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BOYCE / CRONSON
#002820-80 (Frontenac Co): James BOYCE, 26, farmer, Portland, same, s/o David & Annie, married Mahala CRIMSON (? should be Cronson), 19, Kingston, Loughboro, d/o Henry & Mary Ann, witn: William BRADFORD of Portland & Elizabeth KNIGHT of Kingston, 9 Sept 1880 at Loughboro.

BOYCE / SMITH
#0032267 (Frontenac Co.) George Wellington Boyce s/o David & Annie (Bradford) Boyce m. Eva Eliza Smith d/o Ira & Matilda (Hartman) Smith on January 30, 1885 in Verona. Ceremony was performed by James Joseph Haylock of the Methodist Church.

Contributed by: Susan Genereaux

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McCarter – Asselstine - At Verona, on April 27th, 1910 James Mostyn McCarter. M.D., to Nellie Elizabeth, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Asselstine.

[Source: Scrapbook of Mrs. Margaret Howes (Shields)]
Note his middle name may have been Morston as I have his death announcement too. He dies 6 months after he is married.
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Eliza Ann Howes to Peter Ritchie
December 21, 1892

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WALLACE - WAGAR
Sep. 14, 1940
St. John's Anglican Church, Enterprise was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Saturday afternoon Sept. 14th when Marguerite youngest daughter of H. W. Wagar and the late Mrs. Wagar, Enterprise was united in marriage by the Rev. R. Quarterman to John Ferdinand, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wallace of Harrowsmith.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father, looked lovely in a floor length gown of white sheer with shirred jacket and shoulder veil carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid, Mrs. Bruce Hyland, a cousin of the bride, wore a gown of blue sheer with white picture hat and carried a bouquet of red roses.

The groom was attended by his brother, Wartman Wallace and Jack Bell of Moscow, a cousin of the bride acted as usher.

The bride and her attendants entered the church to the Wedding March, played by the organist, Mrs. W. G. Fenwick. During the signing of the register, Miss Freda Wagar sang very sweetly "I Love you Truly."

Following the wedding a luncheon was served at the home of the bride to member of the immediate family. Those who served were Beryl Wilson, Miss Norma Boyce of Yarker, Mrs. A. Davey, and Miss Freda Wagar.

The groom's gift to the bridesmaid was a gold bracelet, to the organist, an afternoon bag, to the soloist a gold bracelet and to the usher, a gold tie pin and clasp.

The young couple will reside in Kingston.

[Source: Historical Scrapbook of Mrs. Walter Paul, Kingston OGS Library, Kingston, Ontario, Canada]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Cronk (abt 1937)
Parham- A very pleasant reunion in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Mereau Cronk of Parham was held at Long Lake (Ontario, Canada) by friends and relatives, when about one hundred guests attended, among whom was Freeborn Cronk of Mountain Grove, who was celebrating his 79th birthday anniversary.

Mereau Cronk is 78 years of age and is one of the pioneers of this district. He was twice married, one son Harvey lives in Exshaw, Alta., and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Kirkham of Parham, and George at home; one daughter predeceased him 30 years ago. Mr. and MRs. Cronk have six grandchildren. They attended the Orange Celebration at Ganangue on July 12.

Mr. Cronk has been a reader of The Whig=Standard for nearly fifty years. He is a member of Mayflower Lodge No. 297, I.O.O.F., and a Liberal in politics.

The family presented Mr. and Mrs. Cronk with a rocking chair and bed lamp. Relatives and friends presented them with a fancy blanket, bedroom rug, silver pie dish and pie server, and a lovely family Bible and purse of money.

At the close of the gathering all joined in singing "Silver Threads Amoung the Gold".

Contributed by Julie

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Courtesy of Terry

CRAMER, Abraham s/o Abram & Mary, married Mary Ann GORDON, d/o Alexander and Mary, married on Aug 23, 1864 Kingston Twp. Abraham Cramer was born in Kingston, Mary Ann Gordon b. in Scotland.

