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. 🙂
Click on the pictures to see them larger.
October 18 1905
Cameron – Prest
In the Christian Church, North St., Wedenesday at 7:30. Mr. E. E. Cameron, son of the late Alexander Cameron, of Waverley, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Stella M. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County. The wedding was a very quiet one, only a few of the near relatives of the contracting parties being present. Mr. H. McDougall, of West Gore, was groomsman, while Miss Cameron, sister of the groom attended the bride. The bride who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Jackson, wore a pretty blue travelling suit with hat to match.
Brenton – Rudd
At Trinity Church, Halifax, Sept. 23, by Rev. L. J. Donaldson, Thomas Brenton, of Halifax, to Edna E. Rudd, of London, Ont.
***The Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics website has the registration for this marriage listed on their website here:
The date is recorded as September 23 1905. They have Edna Rudd’s birthplace listed as London, England rather than London, Ontario as is shown in this newspaper clipping. Edna’s parents are listed as John ( a merchant) and Ellen.
I have more information about Edna Brenton further down on this page under another clipping about this marriage. Please scroll down. 🙂
September 27 1905
Merry Wedding Bells
Prest – Glauson
One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place on Wednesday evening, Sept. 27th, at 7:30, at the home of Mr. Alex Glauson, Pleasant Harbor, Halifax, when he gave in marriage his youngest daughter, Miss Maggie May, to Mr. Sidney E. Prest, of Morden, Manitoba, and son of the late Martin B. Prest, of Arlington.
The ceremony was performed by Rev Mr. McDonald. The house was very prettily decorated for the occasion, the bridal party standing under an arch of white and green. The bride was a picture of girlish grace and beauty, as she entered the parlors on the arm of her father, wearing a handsome gown of cream silk en train trimmed with embroidered chiffon and accord on pleated silk. Her long tulle veil was fastened with a wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of cream roses. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Florence Beaver, who looked pretty, attired in a costume of pink nun’s veiling trimmed with allover lace, her bouquet being of pink roses. Miss Muriel Borgal, cousin of the bride made a charming little flower girl, daintily gowned in blue silk trimmed with lace and ribbon, and carrying a handsome basket of flowers.
The groom was attended by his friend, Mr. Wm. J. Borgal. The wedding march was played by Miss Annie Beaver. The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold brooch set with pearls and amethyst, to the bridesmaid a gold chain bracelet, to the flower girl a gold broach, and the groomsman a gold stick pin set with pearls and opal.
After the ceremony the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where a dainty tea was served. Immediately after tea the bride and groom left, amid showers of rice and congratulations for Arlington, where they will spend a few days with the groom’s brother and sisters before leaving for their Western home.
The bride’s travelling dress was a very becoming tailor-made suit of brown broad-cloth, with hat to match. Both bride and groom are highly esteemed by their acquaintances, and they were the recipients of a large number of presents.
June 7 1905
Prest – Mc Isaac
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, Bridgeport, C. B., was the scene of a pretty but quiet wedding on the evening of Wednesday, June 7th, when the Rev. J. A. McGlashen, joined together in holy wedlock, Addington E. Prest, son of the late Martin B. Prest, Arlington, Halifax Co., and Miss Effie C. McIsaac, daughter of James McIsaac, Moose River. The bride was very charmingly gowned in white silk organdie and carried white carnations. She was attended by her sister, Miss Lena V. McIsaac, who wore white with pink carnations. Mr. Matthew McDonald assisted the groom.
The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain, to the bridesmaid a gold ring set with rubies and pearls, and to the best man a gold watch charm. After the ceremony all sat down to a daintily served tea, after which the happy couple took the car for Sidney, where they left the next morning for their future home in Arlington.
