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Married

Patterson-Dougherty- On Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Gore Bay, by Rev. Isaac Couch, B.A., Mr. M. W. Patterson to Miss M. A. Dougherty, daughter of the late Samuel Dougherty.
The Manitoulin Guide, Gore Bay, October 16, 1897
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married

Duxbury-Russell-At the residence of the bride’s parents Tehkummah, on the 21st of May, by Rev. John Rennie, Mr. John Wesley Duxbury to Miss Margaret Russell, daughter of Mr. John Russell
The Algoma Conservator, Gore Bay, Friday, May 30, 1902
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Married

Helps-Kennedy-At the residence of Dr. J.W. McIntosh, Manitowaning, on May 21st, by Rev. John Rennie, Mr. Henry Helps to Miss Agnes Kennedy, of Fergus.
The Algoma Conservator, Gore Bay, Friday, May 30, 1902
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Married

Cochrane-Watson- At the residence of the bride’s father’s on Wednesday May 21st, by Rev. H. L. Partridge, B.A. John Cochrane, of Manitowaning Manetta Watson, daughter of Jas. Watson, Esq. Manitowaning.
The Algoma Conservator, Gore Bay, Friday, May 30, 1902
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Three in Two Days

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Emery, 8th line Gordon on Wednesday afternoon last, their youngest daughter, Maggie, was married to Mr. John Keown, of Burpee. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J.D. Byrnes in the presence of about fifty guests. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a stylish costume of white crepon (sic) trimmed with satin and appliqué and carried a boquet (sic) of bridal flowers. She was attended by Miss Barbara McKenzie of Collingwood, who was attired in cream crepon (sic) trimmed with chiffon and appliuue (sic) and carried a boquet of flowers. Charles Keown, brother of the groom, was best man. after the ceremony, which was at 2 o’clock, the guests partook of a well prepared wedding dinner after which the customary wedding reception was held. The young couple received a nice array of wedding presents and the well wishes of numerous friends accompanies them to their future home in Burpee.
The Manitoulin Reformer, Gore Bay, Ontario, Thursday, October 22, 1903
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Before leaving to perform the Keown-Emery nuptials on Wednesday, Rev. J.D. Byrnes was called upon to unite in holy wedlock Mr. Jos. Williams and Miss Elizabeth Royal, all of Burpee, the ceremony being performed at the manse, Gore Bay. The bride wore a travelling costume of gray with hat to match, and was assisted by Miss May Martin of Gordon while Mr. Arthur Williams was groomsman. They will make their home in Burpee and their friends wish them a successful and happy wedded life.
The Manitoulin Reformer, Gore Bay, Ontario, Thursday, October 22, 1903
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Last week also saw an addition to the Benedict population at Sheshegwaning, the newest addition being Mr. Robt. Frances who was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Negenouigh of the same place by Rev. J. D. Byrnes at the manse on Tuesday. The bride was very becomingly attired and we predict for them a prosperous and happy union, both being among the most refined and educated residents of the west end reserve.
The Manitoulin Reformer, Gore Bay, Ontario, Thursday, October 22, 1903
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Burpee

On October 14th Joseph Williams and Miss Lizzie Royal were married by J.D. Byrnes at the manse, Gore Bay. On their return home the same evening they found a substantial fowl supper awaiting them. After the guests had done justice to the bountiful spread the young folks of the township began to arrive and at 9 o’clock there was fully 35 couples present to extend best wishes to bride and groom and to spend a social evening. About 9:30 the floor was cleared and to music furnished C. Hurdle, Geo. Thornton, Wm. Prestage, Archie Ainslie, J.H. Williams and Andy McKinley, and floor-managers Donald Bailey, Poole Campbell, Joe Williams and George Trick of Silverwater, the young folks tripped the light fantastic till after midnight. Mr. Royal also took a turn at the violin and furnished some real old-time music that the dancers enjoyed. About 12:30 refreshments were served to all-the very best, too. The guests showed their respect for the bride and groom in the choice collection of wedding fights they presented to the young couple.
The Manitoulin Reformer, Gore Bay, Ontario, Thursday, October 29, 1903
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Flanagan-Campbell

Poplar date, the residence of Mr. Donald M. Campbell, near Strathroy, Ontario, was the scene of one of the prettiest events of the season on Sept. 15th, the occasion being the marriage of his daughter, Christina Helen to Samuel Gordon Flanagan, of Gore Bay. The ceremony was performed under an arch of evergreens tied with white ribbons and decked with white and pink asters, by the Rev. Jno. More, B.A.B.D., pastor of East Adelaide Church, of which Miss Campbell was a member. Miss Agnes Knox Campbell, sister of the bride, beautifully rendered Wagner’s wedding march, and to its strains the bride entered leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away. Little Kathleen McLean, daughter of Jas. McLean, of Springbank, Ontario and cousin of the bride, performed the duties of ring bearer most satisfactorily, carrying the ring concealed in a white aster. She was prettily attired in a dress of white silk. The bride wore organdie and carried a shower boquet of white asters.
After the ceremony was over all retired to the dining hall, where a dinner seldom equalled and never surpassed was partaken of Miss Campbell was well known around Gore Bay, where for nearly two years she acted as stenographer and typwritist (sic) for Mr. R. R. McKessock, now of Sudbury. From there she went to Sault Ste Marie and for one year was in the employ of Mr. W.H. Hearst, K.C., for the firm of Hearst Mackay and Darling, of that place, the present conservative member for West Algoma.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Tuesday, October 13, 1908
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Married

Legge-Harper-At the residence of the bride’s parents, Burpee, on Wednesday, October 28, 1908, by the Rev. J. J. Ferguson, Molton C. Legge, of Campbell Township, to May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harper, Burpee.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Tuesday, October 29, 1908
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 12, 1908
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Married

Smith-Brown-At the Manse, Gore Bay, on Monday, Nov. 16th, by the Rev. Mr. Ferguson, Thos. Smith, Mindemoya, to Bessie, daughter of Mr. A.J. Brown, Big Lake.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 19, 1908
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Marriage

At the Methodist parsonage, Gore Bay, on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, Robert Charles Lane, of Barrie Island, was married to Elizabeth Rebecca McTaggart, of Gore Bay. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.H. More, B.A., B.D., of Gore Bay.
The bride was attended by Miss Ethel Greenman, of Barrie Island and the groom was supported by Mr. Jas. Neil Montgomery of Gore Bay. The bride was attired in a blue voile jumper costume with cream net blouse. The bridesmaid wore a brown dress with a dainty lingerie waist. The young couple will settle in their home on Barrie Island and have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and prosperous married life.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 19, 1908
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Tehkummah

Miss Martha Leeson, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Leeson, Slash, was married to Mr. Gilsten, of Thornbury, on the 23rd ult. They paid a short visit to their uncle, Mr. A.J. Mastin, during Chrismas week, and we understand, intend leaving soon for Thornbury.
The Recorder, January 7, 1909
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Marriage

Morrison-Willet-At the Pacific Hotel, Gore Bay, on Monday, Feb. 1 st, by the Rev. J. H. More, Mr. John Morrison united in marriage to Miss Alice Willett, both of Meldrum Bay.
The Recorder, February 4, 1909
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Married

Conner-Donaldson-At the Manse, Gore Bay, on Feb. 17th, by the Rev. J. J. Ferguson, S.W. Conner of Gore Bay, to Jessie daughter, of Mrs. Jas. Donaldson, Ice Lake.
The Recorder, February 18, 1909
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Christian-Gilbart-A very quiet wedding took place on Tuesday, February 16th, when Miss Florence Edith Gilbart, youngest daughter of Mr. J. O. Gilbart, Pape avenue, Toronto, was married to Mr. Thomas H. Christian, of Cranbrooke, B.C. The ceremony, which took place at the home of the bride’s father, was performed by the Rev. Mr. Fallis. The bride wore her traveling dress of navy blue cloth, and was unattended. Mr. and Mrs. Christian left later for New York to take the S.S. Mauretania en route for England, where they will spend some months before returning.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 4, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Purvis-Platt

One of the happiest events that has taken place in Gore Bay for many years, was consummated on Wednesday evening, March 3rd, at “Rosemont,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Platt, when Miss Pearle Ilene Platt, their eldest daughter, and Mr. Edward Blake Purvis, of Chicago, were joined in wedlock.
The ceremony took place promptly at five o’clock, Rev. Mr. More officiating. Miss Maud A. Platt, the bride’s sister, acted as bridesmaid, Miss P. McKessock as maid of honor, while Mr. Clarence Platt assisted the groom.
Promptly at the appointed time, while the strains of Mendelsohn’s beautiful wedding march, played by Mrs. Rev. Lunau, of Webbwood, pealed forth, the bridal party took their places under an exquisitely beautiful arch of evergreens, tastefully decorated with pink and white flowers, and banked on either side with house plants.
The bride was arrayed in a lovely Princess gown of crepe de chene over white taffeta silk, wore a bridal veil, crowned with orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white carnations, the whole enhancing in a wonderful manner the exquisite natural beauty of the bride.
The bridesmaid was attired in a lovely costume of blue eolienne, and carried a bouquet of white carnations, while the maid of honor wore a dress of white eolienne and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
The grooms gift to the bride was a rich set of mink furs; to the bridesmaid, an old gold brooch with pearl and diamond settings; to the maid of honor, a beautiful gold bracelet, and the groomsman, an amethyst ring.
Only the immediate relatives and friends, about thirty in number, witnessed the ceremony, but a reception was held in the evening, over one hundred availing themselves of the opportunity of paying their respects to the bride and groom.
Following the ceremony, while the contracting parties were signing the register, Miss Ida Jackson sang that beautiful song, “The Crown of Love,” after which all present sat down to a most bounteous wedding dinner, which was served by five young ladies, friends of the bride; Mis Lina Gamey, who served the bride’s table; Miss Myrtle Platt, Miss Zilpha Bickell, and Miss Etta and Pearle Hall. The tables and dining hall-in fact the whole house- were beautifully decorated.
The presents received by the bride were numerous, rich and beautiful.
Mrs. Purvis, the bride, is and has been one of Gore Bay’s most popular young ladies. She has always been prominent in all good works, especially in connection with the Epworth League and Methodist church choir. Her’s is a lovely character, and she has earned for herself the love, esteem, and the admiration of a large circle of friends. She will be greatly missed from our midst. In fact it is doubtful if any other young lady could be mentioned whose loss would be more felt.
Edward Blake Purvis is the youngest son of our esteemed pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Purvis, and was formerly one of our prominent young men about town. Since leaving here he has made splendid progress in this chosen calling, that of engineering, and is now first engineer on one of the finest passenger steamers on the American side, the “Theodore Roosevelt.” He is a bright, steady, perservering young fellow, and has a promising career ahead of him.
The young couple left this morning for Michigan City, where they will make their home, and everyone in Gore Bay will join in wishing them the utmost happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 4, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Lanktree-Kay

The residence of Mr. Donald Patton, Allan township, was the scene of a wedding on Thursday last when Mr. John Lanktree, jr., of Providence Bay, was united in marriage to May, daughter of Mr. George Kay, of East Carnarvon. The Rev. Mr. Ferguson, of town officiated.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 18, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Clark-Jaffray

The home of Mrs. Jaffray, town, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, March 12th, when Miss Janet Sophia Jaffray was married to Mr. Hiram Wesley Clark, of Long Bay. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. H. More in the presence of the relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Jaffray, while the groom was supportek (sic) by his brother, Mr. Robert Clark. The bride’s gown was of cream crepe-de-chene with all-over lace. The bridesmaid wore a dress of pink nun’s veiling. The wedding march was played by Miss Bessie Jaffray, sister of the bride. After the ceremony the company to the number of about fifty sat down to a splendid wedding dinner. The wedding presents were both numerous and useful and bespeak the good wishes of many friends for a happy life to the young couple, who will reside at Long Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 18, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Bradley-MacGilvery

The marriage of Miss Edith MacGilvery, second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave MacGilvery, of Little Current, to Mr. Edward Bradley, of the same town, took place on Thursday, March 11th, Rev. Mr. Baker officiating. The bride was gowned in pale green pailette silk and lace, and attended by her friend, Miss B. Jennie Porter, who wore a Copenhagen and silver striped silk. Mr. Fred MacGilvery, bother of the bride, acted as best man. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome fur lined coat. Friends were present from Manitowaning, Sheguiandah, and Gore Bay. The happy couple will reside in Little Current.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 18, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married

Williams-Bracken-At Gore Bay on April 21st, by the J. J. Fergusson, F.G. Williams, of Burpee, was united in marriage to Charlotte, daughter of the late Robt. Bracken, of Elizabeth Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 29, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Mindemoya

