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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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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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Photo #75

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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 4

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 #49

Weldon “Boss” Bonn

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Photo #50

Family of Archibald M. Kent and Phoebe Garrison

1931

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Photo #51

Blanche Kent

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Photo #52

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

“Aunt Phebe – passed away 1982 @94”

” This will give you an idea of Everetts looks and size ha. ha.

208 lbs & 6 ft.”

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Photo #53

Please comment at the bottom of this page if you can help identify the lady in this photograph. Tatters?

Thank you.

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Photo #54

Baby ???, Walter ” Pete” Bonn and William “Bill” Bonn

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Photo #55

Woodrow Foch Maskell

” Woodrow looks as tho he knew he was the village pest.”

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Photo #56

Woodrow Foch Maskell and possibly his sister ” Vinie” Lavenia Blanch Bowser nee 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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Photo #25

George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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George Bowser

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Photo #28

” 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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Photo #31

Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn

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Woodrow Maskell

??? MacDonald

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Photo #33

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 Fifteen

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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William J. Scott

Middle Musquodoboit, Sept. 29. — A highly respected and life-long resident of Musquodoboit passed away this morning in the person of William J. Scott, death being due to a heart attack, at the age of 72 years. Well-known throughout the province as prominent huntsman and guide he, on one occasion, escorted the vice-regal party on a hunting expedition in this valley and entertained them in his home.

In former years a farmer and lumberman, in latter years, although not robust in health, he held the offices of issuer of marriage licenses, registrar of births and deaths, fish warden on the Musquodoboit river and for over 10 years a rural mail driver. He was a loyal supporter and member of the former Methodist Church and later of the United Church. In politics always a Liberal, many prominent in the party having enjoyed the hospitality of his home.

He was twice married, his wife Ida Hilchie of Mooseland, Halifax county, and his second, who survives him, was Mrs. Jennie Fisher Tupper of Upper Stewiacke. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alex. Gregg, Nanton, Alberta, Mrs. George Hyson, Chester, Pa., and two sons, Clarence and John of Middle Musquodoboit; and two brothers, Arthur in British Columbia, and Hiram of Middle Musquodoboit. The funeral will be held from the United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., with Rev. J. G. Ball officiating, assisted by members of Craigmyle Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which order the deceased was a member.

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Cecil S. Maskell

The death of Cecil S. Maskell, port steward at Halifax of the Imperial Oil Company, occurred suddenly yesterday at the Victoria General Hospital. He was 50 years of age.

Born in West Jeddore, he was the son of Florence and Wellington Maskell, both of whom survive.

Also surviving are his wife, Isabel, and five children, all of Pictou; one brother, Lindsay, of Halifax, and one sister, Ione, living in the U. S. A.

The body is resting at Snow’s Funeral Home until Wednesday when services will be conducted by Rev. Richardson at 2 p. m. The remains will then be shipped to Pictou for internment.

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1949

Mrs. Harriet Kirby

Mrs. Harriet Kirby passed away at the home of her son, Carl Kirby, 6 Vienna Street, Halifax, yesterday after a lengthy illness. She was 62 years of age. Born in Flat Islands, Newfoundland, the deceased made her home in Halifax for the past 35 years. Her husband, William, predeceased her seven years ago.

She was an active member of the congregation of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church and was Past Worshipful Mistress of Defence Lodge L. T. B. A. and a member of Capitol City Lodge, L. O. B. A.

She is survived by one daughter, Winnie ( Mrs. E. Oxner) Halifax, and one son Carl, of the Income Tax Department, two sisters, Mrs. Vida Riggs, Flat Islands, Nfld., and Mrs. Joseph Reid, Burin, Nfld.

The funeral will be held at Cruikshanks Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery.

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February 4 1939

Mrs. J. Henry Prest

Esther Jackson

Prest — In memory of Mrs. J. Henry Prest of Moose River Mines who passed away at her home on Feb. 4th.

Remembrance

Oh, a dear one, Oh, a loved one,

Who has passed away so soon;

Filled many hearts with deepest sorrow,

Everything with mournful gloom,

A loving mother and a sister,

And a friend to all, was found;

If only she were with us now

Instead, so far beneath the ground.

 

Husband, brothers, sons and daughters,

To them she was so dear;

Many friends are too included,

That wish she could be here.

To myself she was an aunt;

But, meant more than that, to me

A true and faithful friend indeed

If ever, one was she.

 

The old home is yet so cozy,

But shall never be the same;

As when the dear one, and the loved one

Who will always bear the name.

She is gone but not forgotten.

Her remembrance, we’ll bear in mind

Yet another to replace her,

Will be very hard to find.

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Mrs. James H. Prest

Esther Jackson

Feb. 9 1939

Mrs. James H. Prest

Friends and relatives were grieved to learn of the recent death of Esther, wife of James Henry Prest, at her home at Moose River Gold Mines.

Although Mrs. Prest had been ailing for a number of months her illness was not considered serious until two weeks ago when the family members were summoned home.

Funeral services were conducted at the Moose River United Church by the Rev. Mr. Ball of Musquodoboit. Later the body was taken to Mooseland, her former home for burial.

Mrs. Prest leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, six daughters, Alice, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Detroit, Mich.; Belle, Mrs. John Doherty, Windsor, Ont.; Elsie, Mrs. Frank Horne, Moose River; Effie, Mrs. Charles Dapp, Long Island, N. Y. and *Miss Silian, Brookline, Mass., also four sons, Frank at home, Clark, Mooseland; Charles of Billerica, Mass. and Fulton of Allston, also three brothers, Nelson Jackson of New Hampshire; Wellington of Stoneham and Haliburton of South Branch, who was at her bedside at the time of her death.

She was the mother of 14 children, four of whom predeceased her, also 33 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Prest will be remembered by a great many as proprietress of the Wayside Inn for a number of years.

*newspaper typo – Silian should be Lillian

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December 1 *1937

Mrs. William Miller

Leona Prest

Moose River Mines, Dec. 7 — Friends here and in surrounding districts were shocked to receive news of the sudden passing of Leona, wife of William Miller, after a short illness at the Halifax Infirmary.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prest and was born in Mooseland 36 years ago, but had lived in Moose River 21 years. Possessed of a kindly disposition Mrs. Miller was ready at all times to assist in any activity that would further the interest of the community. The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held in the United Church here, conducted by Rev. J. H. A. Anderson, D.D. Internment was in the family lot at Mooseland.

The pall bearers were Albert Fahie, Frank and Matthew Redden and Murray Hilchey.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband and one son, Louis, and one daughter Doris; also her parents; four brothers, Frank at home, Clark in Mooseland, Fulton and Charles in Mass.; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Horne, ( Elsie), Moose River; Mrs. William Bruce ( Melvina), West Gore; Mrs. Henry Robinson ( Alice), Mrs. Jack Doherty ( Annibelle), Windsor, Ont.; Mrs. Charles Dapp ( Effie), New York; and Lillian, Somerville, Mass.

* 1938 is written in pencil on the clipping but the death year is recorded as 1937 on the actual death record. It can be viewed on the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=169-811&Event=death&ID=262553

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March 30 1942

James H. Prest

Moose River Mines, April 8 — The little village of Moose River was grieved to learn of the sudden passing of one of its oldest and beloved citizens, James Henry Prest.

Mr. Prest who had been enjoying good health, was suddenly overcome by a stroke by which he died almost instantly on the morning of March 30 at 9.30 o’clock.

