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Births & Marriages - Perth Courier & Others

supplied by Christine M. Spencer of Northwestern University, Evanston, Il., USA.

  c-spencer3@northwestern.edu


Disclaimer:  Please note—There probably ARE errors in these transcriptions.  Words are blurred and the type small.  Use this, please, as a starting point only and verify by other sources.

Perth Courier, January 4, 1895

Wilson-Smith—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on the 27th December, by Rev. Dr. Currie, B.D., Dr. S.C. Wilson of Perth to Miss Ethel Matilda Smith, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Smith of North Elmsley.

Dodds-Wilson—Married, on the evening of New Year’s Day by Rev. A.H. Scott, M.A., at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Ralph Smith Dodds of Bathurst to Miss Isabella Wilson, second daughter of Mr. George Wilson, Esq., Scotch Line, Burgess.

Robertson-Malcolm—Married, on the 27th December, by Rev. G.O. Rock, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John James Robertson to Miss Mary J. Malcolm, all of Perth.

Shaw-Benjamin—Married, on the 27th December at St. Thomas’ Church, Belleville, by Rev. Canon Burke, assisted by Rev. Blacklock, Mr. J.D. Gemmill Shaw, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, formerly of Perth, to Miss Rosetta Julia Benjamin, youngest daughter of the late Mr. George Benjamin, M.P.

Wainwright-McLeod—Married, at St. Jude’s Church, Oakville, on Saturday, 22nd December, by Rev. Canon Worrell, Mr. J.R. Wainwright of Molsona(?) Bank, Norwich, to Miss Carrie McLeod, youngest daughter of Mr. John McLeod of Hamilton, formerly of Cobourg.

Perth Courier January 11, 1895

Brock—Birth at Rocklands Bangalou, India, on the 1st December, the wife of Rev. H. Brock of the American Baptist Telegu Mission, formerly of Perth, of a son.

Paul-Yuill—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Ramsay, on Christmas Eve, by Rev. Mr. McNair(?), Mr. William Paul to Miss Bella Yuill, eldest daughter of Mr. James(?) Yuill, Esq., all of Ramsay.

Grey-Stewart—Married, at Oak Lake, (illegible word, Manitoba?), on the (illegible date) December by Rev. D.H. Hodge(?), Mr. Robert J. Grey, son of Mr. W.R. Grey, Esq., Carleton Place, to Miss Stewart of “Rosedale?”, all of Oak Lake.

Fraser-Somerville—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother on the 20th December, by Rev. A.A. Scott, M.A., Mr. William(?) Fraser to Miss Laura E. Somerville, daughter of Mrs. Somerville, all of Carleton Place.

Townsend-Richie—Married, a the residence of the bride’s parents, Pakenham, on the 28th December by the Methodist minister, Mr. J.C. Townsent of B - - - - - , Michigan to Miss Anna Richie, eldest daughter of Mr.  John Richie, Esq., of Pakenham.

Perth Courier, January 18, 1895

Hanlon—Birth at Perth, on the 15th Jan., the wife of Mr. Jas. Hanlon of a daughter.

Livingston—Birth, on the 10th Jan., the wife of Mr. William Livingston, 2nd Concession Drummond, of a daughter.

Tennant-Clark—Married, on the 9th Jan., by Rev. N.B. Topping, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. W.E. Tennant, of Clayton to Miss Charlotte Clark of Drummond.

McLaren-Ferguson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on the 7th January, by Rev. A. Elliott, Mr. Richard McLaren to Miss Annie Ferguson, daughter of Mr. W. Ferguson, Esq., all of Carleton Place.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Richard McLaren of the Mississippi, Carleton Place, and Miss Ferguson were married on Monday, 7th Jan., and after the ceremony the couple drove out to the residence of the groom’s mother near Perth.  Gazette

Meach(?)-Graham—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on the 1st Jan., by Rev. Mr. McLean, Mr. A.C. Meach(?) of Ottawa to Miss Harriett Graham, eldest daughter of George Graham, 8th Line Ramsay.

Riley-Scott—Married, on New Year’s Day, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mrs. R. Scott of the Derry, by Rev. A.H. McFarlane, Mr. Thomas Riley to Miss Maggie E. Scott, all of Beckwith.

McFarlane-McLaren—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Carleton Place, by Rev. R. McNair, on the 9th Jan., Mr. James McFarlane, son of William McFarlane, to Miss Kate McLaren, all of Beckwith.

Pickup-Frost—Married, at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. James Rochester, Ottawa, on the 9th Jan., by Rev. J.M. Snowdan, Rector of St. George’s Church, Mr. Edwin George Patrick Pickup of Osgoode Hall, Esq., barrister-at-law, eldest and only surviving son of the late John George Wallwark Pickup, Esq., M.D., Brockville, to Miss Mary Edith Frost, second daughter of Mr. W.M. Frost, Esq., Ottawa.  (transcriber’s note, I could be wrong on the groom’s surname, but it definitely looked like ‘Pickup’)

James-Lawson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, near Middleville, on Wednesday, 9th December, by Rev. W.S. Smith, St. Paul’s Church, Mr. Robert James of Prairie Grove, Man., to Miss Lizzie Lawson, youngest daughter of Mr. Peter Lawson, Esq.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Middleville:  On Wednesday the 9th ultimo the house of our respected townsman Peter Lawson, Esq., was the scene of a large gathering to see his daughter Lizzie be united in marriage to Robert James or Prairie Grove, Manitoba.  The Rev. W.S. Smith was the celebrant.  A sumptuous supper was served in the house of the bride’s brother James Lawson and a very pleasant evening was spent.  The happy couple leave for their home in the northwest on Tuesday, 22nd inst.

