Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

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. 🙂

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Scrapbook Three – Page One

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William J. Scott

Middle Musquodoboit, Sept. 29. — A highly respected and life-long resident of Musquodoboit passed away this morning in the person of William J. Scott, death being due to a heart attack, at the age of 72 years. Well-known throughout the province as prominent huntsman and guide he, on one occasion, escorted the vice-regal party on a hunting expedition in this valley and entertained them in his home.

In former years a farmer and lumberman, in latter years, although not robust in health, he held the offices of issuer of marriage licenses, registrar of births and deaths, fish warden on the Musquodoboit river and for over 10 years a rural mail driver. He was a loyal supporter and member of the former Methodist Church and later of the United Church. In politics always a Liberal, many prominent in the party having enjoyed the hospitality of his home.

He was twice married, his wife Ida Hilchie of Mooseland, Halifax county, and his second, who survives him, was Mrs. Jennie Fisher Tupper of Upper Stewiacke. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alex. Gregg, Nanton, Alberta, Mrs. George Hyson, Chester, Pa., and two sons, Clarence and John of Middle Musquodoboit; and two brothers, Arthur in British Columbia, and Hiram of Middle Musquodoboit. The funeral will be held from the United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., with Rev. J. G. Ball officiating, assisted by members of Craigmyle Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which order the deceased was a member.

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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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1949

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.

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February 4 1939

Mrs. J. Henry Prest

Esther Jackson

Prest — In memory of Mrs. J. Henry Prest of Moose River Mines who passed away at her home on Feb. 4th.

Remembrance

Oh, a dear one, Oh, a loved one,

Who has passed away so soon;

Filled many hearts with deepest sorrow,

Everything with mournful gloom,

A loving mother and a sister,

And a friend to all, was found;

If only she were with us now

Instead, so far beneath the ground.

 

Husband, brothers, sons and daughters,

To them she was so dear;

Many friends are too included,

That wish she could be here.

To myself she was an aunt;

But, meant more than that, to me

A true and faithful friend indeed

If ever, one was she.

 

The old home is yet so cozy,

But shall never be the same;

As when the dear one, and the loved one

Who will always bear the name.

She is gone but not forgotten.

Her remembrance, we’ll bear in mind

Yet another to replace her,

Will be very hard to find.

– By Jean M. Higgins

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Mrs. James H. Prest

Esther Jackson

Feb. 9 1939

Mrs. James H. Prest

Friends and relatives were grieved to learn of the recent death of Esther, wife of James Henry Prest, at her home at Moose River Gold Mines.

Although Mrs. Prest had been ailing for a number of months her illness was not considered serious until two weeks ago when the family members were summoned home.

Funeral services were conducted at the Moose River United Church by the Rev. Mr. Ball of Musquodoboit. Later the body was taken to Mooseland, her former home for burial.

Mrs. Prest leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, six daughters, Alice, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Detroit, Mich.; Belle, Mrs. John Doherty, Windsor, Ont.; Elsie, Mrs. Frank Horne, Moose River; Effie, Mrs. Charles Dapp, Long Island, N. Y. and *Miss Silian, Brookline, Mass., also four sons, Frank at home, Clark, Mooseland; Charles of Billerica, Mass. and Fulton of Allston, also three brothers, Nelson Jackson of New Hampshire; Wellington of Stoneham and Haliburton of South Branch, who was at her bedside at the time of her death.

She was the mother of 14 children, four of whom predeceased her, also 33 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Prest will be remembered by a great many as proprietress of the Wayside Inn for a number of years.

*newspaper typo – Silian should be Lillian

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December 1 *1937

Mrs. William Miller

Leona Prest

Moose River Mines, Dec. 7 — Friends here and in surrounding districts were shocked to receive news of the sudden passing of Leona, wife of William Miller, after a short illness at the Halifax Infirmary.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prest and was born in Mooseland 36 years ago, but had lived in Moose River 21 years. Possessed of a kindly disposition Mrs. Miller was ready at all times to assist in any activity that would further the interest of the community. The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held in the United Church here, conducted by Rev. J. H. A. Anderson, D.D. Internment was in the family lot at Mooseland.

The pall bearers were Albert Fahie, Frank and Matthew Redden and Murray Hilchey.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband and one son, Louis, and one daughter Doris; also her parents; four brothers, Frank at home, Clark in Mooseland, Fulton and Charles in Mass.; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Horne, ( Elsie), Moose River; Mrs. William Bruce ( Melvina), West Gore; Mrs. Henry Robinson ( Alice), Mrs. Jack Doherty ( Annibelle), Windsor, Ont.; Mrs. Charles Dapp ( Effie), New York; and Lillian, Somerville, Mass.

* 1938 is written in pencil on the clipping but the death year is recorded as 1937 on the actual death record. It can be viewed on the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=169-811&Event=death&ID=262553

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March 30 1942

James H. Prest

Moose River Mines, April 8 — The little village of Moose River was grieved to learn of the sudden passing of one of its oldest and beloved citizens, James Henry Prest.

Mr. Prest who had been enjoying good health, was suddenly overcome by a stroke by which he died almost instantly on the morning of March 30 at 9.30 o’clock.

Even at the old age of 85 Mr. Prest was still active and enjoyed very much spending an evening of entertainment with his many friends; also paying an occasional visit to his relatives and friends in nearby districts.

Mr. Prest leaves to mourn their loss, six daughters, Alice, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Detroit, Mich.; Effie, Mrs. Charles Dapp, Yonkers, N. Y.; Annabelle, Mrs. John Doherty, Windsor, Ont.; Lillian, Mrs. Arthur Birman, Roxbury, Mass.; Melvina, Mrs. William Bruce, West Gore; Elsie, Mrs. Frank Horne, Moose River Mines; also four sons, Charles, Billerica, Mass.; Fulton of Boston; Clark of Mooseland and Frank at home. His wife and four children predeceased him some years ago.

A short service was held at his home, conducted by Rev. McKenzie of Upper Musquodoboit. A service was afterwards held in the St. Thomas Church, Mooseland, Rev. Chard from Tangier officiating.

Ball bearers were: Guy White, James O’Connell, Bruce Jackson, Harold Decker, Persey Murphy, Mr. Bell.

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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

Addington E. Prest, well known resident of Mooseland, Halifax County, died yesterday at the Sheet Harbor Hospital. A retired C.N.R. roundhouse foreman, Mr. Prest was 81.

Born at Mooseland, he went to western Canada during early manhood, where he joined the Canadian National Railway. He retired 10 years ago and returned to his birthplace.

Surviving are his wife, Effie, and one son, Roderick, Hollywood, California. Also one sister, Mrs. Lorena Kent, 11 Moran Street, Halifax. A granddaughter, Miss Patricia Prest, appeared in the motion picture ” Lassie Come Home.”

Funeral Services will be held from his home at Mooseland Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Mooseland.