March 4 1896
Jackson – Prest
An event of much interest to the parties concerned, took place at Halifax, on Thursday, March 4th, when Nancy J. Prest, youngest daughter of John M. Prest, P. M. of Mooseland, was united in marriage to Nelson Jackson, of the same place. The ceremony took place at 7:30 p.m., at the residence of George C. Jackson, brother of the groom, 152 North Street – the officiating minister being Rev. H. F. W. Archibald. Miss Maud Ross played the wedding march. The groom was supported by his brother, H. Jackson. The Misses Laurie Prest and Maud Landsburg, cousins of the bride, acted as bridesmaids. The bride was attired in cream cashmere, trimmed with lace ribbon and orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were in faun, trimmed with white satin and ribbon. A large number of guests were present. The bride was the recipient of a number of valuable presents–
Brenton – Rudd
The marriage of Thomas Brenton, the well known custom’s tailor, to Miss Edna E. Rudd, of London, Ont., took place at Trinity Church Saturday, the ceremony being performed by Rev. L. J. Donaldson. The affair was a very quiet one, the groom and bride being unattended, and the only guests were immediate relatives. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Brenton left on a trip to Montreal.
***The Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics website has the registration for this marriage listed on their website here:
They have Edna Rudd’s birthplace listed as London, England rather than London, Ontario as is shown in this newspaper clipping. Edna’s parents are listed as John ( a merchant) and Ellen.
The Family Search website has an entry for an Elmira Edna Rudd here:
They have her birth listed as May 10 1870 in Guelph, Wellington County Ontario, resided in London, Ontario in 1871 and parents as John Rudd and Ellen Cormie.
Another entry has her mother as Sarah Ellen Cornice here:
Her death registration on NSHVS has her birthdate as May 10 1873, birthplace as Guelph, Ontario and parents as John Rudd and Sarah Cormick.
Thomas and Edna had a daughter Dorothy Edna Brenton born June 12 1909. Their address at the time was 100 Sackville Street, Halifax.
Prest – Glauson
At Pleasant Harbor, Halifax, N.S. by Rev. Mr. McDonald, Sidney E. Prest, of Morden Manitoba, to Miss Maggie May daughter of Mr. Alex. Glauson, Pleasant Harbor.
Prest – McIsaac
At Bridgeport on the 7th inst., by Rev. J. A. MacGlashen, B. D., Addington E. Prest, of Halifax, to Effie C. McIsaac, Halifax.
Hilchey – Hancock
Rev. W. J. Wright officiated at the marriage in Oxford street Methodist church at seven o’clock this morning, of two popular young people – Miss Mildred C. Hancock, who for some years has held the responsible position of cashier in the employ of G. M. Smith and Company, and Maurice A. Hilchey.
The church, thru the kindness of Mr. Magerrall, of the Quinpool Nursery, was beautifully decorated, the organist being present and giving a fine rendition of the wedding marches, from Lohengrin before and Mendelssohn’s march after the ceremony.
Miss Hancock, who lookt charming in a going away suit of dark blue cloth, tailor made, worn with white hat, her bouquet being of pink roses, was attended by her sister, Miss Winifred Hancock as bridesmaid, the latter wearing a pretty gown of grey cloth and a black hat, her bouquet being of pink carnations.
Bayne Hilchey attended as best man.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilchey left by the 8:30 a.m. train for a trip thru the provinces, and they are followed by the best wishes of a host of friends, as a large, beautiful and valuable collection of wedding gifts conclusively showed.
Hilchie – McLeod
Rev. Mr. Wright, pastor of Oxford street Methodist church, officiated at the wedding yesterday therein of Miss Lucille Winnifred McLeod, 9 Chestnut street, and Bayne Aremeida Hilchie, the ceremony taking place at a quarter past one in the afternoon in the presence of a large number of the friends of the principals, who have many friends in the west end.
The bride who lookt very lovely in her bridal gown of white silk, with pearl trimming, and the conventional veil, and carried a bouquet of white carnations, was attended by her sister, Miss Charlotte McLeod, who wore a pretty gown of pink silk.
Glen C. Prest attended as best man, Miss Covey, friend of the bride, presiding at the organ.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie will spend the winter at in the Musquodoboit Valley, then returning to Halifax.
They have the best wishes of a host of friend.
Vintage Novelty Gift Certificate
Love and Joy Banking Company Unlimited
December 15 1902
Wishes for a Happy New Year
Pay: Dear Sister Laurie my very best wishes for a Merry Christmas
From: Sidney E. Prest
Vintage Poem Newspaper Clipping
Summer Has Passed Away
No flower is seen to gladden the eye,
For bud and bloom have had their day;
And, oh, we feel like breathing a sigh,
To think the summer has passed away.