As partners in the grace of life

May they each other’s burdens bear

May mutual love exclude all strife

And kindness banish every care.

The Gazette says that on the 26th December, Arthur H. Ellis of Pakenham was united in marriage to Flora McDonald, daughter of L. McDonald, 10th Line Ramsay.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. John A. McDonald, brother of the bride and late Presbyterian minister to the Indians of British Columbia.

Perth Courier, January 25, 1895

Hamill—Birth, at Portage la Prairie, on the 17th Dec., the wife of Thomas(?) Hamill of a son.

Rogers—Birth, in Bathurst on the 4th Jan., the wife of George Rogers, Jr., of a daughter.

Burns—Birth in Drummond on the 4th Jan., the wife of Mr. Barney Burns, of a daughter.

Imeson—Birth, at Elmsley on the 4th Jan., the wife of William Imeson of a son.

Kirkham—Birth, at Perth on the 7th Jan., the wife of George Kirkham of a son.

Murphy—Birth, at Drummond, on the 5th Jan., the wife of Thomas Murphy of a daughter.

Rogers—Birth at Perth on the 11th Jan., the wife of Mr. J.M. Rogers, of a son.

James—Birth, 2nd Line Drummond, on the 12th Jan., the wife of Mr. Alfred James, of a daughter.

White—Birth, at Bathurst on the 13th Jan., the wife of Mr. Richard C. White of a daughter.

Ferrier—Birth at Perth, on Tuesday, 15th Jan., the wife of Mr. J.A. Ferrier, of a daughter.

Scudamore—Birth on Wednesday (no date), at York, Grave River, the wife of Rev. C. Scudamore, of a daughter.

Douglas-Tomlinson—Married, at St. Mary’s Church, Oliver’s Ferry, on Thursday evening, 17th Jan., by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., Mr. Robert Douglas of Smith’s Falls to Jennie Tomlinson, daughter of Mr. Jonathan Tomlinson of Oliver’s Ferry.

Perth Courier, Feb. 1, 1895

McVeity—Birth, on the 22nd Jan., the wife of Mr. Henry McVeity, Bathurst, of a daughter.

Buffan—Birth, at Fallbrook, on the 17th Jan., the wife of Mr. Henry Buffan of a daughter.

Beal—Birth at Perth, on Friday, 18th Jan., the wife of W. J. Beal, of a son.

Magillivray—Birth at Kingston, on the 30th Jan., the wife of Prof. Jno. Magillivray of a daughter.

McDowell—Birth, at Perth on Friday, 25th Jan., the wife of Mr. John McDowell, of a son.

Scott—Birth, at Perth, on the 25th (?) Jan., the wife of Mr. J.G. Scott, tailor, of a son.

Mitchell—Birth, at Perth, on the 28th (?) Jan., the wife of Mr. John Mitchell, of a son.

Gallagher—Birth, at Perth on the 29th Jan., the wife of Mr. Andrew Gallagher, of a son.

McLean-Conlin—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, by Rev. Mr. Muckleston, on Monday, 21st Jan., Howard McLean to Miss Camelia Conlin, daughter of the late John Conlin, all of Smith’s Falls.

Telford-Magee—Married, by Rev. Thomas Magee of Merrickville on Wednesday, 16th Jan., by Rev. Mr. Taylor, Mr. Russell Telford of Montague to Miss Emma Webster, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Magee.

Perth Courier, Feb. 8, 1895

Graham-Lochard—Married, at the residence of Thomas A. Bothwell, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, on the 30th Jan., by Rev. A. Elliott, Mr. James Alfred Graham to Miss Annie Mary Lochard, all of Lanark.

Perth Courier, Feb. 15, 1895

Shiels-Beckett—Married, at St. John’s Church, Smith’s Falls, on Wed., 30th Jan., by the Rector, Rev. A.C. Nesbitt, Mr. Adam Shiels of Winnipeg to Miss Sarah E. Beckett, daughter of the late William Beckett of Port Elmsley.

Phillips-Lemmex(?)—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on Wed., 30th Jan., by Rev. T.C. Brown, Mr. J. F. Phillips to Miss Annie Lemmex(?), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Lemmex(?), Smith’s Falls.

Perth Courier, Feb. 22, 1895

Campbell—Birth, on Feb. 14, the wife of Mr. P.M. Campbell, Drummond, of a son.

Bell—Birth, at 272 Donald Street, Winnipeg, on Feb. 14, the wife of William O. Bell, formerly of Perth, of a son.

