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Wedding Bells

An event of more than ordinary interest took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis of Gore Bay on the forenoon of January 10th int. The occasion was the marriage of their daughter, Miss Sadie A., to Mr. Alexander McGillivray, of Butte, Sask.
About forty guests witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island. The bride wore a gown of pearl grey crepe-de-chine with a boquet of carnations and ferns. As the bridal company entered the drawing room the wedding march was gracefully rendered by Miss Bessie Jaffray. After the ceremony and while the register was being signed the solo, “Oh Promise Me”, was sung by Miss Laura McRae with very happy effect. A very tasty wedding breakfast was then partaken of, at the close of which the toast, Health and Happiness of bride and groom was proposed and duly honoured by the company.
The young couple left the bride’s home at two o’clock amid showers of rice and good wishes to spend their honeymoon in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Orillia, and Mt. Forest. The bride’s travelling suit was of brown gabardine with hat to match and she wore the groom’s gift, a handsome coat of muskrat fur. After the trip extending over a month they expect to return and remain in town for a few weeks, after which they will depart for Butte, Saskatchewan they intend to make their future home.
Mrs. McGillivray is one of the most popular young ladies in Gore Bay. She has always been an interested and faithful worker in the Methodist and recently in the United Church. The choir, the Sunday school, indeed every branch of the church could depend on her for sympathy and assistance. The many costly and useful gifts gave evidence that her faithfulness was appreciated. The choir’s regard was manifested in a very handsome cabinet of pearl handled knives and forks. Her Sunday School Classes, both collectively and individually also presented her with some costly tokens of the love existing between teacher and scholars. She will be greatly missed in this community, but such estimable young people as Mr. and Mrs. McGillivray are just the class of citizens that are required to make our Great West what it ought to be. We wish them both a bright and happy future.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 17, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local News Items

The marriage of Henry R. Porter of Pt. Huron, Mich., son of the late Mr. Robert Porter of Gordon, and Miss Delia Maud Duss was very quietly solemnized on Nov. 29th, 1917.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 17, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Celebrate Golden Wedding

The home of Mrs. Bassford, Gore Bay, was the scene of a very happy event on Monday, January 28th, when the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Paisley, Long Bay, was celebrated. Mr. and Mrs. Paisley are old settlers of the Island. They came to Gore Bay in May 1878 and Mr. Paisley bought a compass and walked to Long Bay. Then their farm was covered with bush, but after many years of toil and labour they have made for themselves a good farm and home. For the last thirty-three years Mr. Paisley has been Postmaster at Long Bay.
Mr. Paisley was born in 1842 in the township of Markham, York, and Mrs. Paisley was born on a sailing vessel coming from Ireland in 1844. They were married in Whitechurch on Jan. 28th, 1868.
There they resided for ten years before coming to the Manitoulin Island. The reception room was very prettily decorated with flowers and ferns and Mr. and Mrs. Paisley looked very happy surrounded by their many friends. After talking with the Bride and groom the guests were shown into the dining room by Miss Ella Paisley. Mrs. R. R. Gamey presided at the table which was very artisticly ornamented with the wedding cake, chrysanthemums, ferns and ribbons. Refreshments were served by Misses Margaret Beange, Jean Wilson, Vera Bassford and Jessie Mastin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson presented Mr. and Mrs. Paisley with a gold mantle clock and their family gave them a purse of gold. Congratulations were received from the following members of the family who were unable to be present:-Mrs. P.A. Duff, South River, Ont.; Herbert, Vancouver; Fredrick, Campbell Township; and Frank, Long Bay.
The large number who attended the at Home showed how Mr. and Mrs. Paisley have won the esteem and respect of all who know them.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 31, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Orford-Lee

A quiet but pretty wedding took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan 9th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lee, of Carnarvon, when their only daughter, Miss Ethel Elizabeth, was united in marriage to Mr. Robt. T. Orford, of Mills, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Munro, of Providence Bay.
The bride was attired becoming the occasion and looked pretty, and was supported by Miss Mary McDermid, also of Carnarvon, the bridegroom being attended by Mr. F. C. Lee, brother of the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Orford intend making their home in the West in the spring. We join with their many friends in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 7, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Mindemoya

Roy Becks and Norine Tracey were married at Little Current on Wednesday, February 6th. Congratulations, Roy! Melvin Bock and Effie Becks accompanied them to help keep up their spirits. You won’t have any excuse for getting lost on the lake now, Roy.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 14, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married-On Wednesday, April 3rd, at Gore Bay, Mrs. Anna Griffith and Mr. Dan Matheson.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 4, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Matheson—Griffith

A very romantic wedding took place at the Ocean House, Gore Bay, on Wednesday, April 3rd at three o’clock when Mrs. Anna Griffith and Mr. Daniel Matheson were united in holy bonds of Matrimony by Rev. S. F. Yeomans.
The bride who was in her seventy-second year looked very queenly in a grey brocaded satin gown and little lace cap with silver trimming.
During the signing of the Register the friends of the bride and groom sang “Silver Threads among the Gold” at the request of the bride. After a sumptuous wedding breakfast the happy couple journeyed to Mr. Matheson’s home in a motor gaily decorated with white ribbon streamers. They were cheered in their departure by their many friends as they drove away.
There was a reception in their new home in the evening. Everyone remarked how extremely happy they were. The bride’s presents were numerous, showing the high esteem in which she was held.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 11, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Wines-Phalen

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Billings, Mont. On Saturday April 6th, at ten a.m. by Justice Ray Anderson, when Annie, daughter of Mrs. Joseph Phalen of Barrie Island, Ont., was united in marriage to Mr. John Wines of Lewistown, Mont.
The bride wore a handsome dress of grey silk with coat and hat to match and carried a beautiful boquet of carnations, which produced a pleasing effect. Miss Mayme Cole acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. James Deskin assisted the groom. After the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous wedding breakfast at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Justine M. Smith ,407 N. 17th St. Mr. and Mrs. Wines left Tuesday morning April 9th for their home in Lewistown, where Mr. Wines is employed with the Brick and Tile Co. Their many friends join in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 2 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Vanhorn-Clark

A very pretty wedding took place at Gowen Brae Farm, Ice Lake, on Tuesday evening, April 30th, at eight o’clock. Mr. Andrew Robertson officiating, when Miss Nellie Clark and Mr. Pete VanHorn, both of Ice Lake, were united in Holy Bonds of Matrimony.
The bride wore a handsome gown of white habitau silk trimmed with shadow lace and beading.
Miss Ruth VanHorn acted as bridesmaid while Mr. Jas. Wilson assisted the groom. The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold watch and fob; to the bridesmaid, a gold broach; and to the groomsman, a set of cuff links.
Mr. and Mrs. VanHorn intend making their home in Pleasant Valley. It was intended that the wedding be a very quiet one, but many friends called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robertson at that particular hour. They afterwards showered the happy couple with rice and accompanied them to their new home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 9, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Sheshegwaning

Married-On Tuesday, May 14th, Angline, widow of Eli Negonnewinah and Bill Turnkey; and Mary Wabigone and Albert Wassigizig.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 23, 1918 Transcribed by Marilyn Irish



Mindemoya

Married-On Wednesday, June 19th, Miss Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bond, and Herbert son of Mrs. Geo. Vanhorn.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 20, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Marriages
Riddell-Lewis

A very quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized on the morning of July 1st at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis of Little Current when their daughter, Minnie Florence, was united in marriage to Mr. William T. Riddell of Wabushene. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. J. Mumford B.A. in the presence of a few immediate relatives and friends of the bride and groom. The bride looked charming in her travelling suit of Copenhagen blue French serge and white crepe waist with white hat.
After the ceremony a dainty wedding breakfast was served.
The happy couple left by early boat for their home in Thessalon. Their host of friends join in wishing them a long and happy weeded life.
Minnie was an active worker at the Methodist Church and Sunday School of which she was Organist for a number of years and was the recipient of many pretty and useful presents.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 18, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Marriages
Arnold-Leeson

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.J.D. Leeson, The Slash, Ont. on July 3rd when their daughter Hazell S. was married to Roy G. Arnold, of Sandfield. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. H. E. Pelletier.
The bride who was given away by her father was gowned in white Duchess satin and wore a silk embroidered tulle veil arranged in cap effect with Orange blossoms. She was attended by Miss Mabel Sanders who wore a gown of embroidered voile. The groom was attended by his brother Will Arnold. Miss Hazell Connell played the wedding music. A reception was held in the evening and the bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts.
We all join in wishing the young couple many happy years of married life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 18, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Matheson-Steele

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at half past two on Saturday August 3rd in the manse Silver Water when Miss Fay Steele, daughter of Mrs. Morrison Steele of Meldrum Bay became the bride of Pte. James Matheson who is home on furlough from Quebec City. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.D. New.
The bride and groom will visit friends on the Island for a few days after which Pte. James Matheson will return to Quebec.
Their many friends wish them much happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 8, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Barrie Island

