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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

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 #77

Vintage Wedding photo of Guy Bowser and Margaret Bonn

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Photo #78

“Vinnie” Lavenia Blanche Bowser nee Maskell

and George Bowser

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Vintage Moir’s Chocolates Box containing family photos and handwritten family tree list.

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Photo #80

John Maskell and Nancy Harpell Descendants

John married Nancy Harpell 1851
Peter Annie Hopkins 1869
Grace Anne John Arnold 1873
Josephine Isaih Mitchell 1874
Victoria John Hirtle 1881
John Prudence Hopkins 1881
Peter Eudavilla Harpell ( 2nd) ?
Margaret Harry Gould 1885
Spurgeon Minnie Kent 1897
Wellington Florence Pace 1898

 

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Wellington Meadows Maskell Descendants

(Wilkie) Wellington

married Florence Pace

(1) Cecil – Isabelle

Earl Ralph 2 girls?

(2) Sidney – Eva

Ralph Helen Evelyn Sydney

(3) Lindsay – Mary

Lindsay

(4) Ione – Ralph Harrison

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Photo #82

Alexander Welsford Bonn

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Photo #82

Spurgeon Alfred Maskell

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Photo #83

“Minnie” Miriam Amelia Maskell nee Kent

and Spurgeon Alfred Maskell

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Photo #84

This may be Minnie Kent Maskell. Or Grace Blakeney Bonn.

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Photo #85

I believe this is George Wellington Bowser.

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Photo #86

Lavenia “Vinnie” Bowser nee Maskell on left.

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Photo #87

Vintage Eastern Shore Nova Scotia House

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Photo #88

Betty and Raymond Maskell

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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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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 #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 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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Photo #19

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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Photo #21

Olsen and Frances Blakeney 1945 – 46 ?

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Peryl Grace Bonn and Muir Grant Campbell

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Photo #23

George Bowser

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Photo #24

John Gilbert Maskell

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Photo #25

George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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Photo #27

George Bowser

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Photo #28

” Uncle George Bowser with pipe”

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Photo #29

Lavinia Blanche Maskell and George Wellington Bowser

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Photo #30

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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Photo #32

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 Thirteen

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, death notices, obits ( obituaries )  as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Dartmouth, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂

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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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1926

William Lyle Miller

Wm. L. Miller

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

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

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

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

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Samuel Hanna

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

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

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

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Jonathan R. Hilchie

1949

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

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

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

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

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

Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Mrs. Arthur Doyle

Elvie Myers

1947

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

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

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

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

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Mrs. John G. Maskell

Prudence Hopkins

May 15 1939

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

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

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

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

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Captain Frank Baker

1946

Former Light Keeper Passes

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

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

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

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Capt. Frank Baker

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

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

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

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Florence M. Kent

1947

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

Mary Jane Glawson

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

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April 21 1947

Mrs. Florence Kent

Florence Roome

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

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

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

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

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

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Miss Bessie Kent

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

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Harry Kent

1924

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

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Mellish – Cameron

Married At West Gore

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mellish

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

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August 9 1939

Ritcey – Gough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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1949

Abdon Allen Whitman

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

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

He was a member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

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

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

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May 19 1948

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford

Hattie Hilchey

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

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

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

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

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Valla Maskell

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page 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 Seven

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding announcements, births, 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” 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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1949

Baker – Harpell

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

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

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

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

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

A reception for about 200 guests was held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Crawford. The bride’s table was centred with a traditional three-tier wedding cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Bartlett – Bell

New Glasgow, June 22 — A wedding of much interest to friends throughout the Province was solemnized in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, when Mary Carr Bell, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Bell, was united in marriage to Edward Bartlett, son of Rev. J. W. Bartlett of Windsor. The church was beautifully decorated with Nova Scotia wild flowers. The bride entered on the arm of her father, looking charming in a gown of ivory satin and chantilly lace with conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bridal bouquet of white Easter lilies. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. John Service, assisted by the groom’s father, Rev. Mr. Bartlett. Miss Ann Bell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was gowned in pink chiffon with a picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink snap dragon. Harry Bartlett, brother of the groom, was best man; and Earl Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith, was page. The bride’s mother wore a figured chiffon gown with corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas and black lace hat. Mrs. Bartlett wore a gown of mauve chiffon, with a corsage of mauve sweet peas. During the signing of the register, Miss Catherine Chisolm, sang, ” O, promise me.” The wedding march was played by W. J. Graham, organist of St. Andrew’s Church. Arthur Douglas and William Outhit were the ushers.

