Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Weldon “Boss” Bonn

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Family of Archibald M. Kent and Phoebe Garrison

1931

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Photo #51

Blanche Kent

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Photo #52

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the people in this photograph. Thank you.

“Aunt Phebe – passed away 1982 @94”

” This will give you an idea of Everetts looks and size ha. ha.

208 lbs & 6 ft.”

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Photo #53

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the lady in this photograph. Tatters?

Thank you.

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Photo #54

Baby ???, Walter ” Pete” Bonn and William “Bill” Bonn

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Photo #55

Woodrow Foch Maskell

” Woodrow looks as tho he knew he was the village pest.”

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Photo #56

Woodrow Foch Maskell and possibly his sister ” Vinie” Lavenia Blanch Bowser nee Maskell.

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #34

Unknown Gentlemen

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify these fellows. Thank you.

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Photo #35

George Wellington Bowser

” Vinie” Lavinia Blanche Maskell

Ramona Maskell

Roy Bowser

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Photo #36

Bill Bonn on right.

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the other soldier in this photo. Thank you.

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Photo #37

Harry Kent’s Family

Florence, George, Blanche

Sam, Aunt Florie, Iva.

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Photo #38

Ramona Maskell

” I took this from Uncle Spurgeon’s hill.”

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Photo #39

Vintage classic cars parked in front of the home of Grace Margaret ( nee Blakeney) Bonn’s home. She was the widow of Alexander Welsford Bonn. Address is now 1301 West Jeddore Road by Blakney Cove.

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Photo #40

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can identify these adorable darlings. Thank you.

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Photo #41

Peryl Bonn and Myrtle Bonn nee Anderson

Photo taken in front of Grace Bonn’s house in West Jeddore.

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Photo #42

Grace Margaret Bonn nee Blakeney

Peryl Grace Bonn

“Boss” Weldon Bonn

1301 ( formerly 1305) West Jeddore Road

” Mum, Peryl & Boss”

1946

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Photo #43

Woodrow Foch Maskell on the right.

Please comment at the bottom of the page if you can help identify the other R. C. N. sailors in this photograph.

This was taken in Ottawa in 1944.

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Photo #44

Adella Blakeney

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Photo #45

The older boy is a Bonn but I am not sure if he is Walter aka Pete, Billy or Weldon aka Boss.

Please comment below if you know these boys names and where this photograph was taken. I believe the buildings may be cottages that are now known as Serenity by the Sea Guest House and Cottages.

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Photo #46

Weldon Bonn aka Boss on left.

Woodrow Foch Maskell on right.

“Woodrow & Boss 1945”

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Photo #47

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the men in this shipyard photograph. Thank you.

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Photo #48

Fred Faulkner

“Fred Falkner”

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #18

1928

Boy in front: Woodrow Foch Maskell

L – R

Uncle John Maskell

Aunt Prudy Maskell

Aunt Phoebe Kent

Ione Maskell

Aunt Vinie Bowser

Uncle George Bowser

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Photo #19

Sam and Stella Kent’s Family

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Stamp on back says:

No. 8 Colborne St.

The Unique Art Studio

Toronto

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Photo #20

John Peter and Nita Hazel ( nee Baker) Maskell

” This was taken the Sunday before we left home on our 30th wedding anniversary, John & Nita.”

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Photo #21

Olsen and Frances Blakeney 1945 – 46 ?

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Photo #22

Peryl Grace Bonn and Muir Grant Campbell

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Photo #23

George Bowser

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John Gilbert Maskell

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Photo #25

George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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George Bowser

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Photo #28

” Uncle George Bowser with pipe”

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Lavinia Blanche Maskell and George Wellington Bowser

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Unknown Sailors

Please comment at the bottom of the page if you can help identify these men. Thank you.

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Photo #31

Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn

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Woodrow Maskell

??? MacDonald

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Photo #33

George Wellington Bowser on right.

Please comment at bottom of page if you can help identify the other two men. Thank you.