Married- On Wednesday August 14th at 392 Bruce St. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Marian C. Crawford to William N. Currie of Gore Bay.
Mrs. Archie Currie returned on Wednesday night from a visit to friends at Thessalon and the Soo. She was accompanied by her son and his Bride.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 22, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Marriages
Cranston-McColeman

The home of the Rev. Mr. Anglin was the scene of a pretty but quiet wedding on Wednesday, August 28th when Miss Janet, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe McColeman of Grimesthorpe was married to Walter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Cranston of Grimesthrope, Rev. Mr. Anglin officiating.
The bride wore a dress of pearl white crepe-de-chene trimmed with georgette, and her bridesmaid, Miss Grace Buie, wore a grey silk poplin trimmed with white and a touch of pink. The groom was assisted by Mr. John McDermid.
After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Cranston where dinner was waiting, the table being very prettily decorated with sweet peas and nasturtiums. In the evening a dance was given in the Hall at Spring Bay.
There were guests from Little Current, Gore Bay, Kagawong, Manitowaning, Mindemoya and Providence Bay to wish the young couple a very happy and prosperous married life. The bride received many useful gifts for her home which for the present is to be with Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Cranston.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 5, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Marriages
Harper-Hurdle

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hurdle of Burpee was the scene of a very pretty event on Wednesday afternoon, August 20th when their daughter Mabel Gertrude was united in marriage to Mr. Richard Oswald Harper also of Burpee. The ceremony was witnessed by a large gathering of friends and relatives of both bride and groom. The groom was supported by Mr. Ray Witty and the bride by Miss Mary Campbell of Gordon. The house was tastefully decorated for the occasion and during the ceremony the young couple took their stand under a beautiful arch of evergreens. Both the bride and bridesmaid carried very handsome boquets of cut flowers. Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island was the officiating minister and the bride was given away by her father. The company then sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner at the close of which in a few happy remarks Rev. R. Wiseman proposed the health of young couple which was duly responded to by everyone present. The gifts to bride and groom were both numerous and costly testifying to the high esteem in which they are held in the community. In the evening an assembly was held in Burpee Orange Hall in honour of the event at which a large gathering of friends from the surrounding country were present to express their best wishes for happiness and prosperity for Mr. and Mrs. Harper.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 5, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Greenwood—Anderson

Rev. (Sergeant) J. Wilfred Greenwood, formerly in charge of Mills Field, was married on August 2nd to an American girl, Miss Ethel M. Anderson of Antler, North Dakota.
Mr. Greenwood is a returned soldier and has resumed ministerial duties since returning from France, being a pastor now of a Church in the state of North Dakota.
While on the Manitoulin Mr. Greenwood made many friends who will join The Recorder in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood many happy years of prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Vancise—Woodrow

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Manse Barrie Island on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 23rd when Mr. Henry Edmond Vancise was united in marriage to Miss Retta Woodrow both of Barrie Island. The bride was attended by Miss Lyla Noble and the groom by his brother Mr. Gordon Vancise. The bride and her maid were each presented by the groom with a handsome pearl brooch and his gift to the groomsman was a pair of gold cufflinks. The ceremony which was witnessed only by a few friends was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman. The young couple intend to make their home on Barrie Island.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 31, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local News

Married- At Sault Ste. Marie Ont on Wednesday, October 30th, Miss Bessie Elliot and Mr. Ed Charters.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 7, 1918
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Campbell-Bailey

A quiet wedding took place at Barrie Island Manse on Tuesday, December 31st, when one of our returned veterans Pte. Ivan James Campbell of Sault Ste. Marie was united in Marriage to Miss Olive Bailey daughter of W.T.C. Bailey of Burpee, the ceremony being performed by Rev. R. Wiseman.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 2, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Wright—Nickle

The marriage of Jessie Pearl, youngest daughter of Mrs. Janet Nickle, 136 Central Park Ave., and Mr. Arthur James Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, Carterton, St. Joe Island, took place at St. Pauls Presbyterian Manse, Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. J.S. Duncan officiating.
The bride was attired in a gown of wine satin trimmed with velvet and braid. The couple were unattended.
In the evening a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s mother after which Mr. and Mrs. Wright left for a trip to eastern points. The bride wearing a long fur trimmed coat of Russian green and feather hat to match. On their return they will reside at 136 Central Park Ave., the grooms gift to the bride was a Dresden silk and velvet hand bag with silver mesh trimmings.
The bride is well known on the Manitoulin having a number of relatives there.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 16, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Marriage-At the Manse, Wednesday, Jan. 8, Herbert Benjamin Lindley of Gordon Tp. to Jennet Elma Bailey, of Gore Bay, Rev. R. Wiseman officiating. (should actually be Linley, this is my great-uncle)
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 16, 1919
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Bickell—McCartney

At North Bay, by the Rev. T.J.S. Ferguson, on Tuesday, Jan. 7th 1919 at 8 p.m. Miss Mabel Adeila McCartney, youngest daughter of Mrs. Wm. McCartney of Burk Falls, to Mr. C. Gordon Bickell of Gore Bay.
The bride wore a French model gown of white satin and serge and looked charming.. Mr. and Mrs. Bickell, who have the heartiest well wishes of friends will reside at Trout Creek where Mr. Bickell is stationed as a missionary.-Burk Falls Arrow
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 6, 1919
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McAulay—Porter

On Wednesday, February 26th, at the hour of 10 a.m. a very quiet wedding was solemnized at the residence of Rev. Father Fenny, Dundas, when Jane Porter, eldest daughter of Mrs. R. J. Porter, of Gore Bay and Mr. Norman McAulay, of Erieau, Ont., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.
The bride was unattended and looked very charming in a gown of beaded grey georgette over taffeta, grey shoes and a large picture hat of black straw.
After the ceremony, amidst showers of confetti, the happy couple were driven to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Crooks, friends of the bride, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of at twelve o’clock.
In the afternoon the wedding party went to Hamilton where a reception was held in honor of the bride. Mrs. McAulay is expected this week and she will visit with her mother for a few weeks before going to her home in Erieau.
Her many friends join The Recorder in wishing Mr. and Mrs. McAulay much happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 6, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local Items

Married- At Imperial, Sask., on Wednesday, May 7th, Miss Bessie Wright to Mr. Norman S. Holmes of Imperial.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 15, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Church-Hurd

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Lukes Church, Burlington, Ont., on Wednesday, the seventh day of May, nineteen hundred and nineteen, the occasion being the marriage of Mildred Lucille Hurd of Toronto and Captain John Gundry Church, M.C. of Hamilton, Rev. G. F. Tebbs officiating.
The altar was beautifully decorated with narcissi and carnations.
The bride was unattended and wore a navy blue tailored suit, mitze hat and corsage of French Iris and Roses. Only a few friends and relatives of the bride were present.
Afterward a bridal tea was served at the home of the bridegroom’s parents in Burlington.
Capt. Church was in the Fourth Battalion and saw four and a half years of service and is now Adjutant at the Hamilton Despersal area.
Miss Hurd was well known and very popular in Gore Bay and her many friends join in wishing her much happiness in her future home in Hamilton.
The presents were many and costly among which might be mentioned a handsome set of cut glass, a silver mounted cane and two beautifully upholstered Morris chairs from the O.C. and other officers and the N.C.O.’s
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 22, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Stoneman-Young

Miss Ada Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Young of Gore Bay, was married to Mr. Wm. Stoneman of Aurora on Wednesday, May 14th, the Rev. H. E. Ellwood of Aurora officiated.
The bride wore a travelling suit of navy blue with hat to match. In the evening a reception was given for the young couple at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Styles, friends of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Stoneman will make their home in Aurora. Their many friends on the Island join The Recorder in wishing them happiness and prosperity in their new home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 22, 1919
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Church—Hurd

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Lukes Church, Burlington, Ont., on Wednesday, the seventh day of May, nineteen hundred and nineteen, the occasion being the marriage of Mildred Lucille Hurd of Toronto and Captain John Gund… Church, M.C., of Hamilton, Rev. G. Tebbs officiating.
The altar was beautifully decorated with narcissi and carnations.
The bride was unattended and wore a navy blue tailored suit, mitz… and corsage of French Irish and Roses. Only a few friends and relatives of the bride were present.
Afterwards a bridal tea was served at the home of the bridegroom’s parents in Burling.
Capt. Church was in the Fourth battalion and saw four and a half years service and is now Adjutant of the Hamilton Despersal area.
Miss Hurd was a well known and very popular in Gore Bay and her many friends join in wishing her much happiness in her future home in Hamilton.
The presents were many and costly among which might be mentioned a handsome set of cut glass, a ….mounted cane and two beautifully holstered Morris chairs from the C. and other officers and the N.C.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 22, 1919
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Stoneman—Young

