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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

 

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Photo #57

Alexander Welsford Bonn 1891 – 1930

Grace Margaret Blakeney  1890 – 1948

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Alex Bonn and Grace Bonn

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Photo #58

Martello Tower, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

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Photo #59

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #61

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #62

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #63

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #64

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #65

Found in Laurie Prest Kent’s scrapbook.

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Photo #66

David 20 mos and

Felicia 1 mo.

I believe these children are Blakeneys.

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Photo #67

Bonn Family, Jeddore

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Photo #68

Grave of Alexander Welsord Bonn of Jeddore Nova Scotia. He was working on the J. B. King in Brockville Ontario when the ship was hit by lightning which set off explosives onboard.

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Photo #69

Grace Margaret Bonn nee Blakeney

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Photo #70

Top right – Guy Bowser

Bottom right – Margaret Bowser nee Bonn

Any help identifying the other 3 people would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 🙂

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Photo #71

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Myrtle Bonn

Danny Bonn

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Photo #72

Peryl Campbell nee Bonn

Muir Campbell

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Photo #73

The woman in this photo is either Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn or her older sister Opal Laura Edith Maskell nee Bonn.

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Photo #74

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Ramona Maskell on right.

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Warren Bonn

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Photo #76

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W. F. Maskell

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #34

Unknown Gentlemen

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify these fellows. Thank you.

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Photo #35

George Wellington Bowser

” Vinie” Lavinia Blanche Maskell

Ramona Maskell

Roy Bowser

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Photo #36

Bill Bonn on right.

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the other soldier in this photo. Thank you.

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Photo #37

Harry Kent’s Family

Florence, George, Blanche

Sam, Aunt Florie, Iva.

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Photo #38

Ramona Maskell

” I took this from Uncle Spurgeon’s hill.”

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Photo #39

Vintage classic cars parked in front of the home of Grace Margaret ( nee Blakeney) Bonn’s home. She was the widow of Alexander Welsford Bonn. Address is now 1301 West Jeddore Road by Blakney Cove.

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Photo #40

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can identify these adorable darlings. Thank you.

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Photo #41

Peryl Bonn and Myrtle Bonn nee Anderson

Photo taken in front of Grace Bonn’s house in West Jeddore.

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Photo #42

Grace Margaret Bonn nee Blakeney

Peryl Grace Bonn

“Boss” Weldon Bonn

1301 ( formerly 1305) West Jeddore Road

” Mum, Peryl & Boss”

1946

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Photo #43

Woodrow Foch Maskell on the right.

Please comment at the bottom of the page if you can help identify the other R. C. N. sailors in this photograph.

This was taken in Ottawa in 1944.

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Photo #44

Adella Blakeney

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Photo #45

The older boy is a Bonn but I am not sure if he is Walter aka Pete, Billy or Weldon aka Boss.

Please comment below if you know these boys names and where this photograph was taken. I believe the buildings may be cottages that are now known as Serenity by the Sea Guest House and Cottages.

Thank you.

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Photo #46

Weldon Bonn aka Boss on left.

Woodrow Foch Maskell on right.

“Woodrow & Boss 1945”

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Photo #47

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the men in this shipyard photograph. Thank you.

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Photo #48

Fred Faulkner

“Fred Falkner”

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #18

1928

Boy in front: Woodrow Foch Maskell

L – R

Uncle John Maskell

Aunt Prudy Maskell

Aunt Phoebe Kent

Ione Maskell

Aunt Vinie Bowser

Uncle George Bowser

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Sam and Stella Kent’s Family

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Stamp on back says:

No. 8 Colborne St.

The Unique Art Studio

Toronto

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Photo #20

John Peter and Nita Hazel ( nee Baker) Maskell

” This was taken the Sunday before we left home on our 30th wedding anniversary, John & Nita.”

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Olsen and Frances Blakeney 1945 – 46 ?

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Peryl Grace Bonn and Muir Grant Campbell

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George Bowser

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John Gilbert Maskell

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George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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George Bowser

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” Uncle George Bowser with pipe”

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Lavinia Blanche Maskell and George Wellington Bowser

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Unknown Sailors

Please comment at the bottom of the page if you can help identify these men. Thank you.

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Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn

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Woodrow Maskell

??? MacDonald

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George Wellington Bowser on right.

Please comment at bottom of page if you can help identify the other two men. Thank you.

“to Vinie from GWB”

Vinie is Lavinia Blanche Maskell

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Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

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 One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

Scrapbook Two – Page Eight

Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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Levi George Conrad

The death occurred early this morning at his home 15 Moran Street of Levi George Conrad, aged 79 years. Mr. Conrad was for 46 years an operator with the Nova Scotia Light and Power Company on the tram cars and for the past six years has been retired. His wife predeceased him. He leaves to mourn their loss four sons, George in Dorchester, Mass., William and Howard at home and Lawrence in the R. C. A. F. at Summerside; and two daughters, Sadie, Mrs. R. Kent and Winnie, Mrs. B. Messervey, both at home. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Mrs. Mary Jane MacDonald

Mary Jane McDonald

Mary Jane MacLennan

Mary Jane McLennan

There passed away at her home, 2 Princess Place, after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Mary Jane MacDonald, widow of Daniel L. MacDonald, formerly of the City Water Department. Mrs. MacDonald had been ailing for some time and had been unable to leave her bed for the last two months. She is survived by four sons, Archie of the City Water Department, Ken, Jack, and Gordon all at home, and one sister, Mrs. S. MacDonald of Sterling, C. B. Mrs. MacDonald was born at Grand River, C. B., Oct. 23, 1871. The funeral service will be from her late home at 2.30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, internment being at Camp Hill cemetery.

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John Parsons Shears

Well Known Man Dies

John Parsons Shears, master mariner, native of Robinson’s, Newfoundland, died at his home, 26 Dahlia Street, Dartmouth, early Saturday evening after a lengthy illness.

Captain Shears had been in the employ of the Dartmouth Ferry Commission for the past nine years. Death was due to paralysis of the throat.

Was Captain

He was 52 years of age and was a son of Mary and the late George Shears, of Robinson’s, Newfoundland. He followed the sea and received his captain’s papers during the war when he served as Chief Warrant Office No. 1 on the Mine-sweeper Mushquash, and later was made skipper of the Barge Number Nine. He was Captain of the harbor ferry Wilfred C for a time and served as mate and captain in the employ of the Dartmouth Ferry Commission. When his arm was paralyzed by a stroke he was compelled to give up his work on the boats and accept a position with the Ferry Commission as ticket-taker.

Funeral Monday

Captain Shears was well known and respected in the community. He was a member of Eastern Star Lodge, A. F. and A. M.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter Eileen, wife of Gerald Conrad, Dartmouth and two sons, jackie and Douglas, both at home. Surviving also are a grand-daughter, Joan, infant daughter of Mrs. Gerald Conrad; three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Walker, Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. J. Ford, Channel, Nfld., Mrs. W. Morris, Robinson’s, Nfld., and three brothers, Warren, Captain of the “Icoma”, Richard, in Robinson’s, Nfld., and Lewellyn, at Corner Brook.

The funeral will be held from the house this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Internment will be in Mount Herman cemetery, Canon Cumming officiating.

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Miss Mary E. Millar

March 20 1937

Miss Mary E. Millar died this morning at her home, 31 Vernon Street, after a six months illness.

She was the daughter of James Paterson Millar, of Tangier, identified with the gold mines for so many years.

She was a teacher in the public schools of Nova Scotia until 1902, and then went to California where she was engaged in business until 1906. She was in San Francisco at the time of the notable earthquake. Returning east, she lived in Boston for a few years and then went to Montreal, where she engaged in war work, returning home in 1918. During the time she was at home the Tangier Hall was built due to her efforts.

She leaves to mourn their loss a sister, Miss Margaret Millar, one brother, Rev. J. R. Millar, at Springhill, two nephews, Rev. James R. Millar, at Port Morien and Livingstone Millar, residing at 31 Vernon Street, Halifax, and Miss Jessie Millar, a music teacher at Springhill. She will be mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.

A morning service will be held at 31 Vernon Street on Monday, after which the body will be forwarded to Pope’s Harbor where burial will take place in the family lot. The time will be announced later.

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Mrs. G. S. Richards

Margaret Anna Walker

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to members of the family and relatives in the death of Margaret Anna, beloved wife of Guy S. Richards, 49 Tulip street, at the age of ***49 years.

Stricken suddenly during the late hours of Thursday night, failed to rally, and to the deep-regretted the family and a wide circle of friends, passed away yesterday afternoon at 1.30 o’clock. She was a well known and active member of Christ Church and was a former teacher in the Sunday school.

There survive to mourn their loss besides a husband, her mother, Mrs. Charles Walker, of Dartmouth; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Gray, Pleasant street, Dartmouth; two brothers, Elmer, at home, and Earl at Torrington, Mass.; one half-sister, Mrs. Burris Prest, of Arlington, Mass.; and three half-brothers, Charles J. Walker, manufacturers agent, Westmount; Roy Walker, of West St. John; and Winnifred Walker of Dartmouth.

The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Internment will be in Mount Hermon cemetery.

***Margaret’s age here is a typo in the original newspaper clipping. Her death certificate says she was 27 at the time of her passing and it can be viewed at this link on the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics website:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=85-559&Event=death&ID=165290

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L. Edward Paro

Commdr. L E. Paro

Commdr. L. Edward Paro, 44, USNR, who returned to the United States in November after service in North Africa, Italy and the South-west pacific, died yesterday from a heart attack at his Melville, R. I. base. A native of Portland, Me., his home was at 65 Bellevue, Winthrop. He leaves his wife, the former Laura L. Kent; three children, Eleanor, Roy and Allen; and a brother, Alfred. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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March 11 1925

Mrs. Stanley Robson

Pearl McLeod

Mrs. Pearl Robson, wife of Stanley Robson, engineer on the steamer Acadia, passed away very suddenly at her home, 94 Willow street, at 9.30 o’clock last evening. Mrs. Robson had spent the evening at the residence of her sister, Mrs. William Ward, North West Arm, arriving home at 9 o’clock, in apparently good health and spirits, there was no indication that death was approaching. The deceased lady is survived by her husband, a daughter  Doris, two years of age; her mother, Mrs. H. V. McLeod; three sisters, mrs. Aden Hunt, California; Mrs. Roy Doull, Toronto and Mrs. William Ward, Halifax and two brothers Henry and Charles McLeod, both of this city.

Mrs. Robson enjoyed popularity among a wide circle of friends to whom news of her very sudden death will come as a distinct shock. She was a lady of charming personality. Before her marriage she was prominent in local music circles, but since the birth of her child, had not taken part in any entertainments. Their many friends will sympathize with the sorrowing husband and relatives in their sad bereavement. The time of the funeral will be announced later.

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September 17 1932

Mrs. William Redden

Bertha Maud Kent

Musquodoboit, Sept. 24 — The death occurred in Timmins, Ont. on September 17, of Bertha Maud Redden, wife of William Redden, Lindsay Lake, at the age of 58 years. Mrs. Redden at the time of her passing was visiting her sons in Ontario and her death there will be felt keenly in the community, where, she resided and was very highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves behind her husband, eight sons and five daughters, also 19 grand children. The sons are: Harry and William of Timmins, Ont., Philip of Upper Stewiacke; James, John, Robert, Donald and Frederick at home. The daughters are: Bessie ( Mrs. Otis Miller), of Halifax; Odessa ( Mrs. John Reid), of Lindsay Lake; Effie ( Mrs. Frank Deale) of Windsor Jct.; Annie ( Mrs. Orestese Reynolds) of Upper Musquodoboit, and Myrtle at home. Five brothers and one sister also survive.