The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Vanhorn was the scene of a very pretty wedding on April 21st when their only daughter, Ida, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. William A. Hare, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hare, both of this place. Miss Mary Hare, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid, while the groom was ably supported by Mr. Herbert Vanhorn, brother of the bride. The Rev. Mr. More, of Gore Bay, officiated. The wedding march was played by Miss Ethel Love. Miss Violet Vanhorn acted as flower girl and looked very charming. Both the bride and groom looked charming and were very beautifully dressed for the occasion. After the ceremony was performed the guests, who numbered over sixty, sat down to a table which fairly groaned beneath its weight of good things. The presents which were costly and numerous, goes to show the high esteem in which the young couple were held. We all join in wishing them all the joy and happiness that kind Providence has in store. A grand reception was given in the evening after the marriage at the Hare home and all report the best of the season.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 6, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Gordon, May 1909

One of the happiest events that has ever taken place in the township of Gordon was that which occurred on Wednesday afternoon of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McColeman, when their daughter Miss Birdie was united in marriage to Mr. William Strain, eldest son of Mr.and Mrs.George Strain, of this township. The ceremony took place at three o'clock, Rev. J.H. More, Methodist minister officiating. Miss Bertha Smith attended the bride while Mr. Wes. Strain ably supported the groom.The bride was attired in a beautiful white silk dress, while the bridesmaids arrayed in one of crepe de chene. The grooms gift to the bride was a gold bracelet, to the bridesmaid a gold brooch and to the groomsman a pair of gold cuff links. The immediate relatives and friends, about thirty in number, witnessed the ceremony, after which they all sat down to a bounteous wedding dinner. A reception was held in the evening at the groom's home when their many friends assembled to pay their respects to the happy couple. Dancing was the chief amusement of the evening which was kept up until a very early hour in the morning. The many useful and beautiful presents received by the bride show the high esteem in which the young couple are held. Mrs.Strain one of Gordon's most popular young ladies and for sometime past has been an active worker in the Eighth Class Sunday School from which she will be greatly missed. Mr. Strain is also very popular and his good natured smile with those who know him best will also be missed. The young couple expect to leave in a few weeks for the West where Mr. Strain will be engineered this summer. Their many friends will join in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 6, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married

Campbell-Bailey-At Gore Bay on Wednesday, May 5th, by the Rev. J. J. Fergusson, Mr. Albert Campbell to Miss Elizabeth Bailey, both of Burpee.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, May 13, 1909
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Nuptials

A quiet wedding took place on May 12th at Britainville in which Mr. Neil A. McColeman and Miss Elorence (sic) Minnikin were united in marriage by the Rev. Mr. Fretz. The bride was beautifully attired in a cram brocade luster gown and was assisted by Miss Minnie Minnikin, the groom being supported by Mr. Dan McColeman. Miss Rose Hubbard played the wedding march. After the ceremony about twenty invited guests sat down to a sumptuous repast. Many beautiful presents were received by the young couple. In the evening about one hundred people assembled at the home of Mr. L. Pearson in honor of the event, tripping the light fantastic (sic) toe (sic) until a late hour. The pair will leave shortly for the west and their many friends wish them a long life of prosperity and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, May 20, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Mindemoya

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnston of Silver Bay on Friday of last week, was the scene of a very pretty event, when their daughter Gertrude was married to Mr. John Love of this place. Both the bride and groom are well known and highly respected throughout the island. Mr. Guss Johnston, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman, while the bride was ably supported by Miss Laura Love, sister of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Love entertained the young folks at their home on Friday evening, and a very pleasant time was spent, and all join in wishing the young couple a long and peaceful life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, May 20, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Gordon

A very quiet but happy event took place last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Pemberton, when Mrs. Becktel was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Lee, both of Mills. We extend congratulations.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, June 3, 1909
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Big Lake

A very pretty wedding took place in the Methodist church on Tuesday, June 2nd, when Mr. James Johnston and Miss Zella Hutchinson were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. W.W. Anglin. The happy couple left in the afternoon for a trip to Owen Sound. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston are held in the highest esteem by all who know them, and all join in wishing them a long and prosperous wedding life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, June 10, 1909
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June Brides
Hall-Richman

The home of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Hall was the scene of a very happy event on Wednesday, June 16 when their second youngest daughter, Etta Mary Hall, was united in matrimony to William Leslie Richman, of Coboconk, Ont.
The ceremony, which took place at high noon of June 16, was performed by the rev. J.H. More, and was attended by the immediate relatives of the contracting parties only. The bride elect who, is a very handsome young lady, looked charming in a tan silk Princess gown, and was attended by Miss Adelaide Richman, sister of the groom, who was beautifully attired in a gown of silver grey silk, while the groom was ably assisted by Mr. G.H. Hall of Toronto, brother to the bride. Miss Deione Bain, niece of the bride, was flower girl, and was attired in a neat little frock of dotted white muslin. The bride was the recepient (sic) of many costly and beautiful presents. The groom’s gift to her consisting of a magnificent gold watch and chain, and to the bridesmaid a handsome brooch. The groomsman received a neat diamond pin, while to the little flower girl he gave a gold bracelet of handsome design. The young couple will spend their honey moon in the highlands of Ontario, after which they will reside in Cocconk, Ont.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, June 24, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


June Brides
Matheson-Wood

A quiet wedding took place in Gore Bay on Wednesday June 16 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Angus Matheson when their popular and amiable daughter, Annie Baker Matheson was united in marriage to Albert Reid Wood, a prosperous young farmer of Gordon Tp. Rev. Mr. More preforming (sic) the ceremony. Miss Sara h. Matheson sister of the bride was bridesmaid, while the groom was assisted by his brother, Hazel Wood.
The showers of rice bestowed upon the heads of the happy pair as they stepped aboard the Germanic was a manifestation of their popularity here and all join in wishing them long life and prosperity. They left on the Germanic for a visit to Collingwood and other points east.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, June 24, 1909
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June Brides
Smeltzer-Hall

Maried on Wednesday, June 16th, at half past two in the afternoon at the Presbyterian manse at Manitowaning by the Rev. Mr. Cunnningham, Miss Lydia Hall, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Hall of Tehkummah, and Mr. John Smelzer of the same place. The bride was becomingly attired in a brown suit of panama and net waist with hat to match. She was attended by her sister Miss Nellie Hall, who wore a brown panama skirt and white silk waist with hat to match. The groom was ably supported by Mr. William Tilson. The young couple left next morning on their honeymoon to Sault Ste. Marie. They will reside in Tehkummah and their many friends united in wishing them a long and happy future.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, June 24, 1909
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Wedded

On Monday July 5th a very pretty wedding took place at the home of Samuel Wilson, of the township of Campbell, when his eldest daughter Minnie Leona was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Robert G. Clark of the township of Campbell. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Fiske, precisely at 4 p.m. The bridesgroom supported by Mr. Fry, took his place beneath a beautiful floral arch in the parlor shortly after, while the wedding march was played by Miss Bickell. The bride leaning on her father’s arm and attended by her sister Miss Carrie Wilson, took her place beside the bridesgroom. The impressive services services (sic) were short and sweet- The sweetness being audible throughout the room, after which the bride and bridesgroom received hearty congratulations and good wishes from all friends assembled. The bride was handsomely gowned in a princess dress of white swiss muslin and wore a wreath of lily of the valley and a very pleasant smile.
The bridesmaid wore a dress of cream mull and carried a bouquet of carnations. The wedding presents were both numerous and costly which evidenced the esteem in which the young couple are held by all who know them. After the ceremony the united guests, one hundred in number were entertained to a very substantial repast which was done justice to by all and in the evening the guests were entertained on the lawn by the phonograph, then later all assembled in the parlor and enjoyed the music and singing which was kept up until a late hour. Some of the young men wished an event like that would occur once a week, but I say once a month. However it was undoubtedly one of the largest gatherings of this kind ever witness in Campbell.
On the following day the happy couple left for a two weeks wedding tour down east and to visit friends in Markdale and we might mention that a lot of rice was scattered from the boarding house balcony which landed on one and all.
The brides traveling suit was of green clay worsted serge with allover embroidered ivory silk waist and hat to match.
The Recorder, July 22, 1909
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Johnston-Mclean

On Wednesday at four o’clock at the residence of the bride’s uncle, Mary, second daughter of Mr. N. McLean, of Shepard, Alta., formerly of Gordon, was united in the Holy bonds of matrimony to Alfred E. Johnson, grocer, of this town.
To say that this was a pretty wedding would simply be using a phrase which has been made to answer service in many a joining of couples whether preety or not. But we have no hesitation in saying that pretty would not, in its fullest sense, do justice in the description (sic) of this function.
The bride was exquisitely gown in saphio silk trimmed with silk overlace and silk braid. She looked charming indeed, and few could help expressing themselves to the effect that Alfred E. Johnson was lucky in his choice of a wife.
Precisely at four o’clock, before a gathering of near relatives, the bridal pair, happy and confident, stood before Rev. J. J. Fergusson, who tied the knot. Miss Alicia McLean, very neatly and suitably gowned for the occasion, was bridesmaid, while W.H. Johnson, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman. At nine o’clock, in honor of their niece’s marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brett entertained about one hundred guests.
The number of presents which adorned the receiving table of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson showed the popularity of the groom, and the high esteem in which his lady is held. The groom’s present to the bride was a gold bracelet, to the bridesmaid a cresent (sic) set with pearls and to the groomsman a gold tie pin.
Before wishing this young couple a happy journey through life in whatever sphere may be their lot, we must say that Miss McLean, as a school teacher, was well liked. Mr. Johnson, also, as a teacher, was meant for that calling, and we know that he will be as successful in the grocery business lately bought from N.R. Smith.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, July 29, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local News Items

A wedding will take place in the early part of August at Emmanuel Church, Battenburg, between Miss Agnes Milligan, sister of Mr. John Milligan, New Lunnon, and Mr. Earnest Hewitt, fourth son of the late B. Hewitt, of New Lunnon, and formerly of Derby, England.-Edmonton Bulletin. (Miss Milligan is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Milligan,of Gordon and is well know in Gore.
The Recorder, Thursday, August 5, 1909
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Strain-Lowry A very pretty wedding was witnessed by a large gathering in Trinity Church, Mills, on Wednesday, July 28th, the contracting parties being Mr. Charles Wesley Strain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Strain, of Gordon, and Miss Emily Tressa Lowry, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lowrie, of Mills. The officiating clergymen were the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Algoma and the Rev. John Tate. The bride was very prettily dress in Habutia silk, trimmed with very choice lace and insertion in princess style, and wore a wreath of orange blossoms. Miss Ethel Strain, sister of the bridegroom attended as bridesmain (sic), and was dressed in crepe de chene, while Miss Violet Irwin, niece of the bride, made a pretty picture with a lovely basket of flowers embowering the wedding ring. Mr. F. Lowry, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman. Another sister of the groom, Miss Sarah Strain, played the wedding march. Friends and neighbors had brightened the church with floral decorations. The Bishop suitably and impressively addressed the happy couple as a part of the ceremony; and afterwards, at the luncheon provided in the home of the bride’s parents, where about fifty guests were assembled, he humorously and cheerily offered his congratulations, and strongly advocated matrimony to the young people present, saying he had tried it, so he knew what he was talking about. Later a very large party of young people enjoyed themselves at the reception. The presents to the bride were very numerous and costly; that of the bride being a gold bracelet. He gave also a gold locket to the bridesmaid, a bracelet to the flower girl, and a pair of cuff links to the groomsman.
The happy pair have the good wishes of all their friends and acquaintances, and we are glad to learn that they propose making their home in Gore Bay.
The Recorder, Thursday, August 12, 1909

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Nuptials

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Barr, of Long Bay, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sept. 1st, when their youngest daughter, Miss Mary B., was united in marriage to the Rev. Mr. Bowman, of Owen Sound, in the presence of about fifty guests.
At three o’clock the bridal party took their place under a neatly arranged arch of evergreens and flowers, and the bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty dressed in white Persian trimmed with lace insertion and wore a knot of bridal wreath flowers in her hair and carried a boquet of white China Asters.The bridesmaid, Miss M. Bowman, sister of the groom, wore a suit of white linen and looked very charming. The groom was able supported by Frank S. Paisley, cousin of the bride. Rev. Mr. Fretz, of Spring Bay, tied the knot.
After the ceremony the company sat down to a dainty repast prepared by the bride’s mother, which everyone enjoyed and did ample justice to.
After remaining a few days with the bride’s parents, the happy couple left Berlin, Hamilton and other points east. The bride’s traveling suit was of blue ladies cloth and hat to match.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman were the recipient of many beautiful present, chiefly silverware. Everybody joins in wishing the young couple a long and prosperous life.
The Recorder, Thursday, September 9, 1909
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Perivale

