June 18th, 1924

June 18, 1924


Blenus – Foster

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at Dorchester, Mass., when Mr. Walter Blenus, of Canning, and Miss Jean R. Foster, of North Kingston, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by the Rev. Robert Milton Pierce, on the 21st day of May, 1924. Only a few select friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony. The bride looked very nice in a blue tailored suit of tricotine, with hat and veil to match. Both bride and groom were unattended. They were the recipients of some very nice and useful gifts. Both being Nova Scotians their friends here, as well as in the U. S., will wish them much future happiness. Immediately after the ceremony they motored to Franklyn, Mass., where they will be "at home" to their friends in the near future. – EX.

Wednesday, June 18, 1924

Death of Councillor Lawrence Gaul

In the passing of Councillor Lawrence Gaul of Dalhousie, whose death occurred at the Halifax Infirmary, early Thursday morning, June 12th, Kings County loses one of its most prominent and highly esteemed citizens.

Mr. Gaul was in his 80th year, but notwithstanding his age, had always enjoyed excellent health up to a few months ago. Shortly after his illness first asserted itself he went to Halifax for medical advice, and submitted to an operation at the Victoria General Hospital. From this he recovered and returned home, but it was later found that another operation was necessary. This he underwent at the Halifax Infirmary, about two weeks ago. Since that time his family have received encouraging reports of his condition, and hopes were entertained for his complete recovery, when suddenly his vitality weakened and he gradually grew worse until the end came at 2 o’clock on Thursday morning, as above stated.

Mr. Gaul was elected Councillor for Ward 11, in the Municipality of Kings, more than 30 years ago, and had continued to represent that part of the County ever since, up to the time of his death. He was a man widely known and much esteemed, and always took a keen interest in the affairs of the County which he so ably represented. He was also a Director of Kings Memorial Hospital and one of that institution’s best friends and supporters.

For many years and up to the time of his last illness, Mr. Gaul carried on a general merchandise business at Dalhousie. He was also largely interested in lumbering, having established and operated for a number of years a lumber and stave mill at that place. This he disposed of about four years ago to the Berwick Cooperage Company.

Two sons and two daughters survive him: Constantine, of Berwick; Douglas, of Paradise, Annapolis Co.; Mrs. Clara Kirkpatrick, of Dalhousie, and Mrs. W. D. Muir, Berwick. His wife predeceased him about two years ago.

The funeral took place on Saturday, at 3 p.m., from his late residence at Dalhousie, and was largely attended by many from far and near who gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to an honest, good and true-hearted neighbor and friend.