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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

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

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro vintage 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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1932

Matthew Gaston

There passed away on Saturday, very suddenly, one of the most highly respected and best-liked farmers in the district – Matthew Gaston – Mr. Gaston, who was 74 years of age, had enjoyed, apparently prectically perfect health, death being due to a heart sizure attributed to over exertion, while looking after one of his cattle. His fatal seizure came while he was about his work. Mr. Gaston was a member of a family remarkable in the county for longevity. His mother died 10 years ago, at the age of 97 years and a sister, Mrs. Cooper, who made her home with him, is now 87 years of age, while his surviving brother, Robert, is a man of 76. Both Mrs. Cooper and the brother mentioned are uncommonly vigorous in body and alert in mind for people of their age.

Mr. Gaston is survived by his wife for whom sympathy will be felt. His farm is one of the largest in the immediate neighborhood of Tangier, and the upright, genial farmer was liked wherever known.

His funeral will take place this afternoon at Tangier and from the Presbyterian Church there.

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Helena M. Faulkner

Helena Margaret Grant

The death occurred on Saturday at 9:30 a. m. at her late residence, 34 Birmingham Street, of Helena Margaret, wife of Jermiah Faulkner. The deceased had been ailing for about two years, but the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. She suffered a stroke on Friday morning.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Gordon, Freda, Arthur, and Margaret; two sisters, Mary and Stella, both of South Maitland, and one brother, Harry, who was residing with her at the time. The deceased was born at Hardwood Lands, Hants County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grant. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from her late residence to Camp Hill Cemetery. Service will be held at the house at 2.30 p. m. The Rev. Dr. Clark will officiate.

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Percy B. Reid

Avonport, Dec. 8 — The community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Percy B. Reid at his home here Saturday. While attending to his duties as usual Friday afternoon he suffered a heart attack from which he never fully recovered consciousness and passed away at 10:25 o’clock.

Mr. Reid was born at Avonport, 66 years ago son of Charles and Mrs. Reid. He was one of the most prominent and highly esteemed residents of the place. Postmaster since the death of his father, clerk of the church, a prominent orchardist and farmer he filled a large place in community life.

The homestead is one of the picturesque and historic spots of the province having been the place where the stage coach of early days stopped en route from Halifax to Yarmouth.

Besides numerous friends he leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Miss Margaret Higgins, Middle Musquodoboit, one son, Donald, Dartmouth, and one daughter, Miss Inna, teacher at Greenwood, both graduates of Acadia University: also two sisters Mrs. D. H. MacQuarrie and Mrs. Herbert North, Canning. One sister, Annie, passed away at Canning a week ago, Mr. Reid being in attendance at her funeral.

The funeral service was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E. S. Mason, D. D., Wolfville, conducted the service assisted by Rev. R. MacFarlane, Gaspereau, Rev. D. C. Kane, Fredericton, N. B., and Horace Colpitts, Lic., Acadia University. Mr. Mason paid a high tribute to the life of the deceased and the large and important place he filled in the community.

The choir of the Baptist church led the singing of favorite hymns, and Herbert Haney, Acadia University was solist.

The pallbearers were Tueso Watson, A. B. Cox, Harris Reid and Hedley Fuller. Interment was at Willow Bank cemetery, Wolfville.

Miss Ella Tutty, Miss Chris MacLean, Murdoch McLellan, James Page and Stanley Pearson, Dartmouth, were in attendance at the funeral services.

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Mrs. May S. Ross

May Stelena Moore

Mrs. May S. Ross, wife of Donald R. Ross, 92 Shirley Street, died at her home yesterday following three years’ illness. She was in her 72nd year.

Mrs. Ross was a member of the Central Baptist Church and in earlier life took keen interest in church activities and work promoted for the development of the community.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Lillian, Mrs. J. McCulloch Leitch and Anna, Mrs. Gerard Vigneaux, both of Halifax; one son, D. Stewart, Halifax; one sister, Mrs. A. E. Lewis, Kanduskeag, Maine; two brothers, Robert A. Moore, Pleasant Bay, Inverness County, and Edward of Boston.

Funeral will be held from the home Friday at 2.00 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. R. Wilson Murray, pastor of Central Baptist Church. Interment will be at Camp Hill Cemetery.

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Mrs. Donald Robb

Irene Glawson

Mrs. Donald Robb, 68, of 110 Morris street, died suddenly at her home late last night. A native of Halifax county, Mrs. Robb had resided in Halifax for the greater part of her life.

Surviving besides her husband are five sons, William of Syracuse, Barrie, Kenneth and Allen of Halifax and Ashley of Utica. New York; three daughters, Mrs. Muriel Rafuse, Halifax, Mrs. C. E. Stevens, Ottawa and Mrs. J. C. Kennedy of Saint John; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Sanborn, Florida, Mrs. Matilda Shrum of Dartmouth and another sister in Boston and one brother, Andrew Glawson of Massachusetts. Funeral services will be held Saturday, other arrangements to be announced later.

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1928

Mrs. George W. Wolfe

Sarah C. Prest

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

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

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

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

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George Howard Lawlor

The death occurred suddenly at ten thirty o’clock Sunday morning, Sept. 23, of George Howard Lawlor, at his home in Upper Musquodoboit, at the age of 62. The late Mr. Lawlor was formerly a resident of Dartmouth, but moved to Musquodoboit a few years ago where he has since made his home. Surviving besides his sorowing wife ( nee Bessie Sanford) are five sons and three daughters: Melborne, of Montreal; Warren, Howard, Murray and Boyd of Musquodoboit, and Olive ( Mrs. Charles Power) Halifax; Hattie, ( Mrs. Arthur Logan), Musquodoboit, and Bessie, ( Mrs. Stanley Ernst, Halifax; also four sisters ( Mae), Mrs. Stanley Kinderwater, of Penna.; ( Alice) Mrs. Benjamin, Dartmouth; ( Francis), Mrs. Thomas Kinderwater, Musquodoboit, and ( Libby), Mrs. Joseph White, Kirkland Lake, Ont. One brother, Angus of Newton Mills, also surviving there are twelve grandchildren.