CRAMER, Edward s/o Abram & Mary, married Jane NEWLANDS, d/o George and Grace Thompson Newlands, married on March 19, 1861 Kingston Twp. Edward Cramer was b. in Kingston, Jane Nowlands b. in Scotland.

CRAMER, George Washington, s/o Abram & Mary, married Mary Ann RAYCROFT, d/o William & Mary, on Jan 12, 1858 Kingston Twp. Both George & Mary Ann were b. in Kingston Twp.

GORDON, Christopher married to Eliza Jane RAYCROFT, d/o William & Mary, married on Jan 23, 1861 Kingston Twp. Christopher Gordon was the son of James Gordon and Jane Sigsworth. Christopher was born in Kingston. Eliza Jane Raycroft was b. in Kingston.

GORDON, Gordon, James, married Jane Sigsworth, d/o Christopher Sigsworth and Elizabeth Lapis, married on Dec 30, 1824, Kingston Twp. James Gordon was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland and Jane Sigsworth was born in Yorkshire, England.

GORDON, Gordon, James, s/o James Gordon and Jane Sigsworth, married Margaret Raycroft, d/o William Raycroft and Mary Burnside, Kingston Twp, before 1866.

GORDON, Graham, John, married Miriam Gordon, d/o James Gordon and Jane Sigsworth, on Nov 5, 1846, Kingston Twp. Both John Graham and Miriam Gordon were born in Kingston Twp.

GORDON, Clow, John, s/o Issac Clow and Jane Sigsworth, married Hannah Raycroft, d/o William Raycroft and Mary Burnside, Jul 3, 1873. Both John Clow and Hannah Raycroft were born in Kingston Twp.

GORDON, Clow, Issac married Jane Sigsworth, d/o Jane Laycock, about 1843, Kingston Twp.

GORDON, Raycroft, Matthew James, s/o William Raycroft and Mary Burnside, married Rose Anna MacKechnie, Sept 12, 1871, Kingston Twp. Matthew Raycroft was born in Kingston Twp.

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Wedding Invitation of Goodfellow and Bateman
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Wedding Invitation of Richard Francis Howes
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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60th Wedding Anniversary Announcement
Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Smith of Parham observed their 60th wedding anniversary quietly with members of their family at Parham.

Mr. Smith has lived practically all his life on his farm in Parham. Five years ago he left the position of highway patrolman which he had held the four previous years. In 1883, he married the former Ada Wagar and eight children were born to them.

Their three daughters are: Mrs. J. F. Charlton, Mrs. E. A. Barr and Mrs. C. J. Allison, all of Belleville, and Kenneth of Sydenham, Herbert of Odessa, and Ross at home are sons. One son Ralph and one daughter, Nora, are deceased.

Among the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Smith are twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Two Parham Citizens Celebrate 64 Years of Married Life; (1947)
PARHAM - Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Smith celebrated 64 years of marriage Friday. Their ages are 84 and 82 respectively. Telegrams of congratulations were received from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and from Prime Minister Mackenzie King. A scroll was received from the provincial secretary of Ontario, and a telegram from son C. K. Smith who is visiting at Edmonton.

Relatives and friends called on the couple on Thursday evening. A short program was presented, consisting of duets by Misses Nadine and Gwendolyn Cronk, Long Lake, and solos by Wilson Buckley, W. L. Goodfellow and Robert McMartin, aged six and a great grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

After community singing, Mrs. C. S. Ball read an address and Carol Wagar presented Mrs. Smith with a basket of red roses. B. McMartin presented Mr. Smith with a purse of money. Mr. Smith replied, and told of his early days in the district. He has lived on the same farm for 63 years.

The table was centred with a three-tier wedding cake, a gift from Mrs. Smith's daughter, Mrs. Charlton, Belleville. J. C. Kellog led the singing of "Blest be the Tie that Binds" and reading of scripture. Lunch was served by Mrs. Bray, Mrs. Barr and Mrs. Allison.

