October 2nd, 1913

October 2nd, 1913

Her 98th Birthday

A number of friends called on Mrs. Jane Inglis Dodge at the home on Gray St., on Monday, 22nd, to offer their congratulations to this good old lady on reaching her 96th birthday, taking with them floral and other gifts. They found Mrs. Dodge in fairly good health, and in possession of all her faculties, and happy. Her name, Jane Inglis, was given her owing to the fact that her godmother was Jane, daughter of Bishop Inglis. Jane Inglis Walker was married by Rev. Nathaniel Vidito, at Aylesford, May 10, 1841, to Mr. Charles R. Dodge, who died July 6, 1896. From the day of her marriage, Mrs. Dodge resided at the homestead until the death of her son James, nine years ago. She then came to Windsor to reside with her only surviving son, John W., where she is kindly cared for by her daughter-in-law. – Hants Journal.

October 2, 1913

Wedding Bells.

Crossman – Finley.

The Methodist Church at Morden was the scene of a pretty wedding on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 17th, when Margaret May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Finlay, was married to Mr. Martin L. Crossman, of Salmon River, New Brunswick. The ceremony, which was performed by Rev. William Brown, took place under a beautiful arch of colored maple leaves, evergreens and autumn flowers. The church was decorated with the same.

The bride, who was daintily gowned in white with bridal veil and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and ferns, was attended by her sister, Miss Mabel, also dressed in white. The groom was unattended. Miss Madge Jacques, of Auburn, cousin of the bride, presided at the organ, playing beautifully as the bridal party entered the church and at the close of the ceremony.

After the service a reception was held at Mr. Finlay’s home, where a large number of guests spent a pleasant evening, all uniting in wishing the newly wedded couple every happiness. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and costly presents, consisting of silver, glass, table linen and other articles. Mr. and Mrs. Crossman will reside in Salmon River.

Holland – Sanford.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Sanford, Aylesford, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday morning, Sept. 24th. when their second daughter, Sophie Beryl, was united in marriage to James Seymour Holland, of Aylesford. The immediate relatives and a few other friends made up a happy company to take part in the festivities of the occasion. Among them were Mrs. C. R. Freeman, of Prince Albert, Sask., cousin of the bride, and Miss Nathalie Hill, of Malden Hospital.

The parlor had been prettily decorated by the friends of the bride; the decorations consisting of evergreen asparagus and cut flowers.

To the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, played by Mrs. G. C. Bickell, the bride entered the room leaning on the arm of her father. The bridal pair took their places under an arch of evergreens and asters where the nuptial knot was securely tied by the Rev. F. F. Foshay, pastor of the Aylesford Baptist Church.

The bride was becomingly dressed in a gown of white silk with pearl and lace trimmings. She wore the conventional veil caught up with white asters.

After the ceremony congratulations were received, then a bounteous repast was served; the bridal cake being passed by Areta and Bertha Horsnell, little nieces of the bride.

After luncheon the bride donned a travelling suit of blue broad-cloth and hat of tan. Amid showers of rice and confette the happy couple left for Middleton, where they took the train for Halifax. After a short tour, they will return to Aylesford, where they will make their future home.

The bride was the recipient of many valuable presents including cut glass, silver, linen and money. Also useful pieces of furniture.

The best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life, follow this popular couple to their future home.