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These are photographs taken of newspaper clippings that are inside Laurena Alice Prest’s scrapbooks starting from the late 1800’s. Wedding, birth announcements, articles of interest etc involve families of the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.

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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 Three – Page One

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MacLachlan – Gordon

Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Basil M. Gordon of Armdale have announced the engagement of their daughter, Gwendolyn Iris, to Hugh George MacLachlan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. MacLachlan, Halifax. The wedding will take place in Saint James Anglican Church, Armdale, August 27 at 3.30 o’clock.

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MacLaughlin – Gordon

MacLaughlin – Gordon Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gordon MacLaughlin are pictured above following their marriage in St. James Anglican Church, Armdale. The bride is the former Gwendolyn Iris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil M. Gordon, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. MacLaughlin. ( Photo by Bollinger.)

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Mrs. Odessa Rhind

Odessa Kent

Elderbank — Mrs. Odessa Rhind, widow of Clifford Rhind, passed away suddenly, at her home in Elderbank, Halifax Co., N. S. at the age of 72 years, after an illness of seven months.

Mrs. Rhind was the former Odessa Kent, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kent, Pleasant Point, Halifax Co.

Left to mourn are five sons: Neil, Rockingham; Harold, Toronto, Ont; Robert, Lunenburg; Carl, Belleville, Ont.; and Roy, at home; eight daughters: Nellie ( Mrs. Walter Smith), Falmouth;Clara, Dartmouth; Florence ( Mrs. Kenneth Erskine), Upper Musquodoboit; Ella ( Mrs. Gordon Perry), Lancaster, N. B.; Lulu ( Mrs. Clyde Higgins), Elderbank; Ada ( Mrs. Murray Hillen), Elderbank; Harriet ( Mrs. Lewis McMullin) Belleville, Ont.; Ethel ( Mrs. Archie Fraser), Hardwoodlands, also 36 grandchildren and four brothers: Horace, Ostrea Lake, N. S.; Jerry, Pleasant Point, N.S.; Louis, Needham, Mass., and Fred, Boston, Mass.

Funeral services were held from St. Andrews United Church, Elderbank, conducted by Rev. J. H. Slade. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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MacGuire – Poupinel

Harding – Publicover

Married in Halifax — Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire are shown above at left, their wedding having taken place in St. Theresa’s Church. Mrs. McGuire is the former Miss Simone Poupinel, of Paris, France. Mr. McGuire is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McGuire, of Windsor Junction. They will reside at Halifax. Mr. and Mrs. James McKay Harding ( Carol Publicover) are shown above at right following their wedding at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Publicover, 141 Pepperell Street. Mr. Harding is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. James Harding, Shelburne.

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Cameron – Hilchey

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized in Middle Musquodoboit on June 16th at 3:30 when Charlotte E. Hilchey of Kingston, N. S., and Edgar Earl Cameron of Spry Harbour, N. S., were united in marriage by Rev. J. H. Slade at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Elmer Milne.

The bride looked lovely in a street length gown of navy sheer with navy and white accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. The couple were unattended.

For travelling the bride chose a natural toned coat with navy hat and matching accessories.

The happy couple left by car for a trip through the province.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Cameron will reside in Spry harbour where Mr. Cameron has been in the grocery business for a number of years.

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Catherine Morriscey

The death occurred yesterday in the Flinn Memorial Home of Miss Catherine Morriscey in her 88th year.

Miss Morriscey, a member of a prominent Halifax family, was the last of six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Morriscey. One of the six was the late Agnes Morriscey who was particularly well known in the city.

Surviving are one brother, William J. Morriscey of Halifax and a nephew, Favelle Pooley, Newcastle, N. B.

The remains are resting at the Halifax Funeral Home, 90 Dresden Row. The funeral will be held in time for 8.45 a.m. Mass Saturday at St. Mary’s Basilica. Interment will be in Mount Olivet cemetery.

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RCAF Airwoman

Kathleen Higgins

Shirley Doyle

Train for RCAF Duties — Two Halifax City and County girls who have joined the RCAF, were snapped by the photographer at the Air Force Training School at Aylmer, Ont. Top, Airwoman Kathleen Higgins, a member of the service security police force, checks on a vehicle as it reports into a station. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Suther Higgins, Moose River Gold Mines, Halifax County, and graduated recently from a training course in security police work. At left, Airwoman Shirley Doyle, of Halifax, demonstrates a new-found trade, that of soldering, as part of her training as a safety equipment technician. Soldering is used in the maintenance of frames for pilot parachutes, the auxiliary parachute which aid in the opening of a large canopy. Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Doyle, of Halifax. ( National Defence Photo).

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Cumminger H. Hilchey

Middle Musquodoboit — The death of Cumminger Henry Hilchey occurred at the Musquodoboit Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after a short illness. Born at Mooseland, Halifax County, 76 years ago, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann Prest Hilchey, and had lived in the Musquodoboit area for some 35 years.

A carpenter by trade, he was well known in the Musquodoboit Valley and throughout Halifax County.

Predeceased by his wife three years ago, there survive one step-daughter, Miss Hildred Hartling, R.N., Concord, Mass.; two sisters, Villa ( Mrs. Elmer Milne), Middle Musquodoboit; Charlotte ( Mrs. Edgar Cameron), Spry Harbour; and one brother, Bayne Hilchey, Halifax.

The funeral will be held at Mooseland from the Church of England, on Thursday, Dec. 29th, at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Tanton, officiating, with interment at Mooseland.

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September 28 1910

Kent – Harlow

News have been received here of the marriage at the home of Rev. A. A. Shaw, pastor of the First Baptist church, in Winnipeg, on September 28th, or Arthur J. Kent, of Pleasant Point, Halifax county, and Miss Lena M. Harlow, of North Brookfield, Queens county.

Both bride and groom were well known in this city, Miss Harlow having been a student at the Conservatory of Music.

She was a member of the Orpheus Club, and a favorite in musical circles, singing in a number of the church choirs.

Mr. Kent has for several years been a trusted official in the passenger service of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent are now at home in their prettily furnished apartments in the Anis building on Nena street, Winnipeg.

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February 23 1910

Wedding Bells

Kent and Prest

The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wolfe, Dartmouth was the scene of a pretty wedding on the evening of Wednesday February 23rd when their niece. Miss Lorena A Prest daughter of the late Martin B Prest, Arlington, Halifax County, was united in masriage to Samuel Kent Pleasant Point Halifax County. The cermony was performed by the Rev. W. J. Armitage rector of St. Paul’s church Halifax, The parlor being prettily decorated with potted plants for the occasion. The bride looked lovely as she entered the room leaning on the arm of her uncle who gave her away, wearing a dress of Alice blue cloth with satin trimmings and carring a large bouquet of white carnations and maiden hair fern. The wedding march was played by Miss Clara Nicholson.

After the ceremony all sat down to a daintily served tea. The groom presented the bride with an organ, both bride and groom are highly esteemed by their many acquaintances and they were the recipients of some very beautiful and valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Kent will reside in the city.

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Mrs. Caleb Fisher

Eressa Fisher

Eressa McNutt

Truro — Mrs. Caleb Fisher, 98, one of Colchester’s oldest residents, died Wednesday at Hillcrest Manor.

Born at Stewiacke, she was the former Eressa McNutt, daughter of William and Susan ( Rutherford McNutt.

She was a life-long resident of Middle Stewiacke, and was the last surviving member of her family.

She was a member of Middle Stewiacke United Church and United Church Women.

She is survived by two daughters, Agnes ( Mrs. John Redden), Middle Musquodoboit; Susan ( Mrs. Walter Bonn), Jeddore; one son, Robert, Middle Stewiacke; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and a son.

The body is at Matatall Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Middle Stewiacke United Church, Rev. Randall Cameron officiating.

*This obituary is not from the scrapbooks but was found in an old Moir’s Banquet Chocolate box full of vintage photographs.