Miss Ada Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Young of Gore Bay was married to Mr. William Stoneman of Aurora on Wednesday, May 14, the Rev. H.E. Ellwood of Aurora officiated.
The bride wore a traveling suit, navy blue with hat to match. In the evening a reception was given for the young couple at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Styles, friends of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Stoneman will make their home in Aurora. Their many friends on the Island join The Recorder in wishing them happiness and prosperity in their new home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 22, 1919
This is cut off on one side
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Popular Wedding
McRae-Omnet

The marriage was solemnized at 8 o’clock this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Griffith, Gore Bay of Mary C., daughter of Mr. Wm. Omnet, of Sault Ste. Marie, to Geo. R. McRae, son of Mrs. Montgomery of Gore Bay.
Rev. W.M. Morrison performed the ceremony in the presence of about thirty guests. The drawing room, the scene of the wedding, was very tastefully decorated with ferns and flowers and the breakfast table was also arranged with flowers.
The bride who was brought in by her father, wore a charming gown of Copenhagen georgette and satin and she carried a boquet of roses.
The wedding march was played by Miss Annie Mastin who wore a gown of blue.
After the wedding breakfast Mr. and Mrs. McRae, accompanied by the guests, motored to the wharf where a host of friends were present to see them off. The bride wore a traveling suit of navy blue with hat to match. The happy couple will be away for a couple of weeks after which they will make their home in Gore Bay. Their many friends join The Recorder in wishing them much happiness and prosperity.
Among the out of town guests were Mr. Wm. Omnet, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and Lloyd and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Omnet, all of Sault Ste. Marie, Mr. and Mrs. W. Omnet of Grimesthorpe, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Griffith of Popular.
The many and beautiful gifts included a handsome cheque from Smith Bros., a purse of money from the bride’s father, cut glass from the blueberries, cut glass from the choir many pieces of cut glass and silver and two silver tea services.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 19, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Campbell—Linley

A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Linley of Gordon on the afternoon of June 18th when their daughter, Edith Mary was united in marriage to Mr. Archie Campbell also of Gordon township.
A large number of guests witnessed the event, there being friends present from Little Current, Manitowaning, Kagawong and Meldrum Bay. The house accommodation being altogether inadequate the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island, took place on the lawn, the wedding march being played by Miss Ada Long of Barrie Island.
The bride who was unattended looked very charming in her wedding dress of Duchess satin trimmed with pearls, carrying in her hand a handsome boquet of cut flowers and wearing a beautiful gold wrist watch, the gift of the groom.
After the ceremony the friends gathered in the dining room which had been fitted for the occasion (sic) festoons, flowers, and other decorations. After the sumptuous dinner had been disposed of Rev. Wiseman in a few felicitous remarks expressed the feelings of all present by wishing health and happiness to the young couple.
Both bride and groom were the recipients of many useful and costly present s testifying to their personal popularity. In the evening a reception was held in the Orange Hall at which a large number of friends and well wishers were present. On Friday morning the young couple left on the boat for a wedding trip to Toronto and other points.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 26, 1919
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Married-At Gore Bay on Wednesday, May 28th, by the Rev. Wm. Morrison, Katherine daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McAnsh of Kagawong to Mr. John S. McDermid, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. McDermid of Campbell.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 26, 1919
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Anderson--Bailey

A very quiet wedding took place in the Baptist Church, Sault Ste. Marie, on Saturday evening. June 14th, when Miss Clemintine, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bailey was married to Mr. Bert Anderson.
The bride who was unattended wore a dress of pale blue georgette and white hat. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will make their home in the Soo.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 26, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
Hartley-Neeley

Miss Martha Neeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neeley of Gordon and Mr. Nelson Hartley of Perivale were very quietly married at the Manse in Gore Bay on Wednesday, July 9th at four o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Morrison performed the ceremony.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 10, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Brown-Baker

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at Spanish Mills, Ont. On Wednesday afternoon, July 9th when Miss Zada, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker, was united in marriage to Mr. Marshall Brown of the United States Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown left on the evening train fro Chicago where they will make their home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 10, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Kitchen Shower

A kitchen shower in honour of Miss Elizabeth Clarke, whose wedding takes place on Thursday, was given at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Belton on Tuesday evening. The guests were all relatives and intimate friends of Miss Clarke’s.
Many useful kitchen utensils were presented to her and all expressed their sorrow at having her leave Gore Bay but wished her happiness and prosperity in her new home.
This happy evening was brought to a close by refreshments being served by the hostess assisted by Miss Jessie Clarke.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 10, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Van Every-Clarke

July 13, 1919
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Steward Clarke was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Thursday afternoon, July 10th when their youngest daughter, Ada Elizabeth was united in matrimony to Mr. John Wesley Van Every of Meldrum Bay. Rev. Mr. Morrison performed the ceremony before about twenty guests.
While Miss Katherine Buchanan played the wedding march, the bride dressed in white crepe-de-chine and wearing a Limerick needlepoint veil from Ireland and carrying a boquet of roses and canterbury bells, marched up the aisle on the arm of her grandfather, Mr. W. Cosby. The aisle was formed by streamers from the door way held by little Marvin and Frank Clarke and wee Stewart Young sprinkled roses in the bride's path. After the knot was tied, the bridal party proceeded to the home of Mrs. Belton where two prettily decorated tables were set for the wedding breakfast. Misses Katherine Buchanan , Florence Alexander, Livica Ferguson, Margaret and Julia Ainslie and Jessie Clarke served the guests.
The grooms gift to the bride was a beautiful gold brooch set with amythests and pearls. There were many beautiful a nd useful gifts from friends and relatives.
In the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Van Every motored to Meldrum Bay accompanied by Mrs. Clarke and Miss Jessie.
The many friends of the happy couple join The Recorder in wishing them happiness and prosperity in their wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 17, 1919
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Thorburn-Hine

A very pretty wedding took place at the Presbyterian Church, Fort Langley, B.C. Wednesday afternoon July 9th, when Lilian Annie, daughter of Mr. W.R. Hine of Langley was united in marriage to Mr. Geo. A. Thorburn of Gore Bay, excorporal of the 43rd Bn.
A very large party of relatives an friends were present at the church which was beautifully decorated by the young girls of the congregation with roses, ferns and wild flowers, Rev. E.A/ grant officiated. The bride who was given away by her father, looked charming in a gown of white satin and ninou (sic) and a bridal veil trimmed with orange blossoms and she carried a boquet of bridal roses.
Miss Dora Hine gowned in pink georgette crepe-de-chine, acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Jas. Hawker supported the groom. Mrs. Marr played the wedding march and the choir sweetly sand, “The Voice That Breathes O’er Eden”.
After the ceremony the bridal party accompanied by the guests repaired to the home of the bride’s parents where a dainty wedding breakfast was served. The bride’s traveling suit was sand coloured serge with hat to match. A few days before the wedding the bride’s friends gathered at the home of Mrs. A.J. Hendry, Hillcrest Ranch, and showered her with many gifts in honour of the coming marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorburn arrived in Gore Bay on Friday evening and are visiting the former’s mother, Mrs. J. H. Thorburn.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 17, 1919
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Thompson-Gower

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at the Methodist parsonage, Windsor, on Saturday, July 12th, when Mr. John H. Thompson, an old resident of Billings, was married to Miss Matilda R. Gower of Upper Clayton, London, Eng. The Rev. Dr. Crews of Windsor performed the ceremony.
Mr. Thompson is well known on the Island. He enlisted about three years ago and fought in the battles of Ypres, Somme, and Vimy Ridge. Since his return to Canada Mr. Thompson has been employed in Detroit, Miss Gower came to Canada on Str. Metagama arriving on Sunday July 6th.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are residing in Windsor. His many friends on the Island will be glad to hear of him again and to wish him much happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 17, 1919
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Draper-Wilson

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Martineau, 315 John, Sault Ste. Marie sister of the groom, was the scene of a quiet wedding on the evening of Tuesday, the first of July at eight-thirty, when Mina Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Thessalon, and William Draper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Draper, of Dayton, were united in marriage. A few near relatives of the bride and groom witnessed the ceremony, with Rev. Jos. I. Wilson, Pastor of John Street Methodist Church, Sault Ste. Marie, officiating.
The bride was elaborately gowned in sand silk georgette and taffeta with sand silk fringe. They were attended by the groom’s sister Mrs. D. McAdam and Mr. McAdam, of Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. McAdam wearing a Copenhagen silk crepe de chene with silk georgette.
After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served by Mrs. Martineau. On Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Draper left on No. 28 for Thessalon, the bride traveling in navy serge suit with blue and taupe hate to match. They were heartily greeted by Mrs. Draper’s parents and friends. A supper ws prepared in the dining-room which was beautifully decorated for the occasion with ferns, geraniums and roses.
On Friday evening the young couple accompanied by friends from the Soo and Thessalon, left for Dayton, where they were greeted by friends at the station with a shower of rice. A reception was held that evening at the home of the groom’s parents. A larger number of guests had assembled to receive and show the popularity for the young couple in the neighborhood. The dining-room and verandah were tastefully decorated with flags and evergreens and roses. Music was furnished by Mrs. M. Draper and Mrs. Geo. Martineau. They were the recipients of many beautiful presents. Mr. and Mrs. Draper will make their home in Dayton.-Thessalon Advocate
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 31, 1919
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Married-at Allan Township on Wednesday afternoon, July 6th, John David Glenn to Miss Charlotte Milessa VanHorn, by Rev. Robt. Wiseman.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 31, 1919
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Marshall—Skippen

