Jun 132018

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. 🙂


Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

Scrapbook Three – Page Three


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MacLachlan – Gordon


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.



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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