Wedding bells sounded in our midst on the fifteenth, when Mr. Henry Sloss of Grimesthorpe, was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Bowser, of this place. Precisely at three o’clock in the afternoon, the groom took his place under the evergreen arch, then the bride appeared leaning on her father’s arm, followed by the bridesmaid, Miss Annie Sloss, sister of the groom, and the groomsman, Mr. John Bowser, brother of the bride. After they had been pronounced man and wife by the rev. Mr. Munro and the congratulations of the many friends and relatives present had been received, supper was announced and the company sat down to a table fairly groaning under its weight of good things provided for the occasion. In the evening a dance was given which did not break up until the wee small hours. Mr. and Mrs. Sloss proceeded to their new home in Britainville under a hail of rice, old shoes and good wishes of their many friends. The bride received many useful and beautiful presents, showing the esteem in which she was held.
The Recorder, Thursday, September 23, 1909
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Sloss-Bowser

The home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Bowser, of Perivale, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on September 15th, when their daughter Emma Jane was united in marriage to Mr. Henry Sloss, of Grimesthorpe. At three o’clock, in the presence of about sixty guests, the bridal party took their place under a neatly arranged arch of evergreens and flowers, and the bride who was given away by her father looked very pretty dressed in cream nuns veiling trimmed with white allover lace and baby ribbon and wore a cream silk sash and a boquet of china asters. The bridesmaid, Miss Annie Sloss, sister of the groom, wore a dress of pink mull trimmed with white allover lace and a pink silk sash and also carried a boquet of white asters, and looked very charming. The groom was ably supported by Mr. John Bowser, brother of the bride. Mrs. David Sloss played the wedding march, while the Rev. Mr. Monroe tied the knot.
After the ceremony the company sat down to a drinty (sic) repast prepared by the brides’s parents, which everybody enjoyed. After the tables were cleared away a large crowd gathered, enjoying themselves to a lively hop until an early hour in the morning. Mr. and Mrs. Sloss were the recipients of many beautiful presents, and everybody joins in wishing them a long and happy life.
The Recorder, Thursday, September 23, 1909
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Miss Aggie Thorburn, of Sudbury, attended the marriage ceremony of her sister, Miss Nellie, to R.B. Langdon, of Govan, Sask., on Wednesday the 15th, returning Thursday. Miss Jess Thorburn, of Webbwood, was also present, and rendered the wedding march at the beginning of the ceremony.
The Recorder, Thursday, September 23, 1909
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Married

Brett-McRae-In Gore Bay on Tuesday, September 28th, by the Rev.J. J. Fergusson, Miss Mabel McRae, to Mr.Milton Brett, both of Gore Bay.
The Recorder, Thursday, October 7, 1909
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Brett-McRae

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Montgomery on September 28th, when their eldest daughter Mabel Isabell McRae, was united in marriage to Milton Warren Brett, by the Rev. A.E. Owen, B.A., of Gore Bay. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. F. McRae. Only the immediate connections were present. After the ceremony a bounteous repast was enjoyed by all. The presents given to the young couple were not only ornamental but useful. Mr. and Mrs. Brett quietly went to their own home, everybody wishing them a happy and prosperous journey through life.
The Recorder, Thursday, October 14, 1909
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Married

Kendrick-Munford-On Wednesday, October 6yh, 1909, at Regina, Sask., by Rev. A.E. Elliott, Pastor of Rae Street Methodist Church, Effie A., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Munford, West Lorne, Ont., to Dr. M. A. Kendrick, Wilcox, Sask.,
The Recorder, Thursday, October 14, 1909
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Graham-Gamey

An editor once in a while has to vacate his chair and betake himself to wider duties of citizenship. The present occasion is one in which the editor of The Recorder not only scores a record, but is nevertheless unable to write the achievements he so often tells of others. His characteristic modesty forbids the attempt; therefore another scribe intrudes upon his sanctum and tells the tale of his happiness.
Mr. A.E.Graham was on Wednesday, the 20th October, united in marriage to Miss Grace Gamey, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Gamey, at “Rosemont,” the Gore Bay home of the well known and energetic Member of Manitoulin. The guests assembled precisely at 10 o’clock p.m., in the large reception room. Miss Tate played the wedding march, to the strains of which the bride entered, leaning upon the arm of her father, and carrying a lovely boquet of bridal roses. The marriage service was conducted by the Rev. John Tate, of All Saints Rectory, after which the guests sat down to a daintily prepared breakfast. The health of the bride and groom having been heartily given, and also that of the host and hostess, the happy pair left for a tour in the County of Wellington and other parts of Ontario.
The bride was richly dress in ivory duchesse satin, the bodice braided and trimmed with tucked chiffon and studded with pearls. There were numerous presents, chiefly in elegant silver, china and cut glass, including a beautiful five light candelabra of silver from the bridegroom’s companions in “The Old Guard” at Wiarton. The bridegroom’s present to the bride was a pearl bar brooch.
Invitations were extended to few outside the family group. Those present included Mrs. Jos. Gamey, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Gamey, Messrs. Harry and Lyman Gamey, Miss Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Saijohn, Mrs. Tate and Miss Tate, Miss Nellie Becks, Miss Annie Snow, Miss Stella Hilliard, Mr. John Kinney and Miss Flo. Kinney.
Their many friends wish the happy couple life long prosperity in the respect and esteem of their neighbors.
The Recorder, Thursday, October 21, 1909
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Married

Clarke-Gilpin-At Britainville on October 27th, by Rev. J. J. Fergusson, Mark A. Clark, of Roblin, Man., to Gertrude, daughter of Mr. Geo. Gilpin, Britainville.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 4, 1909
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Married

Matheson-Keown-At the residence of the bride’s brother, Burpee, by Rev. J. J. Fergusson, Angus Matheson, of Robinson township, to Margaret Dora, daughter of John Keown, of Burpee.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 11, 1909
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Married

Thomas-McNichol-At Providence Bay, on Nov. 2nd, by the Rev.Wm. Munro, Edward I. Thomas of Gore Bay to Annie McNichol, of Grimesthorpe.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 11, 1909 Transcribed by Marilyn Irish



Burpee

Mr. Angus Matheson was married to Miss Dora Keown on Wednesday. Mr. John Morden assisted the groom, while Miss Maud Ainslie supported the bride. At night there was a rousing old time dance in honor of the newly wedded couple at the home of Mr. John Keown.
The Recorder, Thursday, November 11, 1909
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Tilson-Rainey

“The first wedding to be celebrated in Keremeos church was held on Wednesday, Oct. 20th at noon, when Simeon Robert Tilson was united in marriage to Miss Lesley Ada Kainey, of Oroville, Wash., in the presence of a few friends. Rev. A.H. Cameron performed the ceremony. Mr. Tilson has been a resident of Keremoes during the railway construction time, as local manager for Porter Bros. timber contractors, and will continue to reside here for a time. His associates in the work with whom he is highly popular, have the heartiest good wishes for the long life and happiness of himself and bride. The happy couple left on the afternoon train for a wedding trip southward.”-Keremoe, B.C. Chronicle. (The Mr. Tilson referred to above is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Tilson of this place.)
The Recorder, Thursday, November 18, 1909
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Married

Baker-Baker-At Gore Bay on November 27th, by Rev. J. J. Fergusson, John Lindly Baker, of Mills, to Amelia Caroline, daughter of the late Charles Baker, Esq., of Meaford.
The Recorder, Thursday, December 2, 1909
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Cockburn Island

Wedding Bells,-Mr. Murdock McKay and bride arrived home from Thessalon Tuesday by the Str. John McKay. We wish the young couple every happiness in the years to come.
The Recorder, Thursday, December 23, 1909
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Slompke-Strain

The marriage of Miss Ruby Florence Strain, daughter of Mr. George Strain of Gordon, and Mr. Thomas Clayton Slompke of Mills, took place on Dec. 22nd at 3 o’clock, Rev. A.E. Owen, B.A. officiating. Miss Sarah Strain, sister of the bride, played the wedding march. The bride was given away by her father and wore a gown of grey silk trimmed with appliqué. She wore a bridal veil and had a wreath of orange blossoms in her hair. Miss Lottie Strain was bridesmaid while Mr. George Strain ably supported the groom. The gift of the groom to the bride was a locket and chain, to the bridesmaid a solid gold brooch set with garnets, while the groomsman received a pair of gold cuff-buttons. About fifty guests were present. The wedding ceremony was performed under an arch of green prettily decorated. The gifts to the bride and groom were numerous consisting of rugs, cheniel table covers, sofa covers, bed-spreads, carving-sets, sugar and butter dishes, pitchers, water set, parlor lamp, tea-set and other pieces, jardinière, silverware, fruit-set, doylies, (sic) a bible, etc. The happy event was concluded by all partaking of a well prepared wedding dinner.
The Recorder, Thursday, January 6, 1910
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Sherwood-Tate

As early as eight o’clock on Thursday morning, Dec. 30, under the auspices of brightest winter sunshine a large congregation assembled in All Saints church to witness the marriage of Mr. Arthur Wynne Sherwood, of Winnipeg, eldest son of Mr. A.P. Sherwood (M.D.) and Mrs. Sherwood, of Eastbourne, England and Miss Irene Helen Tate, second daughter of the Rev. John Tate and Mrs. Tate of All Saints Rectory. The Bishop of Algoma had made it one of his special appointments to perform the ceremony and Capt. Purvis had made a brave attempt the day before to run the Edna-Ivin (sic) to the North Shore to bring his Lordship, but King Frost on that very day closed down navigation for the winter. However, the Rev. C.S. Simpson of Little Current, was at the altar and impressively united the happy pair in the bonds of matrimony and afterwards, assisted by the father of the bride administered the sacrament of Holy Communion to the members of All Saints-bidding good-bye to their beloved organist and fellow-worker. Miss Lottie Johnson played the wedding march. The bride was dressed in rich ivory silk, made in Empire fashion, trimmed with lace and the long veil was of simple Brussells netting. Miss Edith Tate of Mayland (sic), Mass., sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and was dressed in embroidered white muslin. Mr. John Tate was groomsman. After the service, the wardens, Messrs. H. Bull and A.E. Graham and other officials of the church, and of the Women’s Auxiliary met at the Rectory and partook of breakfast. Mr. Bull in kindly and evident heartfelt words proposed the health of the bride. Judge Hewson felicitously complimented the happy couple, wishing them a good journey to the west and a long and happy life together. During breakfast a congratulatory cablegram was received by the bridegroom and bride from Dr. and Mrs. Sherwood, who were entertaining friends in their home at Eastbourne, England, and the Bishop of Algoma telegraphed –“Received message, navigation closed, sadly disappointed, best wishes and blessing”. Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood left at about 11.30 a.m. on their journey to the west (via Little Current and Massey) amid showers of rice and good wishes. The Recorder is informed that the lucky bridegroom with usual facetiousness has written intimating to the people’s warden that bills for cleaning up scattered rice is about to be put in by the host and hostess of all their stopping places. It poured out of everything. The following is a list of presents received: Bridgegroom to bride, pearl and topaz brooch; bride to bridegroom, signet ring, bridegroom to bridesmaid, star and cresent (sic) pearl brooch; friends of All Saints church to bride, traveling bag with silver mounted fittings; Winnipeg C.P.R. engineering staff to bridegroom, purse; Judge Hewson, royal chelsea china tea service; Mrs. Hewson, point lace table centre; Miss Hewson (Texas) Mexican tea cloth; Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, Leather cushion cover; Mr. P.W.D. Armbrister, J.P. and Mrs. Armbrister, (Bahamas) silver cream ladle; Mr. M. S. Sutherland, silver tea set and tray; Mrs. Casson and Miss Allen. Cut glass carver and rests; Mrs. Peter McRae, cut glass jug; Rev. John Tate and Mrs. Tate, silver jardinere; Mrs. McIntosh, silver and cut glass muffineers (sic); Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Graham, silver serving dish; Mrs. Jennings, Japanese brass jardinière; Miss Gorrell, case of silver tea spoons; Miss Edith Tate, silver serving dish; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dinsmore, pearl handle butter knife; Mr. Harry Bull, leather music case; Mrs. R.J. Porter, silver fruit spoon; Miss Proctor, brass candlesticks and cushion; Mr. John Tate, silver tea strainer and stand; Mrs. Allan, china cream jug; Mrs. D. Wright and Mabel Wright, china fruit dishes; Mrs. John Craig and Miss Craig (Sturgeon Falls), hand painted china coffee set; Colonel and Mrs. Robinson, England, silver sugar caster; Mrs. Fox, England, tray cloth; Mrs. Hunter, England, tray cloth; Miss Hunter, England, table centre; Mr. Guy Hunter, England, book of hand sketches of Ripon; Mrs. Gabenby, England, linen handkerchiefs; Mrs. Wilde, tray cloth; Mrs. Lougheed, table centre; Miss Kinney, doiley; Mrs. Cole, cushion cover; Miss Suttaby, embroidered towels; Miss Mabel Mastin, handkerchief bag; Miss Annie Mastin, tie holder; The Countess Anna Jenison, German, cheque; and cheques from Dr. and Mrs. Sherwood, Mrs. Byron, Mrs. James, Mademoiselle Gily, Miss Cuddy, Mrs. Ryle, Mrs. F. Williams, England.
The Recorder, Thursday, January 6, 1910
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Mindemoya