Friends were present from Kingston, Battle Creek, Mich., Belleville, Long Lake and Parham.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Announcement of Iva Smith and Leslie Bryenton
On Wednesday, November 2, 1949, at Stewarton United Church at 4 p.m. by Rev. Dr. F. S. Milliken, Florence Iva Smith, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith of Parham, Ontario to Leslie Charles Bryenton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bryenton of Amherst, Nova Scotia.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Announcement of WAGAR - BRYENTON
A quiet wedding was solemnized last Thursday by Rev. R. Vatcher at Princess Street Untied Church parsonage, when Mrs. Florence Iva Bryenton of Ottawa, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith was united in marriage to Mr. Guy Wagar of Kingston, son of the late Mrs. C. Alton, and the late William Wagar.

The bride was attired in a street length dress of slate blue lace with navy accessories and a corsage of Sweetheart roses and stephanotis.

The couple was attended by the groom's nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Verdean Wagar. (Note in original clipping had Verean Wagar) Mrs. Wagar wore a street length dress of navy and white with navy accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses and stephanotis.

The bride and groom are honeymooning in northern Ontario and Algonquin Park. For travelling the bride donned a gown of aqua orlon with navy duster and accessories. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Wagar will reside in Kingston.

[Source: Newspaper clipping from the photo album of Mrs. Ellen Wagar]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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CANIFF / PROUDFOOT
Married
In Belleville, 4th inst, Mr. John Caniff, to Mrs Proudfoot, both of that place.

In this town the 15th Feb, Valentine Morley, to Mary Vent, both of this City. Kingston Chronicle and Gazette - Mar 1, 1817

Contributed by Robin Potter

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CANNON / CHATTERSON
Married
On Tuesday the 29th, by the Rev. Robert McDowell, Mr. David Cannon of Kingston, to Miss Susannah Chatterson, of Ernest Town [sic].
Kingston Gazette - 6 Oct 1818

Contributed by Robin Potter

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PARKER / TURPIN; COY / COOPER
Married
In this town, on Sunday last, by the Rev O??cial Stuart, Mr. J. G. PARKER, Master of the Packet Perserverance to Miss Jane C. TURPIN, daughter of Mr. T. Turpin, Merchant of this town. On Monday Evening last, by the Rev. O??cial Stuart, Mr. Charles SHORT, Merchant, to Miss Julia BI??SINETTE, niece of Mr. J. Richardson, Sen. Merchant, of this town.

Same day Mr. John COY, Taylor, to Hannah BREZEE. On the 11th ist. Levi ?KE, to Margaret COOPER, both of Ernestown.
Kingston Gazette - 18 Jun 1817

Contributed by Robin Potter

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POWELL / COY
Married
On the 25th instant, by the Venerable Archdeacon Stuart, Mr. James Powell, to Miss Mary Coy.

On Thursday the 12th instant, by the Rec. Dr. Philips, at the house of the Bride's father, Mr. George Thomson, son of E. W. Thomson, Esq. M.P.P. to Sarah, eldest daughter of Thomas Fisher, Esquire, of the Humber.

31 Jan 1830
Contributed by Robin Potter

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Marriage Announcement of Olive Cain and Wilfred Smith
At Perth, Ont., on June 12th, 1927, by Rev. D. N. Morden, D.D., Olive Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cain, of Perth, Ont., to Wilfred Morley, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith, Kingston, Ontario.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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50th Wedding Anniversary Couple Celebrate at Rideau Street Home
Married at Long Lake, Ont. on Oct 11, 1899, Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Price of 33 Rideau Street, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this week on a beautiful autumn day.

Mrs. Price was formerly Addie Smith. The couple have one son, W. E. Price, and two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Clarke and Mrs. G. M. Cronk, all of Kingston.

On the 11th, numerous friends and relatives called, with the son and daughters greeting them at the door. Many fine gifts, flowers and cards were received, among them flowers worn by bride and groom 50 years ago, gift of their grand-daughter, Mrs. Wanda Gault, and her son Allan. Bruce and Eric Price, small grandsons, presided over the guest book.