McCann—Birth, at Perth, on Monday, Feb. 18, the wife of  John McCann, license inspector, of a son.

Flett—Birth, at Perth, on Feb. 8(?), the wife if Mr. W. J. Flett, of a daughter.

Moodie—Birth, on the Scotch Line, on Feb. 8(?), the wife of Thomas A. Moodie of a daughter.

McVeity—Birth, at Port Elmsley on Thursday, Jan. 31, the wife of Mr. Thomas McVeity, of a daughter.

Elliott—Birth, at Burgess, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the wife of Robert Elliott, of a son.

Hughes—Birth, on Wed., Jan. 20, the wife of Mr. J.B. Hughes of Bathurst of a son.

Machan-Majaury—Married, at the manse, Watson’s Corners, on Feb. 13, Mr. Andrew Machan of Manitoba to Miss Spence(?) R. Majurey of Lanark.  (two spellings)

Perth Courier, March 1, 1895

Truelove—Birth, on the 25th Feb., the wife of Mr. William Truelove, 7th Line Bathurst, of a daughter.

Leggett—Birth, at Perth, on Monday, Feb. 18, the wife of Joseph Leggett, of a son.

Appleby-McDonald—Married, at Zion Church Manse, Carleton Place, on the 6th Feb., by Rev. A.A. Scott, M.A., William H. Appleby to Bella McDonald, both of Drummond.

McConkey-Floyd—Married, at Waterville, Minn., on the 6th Feb., by Rev. A. Chards, Mr. Adnrew McConkey to Miss Rosley Floyd, formerly of Beckwith.

Holmes-Johnson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on the 6th Feb., by Rev. A. Elliott, Mr. William Holmes to Miss Ida C. Johnson, both of Carleton Place.

Darou-Keyes—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on the 13th Feb., by Rev. A. Elliott, B.A., Mr. Robert F. Darou to Miss Lucy Keyes, both of Bathurst.

Donohue-Rahilly—Married, at St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place, on the 25th Feb., by Rev. Father O’Rourke, William Donahue of Grand Forks, Dakota to Miss Annie D. Rahilly, daughter of the late Michael Rahilly of Ramsay(?).

Turnbull-Ferrier—Married, at Knox Church manse, Perth, on the 21st Feb., by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Walter A. Turnbull, to Miss Elizabeth Charlotte Ferrier, daughter of the late Isaac Ferrier, Burgess.

Hargrave-Hamilton—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, 22nd Feb., by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Mr. Frederick Hargrave to Miss Helen Jane Hamilton, eldest daughter of Mr. James Hamilton, all of Perth.

Residents of Lanark and Carleton Place will be interested in learning of the marriage of a young lady who was once one of themselves—Miss Libbie McLaren, daughter of the late Duncan McLaren of Fargo, Dakota.  The Fargo Argus of Feb. 20 contains the following notice of the marriage.  “On Monday night at the residence of Col. J. Lamont occurred the marriage of Oscar R. Lindsay and Hanna Elizabeth McLaren both well known in Fargo.  Rev. B.F. Nash performed the ceremony after which the young couple were tendered a reception and banquet.  Numerous beautiful and costly presents were received from their friends and relatives who wish them joy in their matrimonial venture.  May their lives be one continued glow of sunshine.”

Perth Courier, March 8, 1895

McKimm—Birth, at Smith’s Falls, on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. G.F. McKimm of a son.

Divine-Beck—Married, at Zion Church Manse, on the 27th Feb., by Rev. A.A. Scott, M.A., Mr. William J. Divine to Miss Elizabeth Beck, daughter of William Beck, all of Carleton Place.

Gibson-Cassel—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Elizabeth Jane Cassell to Benjamin Gibson, fourth son of David Gibson, Esq., by Rev. N. B. Topping, on the 20th Feb., all of Palmerson.

NOTE MUST BE A PRINT ERROR HERE BUT IT IS TRANSCRIBED AS TYPESET:

Jackman-Smith—Married, at St. Vincent’s Church, Bathurst, by Rev. T. P. O’Connor, Michael Quigley to Sarah A. Quinn, all of Burgess.

Elliott:  Almost ere the gladdening rays of the crimson son had cast upon the earth, clutched in her silvery garments, a hue of dazzling and impressible beauty, radiance, and splendor, there could be seen hastening to the altar of St. Vincent’s Church, hearts beating merrily to pronounce the solemn vows which made John Jackman and Maggie Smith man and wife.  The bride was able assisted by her sister Katie while the groom was duly supported by his cousin William Farrell.  The ceremony being over, the happy couple, accompanied by their relatives took themselves to the home of her mother Mrs. G. Smith where a sumptuous breakfast awaited them and where the remainder of the day was gaily spent.  The bride was the recipient of several beautiful and handsome and costly presents.

Perth Courier, March 15, 1895

Leighton—Birth, on the 25th (?) Feb., the wife of Mr. Albert Leighton, of a daughter.

McMaster—Birth, at Perth on Wednesday, 20th Feb., the wife of Mr. J.T. McMaster, of a daughter.