Following the wedding a reception was held at the bride’s home on Temperance Street, Mrs. Oliver Ross and Mrs. H. B. McCulloch presided at the tea table, with the following assisting in the serving: Misses K. Cotter, Helen Ross, Jean Cumming, Florence Graham, New Glasgow; Mollie Fulton, Stewiacke; Mrs. I. B. Fownes, New Glasgow. The happy couple left on a wedding tour of the Maritimes after which they will reside for three months in Ottawa, returning to take up residence in Halifax.

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August 8

Bowser – Kent

The Rev. L. R. Bent officiated at the marriage, at St. George’s church, Ostrea Lake, on August 8th, of Ada Belle Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kent, of Pleasant Point, and John Bowser, son of Capt. and Mrs. Isaac Bowser, of Ostrea Lake. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very charming in a gown of white silk, with conventional veil. The altar had been decorated for the occasion by the Sanctuary Guild. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The valuable collection of wedding presents showed the high esteem in which the young people were held. Mr. and Mrs. Bowser will reside at Ostrea Lake.

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January 1

Bowser – Trott

Halifax, January 7. — Owing to a recent bereavement in the bride’s family a quiet marriage took place at St. George’s church, Ostrea Lake, January 1st, Rev. L. R. Bent officiating, when Edythe B. Bowser, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bowser, Ostrea Lake, and Edward A. Trott, E. R. A., of R. N. C. V. R. of Port Mouton, were united in matrimony.

Miss Bowser, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white silk with veil and wreath. Miss Edna Williams presided at the organ. After the ceremony a wedding lunch was served at the bride’s home. The following day Mr. and Mrs. Trott left for their future home at Port Mouton village, where the bride has been a general favorite.

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Bryan – Kirby

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Monday evening at the home of Rev. Dr. H, Wigle, the principals being G. H. Bryan, R. C. A., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bryan, of Silver Sands, and Gladys Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby, 244 Maynard street. The bride, who was unattended, looked very charming in white satin and hat in keeping, and carried a bouquet of gladiolas. After the ceremony supper was served at the home of the bride, after which the happy couple left with the parents of the bridegroom, with whom they will spend their honeymoon at Silver Sands. On their return they will reside with the bride’s parents.

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Travels North

Mrs. James W. B. Cox

Formerly Miss Anne C. Burke who will leave today for Labrador to join her husband who is doing research there for The National Fish Company. Mr. and Mrs. Cox will return to the City in about a month.

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1934

Cox – Burke

The wedding took place in St. John’s United Church last Thursday, with Rev. Pue-Gilchrist officiating, of Miss Anne Catherine Burke, daughter of Mrs. Annie Burke, and James W. B. Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox, 165 Oxford Street.

The bride who was unattended, looked very charming in a beige swagger suit with brown hat and accessories to match and wore a corsage of yellow tea roses.

Mr. Schaefer, organist of the church, presided at the organ for the ceremony.

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September 1941

Crawford – Kent

At the parsonage, Rev. G. S. Vincent, pastor of the West End Baptist Church, Halifax, recently united in marriage, Harry Blois, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Crawford, Gibraltar, Nova Scotia, and Edna Beatrice, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kent, Pleasant Point. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate relatives. The bride was gowned in delft blue crepe, with navy accessories. The couple were unattended.

Following a brief honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Crawford will take up residence at Port Hilford, Guysboro County, where the groom holds a pastorate under the United Baptist Home Mission Board.

Both bride and groom are graduates of the Toronto Bible College, Toronto, and the best wishes of friends in Upper Canada and the Maritimes follow this young couple in their chosen work.

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1935

Doyle – Kent

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized last Friday afternoon at the manse. 111 Windsor Street, when Bertha Augusta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Kent of Pleasant Point, was united in marriage to Edmund George, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Doyle of West Jeddore, Rev. Neil MacLean officiating.

The bride looked charming in a gown of delph blue rough crepe with accessories of grey. Bothe bride and groom were unattended.

Following the ceremony the happy young couple left for West Jeddore where they will reside. the bride wearing for travelling a smart swagger suit of blue silvertone.

