Births & Marriages - Perth Courier & Others

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Perth Courier, July 2, 1897

Davis—Birth, on Monday June 28, the wife of James Davis, Perth, of a son.

Allen—Birth, on Sunday, June 27, the wife of John Allan, Sharbot Lake, of triplets, three sons.

Paul—Birth at Poland, on Monday, June 7, the wife of Mr. W.M. Paul, of a son.

McGregor—Birth, at Balderson, on Friday, May 21, the wife of Jas. C. McGregor, of a daughter.

Penman—Birth, at Middleville, on Sunday, May 30, the wife of James Penman of a son.

Knowles—Birth, at Drummond on Monday, May 31, the wife of James Knowles of a son.

McRae-Shaw—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on June 22, by Rev. J.S. McIlraith, Mr. Donald McRae of Carleton Place to Miss Ethel Shaw, eldest daughter of Mr. James Shaw of Drummond.

Perth Courier, July 9, 1897

Lambert—Birth, at Perth, on the 7th inst., the wife of Mr. Francis Lambert, of a son.

Wilson—Birth, at Perth on the 6th inst., the wife of Mr. Richard Wilson, of a son.

Kelsey—Birth, at Gananoque on June 25, the wife of Mr. F.(?) or P.(?) W. Kelsey, photographer, Perth, of a daughter.

 A brilliant wedding ceremony occurred at Calvin Church, Pembroke on the 30th June when James Lockhart, a young merchant of that town was married to Miss Bell Munro, daughter of J.W. Munro, the well known contractor.  A reception was given the bridal couple and the guests at the beautiful residence of the bride’s parents , the grounds and dwelling being beautifully decorated and lighted.

North-Lake—Married, at the residence of John Bowes, Harper, on Tuesday, June 29, by Rev. Mr. Roadhouse, Mr. Robert North to Miss Kate Lake, both of Harper.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Tuesday, 29th ult., at 3:00 at the residence of John Bowes, Katie Lake was united in marriage to Robert North.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Roadhouse.  The bride looked well in her handsome dark fawn costume and was assisted by Esther Bowes, who was neatly dressed in a lighter fawn.  Mr. M. North helped the groom.

Menzies-McIlquham—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on June 23, by Rev. D.M. Buchanan, B.A., Mr. John Menzies of Glen Tay to Miss Mary McIlquham, youngest daughter of Mr. Walter McIlquham, Sr., Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Wednesday, June 30 (note discrepancy with above June 23, often dates are hard to make out) at 8:00 p.m., an interesting ceremony took place at the residence of Walter McIlquham, Sr., 11th Concession Drummond by which two of the oldest and most respected families of Lanark were united.  The principals were Miss Mary McIlquham youngest daughter of Mr. Walter McIlquham, Sr., and John Menzies of Glen Tay.  The bride looked charming in a handsome wedding gown and was given away by her father and Rev. D.M. Buchanan tied the knot which made them one for life.  Contrary to the usual custom on such occasion, the services of the bridesmaid and groomsman were dispensed with which lent a certain novelty and attractiveness to the ceremony.  Fully forty guests were present and after the ceremony was performed all sat down to a repast of more than ordinary excellence.  The remainder of the evening was pleasantly spent in various social enjoyments.  The bride taught school for a number of years in Drummond and Lanark townships and in that time won the golden opinion of all with whom she came into contact.  The happy couple left that evening for their future home in Glen Tay bearing with them the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends.  Era

Delahey-Harrison—Married, on Tuesday, June 22, at 58 Alexander St., Toronto, by Rev. J. McCanghan, Frederick C. Delahey, M.D., Cobden, Ontario to Miss Elizabeth Harrison, youngest daughter of the late Mr. David Harrison of Belfast, Ireland.

Kelly-Doyle—Married, at Park River, North Dakota, Mr. J.H. Kelly to Miss Elizabeth Doyle, 3rd daughter of Mr. Timothy Doyle of Drummond.