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Friday 13 1934

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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 Two – Page Nineteen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

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Scrapbook 3

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Laurie A. Prest

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Saturday February 17 1951

Baker – Conrad

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. Blanche Maskell, West Jeddore, Saturday evening, Feb. 17, when her niece Marion Ruth Conrad, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Conrad, of Chezzetcook became the bride of Vincent Tennyson Baker, son of Mrs. Howard Baker and the late Howard Baker of Lower West Jeddore. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. B. Crawford, Miss Ramona Maskell played the wedding march while the bride entered the parlor with her aunt, Mrs. Blanche Maskell, who gave her in marriage.

The bride was becomingly attired in a street length dress in royal blue velvet, with an insertion of white lace, and long sleeves. She wore a halo of white gardenias, white gloves and blue shoes. Her corsage was white carnations. Her bridesmaid was her sister, Miss Ethel Conrad, who wore wine crepe with velvet and grey accessories, with corsage of white carnations. Owen Baker, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride’s aunt Mrs. Maskell, wore navy blue crepe with a corsage of red carnations. Mrs. Baker, mother of the groom, wore grey crepe and a corsage of pink carnations.

During the signing of the register, Mrs. J. P. Maskell sang ” O Perfect Love” and while refreshments were being served, Mrs. Clifford Shortt sang ” I’ll Walk Beside You.” Many gifts were received by the couple, who will make their home at Lower West Jeddore.

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Saturday July 30

Fulton – Baker

A pretty wedding was solemnized, Saturday evening, July 30, in West Jeddore United Baptist Church when Rev. D. Kennedy, Dartmouth, united in marriage in a double ring ceremony, Gladys Mildred Baker, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baker, West Jeddore, and Reginald Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Fulton, Bass River, Colchester County.

Potted plants of various blooms were placed in the church and the guest pews were marked with rose buds tied with white bows. The organist was Allan Horne, Eastern Passage, and the soloist, Reuben George, Dartmouth.

The bride given in marriage by her father looked lovely in a ballerina length strapless gown of white satin with overskirts of brocaded net and a brocaded net jacket, buttoned to the neck line, and long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. Her shoulder length veil of tulle illusion fell from a satin headdress trimmed with seed pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of red roses.

Miss Florence Baker, sister of the bride, attended as maid of honor wearing a ballerina length gown of pale blue net over taffeta and carried a colonial bouquet of blue and yellow shasta daisies.

Miss Dorothy Baker attended her sister as Junior Bridesmaid her ballerina length gown was yellow net over taffeta, she carried a colonial bouquet of yellow and mauve shasta daisies.

The mother of the bride wore a mauve colored dress of nylon over taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations. The mother of the groom wore a beige linen suit with coffee brown accessories with a corsage of pink carnation.

The best man was Ralph Pellerine and the ushers were Warren and Charles Baker.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride. Rev. D. Kennedy proposed the toast to the bride.

Later the couple left on a motor trip. For traveling the bride choose a fitted suit of pastel green with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

 

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Dooks – Matthews

Dooks – Matthews Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eldridge Dooks are pictured above following their wedding in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 19 Parker Street, Halifax. The bride is the former Janette Alice Matthews, daughter of Pastor and Mrs. R. A. Matthews, Rockingham, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dooks, West Jeddore. ( Photo by Moreash).

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Collins – Ventham

Collins – Ventham Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Collins are shown following their recent wedding in St. Mark’s Church. The bride is the former Pamela Betty Ventham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Ventham, Halifax, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Collins also of Halifax. ( Photo by Ballinger).

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Engagements

Collins – Ventham — Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Ventham, announce the engagement of their daughter Pamela Betty, to Louis William, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Collins, all of Halifax. Wedding to take place, July 23, 1955, at 2.30 in St. Mark’s Church, Halifax.

Fulton – Baker — Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baker, West Jeddore, Nova Scotia, wish to announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Gladys Mildred, R.N., to Reginald Clark Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Fulton, Bass River, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Wedding to take place Saturday, July 30, 1955, at West Jeddore Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m.

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Rev. Harold St. Clair Hilchey

New Rector For St. Paul’s — Rev. Harold St. Clair Hilchey, above, has been named the new rector for St. Paul’s Anglican Church. He will arrive in Halifax in August to assume his new duties in the local parish.

New Rector Of St. Paul’s Is Announced

The appointment of Rev. Harold St. Clair Hilchey as rector of Canada’s oldest Protestant Church, St. Paul’s in Halifax, was announced today by Rt. Rev. R. H. Waterman, Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Hilchey’s new appointment becomes effective August 15. He is presently rector of St. Elizabeth’s Church, Queensway parish, Toronto.

A native of Halifax County, Mr. Hilchey was born in Pope’s Harbor, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Hilchey now residents of Halifax.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and then studied at Toronto University where he received his Master of Arts. He holds a Licentiate in Theology and Bachelor of Divinity degree from Wycliffe College, Toronto.

He was ordained a deacon in 1945.

Mr. Hilchey began his ministry by serving in the mission of Stanhope in the Toronto diocese where he took over the joint parishes of Alderwood and Queensway, and served both from 1945 to 1951.

In 1951, because of the growth in the parishes, they were separated and Mr. Hilchey built the new church of St. Elizabeth’s in the Queensway.

Mr. Hilchey is married to the former Ruth Gibson of Toronto and they have four children, Heather, 10; Ray, 8; Wendy, 6; and three-year-old John Douglas.

 

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Kent – Bennett

Kent – Bennett Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Roy Kent are shown in the above photograph, following their recent wedding in the United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour. The bride is the former Mildred May Bennet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Bennet and the groom is the son of Mrs. Archibald M. Kent and the late Archibald M. Kent. ( Photo by Murray)

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Saturday June 25

MacDonald – Currie

At St. Louise’s Church, Ellershouse, Saturday, June 25, Rev. H. E. Dysart, King’s College, joined in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Margaret Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Silver Currie, Ellershouse, Hants County, and David Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. MacDonald, Campbellton, N. B.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fitted gown of ivory silk faille in sweeping train with sweetheart neckline and tapered wrists of worked eyelet. Her waist-length fingertip veil fell from a shell-cap headpiece and she carried a cascade of American Beauty sweetheart roses.

The bride was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Donald S. Currie, Ellershouse, as matron-of-honor, who wore mauve net and lace and carried a cascade of yellow ‘mums. Bridesmaids were Miss Ruthe Newton, Windsor, N. S., who wore yellow net and lace and carried mauve ‘mums, and Miss Gail MacDonald, Sussex, N. B., who wore apple green net and lace and carried bronze ‘mums. Groomsman was Donald F. MacLauchlan, and ushers were Donald S. Currie, Ellershouse, and Murray Dewis, Halifax. Soloist was Miss Sheila Piercey, Halifax. Organist was William E. P. Currie, Bishop’s College Lennoxville, Quebec, brother of the bride.

The bride’s mother wore a navy floor-length gown of lace and nylon white accessories and a …

Street, Moncton, where the groom is employed with the Corner Drug Co. Ltd. Mrs. MacDonald graduated from the University of King’s College, Halifax, this spring with a B. A. and Mrs. MacDonald received his diploma in pharmacy from Dalhousie University, Halifax, last year.

 

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October 7 1953

Mrs. Margaret E. Hilchey

Margaret ” Maggie” Elizabeth Lansburg

The death occurred October 7 in the Victoria General Hospital of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hilchey, of Mooseland. She was 76.

She was the wife of the late Jonathan R. Hilchey, Mooseland.

Surviving are one son, Carl, Mooseland; three sisters, Maude ( Mrs. C. Walker), May ( Mrs. Hedley Giles), Bedford; and Edna ( Mrs. W. A. Eastburn), Sacramento, California; also five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2.30 p.m. from St. Thomas Church, Mooseland, Rev. G. S. Tanner officiating. Interment will be in Mooseland cemetery.

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August 1 195?