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gordon of Sandfield celebrated their golden wedding at the home of their son, Walter, on Saturday Jan 22nd. We wish them continued happiness in their old age.
The Recorder, Thursday, February 3, 1910
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Providence Bay

(Too late for last week.)
A quiet and pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sinclair on Jan. 26th when Mr. Wm. J. Wedgerfield of Manitowaning, and Miss Mary McIvor of Little Current, took the matrimonial vow in the presence of Mr. Russell Richings and Miss Maude Chisholm. The knot was secured by Rev. W. Munro, and the happy couple left here, we understand, to visit friends in Manitowaning. They will reside in Little Current. We join in wishing them every happiness and prosperity in their wedded life.
The Recorder, Thursday, February 10, 1910
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Providence Bay

(Too late for last week.)
A very enjoyable time was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. King of Carnarvon on Jan 19th, when Miss Eliza Ann Anderson, niece of Mr. and Mrs. King, was united in matrimony to Mr. Jacob L. Hopkins, also of Carnarvon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Munro of Providence Bay. The bride looked charming and was supported by Miss A.L. Bowerman while the groom was attended by his brother, Albert Hopkins. A large gathering of relatives and friends were present, with whom we unite in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins many long and happy days together, accompanied by prosperity in life’s journey. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins will reside on their farm southeast of Lake Mindemoya.
The Recorder, Thursday, February 10, 1910
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Hunter-Wiggins

At the home of her sister, Mrs. W. Quennell, Brookdale, Man., on New Years day, Miss Jennie Wiggins was married to Mr. James Clifford Hunter. The bride’s dress was of a tobe (sic) shade, the second dress was a green skirt and a lace waist and hat to match. Only a few of their relatives and friends were present. The grooms gift to the bride was a fur coat. After congratulations the bride and groom left for their home about three miles from Brookdale.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 17, 1910
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Irwin-Wismer

The marriage of Miss Olive Helena, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Wismer, Gore Bay, to Mr. George M. Irwin of the firm of McNairnay & Irwin, Sudbury, took place at Gore Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 8th. The ceremony was conducted in the Presbyterian church by Rev. J.J. Ferguson in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride, who was unattended, was dressed in ivory ratin (sic) and bridal veil with wreath of orange blossoms. She carred a beautiful boquet of roses and carnations. The choir of the church assisted at the service, the wedding march being played by the organist, Mr. J. D. Gordon, L.L. C.M. After the marriage a large number of guests were driven to the home of the bride’s father where the wedding breakfast was served after which Mr. and Mrs. Irwin left for Montreal and other eastern points. The bride wore a traveling dress of brown cloth and a mink hat. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin will reside at Sudbury.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, February 17, 1910
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Tekhummah

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hopkin celebrated their wooden wedding on Feb. 1st. The house was prettily decorated by a beautiful evergreen arch and other decorations. A large number of friends were present to enjoy the anniversary with them. The time wss (sic) pleasantly spent in games and the collection of wooden presents bestowed upon the young couple expressed the good wishes of the guests. Among those from a distance were Mrs. J. Cooper, Mindemoya, Mrs. W. I. Wagg and Miss E. Cooper, Providence Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Vanhorn, Mr. and Mrs. T. Vanhorn, Mindemoya, and Miss F. Ball, Silver Bay.
The Recorder, Thursday, February 17, 1910
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Married

Gorley-Armstrong-At the residence of Mrs. Wm. Densmore, Gore Bay, by Rev. J. J. Ferguson,….Gorley, of Manitowaning to …,daughter of Mr. John Armstrong, Gore Bay. The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 24, 1910
(difficult to read.) (name Densmore might actually be Dinsmore)
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Wedding

A very pleasant event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wright, Gordon, when their daughter Miss Mary Blackburn was united in marriage to Mr. J. J. Burnett of Sheguiandah. Rev. A.E. Owen officiated at the ceremony. The bride was becomingly dressed in white lawn, trimmed with valencienne lace and insertion and wore the usual wreath of orange blossoms in her hair. The bridesmaid, Miss Mary Brandow, of Little Current wore grey worsted trimmed with velvet and all over lace and also a wreath of orange blossoms. The bridegroom was assisted by the brother of the bride, Mr. Jacob Blackburn. Friends and relatives showed their kind regards by presenting them with very useful gifts as parlor lamp, table linen, spreads, dinner sets, tea sets of various kinds, arm chair, sugar bowls, spoon holder, butter dish,. Finally all partook of a bounteous repast and all wished Mr. and Mrs. Burnett a happy journey through life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 10, 1910
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Hunt-Ferguson

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. John Tate on Wednesday March. 23rd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Gamey, Rosemont, Gore Bay , when their eldest daughter Mabel A. Ferguson was married to Henry B. Hunt.
Only the immediate relatives of the family were present.
The bride who was given away by her father was gowned in white satin heavily braided and trimmed with chiffon and touches of silver. Her veil was of Brussels net, held in place by white satin ribbon and lilies of the valley. She wore a corsage boquet of lilies of the valley and fern.
The only ornament worn was a necklet of pearls, the gift of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt received many beautiful presents, among them a handsome cheque from the bride’s father.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 24, 1910
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Married

At Gore Bay March 23rd by Rev. J. J. Ferguson Robert J. Campbell of Gordon, to Margaret Bislem, daughter of Mr. Archibald Turner of Allan township.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 24, 1910
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Providence Bay

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. Donald Blue Carnarvon, on the afternoon of March 16th, when Mr. John Blue and Miss Hannah Jane Kay, both of Carnarvon were united in the bonds of matrimony. The bride who is daughter of Mr. Daniel Kay was attended by Miss Margaret Blue, sister of the groom, and both were becomingly attired for the occasion. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. John Dewar, also of the township of Carnarvon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Munro of Providence Bay. We join with others in wishing that the voyage of Mr. and Mrs. Blue through life may be a pleasant one.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 31, 1910
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Married

By the Rev. J. J. Ferguson at Gore Bay April 20th 1910, Albert Ernest Gibson of Mills, to Mary, daughter of Walter Harper Esq., of Burpee
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 28, 1910
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Providence Bay

(Held over from last week)
A quiet and pretty wedding took place at Providence Bay on the 11th inst, when Mr. W.J. Hopkin, of Tehkummah, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Fowler, of Mindemoya. The bride was becomingly attired in a cream cashmere dress with trimming and was attended by her sister, Margaret, who was dressed in brown with white waist. The bridegroom was supported by his brother Geo. H. Hopkin. The bride’s travelling suit was of brown broadcloth. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Munro. The many friends of the bride and groom united in wishing them many happy days. Mr. Hopkin is a brother of Mrs. W.I. Wagg of this place.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 20, 1910
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Providence Bay

(Held over from last week)
One of those events which elicit well wishes and creates a happy condition socially, took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bryan of Perivale, when their second daughter, Miss Annie Isabella was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. John Anketell of Toronto. The bride was dressed in white embroidered princess, and was attended by Miss Flora McDonald who wore a dress of old rose silk. A goodly company consisting of relatives and near neighbors was present and united in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Anketell many happy days. The knot was tied by Rev. Wm. Munro. The contracting parties will reside in Toronto. The display of wedding presents testified to the great popularity enjoyed by the happy pair. The bride’s grandparent Mr. Larmont(might be Learmont), who, surpassing the allotted span of man, is still enjoying life as an octogenarian, having seen the succession of five sovereigns o the throne of the British empire, and is still in the possession of the happy faculty of enjoyment of all the good things this world has to offer, to those who have the discrimination to rightly use them. The management of the festivities was so thoughtfully planned that not only the senior members enjoyed the celebration, but the younger portion of the guests had a thoroughly good time. Music and dancing was available for those who were too sprightly for the quiet modes of enjoyment that appealed so largely their elders.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 20, 1910
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Nuptials
Bowser-Turner

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bowser of Perivale, on Wednesday last when their daughter, Lillie May was united in marriage to Mr. Neil Turner of Ice Lake. The bride looked very pretty dressed in white cashmere trimmed with lace, and was attended by her sister, Miss Sara. The groomsman was Mr. John Turner, brother of the groom. A goodly company of guests were present and united in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Turner long life and prosperity. After the ceremony which was performed by Rev. J. J. Ferguson, the guests were served with a sumptuous lunch on the beautiful lawn in front of the house, and everybody present were happily entertained. The Recorder joins with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Turner in wishing them long life and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 2, 1910
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Married

Turner-Bowser-By Rev. J. J. Ferguson at the residence of the bride’s father, Perivale, Neil Laughlan Turner of Ice Lake, to Lillie May, daughter of Matthew Bowser, Esq. of Perivale
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 2, 1910
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Nuptials

A happy event took place in the Silver Bay locality on June 1st at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ball, Cedar Bay, when their youngest daughter, Florence Elizabeth, was united in marriage to Mr. Geo. Henry Hopkin of Tehkummah. The contracting parties stood on the lawn under an arch of evergreens and apple blossoms, the bride being becomingly attired in white. The little Misses Myrtle Wagg of Providence Bay, and Freda Hopkin of Tehkummah, were the flower girls. The ceremony which was performed by Rev. Wm. Munro, Providence, was witnessed by relatives and neighbors, and the gathering together with the beautiful surroundings made a very pretty picture. The scene was preserved by Rev. Mr. Bunt who took some views of the occasions. We join with others in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Hopkin every good wish.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 16, 1910
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Report has just reached us that Mr. “Bert” Thorburn, eldest son of Mr. Wm. Thorburn of Gore Bay, was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Russell in Calgary on June 1st. They will make their home in Irrican, Alta. We wish our young friends long life and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 16, 1910
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Wedding at Lily Lake

A very happy event took place on June 8th at the home of Mrs. Norton, when her youngest daughter Miss Letitia Maud was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas Henry Phillips of the township of Sheguiandah. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. W. Anglin. The bride was dressed in white san Toy trimmed with silk and point de sprite and appliqué. Miss Sadie Phillips sister of the groom, who acted as bridesmaid was attired in a dress of white silk muli (sic). The groom was ably supported by Mr. Edward Norton, brother of the bride, and also gave her away.
The bride received a number of valuable presents including a gold locket and chain from the groom. Only the immediate friends of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony after which all sat down to a sumptuous supper and a most enjoyable time was spent. The young couple will reside near Manitowaning where they are both well known. Their many friends united in wishing them happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 23, 1910
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Local News Items

A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Centennial Church last evening at half past seven when Miss Bickell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bickell was united in marriage with T.H. Holdsworth, the Rev. Pickering being officiating clergyman. The church decorations were of palms and flowers. Mr. E. Brown, organist of Little Trinity Church played the wedding march and during the signing of the register, Miss Ethel Ellis sang, “Oh Fair, O Sweet O Holy,” Mr. Bickell gave his daughter away, the latter wearing a pretty gown of ivory silk eolienne(sic) with pearl trimming, wedding veil and orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of bridal roses.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 23, 1910
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Nuptials

A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Pacific Hotel, when John Wismer and Sylvia Irene Rayner were united in hymeneal bonds. The Rev. Ferguson conducted the service. The bride was attended by Miss Mae Bryan while Mr. Marshall Johnston ably supported the groom. The bride was becomingly attired in a pale blue mull princess with veil to match.
After the wedding a few friends partook of a sumptuous supper and later in the evening the small boys serenaded them with tin cans and sticks and many other instruments. When they reached the parlor John liberally rewarded them for their pains. They all agreed that he was a jolly good fellow. The couple are held in high esteem and their many friends wish them every success through the long path of life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1910
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Nuptials