“to Vinie from GWB”

Vinie is Lavinia Blanche Maskell

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Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

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 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

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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

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Levi George Conrad

The death occurred early this morning at his home 15 Moran Street of Levi George Conrad, aged 79 years. Mr. Conrad was for 46 years an operator with the Nova Scotia Light and Power Company on the tram cars and for the past six years has been retired. His wife predeceased him. He leaves to mourn their loss four sons, George in Dorchester, Mass., William and Howard at home and Lawrence in the R. C. A. F. at Summerside; and two daughters, Sadie, Mrs. R. Kent and Winnie, Mrs. B. Messervey, both at home. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Mrs. Mary Jane MacDonald

Mary Jane McDonald

Mary Jane MacLennan

Mary Jane McLennan

There passed away at her home, 2 Princess Place, after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Mary Jane MacDonald, widow of Daniel L. MacDonald, formerly of the City Water Department. Mrs. MacDonald had been ailing for some time and had been unable to leave her bed for the last two months. She is survived by four sons, Archie of the City Water Department, Ken, Jack, and Gordon all at home, and one sister, Mrs. S. MacDonald of Sterling, C. B. Mrs. MacDonald was born at Grand River, C. B., Oct. 23, 1871. The funeral service will be from her late home at 2.30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, internment being at Camp Hill cemetery.

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John Parsons Shears

Well Known Man Dies

John Parsons Shears, master mariner, native of Robinson’s, Newfoundland, died at his home, 26 Dahlia Street, Dartmouth, early Saturday evening after a lengthy illness.

Captain Shears had been in the employ of the Dartmouth Ferry Commission for the past nine years. Death was due to paralysis of the throat.

Was Captain

He was 52 years of age and was a son of Mary and the late George Shears, of Robinson’s, Newfoundland. He followed the sea and received his captain’s papers during the war when he served as Chief Warrant Office No. 1 on the Mine-sweeper Mushquash, and later was made skipper of the Barge Number Nine. He was Captain of the harbor ferry Wilfred C for a time and served as mate and captain in the employ of the Dartmouth Ferry Commission. When his arm was paralyzed by a stroke he was compelled to give up his work on the boats and accept a position with the Ferry Commission as ticket-taker.

Funeral Monday

Captain Shears was well known and respected in the community. He was a member of Eastern Star Lodge, A. F. and A. M.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter Eileen, wife of Gerald Conrad, Dartmouth and two sons, jackie and Douglas, both at home. Surviving also are a grand-daughter, Joan, infant daughter of Mrs. Gerald Conrad; three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Walker, Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. J. Ford, Channel, Nfld., Mrs. W. Morris, Robinson’s, Nfld., and three brothers, Warren, Captain of the “Icoma”, Richard, in Robinson’s, Nfld., and Lewellyn, at Corner Brook.

The funeral will be held from the house this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Internment will be in Mount Herman cemetery, Canon Cumming officiating.

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Miss Mary E. Millar

March 20 1937

Miss Mary E. Millar died this morning at her home, 31 Vernon Street, after a six months illness.

She was the daughter of James Paterson Millar, of Tangier, identified with the gold mines for so many years.

She was a teacher in the public schools of Nova Scotia until 1902, and then went to California where she was engaged in business until 1906. She was in San Francisco at the time of the notable earthquake. Returning east, she lived in Boston for a few years and then went to Montreal, where she engaged in war work, returning home in 1918. During the time she was at home the Tangier Hall was built due to her efforts.

She leaves to mourn their loss a sister, Miss Margaret Millar, one brother, Rev. J. R. Millar, at Springhill, two nephews, Rev. James R. Millar, at Port Morien and Livingstone Millar, residing at 31 Vernon Street, Halifax, and Miss Jessie Millar, a music teacher at Springhill. She will be mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.

A morning service will be held at 31 Vernon Street on Monday, after which the body will be forwarded to Pope’s Harbor where burial will take place in the family lot. The time will be announced later.