Methven – Davis

A pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday evening, Aug 1, in St. John’s Church, Lower Sackville, when Rev. B. J. Davis united in marriage Audrey Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davis of Lower Sackville, to 2nd Lieut. David Keith Methven, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Methven of Sackville.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked lovely in a gown of white slipper satin made on Princess lines with tiny covered buttons to the waist and having a square neckline. The long skirt ended in a train. Her headdress was of tulle illusion, with three-quarter length veil. Her only ornament was a triple strand of pearls as she carried a bouquet of red roses and lilies of the valley.

She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Wilson Baker, as matron of honor, who was dressed in mauve net over taffeta with headdress of mauve and white mohair. Her bouquet was of pink and white carnations.

Little Lois Davis, sister of the bride, was a winsome flower girl in a long gown of green frosted nylon over taffeta with bonnet to match. She carried a nosegay of yellow mums and pink roses.

2nd Lieut. Russell A. Peverill was best man and the ushers were Blair Methven and Roy Davis.

Mrs. Davis, mother of the bride, wore a gown of brown and white sheer with matching accessories and corsage of yellow roses.

Mrs. Methven, mother of the groom, was attired in navy crepe with white accessories and wore a corsage of pink carnations.

Mrs. H. Peverill presided at the organ and the full choir was in attendance.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Acadia Hall for about 150 guests. The Rev. B. J. Davis proposed the toast to the bride. Tea was poured by Mrs. C. Philpott and Miss Viola MacLean.

Later the young couple left for a short trip through the province. For travelling the bride wore a gown of pink nylon with matching hat and white accessories and a corsage of white carnations. On their return they will leave for Montreal.

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Anna Dexter

Halifax Mail-Star Friday July 2 1954

PHOTO CAPTION:

Canadian Radio’s First Lady — Mrs. Anna Dexter, Halifax’s broadcasting grandmother who has been giving half-hour talks six days a week since 1928, cuts herself in on the air. Mrs. Dexter, who has been broadcasting longer than any woman in Canada, sits at the microphone in her own living-room connected with the downtown studio of station CHNS. She won’t tell her correct age but says she would like to stay in broadcasting until she is 120. ( CP Photo)

Broadcasting Grandmother Before ” Mike” 26 Years

By Jim Sherbaniuk

Canadian Press Staff Writer

Halifax ( CP) — Mrs. Anna Dexter whose 26 years at the microphone have made her the first lady of Canadian broadcasting says she plans to stay in radio until she is ” 120 years old.”

Longest in Canada

The broadcasting grandmother has seen Canadian radio grow from 32 stations to more than 150. She has been on the air longer than any woman in Canada and so, far as anyone know, is the only woman in North America who has been making regular, scheduled broadcasts since 1928.

She broadcasts from her home now and gets around with a cane but she maintains her youthful interest in people and she still says what she thinks six days a week.

Strictly Ad Lib

What has she been talking about during the last 26 years? A little bit of everything — gardening, books, government, anything so long as it’s interesting. But there are no interviews.

Her program over the years has always been strictly ad lib. The first and only script she ever used lasted 10 minutes on her introductory broadcast. While still on the air she tore it up and settled down for a homey talk.

But don’t get the idea it’s strictly a woman’s show. Apparently her half-hour program is just as popular with male listeners.

Most of all, she figures, she just says a lot of things other people would like to.

” Mind you, not everyone agrees with me, but no one ever sends me nasty letters.”

” People usually write unpleasant things in the hope of changing the other person’s views. Nobody bothers with me; they know I’m hopeless.”

She didn’t even own a radio when Maj. William Borrett, a founder of radio station, CHNS, was looking for a woman broadcaster in 1928. Mrs. Dexter, then active in women’s work and acquainted with everyone in the district, was mentioned to Maj. Borrett by a government worker whom she did not know. She is still with CHNS.

A woman in radio was a special touch then, and Mrs. Dexter is still a special sort of person. Last fall she was awarded membership in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Quarter Century Club.

To anyone brazen enough to ask her age, she gives the stock answer: ” Mind your own business.” She has a son who is 35 but as far as the public is concerned she’s been 30 for a long time and expects to stay that way.

” At that age you’re old enough to have some sense and you’re youthful enough to understand youth and still able to enjoy both,” she philosophizes.

” If you’re part of today, you’re as young as the minute. Never mind about your body, it’s how you think that counts.”

Tongue Still Good

” I’m not old by any means,” she tells visitors, leaning on her cane and steadying herself on the chair. ” Can’t get around as much as I used to though, arthritis of the hip – thank God it isn’t in my tongue.

” I plan to stay in radio until I’m 120 years old, then I think I’d like to travel.”

Around home, not even the grandchildren are allowed to call her “granny.” It’s just ” Dex” to everybody.

For all her broadcasting and fame, Mrs. Dexter is like any other woman at home. The first thing she tells a caller is: ” You’ll have to excuse the place, it’s an awful mess.”

Peony Bush

From the outside, the Dexter residence looks more like a peony bush with an antenna. The whole yard is a blaze of flowers.

The main feature of the Dexter living room is a radio control board and a microphone, connected directly with the main studio downtown. There is no special routine around the house before broadcast time. Mrs. Dexter gets her cue from the announcer over the radio receiver in her kitchen. Then she just stops whatever she is doing and sits down at the microphone for a while.

More than once the show has been interrupted when Mrs. Dexter has had to answer the doorbell.

A Busy Life

The first question a stranger asks is how a housewife can keep up with world affairs, make a broadcast everyday, and still look after her family. However both sons – Bruce, married and in the air force, and Donald, a car salesman – received a good education and a generous amount of mother’s attention.

The man in the house, the late Dr. Dexter, was a dentist.

” No matter how busy I was, I always had faith I could give my children everything that was necessary. What’s faith? Believe in God and keep your powder dry?”

Mrs. Dexter says her secret of success is just being genuinely interested in everybody she has ever met.

” You know, for 26 years I’ve been talking about people’s personal problems. I’ve listened to their life stories, told of them to thousands of radio listeners, and I’ve asked intimate questions of little people and important ones, too.

” But I’ll tell you a little secret,” she said, leaning closer and whispering.

” As for myself, I like privacy!”

 

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Miss Halifax Beauty Pageant 1949

Candidates To Attend Ball — All the participants in the ” Miss Halifax” contest, which will be climaxed with the crowning of the winner at the Halifax Press ball in the Nova Scotian Hotel this evening, are to be guests at the ball. The five members of the judging board have paid high tribute to the fine sportsmanship of all the contestants, particularly those who were not selected as finalists. In the group above, left to right, are, front row: Aina Giga, Mary Jean Hogan, Marie Johnston, Patricia Logan ( finalist), Caroline Logan, Shirley Hayes ( finalist), Alecia Strothard, Edith Morris. Back row: Shirley Strickland, Bette Kane ( finalist), Marjorie Mason ( finalist), Norma MacDonald, Shirley Brown, Phyllis Margeson, Shirley Hachey, Barbara Greer, Edna Boudreau, Jacqueline Covey, Anne Thexton ( finalist), Jean Langille, Joan Maxwell, Lilla Rettmann and Aino Soolepp. ( Staff photo by Ross.)

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Howard Thurston

Nina Thurston nee Hawes or Fielding?

Nina Leotha Fielding

April 1934

Traditions of Stage Upheld by Thurstons

Today one of the greatest stars of the entertainment world, with his daughter, is in mourning — but they can cherish within their hearts the feeling that they lived up to the tradition of their prefession ” that the show must go on.” Howard Thurston and his daughter Jane, today are face to face with realization that they have lost a wonderful wife and mother, and one who was outstanding help in the business side of their theatrical work, while in various Nova Scotia homes of relatives and friends, there is sincere mourning in the death in New York, last night of the magician’s wife, a native of Kentville, and where she visited as recently as last fall.