The tea table was covered with a filet lace cloth, and centered with a three-tier wedding cake decorated with sprays of tiny golden roses and gold leaves. the cake was flanked by tall golden candles in crystal holders. Those presiding were Mrs. Mary Leader, bridesmaid 50 years ago, Mrs. Lucretia Drew, Mrs. Nellie Cronk, and Mrs. Ada Price, all aunts of the celebrating couple. Assisting were Mrs. Charles Clarke, Mrs. Malcom Clarke and Miss Shirley Clarke.

Mrs. Carrie Magee and Mrs. Mary Price, two other aunts of Mr. and Mrs. Price were among the guests.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Announcement Helen Botting - George Smith - 1924
The Enterprise Methodist parsonage was the scene of a pretty wedding on Dec. 10th, when Mary Helen Botting, Godfrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Shorey Botting was united in marriage to George Alpheus Smith, cheesemaker, of Parham. After a short honeymoon with friends and relatives the happy couple will reside at Parham.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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GOODFELLOW / HOWES

    Marriage Record #008838/17
      David Andrew Goodfellow, 23, resident Parham, born Parham, bachelor, farmer, Presbyterian, son of David Goodfellow and Margaret Drew to: Annie Muriel Howes, 20, resident Parham, born Parham, spinster, farmer's daughter, English Church, daughter of Thomas Howes and Margaret Shields 25 Sep 1917, at Kingston, performed by Rev. J. W. Forster , 303 Collingwood St., Kingston, Church of England, witnesses Richard Goodfellow, Trenton, and Bessie Freeman, Inverary.

    Parham Couple Feted By Family at Dinner

      Mr. and Mrs. David Goodfellow of Parham recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with memebrs of their family. Married Sept. 25, 1917, both Mr. and Mrs. Goodfellow were born and raised in the Parham area. Mrs. Goodfellow is the former Muriel Howes. The couple still reside on the old Goodfellow Homestead.

      Members of the family attending were Mrs. Betty Peterkin, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Goodfellow, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goodfellow, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodfellow and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goodfellow.

      Nineteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also attended the celebration as well as Mrs. Goodfellow's brother Thomas Howes, Mr. Goodfellow's sister, Mrs. Se Bateman, Dave Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clobridge.

      Friends and neighbours visited with the couple during the afternoon and evening and numerous gifts, cards, and telegrams of congratulations, were received.

    65th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. David Goodfellow

      By Doreen Howes in the North Frontenac News, October 8, 1982
      September 25th was a very special day sixty-five years ago, as it was the occasion of marriage of Miss Muriel Howes of Long Lake to Mr. David Goodfellow, Jr. of Parham. Miss Howes was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Howes while David Goodfellow was a son of well-known pioneer citizen, David Goodfellow, who had added the undertaking business to his regular farming activities in Parham. The young couple's attendants were Miss Bessie Freeman and the groom's brother, Richard.

      In this year of 1982, this same date was a very special day for the family and friends of the happy couple mentioned above, for it marked a very important anniversary and one not often achieved - a sixty-fifth. Two of Mr. and Mrs. Goodfellow's granddaughters, Joanne Clobridge and Donalda Simmons, organized a family celebration in their honour.

      After a pleasant afternoon of reunion and picture taking at the family home, which is a real landmark in Parham, 59 family members sat down to dinner in the C.E. Building of the United Church. The meal was prepared by the daughters and granddaughters.

      After dinner, the seven children of David and Muriel were presented with family histories, outlining both the Goodfellow and Howes sides of their family. These books had been compiled by Joanne and Donelda also.

      David and Muriel, both in their late 80's, but very active and full of enthusiasm, received the usual acknowledgements from different levels of government to mark their anniversary, also a telegram from the Queen. The greeting from Premier Davis were personally delivered by J. Earl McEwen, M.P.P. and were in the form of a plaque. The Reeve of Hinchinbrooke, Archie Meeks, presented a plaque from the Township.

      They received numerous phone calls of congratulations from relatives in distant centers and were given flowers and other suitable gifts to assure them of the love and esteem in which they are held.