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Mrs. G. S. Richards

Margaret Anna Walker

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to members of the family and relatives in the death of Margaret Anna, beloved wife of Guy S. Richards, 49 Tulip street, at the age of ***49 years.

Stricken suddenly during the late hours of Thursday night, failed to rally, and to the deep-regretted the family and a wide circle of friends, passed away yesterday afternoon at 1.30 o’clock. She was a well known and active member of Christ Church and was a former teacher in the Sunday school.

There survive to mourn their loss besides a husband, her mother, Mrs. Charles Walker, of Dartmouth; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Gray, Pleasant street, Dartmouth; two brothers, Elmer, at home, and Earl at Torrington, Mass.; one half-sister, Mrs. Burris Prest, of Arlington, Mass.; and three half-brothers, Charles J. Walker, manufacturers agent, Westmount; Roy Walker, of West St. John; and Winnifred Walker of Dartmouth.

The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Internment will be in Mount Hermon cemetery.

***Margaret’s age here is a typo in the original newspaper clipping. Her death certificate says she was 27 at the time of her passing and it can be viewed at this link on the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics website:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=85-559&Event=death&ID=165290

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L. Edward Paro

Commdr. L E. Paro

Commdr. L. Edward Paro, 44, USNR, who returned to the United States in November after service in North Africa, Italy and the South-west pacific, died yesterday from a heart attack at his Melville, R. I. base. A native of Portland, Me., his home was at 65 Bellevue, Winthrop. He leaves his wife, the former Laura L. Kent; three children, Eleanor, Roy and Allen; and a brother, Alfred. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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March 11 1925

Mrs. Stanley Robson

Pearl McLeod

Mrs. Pearl Robson, wife of Stanley Robson, engineer on the steamer Acadia, passed away very suddenly at her home, 94 Willow street, at 9.30 o’clock last evening. Mrs. Robson had spent the evening at the residence of her sister, Mrs. William Ward, North West Arm, arriving home at 9 o’clock, in apparently good health and spirits, there was no indication that death was approaching. The deceased lady is survived by her husband, a daughter  Doris, two years of age; her mother, Mrs. H. V. McLeod; three sisters, mrs. Aden Hunt, California; Mrs. Roy Doull, Toronto and Mrs. William Ward, Halifax and two brothers Henry and Charles McLeod, both of this city.

Mrs. Robson enjoyed popularity among a wide circle of friends to whom news of her very sudden death will come as a distinct shock. She was a lady of charming personality. Before her marriage she was prominent in local music circles, but since the birth of her child, had not taken part in any entertainments. Their many friends will sympathize with the sorrowing husband and relatives in their sad bereavement. The time of the funeral will be announced later.

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September 17 1932

Mrs. William Redden

Bertha Maud Kent

Musquodoboit, Sept. 24 — The death occurred in Timmins, Ont. on September 17, of Bertha Maud Redden, wife of William Redden, Lindsay Lake, at the age of 58 years. Mrs. Redden at the time of her passing was visiting her sons in Ontario and her death there will be felt keenly in the community, where, she resided and was very highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves behind her husband, eight sons and five daughters, also 19 grand children. The sons are: Harry and William of Timmins, Ont., Philip of Upper Stewiacke; James, John, Robert, Donald and Frederick at home. The daughters are: Bessie ( Mrs. Otis Miller), of Halifax; Odessa ( Mrs. John Reid), of Lindsay Lake; Effie ( Mrs. Frank Deale) of Windsor Jct.; Annie ( Mrs. Orestese Reynolds) of Upper Musquodoboit, and Myrtle at home. Five brothers and one sister also survive.

The funeral which was largely attended, was held at Higginsville on September 21, Rev. Wm. MacDonald officiating. The pall-bearers were: Otis Miller, Frank Deale, Orestese Reynolds, John Reid, Bryson Fraser, Edward Conrad.