Dracon-Dowdall—Married, on Wednesday, June 30, at Knox Church manse, by Rev. A. Fitzpatrick, B.A., Mr. Vincent Dracon of Sherbrooke to Miss Katie Bell Dowdall, of the same place.  (note groom’s last name might also have been Deacon)

On Monday, 5th inst., a very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. John’s Church here, the contracting parties being John E. Manion, fireman on the C.P.R., son of the late John Manion of Bathurst and Miss Bessie Lee, second daughter of Mrs. Ann Lee of Perth.  The ceremony was performed at an 8:00 mass by Rev. Father Duffus, Mrs. Connolly presiding at the organ.  The bride was given away by her brother W.J. Lee, principal of St. Joseph’s S.S., Ottawa; and her sister Miss Maggie was bridesmaid.  S. O’Hara, Smith’s Falls, assisted the groom.  The bride was attired in a cream brilliantine dress trimmed with chiffon and lace and looked charming.  After the ceremony the young couple repaired to the home of the bride’s mother where they received the congratulations of their many immediate relatives after due justice had been done to a sumptuous breakfast.  The happy couple then left for a tour of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain district.  Among the handsome and costly gifts received was a silver tea service from the groomsman.

Perth Courier, July 16, 1897

Tovey—Birth, at Perth, July 12, the wife of Mr. M.J. Tovey, of a daughter.

Conway—Birth, at Perth on July 12, the wife of Mr. John Conway of a son.

Halloran—Birth at Bathurst on July 13, the wife of Mr. Michael Halloran of a daughter.

Gibson—Birth, at Perth on July 10, the wife of Mr. A. Gibson, of a son.

Anderson—Birth, at Perth, on July 13, the wife of Mr. William Anderson, of a daughter.

Ramsden—Birth, at Perth on July 7, the wife of Edward Ramsden, of a daughter.

King—Birth, at Perth, on June 25, the wife of James King, of a daughter.

Langstaff-Pretty—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Tatlock, on Wednesday, July 7, by Rev. W.S. Smith, Presbyterian minister, Middleville, Mr. Robert Langstaff to Miss Maggie Pretty, eldest daughter of Mr. John Pretty.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Tatlock:  A very pretty house wedding which has anticipated by many, took place on Wednesday, July 7 at the residence of John Pretty, when his eldest daughter Maggie was married to Robert Langstaff.  Rev. W.S. Smith of Middleville performed the ceremony in the presence of near friends and relatives of both parties, numbering about 60.  The bride was neatly attired in a traveling dress and looked the pink of perfection.  Miss Edith Munro acted as bridesmaid and John Langstaff assisted the groom.  After the ceremony the company sat down to a sumptuous wedding feast provided by the father and mother of the bride and many kind wishes were expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Langstaff’s future life.

Campbell-McDonald—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Almonte, on June 30, by Rev. R. J. Hutcheson, Mr. Peter Campbell to Miss Flora McDonald.

Ballantyne-Scott—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, William Scott, Almonte, by Rev. A.E. Mitchell, Mr. W. Ballantyne of Sherbrooke, Quebec, to Miss Maggie Scott.

Manion-Lee—Married, at Perth, on July 5, by Rev. Father Duffus, Mr. John Manion of the C.P.R., Smith’s Falls to Miss Bessie Lee, daughter of Mrs. Edward Lee of Perth.

Dunn-Flegg—Married, on June 19, at the residence of William Flegg, Ottawa, uncle of the bride, by Rev. George Bousefield, Mr. Thomas John Dunn, only son of Mr. Frederick Dunn, to Miss Ida Margaret Flegg, daughter of Mr. Samuel Flegg of Franktown.

Rogers-Jones—Married, at the residence of eth bride’s parents, Cranworth, S. Burgess, on July 7, by Rev. N.B. Topping, Mr. James S. Rogers of Perth, to Miss Mary Jones of S. Burgess.

Code-Spiers—Married, at the Manse, Carleton Place, on July 7, by Rev. A.A. Scott, Mr. John Arthur Code to Miss Margaret Yorkstine(?) Spiers, of Appleton.