The home of Mr. Frank Wagg, Mindemoya, was the scene of a happy event on June 15th, when Miss Janet Caddel was united in marriage to Mr. W.J. Tilson of Tehkummah, by Rev. Munro of Providence Bay.
The bride was prettily attired in white silk and carried a boquet of lilacs. At 12:45 as the familiar strains of the wedding march were played by Miss Anna Tilson, the contracting parties took their places beneath an arch of evergreens and lilacs. After the ceremony all sat down to a sumptuous repast. The happy couple left on their honeymoon for Owen Sound, and other eastern points, followed by the good wishes of their many friends. Mr. Bunt preserved the scene of the happy event. Many useful presents were bestowed upon the bride which testified to the high esteem in which she was held.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1910
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Nuptials

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Kingsboro, Little Current, a quiet wedding was solemnized on Tuesday, 28th June, when their daughter, Mildred Annie was married to G.E Baxter of Sudbury. The bride, who was unattended, entered during the playing of the wedding march, leaning on her father’s arm. She wore a beautiful dress of white Marquisette embroidery with pink and carried a boquet of white roses and lily of the valley. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. J. Ferguson, of Gore Bay., after which all sat down to a sumptuous breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter left on the Manitou for Quebec and other eastern cities. The bride wore a travelling suit of blue cloth with hat to match. Numerous costly presents testified to the esteem in which Mrs. Baxter is held. Among the guests from a distance were Mrs. Boyd, Fort William, and Mrs. Jas. Kingsboro, Coldwater.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1910
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Nuptials

The home of Mr. and Mrs. James Carter Kagawong, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, July 6th, when their second daughter Mary Pearl was married to Mr. Robt. King, Principal of Welland Business College.
The bride entered the drawing room leaning on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Miss Nellie Carter.
The bride was dressed in a beautiful gown of pailette silk and wore the usual bridal veil. Miss Annie Carter, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and wore a dainty gown of silk organdie. The groom was ably assisted by Mr. A.J. MacDougall of Wingham, Ont. The ceremony was performed beneath a beautiful arch of ferns and marguerites, by Rev. C. C. Simpson, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Little Current.
After the ceremony a sumptuous repast was served to about seventy guests. Those from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. John S. Duncan, Capt. and Mrs. Tinney, Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. A. Barbour, Montreal, Mr. Omar Carter and Miss Mamie Carter, Stayner.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a pearl sunburst, to the bridesmaid and Miss Nellie Carter, brooches set with pearls and amethysts, and to the groomsman, a pair of gold cuff links, set with the Masonic emblem.
The large number of presents received testified to the high esteem in which the bride was held. The Anglican
choir presented her with an engraved silver car plate in appreciation of her services. The bride’s travelling suit was of navy blue with hat to match. The happy couple will reside in Welland.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 14, 1910
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Wedded in August
Burns-Baxter

A very pretty house wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burns on Wednesday last at six o’clock in the evening when their daughter, Miss Myrtle, was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Baxter, Rev. A.E. Owens performing the ceremony. The bride was dressed in a light corn colored corded silk dress with silver net yoke and sleeves and looked charming. After the ceremony the immediate friends of the bride and groom sat down to a well spread table and after partaking of the good things along this line spent a very enjoyable evening.
The young couple are well and favorably known around town, and the popularity of the bride was amply manifested by the numerous and costly wedding presents which she received. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter start in to keep house at once in Gore Bay, and The Recorder joins with their many friends in wishing them long life and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 11, 1910
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Nuptials
Noland-Hamilton

On Wednesday of last week the residence of Mr. Edward Noland, of the township of Mills was the scene of a very pretty wedding when the fourth daughter of Mr. Noland, Miss Clara, was united in marriage to Mr. Hollis Hamilton, of the township of Gordon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Owen pastor of Gore Bay Methodist Church, in the presence of quite a large number of friends and relatives. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ethel, and Mr. Jas. Milligan did the honors as best man.
The many beautiful presents testified to the high esteem in which the young couple were held, and they have the good wishes of a large circle of friends.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 24, 1910
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Nuptials
Pope-Robertson

A beautiful and impressive wedding was celebrated at the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Robertson, Ice Lake, on Sept. 24th, when their second daughter, Janet, and John Thos. Pope a prominent young farmer of Ice Lake, were united in holy wedlock. The bride was attired in a gown of cream shantung silk, carrying a boquet of white asters. The groom wore the usual suit of black. Miss Ellen Robertson, the bride’s younger sister, was maid of honour, while Mr. Henry Howald of Barrie Island, was best man. The wedding party came into the spacious drawing room and took their places under an evergreen arch, while Miss Rosa Hubbert played the wedding march. Mr. W.F. Neal, of Meaford, delivered an impressive ceremony, which united forever the destiny of the contracting parties. About seventy-five invited guests were present, who partook of a sumptuous Mrs. Pete Donaldson entertained the assembly by rendering several solos which were highly appreciated. Mr. Will Baker, uncle of the bride, sang a humours song bring forth loud applause. The popularity of the bride was shown by numerous and costly presents. The happy couple will soon take up housekeeping in Pleasant Valley.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 22, 1910
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Married

McGibbon-Hewson- On Wednesday Sept. 7th at Toronto, by Rev. W.L. Armstrong. Beatrice Hewson, fourth daughter of Judge Hewson, Gore Bay, to D.D. McGibbon, second son of Charles McGibbon, of Penetangishene.
The above we clip from the Toronto dailies. Miss Beatrice has made many friends in Gore Bay since she came here with her parents a little over a year ago and we are sure they will join with The Recorder in wish the young couple a long and happy life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 22, 1910
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Gordon

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Jane Thoms, Walford, on Wed, Oct. 12th, when her daughter, Louise Victoria Raynor, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Wm. James Hall, second son of Wm. Hall, sr, of this township. The bride looked very pretty in a dress of white swiss embroider. The bridesmaid, Miss Charlotte Hall, sister of the groom, wore a very becoming dress of mauve delaine. Mr. John Thoms, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman. Rev. Mr. MacLean, Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. Mr. Young, English church minister, was a guest from Massey. About forty guests witnessed the ceremony, and the bride received many costly and well assorted presents which go to show the high esteem in which they are both held. The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold bracelet, to the bridesmaid, a gold brooch, and to the groomsman, a pair of gold cuff links. The happy couple returned to Gordon Thursday night, the bride travelling in a navy worsted suit, and on Friday evening they entertained their many friends at their home here. Dancing was the chief feature of the evening and was kept up until an early hour. About seventy-five were present at the party and all seemed to enjoy themselves to the utmost. The young couple will reside on the groom’s farm in Gordon, and we all join in wishing them a very happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1910
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Married

Hall-Raynor- At the home of the bride’s mother on Oct. 12th, by Rev. A. MacLean of Massey, Louisa Victoria Raynor, daughter of Mrs. Thom, Walford, to William J. Hall, son of William Hall, Esq., Gore Bay, Manitoulin.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1910
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Nuptials
Wilkinson-Turner

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Manse on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock when Miss Annie Turner of Ice Lake, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mr. Wm. Wilkinson, of the township of Mills. The bride who wore a dress of white silk, was attended by Miss Ida Wilkinson, while Mr. M. Turner assisted the groom. This young couple are well and favourably known on the Island, and their many friends join with The Recorder in wishing them long life and prosperity. They will make their home in the township of Mills.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1910
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October Wedding
Hutton-Whicher

A very quiet wedding took place at All Saints Church on Wednesday evening at six o’clock, when Miss Alberta Mary Whicher was joined in the bonds of matrimony to Dr. Thos. Oswald Hutton, of Cutler. The Rev. J. Taite performed the ceremony, and the bride was attended by her aunt, Mrs. Jennings, while Dr. Baker did the honors for the groom. The young couple will leave today on their wedding trip through the western states and on their return will take up their home in Cutler.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1910
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Nuptials

The home of Mr. Arthur Leask Tehkummah, was the scene of a happy gathering on Oct. 26, the occasion being the marriage of his only daughter, Mary Ann, to Jss.(sic) W. Jaggard, also of Tehkummah.
The bride was attended by Miss Phoebe Russell and the bridegroom was attended by Mr. W.R. Leask, brother of the bride, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro, of Providence Bay. The presents were numerous and useful. We united with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Jaggard many happy days together in the journey of life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 27, 1910
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Nuptials

A quiet wedding took place at Owen Sound on Saturday Nov. 12th, when R.T. McLaughlin, of the firm of McLaughlin & Gill hotel men of Providence Bay, was united in matrimony to Mrs. W. McKenzie, of Toronto. The Rev. Jas. Cardill performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlan arrived in Gore Bay in the early part of the week enroute for Provikence(sic), where they will make their home. The groom is well and favourably known on the island, and The Recorder joins with his many friends in wishing them and his bride long life and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 17, 1910
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Nuptials
McArthur-Elliott

On Wednesday Nov. 9th, a very quiet wedding was solmenized (sic) in Gore Bay. The contracting parties were Mrs. J. Elliott, daughter of John Galbraith, and Mr. D. McArthur, of Gore Bay. The Rev. A.E. Owens performed the ceremony in the presence of a few friends. This couple is well-known in town and will no doubt receive the good wishes of a host of friends, and The Recorder joins in wishing them a long and prosperous life. Mr. and Mrs. McArthur, we understand will make their home in Gordon.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 17, 1910
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Kagawong

As we predicted in our last reports the social event of the season was carried out when Miss Jennie, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Graham, and Mr. Wm. Hunt of Gore Bay, were united in the bonds of matrimony. Precisely at half-past three o’clock as the wedding march was being played by Miss Lizzie Thomson, cousin of the bride, the groom took his place under the beautiful arch of evergreens. The bride leaning on the arm of her father took her place attended by her sister, Kate, the Rev. John Tate, of Gore Bay, officiated in tying the nuptial knot.
The beautiful drawing room of that cosy home never looked half so pleasing and was equalled only by the elaborate wedding dinner laid out in the dining room to which the seventy or eighty guests did ample justice.
The bride was the recipient of a grand array of presents both useful and beautiful which speaks volumns (sic) for the esteem in which she is held by hosts of friends. In the evening a reception was given t the young people. The gathering was a bumper—fully one hundred guests being present. Guests from Gore Bay, Gordon, Long Bay and other Island points.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 22, 1910
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McInnis-Campbell

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., a quiet and pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Campbell, Schrieber St., formerly of Gore Bay, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, when their eldest daughter, Miss Ethel S., was united to Charles McInnis of Nova Scotia. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.D. Reid, of the Presbyterian Church. The bride was given away by her father. She was beautifully attired in a dress of pale blue silk with seaquin (sic) trimming. Her sister, Miss Elva acted as bridesmaid and wore a handsome gown of nile colored silk with overlace trimming. The groom was supported by Charles Sexton. The bride was the recipient of a cheque for $500. from the groom, while the bridesmaid was presented with a gold locket, and the best man a set of gold cuff links. Little Olive Campbell, youngest sister of the bride, was flower girl. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present, both receiving many beautiful and costly presents from their large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. McInnis will reside at 134 Schrieber St.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 12, 1911
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Marriage of Miss Allen

A very large congregation assembled in all Saints Church on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24th, to witness the marriage of Miss Jessie Allen to Mr. Orrin Edgar Langford of Wiarton. The bride was dressed in her going away costume and was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. Adam Casson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Tate. Miss Hewson played the wedding march and sang an appropriate solo while the register was being signed. The wedding party afterwards assembled at the home of Mrs. Allen, the bride’s mother, where an excellent breakfast was served. Judge Hewson gave the toast of the day. The happy pair left at two o’clock enroute (across the ice) for Wiarton where they intend to reside for some time.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 2, 1911
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Jackman—Cushing

A pretty wedding took place in the church at West Bay which was beautifully decorated for the occasion, on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock when Mr. Thomas A. Jackman, of Killarney, and Miss Margaret Johannah Cushing of Mindemoya, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony, Rev. Eugene A. Papineau, S. J. performed the ceremony.
Miss Theresa Jackman played the wedding march (Lohengrins) and the vocal music was furnished by Miss Theresa Jackman, Miss Jane McDonald, Miss Mary Cushing and Mr. Jos. Solomon.
The bride was becomingly attired in a beautiful grey taffeta silk gown and large white silk hat trimmed with black velvet and large black plumes. The bridesmaid, Miss Mary Jackman, wore a brown silk gown and brown picture hat.
After the ceremony the following guests partook of the wedding dinner at the residence of Mr. Richard Cushing, the brides father; Mr. Thos. Jackman, Misses Theresa and May Jackman, Miss Jan McDonald of Killarney, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vincer, Mr. and Mrs. D, Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Sibbald, Mr. and Mrs. J. King and Mr. Herbert King, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hodgson, Messrs. Wm. And Richard Vincer of Mindemoya, Mr. Jas. Irving of Manitowaning, Miss Lilly Snow and Mr. Alfred Spry of Rockville, Mr. Jos. Solomon and Mr. Wm. Rison of Killarney.
Mr. James Irving proposed the toast to the bride and groom.
In the evening the party drove to Manitowaning and on to Killarney on Wednesday morning where the groom banqueted his friends on Thursday evening. The grooms gift to the bride was a beautiful set of Peruvian s…………………………
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The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 23, 1911
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Married