The funeral will take place from his late residence Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Musquodoboit.

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1923

W. A. Prest

William Archibald Prest

There passed away on Thursday, March 1st, at his late residence, 103 Preston street, W. A. Prest, in the sixty-third year of his age, after an illness of two years. A man of cheerful disposition and sterling character, his passing is an irreparable loss.

Born at Spry bay, he was a son of the late Isaac Prest, who was one of the first settlers of Mooseland. Mr. Prest was well-known on the Eastern Shore as a building contractor and also was for many years a member of the firm of the Prest Lumber Company. He was a member of the Eureka Lodge, No. 42, A. F. & A. M., Sheet Harbor.

He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, three daughters, two sons and three grandchildren. The daughters are Mary, wife of A. B. Vaughan, city, and Violet and Irma, both of the Victorian Order staff, this city. The sons are Glenn, of Hartford, Conn., and Fred of Timmins, Ont.

The funeral will be held from his late residence on Friday at 12.30 p.m. Interment at Mooseland with Masonic honors.

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May 10 1942

Arch M. Kent

Pleasant Point, May 14 — This community was saddened by the death of one of its most respected residents, Arch M. Kent, on May 10, after an illness of twelve years. He was in his fifty-third year.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, the former Phebe Garrison, two daughters, Thelma at home and Iris of Black Point, and sven sons, Donald, R. C. N.; Stanley of the Merchant Navy; Everett, R. C. N.; Burton, R. C. N.; Malcolm, Graham and Ivan at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Capt. Samuel Kent, Halifax; Alfred, of Mattapan, U. S. A., and Arthur of San Diego, Calif.

The funeral service which was conducted by Rev. Carl Drew, at the United Church, was largely attended.

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Wednesday July 19 1939

Peter M. Nickerson

Middle Musquodoboit. Aug. 11 — Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at his late home for Peter M. Nickerson of 45 River street, Braintree, Mass., who died Wednesday July 19, folowing a long illness. Rev. William Nicholl of the United Presbyterian church in Quincy, who officiated gave a short message on ” The City Four Square.” Three hymns were sung by Mrs. Paul Weymouth, two of which were favorites of Mr. Nickerson namely ” He Hideth My Soul” and ” No Night There.” The other was ” I will meet you in the morning.” Burial was in Blue Hills Cemetery.

Born in Clark’s Harbor, N. S. 67 years ago he went to Braintree, 16 years ago since which time he has been engaged in the construction business.

He was a deacon in United Baptist church in Clark’s Harbor for many years and a deacon of the Bible Union Baptist church of Braintree.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Elsie Gertrude ( Higgins) Nickerson, formerly of Musquodoboit, N.S.; two children, Frank of Braintree, and Mrs. Frederick Hanser ( Elsie) of Buffalo, N. Y.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Serepta Nickerson of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Mrs. Margaret Atwood of Belmont, Mass., and one brother, George, Prince Rupert, B.C.

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1933

Henrietta Glencross Prest

There passed away at Waterbury, Conn., where she had gone to spend a short vacation, Henrietta Glencross Prest, widow of W. A. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County, after an illness of only three days. News of her passing came as a shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Prest, who was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Archibald Glencross, of Halifax, was predeceased by her husband seven years. After his passing she devoted the remainder of her days to bringing sunshine and happiness to those so pathetically left in her care. Mrs. Prest is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Vaughan, of Musquodoboit, Mrs. J. L. Golden, of Arlington, Mass., Mrs. Orid P. Rochon, of Waterbury, Conn.; two sons, Glenn and Fred, of Halifax; seven grand children; three sisters, Mrs. Black, of Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. Fleck, of Stewiacke, and Mrs. Libby Glencross, of Boston. Funeral services were held in Waterbury, Conn., conducted by the Rev. Robert Batchelden, of St. John’s Episcopal Church. The body, accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. Golden and Mrs. Rochon, was brought to Mooseland for interment in St. Thomas Cemetery. A wreath of flowers conveyed the last message from her family and friends.

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1928

Mrs. G. L. Prest

Violet Baker

The funeral of Violet, wife of G. L. Prest, and daughter of Captain and Mrs. W. E. Baker, took place on Monday, a large number of friends of the deceased lady being present at the service held at her father’s home, 82 Chebucto road, and also at the interment, which took place in Camp Hill cemetery. Mrs. Prest was “called to her rest” in the Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, Vermont, shortly after the birth of her third child, her body being brought to Halifax for interment here.

At the service held in the house, the full choir of the West End Baptist Church, ( of which, before her marriage Mrs. Prest was a member) was present, Rev. Mr. Doleman officiating. Among the hymns sung was the favorite of the deceased ” No Burdens Yonder,” which was feelingly rendered by Mrs. R. K. Steeves. Also her mother’s favorite hymn, ” Some Day We’ll Understand,”  and ” Abide With Me” were beautifully rendered by the choir.

Mrs. Prest, who was 36 years of age, leaves one daughter, Jean, nine years of age, a son, Donald, three years, and her little baby. Last week word was received by her parents of her condition, and Mrs. Baker, son, Arthur, Mrs. J. L. Goulden, and Miss Irma Prest, sisters of Mr. Prest, hastened to Burlington, and were present when she passed away. Mr. Prest is now seriously ill at the residence of his brother-in-law, Archibald Vaughan, Sumit (?) street and his friends will hope to learn of an early improvement in his condition. Mr. Prest is superintendent of construction for the E. D. Ward Company, of Worcester, Mass., and has been employed rebuilding bridges, stations and other railway buildings destroyed by the storms.