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

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Gaetz – Bowser

A very pretty wedding took place recently in St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, when Agnes Lorraine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser, Pleasant Point, became the bride of Frederick William, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gaetz, Seaforth. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. E. Kingsbury. The bridal couple stood beneath an arch of evergreen, trimmed with white bells and streamers.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage, to the music of the bridal chorus played by Mrs. Norman Kent. She wore a gown of ivory satin with chantilly lace yoke, and leg of mutton sleeves. She wore a long veil trimmed with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and fern.

During the signing of the register the congregation sang ” The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden.” The couple were unattended. The witnesses were Miss Ivy Bowser, sister of the bride, and Allen Gaetz, brother of the groom. The ushers were Harold Kent, uncle of the bride and Roy Conrad, cousin of the groom.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home where friends and relatives of the happy couple gathered to shower them with good wishes. Refreshments were served to about 85 guests by the bride’s mother, assisted by Mrs. Harvey Gaetz, mother of the groom, Mrs. Isaac Bowser and Mrs. Samuel Kent, grandmothers of the bride. Others serving were Mr. and Mrs. George Slaunwhite, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kent, Mrs. Borden Kent, Mrs. Wilson Bowser, Ivy bowser and Arthur Dooks. The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts. They will reside in Seaforth.

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September 28 1932

Graham – Kent

A quiet but very wedding took place at half-past eight on Wednesday evening, September 28th, at the manse of St. James Church, Dartmouth, when Rev. J. McDonald officiated at the marriage of Eressa Beulah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Kent of Ostrea Lake, and Wallace Albert Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Graham, of Three Fathom Harbor.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Hugh Kent, wore a pretty gown of blue flowered chiffon, and was attended by her sister, Miss Rita Kent, who wore blue silk flat crepe. Gordon Leslie of Three Fathom Harbor attended as best man.

Followed by the best wishes of their many friends, the young couple left on a short wedding trip and will take up residence at Three Fathom Harbor.

*** The registration for this marriage found on Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics lists Wallace’s father as Lemuel Graham rather than Samuel. You can see it here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=67-457&Event=marriage&ID=210557

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Bartlett – Bell

New Glasgow, June 22 — A wedding of much interest to friends throughout the Province was solemnized in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 6 o’clock Saturday evening when Mary Care Bell, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Bell, was united in marriage to Edward Bartlett, son of Rev. J. W. Bartlett, of Windsor. The church was beautifully decorated with Nova Scotia wild flowers. The bride entered, on the arm of her father, looking charming in a gown of ivory satin and chantilly lace with conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bridal bouquet of white Easter lilies. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. John Service, assisted by the groom’s father Rev. Mr. Bartlett. Miss Ann Bell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was gowned in pink chiffon with a picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink snap dragon. Harry Bartlett, brother of the groom, was best man; Earl Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith of Halifax was page. The bride’s mother wore a figured chiffon gown with corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas and black lace hat. Mrs. Bartlett wore a gown of mauve chiffon, with corsage of mauve sweet peas. During the signing of the register, Miss Catherine Chisholm, sang ” O, Promise Me.” The wedding march was played by Mrs. W. J. Graham, organist of St. Andrew’s Church. Arthur Douglas and William Outhit were the ushers.

Following the wedding a reception was held at the bride’s home on Temperance Street. Mrs. Oliver Ross and Mrs. H. B. McCulloch, presided at the tea table, with the following assisting in the serving; Misses K. Cotter, Helen Ross, Jean Cumming, Florence Graham, New Glasgow; Mollie Fulton, Stewiacke; Mrs. I. B. Fownes, New Glasgow. The happy couple left on a wedding tour of thee Maritimes after which they will reside for three months in Ottawa, returning to take up residence in Halifax.

Harrison – Edward

At half past one o’clock this afternoon, Christ Church, Guysborough, was the scene of a very pretty wedding and one in which much interest was felt in Halifax, the principals in the ceremony, being Marguerite Marion, daughter of the Rector of the Church, Rev. D. Edwards, who performed the ceremony and Mrs. Edwards, of Guysborough and William Carl, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, of New Waterford, a graduate in Arts of Dalhousie University, in the class of ’27. The bride’s father was formerly in charge of the church at Eastern Passage, and the family are well known in Halifax, here they have many friends. Many have been the felicitations and more tangible tokens of affection which have found their way to the Rectory of Guysborough.

For the occasion the church wore a festal dress of summer flowers, the organist being present and playing the wedding marches, and the building was thronged with friends.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Armitago Edwards, and very lovely she looked in a gown of eggshell lace, worn with large picture hat of the same color, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of Talisman roses.