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April 30 1937

Miss Mildred Eileen O’Brien

Miss Mildred O’Brien

Deep sorrow and sincere personal regret was occasioned this morning within a large circle of friends, by the death of Miss Mildred O’Brien, 25 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O’Brien, 1 Moran Street.

Though she had been ill for some time, her death comes as a severe shock, even to members of her grief stricken family for until the last, hope had been held for her recovery and those who knew and loved her because of the splendid qualities of her character were looking forward to the time when again she would be restored to health.

Miss O’Brien was for some time a valued employee of the F. W. Woolworth Company, Gottingen Street, where she was popular with employers and fellow workers alike. Her energy and ability will be greatly missed. She was also an esteemed former student of St. Patrick’s School.

She is survived, besides her parents by three sisters, Mrs. Harvey ( Doris) Holmes, Evelyn and May all of Halifax.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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January 15 1941

William A. Mosher

Passes Away At His Office

Dartmouth friends will be shocked to learn of the sudden death this morning of William A. Mosher, 59 of 122 Ochterlonely Street, which occurred at 8 o’clock this morning at his office in the Department of Marine and Transport, Dartmouth. Mr. Mosher had just arrived at his office and was talking to the watchman, when he suddenly fell to the floor in a heart attack. He was well known in the province, having previously been a traveller for many years with the firm of J. L. Wilson and Son. He was a faithful member of Grace United Church.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Lawrence ( Bud) and Elroy, at home, and four daughters, Marguerite, wife of Reginald Webber, Lake Charlotte, Gertrude, Florence and Jean at home.

Mr. Mosher was born in Halifax.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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January 18 1943

Mrs. Edna Jennings

Edna Hilchey ?

The death occurred at her home in Tangier, Monday morning, January 18 of Mrs. Edna Jennings after a lengthy illness at the age of 70 years. She was the widow of Mark J. Jennings who predeceased her 14 years ago.

Her passings will be greatly mourned by a wide circle of friends, as she was highly respected and loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by five daughters ( Pearl) Mrs. Stanley Lindsay, Fall River; ( Bertha) Mrs. Luther Murphy, Fairview; ( Lila) Mrs. Albert Mason, Oakfield, N. Y.; ( Alice) Mrs. Melvin Soward, Eastern Passage and ( Leona) Mrs. George Power, Halifax and one son, Basil of Halifax. Also a loving daughter-in-law, Mrs. Basil Jennings, who cared for her devoutedly all through her illness.

She is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Nettie Lindsay and Mrs. Richard Cameron of West Gore; Mrs. Herman Hall, Vancouver; Mrs. Albert Belmore, Caribou Gold Mines and two brothers, Arlington Hilchey, West Gore, Hants County and James F. Hilchey, Caribou Gold Mines. 27 grandchildren also survive.

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April 16

Mrs. Albert F. Messervey

Miriam L. Messervey

Miriam Louise Perham

The death occurred early Wednesday morning in her 82nd year of Miriam L. Messervey, widow of the late Albert F. Messervey, former Clerk of Works for the City of Halifax, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Berry, at Malden, Mass.

Mrs Messervey was well-known in Halifax, and will be sadly missed by her many friends. She was a charter member of Mizpah Rebecca Lodge, I.O.O.F., Halifax.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. John Berry ( Esther), Malden, Mass.; Mrs. Thomas Burt ( Dorothy), Malden, Mass.; Fred R. Messervey, Halifax, senior clerk of the Canadian Customs and Excise Department, and John P. Messervey, Halifax, mining engineer of the Department of Mines for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Mrs. Messervey also leaves to mourn her loss four grandchildren, Margaret Burt, Malden, Mass.; Richard Berry, Malden, Mass.; William Messervey, Peterboro, Ont., and Donald F. Messervey, Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday. April 19th., from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 416 Robie Street, with the Rev. Dr. C. E.