Even at the old age of 85 Mr. Prest was still active and enjoyed very much spending an evening of entertainment with his many friends; also paying an occasional visit to his relatives and friends in nearby districts.

Mr. Prest leaves to mourn their loss, six daughters, Alice, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Detroit, Mich.; Effie, Mrs. Charles Dapp, Yonkers, N. Y.; Annabelle, Mrs. John Doherty, Windsor, Ont.; Lillian, Mrs. Arthur Birman, Roxbury, Mass.; Melvina, Mrs. William Bruce, West Gore; Elsie, Mrs. Frank Horne, Moose River Mines; also four sons, Charles, Billerica, Mass.; Fulton of Boston; Clark of Mooseland and Frank at home. His wife and four children predeceased him some years ago.

A short service was held at his home, conducted by Rev. McKenzie of Upper Musquodoboit. A service was afterwards held in the St. Thomas Church, Mooseland, Rev. Chard from Tangier officiating.

Ball bearers were: Guy White, James O’Connell, Bruce Jackson, Harold Decker, Persey Murphy, Mr. Bell.

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May 18 1951

Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest

Middle Musquodoboit, May 20 — Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest, widow of Addington E. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County, died in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital Friday. She was 73.

She was the former Effie McIsaac, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James MacIsaac, Moose River Mines.

For a time she lived in the Canadian West but had spent the last several years in Mooseland.

Surviving are a son, Roderick, Hollywood, Calif., and a sister Lena, in California. Her husband died last November.

A granddaughter, Patsy Prest, took part in the movie ” Lassie Come Home” and another granddaughter, Delores Prest, is associated with the movies as a dancer.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at the house with the service beginning at 2.30 p.m., ADT. Interment will be in the family lot at Mooseland.

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November 14 1950

A. E. Prest

Addington E. Prest, well known resident of Mooseland, Halifax County, died yesterday at the Sheet Harbor Hospital. A retired C.N.R. roundhouse foreman, Mr. Prest was 81.

Born at Mooseland, he went to western Canada during early manhood, where he joined the Canadian National Railway. He retired 10 years ago and returned to his birthplace.

Surviving are his wife, Effie, and one son, Roderick, Hollywood, California. Also one sister, Mrs. Lorena Kent, 11 Moran Street, Halifax. A granddaughter, Miss Patricia Prest, appeared in the motion picture ” Lassie Come Home.”

Funeral Services will be held from his home at Mooseland Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Mooseland.

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May 7 1949

Gough – Pentz

One of the loveliest of May wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon in J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church when the minister, Rev. A. G. Pentz, united in marriage his daughter, Jean Elizabeth, to Cyril H. Gough, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gough, Elliston, Newfoundland.

Before a floral decorated altar, the young couple took their vows in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Dr. D. G. Pentz, was charming in her gown of white sating, designed with a fitted bodice featuring a lace-inserted round neckline and long sleeves pointed over the wrists. Her skirt was full, ending in a train and designed with lace panels. She wore an embroidered veil held in place by a coronet and she carried a cascade bouquet of red roses. A single strand of pearls was her only jewellery.

Miss Phyllis Margeson was her only attendant and wore a gown of orchid shade moire with a matching headdress and short veil. She carried a crescent bouquet of yellow carnations and roses. Donald Collins was best man and the ushers were the bride’s brother, Robert Pentz, and Raymond Purchase.

Diane Parker was soloist and sang, ” I Love Thee” by Greig with E. W. Schafer at the organ.

A reception was held later at the home of the bride’s parents, 550 Robie Street, where the bride’s mother assisted in receiving the guests and wore a dress of aqua crepe with black accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. Rev. E. W. Forbes proposed the toast to the bride. Presiding at the tea table were the bride’s aunts, Mrs. C. L. Andrews, Pictou, and Mrs. William Simms, Braintree, Mass.

For a wedding trip through the Annapolis Valley, the bride chose a rose suit with black accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. They will live in Halifax on their return where the groom is a student at Pine Hill Divinity School.

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Wide Interest In Saturday Ceremony –Mr. and Mrs. Cyril H. Gough are shown above, their marriage having taken place Saturday afternoon in J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church. Mrs. Gough is the former Jean Elizabeth Pentz, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.  A. G. Pentz, Halifax, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gough, Elliston, Newfoundland. The bride’s father officiated at the ceremony.

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Returns to Pulpit — Rev. A. G. Pentz (above), minister of J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, will conduct the Sunday services there after an absence of several months on sick leave. During his absence, the services at J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church have been conducted by Rev. Dr. H. B. Clarke.

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Seeley – Wilson

Nuptials of Interest — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seeley are shown above, their marriage having taken place Saturday in St. Andrew’s Church. Rev J. A. MacKeigan officiated and was assisted by the groom’s father, Rev. Dr. W. R. Seeley, Hamilton, Bermuda. The bride is the daughter of G. R. Wilson and the late Mrs. Wilson, Halifax, and the groom is the son of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Seeley.

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1935

Otto – Major

Rev. L. B. Bent officiated at a pretty wedding which was solemnized in All Saints Church, Bedford, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when Miss Rita Elinor Major, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Major, became the bride of Edgar LeRoy Otto, son of Mrs. Otto and the late George W. Otto.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Allen, looked charming in a gown of white lace cut on Princess lines with short train. She wore a small halo hat of the same material and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses and carnations. There were no attendants. Mrs. Fritz Schaefer presided at the organ and played the wedding marches.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Stephen Leedham, aunt of the bride, at which there gathered some seventy-five friends of the happy couple to extend to them their best wishes. The house was gaily decorated with white bells and streamers and there was a profusion of roses and sweet peas. Mrs. Major, mother of the bride wore a gown of grey and black chiffon and Mrs. Leedham was attired in an ensemble of brown.

Later following the time honored ceremony of the cutting of the wedding cake, Mrs. and Mrs. Otto left for a motor trip through the province, the bride wearing for travelling a suit of blue. After an absence of two weeks the bride and groom will return to Dartmouth, where they will take up residence.

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Dooks – Hubley

For the wedding last evening of Eva Rebecca Leslie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hubley, 104 Willow Street, and Lester George Dooks, a son of Mrs. A. M. Dooks, also of this city, and the late Willoughby Dooks. St. Matthias Church was thronged with friends and well-wishers — keen interest has been shown in the wedding since announcement was made of the engagement of the young people who are extremely popular, and many parties have been given in their honor.

The Rector of the Church, Rev. Edward Morris, officiated the organist and choir of which the bride is a member being in attendance, the Hymn ” The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” being sung immediately after the entry of the bridal party, Mrs. Lowe singing a solo, ” I love you truly,” during the signing of the Register  ..

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Charles Hubley. Very charming she looked in a gown of white ” kitten ear” satin, worn with hat of the same material, , garnished with orange blossoms and silk net, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of roses and carnations.

She was attended by Miss Brenda Paul as bridesmaid.Miss Paul being a very attractive figure in a gown of pink silk pebble crepe, with hat of the same color, and she also carried a bouquet of roses and carnations.

George Butt attended as groomsman.

The wedding was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents, only relatives and very intimate friends, however being present. Mr. and Mrs. Dooks who have the best wishes of all who enjoy their acquaintance, will take their departure on Saturday for Bridgewater, where they will make their home and where a warm welcome awaits them. The collection of wedding gifts was a large one, the gift of the groom to the bride being a substantial cheque, and the gifts to the bridesmaid and groomsman being a ring and a Roll’s razor respectively.

