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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. 🙂


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Scrapbook Two – Page One

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Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

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Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

Scrapbook Three – Page Three


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Above: Indifferent to his wounded leg, a Canadian Tank Corps sergeant nonchalantly reads newspaper account of Dieppe raid from which he has just returned. The tankmen were from Calgary.


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July 22 1944

Returns On Hospital Ship

Acting Staff Sergeant Robert J. Prest, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Prest, Mooseland, Halifax County, wounded in the Italian campaign, returned from overseas Saturday on the Hospital Ship Lady Nelson.

Enlisting at Vancouver, Staff Sergeant Prest was twice wounded — at Dieppe and in Italy. He also took part in the Sicily campaign. He was wounded the second time in the Cassino fighting.

His wife resides in Hollywood, California.



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Fraser — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fraser ( nee Ethel Rhind) at Grace Maternity Hospital, May 1, a son, Clifford Morrison, weight 8 1/2 pounds.


Prest — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Murray S. Prest, at Mooseland, Halifax County, on April 14, a daughter, Linda Ruby.

Kennedy – Power — The engagement is announced of Helen Margaret Power, second eldest daughter of Mrs. Jolina E. Power and the late Layton A. Power of East Jeddore, to Arthur Gardener Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kennedy of Stewiacke. Wedding to take place in near future at Stewiacke.


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Kent — To Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Kent ( Cora Williams), Ostrea Lake, at Grace Maternity Hospital, March 31st, a son. Weight 8 pounds, 2 ounces. A brother for Richard.


Kennedy — At Grace Maternity Hospital, March 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. McKay Kennedy, ( nee Elsie Richards) the gift of a baby girl. ( St. Catherines and Toronto papers please copy.)


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1930 MacMillan – Fraser — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fraser, 121 Hollis Street, announce the engagement of their daughter Flora Margaret, to the Reverend Malcolm MacMillan, Baddeck, Cape Breton. Marriage to take place the latter part of October.

McDonald – Missions — Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Missions announce the marriage of their only daughter Bernice Lillian, to Gordon D., son of the late Daniel and Mrs. MacDonald of Halifax. The marriage was solemnized by the Rev. B. J. Warr, May 6th, 1935.

Hilchey – Myra — Married quietly on April 18th 1947, by the Rev. B. J. Warr at his residence, Mary Christina Catherine, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Myra of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victor William, son of Mrs. Mildred C. Hilchey and the late Morris A. Hilchey, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Smith – Glawson — The marriage  took place at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hubley, 1022 Barrington street on September 10th, by the Rev. E. E. Daley, of Lou A., daughter of the late Martin Glawson, of Pleasant Harbor, to David Wilbert Smith, of East Mines Station, Colchester Co.


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Popular Halifax Couple Married Half Century

Capt. and Mrs. J. G. Maskell

With half a century of happily married life behind them, and keenly anticipating many more years together, Capt. J. G. Maskell and Mrs. Maskell, of 63 Willow Street, recently celebrated their golden wedding. The occasion was on for congratulatory messages from their many Halifax friends and others from distant points, and particularly from their children, five of whom are residing away from home.

Thirty Years In Labrador trade

Captain Maskell is well known in Halifax, particularly in marine circles, and for 30 years was engaged in the Labrador trade, being connected with the late J. T. Thompson in that business. Both Captain and Mrs. Maskell are valued members of the West End Baptist Church, in which congregation the former holds office as Deacon. They are natives of Jeddore, Halifax County.

There are six children living, namely, Viola, wife of Rev. A. W. Warren, of the Calvary Baptist Church, Tarrytown, Conn.; Guy G., residing in Springfield, Mass.; Frank H. in Brooklyn, N. Y.; Eva, wife of E. J. Steer, Waterbury, Conn.; Muriel P., teacher in Bloomfield School, Halifax and John A. student at Gordon College, Boston.

Poem In Their Honor

In connection with the celebration of Capt. and Mrs. Maskell’s Golden Wedding, their son-in-law, Rev. A. W. Warren, wrote the following poem in their honor:

Fifty Wedded Years

(Congratulations to Mother and Father Maskell)

On a Christmas Eve in old Jeddore

‘Neath the fir-tree’s fragrant bough,

A youth and a maiden joined their hearts

In the sacred marriage vow.

A-down the years they have kept in step

And borne their burdens together;

They have done their work, they have sung their song,

Despite the times or the weather.

And the years have passed as all years may pass

In the steady march of time,

Without the loss of the zest of life,

Or the vision that is sublime.

And the friends of the years renew with you

The friendships that made life dear;

And children, and children’s children, too,

Send greetings from far and near.

To say to you from a heart of love

What the heart of love should say,

That we honor you and wish you well

On your Golden Wedding Day.

We pray that on through the years to come,

As you travel toward the West,

The God whom we trust may guide your feet

in the way that is ever the best.

And when you go forth from this earthly home

To the Heavenly otherwhere,

May the vow you took on the day you wed

Be renewed in the home over there.


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Ward – Dean

Prest – Dean

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dean of Chaplin, Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia wish to announce the engagement of their daughters Thelma Winnifred, to Chas. Frederick Ward, son of Mrs. and the late Frederick Ward of Glenholme, Nova Scotia, and Kathleen Audrey, to Homer Eldon Prest, son of Mrs. and the late Melvin Prest of Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Wedding to take place December 6, 1946.