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September 3 1941

Mrs. Norman McGregor

Laura McGregor

Laura Blakeney

Jeddore, Sept. 4 — The death of Mrs. Norman McGregor occurred at her home after an illness of only two days, at the age of 46 years.  She was formerly Laura Blakeney, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Blakeney, of Jeddore, and life-long resident of this place. She always took an active part in the church and community work, holding offices in the Red Cross and church organizations. Surviving are three daughters, Gertrude, Mrs. Harold Kent, Dartmouth; Helen and Phyllis at home; four sons, Marvin, Kenneth, Russell and Merlin at home, and one little grandchild, Walter Kent. Mrs. Alex Bonn, Jeddore, is her only sister. Her brothers are Howard Blakeney, Jeddore Rock Light; Harris, Walter and Reuben Blakeney, all of West Jeddore; Attwood Blakeney, Prince Edward Island, and Colin, of Needham, Mass.

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December 13 1932

Mrs. Maria C. Leslie

Maria Cooper

The death of Mrs. Maria C. Leslie, occurred at her residence in Spry Bay, December 13, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.

Mrs. Leslie was predeceased by her husband, the late Charles Leslie, and by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Ellen  and two sons, Gasper and Henry C. The surviving members of the family are four daughters, Celeste, Mrs. Pye; Mary, Mrs. J. W. Bollong; Annie, Mrs. D. Veinotte; Eva, Mrs. Charles Tuttle and one son, John R. Nineteen grandchildren  and twenty-four great-grandchildren also survive.

The ties of affection existing among this family was a particularly strong and tender one and the community extends sincere sympathy to them in their bereavement.

The funeral was held at St. James’ Anglican Church at Spry Bay the service being conducted by Rev. J. T. Turner, rector of the parish, assisted by Rev. W. Lakey. Service at the house and church were widely attended.

Mrs. Leslie was widely known throughout the parish for her kind hospitality and was a devoted church worker as well as a member of local charitable organizations.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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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Gray – Walker

Christ Church, Dartmouth was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 2.30 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Noel Wilcox, officiating, the principals being Miss Olive Muriel Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, Tulip street, Dartmouth, and Reginald James Gray, of Dartmouth. Both bride and groom are popular and enjoy the acquaintance of a large circle, many of whom were present at the ceremony. The groom is manager of the gents’ furnishing department at L. Sterns and Son and is a returned soldier.

Christ church choir was present and sung the hymn “O, Perfect Peace,” Terry Creighton presiding at the organ in the absence of the organist, Walter De W. Barss, who is ill. The bride was given in marriage by her cousin, James Hilton, of Halifax. She was the picture of girlish loveliness, wearing a navy blue travelling suit, hat of corresponding shade and carrying a bou[quet] …

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 nova scotia-genealogy-halifax-hilchie-lawlor-moran street-1916

August 31 1916

Hilchie – Lawlor

Halifax, September 1. — Rev. L. J. Donalds ?, rector of Trinity church, officiated at the marriage last evening at the residence of Captain Kent, uncle of the groom, 11 Moran street, of Lolita, daughter of George Lawlor, Spry Bay, and Stanley B. Hilchie, of the Two Hundred and Nineteenth Battalion, formerly of Pope’s Harbor.

The bride wore a pretty gown of white silk with the conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie will leave shortly for Aldershot. Upon the departure of the groom for overseas, Mrs. Hilchie will make her home in Spry Bay.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large, beautiful and valuable one, the groom’s gift to the being a gold watch and chain.

Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie have the best wishes of all who know them.

*** Lolita Lawlor is listed as Loretta Lawlor on the marriage registration which can be viewed on the novascotiagenealogy.com website for Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1822-82&Event=marriage&ID=74578

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August 14 1926?

Nesbitt – Edwards

The marriage took place in St. John’s Church, Central Park, Vancouver, B.C., on August 14, Rev. F. H. Buck officiating, of Miss Edna May, daughter of Rev. D. and Mrs. Edwards, of Halifax, N. S. and Charles Hickey Nesbitt, of Avonmore, Ont. They were married at 9 a.m. and left on the boat for Victoria. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Wert, formerly of Avonmore.

