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Perth Courier, Jan. 1, 1897

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 23, the home of James Scott, Scotch Line was the scene of a very pretty but quiet wedding when his granddaughter Annie Johnston Steele, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Steele, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Rufus H. Deacon, S. Sherbrooke.  The bride was beautifully attired in a dress of white cashmere and was attended by her sister Miss Jennie, wearing a costume of pale blue while Vincent Deacon acted as best man.  At 5:00 Mrs. E. Hanna of Bolingbroke, the organist, played the wedding march, and the groom and groomsman entered first then the bride, leaning on the arm of her father followed by the bridesmaid.  Rev. Mr. Vissar of Materly performed the ceremony.  After the ceremony was over the guests sat down to a wedding supper the chief attraction on the table being the bridal cake.  The remainder of the evening was spent in singing and playing games.

Scott—Birth, at Lanark on Sunday, December 20, the wife of W.J. Scott, M.D., of a son.

McInnes-Henderson—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Lanark, by Rev. D.M. Buchanan, Edward McInnes to Mrs. W. Henderson, both of Herron’s Mills.

Yuill-Park—Married on Dec. 23, at the residence of Maxwell Park, Watson’s Corners, by Rev. J.A. Leitch, Mr. Alexander Yuill, Jr., of Hopetown to Miss Jessie Park of Watson’s Corners.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Watson’s Corner:  Quite a number of friends and acquaintances were present at the residence of M. Park on Wednesday evening last to witness the marriage of Jessie Park and A. Yuill of Hopetown.  The bride was assisted by her cousin Miss M. Majury of Hopetown while J. H. McKinley was groomsman.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.A. Leitch.

Mahoney-Hunter—Married, at Niles, Michigan, on Dec. 23, by Rev. J.W.H. Carlisle, Mr. William F. Mahoney of Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Miss Florence Hunter daughter of Mr. Alexander Hunter of Carleton Place.

Ennis-McCue—Married at Knox Church Manse, on Dec. 25, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Mr. Robert Ennis of Bathurst to Miss Annie Rachel McCue of Perth.

Horricks-Cluitt(?)—Married at the residence of John Horricks, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, Mr. Joseph Horricks of Drummond to Miss Martha Cluitt(?) of Perth.

Gardiner-Frayne—Married, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, by Rev. N.R. Topping, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. W.T. Gardiner to Miss Lizzie Frayne, only daughter of Mr. S.(?) Frayne, Esq., all of Lombardy.

Lough-McFarlane-Married, at the Prestonvale Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, by Rev. Mr. Hanna, Clayton, Mr. Lough of Ottawa to Miss Sarah McFarlane, daughter of Mr. George McFarlene, Esq., Drummond.

The home of James Wood, South Elmsley was the scene of a very enjoyable event on the evening of Dec. 30, when their daughter Lizzie Wood was married to Matthew R. Dodds in the presence of a very large circle of their friends.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair assisted by Mr. Henry.  The bridegroom, son of the late Thomas Dodds of the Scotch Line, and who is a popular young farmer now residing in South Elmsley and is to be congratulated on obtaining one of the most charming young ladies in this part of the country and who in her bridal costume looked her very prettiest.

At 11:00 Tuesday this week David C. Ennis of Fallbrook was married to Agnes Fyfe at the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. John Walker of Caroline Village.  Rev. G.C. Rock, Baptist Church, performed the ceremony.  Miss Annie Fyfe of Dalhousie acted as bridesmaid and the groomsman was J.H. McFarlane of Clayton.  The bride and bridesmaid were beautifully attired befitting the occasion.  There were a number of guests present and an array of beautiful and costly presents which told of the popularity of the bride.  The newly married couple left for home the same afternoon.

Perth Courier, January 8, 1897

Herbert—Birth, on New Year’s Day Friday, Jan. 1, the wife of Thomas Herbert of Drummond, of a son.

Young—Birth, on Wed., Dec. 30, at the Upper Scotch Line, the wife of William Young, medical student, Queen’s College, Kingston, of a daughter.

Foote—Birth, at Perth on Sunday, Jan. 3, the wife of James Foote, of a daughter.

Miller—Birth, at Ferry Road, Elmsley on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the wife of Mr. Alexander Miller, of a son.

Affleck—Birth, at Middleville, on the 6th inst., the wife of Albert E. Affleck, of twins, a son and a daughter.

Dodds-Woods—Married, on the evening of Dec. 30, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., Matthew R. Dodds to Lizzie Woods, daughter of James Woods of South Elmsley.

McIntyre-Campbell—Married, on Dec. 28 at the residence of the bride’s mother, Vernon, Ontario, by Rev. H. McQuarrie, B.A., Rev. James Preston McIntyre, M.D., of Bartle(?), Manitoba, formerly of Balderson, to Miss Christine(?) Campbell of Vernon, Ontario.  (Transcriber’s note, it definitely says, “Rev.” James followed by “M.D.”)

Ennis-Fife—Married, on Dec. 29, at the residence of Jno. Walker, Perth, by Rev. G.C. Rock, Mr. David C. Ennis of Fallbrook to Miss Agnes Fife, of Perth.

