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


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


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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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Ethel De Freytas


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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


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Mrs. Matilda Prest



Mrs. E. H. Barnstead

Eva Miller