Lasky – Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, 101 Charles street, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Leona Victoria, to S. G. Lasky of Denver, Colorado, Geologist for the Kennecott Copper Co., at Kennecott, Alaska, wedding to take place early in June.


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Family Party Held Is On Anniversary

Relatives and friends were generous with tokens of affection and expressions of good wishes with which they signified their love and esteem for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kent, on Saturday, the occasion being the 25th wedding anniversary of the popular couple.

A family dinner at their home, 11 Moran Street, was arranged in celebration and as it was in progress Mr. and Mrs. Kent were surprised and pleased to hear a number, dedicated to them, played from CHNS by Jerry Naughler’s Orchestra. Members of the family party besides the honored couple were their son Rody, his wife and little daughter June; Mr. Kent’s niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Bowser, and Miss Ella Prest, sister of Mrs. Kent.


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St. Patrick’s Glee Club

Shown above are members of the Glee Club of Saint Patrick’s Girls’ school which, with markings of 89 points, were among the winners of specially gratifying rating at the Halifax Music Festival where they not only drew general commendation for their singing but also won much favorable comment by their fine appearance. They were successful in defeating even older groups by the excellence of their performance. Left to right they are:

Front row – Sheila Gallagher, Marie Terrio, Mary McGovern, Nancy Keeler, Jean Sutherland, Mary Evans, Marion Saab, Joyce Coolen, Joyce Pilon, Catherine Arab, Mary Slauenwhite, Jean Ryan, Mary Hatter, Monica Durant and Joan Langille

Second Row – Marion Hushard, Barbara Allen, Vivian Ryan, Shirley Walsh, Florence Newcomb, Lillian St. Peter’s, Bridget Byrne, Jecqueline Kervin, Mary Carter, Patricia Hagen, June Kent, Doris Blackburn, Shirley Terrio, Joan Sutherland, Doreen Nicks and Joan Ferguson

Third Row –  Patricia McKinnon, Gwendolyn Finck, Zita Durant, Barbara Wills, Patrica Walsh, Shirley Clarke, Clarisse Terrio, Joan Cullymore, Hazel Buckland, Jean McNeil, Audrey Young, Kathleen Terrio, Mary Emberley and Shirley Little

Fourth Row- Marlene Supple, Aldona Arsenault, Shirley Doucette, Elienne Keizer and Rose Carroll


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Lift Bantam Title

Shown above are members of the Monarchs who eliminated the Orioles in the final round of the City playoffs to capture the City bantam championship.

Front Row, left to right – Buddie Kelly, James Barnett, Harold O’Rourke, Ron Tanner, Gerald Gayadmack, Sam al-Molky, Williams Budgen, Robert Kent.

Standing – Gerald Murphy, trainer, Blair Wheeler, Ron Shade, Jack Judge, Leo Murphy, manager, Roland Perry, Cyril Johnson, Roy Church, Johnny Green, coach.

Seated in front, batboy Francis Tanner.


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Leitch – Ross — Married at Truro, on February 16th, 1924, Lillian Jessie Ross to James McCulloch Leitch.

Howatt – Prest — Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Prest, Mahone Bay, N.S., announce the engagement of their only daughter, Nita Pearl, R.N., to Vernon Garfield, son of Mrs. Howatt and the late Melbourne A. Howatt, Cape Traverse, P.E.I. Marriage to take place July 15th.

Edwards – Young — Mrs. Catherine Young of this city announces the engagement of her daughter Ada Elizabeth to D. Armitage Edwards, son of the Rev. D. and Mrs. Edwards of Guysboro, N. S. Wedding to take place in Halifax in August.

Hubley – Hilchey 1947 — Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hubley wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Gertrude to Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey, of Halifax. Wedding to take place June 14.


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Bride – To – Be

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kent, of Halifax, have announced the engagement of their youngest daughter, Edith Mary, above, to Phillip Loraine Whynacht, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whynacht, Mahone Bay. The wedding will take place in April.


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April 9 1948

Whynacht – Kent

Bethany United Church, Armdale, was the scene of a pretty wedding at five o’clock April 9th, when Rev. J. D. Archibald  united in marriage Edith Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kent of Halifax and Phillip Loraine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whynacht of Mahone Bay.

The bride was charming in a powder blue creep dress with navy accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. She was attended by her sister, Venetta. The groom was attended by his brother, Sidney.

After the ceremony a reception for the immediate relatives was held at the home of the bride’s parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Whynacht left for a wedding trip to Saint John, N. B. They will reside in Dartmouth. many gifts were receive, including a chest of silver from the office staff of the Maritime Tel. & Tel. Co. where the bride was employed.


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Manuel – Kent

A quiet but pretty wedding took place in Bethany Manse last evening at 7:30 o’clock when Marjorie Lillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Kent, of Halifax, and Robert Laird Manuel, of Halifax, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Manuel of Dartmouth were united in marriage. Rev J. D. Archibald officiated.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a becoming street length dress of teal blue with accessories in keeping and a corsage of yellow roses. There were no attendants. After a reception for relatives, the happy couple left by motor on a brief honeymoon in the Province.