At Gore Bay, by Rev. J. J. Ferguson B.A. on Feb. 28th, 1911, Willam A. Wright of Kendal, Sask. to Jessie Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burnett Esq. of Meldrum Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 2, 1911
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Local News Items

On Wednesday afternoon of last week a very happy event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Cole when their daughter, Winnie, was married to Mr. Jacob Blackburn, Rev. A.E. Owen officiating. The happy couple received many useful presents. An enjoyable time was spent after which all partook of a bountiful wedding breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn left on Monday for Little Current, their future home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 2, 1911
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Local News Items

Mrs. James H. Thorburn announces the marriage of her daughter, Mary H. to Mr. William Freeman MacDonnell, of Lougheed, Alberta, which took place on March the eight in the city of Calgary.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 16, 1911
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Married

Noland-McArthur—At the parsonage, Gore Bay, on Wednesday, April 19th, Mr. E.T. Noland, of Mills to Mrs. Malcolm McArthur, of Ice Lake
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 27, 1911
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Johnston—Royal

At Gore Bay by Rev. J. J. Fergusson B.A. April 26th, Charles M. Johnson, of Gore Bay, to Flossie, daughter of Frank Royal Esq., of Gordon
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 4, 1911
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Granger—Stevens

A very pretty wedding was celebrated on the afternoon of Wednesday April 26th when Mr. William Granger Jr. of Julia Bay was united in marriage to Alice, daughter of William Stevens Esq., of Rockville.
This happy event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens which is beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Manitou. The bride was attended by Miss Laura Newby while Mr. James Stevens acted as best man. The officiating minister was Rev. J. J. Fergusson B.A. of Gore Bay. A large company of friends and relatives were present and all sat down to a sumptuous repast at the close. A reception to Mr. and Mrs. Granger was held in the evening at the residence of Mr. Alfred Newby, brother-in-law of the bride. The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, Mary 4, 1911

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Lowrie—McCormick

On Tuesday afternoon May 2nd, the marriage of Miss Alice Anne McCormick, daughter of William McCormick Esq, of Brittanville, to Mr. Robert F. Lowrie of Mills was solemnized at the Manse, Gore Bay.
The bride looked sweet and pretty in a dress veiled with white chiffon. She was attended by Miss Ida Wilkinson, of Mills, and the bridegroom by Mr. John McCormick of Brittanville.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold watch and fob, to the bridesmaid a gold broach and to the groomsman a pair of gold cuff links. After the ceremony the bridal party left for Mills where the wedding supper was served at the home of the bridegroom’s father, which was followed later in the evening by a public entertainment in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lowrie’ at the Orange Hall.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 4, 1911
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Nuptials

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, lot 8 Con. 8 Campbell, was the scene of a happy event on Wednesday, May 10th, when their daughter Miss Janet Caroline was united in marriage to Mr. Donald McMillan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McMillan of the same Tp. The Ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro. The bride was becomingly attired and looked pretty. She was supported by her sister, Miss Bettie Bryan, and Mr. James Luther attended the bridegroom. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. We unite with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. McMillan every success and happiness in life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 18, 1911
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Local News Items

Judge and Mrs. Hewson, of Gore Bay, announce the engagement of their second daughter, Edith, to Mr. Donald M. Kydd, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Portland, Oregon. The wedding will take place at Trinity Church, Barrie, on Wednesday, June fourteenth. –Toronto Star
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 23, 1911
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McDonald Wedgerfield

Queen and Mutual Street, Cook’s Presbyterian Church, of Toronto, on the 17th day of May at 4 o’clock in the afternoon was a scene of a very pretty wedding, when the marriage was solemnized of Miss Ella Wedgerfield, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Wedgerfield, of Manitowaning, to Mr. D. MacDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald, of Barrie. The ceremony was performed by the Pastor, Dr. Taylor. The church was beautifully decorated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother-in-law Mr. Robt. Connell, was beautifully attired in a silver grey satin dress trimmed with pearls and wore a long tulle veil and lilies of the valley and she carried a bridal boquet of roses and ferns.
Miss Mulligan who was the bridesmaid was dressed in a white silk batiste and white hat with pale blue trimmings and carried a boquet of roses. Mr. Roy McArroll was groomsman.
After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests drove to the residence of the bridesmaid’s parents on Ontario Street where Mrs. Milligan, dressed in a grey San Toy Silk held a reception, and then all repaired to the dining room to partake of the sumptuous repast. The tables were done in pink and white crowned with a most elaborate wedding cake.
After the dinner, Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald left for their new home, 390 Crawford street, Toronto, the bride being dressed in a tailored costume of gray Venetian with hat to match.
The gift from the groom to the bride was a 14 pearled ring with three rubies and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch set with an amethyst and to the groomsman a gold stick pin. The handsome presents testifying to the esteem in which the young couple are held were numerous and costly.
We unite with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald every success and happiness in their voyage through life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 15, 1911
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Pearson-Davis

A quiet but pleasant event took place in Gore Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 11th, when Miss Emma Agnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Mills, and Mr. Aalph(sic) Pearson, of Brittainville, were united in marriage. The ceremony being performed by Rev. A.E Owen. Miss Marion Pearson, sister of the groom acted as bridesmaid while Mr. W. J. Davis, cousin of the bride, ably supported the groom. The bride looked charming in a gown of white silk. The bridemaid’s dress being of white embroidered lawn.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold watch and chain, to the bridesmaid a gold brooch and to the best man a pair of gold cuff links. After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the brides parents where a sumptuous repast was served. In the evening about one hundred guests assembled and dancing was kept up til the “wee sma” hours of the morning.
The bride received a number of beautiful and useful presents testifying to the high esteem in which she is held.
The newly married couple have the good wishes of the whole community for a long and happy married life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 19 1911
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Gordon

A number from Gordon were present at the wedding on Barrie Island, when Mr. Srigley and Mrs. Lane were united in the bonds of Holy matrimony. Mr. and Mrs. Srigley will reside at his home in Gordon.
A large number turned out to the charivari Thursday night, but Spot had the effects of stopping the noise.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 19 1911
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Married

Murray-Wicket- At the residence of the brides parents, Meldrum Bay, October 30th, by Rev. J.J. Fergusson B.A., Donald Murray to Agnes Mae, daughter of George Wickett Esq.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 2, 1911
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Meldrum Bay
A Pretty Autumn Wedding

A pretty autumn wedding was celebrated on Monday afternoon Oct. 30th at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Wickett Meldrum Bay when their daughter Agnes Mae became the bride of Mr. Donald A. Murray, Merchant of Sault Ste. Marie Canada. Rev. J. J. Fergusson pastor of Gore Bay Presbyterian Church officiated. The drawing room was decorated with ferns and chrysanthemums. The couple stood under an arch of evergreens and flowers.
Leaning on the arm of her father the bride looked very sweet in her beautiful gown of white marquisette trimmed with lace and satin ribbon. She carried a boquet of white carnations her only ornament was a brooch set with pearl and amethyst the gift of the groom.
Miss Belle Wickett sister of the bride played Lohengrins wedding march as the bridal party entered. The groom’s gift to Miss Wickett was a ring.
The bride was attended by Miss Maude Venevery who wore cream lustre trimmed with satin and carried a boquet of pink carnations and geraniums and wore a ring set with amethyst the gift of the groom.
Mr. Will Wickett acted as best man.
At the close of the ceremony over a hundred guests sat down to dainty wedding breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray left that evening for Marquette Michigan and on their return will reside in Sault Ste. Marie.
The brides going away gown was of navy ladies cloth with hat to match.
The esteem in which the happy couple are held was testified by a large number of beautiful and costly wedding gifts which included a handsome dinner service from the Ladies Aid of which the bride was a member.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 9, 1911
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Nuptials
Bond—Hopkins

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Hopkins, Carnarvon, on Aug. 25th, when their third daughter, Miss Edith R. was united in Marriage to Mr. John Albert Bond, son of Mr. Geo. Bond of the same Township, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. The ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro. The bride was attired in brown shadow stripe white silk, all over lace, and wore a bridal veil and wreath of orange blossoms. She was assisted by her sister, Miss Nellie, who was dressed in white silk mull with white satin sash and also wore a wreath of orange blossoms. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. David Williamson, also of Carnarvon. The bridegrooms present to the bride was a brown fur collar, that to the bridesmaid a gold locket and chain, and to the groomsman a black silk gob. The presents from relatives and friends were numerous and useful.
We join with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Bond a long life attended with much happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 16, 1911
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Gibson—Wilson

On August 25th, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wilson, Timber Bay, Carnarvon, was the scene of much good cheer and animation. The occasion was the marriage of their younger daughter, Miss Margaret C. to Mr. John Gibson, of the Township of Mills, the ceremony being solemnized by Rev. Wm. Munro, in the presence of a large company of friends and relatives.
The bride looked pretty and was handsomely dressed in white. She was attended by Mrs. W. Wilson, beautifully attired, while the bridegroom was supported by Mr. Wm. Wilson, Carnarvon, brother of the bride. The presents were many, varied and useful. All present joined in wishing the journey of married life to be one of happiness and success too the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson will reside at the latters home in Mills.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 16, 1911
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Kagawong

A quiet but interesting event took place this week in the marriage of Mr. Richard Tustian of the Eighth Line to Miss E. Vanhorn, of Spring Bay, who recently has been keeping house for her brother F. W. Vanhorn, now residing on the old Henry Hunt farm on the silvery banks of Lake Kagawong. We join with hosts of friends in offering our heartiest congratulations for a prosperous and happy future through lifes voyage.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 30, 1911
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Local News Items

Married- At Gore Bay Nov. 22nd, by Rev. J. J. Fergusson B. A., W.R. Tustian of Billings to Emma Violet, daughter of David Vanhorn Esqu. of Spring Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 30, 1911
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Nuptials

The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hodgson, Mindemoya was the scene of a happy gathering on the afternoon of Dec. 20th, the occasion being the marriage of their third daughter, Priscilla, to Mr. Geo. B. Becks, also of Mindmoya.
The bride who is one of Mindemoya’s fairest and best daughters, looked charming, being beautifully attired in a dress of old rose silk trimmed with all-over lace. She was attended by her sister. Miss Janet Hodgson who also looked pretty in a dress of navy blue silk.
The bridegroom was supported by his brother Mr. Cornelius Becks, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro, Rev. Mr. Schmidt led in prayer, and Rev. Mr. Pogson was also present.
The gifts to the bride were valuable useful and numerous. We join with many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Becks a long life and much happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 28, 1911
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Local News Items

Married:-On Thursday, Dec. 28th at six o’clock in All Saints Church Gore Bay, Miss Jean Allen, daughter of Mrs. S. Allen of Gore Bay, to David D. Brown of Vermillion Alta.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 4, 1912
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Foster---Hall

A very pretty house wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hall, Gordon, at half past three on Wednesday Jan. 17th, when their niece Olla was united in marriage to Mr. Ward Foster of Bow Island, Alta., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Foster of Billings. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. Hutton of Gore Bay. The bride who was given away by her uncle Mr. John Hall wore a pretty gown of white all over embroidery and the usual wreath of orange blossoms. The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold locket and chain.
The bride was attended by Miss Ethel Foster sister of the groom and was becomingly dressed in pink mull. The groom was able supported by Mr. Sandy Wright. After receiving the congratulations of the assembled friends all repaired to the dining room where the wedding dinner was served. In the evening the bride received her many friends. The many beautiful and useful presents show the high esteem in which the young couple are held. We all join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Foster much happiness as they leave for their western home in March.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 25, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Barrie Island

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Witty on Jan. 24th, when their daughter Minnie was united in marriage to Mr. Hugh MacLean son of Mrs. John MacLean. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. J. Fergusson of Gore Bay in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. The bride wore a pretty dress of white crepe dechene and a wreath of orange blossoms.
The bride was attended by her sister Bella, who was also becomingly dressed in white crepe dechene. The groom was supported by Mr. Oscar Young of Gore Bay. After receiving the congratulation of those present all sat down to a wedding dinner. A reception was given in the evening to all their friends. The many beautiful and useful presents show the high esteem in which the young couple are held. We all join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacLean much happiness in their future home on the Island.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 1, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married

