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Perth Courier, March 30, 1888

Howie—Birth, at Perth on Monday, 26th March, the wife of Mr. John Howie of Hurley, Wisconsin, of a son.

Campbell-Lang—Married, at Almonte on the 14th inst., by Rev. J. Bennett, D. D.., Mr. William Campbell of Ramsay to Miss Elizabeth Lang.

McGee-Manarey—Married at the Manse, Middleville, on the 20th (?) March, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. Archibald McGee to Miss Eliza Manarey, daughter of Mr. William Manarey, all of Darling.

Anderson-McFarlane—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on the 21st inst., by Rev. John B. Edmondson, assisted by Rev. Robert Knowles of Blakeney, Mr. Alexander Anderson to Miss Mary McFarlane, daughter of Mr. Matthew McFarlane, all of Ramsay.

Perth Courier, April 13, 1888

Gallagher—Birth, on the 9th April, the wife of Mr. Thomas Gallagher, Perth, of a son.

Grant—Birth, at Perth on Saturday, 7th April, the wife of Mr. W. H. Grant, of a daughter.

Donegan—Birth, at Smith’s Falls on Sunday, 25th March, the wife of Mr. P. Donegan, locomotive foreman of a son.

Law-Elliott—Married, at the residence of the bride’s brother-in-law, Alexander Robertson, Gore Street, Perth, on the 11th April, by Rev. D. Laing, Mr. Robert Law of Ottawa to Miss Lizzie Elliott of Perth.

Perth Courier, April 20, 1888

Munro-Warren—Married, at St. James Church, on the 11th April, by the rector, Mr. Arthur Jarvis, M.A., Mr. James Munro to Miss Ann Jane Warren, both of Carleton Place.

Arnott-Jamieson—Married, at the residence of Mr. William Creighton, Esq., 16th April, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. George Arnott of Lanark to Miss Sarah Jameison, daughter of Mr. Robert Jamieson of Lavant.

Fraser-Arnot—Married, at the residence of Mr. Thomas Fraser, Almonte, on the 30th ultl, by Rev. J. R. Edmundson, Mr. Thomas Fraser, machinist, Carleton Place,  to Miss Mary Ann Gow Arnot, Almonte.

Richardson-Abercrombie—Married, at the Manse of the Knox Church, on the 17th inst., by Rev. James Ross, B. D.., Mr. Charles Richardson of Perth to Miss Sarah Abercrombie, eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander Abercrombie of the Scotch Line.

Perth Courier, April 27, 1888

Free-Robinson—Married, on Monday, 18th April, by Rev. Dean Nesbitt, Smith’s Falls, Mr. John Free to Miss Fannie Robinson, all of Port Elmsley.

Walker-Drysdale—Married, at Perth by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., on Thursday, 26th inst., Mr. William James Walker of Alymer, Elgin County, to Miss Lillie Drysdale of Perth.

Ferguson-Burns—Married, on the 18th April, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. E.C.W. McCall, Mr. James Ferguson to Miss Maggie Burns, youngest daughter of Mr. James Burns of Darling.

Cameron-Cavenagh—Married, at St. Stephen’s Church, Bathurst, on Wed., 28th March, by Rev. R. Coleman, Mr. Robert Cameron of Bathurst to Miss Anne Jane Cavenagh, also of Bathurst.

Perth Courier, May 4, 1888

Martin—Birth, at Westport on the 28th April, Mrs. J. H. Martin, of a daughter.

Finley-Finley—Married, at Smith’s Falls on the 23rd (?) 25th (?) April, by Rev. Rural Dean Nesbit, Mr. Richard Finley of the Township of Yonge to Miss Carrie Finley of Smith’s Falls.

Steele-Black—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. James Black, Esq., Ramsay, on the 18th inst., by Rev. John Bennett, D. D., Mr. Alexander A. Steele to Miss Agnes Black.