The funeral which was largely attended, was held at Higginsville on September 21, Rev. Wm. MacDonald officiating. The pall-bearers were: Otis Miller, Frank Deale, Orestese Reynolds, John Reid, Bryson Fraser, Edward Conrad.

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April 30 1937

Miss Mildred Eileen O’Brien

Miss Mildred O’Brien

Deep sorrow and sincere personal regret was occasioned this morning within a large circle of friends, by the death of Miss Mildred O’Brien, 25 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O’Brien, 1 Moran Street.

Though she had been ill for some time, her death comes as a severe shock, even to members of her grief stricken family for until the last, hope had been held for her recovery and those who knew and loved her because of the splendid qualities of her character were looking forward to the time when again she would be restored to health.

Miss O’Brien was for some time a valued employee of the F. W. Woolworth Company, Gottingen Street, where she was popular with employers and fellow workers alike. Her energy and ability will be greatly missed. She was also an esteemed former student of St. Patrick’s School.

She is survived, besides her parents by three sisters, Mrs. Harvey ( Doris) Holmes, Evelyn and May all of Halifax.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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January 15 1941

William A. Mosher

Passes Away At His Office

Dartmouth friends will be shocked to learn of the sudden death this morning of William A. Mosher, 59 of 122 Ochterlonely Street, which occurred at 8 o’clock this morning at his office in the Department of Marine and Transport, Dartmouth. Mr. Mosher had just arrived at his office and was talking to the watchman, when he suddenly fell to the floor in a heart attack. He was well known in the province, having previously been a traveller for many years with the firm of J. L. Wilson and Son. He was a faithful member of Grace United Church.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Lawrence ( Bud) and Elroy, at home, and four daughters, Marguerite, wife of Reginald Webber, Lake Charlotte, Gertrude, Florence and Jean at home.

Mr. Mosher was born in Halifax.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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January 18 1943

Mrs. Edna Jennings

Edna Hilchey ?

The death occurred at her home in Tangier, Monday morning, January 18 of Mrs. Edna Jennings after a lengthy illness at the age of 70 years. She was the widow of Mark J. Jennings who predeceased her 14 years ago.

Her passings will be greatly mourned by a wide circle of friends, as she was highly respected and loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by five daughters ( Pearl) Mrs. Stanley Lindsay, Fall River; ( Bertha) Mrs. Luther Murphy, Fairview; ( Lila) Mrs. Albert Mason, Oakfield, N. Y.; ( Alice) Mrs. Melvin Soward, Eastern Passage and ( Leona) Mrs. George Power, Halifax and one son, Basil of Halifax. Also a loving daughter-in-law, Mrs. Basil Jennings, who cared for her devoutedly all through her illness.

She is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Nettie Lindsay and Mrs. Richard Cameron of West Gore; Mrs. Herman Hall, Vancouver; Mrs. Albert Belmore, Caribou Gold Mines and two brothers, Arlington Hilchey, West Gore, Hants County and James F. Hilchey, Caribou Gold Mines. 27 grandchildren also survive.

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April 16

Mrs. Albert F. Messervey

Miriam L. Messervey

Miriam Louise Perham

The death occurred early Wednesday morning in her 82nd year of Miriam L. Messervey, widow of the late Albert F. Messervey, former Clerk of Works for the City of Halifax, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Berry, at Malden, Mass.

Mrs Messervey was well-known in Halifax, and will be sadly missed by her many friends. She was a charter member of Mizpah Rebecca Lodge, I.O.O.F., Halifax.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. John Berry ( Esther), Malden, Mass.; Mrs. Thomas Burt ( Dorothy), Malden, Mass.; Fred R. Messervey, Halifax, senior clerk of the Canadian Customs and Excise Department, and John P. Messervey, Halifax, mining engineer of the Department of Mines for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Mrs. Messervey also leaves to mourn her loss four grandchildren, Margaret Burt, Malden, Mass.; Richard Berry, Malden, Mass.; William Messervey, Peterboro, Ont., and Donald F. Messervey, Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday. April 19th., from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 416 Robie Street, with the Rev. Dr. C. E.

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September 3 1941

Mrs. Norman McGregor

Laura McGregor

Laura Blakeney

Jeddore, Sept. 4 — The death of Mrs. Norman McGregor occurred at her home after an illness of only two days, at the age of 46 years.  She was formerly Laura Blakeney, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Blakeney, of Jeddore, and life-long resident of this place. She always took an active part in the church and community work, holding offices in the Red Cross and church organizations. Surviving are three daughters, Gertrude, Mrs. Harold Kent, Dartmouth; Helen and Phyllis at home; four sons, Marvin, Kenneth, Russell and Merlin at home, and one little grandchild, Walter Kent. Mrs. Alex Bonn, Jeddore, is her only sister. Her brothers are Howard Blakeney, Jeddore Rock Light; Harris, Walter and Reuben Blakeney, all of West Jeddore; Attwood Blakeney, Prince Edward Island, and Colin, of Needham, Mass.

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December 13 1932

Mrs. Maria C. Leslie

Maria Cooper

The death of Mrs. Maria C. Leslie, occurred at her residence in Spry Bay, December 13, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.

Mrs. Leslie was predeceased by her husband, the late Charles Leslie, and by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Ellen  and two sons, Gasper and Henry C. The surviving members of the family are four daughters, Celeste, Mrs. Pye; Mary, Mrs. J. W. Bollong; Annie, Mrs. D. Veinotte; Eva, Mrs. Charles Tuttle and one son, John R. Nineteen grandchildren  and twenty-four great-grandchildren also survive.

The ties of affection existing among this family was a particularly strong and tender one and the community extends sincere sympathy to them in their bereavement.

The funeral was held at St. James’ Anglican Church at Spry Bay the service being conducted by Rev. J. T. Turner, rector of the parish, assisted by Rev. W. Lakey. Service at the house and church were widely attended.

Mrs. Leslie was widely known throughout the parish for her kind hospitality and was a devoted church worker as well as a member of local charitable organizations.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

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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Wednesday July 20 1938

Hawkins- Brinton

Smith’s Cove, July 26 — A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends throughout the province, was solemnized on Wednesday evening, July 20, at 8 o’clock, in the United Church here, when Pauline Margaret Brinton, only daughter of Mrs. A. J. Cornwall of Smith’s Cove and the late Roy Brinton, of Bear River, was united in marriage to Egbert  Aubrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hawkins of Halifax. Rev. Charles Rockingham, of Deep Brook, officiated at the ceremony.

The bride, entering the church on the arm of A. J. Cornwall, her stepfather, who also gave her away, was charming on a floor length gown of white satin made in Princess style, long sleeves, slightly squared at shoulders, buttoned down the back with self-covered buttons, and conventional white veil with tiara of pearls and brilliants. She carried a large bouquet of white roses and fern. She was attended by Miss Louise McHugh, of Saint John, N. B., who wore pale yellow net over taffeta of the same color, with matching off the face hat. She carried a bouquet of yellow and pink roses with blue for-get-me-nots. Chester Brinton, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman.

The church was tastefully decorated by Mrs. Henry Sulis, in a color combination of white, pink and mauve. The wedding marches were rendered by Miss Frances Austin. Ushers were Harold A. Sulis and Lovett H. Woodman.

Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cornwall, Smith’s Cove. Refreshments were served to a large number of guests by Alice Woodman, Florence Berry, Ruby Woodman, Mrs. Lena Cossitt, Grace Hubley, Mrs. Henry Sulis and Mrs. William Woodman. Many beautiful gifts were received, also several cheques.

After the reception the happy couple left by motor for Halifax. Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Brinton will reside in Digby where the groom is in the employ of the M. T. & T. Co.

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February 17

Peter W. Maskell

West Jeddore, Feb. 17 — Peter W. Maskell, one of Jeddore’s most prominent and well-known residents, died suddenly today following a heart attack. He was 58.

Born at West Jeddore, he was of United Empire Loyalist stock, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maskell. For a number of years he lived in Halifax where he was employed as a tram operator. Later he farmed at Chezzetcook and 15 years ago took over his father’s general store at West Jeddore. He was active in community affairs and was highly regarded as a business man. Mr. Maskell was a prominent member of the Adventist Church. His wife was the former Blanche

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August 12 1939

Mrs. Eudivilla Maskell

Eudavilla Harpell

Musquodoboit Harbor, Aug. 15 — The little fishing village of West Jeddore was greatly saddened on Saturday evening by the passing of one of its own highly respected and beloved citizens. Mrs. Eudivilla Maskell, formerly Miss Harpell of West Jeddore, at the age of 73 years. She was known by many and loved by all who came in contact with her as for fifty years she and her husband, the late Peter W. Maskell, who passed away five years ago, kept the general store at West Jeddore. Although in failing health for the past two years she never complained.

She leaves to mourn their loss three daughters, Mrs. E. S. Sharpp, of Armdale; Mrs. Reginald Baker, Ostrea Lake and Mrs. Harris Blakney of West Jeddore: four sons, Peter, with whom she lived: Corey, Wilfred and Roland of West Jeddore: one sister. Mrs. Gary Stapp of Patterson, New Jersey; also three brothers, William, West Jeddore: Jeremiah of Boston, Mass., and George of Worcester, Mass.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon, interment at the little cemetery at West Jeddore.

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Bernard Cameron Maskell

Boy, Six Months Old Dies of Pneumonia

Jeddore, Nov. 15 — The death of Bernard Cameron Maskell, 6 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Maskell, West Jeddore, occurred Monday of last week at their home. Death was due to pneumonia. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at West Side with the interment in the cemetery there. Mr. McLeod, pastor, conducted the service. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents who now only have one little daughter.

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April 21 1949

John Charles Hilchey

Hilchey — The death occurred of John Charles Hilchey at the home of his son Stanley, 108 Lawrence Street, on April 21, after a short illness, at the age of 90 years. Funeral will take place at St. Matthias’ Church, Windsor Street, on Saturday April 23, at 2 p.m. by the Reverend E. Morris and Reverend G. S. Tanton ( rector of deceased). Burial at Camp Hill Cemetery.

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March 24 1937

Ella V. Prest

Death Notices

Prest — The death occurred Wednesday, March 24th of Miss Ella V. Prest, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. Kent, 11 Moran St. She is survived by one sister and one brother.

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1930

Ella May Lawlor

There passed away this morning in the Victoria General Hospital Ella May Lawlor, daughter of George Lawlor, of Spryfield, aged 22 years. The news of her passing in early womanhood, will be received with deep sorrow within the wide circle of her friends. Miss Lawlor was known and highly esteemed in the district in which she lived and where she was engaged in teaching. She was loved by her young pupils, and was an excellent teacher, as well as a most attractive personality. Much sympathy is expressed for her parents in the loss which they have sustained in her death. Her father was with her at the time of her passing, and he will accompany the body on its silent home-going to Spryfield tomorrow morning.

*** According to Ella’s death certificate she passed away from pneumonia which was a post operative complication from a tonsillectomy. https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=134-1353&Event=death&ID=224211

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Carl Otto

Dartmouth Man Dies — News of the death this morning of V. Carl Otto ( above), well known Dartmouth merchant and prominent member of the Austenville Owls Club and of the Masonic order in the town will be heard with deep regret by a wide circle of friends and business associates.

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Mourn Death of Carl Otto

Carl Otto, 44, well known Dartmouth merchant, prominent Mason, and one of the originals in the Austenville Owl’s Club, died at the Victoria General Hospital at 7:30 this morning.

Mr. Otto was a leader in the town’s community life and a member of a prominent Dartmouth family. He was in business with his brother, W. Guy Otto at the Austenville Grocery.