Perth Courier, July 23, 1897

Richards—Birth, at Prestonvale, on July 20, the wife of Mr. Robert Richards, of a daughter.

Sloane-Kane—Married, at Revalstoke, B.C., on Wednesday, July 23, Mr. David Sloane to Miss Maggie Kane, both formerly of Perth.

Boyle-Hogg—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Almonte, on July 8 by Rev. R.J. Hutcheson, M.A., Mr. James Boyle of Darling to Miss Ida Hogg, daughter of Mr. William Hogg of Lanark.

From a Chicago paper we take the following:  “Mr. William Wallace, formerly of Lanark, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, was married to Nina Eggleston of Rapid City, South Dakota on Saturday evening, July 3 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John McIntyre, 849 Fulton Street.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.B. Silcox of the Leavitt Street Congregational Church.  The bride, who is a young lady of rare personal charm and accomplishment, was attended by Eva Dobie, while the groom was supported by James Dobie.  The guests included Dr. and Mrs. C.J. McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. John McIntyre, Miss M.H. Paton and Misses Eva and Maggie McIntyre.”

Perth Courier, July 30, 1897

Wilson—Birth, at Perth, on Wed., July 28, the wife of John Wilson, Hicks House, of a son.

Glein—Birth, at Drummond on Wednesday, July 21, the wife of James Glein, of a daughter.

Ferguson—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, July 27, the wife of David Ferguson, of a son.

Donnelly—Birth, on Saturday, July 24, the wife of Thomas Donnelly, of North Burgess of a son.

Jordan—Birth, on Thursday, July 22, the wife of Mr. Frank Jordan, Lombardy, of a son.

Hickey—Birth, at Drummond on Sunday, July 18, the wife of Mr. James Hickey of a daughter.

Jackson-McGonigal—Married at Lanark, on  Monday, July 26, Rev. D.C. McIntosh, Miss Emily Jackson to Mr. Albert McGonigal of Flower Station.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Lanark Links:  On Monday afternoon, Albert McGonnigal and Miss Emily Jackson were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev. D.C. McIntosh.

Perth Courier, Aug. 6, 1897

Colquhoun—Birth, on July 22, the wife of Mr. William Colquhoun, Perth, of a daughter.

Davis—Birth, at North Elmsley on Ferry road, Saturday, July 31, the wife of Mr. Cyrus Davis, of a son.

Barrie—Birth, at Drummond on Wednesday, July 30, the wife of Alexander Barrie, of a son.

Ings—Birth, in Calgary, N.W.T., on Saturday, July 31, the wife of Mr. J.W. Ings, of a daughter.

McIntyre—Birth, at Watson’s Corners, on July 26, the wife of Mr. Jno McIntyre, of a son.

DeBarrie-Doran—Married, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, Robert DeBarrie, Esq., barrister, New York, to Gertrude E.. Doran, third daughter of Judge Doran of North Bay.

Perth Courier, August 20, 1897

O’Neil—Birth, at North Burgess on Saturday, Aug. 14, the wife of Michael O’Neil of a son.

Devlan—Birth, at Drummond on Sunday, Aug. 15, the wife of William Devlan, of a son.

Free(?)—Birth, at Perth, on Friday, Aug. 13, the wife of William Free(?) of a daughter.

Crawford—Birth, at Glen Tay, on Monday, Aug. 16, the wife of Samuel Crawford, of a daughter.

Burry—Birth, at Perth, on Friday, Aug. 13, the wife of Thomas Burry, of a daughter.

Duncan—Birth, at Dalhousie, on Wednesday, July 28, the wife of William Duncan, of a daughter.

Matheson—Birth, at Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 13, the wife of Roderick B. Matheson, barrister-at-law, of a son.

Walker—Birth at Perth on Saturday, Aug. 14, the wife of John Walker of a daughter.