Gone with its buds and blossoms so sweet,
Gone with its birds’ songs cheerful and gay,
Gone with its brightness which tempted the feet
In woodland paths ofttimes to stray.
– Mrs. E. W. Bartlett
Middlesex Co., Mass., Oct. 29, 1896.
August 31 1910
Glawson – Miner
Pleasant Harbor, Halifax County
Sept. 2 – An event of unusual interest, took place on Wednesday evening, Aug. 31, at six o’clock, in the Presbyterian church, Pleasant Harbor, when A. W. Glawson gave in marriage his eldest daughter, Miss Effie Maud, to Mr. Arthur B. Miner, of Concord, N. H.,
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. R. McDonald. The church was artistically decorated for the occasion, the bridal party standing under a beautiful arch of green and white. The bride was very charmingly gowned in white silk and wore the conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a large boquet of sweet peas.
Miss Maud F. beaver, namesake of the bride, performed the duties of flower girl, daintily attired in white, and carrying a lovely basket of carnations.
The wedding march was played by Miss Ether Glawson.
The groom’s present to the bride was a gold watch chain, and to the flower girl a gold locket and chain.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride, where a large circle of relatives and friends enjoyed a very dainty tea.
The house was simply decorated in cut flowers and presented an attractive appearance.
The happy couple left Friday morning for Halifax, thence for Kentville and Concord, N. H., where they will reside.
The bride’s going away gown was a very becoming tailor made suit of catawba broad cloth, with hat to match.
Mr. and Mrs. Miner were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents.
This marriage will be memorable as the first to have taken place in the Presbyterian church here.
If I felt merry and wanted to flirt
Just for an hour or two
The eyes to entrance & enliven the heart
Would be of dark pollisome blue
If tired of flirting romantic I felt
I’d then want a lover most kind
To me read me sweet poetry then I would choose
The brightest black eye I could find
But O if I wanted a dear one to love
My whole future life time to crown
Away smiling blue eyes away shiny black
But come faithful soft eyes of brown
– My Valentine
207 South Park St
Feb 14th 1900.
Prominent Halifax Churches
Jewish Synagogue Halifax, St. Luke’s, Old Dutch Church Built 1755, St. Matthews, St. Andrews.
December 24 1900
Hilchey – Glawson
It was a very pretty and stylish wedding that took place in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Tangier, on Monday, Dec. 24th, at three o’clock, when Miss Nellie Glawson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Glawson, Tangier, was given in marriage to Mr. George J. Hilchey, eldest son of Isaac Hilchey, Arlington, Halifax Co.
The church had been beautifully decorated by some of the many kind friends of the very popular bride, and was packed to the doors with the acquaintances of both contracting parties to witness the ceremony.
Rev. H. Cooper Aylwin ties the nuptial knot, the bridal party standing under a handsome arch of evergreen and roses. A large bunch of white roses tied with satin ribbon marked the bride’s former place in the choir.
Promptly at the hour named the bride entered the church, daintily gowned in cream cashmere with trimmings of white satin and chiffon. She wore a white chiffon hat trimmed with plumes, lilies of the valley and lace. She was indeed a handsome bride, and the service was exceedingly pretty throughout.
The bridesmaid, Miss Hattie Hilchey, sister of the groom, was attired in a white Swiss muslin over pink, trimmed with white lace and pink ribbon.
Mr. Jonathan Hilchey ably supported the groom in this happy event.
After the ceremony was performed and the happy couple had received the sincere congratulations of those present, they drove amid showers of rice to the residence of the bride’s parents, where about forty invited guests sat down to an elaborate and tastefully served supper. All seemed to catch the happy spirit of the occasion, and a pleasant social time was spent.