Surviving are two brothers, W. Guy of Dartmouth, and E. L. Otto, of Moir’s Limited, Halifax, and a sister, Maude, ( Mrs. Kenneth Frizzell) of Dartmouth.

He as a charter member and past president of the Austenville Owl’s Club, a member of the Eastern Star Lodge A. F. and A. M. and past high priest of Renown Chapter Royal Arch Masons.

Death followed his admission to hospital a week ago to undergo an operation.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 o’clock from Zink’s Funeral Parlors to Christ Church, Rev. W. E. Ryder officiating. Internment will be at Christ Church Cemetery.

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October 18 1939

Hilda Maude Hilchey

There died yesterday morning at her home, 84 King Street, Dartmouth, Hilda Maud, daughter of Sarah A. and the late Hiram O. Hilchey. She had been ill for a long time and during the past few weeks has been confined to bed. Her illness was borne with great patience and the end was peaceful.

Miss Hilchey was a member of St. James United Church.

Besides her mother, who was most devoted to her during her illness, she is survived by two sisters, Mildred, wife of Robert E. McPhee, of Windsor Junction; Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille of Chester, New Hampshire, and three brothers, Almon E., Theodore B. and A. Russell Hilchey, all of Dartmouth.

The funeral will be held from the residence, 84 King Street, Dartmouth, on Friday at 2:30 o’clock, the service to be conducted by Rev. W. Charles Anderson of St. James United Church.

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Train Victim

Levi L. Hilchey

Native of Stewiacke, Mr. Hilchie died in hospital at Saint John Thursday succumbing to injuries received when he was struck by a train at the depot.

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1935

Fatality Victim Is Laid To Rest

Stewiacke,  Feb. 11 — Following services in Holy Trinity church on Sunday afternoon, the body of Levi Hilchey who was killed at the Mill street railway crossing in Saint John, N. B., were laid to rest in the Anglican cemetery here.

The service was conducted by Rev. C. W. Saunders who also officiated at the graveside. The pall bearers were C. C. Leck, P. Prest, Max Meadows, Harvey Crowe, Horace Meadows and George Meadows. Many floral offerings were placed on the grave.

Surviving Mr. Hilchey is his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Weaver and two sons, Reginald and Lorne, also several grandchildren.

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1944

Morris A. Hilchey

The death occurred yesterday of Morris A. Hilchey at his home, 67 Elm Street. A well-known Halifax building contractor, he passed away at the age of 67 years, after a long illness.

Surviving are his wife Mildred; one son Victor; one daughter Doris; three brothers, Cumminger, Musquodoboit; Jonathan, Mooseland; Bayne, Halifax; and three sisters, Elizina, Mrs. Dukeshire, Stewiacke; Villa, Mrs. Elmer Milne, Middle Musquodoboit, and Charlotte, Mrs. Edgar Hilchey, Hebron, Yarmouth County.

Funeral services will be held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Robie Street, Saturday, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery. Rev. W. R. Seeley will officiate.

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1924

Mrs. Thos. Hilchie

Mary Ellen Prest

Stewiacke, Aug. 1 — Mrs. Thomas Hilchie, a respected resident of Stewiacke, ( formerly of Mooseland), passed away last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alexander Dukeshire, at the age of 77 years. Deceased is survived in her immediate family by her husband, five sons and three daughters. The sons are — Bayne, of East Lexington, Mass.; Morris, of Halifax; Cumminger, of Middle Musquodoboit; John, of Mooseland, and Levi, of Stewiacke. The daughters are — Mrs. Edgar Hilchie, of St. John; Mrs. Milne, of Murchyville, and Mrs. Alexandra Dukeshire, of this town, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Prest, of Moose River.

The funeral service will be held at Mrs. Dukeshire’s residence, tomorrow ( Saturday) at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the Episcopal cemetery, Stewiacke.

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1949

Baker – Harpell

West Jeddore, Oct. 8 — West Jeddore Baptist Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding recently when Rev. Blois Crawford united in marriage Barbara Grace, eldest daughter of Fred Harpell, and John Judson baker, son of Ira Baker and the late Mrs. Baker.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charming in a floor-length gown of white satin with lace yoke fashioned with long sleeves coming to points over the wrists, having the full skirt caught up with lily-of-the-valley. Her headdress was a full length veil with halo of seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of red roses and white gladioli and wore a single strand of pearls with matching earrings.

Mrs. Anthony Slade was matron of honor and wore a blue taffeta gown with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Alice Wright was bridesmaid and wore pink nylon and lace with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses.

Little Ann Elizabeth Crawford was flower girl and wore mauve and yellow and carried a basket of yellow roses. Mrs. Blois Crawford was the soloist and sang ” O Perfect Love” during the signing of the register. Miss Ramona Maskell was the organist.

The groom’s brother, Donald Baker, was best man, and the ushers were William Kent and Ralph Baker.

A reception was held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Crawford. The bride’s table was centred with a traditional three-tier wedding cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Reginald S. Hilchie

Stewiacke, July 13 — Reginald S. Hilchie, of this town, died in Halifax over the week-end shortly after he had been taken ill at his work in the Dartmouth dockyards. He was 39 years of age.

A resident of Clarence Park, Mr. Hilchie had moved there with his family in 1941, after residing here nearly all his life. He started his apprenticeship as a machinist with a local firm, Lewis Limited, where he was employed for many years before he was transferred to Clarke-Ruse Aircraft Company. Later he worked for the Dartmouth dockyards.

Surviving are, his widow, the former Margaret Leck, of Stewiacke, one daughter Nancy, his mother, Mrs. Jeanette Hilchie, two sisters, Mrs. Jordan ( Mavis) Weaver and June and one brother, Lorne, all of Stewiacke.

The remains are resting at the home of C. J. Leck, and the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock fromHoly Trinity Church. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, death notices, obits ( obituaries )  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, Dartmouth, 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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1926

William Lyle Miller

Wm. L. Miller

Annapolis Royal, Dec. 2 — The death occurred at his residence on the Cape Road, Annapolis Royal, on Tuesday, of William Lyle Miller, son of the late Weston Miller, at the age of 60 years, after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Upper Clements, and married Amanda Oickle, removing to Annapolis Royal about forty-five years ago. Mr. Miller leaves a wife, five daughters, Mrs. Edward. H. Barnstead of Halifax; Mrs. I. T. Comeau, Halifax; Mrs. Gilbert Moore, Providence, R. I., Mrs. Harley Veinot, Annapolis Royal and Miss Hattie at home, two sisters, Mrs. William Hazelwood, of Berwick and Mrs. John Roberts of New York and two brothers, Edward and Seymour of Philadelphia.

The funeral will be held this afternoon with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. The service at the house will be conducted by Rev. E. A. Kirker, and at the grave by the Oddfellows, of which fraternity the deceased was a member. The service here will be taken by Rev. E. A. Kirker, ( Chaplain), Dr. A. B. Crowe, ( Noble Grand) while the pall bearers will be Horace Munroe, Douglas Wear, John Woodland and John Millet.

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

Reference in The Spectator last week to the death of Mrs. Israel T. Comeau ( Bessie Buena Miller)) was too early to include mention of the funeral service Thursday afternoon which was conducted by Rev. T. E. McLennan, Pastor of the United Church in Annapolis Royal, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harland Veinot, Cape Road, and burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Besides the hymn, ” Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills,” a beautiful vocal solo was rendered by Pat Vance: ” The Old Rugged Cross,” a favorite hymn of the deceased. The funeral took place where Mrs. Comeau had spent her early life having been born there 46 years ago, and was attended by old and loving friends. She was the second daughter of the late William and Amanda ( Oickle) Miller and after her marriage moved to Halifax where Mr. Comeau, a marine engineer was employed.  During her residence in Halifax she was a member of the J Wesley Smith Memorial United Church in that city and very active in church work to which she will be much missed. Not being in good health last September, she went to Boston for treatment, but never fully recovered and returned to Yarmouth, where the family has since resided and where she was tenderly cared for by her sister, Mrs. G. T. Moore of Clementsport. Besides Mrs. Moore, she leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Veinot and Miss Hattie Miller, all popular ladies of this community who have every sympathy in their bereavement. Another sister: Eva ( Mrs. Barnstead) died about two years ago. She is survived by her husband and one son, Beverley, now about 16 years old. The bearers at the funeral were: Frank Batteaux, Murray Carr, James Ritchie and Geo. H. Robertson. The passing of Mrs. Comeau makes another sad break in the friendships of the advancing generation of this cuntryside and the cheerful remembrances of her girlhood will not soon be forgotten.

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Samuel Hanna

Middle Musquodoboit, Nov. 1 — Word was received Saturday that Samuel Hanna had passed away in Vancouver, at the home of his son Frank, on Saturday, at the age of seventy-eight years. He has been a life long resident of this place with the exception of the last eight years, having spent a part of the time in the west with his sons, going there the last time about six months ago.

He was highly respected and filled an important part in the life of the community. In his earlier days he followed house carpenter work and painting as an occupation. About 30 years ago he received the appointment of Postmaster which office he efficently held for over twenty years.

He is survived by three sons — Frank in Vancouver, William in Edmonton, Hugh in Sask., and two daughters, Norma ( Mrs. ( Dr.) W. Davis) Berwick; and Grace. ( Mrs. Ira McFetridge) of this place. Mrs. Hanna predeceased him about ten years ago.

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Jonathan R. Hilchie

1949

Mooseland, Oct 27 — There passed away in Mooseland recently after a lingering illness, Jonathan R., son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen Hilchie. The late Mr. Hilchie was 77 years of age and was a life-long and respected resident of Mooseland. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances.

He was a carpenter by trade and also fulfilled the duties of Justice of the Peace for the district.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret E., and one son, Carl; five grandchildren; two brothers; bayne of Halifax and Cummenger of Middle Musquodoboit, and two sisters; Vella ( Mrs. Elmer Milne) of Middle Musquodoboit, and Charlotte ( Mrs. Edgar Hilchie) of Stewiacke.

The funeral was held at Mooseland with service at St. Thomas’ Church, conducted by the Rev. G. S. Tanton, rector of the parish.

The pallbearers were Guy White, Roy White, Lee White, Ralph Cameron, Ernest Prest and Glen Prest.

Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Mrs. Arthur Doyle

Elvie Myers

1947

Jeddore, Sept. 20 — The sudden death of Elvie, wife of Arthur Doyle, occurred at her home, West Jeddore, Monday morning. Retiring Sunday evening in her usual health, she was stricken about 3 a.m., passing away almost immediately. She was 42 years of age.

She leaves to mourn, her husband, and six sons: Ernest, Seldon, Basil, George, Wayne, and Eugene, all at home, except Basil, who is at Labrador.

She was the daughter of Joseph Myers and the late Bessie Myers of Head Jeddore. Surviving also are five sisters; ( Treassa) Mrs. W. A. power, East Jeddore; ( Ella) Mrs. S. Mosher, Ostrea Lake; ( Elsie) Mrs. Jerry Faulkner, Lower West Jeddore; ( Hazel) Mrs. Roy Bowser, Ostrea Lake; ( Avis) Mrs. Cyril Day, ( Mabel) Mrs. J. Manuel, Tantallon. Two brothers, Walter, at Labrador, and Ogle, in the U.S.A., and one uncle, Wallace Myers, Lantz Siding, whom she visited the day previous to her death.

She was a member of the Anglican Church at Head Jeddore where interment will be made.

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Mrs. John G. Maskell

Prudence Hopkins

May 15 1939

A large circle of friends in the city will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Prudence Maskell, wife of John G. Maskell, 63 Willow Street, which occurred this morning. Mrs. Maskell, who was 76 years of age, had been ill only a fortnight. and previous to that time had been extremely active.