Bell—Birth, at 189 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, on Wednesday, July 21, the wife of Charles N. Bell, of a son.

Roberts-Dunlop—Married, at Lanark, St. Andrew’s Manse, on Aug. 4, by Rev. D.M. Buchanan, B.A., Mr. John Roberts to Miss J. Dunlop both of Lanark.

Dewar-Stewart—Married, at the residence of the bride’s brother(?), 7th Line Beckwith, on the 12th inst., by Rev. A.H. McFarlane, Mr. Edwin A. Dewar, son of Mr. Archibald Dewar, Esq., to Miss Mary Ann Stewart, daughter of Mr. John Stewart.

McFarlane-McFarlane—Married, on Wed., Aug. 11, at the Methodist Church, Prestonvale, by Rev. W.A. Hanna, Mr. William Alexander McFarlane, son of Mr. Duncan McFarlane of Goulbourne to Miss Ermina Gertrude McFarlane, daughter of Mr. George McFarlane of Drummond

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Wednesday evening of last week, a very pretty social event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McFarlane, Prestonvale, when their daughter Mina was united in marriage to Alexander McFarlane of Munster, Rev. Mr. Hanna(?) officiating.  The marriage was celebrated at the Prestonvale Church after which the guests repaired tot eh home of the bride where a sumptuous repast awaited them and a very happy evening was spent.  Miss Ethel McFarlane, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Duncan Gemmell of Ottawa, assisted the groom.  Little Miss Ethel Hillis(?), niece of the bride, and Miss Katie Thom of Carleton Place were the maids of honor.  Miss Lizzie Gemmell of Ottawa presided at the organ and played the wedding march.  The bride wore cream, the bridesmaid blue and the little misses pink.  Among the presents we notice a beautiful one given to the bride by the Prestonvale church as a token of their appreciation of her services as organist for a number of years.  The following evening the father and mother of the groom gave a reception at their home in Munster where a large concourse of friends gathered in honor of the occasion.

Lister-Pettit—Married, at St. Luke’s Church, Toronto on Tuesday, July 27, by Rev. Dr. Langtry, rector, Mr. Frederick A.M. Lister of the Bank of Montreal, Cornwall, son of Mr. F.A.W. Lister, Esq., formerly of Perth, to Miss Gertrude May (Mayside??) Pettit, youngest daughter of the late Canon Pettit.

Warwick-Harrison—Married, at Merrickville on Wed., Aug. 4, by Rev. T.B. Conley, Mr. W. J. Warwick of Smith’s Falls to Miss Katie Harrison, daughter of Mr. Harrison of Merrickville.

Perth Courier, Aug. 27, 1897

Macgillivray—Birth, at Kingston on Aug. 5, Professor and Mrs. Macgillivray of a son.

Walker—Birth, at Perth on Saturday, Aug. 14, the wife of Mr. John Walker of a daughter.

Mitchell—Birth, at Bathurst on Aug. 17, the wife of John Mitchell, 3rd Line, of a son.

Hughes—Birth, at Bathurst on Sunday, Aug. 22, the wife of Mr. Harry Hughes, 8th (?) Line, of a son.

Crick—Birth, at Calgary on Aug. 9, the wife of Mr. E. H. Crick, formerly of Perth, of a daughter.

Brash-Lane—Married, at Knox Church manse, on Aug. 24, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., Mr. Robert Brash of North Burgess to Miss Catherine Lane of Perth.

Perth Courier, Sept. 3, 1897

Hartney—Birth, at Perth on Saturday, Aug. 29, the wife of Mr. John Hartney, of a daughter.

Machan—Birth, at Poland, on Aug. 21, the wife of Mr. David Machan, Jr., of a son.

Stewart—Birth, at Hopetown, on Aug. 24, the wife of Mr. Donald Stewart of a son.

Dennison-Mair—Married, at Perth, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, George Taylor Dennison, Jr., barrister-at-law, Toronto, son of Col. Dennison of Toronto, to Miss Margaret McIntyre Mair of Perth.