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Skippen of Green Bay was the scene of a very quiet wedding on Wednesday, July 30th, when their second daughter, Gertrude Harriet, was united in marriage to Jack Marshall of Ionia, Mich, ex corporal of the 37th Battalion. Rev. Mr. Granger performed the ceremony before a few immediate friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall went up on Str. Manitou on Wednesday evening on their way to Ionia, Mich. where they will make their future home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, August 7, 1919
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Married-At the Manse, Barrie Island on Wed. Aug. 6th Mr. William John Brown of Ice Lake was united in marriage to Miss Florence Campbell of Burpee. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman and witnessed by Mr. Cliff R. Walker of Gore Bay and Miss Clemmie Burns of Evansville.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 14, 1919
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Brown-Campbell

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at the Presbyterian parsonage, Barrie Island on Wednesday, Aug. 6th when Alma Florence, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Campbell of Burpee was united in marriage to Mr. William John Brown of Ice Lake. The Rev. Robt. Wiseman performed the ceremony.
The bride looked very becoming in a navy blue suit with hat and shock to match. Miss Clemmie Burns, cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid wearing champagne silk and Mr. Clifford Walker supported the groom. After the ceremony the bridal party accompanied by the guests repaired to the home of the bride’s parents where a dainty wedding supper was served. In the evening a reception was given in the Orange Hall, Burpee, where a large number gathered and spent an enjoyable evening. Mr. and Mrs. Brown received a number of beautiful presents. Their many friends wish them long and happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 21, 1919
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Wright-Cole

A quiet wedding was solemnized at Cookstown, on July 30th at the home of the bride’s parents when Miss Florence Cole and Mr. W.J. Wright of Ice Lake were united in marriage. The young couple arrived home on Wednesday August 18th.
On Friday afternoon last a shower was given in honour of the bride at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McGill of Ice Lake, Many useful and beautiful gifts, including a bridal wreath dinner set, cut glass, linen and a handsome clock were presented to Mrs. Wright. Games and contests were played and refreshments served by the hostess assisted by Misses Alice Wright and Helen McGregor.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 21, 1919
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Stace—Carter

A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Carter Kagawong on Tuesday, August 19, when their daughter Margaret Frances became the bride of Mr. Walter Leslie Stace, son of Mrs. Catherin Stace of Indianapolis, Ind., the Rev. Wm. Swainson officiating.
The bride who was unattended wore a dress of gray foulard taffeta and was given away by her father. The wedding march was played by Miss Annie Carter. The house was nicely decorated with golden rod and ferns for the occasion.
The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and well chosen gifts including handsome checks from her father and Mr. L.E. Peek, Indianapolis, uncle of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Stace left the following evening for a trip to Mackinac Island and Petosky, Mich., after which they will reside in their new home, Drexal Ave., Indianapolis. The bride’s traveling suit was of navy serge with hat to harmonize.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 28, 1919
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Local News

Married-At Ice Lake on Tuesday August 26th, Miss Ellen Robertson and Mr. Robt. Nelson, both of Ice Lake.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, August 28, 1919
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Local News

Married-at St. Giles Church Winnipeg, on Tuesday, September 9th, Mr. John Grant Anderson and Miss Muriel Fraser.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, September 18, 1919
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Weddings
Kennedy-Jackson

The wedding of Miss May Winifred Kennedy and Mr. Alfred v. Jackson, which was reported last week, took place at the Presbyterian Manse. Sault Ste. Marie, on Thursday, Sept. 9, Rev. J. S. Duncan officiating.
The bride wore a suit of silvertone and hat to match, and the groom’s gift, a handsome gold wrist watch.
The happy couple are spending their honeymoon at Windsor and other eastern points, having taken the trip east on the Str. Huronic.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 23, 1920
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Weddings
Price-MacAdams

A nuptial event of unusual interest to Sarnia and Western Ontario was solemnized at St. George’s Church, Sarnia, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, when Miss Roberta MacAdams, M.P.P. of Sarnia was united in marriage to Major Harvey Price of Edmonton, by Rev. Canon Davis, officiating. The bride was given away by her father, with Mrs. Audry Poole, of Detroit as matron of honour, and Major W.F. McRae of Gore Bay, best man. The ushers were Major G.G. Moncriff of Petrolia and Capt. Johnston MacAdams of Sarnia.
The bride was attired in a blue cloth suit, embroidered, trimmed with possum, and wore a small henna coloured hat. The matron of honour wore blue georgette, embroidered with beads and seal and ermine wrap.
Gladioli and palms constituted the church decorations and asters the house decorations.
Mr. and Mrs. Price took a weeding trip to Saguenay, Quebec and after spending three months in Toronto they will make their home in Edmonton.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 30, 1920
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Married-At Kagawong on Tuesday Sept. 28, Miss Ethel Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boyd of Kagawong, and Mr. R.T. Jaffray, son of Mrs. A. Jaffray.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 30, 1920
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Married-At South Bay Mouth, on Friday, September 24. Miss Clara Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, to Mr. George Britten of Toronto.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 30, 1920 Transcribed by Marilyn Irish



Jaffray-Boyd

The marriage of Miss Ethel Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Boyd of Kagawong, and Mr. Robt. T. Jaffray, son of Mrs. A. Jaffray of Gore Bay, was solemnized on Tuesday, September 28, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. Wm. Morrison of Gore Bay performed the ceremony in the presence of about thirty guests.
The bride was unattended and wore a becoming gown of blue satin. Mrs. Frank Priddle, who played the wedding march, was dressed in white.
Immediately after the ceremony the wedding party sat down to the wedding breakfast, the table and house being very beautifully decorated with ferns and asters.
In the evening the happy couple motored to their home in Gore Bay.
Mr. Jaffray is President of the local branch of the G.W.V.A., a member of the Masonic Lodge and a very popular young man. His many friends join the Recorder in wishing them much joy and happiness. Among the many wedding gifts received was a silver Entre dish from the Masonic Lodge.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 7, 1920
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Williams-McGibbon

A very pretty wedding took place at the Manse, Silver Water, on Wednesday, September 29th, at three o’clock, when Ella, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dougall McGibbon was married to Earnest Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Elizabeth Bay.
The bride looked charming in her wedding gown of georgette crepe trimmed with pearls.
Miss Jessie Williams, sister of the groom was bridesmaid, wearing a gown of white silk. The groomsman was Mr. Alex McGibbon, brother of the bride.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.D. New in the presence of a few relatives of the contracting parties.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Williams wish them a very happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 7, 1920
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Miscellaneous Shower

Miss Willa Palmer was pleasantly surprised at her home on Friday evening last when about forty of her friends showered her with gifts of remembrance, in honour of her approaching marriage.
After the parcels were opened and the accompanying verses read, every one had a very gay time playing games and singing. Refreshments were served by a few of the girl friends of the bride-to-be and everyone departed to their homes after wishing Miss Palmer much happiness and the best of good wishes.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 14, 1920
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Married-At Ice Lake, on Wednesday afternoon, October 13, Miss Willa Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Palmer, of Ice Lake, and Mr. Abe Wilson of Sault Ste. Marie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Wilson of Ice Lake.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, October 14, 1920
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A quiet wedding took place at the Barrie Island manse on Wed., Oct. 6th when Mr. Samuel James Armstrong of Mills was united in marriage to Mrs. John Gibson of Burpee.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 14, 1920
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Weddings
Wilson-Palmer

A pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 13, at three o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Palmer, Ice Lake, when their daughter Willa became the bride of Abe Wilson, also of Ice Lake.
The bride, who was unattended, looked charming attired in a gown of white satin trimmed with beaded crepe-de-chine and carried a bouquet of American beauty and sweet heart roses and white carnations ferns.
She entered the drawing room on the arm of her father to the strains of sweet music made by Miss Marguerite Stephens, who played the wedding march.
The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. W. Anglin under an arch of evergreens decorated with white asters, after which the guests, over fifty in number, retired to the dining room where a sumptuous repast had been prepared. After luncheon Rev. W. Anglin proposed the health and happiness of the bride and bridegroom.
The bride was the recipient of many handsome presents including a set of black fox furs from the groom and a substantial cheque from Mr. Truman Wilson, father of the groom.
The groom’s gift to Miss Stephens was a gold pearl set brooch.
Among the guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Easton, Miss M. Stephen of Newberry, Michigan, and Mrs. Alex Burch of Sault Ste. Marie.
The young and popular wedded couple intend spending a few days among their Island friends before taking up their residence in the Canadian Soo, whither the best wishes of their many friends will follow them.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 21, 1920
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Britten-Bennett