She was the former Prudence Hopkins, born in East Jeddore, where she spent her girlhood. After her marriage she lived for many years in West Jeddore, and had been a resident of Halifax for the last 33 years.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Guy G., of Melrose Highlands, Mass., Frank, Brooklyn, New York, and Jack, of 152 Willow Street, Halifax, and three daughters, Viola, Mrs. A. W. Warren, Torrington, Conn.; Eva, Mrs. E. J. Steer, of Waterbury, Conn.; and Muriel, teacher at Bloomfield School. Mrs. Maskell was an active member of the West End Baptist Church, and a member of the Women’s Society.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with service at the home at 2.30 o’clock ( Daylight Saving Time). The body will then go forward to West Jeddore, where a committal service will be held in the Baptist church there. Rev. Gordon S. Vincent will officiate at the service in Halifax and Rev. J. J. Sidey at West Jeddore.

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Captain Frank Baker

1946

Former Light Keeper Passes

Death removed a well known figure in Nova Scotia’s coastal shipping trade in the person of Captain Frank Baker, West Jeddore, who died in the Halifax Infirmary yesterday. He was 53.

Son of Mrs. Laura Baker and the late Captain George L. Baker, Captain Baker was formerly lighthouse keeper at Jeddore Rock. He resigned from the position last June because of ill health. Prior to keeping the light, he was master of several vessels engaged in coastal trade.

Surviving are his mother, his wife, formerly Miss Blanche Kent; two brothers and four sisters: Fulton Baker, West Jeddore; Gordon Baker, Timberlea; Mrs. Harris Morash and Mrs. Clyde Morash, West Dover; Mrs. Lloyd Morash and Mrs. Fred Clark, both residing in the United States.

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Capt. Frank Baker

West Jeddore, Dec. 4 — The funeral of the late Captain Frank Baker took place on Friday afternoon at West Jeddore. Following a short service at the house the remains were taken to the Baptist Church where service was conducted by Rev. George Hamilton, pastor of the Dartmouth Baptist Church.

Hymns sung, which were the favorites of the deceased, were: ” Safe In The Arms Of Jesus.” ” There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings”, ” Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed?”, and ” There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”. ” God be With You Till We Meet Again”, was sung at the graveside.

Despite the inclement weather a large congregation attended the service showing the respect and esteem in which the deceased was held. He was laid to rest in the cemetery on the hillside overlooking the sea over which he sailed so many times to his home port.

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Florence M. Kent

1947

Kent — The death occurred Sunday, April 20th, at her home, West Jeddore, of Mrs. Florence M. Kent, age 78. Funeral will be held from her home Tuesday, April 22nd, at 2 p.m.

Mary Jane Glawson

Glawson — The death occurred Sunday, Dec. 19th at Canning N. S., of Mary Jane Glawson, age 76 of Tangier, N. S. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. George J. Hilchey of Canning and two grandchildren. Interment at Tangier.

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April 21 1947

Mrs. Florence Kent

Florence Roome

West Jeddore, April 25 — The death occurred April 20th, of Mrs. Florence Kent, in her 79th year. She was a widow of the late Harrison Kent, who predeceased her 23 years ago. She had been ill at her home here for the past five weeks, under the care of Dr. N. Morrison of Musquodoboit Harbor, and attended by Mrs. Marjorie Nauffis, R. N., who remained with her until the end.

She was the former Miss Florence Roome, daughter of the late George N. Roome, of Dartmouth. Following her marriage to the late H. Kent, they lived at Miscou Island, N. B. In 1906 they moved to Jeddore where they made their home.

She leaves to mourn their loss three sons, George, and John of West Jeddore; Samuel of Ostrea Lake; three daughters, Mrs. harry Colbert ( Florence), Musquodoboit Harbour; Mrs. Douglas Baker ( Iva), and Mrs. Frank Baker ( Blanche) of West jeddore, and seven grandchildren. One half-sister, Mrs. W. T. Smith ( Carrie), Dartmouth; and two half-brothers, Capt. Roome, Dartmouth, and Reginald Roome, Bedford, also survive. One half-brother, Walter, was killed in the Halifax Explosion.

The funeral was conducted on April 22. Following a short service at the house, the remains were taken to Pleasant Point where service was conducted at the United Church by Rev. F. C. Burnett, assisted by Rev. Karl Drew ( United), and Rev. J. DeWolfe ( Anglican).

Pall-bearers were Ezra Harpell, Vincent Baker, Walter Blakeney, and Gerald Dooks. The many beautiful floral tributes testified to the esteem in which Mrs. Kent was held. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetry at Pleasant Point.

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Miss Bessie Kent

Word was received by Mrs. Florence M. Kent, of the death of her sister-in-law, Miss Bessie Kent, formerly of Pleasant Point, Halifax County. She died July 2nd at Roxbury, Mass., after an illness of one week. She had resided there for a number of years. She leaves a brother Samuel Kent, of Halifax; Arthur of San Diego, Calif., Alfred and Albert in the United States, and a brother Archibald Kent, at Pleasant Point. The funeral and burial services took place at Roxbury.

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Harry Kent

1924

Jeddore, October 30. — Harry Kent, of West Jeddore, who took suddenly ill Monday morning, died this morning at his home at West Side. He leaves a wife and three sons — George, Samuel and John; three daughters, Florence, Blanche and Iva. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Deceased was about 55 years of age.

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Mellish – Cameron

Married At West Gore

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mellish

whose marriage took place on Wednesday at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Richard F. Cameron, at West Gore. Before marriage Mrs. Mellish was Miss Ethel Ada Cameron. The groom is a graduate of Prince of Wales college, Charlottetown, Acadia university and the Dalhousie medical school. He is practising his profession at Hunter River, P. E. Island.

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August 9 1939

Ritcey – Gough

One of the prettiest of the Summer weddings took place at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, at Oxford Street United Church, when Miss Avis E. Gough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gough, became the bride of Carl A. Ritcey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ritcey. Rev. B. J. Porter, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. S. B. Profitt of Sussex Corner, N.B.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a beautiful gown of rose-white satin made with basque bodice, heart shaped neckline and puffed sleeves, the full skirt ending in a train. Her chapel veil was held by a coronet of lilies-of-the-valley and her bouquet was of Johanna Hill roses, orchids and lilies.

Miss Gladys Gough of Brookline, Mass., maid-of-honor for her sister, wore yellow mousseline de soie with a bolero and a doll hat of yellow net. She carried blue delphinium and cornflower. The two bridesmaids, Miss Jean Gough and Miss Kathleen Ritcey wore gowns of mauve and turquoise blue chiffon respectively, made with jackets buttoned up the front and finished with Peter Pan collars. They wore matching coronets with floor length streamers and their bouquets were of varied shades of mauve and pink sweet peas.

The groom was attended by Bruce M. Ritcey with Russell Gough and Douglas Ritcey as ushers. During the ceremony Austen Gough sang “Because”, and Harry Dean presided at the organ.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Mrs. Gough, mother of the bride, wore a floor length dress of flowered chiffon with a corsage of red roses and a black picture hat.

Mrs. Ritcey, mother of the groom, wore a periwinkle blue embroidered net with leghorn hat and a corsage of gladioli blooms.

After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Ritcey left by motor for New York where they will visit the World’s Fair. For travelling the bride wore a dress of Mayflower blue sheer with jacket and white accessories and a corsage of orchids.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Ritcey will reside at 28 Shirley Street.

 

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1949

Abdon Allen Whitman

The death of Abdon Allen ( Abb) Whitman, occurred last evening at his home, 24 King Street, Dartmouth, after a lengthy illness. He was 72 years of age.

A native of Port Dufferin and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitman, Dartmouth, Mr. Whitman had lived most of his life in the Harbor Town where his tall, dignified person had become a familiar and respected figure during the last 40 years.

He was a member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Hartling; two daughters, Helen ( Mrs. George Hartley), and Eva ( Mrs. Walter Day); two sons, Fred and Avard; one brother, Alex, and a sister, May, all of Dartmouth.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. James’ Anglican Church, Port Dufferin. Interment will be in the family plot at Port Dufferin.

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May 19 1948

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford

Hattie Hilchey

Moose River Gold Mines, May 28 — The death of Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford occurred Wednesday morning, May 19th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Higgins, here. Mrs. Sanford had been in failing health for about a year. She possessed a most pleasing personality and will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends.

She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Joanna ( Hartling) Hilchey, and was born at Mooseland, Halifax Co., 67 years ago, and apart from a number of years spent in United States and Musquodoboit, she lived the most of her life at that place. The deceased was a faithful and highly valued member of Saint Thomas Church ( Anglican), Mooseland, where she served as organist about 40 years.

In her immediate family there survives, by her first marriage, one daughter, Ethel ( Mrs. Warren Higgins) of Moose River Gold Mines, and one son, Thomas Reynolds, of Upper Musquodoboit. One sister, Mrs. Emma Miller, of Arlington, Mass., and two brothers, George, of Arlington, Mass., and Alexander, of Moose River Gold Mines, survive, as well as her twelve grandchildren and one adopted great-grandson.

The funeral service was held from Saint Thomas Church Friday, May 21st, with her pastor, Rev. G. S. Lanton officiating. Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Valla Maskell

Jeddore, Aug. 6 — The death of Valla Maskell, aged 23 years, occurred at the home of her mother, Mrs. Spurgeon Maskell, West Jeddore, Monday night. Deceased has been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. She leaves a mother, three brothers and a sister at home. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, births, deaths, obits, obituaries, 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, Chebucto, Windsor Junction, Ostrea Lake 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 One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

Scrapbook Two – Page Eight

Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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Vaughan – Stephen

Windsor Junction Wedding

St. John’s United Church, Windsor Junction, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Saturday when Mary Katherine, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Stephen, and Max Glenn Bertram, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald B. Vaughan, all of Windsor Junction, were united in marriage. The couple are shown in the above photograph as they left the church.

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September 1941

Vaughan – Stephen

Windsor Junction, Sept. 22 —  A wedding of much interest took place in St. John’s United church, Windsor Junction, Saturday afternoon at 4:30, when Miss Mary Catherine Stephen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stephen, was united in marriage to Max Glenn Vaughan, only son of Mr. and Mrs.  Archibald Vaughan.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. H. Blanchard of Bedford, the double ring service being used. It took place beneath a beautifully decorated arch of autumn leaves and flowers, the decorations being done by the many friends of the bride.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked charming in bridal dress of white sheer wit embroidered neck. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a row of tiny orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of talisman roses. The bride’s attendant, Miss Jennie Mitchell of Bedford, was dressed in keeping with the bride, her dress being of pale blue sheer with headdress of flowers. She wore silver slippers and carried a shower of bronze gladioli. Russell Ritcey of Halifax was best man.

Four little girls, members of the bride’s Sunday school class, preceded her into the church, scattering flower petals. The wore dresses alike of pretty pastel shades with matching accessories. During the signing of the register they sang a bridal hymn. Mrs. Hubert Arnold organist of the church, rendered special nuptial music.

A reception was held later at the bride’s home for over 80 guests. Mrs. J. F. Topp of Halifax, aunt of the bride and Mrs. Edwin MacNearney, sister-in-law poured tea. Mrs. George McDonald of Liverpool, and Mrs. Victor Spence of Princess Lodge directed the serving, assisted by many young friends of the bride.

For going away the bride wore a beige wool dress worked in wool with beige felt hat and pretty sport model tweed coat and matching brown accessories. After a honeymoon trip to Prince Edward Island the young couple will take up residence in their new home in Windsor Junction.

The bride was a valued employee of J. F. Brennen and Co., who resented her with a chest of flat silver. The groom is employed with the Canadian Liquid Air.  Prior to her marriage the bride was tendered several showers by her friends.