Jordan-Miller—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 6th March, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., assisted by Mr. Boyd, Mr. John Jordan to Miss Martina Miller, daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Miller of Bathurst.

Holliday-Clyne(?)—Married, at St. James Church rectory, Perth, on the 4th March, by Rev. Mr. Muckleston, rector, Mr. Arthur M. Holliday of Prescott to Miss Minnie Clyne(?), second daughter of Mr. Henry Clyne(?) of Drummond.

Perth Courier, March 22, 1895

King—Birth, at Perth, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr. George King, of a daughter.

Bingley-Robertson—Married, on Wednesday, 13th March, by Rev. James McIlroy, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Albert Bingley of Dalhousie to Miss Charlotte Robertson, daughter of Mr. John Robertson of Lavant.

McLachlin-Manson—Married, at White Lake on Wednesday, March 6, by Rev. Mr. Florence (Presbyterian), Miss Kate McLachlin, second daughter of Mr. Donald McLachlin to Mr. Andrew Manson of Reston, Man.

Perth Courier, March 29, 1895

Baird-Yuill—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Hopetown on March 20, by Rev. J.A. McConnell, Mr. Andrew M. Baird to Miss Jane Yuill, both of Lanark.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Hopetown:  Quite a pleasing event took place at the residence of A.B. Yuill on Wednesday of last week the occasion being the marriage of his youngest daughter Janie to Andrew Baird of this place.  Rev. Mr. McConnell of Watson’s Corners performed the ceremony.  On the same day, Bella McInnes, daughter of Alexander McInnes, was united in marriage to John Park(?) of Watson’s Corners.

Baird-Affleck—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on March 12 by Professor A. H. Baird of Manitoba College, Winnipeg (brother of the groom) Mr. Thomas Taylor Baird, son of Charles Baird, Motherwell, Ont., to Sarah Affleck, of Thornbank, Crystal City, Manitoba.  (Transcriber’s note:  I believe it is “Mrs.” Sarah Affleck)

Leeson-Perrin—Married, at Drummond, on Wednesday, March 13, by Rev. T.C. Brown of Smith’s Falls, Mr. Thomas George Leeson of Lemex(?) Lenox(?), Manitoba to Miss Mina Perrin, daughter of Mr. John Perrin.

Sharbot Lake:  George Assyltine(?) and Miss Veally from St. George’s Lake are no longer twain but one flesh.  Rev. Mr. Sanderson tied the knot for the happy couple at the residence of the groom’s brother-in-law, Mr. Herb Smith, on Wednesday evening, March 20.

Perth Courier, April 5, 1895

McEwen—Birth, at Bolingbroke, on the 17th March, the wife of Mr. J.L. McEwen, of a son.

Fraser—Birth, at Almonte, on the 17th March, the wife of Mr. D.M. Fraser, of a daughter.

Neilson—Birth, at Carleton Place, on the 9th March, the wife of Mr. A. Neilson, of a daughter.

Thompson—Birth, at Perth, on Friday, 22nd March, the wife of Mr. George Thompson, of twins, a son and a daughter.

Dowdall—Birth, on Thursday, 7th March, the wife of Mr. Edward Dowdall, secretary foreman, Sheffield Station, County Hastings, of a daughter.

Smith—Birth, at Perth, on the 16th March, the wife of Mr. Richard Smith, of a son.

McCoy-Neilson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on the 27th April, by Rev. J.B. McIlraith, Mr. Alexander McCoy to Miss Jennie Neilson, eldest son of Mr. Gavin Neilson all of Drummond.

Bolingbroke:  A quiet wedding took place at Althorpe last week.  The contracting parties were Mr. White of Ottawa and Mrs. James Norris of Althorpe.

Perth Courier, April 12, 1895

Anderson—Birth, at Carberry, on the 22nd March, the wife of Mr. J.P. Anderson, manager of the Union Bank of Canada, formerly of Balderson, of a son.

Wood—Birth, at Smith’s Falls, on the 7th inst., the wife of Mr. Steven Wood, of a daughter.

Ennis-Warrington—Married, at the parsonage at Playfair, on the 2nd April, by Rev. F.G. Robinson, Mr. Samuel Ennis to Miss Lucy Warrington both of Bathurst.

LaPage-Muir—Muir—Married, on the 2nd April, at the residence of the bride’s father, Middleville, by Rev. A. Macaulay, Mr. Louis LaPage of Ottawa to Miss Isabella Muir.

Anderson-McLaren—Married, on the 3rd April, at 5 Brock Street, Perth, by Rev. N.B. Topping, Mr. Robert M. Anderson to Miss Eva Emeline McLaren, all of Bathurst.

Stewart-Gardiner—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Smith’s Falls, on Wednesday evening, 3rd April, by Rev. T.C. Brown, Miss Edna Gardiner, daughter of Andrew Gardiner, to Edward E. Stewart of the C.P.R.

Perth Courier, April 19, 1895

McIntyre-Purdon—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Dalhousie, on the 11th inst., by Rev. J. Binnie, Miss Tena Purdon to Mr. Malcolm McIntyre, blacksmith, Elphin.