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Gunner Harry Hilchie

Death of Gunner Hilchie — J. C. Hilchie of Pope’s harbor, received the sad intelligence on August 27th that his son, Gunner Harry Hilchie, was reported “missing.” He has since received official notice from Ottawa that he was drowned on July 31st. Gunner Hilchie, who was the first Pope’s harbor boy to die for King and country, was 22 years of age. He enlisted in a Howitzer ammunition column in October, 1916, in Halifax and went overseas in February, 1917. After three months’ training in England, he proceeded to France, being eager to do his ” bit,” and has been on the firing line almost continuously ever since, having spent two birthdays in the trenches. His letters home were always bright and cheerful, and he especially praised the work of the Y. M. C. A. He leaves his father, two sisters, Stella and Nellie, and one brother Stanley, of the Highland brigade, at present at Bramshott, England, who was wounded last November.

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March 3rd 1925

R. W. Prest

Reuben Wellington Prest

The death occurred at his home in Stewiacke, Colchester Co., on Tuesday, March 3rd; of R. W. Prest at the age of sixty-four. He was a man of sterling character and genial disposition, and had a wide circle of friends. Mr. Prest was known in all lumbering business, having been for years manager of the Prest Lumber Co., of Mooseland and Tangier, but in recent years was associated with the Dickie Lumber Co., of Stewiacke. Deceased is survived by his wife, one son, J. Percy, of Stewiacke, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, of Ottawa, and one sister, Mrs. Nelson Jackson, of Halifax.

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1937

Miss Ella V. Prest

The death occurred yesterday of Miss Ella V. Prest, who passed away at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Samuel J. Kent, 11 Moran street. The deceased was born at Mooseland, Halifax county, and had resided in Halifax for some years.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence at 2 o’clock, with services conducted at the house by the Halifax Company of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #49

Weldon “Boss” Bonn

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Photo #50

Family of Archibald M. Kent and Phoebe Garrison

1931

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Photo #51

Blanche Kent

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Photo #52

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

“Aunt Phebe – passed away 1982 @94”

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

208 lbs & 6 ft.”

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Photo #53

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

Thank you.

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Photo #54

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

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Photo #55

Woodrow Foch Maskell

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

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Photo #56

Woodrow Foch Maskell and possibly his sister ” Vinie” Lavenia Blanch Bowser nee Maskell.

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #34

Unknown Gentlemen

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

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Photo #35

George Wellington Bowser

” Vinie” Lavinia Blanche Maskell

Ramona Maskell

Roy Bowser

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Photo #36

Bill Bonn on right.

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

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Photo #37

Harry Kent’s Family

Florence, George, Blanche

Sam, Aunt Florie, Iva.

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Photo #38

Ramona Maskell

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

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Photo #39

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

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Photo #40

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

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Photo #41

Peryl Bonn and Myrtle Bonn nee Anderson

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

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Photo #42

Grace Margaret Bonn nee Blakeney

Peryl Grace Bonn

“Boss” Weldon Bonn

1301 ( formerly 1305) West Jeddore Road

” Mum, Peryl & Boss”

1946

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Photo #43

Woodrow Foch Maskell on the right.

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

This was taken in Ottawa in 1944.

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Photo #44

Adella Blakeney

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Photo #45

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

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

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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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Photo #22

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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George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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George Bowser

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Photo #28

” Uncle George Bowser with pipe”

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Photo #29

Lavinia Blanche Maskell and George Wellington Bowser

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Unknown Sailors

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

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Photo #31

Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn

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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 Eighteen

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

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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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Levi George Conrad

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

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Mrs. Mary Jane MacDonald

Mary Jane McDonald

Mary Jane MacLennan

Mary Jane McLennan

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

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John Parsons Shears

Well Known Man Dies

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

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

Was Captain

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

Funeral Monday

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

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

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

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Miss Mary E. Millar

March 20 1937

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

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

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

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

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

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Mrs. G. S. Richards

Margaret Anna Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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L. Edward Paro

Commdr. L E. Paro

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

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March 11 1925

Mrs. Stanley Robson

Pearl McLeod

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

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

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September 17 1932

Mrs. William Redden

Bertha Maud Kent

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

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

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April 30 1937

Miss Mildred Eileen O’Brien

Miss Mildred O’Brien

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

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

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

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

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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January 15 1941

William A. Mosher

Passes Away At His Office

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

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

Mr. Mosher was born in Halifax.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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January 18 1943

Mrs. Edna Jennings

Edna Hilchey ?

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

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

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

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

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April 16

Mrs. Albert F. Messervey

Miriam L. Messervey

Miriam Louise Perham

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

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

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

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

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

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September 3 1941

Mrs. Norman McGregor

Laura McGregor

Laura Blakeney

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

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December 13 1932

Mrs. Maria C. Leslie

Maria Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

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Gray – Walker

Christ Church, Dartmouth was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 2.30 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Noel Wilcox, officiating, the principals being Miss Olive Muriel Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, Tulip street, Dartmouth, and Reginald James Gray, of Dartmouth. Both bride and groom are popular and enjoy the acquaintance of a large circle, many of whom were present at the ceremony. The groom is manager of the gents’ furnishing department at L. Sterns and Son and is a returned soldier.

Christ church choir was present and sung the hymn “O, Perfect Peace,” Terry Creighton presiding at the organ in the absence of the organist, Walter De W. Barss, who is ill. The bride was given in marriage by her cousin, James Hilton, of Halifax. She was the picture of girlish loveliness, wearing a navy blue travelling suit, hat of corresponding shade and carrying a bou[quet] …

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August 31 1916

Hilchie – Lawlor

Halifax, September 1. — Rev. L. J. Donalds ?, rector of Trinity church, officiated at the marriage last evening at the residence of Captain Kent, uncle of the groom, 11 Moran street, of Lolita, daughter of George Lawlor, Spry Bay, and Stanley B. Hilchie, of the Two Hundred and Nineteenth Battalion, formerly of Pope’s Harbor.