McLaughlin-Shields—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Wed. Dec. 30, by Rev. C.H. Cooke, B.A., Dr. P. McLaughlin of Winchester, to Miss Annie Shields, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shields.

Chaplin-Robinson—Married, on Dec. 31 at the residence of Hugh Robertson (definitely says Robertson, not Robinson), Wilson Street, Perth, by Rev. G.C. Buck(?), Mr. H. J. Chaplin of Bathurst to Miss Annie Robinson, Perth, daughter of the late Walter Robinson.

Code-Munro—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, James Munro, by Rev. James Binnie, M.A., B.D., on the evening of Dec. 30(?), Mr. Albert E. Code of Morris, to Miss Ida F. Munroe, McDonald’s Corners.

Dulmage-Greene—Married, at Appleton on Dec. 29, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Mr. Raney, Mr. L.(?) Alfred Dulmage to Miss Jennie Greene

Winters-Elliott—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, at high noon, Dec. 31, by Rev. William Raney, Dr. W.R. Winters to Miss Ethel Elliott, daughter of J.E.(?) Elliott, master mechanic of the C.P.R., all of Carleton Place.

Robertson-McColl—Married, at the parsonage, Carleton Place, by Rev. W. Raney, Dec. 30, Mr. John Robertson of Lanark to Miss Sarah Ellen McColl of Ramsay.

Ready-McGregor—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father,  Dec. 30, by Rev. H. Taylor, Mr. Jas. A. Ready of Hopetown to Miss Bella McGregor, of Burnstown.

Foster-Gibson—Married, by Rev. A.H. Scott, M.A., on Wed., Jan. 6, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Mr. Archibald Foster of Fallbrook, Bathurst, to Miss Fanny Barnet(?) Gibson, of Mississippi, Frontenac.

Clews-Wood—Married, on Friday, Jan. 1, Mr. Henry Clews of Carleton Place to Miss May Wood of Carleton Place, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable.

Barnes-Ault—Married, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Methodist parsonage, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, Mr. Howard R. Barnes to Miss Maggie Ault both of Chesterville.

2nd Line Drummond:  It was a large and gay gathering that assembled in the handsome home of Robert Richardson on Wednesday evening last to witness the marriage of his second daughter Maude to one of our most popular and well to do young men, Edward R. Stedman.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. A. H. Scott of Perth.  The bride wore a becoming costume of cream crepe trimmed with cream satin and pearls and carried a bouquet of cineraria(?) and smilax and her sister Miss Ethel who acted as bridesmaid, was similarly gowned.  William Potter of Perth performed the duties of groomsman.  The home was tastefully decorated with evergreens and flowers and a pretty picture it made with the happy husband and wife and friends conversing together.  After partaking of a sumptuous repast the many guests were entertained with various amusements and the time passed so pleasantly that the bell of the clock rant out an early hour ere they rose and departed. Fifty couples were present including some from Perth, Smith’s Falls, Carleton Place, Clayton, and Herron’s Mills besides many from the immediate neighborhood.  The large number of presents and their evident value betokened the popularity and high esteem in which the bride is held.  Truly this young couple are starting their new era of their life under auspicious prospects.

Perth Courier, Jan. 15, 1897

Price—Birth, on Sat., Jan. 10, the wife of William Price, Perth, of a son.

Sheridan-Kennedy—Married, at R.C.. Church, Ferguson’s Falls, by Rev. Father O’Rourke on Wed., Jan. 13, Andrew Sheridan of Dalhousie to Miss Mary A. Kennedy of Lanark.

Bulloch-Machan—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Wed. Jan. 13, by Rev. Jas. A. Leitch, B.A., Mr. Thomas A. Bulloch of Dalhousie to Miss Maggie Machan of Watson’s Corners.

McPhail-Willis—Married at the residence of the bride’s father on Thursday, Jan. 7, by Rev. J. McIlroy, Mr. William McPhain of Dalhousie to Miss Nettie Willis, of Thurlow’s Settlement.

Gray-McMicking—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 84 Second Avenue, on Dec. 31, by Rev. Mr. Tolmie, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Windsor, Mr. W.A. Gray of Smith’s Falls formerly of Bathurst to Miss Georgina Thompson McMicking, second daughter of Ald. W. P. McMicking.

Shepherd-Watson—Married, at Perth on Friday, Jan.1, by Rev. Mr. Muckleston, St. James Church, Mr. Frank Shepherd to Miss Annie Watson, daughter of Mrs. J. Watson, all of Smith’s Falls.

Relyea-Butler—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, by Rev. A. E. Butler, M.A., of Lombermere(?), assisted by Rev. W. J. Muckleson, M.A., Mr. Henry Franklin Relyea of Cornwall to Miss Dorcas Eliza Butler, daughter of Mr. William Butler, Esq., of town.

Cooke-Johnson—Married, at St. John’s Church, Smith’s Falls, on the 8th Jan., Mr. William A. Cooke (Bank of Commerce) son of William Cooke, late manager of Merchant’s Bank of Toronto to Miss Helena M. Johnson, daughter of the late Thomas H. Johnson, assistant commissioner of crown lands, Toronto.