Bartram-McPhee—Married, on the 10th April, at the Manse, by Rev. J. Binnie, Mr. Alexander Bartram, of Palmerston to Elizabeth McPhee of Dalhousie.

Duffield-Ogilvie—Married, on Tuesday, April 2 by Rev. C. H. Cooke, Presbyterian minister, Smith’s Falls, Mr. George Duffield of Lombardy to Miss Margaret Ogilvie, daughter of Mr. Archibald Ogilvie of South Elmsley.

Perth Courier, April 26, 1895

Matheson—Birth, at Glen Tay on Sunday, April 21, the wife of Mr. A.G. Matheson, of a daughter

Houze-McLean—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on the evening of April 17, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., George James Houze of Lombardy to Janet McLean, youngest daughter of William Jno McLean of Oliver’s Ferry.

Saunders-Salter—Married, at Montague on April 17, by Rev. Mr. Waterman, Mr. James Saunders to Miss S. Salter, both of Montague.

Mason-McDougall—Married, at the Manse, Poland by Rev. James McIlroy, on Friday, April 19, John Mason to Jennie McDougall, both of Lanark.

Ennis-Warrington—Married, at Playfair on April 2, by Rev. F.G. Robinson, Mr. Samuel Ennis to Miss Lucy Warrington, both of Bathurst.

Oliver-Donnelly—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on the 24th April, by Rev. W.J. Mucklestone, Rector, Mr. George Nelson Oliver of Hungerford to Miss Jessie Alice Donnelly of Bathurst.

Perth Courier, May 3, 1895

Keays-Darou—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, 6th Concession Bathurst, on April 24, by Rev. F. G. Robinson, Mr. William James Keays to Miss Isabella M. Darou, both of Bathurst.

Tackaberry-Fairgrieve—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Port Elmsley, on April 24, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, Miss Jessie Tackaberry to Mr. John F. Fairgrieve of Smith’s Falls.

Rathwell-Grierson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, North Burgess, on April 24(?), Miss Jessie Grierson, daughter of James Grierson to Mr. George Albert Rathwell, of Drummond.  (Note, unsure of groom’s last name and bride’s first name, see below also.)

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Noble’s Bay:  A very quiet wedding took place last week.  The contracting parties were Jennie Grierson and George Wrathall of Drummond.  The party was held at the bride’s father, Jas. Grierson.

Thibodeau-Durrell—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Township of Stafford, on the 16th inst., by Rev. Dr. Bayne, Mr. George Thibodeau of Pembroke to Miss Mina Durrell, daughter of William Durrell.

Kinnaird-Simpson—Married, at the residence of G.W. Willoughby(?) on April 23, by Rev. A. S. Grant, B.D., Mr. John Kinnaird to Miss Agnes Simpson, both of Almonte.

Harper:  On Monday, 29th April, Bridget Lee, 9th Line Bathurst, was married to Thomas Mitchell of Manion.

Brooke:  Quite a pleasant evening was spent at the home of Edward Donnelly on Wednesday, 24th April on the occasion of the marriage of his eldest daughter Jessie Alice to George N. Oliver of Sheffield.  Rev. Mr. Muckleston of Perth tied the knot.  The bridesmaid was Katie Gamble and the groom was supported by Ephraim Donnelly, brother of the bride.  The bride looked very handsome, she wore a pale pink cashmere suit trimmed with white lace and ribbons.  They took the train for their new home on Monday.

Perth Courier, May 10, 1895

Scott—Birth, at the manse on the 7th May, the wife of Rev. A.H. Scott, Perth, of a son.

Armstrong—Birth, at North Elmsley on Wednesday, 1st May, the wife of Mr. John Armstrong, of a son.

Robertson—Birth, at Perth on Wednesday, 8th May, the wife of Mr. Alexander Robertson, of a daughter.

McLean-Moodie—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., on Wednesday, 1st May, Mr. Adam McLean of Burgess to Miss Jennie Moodie, daughter of Mr. Thomas Moodie, Esq., of Elmsley.

Currie-McLaren—Married, on the 2nd May, by Rev. John Wilson, Mr. James C. Currie to Miss Ada McLaren, eldest daughter of Mr. J.M. McLaren, both of Smith’s Falls.

Miller-McAllister—Married, in Lanark Township, near Middleville, on Wednesday, 1st May, by Rev. W. Stewart Smith, Presbyterian minister, Mr. Matthew Miller to Miss Isabella McAllister.

Ferguson’s Falls:  A very pretty event took place at Mr. H. Murphy’s residence on Wednesday last when Mr. M. Brady and Miss K. Sullivan both of Dakota, were united in marriage.

Perth Courier, May 17, 1895

Graham—Birth, at Lancaster, Ontario, on the 9th May, the wife of Rev. A. Graham, of a son.

Ferrier—Birth, at Perth on the 8th May, the wife of William Ferrier, of a daughter.