Duffy-Mulligan—Married, at the residence of the bride, Perth, on the 2nd May, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. John Duffy of Maberly to Miss Kate Mulligan of Perth.

Dunfield-Ballantyne—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Wemyus Ballantyne, Esq., on the 17th inst., by Rev. John Bennett, Mr. Samuel Dunfield to Miss Joan Ballantyne.

McMichael-McIlraith—Married, on the 25th (?) April, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. E.C.W. MacCall, Mr. Robert McMichael of Dalhousie to Miss Jane McIlraith, eldest daughter of Mr. John McIlraith, Esq., of Lanark.

Lyon-Cameron—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Benjamin Cameron, by Rev. James McIlroy on the 30th April, Mr. Robert E. Lyon, son of the late Mr. Robinson Lyon to Miss Susannah Cameron, all of Lavant.

At the residence of the bride’s father on the 18th inst., by Rev. Mr. Knowles, Mr. James McDougall of Almonte married Miss Jessie Gardner and at the same time and place Mr. Alexander Pretty of Lanark married Miss Mary Gardner, both daughters of Mr. Walter Gardner of Ramsay.

Perth Courier, May 11, 1888

Belill - Traill—Married at Carleton Place on the 1st May by Rev. A. A.. Scott, M.A., Mr. Charles Belill to Miss Traill, both of Darling.

Pretty-Love—Married, at the Manse, Middleville, on the 2nd May, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. Thomas Pretty of Lanark to Miss Marion Love, daughter of Mr. Robert Love, Esq., of Lavant.

Leininger-Briscoe—Married, at Perth, on the 7th inst., by Rev. James Ross, B. D.., Mr. Henry Leininger of Lanark Village to Miss Harriett A. Briscoe of Lanark.

Keating-King—Married, at the residence of James King, Esq., father of the bride, on the 4th May by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. George Keating to Miss Grace King, all of Darling.

Somerville-Pretty—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on the 25th (?) April, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. Robert Somerville to Miss Mary Pretty, daughter of Mr. Thomas Pretty, Esq., all of Lanark.

Osborne-Kippen—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on the 2nd May by Rev. R. L.. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. William Henry Osborne to Miss Mary Jane Kippen, both of Perth.

McLennan-Dodds—Married, on the 9th April, by Rev. D. Laing, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. Kenneth McLennan of Burgess to Miss Sarah Dodds, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Dodds of Bathurst.

Mr. Alexander McKillop, B.A., formerly of Pembroke, was last week united in marriage to Miss Nettie Cormack, daughter of Mr. J. Cormack of Kingston.  The happy couple are now enjoying a wedding tour to Montreal and other cities.

Perth Courier, May 18, 1888

Lewis-Hall—Married, at the Methodist Parsonage, Carleton Place on the 14th May, by Rev. W. H. Graham, Mr. George Lewis to Miss Caroline Hall, both of Drummond.

Stewart-Kirk—Married, on the 7th May at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. D. J. McLean, Mr. Robert M. Stewart of Braeside to Miss Bertha Kirk, only daughter of Mr. James Kirk of McNab Township.

Perth Courier, May 25, 1888

Delahey-McDonald—Married, at the Methodist Parsonage, Cobden, by Rev. A.G. Robertson, on the 7th inst., Mr. William Delahey to Miss Charlotte McDonald, daughter of Mr. Donald McDonald, Esq., both of Cobden.

Waddell-Rose—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 15th May, by Rev. Frank Rose, Chaplain of the U.S. Navy and father of the bride, assisted by Rev. Father I. Sexton James, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Germantown, Mr. James A. Waddell of Key West, Florida to Miss May Virginia Rose.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  Elsewhere will be found a brief announcement of the marriage of our former esteemed townsman James A. Waddell, owner of the John White Bank in Key West, Florida to Miss May V. Rose of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of Rev. Frank B. Rose, Chaplain of the U.S. Navy.  Mr. and Mrs. Waddell arrived in Perth on Friday last and will stay about three weeks with their friends here after which they will go to Pembroke, Ottawa, Montreal, the Saguenay and other interesting points in Canada.