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May 7 1949

Gough – Pentz

One of the loveliest of May wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon in J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church when the minister, Rev. A. G. Pentz, united in marriage his daughter, Jean Elizabeth, to Cyril H. Gough, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gough, Elliston, Newfoundland.

Before a floral decorated altar, the young couple took their vows in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Dr. D. G. Pentz, was charming in her gown of white sating, designed with a fitted bodice featuring a lace-inserted round neckline and long sleeves pointed over the wrists. Her skirt was full, ending in a train and designed with lace panels. She wore an embroidered veil held in place by a coronet and she carried a cascade bouquet of red roses. A single strand of pearls was her only jewellery.

Miss Phyllis Margeson was her only attendant and wore a gown of orchid shade moire with a matching headdress and short veil. She carried a crescent bouquet of yellow carnations and roses. Donald Collins was best man and the ushers were the bride’s brother, Robert Pentz, and Raymond Purchase.

Diane Parker was soloist and sang, ” I Love Thee” by Greig with E. W. Schafer at the organ.

A reception was held later at the home of the bride’s parents, 550 Robie Street, where the bride’s mother assisted in receiving the guests and wore a dress of aqua crepe with black accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. Rev. E. W. Forbes proposed the toast to the bride. Presiding at the tea table were the bride’s aunts, Mrs. C. L. Andrews, Pictou, and Mrs. William Simms, Braintree, Mass.

For a wedding trip through the Annapolis Valley, the bride chose a rose suit with black accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. They will live in Halifax on their return where the groom is a student at Pine Hill Divinity School.

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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.

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1935

Otto – Major

Rev. L. B. Bent officiated at a pretty wedding which was solemnized in All Saints Church, Bedford, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when Miss Rita Elinor Major, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Major, became the bride of Edgar LeRoy Otto, son of Mrs. Otto and the late George W. Otto.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Allen, looked charming in a gown of white lace cut on Princess lines with short train. She wore a small halo hat of the same material and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses and carnations. There were no attendants. Mrs. Fritz Schaefer presided at the organ and played the wedding marches.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Stephen Leedham, aunt of the bride, at which there gathered some seventy-five friends of the happy couple to extend to them their best wishes. The house was gaily decorated with white bells and streamers and there was a profusion of roses and sweet peas. Mrs. Major, mother of the bride wore a gown of grey and black chiffon and Mrs. Leedham was attired in an ensemble of brown.

Later following the time honored ceremony of the cutting of the wedding cake, Mrs. and Mrs. Otto left for a motor trip through the province, the bride wearing for travelling a suit of blue. After an absence of two weeks the bride and groom will return to Dartmouth, where they will take up residence.

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Dooks – Hubley

For the wedding last evening of Eva Rebecca Leslie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hubley, 104 Willow Street, and Lester George Dooks, a son of Mrs. A. M. Dooks, also of this city, and the late Willoughby Dooks. St. Matthias Church was thronged with friends and well-wishers — keen interest has been shown in the wedding since announcement was made of the engagement of the young people who are extremely popular, and many parties have been given in their honor.

The Rector of the Church, Rev. Edward Morris, officiated the organist and choir of which the bride is a member being in attendance, the Hymn ” The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” being sung immediately after the entry of the bridal party, Mrs. Lowe singing a solo, ” I love you truly,” during the signing of the Register  ..

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Charles Hubley. Very charming she looked in a gown of white ” kitten ear” satin, worn with hat of the same material, , garnished with orange blossoms and silk net, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of roses and carnations.

She was attended by Miss Brenda Paul as bridesmaid.Miss Paul being a very attractive figure in a gown of pink silk pebble crepe, with hat of the same color, and she also carried a bouquet of roses and carnations.

George Butt attended as groomsman.

The wedding was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents, only relatives and very intimate friends, however being present. Mr. and Mrs. Dooks who have the best wishes of all who enjoy their acquaintance, will take their departure on Saturday for Bridgewater, where they will make their home and where a warm welcome awaits them. The collection of wedding gifts was a large one, the gift of the groom to the bride being a substantial cheque, and the gifts to the bridesmaid and groomsman being a ring and a Roll’s razor respectively.

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Saturday September 16 1944

Drysdale – Ross

St. James Anglican Church, Herring Cove, was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday, September 16 at 4 o’clock when Jessie Mae, only daughter of Mrs. Clifford F. Ross, and the late Clifford Ross, Herring Cove, formerly of Halifax, became the bride of Walter E. D. Drysdale, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Drysdale, Herring Cove. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. E. Rice.

The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, Frank Thomas, looked lovely in a floor length gown of white sheer with high neckline and embroidered bodice. Her veil, held in place with a halo of laurel leaves ended in a slight train. She carried a shower bouquet of American Beauty roses. Her only ornament, a two strand string of pearls, was the gift of the groom.

The bride was attended by Miss Natalie Thomas, who wore a floor length gown of turquoise taffeta with matching feather halo and veil. She carried a bouquet of talisman roses. The little flower girl, Sandra Gormley, looked sweet in her floor length gown of peach taffeta with matching head band. She carried a nosegay of sweetpeas. Petty Officer Walter Brunt attended the groom and the ushers were Gordon Gormley and Arthur Harrigan.

Mrs. Ross, mother of the bride, wore a flowered crepe gown with black accessories and corsage of talisman roses.

Mrs. Charles Purcell, eldest sister of the groom, wore a black and white crepe dress with corsage of white carnation buds.

During the signing of the register the choir, consisting of friends of the bride, beautifully rendered ” O Perfect Love,” accompanied by Miss Mary Darrach, organist.

Following the ceremony a reception for about 140 guests was held at ” Greengates,” summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas. The bride’s table was centred with a three tier wedding cake. Rev. W. D. Wilson proposed the toast to the bride. Following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale left on a motor trip through the province, the bride travelling in a two piece chartreuse wool suit, trimmed with black velvet and wearing black accessories. Her corsage was of talisman roses. On their return they will reside in Herring Cove.

Among the many lovely gifts received by the popular young couple was a Wedgewood dinner set from the Department of Lands and Forests, where the bride was a valued member for the past few years.

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Saturday June 28 1941

Bowser – Bonn

Jeddore, July 3 — The West Jeddore Baptist Church was the scene of a lovely wedding Saturday evening, June 28, at 8 o’clock when Miss Margaret Catherine Bonn, daughter of Mrs. Alex Bonn and the late Alex Bonn of West Jeddore, became the bride of Guy George Bowser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowser, of Pleasant Point. The marriage was solemnized by the Rev. K. Drew of Musquodoboit Harbor.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Norman McGregor, who gave her in marriage. She wore a gown of triple white sheer over white satin, floor length, with silver sequins at wrist and neck, and long veil with orange blossoms on veil and dress. She wore a Nova Scotia gold and amethyst brooch, gift of the groom, and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses and carnations and fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Pearl Bonn, sister of the bride wore a floor length dress of pink satin, with white accessories and a bouquet of sweetpeas and snapdragon. The groom was supported by Walter Bonn, brother of the bride. The ushers were Woodrow Maskell, R. C. N., George Kent and Vance Williams.