      Their eight children, Mrs. Bessie Peterkin, Mrs. Jean Moss, Mrs. Alberta Bird, Donald, Thomas, Charles, Frank, and Robert were all present. Nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren now swell the family numbers. David at the time of his marriage decided to devote his full time to farming, so the undertaking business went down the road a little way to his brother Will, whose son and grandson still continue the Goodfellow Undertaking business.

      However, later, when Barney Snider operated the Ford dealership in Parham where Harris's Garage is today, David worked as a mechanic for some years. He later was employed for many years as Road Superintendent for the Ontario Dept. of Highways. He retired from that job when he was 70 years old. Since then he has helped his son, Frank, on the family farm as long as he was able.

      Muriel was always a keen member of the Anglican Church Women and of the Women's Institute, but her activities were always close to her home and her family, which received her first attention. She often recalls the early days of the W.I. in the 1920's when she had the Dept. of Agriculture and food courses in her own kitchen and sometimes an upstairs room as well, which she was quite willing to do as long as she could be right there with her small children.

      Both of these great people are a joy to talk to, as they recall so well the earlier days. I have often called on them to get information for the county history now in the making and have never been disappointed in getting the answers I needed.

      I know they are loved and admired by people who used to live in Parham and are now living elsewhere, for those people make a point of coming to visit them whenever they are in the area. They are attracted back to David and Muriel to help them recall their youth and shared experiences which the Goodfellows had a part in.

      I mentioned earlier that their home is a landmark in Parham - well, so are they, we hope we may have them with us for many more years. Sincere congratulations to this wonderful couple!

      Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Wedding Announcement SNYDER - HOWES
A pretty autumn wedding of widespread interest was solemnized in St. James' Anglican Church, Parham, Wednesday evening at seven o'clock, when Rev. J. Cantrell united in marriage Ethel Beatrice, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Howes, Parham to John Wesley, second son of Mrs. Snyder and the late W. C. Snyder of Godfrey.

Mr. Arthur Cantrell played the wedding music and the church was effectively decorated with mums and ferns.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in tropical blue chiffon velvet, made on princess lines with bolero jacket, matching halo hat and gold accessories. She wore the groom's gift, a gold bracelet, and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses.

Her only attendant was her cousin, Miss Jean Steele of Tichborne, as bridesmaid, wearing berry wine chiffon velvet with matching halo hat and silver accessories, carrying a bouquet of yellow mums.

The best man was Mr. Keith Reynolds of Verona and the ushers were Mr. Hilyard Howes and Mr. Mervin Howes of Parham.

During the signing of the register Mrs. L. B. Bateman sang very sweetly "I Love You Truly".

Special guests of honour were members of the Township Council of Hinchinbrooke and their wives, Reeve H. Snyder, Clerk L. B. Bateman, Councillors, L. B. Cronk, D. J. Howes, Arthur McLeod. The groom has been a member of council the past two years.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents where guests were received by the wedding party, assisted by the bride's mother, who wore navy sheer, with a corsage of red roses, and the groom's mother, wearing black sheer, with a corsage of red roses.

Later the bride and groom left amid showers of confetti and good wishes on a motor trip to Banff, Alberta. The bride travelled in grey tweed with black accessories.

Upon their return they will reside at the groom's farm at Godfrey.
[Source: Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn, Long Lake]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Announcement of Nigel Howes and Jewel Thompson
A pretty wedding took place at the Erskine United Church, Tichborne, at 3 p.m., when Miss Jewel Thompson, Reg. N., eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, was united in marriage to Nigel Boyce Howes, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Howes, Parham. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. A.B. Keyes of Sharbot Lake and was witnessed by many relatives and friends from the surrounding district.

The bride wore a graceful gown of chiffon organdy in soft tones of blue with white picture hat and accessories. The bridesmaid, Miss Ethel Howes, sister of the groom, was becomingly gowned in white organdy with fancy sprig and white picture hat. Each carried a bouquet of roses and lily of the valley.

Hilvern Thompson, brother of the bride, attended the groom.