Despite their grief over the death of the magician’s wife, Mrs. Nina Thurston, 45, daughter of George Hawes, Kentville, Nova Scotia, they went through their performance as scheduled at a N. Y. theatre last night.

Thurston and his company had just begun the first of two night shows, when the magician received word that his wife had died. Thurston spoke with his daughter for a moment and then informed the theatre managers that they would not cancel the show. They carried through to the finish.

Married 23 Years

For nearly 24 years the happy wife of the world’s most famous living magician, this Kentville-born woman was a choir singer in St. James Anglican church at Kentville, when at the age of 16 she left for the United States.

After attending a finishing school in New England she went to New York and was a stage director when at the age of 23 she married Mr. Thurston.

Accompanying her husband on all his national and international tours, Mrs. Thurston had been three times around the world and had seen him perform before the crowned heads and presidents of practically every nation.

Aided Husband

For 23 years Mrs. Thurston was stage director…

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Friday February 6 1953

Received Caps — Four members of the class of the School of Nursing of the Halifax Infirmary who received their caps at a candle-lighting ceremony held this week belong to centres in Halifax County outside of the city. Left to right in the picture are Misses Dorothy Logan, Caribou; Virginia Prest, Mooseland; Anna Gavin, Dartmouth, and Ramona Prest, Mooseland. ( Photo by Wetmore).

 

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

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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August 14 1940

Dempsey – O’Brien

The marriage of Miss Mary Margaret O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O’Brien, 1 Moran Street, to James Vincent Dempsey, R.C.N., son of Mrs. Dorothy Dempsey and the late Pilot James Dempsey, took place this morning at 7 o’clock in St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. A. B. Leverman officiating.

The bride wore a gown of robin egg blue with white petal hat and white accessories. Her corsage was of red roses, and she carried a white prayer book. She was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Harvey Holmes, R.C.N. The bridesmaid was Miss Brenda Dempsey, sister of the groom, who wore a dusty rose dress with navy blue accessories, and a corsage of sweetpeas. She too carried a white prayer book.

Robert Dempsey, brother of the groom, was the best man.

A wedding breakfast was held later at the home of the bride’s parents. Roses and sweetpeas decorated the rooms, and the table was trimmed with pink and white streamers and wedding bells.

After a short trip to Yarmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey will take up residence on Isleville Street.

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

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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Emmanuel Josey – Ellen Elizabeth Hilchey

1932

Celebrated Their 66th Wedding Anniversary

Friday, January 15, at their home at Spry Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Josey celebrated the sixty sixth anniversary of their wedding. They were the recipients of many messages of congratulations from members of their family and friends. They were married at Pope’s Harbor, January 15, 1866.

Born at Spry Harbor, Mr. Josey was a son of James and Sarah Josey of that place. He reached the grand old age of ninety-one years on October 19, 1931. Mrs. Josey was Ellen Elizabeth Hilchey, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Hilchey, of Pope’s Harbor. Mrs. Josey is eighty-six years of age. Of their fourteen children ten still survive. They are: Johnathan, on the homestead, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Josey reside; Jacob, also of Spry Bay; Leander, of Sheet Harbor, N. S.; William, of Auburne, Maine; Walter, of Denver, Colorado;Mrs. Samuel Hatfield and Earnest of San Francisco; Mrs. Hardy Nason, of Fredericton, N. B.; Mrs. Andrew Himmelman, of LaHave, N. S.; and Albert, of Musquodoboit Harbor. Beside the children there are also forty-eight grandchildren and fifty great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Josey have lived all their married life at Spry Bay, where they are held in highest esteem by young and old.They have always been especially well liked by the young as they have kept young in spirit. Both have all their faculties and their memory is very keen. They have been devout member of St. James Anglican Church, Spry Bay, since their first arrival here, and are still to be seen in their accustomed places when not prevented by ill-health. All who know them join in wishing them many more happy seasons together.

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International Peace Garden 1932

This garden, located on the Canadian-United States Boundary between Manitoba and North Dakota, is 2,400 acres in extent. It was established as a memorial to the friendship of the two countries and dedicated on July 14, 1932. The first of its kind in the world, it has received the approval of all peace-loving nations and by reason of its example is destined to become the most famous of all gardens.

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King George and Queen Bess

Halifax Royal Tour

Halifax City provided one of the real highlights in a grand and glorious farewell to Their Majesties. Well Done, Halifax!

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did a splendid job in portraying the Royal tour all across Canada, and the Canadian Press is also deserving of compliment. There has never been anything better to date by both press and radio, but it was an event which called for the best.

One may recall the enthusiasm at Ottawa and Toronto, the great crowds in Montreal, and the clamor of the cities of the West, but it is difficult to pronounce whether anything in Canada happened in quite the way those people of Halifax gave a farewell on Thursday. To hear that mass cheering simply stirred emotional depths of all listeners in. For the bailiwick of Senator Dennis of The Halifax Herald we will herewith say, that Halifax people do know how to cheer. Their pent-up feelings were far better than Toronto could ever show, the ultra-loyal Queen City of the Dominion. Perhaps we are unfair in these remarks, but Halifax people did Canada proud in the lovely gesture of the people in farewell salute to the King and Queen of Canada, the United Kingdom and other Dominions beyond the seas.

There is one thing of which the world may be assured. The people of Canada love their King and Queen. There has become a personal attachment to the Throne, never known in centuries past. The goodness of Queen Bess, the rectitude of King George, have simply appealed to every Canadian heart and mind. We have no costermongers in this land, but if we had, their hats would be raised in salute to the gracious, loving and much beloved couple who have just paid the honor of a visit to the Dominion of Canada.

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Mrs. Clyde C. Hartlen ( Verna A. Cameron) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Cameron, of Halifax, whose marriage took place in Brockton, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Hartlen will make their home in Hollis, Long Island. Many and cordial will be the felicitations from Halifax friends.

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Hartlen – Cameron

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter E. Caswell, when their niece, Verna A. Cameron, Halifax, was united in marriage to Clyde C. Hartlen, of Jamaica, New York. Rev. Robert Wood Coe, pastor of the South Congregational Church, officiated. The couple was unattended, a single ring service being used. The marriage took place Saturday, November 23, at 4 o’clock, before the open fire in the living room of the Caswell home. The twilight hour was further enhanced with candle light. Yellow chrysanthemums were used throughout the lower rooms. Following the ceremony a reception was held, ices and caked being served. The bride looked lovely in a gown of beige satin crepe, a French model of Patou, and carried Talisman roses. Her travelling costume was a green suede cloth ensemble, the coat with biege fur trimming and accessories to match. Both bride and groom were very popular in Halifax and received many lovely gifts including silver, china, linen and gold. Following a short honeymoon the couple will make their home in Hollis, Long Island, N. Y.. Mr. Hartlen is connected with the Manhattan Bank of New York City and previous to July held a similar position in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Adams – Osborne

The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church Tuesday evening at 7.30 when the Rev. Mr. Clarkson united in the holy bonds of matrimony Doris Irene, daughter of Mr. Osborne, of Montreal, formerly of Halifax, and Williams Adams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams Arams, of this city.

The bride looked very attractive in her wedding gown of powder blue georgette with hat and shoes to match and carried a bouquet of carnations. Miss Osborne entered the church on the arm of her brother to the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, played by Miss Laura Lye, a friend of the bride.

After the ceremony a reception was held ot the groom’s home, Moran street, where a large number gathered to wish Mr. and Mrs. Adams much joy and happiness. The collection of wedding gifts was large and beautiful, testifying to the popularity of the newly married couple.

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I Loved You Better Than You Knew

Vintage Poem Newspaper Clipping

The highest type of sportsmanship is the theme of this song. Such a renunciation in such a spirit implies a quality of character that deserves a better destiny.

Our hands are clasp’d, the last forever,

Perhaps we’ll never meet again;

I loved you as I could none other;

This parting fills my heart with pain;

You ask, and freely I forgive you.

The happy past I must forget,

And though I wander on in sorrow,

I hope that you’ll be happy yet.