The church was very attractive with decorations of potted plants, pink and white streamers and an arch of fern, apple blossoms and bells. Mrs. McGregor, aunt of the bride, played the wedding marches. During the signing of the register Mr. Brooks, pastor of the church, sang a solo.

The bride’s mother wore a gown of woodrose crepe with hat to correspond; the groom’s mother wore queen blue crepe and accessories to match. The organist and bridesmaid received gold maple leaf brooches; the groomsman and pastor, leather billfolds.

A reception was held at the home of the bride where nearly 100 guests attended. The bride has for a number of years been a very successful teacher in this district and elsewhere. The couple received many beautiful gifts which testified to their popularity. Friends from Halifax, Bayside and Dartmouth were present.

The bride’s travelling costume was a tailored suit in black with white blouse, white hat and white accessories. The happy couple have the best wishes of many friends and will reside in Halifax.

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George – Hartling

The Central Baptist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 3 o’clock this afternoon when Emma Alice daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hartling, 15 Lawrence street, became the bride of Reuben George, also of this city.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looking charming in her wedding gown of white georgette crepe and silk lace, and wearing the conventional veil with wreath of orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of butterfly roses and sweet peas. She was attended by her sister Jeanna, who wore an imported gown of French blue georgette with black picture hat. She carried a shower of Columbia roses and sweet peas. Mr. Gordon Hollett attended as groomsman.

The church was very tastefully decorated by Mrs. Clifford Ross and her assistants with a variety of summer flowers.

At the opening of the service the choir sang ” The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and during the signing of the register Miss Birdie DeLong was heard with much pleasure in ” O Promise Me.” Mrs. F. A. Nightinggale was at the organ giving renditions of the Bridal Chorus and Wedding March.

Rev. W. D. Wilson, pastor of the church, officiated.

After receiving the fellicitations of their relatives the happy couple left by auto for the Eastern Shore, where they anticipate spending a honeymoon of two weeks. The bride’s going away costume was a powder blue dress worn with black coat, hat and shoes and brown fox fur, the gift of the groom. The groom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a pendant, to the groomsman cufflinks, and to the soloist and organist gold pieces.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large and valuable one, including a tray of flat silver from the staff of the Maritime Finance Ltd., of which the bride is a valuable member, also a cheque from Mr. Phinney, with whom the bride has been associated for the past nine years in the employ of Phinneys, Ltd., and Maritime Finance Ltd.; also a beautiful clock and set of stainless steel carvers from the staff of the Naval Armament Supply Dept., of which the groom is a member.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. George will reside at 184 North street.

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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, 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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Scrapbook Two – Page One

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Scrapbook Three – Page One

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Wednesday July 20 1938

Hawkins- Brinton

Smith’s Cove, July 26 — A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends throughout the province, was solemnized on Wednesday evening, July 20, at 8 o’clock, in the United Church here, when Pauline Margaret Brinton, only daughter of Mrs. A. J. Cornwall of Smith’s Cove and the late Roy Brinton, of Bear River, was united in marriage to Egbert  Aubrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hawkins of Halifax. Rev. Charles Rockingham, of Deep Brook, officiated at the ceremony.

The bride, entering the church on the arm of A. J. Cornwall, her stepfather, who also gave her away, was charming on a floor length gown of white satin made in Princess style, long sleeves, slightly squared at shoulders, buttoned down the back with self-covered buttons, and conventional white veil with tiara of pearls and brilliants. She carried a large bouquet of white roses and fern. She was attended by Miss Louise McHugh, of Saint John, N. B., who wore pale yellow net over taffeta of the same color, with matching off the face hat. She carried a bouquet of yellow and pink roses with blue for-get-me-nots. Chester Brinton, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman.

The church was tastefully decorated by Mrs. Henry Sulis, in a color combination of white, pink and mauve. The wedding marches were rendered by Miss Frances Austin. Ushers were Harold A. Sulis and Lovett H. Woodman.

Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cornwall, Smith’s Cove. Refreshments were served to a large number of guests by Alice Woodman, Florence Berry, Ruby Woodman, Mrs. Lena Cossitt, Grace Hubley, Mrs. Henry Sulis and Mrs. William Woodman. Many beautiful gifts were received, also several cheques.

After the reception the happy couple left by motor for Halifax. Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Brinton will reside in Digby where the groom is in the employ of the M. T. & T. Co.

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February 17

Peter W. Maskell

West Jeddore, Feb. 17 — Peter W. Maskell, one of Jeddore’s most prominent and well-known residents, died suddenly today following a heart attack. He was 58.

Born at West Jeddore, he was of United Empire Loyalist stock, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maskell. For a number of years he lived in Halifax where he was employed as a tram operator. Later he farmed at Chezzetcook and 15 years ago took over his father’s general store at West Jeddore. He was active in community affairs and was highly regarded as a business man. Mr. Maskell was a prominent member of the Adventist Church. His wife was the former Blanche

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August 12 1939

Mrs. Eudivilla Maskell

Eudavilla Harpell

Musquodoboit Harbor, Aug. 15 — The little fishing village of West Jeddore was greatly saddened on Saturday evening by the passing of one of its own highly respected and beloved citizens. Mrs. Eudivilla Maskell, formerly Miss Harpell of West Jeddore, at the age of 73 years. She was known by many and loved by all who came in contact with her as for fifty years she and her husband, the late Peter W. Maskell, who passed away five years ago, kept the general store at West Jeddore. Although in failing health for the past two years she never complained.

She leaves to mourn their loss three daughters, Mrs. E. S. Sharpp, of Armdale; Mrs. Reginald Baker, Ostrea Lake and Mrs. Harris Blakney of West Jeddore: four sons, Peter, with whom she lived: Corey, Wilfred and Roland of West Jeddore: one sister. Mrs. Gary Stapp of Patterson, New Jersey; also three brothers, William, West Jeddore: Jeremiah of Boston, Mass., and George of Worcester, Mass.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon, interment at the little cemetery at West Jeddore.

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Bernard Cameron Maskell

Boy, Six Months Old Dies of Pneumonia

Jeddore, Nov. 15 — The death of Bernard Cameron Maskell, 6 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Maskell, West Jeddore, occurred Monday of last week at their home. Death was due to pneumonia. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at West Side with the interment in the cemetery there. Mr. McLeod, pastor, conducted the service. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents who now only have one little daughter.

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April 21 1949

John Charles Hilchey

Hilchey — The death occurred of John Charles Hilchey at the home of his son Stanley, 108 Lawrence Street, on April 21, after a short illness, at the age of 90 years. Funeral will take place at St. Matthias’ Church, Windsor Street, on Saturday April 23, at 2 p.m. by the Reverend E. Morris and Reverend G. S. Tanton ( rector of deceased). Burial at Camp Hill Cemetery.

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March 24 1937

Ella V. Prest

Death Notices

Prest — The death occurred Wednesday, March 24th of Miss Ella V. Prest, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. Kent, 11 Moran St. She is survived by one sister and one brother.