Perth Courier, Jan. 22, 1897

Cavanagh—Birth, on Friday, 15th inst., the wife of Peter Cavanagh, of a son.

Izatt-McCulloch—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, James McCulloch, by Rev. James Binnie, Mr. Allan Izatt of North Sherbrooke to Miss Betsey McCulloch of Dalhousie.

Perth Courier, Jan. 29, 1897

Bennett(?)—Birth, on the (illegible date) Jan., the wife of John Bennett(?) of Bathurst of a son.

Caldwell—Birth, at “Hillcrest”(?), R - - - dale (Rosedale???), Toronto, on Jan. 12, the wife of William Caldwell, of a son.

Doyle—Birth, at Drummond on Tuesday (illegible date) inst., the wife of Thomas Doyle, Jr., of a daughter.

Tatlock-Grierson—Married, at Knox Church manse, on Jan. 27, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Mr. William Tatlock of Drummond to Miss Elizabeth Grierson of North Burgess.

Strachery-Berford—Married, at Syracuse, New York, by Rev. Mr. Scarsdale(?), on Sturday, Jan. 2, Lionel Strachery, son of Mr. George Strachery, Esq., secretary of legation and charge d’affaires, Dresdon, Saxony, to Miss Amy Elizabeth Mayley(?) Berford, eldest daughter of the late W.W. Berford, Esq., Perth.

Perth Courier, Feb. 5, 1897

Middleville:  Miss Lizzie Price, daughter of Jacob Prise, Esq., was married on Wednesday last to Mr. Hudson of Bennie’s Corner.

Robinson—Birth, at the Methodist parsonage, Mattawa, to Rev. Fred G. and Mrs. Robinson, a daughter.

Caswell-White—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Jan. 28, by Rev. Mr. Raney, Mr. Thomas A. Caswell eldest son of Mr. T.B. Caswell, to Miss Minnie(?) E. White, both of Carleton Place.

Tullis-Mitchell—Married, at Middleville on Wednesday, Jan. 27 by Rev. W.S. Smith, Presbyterian minister,  William Tullis, Esq., of Drummond to Miss Maggie Ellen Mitchell of Lanark.

McLaren-Mitchell—Married, at Middleville on Wednesday, Jan. 27 by Rev. W. S. Smith, Presbyterian minister, Mr. Jno McLaren, Esq., of Lanark Village to Miss Agnes Mitchell of Lanark.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Middleville—A double wedding took place at the residence of John D. Mitchell on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when his two daughters Agnes and Maggie Ellen were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, the former to John McLaren of Lanark and the latter to William Tullis of Drummond.  Rev. W.S. Smith of this place performed the ceremony

Leslie-Thompson—Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Wed., Feb. 3, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Mr. John P. Leslie, Lanark Village to Miss Jennie Lind Thompson daughter of Mr. John F. Thompson, 3rd Line Bathurst.

Herron-Ferguson—married, at the manse, Poland, on Wed. Jan. 27, by Rev. J. McIlroy, Mr. C. Herron of Carleton Place, to Miss Kate Ferguson of Poland.

Perth Courier, Feb. 12, 1897

Charles—Birth at Perth on Saturday, Feb. 6, the wife of Jos. H. Charles, of a son.

Darbison—Birth, at Perth, on Sunday, Feb. 7, the wife of B. (?) Darbison, of a daughter.

McLenaghan—Birth, at Drummond on Sunday, Feb. 8, the wife of Nathaniel McLenaghan, of a son.

Herron-Ferguson—Married, at Poland on Jan. 27, by Rev. J.M. McIlroy, Mr. O. Herron of Carleton Place to Miss Kate Ferguson of Poland.

Tayler-Boyne—Married, at Carleton Place on Feb. 3, by Rev. A.A. Scott, M.A., Mr. J. D. Taylor  to Miss A.M. Boyne, both of Carleton Place.

Perth Courier, Feb. 19, 1897

Forbes—Birth, at Lanark on Sat., Feb. 6, the wife of Mr. David Forbes, of a son.

McLenaghan—Birth, at Drummond, Monday, Feb. 8, the wife of  Nathaniel McLenaghan of a son.

Adair—Birth, at Perth, on Sat., 13th inst., the wife of John Adair, of a daughter.

Noonan—Birth, at Utica(?), N.Y. on Monday, Feb. 15, the wife of  John D. Noonan of a daughter.

Watt-Scott—Married, at Brandon, Manitoba on Tuesday, Feb. 9, by Rev. Mr. Pedlay of Winnipeg, Rev. J.O. Watt, to Miss Scott of Brandon.