Chorus:

As through this weary world I wander,

My thoughts alone will be of you,

In memory I will see you ever;

I loved you better than you knew.

Perhaps when I have gone forever,

You’ll sometimes sit and think of me,

And wonder if I’m dead or living;

Perchance I’ll think the same of thee;

And, when your friends have all departed,

The friends you tho’t were tried and true,

Remember one you left heart-broken

Had loved you better than you knew.

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Drysdale 1949

Drysdale — Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Drysdale ( nee Jessie M. Ross) of Herring Cove, at Halifax Infirmary on March 15th, a daughter, Marilyn Phyllis, weight 8 pounds, 15 ounces.

Drysdale — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Drysdale ( Jessie Ross), Herring Cove, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, on March 19, a son, David Ross. Weight 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

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February 19 1927

McDonald – McGill

Relatives and friends of two well known young people assembled at the Church of St. Rose of Lima, Windsor Junction on Saturday morning, when Francis B. McDonald, of Halifax, formerly of Waverley and a popular clerk of the C. N. R. staff, Dartmouth, was united in marriage to Annie Frances McGill, granddaughter of Sara McGuire, Windsor Junction who has been a successful teacher in that vicinity. The bride, carrying a white Prayer Book was attired in grey crepe de chene with powder blue trimmings and with hat and accessories in keeping. The bridesmaid, Miss Theresa McDonald, wore a dress of ruby colored crepe back satin with hat of grey and accessories to match. The groomsman was H. Carroll, of Waverley. The groom’s gift to the bride was a cheque, to the groomsman a pair of gold cuff links and to the bridesmaid an onyx ring. After the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Father Sweet, of Enfield, the happy couple left on a wedding trip which will include Boston, New York and other American cities. On their return Mr. and Mrs. McDonald will take up their residence in Dartmouth.

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

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 vintage 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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1932

Matthew Gaston

There passed away on Saturday, very suddenly, one of the most highly respected and best-liked farmers in the district – Matthew Gaston – Mr. Gaston, who was 74 years of age, had enjoyed, apparently prectically perfect health, death being due to a heart sizure attributed to over exertion, while looking after one of his cattle. His fatal seizure came while he was about his work. Mr. Gaston was a member of a family remarkable in the county for longevity. His mother died 10 years ago, at the age of 97 years and a sister, Mrs. Cooper, who made her home with him, is now 87 years of age, while his surviving brother, Robert, is a man of 76. Both Mrs. Cooper and the brother mentioned are uncommonly vigorous in body and alert in mind for people of their age.

Mr. Gaston is survived by his wife for whom sympathy will be felt. His farm is one of the largest in the immediate neighborhood of Tangier, and the upright, genial farmer was liked wherever known.

His funeral will take place this afternoon at Tangier and from the Presbyterian Church there.

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Helena M. Faulkner

Helena Margaret Grant

The death occurred on Saturday at 9:30 a. m. at her late residence, 34 Birmingham Street, of Helena Margaret, wife of Jermiah Faulkner. The deceased had been ailing for about two years, but the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. She suffered a stroke on Friday morning.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Gordon, Freda, Arthur, and Margaret; two sisters, Mary and Stella, both of South Maitland, and one brother, Harry, who was residing with her at the time. The deceased was born at Hardwood Lands, Hants County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grant. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from her late residence to Camp Hill Cemetery. Service will be held at the house at 2.30 p. m. The Rev. Dr. Clark will officiate.

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Percy B. Reid

Avonport, Dec. 8 — The community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Percy B. Reid at his home here Saturday. While attending to his duties as usual Friday afternoon he suffered a heart attack from which he never fully recovered consciousness and passed away at 10:25 o’clock.

Mr. Reid was born at Avonport, 66 years ago son of Charles and Mrs. Reid. He was one of the most prominent and highly esteemed residents of the place. Postmaster since the death of his father, clerk of the church, a prominent orchardist and farmer he filled a large place in community life.

The homestead is one of the picturesque and historic spots of the province having been the place where the stage coach of early days stopped en route from Halifax to Yarmouth.

Besides numerous friends he leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Miss Margaret Higgins, Middle Musquodoboit, one son, Donald, Dartmouth, and one daughter, Miss Inna, teacher at Greenwood, both graduates of Acadia University: also two sisters Mrs. D. H. MacQuarrie and Mrs. Herbert North, Canning. One sister, Annie, passed away at Canning a week ago, Mr. Reid being in attendance at her funeral.

The funeral service was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E. S. Mason, D. D., Wolfville, conducted the service assisted by Rev. R. MacFarlane, Gaspereau, Rev. D. C. Kane, Fredericton, N. B., and Horace Colpitts, Lic., Acadia University. Mr. Mason paid a high tribute to the life of the deceased and the large and important place he filled in the community.

The choir of the Baptist church led the singing of favorite hymns, and Herbert Haney, Acadia University was solist.

The pallbearers were Tueso Watson, A. B. Cox, Harris Reid and Hedley Fuller. Interment was at Willow Bank cemetery, Wolfville.

Miss Ella Tutty, Miss Chris MacLean, Murdoch McLellan, James Page and Stanley Pearson, Dartmouth, were in attendance at the funeral services.

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Mrs. May S. Ross

May Stelena Moore

Mrs. May S. Ross, wife of Donald R. Ross, 92 Shirley Street, died at her home yesterday following three years’ illness. She was in her 72nd year.

Mrs. Ross was a member of the Central Baptist Church and in earlier life took keen interest in church activities and work promoted for the development of the community.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Lillian, Mrs. J. McCulloch Leitch and Anna, Mrs. Gerard Vigneaux, both of Halifax; one son, D. Stewart, Halifax; one sister, Mrs. A. E. Lewis, Kanduskeag, Maine; two brothers, Robert A. Moore, Pleasant Bay, Inverness County, and Edward of Boston.

Funeral will be held from the home Friday at 2.00 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. R. Wilson Murray, pastor of Central Baptist Church. Interment will be at Camp Hill Cemetery.

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Mrs. Donald Robb

Irene Glawson

Mrs. Donald Robb, 68, of 110 Morris street, died suddenly at her home late last night. A native of Halifax county, Mrs. Robb had resided in Halifax for the greater part of her life.

Surviving besides her husband are five sons, William of Syracuse, Barrie, Kenneth and Allen of Halifax and Ashley of Utica. New York; three daughters, Mrs. Muriel Rafuse, Halifax, Mrs. C. E. Stevens, Ottawa and Mrs. J. C. Kennedy of Saint John; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Sanborn, Florida, Mrs. Matilda Shrum of Dartmouth and another sister in Boston and one brother, Andrew Glawson of Massachusetts. Funeral services will be held Saturday, other arrangements to be announced later.

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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. Wolfeville, 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 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 a indefatigable worker in the Ladies’ Aid and W. M. S. Auxilliary. 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 Office.

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George Howard Lawlor

The death occurred suddenly at ten thirty o’clock Sunday morning, Sept. 23, of George Howard Lawlor, at his home in Upper Musquodoboit, at the age of 62. The late Mr. Lawlor was formerly a resident of Dartmouth, but moved to Musquodoboit a few years ago where he has since made his home. Surviving besides his sorowing wife ( nee Bessie Sanford) are five sons and three daughters: Melborne, of Montreal; Warren, Howard, Murray and Boyd of Musquodoboit, and Olive ( Mrs. Charles Power) Halifax; Hattie, ( Mrs. Arthur Logan), Musquodoboit, and Bessie, ( Mrs. Stanley Ernst, Halifax; also four sisters ( Mae), Mrs. Stanley Kinderwater, of Penna.; ( Alice) Mrs. Benjamin, Dartmouth; ( Francis), Mrs. Thomas Kinderwater, Musquodoboit, and ( Libby), Mrs. Joseph White, Kirkland Lake, Ont. One brother, Angus of Newton Mills, also surviving there are twelve grandchildren.