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Saturday September 16 1944

Drysdale – Ross

St. James Anglican Church, Herring Cove, was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday, September 16 at 4 o’clock when Jessie Mae, only daughter of Mrs. Clifford F. Ross, and the late Clifford Ross, Herring Cove, formerly of Halifax, became the bride of Walter E. D. Drysdale, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Drysdale, Herring Cove. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. E. Rice.

The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, Frank Thomas, looked lovely in a floor length gown of white sheer with high neckline and embroidered bodice. Her veil, held in place with a halo of laurel leaves ended in a slight train. She carried a shower bouquet of American Beauty roses. Her only ornament, a two strand string of pearls, was the gift of the groom.

The bride was attended by Miss Natalie Thomas, who wore a floor length gown of turquoise taffeta with matching feather halo and veil. She carried a bouquet of talisman roses. The little flower girl, Sandra Gormley, looked sweet in her floor length gown of peach taffeta with matching head band. She carried a nosegay of sweetpeas. Petty Officer Walter Brunt attended the groom and the ushers were Gordon Gormley and Arthur Harrigan.

Mrs. Ross, mother of the bride, wore a flowered crepe gown with black accessories and corsage of talisman roses.

Mrs. Charles Purcell, eldest sister of the groom, wore a black and white crepe dress with corsage of white carnation buds.

During the signing of the register the choir, consisting of friends of the bride, beautifully rendered ” O Perfect Love,” accompanied by Miss Mary Darrach, organist.

Following the ceremony a reception for about 140 guests was held at ” Greengates,” summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas. The bride’s table was centred with a three tier wedding cake. Rev. W. D. Wilson proposed the toast to the bride. Following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale left on a motor trip through the province, the bride travelling in a two piece chartreuse wool suit, trimmed with black velvet and wearing black accessories. Her corsage was of talisman roses. On their return they will reside in Herring Cove.

Among the many lovely gifts received by the popular young couple was a Wedgewood dinner set from the Department of Lands and Forests, where the bride was a valued member for the past few years.

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Saturday June 28 1941

Bowser – Bonn

Jeddore, July 3 — The West Jeddore Baptist Church was the scene of a lovely wedding Saturday evening, June 28, at 8 o’clock when Miss Margaret Catherine Bonn, daughter of Mrs. Alex Bonn and the late Alex Bonn of West Jeddore, became the bride of Guy George Bowser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowser, of Pleasant Point. The marriage was solemnized by the Rev. K. Drew of Musquodoboit Harbor.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Norman McGregor, who gave her in marriage. She wore a gown of triple white sheer over white satin, floor length, with silver sequins at wrist and neck, and long veil with orange blossoms on veil and dress. She wore a Nova Scotia gold and amethyst brooch, gift of the groom, and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses and carnations and fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Pearl Bonn, sister of the bride wore a floor length dress of pink satin, with white accessories and a bouquet of sweetpeas and snapdragon. The groom was supported by Walter Bonn, brother of the bride. The ushers were Woodrow Maskell, R. C. N., George Kent and Vance Williams.

The church was very attractive with decorations of potted plants, pink and white streamers and an arch of fern, apple blossoms and bells. Mrs. McGregor, aunt of the bride, played the wedding marches. During the signing of the register Mr. Brooks, pastor of the church, sang a solo.

The bride’s mother wore a gown of woodrose crepe with hat to correspond; the groom’s mother wore queen blue crepe and accessories to match. The organist and bridesmaid received gold maple leaf brooches; the groomsman and pastor, leather billfolds.

A reception was held at the home of the bride where nearly 100 guests attended. The bride has for a number of years been a very successful teacher in this district and elsewhere. The couple received many beautiful gifts which testified to their popularity. Friends from Halifax, Bayside and Dartmouth were present.

The bride’s travelling costume was a tailored suit in black with white blouse, white hat and white accessories. The happy couple have the best wishes of many friends and will reside in Halifax.

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George – Hartling

The Central Baptist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 3 o’clock this afternoon when Emma Alice daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hartling, 15 Lawrence street, became the bride of Reuben George, also of this city.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looking charming in her wedding gown of white georgette crepe and silk lace, and wearing the conventional veil with wreath of orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of butterfly roses and sweet peas. She was attended by her sister Jeanna, who wore an imported gown of French blue georgette with black picture hat. She carried a shower of Columbia roses and sweet peas. Mr. Gordon Hollett attended as groomsman.

The church was very tastefully decorated by Mrs. Clifford Ross and her assistants with a variety of summer flowers.

At the opening of the service the choir sang ” The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and during the signing of the register Miss Birdie DeLong was heard with much pleasure in ” O Promise Me.” Mrs. F. A. Nightinggale was at the organ giving renditions of the Bridal Chorus and Wedding March.

Rev. W. D. Wilson, pastor of the church, officiated.

After receiving the fellicitations of their relatives the happy couple left by auto for the Eastern Shore, where they anticipate spending a honeymoon of two weeks. The bride’s going away costume was a powder blue dress worn with black coat, hat and shoes and brown fox fur, the gift of the groom. The groom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a pendant, to the groomsman cufflinks, and to the soloist and organist gold pieces.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large and valuable one, including a tray of flat silver from the staff of the Maritime Finance Ltd., of which the bride is a valuable member, also a cheque from Mr. Phinney, with whom the bride has been associated for the past nine years in the employ of Phinneys, Ltd., and Maritime Finance Ltd.; also a beautiful clock and set of stainless steel carvers from the staff of the Naval Armament Supply Dept., of which the groom is a member.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. George will reside at 184 North street.

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These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, 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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April 15 1942

Mrs. Malinda E. Hilchey

Melinda Elizabeth Murphy

Pleasant Harbor, April 22.– There passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 15 at her residence Mrs. Malinda Elizabeth Hilchey at the advanced age of 89 years.

The deceased who was the widow of George Hilchey and a daughter of the late Edward and Eliza Murphy of Murphy Cove, lived her entire life in this community. She possessed a cheerful disposition and in her younger life was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed throughout the neighborhood.

Surviving to mourn her loss are six daughters, Mrs. Lottie Kilgar, Eastern Passage, Mrs. Annie Cooper, Tangier, ( Rhoda) Mrs. George Hunter, Moncton, N. B., ( Daisy) Mrs. William Purdy, Cobalt, ( Amy) Mrs. William Bonn, Chezzetcook, ( Nora) Mrs.Mrs. William Beaver, Woodside; three sons, Ervin, Easter Passage, William and Essen at home, Besides several grand, great and great great grandchildren also one brother, Allan Murphy, Murphy Cove.

The funeral took place from her home to St. Peters Church, of which the deceased was a life long member. Services were conducted by Rev. W. Chard.

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Capt. Arthur G. Morris

Middle Musquodoboit, Mar. 1 — Captain Arthur Gladwin Morris, son of the late Dr. C. H. and Mrs. Morris of Middle Musquodoboit, passed away here Feb. 28 at the age 64 years. His seafaring life was begun when, in company with his friend, Charles M. Gladwin, he sailed with a captain from Maitland. He had several interesting adventures, one being the running of the blockade at Port Arthur during the Russian – Japanese war. He retired from the sea several years ago and was making his home in New York. Being in poor health he had come to spend the winter with his sister Mrs. Wilson in Musquodoboit.