Perth Courier, June 1, 1888

Healey—Birth, in North Elmsley on the 14th May, the wife of Mr. Talbert Alonzo Healey of a son.

Ross—Birth, on Tuesday, 29th May, at the Manse, Knox Church, the wife of Rev. James Ross of a daughter

Truelove-Dowdall—Married, at the Rectory, Perth, on the 19th May, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. James Truelove of Bathurst to Miss Jane Dowdall of S. Sherbrooke.

Meighen-Donnelly—Married, at St. James Church, on the 23rd May, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. James Henry Meighen of Perth to Miss Sarah Jane Donnelly of Oso.

Perth Courier, June 8, 1888

Vineburg—Birth, at Perth on Thursday, 7th June, the wife of Mr. J. L. Vineburg, of a daughter.

Miss Minnie Ryan of Toronto, eldest daughter of our former resident Hugh Ryan, married Mr. Austin Smith, son of the Hon. Frank Smith of Toronto.  A number of friends of the bride from Perth were present and the Very Rev. Dean O’Connor of this town assisted at the ceremony.

Perth Courier, June 15, 1888

Cameron—Birth, on Friday, 8th June, the wife of Mr. James Y. Cameron of Bathurst of a son.

Smith’s Falls—Wedding--McGarry’s on Wednesday morning 7th inst.  John Spence, a very popular young man of Perth became united in matrimony with Maggie F. McGarry, third daughter of Mr. William McGarry, Esq. of Drummond.  The ceremony was performed at St. John’s Church, Perth by Rev. T. P.. O’Connor.  Miss Annie McGarry, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid while James Kane performed the duties of groomsman.  The bride, who looked charming, was attired in white, handsomely trimmed with lace.  After the ceremony, the bridal party proceeded to “Elmwood Cottage”, the residence of the bride’s father, where a wedding breakfast awaited them.  In the evening a large number of friends assembled and a very enjoyable evening was spent upwards of 300 young people being present.  It is entirely useless to attempt to give a description of the quality and quantity of presents received by the bride and groom together with the best wishes of all, which suggested strongly their popularity throughout their large circle of friends.  The party reluctantly broke up early Thursday morning and the visitors dispersed all hoping to meet in the near future on a similar occasion.

Perth Courier, June 22, 1888

Jacques—Birth, 13th June, the wife of Mr. M. M. Jacques, Perth, of a daughter.

Sinclair-Hollis—Married, on the 13th June, by Rev. C. E. Bland, B.A., Innisville, Mr. Peter R. Sinclair of Perth to Miss Maggie E. Hollis, daughter of Mr. James Hollis of Drummond.

Manahan-McFarlane—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, John Manahan, on the 18th June, by Rev. C. E. Bland, B.A., Mr. John Manahan of Lanark Village to Miss Mary McFarlane of Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  Lanark Links:  On Monday evening Mr. John Manahan of this place was united in matrimony with Miss McFarlane.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Bland at the residence of the bride’s father Mr. John McFarlane of Drummond.  Mr. William Wodden of Perth and Mary McIlquham performed the duties of bridesmaid and groomsman.  On the arrival of the happy couple here they were serenaded by the band.

Strikefoot-Bennett—Married, at the residence of Mr. William Saper, Gore Street, Perth, brother-in-law of the bride, on the 13th June, by Rev. James Ross, B. D. Mr. William F. Strikefoot to Miss Mary Ann Bennett, both of the township of Kitley.

Perth Courier, July 6, 1888

Avery—Birth, at Fallbrook, on the 22nd June, the wife of Mr. George Avery of a daughter.