Murphy-Quinn—Married, at St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place, on Wed., Feb. 10, by Rev. O’Rourke, Miss Maggie Quinn, daughter of John Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls to Mr. Murphy of Lanark.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place, was the scene of a very pretty wedding this morning which has caused an unusual flutter in social circles here, when Miss Maggie Quinn, daughter of Mr. Jno. Quinn, Ferguson’s Falls, and Mr. Murphy, the popular genial stage driver of this place, were united in marriage.  The bride was given away by her father and was waited on by her sister Mary while Jno. McKittrick of Lanark was the groomsman.  Rev. Father O’Rourke performed the interesting ceremony which was witnessed by quite a number of invited guests and interested spectators.  Sharp at the appointed hour the groom with his best man took his place at the altar and a few minutes later the bride appeared.  A few minutes then elapsed and the young couple arose to travel hand in hand the great journey of life which now presents such pleasing prospects.  The young couple then drove to the residence of the bride’s father where a very elaborate wedding dinner had been prepared.  The friends of the bride and groom are legion and therefore they received such an aggregation of wedding presents as seldom seen.  This evening over 80 couples are invited to be present to share in the festivities incident to the occasion and an evening of rare pleasure is anticipated.  The young couple will reside in this place.  Era, Feb. 10.

Perth Courier, Feb. 26, 1897

Middleville:  A wee lady visitor has come to stay at George Penman’s.

Geddes—Birth, at Dalhousie Lake, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Geddes, of a son.

Mackler—Birth, at Bathurst on Feb. 22, the wife of Mr. Mackler, of a son.

Correy—Birth, at Perth, on Feb. 19, the wife of Jas. K. Correy, of a daughter.  (Note, could also have been Carrey)

McAliece—Birth, at Perth, on Feb. 13, the wife of John McAliece, of a daughter.

Code-McKinley—Married on Feb. 24, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., John Code, city treasurer of Perth to Isabel McKinley daughter of the late Thomas McKinley.

McLeod-Stone—Married, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Rapid City, Manitoba, Mr. Richard W. McLeod of Portage la Prairie to Miss M. Gertrude Stone, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Stone of Perth.

Flaro (or Floro)—Birth, on Wednesday, March 24, the wife of Gordon Flaro (or Floro) of Perth, of a son.

Lanark Links:  A quiet wedding took place on Tuesday last in Almonte by which William H. Robertson of Star Mound, Manitoba was united in wedlock to Miss M. Ida Boyd of Almonte by Rev. Mr. Grant of Ottawa.  The groom was supported by his brother Thomas Robertson while Miss M. Lang assisted the bride, after which all sat down to a sumptuous dinner.  Many were the valuable presents received by the bride and after an enjoyable evening the young couple too their departure for Lanark to the home of the groom’s father J.T. Robetson.  They propose to start for Manitaba in about two weeks.

Perth Courier, March 5, 1897

Balfour-Brownlee—Married, at Elphin on the 26th inst., by Rev. James Binnie, William Balfour to Mary E. Brownlee, both of N. Sherbrooke

Perth Courier, March 12, 1897

Playfair—Birth, at Playfair, on March 3, the wife of John E. Playfair, of a daughter.

McCann—Birth, on Thursday, March 4, the wife of Arthur McCann, Bathurst, of a daughter.

Cooke—Birth, at Innisville, on Friday, Feb. 26, the wife of Jas. Cooke, of a son.

Moore-Deacon—Married, at the Methodist parsonage, on Wed., March 3, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, Lawrence Moore of Maberly, to Emma Deacon of Bolingbroke.

Perth Courier, March 19, 1897

Bolingbroke:  A quiet wedding took place here last week.  The contracting parties were Emma Bell Deacon and Mr. L.E. Moore.  The ceremony was performed in the Methodist manse at Perth.  The bride was beautifully attired in a suit of cream serge trimmed with ribbon and lace and was attended by Miss Minnie Moore, who wore a very suit of grey.  Mr. A.R. Spooner attended the groom.

Perth Courier, April 2, 1897

Lolly (or Lally)—Birth, on Monday, March 29, the wife of James Lolly (or Lally) of North Burgess, of a son.

A happy and pleasant event took place at the residence of John Churchill, 2nd Line Drummond on the evening of March 31 when his niece Essie A. Churchill was united in marriage to Thomas D.(?) McKerracher of Bathurst.  The bride was attired in a very becoming dress of white cashmere and was ably assisted by her cousin Miss Tillie Wilson while the duties of groomsman were performed by B.J. McKerracher of Perth, brother of the groom.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. McCammond, Methodist minister.

Cardinal-McDougall—Married, at the manse, Balderson, on March 16, by Rev. J.S. McIlraith, Joseph G. Cardinal formerly of Lanark to Miss Cordelia McDougall, of Dalhousie

Menzies-McIntyre—Married, at Balderson, on March 24, by Rev. J.S. McIlraith, assisted by A.D. Menzies, brother of the groom, Mr. W.B.Menzies of Glen Tay to Miss Ida E. McIntyre of Balderson.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Balderson:  An affair of unusual interest took place on Wednesday evening, March 24 with a large assemblage of friends and relatives numbering about 83, who gathered at “The Meadow”, the residence of Mrs. D. McIntyre, the occasion being the marriage of her daughter Ida E. McIntyre to William B. Menzies, late of Victoria, B.C.  About 7:00 the groom, who was supported by his brother Ralph, as groomsman, appeared in the spacious parlor and shortly afterwards followed by the bride on the arm of her brother, J.W. McIntyre who gave her away; her sister Katie acting the part of bridesmaid.  Rev. J. S. McIlraith performed the ceremony.  The bride and bridesmaid were becomingly attired in cream colored dresses.  The bride, who is deservedly one of the most popular young ladies in the community, was the recipient of an array of wedding presents, beautiful and costly.  Among them might be mentioned a beautiful gold watch and chain the gift of the groom.  Also, a silver tea service lined with gold, very rare and costly; a china tea set, silver sugar bowl, silver cake and berry dishes, cream jug, 5:00 tea set, handsome (illegible word) set in silver, volumes of richly bound books, fancy quilts and costly table linen, silver knives and forks, an elegant carving set, breakfast cruets, toilet sets and pieces of furniture.