The bride wore a pretty gown of white silk with the conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie will leave shortly for Aldershot. Upon the departure of the groom for overseas, Mrs. Hilchie will make her home in Spry Bay.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large, beautiful and valuable one, the groom’s gift to the being a gold watch and chain.

Mr. and Mrs. Hilchie have the best wishes of all who know them.

*** Lolita Lawlor is listed as Loretta Lawlor on the marriage registration which can be viewed on the novascotiagenealogy.com website for Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1822-82&Event=marriage&ID=74578

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August 14 1926?

Nesbitt – Edwards

The marriage took place in St. John’s Church, Central Park, Vancouver, B.C., on August 14, Rev. F. H. Buck officiating, of Miss Edna May, daughter of Rev. D. and Mrs. Edwards, of Halifax, N. S. and Charles Hickey Nesbitt, of Avonmore, Ont. They were married at 9 a.m. and left on the boat for Victoria. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Wert, formerly of Avonmore.

The bride, who was a valued member of Halifax Shipyards staff, was attired in a fawn suit with hat to match and fox fur. She was the recipient of many presents including cheques and glass, silverware and linen. The groom was for four years of the office staff of the Canadian Air Force at Eastern Passage, before being transferred to headquarters at Vancouver. The bride was organist at St. Peter’s Church, Eastern Passage, for some years; also a teacher in the Sunday school.

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June 16

Paro – Hilchey

In St. Paul’s Cathedral Boston on June 16, Nellie Mildred Hilchey, youngest daughter of J. C. Hilchey of Pope’s harbor, Halifax county, N. S., became the bride of George Phillip Paro, of Winthrop, Mass.

The ceremony, which was a double ring one, was performed by the Rev. Mr. Luter, rector of the cathedral. The bride wore a gown of blue canton crepe with gold trimmings, and hat of tan and blue and carried a large bouquet of Ophelia roses.

Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left by morning train to spend the honeymoon in Franconia, White Mountains, N. H. On their return they will reside at 75 Buchanan street, Winthrop, Mass.

The bride has been a most successful teacher in Halifax county but of late has been on the Harvard University staff. The groom is manager of the Boston Newspapers Statistical Bureau.

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Tuesday March 1 1949

Ivy Bowser

Mrs. Ivy May McGregor

The death occurred at the Victoria General Hospital of Tuesday evening, of Mrs. Ivy May McGregor, 28, wife of C. P. O. George McGregor, Pleasant Point. Mrs. McGregor was very active in church work and was well known in her community. She was born at Pleasant Point, the daughter of John and Ada Bowser, who survive.

Besides her parents and husband, there are surviving two sisters, Rona Bowser, Pleasant Point and Agnes ( Mrs. Fred Gaetz), Porter’s Lake.

The remains were forwarded yesterday from the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, in time for the funeral which will be held from St. George’s Anglican Church, Ostrea Lake, at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Interment will be at Pleasant Point.

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April 10 1934

Hiram O. Hilchey

Venerable Dartmouth Citizen Dies

Hiram O. Hilchey, aged 86 years, died at his home 382 Portland Street, at 8:45 a.m. today. During the past winter his condition became weakened and during the latter part of March he was obliged to keep his bed. His mind was clear until the end and he recognized members of his family a few minutes before his passing.

Born in 1848

Born at Pleasant Harbor, Halifax County, in 1848, in early life he followed the sea, later engaging in mining at Tangier and other places in the Province. He came to Dartmouth with his family in 1892 during the period of the water supply being brought to town and was engaged on these works and later contracted for house connections of the system and later employed by the Town Water Department. He entered the service of the C. N. R. more than thirty years ago as a trackman, retiring a number of years ago.

Church Sexton

For thirty-eight years he was Sexton of the Church of St. James, retiring from his duties there about three years ago. Surviving are a widow, three sons: A. E. Chief Clerk in the Office of the Registrar General; Theodore R. of the staff of Moirs Limited, Halifax, and A. Russell, with C. E. Zink, Funeral Director, and three daughters: Mildred, wife of Robert E. McPhee, Windsor Junction; Miss Hilda M., at home, and Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille, residing in Massachusetts. He also leaves two brothers, William T. Hilchey, of Waverley, and John Hilchey, in P. E. Island.

Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 382 Portland Street, Dartmouth.

*** Hiram’s widow was Sarah Ann Clattenburg.

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Mrs. Norman Hubley

Marie Hubley

Maria E. Bowser

There passed away last evening at her residence, 31 Duncan street, and following protracted and painful illness, Marie, wife of Norman Hubley, aged sixty-three years. Mrs. Hubley was highly esteemed in the circle in which she moved, and was a most valued and helpful member of the congregation of St. Matthias Church, where the news of her death will be received with a special sense of loss. She was for many years a teacher in the Sunday school, and exercised a strong influence for good over the young people of her class, and she was also at different times a valued member of the senior and junior branches of the Auxiliary. A consistent Christian, she was deservedly beloved, and will be truly mourned.

There survive her her husband, for whom much sympathy is expressed in the loss he sustained, one sister, Mrs. J. C. McGregor, and one brother, Frederick Bowser, of Ostrea Lake. The time for the funeral will be announced later.

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Mrs. George MacGregor

MacGregor — There passed away at the V. G. Hospital, on Tuesday, March 1, Mrs. George MacGregor. Funeral will be from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser of Pleasant Point, on Thursday at 2 p.m., followed by service at St. George’s Anglican Church, Ostra Lake, at 3 p.m. Interment in Pleasant Point Cemetery.