Robertson—Birth at St. Catharines on the 21st June, the wife of Mr. W. J. Robertson of a daughter

Stata-Trace—Married, on Wed., 28th June, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. Nelson Stata to Miss Jennie Trace, all of Perth.

Foote-James—married, on the 3rd July at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. H. F. Bland, Mr. Jno. (or Jas.) Foote to Miss Edith James, all of Perth.

Baird-Rodger—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 28th June, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. Andrew William Baird to Miss Janet Rodger, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Rodger, all of Lanark.

Burwash - Hardinge—Married, on the 6th June, at St. Matthias Church, by Rev. Charles Darling, assisted by Rev. R. Harrison, Rector, Mr. John Harrington Burwash, of Arnprior to Miss Ethel Mary Seton Hardinge, youngest daughter of Mr. R. W. Hardinge.

Sharpe-Whinton—Married, at the residence of Mr. J. Armstrong, Cate Street, Antoine, Montreal, on the 3rd July, by Rev. James Fleck, B.A., Mr. R. James Sharpe of Perth to Miss Annie Angus Whinton, youngest daughter of the late Mr. James Whinton.

Perth Courier, July 13, 1888

Ewart—Birth, at Drummond on the 18th June, the wife of Mr. James D. Ewart of a son.

Reid-McGonnial—Married, on the 21st June, by Rev. D. T. Cummongs, Mr. John Reid of Clyde Forks to Miss M. J. McGonnial of Flower Station.

Anderson-Campbell, Married, on Wed., 4th July at the Presbyterian Church, Aylmer, Quebec, by Rev. D. Millar, Jr. John Anderson of Bristol, farmer, son of the late Mr. David Anderson of Bristol, to Miss Mary Ann Campbell, daughter of Mr. Richard Campbell of Bristol.

Boyce-McKenzie—Married, at the Manse, Grafton, on Wed., 4th July, by Rev. D. L. McRae, P. H. D., Cobourg, assisted by Rev. W. A. McKenzie, B.A., B. D., brother of the bride, Mr. W.W. Boyce to Miss Jessie McKenzie, second daughter of the late Rev. R. McKenzie, Dalhousie.

Chown - Lavelle—Married, at Kingston on the 21st June, by Rev. Charice Lavelle, uncle of the bride, Miss Mary Josephine (Minnie) Lavelle, second daughter of Dr. M. Lavelle, Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary and niece of Dr. Reeve of Almonte, to Mr. George Chown, merchant of Kingston.

Perth Courier, July 20, 1888

Kimberly-Jones—Married, on Wednesday, 11th July, by Rev. R. Coleman, Mr. Thomas Kimberly to Miss Elizabeth Jones, both of the Township of Bathurst.

Horn-Conroy—Married, on the 10th July, at the Congregational Manse, by Rev. E.C.W. MacCall, Mr. Thomas Horn to Miss Robina Conroy, both of Dalhousie.

Cullen-Keays—Married, on Wed., 11th July, by Rev. R. Coleman, Mr. Richard Henry Cullen of Drummond to Miss Eliza Jane Keays of Bathurst.

Hawkshaw - Gorby—Married, at the Union Church, on the 25th (?) June, by Rev. Thomas Nixon, Mr. John Hawkshaw of Ottawa to Miss Alice Gorby of Smith’s Falls.

Henderson-McCallum—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother on the 9th July, by Rev. Thomas Nixon, Mr. Colin Henderson to Miss Orillia Susan McCallum, of Smith’s Falls.

Robinson-Livingstone—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on the 18th July, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. Wallace Robinson to Miss Letitia Livingstone, both of S. Sherbrooke.