McLaren-Cullin—Married, at the Manse, Perth, on March 30, by Rev. G.C. Rock, Mr. Peter Archibald McLaren, to Miss Sadie Cullin, both of Drummond.

Deacon-Norris—Married, at the Presbyterian Church, Althorpe, March 24, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., assisted by W.McDonald, B.A., Mr. John Deacon of Bolingbroke to Elizabeth Garner Norris daughter of John G. Norris of S. Sherbrooke.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Althorpe:  The Althorpe Presbyterian Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, 24th ult., when John Deacon, son of Ephraim(?) Deacon of Bolingbroke was united in marriage to Lizzie Norris daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Norris.  The church was beautifully decorated with evergreens and flowers, roses among the number, and a large gathering of guests awaited the arrival of the bridal party.  Rev. D. Currie, B.D., of Perth, assisted by the student in charge, performed the ceremony.  The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of grey tweed trimmed with white velvet and was assisted by her sister Maggie, similarly attired and her younger sister Laura was in a fairy like gown of pink nun’s veiling.  The bridegroom was assisted by his brother James Deacon.  Followed by strains of the wedding march, the company departed to the residence of the bride where a bountiful repast was enjoyed by guests to the number of 100.  After supper, Mr. Currie in a graceful speech proposed the health of the bride, calling upon Mr. G. Dowdall to respond and Mr. McDonald, extended a similar courtesy to the bridesmaid after which the company gave themselves over to festivities usual on such an occasion.  This is the first wedding here in the new church at Althorpe and according to time honored custom the congregation have signified their intentions of presenting the happy couple with a Bible.

Menzies-Offord—Married, at Kingston on Feb. 12, at the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. (Dr.) Chown, by Rev. J.E. Starr, Mr. Ralph Menzies, M.A., to Miss Victoria Offord, youngest daughter of the late Mr. George Offord, Esq.

Perth Courier, April 9, 1897

Edmiston—Birth, on Saturday, April 3, the wife of J.A. Edmiston, Perth, of a daughter.

Patterson-Gillies—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. John Gillies, April 7, by Rev. R. McNair, Mr. Robert Caldwell Patterson, barrister, to Miss Elizabeth Barn(?) Gillies, all of Carleton Place.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The Carleton Place Central Canadian of April 7 says:  R. Patterson, barrister, and Miss Gillies (Lizzie), daughter of the late John Gillies were married this morning at 9:00 at the residence of the bride’s mother.  Rev. R. McNair performed the ceremony.  The usual formality of attendants was not observed.  Only the relatives were present but these gave strength and grace to the event and made this one day forever a radiant memory.  The breakfast then served was a festival of good appetite, good will and good bye and as we are dashing off our issue at 11:00 Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, attended by many friends, are going to the station to catch the train to spend their honeymoon in Montreal and New York.  Mr. and Mrs. Patterson will reside in their beautiful home on High Street.”

Perth Courier, April 16, 1897

Moore—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, April 6, the wife of C.E. Moore, of a daughter.

Moore—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, April 13, the wife of J.R. Moore, of a daughter.

Leslie—Birth, at Watson’s Corners, on Saturday, April 3, the wife of George Leslie, of a daughter.

Baird—Birth, at Middleville, on Tuesday, April 6, the wife of Andrew Baird of a son.

Johnson-Watt—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Lanark on Tuesday, April 6, by Rev. Buchanan, B.A., Mr. Jas. Johnston of Bathurst to Miss Alice Watt of Dalhousie.

Ferrill-McDaniel—Married, at the Methodist parsonage on April 7, by Rev. William Raney, Mr. James L. Ferrill to Miss Maud McDaniel, both of Carleton Place.

Lanark Links:  Still another visitor—On Sunday a youthful guest arrived at the home of one of our policemen, W.J. Webster in the shape of a baby boy.

Perth Courier, April 23, 1897

Headrick—Birth, at Perth, on Saturday, April 10, the wife of John Headrick, of a daughter.

Playfair—Birth, at Fallbrook on Monday, April 19, the wife of John Playfair, merchant, of a daughter.

Webster—Birth, at Lanark, on Saturday, April 10, the wife of W.J. Webster, of a son.

McCulloch-Walker—Married, at the residence of Benjamin Walker, on Wednesday, 21st inst., by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, George McCulloch to Rebecca Walker both of this town.

McDonald-Warrington—Married, at the Manse, McDonald’s Corners, on the 14th (?) inst., by Rev. James Binnie, B.D., Mr. Peter McDonald to Miss Eliza Warrington, both of Fallbrook.

Langstaff-Stead—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Lanark, April 7, by Rev. A. McAulay, Mr. William Langstaff to Miss Mary A. Stead.