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Mrs. Sarah Ann Hilchie

Sarah Ann Clattenburg

A well known and esteemed resident of Dartmouth, Mrs. Sarah Ann Hilchie, died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert MacPhee, of Windsor Junction with whom she had been making her home for several months. She was the widow of Hiram Hilchie and was a faithful member of St. James United church, Dartmouth. She leaves three sons, Almon, Russell and Theodore, two daughters Clarissey, wife of Gordon Langille, of Chester, N. H., Millie, wife of Robert MacPhee.

The funeral service will be at the home of Mrs. MacPhee on Friday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. W. Charles Anderson conducting the service. Interment will be at Christ church cemetery.

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Saturday September 18 1943

Mrs. Evangeline May Bowser

Evangeline May Fader

Mrs. Evangeline May Bowser, 41, of Bayside, Halifax County, died at the Grace Maternity Hospital Saturday morning.

She is survived by her husband, Peter H., two sons, Garfield, R. C. A. F., Montreal; Weldon, at home; three daughters, Margaret, ( Mrs. A. White); Norma, ( Mrs. Robert Manual); and Evelyn, at home; two sisters, Minetta Fader and Mrs. Cecil Ernst, both of Bayside, and one brother, Freeman Fader, R. C. A. F., in Ontario.

The funeral will be held from her home at Bayside, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the service in the Baptist Church.

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1950

James E. Prest

The death occured Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Boutilier, Mushaboom, of James Edward Prest, after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years of age.

Mr. Prest was born at Spry Harbor, Halifax County, and came to Halifax in 1910, residing here until his retirement in 1944.

He is survived by two sons, Reginald and Eric in Halifax, one daughter, Stella ( Mrs. Matthew Boutilier), Mushaboom; one sister, Elizabeth ( Mrs. Frank Blackburn), Calgary. His wife Ada predeceased him 10 years ago.

The funeral will take place this afternoon from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Robie Street, with services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

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August 18 1935

Alexander W. Glawson

Pleasant Harbor, Aug. 27 — There passed away on Aug. 18, at his residence here, Alexandra W. Glawson, aged 84 years. The deceased had been in good health until two weeks before he died. He was the oldest residence of this place, was very highly respected, and widely known. He kept a general store, and was postmaster for a number of years. His passing will be regretted by the entire community. He had been married twice, his first wife being Margaret Myers. By this union there were two children. His second wife was Adeline Lansburg ( widow), who died within a year. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Arthur Miner and Mrs. May Prest, both of Concord, N. H., who were with him during his illness; also, four sisters, Miss Esther E., who made her home with him, Mrs. John E. Beaver, of this place, Mrs. Mary E. Borgal of Calgary, and Miss Emily Low of Massachusetts and five grandchildren. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, service being held in Holy Trinity church at Tangier. Pall-bearers were: E. McKenzie, Pope’s Harbor; Alfred and Harry Murphy, Murphy’s Cove and William James, Thomas Borgal and Vernon Clattenburg, of this place.

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June 1 1927

Elizabeth A. Hubley

Elizabeth Ann Glawson

There passed away at Berwick, N. S., on the evening of June 1, Elizabeth A., widow of John K. Hubley, of Halifax, death following lingering illness most patiently borne. Mrs. Hubley, who was 78 years of age, is survived by one daughter, Nina D., wife of Rev. H. E. Allaby, rector of Berwick, and by two sons — Roy G., proprietor of Hubley’s Dye Works, this city, and Russell H., of the staff of the Provincial Immigration Department. Three sisters also survive her — Mrs. David Smith, Miss Helena Glawson, of Truro, and Mrs. Albert McCan, of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral will take place at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon from the residence of her son, Roy G. Hubley, 6 Vernon street, and interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery. News of Mrs. Hubley’s passing will be received with cordial regret within the wide circle of her Halifax friends. She was a consistent Christian, of most lovable and generous nature, and will be especially missed within the family circle, wherein she was mush beloved.

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March 17 1930

Richard Francis Cameron

There passed away last evening in the Victoria General Hospital Richard Francis Cameron, a valued member of the mechanical staff of the Halifax Shipyards, and a very estimable man. Mr. Cameron, who was in the fifty-sixth year of his age, was born in Waverly. For several years he made his home at West Gore, Hants, but had more recently been a resident in this city at 18 Black street. In September last, up to which time he had always enjoyed excellent health, he developed pleurisy and was very ill, recovering however. Quite lately he developed a serious malady, to which he rapidly succumbed.

Mr. Cameron was exceedingly popular with his fellow workers, all of whom will receive news of his passing with deepest regret. He was a faithful adherent of the North Street Christian Church and a highly esteemed member of its Men’s League exercising quietly a fine influence and showing a genuinely helpful spirit. Indeed he will be much missed there and nowhere will the sense of loss be keener in his passing. Beside his wife, who was Miss Edith Hilchey, there survive him eleven children, nine daughters and two sons, as follows: Verna ( Mrs. Clyde Hartlen), the Misses Winnifred, Leona, Freda, Frances, Ada, Lillace, Maxine and Clare, Lawrence, a dental student at Dalhousie University, and Richard, Jr. For the entire family group much sympathy will be felt. Miss Leona Cameron is now en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Halifax. A sister, Mrs. Caswell of Brockton, Mass., and two brothers, Eldon of Mooseland, N. S., and Cleveland, of Revere, Mass., also survive.

The funeral will take place from the North Street Christian Church at a quarter to two o’clock on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Wallace officiating.

It may be truly said of Mr. cameron that in every sphere in which he moved he was highly respected and heartily liked – in the business sphere, in the church to which he was so faithful, and in the community.