He is survived by his wife in New York, by three sisters, Mrs. George Wilson, Middle Musquodoboit; Mrs. Austin Heather, Clarkleigh, Man.; Mrs. John Harrison, Southampton, Cumb. Co.; and by two brothers, Harry in Texas and Samuel in California.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. G. Ball in United church, Middle Musquodoboit, 2 p.m. Friday.

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Mrs. Martha Jackson

Martha Jane Pace

Mooseland, Halifax Co., May 6 — Funeral services were held here Sunday for Mrs. Martha Jackson, widow of Thomas Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was 77 years of age, and had been a resident of the place for nearly 60 years. She was a kind and gentle woman and will be missed by the entire community. Surviving are six sons and four daughters, Bruce, Wallace and Ronald of Mooseland, Braison of Ellershouse; Clarence and Earl of British Columbia; Winnie, R.N. of New York city; Bernice and Della, Boston, Mass., and Alma, Mexico. Internment was in the rose garden attached to the Jackson homestead by special request of the deceased.

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Eldon Cameron

Cameron — In Loving Memory of my dear father, Eldon Cameron.

We often sit and think of him,

When we are all alone,

For memory is the only friend,

That grief can call its own,

Like ivy on the withered oak,

When all other things decay,

Our love for him will still keep green,

And never fade away.

Inserted by daughter, Myrna, son-in-law Guy and Grandson Max.

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April 17 1941

Isaac Prest

Veteran Mail Carrier Dies

The numerous friends of Isaac Prest, Mooseland, were saddened to learn of his death which occurred recently.

Mr. Prest, who was 53 years old, was born at Mooseland and for more than 30 years was employed as mail carrier to Tangier.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Eldon ( Stella0 Cameron, Mooseland; Mrs. Suther ( Ida) Higgins, Moose River, and Mrs. Silver ( Etta) Currie, Ellershouse, and Five brothers, Burris, Arlington, Mass.; Archibald, Mahone Bay; Melvin, Upper Stewiacke, and Ernest and Boyd, Mooseland. The funeral was held with a large attendance. Rev. A. Sheppard conducting the service. The pall-bearers were Guy White, Bruce Jackson, David Bradley and Roy Taylor. A large collection of floral offerings indicated the esteem in which Mr. Prest was held.

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Gertrude Higgins

Gertrude May Prest

The death occurred at the Victoria General Hospital yesterday of Gertrude Higgins, aged 55 years, wife of Samuel Higgins, Newcomb’s Corner, Middle Musquodoboit. The deceased was well known in the Musquodoboit Valley and also in Dartmouth where several relatives reside. She had been ailing for the past six months but was only removed to hospital ten days ago, her condition being such as to give cause for anxiety. Her death was quite unexpected altho it was realized that she was seriously ill, having undergone an operation. There seemed to be an improvement in her condition on Thursday but yesterday there was a change for the worse and death came peacefully yesterday afternoon. Besides a husband there survives one son, Harold, at home, and two daughters, Marjorie, at home, and Elvie, wife of Mr. Prest, of Montreal. Mrs. Prest returned from Montreal yesterday but not in time to see her mother before she died. Reuben Prest, Moosleand, is a brother, and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, Charles street, Halifax, is a sister. Mrs. Mary Wright, Hester street, North Dartmouth is a sister-in-law. The funeral will be held on Sunday at Musquodoboit.

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February 3 1928

Mrs. George W. Wolfe

Sarah C. Prest

It was with deep regret that friends in Dartmouth learned today of the death at her home, 24 Maple street, Lexington, Mass., of Mrs. George W. Wolfe, for many years a well known and highly esteemed resident of this town. Several years ago the family removed to the United States, and since then it was with genuine pleasure that old friends welcomed the return of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe on a visit to Dartmouth.

Mrs. Wolfe, who was in her seventy-sixth year, became seriously ill on Wednesday, and passed peacefully away on February third. Had she remained in her usual health and had been spared to the sixth, she had anticipated celebrating with Mr. Wolfe the forty-fourth anniversary of their wedding.

While residing in Dartmouth Mrs. Wolfe endeared herself to many through her kindly hospitality and participation in every good work. As a member of Grace Church she was an indefatigable worker in the Ladie’s Aid and W. M. S. Auxiliary. She was an active member of the W. C. T. U. and an enthusiastic worker in the Daughters of Rebekah.

The sympathy of many friends is with those bereft by her sudden passing. She is survived by her life partner, George W. Wolfe, who was for a number of years foreman carpenter at the Dockyard; her son Gordon, an architect and well known athlete; and her daughter Mabel, now a nurse, but formerly a member of the staff of the Dartmouth Ferry Service.

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1933

Mrs. William L. Miller

Amanda Oicle

Annapolis Royal, Dec. 11 — The funeral of Mrs. Amanda ( Oicle) Miller, who passed away at her home at L’Equille on Friday afternoon, after a long illness, took place yesterday afternoon, with Rev. T. E. McLennan officiating at the service at the house and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller came to Annapolis Royal about fifty years ago and resided in town for a number of years before settling at L’Equille. Her husband William Lyle Miller, passed away in November 1926, and she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Edward H. Barnstead and Mrs. I. T. Comeau, of Halifax; Mrs. Gilbert Moore, of Clementsport; Mrs. Harley Venoit, of L’Equille, and Miss Hattie Miller, of the staff of A. E. Runciman’s, Annapolis Royal, and four grand-children.

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Mrs. Margaret Ann Higgins

Margaret Ann Cameron

There passed away at her residence, 76 Liverpool Street on May 13, Margaret Ann, wife of the late Alexander Russell Higgins, whose death occurred on February 23 last. Mrs. Higgins, who was at the time of her passing 87 years of age was at the time of her husband’s death, herself critically ill, and little hope was then entertained for her recovery. Steadily she grew weaker, and for a considerable time it has been recognized that she could not recover. Death came tranquilly at last, and as serenely as entering on natural slumber the gentle old lady entered on the sleep that knows no waking. Mrs. Higgins was Margaret Ann Cameron, and was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Cameron, being born at Spry Bay on January 24, 1844. She was twice married, her first husband, William Prest, having died in 1865. She leaves to mourn a loss in which they will have the sympathy of all who know them, two daughters and three sons — Laura, ( Mrs. Lewis Sulton), of Upper Stewiacke, who came to the city for her mother’s funeral; Amy, ( Mrs. W. S. Collins), 76 Liverpool Street, with whom she made her home; Herbert, of Philadelphia; Ira, 426 Chebucto Road and Captain Ernest Higgins, U. S. A., now stationed in Hawaii.

By her first marriage there was a daughter who, however, died years ago. Beside the children named there also survive 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

For the entire family group doubly and grievously bereaved in but a little over two months, deep sympathy will be felt.

The funeral will take place at four o’clock this afternoon from 76 Liverpool Street, and interment will be in Camp Hill Cemetery.

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Alexander Russell Higgins

There passed away last evening at his home, 76 Liverpool street, Alexander Russell Higgins, in the eighty-fifth year of his age – news which will in spite of his advanced age be received with great surprise, since it followed a very brief illness, and up to the time of that illness, a little over a week ago, Mr. Higgins had enjoyed practically perfect health – remarkable health and vigor for a man so long passed the allotted three score and ten.

Eight or ten days ago he contracted a cold which speedily developed into the widely prevalent influenza, involving the heart seriously and it speedily became evident that he could not recover.