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1930

Ella May Lawlor

There passed away this morning in the Victoria General Hospital Ella May Lawlor, daughter of George Lawlor, of Spryfield, aged 22 years. The news of her passing in early womanhood, will be received with deep sorrow within the wide circle of her friends. Miss Lawlor was known and highly esteemed in the district in which she lived and where she was engaged in teaching. She was loved by her young pupils, and was an excellent teacher, as well as a most attractive personality. Much sympathy is expressed for her parents in the loss which they have sustained in her death. Her father was with her at the time of her passing, and he will accompany the body on its silent home-going to Spryfield tomorrow morning.

*** According to Ella’s death certificate she passed away from pneumonia which was a post operative complication from a tonsillectomy. https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=134-1353&Event=death&ID=224211

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Carl Otto

Dartmouth Man Dies — News of the death this morning of V. Carl Otto ( above), well known Dartmouth merchant and prominent member of the Austenville Owls Club and of the Masonic order in the town will be heard with deep regret by a wide circle of friends and business associates.

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Mourn Death of Carl Otto

Carl Otto, 44, well known Dartmouth merchant, prominent Mason, and one of the originals in the Austenville Owl’s Club, died at the Victoria General Hospital at 7:30 this morning.

Mr. Otto was a leader in the town’s community life and a member of a prominent Dartmouth family. He was in business with his brother, W. Guy Otto at the Austenville Grocery.

Surviving are two brothers, W. Guy of Dartmouth, and E. L. Otto, of Moir’s Limited, Halifax, and a sister, Maude, ( Mrs. Kenneth Frizzell) of Dartmouth.

He as a charter member and past president of the Austenville Owl’s Club, a member of the Eastern Star Lodge A. F. and A. M. and past high priest of Renown Chapter Royal Arch Masons.

Death followed his admission to hospital a week ago to undergo an operation.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 o’clock from Zink’s Funeral Parlors to Christ Church, Rev. W. E. Ryder officiating. Internment will be at Christ Church Cemetery.

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October 18 1939

Hilda Maude Hilchey

There died yesterday morning at her home, 84 King Street, Dartmouth, Hilda Maud, daughter of Sarah A. and the late Hiram O. Hilchey. She had been ill for a long time and during the past few weeks has been confined to bed. Her illness was borne with great patience and the end was peaceful.

Miss Hilchey was a member of St. James United Church.

Besides her mother, who was most devoted to her during her illness, she is survived by two sisters, Mildred, wife of Robert E. McPhee, of Windsor Junction; Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille of Chester, New Hampshire, and three brothers, Almon E., Theodore B. and A. Russell Hilchey, all of Dartmouth.

The funeral will be held from the residence, 84 King Street, Dartmouth, on Friday at 2:30 o’clock, the service to be conducted by Rev. W. Charles Anderson of St. James United Church.

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Train Victim

Levi L. Hilchey

Native of Stewiacke, Mr. Hilchie died in hospital at Saint John Thursday succumbing to injuries received when he was struck by a train at the depot.

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1935

Fatality Victim Is Laid To Rest

Stewiacke,  Feb. 11 — Following services in Holy Trinity church on Sunday afternoon, the body of Levi Hilchey who was killed at the Mill street railway crossing in Saint John, N. B., were laid to rest in the Anglican cemetery here.

The service was conducted by Rev. C. W. Saunders who also officiated at the graveside. The pall bearers were C. C. Leck, P. Prest, Max Meadows, Harvey Crowe, Horace Meadows and George Meadows. Many floral offerings were placed on the grave.

Surviving Mr. Hilchey is his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Weaver and two sons, Reginald and Lorne, also several grandchildren.

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1944

Morris A. Hilchey

The death occurred yesterday of Morris A. Hilchey at his home, 67 Elm Street. A well-known Halifax building contractor, he passed away at the age of 67 years, after a long illness.

Surviving are his wife Mildred; one son Victor; one daughter Doris; three brothers, Cumminger, Musquodoboit; Jonathan, Mooseland; Bayne, Halifax; and three sisters, Elizina, Mrs. Dukeshire, Stewiacke; Villa, Mrs. Elmer Milne, Middle Musquodoboit, and Charlotte, Mrs. Edgar Hilchey, Hebron, Yarmouth County.

Funeral services will be held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Robie Street, Saturday, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery. Rev. W. R. Seeley will officiate.

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1924

Mrs. Thos. Hilchie

Mary Ellen Prest

Stewiacke, Aug. 1 — Mrs. Thomas Hilchie, a respected resident of Stewiacke, ( formerly of Mooseland), passed away last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alexander Dukeshire, at the age of 77 years. Deceased is survived in her immediate family by her husband, five sons and three daughters. The sons are — Bayne, of East Lexington, Mass.; Morris, of Halifax; Cumminger, of Middle Musquodoboit; John, of Mooseland, and Levi, of Stewiacke. The daughters are — Mrs. Edgar Hilchie, of St. John; Mrs. Milne, of Murchyville, and Mrs. Alexandra Dukeshire, of this town, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Prest, of Moose River.

The funeral service will be held at Mrs. Dukeshire’s residence, tomorrow ( Saturday) at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the Episcopal cemetery, Stewiacke.

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1949

Baker – Harpell

West Jeddore, Oct. 8 — West Jeddore Baptist Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding recently when Rev. Blois Crawford united in marriage Barbara Grace, eldest daughter of Fred Harpell, and John Judson baker, son of Ira Baker and the late Mrs. Baker.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charming in a floor-length gown of white satin with lace yoke fashioned with long sleeves coming to points over the wrists, having the full skirt caught up with lily-of-the-valley. Her headdress was a full length veil with halo of seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of red roses and white gladioli and wore a single strand of pearls with matching earrings.

Mrs. Anthony Slade was matron of honor and wore a blue taffeta gown with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Alice Wright was bridesmaid and wore pink nylon and lace with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses.

Little Ann Elizabeth Crawford was flower girl and wore mauve and yellow and carried a basket of yellow roses. Mrs. Blois Crawford was the soloist and sang ” O Perfect Love” during the signing of the register. Miss Ramona Maskell was the organist.

The groom’s brother, Donald Baker, was best man, and the ushers were William Kent and Ralph Baker.

A reception was held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Crawford. The bride’s table was centred with a traditional three-tier wedding cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Reginald S. Hilchie

Stewiacke, July 13 — Reginald S. Hilchie, of this town, died in Halifax over the week-end shortly after he had been taken ill at his work in the Dartmouth dockyards. He was 39 years of age.

A resident of Clarence Park, Mr. Hilchie had moved there with his family in 1941, after residing here nearly all his life. He started his apprenticeship as a machinist with a local firm, Lewis Limited, where he was employed for many years before he was transferred to Clarke-Ruse Aircraft Company. Later he worked for the Dartmouth dockyards.