The bride, who was a valued member of Halifax Shipyards staff, was attired in a fawn suit with hat to match and fox fur. She was the recipient of many presents including cheques and glass, silverware and linen. The groom was for four years of the office staff of the Canadian Air Force at Eastern Passage, before being transferred to headquarters at Vancouver. The bride was organist at St. Peter’s Church, Eastern Passage, for some years; also a teacher in the Sunday school.

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nova scotia-genealogy-paro-hilchey-popes harbour-boston-newspaper

June 16

Paro – Hilchey

In St. Paul’s Cathedral Boston on June 16, Nellie Mildred Hilchey, youngest daughter of J. C. Hilchey of Pope’s harbor, Halifax county, N. S., became the bride of George Phillip Paro, of Winthrop, Mass.

The ceremony, which was a double ring one, was performed by the Rev. Mr. Luter, rector of the cathedral. The bride wore a gown of blue canton crepe with gold trimmings, and hat of tan and blue and carried a large bouquet of Ophelia roses.

Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left by morning train to spend the honeymoon in Franconia, White Mountains, N. H. On their return they will reside at 75 Buchanan street, Winthrop, Mass.

The bride has been a most successful teacher in Halifax county but of late has been on the Harvard University staff. The groom is manager of the Boston Newspapers Statistical Bureau.

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pleasant point-nova scotia-genealogy-mcgregor-ostrea lake

Tuesday March 1 1949

Ivy Bowser

Mrs. Ivy May McGregor

The death occurred at the Victoria General Hospital of Tuesday evening, of Mrs. Ivy May McGregor, 28, wife of C. P. O. George McGregor, Pleasant Point. Mrs. McGregor was very active in church work and was well known in her community. She was born at Pleasant Point, the daughter of John and Ada Bowser, who survive.

Besides her parents and husband, there are surviving two sisters, Rona Bowser, Pleasant Point and Agnes ( Mrs. Fred Gaetz), Porter’s Lake.

The remains were forwarded yesterday from the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, in time for the funeral which will be held from St. George’s Anglican Church, Ostrea Lake, at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Interment will be at Pleasant Point.

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382 portland street-dartmouth-hilchey-obituary

April 10 1934

Hiram O. Hilchey

Venerable Dartmouth Citizen Dies

Hiram O. Hilchey, aged 86 years, died at his home 382 Portland Street, at 8:45 a.m. today. During the past winter his condition became weakened and during the latter part of March he was obliged to keep his bed. His mind was clear until the end and he recognized members of his family a few minutes before his passing.

Born in 1848

Born at Pleasant Harbor, Halifax County, in 1848, in early life he followed the sea, later engaging in mining at Tangier and other places in the Province. He came to Dartmouth with his family in 1892 during the period of the water supply being brought to town and was engaged on these works and later contracted for house connections of the system and later employed by the Town Water Department. He entered the service of the C. N. R. more than thirty years ago as a trackman, retiring a number of years ago.

Church Sexton

For thirty-eight years he was Sexton of the Church of St. James, retiring from his duties there about three years ago. Surviving are a widow, three sons: A. E. Chief Clerk in the Office of the Registrar General; Theodore R. of the staff of Moirs Limited, Halifax, and A. Russell, with C. E. Zink, Funeral Director, and three daughters: Mildred, wife of Robert E. McPhee, Windsor Junction; Miss Hilda M., at home, and Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille, residing in Massachusetts. He also leaves two brothers, William T. Hilchey, of Waverley, and John Hilchey, in P. E. Island.

Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 382 Portland Street, Dartmouth.

*** Hiram’s widow was Sarah Ann Clattenburg.

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ancestry-nova scotia-genealogy-marie-hubley-31 duncan street

Mrs. Norman Hubley

Marie Hubley

Maria E. Bowser

There passed away last evening at her residence, 31 Duncan street, and following protracted and painful illness, Marie, wife of Norman Hubley, aged sixty-three years. Mrs. Hubley was highly esteemed in the circle in which she moved, and was a most valued and helpful member of the congregation of St. Matthias Church, where the news of her death will be received with a special sense of loss. She was for many years a teacher in the Sunday school, and exercised a strong influence for good over the young people of her class, and she was also at different times a valued member of the senior and junior branches of the Auxiliary. A consistent Christian, she was deservedly beloved, and will be truly mourned.

