Apr 092017

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. 🙂


Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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.




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.