Mr. Higgins was born in November, 1854, in Musquodoboit and was the son of the late John and Ruth Higgins. He had spent practically his whole life in Halifax and its neighbohood, and was for many years, seventeen and a half, in the employ of the London Life Insurance Company, retiring some ten years ago, being then seventy-five years old. In his business capacity he had an extended acquaintance, and both in that capacity and personally, he enjoyed general esteem.

There survive him and his wife, who was Mrs. Margaret Ann Prest, two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Fulton, of Glen Bervie, Upper Stewiacke, and Mrs. W. S. Collins, with whom he and Mrs. Higgins have made their home; and three sons, Herbert, resident in Philadelphia; Ira, living at 126 Chebucto road, Halifax; and Captain Ernest A. Higgins of the U. S. Army, and now stationed at Georgia. For the entire family group in a sorrowful loss much sympathy will be felt.

Mr. Higgins was a valued member of the congregation of St. John’s ( United) Church and news of his passing will be received there with a special sense of loss.

The hour and day for the funeral will be duly announced.

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September 26 1925

Ethel De Freytas

The funeral of Miss Ethel De Freytas, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. DeFreytas took place from the home of her parents, 18 Moran street, Tuesday, September 29th, servces beng held at St. Patrick’s church where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father LeBlanc after which interment took place at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Miss DeFreytas’ sweet disposition and loveable ways endeared her to all that knew her. She was a pianist of excellent promise through which she had gained much popularty. The many suprtual bouquets and numerous mass cards, and memorial cards bore silent testimony of the high esteem in which she was held. Besides her parents she leaves two brothers, Jack and Charlie, and three sisters, Grace May and Dorothea, grandparents and relatives, to all of whom deepest sympathy goes out from her numerous friends.

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September 29 1947

Charles P. DeFreytas

The death occurred yesterday afternoon at the Victoria General Hospital of Charles P. DeFreytas, 84 Bayers Road, after a lengthy illness.

A former employee of the Halifax post office, Mr. DeFreytas had been a member of St. Patrick’s Choir for some years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. DeFreytas, 41 Carleton Street.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claudine Connors, R. N., of Moncton; one son, Francis Edward; two daughters, Claudine Eleanor and Nancy Angela; one brother, John F., Brooklyn, N. Y.; three sisters, Grace ( Mrs. Charles W. Kidd), Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mrs. Mary Citulsky, 8 Albert Place, and Mrs. Dorothy Foster, 41 Carleton Street.

Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 o’clock Mass Thursday morning.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

Annapolis Royal, March 6 — There passed away on Monday evening last, at her home in Yarmouth, Mrs. Israel T. Comeau, 45, a former native of Lequille, Annapolis County. Born in that community, Bessie Buena Miller, second daughter of the late William and Amanda ( Oickle) Miller, she spent her early life here until her marriage to Mr. Comeau, an employees of the D. A. R., and moved to Halifax, where she resided until last September. Not being in good health at that time, she went to Boston for treatment, which proved unavailing; she returned to Yarmouth, where the family has since resided. She was tenderly taken care of by her sister, Mrs. G. T. Moore of Clementsport. Mrs. Comeau is survived by her husband, one son, Beverley, age 16, both of whom attended the funeral here; and three sisters, Mrs. G. T. Moore, Mrs. Harland Veinot and Miss Hattie Miller of Lequille. Her oldest sister Eva, Mrs. Barnstead, predeceased her by two years. The remains were brought here on Thursday by the noon train, the funeral service held at her old home, conducted by the Rev. T. E. McLennan, was held the same afternoon. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Barteaux, Murray Carr, James Ritchie and George Robertson. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

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Hattie Ethel Sanford

Funerals

Sanford — The funeral of the late Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford will be held Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. from Saint Thomas Church, Mooseland, Halifax County. Interment in Mooseland Cemetery.

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February 13 1905

Mrs. Matilda Prest

Matilda Ann Hilchey

Death of Mrs. Prest

The death occurred very suddenly of Mrs. Matilda Prest, widow of the late Martin B. Prest, of Arlington, Halifax Co., on Feb. 13th. Mrs. Prest retired to rest in about her usual health, complaining of a little shortness of breath. A little while after she retired she asked to have a light and called her children around her and said, ” I am going to leave you, God bless you all,” and then died. It was very sad indeed for the two daughters and one son, who were at home. She was greatly beloved by her children and relatives and everybody that knew her, she being so very kindhearted and affectionate.

She leaves four children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, Addington, Laurie and Ella at home, and Sidney, photographer at Morden, Manitoba.

She was born at Spry Harbor and was in the sixty-fourth year of her age. — Com.

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1934

Mrs. E. H. Barnstead

Eva Miller

Annapolis Royal, July 14 — Miss Hattie Miller of Lequille, received the sad news yesterday that her sister, Mrs. Edward H. Barnstead of Halifax had passed away very suddenly. She was on a motor trip in the east of the Province with her husband and little daughter, and was taken ill with pneumonia. She was removed to St. Martha’s hospital at Antigonish, on Tuesday, where she passed away the following night. Her remains were brought to Annapolis Royal by last night’s train, and the funeral will be held from her home at 2.30 this afternoon, with interment in the Miller lot at Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Barnstead was the oldest daughter of the late William and Mrs. Miller of Lequille and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Besides her husband and little daughter of eight years, she leaves four sisters, Miss Hattie at home, Mrs. Gilbert Moore of Clementsport, Mrs. L. T. Comeau of Halifax, and Mrs. Harland Veinot of Lequille. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family. Mrs. Barnstead was 45 years of age.

 

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Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, death notices, 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 or “wedding trip” 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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Lindsay J. Maskell

Lindsay J. Maskell, 85 Lawrence Street, died at his home Sunday. He was 58. A well known taxi driver in the city he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Maskell.

Mr. Maskell served in World War 2 with the Canadian and U. S. merchant marine.

Besides his wife Mr. Maskell is survived by one son Lindsay Jr, at home and one sister Mrs. Ralph Harrison, Conn.

The service will be held at Cruikshanks Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ward MacLean officiating. Interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery.

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Crawford – Dooks

Married Yesterday At St. Matthias

In the picture are seen Mr. and Mrs. Angus Kirby Crawford ( Hilda Dooks) following their wedding, with the little flower girl, Miss Helen Dooks, sister of the bride.

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Crawford – Dooks

Rev. Edward Morris, Rector of St. Matthias Church, officiated at the marriage, at a quarter past two o’clock this afternoon, in St. Matthias Church, of two estimable and popular young people. Hilda Florence, daughter of Mrs. Ada and the late Willoughby Dooks, 231 North Street, and Angus Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Crawford, Lunenburg.

The church was thronged with friends to witness the tying of the nuptial knot, the organist and choir being in attendance, and the church being beautifully decorated, the choir and Chancel Guild having undertaken this work as a labor of affection. As the bridal party entered the hymn, ” The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden” was sung, the bride being given in marriage by her brother, Lester Dooks. She was a most charming young figure in a gown of beige georgette worn with model hat of the same color, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of Ophelia roses, sweet peas and snapdragon. Her sole attendant was her little sister, Miss Helen Dooks, the child being a bonnie figure in a frock of pale pink crepe de chine, worn with pink poke bonnet from which her sweet face emerged with a flowerlike freshness.

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Crawford left for Lunenburg, where the honeymoon will be spent, and the best wishes of all who know them follow them thither. On their return to the city they will make their home at 21 Church street.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large one, including a chest of flat silver presented by the National Fish Comapny and the members of its office staff, the bride also having been tendered two showers by her associates of the staff, of which she was a highly valued member.