The funeral will take place from his late residence Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Musquodoboit.

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1923

W. A. Prest

William Archibald Prest

There passed away on Thursday, March 1st, at his late residence, 103 Preston street, W. A. Prest, in the sixty-third year of his age, after an illness of two years. A man of cheerful disposition and sterling character, his passing is an irreparable loss.

Born at Spry bay, he was a son of the late Isaac Prest, who was one of the first settlers of Mooseland. Mr. Prest was well-known on the Eastern Shore as a building contractor and also was for many years a member of the firm of the Prest Lumber Company. He was a member of the Eureka Lodge, No. 42, A. F. & A. M., Sheet Harbor.

He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, three daughters, two sons and three grandchildren. The daughters are Mary, wife of A. B. Vaughan, city, and Violet and Irma, both of the Victorian Order staff, this city. The sons are Glenn, of Hartford, Conn., and Fred of Timmins, Ont.

The funeral will be held from his late residence on Friday at 12.30 p.m. Interment at Mooseland with Masonic honors.

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May 10 1942

Arch M. Kent

Pleasant Point, May 14 — This community was saddened by the death of one of its most respected residents, Arch M. Kent, on May 10, after an illness of twelve years. He was in his fifty-third year.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, the former Phebe Garrison, two daughters, Thelma at home and Iris of Black Point, and sven sons, Donald, R. C. N.; Stanley of the Merchant Navy; Everett, R. C. N.; Burton, R. C. N.; Malcolm, Graham and Ivan at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Capt. Samuel Kent, Halifax; Alfred, of Mattapan, U. S. A., and Arthur of San Diego, Calif.

The funeral service which was conducted by Rev. Carl Drew, at the United Church, was largely attended.

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Wednesday July 19 1939

Peter M. Nickerson

Middle Musquodoboit. Aug. 11 — Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at his late home for Peter M. Nickerson of 45 River street, Braintree, Mass., who died Wednesday July 19, folowing a long illness. Rev. William Nicholl of the United Presbyterian church in Quincy, who officiated gave a short message on ” The City Four Square.” Three hymns were sung by Mrs. Paul Weymouth, two of which were favorites of Mr. Nickerson namely ” He Hideth My Soul” and ” No Night There.” The other was ” I will meet you in the morning.” Burial was in Blue Hills Cemetery.

Born in Clark’s Harbor, N. S. 67 years ago he went to Braintree, 16 years ago since which time he has been engaged in the construction business.

He was a deacon in United Baptist church in Clark’s Harbor for many years and a deacon of the Bible Union Baptist church of Braintree.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Elsie Gertrude ( Higgins) Nickerson, formerly of Musquodoboit, N.S.; two children, Frank of Braintree, and Mrs. Frederick Hanser ( Elsie) of Buffalo, N. Y.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Serepta Nickerson of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Mrs. Margaret Atwood of Belmont, Mass., and one brother, George, Prince Rupert, B.C.

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1933

Henrietta Glencross Prest

There passed away at Waterbury, Conn., where she had gone to spend a short vacation, Henrietta Glencross Prest, widow of W. A. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County, after an illness of only three days. News of her passing came as a shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Prest, who was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Archibald Glencross, of Halifax, was predeceased by her husband seven years. After his passing she devoted the remainder of her days to bringing sunshine and happiness to those so pathetically left in her care. Mrs. Prest is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Vaughan, of Musquodoboit, Mrs. J. L. Golden, of Arlington, Mass., Mrs. Orid P. Rochon, of Waterbury, Conn.; two sons, Glenn and Fred, of Halifax; seven grand children; three sisters, Mrs. Black, of Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. Fleck, of Stewiacke, and Mrs. Libby Glencross, of Boston. Funeral services were held in Waterbury, Conn., conducted by the Rev. Robert Batchelden, of St. John’s Episcopal Church. The body, accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. Golden and Mrs. Rochon, was brought to Mooseland for interment in St. Thomas Cemetery. A wreath of flowers conveyed the last message from her family and friends.

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1928

Mrs. G. L. Prest

Violet Baker

The funeral of Violet, wife of G. L. Prest, and daughter of Captain and Mrs. W. E. Baker, took place on Monday, a large number of friends of the deceased lady being present at the service held at her father’s home, 82 Chebucto road, and also at the interment, which took place in Camp Hill cemetery. Mrs. Prest was “called to her rest” in the Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, Vermont, shortly after the birth of her third child, her body being brought to Halifax for interment here.

At the service held in the house, the full choir of the West End Baptist Church, ( of which, before her marriage Mrs. Prest was a member) was present, Rev. Mr. Doleman officiating. Among the hymns sung was the favorite of the deceased ” No Burdens Yonder,” which was feelingly rendered by Mrs. R. K. Steeves. Also her mother’s favorite hymn, ” Some Day We’ll Understand,”  and ” Abide With Me” were beautifully rendered by the choir.

Mrs. Prest, who was 36 years of age, leaves one daughter, Jean, nine years of age, a son, Donald, three years, and her little baby. Last week word was received by her parents of her condition, and Mrs. Baker, son, Arthur, Mrs. J. L. Goulden, and Miss Irma Prest, sisters of Mr. Prest, hastened to Burlington, and were present when she passed away. Mr. Prest is now seriously ill at the residence of his brother-in-law, Archibald Vaughan, Sumit (?) street and his friends will hope to learn of an early improvement in his condition. Mr. Prest is superintendent of construction for the E. D. Ward Company, of Worcester, Mass., and has been employed rebuilding bridges, stations and other railway buildings destroyed by the storms.

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Gunner Harry Hilchie

Death of Gunner Hilchie — J. C. Hilchie of Pope’s harbor, received the sad intelligence on August 27th that his son, Gunner Harry Hilchie, was reported “missing.” He has since received official notice from Ottawa that he was drowned on July 31st. Gunner Hilchie, who was the first Pope’s harbor boy to die for King and country, was 22 years of age. He enlisted in a Howitzer ammunition column in October, 1916, in Halifax and went overseas in February, 1917. After three months’ training in England, he proceeded to France, being eager to do his ” bit,” and has been on the firing line almost continuously ever since, having spent two birthdays in the trenches. His letters home were always bright and cheerful, and he especially praised the work of the Y. M. C. A. He leaves his father, two sisters, Stella and Nellie, and one brother Stanley, of the Highland brigade, at present at Bramshott, England, who was wounded last November.

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March 3rd 1925

R. W. Prest

Reuben Wellington Prest

The death occurred at his home in Stewiacke, Colchester Co., on Tuesday, March 3rd; of R. W. Prest at the age of sixty-four. He was a man of sterling character and genial disposition, and had a wide circle of friends. Mr. Prest was known in all lumbering business, having been for years manager of the Prest Lumber Co., of Mooseland and Tangier, but in recent years was associated with the Dickie Lumber Co., of Stewiacke. Deceased is survived by his wife, one son, J. Percy, of Stewiacke, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, of Ottawa, and one sister, Mrs. Nelson Jackson, of Halifax.

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1937

Miss Ella V. Prest

The death occurred yesterday of Miss Ella V. Prest, who passed away at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Samuel J. Kent, 11 Moran street. The deceased was born at Mooseland, Halifax county, and had resided in Halifax for some years.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence at 2 o’clock, with services conducted at the house by the Halifax Company of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.

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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 Two – Page One

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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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Scrapbook Three – Page One

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 :

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Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

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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Currie – Jenks

A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends took place this morning in St. Mary’s Cathedral Oratory when Very Rev. Monsignor Foley united in marriage Frances Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Jenks, 42 Edward street, and Leo F. Currie, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Currie, 44 Victoria road. The bride and groom are both prominent in Halifax musical circles and are general favorites socially.

The bride was dressed in a traveling costume of navy blue and wore a grey feather hat. She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. Miss Dorothy Currie, sister of the groom, and bridesmaid, wore a dress of grey Canton crepe and hat to match, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The groom was supported by William Jenks ( brother of the bride. Only the immediate family members of each family were present. The wedding presents were many and beautiful.