Present at the reception was the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. E. Tulloch of Fall River, who is in her 86th year. Among the guests from Halifax was Mrs. G. H. Morrison, wife of the former manager of the Halifax office of F. J. Brennan and Co., who is now in the army and F. R. Guptill, present manager, and Mrs. Guptill.

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June 27

White – Cameron

A very pretty wedding took place in St. Thomas Church, Mooseland on Saturday, June 27, when Myra Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Cameron, became the bride of Guy Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White, all of Mooseland.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. A. Nelson, of Tangier. The church was beautifully decorated in honor of the occasion.

To the strains of the Wedding March, played by Mrs. H. Sanford, the bride entered the church with her father, who gave her in marriage. She looked charming in a gown of pale green georgette and lace with hat and accessories to match and carried a handsome bouquet of ophelia roses and maiden hair fern.

Little Miss Margaret Prest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Prest and cousin of the bride attended as flower girl in a most charming manner. She looked very sweet in her dainty frock of pink silk and carried a basket filled with flowers.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents and supper was served to about 50 friends, some of whom came from Halifax, Truro and other parts of Nova Scotia. After receiving the felicitations of those present the young couple left on a motor trip through the province and on their return will reside in Mooseland.

The collection of gifts was not only large and valuable, but very useful, including, silver, cheques, linens and china.

Many friends will join in wishing the young people much happiness in years to come.

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To Be Married

Miss Marguerite A. White

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White, Mooseland, N. S. who will be wed June 29th at St. Thomas’ Church, Mooseland, to James Lee O’Connell, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O’Connell, Musquodoboit, N.S.

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September 25 1935

White – Reid

Middleton, Sept. 26 — Riverside United Church, Elmsdale, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, when Olive Irene Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Reid, Elmsvale, was united in marriage to Ray Murray White of Mooseland, Halifax Co. Rev. J. H. A. Anderson, D. D., being the officiating clergyman. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white sheer crepe, with veil caught up with orange blossoms, while little Jean Stewart, niece of the bride, in pale blue, acted as train bearer. The bridesmaid Miss Marguerite White, sister of the groom, was in pale blue. The groom was supported by James O’Connell, Elmsvale. The wedding marches were played by Mrs. Arnold Stewart, sister of the bride. The bridal couple stood beneath an arch of flowers and ferns. The ushers were Misses Dorothy Wellwood and Alice Gould.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home the guests numbering about 90. Those serving were Mrs. Joseph Methven, sister of the groom; Mrs. Stanley Andrews and Misses Lexie Downing, Jean Parks, Edna Kent, Edith Dickey. The lovely gifts received testifed to the esteem of the couple, the bride having been a successful teacher. Following a motor trip to points of interest in the province, Mr. and Mrs. White will reside at Mooseland, Halifax Co.

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September 25 1935

White – Reid

Elmsvale, Oct. 11 — A very pretty wedding and one of much interest to a wide circle of friends, took place at 2.30 o’clock on Wednesday, September 25, at Riverside United Church, Elmsvale, Musquodoboit, when Olive Irene Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Reid, was united in marriage to Ray Murry White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White of Mooseland. Rev. J. H. A. Anderson, D. D. officiated at the ceremony and Mrs. Arnold Stewart, sister of the bride, rendered the wedding marches.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, made a very charming picture, her gown being of white silk chiffon, worn with veil of silk net, fashioned in bridal cap and caught with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of roses and maiden hair fern.

She was attended by Miss Marguerite White, sister of the groom, who was dressed in dulce blue moire silk and carried an arm bouquet of gladioli.

Jean Stewart. small niece of the bride, acted as train-bearer and made a dainty and winsome figure in pale blue organdy. James O’Connell, Elmsvale, attended the groom. The bridal party stood beneath an arch of asparagus fern and asters, the church having been tastefully decorated by E. Arnold Stewart and J. E. Methven.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride where luncheon was served to 90 guests, some of whom came from Dartmouth, Truro and other parts of Nova Scotia. After receiving the felicitations of friends present, the young couple left on a motor trip to Cape Breton, the bride wearing for travelling, a sand and brown ensemble, with brown accessories. The beautiful collection of wedding gifts, testified to the esteem in which the young couple are held.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. White will reside in Mooseland.

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October 1 1949

Purdy – Hilchie

Moose River, Halifax County, Oct. 7 — A wedding of wide interest to friends in the Maritimes was solemnized here Oct. 1 in the 55 – year – old United Church, when Nita Edith Katherine Hilchie, became the bride of Edmund E. Purdy, son of Mrs. M. A. Purdy, Halifax. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. P. Archibald, Musquodoboit.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Silver, by whom she was given in marriage. She wore a white satin lace gown and carried a bouquet of red roses. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sheeby were attendants.

The bride’s mother wore a white flowered silk jersey with black accessories while the mother of the groom was attired in a pale blue chiffon street length dress with brown accessories and a silver fox fur.

During the signing of the register Patrick hay, Halifax, accompanied by Mrs. Warren Higgins, Moose River, sang ” I’ll Walk Beside You.” Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Community Hall and later the bride and groom left on a honeymoon trip.

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July 22 1944

Returns On A 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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A Bride Of This Month

Miss Vera Currie

Whose marriage to Herbert Arthur Erwood, of New York, will take place on Friday, July 29, in New York. Reference to the marriage is made elsewhere in The Mail today.

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Friday July 29

Erwood – Currie

News has been received here of the marriage in St. Francis Xavier Church, New York City, at o 6’clock on the evening of Friday last, July 29, of Vera Pauline, daughtre of Mrs. Currie, Victoria Road, and the late professor J. B. Currie, and Herbert Erwood, of New York, – one in which much interest has been felt here where the bride is so great a favorite. Details available are meager, but fuller description will be received later. On the occasion of her wedding, at which Reverend Father Murphy, S. J., officiated, Miss Currie was given in marriage by her brother, Major Basil Currie, of this city. She looked very lovely in a gown of blue silk with overlace, worn with large picture hat, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of roses and maiden hair fern. She was attended by Miss Helen McDonugall, of Sydney, C. B., as bridesmaid. The latter also being a charming figure, the ceremony being followed by dinner at the McAlpin, Mr. and Mrs. Erwood leaving later for the wedding trip. On which they were followed by the best wishes of a host of friends, in this city and in New York. They propose to visit Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and finally, en route home, Halifax being expected her on August 4, Mrs. Currie, mother of the bride, having issued invitation for a tea on the afternoon of Friday in their honor. The collection of wedding gifts was a large, valuable and beautiful one, including a set of beautiful flat silver from the large banking house of Brown brothers, of whose staff Miss Currie has been for a year past a valued member.

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Mrs. Grace Bonn

Grace Margaret Blakeney

West Jeddore, May 29 — The funeral of Mrs. Grace Boon, took place at West Jeddore on Thursday afternoon at her home, and later the service was conducted from the West Jeddore Baptist Church by the pastor, the Rev. F. C. Burnett. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung. Mrs. E. S. Williams organist of the church played the organ.

Mrs. Bonn was the daughter of the late Gideon and Margaret Blakeney, living her entire life at West Jeddore, until of late years she lived with her daughter, ( Margaret,) Mrs. Guy Bowser, Halifax.

Her daughter, ( Opal) Mrs. Woodrow Maskell and Mr. Maskell arrived from Kingston, Ontario, another daughter ( Pearl) Mrs. Muir Campbell resides at Truro. Her three surviving sons are, William of Cole Harbor, Weldon, Halifax and Walter of West Jeddore.

Four brothers survive, Harris, Walter and Reuben of West Jeddore and Colin of U.S.A. Mrs. Bonn was a member of the United Baptist Church of West Jeddore.

Her husband, Alex Bonn was killed on a boat in the Great Lakes, Ontario, some years ago. The funeral was largely attended, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was in the family ” Blakeney” lot in the community cemetery.

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1948

Mrs. Grace M. Bonn

Grace Margaret Blakeney

Mrs. Grace M. Bonn passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Bowser, 509 Connaught Avenue, early this morning at the age of 57. She was the daughter of the late Vernon and Margaret Blakley and widow of the late Alec Bonn.

Surviving are three sons, Willis of Cole Harbor, Walter and Weldon of West Jeddore; three daughters, margaret ( Mrs. Guy Bowser) of Halifax, Opal ( Mrs. Woodrow Maskell) Kingston, Ont., and Pearl ( Mrs. Muir Campbell) of Truro; one granddaughter, Kaye Maskell, Kingston, Ont., two grandsons, Billy Bonn of West Jeddore and Muir Campbell of Truro; four brothers, Collin, New Hampshire, Walter Harris and Rubin all of West Jeddore.

The remains are resting at Cruikshanks Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Will Be Bride

Much interest is being shown in the upcoming marriage of Miss Kathleen Sylvia Leslie Vaughan, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Vaughan, Windsor Junction, to Robert Edwin MacNearney, also of Windsor Junction, which will take place on May 18.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Six

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, death notices, obituaries 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, Chebucto, Windsor Junction, Ostrea Lake 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 traveling 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 One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

Scrapbook Two – Page Eight

Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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Lay-Reader Who Will Study For Ministry Receives Gift, Address

A very inspiring service was held in St. Matthias’ Church on Sunday evening, when the Licensed Lay-Reader, Harry St. C. Hilchey, B. A., preached a farewell sermon to a large congregation. Mr. Hilchey who is 19 years of age, received his B. A. degree at Dalhousie last Spring, and left Monday morning for Toronto where he will study for the sacred ministry at Wycliffe College.

At the close of the service the Rector, Rev. Edward Morris, spoke very feelingly of the affection that existed between Mr. Hilchey and himself and said it was one of the happiest moments of his ministry in St. Matthias’, that Harry Hilchey was going with great promise. to enter the ministry. Then on behalf of the corporation and congregation the Rector read the following address and presented Mr. Hilchey with a substantial purse.

To Mr. Harry St. C. Clair Hilchey, B. A.,

We, the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Congregation of St. Matthias’ Church, Halifax, N. S., wish to express our sincere interest in the work you are about to undertake as you leave this parish and Halifax to enter Wycliffe College, Toronto, to study and prepare for the sacred ministry.

We assure you that you will be constantly in our thoughts and our prayers. Your presence and your help in the church’s services will be greatly missed. But we are happy that you, one of St. Matthias’ young men have been called to this high and noble purpose. We have every confidence that with the opportunity you have before you, your present intellectual ability, and, most of all your spiritual experience, that a useful and blessed life can be spent in the Master’s service.

We shall always be glad to hear from you, and shall anxiously look forward to the time when you can again return to your home church. On behalf of the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Congregation, I ask you to accept this purse as a token of our sincere and prayerful interest in your future.

Edward Morris, Pastor

H. C. Legg, C. F. Publicover, Wardens

Photo by Climo

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September 15 1926

Walker – Richards

Wedding Bells

 Christ Church was the scene of a pretty and interesting event at 6:30 on Wednesday, when Miss margaret Anna Walker and Guy S. Richards, both of Dartmouth, were married, Rev. Noel Wilcox, rector of Christ Church officiating. Both bride and groom are popular and a large number of friends of both were present at the ceremony.

The bride looked very pretty wearing a navy suit of poiret twill, gray hat and squirrel neck piece and she carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas. She was given away by her brother-in-law, R. J. Gray. Mrs. Walter Topple sang ” O Perfect Love.”

Mr. and Mrs. Richards were the recipients of a large collection of gifts including a cheque from the firm of Teasdale Bros., where the groom works and a cabinet of community silverware from the staff of the same firm.

The bride was the guest of honor at several showers during the past few weeks, one of the jolliest being that given by her girl friends at the head office in the Bank of Nova Scotia. It was arranged by Miss Wolf, Windmill road, on behalf of the staff.