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September 11 1943

Day – Baker

Jeddore, Sept. 27 — One of the season’s prettiest weddings took place at West Jeddore Baptist Church, recently, when Eva Maye Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baker, of West Jeddore, became the bride of Edwin William Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Day, of Head Jeddore. Rev. ? Drew, of Musquodoboit Harbor, performed the ceremony.

The church was beautifully decorated in pink and white with vases of cut flowers. The bridal group standing under an arch of white bells and pink roses.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was attired in a floor length gown of white sheer over satin, with high neck line and long sleeves and a full length veil caught in halo effect with orange blossoms. Her only ornament being a gold locket, gift of the groom. Her bouquet was red roses and white gladioli. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Iris Baker, as bridesmaid, who wore a floor length dress of heavenly blue with high neck line and long sleeves, a flowered hat to match and shoulder length veil and carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby’s breath.

Little Gladys May Gaetz, cousin of the bride, was flower girl, dressed in a floor length dress of blue taffeta with poke bonnet and carried a basket of flowers. Basil Tufts, of Halifax, friend of the groom and groomsman.

Mrs. Ross Blakeney, as organist played the wedding marches and was accompanist to the soloist, Mrs. John Maskill, sister of the bride, who during the signing of the register, sang ” God Will Take Care of You.”

The bride’s mother wore black silk with white accessories and a corsage of white roses. The groom’s mother, navy silk crepe with silver fox fur.

The ushers were John Kent, Gerald Dooks and Ralph Baker.

A reception was held immediately after at the home of the bride’s brother, Raymond Baker, where 200 guests were present. The decorations were in pink and white. Friends of the bride assisted in serving. The gift to the bridesmaid was a gold locket and also a gold locket to the flower girl, while the groomsman received a bill fold.

They were the recipients of many beautiful gifts. The bride received several showers of gifts previous to her marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Day have the best wishes of many friends and will reside at Jeddore.

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Tuesday April 20 1926

Beaver – Lawlor

Rev. L. J. Donaldson, Rector of Trinity church, officiated at the marriage at 7 p. m. Tuesday, at the residence of Captain and Mrs. Frank Walsh, 35 Maynard street, of Miss Alice May Lawlor, and Willis Douglas Beaver, both of Spry Bay, the bride who was given in marriage by Mrs. Walsh wearing a pretty gown of white silk crepe de chine, with veil and orange blossoms, and carrying instead of the conventional bouquet, a white Prayer Book, Percy Hubley a cousin of the groom, attended as groomsman.

Among those present to witness the ceremony were Mrs. Morris Beaver, a sister-in-law of the groom, and the members of her family, who came up from Purcell’s Cove.

Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who have the best wishes of all who know them, will make their home in Halifax. A large collection of wedding gifts afforded tangible proof of regard.

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Wednesday December 22 1915

McGregor – Blakeney

A wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Blakeney, West Jeddore on Wednesday evening, December 22, when their youngest daughter, Laura, was married to Norman William McGregor, of Ostrea Lake.  Rev. Mr. Wallace, of the Methodist church, officiated. The bride, who entered the room on the arm of her father, looked charming in a gown of white lace over silk net with mauve trimmings. The groom’s present to the bride was a gold locket and chain. Many presents were received, testifying to the popularity of both bride and groom. The bride’s travelling suit was of African brown whip cord with black picture hat, and a coat of black plush with muff to match. Mr. and Mrs. McGregor left for their future home in Fort William, Ont., where Mr. McGregor was employed as train master.

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Bonn – McLean

Shown above following their wedding in Saint Catherine’s Glebe are Mr. and Mrs. W. Bonn. Mrs. Bonn is the former Catherine McLean, daughter of Mrs. Allan MacDonald and the late Alexander McLean, Port Hood. Mr. Bonn is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bonn, West Jeddore. The couple plan to reside in Halifax.

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Monday August 27 1934

Cameron – Amirault

West Gore, Sept. 6 — The marriage of Fidelis Marie Amirault, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amirault, Yarmouth and Dr. Laurence Cleveland Cameron, son of Edith and the late Richard F. Cameron, was quietly solemnized at Bridgewater on Monday August 27, by Rev. Father Devine.

The young couple were tendered a shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley, Bridgewater, by friends of the bride, before leaving for her home in Yarmouth, where the reception was held.

Following the reception Dr. and Mrs. Cameron left on a tour of the province, arriving at the home of the groom’s mother at West Gore on Friday evening. Here a shower was tendered them at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. MacDougall.

The evening began with a number of bonfires, after which a corn-boil and marshmellow roast were enjoyed. Following this a “treasure hunt” was engaged in, which led the guests to a house where a gaily decorated basket filled with useful gifts of a great variety, was presented to the bridal couple.

Dr. Cameron graduated from Dalhousie dental college in 1932 and after taking a year’s post-graduate work in the Eastman clinic at Rochester, N. Y., returned to his home here where he opened a practise. Dr. Cameron has recently opened a practise in Lawrencetown, where he and Mrs. Cameron will reside.

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September 7

Coles – Jackson

The marriage of Vera Lillian Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jackson, of Arlington, Mass., formerly of Halifax, to Howard Finlay Coles, of Tarrytown, N. Y., son of Mrs. Alice Coles, of Tarrytown, and the late Dr. Howard L. Coles, took place at 7 p.m., Sept. 7, in the Congregation Church, Arlington, Mass. Rev. E. A. Morris performed the ceremony.

The bride, who looked lovely in her wedding gown of ivory georgette with the conventional veil fastened with a head band of pearls, and carrying a shower bouquet of cream roses and lily of the valley, was given in marriage by her father, and was attended by her sister, Miss Eileen Jackson, as maid of honor, who was becomingly attired in green chiffon, and Miss Charlotte Coles, sister of the groom, attired in egg-shell chiffon, was the bridesmaid.

Mr. Norman Bellous, of Tarrytown, was best man. Lorne Jackson, brother of the bride, and Herbert Blinn, of Stoneham, were ushers.

Mr. Buett presided at the organ. The church was prettily decorated with palms, asters and gladioli. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home, 127 Washington Street, Arlington. The reception rooms were tastefully decorated with orchid and yellow flowers. A large number of guests attended, including many from Tarrytown and New York.

The bride’s table was presided over by Mrs. John Golden, of Arlington, and Mrs. Herbert Blinn, of Stoneham’s, and Miss Marie McIntosh, of Newton. Miss Betty Blinm, a dainty little miss in orchid organdie, did duty at the door. The collection of wedding gifts was a large and valuable one.

After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Coles left on a two week’s motor trip to Canada, on their return they will reside in Tarrytown, N. Y.

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June 18

Mawer – Cameron

The marriage of Miss Maxine Averill Cameron, daughter of Mrs. Richard F. Cameron, West Gore, to Leading Aircraftman Noel Mawer, formerly of 76 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, took place at the North Street Christian Church at 7 o’clock June 18. Rev. Fred W. Wallace officiating. Mrs. Ernest MacDonald was organist. Mrs. William Whittaker, aunt of the groom, was soloist and sang ” Because” by Guy D. Hardelot.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Captain Laurence C. Cameron.

The bride wore a beautiful gown of white angel-skin lace with train and coronet veil and carried a military bouquet of red and white carnations and blue bachelor buttons with red, white and blue streamers. The church was simply decorated with cut flowers and fern.