Perth Courier, April 30, 1897

Henrietta—Birth, at Drummond, on Sunday, April 25, the wife of Patrick S. Henrietta, of a son.

McCann—Birth, at Perth on April 27, the wife of John McCann, east ward, of a son.

Morgan-Senkler—Married, on April 27 at St. James Church, Perth, by Rev. W.J. Muckleson, M.A., Rector, Edward Mompesson(?) Morgan, M.D., Montreal, to Julia Margaret Senkler, youngest daughter of His Honor Judge Senkler.

Nolan-Hourigan—Married, on Thursday, April 27, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smith’s Falls, by Rev. Father Stanton, Mr. Richard Nolan of Smith’s Falls to Miss Annie Hourigan, daughter of Patrick Hourigan of Montague.

Campbell-Balfour—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Robert Balfour, on April 21, by Rev. James Binnie, B.D., Mr. Edward J. Campbell, son of Mr. George Campbell to Miss Jane Balfour all of North Sherbrooke.

Smith-Moodie—Married, at April 5, by Rev. D. Currie of Knox Church, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. A.E. Smith of Ottawa to Miss Susie Moodie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Moodie of the Scotch Line.

Perth Courier, May 7, 1897

Robinson—Birth, on April 3, the wife of John R.(?) Robinson, Bathurst, of a daughter.

Leggatt-Reid—Married, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, on Wednesday, May 5, James Leggatt to Victoria Reid, both of this town.

Purdon-Duncan—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Robert Duncan, on April 29, by Rev. James Binnie, B.D., Mr. William A. Purdon, son of Mr. John Purdon, to Miss Mary C. Duncan, all of Dalhousie.

Finlayson-Ruttle—Married, at the residence of Mrs. Thomas Ruttle, Innisville, on April 28, by Rev. Mr. Hanna, Mr. John Finlayson of Ramsay to Miss Maria A. Ruttle.

McGonigal-McGonigal—Married, at the Methodist parsonage, on April 21, by Rev. W. Raney, Mr. Wellington McGonigal of Carleton Place to Miss Lizzie McGonigal of Flower Station.

Forde-Nelson—Married, the parish church, Franktown, on April 21, Mr. Harvey Forde of North Elmsley to Miss Nelson of Prospect.

On Wednesday evening April 28, a large gathering of friends and acquaintances assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Moodie, Scotch Line, to witness the marriage of their youngest daughter Susie to A.E. Smith of Ottawa.  The bride was attired in a becoming costume of cream brocade with bodice of cream satin trimmed with lace and ribbon. She was assisted by her cousin Miss Annie Ferrier, Almonte who looked handsome dressed in cream cashmere similarly trimmed.  At 7:00 p.m. the groom, ably assisted by his brother James, entered the spacious parlor which had undergone beautiful floral decorations and was shortly followed by the bridesmaid.  After a moment’s time the bride appeared leaning on the arm of her brother, T.A. Moodie, who conducted her to her place.  The ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. D. Currie of Knox Presbyterian Church, Perth.  After the ceremony the company sat down in the dining room where they spent a very enjoyable time.  Before arising from the table, Rev. Mr. Currie in a few short words, proposed the health of the bride and groom.  After supper a very enjoyable time was spent in various amusements, the company going to their respective homes at a late hour.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith left on the 3:00 p.m. train on Thursday for their future home in Ottawa.

Perth Courier, May 14, 1897

McCabe—Birth, in Perth on Monday, May 10, the wife of Peter McCabe, of a daughter.

Graham-Woodcock—Married, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. G.G. Huxtable on May 11, Albert Graham to Isabella Woodcock, both of Smith’s Falls.

Neelin-Wood—Married, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, on May 12, Mr. Joseph Samuel Neelin of Smith’s Falls to Mrs. Margaret Frances Wood of Lombardy.

Acheson-Dawson—married, at the residence of Thomas Grunsell of North Elmsley, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, on May 12, Mr. John Allan Acheson of North Burgess to Miss Adelina Dawson of North Elmsley.

Perth Courier, May 21, 1897

Kane—Birth, at Perth on May 14, the wife of Peter Kane, of a son.

Frayne—Birth, at Lombardy on Monday, May 10, the wife of Herbert Frayne of a son.

Errett—Birth, at Lombardy on Thursday, May 6, the wife of Robert Errett of a son.

Noonan—Birth, at Bathurst on May 13, the wife of Dennis Noonan, 4th Line, of a son.

McVeigh-Ferguson—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Duncan Ferguson, on Wednesday, may 5, by Rev. James Binnie, M.A., Mr. John J. McVeigh to Miss Jennie Ferguson, all of Oso.

Walker-Bass—Married, at Maberly on Monday, May 3 by Rev. T.A.. Smith, Mr. Jas. Walker of Smith’s Falls, formerly of Perth to Miss Eliza Bass of Smith’s Falls.

Church-Halpenny—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. S.G. Bland, Mr. W. J. Church to Miss Entenetta(?) Amarella Halpenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Halpenny of Smith’s Falls.