Patrick-Jamieson—Married, at Mount Blow(?) Ramsay, at the residence of John Paul, on the 3rd May, by Rev. T. Hagen, Mr. John Patrick of Auburn, N.Y., to Miss Agnes Jamieson, youngest daughter of the late John and Agnes Jamieson, Lanark.

Mitchell-Lee—Married, at St. John’s Church, Perth, on the 29th April, by Rev. Father Duffus, Parish Priest, Mr. John Mitchell to Miss Bridget Lee, daughter of the late Henry Lee all of Bathurst.

Ferguson’s Falls:  A very pretty event took place in St. Patrick’s chapel of this place on Wednesday, May 8, when Mr. M.H. Brady of East Grand Forks was united in marriage to Katie T. Sullivan.  The bride was attired in cream colored cashmere trimmed in white lace. The bride was assisted by her sister Miss Nellie who was also becomingly attired in a dress of fawn colored goods while the groom was assisted by Charles Hollinger.  After the ceremony the wedding party with a few invited friends drove to the residence of Hugh Murphy, uncle of the bride where a most sumptuous repast awaited them.  Mr. and Mrs. Brady leave for their future home in East Grand Forks on Monday, 13th May.

Perth Courier, May 24, 1895

Murphy—Birth, on May 17, the wife of Mr. John Murphy, 3rd Line Bathurst, of a son.

Silverstone—Birth, at Perth on Monday, 20th inst., the wife of Mr. H. Silverstone, of a daughter.

Walker—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, May 21, the wife of Mr. A.C. Walker, of a daughter.

Noonan—Birth, on Tuesday, May 24, the wife of Mr. Dennis Noonan, 4th Concession Bathurst, of a son.

Miller—Birth, at Burgess on Tuesday, May 14, the wife of Mr. Charles Miller of a daughter.

Cochrane—Birth, on Wednesday, 15th inst., at 4163(?) Dorchester St., the wife of Mr. James A. Cochrane of Huthurst(?), P.Q., of a daughter.

McWilliams-Coleman—Married, on May 15, at the Baptist Manse, Almonte, by Rev. R. Hagen, Mr. Nelson McWilliams, to Miss Ida Amanda Coleman both of Carleton Place.

Currie-McLaren—Married, on May 2, by Rev. John Wilson, Mr. James C. Curry(note it is spelled different here—transcriber)  to Miss Ida McLaren, eldest daughter of Mrs. J.M. McLaren, both of Smith’s Falls.

Gnaedinger-Nichol—Married, at the American Presbyterian Church, Montreal on May 22, by Rev. T.S. McWilliams, Mr. Julius Theodore Gnaedinger, furrier, Monteal, to Miss Ethel Lenore Nichol, eldest daughter of Dr. Nichol, L.D.S., Montreal and grand daughter of Mrs. (Dr.) Nichol of Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

From the Montreal Star of May 22 we learn of the marriage of Ethel Leonara Nichol, daughter of J.C. Nichol, dentist, Montreal, to J. Theodore Gnaedinger of that city.  The ceremony took place in the American Presbyterian Church in the presence of the immediate relatives of the bride and groom.  The father, Mr. Nichol, is a native of Perth and is a brother of Mrs. William Meighen, who was present at the ceremony.  The young couple have gone on an extended wedding tour through Europe.

Perth Courier, May 31, 1895

McEwen—Birth, on Friday, May 17, the wife of Mr. William McEwen, Balderson, of a daughter.

Stewart—Birth, on Saturday, May 18, the wife of John Stewart, 4th Line Bathurst, of a son.

Caldwell—Birth, at ‘Hillcrest’, Rosedale, Toronto, on the 19th (?) May, the wife of William Caldwell, of a son.

Young-Greer—Married, at the residence of the bride’s sister, Maberly, on Thursday May 30, by Rev. Mr. Vessar(?), Miss Ellen Greer, third daughter of Thomas Greer, to Mr. John Young, both of Oso.

Oliver-Kerr—Married, at Merrickville at the residence of the bride’s father, on Wednesday, May 22, by Rev. Mr. Tayulor, Mr. R.J. Oliver, principal of the public school, to Miss Effie Kerr, only daughter of Mr. John Kerr, Reeve of Merrickville.

Coulter-Brown—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Frankville, on May 22, by Rev. G.H. Porter, M.A., B.D., Mr. J. Lewis Coulter, town clerk, Almonte, to Miss Elmyra J. Brown, 2nd Line Benson

McPhail-Wills—Married, on Wednesday, May 15, by Rev. James McIlroy, Presbyterian minister, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. (first name illegible) McPhail son of the late Reeve of Lavant Township, to Miss Ellen M. Wills, daughter of William Wills of the same township.

Jones-Clarke—Married, at Pembroke on May 15, by Rev. H. Cairns, assisted by Rev. W.P. Bosbart(?), Miss Mary Emily Clarke, fourth daughter of Mr. Edward Clarke, to Mr. John Owen Jones, youngest son of Salomon Jones of Pembroke.

Chapman-Drummond—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on May 23, by Rev. A.S. Grant, B.D., Mr. Joseph Chapman of Bristol, Que., to Miss Christina Margaret Drummond, daughter of Mr. Daniel Drummond, Esq., 12th Line Ramsay.