Perth Courier, July 27, 1888

Rogers-Stewart—Married, on Wed., 25th July, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. D. Laing, Mr. George W. Rogers of Toronto to Miss Jennie D. Stewart, daughter of Mr. Robert Stewart of Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Wednesday afternoon at the resident of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart, Darcy Street, an interesting ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Laing, Baptist minister.  This was the marriage of Mr. George W. Rogers of Toronto to Miss Jennie D. Stewart, daughter of Mr. Robert Stewart and teacher in the Perth public school.  After receiving the congratulations of friends the newly married couple along with guests sat down to a sumptuous repast got up by J. A. Laurie in his best style.  The bridal couple afterwards set out for Smith’s Falls there to take a trip by steamer down the Rideau Canal with its lovely and picturesque reaches of river, lake, locks and cuts to Kingston; thence to the Bay of Quinte, Picton, Belleville, etc. with series of land and water scenery to be found there unsurpassed for beauty in Canada.  Mr. Rogers some years ago was a resident of Perth being a clerk in the hardware store of Mr. Alexander Allan.  He is now a trusted traveler in the employ of Messrs. H. S. Howland & Son Co., wholesale merchants, Toronto.

Perth Courier, Aug. 3, 1888

Lyle-Featherston—Married, on the 1st Aug., by Rev. R. Hunter, Mr. Craig John Lyle of North Elmsley to Miss Francis Alberta Featherston, daughter of Mr. Robertson Featherston of North Elmsley.

Warren-Webster—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Wed., 25th July, Mr. Benjamin Warren, of Perth, hardware merchant to Miss Amy Webster, daughter of Mr. Thomas Webster, near Sharbot Lake.

Almonte:  Miss S. C. V. Watson, second daughter of Mr. John Watson of Ramsay and Mr. Donald Stewart, son of Mr. Duncan Stewart of the same township, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Wednesday afternoon, 11th inst.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s parents, 9th Line, by Rev. J. B. Edmundson.

Perth Courier, August 17, 1888

Morris-Hughes—Married, on the 8th Aug., by Rev. R. Coleman, Mr. Adam Albert Morris of Drummond to Miss Mary Ann Hughes of Bathurst.

Dilling-Burke—Married, at the Rectory, Perth on Wed., 8th Aug., by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. William Dilling to Miss Eliza Burke, both of Perth.

Perth Courier, August 24, 1888

McNulty-Gordon—Married at St. John’s Church, Smith’s Falls, on the 14th inst., by Rev. Rural Dean Nesbitt, Mr. John McNulty to Miss Maggie Gordon, both of Perth.

Ryan-Shane—Married, on Tuesday, 14th inst., at Smith’s Falls, by Rev. Father Stanton, Mr. M. Ryan, contractor to Miss Minnie Shane, daughter of Mr. James Shane, both of Smith’s Falls.

Stiles-Hicks—Married, at the Church of St. James the Apostle, by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., assisted by Rev. Rural Dean Nesbitt, Incumbent, Smith’s Falls, and Rev. Walter H. Stiles, Incumbent of March, brother of the bridegroom, on Wed., 22nd August, Rev. Thomas J. Stiles, Incumbent of Kitley to Miss Charlotte Hicks, youngest daughter of Mr. William Hicks, Esq., Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Wednesday morning our town, which is usually quiet at this time of year, showed very perceptible signs of life in the movements of a select portion of our population towards St. James Church to witness the marriage of Charlotte Hicks, youngest daughter of Mr. William Hicks of this place to Rev. Thomas Stiles, Incumbent of Frankville.  The ceremony was announced for 11:00 but long before that hour the spacious church was filled with expectant observers whose presence did honor to the bride, many who had come perhaps to witness an ordeal that they had gone through long before and some to behold an experience they fondly remember or some that hope to in the dim future.  At the appointed time and while was being sun the very appropriate hymn “The Voice that Breathes O’er Eden”, the bride was conducted  up the aisle by her father to the foot of the chancel where might be seen some of the very handsome floral decorations.  The very impressive ceremony of the Anglican Church was conducted by Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, assisted by Rural Dean Nesbitt and Rev. Walter Stiles, brother of the groom.  Miss Clara Code and Emma Hicks acted as bridesmaids while the groom was supported by Rev. Mr. McKay of Ottawa and Mr. R. E. Hicks.  The bride wore a composed and sweet expression and looked beautiful throughout.  She was attired in a magnificent petticoat of white surah, bodice and train of white moiré, old lace veil and bouquet of rosebuds.  The bridesmaids were tastefully attired in dresses of canary cashmere, bonnets and trimmings of tuile, carrying bouquets of water lilies.  The services were choral and the wedding party repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents afterwards where they received the congratulations of the guests and where an excellent and sumptuous repast awaited them, prepared by Mr. J. A. Laurie who also provided the wedding cake an artistic piece of workmanship.  At the close of the repast the Rector spoke feelingly of the loss of his and the congregation would sustain in the departure of one who had worked so hard in the interests of the church and also congratulated the groom on his good fortune and prospects for success in his parish.  The happy couple left on the 3:45 pm train.  One of the most appreciated gifts was from the cricket club, a handsome water jug of oxidized silver with gold lining, valued at $20.