Surviving are, his widow, the former Margaret Leck, of Stewiacke, one daughter Nancy, his mother, Mrs. Jeanette Hilchie, two sisters, Mrs. Jordan ( Mavis) Weaver and June and one brother, Lorne, all of Stewiacke.

The remains are resting at the home of C. J. Leck, and the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock fromHoly Trinity Church. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

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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1926

William Lyle Miller

Wm. L. Miller

Annapolis Royal, Dec. 2 — The death occurred at his residence on the Cape Road, Annapolis Royal, on Tuesday, of William Lyle Miller, son of the late Weston Miller, at the age of 60 years, after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Upper Clements, and married Amanda Oickle, removing to Annapolis Royal about forty-five years ago. Mr. Miller leaves a wife, five daughters, Mrs. Edward. H. Barnstead of Halifax; Mrs. I. T. Comeau, Halifax; Mrs. Gilbert Moore, Providence, R. I., Mrs. Harley Veinot, Annapolis Royal and Miss Hattie at home, two sisters, Mrs. William Hazelwood, of Berwick and Mrs. John Roberts of New York and two brothers, Edward and Seymour of Philadelphia.

The funeral will be held this afternoon with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. The service at the house will be conducted by Rev. E. A. Kirker, and at the grave by the Oddfellows, of which fraternity the deceased was a member. The service here will be taken by Rev. E. A. Kirker, ( Chaplain), Dr. A. B. Crowe, ( Noble Grand) while the pall bearers will be Horace Munroe, Douglas Wear, John Woodland and John Millet.

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

Reference in The Spectator last week to the death of Mrs. Israel T. Comeau ( Bessie Buena Miller)) was too early to include mention of the funeral service Thursday afternoon which was conducted by Rev. T. E. McLennan, Pastor of the United Church in Annapolis Royal, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harland Veinot, Cape Road, and burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Besides the hymn, ” Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills,” a beautiful vocal solo was rendered by Pat Vance: ” The Old Rugged Cross,” a favorite hymn of the deceased. The funeral took place where Mrs. Comeau had spent her early life having been born there 46 years ago, and was attended by old and loving friends. She was the second daughter of the late William and Amanda ( Oickle) Miller and after her marriage moved to Halifax where Mr. Comeau, a marine engineer was employed.  During her residence in Halifax she was a member of the J Wesley Smith Memorial United Church in that city and very active in church work to which she will be much missed. Not being in good health last September, she went to Boston for treatment, but never fully recovered and returned to Yarmouth, where the family has since resided and where she was tenderly cared for by her sister, Mrs. G. T. Moore of Clementsport. Besides Mrs. Moore, she leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Veinot and Miss Hattie Miller, all popular ladies of this community who have every sympathy in their bereavement. Another sister: Eva ( Mrs. Barnstead) died about two years ago. She is survived by her husband and one son, Beverley, now about 16 years old. The bearers at the funeral were: Frank Batteaux, Murray Carr, James Ritchie and Geo. H. Robertson. The passing of Mrs. Comeau makes another sad break in the friendships of the advancing generation of this cuntryside and the cheerful remembrances of her girlhood will not soon be forgotten.

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Samuel Hanna

Middle Musquodoboit, Nov. 1 — Word was received Saturday that Samuel Hanna had passed away in Vancouver, at the home of his son Frank, on Saturday, at the age of seventy-eight years. He has been a life long resident of this place with the exception of the last eight years, having spent a part of the time in the west with his sons, going there the last time about six months ago.

He was highly respected and filled an important part in the life of the community. In his earlier days he followed house carpenter work and painting as an occupation. About 30 years ago he received the appointment of Postmaster which office he efficently held for over twenty years.

He is survived by three sons — Frank in Vancouver, William in Edmonton, Hugh in Sask., and two daughters, Norma ( Mrs. ( Dr.) W. Davis) Berwick; and Grace. ( Mrs. Ira McFetridge) of this place. Mrs. Hanna predeceased him about ten years ago.

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Jonathan R. Hilchie

1949

Mooseland, Oct 27 — There passed away in Mooseland recently after a lingering illness, Jonathan R., son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen Hilchie. The late Mr. Hilchie was 77 years of age and was a life-long and respected resident of Mooseland. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances.

He was a carpenter by trade and also fulfilled the duties of Justice of the Peace for the district.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret E., and one son, Carl; five grandchildren; two brothers; bayne of Halifax and Cummenger of Middle Musquodoboit, and two sisters; Vella ( Mrs. Elmer Milne) of Middle Musquodoboit, and Charlotte ( Mrs. Edgar Hilchie) of Stewiacke.

The funeral was held at Mooseland with service at St. Thomas’ Church, conducted by the Rev. G. S. Tanton, rector of the parish.

The pallbearers were Guy White, Roy White, Lee White, Ralph Cameron, Ernest Prest and Glen Prest.

Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Mrs. Arthur Doyle

Elvie Myers

1947

Jeddore, Sept. 20 — The sudden death of Elvie, wife of Arthur Doyle, occurred at her home, West Jeddore, Monday morning. Retiring Sunday evening in her usual health, she was stricken about 3 a.m., passing away almost immediately. She was 42 years of age.

She leaves to mourn, her husband, and six sons: Ernest, Seldon, Basil, George, Wayne, and Eugene, all at home, except Basil, who is at Labrador.

She was the daughter of Joseph Myers and the late Bessie Myers of Head Jeddore. Surviving also are five sisters; ( Treassa) Mrs. W. A. power, East Jeddore; ( Ella) Mrs. S. Mosher, Ostrea Lake; ( Elsie) Mrs. Jerry Faulkner, Lower West Jeddore; ( Hazel) Mrs. Roy Bowser, Ostrea Lake; ( Avis) Mrs. Cyril Day, ( Mabel) Mrs. J. Manuel, Tantallon. Two brothers, Walter, at Labrador, and Ogle, in the U.S.A., and one uncle, Wallace Myers, Lantz Siding, whom she visited the day previous to her death.

She was a member of the Anglican Church at Head Jeddore where interment will be made.

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Mrs. John G. Maskell

Prudence Hopkins

May 15 1939

A large circle of friends in the city will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Prudence Maskell, wife of John G. Maskell, 63 Willow Street, which occurred this morning. Mrs. Maskell, who was 76 years of age, had been ill only a fortnight. and previous to that time had been extremely active.

She was the former Prudence Hopkins, born in East Jeddore, where she spent her girlhood. After her marriage she lived for many years in West Jeddore, and had been a resident of Halifax for the last 33 years.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Guy G., of Melrose Highlands, Mass., Frank, Brooklyn, New York, and Jack, of 152 Willow Street, Halifax, and three daughters, Viola, Mrs. A. W. Warren, Torrington, Conn.; Eva, Mrs. E. J. Steer, of Waterbury, Conn.; and Muriel, teacher at Bloomfield School. Mrs. Maskell was an active member of the West End Baptist Church, and a member of the Women’s Society.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with service at the home at 2.30 o’clock ( Daylight Saving Time). The body will then go forward to West Jeddore, where a committal service will be held in the Baptist church there. Rev. Gordon S. Vincent will officiate at the service in Halifax and Rev. J. J. Sidey at West Jeddore.