Amidst a copious shower of confetti Mr. and Mrs. Currie left by the Ocean Limited for New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Montreal.

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Coles – Jackson

( From the Arlington Advocate.)

At a pretty church wedding last Saturday evening, in the Orthodox Congregational Church, Miss Vera Lillian Jackson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, 127 Washington Street, Arlington, Mass., was married to Howard Finlay Coles, of Tarrytown, and the late Howard L. Coles. Rev. Edward Allen Morris, the pastor, performed the ceremony. The church was decorated with palms and cut flowers, and Mr. Buell, the organist, played the wedding march and other selections. Attending the bride were her sister, Miss Elleen Jackson, of Tarrytown, as maid of honor, and the groom’s sister, Miss Charlotte Coles, of Tarrytown, as bridesmaid.

The best man was Norman Bellows, of Tarrytown. Lorne Jackson, bother of the bride, and Herbert Blinn, of Stoneham, ushered.

The bride’s gown was of white georgette and her veil was held in place by a coif of pearls, she carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor and the bridesmaid wore flounced chiffon dresses with matching hats, that of Miss Jackson jade green and Miss Cole’s egg shell. They carried yellow roses.

There were more than sixty guests at the reception, at the home of the bride’s parents, which followed the ceremony. Here the decorations were orchids and yellow asters. The out-of-town guests included the mother and grandfather of the groom, Mrs. Coles and Mr. Finlay, his cousins, the Misses Jansen, Dr. Grey and Miss Ambrose, all of Tarrytown, and Charles Grey, Portsmouth N. H., Mrs. Coles, who is a graduate of the Maritime Business College, Halifax, N. S., has been secretary at the Tarrytown Hospital.

The bridegroom is a military college graduate.

Mr. and Mrs. Coles have gone on a motor trip through the White Mountains and to Canada, where they will visit Montreal and Ottawa. They will reside at Tarrytown, N. Y.

[ Miss Jackson is a former Halifax girl and has many friends here whose sincere good wishes she will have. ]

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Thursday June 15 1944

Sawyer – Trott

Cambridge, Mass., July 3 — A pretty military wedding and one of great interest to their many friends took place in the United Presbyterian Church, here, Thursday, June 15 at 8 p.m., when Elsi Mildred Trott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Trott, formerly of Port Mouton, Queens County, N. S., but now residents of Cambridge, Mass., became the bride of Sgt. George B. Sawyer, U.S.A.A.F., only son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Sawyer of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, were united in marriage by Rev. A. A. Graham, pastor of the church.

The double-ring ceremony was used. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of the Wedding March played by Mrs. Seaton Sharpe, now of Cambridge, but formerly of Halifax, N. S. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin, bodice with bracelet sleeves, sweetheart neckline and buttoned in back to the tight-fitting waist with small satin buttons. The full skirt of white chiffon fell softly over a satin slip. Her veil, falling from a coronet of pearls was of net edged with lace and she carried white roses, baby’s breath and fern, with a shower effect of white sweet-peas. To complete her costume the bride wore a string of pearls, a gift from the groom.

The bride’s only attendant was her sister, Ada, and Sgt. Egan Rucas served as best man. The ushers were Burgess Trott, of the U. S. Navy, brother of the bride and Phillip Ranger of Cambridge.

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Hollett – Hartling

The Central Baptist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding to-day at three o’clock when Jeanne Orillia, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hartling, 15 Lawrence Street, was united to Gordon H. Hollett by the Rev. James Dunlop, pastor of the church.

The bride, who was given in mariage by her father, looked charming in her bridal gown of white cerpe-back stain worn with the conventional veil. Her bouquet was a shower of butterfly roses and sweet peas. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Reuben George as Maid of Honor, who wore a gown of pink georgette and lace with accessories to match, her bouquet being of President Hoover roses. Walter Marriott supported the groom.

Mrs. F. A. Nightingale, who presided at the organ, gave splendid renditions of the Bridal Chorus and Wedding March, while the choir at the beginning of the ceremony sang very sweetly. ” The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden.” During the signing of the register, Reuben George sang ” O Promise Me.”

The church was very beautifully decorated with palms and gladiola.

After receiving the felicitations of the relatives, the happy couple left on a short motor trip. The bride’s going away costume was a powder blue ensemble, worn with hat, shoes and gloves in keeping. On their return to the city, Mr. and Mrs. Hollett will reside at 98 1/2 Lawrence Street.

There was a large and varied collection of gifts including a case of flat silver from the staff of The Phinney Music Co., Ltd., of which the bride is a valuable member, also a cheque from the Directors of the Company. Other gifts included china, cut-glass and linen.

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Cooper – Richardson

Halifax, September 18 — Florence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Richardson, of West Jeddore, and Roy Cooper, a valued employe of David MacDonald, were the principals in a quiet but very pretty wedding last evening, the ceremony being performed at the Parsonage of the West End Baptist Church, by the pastor at that church, the bride being attended by her sister, Miss Ethel Richardson, as bridesmaid, and Lewis Hatcher attending as best man.

Both Miss Richardson and Mr. Hatcher have a wide circle of friends on the West End, by whose best wishes they will be followed.

The bride looked very lovely in a costume of brown velour, worn with hat of corresponding color, her bouquet being of white asters. Miss Ethel Richardson wore a smart gown of blue silk.

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper will take up their residence at Melville Island Cove. The collection of wedding gifts was a large, varied and beautiful one, these including a cheque from David MacDonald, to the groom; a cheque to the bride from her mother, and a varied collection of silver and fine china.

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1935

Nickerson – Covey

A very pretty quiet wedding was solemnized this morning at 8 o’clock, by Rev. B.J. Warr, pastor of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, when Marion Myrtle Covey, became the bride of Austen Hadley Nickerson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Nickerson, both of this city. The bride, who was given in mariiage by her brother-in-law, J. E. Dincan, looked charming in a becomingly designed, imported frock of pansy chiffon velvet, with hat to correspond, and carried a bouquet of dainty pink roses.

Both bride and groom were unattended.

For travelling, the bride wore an ensemble of brown and rust, with accessories to correspond. Mr. and Mrs. Nickerson left immediately after the ceremony for the United States, by motor, anticipating an absence of two weeks. Upon their return they will take up residence at 94 Windsor Street.

Mrs. Nickerson has been the organist at the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church for some time and is very popular among members of the choir, who have shown their esteem, both by entertaining for her at a most unusual and delightful shower recently and by arranging the lovely floral arch and other decorations in the church.

The full choir was present at the ceremony and sang ” The Voice That Breathed o’er Eden. Miss Sadie Hopkins, at the organ, played the wedding marches, and Mrs. T. McNully, as soloist, sang, “O Promise Me.”

Mr. Nickerson is a valued member of the staff of the Robert Simpson Eastern, Lted., a member of the men’s choir at the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, and of the male quartette there, and takes a great and active interest in church activities, including those of the Men’s Own Bible Class.

A host of friends join in wishing them happiness.

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Sunday July 19

Miss E. M. McKinley

Miss Ethel MacKinlay

There passed away at her late residence, 7 Pepperell street, Sunday July 19th, after a lingering illness. Ethel Margaret beloved daughter of the late Jackson MacKinlay. The deceased was 30 years of age and was a member of the St. Matthias Anglican Church, being at one time a teacher of the Sunday school as well as a member of the Chancel Guild. The funeral will take place at the above address on Tuesday at 2.30 p. m. Services at St. Matthias Church at 3 p. m. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery.

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George C. Jackson

There are hundreds of people, who is years past travelled on his buses, who will receive with a very real sense of loss news of the death at 41 Brunswick street, of George C. Jackson, who had for a number of years conducted a bus service between Bedford and Halifax, — the first bus service to be conducted between the two places, and established by him in 1922. Three years ago he retired being then widely known in his business capacity, and as the genial driver of one of his own buses. He had been in ill health for a number of months, and in view of his age — 75 years — little could be done to retard the advance of his ailment.