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August 13 1936

Mrs. Sarah McGuire

Sarah Gilmartin

The death occurred at Windsor Junction early this morning of Mrs. Sarah McGuire, widow of the late Mr. McGuire, for many years baggage master at Windsor Junction.

The late Mrs. McGuire, who was in her eightieth year, had been in failing health for the past six months, but her death came as a shock to a host of friends.

She is survived by three daughters and five sons. The daughters are Annie ( Mrs. Lilly, of Wakefield, Mass.), Loretta ( Mrs. Saunders, of Stoneham, Mass.), and Bessie, ( Mrs. Baley, of New Jersey), who nursed her mother during her illness. The sons are Alfred and William, at home, Charles, of Truro, and Frank and Arthur, of Lawrence, Mass. Mrs. Frank McDonald, of Dartmouth, is a granddaughter.

The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Rose of Nina Church, Windsor Junction.

*** I believe that Bessie’s married name is typed incorrectly as Baley and should really be Daley as shown on Sarah’s death registration :

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=91-1070&Event=death&ID=173159

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Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

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Wednesday July 20 1938

Hawkins- Brinton

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

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

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

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

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

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February 17

Peter W. Maskell

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

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

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August 12 1939

Mrs. Eudivilla Maskell

Eudavilla Harpell

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

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

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

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Bernard Cameron Maskell

Boy, Six Months Old Dies of Pneumonia

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

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April 21 1949

John Charles Hilchey

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

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March 24 1937

Ella V. Prest

Death Notices

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

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1930

Ella May Lawlor

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

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

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Carl Otto

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

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Mourn Death of Carl Otto

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October 18 1939

Hilda Maude Hilchey

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

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

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

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

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Train Victim

Levi L. Hilchey

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

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1935

Fatality Victim Is Laid To Rest

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

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

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

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1944

Morris A. Hilchey

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

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

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

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1924

Mrs. Thos. Hilchie

Mary Ellen Prest

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

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

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1949

Baker – Harpell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Reginald S. Hilchie

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

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

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

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

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

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

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page One

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1926

William Lyle Miller

Wm. L. Miller

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

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

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

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

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Samuel Hanna

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

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

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

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Jonathan R. Hilchie

1949

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

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

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

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

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

Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Mrs. Arthur Doyle

Elvie Myers

1947

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

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

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

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

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Mrs. John G. Maskell

Prudence Hopkins

May 15 1939

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

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

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

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

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Captain Frank Baker

1946

Former Light Keeper Passes

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

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

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

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Capt. Frank Baker

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

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

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

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Florence M. Kent

1947

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

Mary Jane Glawson

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

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April 21 1947

Mrs. Florence Kent

Florence Roome

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

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

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

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

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

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Miss Bessie Kent

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

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Harry Kent

1924

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

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Mellish – Cameron

Married At West Gore

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mellish

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

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August 9 1939

Ritcey – Gough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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1949

Abdon Allen Whitman

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

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

He was a member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

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

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

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May 19 1948

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford

Hattie Hilchey

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

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

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

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

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Valla Maskell

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

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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 Eight

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 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

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Saturday November 7 1936

Kent – Kent

A very pretty wedding took place in the Pleasant Point United Church on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3.30 p.m., when Greta Rowena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Kent, was united in marriage to Borden Prowse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, by Rev. C. Corkum beneath a beautiful arch of evergreen trimmed with pink and white carnations, white bells and streamers. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage to the strains of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, played by Miss L. B. McKinnon. She looked very lovely, dressed in a beautiful gown of white satin and lace worn with veil and orange blossoms, and white shoes and gloves, and carried a bouquet of yellow and white chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Winnie Kent, sister of the groom and Sedley Kent, brother of the bride, was best man. The ushers were Messrs. Harold and Norman Kent.

Immediately following the ceremony a dainty supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents to about sixty relatives and friends. Those serving were Mrs. R. A. Williams, Misses Ivy and Aggie Bowser, Pearl Kent, L. B. McKinnon and M. B. Tully, Mrs. W. Johns and Mrs. J. Hawkins poured. Later a dance was held at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. J. Bowser, groom’s parents, where refreshments were served to over one hundred guests. The happy couple, who were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts, will reside in Halifax.

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Kent – Hubley

Rev. Dr. Savary, rector of St. Paul’s, officiated at the marriage in that church at eight o’clock last evening of two estimable young folk – Carmen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Hubley, Seabright, and William Gerald Kent, now in the service of the Imperial Oil Company’s boats, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace kent, of Pleasant Point. The wedding was a very quiet one, bride and groom being unattended, the organist, however being in attendance and rendering beautifully the usual marches.

The bride looked most charming in a costume of brown – brown Canton crepe gown, and smart brown hat, with stone Marten neckpiece, carrying instead of the conventional bouquet, a white Prayer Book.

Immediately after the ceremony and followed by the best wishes of all who know them, Mr. and Mrs. Kent left for a short wedding trip and at its conclusion will take up their residence at Imperoyal.

A large collection of wedding gifts gave tangible proof of regard and good wishes.

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Kent – MacFarlane

A pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. Dr. L. J. Donaldson at his Cogswell Street residence Saturday evening when Miss Mary Joan MacFarlane, daughter of Mrs. Martha MacFarlane and the late Mr. James MacFarlane of Halifax, became the bride of William Trueman Kent of Pleasant Point, Halifax County.

The bride was dressed in cerise velvet with corresponding accessories and carried a flower bouquet of yellow roses. She was given in marriage by her brother, James, and was attended by her sister, who was dressed in blue satin with accessories to match. The bridesmaid carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The bride’s mother wore blue crepe.

The groom was attended by his brother, Vernon, and a large number of friends and relatives of the couple were present including the Trinity Rangers group of which the bride was a member.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother, 921 Barrington Street. The couple received many gifts including a silver casserole from the Trinity rangers and a dinner set from Schwartz No. 2 factory where the bride had been employed.