A quiet but pretty house wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bennett, South Bay Mouth, Ont., at three o’clock p.m., on Friday September 24th, when their daughter, Clara Elizabeth, and Mr. George Britten of Toronto, were united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, in the presence of a small gathering of near relatives and intimate friends. The Rev. H.E. Pelletier of Manitowaning performed the ceremony. Sharply at the hour appointed, the groom, attended by Mr. Austin Wright, and followed closely by the bride, leaning on her father’s arm, entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march. Here the nuptial knot was tied.
The bride looked charming in a dress of ivory satin and georgette with crystal trimming, and with hate to match.
She was attended by her sister, Miss Sarah Bennett, as bridesmaid, who was becomingly gowned in a dress of pink ninon, with black picture hat.
After the ceremony, the newly married couple received congratulations from their friends, and then, the gathering sat down to the beautiful bridal dinner, to which they did ample justice. After dinner the friends indulged in social intercourse, and during the evening in dancing. The bride received many handsome gifts. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome necklace of pearls.
After spending a few days at South Bay Mouth, the happy couple left for Toronto, where they will reside, taking with them the best wishes of their many friends, for their future happiness and success.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 21, 1920
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Weddings
McRae-Stevenson

The marriage of Marjorie Turner Stevenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stevenson of London to Wm. Farquhar McRae of Gore Bay, late major of the C.E.F, was quietly solemnized at St. James Church, South London, Thursday, Nov. 11. Rev. S.S. Hardy, of Goderich officiated.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was unattended, and wore her smart traveling suit of navy tricotine, with collar of opossum, small veiled hat of navy velvet and corsage of sunset roses. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McRae left on their wedding journey to New York and will return later to Gore Bay, where they will reside-London Free Press
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 4, 1920
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Weddings
Fleming-Rumley

The marriage of Miss Irene Mabel Rumley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rumley of Fernlee and Mr. Robert Bertie Fleming of Silver Water, was solemnized on Wednesday, October 27th, at three o’clock in the afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. J. D. New performed the ceremony in the presence of a few relatives.
The bride was unattended and wore a becoming gown of Holland blue Satin de-chine trimmed with Georgette Crepe.
After the ceremony the wedding party sat down to the wedding breakfast.
In the evening the happy couple drove to their home in Silver Water.
The many friends of the bride and groom wish them much joy and happiness. The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1920
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Wilkinson-Bush

Wednesday, Dec. 1st, was a gala day at home of Mrs. J. Wilkinson of Mills. The occasion was the marriage of her daughter, Hettie Elbine, to Mr. Neil Currie Bush, of Angus, Ont. Even Dame Nature seemed to be in a happy mood. The weather was almost summer-like in warmth and the genial sunshine spread its richest benediction upon all promising unclouded blessings for the happy couple.
The event took place in the parlor, under an arch of evergreens tastefully decorated with white flowers and wedding bells. The bride was given away by her brother Arthur. She wore a wedding dress of pearl gray georgette over satin with steel trimmings and very pretty she looked as she took her place beside her future husband, attended by her maid of honor Miss Clara Moscrop.
After the ceremony which was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island, there was the usual congratulations of friends and signing of the register. Then the guests numbering about 40 sat down to a very tasty wedding dinner, at the close of which Messrs Wiseman and J.C. Baker voiced the sentiments of all in wishing health and happiness to the bride and groom. Both speakers referred to the regret of all at losing such a useful citizen as the bride from the community but wishing her every happiness in her future home. The groom made a suitable reply.
Miss Wilkinson has been deservedly popular among the young people of Mills. For years she has presided at the organ in the church services and has ever been ready with a helping hand for every good work in church or social life. The many presents spoke eloquently of appreciation, conspicuous among them being a set of silver teaspoons the gift of her friends in the Mills United Church.
On the following morning the young couple set out on their wedding trip, the bride wearing her tasty dress of navy blue velour with hat to match. They expect to spend some time visiting in Buffalo and New York after which they will make their home at Angus, Ontario.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 9, 1920
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Weddings
Hubbert-Marshall

On Dec. 15th at Mindemoya, Mr. William Hubbert was united in marriage to Miss Fanny Elizabeth Marshall, both of Britainville, by Rev. J. M. Newby. Afterwards the wedding party returned to Brtainville. All their friends and neighbors will wish them much happiness in their new home.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 23, 1920
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Lewis-Buie

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sinclair near Providence Bay, on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 15th, when Mr. David Lewis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Lewis of Grimsthorpe was united in marriage ot Miss Grace Buie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buie of Campbell. The ceremony being conducted by Rev. Wm. Munro of Providence Bay.
The bride was becomingly attired and looked pretty, both were unattended. They will reside on the bridegroom’s farm on the 10th con. of Campbell.
We join their many friends in wishing them a long, prosperous and happy wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 23, 1920
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Weddings
Wright-Bailie

On Jan. 5th at the home of Mr. M. Bailie a very pretty wedding took place. The contracting parties were Mr. Leonard Wright of Gordon township and Miss Orpha Bailie of Billings.
The bride entered the room on the arm of her father under an archway of green, the wedding nuptials were performed by the Rev. James McLauchlan of Kagawong.
She was handsomely gowned in white satin and was unattended. After the marriage ceremony, about fifty guests were entertained, when the usual toasts were proposed.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 13, 1921
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Weddings

A quiet wedding was solemnized on Jan. 5th by the Rev. W.W. Anglin at his home near Mindemoya when Mary Christina Johnstone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnstone of Burpee, became the bride of Mr. George Henry Robinson also of Burpee. The bride who was dressed pearl grey silk crepe-de-chine trimmed with shadow lace and silk embroidery, was unattended.
After the ceremony the young couple drove to the home of the bride’s sister. Mrs. Oscar Aelicks of Big Lake, where they intend spending a few days among friends and relatives before taking up their residence in Burpee where we hop they shall enjoy a long life of much happiness and prosperity.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 13, 1921
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Local Items

Edward Middleton, of Manitoulin Island, Ontario, a returned soldier, and Miss Bessie Baxter, of this city, were married yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Parish church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. F. Bate, rector of Fredericton.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 20, 1921
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Weddings
Foster-McAnsh

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Biehl Gore Bay on Thursday evening Feb. 3rd. A quiet wedding took place, the contracting parties being Mr. Theodore Foster (Len) youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Foster of Billings, and Miss Vivian McAnsh second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McAnsh also of Billings.
The young couple were unattended. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James McLaughlan of the Union Church, Kagawong.
The bride was beautifully dressed in taupe crepe-de-chene with over skirt panels and sleeves of satin-de-chene of same color. She wore white kid shoes.
The young people left next morning for Sault Ste. Marie. The young people of Billings and Kagawong are looking forward to a reception when the bride and bridegroom return.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 10, 1921
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Pryde-Key

A very pretty wedding took place in Beeton Wednesday, March 2nd, when the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Key, Centre street, was united in holy matrimony to Mr. James M. Pryde, son of Capt. and Mrs. S.E. Pryde of Sherbrooke, Guy’s Co., N.S. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. N. McFaul, of Tottenham. The bride was gowned in navy blue taffeta with touches of henna, and wore a corsage boquet of lily-of-the-valley. Miss Mina Stocks, cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, being gowned in green silk with gold lace trimmings and wearing a corsage boquet of lily-of-the-valley. Mr. Wm. Key, brother of the bride, was best man. Mast Jack Runnalls acted as ring-bearer, and his little sister, Evelyn, as flower girl, also cousins of the bride. The bride was given away by her great-aunt, Mrs. M. J. Panburn, of Toronto. After a sumptuous repast the happy couple left for their honeymoon on the evening train, amide the congratulations of their many friends, among whom were several out of town. A unique feature of the occasion was that the parents of the bride celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary which fell on the same date. Mr. and Mrs. Pryde will reside in Toronto
-Beeton World
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 10, 1921
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Weddings
Baxter-Martin

A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sinclair, Providence Bay, on Mar. 30th 1921, when Mr. Thos. Baxter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter of Sandfield, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Johanna Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin of Tehkummah, the ceremony being conducted by Rev. Wm. Munro of Providence Bay.
The bridegroom was supported by Mr. Clifford Monkhouse of Providence Bay, and the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Nellie Martin.
The bride was attired in embroidered georgette over brown masseline silk, and looked pretty. The bridesmaid also wore a dress of brown silk.
The bride until recently has had charge of Grimsthorpe school, and previously taught several schools on the Manitoulin.
We join the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter in wishing them a long happy and prosperous wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 14, 1921
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Weddings
Beilhartz-McCulligh

A quiet wedding took place on Wednesday, April 20 at the Baptist parsonage, Sault Ste Marie, Rev. H. Moule officiating, when Miss Mable McCulligh, formerly of Silver Bay, Manitoulin Island became the bride of Mr. Herbert Beilhartz of Sault Ste Marie.
The bride was attended by Miss Verna Myles of New York, while Mr. William Graham of Sault Ste. Marie supported the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Beilhartz will make their home at 476 Bay St., Soo. Ont.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 5, 1921
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Armstrong-Phalen