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Captain Frank Baker

1946

Former Light Keeper Passes

Death removed a well known figure in Nova Scotia’s coastal shipping trade in the person of Captain Frank Baker, West Jeddore, who died in the Halifax Infirmary yesterday. He was 53.

Son of Mrs. Laura Baker and the late Captain George L. Baker, Captain Baker was formerly lighthouse keeper at Jeddore Rock. He resigned from the position last June because of ill health. Prior to keeping the light, he was master of several vessels engaged in coastal trade.

Surviving are his mother, his wife, formerly Miss Blanche Kent; two brothers and four sisters: Fulton Baker, West Jeddore; Gordon Baker, Timberlea; Mrs. Harris Morash and Mrs. Clyde Morash, West Dover; Mrs. Lloyd Morash and Mrs. Fred Clark, both residing in the United States.

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Capt. Frank Baker

West Jeddore, Dec. 4 — The funeral of the late Captain Frank Baker took place on Friday afternoon at West Jeddore. Following a short service at the house the remains were taken to the Baptist Church where service was conducted by Rev. George Hamilton, pastor of the Dartmouth Baptist Church.

Hymns sung, which were the favorites of the deceased, were: ” Safe In The Arms Of Jesus.” ” There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings”, ” Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed?”, and ” There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”. ” God be With You Till We Meet Again”, was sung at the graveside.

Despite the inclement weather a large congregation attended the service showing the respect and esteem in which the deceased was held. He was laid to rest in the cemetery on the hillside overlooking the sea over which he sailed so many times to his home port.

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Florence M. Kent

1947

Kent — The death occurred Sunday, April 20th, at her home, West Jeddore, of Mrs. Florence M. Kent, age 78. Funeral will be held from her home Tuesday, April 22nd, at 2 p.m.

Mary Jane Glawson

Glawson — The death occurred Sunday, Dec. 19th at Canning N. S., of Mary Jane Glawson, age 76 of Tangier, N. S. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. George J. Hilchey of Canning and two grandchildren. Interment at Tangier.

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April 21 1947

Mrs. Florence Kent

Florence Roome

West Jeddore, April 25 — The death occurred April 20th, of Mrs. Florence Kent, in her 79th year. She was a widow of the late Harrison Kent, who predeceased her 23 years ago. She had been ill at her home here for the past five weeks, under the care of Dr. N. Morrison of Musquodoboit Harbor, and attended by Mrs. Marjorie Nauffis, R. N., who remained with her until the end.

She was the former Miss Florence Roome, daughter of the late George N. Roome, of Dartmouth. Following her marriage to the late H. Kent, they lived at Miscou Island, N. B. In 1906 they moved to Jeddore where they made their home.

She leaves to mourn their loss three sons, George, and John of West Jeddore; Samuel of Ostrea Lake; three daughters, Mrs. harry Colbert ( Florence), Musquodoboit Harbour; Mrs. Douglas Baker ( Iva), and Mrs. Frank Baker ( Blanche) of West jeddore, and seven grandchildren. One half-sister, Mrs. W. T. Smith ( Carrie), Dartmouth; and two half-brothers, Capt. Roome, Dartmouth, and Reginald Roome, Bedford, also survive. One half-brother, Walter, was killed in the Halifax Explosion.

The funeral was conducted on April 22. Following a short service at the house, the remains were taken to Pleasant Point where service was conducted at the United Church by Rev. F. C. Burnett, assisted by Rev. Karl Drew ( United), and Rev. J. DeWolfe ( Anglican).

Pall-bearers were Ezra Harpell, Vincent Baker, Walter Blakeney, and Gerald Dooks. The many beautiful floral tributes testified to the esteem in which Mrs. Kent was held. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetry at Pleasant Point.

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Miss Bessie Kent

Word was received by Mrs. Florence M. Kent, of the death of her sister-in-law, Miss Bessie Kent, formerly of Pleasant Point, Halifax County. She died July 2nd at Roxbury, Mass., after an illness of one week. She had resided there for a number of years. She leaves a brother Samuel Kent, of Halifax; Arthur of San Diego, Calif., Alfred and Albert in the United States, and a brother Archibald Kent, at Pleasant Point. The funeral and burial services took place at Roxbury.

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Harry Kent

1924

Jeddore, October 30. — Harry Kent, of West Jeddore, who took suddenly ill Monday morning, died this morning at his home at West Side. He leaves a wife and three sons — George, Samuel and John; three daughters, Florence, Blanche and Iva. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Deceased was about 55 years of age.

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Mellish – Cameron

Married At West Gore

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mellish

whose marriage took place on Wednesday at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Richard F. Cameron, at West Gore. Before marriage Mrs. Mellish was Miss Ethel Ada Cameron. The groom is a graduate of Prince of Wales college, Charlottetown, Acadia university and the Dalhousie medical school. He is practising his profession at Hunter River, P. E. Island.

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August 9 1939

Ritcey – Gough

One of the prettiest of the Summer weddings took place at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, at Oxford Street United Church, when Miss Avis E. Gough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gough, became the bride of Carl A. Ritcey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ritcey. Rev. B. J. Porter, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. S. B. Profitt of Sussex Corner, N.B.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a beautiful gown of rose-white satin made with basque bodice, heart shaped neckline and puffed sleeves, the full skirt ending in a train. Her chapel veil was held by a coronet of lilies-of-the-valley and her bouquet was of Johanna Hill roses, orchids and lilies.

Miss Gladys Gough of Brookline, Mass., maid-of-honor for her sister, wore yellow mousseline de soie with a bolero and a doll hat of yellow net. She carried blue delphinium and cornflower. The two bridesmaids, Miss Jean Gough and Miss Kathleen Ritcey wore gowns of mauve and turquoise blue chiffon respectively, made with jackets buttoned up the front and finished with Peter Pan collars. They wore matching coronets with floor length streamers and their bouquets were of varied shades of mauve and pink sweet peas.

The groom was attended by Bruce M. Ritcey with Russell Gough and Douglas Ritcey as ushers. During the ceremony Austen Gough sang “Because”, and Harry Dean presided at the organ.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Mrs. Gough, mother of the bride, wore a floor length dress of flowered chiffon with a corsage of red roses and a black picture hat.

Mrs. Ritcey, mother of the groom, wore a periwinkle blue embroidered net with leghorn hat and a corsage of gladioli blooms.

After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Ritcey left by motor for New York where they will visit the World’s Fair. For travelling the bride wore a dress of Mayflower blue sheer with jacket and white accessories and a corsage of orchids.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Ritcey will reside at 28 Shirley Street.

 

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1949

Abdon Allen Whitman

The death of Abdon Allen ( Abb) Whitman, occurred last evening at his home, 24 King Street, Dartmouth, after a lengthy illness. He was 72 years of age.