McLean-Witty:- At the home of the bride’s parents, Barrie Island by Rev. J. J. Fergusson B.A. Wednesday, January 24th. Hugh McLean to Mary Jane, daughter of John Witty Esq. all of Barrie Island.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 1, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Knight—Hewson

St. George’s Church Toronto was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday afternoon, when Miss Grace Ellen, third daughter of Judge and Mrs. Hewson of Gore Bay, Manitoulin was married to Mr. Cyril Workman Knight, Assistant Provincial Geologist, Toronto, son of Professor and Mrs. Knight, Kingston. Rev. R.J. Moore officiated. The church was decorated with white roses and carnations and palms. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an Empire gown of ivory charmeuse, the skirt of which was draped over an underdress of ivory satin covered with antique lace. The bodice was covered with the same kind of lace draped in the new fichu style and fastened at the left side in the back with orange blossoms and ends of the lace hung down on the train. The veil was fastened in place by a crown of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lily of the valley. The two flower girls were dressed in little white frocks, with pale blue sashes, and wore white lace lingerie hats trimmed with knots of pale blue ribbon. They carried little gold baskets filled with yellow rosebuds. The bridesmaid, Miss Phyllis, sister of the groom, wore a pale blue liberty satin gown, the bodice of which was quaintly draped with blue chiffon; a picture hat of black velvet faced with blue satin to match, and trimmed with big ruches of blue tulle and blue and yellow roses. She carried an armful of yellow roses. During the signing of the register Mrs. Wallace Patten Cohoe sang “Beloved, it is Morn.” The groom was supported by Mr. Harry Howitt. The ushers were Mr. Harry Hewson, brother of the bride and Mr. Arthur Fortier. Afterwards the wedding reception was held at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. F. D. Hewson, 45 Dunvegan road. The house was decorated with bridal roses and smilax. Mrs. Hewson received the guests wearing a pale rose pink silk crepe gown and a large black hat trimmed with shaded pink roses, and carried American Beauties. The bride’s mother wore an amethyst colored satin cloth gown trimmed with Oriental jewelled embroidery, with a flowered hat, and carried a bouquet of lily of the valley. The groom’s mother wore a mauve satin gown, with beaded overdress and a hat of mauve velvet and plumes, and carried a bouquet of violets. The bride’s going away suit was of black velvet faced with emerald green, with which she wore a toque hat of black velvet, trimmed with gold lace and green plumes. Mr. and Mrs. Knight will spend their honeymoon in Bermuda and upon their return will live at the Ansonia Apartments, Spadina road.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 7, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Nuptials
McAllister-Ferguson

At 3 o’clock on the afternoon of April 24th, a quiet but pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. Geo. Campbell township of Campbell, brother-in-law of the bridegroom when Miss Nellie Ferguson, daughter of Chas. Ferguson, Reeve of Carnarvon, was united in matrimony to Wm. J. McAllister, only son of Robt. McAllister of the same township, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro.
The bride looked pretty, being attired in cream voils satin strip, trimmed with over lace and white silk ribbon, and was attended by Miss M. Bond who was handsomely dressed in white voils and changeable colored silk. The bridegroom was supported by Albert Campbell.
After partaking of the a lunch the bridal party drove to the home of Robt. McAllister, where a sumptuous supper was served and a pleasant evening enjoyed.
We join with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. McAllister many happy days and every success in life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 16, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Dewey—Campbell

A quiet and pretty wedding was solemnized, at the home of Mr. Isaac Campbell Sault Ste. Marie, on May 29th, at 8 p.m. when there second daughter Miss Catherine Elva and Mr. Alexander Dewey of Ottawa were united. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.E. Camp of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church.
The bride was given away by her father and was beautifully attired in a dress of grey silk trimmed with pearls. She wore a veil with orange blossoms and carried a boquet of carnations, attending the bride was her cousin Miss Eveleen Bailey of Manitoulin Island in a dress of silk voil with overlace trimmings and carried a boquet of lilies of the valley. The groom was supported by Mr. Charles Sexton.
Little Olive Campbell youngest sister of the bride acted as flower girl while Mrs. Charles McInnis eldest sister of the bride played the wedding march.
The grooms present to the bride was a gold watch and fob while the brides maid was presented with a gold bracelet and the best man a set of gold cuff links. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. Both received many beautiful and costly presents from their large circle of friends. After the ceremony was preformed a wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey left on the noon train Thursday for Toronto and other eastern cities and on returning will reside in the Soo. There many friends join in wishing them a prosperous wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 6, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Wedding Bells

At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hall on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 19, a very pretty ceremony was performed when Miss Charlotte Hall was united in holy wedlock to Mr. R. H. Runnalls of Barrie Island.
The wedding took place on the lawn under an arch of evergreen and snowballs. The bride was led from the house by her father while Miss Clara Runnalls, niece of the groom, played the wedding march. Little Gertie Kendrick, of Alberta, niece of the bride, acted as flower girl. The bride was handsomely gowned in a light suit trimmed with amethyst satin, and wore a large picture hat to match. The bride and groom were unattended, but the ceremony was witnessed by a large number of friends. After the marriage the party adjourned to the residence of W.J. Hall, close by, where a bountiful spread awaited them.
After breakfast Dr. Fell and Canon Burt made congratulatory addresses.
The bride’s presents were numerous and useful, among them was a beautiful gold watch and chain, the groom’s gift to the bride. The flower girl also received a locket and chain from the groom.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 20, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Poplar
Dinsmore—Middleton

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Middleton at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon June 19th when their second daughter, Sarah Ann, was married to Mr. John Thomas Dinsmore of Iroquois Falls. The bride was prettily attired in a beautiful all over swiss embroidered dress and wore a wreath of white violet in her hair. She was assisted by her sister Miss Hetty, who was very becomingly attired in a white embroidered dress.
The groom was ably supported by his brother Mr. Milton Dinsmore of Sault Ste. Marie. The grooms gift to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain and to the bridesmaid a pretty brooch set with white pearls, to the best man a pair of gold cuff links. After the ceremony the guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The evening was spent in dancing. The happy couple will leave for their new home at Iroquois Falls.
The many presents showed the esteem in which the young couple were held by their friends.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 27, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Good—Weir

A large number of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Weir on Wednesday evening, 26th, the occasion being the marriage of their only daughter, Catharine Adeline, to Mr. Alexander Good of Gore Bay. Besides a large number of Gore Bay residents visitors were present from Mills, Silverwater, Barrie Island and Chesley in older Ontario. The wedding march was played by Mr. W.S. Chisholm during which the bridal party took their places under a suitable arch erected for the occasion. The groom was supported by Mr. J.A. Blair Fraser, Miss Pearl Allen of Barrie Island acted as bridesmaid and little Misses Elizabeth Allen of Chesley and Mary Allen of Barrie Island as ring bearers. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. J. Fergusson of Gore Bay, after which all present were entertained at supper by Mr. and Mrs. Weir. At its close Mr. Fergusson voiced the good wishes of all present and a host of absentees. Among the many beautiful and costly presents were a table set from the staff of the Merchants Bank, Gore Bay, a rocking chair from Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Platt, a clock from Mr. John Allen, Clie?ley (couldn’t read, possibly Chesley) and a table from Mrs. James Allen of Chesley, Grandmother of the bride and dresser scarf from Mrs. Vancise of Barrie Island her grand aunt.
The grooms gift to the bride was a gold brooch. And to the bridesmaid a gold brooch. To the groomsman a pair of gold cuff links and to the two flower girls a set of pearl beauty pins each.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 4, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Bainborough—Morton

One of the prettiest June weddings was celebrated yesterday at two o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morton, 685 Dundas Street, when their only daughter, Annie Agnes Pearl, was united in marriage with Rev. George Arthur Bainborough, of Toronto, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bainborough, of Bainsborough, Lincoln, Eng., who crossed the Atlantic to be present at their son’s ordination and marriage. Rev. Edgar Morton of Little Britain, uncle of the bride, assisted by Rev. Dr. German, of College Street Methodist Church, performed the ceremony in the drawing room,, which was beautifully decorated with marguerites and smilax. The bridal party entered the room to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss Gladys Hutchinson, cousin of the bride. The bride unattended, and was given away by her father, gowned in ivory liberty satin with pearl and crystal trimming, wearing a tulle veil with coronet of orange blossoms, and carried a sheaf of bridal roses and lilly of the valley. Miss Velma M. Devins, cousin of the bride, made a lovely little flower girl and ring bearer. Dressed in an all-over white embroidered mull dress with white satin ribbons, and carrying a white cushion covered with pink sweet peas marguerites and smilax with ring embedded, held in place by a dainty little pearl stick pin, a gift of the groom. While signing the register Miss Jean Colliston sang “Because.” Mrs. Bainborough, mother of the groom, was gowned in brown silk lace and was carrying white flowers. Mrs. Morton, mother of the bride, wore black satin and lace, with mauve sweet peas. A buffet luncheon was served after which Rev. and Mrs. Bainborough left for eastern points amidst showers of confetti and good wishes. The bride wore a grey tailored suit and hat to match, trimmed with pink roses. Upon their return they will leave for Gore Bay, their future home. Amongst the gifts was a silver tea set and cabinet of flat silver, from the bride’s grandmother, uncles and aunts in the far West. A cheque from the bride’s only brother, Mr. Harry Morton, of Lethbridge, B.C. The wedding was very quiet, only the immediate relatives being present, owing to the illness of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Crosson, of Woodbridge, Ont.—The News
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 4, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Tehkumma

Wedding
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Snow at noon on Wednesday June 26th, when their daughter Lily Jean, was united in marriage to Mr. Alfred Spry of Brockville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Munro of Providence Bay under an arch on the lawn in the presence of about seventy guests. The bride looked very handsome in a pretty gown of pale grey messaline silk trimmed with Van Dyke Guipure lace and Brussels Net Yoke. She carried a boquet of Snowballs. The bridesmaid was Miss Flora Snow who wore a blue shot silk and carried a boquet of honey suckles and snowballs. Mr. J. Cushing of Mindemoya acted as groomsman. The grooms gift to the bride pearl crescent brooch to the brides maid an opal ring to the groomsman a pearl set good luck stick. The bride was the recipient of a great many handsome and useful presents. After a dainty luncheon served out of doors Mr. and Mrs. Spry left for their home in Rockville accompanied by a number of the young people. A reception was held at their home in Rockville that evening.
The brides going away gown was blue cloth with large black hat trimmed with teat roses.
Among the guests from a distance were Mrs. McAllister, of Toronto, Mrs. Marshall, Port Hope, Miss Bickell, Gore Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Cushing Mindemoya, Miss Cushing, Mindemoya, Miss Jackman, Killarney, Mrs. Connor and family, Sheguiandah, Mr. and Mrs. Shepperd, Rockville, Mr. and Mrs. B. Spry, Rockville, Mrs. Wilman and family, South Baymouth.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 11, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Palmer-Graham

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham Kagawong, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday July 10th, 1912, when their daughter Laura was united in marriage to Guy Frederick Palmer, Rev. G.A. Bainborough officiating. The bride who was given away by her brother looked very sweet and girlish in an ivory satin dress with pearl and crystal trimmings, wearing a tulle veil caught up with orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of white flowers. The ceremony took place on the verandah under an arch and bell of marguerites and evergreen. Miss Maude Graham, sister of the bride made a very dainty bridesmaid dressed in white embroidery trimmed with wide pink ribbon and carrying a bouquet of white lilies. Mr. Edgar Palmer brother of the groom acted as groomsman. Wagners Wedding March was beautifully played by Miss Lizzie Thompson cousin of the bride.
After the ceremony the numerous guests repaired to a sumptuous repast which was served on the lawn.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer will make their home in Port Arthur, the bride travelling in a dress of navy blue.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 18, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Lewis—McAllister

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at the parsonage Wednesday 10th, July 1912, when Catharine McAllister and Norman Lewis were united in Marriage by Rev. G.A. Bainborough. Miss Agnes Belton acting as bridesmaid and Mr. Colin McDermid assisting the groom.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 18, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Wright—McDougall