The bride was given away by her father and as bridal party took their places "The Bridal Chorus" (Lohengrin) was played by Ford M. Swerbrick, cousin of the bride. The church altar was tastefully decorated with June flowers combined with fern and baby's breath.

At the close of the ceremony and during the signing of the register, Mrs. T. W. Harris sang "O Perfect Love."

After the ceremony about forty of the immediate relatives motored to the home of the bride where a dainty wedding luncheon was served. The decorations were in yellow and white, and white roses centred the bride's table. Many useful and handsome presents were noted.

The groom made an apt. speech thanking all for their presence and extended a cordial invitation to all to visit them in their new home.

The bride is a graduate of Belleville General Hospital. Her travelling suit was of white corded crepe swagger style. The happy couple left for a motor trip to London, Ontario, and other points.

On their return they will reside in Parham village.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Wedding Certificate of Thomas Crawford and Dora Sluman
Marriage Certificate of Thomas, son of Ezra and Ann O'Donnell Crawford & Dora Sluman, daughter of Gilbert and Philena Sherman Sluman; April 5, 1880, both of Wolfe Island. Great Grandparents of Chris Morrell
Contributed by Chris Morrell

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VICTORIA ZELLENA DWINNELL and JOHN WILSON MILLER were married on December 26, 1867 in Kingston, Ontario (Frontenac County) Canada. They were married at St. Paul's Cathedral by the Reverend John A. Mulack. (1935 letter from Synod of the Diocese of Ontario)
Contributed by Roberta Tuller

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From County Marriages Registers of Ontario
1858-1869 Vol. 16
Frontenac & Kingston

PAYNE-GORDON
James Gordon age 28 of Storrington, son of James & Sarah Gordon married Christiana Payne age 19 daughter of Robert & Jane Scott Payne on January 12, 1860

PAYNE-JARDINE
Robert Payne age 25 of Storrington, son of Robert & Jane Scott Payne married Ellen Jardine age 16 on October 3, 1863

PAYNE-LYONS
David Payne age 22 of Storrington, son of Robert & Jane Scott Payne married Margaret Lyons age 21 daughter of Charles & Mary Jane Lyons on October 14, 1865

LYON-HUGHSON
J. Levi Hughson age 22 of Storrington son of Cornelius & Martha Jackson Hughson married Rebecca Lyon age 20 daughter of Seth and Catherine Rancier Lyon on September 15, 1864

LYON-SLEETH
William Walker Sleeth age 27 of Storrington son of William & Susan Sleeth married Laura Lyon age 22 daughter of William & Maragret Payne Lyon on November 28, 1876

LYON-EMMIS
Siles Emmis age 26 of Storrington son of William & Mariat Woodhouse Emmis married Johann Lenora Lyon age 18 daughter of David & Jane Payne Lyon on March 28, 1877

LYON-SILVER
William H. Lyon age 21 of Storrington son of David & Jane Payne Lyon married Martha Silver age 18 daughter of John and Martha Silver on November 13, 1878

LYON-SHANNON
Robert Shannon age 35 son of Robert and Agnes Shannon married Lydia Lyon age 21 daughter of William & Margaret Payne Lyon on December 26, 1888

HUGHSON-ALLISON
Cornelius W. Hughson age 29 son of Levi and Rebecca Lyon Hughson married Mary Jane Allison age 28 on July 26, 1895

Contributed by:Susan Ward Merk

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LYON-Philander Lyon son of Daniel Lyon and Gift Watson married Margaret Friel d/o Peter friel and Mary Lake in Midland Dist. before 1790.

LYON-Lyman Lyon s/o Philander Lyon and Margaret Friel married Abigail Darling d/o Ira Darling and Mary Powley on April 25, 1848.

LYON-Sylvester Augustus Lyon s/o Lyman Lyon and Abigail Darling married Eliza Melvinia Edwards d/o George Edwards and Elizagbeth Jane Lyon on June 6, 1891 in storrington Twsp.

LYON- Harold B. Lyon s/o Sylvester Lyon and Eliza Edwards married Idda Rebecca Kent d/o Albert Kent and Margaret McCullough on Sept.2, 1913 in Latimer Ont.