Perth Courier, September 7, 1888

Sullivan—Birth, at Perth on the 3rd Sept., Mrs. George Sullivan of a son.

Miller—Birth, at Dalhousie, on the 24th Aug., the wife of Mr. Stewart Miller of a son.

Publow—Birth, at Perth on Sunday, 2nd Sept., the wife of Mr. G. G. Publow of a son.

Farrell-Clint—Married, at Perth on the 5th Sept. by Rev. James Ross, B. D., Mr. James Farrell to Miss Margaret Clint, daughter of Mr. Thomas Cling, all of Montague.

Wilson-Deacon—Married, at the Manse, Balderson, on Tuesday, 28th Aug., by Rev. James G. Stewart, Miss Ella Louisa Wilson daughter of Mr. William Wilson, Sherbrooke, to Mr. George Samuel Deacon of the Scotch Line.

McLenaghan-Campbell—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on Wed., 29th Aug., by Rev. James G. Stuart, Mr. Charles McLenaghan to Miss Margaret Campbell, daughter of Mr. Donald J. Campbell, all of Drummond.

Perth Courier, Sept. 14, 1888

Publow—Birth, at Perth on Sunday, 2nd Sept., the wife of Mr. G. Publow of a son.

Dennison—Birth, at Perth on Wed., 5th Sept., the wife of Mr. W. J. Dennison of a daughter.

McCaw-Clarke—Married, on Thursday, 6th Sept. at the residence of the bride’s brother, in the village of Lombardy, by Rev. N. Campbell, Mr. William McCaw to Miss Margaret Jane Clarke, all of Brockville.

Almonte:  At an early hour Monday morning last Charles Bryson of Almonte and Miss Kate McCue of Eganville were united in marriage at the latter place by Rev. Nathen Burns, P.P., who performed the ceremony.  After the dejeuner, the wedding party left Almonte by the noon express and were entertained by a parlor party and an elegant spread in the evening at the residence of the bridegroom’s brother-in-law Henry Clement, a number of invited guests being present.  Mr. Bryson has a good situation at Eganville and will return with his charming bride to that place next week and take up residence.

Perth Courier, Sept. 21, 1888

Palmer—Birth, on the 12th Sept., the wife of Mr. Louis Palmer, Bathurst, of a son.

Saunders-Pentland—Married, on the 12th inst., by Rev. D. McDonald, M.A., Mr. Thomas Saunders of Montague to Miss Susan Pentland of Carleton Place.

Davis-McEachern—Married, on the 10th Sept. at St. Mary’s Church, by Rev. Father O’Donohue, Mr. James Davis of Perth to Miss Maggie McEachern, third daughter of Mr. John McEachern of Carleton Place.

Binns-Lamont—Married, at Perth and within St. Andrew’s Manse, by Rev. A.H. Scott, M.A., on Monday, 17th Sept., Mr. D.S. Binns of Owen Sound to Miss Jessie Murray, second daughter of the late Daniel Lamont, Esq., of Sydenham, Gray County, Ontario.