Mr. and Mrs. L. McDougal’s home in the Township of Gordon was the scene of a happy occasion when about fifty relatives and friends gathered to witness the marriage of their daughter Katharine to Mr. Chas Wright of Govan Sask.
The ceremony took place at 4’oclock June 17th by the Rev. Mr. Fergusson of Gore Bay, under an arch of evergreens and flowers.
As the bridal party entered the room, the wedding march was played by Miss Annie Mastin, niece of the bride.
Miss Lizzie Wright of Toronto, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid. Miss Mamie McDougal, niece of the bride made a sweet little flower girl, carrying a glass basket of pink roses, dressed in white embroidery with pink sash and ribbons.
The bride was handsomely gowned in white duchess satin trimmed with Irish Point lace and sequins, wearing a bridal veil caught up with orange blossoms, carrying a boquet of roses.
The bridesmaid was becomingly gowned in champaign voile, veiled over nile green silk, with lace trimmings Tuscan hat with willow plume.
The groom was supported by Mr. Neil McDougal, brother of the bride. The grooms gifts were worn by the wedding party. A beautiful pearl brooch to the bride and bridesmaid, a gold bracelet to the flower girl and a pearl tie pin to the groomsman.
After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to the dining room to a well laden table, after the repast was partaken of, speeches were indulged in by the Rev. Mr. Fergusson giving the toast to the bride which was responded to by the groom, Mr. Chamberlain and others made very becoming speeches in well wishes for the newly married couple.
The bride was the recipient of a handsome lot of presents both useful and costly, which displayed her popularity.
Among those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Chamberlain Aunt and Uncle of the groom, Miss Myra and Master Kenneth Chamberlain, of Toronto, Miss L. Wright of Toronto, Mr. L. McDougal of Collins Inlet, Mr. Mac McDougal, Miss Vanzant of Manitowaning, also Mr. and Mrs. Mastin of Gore Bay, Mrs. Nelson and family, Mr. W.J. Wright father of the groom and family Ice Lake, and others from different parts of the Manitoulin Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright intend to remain for a few days to visit their relatives before leaving for Govan Sask. where their home is in waiting for them. Mr. Wright is in connection with Mr. Jaffray a former resident of Ice Lake and are the proprietors of a prosperous Livery and Auto business.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 1, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


MURDER ON THE MANITOULIN – 1877
by George Skippen

When the government began surveying, and advertising the Manitoulin Island for settlers in the mid-1860's, the price was very attractive, and many people came from Southern Ontario to make a new life for themselves.
My story takes place in part of Tehkummah Township, in the area which is known as the "five corners", on lots 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, Con. B. The north half of these lots were owned at the time by the following: Lot 26 - Strachan: Lots 27 and 28 - Amer: Lot 29 - Bryan: Lot 30 - Boyer: Lot 31 - Cowan. The south half of these lots were owned by: Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 - Porter; and Lots 30 and 31 - Sloan. In this small pioneer farming community a tragic event occurred which would not be forgotten for years to come.
George Archibald Amer and his family occupied Lot 28, and the adjoining Lot 29 was occupied by William Bryan and his family. The Amer family consisted of George, his wife Annie, a son Laban, and a daughter; a hired girl Ellen Sim, and a hired man Samuel Blanchard. The Bryan family at that time included William, his wife Eleanor, and sons Charles and Arthur; (five others having already left home.) The Amers were quite well to do and able to afford hired help; - comparison, the Bryans were very poor.
These people had been homesteading about two to three years. Land was being cleared, fields were being fenced - not well enough at times and some had no fences at all, which created most of the trouble between these two neighbours. George Amer, in his mid-forties, was a large, stout and muscular man. Before coming to the Manitoulin he had been a policeman in Owen Sound. He got along fairly well with neighbours who were not too close, but at times he had a tendency to run roughshod over them. The Bryans, being the closest neighbours, he quarreled with most. Amer's son Laban was much different than his father; being of slight build, and of a meek disposition, he was apparently quite contented to do as he was directed.
William Bryan, in his late fifties, was in stature the very opposite to George Amer, and weighed only about 130 pounds. He had gray hair and a beard, and was known as "Old Man Bryan". He also had a bad disposition, and at times was prone to quarrel with his neighbours. But he considered himself a God-fearing man, and disliked Amer's habit of working on Sunday. Bryan's son Charles was larger than his father, and had some of his father's quarrelsome nature.
That spring of 1877 Bryan had completed clearing a field next to Amers, and had planted grain in it. George Amer also had fields cleared close by in which grain was planted. Both men did not have their line fences completed. As a result Bryan's oxen were getting into Amer's field from time to time, and Amer's horses were getting into Bryan's grain. The two sons, Charles Bryan and Laban Amer had been fighting, which did not help the relationship between the families; - and neither did some neighbours who kept telling tales back and forth to fuel their dislike for one another!
On June 26, 1877, the bad feeling between the two families came to a head. Bryan's found Amer's horses in their grain field, so leading the horses up to their house, they tied them up. That evening as George Amer was going to bed, he sent Laban out to bring the horses in for the night. Laban eventually found them tied to the fence at the Bryan house. It was apparently at this time that the Bryan's put their plan in motion -: Charles chased Laban and sent him home without the horses. When Laban told his father what had happened Amer became angry and decided to teach the Bryans a lesson. Arming himself with a police truncheon and giving Laban a pistol - both of which he had brought from Owen Sound, they started off to reclaim their horses. It being a bright moonlight night, Wm. Bryan and his son Charles watched them coming up the road, and stayed out of sight in the shadows of the fence where the horses were tied. Being armed with hardwood sticks, the Bryans confronted the Amers as they approached the horses. The fight that ensued was vicious. Close neighbours, the Porters, were awakened by the noise, and could hear the sticks striking on wood and skulls. In a short time they heard Amer order his son to shoot, which he did, shooting Charles in the head, and Bryan Sr. in the neck. It was after this that the Porters heard more sticks striking, and Old Man Bryan, as he was referred to, saying - "Stop! - Please! - we are murdered enough!" Amer then ordered his son Laban to untie the horses and take them home. Amer also left and went to a neighbour, Samuel Sloan. After getting him up, he had to tell who he was, as he was so battered and drenched in blood. He asked Sloan to go to the Bryans as they had had a "fearful fight!"
In the meantime, Mrs. Bryan, who had been watching the fight from within the house, came out with her eight year old son Arthur, and dragged the two men into the house. They placed them on the floor on either side of the stove, and removed their "cloth boots". One can only imagine how terrified she and the little boy must have been! When she asked little Arthur to go and get the Porters, he said "Oh no, Mother, I cannot - you holler! Then Mrs. Bryan ran to the Porters, calling "Murder - Murder!" as she ran. The Porters agreed to go, but were a bit reluctant to by themselves. So Porter with his two sons, joined with neighbours Samuel Sloan and Benjamin Boyer, and together they went to Bryans to see what they could do. The only means of light in the Bryan house was to light a sliver of wood from the stove so one of the men went back home and brought a lamp to see the wounded men. When the men arrived Charles - who had been shot in the forehead about the right eye - was unable to speak; but Wm. Bryan raised his hand to where he had been shot in the neck and said, "If they had not shot Charlie and me, we would have cleared the field of them!"
When George Amer arrived at his home, he wakened the hired man and directed him to go to Manitowaning and get the Doctor to tend to his wounds. When Dr. Wm. Francis arrived in the morning he went directly to Amer's home where he stitched and bandaged Amer's wounds. He was then told of the fight with the Bryans, and of course went to the Bryans place where he found them both on the floor. Charles was still unable to speak, and his father had lapsed into unconsciousness. After examining them, Dr. Francis considered them both to be hopeless cases. Charles died later on in the day, and Wm. Bryan died two days later on Friday, June 29.
Mr. J.C. Phipps, Mr. W. Haner, and Mr. Thos. Gorley were the Justices of the Peace in Manitowaning, and Mrs. Charles Boyd was J.P. and acting Constable from Tehkummah. On Saturday, June 30, Mr. J.C. Phipps, J.P., began taking depositions from the following witnesses, who would later testify at the trial: Charles Boyd; Andrew Porter (signed with an X): Andrew Porter Jr.; John Porter; Benjamin Boyer; Samuel Sloan (signed with an X); Arthur Bryan, (8 years old); Samuel Blanchard; Ellen Sim. I might add here that when Constable Boyd went to get George Amer and son Laban, he found that Laban had disappeared. Word of his disappearance was sent to Sault Ste. Marie, and "Reward" notices were printed, but before they go to the Manitoulin Laban Amer had given himself up.
On September 11, 1877, the trial date was set for October 2, 1877, to try George Amer and Laban Amer for the murder of William Bryan and Charles Bryan, to be held at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. On October 2, court was opened with all its pomp and ceremony. A total of twenty-three was picked for the Grand Jury. A total of forty-eight persons were listed for the Petit Jury, from which twelve were chosen. The Honourable Walter McCrea was the presiding Judge, Mr. John Hamilton was Crown Attorney, and Mr. M.C. Cameron was Queen's Council for the Amers. Because of technicalities, the actual trial did not begin until October 6. During the trial depositions of the witnesses were heard, and some were recalled and questioned by the court. Also during the trial Mr. W. Sproat had to retract some of the statements he had made while going to the Sault on the boat. One example was "…that his evidence would life Amer's leg up on the scaffold as high as he could reach"! This comment was made within hearing distance of Mr. Reed who was George Amer's brother-in-law. Dr. Wm. Francis testified regarding his autopsy, "that Wm. Bryan died of heavy blows to the head, - not by gunshot, and that Charles Bryan died from the result of a bullet wound to his head." On Oct. 12 the Jury brought in a verdict of "guilty" for both prisoners, but with a recommendation for mercy. At the end of the trial Mr. Cameron raised an objection that Judge Walter McCrae had not been appointed properly, so sentencing was postponed until the appeal was settled. On Feb. 4, 1878, there was a court hearing to place the appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada. On June 11, 1878, the Supreme Court met, and ruled that the appeal be quashed.
On July 25, 1878, Judge Walter McCrea sentenced George Amer and Laban Amer to be hanged on September 12, 1878, between the hours of six in the morning and twelve noon. Although this was devastating news for Annie Amer, she was a woman of action, and had been busy even before the verdict was announced. Making more than one trip to Owen Sound, she was able to recruit friends in high places at assist her. Petitions were arranged and circulated. George Amer having been on the Owen Sound Council, as well as having been a police constable, was well known in that area. A petition from Owen Sound, started by the Mayor, Mr. Rick Noltes, and Clerk Norm Gorden, was signed by them and all the council. Petitions were sent by all the surrounding townships, and also by the professionals and business people of Owen Sound. A total of 185 signatures came from Owen Sound; 202 from the Manitoulin, and 119 from Sault Ste. Marie. (The Amers had been in jail in the Sault since June of 1877). All petitions were sent to the Right Honourable the Earl of Dufferin, Governor General of the Dominion of Canada. Mr. S.C. Dawson, M.P.P. for Algoma also sent a letter on behalf of the Amers.
The hard work and dedication of Mrs. Annie Amer paid off, for on August 12, 1878, just one month before they were to have been hanged, the Sheriff's Office in Sault Ste. Marie received word that His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to commute the death sentence of George and Laban Amer to ten years each in the Kingston Penitentiary, with instructions to remove them to Kingston immediately.
After being in jail for two years, Laban Amer became quite ill. Mrs. Amer began gathering petitions to free her son, and on October 6, 1881 Laban was discharged from the jail, and the hospital where he had been and returned to the care of his mother. Two years later, on October 1, 1883, the Warden received the Governor General's instruction that George Amer be released from Kingston Penitentiary - being thereby excused of five years of the original ten year sentence.
Epilogue:
One year following George Amer's release from prison he became Clerk of Tehkummah Township. He died in 1908, and Laban died in 1917, and they are buried in the Hilly Grove Cemetery. I have been unable to find the date of Mrs. Amer's death, or where she is buried. Their daughter Annie married Alex Brinkman; they had a son William Herbert who died in 1892 at the age of 7 years, and a daughter Pearl who died in 1905 at the age of 5 years. They are also buried in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
William and Charles Bryan are buried beside the Anglican Church in Manitowaning. Eleanor (Boyce) Bryan is buried in Green Bay Cemetery. Besides Charles and Arthur, the Bryan family included Harriet, William, Abe, Carrie and Annie. In later years Arthur was the proprietor of the Queen's Hotel in Gore Bay, and was known by all as "Crusty Bryan". Harriet married William Skippen, and was my Grandmother. I remember her telling me that she walked from Green Bay to Tehkummah to be with her mother at the time of the murder. I don't know where Eleanor Bryan and Arthur lived while Arthur was growing up, as they left the farm shortly after the tragedy. But I am told by two cousins, Ross Skippen and Reva (Skippen) Montgomery, that when they were very young, they remembered seeing her at Grandma Skippen's in Green Bay, when she was old lady. Reva also recalls hearing her great grandmother Eleanor Bryan comment on how she used to do things, "when she was on her own floor!"
Through The Years, Vol. X, No. 4, February 1993, page 7



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