There survive her her husband, for whom much sympathy is expressed in the loss he sustained, one sister, Mrs. J. C. McGregor, and one brother, Frederick Bowser, of Ostrea Lake. The time for the funeral will be announced later.

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Mrs. George MacGregor

MacGregor — There passed away at the V. G. Hospital, on Tuesday, March 1, Mrs. George MacGregor. Funeral will be from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser of Pleasant Point, on Thursday at 2 p.m., followed by service at St. George’s Anglican Church, Ostra Lake, at 3 p.m. Interment in Pleasant Point Cemetery.

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Mrs. Sarah Ann Hilchie

Sarah Ann Clattenburg

A well known and esteemed resident of Dartmouth, Mrs. Sarah Ann Hilchie, died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert MacPhee, of Windsor Junction with whom she had been making her home for several months. She was the widow of Hiram Hilchie and was a faithful member of St. James United church, Dartmouth. She leaves three sons, Almon, Russell and Theodore, two daughters Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille, of Chester, N. H., Millie, wife of Robert MacPhee.

The funeral service will be at the home of Mrs. MacPhee on Friday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. W. Charles Anderson conducting the service. Interment will be at Christ church cemetery.

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Saturday September 18 1943

Mrs. Evangeline May Bowser

Evangeline May Fader

Mrs. Evangeline May Bowser, 41, of Bayside, Halifax County, died at the Grace Maternity Hospital Saturday morning.

She is survived by her husband, Peter H., two sons, Garfield, R. C. A. F., Montreal; Weldon, at home; three daughters, Margaret, ( Mrs. A. White); Norma, ( Mrs. Robert Manual); and Evelyn, at home; two sisters, Minetta Fader and Mrs. Cecil Ernst, both of Bayside, and one brother, Freeman Fader, R. C. A. F., in Ontario.

The funeral will be held from her home at Bayside, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the service in the Baptist Church.

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 nova scotia-ancestry-genealogy-prest-boutilier-mushaboom

1950

James E. Prest

The death occured Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Boutilier, Mushaboom, of James Edward Prest, after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years of age.

Mr. Prest was born at Spry Harbor, Halifax County, and came to Halifax in 1910, residing here until his retirement in 1944.

He is survived by two sons, Reginald and Eric in Halifax, one daughter, Stella ( Mrs. Matthew Boutilier), Mushaboom; one sister, Elizabeth ( Mrs. Frank Blackburn), Calgary. His wife Ada predeceased him 10 years ago.

The funeral will take place this afternoon from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Robie Street, with services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

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August 18 1935

Alexander W. Glawson

Pleasant Harbor, Aug. 27 — There passed away on Aug. 18, at his residence here, Alexandra W. Glawson, aged 84 years. The deceased had been in good health until two weeks before he died. He was the oldest residence of this place, was very highly respected, and widely known. He kept a general store, and was postmaster for a number of years. His passing will be regretted by the entire community. He had been married twice, his first wife being Margaret Myers. By this union there were two children. His second wife was Adeline Lansburg ( widow), who died within a year. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Arthur Miner and Mrs. May Prest, both of Concord, N. H., who were with him during his illness; also, four sisters, Miss Esther E., who made her home with him, Mrs. John E. Beaver, of this place, Mrs. Mary E. Borgal of Calgary, and Miss Emily Low of Massachusetts and five grandchildren. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, service being held in Holy Trinity church at Tangier. Pall-bearers were: E. McKenzie, Pope’s Harbor; Alfred and Harry Murphy, Murphy’s Cove and William James, Thomas Borgal and Vernon Clattenburg, of this place.