Wednesday, May 4, was a gala day at the home of Mrs. J. Phalen of Barrie Island, the occasion being the marriage of her daughter, Margaret, to Mr. Alfred Arthur Armstrong.
The first part of the proceedings was the drive to Barrie Island manse where the bridal knot was speedily tied by Rev. Robt. Wiseman. The young couple were unattended and the bride wore a becoming wedding dress of grey georgette over grey silk with steel trimmings.
The ceremony being over, the bridal party motored to the bride’s home where the immediate relatives of both parties partook of a tasty wedding supper.
In the evening a reception was held in the Phalen home when a large gathering of friends assembled in honour of the occasion. The bride looked her best in a costume of navy blue crepe-de-chene trimmed with white silk and pearl necklace. Both bride and groom were the recipients of many hearty congratulations as well as a large assortment of costly and useful gifts, testifying of the esteem in which they are held.
Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong expect to make their home on Barrie Island.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 12, 1921
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Taylor-Willett

Married-At the parsonage, Silver Water, on Thursday afternoon, May 5, by Rev. D. New, Miss Gladys Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Willett of Gore Bay and Franklin Laverne eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taylor of Greensville, Ontario.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 12, 1921
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Middaugh-Burns

There was a pretty house wedding at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Burns, Burpee, on Tuesday, April 26, at 2 o’clock, when their eldest daughter, Mildred, was married to Thomas Albert Middaugh of Mindemoya by Rev. W. W. Anglin.
The bride, who was prettily dressed in white satin trimmed with georgette, was attended by the groom’s sister Miss Vera Middaugh, also becomingly attired for the occasion.
The groom’s presents to the bride and bridesmaid was in each case a beautiful gold locket. After the ceremony the guests, about 30 in number sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner. Mr. A. J. Wagg in a few well chosen words, proposed the health of the bride in a capital after dinner speech.
The young married couple propose residing in Mindemoya where the groom is employed in Ashley’s mill. Their many friends join in wishing them a long and happy married life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 12, 1921
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Montgomery-Noble

The home of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Noble of Barrie Island was the scene of an interesting gathering on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 11. The occasion was the marriage of their youngest daughter, Lylia Jane, to Mr. S. A. Montgomery, also of Barrie Island.
The ceremony, which was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman, took place in the parlour and was witnessed by about sixty friends and relatives of the bride and groom. The bridal party entered the parlour to the strains of the wedding march tastefully executed by a neice (sic) of the bride, Miss Reta Best, who also acted as maid of honour. The bride was given away by her father, and was a very pretty picture she presented as she took her place beside her future husband under a tasty and seasonable arch of white trilliums. She wore a bridal dress of ivory duchess satin trimmed with pearls, and a tulle veil also trimmed with pearls, and the customary wreath of orange blossoms. The only jewelry she wore was a beautiful gold pendant, the gift of the groom, and she carried a bouquet of white flowers and ferns. Two nieces of the bride, the Misses Marjory and Dorothy Noble, acted as ring bearers and right well the little girls did their part. They well deserved the first kiss of the bride and their newly made uncle, the groom. The groom’s gift to the maid of honour was a gold brooch and to each of the ring bearers a signet ring. These little girls wore dresses of ivory silk with touches of blue.
The ceremony being over the guests proceeded to the dining room where a excellent wedding dinner received due attention at the close of which the pastor in a few witty remarks conveyed the good wishes of the gathering to the young couple.
A large assortment of costly and appropriate gifts testified to the popularity of bride and groom. Conspicuous among these gifts was a silver biscuit jar presented by the Barrie Island Sunday School with which the bride has been connected since childhood, as a pupil and later as a teacher.
In the evening a reception was held in their future home. The capacity of the building was taxed to the utmost to accommodate the crowd that gathered and many handsome additions were made to their already numerous gifts.
The bridegroom served overseas for a time and over a year ago he purchased what is known as the John Jennings farm and here with his bride, he intends to make his home. Their many friends extend to both their best wishes for a long and prosperous life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 19, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Edward-McKessock

A charming May wedding took place late Saturday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, when Kathleen, only daughter of Major and Mrs. R. R. McKessock, became the bride of Alexander Clark Edward, son of the late A.C. Edward of Petrolia, Rev. P.A. Paris officiated.
The double parlors were beautifully decorated with roses, carnations, iris and ferns. The ceremony took place before a bank of snap dragon and potted plants. The bride looked sweet in a draped gown of hand-made file lace over pink georgette. The long veil formed the train and was knotted with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses and lily-of-the-valley. Miss Laura McFadden of Renfrew was a charming bridesmaid, in turquoise blue taffeta with silver cloth apron and hair band of orchid metal cloth and forget-me-nots. She carried sunset roses.
The groom was assisted by his brother, Mr. Thos. Edward. Miss Irene Mulligan played the wedding march and during the signing of the register Mrs. Carl Langer sand “Because.”
The dining room, where supper was served was done in pink roses and served sweet peas, while the dainty favours were also pink. The bride’s table was centered with the wedding cake. Mr. and Mrs. Edward left on a wedding trip to Montreal, New York, and Toronto, the bride traveling in navy blue with French blue hat and marten furs. Among the beautiful gifts the bride received was a cabinet of sterling silver and a set of Indian tree china from her mother and a check from her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward will reside in Sudbury.-Sudbury Star
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 19, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Fraser-Briggs

Miss Briggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Briggs of Toronto and Mr. Scott Fraser, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Fraser of Gore Bay were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, on Tuesday, May 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Fraser returned to Gore Bay on Friday last, after a honeymoon trip to Hamilton and Buffalo.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 19, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local Items

The engagement is announced of Miss Agnes Vance of Toronto to Rev. J. D. Byrnes of North Bay, the marriage to take place about the middle of June.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 19, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Crich-Jackson

A very quiet wedding took place on Wednesday morning June 8, at 9 o’clock, when Mr. Victor Crich and Miss Winnifred Jackson were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Jackson, Gore Bay Rev. A.R. Gibson officiated.
The bride looked charming in a dress of brown and was unattended. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Crich left by motor for Mindemoya, where Mr. Crich is presiding at Departmental examinations. They expect to spend the summer in Toronto and return to Gore Bay in September.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 9, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Miscellaneous Shower

Twenty-five girl friends of Miss Jean Wilson, whose marriage to Mr. James Burt takes place on Jun 22, motored to Ice Lake on Friday evening to surprise her with a shower of gifts, useful for a bride-to-be. Miss Wilson was not at home when the party arrived and when she came home she found the sitting room crowded with people and presents.
Refreshments were served by the girls after the parcels had been opened and the accompanying verses read. At midnight the party broke up and the girls left wishing the bride elect much joy and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 16, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


June Weddings
Burt-Wilson

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Wilson, Pleasant Valley, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday afternoon, June 22, when their daughter, Jean Annie, became the wife of Mr. James Henry Burt, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Burt of Gordon, Rev. Mr. Swainson of Gore Bay performed the ceremony.
The parlour was prettily decorated with ferns and flowers and the bride, in a charming gown of ivory chartreuse satin trimmed with chantilly lace and pearls looked her best. She wore the customary bridal veil trimmed with orange blossoms and the groom’s gift, a beautiful sunburst.
The bride was unattended and was given away by her father. Little Verna Dearing acted as flower girl in a sweet little dress of white. Miss Jessie Wilson, the bride’s sister, in pink georgette played the wedding march.
After the nuptial knot was tied the guests sat down to the wedding breakfast in the dining room, where the tables were laid and decorated with ferns and flowers in pink and white arrangement. The wedding cake centred the bridal table and after it was cut and passed the usual good wishes and toasts were given.
Among the many beautiful gifts received by the popular young couple were a cheque from Smith Bros., in whose employ Miss Wilson was engaged for five years, a cut glass water set from the staff of Gore Bay branch of the Merchants Bank, with which Mr. Burt is associated as accountant, a handsome cheque from the bride’s parents and from the groom’s family: a cheque from Mr. Burt, a bridal tea set from Mrs. Burt, a handsome clock from Alf, a silver casserole (sic) from Miss Edith and a cut glass salt and pepper set from Lloyd. The groom’s only uncle, Mr. Albert Kent, presented them with a dozen each of silver knives and forks.
Their many acquaintances and friends on the Manitoulin Island join The Recorder in wishing this happy couple much joy and happiness.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 23, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Byrnes-Vance

A qiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Susan Vance, Toronto, on Tuesday, June 7, when her youngest daughter, Agnes, became the bride of Rev. J.D. Byrnes, B.D. of North Bay. The bride’s gown was of white canton crepe. The gift of the groom was a sapphire and diamond pendant.
The bridal couple left immediately after the ceremony for Sans Souci cottage, on the Rideau Lakes, to spend a week, after which they took a trip through Muskoka Lakes. They will spend the summer at their cottage, Kosey Koy, North Bay. After September 1, their home will be in Barrie.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 23, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