Bride and Groom were unattended.

The ceremony was followed by a buffet luncheon served at the Rectory, and later Mr. and Mrs. Harrison let for a motor trip to Montreal and Ottawa, the bride wearing an exceedingly smart black and white ensemble suit. At the conclusion of the wedding trip they will take up their residence in New Waterford, where a warm welcome awaits them.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large, varied and valuable one, including silver, fine china, cut glass, linen, etc. Shortly before Miss Edwards left for Guysborough, a round of parties were given in her honor, and she was tendered several showers, one by her associates of the staff of the Imperial Oil Company, and the other by Mrs. Ward, The Westminster Apartments.

Among out-of-town guests present at the wedding were Mr.. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, of New Waterford, parents of the groom; Mrs. C. H. Nesbitt, of Ottawa, a sister of the bride; Miss Emma Reid and William Reid, of Westville.

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February 17 1931

Hilchey – Mason

Rev. J. H. Freestone, pastor of the Brunswick Street Church, officiated at the marriage  on the evening of Tuesday, February 17, of Gertrude Catherine, daughter of Mrs. James Mason, of this city, and Carl Colburne, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hilchey, of Mooseland. The bride looked charming in a gown of blue crepe, with accessories in keeping, her bouquet being a corsage bouquet of roses, freesia, and maidenhair fern. Mr. and Mrs. Hilchey who have the best wishes of a host of friends, will make their home at 5 1-2 Parker street.

1937

Dapp – Prest

A quiet wedding took place at Grimsby Beach, Ontario, recently, when the Rev. A. C. Eddy united in marriage Effie Blanch Millar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prest, of Moose River and Charles Frederick Dapp, of Long Island, New York. The bride looked charming in an embroidered navy marquisette gown, with which she wore a white sharkskin coat and accessories to correspond.

After visiting with the bride’s sisters, Mrs. John Doherty of Windsor, Ontario, and Mrs. Henry Robinson of Holiday Haven, Grimsby Beach, the happy couple will leave by way of Niagara Falls, for Long Island where they will reside.

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July 1942

Howatt – Prest

Miss Nita Pearl Prest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Archibald Prest, of Mahone Bay, became the bride of Vernon G. Howatt, son of Mrs. Howatt, of Cape Traverse, P.E.I., at a quiet ceremony in Grace United manse last evening at 8 o’clock, Rev. G. B. Pickering officiating.

The bride wore a pale rose street length redingote dress with matching hat, while accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ernst, of Dartmouth. The bride’s parents were present at the ceremony.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Howatt left on a trip to Prince Edward Island. The groom is employed as teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth. Before her marriage, the bride was employed on the nursing staff of the Dawson Memorial Hospital, Bridgewater. She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Hospital, Woodside. Included among the lovely gifts they received, was a chest of flat silver from the bank staff.

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October 14 1924

Keating – Hollett

A pretty wedding was solemnized Tuesday morning, Oct. 14th, when Lora M. Hollett and Colin E. Keating, of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, 19 Yukon street. Rev. W. J. Dean officiated. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left on a trip to the Valley. The collection of wedding gifts was large consisting of silver, cut glass, etc., including a chest of silver from the bride’s co-workers at the head office of the Maritime Telephone and Telegraph company, a mahogany parlor clock from the staff of Kelly’s Ltd., where the groom is employed; also a dinner set from the choir of Charles street church. Mr. and Mrs. Keating will make their home in the city.

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Kent – Bean

The wedding of Miss Mildred Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Bean, of 21 Huntoon street, Dorchester, Mass., to Sidney L. Kent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, of Pleasant Point, N. S., took place in Blaney Memorial Church, Dorchester. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. Eugene D. Dolloff, more than 175 relative and friends were present. There was an informal reception in the church parlors. The bride was attended by Miss Barbara Baily, of Dorchester. The bride’s sister, Dorothy was flower girl. The bride’s brother, Earl, supported the groom, and the ushers included the bride’s uncle, Frank Joslin, of Needham, Welton Brown, of Dorchester, Phillip Bannister, of Dorchester and Robert Horner, of Milton. After a trip to Montreal, Toronto and New York, Mr. and Mrs. Kent are to make their home at 21 Huntoon street, Dorchester.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Five

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

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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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September 16 1944

Kent – Pruett

The marriage of Sara Elizabeth, only daughter of D. L. Pruett and the late Mrs. Pruett, Vance, Alabama, to Stanley Harrison Kent, son of Mrs. A. Kent and the late A. Kent, Pleasant Point, Halifax County, was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. McGeorge, Mobile, Alabama, Sept. 16.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Robert Backer. The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore a powder blue suit with rose accessories and a corsage of white roses. She was attended by Miss Balir Balton. Captain C. Williams, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, was best man.