 Perth Courier, June 7, 1895

Paul—Birth, at Perth on Wednesday, May 14, the wife of Mr. William Paul of a daughter.

Machen-Closs—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on May 29, by Rev. A. Macaulay, Mr. James Machen of Lanark to Miss Maria Closs of Lavant.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Brightside:  Jas. Machan was married to M. Closs, daughter of John Closs.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. McAulay of Middleville.

Fumerton-Hamilton—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Wednesday, May 29, by Rev. G.L. Low, Archibald Fumerton to Jane Hamilton, eldest daughter of the late John Hamilton, both of Hamilton.

Bell-Moodie—Married, at Knox Church Manse, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., on the 5th June, Mr. James Samuel Bell of Drummond to Miss Martha Moodie, daughter of Alexander Moodie of Burgess.

The Pembroke Observer records the marriage of John Dunlop Deacon, son of Judge Thomas Deacon to Carrie Isobel Foster, daughter of Archibald Foster all of Pembroke on Wednesday evening, May 22 in the Methodist Church.  The church was magnificently decorated and a gay assemblage of wedding guests, bridesmaid, best men, ushers, etc., made the occasion one of rare social mark.  The Rev. Hugh Cairns performed the wedding ceremony.  The young couple left on an extensive tour through Canada and the U.S.

Perth Courier, June 14, 1895

Hyndman-Scott—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, “Mount Joy”, King’s Road, by Rev. John S. Burnet, St. Andrew’s Church, Martin town, on Tuesday, June 11, Clark Hyndman of Hallville(?) to Mary A. Scott, youngest daughter of William Scott of Charlottenburgh, Glengarry County, and sister of Rev. A.H. Scott, of St. Andrew’s Church, Perth.

McGuiggan-Farrell—Married, at St. Vincent’s Church, Bathurst, by Rev. Father McDonough, assisted by Rev. T.P. O’Connor, Mr. Thomas MaGuiggan of Burgess to Miss Minnie Farrell, daughter of Mrs. George Farrell of Bathurst.

McGregor-Miller—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, John Miller, North Sherbrooke, on Wednesday, 5th June, by Rev. Jas. Binnie, M.A.B.D., Mr. James C. McGregor of Balderson to Miss Sarah Ann Miller.

F.E. Moorhouse and Kate Code both once of Smith’s Falls, were married at Boasevain(?), Man.(?) on the 8th of May.

Perth Courier, June 21, 1895

Traill-Boyle—Married, at the Manse, Middleville, on the 12th June, by Rev. W.S. Smith, Mr. Stewart Traill to Miss Mary Boyle, both of Darling.

Edwards-Meighen—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on the 11th June, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., at St. Andrew’s Church, Russell Gordon Cameron Edwards of Ottawa to Edna Stewart Meighen, eldest daughter of William Meighen of the firm of Arthur Meighen and Bros., merchants, Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The sun came out clear and bright on Tuesday morning, ushering in with its golden beams the wedding day of the fairest daughter Perth has sent out for many a day to make glad the new home of one of its stranger guests.  On that day at 1:30 in the afternoon Edna Stewart Meighen, eldest daughter of one of our most respected townsmen and merchants, William Meighen, Esq., was united in marriage to Russell Gordon Cameron Edwards of Ottawa, one of the younger members of the Canada Lumber Company, a firm whose business limits and mills are known over the whole Ottawa valley.  The ceremony took place at the beautiful and commodious home of the bride’s parents on Drummond St and was performed by Rev. A. H. Scott, pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.  The ample drawing room was beautifully decked out with fern, flowers and in lavish abundance in festoons of bouquets, designs of various kinds in choice blooms, etc., rare and exquisite roses being a feature of the floral decorations.  The wide hall and staircase showed masses of flowering and foliage plants and the dining room was equally rich in its floral display, the whole suite of apartments looking like a fair bower fit for the representation of Titania’s flowery dell in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  The bride’s gown was of heavy brocaded white satin with passion flowers and a very long train handsomely trimmed with Irish point lace, ribbon and yoke of pearls and graceful sprays of orange blossoms dipped on one shoulder with tiny fruit.  Around her neck she wore a necklace with a diamond pendant in the form of a star which contained 57 diamonds.  This was the gift of the bridegroom.  The bride carried in her hands a bouquet of pure white roses.  Four bridesmaids attended the bride at the ceremony:  her two sisters, Misses Laura and Mattie(?); Miss McLaren and Miss Cockfield.  The two former wore mauve silk gowns superbly trimmed with accordion pleating, chiffon and pearl trimmings while Miss McLaren and Miss Cockfield wore faintest shades of blue silk and crepen gowns trimmed with silk velvet and accordion.  The bridesmaids wore handsome gold pins with the initials of the bride and groom set in pearls and carried bouquets of white roses and carnations.  The groom was assisted by E.F. Burritt of Ottawa and two juvenile pages in appropriate costumes—Isobel Lindsay of Montreal and Leonora Meighen respectively niece and sister of the bride completed the marriage train.  The attendant guests at the wedding were:  J.C. Edwards, Miss Edwards, Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. J. Woods, Miss Cameron, Boyd Edwards, Ottawa; Mrs. J.C. Edwards of Rockland; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meighen, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Stewart Nichol, Mrs. Lindsay, Montreal; Mrs. McLaren, Misses McLaren of Perth; Mr. and Mrs. F.A.W. Lister of Renfrew; Mrs. Threlkeld and Mrs. Gilpin of Toronto; Mrs. A. Meighen, Miss M. Bell, Miss Shaw, Miss Drummond, Miss Meighen, J.M. Balderson, Perth; Mr. and Mrs. R. Templeton, and Miss Robina Templeton of Belleville.  The large gathering of friends at the railway station at 3:30 was an indication of the warmth of the feeling for the bride at the conclusion of the wedding breakfast.  Mr. and Mrs. Edwards left for Montreal and other places east and south on their bridal trip.