Hetherington-Butler—Married, at St. James Church on the 17th Sept., by Rev. R. L.. Stephenson, M.A., Rector of Perth, Mr. Jason Hetherington of Ottawa to Miss Phoebe Elizabeth Butler, second surviving daughter of Mr. William Butler of Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Monday at 11:00 a numerous company assembled in St. James Church to witness the performance of marriage rites between Jay E. Hetherington of the civil service in Ottawa and Phoebe E. Butler, third daughter of Mr. William Butler, Esq. of this place.  The solemn ceremony was performed by the pastor of the church. Rev. R. L. Stephenson, M.A., in the presence of immediate friends of the bride, a number of invited guests and a large gathering of others whose pardonable interest in a social event of this nature called them into the sacred edifice as spectators.  The charming young bride was supported by her sister Dorcas Butler and her cousin Miss Lillian Butler of Arnprior while the groom was assisted by Mr. J. M. Walker and Mr. Joseph M. Rogers, barrister.  At the conclusion of the ceremony the bridal party and guests were driven to the residence of Mr. Butler where a sumptuous breakfast awaited them prepared by the cunning hands of J. A.. Laurie.  On this occasion he even surpassed himself.  After the repast was over the party left for the railway station where a large number of friends were gathered to bid the couple farewell.  A shower of rice accompanied the goodbyes as the bridal pair stepped off on the train which took them on the first stage of their trip to Hamilton, Owen Sound, etc.

Perth Courier, September 28, 1888

Morrison-Hall—Married, on the 18th Sept., at the Manse, Lanark, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. Irvine Morrison to Miss Mary Jane Hall, daughter of Mr. Nicholas Hall of S. Sherbrooke.

Duncan-Purdon—Married, on the 25th (?) September at the Manse, Lanark, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. James Duncan to Miss Isabella Purdon, daughter of Mr. Alexander Purdon of Dalhousie.

Roberts-McManus—Married, on the 24th Sept., at the Manse, Lanark, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. Alfred Roberts to Miss Elizabeth Elsie McManus, daughter of Mr. Edward McManus of S. Sherbrooke.

Dobbie-Skiffington—Married, on the 22nd Sept., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. William R. Dobbie of Fort McLeod, Alberta, to Miss Margaret May Skiffington, daughter of Mr. James Skiffington, of Dalhousie.

Perth Courier, Oct. 12, 1888

Devlin—Birth, at Perth, on the 1st Oct., Mrs. John Devlin of a son.

Campbell—Birth, on Wednesday, 19th Sept., the wife of Mr. A. B. Campbell, 7th Concession Bathurst, of a son.

Morrison-Munro—Married, at the Baptist Manse, Perth, on the 10th Oct., by Rev. D. Laing, Mr. Irwin Morrison of Maberly Village to Mrs. Munro of Bathurst.

McIlquham-Fair—Married, on the 5th Oct., at the manse, Lanark, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. William McIlquham of Drummond to Miss Jennie Watson, Fair, daughter of Mr. William Fair of Dalhousie.

Irving-Gordon—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Oxbridge Ontario, on the 9th Oct., by Rev. E. Cockburn, M.A., assisted by Rev. D. Gordon, uncle of the bride, Mary Stuart Gordon, third daughter of the late Mr. Adam Gordon, Esq., M.P., N. Ontario, to Mr. William C. Irving, Esq., Clerk in the First Division Court, Auditor, Criminal Justice Accounts, etc. (see more next issue)