Another pleasant shower was that arranged by Mrs. R. J. Gray, sister of the bride at her home, Pleasant Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards are enjoying a trip through the Province and upon their return will reside at 79 Tulip street.

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August 19 1939

S. B. Maskell

Word has been received in Halifax of the death of Sydney Burchell Maskell, of the engine room staff of the cabel ship Lord Kelvin, at Tralee Hospital, Tralee, Ireland, August 19. Mr. Maskell, well-known in Halifax, was 39 years of age. The Lord Kelvin is at present detailed to cable repair work on the Irish coast. Mr. Maskell was stricken with pneumonia there and later suffered a relapse from which he died. He was born at West Jeddore and later came to Halifax with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Maskell, who reside at 498 Robie Street. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, formerly Eva Newbury, 152 Robie Street, two daughters, Mrs. Alex Wilson, Halifax, and Evelyn, at home; two sons, Ralph and Sydney, one sister, Iona, two brothers, Cecil of the Imperial Oil tanker Vancolite, and Lindsay, at home and one grandson, James Wilson, Halifax. The deceased was interested in schooner racing and frequently sailed with Captain Angus Walters on the Bluenose. He was a figure skater of note also, although in the past few years time did not permit him to participate in this activity. The body will be brought to Halifax for burial.

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August 29

Dies In Ireland

News of the death of Sydney Burchell Maskell, above, of the engine room staff of the cable ship Lord Kelvin, which occurred following an attack of pneumonia at Tralee Hospital, Tralee, Ireland, was received with regret by many friends in Halifax and vicinity. His body will be brought back to Halifax for burial.

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Our Birthday Book

April 29 — You are shrewd, decisive, and positive, yet very cautious. Sometimes people take advantage of you. You have a sympathetic and sensitive nature and are easily offended. Beware of jealousy in your love affairs, and learn to “give and take” as you go through life. You will travel a lot.

Your birth-stone is a diamond, which means innocence.

Your flower is a daisy.

Your lucky colors are red and yellow.

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1949

Cook –Born April 23rd to Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Cook ( Jean Prest ) at the Musquodoboit Valley Hospital, a baby girl, Geraldine Violet, weight 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Births

1950

Kent — Mr. and Mrs. Borden Kent, Westphal, are happy to announce the birth of a daughter on May 9, 1950, at the Grace Maternity Hospital. Weight nine pounds five ounces.

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Real Goodfellows!

Among those who have been doing splendid work at the Goodfellows Club Headquarters in the Reardon Building on Duke street during the past few weeks, are four boys whose services have been highly appreciated by those in charge. They are: George C. Thompson ( below), Rody Kent, both Patrol Leaders of the 17th Halifax Scouts, Gordon Thompson, of the same troop, and George Finlay ( all above). They have been on the job steadily and have rendered wonderful assistance in the preparation of the parcels, which are being delivered to about 5,000 children.

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June Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McGuire of Windsor Junction, Halifax County, have announced the forthcoming marriage of their only daughter, Nellie Marie, to Eric MacDonald Curry of Bedford. The wedding will take place June 1.

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Marry In Dartmouth

Mr. and Mrs. Vervon G. Howatt were married quietly in Grace United manse Wednesday evening. The bride is the former Nita Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Archibald Prest of Mahone Bay, and the groom is a son of Mrs. Howatt and the late Melbourne Howatt of Cape Traverse, P. E. I., and is a teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth. Photo by R. Allen Benjamin).

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Gold Medals for High School Boys

Prizes for gentlemanly conduct were given in several schools, the pupils themselves making their own selections. The following were the successful winners:

Roderick Kent, Chebucto School.

Clarence Gillis, Alexandra.

Burnett Ralston, Morris street.

This splendid idea we trust will be fostered by our club.

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Kent – McGregor

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Saturday evening, Sept. 11, at the West Jeddore Baptist church, when Gertrude Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman McGregor became the bride of Harold Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Kent of Pleasant Point.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. Graham of Musquodoboit Harbor.

The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with an arch of flowers, white streamers and bells. White ribbon bows distinguished the reserved pews.

To the strains of the wedding march rendered by Mrs. Stewart Williams, the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage, looking lovely in a gown of white satin on princess lines, with conventional veil and orange blossoms, and carrying a shower bouquet of carnations, sweet peas and maiden-hair fern.

She was attended by Winnie Kent, sister of the groom, wearing a gown of pale blue flowered silk crepe, with white accessories and carrying an arm bouquet of gladiolas and maiden-hair fern.

Phyllis McGregor, youngest sister of the bride, was flower girl, dressed in a pale yellow organdy and carrying a basket of ” Bride and Grooms.” William Bonn, cousin of the bride, was groomsman.

Sang Solo

The ushers were, Clifford Kent, Walter Blakeney and Gerald Dooks. During the signing of the register Mrs. Harris Blakeney rendered the solo, ” God will take care of you.”

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents. A dainty luncheon was served by the hostess assisted by the bride’s mother, Mrs. Norman McGregor, Opal Bonn, Adella Blakeney, Helen McGregor, Winnie Kent and Mrs. Hugh Mitchell.

The newly married couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts, showing the high esteem in which they are held.

The groom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a silver vanity case, to the flower-girl a bracelet, organist a vanity case and to the groomsman a silver cigarette case.

The happy couple will reside at Pleasant Point.

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Weddings

January 7 1926

Blakeney – Myers

A very pretty wedding took place in St. Paul’s Church on Thursday afternoon, January 7th, when Clara Pearl, daughter of Mrs. Eliza and the late James Myers, Oyster Pond, was united in marriage to Ralph Stanley Blakeney, of Jeddore. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. T. Ibbott. The bride looked very charming in a gown of georgette, with scarf to correspond and black hat. She carried a white Prayer Book. She was given in marriage by Malcolm Mitchell. The bride and groom were unattended. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Blakeney left for a trip through the province. On their return they will reside at 17 Victoria road. The very many friends of both bride and groom will wish them many years of happy wedded life.

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September 3 1919

Archibald – Higgins

On September 3rd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burke Tays, Cook’s Brook, Miss Emma Agnes Higgins, daughter of the late Robert Higgins, and sister of Mrs. Tays, was united in marriage to Roy Archibald of Elmsvale, Musquodoboit. The bride was given away by her mother. She looked charming in a gown of sand colored satin and georgette, with bouquet of bridal roses, and maiden hair fern. She was followed by her little niece, Miss Emma Tays, dressed in white silk, who acted as flower girl. Revs. Mr. Burns of Gay’s River and M. H. McIntosh, of Middle Musquodoboit officiated. The groom’s present to the bride was a gold wrist watch, to the flower girl a gold pin, and also a gold pin to the organist. After the ceremony and congratulations, a luncheon was served to sixty guests. Mr. and Mrs. Archibald motored to Shubenacadie, from whence they went to Boston and other cities. On their return they will reside at Elmsvale. Miss Higgins has had a successful career as a teacher. Both bride and groom are well known and popular.

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February 25 1950

Baker – Baker

A quiet but very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. Ira Baker, West Jeddore, Saturday Feb. 25, at 7 o’clock, when his daughter Edythe Marie was united in marriage to lester Sterling, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin Baker, East Jeddore. Rev. Bloise Crawford performed the ceremony.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father was dressed in a gabardine suit of mulberry shade worn with navy blue accessories, and corsage of white flowers. She was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Baker.

Russel Baker, brother of the groom, was best man. The wedding march was played by Miss Ramona Maskell.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held for relatives and friends at the home of the bride.

The couple will reside at East Jeddore.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Four

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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1948

To Do Mission Work In Africa

Jeddore, Sept. 15 — Miss Goldie L. Blakeney was honored recently, when about 25 friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kent, West Jeddore, to tender her a farewell party. An enjoyable evening was spent and lunch served by the joint hostesses, Mrs. John Kent and Mrs. Edmund Doyle, assisted in serving by John Kent and Ross Blakeney.

Later, Rev. Blois Crawford presented Miss Blakeney with a purse of money and fittingly expressed the good wishes of her many friends for every success in her chosen work.

Miss Blakeney received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Education, majoring in missions on May 31, at the Toccoa Falls Institute, Georgia, U. S. A., where she also attended high school. She is also a graduate of Toronto Bible College. She has left for Toronto where she will take a five weeks course at the Sudan Interior Mission Headquarters before receiving her appointment to the mission field in Africa. She will return to Truro for final preparation at the People’s Church before leaving for the foreign mission field.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross H. Blakeney, Lower West Jeddore and hopes to spend a brief visit with her parents before sailing for Africa.

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Prest – Golden

The marriage took place in Roslindale, Mass., on October 7th at 7 p.m., of Violet E. Prest, of Halifax, and John L. Golden, of Shelburne, N.S. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Carey, of the Episcopal Church, Roslindale.

The bride was attired in a dark brown suit trimmed with fur, with velvet hat to match. She is a graduate of Waterbury Hospital Training School, Waterbury, Conn.; was three years on the nursing staff of the Victorian Order, Halifax, and since June 1923, has been with the Community Health Association, Boston.

The groom is purchasing agent for the Bay State Fisheries, Boston. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Golden left for a motor trip through New Hampshire, and on their return will rside in Boston.

Both bride and groom have many friends in Halifax, who will wish them a long and happy wedded life.

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Fader – Pride

One of the prettiest weddings of the season was solemnized in the Baptist temple, Gottingen street, last evening, when Nina, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Pride, Halifax, and Dr. Frederick R. Fader, of Moncton, formerly of this city, were united in marriage by the Rev. A. L. Huddleston.

Miss Pride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked very lovely in a white satin dress with the conventional veil, and cap of orange blossoms, from which the streamer of the blossoms were caught at each side. She also carried an arm shower of Ophelia roses and carnations.

Miss Sadie Pride, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and looked charming in a frock of rose organdie trimmed with real orchids and carried a shower of white and orchid sweet peas.

Miss Sadie Hopkins presided at the organ, playing the wedding marches. The choir, of which the bride was a member, was also present. Allen Pride, brother of the bride, supported the groom.

Following the ceremony, Dr. and Mrs. Fader left on the evening train on a wedding trip, which will include visits to many points of interest in the Maritime Provinces.

The bride’s travelling suit was of castor duvetyn, with moleskin trimmings and a panne velvet picture hat, trimmed with ostrich feathers. Dr. and Mrs. Fader will take up their residence in Moncton.

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Kent – Farnell 1946 — Mr. and Mrs. Austin Farnell, Upper Musquodoboit, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marion Katherine, to Everett Haig Kent, son of Mrs. Phebe Kent, and the late Archibald Kent, Pleasant Point, Nova Scotia. Wedding to take place the latter part of August.

Prest – Glawson 1947 — Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Glawson wish to announce the engagement of their second daughter, Gladys Irene, to Murray Stoddard, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Prest of Mooseland. The wedding will take place on Saturday, April 5th in St. Thomas Church at 7 pm.

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Wynacht 1949 — Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wynacht ( Edith Kent) at the Halifax Infirmary, on Aug. 27, a son, Peter Gregory, weight 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

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1947

Engagement is Announced

Mr. and Mrs. M. Ripoli have announced the engagement of their eldest daughter, Helen Ann, above, to Beverley C. Comeau, son of I. F. Comeau and the late Mrs. Comeau, all of Halifax. The wedding will take place in the near future.

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Cole – Fraser

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the United Church, Malpeque, Prince Edward Island, on Tuesday afternoon, when Rubena Florence Fraser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Fraser, of Halifax, became the bride of Stanley George Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Cole, of Elderbank, N. S.

Friends of the bride had made the church beautiful with Autumn flowers and potted plants.