Perth Courier, May 28, 1897

Gallagher—Birth, at Fallbrook, on Monday, May 17, the wife of Albert E. Gallagher, of a daughter.

McGregor—Died, at Balderson’s Corner on Friday, May 21, the wife of Jas. C. McGregor, of a daughter.

Park—Birth, at Watson’s Corners on Thursday, May 20, the wife of Alexander Park, of a daughter.

White—Birth, at Watson’s Corners, on Sunday, May 23, the wife of Jno. White, of a daughter.

Dowdall-McDonald—Married, at Perth on Wednesday, May 26, by Rev. A. H. Scott, Mr. George Dowdall of S. Sherbrooke to Miss Rebecca McDonald, fourth daughter of Thomas McDonald of Drummond.

Perth Courier, June 4, 1897

Baird—Birth, on Thursday, June 3, the wife of T.A. Baird, Perth, of a daughter.

Campbell-Barrie—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, June 1, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., David George Campbell, to Isabella Jane Barrie, eldest daughter of George F. Barrie, all of Perth.

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On Tuesday last at 8:00 a quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Barrie of D’Arcy Street where their eldest daughter Isabel Jane(June?) was married to David G. Campbell, also of this town.  The knot was tied by the Rev. D. Currie of Knox Church after which a sumptuous wedding supper was announced.  The bride was dressed in cream cashmere and was attended during the ceremony by her sister Maud A. Currie while William Campbell performed a similar duty for his brother the groom.  The bride, who is possessed of many personal attractions and has a host of friends, received a large number of handsome and valuable gifts to mark this very important occasion.

Richards-Gemmell—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Andrew Gemmell, on Wednesday, May 26, by Rev. James Binnie, M.A., B.D., Mr. James Richards, merchant, McLaren’s Depot to Miss Agnes Gemmell of Dalhousie.

Armour-Bell—Married, on June 1 at the residence of George Bell, 196(?) 106(?) St. George Street, Toronto, by Rev. Dr. Bell, Kingston, uncle of the bride, Mr. James Armour of Perth, Registrar, South Riding, County of Lanark, to Miss Marion Graham Bell, daughter of Mr. James Bell, Esq., ex-registrar, South Riding, County of Lanark.

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On Tuesday morning in Toronto, James Armour, registrar, of this town, was married to Minnie Graham Bell, daughter of James Bell, ex-registrar, by Rev. George Bell, uncle of the bride.  The wedding was a very quiet one.

Butterill-Briggs—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on May 17, by Rev. A.A. Visser(?), Mr. John Butterill to Miss Maggie Briggs, second daughter of C. Briggs, both of Maberly.

Connelly-Beach—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on June 1, by Rev. Canon Muckleston, Mr. Walter A. McKay Connelly of Malson’s Bank, Winnipeg, to Miss Katherine Maud Beach, eldest daughter of Mr. A.C. Beach of Perth.

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St. James Church on Tuesday morning, was the scene of a happy event in the shape of a marriage performed by Rev. Canon Muckleston between W. M. Connolly of Winnipeg and Katherine Maud Beach of this town, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Beach.  The charming bride was very popular in Perth and other places where she has been.  They are now on their wedding tour.

Abraham Code, fourth son of Abraham Code of Ottawa, once M.P.P. for South Lanark, was married on Monday evening to Miss Drewry(?) daughter of Winnipeg’s wealth brewer E.L. Drewry(?).

Perth Courier, June 11, 1897

Sinclair—Birth, at the Manse, Oliver’s Ferry, on June 2, the wife of Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair of a son.

Smith—Birth, at Perth on May 29, the wife of William Smith, of a son.

Park—Birth, at Watson’s Corners on May 20, the wife of Alexander Park, of a daughter.

Charlton—Birth, at Maberly, on Friday, 16th(?) April (transcriber’s note, says April), the wife of William Charlton, of a son.

McLean-Beveridge—Married, at the home of the bride’s parents, Elmsley, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., on the evening of June 2, Mr. James E. McLean to Miss Rebecca L. Beveridge, eldest daughter of Thomas Beveridge.

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Wednesday evening of this week, Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, Presbyterian minister, performed the marriage ceremony between James McLean, son of W.R. McLean, Oliver’s Ferry and Rebecca E.(note above her middle initial looked like an “L” here it looks like an “E”) Beveridge daughter of Thomas Beveridge, North Elmsley.

Simmons-Coghlin—Married at Frankville on Tuesday, June 1, W.E. Simmons of Smith’s Falls to Mrs. Coghlin, formerly of Perth.

Murphy-Russell—Married, at the R.C. Church, Bathurst, on Tuesday, June 8, by Rev. T.P. O’Connor, Mr. P. Murphy of Burgess to Miss Katherine Russell, daughter of John Russell, 2nd Concession Bathurst.

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Stanleyville:  On Tuesday last by the Rev. T.P. O’Connor, P. Murphy of this place was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Katie Russell of Bathurst.

Perth Courier, June 18, 1897

Bradford-Keays—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Tuesday, June 15, Frank H. Bradford of Ottawa to Dorothy A. Keays, daughter of Richard Keyas of Bathurst.