A dinner party was held at the Battle House Hotel following the ceremony, after which the young couple left on a trip through the state of Alabama.

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October 9

Webber – Kennedy

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy, Upper Stewiacke, at nine o’clock Wednesday morning, October 9, when their youngest daughter, Mabel Ellen, was united in marriage to George F. Webber, son of the late Charles and Mrs. Webber of Ship Harbor Lake. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. T. MacDonald in the presence of immediate relatives. The bride who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of rose beige flat silk crepe. The travelling suit was of marron glace with accessories to match.

Following the ceremony the happy couple left by auto on a trip through the province. They will reside in Halifax where the groom is an employee of the Nova Scotia Light and Power Company. The bride was tendered ” showers” by friends in Halifax and Upper Stewiacke, and was the recipient of many gifts.

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May 18 1940

Campbell – Miller

The marriage of Miss Cora Jean Miller, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Miller to Jack Edward Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Campbell, all of Halifax, took place Friday evening at 7.30 o’clock in St. George’s Church, Rev. Charles deW. White officiating. Miss Susie Gabriel, organist of the church played the wedding music.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Roy Miller, and she wore a street length dress of rose sheer with navy blue accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. She was attended by Miss Edna Campbell, sister of the groom, who wore a pale blue dress with white accessories and a corsage of roses.

Reginald Knight was the best man.

At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents, 37 London Street. The bride was tendered several showers previous to her marriage, and she was the recipient of many lovely wedding presents.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have left on a trip in the Province, and on their return, they will reside in Halifax, the groom being employed at Moir’s Limited.

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September 3 1919

Myers – Harpell

A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Baptist parsonage, Brunswick street at 6;30 on the evening of the third of September, when the Rev. E. E. Daley, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church, united in marriage May Cora Harpell and Sandy Myers, both of West Jeddore. The bride wore a navy blue travelling suit with purple velvet hat. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few of the intimate friends of the young couple. They left on a wedding tour thru the New England States, visiting on the way the bride’s sister, Mrs. Wm. Graham. They will reside in Dartmouth on their return.

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October 20 1950

Osborne — Linda and Heather, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne, announce the arrival of their brother Donald Frederick, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, October 20th, 1950. Weight 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

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1947

Wed At St. David’s — Major  and Mrs. John R. Cameron are shown above, their marriage having been solemnized yesterday afternoon in St. David’s Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Cameron is the former Margaret Haines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard P. Saunders, Halifax. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cameron, also of this city.

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1947

Cameron – Haines

 St. David’s Church was the setting yesterday for the wedding of Margaret Hines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Saunders, and Major John R. Cameron, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cameron. all of Halifax. Rev. Frank Lawson performed the ceremony. Mr. Douglas Ritcey was soloist, singing “All Joy Be Thine.”

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a pale blue two piece silk jersey dress, a black straw hat trimmed with pale blue flowers and a corsage of pale mauve orchids.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, College street, where the bride’s mother received, wearing navy with white accessories. The bridegroom’s mother assisted, wearing navy with dark accessories. Both had corsages of red roses.

Following the reception, the couple left on a trip to Prince Edward Island. The bride chose for travelling a pale yellow checked linen suit, with matching straw hat, and brown accessories.

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Cameron 1948 — Born to Major and Mrs. John R. Cameron, ( Peggy Saunders) at Grace Maternity Hospital on March 1st, a son, John Ralph.

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Cameron 1950 — Born to Major and Mrs. John R. Cameron at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on May 26th, 1950, a son, Bernard Alexander.

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June 23 1926

Davis – Hanna

The United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday afternoon, June 23rd, when Miss Norma Hanna, daughter of Mr. Samuel Hanna, of Nanaimo B.C. became the bride of J. W. Davis M. D. C. M. of Berwick, N. S., youngest son of the late Rev. Hiram Davis.

Friends of the bride had made the church beautiful with potted plants, cut flowers and an arch of white lilies and lilies of the valley under which the bridal party stood.

The bride who was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Robert S. McCurdy of Middle Musquodoboit, looked very charming in an ensemble suit of rosewood charmeen with rosewood mat, and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses, lilies of the valley and maiden hair fern.