June Weddings
Aiken-Tweedy

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Tweedy, Richards Landing, was the scene of the season’s pretty wedding. Wednesday morning June 22nd, when their only daughter, Rita Russell, became the bride of Mr. Alex W. Aiken, of Wilmar, Sask., son of Mr. A.S. Aiken, of Gore Bay, Ontario. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Macdonald B.A. The bride was daintily gowned in ivory satin with over-drapery of silver lace and trimmed with pearls. Her veil of white tulle embroidered and trimmed with pearls was caught with orange blossoms. Her only ornament was the bridegrooms gift, a platinum bar pin. Her bouquet was white carnations and maidenhair fern, from which hung streamers of white satin ribbon. The bridesmaid, Miss Tena Currie, wore pale pink crepe de chine and georgette and carried white peonies. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. Laurence E. Tweedy, brother of the bride.
Miss Lucy Bradbury, cousin of the groom, played the wedding march. She wore maize organdy.
After the ceremony the party sat down to dainty breakfast after which the happy couple left for a short visit to the Manitoulin before leaving for their home in the west. The bride’s traveling costume was a suit of navy tricotine with hat to match.-St. Joe Herald.
Mr. and Mrs. Aiken spent a few days in Gore Bay last week and left on Saturday morning for the west. They will visit in Sault Ste. Marie and Pt. Arthur.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


June Weddings
Riching-McRae

The marriage of Miss Annie Laura McRae, younger daughter of Mrs. Wm. Montgomery to Mr. Herbert Riching, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riching, was solemnized Tuesday, June 28, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Milton Brett, the Rev. A. R. Gibson officiating. The ceremony was performed before a bank of ferns and roses, and the whole house was bright with summer flowers.
The bride wore a charming gown of white satin with beaded georgette over dress, and hat to match. Her shower bouquet was of white roses and orchids and she wore the groom’s gift, a pearl necklace. She was given in marriage by her step father, Mr. William Montgomery, and was unattended. Mrs. William Gilroy played the wedding march. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the thirty or more guests present after which Mr. and Mrs. Riching left by motor for Little Current from which point they will take train for Montreal, the bride’s traveling costume being of navy serge with smart hat to match. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Riching will take up their residence in Gore Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local Items

The marriage of Margaret McDonald youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Torrance of Clinton, and Mr. George Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Foster of Pt Arthur took place on Wednesday, June 22.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local Items

Married-Gore Bay, On Wednesday, June 29, Miss Violet Badgero and Mr. Edward Orford of Mills.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married-At Providence Bay, on Tuesday, June 29, Miss Pearl Owen of Providence Bay and Mr. Jack Bailey of Burpee.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


June Weddings
Bailey-Owen

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Owen of Providence Bay was the scene of a very pretty wedding in the afternoon of June 29th when their eldest daughter, Pearl was united in marriage to Mr. Jack Bailey of Burpee.
The ceremony was performed under an arch of maple leaves, ferns and flowers, Elder J.H. Yager of Coleman Mich., officiating. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore pearl grey georgette trimmed with pearls over pearl grey crepe-de-chene, and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. She was attended by her sister, Miss Emily, who wore pink silk mull with rosebud trimming. The groom was supported by his cousin, Mr. Jim Bailey of Burpee. Miss Lizzie Gordon was organist. After the ceremony a bountiful supper was served.
A reception was held in the Orange Hall Providence Bay, later in the evening. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 7, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Hutson-Bucknell

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bucknell of Providence Bay was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday afternoon, June 29. The bride was Miss Lillian Bucknell and the groom, Mr. John Allan Hutson of Trout Mills, Ont. The event took place in the parlour in the presence of about forty guests and the ceremony was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island. The bride was supported by her sister, Christina and the groom, by his brother, Robert. A very handsome company they made as they took their places under the becoming arch erected for the occasion, a picture of Canadian youth and beauty. The bridal gown was white georgette and crepe-de-chene with pearl necklace. She also wore the groom’s gift, a gold sunburst brooch set with pearls. His gift to the bridesmaid was a pearl set cresent (sic) brooch, and the groomsman, gold cuff-links and tie clip. Mrs. Berry of Providence Bay played the wedding march and also sang with happy effect while the register was being signed.
After the ceremony the guests proceeded to the dining room where full justice was done to an excellent dinner at the close of which one of the guests in a happy way conveyed to bride and groom the good wishes of all.
The young couple left on Thursday’s boat for their future home, the bride wearing a handsome traveling dress of French gray. They expect to reside at Trout Mills where Mr. Hutson is regarded as one of the promising young farmers in the community.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 7, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Jackson-Wharton

The home of Mr. T.E. Wharton, 1221 Twelfth Avenue east, was the scene of a charming wedding on Wednesday, June 1, when his daughter Laura Mae Wharton, R.N., was united in marriage to Rev. J. C. Jackson. The rooms were beautifully decorated for the occasion with ivy and snowballs. The bride, who entered the room on the arm of her father, to the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March played by her sister, Miss Lena Wharton, looked charming in a gown of ivory satin and silk net veil. She carried a shower bouquet of Ophelia rosebuds and lily of the valley. She was attended by Miss Phylis (sic) Jackson, who wore turquoise taffeta and carried a bouquet of pale pink carnations. The groom was supported by Mr. Leonord (sic) Wharton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. Manuel assisted by (Capt) Rev. J.H. Wright and Dr. G.E. Darby of Bella. During the signing of the register Miss Verna Jackson delighted the guests with a solo, “A Little Damozel”. Following the ceremony a buffet supper was served. Mrs. Leonard Dennis and Mrs. Leslie Wilkenson poured, and Mrs. George Landon cut the ices. Those assisting in serving were Miss Ida Wharton, Miss Evelyn Jackson, Miss Edna Runnalls, Miss Pearl Wharton and Mrs. R. E. Gray. The happy couple left on the 7:15 C.P.R. train for Nelson, where they will spend a few days before going on to Mitchel, B.C., where Rev. J.C. Jackson will take up his work as pastor of the Methodist Church. The bride traveled in a suit of navy blue serge embroidered in black silk, and picture hat of pale pink georgette, trimmed with French flowers.-Vancouver World
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 7, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
Scott-Walker

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Waite, Toronto, on Wednesday evening, June 29, was the scene of a very pretty wedding when their neice (sic), Pearl, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Walker of Gore Bay, and George Cummings Scott of Iroquois Falls, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Scott of Poplar, were united in marriage by Rev. W.R. Mackay of West Presbyterian church.
The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Waite, wore a French tailored suit of navy blue tricotine with hat to match and her corsage was of sweet heart roses and valley lilies. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Lyla Waite in blue georgette and picture hat and she carried carnations while the groom was supported by his brother, Dr. Jas. Scott of Iroquois Falls. Miss Mildred McMillan of Toronto and Mr. Jack Waite, cousin of the bride, played the wedding march.
A reception was held in the evening Mrs. Waite receiving in a gown of black satin and corsage of mauve sweet peas. The tea table was presided over by Mrs. T.L. Kennedy, aunt of the bride, wearing blue crepe-de-chine and sweet peas, assisted by Mrs. Wilbert Bryan in white taffeta and lace and pink carnations and Miss Tessa Perry in black satin and corsage of carnations.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott left later for a trip to Northern Ontario.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 14, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married-At Burpee, on Tuesday, July 19th Miss Ruby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs James Panton of Burpee, and Mr. Cecil Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H Pearson of Gore Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 21, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married-On June 39th 1921, at St. Michaels Church, Toronto, by the Rev. Father Morgan, Emma T. Young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Young of Gore Bay, to Mr. Leo Nolan, of Toronto.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 21, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
Gordon-Cranston

On Monday, July 4th, a very pretty wedding was solemnized at Mindemoya by Rev. W. W. Anglin, when Miss Vivian Cranston of Providence Bay was joined in matrimony to Mr. John Gordon of Espanola.
As the wedding march was being played by Miss Jennie Kenshal of Sault Ste Marie, the bride, attired in white georgette trimmed with pearls wearing a wreath of orange blossoms and a pretty corsage boquet of roses, attended by her sister, Miss Victoria Cranston, who wore pale blue satin, entered the room, where the groom, supported by Mr. James McDermid, awaited them.
After the ceremony the couple motored to Providence Bay whre a reception was held.
The Community’s best wishes for happiness follow the couple to their new home in Espanola.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 21, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
Pearson-Panton