The couple will reside at Pleasant Point.

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Kent – Wilson

The marriage of Miss Kathleen Bell Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Arthur Wilson, Wilson’s Cove, Guysboro County, and Vernon Amos Kent, of Halifax, took place Saturday night at the residence of Rev. Dr. L. J. Donaldson. The bride was dressed in mauve crepe with accessories to match and she wore a corsage of roses. She was given in marriage by her brother, Ralph Wilson, of Halifax, and was attended by her sister Miss Ida Wilson, who wore a gown of yellow net, with accessories to match and a corsage of gladiolas.

The groomsman was Earl Johnson.

Also present at he ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. J. Kent, of Crescent Point, Halifax County, the latter wearing a black chiffon and velvet dress; Mrs. Victor Garrison, and Mrs. Fred Clarke and Mrs. William Kent.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent left on a motor trip to Guysboro County and on their return will reside at 146 1/2 Barrington Street.

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MacNearney – Vaughan

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Vaughan, Windsor Junction at 7 o’clock on the evening of Saturday, May 18, when their eldest daughter, Kathleen Sylvia Leslie was united in marriage to Robert Edwin MacNearney, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MacNearney, also of Windsor Junction, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends.

The bride wore a floor-length dress of white embroidered net, and a shoulder length veil of Brussels net, and carried a bouquet of pink roses, sweet peas and carnations. She entered the room on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s ” Bridal Chorus” played by Miss Daisy Croucher of Bedford. The couple stood under a canopy of white streamers and wedding bells and were unattended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Edward Morris of St. Matthias Church, Halifax. During the signing of the register Miss Croucher played.

After the ceremony a reception was held. Mrs. R. E. MacPhee of Windsor Junction poured coffee, the table being centered with a three-tier wedding cake, and arranged with yellow and white streamers, daffodils and yellow tapers.

Mrs. Vaughan wore a navy and white sheer ensemble and navy hat trimmed with white and a corsage of pink carnations. Mrs. MacNearney wore a gown of dusty rose crepe with navy hat trimmed with dusty rose and a corsage of pink carnations.

Several showers were held for the bride in recent weeks, and many lovely wedding gifts were received.

Mr. and Mrs. MacNearney left on a motor trip through New Brunswick and Maine. They will reside in Halifax, where the groom is employed with the National Cash Register Company. Mr. MacNearney has recently returned from Dayton, Ohio, where he has been for the past year and a half with that company.

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Fisher – Maskell

Fisher-Maskell Wedding — Shown above following their marriage are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris Fisher. The bride is the former Ramona Valla Maskell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Maskell of West Jeddore and Halifax. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Fisher, Moncton, New Brunswick. ( Photo by Wright).

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Maskell – Schonamon

Word has been received in this city of the marriage in Boston, Mass., of Mary E., daughter of Joseph Schonamon, and Lindsay J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Maskell, of this city. They will have the best wishes of many friends, especially in Charles Street United Church, this city, where both were very popular. Much to the regret of their many Halifax friends, Mr. and Mrs. Maskell will reside in Boston, Mass.

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July 14 1945

McGregor – Bowser

A pretty naval wedding took place at St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, July 14th, when Rev. J. E. DeWolfe united in marriage, Iva May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser, Pleasant Point and PO. George Frederick McGregor, R. C. N., son of Mr. and Mrs. Symore McGregor, Ostrea Lake.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away. Her floor-length gown was of white chiffon over satin; the yoke was trapunto embroidery in silver; her finger-tip veil fell from a Queen of Scot halo and her only ornament was a single strand of pearls, worn by her mother on her wedding day. Her bouquet was a shower of American Beauty roses and fern.

Miss Freda Gates, of Seaforth, was bride’s maid and the groom was supported by Leading Seaman Cameron Leslie Kent, R.C.N.V.R., cousin of the bride. Both the groom and groomsman are home on leave prior to going to the Pacific theatre of war. The Bridal Chorus was played by Miss Norman Kent. The ushers were Miss Marion McGregor, sister of the groom and Miss Rhona Bowser, sister of the bride.

After the ceremony a reception was held in the Union Jack hall. Lunch was served by the bride’s mother to a large number of friends and relatives. Many beautiful gifts were received.

Prior to their wedding a shower was held for the bride at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kent, 45 Old Ferry Road, Dartmouth. The bride is a valued member of the staff of Edwards Furriers, Halifax.

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Wednesday September 12 1928

Methven – White

A wedding of particular interest took place at ten o’clock Wednesday, September 12th, in Holy Trinity Church, Tangier, N. S. when Ella Annie May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White of Mooseland, N. S. was united to Joseph Elsworth Methven, son of Mrs. Harry Elms Kline St., Halifax, N. S. by the Reverend E. A. Nelson, Rector of the parish.

Miss White in her dress of beige flat crepe with hat to match carrying a shower bouquet of carnations, sweet peas, and tea roses with maiden hair fern, entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage.

Mrs. Hattie Sanford, presiding at the organ, played the wedding march, while the choir at the beginning of the ceremony sang a very sweetly ” The Voice that Breathed o’er Eden.”

The church was prettily decorated by the friends of the bride.

After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of the bride’s parents, Mooseland, where the bride and groom were the recipients of many felicitations of their friends, after which luncheon was served.

After a few hours the bride and groom left on a motor trip thru the Annapolis Valley. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Methven will reside in Halifax.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large and valuable one affording substantial proof of regard.