The bride and groom were unattended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. K. Read of the United Church, Middle Musquodoboit. Mrs. I. J. McFetridge, sister of the bride, played the wedding march.

Dr. and Mrs. Davis will reside in Berwick where Dr. Davis has a large medical practice.

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Myers – Barnstead

West End Baptist Church was the scene of a quiet Easter wedding at four o’clock, April the first. The Rev. Gordon Vincent united in wedlock Private Fulton Myers and Edna Estella Barnstead, both of Halifax. Both bride and groom are well known in Halifax and have many friends throughout the city.

After the service the couple left for Truro on their bridal trip.

Myers – Barnstead

The marriage took place quietly at the Parsonage of the West End Baptist Church Sunday afternoon of Miss Edna Barnstead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barnstead, Halifax, and Fulton Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neilly Myers, East Jeddore.

The bride wore a rose crepe dress with brown accessories.

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1919

Slavin – Mosher

Halifax, July 24 — A very pretty wedding took place in St. Patrick’s church on Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Delaney officiating, S. Sergt. H. W. Slavin, of the Engineers, Halifax, and Miss Bessie Mosher, of Moser’s River, Halifax, being the principals. The bride was attired in a white satin dress with georgette over-dress embroidered with pearls, wore the bridal veil with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses, sweet peas and carnations. Miss Bessie Monahan, of Dartmouth, was bridesmaid, and was gowned in white silk, wore a white picture hat and carried a bouquet of roses. Staff Sergt. Berry of the Engineers, attended as best man. The groom’s gift to the bride was a white Prayer book, to the bridesmaid an amethyst pendant and to the best man a silver safety razor. The bride’s travelling costume was a sand-colored silk suit with hat to match of silk georgette crepe. The happy couple received many presents, including silver, cut glass and linen. They left by the D. A. R. for a trip thru the Annapolis Valley. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Slavin will make their home in Halifax.

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May 14

Cameron – Cameron

A quiet wedding of interest to many friends in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia, was solemnized at St. John’s United Church Manse, Moncton, N.B., Saturday May 14, when Christine Helen, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Cameron, of Thorburn, was united in marriage with Dr. Richard F. Cameron, Dartmouth, son of Mrs. Edith Cameron and the late R. F. Cameron of West Gore, Hants County. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Frank E. Archibald, minister of St. John’s Church, who is a close friends of the bride.

The bride was charming in her floor-length gown of ice blue brocaded taffeta, over which was worn a fitted bolero jacket with military collar and long sleeves pointed over the wrists. Her veil was finger-tip and fell from a coronet of blue taffeta. A strand of pearls was her only jewellery. Her bouquet was a nosegay of roses and lilies of the valley.

The couple were attended by the groom’s sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Mellish of Petitcodiac, N.B.

For travelling the bride wore a smart gabardine suit with navy accessories, and grey squirrel furs, the gift of the groom. Her corsage was of roses.

The happy couple left on a three weeks motor trip to the United States. On their return they will reside at 115 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Births

Cameron — Born to Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cameron at the Halifax Infirmary on December 23, 1951, a daughter, Cheryl Christine. Weight 7 pounds, 6 ounces. A sister for Gary Richard.

Cameron — Dr. and Mrs. Richard F. Cameron are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Gary Richard, at the Halifax Infirmary on March 30th, 1950. Weight 8 pounds.

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Is married — Mrs. Walter Watt, formerly Elvie M. Milne, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Milne, Middle Musquodoboit, whose marriage took place June 29 in Central United Church, Calgary, is shown in the above photograph.

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Watt — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watt ( nee Evie milne, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S.) at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, July 25th, a son, Robert Walter. Weight 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

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Scrapbook Two – Page Four

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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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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1948

To Do Mission Work In Africa

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

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

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

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

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Prest – Golden

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

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

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

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

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Fader – Pride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1947

Engagement is Announced

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

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Cole – Fraser

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

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

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

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

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September 22 1930

Reynolds – Redden

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

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

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

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

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Lasky – Jackson

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

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June 7 1930

Merritt – Jackson

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

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June 24

Wedding

Dean – Rearick

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

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

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May 11 1935

Erskin – Rhind

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

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

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

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October 15 1942

Wed On Thursday

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

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October 15 1942

Clark – Kent

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

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

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

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

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Osborne – Kent

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

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

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

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

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

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