A native of Port Dufferin and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitman, Dartmouth, Mr. Whitman had lived most of his life in the Harbor Town where his tall, dignified person had become a familiar and respected figure during the last 40 years.

He was a member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Hartling; two daughters, Helen ( Mrs. George Hartley), and Eva ( Mrs. Walter Day); two sons, Fred and Avard; one brother, Alex, and a sister, May, all of Dartmouth.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. James’ Anglican Church, Port Dufferin. Interment will be in the family plot at Port Dufferin.

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May 19 1948

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford

Hattie Hilchey

Moose River Gold Mines, May 28 — The death of Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford occurred Wednesday morning, May 19th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Higgins, here. Mrs. Sanford had been in failing health for about a year. She possessed a most pleasing personality and will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends.

She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Joanna ( Hartling) Hilchey, and was born at Mooseland, Halifax Co., 67 years ago, and apart from a number of years spent in United States and Musquodoboit, she lived the most of her life at that place. The deceased was a faithful and highly valued member of Saint Thomas Church ( Anglican), Mooseland, where she served as organist about 40 years.

In her immediate family there survives, by her first marriage, one daughter, Ethel ( Mrs. Warren Higgins) of Moose River Gold Mines, and one son, Thomas Reynolds, of Upper Musquodoboit. One sister, Mrs. Emma Miller, of Arlington, Mass., and two brothers, George, of Arlington, Mass., and Alexander, of Moose River Gold Mines, survive, as well as her twelve grandchildren and one adopted great-grandson.

The funeral service was held from Saint Thomas Church Friday, May 21st, with her pastor, Rev. G. S. Lanton officiating. Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Valla Maskell

Jeddore, Aug. 6 — The death of Valla Maskell, aged 23 years, occurred at the home of her mother, Mrs. Spurgeon Maskell, West Jeddore, Monday night. Deceased has been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. She leaves a mother, three brothers and a sister at home. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.

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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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April 15 1942

Mrs. Malinda E. Hilchey

Melinda Elizabeth Murphy

Pleasant Harbor, April 22.– There passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 15 at her residence Mrs. Malinda Elizabeth Hilchey at the advanced age of 89 years.

The deceased who was the widow of George Hilchey and a daughter of the late Edward and Eliza Murphy of Murphy Cove, lived her entire life in this community. She possessed a cheerful disposition and in her younger life was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed throughout the neighborhood.

Surviving to mourn her loss are six daughters, Mrs. Lottie Kilgar, Eastern Passage, Mrs. Annie Cooper, Tangier, ( Rhoda) Mrs. George Hunter, Moncton, N. B., ( Daisy) Mrs. William Purdy, Cobalt, ( Amy) Mrs. William Bonn, Chezzetcook, ( Nora) Mrs.Mrs. William Beaver, Woodside; three sons, Ervin, Easter Passage, William and Essen at home, Besides several grand, great and great great grandchildren also one brother, Allan Murphy, Murphy Cove.

The funeral took place from her home to St. Peters Church, of which the deceased was a life long member. Services were conducted by Rev. W. Chard.

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Capt. Arthur G. Morris

Middle Musquodoboit, Mar. 1 — Captain Arthur Gladwin Morris, son of the late Dr. C. H. and Mrs. Morris of Middle Musquodoboit, passed away here Feb. 28 at the age 64 years. His seafaring life was begun when, in company with his friend, Charles M. Gladwin, he sailed with a captain from Maitland. He had several interesting adventures, one being the running of the blockade at Port Arthur during the Russian – Japanese war. He retired from the sea several years ago and was making his home in New York. Being in poor health he had come to spend the winter with his sister Mrs. Wilson in Musquodoboit.

He is survived by his wife in New York, by three sisters, Mrs. George Wilson, Middle Musquodoboit; Mrs. Austin Heather, Clarkleigh, Man.; Mrs. John Harrison, Southampton, Cumb. Co.; and by two brothers, Harry in Texas and Samuel in California.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. G. Ball in United church, Middle Musquodoboit, 2 p.m. Friday.

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Mrs. Martha Jackson

Martha Jane Pace

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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April 17 1941

Isaac Prest

Veteran Mail Carrier Dies

The numerous friends of Isaac Prest, Mooseland, were saddened to learn of his death which occurred recently.

Mr. Prest, who was 53 years old, was born at Mooseland and for more than 30 years was employed as mail carrier to Tangier.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Eldon ( Stella0 Cameron, Mooseland; Mrs. Suther ( Ida) Higgins, Moose River, and Mrs. Silver ( Etta) Currie, Ellershouse, and Five brothers, Burris, Arlington, Mass.; Archibald, Mahone Bay; Melvin, Upper Stewiacke, and Ernest and Boyd, Mooseland. The funeral was held with a large attendance. Rev. A. Sheppard conducting the service. The pall-bearers were Guy White, Bruce Jackson, David Bradley and Roy Taylor. A large collection of floral offerings indicated the esteem in which Mr. Prest was held.

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Gertrude Higgins

Gertrude May Prest

The death occurred at the Victoria General Hospital yesterday of Gertrude Higgins, aged 55 years, wife of Samuel Higgins, Newcomb’s Corner, Middle Musquodoboit. The deceased was well known in the Musquodoboit Valley and also in Dartmouth where several relatives reside. She had been ailing for the past six months but was only removed to hospital ten days ago, her condition being such as to give cause for anxiety. Her death was quite unexpected altho it was realized that she was seriously ill, having undergone an operation. There seemed to be an improvement in her condition on Thursday but yesterday there was a change for the worse and death came peacefully yesterday afternoon. Besides a husband there survives one son, Harold, at home, and two daughters, Marjorie, at home, and Elvie, wife of Mr. Prest, of Montreal. Mrs. Prest returned from Montreal yesterday but not in time to see her mother before she died. Reuben Prest, Moosleand, is a brother, and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, Charles street, Halifax, is a sister. Mrs. Mary Wright, Hester street, North Dartmouth is a sister-in-law. The funeral will be held on Sunday at Musquodoboit.

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February 3 1928

Mrs. George W. Wolfe

Sarah C. Prest

It was with deep regret that friends in Dartmouth learned today of the death at her home, 24 Maple street, Lexington, Mass., of Mrs. George W. Wolfe, for many years a well known and highly esteemed resident of this town. Several years ago the family removed to the United States, and since then it was with genuine pleasure that old friends welcomed the return of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe on a visit to Dartmouth.

Mrs. Wolfe, who was in her seventy-sixth year, became seriously ill on Wednesday, and passed peacefully away on February third. Had she remained in her usual health and had been spared to the sixth, she had anticipated celebrating with Mr. Wolfe the forty-fourth anniversary of their wedding.

While residing in Dartmouth Mrs. Wolfe endeared herself to many through her kindly hospitality and participation in every good work. As a member of Grace Church she was an indefatigable worker in the Ladie’s Aid and W. M. S. Auxiliary. She was an active member of the W. C. T. U. and an enthusiastic worker in the Daughters of Rebekah.