We learn of a marriage which took place Monday evening at 7:00 pm on the 24th Sept., at the Manse, Lanark, Rev. James Wilson tying the knot.  The contracting parties were Mr. Alfred Roberts, 2nd son of Mr. Jas. Roberts of Lanark to Miss Lizzie McManus, youngest daughter of the deceased Edward McManus Sr., of S. Sherbrooke.  After the ceremony the happy couple returned to the residence of Mr. A. Darou, proprietor of the Temperance House, to remain for a few days.  On their arrival the first congratulations were cordially expressed by Miss Walker and Miss Dunham who were on the alert.  During the evening the Lanark Brass Band with its usual alacrity arrived to entertain them with a serenade.  The bridegroom, who is an old time friend of the boys, responded to their call by “fetching them indoors”.  The muscle attracted the attention of passers by and quite a crowd collected and soon began to inquire what the attraction was.  The bride was in Perth on the 29th and received some presents from old time acquaintances among which are a handsome set of china dishes by Shaw and Matheson and a pair of slippers by G. B. Farmer and other gifts in the vicinity of Lanark.  Lizzie has successfully followed the profession of teaching in the township of Lanark for the past six or seven years and we join the many friends in offering them our congratulations

Perth Courier, October 19, 1888

Steele—Birth, in Forest, on the 14th Oct., the wife of Mr. A. F. Steele of a son.

Mr. W. C. Irving, Division Court Clerk, member of the town council from the East Ward and one of Pembroke’s most popular young men was on Tuesday last united in marriage to Miss Mary Stuart Gordon, third daughter of the late Mr. Adam Gordon, M.P. for the North Riding of the County of Ontario and sister of Mr. P. D. Gordon of Pembroke.  The interesting ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s mother Oxbridge, Ontario by Rev. E. Cockburn, M.A.  Mr. T. R. McGhie of Robert Russell and Co., Pembroke, was groomsman and Miss Allie Gordon, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid.  The young couple are now enjoying their wedding tour.  Observer

A pleasing event took place on Monday, 15th Oct., when Mr. James McCann of the Government Bureau in Ottawa and brother to Mr. John McCann of Perth, married Miss Sarah Regan of the capital city.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Polifer in the presence of about 300 spectators.

On Wednesday, 17th inst., Miss Kate Clyne, eldest daughter of Mr. Edward Clyne, 6th Concession Bathurst, was united in marriage with Mr. John Crawford, eldest son of Mr. Samuel Crawford of the 4th Line Bathurst, at St. John’s Church in Perth by the Very Rev. Dean O’Connor, who performed the ceremony after which the bridal party returned to the residence of the bride’s father where a sumptuous feast was served.

Perth Courier, November 2, 1888

Dowdall-Sullivan—Married, at St. John’s Church, Perth, by Very Rev. Dean O’Connor, Mr. Peter Dowdall of Bathurst to Miss Ellen Jane Sullivan of Perth.

Moore-Morrison—Married, on the 23rd Oct., by Rev. H. F. Bland, Methodist Parsonage, Mr. John Moore to Miss Fanny Morrison, both of Maberly.

Code-Allan—Married, on the 25th (?) 26th (?) Oct., by Rev. H. F. Bland, at the Methodist Parsonage, Mr. James E. Code of Montague to Miss Ida Allan of Smith’s Falls.

Stewart-McGregor—Married, at the residence of Mr. A. McGregor, on the 26th Oct., by Rev. F. O. Weeks, Mr. Daniel Stewart to Miss Mary Jane McGregor, both of Carleton Place.

Moffatt-Cockburn—Married, at Pembroke on Wed., 17th Oct., by Rev. Archdeacon Daykin, Mr. James Moffatt of Perth to Miss Nellie Cockburn, daughter of Mr. John Cockburn, Esq.

Pullar-Drysdale—Married, on the 26th (?) Oct., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. James Wilson, Mr. William Pullar, locomotive engineer, Bat Portage, Ont., to Miss Elizabeth Ann Drysdale, youngest daughter of Mr. James Drysdale, Esq., Lanark.  (note, unsure of groom’s surname.)


Posted: 24 November, 2003