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.
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Vintage Photographs and Ephemera
PAT. MARCH 1876
Wednesday May 6 1914
Kent – Garrison
A quiet wedding took place on Wednesday, May 6th, at two o’clock, in Holy Trinity church, Yarmouth, when Phebe Gertrude, daughter of H. C. Garrison, Hantsport, was married to Archibald M. Kent, the Rev. R. D. Bambrick, officiating.
After visiting Hantsport and Halifax, Mr. and Mrs. Kent left for their home at Pleasant Point, Halifax county.
There’s not a tint that paints the rose,
Or decks the Lily fair,
Or streaks the humblest flower that blows
But God has placed it there.
There’s not a star whose
Shines on the distant earth
And cheers the silant
gloom of night,
But God has given it birth.
There’s not a place in earth’s east round
In oceans deep or air,
Where skill and wisdom
are not found,
For God is everywhere.
Feb. 26th, 1906.
Mrs. Harold Murphy
Mary Amelia Murphy
Mary Amelia Marks
The death of Mrs. Mary Amelia Murphy, wife of Harold Murphy, occurred Sunday at her home in Tangier following a lengthy illness.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marks, she resided at Tangier most of her life. She was a member of the Tangier Anglican Church, where she served as organist for 50 years and was a life member of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one adopted son, Norman, one brother, Harry Marks, Head of Ship Harbor; one sister, Mrs. T. W. Gowan, Providence, R.I.; and three grandchildren.
The remains are resting at her home in Tangier. Funeral services will be held from the Tangier Anglican Church at 2.30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Tangier cemetery.
Enemy U-boats are Hit; Men Decorated
Two more scores by Canadian corvettes against enemy submarines were revealed yesterday by Navy Minister MacDonald, who also announced a list of awards that included names of Nova Scotians. The corvette Camrose, commanded by Lieutenant-Commander L. R. Pabillard ( top right), of Halifax, scored a ” probably damaged”. Three Nova Scotians receiving awards were Lieutenant D. L. Miller ( top left), of Sydney, the Distinguished Service Cross; CPO D. A. Kent * ( lower right), of Pleasant Point, the Distinguished Service Medal; and Motor Mechanic, J. W. Casey ( lower left), of Bedford, mention in Dispatches.
* I think the newspaper made an error here and CPO D. A. Kent ( Donald Archibald Kent) is actually pictured in the ” lower left” photograph and not the ” lower right”. It is also possible that the other men’s photos are mixed up as well.
Saturday December 11 1954
Prest – Fahie
A pretty wedding was solemnized in Middleton United Church Manse, Middle Musquodoboit, Saturday, Dec. 11. at 6 P. m. when Ola Shirley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fahie of Moose River Mines, and Fraser Raymond, son of Mrs. Alice Prest and the late Boyd E. Priest of Mooseland, were united in marriage by Rev. L. P. Archibald.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in her gown of white nylon. The wide bouffant, floor – length skirt was fashioned from nylon net over satin, studded with rhinestones. The bodice of plain nylon lace was topped by a bolero lace jacket with long sleeves coming to a point over the wrist, trimmed with rhinestones. Her finger-tip veil was held in place by a halo coronet and she carried a cascade bouquet of American Beauty roses and white baby ‘mums.
The bride’s only attendant was her cousin, Miss Marina Prest, attired in shrimp colored nylon net and lace over satin with matching headdress and elbow – length lace gloves. She carried a nosegay of white and pink baby ‘mums.
Murray Prest attended his brother as best man.
The bride’s mother wore a dress of turquoise brocade taffeta with navy accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.
The groom’s mother was attired in a black crepe dress with fur cape and matching accessories and a corsage of mauve and white baby ‘mums.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Moose River Mines for about 150 guests. The toast to the bride was proposed by Glenn Prest of Mooseland.
The popular couple plan to make their home in Mooseland.
Kent – Bennet
The United Church, Musquodoboit Harbor, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, Saturday evening, September 19, at 7:30 o’clock when Mildred May Bennet, only daughter of of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Bennet, Musquodoboit Harbor, became the bride of Ivan Roy Kent, son of Mrs. Archibald M. Kent and the late Archibald M. Kent, Pleasant Point. Rev. Thomas Constable officiated at the double ring ceremony. The organist was Mrs. Malcolm MacDonald, while Mrs. John Jones was soloist.
The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Archibald Strong, wore a floorlength gown of nylon net and chantilly lace panels over white satin with matching lace bolero having a high neckline and long sleeves coming to points over the wrist. Her fingertip length veil of nylon tulle and lace fell from a coronet of pearls and rhinestones. She carried an arm bouquet of American Beauty Roses.
The bride was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. L. Strong, as matron of honor, who wore a floorlength gown of aqua, nylon net over taffeta with matching bolero, mitts and headdress. She carried a nosegay of pink carnations, roses, lily-of-the-valley and fern.
Miss Norma Slade of Musquodoboit Harbor, as bridesmaid,, wore a floorlength gown of mauve nylon net over taffeta with watching bolero, mitts and headdress. She carried a nosegay of pink roses, white ‘mums, lily-of-the-valley and fern.
Little Joanne Kent, niece of the groom as flower girl, wore a floorlength dress of yellow taffeta with flocked organdie overskirt with headdress of yellow flowers and tulle. She carried a basket of flowers. Little John Strong, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Donald Hilchie, friend of the groom was best man, the ushers were Everett Kent, brother of the groom and Douglass McGreggor, a friend.
A reception was held at Lazy-Tide Hall. The toast to the bride was proposed By Rev. Mr. Constable.
The bride’s mother wore a suit of light grey wool gaberdine with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The groom’s mother wore a dress of navy sheer with white accessories and a corsage of red roses. For travelling the bride wore a grey suit with pink accessories and a corsage of pink rosebuds.
On their return they will reside at 49 Rose Street, Dartmouth, N.S.
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