Elliott-Cameron—Married, at Poland on June 9, by Rev. J. McIlroy, Miss Lizzie Cameron, daughter of B. Cameron, Flower Station, to Mr. William Elliott of Darling.

Robertson-Boyle—Married, at Middleville, on June 9, by Rev. W.B. Smith, Mr. J. Robertson to Miss A. Boyle, both of Hall’s Mills.

Perth Courier, June 25, 1897

Vallely—Birth, at Ferguson’s Falls, on June 16, the wife of Mr. Anthony Vallely of a daughter.

Hart—Birth, at Perth on June 19, the wife of Mr. Benjamin Hart of a son.

Morris—Birth, at Ferguson’s Falls on Wednesday, June 16, the wife of Mr. J. Morris, of a son.

Donnelly—Birth, at Ferguson’s Falls, on June 15, the wife of Mr. Neil Donnelly of a son.

Benedict-McLaren—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on Wednesday, June 23, by Rev. Canon Muckleston, rector, Mr. Charles Lewis Benedict of Amherst, N.S., to Miss Mary Isobel McLaren, second daughter of Hon. Senator McLaren.

Bailey-Buchanan—Married, at the Methodist Church, Maberly, on Wednesday, June 16, by Rev. A. H. Vissar, Mr. William J. Bailey of Innisville to Miss Maggie Buchanan, daughter of Mr. George Buchanan of S. Sherbrooke.

Gallagher-Matthews—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Wednesday, June 16, by Rev. N.B. Topping, assisted by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., Mr. John Gallagher of Burgess to Miss Minnie Matthews, only daughter of Mr. John Matthews of North Elmsley.

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One of those pleasant events which cause a ripple of excitement especially among the fair sex, took place on Wednesday evening, June 16 at the home of John Matthews, Ferry Road, when is only daughter Minnie was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with John Gallagher, a prosperous young farmer of North Burgess.  The bride was tastefully attired in a costume of cream cashmere neatly trimmed with chiffon pearls and silk and looked charming.  She was able assisted by Miss Bella Boon of Perth, who was attired in a costume similar to that of the bride, each wearing wreaths of bridal roses in their hair and carrying bouquets of white columbines and heliotrope.  William Gallagher, brother of the groom, performed a similar service for the groom.  Sharply at 8:00 to the strains of the wedding march, presented by Miss Susie Gallagher, the wedding party entered the room and took their places at the bay (bow?) window which was a bower of nature’s choicest gifts.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Topping of Lombardy and Rev. Mr. Sinclair of Oliver’s Ferry.  After the nuptial knot was tied, and the congratulations received, the guests retired to the dining room and partook of a sumptuous repast which did honor to the hostess.  The tables were beautifully decorated with flowers, the gifts of the friends of the bride.  After the usual toasts were given, the remainder of the evening was enjoyable spent in vocal and instrumental music and games.

One of those pleasing functions which cause a flutter among the many friends of the principles concerned was celebrated at St. Vincent’s Church, Bathurst on Tuesday of last week when Katie Theresa Russell, second eldest daughter of John Russell of the 2nd Line Bathurst, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Patrick E. Murphy of Burgess, by Rev. Father O’Connor.  The bride was neatly dressed in a becoming costume and was attended during the ceremony by her sister Miss Maggie Russell while W. Farrell, cousin of the groom, was best man.  After the ceremony and congratulations of the guests the bridal party drove tot eh residence of the bride’s parents where a sumptuous wedding dinner awaited them.  Shortly before 5:00 in the evening 250 invited guests repaired to the spacious dining room which was tastefully decorated with evergreens and flowers.  The table itself added much to the general beauty with the many delicacies which it held and was duly appreciated by the guests who partook of them.  The remainder of the evening was enjoyable spent in the terpsichorean art and all were sorry when the early dawn of the day told them it was time to leave.  The bride was the recipient of many costly and handsome presents.   The bride and groom left for their own home.

The house of Jas. Shaw of Drummond Centre was the scene of a very pleasant affair on Tuesday evening last when his eldest daughter Ethel Shaw was married to Donald McRae, a prosperous young man of Carleton Place.  The ceremony was performed at 6:00 in the evening by Rev. J.S. McIlraith of Balderson; the important event taking place under the shade tree which adorned the lawn.  The duties of bridesmaid were preformed by Miss Aggie Shaw while Mr. McRae, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman. 

Huxtable-Stedman—Married, on Tuesday, June 22, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. G.G. Huxtable, father of the bridegroom, Rev. Charles Huxtable, late Methodist minister of Lanark Village to Miss Sarah Edith Stedman, youngest daughter of Mr. Reuben Stedman of Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A June wedding came off on Tuesday last at the home of Reuben Steadman, Drummond, when his youngest daughter Miss Sadie was married by Rev. G.G. Huxtable to Rev. Charles Huxtable, now of Montreal.  The bride was assisted by her friend Miss Ida Kerfoot of Smith’s Falls and the bridesmaid was W. Pierce of Lanark Village.  Over 100 guests assembled to witness the ceremony or partake of the wedding feast which was a bountiful spread of all good things.  About 9:00 in the evening the happy could left for the new station of Rev. Huxtable, Lake Talon, near Mattawa.


Posted: 08 October, 2005.