Internment was in the rose garden attached to the Jackson homestead by special request of the deceased.


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Eldon Cameron

Cameron — In Loving Memory of my dear father, Eldon Cameron.

We often sit and think of him,

When we are all alone,

For memory is the only friend,

That grief can call its own,

Like ivy on the withered oak,

When all other things decay,

Our love for him will still keep green,

And never fade away.

Inserted by daughter, Myrna, son-in-law Guy and Grandson Max.


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Isaac Prest


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Gertrude Higgins



February 3 1928

Mrs. George W. Wolfe



Mrs. William L. Miller

Amanda Oicle


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Mrs. Margaret Ann Higgins


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Alexander Russell Higgins


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September 26 1925

Ethel De Freytas

The funeral of Miss Ethel De Freytas, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. DeFreytas took place from the home of her parents, 18 Moran street, Tuesday, September 29th, servces beng held at St. Patrick’s church where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father LeBlanc after which interment took place at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Miss DeFreytas’ sweet disposition and loveable ways endeared her to all that knew her. She was a pianist of excellent promise through which she had gained much popularty. The many suprtual bouquets and numerous mass cards, and memorial cards bore silent testimony of the high esteem in which she was held. Besides her parents she leaves two brothers, Jack and Charlie, and three sisters, Grace May and Dorothea, grandparents and relatives, to all of whom deepest sympathy goes out from her numerous friends.


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Charles P. DeFreytas


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Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller



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Hattie Ethel Sanford


Sanford — The funeral of the late Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford will be held Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. from Saint Thomas Church, Mooseland, Halifax County. Interment in Mooseland Cemetery.


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Mrs. Matilda Prest




Mrs. E. H. Barnstead

Eva Miller

Annapolis Royal, July 14 — Miss Hattie Miller of Lequille, received the sad news yesterday that her sister, Mrs. Edward H. Barnstead of Halifax had passed away very suddenly. She was on a motor trip in the east of the Province with her husband and little daughter, and was taken ill with pneumonia. She was removed to St. Martha’s hospital at Antigonish, on Tuesday, where she passed away the following night. Her remains were brought to Annapolis Royal by last night’s train, and the funeral will be held from her home at 2.30 this afternoon, with interment in the Miller lot at Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Barnstead was the oldest daughter of the late William and Mrs. Miller of Lequille and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Besides her husband and little daughter of eight years, she leaves four sisters, Miss Hattie at home, Mrs. Gilbert Moore of Clementsport, Mrs. L. T. Comeau of Halifax, and Mrs. Harland Veinot of Lequille. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family. Mrs. Barnstead was 45 years of age.