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OXFORD JOURNAL NEWS

Oxford, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

June 13, 1918

Sergt. THOMPSON gets M.M.

Sergt. J.W. GAIUS THOMPSON has been awarded the Military Medal for his work in a recent encounter with the enemy. He went to the front over a year ago as a private and received his promotion in the field. Sergeant THOMPSON is the only son of Mr. & Mrs. HEDLEY V. THOMPSON, 79 Howland Ave. At the time of enlisting he was a student in Harbord Collegiate.
Sergeant THOMPSON is a grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. J.P. THOMPSON.

WEDDING - SCHURMAN - BOSS
At the Baptist parsonage, Springhill at 3 o'clock Wednesday June 5, 1918 a very quiet wedding took place the contracting parties being Mr. COLIN SCHURMAN, son of Mr. & Mrs. ERNEST SCHURMAN, of Windham, to Miss MILDRED FAYE, daughter of Mr. &Mrs. D.N. BOSS of Rodney. The bride was handsomely attired in a suit of navy blue serge with white hat. After the ceremony the young couple motored to the home of the bride where they were welcomed by a large number of friends and relatives. At 6 o'clock a very sumptuous tea was served, after which music and conversation filled the early part of the evening interrupted later by a large number of friends who treated them to an old fashioned charivari. The happy couple were the recipients of many useful presents. The bride is a sister of Mrs. LLOYD GILROY of Springhill.

WEDDING - TEED - TOTTEN
On Tuesday afternoon, May 21st, the manse at Onslow was the scene of a quite but pretty wedding when ELMER TEED and LIZZIE TOTTEN, a popular young couple of Belmont, NS were united in marriage by the Rev. J.A. McKEAN.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of only a few of the most immediate friends and relatives of the bride and groom. The bride was becomingly attired in a brown traveling suit.
Mr. & Mrs. TEED will reside in Belmont whither the best wishes of a host of friends will follow them.

DIED
J. SHENTON BIGNEY, for the past 32 years mail driver between Londonderry Station and Londonderry, met instant death in an automobile accident on Tuesday evening May 28th. An automobile in which he was riding turned turtle over the bank near the Flemming bridge. The bank there is about 10 or 12 feet high.
BIGNEY was pinned under the car and died instantly. The car was an Overland and belonged to I. J. SOY. PERLEY MATTATALL, blacksmith, had just finished some repairs to it and he and Mr. BIGNEY took it out for a run to see how it worked. Mr. BIGNEY was driving. Just after they crossed the Flemming bridge the car stopped and MATTATALL got out to see what the trouble was. The car started again and began to back up. It is supposed that BIGNEY became excited and did not disengage the clutch. The car backed quickly over the bank. ­ Colchester Sun.

Pugwash
Mrs. F.J.A. COCHRANE, Sydney, CB is visiting her sister, Mrs. (Rev) A. LUND, Upper Water St.

Mrs. ANNIE J. MATHESON has presented St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church with a beautiful memorial bell in loving memory of her deceased husband, the late JOSEPH HOWE MATHESON. Work will begin at once on the tower of the Church and as soon as the bell is installed a Dedication service will be held.

Fox Harbor
Friends here of Lance Corporal M. B. SLACK of Wallace Bridge of the 90th Winnipeg Rifles, who has been in a Detention Camp in Germany for 3 years, states he is as usual still longing for that great day of Liberty.

OBIT - Mr. HAZEN JOHNSON
On Saturday, May 25th the death took place at Williamsdale East of Mr. HAZEN JOHNSON in the 72nd year of his age. He was a man of cheerful disposition and a quiet Christian character and during a long illness he never murmured. He was an affectionate husband and a loving father, a firm friend and a good neighbor. Mr. JOHNSON was the Williamsdale East Post Master for the past 37 years. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Mr. ORVILLE D. JOHNSON of Williamsdale and one adopted son, Pte. RAYMOND H. SWEET now entraining in Aldershot.
The funeral took place on Sunday, May 26th and was very largely
attended. The service was conducted by Rev. L.E.G. DAVIES. Appropriate music was rendered by the choir.

The floral offerings were as follows:
Pillow, geraniums - Family.
Pillow, Begonia - Mr. & JOHN W. JOHNSON
Spray, Forget-me-Nots - Mr. & Mrs. JOHN W. TAYLOR.
Cross, Violets - Miss C. BELLE JOHNSON
Cross, Pansies - Mr. & Mrs. FRED G. NIX
Cross, Geraniums - Mr. & Mrs. C. A.B. PURDY
SPRAY, CUT FLOWERS - MASTER ALMOND JOHNSON
The Pallbearers were: MESSRS, EARLE JOHNSON, HAROLD BRAGG, HANTS RYAN, WYLIE SWEET, WALTER RYAN AND HOWARD RIPLEY.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Williamsdale Cemetery.

Only a little while to journey on
A few short years and then
You who are parted from him now
Shall meet your loved again.

Local
We regret to note that Private HUGH JEFFERS name appears among the list of wounded at the front.

** Mrs. T.D. HUSDBAND of Cambridge, Mass is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. R. SMITH, who we regret to learn is quite ill.

Engagement
Mrs. NANCY A. STEWART announces the engagement of her daughter, MINNIE ALMA, to Mr. HAMMOND F. THOMPSON of Oxford. The marriage will take place quietly on June 26th.

BORN
At Amherst, May 31st, 1918 to Mr. & Mrs. CHESTER CARROLL, 4 Lusby St, a daughter.

At Shinimicas Bridge, May 12th, to Mr. & Mrs. BLISS C. SMITH, a daughter.

At Amherst, June 6th to Mr. & Mrs. ARTHUR WILLIAMS, a daughter.

At Chignecto, June 7th, to Mr. & Mrs. JAMES DELAHUNT, a son.

At Wallace Bridge, June 1, 1918 to Mr. & Mrs. HENRY MANNING, a son, LAURA GESNER

MARRIED
New Glasgow, May 29th, WENTFORD, VERNON PATRIQUIN of Londonderry, and JEAN HARTLING of Beaver Harbor, were married at St. John's Church of England, on May 25th at 8:30 pm.

DIED
At Wallace Bridge, June 6th, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. HENRY MANNING.

At the Provincial Hospital, Halifax on May 31st, CHARLES W. WOLFE of River Hebert in the 56th year of his age.


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