Perth Courier, June 28, 1895

Costello—Birth, at Kingston on the 9th June, Mrs. T.C. Costello of Lanark, of a daughter.

Stillwell—Birth, at Lombardy, on Monday, June 3, the wife of A. Stillwell, of a son.

Wilson-Blair—Married, by Rev. A.H. Scott, M.A., on Wed., June 26, on the lawn of the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. William John Wilson, son of Gilbert Wilson, Esq., to Isabella Blair, daughter of James W. Blair of Bathurst.

Caldwell-Gommersol—Married, at Brightside, on Tuesday, June 25, by Rev. W.S. Smith, Presbyterian minister, Middleville, Mr. Alexander Caldwell, Esq., Councilor of Darling to Mrs.(?) Catherine Gommersol of Brightside

McGuiggan-Farrell—Married, at St. Vincent’s Church, Bathurst, by Rev. Father McDonagh, assisted by Rev. T.P. O’Connor, Mr. Thomas McGuiggan of Burgess to Miss Minnie Farrell, daughter of Mrs. George Farrell of Bathurst.

On Wednesday night, the Methodist Church was the scene of one of those brilliant events which was of interest to the whole community when two of our most popular young people were united in marriage, Dr. A.E. Hanna and Essie Scott, eldest daughter of Robert Scott.  Long before the hour of 8:00 arrived, the church was filled with interested and a fashionable crowd of citizens to witness the simple but impressive marriage ceremony of the Methodist Church.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.H. Stewart of Cataraqui, uncle of the bride, assisted by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, pastor of the church.  On the approach of the bridal party to the church, the choir rose and sang the beautiful marriage hymn.  At the same time the ministers entered from the vestry followed by the groom and groomsman who waited at the altar for the coming of the bride.  The bridal party entered by the front door of the church, preceded by the four ushers, the bride leaning on the arm of her father and followed by the bridesmaids and maids of honor.  The carpet in front was sprinkled with wild daisies and the motto “God Be With You” in daisies and ferns was suspended on the organ.  Other floral decorations gave the interior of the building an enchanting appearance.  Miss Annie Scott of Perth presided at the organ and rendered the wedding march as the bridal party left the church.  As soon as the impressive service was concluded the party drove to the residence of the bride’s parents on Drummond Street where the wedding supper was served and time spent in social engagement until the departure of Dr. and Mrs. Hanna on the midnight train for the west.  The bridesmaids were Miss Jean E. Scott, sister of the bride and Edith A. Scott of Pakenham, cousin of the bride.  The maids of honor were little Muriel Hanna, niece of the groom and little Flo Jamieson, daughter of Rev. W. S. Jamieson.  Dr. W.A. Gray of Smith’s Falls was the groomsman.  The ushers were Dr. F. Hanna and Henry Nielsen of Perth; R.J.E. Scott of Montreal; S.I. Scott of Smith’s Falls.  The bride’s dress was of ivory white silk trimmed with deep point lace and pearls, bridal veil ornaments and crown of orange blossoms and gold sword pin set with turquoise and pearls, gold chain bracelet, gift of the groom.  She carried a bouquet of white roses.  Miss Jean E. Scott’s dress was of Tuscan silk trimmed with guipure lace, and bouquet of cream roses, gold brooch set with pearls, a present from the groom.  Miss Edith A. Scott wore a pale green crepon dress trimmed with cream lace and ribbon.  She wore a beautiful brilliant star, the gift of the groom, and carried a bouquet of cream roses.  Little Muriel Hanna looked very pretty dressed all in pink crepon with a bouquet of pink white roses.  The bride and groom received the congratulations of their friends standing under a beautiful floral parasol lined with daisies.  The Citizen’s Band marched to the family residence on Drummond Street in the evening and attended the bridal party.

Warren—The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Vail was the scene of a happy gathering on Tuesday morning, the occasion being the marriage of their daughter Minne Vail to Ernest H. Deacon, our genial agent.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Jourdan of Mattawa.  After the wedding breakfast, the happy couple left by #7 for an extended trip to the “Soo” and upper lakes.


Posted: 09 May, 2005.