The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain. She was also the recipient of many useful and handsome presents. Among these were the following:
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Townsand, large framed pictures; Mr. and Mrs W. A. Glawson, Halifax, carving set; Mr. J. Mason, strawberry set; Mr. S. R. Irvin, Tidnish, pie server; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Glawson, lemonade set; Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Borgal, tea set; Mr. J. killen, glass water pitcher; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morris, New Glasglow, silver butter knife; Miss Maud Glawson, glass cake plate; Mrs. R. Lindsay, decanter; Mr. and Mrs. J. Corbin, vegetable dishes; Miss Esther Glawson, glass water pitcher; Mr. Blanchard Hilchey, silver butter knife; Mr. Aylmer Borgal, souvenir; Miss Maggie Glawson, glass fruit dish; Miss Laurie Prest, sofa pillow; Mr. and Mrs. Albert White, silver butter knife; Mr. Andrew Glawson, father of the bride, set of furs; Mrs. Matilda Prest, toilet cushions; Miss Minnie Marks, one dozen individual butter plate; Miss Ella Present, jewel case; Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds, cash; Mr. A. E. Prest, china cake plate; Mr. and Mrs. John Fahie, vases; Mr. Charlie Hilchey,jr., cream jug; Mrs. Andrew Glawson, mother of the bride, white counterpane and toilet case; Mr. Sidney Prest, pin tray and vases; Mr. Wm. Borgal, silver napkin ring; Miss Ethel Glawson, d’oyley; Miss Louisa Glawson, toothbrush case; Mr. Arthur Jackson, glass sugar dish and glass preserve dishes; Mrs. Geo. Tanner, New Glasglow, set of toilet mats; Miss Hattie Hilchey, linen table napkins; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hilchey, linen table cloth; Mrs. Alfred Steward, lamp mat; Mrs. Jonathan Hilchey, glass preserve dishes; Miss Ella Hilchey, meat plates, and Miss Lilla Hilchey, salt dishes.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilchey will reside in Arlington.
December 25 1900
Mills – McFetridge
The home of Mr. and MNrs. R. M. McFetridge, Middle Musquodoboit, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Christmas Day, 1900, when their daughter Janet was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. G. Mills, the Rev. E. Smith officiating.
The wedding march was played by Miss Maggie Tupper. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of pale blue with cream satin trimming.
The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents.
December 12 1900
White – Morris
Holy Trinity Church, Tangier, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, at eleven o’clock, when the Rev. H. Cooper Aylwin joined together in holy wedlock Albert White, of Arlington, and Miss Nellie C. Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Morris, Bay St. George, Newfoundland.
The bride was very daintily gowned in mauve silk, with trimmings of white brocaded satin and white ribbons. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Nellie Glawson, in fawn, trimmed with white silk, white lace and ribbons. Mr. A. E. Prest assisted the groom in this pleasing event.
After the ceremony, the happy couple drove to the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Andrew Glawson, where dinner was served, after which they drove to Mrs. M. A. Prest’s, Arlington, for tea, where many of their friends gathered to wish the happy couple a long life of happiness.
The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold bracelet. She was also the recipient of many very pretty and useful presents.
At eleven o’clock Mr. and Mrs. White drove to their own home amid the good wishes of a host of friends.
Vaughn – Prest
Rev. L. J. Donaldson officiated at the marriage at 5 o’clock yesterday at his house, of Miss Margaret Mary Prest, daughter of W. A. Prest, Chebucto road, and Archibald Bertram Vaughan, of Southbridge, Mass., the bride and groom being unattended and the wedding a quiet one owing to recent bereavement.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a tasteful gown of navy blue serge, and white hat.
After a short visit here Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan will go to Southbridge where they will make their home.
Please help confirm the identity of the people in these photos if you can.
I believe they may be the scrapbooker Laurena Alice Prest and her husband Samuel Kent.
Laurena ( Laurie) Alice Prest 1878 – May 6 1956
Parents: Martin B. Prest 1841 – 1900 and Matilda Ann Hilchey 1841 – 1905
Samuel Kent 1876 – October 9 1945
Parents: John Kent 1837 – 1908 and Sarah Ann Thompson 1842 – 1916
John Kent was the French Point Lighthouse keeper on Kent’s Island, Musquodoboit.
More images coming soon! Please don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates.
Thank you! 🙂