To the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, played by the organist, Mrs. S. B. Campbell, the bride entered, gowned in beige canton crepe with contrasting accessories of brown, carrying an arm bouquet of pink roses. The bride and groom were unattended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. A. MacMillan, brother-in-law of the bride.

After touring the Maritime Provinces Mr. and Mrs. Cole will reside in Plainville, Massachusetts.

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September 22 1930

Reynolds – Redden

A quiet but very pretty was solemnized at three o’clock, Monday afternoon, September 22nd, at the Manse, Upper Musquodoboit, when Annie Estella, the attractive young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Redden, of Lindsay Lake, was united in marriage to Thomas Orestese Reynolds, only son of Mrs. Hattie Sanford, of Mooseland, Rev. W. McDonald officiating.

The bride looked most charming attired in a gown of blue flat crepe, with accessories to match.

Following the ceremony, the happy young couple left on a motor tour through the Annapolis Valley.

Many and sincere will be the felicitations, as the bride and groom enjoy the regard of a wide circle of friends, proof of whose esteem is shown in the large collection of wedding gifts received — gifts both beautiful and useful.

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Lasky – Jackson

At 6 o’clock last evening there was solemnized in distant Kennecott, Alaska, a marriage in which special interest is felt here, the bride having been Leona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, 101 Charles street, and the groom S. G. Lasky, of Kennecott. Miss Jackson, who is a registered nurse by profession, has been for the past two years on the nursing staff of the hospital of the Kennecott Copper Mining Company. She is well remembered here having been at one time on the staff of the Massachusetts, Halifax Health Commission, as nurse, and also that of the Victorian Order of Nurses, and she has many friends in Halifax whose felicitations will be sincere and warm. Mr. Lasky is the geologist for the Copper Company which employed his bride in her capacity as nurse, and thus developed the romance which culminated in yesterday’s ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Lasky will not come east just now, but contemplate a visit in the not remote future, and a very cordial welcome awaits them.

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June 7 1930

Merritt – Jackson

The marriage of Eileen Mae, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, of Arlington, Mass., formerly of Halifax, to Perry Merritt, son of Mrs. Allen and the late Iliver H. P. Merritt, of Tarrytown, New York, took place at 4:15 p.m., June 7 in St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church, Irvington, N. Y., the Rev. Lee H. Bell officiating. The bride wore a gown of orchid chiffon, a picture hat of orchid maline and orchid moire slippers. Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Merritt left on an automobile trip. On their return they will reside at the Washington Irving Gardens, Tarrytown, N.Y.

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June 24

Wedding

Dean – Rearick

When early in June, Rev. W. J. Dean, pastor of the J. Wesley – Smith Memorial Church, left ” anticipating an absence of about a month,” only very intimate friends knew that his itinerary was not only to include Toronto, that he might attend the first General Council of the United Church of Canada, but that it would also include an American city, where he proposed to appropriate a charming young woman and bring her home to preside in the parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. Dean arrived home on Friday evening, and the former preached to large congregations yesterday. His people hold in store a warm welcome for the new ” lady of the Parsonage.”

Mrs. Dean was Helen, daughter of Walter Rearick, a well known banker of Ashland, Illinois, and the late Mrs. Rearick, her marriage to Mr. Dean having taken place on June 24 at the residence of her father. The wedding at which the Rev. Dr. McPherson, a minister of the Methodist Church officiated, was a very quiet one, and immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. dean left for the wedding trip, visiting Niagara Falls and Montreal on their way home to Halifax.

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May 11 1935

Erskin – Rhind

Elderbank, may 13. — A quiet wedding took place in the Manse on Saturday evening, May 11, when Florence Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rhind, became the bride of Kenneth Marr Erskin, of Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. G. A. Grant performing the ceremony. The bride was becomingly attired in a brown suit. Only the immediate relatives of the couple were present. After the best wishes were extended the happy couple left for Upper Musquodoboit where they will make their home.

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Osborne 1945 — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne ( Iris Kent) July 2nd at the Grace Maternity Hospital, a daughter, Linda Jeanne, weight 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Osborne 1948 — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne at the Grace Maternity Hospital, February 21st, a daughter, Heather Marie. Weight 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces. Sister for Linda.

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October 15 1942

Wed On Thursday

Mr. and Mrs. William Ross Clarke, who were married Thursday afternoon in the chapel of King’s College. The bride is the former Pearl May Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kent, Pleasant Point. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Clark of Verdun, Que.

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October 15 1942

Clark – Kent

A pretty wedding was solemnized in H. M. C. S. Kings Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock when Pearl Mae Kent, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kent, Pleasant Point, became the bride of William Ross Clark, R.C.N.V.R., only son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Clark of Verdun, Quebec. The double ring ceremony was performed by Naval Chaplain, Rev. Charles deW. White.

The bride entered the chapel on the arm of her brother, Ralph Kent, by whom she was given in marriage, to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Mildred Hunter.

She wore a floor length gown of white georgette crepe with fitted waistline and full skirt. She wore a fingertip veil of fine net caught with a halo of flowers. Her bouquet was of yellow and red roses. The groom was attired in the dress uniform of the navy.

Immediately following the ceremony the bride and groom left on a short trip to the bride’s home. For travelling Mrs. Clarke wore a gray bunny wool dress trimmed with coral, and her accessories were of blue. The bride was honored at a series of delightful showers during the last week. Many friends join in wishing the young couple much happiness.

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Osborne – Kent

A pretty wedding took place in the United Church at Pleasant Point, Halifax County, recently when Rev. Carl Drew united in marriage Iris Alfreda, daughter of Mrs. Archibald Kent and the late Mr. Kent and Frederick T, Osborne, son of Henry Osborne and the late Mrs. Osborne, Cow Bay.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Stanly. She wore a floor length gown of white embroidered sheer with a shoulder length veil held in place by a wreath of gardenias and she carried a shower bouquet of American Beauty roses and bouvardia.

She was attended by Miss Arleen Jacklyn, Shelburne, who wore a long gown of blue silk with a small hat to match and a bouquet of pink carnations and ferns.

The bride’s brother, Burton, was best man. Ivan, Graham, and Chief Petty officer Everett Kent, R.C.N.V.R., all brothers of the bride, were ushers, and Miss Marion Farnell, Upper Musquodoboit, was organist.

A reception was held following the ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother for about 100 guests. The bride’s table was prettily decorated with sweetpeas and white tapers and was centred with a three tier wedding cake. Rev. Carl Drew proposed a toast for the bride.

The bride has been a successful school teacher for the past five years. Mr. and Mrs. Osborne have left on a wedding trip through the province and Prince Edward Island. On their return they will reside at Cow Bay.

West Jeddore School History Nova Scotia

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History of the West Jeddore School in Nova Scotia.

Includes names such as Maskell, Blakeney, Harpell, Forsythe, Webber, Mitchell, Bonn, Stoddard, Suttis, Balcom, Faulkner, Williams, Dooks, Gaetz, MacFarlane, Arnold, Shaw, Greenough, Mason, Gould, Johnson, Myers, Boutilier, Baker, Reeves, Smith, Newcombe, Conrad, Kent, Grant, Wilson, Richardson, Aubin, Archibald, Turner, Maxwell, Tupper, Beaton, Gavel, king, Graves, MacNevin, Fraser, Moulton, Gaetz, Rawding, Kennedy, Doyle, Linkletter, Karsten, Truen, Maider, Crockett, Deller, Willoughby, Settle, Weaver, Miers, Cooper, Jenicks, Jennex, Hopkins, Cribby, Skerry, Pennington, Pulsifer, Dickie, Barr, Bourne, Doule, Meadows, Creighton, MacKean, Hartling.

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” This booklet has been prepared for distribution at the re-union of former teachers

and pupils of West Jeddore School at the old schoolhouse August 27, 1978.”

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This booklet belonged to Margaret Bowser nee Bonn, a former teacher at the school.

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West jeddore School Nova Scotia History

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West Jeddore School

The earliest classes of which we have any knowledge are those held by travelling teachers. Classes were held 2 1/2 hr. two nights a week for those over 13 years of age in different homes. These were held during the winter months.

Among early teachers was Mr. Maider, who taught the three R’s, and music with the aid of a tuning fork and a good voice. Perhaps he laid the foundation for good singers of future generations. Mr. Crockett, father of Annie, Mrs. John Will Mitchell was another teacher. Samuel Deller was supposed to ” use the cane too freely”. Among those teachers of Halifax County listed who received a grant in 1880 was Samuel Deller. His government grant was $24.00, but his school is not listed.

After the Meeting House was built south of the present cemetery, classes were held there, possibly by the day. In his diary, the late George Harpell recalls being taken to school by the teacher who boarded with his mother for a ‘ day’s visit’ when he was four years old in 1875. He also remembers that the teacher used snuff. This was in ‘ the old school’. When he began school later, it was in the present building, which dates it in the late 1870’s. He describes the building thus:

The schoolhouse was ceiled in pine sheathing, unpainted, and as few nails as possible must have been used. Some of the boards in the ceiling overhead would fall out when we would jump around in our play during recess and dinner hour, but never happened to hit us. It must have been a contract job!

The seats were all made of pine boards, not fastened to the floor. I have seen a teacher take hold of a student who didn’t obey, and he would keep hold of his seat to be dragged out in the aisle. The seats were always disarranged and out of line. Two, and sometimes three pupils sat in each double seat.

He continues to describe school life, classmates, games, skating on Baker’s Pond, swimming in the ‘ crick’ at noon hour wearing ‘ Nature’s bathing suit’, digging clams, climbing trees and seeing how far they could travel from tree to tree, and the hands sticky with blasam that only grease or parafin would remove. One favorite game was ‘ Buck’ or Tag, where the ‘ Buck’ or tagger was chosen by the following rhyme:

Oner, orry, ickery, onn,

Fallacy, fallacy, Nicholas, John,

Queever, Quaver, Irish Mary,

Stinkbum, Stinkbum, Buck. You’re IT.

George only went to school in winter after he was eleven, and left at sixteen. One teacher he named was Mr. Willoughby. He married a teacher, Lillie Settle, from Cole Harbour, and moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1911, where some of his family still live. He was a carpenter there. He died in 1942.

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In January, 1838, a number of people living in Jeddore sent a petition to the House of Assembly in Halifax, asking the government to help them with a school for their children. They said, ” The settlement at Jeddore has 44 heads of families, and 19 of them are totally incapable of either reading or writing, while a young generation of 156 are growing up in a state of the most deplorable ignorance, only 5 of those being able to read a single line.” This petition was signed by:

* John Cooper, * Chambers Blakeney, * George Baker,

* Luke Harpell, Sr., John Jenicks ( Jennex),

Henry Miers ( Myers), * John Maskell,  Peter Wever ( Webber),

William Weaver ( Webber), David Mitchell,

Colin P. Mitchell, Alexander Mitchell, * George Harpell, Sr.,

Philip Mitchell, * Isaac Hopkins, Jr., John Cribby,

* Luke Harpell, Jr., James Skerry, * John Harpell, Sr.,

* Benjamin Baker, * George Folkner ( Faulkner)

The ” Journal of Education”, Oct. 31, 1869, lists Lr. Jeddore, West as one school that received a grant ‘ in aid of public schools’. The amount was $25.11. In the May 31,1870 issue, the ” grant” was $34.60. Maps, globes, and books are listed among the “aids”. By 1872, schools were organized in all four sections, as having been in operation for several years; West, Head, East, and Oyster Pond Jeddore. In 1948 two teachers were hired for double sessions and plans made for a second room, which was opened in 1950.