Prentice-Henry Prentice s/o Henry Asa Prentice and Ann Wilson married Margaret Elizabeth Lyon d/o Harold B. Lyon and Idda Rebecca Kent on Sept. 30, 1939 in Latimer United Church.

Contributed by: Marilyn Foster

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Monroe- Brownlee Wedding
Miss Doris Patricia Ann Brownlee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brownlee, and Wayne Edward Monroe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Monroe, all of Kingston, exchanged marriage vows and rings before Rev. E. W. Horton in Queen Street United Church recently. White flowers decorated the chancel and wedding music was played by Mrs. R. T. Rich.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a full length gown of white chiffon and lace. A tiny coronet held her veil in place and she carried a bouquet of pink carnations.

The bridal attendants were Mrs. Violet Rosamond of Kingston, as matron of honour, Mrs. Betty Pierson of Gananoque and Mrs. Yvonne Gillespie of Kingston as bridesmaids. Mrs. Rosamond wore a slim dress of blue lace and the bridesmaids were in pink nylon; each carried flowers in a basket.

Two nieces of the bride, little Misses Laurie Rosamond and Kathy Brownlee, as flowergirls, wore frocks of white nylon and carried baskets full of flowers.

The groom was attended by William Storey of Brockville and the ushers were Bill Brownlee and Miles Breem.

The reception was held in the church hall where mothers of the bride and groom assisted the bridal party in receiving guests from Kingston, Gananoque, Perth, Mallorytown, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Cloyne and Harriston.

The young couple spent their honeymoon in Mallorytown. The bride’s going-away costume was a blue silk dress with white accessories.

Mr. and Mrs. Monroe will reside in Kingston.

Contributed by Jennifer

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An Enterprise Bride
Carried off By Dr. John K. Kelly of Almonte

Sydenham, Sept. 20 - A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday morning, Set. 15th, at ten o'clock, at the home of W. Carscallen, Sydenham, when Gertrude Lena, third daughter of Charles Shields, of Enterprise, was married to Dr. John K. Kelly of Almonte. The ceremony was performed in the parlor, beautifully decorated with cut flowers and plants by Rev. Mr. Macginnes, in the presence of relatives and intimate friends.

The bride looked charming in a gown of grey silk Eoliene, with pearl and sequin trimming, Miss Muriel Hawse, niece of the bride who acted as flower girl looked sweet in a pretty frock of white India silk. After congratulations all retired to the dining room where a dainty wedding breakfast awaited them, the table being decorated with smilax and bridal roses.

At eleven thirty o'clock the bride appeared becomingly atured in her travelling suit of blue cloth with black satin hat trimmed with handsome plumes. Amid best wishes, confetti and old shoes the happy couple entered a carriage and were driven to Harrowsmith to take the train for Almonte, the future home of the bride, who previous to her marriage was the popular superintendent of the Victorian hospital there. The bride received many beautiful and costly presents, the groom's gift to the bride was a gold charm with pearl pendant and to the flower girl a pearl ring.

[Source: Scrapbook Mrs. Margaret Howes (Shields)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Engagement Announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howes, Parham, Ontario, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Bernice, to Wilfred Laurier Christie, M.D., C.M., Toronto, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Christie, Port Elgin, the marriage to take place the latter part of August.

[Source: Scrapbook Mrs. Margaret Howes (Shields)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Announcement
Miss Margaret Bernice Howes
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howes of Parham, Ont., whose marriage to Dr. Wilfred Laurier Christie of Toronto, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Christie, Port Elgin, takes place today in Parham. The bride and groom are leaving shortly for England.
[Source: Scrapbook Mrs. Margaret Howes (Shields)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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BAIRD, "Isaac Baird and Jane Simpson[,] both of Kingston[,] having been regularly proclaimed in St.Andrew's Church in Kingston and no objections offered were married by me on the fourth day of March one thousand eight-hundred and thirty three. (Signed) John Mathar [?][,] Minister of St. Andrew's[,] Kingston[.] William P. Gibson[,] William Bell[,] Witnesses[.]"