Miss Lillace E. Cameron, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and wore a beautiful Alice-blue chiffon dress with hat to match and carried a bouquet of pink and blue sweet peas. George Wilks, Dartmouth, was best man. Richard Francis Cameron, brother of the bride, and William Haimes, Dartmouth, were ushers.

The bride’s mother, Mrs. Richard Cameron, wore a Queen’s blue sheer dress and corsage of pink roses. The groom’s aunt, Mrs. Whittaker, wore a navy sheer dress and her corsage was red roses.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Whittaker, 76 Windmill Road, Dartmouth. Floral decorations were red, white and blue. Those pouring were Miss Winnifred E. Cameron of Natick, Mass., sister of the bride and the groom’s aunt, Mrs. Arthur Monchier. Serving were Misses Freda and Claire Cameron, Jean Whittaker, Mary Green and Helen Longard.

The bride’s going away costume was of navy crepe dress with Military cape and she carried red, white and blue accessories. The bridal couple left immediately after the ceremony for Victoriaville, Quebec, where the groom is at present stationed in the R.C.A.F.

The couple received numerous gifts and telegrams.

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Monday August 17 1931

Edwards – Young

Monday evening at 7 o’clock, one of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at Saint Mark’s Rectory, when the Rev. J. Furlong united in marriage Ada Elizabeth, daughter of Catherine and the late Jas. O. Young to Armitage D. Edwards, son of the Rev. D. and Mrs. Edwards, of Guysboro. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, looked very lovely in a gown of jasmine silk net, trimmed with egg-shell lace, worn over heavy jasmine satin. Her slippers and hat were in keeping. She carried a shower bouquet of Purnett and Enrapture roses, mingled with lily of the valley.

After the ceremony a dinner was served at the Lord Nelson Hotel for the immediate relatives and friends, and well wishers calling to extend felicitations. The room was tastefully decorated, the color scheme being white with a touch of jasmine, the table decoration being of gladioli.

Immediately following the reception, the bride and groom left by auto for a wedding trip, which will include Montreal and the United States. They will stay in Cape Breton for a short period and will take up residence in Halifax in the fall.

The bride’s going away costume was of floral reindeer brown, with accessories to match. An unusually large number of gifts, including silver, cut glass and linens, testified to the popularity of the couple. Mr. Edwards is superintendent of right-of-way for the Maritime Telephone and Telegraph Company. The bride was a member of the staff of the Imperial Oil Company Limited, and was presented on her leave taking with a tray of flat silver. Several showers and bridges were given in her honor. Both Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have the best wishes of their many friends in Halifax and throughout the Maritime provinces.

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August 31 1916

Hilchie – Lawlor

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 8 o’clock at the residence of Captain and Mrs. Kent, 11 Moran Street, the principals being Stanley Bertram Hilchie of the 219th Battalion, formerly of Pope’s Harbor and a nephew of Captain Kent’s and Miss Loretta Lawlor of Spry Bay. The bride looked very charming in a gown of white silk, wearing the conventional veil and orange blossoms and carrying a beautiful bouquet of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. Both bride and groom were unattended. Rev. L. J. Donaldson officiated. A dainty supper was served following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie will reside in Kentville, until the Brigade goes overseas, when Mrs. Hilchie will go to her home in Spry Bay. The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold watch and chain.

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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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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 One

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 Twenty

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October 18 1930

Colbert – Kent

A quiet wedding took place at the Presbyterian Manse, Seymour street, Halifax, on Saturday, October 18th, the Rev. Dr. Colin M. Kerr, officiating, when Florence M. Kent, daughter of Mrs. Florence M. Kent and the late Harrison Kent, of West Jeddore, became the wife of Harry J. Colbert, of Musquodoboit Harbor. The bride wore a dress of navy blue silk flat crepe with sand trimmings and carried a bouquet of roses, carnations and maiden hair fern. The couple were unattended and immediately after the ceremony, left by auto for Musquodoboit Harbor, where they will reside.

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May 4 1940

Kent – Williams

Musquodoboit Harbor. May 8 — A quiet but interesting wedding was held on Saturday afternoon in St Thomas church here when Cora Cathleen, daughter of Stanley Williams and the late Mrs. Williams of Ostrea Lake was united in marriage to Richard Samuel Kent, son of Mrs. Harrison Kent and the late Mr. Kent of West Jeddore.

The bride looked very charming in a navy blue suit with white accessories. Her bouquet being of pink roses. The bride was attended by her cousin. Miss Ruth Williams, who wore a grey suit with accessories to match. Charles Slade acted as best man.

Rev. A. E. Kingsbury performed the ceremony, and only immediate relatives were present. After the ceremony the happy couple left on a few days’ motor trip after which Mr. Kent will resume his duties in the navy at Halifax. They will make their home at Ostrea Lake.

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maskell bonn marriage nova scotia genealogy

August 3 1940

Maskell – Bonn

Jeddore, Aug. 7 — The marriage of Miss Opal Laura Edith Bonn, daughter of Mrs. Alex W. Bonn and the late Alex W. Bonn of West Jeddore to Woodrow Foch Maskell, of the R. C. N., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Maskell, of West Jeddore, took place Saturday evening, Aug. 3 at the home of the bride’s mother. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Drew of Musquodoboit Harbor.

The bridal couple who were unattended stood on a carpet of flowers, under an arch of pink and white flowers and green foliage. The bride made a charming picture in a gown of Queen blue, with short veil caught with orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of pink and white roses and fern. She was given in marriage by her brother.

Immediately after the ceremony a reception was given to more than 100 guests.

The young couple are popular, the bride being guest of honor at several showers during the past weeks. The couple after a honeymoon will take their home at Dartmouth.

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mcguire hilchey marriage nova scotia genealogy

October 7 1920

McGuire – Hilchey

A very quiet wedding took place in Windsor Junction church on Thursday, October 7th, when Rev. Father Sweet officiated at the marriage of Stella Beatrice, daughter of J. C. Hilchey, of Pope’s Harbor, and William Patrick McGuire, son of Mrs. McGuire and the late C. B. McGuire, of Windsor Junction. The bride was dressed in a travelling suit of brown and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. She was attended by her sister Nellie, who wore a taupe dress, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The groom was supported by his brother, Charles McGuire, of Truro. After the ceremony the happy couple left for a trip thru the Maritime Provinces and on their return will reside at Windsor Junction.

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kent baker marriage nova scotia genealogy

December 18 1933

Kent – Baker

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at Musquodoboit Harbor recently, Rev. Mr. Scoates officiating, when Gladys Esther Baker and John Archibald Kent, both of West Jeddore, were united in marriage. The bride was becomingly attired in pale blue crepe Rosemere with accessories to match. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Colbert. After the ceremony they motored to the home of the groom’s mother, where a pleasant evening was spent. Mr. and Mrs. Kent will reside in West Jeddore.

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November 23 1929

Maskell – Baker

A very pretty wedding took place last Saturday evening November 23 at 7.30 o’clock in the West Jeddore Baptist church, the principals in the ceremony being two highly esteemed young people Neta Hazel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baker of West Jeddore, Halifax Co., and John P. Maskell, of the same place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Beck, of Musquodoboit Harbor. The church had been beautifully decorated by friends of the bride and groom, the bridal party standing under an arch of green and white.

Miss Baker, who is a very pretty girl entered the church with her father, and looked most charming in a gown of white georgette and silk radium lace with silver trimming, wearing the conventional veil and orange blossoms and carrying a shower bouquet of pink and white carnations and ferns. Bride and groom were unattended.

