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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:

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #34

Unknown Gentlemen

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

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Photo #35

George Wellington Bowser

” Vinie” Lavinia Blanche Maskell

Ramona Maskell

Roy Bowser

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Photo #36

Bill Bonn on right.

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

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Photo #37

Harry Kent’s Family

Florence, George, Blanche

Sam, Aunt Florie, Iva.

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Photo #38

Ramona Maskell

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

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Photo #39

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

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Photo #40

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

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Photo #41

Peryl Bonn and Myrtle Bonn nee Anderson

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

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Photo #42

Grace Margaret Bonn nee Blakeney

Peryl Grace Bonn

“Boss” Weldon Bonn

1301 ( formerly 1305) West Jeddore Road

” Mum, Peryl & Boss”

1946

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Photo #43

Woodrow Foch Maskell on the right.

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

This was taken in Ottawa in 1944.

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Photo #44

Adella Blakeney

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Photo #45

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

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

Thank you.

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Photo #46

Weldon Bonn aka Boss on left.

Woodrow Foch Maskell on right.

“Woodrow & Boss 1945”

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Photo #47

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

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Photo #48

Fred Faulkner

“Fred Falkner”

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Photo #18

1928

Boy in front: Woodrow Foch Maskell

L – R

Uncle John Maskell

Aunt Prudy Maskell

Aunt Phoebe Kent

Ione Maskell

Aunt Vinie Bowser

Uncle George Bowser

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Photo #19

Sam and Stella Kent’s Family

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Stamp on back says:

No. 8 Colborne St.

The Unique Art Studio

Toronto

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Photo #20

John Peter and Nita Hazel ( nee Baker) Maskell

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

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Photo #21

Olsen and Frances Blakeney 1945 – 46 ?

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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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Photo #25

George Wellington Bowser

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George Bowser

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Photo #27

George Bowser

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Photo #28

” Uncle George Bowser with pipe”

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Photo #29

Lavinia Blanche Maskell and George Wellington Bowser

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Photo #30

Unknown Sailors

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

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Photo #31

Peryl Grace Campbell nee Bonn

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Photo #32

Woodrow Maskell

??? MacDonald

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Photo #33

George Wellington Bowser on right.

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

“to Vinie from GWB”

Vinie is Lavinia Blanche Maskell

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Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

Scrapbook Two – Page Eight

Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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William J. Scott

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

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

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

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Cecil S. Maskell

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

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

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

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

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1949

Mrs. Harriet Kirby

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

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

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

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

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February 4 1939

Mrs. J. Henry Prest

Esther Jackson

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

Remembrance

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

Who has passed away so soon;

Filled many hearts with deepest sorrow,

Everything with mournful gloom,

A loving mother and a sister,

And a friend to all, was found;

If only she were with us now

Instead, so far beneath the ground.

 

Husband, brothers, sons and daughters,

To them she was so dear;

Many friends are too included,

That wish she could be here.

To myself she was an aunt;

But, meant more than that, to me

A true and faithful friend indeed

If ever, one was she.

 

The old home is yet so cozy,

But shall never be the same;

As when the dear one, and the loved one

Who will always bear the name.

She is gone but not forgotten.

Her remembrance, we’ll bear in mind

Yet another to replace her,

Will be very hard to find.

– By Jean M. Higgins

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Mrs. James H. Prest

Esther Jackson

Feb. 9 1939

Mrs. James H. Prest

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

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

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

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

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

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

*newspaper typo – Silian should be Lillian

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December 1 *1937

Mrs. William Miller

Leona Prest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 30 1942

James H. Prest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 18 1951

Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 14 1950

A. E. Prest

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

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

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

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

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May 7 1949

Gough – Pentz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seeley – Wilson

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

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1935

Otto – Major

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

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

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

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

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Dooks – Hubley

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

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

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

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

George Butt attended as groomsman.

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

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Saturday September 16 1944

Drysdale – Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday June 28 1941

Bowser – Bonn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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George – Hartling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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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 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 Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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1926

William Lyle Miller

Wm. L. Miller

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

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

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March 1 1937

Mrs. I. T. Comeau

Bessie Buena Miller

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

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Samuel Hanna

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

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

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

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Jonathan R. Hilchie

1949

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

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

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

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

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

Interment was in Mooseland cemetery.

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Mrs. Arthur Doyle

Elvie Myers

1947

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

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

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

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

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Mrs. John G. Maskell

Prudence Hopkins

May 15 1939

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

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

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

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

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Captain Frank Baker

1946

Former Light Keeper Passes

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

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

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

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Capt. Frank Baker

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

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

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

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Florence M. Kent

1947

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

Mary Jane Glawson

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

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April 21 1947

Mrs. Florence Kent

Florence Roome

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

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

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

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

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

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Miss Bessie Kent

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

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Harry Kent

1924

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

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Mellish – Cameron

Married At West Gore

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mellish

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

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August 9 1939

Ritcey – Gough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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1949

Abdon Allen Whitman

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

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

He was a member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

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

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

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May 19 1948

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Sanford

Hattie Hilchey

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

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

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

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

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Valla Maskell

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page Ten

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

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

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

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Lindsay J. Maskell

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

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

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

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

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Crawford – Dooks

Married Yesterday At St. Matthias

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

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Crawford – Dooks

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

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

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

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

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September 11 1943

Day – Baker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday April 20 1926

Beaver – Lawlor

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

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

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

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Wednesday December 22 1915

McGregor – Blakeney

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

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Bonn – McLean

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

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Monday August 27 1934

Cameron – Amirault

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

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

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

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

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

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September 7

Coles – Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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June 18

Mawer – Cameron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The couple received numerous gifts and telegrams.

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Monday August 17 1931

Edwards – Young

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

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

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

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

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August 31 1916

Hilchie – Lawlor

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

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Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

Scrapbook Two – Page Eighteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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Vaughan – Stephen

Windsor Junction Wedding

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

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September 1941

Vaughan – Stephen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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June 27

White – Cameron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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To Be Married

Miss Marguerite A. White

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

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September 25 1935

White – Reid

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

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

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September 25 1935

White – Reid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October 1 1949

Purdy – Hilchie

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

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

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

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

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July 22 1944

Returns On A Hospital Ship

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

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

His wife resides in Hollywood, California.

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A Bride Of This Month

Miss Vera Currie

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

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Friday July 29

Erwood – Currie

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

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Mrs. Grace Bonn

Grace Margaret Blakeney

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

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

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

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

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

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1948

Mrs. Grace M. Bonn

Grace Margaret Blakeney

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

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

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

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Will Be Bride

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

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Scrapbook Two – Page 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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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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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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Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

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

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

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

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

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Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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1949

Baker – Harpell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Bartlett – Bell

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

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

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August 8

Bowser – Kent

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

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January 1

Bowser – Trott

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

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

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Bryan – Kirby

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

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Travels North

Mrs. James W. B. Cox

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

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1934

Cox – Burke

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

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

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

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September 1941

Crawford – Kent

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

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

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

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1935

Doyle – Kent

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

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

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

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

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Gaetz – Bowser

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

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

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

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

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September 28 1932

Graham – Kent

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

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

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

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

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

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Bartlett – Bell

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

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

Harrison – Edward

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

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

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

Bride and Groom were unattended.

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

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

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

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February 17 1931

Hilchey – Mason

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

1937

Dapp – Prest

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

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

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July 1942

Howatt – Prest

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

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

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

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October 14 1924

Keating – Hollett

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

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Kent – Bean

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

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