The sympathy of many friends is with those bereft by her sudden passing. She is survived by her life partner, George W. Wolfe, who was for a number of years foreman carpenter at the Dockyard; her son Gordon, an architect and well known athlete; and her daughter Mabel, now a nurse, but formerly a member of the staff of the Dartmouth Ferry Service.

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1933

Mrs. William L. Miller

Amanda Oicle

Annapolis Royal, Dec. 11 — The funeral of Mrs. Amanda ( Oicle) Miller, who passed away at her home at L’Equille on Friday afternoon, after a long illness, took place yesterday afternoon, with Rev. T. E. McLennan officiating at the service at the house and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller came to Annapolis Royal about fifty years ago and resided in town for a number of years before settling at L’Equille. Her husband William Lyle Miller, passed away in November 1926, and she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Edward H. Barnstead and Mrs. I. T. Comeau, of Halifax; Mrs. Gilbert Moore, of Clementsport; Mrs. Harley Venoit, of L’Equille, and Miss Hattie Miller, of the staff of A. E. Runciman’s, Annapolis Royal, and four grand-children.

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Mrs. Margaret Ann Higgins

Margaret Ann Cameron

There passed away at her residence, 76 Liverpool Street on May 13, Margaret Ann, wife of the late Alexander Russell Higgins, whose death occurred on February 23 last. Mrs. Higgins, who was at the time of her passing 87 years of age was at the time of her husband’s death, herself critically ill, and little hope was then entertained for her recovery. Steadily she grew weaker, and for a considerable time it has been recognized that she could not recover. Death came tranquilly at last, and as serenely as entering on natural slumber the gentle old lady entered on the sleep that knows no waking. Mrs. Higgins was Margaret Ann Cameron, and was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Cameron, being born at Spry Bay on January 24, 1844. She was twice married, her first husband, William Prest, having died in 1865. She leaves to mourn a loss in which they will have the sympathy of all who know them, two daughters and three sons — Laura, ( Mrs. Lewis Sulton), of Upper Stewiacke, who came to the city for her mother’s funeral; Amy, ( Mrs. W. S. Collins), 76 Liverpool Street, with whom she made her home; Herbert, of Philadelphia; Ira, 426 Chebucto Road and Captain Ernest Higgins, U. S. A., now stationed in Hawaii.

By her first marriage there was a daughter who, however, died years ago. Beside the children named there also survive 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

For the entire family group doubly and grievously bereaved in but a little over two months, deep sympathy will be felt.

The funeral will take place at four o’clock this afternoon from 76 Liverpool Street, and interment will be in Camp Hill Cemetery.

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Alexander Russell Higgins

There passed away last evening at his home, 76 Liverpool street, Alexander Russell Higgins, in the eighty-fifth year of his age – news which will in spite of his advanced age be received with great surprise, since it followed a very brief illness, and up to the time of that illness, a little over a week ago, Mr. Higgins had enjoyed practically perfect health – remarkable health and vigor for a man so long passed the allotted three score and ten.

Eight or ten days ago he contracted a cold which speedily developed into the widely prevalent influenza, involving the heart seriously and it speedily became evident that he could not recover.

Mr. Higgins was born in November, 1854, in Musquodoboit and was the son of the late John and Ruth Higgins. He had spent practically his whole life in Halifax and its neighbohood, and was for many years, seventeen and a half, in the employ of the London Life Insurance Company, retiring some ten years ago, being then seventy-five years old. In his business capacity he had an extended acquaintance, and both in that capacity and personally, he enjoyed general esteem.

There survive him and his wife, who was Mrs. Margaret Ann Prest, two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Fulton, of Glen Bervie, Upper Stewiacke, and Mrs. W. S. Collins, with whom he and Mrs. Higgins have made their home; and three sons, Herbert, resident in Philadelphia; Ira, living at 126 Chebucto road, Halifax; and Captain Ernest A. Higgins of the U. S. Army, and now stationed at Georgia. For the entire family group in a sorrowful loss much sympathy will be felt.

Mr. Higgins was a valued member of the congregation of St. John’s ( United) Church and news of his passing will be received there with a special sense of loss.

The hour and day for the funeral will be duly announced.

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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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September 29 1947

Charles P. DeFreytas

The death occurred yesterday afternoon at the Victoria General Hospital of Charles P. DeFreytas, 84 Bayers Road, after a lengthy illness.

A former employee of the Halifax post office, Mr. DeFreytas had been a member of St. Patrick’s Choir for some years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. DeFreytas, 41 Carleton Street.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claudine Connors, R. N., of Moncton; one son, Francis Edward; two daughters, Claudine Eleanor and Nancy Angela; one brother, John F., Brooklyn, N. Y.; three sisters, Grace ( Mrs. Charles W. Kidd), Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mrs. Mary Citulsky, 8 Albert Place, and Mrs. Dorothy Foster, 41 Carleton Street.

Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 o’clock Mass Thursday morning.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

Annapolis Royal, March 6 — There passed away on Monday evening last, at her home in Yarmouth, Mrs. Israel T. Comeau, 45, a former native of Lequille, Annapolis County. Born in that community, Bessie Buena Miller, second daughter of the late William and Amanda ( Oickle) Miller, she spent her early life here until her marriage to Mr. Comeau, an employees of the D. A. R., and moved to Halifax, where she resided until last September. Not being in good health at that time, she went to Boston for treatment, which proved unavailing; she returned to Yarmouth, where the family has since resided. She was tenderly taken care of by her sister, Mrs. G. T. Moore of Clementsport. Mrs. Comeau is survived by her husband, one son, Beverley, age 16, both of whom attended the funeral here; and three sisters, Mrs. G. T. Moore, Mrs. Harland Veinot and Miss Hattie Miller of Lequille. Her oldest sister Eva, Mrs. Barnstead, predeceased her by two years. The remains were brought here on Thursday by the noon train, the funeral service held at her old home, conducted by the Rev. T. E. McLennan, was held the same afternoon. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Barteaux, Murray Carr, James Ritchie and George Robertson. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

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Hattie Ethel Sanford

Funerals

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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February 13 1905

Mrs. Matilda Prest

Matilda Ann Hilchey

Death of Mrs. Prest

The death occurred very suddenly of Mrs. Matilda Prest, widow of the late Martin B. Prest, of Arlington, Halifax Co., on Feb. 13th. Mrs. Prest retired to rest in about her usual health, complaining of a little shortness of breath. A little while after she retired she asked to have a light and called her children around her and said, ” I am going to leave you, God bless you all,” and then died. It was very sad indeed for the two daughters and one son, who were at home. She was greatly beloved by her children and relatives and everybody that knew her, she being so very kindhearted and affectionate.

She leaves four children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, Addington, Laurie and Ella at home, and Sidney, photographer at Morden, Manitoba.

She was born at Spry Harbor and was in the sixty-fourth year of her age. — Com.

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1934

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.

 

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