"I certify that the above is a correct Extract from the Kirk-Session records of St. Andrews Church[,] Kingston, and taken by me on this the nineteenth day of September, one thousand eight-hundred and eighty-eight-years. J Mackie M. A.[,] Minister of St Andrew's, Kingston, Ontario."

The above handwritten marriage record was included in the Civil War Pension File of Isaac Bard, Certificate number 265739, Jane Bard, Widow of Isaac Bard. Copy provided to Richard W. Rhoades by the National Archives Trust Fund, Washington, DC 20408, postmarked October 10, 2002.
Contributed by Richard W. Rhoades

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Mrs. I. Leslie Benn, Long Lake, Ontario, announces the engagement of her younger daughter, Theda Mary, to Mr. John Findlay McGregor, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Andrew McGregor, Glasgow, Scotland. The marriage will take place Saturday, December 13, at 4 o'clock in Chalmers United Church.

McGregor - Benn
Chalmers United Church was the scene of the recent wedding of Theda Mary, daughter of Mrs. I. Leslie Benn, Long Lake, and the late Mr. Benn, and John Findlay McGregor, Deep River, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McGregor, Glasgow, Scotland. Rev. W. F. Banister officiated and Miss Lenore Black supplied the wedding music. Miss Harriet Sills, Kingston, was soloist. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Roy C. Benn, was gowned in white satin, fashioned with a bodice inset with Valenciennes lace, was held in place by a band of tiny orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of gardenias and white baby orchids entwined with ivy. The bride's only attendant, Miss Hilda V. Lake, Kingston, was gowned in cinnamon velveteen with matching feather headdress. She carried a bouquet of bronze and yellow mums.

Mr. Arne Tikkala, Kingston, was groomsman and Mr. Douglas Fleming, Montreal, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Arland Benn, Montreal, brother of the bride, ushered.

A reception followed in Chalmers United Church hall, where the bride's mother received the guests, gowned in spice rayon with black accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. The groom's mother assisted, dressed in navy blue crepe with pink accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses. For her wedding trip to Quebec City the bride chose a brown wool dress with turquoise accessories and a brown muskrat coat. She wore a corsage of gardenias. Upon their return they will reside in Deep River, Ontario. Miss Theda Mary Benn was entertained by Miss Hilda Lake, Mrs. Ray McGreer and Mrs. M. B. Keane before her recent marriage to Mr. John Findley McGregor.
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Notes for James Cronk and Lena Hawley
Celebrated 65th Wedding Anniversary on March 26, 1984; Niece Marion & Alan Wedenmaier
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Marriage Notes for George Cronk and Gertrude Thompson
Gertrude May Thompson of Olden Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada married to George Everton Cronk on January 30, 1918 in Mountain Grove, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada. By Ivor Currie Mills, Sharbot Lake (Methodist) witness by James Russell Cronk, Mountain Grove and Lena Elizabeth Hawley, Arden.
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. Cronk (about July 11, 1937)
Parham - A very pleasant reunion in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversay of Mr. and Mrs. Mereau Cronk of Parham was held at Long Lake (Ontario, Canada) by friends and relatives, when about one hundred guests attended, among whom was Freeborn Cronk of Mountain Grove, who was celebrating his 79th birthday anniversary.

Mereau Cronk is 78 years of age and is one of the pioneers of this district. He was twice married, one son Harvey lives in Exshaw, Alta., and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Kirkham of Parham, and George at home; one daughter predeceased him 30 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Cronk have six grandchildren. They attended the Orange Celebration at Ganangue on July 12.

Mr. Cronk has been a reader of The Whig-Standard for nearly fifty years. He is a member of Mayflower Lodge No. 297, I.O.O.F., and a Liberal in politics.

The family presented Mr. and Mrs. Cronk with a rocking chair and bed lamp. Relatives and friends presented them with a fancy blanket, bedroom rug, silver pie dish and pie server, and a lovely family Bible and purse of money.

At the close of the gathering all joined in singing "Silver Threads Among the Gold".

Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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