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July 22

Nieforth – Kent

St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday evening, July 22nd, when Miss Clara G. Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, of Pleasant Point, was united in marriage to Miles James Nieforth, of Seaforth, Rev. Mr. Bradshaw, rector of St. George’s performed the ceremony.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the church to the strains of the wedding march, which was beautifully rendered by Miss Dorothy Bean, of Boston. She looked very winsome, wearing an ensemble suit of sandalwood novelty tweed and silk Canton crepe, with accessories to correspond and carried an arm bouquet of columbine and helitrope. Both bride and groom were unattended.

After the ceremony which was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives, the bridal party motored to Pleasant Point, where a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. During the evening luncheon was served to about two hundred guests. The bride’s reception gown was of rosewood flat crepe.

The many beautiful gifts received testified to the esteem in which the bride and groom are held.

Among the guests present were the bride’s brother Sidney Kent, and his wife, her cousin, Fred Kent, his wife and family, Miss B. Dean, all of Boston, Mrs. Ayers, of Needham; Mrs. Albert Nieforth; Miss Verna Stewart of Upper Musquodoboit; Rev. Mr. Phillips of Alberton, P. E. I. ; Rev. Lakey of Seaforth, and the grooms father and brother Roy; also a number of the groom’s relatives and friends from Seaforth.

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Saturday June 29 1940

O’Connell – White

Mooseland, July 4 — A wedding of much interest to a wide circle of friends was solemnized at St. Thomas church, Mooseland, N. S., Saturday, June 29, at three o’clock, when Marguerite Alice, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White of this place, was united in marriage to James Lee O’Connell, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O’Connell of Musquodoboit. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. Shephard, rector of the parish. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march, looked very charming in a street length dress of heaven blue sheer with chapel veil and white accessories, carrying an arm bouquet of pink roses, snapdragons and maiden hair fern. The couple were unattended.

Mrs. Sanford, organist of St. Thomas played the wedding marches. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The happy couple left for a motor trip to New Brunswick.

Guests at the wedding were from Halifax, Stewiacke, Mid. Musquodoboit, Elmsdale, Centre Musquodoboit, Pope’s Harbor and Tangier.

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May 8 1918

Prest – Baker

Halifax, May 8. — At half past 12 o’clock this afternoon the West End Baptist church was the scene of a wedding which interested a very wide circle, the principals in the ceremony being Sarah Violet, daughter of Captain W. E. Baker, Marine superintendent, C. G. R. steamships, and Mrs. Baker, 54 Chebucto Road, and Glenn Leslie Prest, of the firm Prest and Bradley, contractors, two young people who belong to families long prominent and active in the West End church and personally great favorites in the congregation.

The church was thronged with friends, the organist and choir, under the competent direction of Mrs. S. Stead, being in attendance, and the hymn, “The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden” being one of the beautiful musical details of the service.

The pastor of the church, Rev. G. F. Bolster, performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looking as fair as a flower in her bridal gown of cream serge, worn with white crepe de chine hat, her bouquet being of white roses.

She was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Baker, as bridesmaid, the latter wearing a very smart suit of crepe faille, with hat to correspond, and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations.

George Bradley attended as best man, the ushers being Arthur Baker, brother of the bride, and Rudolph Kidston.

Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Prest left for a trip to Bridgewater. On their return they will be for the present at the home of the bride’s parents, Chebucto Road.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large, beautiful and valuable one, including a substantial cheque from the parents of the bride; a silver spoon tray from the members of her Sunday School class; and a “Miscellaneous” shower from her friends of the Philathea class of the West End Sunday school.

The gift of the groom to the bride was a cheque.

Many and cordial are the good wishes which follow the young couple.

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Prest – Taylor

The marriage took place at First  Presbyterian Church, Berkley street, Boston, on Monday, Sept. 17, by the Rev. Dr. Watson, of Catherine Irene, daughter of Daniel Taylor, Charlottetown, P. E. I, to Ernest Stanley Prest, N. S. The marriage was a quiet one, attended only by immediate relatives and friends.

The bride was attired in an imported gown of brown roumaine crepe and transparent velvet, with hat and shoes to match, and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.

Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Prest left on a motor trip to the Maritime Provinces.

The bride, who is a graduate nurse of a Charlottetown hospital, has been a valued member of the operating room staff of the Parkway Hospital, Brookline, Mass. The groom is employed by a well known contracting firm in Boston. On their return they will reside in Arlington, Mass. — ( Prince Edward Island papers please copy).

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Pusatere – Talbot

Wed In Toronto — Mrs. Joseph Louis Pusatere, above, whose marriage took place recently in Toronto at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Mrs. Pusatere is the former Dorothy Rosalyn Talbot, daughter of Ernest Talbot and the late Mrs. Talbot of Halifax. She will make her new home in Toronto.

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January 28 1941

Silver – Kent

A quiet wedding yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o’clock at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. M. O. Brinton, 548 1-2 Robie Street, was that of Miss Winnifred Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kent, Pleasant Point, to Charles Jeffrey Silver, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Silver, 118 Windsor Street, Halifax.

The bride was becomingly attired in a street length dress of blue crepe with white hat and gloves, and she wore a corsage of roses. Her only attendant was the groom’s sister, Miss Dorothy Silver, who wore steel grey dress with black accessories. Leonard Barry was the groomsman.

An informal reception was held after the ceremony at the home of the groom’s parents, for a few relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Silver will take up residence in the city.

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Smeltzer – Zinck

Rev. Dr. Hamilton Wigle officiated at the marriage, at half past seven o’clock, on Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Alma E. Zinck, 183 Windsor street, of Miss Sadie Zinck and Hubert R. Smeltzer, bride and groom being unattended. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Charles Zinck, looked most charming in an ensemble suit of transparent velvet, hat and accessories harmonizing therewith, her bouquet being of roses and carnations.

Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Smeltzer, who have the best wishes of a host of friends, left for a trip to Charlottetown, P. E. I., and Lunenburg, the latter town being the home of the parents of the groom.

A large and valuable collection of wedding gifts was received.

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