Upright, genial, faithful in the performance of his duties, heartily liked wherever known, his passing will be regretted and sympathy in his loss will be felt for his son, only surviving child, Percy. Two grandsons, Eldred in Halifax, and Vernon, in the States, also survive. His wife who was Miss Bessie Rourke died many years ago — an abiding sorrow to him. He moved only a week ago to the house, 44 Brunswick street where he died.

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Sutherland – Cameron

September 3 1949

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Sutherland – Cameron

North Street Christian Church was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding Saturday afternoon, September 3, at four o’clock when Lillace Eldora Cameron, daughter of Mrs. Cameron and the late Richard F. Cameron of West Gore, Hants County, became the bride of Angus Johnston Sutherland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sutherland, Seafoam, Pictou County. Rev. R. E. Shaw, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride who was given in marriage by her brother, Dr. Laurence Cameron, looked charming in a street-length gown of sapphire blue satin, styled by Rembrandt with a drape effect bodice and slight train, with which she wore rose-beige accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses.

Miss Claire Cameron, sister of the bride, was her only attendant and wore a dress of silver greay taffeta with grey and pink accessories and her corsage was of pink Sweetheart roses.

Mr. John Hilchey attended the groom and the ushers were Mr. Noel Mawer and Dr. Richard Cameron.

Miss Lou Wallace was organist and during the signing of the register Mrs. John Hilchey sang ” O Promise Me.”

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

The young couple left by car on a wedding trip to Boston and New York. For travelling the bride chose a black and white checked suit with accessories of pink and black. She also wore mink furs, gift of the groom.

On their return they will reside at 63 Queen Street, Truro. The groom is on the staff of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College and the bride is a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital.

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John Charles Hilchie

April 21 1949

The funeral of John Charles Hilchie, whose death occurred April 21 at the home of his son, 108 Lawrence Street after a brief illness, took place Saturday at St. Matthias Church.

The service was conducted by Rev. Edward Morris, assisted by Rev. G. S. Tanton, who had been Mr. Hilchie’s pastor.

Mr. Hilchie was born 90 years ago at Pope’s Harbor and spent almost his entire life there. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Church, Pope’s Harbor and a Warden of this church for many years. He was also a member of Eureka Lodge, Sheet Harbor. He will be greatly missed in the community where he was beloved for his kindness and helpfulness and his ready wit.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Stanley, Halifax, two daughters, Mrs. G. Paro, ( Nellie), Melrose, Mass., and Mrs. W. Maguire, ( Stella), Windsor Junction, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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December 29 1948

Mrs. Ruth Beazley

Ruth Pitcher

The death occurred at her home, 3 Linden Street, after a lingering illness, of Ruth, wife of John Beazley.

Mrs. Beazley was in her 66th year and leaves to mourn her loss, becides her husband, two daughters, Alma, Mrs. D. F. Duggan and Emily, both at home, and three sons, William and George, residing in Halifax, and John, Kingston, N. S.

Besides her immediate family she also leaves one brother and two sisters in Newfoundland and one brother, Joseph Pitcher, in Halifax.

Five grandchildren also survive.

Prior to her illness Mrs. Beazley was an active member of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial United Church.

The funeral will be held from Cruikshanks Funeral Home, Robie Street, at 2 p.m., Friday, December 31. Rev. A. G. Pentz and Rev. B. J. Warr will conduct the service.

Interment to be in Camp Hill Cemetery.

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October 10 1949

Mrs. Lewis W. Kilcup

Bertha May Gray

The death occurred at the Victoria General Hospital yesterday morning of Mrs. Lewis W. Kilcup, 148 Windsor Street. She was a daughter of the late John and Christina Gray.

At the time of her death Mrs. Kilcup was superintendent of the cradle roll department of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church Sunday School. She was a life-long member of the church. Mrs. Kilcup was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Society and was for many years prominent in the Women’s Association and a teacher in the Sunday School.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis W. Kilcup, 148 Windsor Street.

The remains are resting at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Robie Street, where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. H. B. Clark will officiate, assisted by Rev. B. J. Warr. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

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Kent – Morgan

Mrs. Douglas Kent was Wanda Morgan before her marriage last evening.

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Kent – Morgan

1934

Kent-Morgan Vows Taken In Evening

Miss Wanda Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morgan, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Douglas Kent, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kent of San Diego, were united in marriage at a charming ceremony last night at 8 o’clock in the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Wallace Hamilton officiated.

Preceding the ceremony, Bud Moser sang ” At Dawning” and ” I Love You Truly.” Miss Betty Belle, organist, played the wedding marches.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Robert Morgan jr., wore an attractive ensemble of green and brown with brown accessories. She carried a shower bouquet of Talisman roses and lilies-of-the-valley.

Mrs. Peggy Donely, matron of honor, wore a brown silk crepe dress and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.

William G. Ferguson served as best man, and ushers were T. D. Griffin and Dick Fox.

After the ceremony the young couple left for a trip to Catalina.

The couple will make their home in San Diego.

The bride graduated from West High school, Salt Lake City. The bridegroom graduated from San Diego High school and is affiliated with Phi Lamda Epsilon fraternity.

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Miss Helen Grace Bollong

Death is Regretted

There passed peacefully away at her home on Dundas Street at 3.30 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Miss Helen Grace Bollong, daughter of Mrs. Emily and the late Archibald Bollong, formerly of Pope’s Harbor, Halifax County. Although Miss Bollong had been in failing health for a long time her passing came as a shock to a large circle of friends. She had lived in Dartmouth since a child and during that time, through her pleasing disposition and genial manner, became a general favorite with all with whom she came in contact.  She possessed a charming personality and early friendships made were retained throughout her life, her passing at an early age being a matter of general regret.

For a number of years Miss Bollong was secretary to W. L. Payzant, Barrister, Halifax. She was proficient in her work and her retirement several years ago, due to ill-health, was a matter of deep regret to her wide acquaintance of stanch and intimate friends. After a prolonged rest she was able again to resume her duties, but later found it necessary to retire. Over a year ago Miss Bollong accepted an appointment as assistant to the Secretary of the Dartmouth Relief Committee, her services as such very highly satisfactory and winning special mention from the chairman and members of the committee, but failing health again compelled her to take a prolonged rest. Almost since that time, much to the regret of all, her condition gradually became worse until during the last six months she was confined to bed.

Miss Bollong was a splendid type of young woman, kind and considerate to those in less fortunate circumstances and appreciative of kindness extended to her during her long illness which she bore with Christian fortitude.

Surviving besides her mother is a half sister, Mrs. George Rowlings, United States, formerly of Musquodoboit Harbor and four aunts, Mrs. Edmund McCarthy and Mrs. James Leonard, Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Sidney Morash, Waterville, Kings County; Mrs. John Hilchey, Pope’s Harbor. Captain William Gerard, who lived at the home of the deceased, is an uncle. Mrs. Edmund McCarthy arrived here yesterday.

The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, the time of which is yet to be decided.

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Pryde – Steeves

Moncton, Sept. 27 — A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Highfield Baptist Church by the Rev. A. K. Herman, when Sadie Grace, youngest daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Arthur Stinson Pryde, became the bride of Edward Bishop Steeves, of Moncton. Miss Pryde was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Dr. Fred Fader, and made a most charming and pretty bride in a lovely Parisian gown of shell pink georgette with pearl and rhinestone trimming. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of white and pink roses and maiden hair fern. The church was beautifully decorated with autumn foliage roses and asters. The wedding march was most effectively played by Miss Ruth Rand.

The bride was the recipient of many handsome gifts and showers during the past week, included in which are several valuable pieces of silver, china furniture and cheques.

The groom’s gift to the organist (?) …

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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 Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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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.

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

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 One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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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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