From the one-room schoolhouse of years ago went many well-known citizens who became teachers, nurses, clergymen, seamen, and business people in all parts of the world. Among the teachers were:

Annie Harpell, Amanda Harpell, Cora Harpell, Theo Harpell,

Audrey Harpell, Beula Williams, Grace Williams, Ella Baker,

Margaret Bonn, Viola Maskell, Muriel Maskell, Iva Kent,

Mildred Richardson, Goldie Blakeney, Pansey Blakeney,

Edith Richardson, Muriel Gould, Ethel Gould, Hazel Gould

Former teachers recalled by Mrs. Ada H. Williams, in the years 1895 – 1905 are:

Bessie Pulsifer, Tillie Barr, Louisa Bourne,

Miss Pennington, Lillie Settle, Gertie Settle,

Gertie Dickie, Viola Maskell

Teachers recalled by older citizens in the years 1905 – 1935 are:

Claire Suttis, Ethel Johnson, Mary Greenough, Florence Balcom, Hattie Johnson, Anna Greenough, Myrtle Graham, Blanche Myra, Iva Kent, Sadie Shaw, Garland Boutiliier, Helen Mitchell, Sabina Stoddard, Theo Harpell, Beula Williams, Guy Mason, Ella Baker, Irene Wilson, Cora Harpell, Ethel Reeves, Margaret Bonn,Hazel Gould, Lucy Smith, Mary Grant,Ethel Gould, Alice Newcombe, Muriel Gould, Gladys Conrad

*W. Jeddore men

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REGISTER OF ATTENDANCE WEST JEDDORE SCHOOL SECTION 80

For the year ending July, 1910

Teacher: Miss Sabina Stoddard

Secretary: Peter W. Maskell

Trustees: P. W. Maskell, George L. Baker, William A. Harpell

Inspector of Schools: Graham Creighton, Nov. 10, 1909

Visitors: Rev. R. S. Meadows, Nov. 29

Rev. & Mrs. J. A. MacKean, Musquodoboit Har, Feb. 24

Margaret and Veryl Harpell, March

Sadie E. Hartling, Oyster Pond, April 12

William A. Harpell, June 25

Length of term: August 30 – December 23; January 3 – July 7

Labor Day – Sept. 6

Thanksgiving Day – Oct. 25

Christmas holidays – Dec. 24 – Jan. 2 inclusive

Easter break – Good Friday, March 25

Taught two Saturdays — Oct. 30 & Apr.23

Days lost — Apr. 13 & 21

Holiday – King’s funeral, April 20

 

REGISTER with age and grade

 

Audrey Harpell, 6 I&II

Verna Harpell, 7, III

Lena Harpell, 12, IX

Cora Harpell, 12, IX

Ella Baker, 14, IX

Muriel Gould, 12. IX

Fulton Baker, 8, II & III

Eva Baker, 12, VIII

Odessa Harpell, 9, V

Viola Harpell, 11, IV

Myrtle Jennex, 7, I

Hazel Gould, 10, V

Clyde Baker, 10, III & IV

Grace Baker, 16, VI

Violet Baker, 7, I

Percy Baker, 13, III & IV

Violet Faulkner, 13, VI

Una Harpell, 10, V

Aubrey Baker, 12, III

George Baker, 10, I

John Faulkner, 8, II & III

Ambrose Baker, 9, I & II

Wilfred Maskell, 8, II & III

Robie Baker, 8, I

Corey Maskell, 16, II

Colin Blakeny, 10, IV

Miscou Kent, 10, IV

John Maskell, 10, IV

Dora Mitchell, 8, I & II

Lavinia Maskell, 7, I

Sabina Baker, 9, II

Margaret Doyle, 5, I

George Kent, 7, I & II

Samuel Kent, 5, I

Jeremiah Faulkner, 7, I & II

Ruth Blakeney, 9, II

Jean Richardson, 8, I

Blanche Kent, 8, II

Florence Richardson, 11, V

Valla Maskell, 9, IV

Rose Maskell, 11, VI

Ethel Richardson, 13, VI

Beatrice Meadows, 8, IV & V

Greta Meadows, 6, I – IV

Roy Meadows, 9, II & III

Reuben Blakeney, 7, I

Sidney Maskell, 9, I

Cecil Maskell, 10, IV

Theodosia Harpell, 9, IV & V

Minnie Baker, 11, IV

Earnest Faulkner, 13, IV

Sandy Harpell, 10, VII

Enos Harpell, 12, VII

Hugh Harpell, 12, VII

Gladys Meadows, 5, I

Lindsay Maskell, 6, I

Bertha Baker, 5, I

Fred Faulkner, 14. VI

Frank Baker, 15, VIII

Beatrice Harpell, 14, VII

Judson Richardson,8, I

Norman Harpell, 6, I

Leonard Baker, 7, I

Arthur Doyle, 7, I

 

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From its beginning to consolidation, all business of the school was in the hands of a local board of three trustees and a secretary. They hired teachers, looked after maintenance, collected taxes, and set a rate for money needed in the section. June 26, 1944 minutes read: ” Moved by Douglas Baker and seconded by Peter Maskell that we take $350.00 off the section for school repairs.” in 1948, $400.00 was allotted for ” running expenses.” The last record of money to be ” taken off the section” was in 1954, when $325.00 was voted.

Excerpts from minutes: ” Moved by Peter Maskell, seconded by John Kent, that we buy 12 cords of slab wood for the next year.” ( 1944-45) Carried.

June 24. 1946: Moved by Gerald Dooks and seconded by Arthur Doyle, that the school be wired for electric lights this year.” Carried.

June 30, 1947: ” The old stove sold to John Baker for $2.00.”

July 26, 1949: ” Moved by William Jonah and seconded by Gerry Faulkner that we authorize the trustees to borrow $2500.00 at the lowest possible rate, at a ten-year plan, for the purpose of adding a room.” Carried.

June 30, 1952: “… a new blackboard to be installed if enough money can be realized.”

“… trustees to do any repairs as far as funds allow.”

Nov. 15, 1954: “Balance on hand $33.69.”

“Moved by Gerald Dooks, seconded by Stuart Williams, that Capt. Fred Faulkner be appointed truant officer.” Carried.

“Trustees to investigate water situation for school.”

July 14, 1957: “$32.00 from election meetings and October election rent sent to Municipal School Board.”

Jan. 8, 1962: “Well completed with pump, although water tested unsatisfactory.”

Jan. 13, 1964: “Oil installed.”

Jan. 28, 1963:  “.. this meeting go on record as favoring the proposed plan whereby the pupils from Primary to Grade V! be accommodated at the present Robert Jamison School. Vote 23 – 3.”

June 13, 1963: Special meeting. Vote 14 – 2 for consolidation.

When Robert Jamison High School opened in 1957, all students above Grade V! were bussed to Oyster Pond. With consolidation, the W. J. school closed in 1964 and Grades Primary to VI went to Head Jeddore, and later to Jeddore – Lakeville School, Oyster Pond.

At each annual school meeting it was regularly voted that “We have school the next ensuing year.”

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Under the leadership of the late John P. Maskell and Rev. Blois Crawford, a West Jeddore Scholarship Fund was established in 1950. Its purpose was “to encourage students to continue higher education after grade 10.” The first three winners were Florence Baker, Shirley Doyle and Max Dooks. This was continued until 1957, when students had a Senior High School to attend. Interest on the money collected was then used for 1st and 2nd place in Grade VI entrance to Robert Jamison High School.

In 1971 the fund was revised and re-named the John P. Maskell Memorial Fund. Prizes were awarded students in Grades 10 – 12 at Eastern Shore District High School according to their standing until June, 1976, when the fund was closed out.

In those 26 years, many students will remember receiving from $2.00 up as their prize money. Today we are grateful to those who shared to make the fund possible.

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Since 1940, Junior Red Cross was a part of school life, with a meeting every Friday afternoon. We believe Miss Margaret Bonn was the first teacher to organize Red Cross.

Pupils knit squares for crib quilts, made scrapbooks for the Children’s Hospital, collected articles to make up Happiness kits which we delivered to Immigrant children at the Red Cross Port Nursery in Halifax, learned and practised Health Rules so they would pass ” morning inspection” and earn a star on Health Chart, and exchanged scrapbooks with other countries. Several had penpals in Holland and Australia as a result of the exchange. They sold War Savings Stamps and collected dimes for Walter Callow, all part of Citisenship training.

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4-H Club was organized, where the girls sewed and knit, and the boys did woodwork. ‘Buddy’ Blakeney made his Scottie dog lawn ornaments; and Foster Baker’s corner shelves and bird house were examples of the fine work done.

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Teachers ( cont’d). 1936 – 1965:

 

Manetta Aubin

Lois Archibald

Jean Smith

Laura Turner

Viola Johnson

Edna Maxwell

Lena Tupper

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Bonn

Grace Forsythe

Malcolm Beaton

Edna Gavel

Mabel King

Rachael Graves

Mrs. MacNevin

Jeffrey Fraser

Charles Moulton

Golda Gaetz

Mildred Rawding

Susan Bonn

Iva Baker

Pansey Blakeney

Jeannette Dooks

Mrs. Kennedy

Bertha Doyle

 

 

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Shortly after World War II, the names of boys who served in the War were collected and inscribed on the Honor Roll that now hangs in the Baptist Church.

Members of West Jeddore School who have volunteered for active service with Canada’s Fighting Forces:

 

Bonn, William

Bonn, Walter

 

Blakeney, Olsen

Baker, Raymond

 

Blakeney, Garth

Blakeney, Brice

 

Baker, Aubrey

*Baker, Harris L.

 

Blakeney, Lester

Blakeney, Lyall

 

Doyle, Edmund

 

Faulkner, Fred

Faulkner, Ernest

 

Baker, Otto B. E. M.

Faulkner, Ralph

Faulkner, Charles, Jr.

Faulkner, John, Jr.

 

Kent, Samuel

 

Linkletter, Maurice

Maskell, Woodrow

 

*McGregor, Marven

McGregor, Russell

McGregor, Kenneth

 

Slaughenwhite, Percy

 

Williams, Vance

Williams, Elmer

 

 

 

 

*Made the Supreme Sacrifice

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When the schoolhouse became a Community Centre, the first meeting was held April 23, 1966. Officers elected were:

Pres. — Garth Blakeney

Vice-Pres. — Hank Karsten

Sec. – Tr. — Barbara Baker

Board Members — Stirling Baker, Ivan Truen

In 1973 a grant of $4000.00 was received from the government under the ” Little Red Schoolhouse” project for improvements.

Board Members, 1978, are :

Pres. — Jeanette Baker

Sec. – Tr. — Margaret Baker

Committees : Wilbert Baker and Mrs. Klenck

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The oldest teacher is Mrs. Sandy Myers ( Cora Harpell)

The oldest resident pupil is Aubrey Baker, son of James and Louise.

The last teacher was Bertha Doyle.

The youngest pupils are Yvonne Baker, Randy Baker, Judy Baker.

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This booklet has been prepared for distribution at the re-union of former teachers and pupils of West Jeddore School at the old schoolhouse on August 27, 1978.

We hope it will serve to revive many memories of schooldays. As it is difficult to find all dates, we ask each reader to add them for him/herself. We suggest the same for omissions and any inaccuracies.

Sincere thanks is extended to all who furnished material from their memories or the written word.

Congratulations to the Committee for their work in organizing the get-together. These former pupils are:

Audrey ( Faulkner) Williams, daughter of Jerry, a trustee 1950 – 53.

Laura Mae ( Baker) Gaetz, grand-daughter of George L. Baker, trustee, 1910.

Geraldine ( Dooks) MacFarlane, a great-grand-daughter of Peter Maskell, Secretary, 1910.

Signed. Grace ( Williams) Forsythe

Great-great-grand-daughter of Luke Harpell I and Lydia Arnold.

Luke signed the first petition, 1838.

 

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