The wedding marches were played by Miss Margaret Sharpe of Halifax, cousin of the groom. Miss Murie Maskell of Halifax, another cousin of the groom singing very sweetly ” O Promise Me,” during the signing of the register. This marriage will be memorable as the first taken place in the church.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. George Bowser were felicitations were extended by more than one hundred guests. The many beautiful gifts received of silver, linen and cut glass testified to the esteem in which the bride and groom are held. Mr. and Mrs. Maskell will make their home in West Jeddore.

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February 23 1910

Wedding Bells

Kent – Prest

The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wolfe, Dartmouth, was the scene of a pretty wedding on the evening of Wednesday, Fb. 23, when their niece, Miss Laurena Alice Prest, daughter of the late Martin B. Prest, Arlington, Halifax County, was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Kent, Pleasant Point, Halifax Co.

The ceremony was performed by Ven. Archdeacon Armitage, rector of St. Paul’s church, Halifax.

The parlor was prettily decorated with potted plants.

The bride lookt lovely as she entered the room, wearing a dress of Alice blue cloth with satin trimmings and silk braid and carrying a large boquet of white carnations and maiden hair fern.

The wedding march was played by Miss Clara Nicholson.

After the ceremony all sat down to a daintily servd tea.

The groom presented the bride with an organ.

Both bride and groom are highly esteemd by their many acquaintances and they were the recipients of some very beautiful and valuable presents.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent, will reside in Halifax.

*** The marriage registration for this wedding on Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics has Laurena’s father listed as Newton Prest rather than Martin.

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bowser maskell 1928 nova scotia genealogy

1928

Bowser – Maskell

Rev. Dr. Hamilton Wigle, pastor of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, officiated at the wedding at 8 o’clock Monday night at the residence of Captain S. Kent, 11 Moran street, uncle of the bride, of Lavenia Blanche, daughter of Mrs. and the late Spurgeon Maskell, of West Jeddore and George W. Bowser, of Musquodoboit Harbor. The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle looked very pretty in a gown of blue satin, with silver trimmings, and hat to match and carrying a bouquet of pink and white roses and maiden hair fern.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowser, who have the best wishes of all who know them, will make their home in West Jeddore. A large collection of wedding gifts afforded tangible proof of regard.

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1930

Baker – Kent

Rev. Dr. Hamilton Wigle, pastor of the J. Wesley Smith Memorial Church, officiated at the marriage at his residence, 550 Robie street, on Saturday, the 12th, at 3 p.m., of Blanche Corinne, daughter of Mrs. and the late Harrison Kent, of West Jeddore and Captain Frank Baker of the same place. The bride wore a gown of monette blue ???? crepe with sand trimmings and sand hat and carried a bouquet of carnation, daffodils and maiden hair fern. Bride and groom were unattended. Captain and Mrs. Baker will reside in West Jeddore.

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December 12 1938

Baker – Kent

The marriage of Iva, daughter of Mrs. Florence Kent, and the late Harrison Kent, of West Jeddore, and Douglas Baker, of West Jeddore, was solemnized in the Baptist church parsonage, Robie street, Halifax on Friday, December 12, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. J. Vincent. The bride wore a gown of monet blue flat crepe, sand trimmings, with hat and other accessories to correspond. The happy couple were unattended and immediately after left by auto for the former’s home at West Jeddore, where a warm welcome awaited them. The bride was a school teacher in her home school for the past two years.

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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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The marriage of Miss Vera Wambolt, above, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wambolt of Halifax, to Ralph Burton Kent of Halifax, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kent of Musquodoboit, will take place shortly in the city.

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August 26 1939

Kent – Wambolt

The marriage took place quietly this morning at 8 o’clock at St. George’s church, the Rev. C. deWolfe White officiating, of Vera Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wambolt, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kent of Musquodoboit. The wedding music was played by Miss S. Gabriel, organist of the church.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father, wore a navy blue sheer frock with wine accessories and carried a colonial bouquet of mixed flowers.

The groom was attended by Gordon Marriner.

Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Kent left on a short wedding trip, and upon their return they will reside on Lawrence street.

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Kennedy – Richards

All Saint’s Cathedral was the scene of a pretty wedding yesterday afternoon when Dean Llwyd united in marriage Miss Elsie Richards, formerly of LaHave, and W. McKay Kennedy, of Merritton, Ont., and a member of the staff of Hendry’s Ltd. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, A. C. Richards. She wore a suit of navy blue with picture hat of black and white ermine neck piece, and carried a white prayer book. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left for Bridgewater, en route to LaHave, where the honeymoon will be spent.

A large number of gifts marks the popularity of the young people who have a host of friends in the city. The bride was a member of the staff at Wood brothers. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Kennedy was presented with a set of carvers by the members of the office staff of Hendry’s Ltd. After their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, will reside in Halifax.

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August 15

McGunnigle – Fisher

A pretty wedding took place on August 15 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fisher, Newton Mills, when their only daughter, Helen Cornelia, became the bride of Angus Forbes, youngest son of Mr. W. J. McGunnigle and the late Mrs. McGunnigle of Upper Musquodoboit. The Rev. W. A. Ross officiated in the presence of immediate relatives and friends.

The bride entered the room with her father, by whom she was given in marriage, to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Miss Hazel tays. The bride took her place under an arch artistically decorated with white bells and cut flowers.

The bride wore a street length dress of navy sheer with white accessories and carried a bouquet of Crimson Rambler Roses, Baby’s breath and Maiden Hair Fern.

Following the ceremony light refreshments were served by the Misses Grace McGunnigle, Dorothy Kennedy and Mazel Tays.

Mr. and Mrs. McGunnigle left by motor for a short honeymoon trip. The bride’s travelling costume was a jacket dress of navy and pink with navy accessories. On their return they will reside in Upper Musquodoboit.

The popularity of the young couple was shown by the large collection of gifts. The bride before her marriage was a successful school teacher in Halifax and Colchester Counties.

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July 22

Johnson – Kennedy

Stediacke, July 25 — A quiet, but pretty wedding, was solemnized at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, July 22, at the home of the bride, Stewiacke, by the Rev. L. B. Campbell, pastor of the St. Andrew’s United Church, when Lillian May, elder daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, became the bride of Aldon Johnson, of Valley, Colchester County. the bride looked charming in a gown of white flat crepe with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of carnations and sweet peas. The home was beautifully decorated with flowers, and the marriage took place under an arch decorated with with summer flowers. The wedding marches were rendered by Miss Alice Nelson of Stewiacke.

After the ceremony, a lunch was served, after which the bride and groom left on a motor trip through Cape Breton. On their return they will reside at Valley.

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1932

Cameron – Glawson

Trinity Church was the scene of a quiet wedding at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, the principals being Ralph Cleveland Cameron, formerly of Mooseland, now of Halifax, and Miss Hannah Isabel Glawson, of Spry Harbour. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. L. J. Donaldson. The bride was attired in blue figured chiffon, and wore a hat to correspond. She carried a white Prayer book, and was unattended. A number of relatives and friends of the happy couple from outside the city were present, including Mr. and Mrs. E. Eldon Cameron, parents of the bridegroom. Mrs. Cameron wore blue chiffon with hat to match. The newly wedded couple left by motor car for a wedding trip through the province. On their return they will reside in the city.

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1946

Kent — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph B. Kent ( Vera Wambolt) at the Grace Maternity Hospital, June 16th, a daughter Judith Anne, weight 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

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