Feb 042017

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:



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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.



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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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.



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 :