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Panton of Burpee was the scene of a very pretty wedding on the afternoon of July 19, when their eldest daughter, Ruby Edna, was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Cecil Pearson of Gore Bay. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. Wiseman of Barrie Island in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome wedding gown of white satin and crepe de chene trimmed with pearls, with the customary bridal veil and orange blossoms, also a gold pendant set with pearls, a gift of the groom. She looked her prettiest as she entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march and took her place beside the man of her choice, under a beautiful wedding arch of green, trimmed with white. The bridesmaid was Miss Clemmie Burns and the Groom’s right hand man was Mr. Cleve Panton.
After the signing of the register had been duly attended to, the company sat down to a very elegant wedding dinner, at the close f which the usual toast to the young couple was offered by the chairman.
The groom’s gift to Miss Greta Bailey, who played the wedding march was a ring; to the bridesmaid, a gold brooch; and to the groomsman, pair of cull links. The gifts of friends were numerous, costly and appropriate and spoke eloquently of the esteem in which the young couple are held. They intend to make their home at Evansville, where the services of Mr. Pearson as teacher have been secured for another years.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 28, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married-At Little Current, on Wednesday, August 3, by the Rev. Eric Montizambert, Marion Isabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Willett of Gordon, and Herbert Jackson son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kemp of Silver Water.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 11, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Local News

In honour of the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shields wedding day on Tuesday, August 9, the W.A. of All Saints Church presented the latter with a dozen silver tea spoons at a meeting held at her home on Monday evening. Mrs. Shields has been president of the W.A. for a number of years.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 11, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
McLennan-Wilson

At Sault Ste Marie on Monday morning at 10 o’clock a quietly pretty wedding was solemnized in John street Methodist parsonage when Miss Winnifred Wilson and Mr. George McLennan were married, Rev. W. J. Numford performing the ceremony.
The bride was charming in a frock of white satin, trimmed with irish lace and seed pearls, with hat to match. She carried a shower bouquet of carnations and ferns.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Tuck were witnesses, Mrs. Tuck being a cousin of the groom. After the ceremony they motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tuck where luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. McLennan left on the noon train, the bride wearing at traveling suit of brown, to visit the groom’s parents on the Manitoulin Island and at Thessalon they will spend a short time. Mr. and Mrs. McLennan will reside in the Sault.
-Soo Star
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 25, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Weddings
Park-Thompson

A very pretty wedding took place on August 24 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Thompson Sr. when their youngest daughter, Lottie Emma, was united in marriage to Mr. Lawrence Aldon Park of London, Ont.
The bride entered the parlour accompanied by her parents, where the bridegroom had already taken his place under a beautiful arch of green and gold.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. James McLauchlan of Kagawong in the presence of the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom. She was dressed in white satin and wore a bridal veil with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of Crimson roses and wore a beautiful diamond and black onyx pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Taylor of Sault Ste Marie, who played the wedding march, received a gold bar pin. A large number of young people attended the reception in the evening when the bride received her guests in pink silk trimmed with silver. The presents, which were numerous, showed the popularity of the young couple.
Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Park Sr., the bridegroom’s parents, of Wyoming. The bride spent her childhood days in Kagawong and we all wish this happy young couple much joy during their wedded life.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 1, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Double Wedding

A quiet wedding was solemnized at the manse, Gore Bay, on Monday, September 12, at 5 30, by Rev. A.R. Gibson. Miss Nellie McKay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick McKay of Bass Creek, was united in marriage to Mr. Edward Robinson, also of Base Creek. The bride was becomingly attired in pale blue voile.
Miss Eileen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of Sheguiandah, and Mr. Wm. McKay of Bass Creek were also married, the bride wearing green voile.
In the evening the bridal party left by motor for the east end of the Island where at Bass Creek these two couples will make their home. Wishes for happiness and prosperity form their many friends go with them.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 15, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married
Russell-Duxburry

At Mindemoya on August 31, Miss Sarah Jane Duxbury of the township of Carnarvon was married to Samuel James Russell a prosperous young farmer resident of Tehkummah, Rev. W. W. Anglin officiating.
The bride looked charming attired in a brown silk messaline and georgette gown. The bridesmaid, Miss Lydia May, sister of the bride, was becomingly attired in brown silk poplin trimmed with silk embroidery. The groom was ably supported by his cousin, Mr. Percy Russell of Manitowaning.
The young couple will reside on the old and well known Smeltzer homestead in Tehkummah. Their many friends extend best wishes for a long and happy life together.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 22, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married

French-Newby
On September 7, at Ottawa, Alice Maud, the eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Newby of Little Current, was married to Mr. Archibald French of Cookshire, Quebec. The father of the bride performed the ceremony.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 22, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married
Beeton-Orr

The home of Mrs. F. Orr, Gore Bay was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Tuesday afternoon when her daughter, Florence, was united in Missing………. were prettily arranged with ferns and flowers and the wedding cake centred the bridal table.
Mr. and Mrs. Beeton are spending a few days in town and will leave this week for Dayton. The out-of-town guests included Miss Jessie Beeton of Dayton and Mrs. McKay of Thessalon.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 22, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married
Atkinson-Richie

Miss Margaret Richie, and Mr. Arthur Atkinson of Durham were quietly married on Tuesday, September 27, at the manse, 453 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto, Rev J. Wilson officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson arrived in Gore Bay on Wednesday evening September 29, and are visiting with the groom’s sister, Mrs. Art McKinley. They will reside in Mills township.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 6, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married
Maunsell-Burt

Trinity Church, Parry Sound, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Sept. 21 when Margery Estelle Burt, daughter of the Rector, Rev. Canon Burt and Mr. Joseph Quinton were married by the bride’s father assisted by Rev. Canon Hedley.
The bride wore a navy suit with fox furs, the latter being the gift of the groom. Her sister, Miss Mary, acted as bridesmaid and the groom was supported by his brother, Rev. Frank Maunsell. After a wedding breakfast at the Rectory the happy couple left for New York. Mr. and Mrs. Maunsell will live at Belgravia Apartments, Deer Park, Toronto.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, October 6, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Bowser Fifty Years Married

On Wednesday afternoon October 12, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Bowser celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Poplar. They were married in Toronto fifty years ago and after living there for a short time moved to King Township where they engaged in farming.
In 1887 Mr. and Mrs. Bowser came to the Manitoulin Island, first settling in Kagawong. Eight years ago they moved to Mills township and here they continued to farm. This aged couple are still hale and hearty and are working heir farm.
The supper which was served to the sixty guests at the anniversary was chiefly prepared by Mrs. Bowser herself. There were many beautiful and costly gifts from their sons and daughters. Of their twelve children eleven were present: George of Gore Bay, Mat of Thessalon, Mrs. Wm. Marshall, Mrs. Henry Sloss, Mrs. J. McCormick and John of Campbell Township, Mrs. Chas Ward of Scotland, Mrs. W.J. Wright of poplar, Mrs. John McDonald of Spragge, Mrs. Neil Turner of Ice Lake and Mrs. Alex Shields of Espanola. There were also forty-five grand children and five great grand children at the gathering.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Married
McLenan-Moore

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at Little Current on Wednesday, September 7, when Miss Emma Violet Moore of Honora was united in marriage to Mr. Charles W. McLennan of Espanola, Rev. E. Montizambert was the officiating minister.
The bride looked charming in Copenhagen satin and wearing a hat to match. Miss Marie McLennan, sister of the groom and Mr. Wellington Moore, the bride’s brother, were witnesses.
Among those present at the ceremony were Mrs. J. Moore, the bride’s mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. McLennan, parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cowan and Master Samuel McLennan of Hilly Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. McLennan left on the afternoon train for Espanola where they will reside.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Letts-Greenman

A very pretty wedding took place in the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Barrie Island United Church, when Mathew Harold Letts, a native of the Island but now residing near Everett, Ont., was united in marriage with Miss Ida Grace Greenman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Greenman of Barrie Island.
A large audience filled the church which was handsomely decorated for the occasion. It looked as if Miss Canada had visited the place leaving behind some of her richest gems of nature’s beauty. Maple and oak leaves in all the glory of their autumn tints formed the background, in front of which was a bright array of flowers and foliage plants. Above the spot a beautiful canopy of wedding bells, flowers, and streamers of white ribbon. Everything was in perfect taste and form.
Messrs. Cecil Runnalls and Gordon Griffith were ushers and the visitors were marshaled to their places with the skill of generals. Miss Marjory Noble stood by the bride carrying a bouquet of very beautiful flowers, and another little maid, stood by the groom bearing the ring.
The bride was dressed in a wedding gown of white satin with silver lace, pearl trimmings, and wore also a pearl necklace, the gift of the groom. She looked very charming as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm and took her place at the alter (sic) where the ceremony was neatly performed by the pastor, Rev. R. Wiseman.
The wedding march was played by Mrs. Arthur Lane, who along with the teacher, Miss Brett, also sang a befitting anthem while the register was being signed.
This being the first wedding in the church the congregation presented the bride with a handsome family Bible. The groom’s gift to the flower girl and ringbearer was a bracelet and to the organist a brooch of white gold.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Greenman where the bride and groom received the good wishes of a large concourse of guests and were the recipients of a splendid variety of costly and useful presents. The bride was robed in a charming reception gown of blue voile.
After short visit among friends Mr. and Mrs. Letts intend to make their future home on their farm near Everett, Ont.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 20, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish



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