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June 1 1927

Elizabeth A. Hubley

Elizabeth Ann Glawson

There passed away at Berwick, N. S., on the evening of June 1, Elizabeth A., widow of John K. Hubley, of Halifax, death following lingering illness most patiently borne. Mrs. Hubley, who was 78 years of age, is survived by one daughter, Nina D., wife of Rev. H. E. Allaby, rector of Berwick, and by two sons — Roy G., proprietor of Hubley’s Dye Works, this city, and Russell H., of the staff of the Provincial Immigration Department. Three sisters also survive her — Mrs. David Smith, Miss Helena Glawson, of Truro, and Mrs. Albert McCan, of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral will take place at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon from the residence of her son, Roy G. Hubley, 6 Vernon street, and interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery. News of Mrs. Hubley’s passing will be received with cordial regret within the wide circle of her Halifax friends. She was a consistent Christian, of most lovable and generous nature, and will be especially missed within the family circle, wherein she was mush beloved.

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 ancestry-nova scotia-hants-cameron-hilchey-genealogy-pioneers-canada

March 17 1930

Richard Francis Cameron

There passed away last evening in the Victoria General Hospital Richard Francis Cameron, a valued member of the mechanical staff of the Halifax Shipyards, and a very estimable man. Mr. Cameron, who was in the fifty-sixth year of his age, was born in Waverly. For several years he made his home at West Gore, Hants, but had more recently been a resident in this city at 18 Black street. In September last, up to which time he had always enjoyed excellent health, he developed pleurisy and was very ill, recovering however. Quite lately he developed a serious malady, to which he rapidly succumbed.

Mr. Cameron was exceedingly popular with his fellow workers, all of whom will receive news of his passing with deepest regret. He was a faithful adherent of the North Street Christian Church and a highly esteemed member of its Men’s League exercising quietly a fine influence and showing a genuinely helpful spirit. Indeed he will be much missed there and nowhere will the sense of loss be keener in his passing. Beside his wife, who was Miss Edith Hilchey, there survive him eleven children, nine daughters and two sons, as follows: Verna ( Mrs. Clyde Hartlen), the Misses Winnifred, Leona, Freda, Frances, Ada, Lillace, Maxine and Clare, Lawrence, a dental student at Dalhousie University, and Richard, Jr. For the entire family group much sympathy will be felt. Miss Leona Cameron is now en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Halifax. A sister, Mrs. Caswell of Brockton, Mass., and two brothers, Eldon of Mooseland, N. S., and Cleveland, of Revere, Mass., also survive.

The funeral will take place from the North Street Christian Church at a quarter to two o’clock on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Wallace officiating.

It may be truly said of Mr. cameron that in every sphere in which he moved he was highly respected and heartily liked – in the business sphere, in the church to which he was so faithful, and in the community.

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ancestry-nova scotia-mcguire-genealogy-st rose of nina-windsor junction

August 13 1936

Mrs. Sarah McGuire

Sarah Gilmartin

The death occurred at Windsor Junction early this morning of Mrs. Sarah McGuire, widow of the late Mr. McGuire, for many years baggage master at Windsor Junction.

The late Mrs. McGuire, who was in her eightieth year, had been in failing health for the past six months, but her death came as a shock to a host of friends.

She is survived by three daughters and five sons. The daughters are Annie ( Mrs. Lilly, of Wakefield, Mass.), Loretta ( Mrs. Saunders, of Stoneham, Mass.), and Bessie, ( Mrs. Baley, of New Jersey), who nursed her mother during her illness. The sons are Alfred and William, at home, Charles, of Truro, and Frank and Arthur, of Lawrence, Mass. Mrs. Frank McDonald, of Dartmouth, is a granddaughter.

The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Rose of Nina Church, Windsor Junction.

*** I believe that Bessie’s married name is typed incorrectly as Baley and should really be Daley as shown on Sarah’s death registration :

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=91-1070&Event=death&ID=173159

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