Howe-McLaren—Married, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, by Rev. James Cross, Mr. J.S. Howe, of Fitzroy to Miss Maria E. McLaren, daughter of Mr. Donald McLaren of Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A happy gathering of friends of both contracting parties convened on Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLaren of Drummond to witness the marriage of their younger daughter Marie E. to J.S. Howe of Fitzroy.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. James Cross, Baptist minister at 7:00, the bride being assisted by her sister Miss Christina and Mr. E.L. Howe of Wycliffe College, Toronto, acting as groomsman.  The bride wore a cream cashmere dress.  The bridal couple will travel to Toronto, Niagara, etc., before reaching their home in Fitzroy.

On Wednesday evening a happy gathering met at the home of Mrs. Joseph Moodie, North Elmsley on the occasion of the marriage of her daughter Matilda to Frederick A. Ferrier of the Scotch Line.  The bride and her sister Miss Maggie Moodie of Fall River, Massachusetts, who acted as bridesmaid, were attired in pretty cream costumes and looked charming.  The groom was assisted by his brother John R. Ferrier.  Rev. A. H. Scott officiated.  There were about 50 guests present.  The abundance of flowers and the elaborate wedding breakfast did honor to the hostess.  The young couple departed at an early hour for their new home.

Perth Courier, Sept. 10, 1897

Tysick—Birth, at Christie’s Lake, on Aug. 27, the wife of Mr. John Tysick of a daughter.

Ferrier-Moodie—Married, by Rev. A.H. Scott, M.A., On Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Ferry Road, Mr. Frederick A. Ferrier, eldest son of Mr. John Ferrier, Esq., Scotch Line, to Miss Mathilda Moodie, daughter of the late Judge Moodie, Esq., North Elmsley.

Phillips-Langdon—Married, at Carleton Place, on August 31, by Rev. William Raney, Mr. John Phillips to Mrs. Martha Mathilda Langdon, all of Carleton Place

Douglas-Bennet—Married, at Carleton Place on August 25, by Rev. A. Elliott, Mr. Arthur Douglas, of the Pinery, Montague, to Miss Julia Bennett of Beckwith.

Lawson-Fox—Married, at St. James Church, Eganville on Sept. 1, by Rev. Father French, Mr. Walter Lawson, barrister-at-law, to Miss Maggie Fox, both of Eganville.

Bermingham-Beach—Married, at Perth, on Thursday, Sept. 9, by Rev. Father Duffus, parish priest, Mr. Christopher W. Bermingham of Kingston to Miss Emily Beach, daughter of Mr. Anson Beach of Perth.

Perth Courier, September 17, 1897

McQuat—Birth, at 790(?) Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg on September 1, the wife of D.D. McQuat, formerly of Dalhousie, of a son.

Matteson—Birth, at Whitsey, on Sept. 6, the wife of Mr. Mattson, of a son.

Anderson—Birth, in Bathurst on Sept. 1, the wife of Robert Anderson, of a son.

Green—Birth, at Perth on Sept. 4, the wife of David Green of a son.

Hogan—Birth, at Perth on Sept. 12(?), the wife of Michael Hogan of a son.

Troy—Birth, at Stanleyville on Sept. 14, the wife of Daniel Troy, of a son.

McIlraith—Birth, at Lanark on Aug. 26(?) 28(?), the wife of Alexander McIlraith, of a son.

McCallum—Birth, at Carleton Place on Sept. 5, the wife of A.C. McCallum, Lanark, of a son.

Stewart-May—Married, in Lanark, on Sept. 3, by Rev. Jas. Crees(?), Miss Diana May daughter of Mr. Daniel May, to Mr. Albert Stewart, son of Jas. Stewart, Watson’s Corners.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The residence of D. May was the scene of a very happy event last Wednesday evening when his daughter Diana was united in marriage to A. Stewart.  A great many guests attended the wedding and the bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly gifts.

More on Stewart-May wedding:

This afternoon at 5:00 Diana May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel May, was united in marriage to Albert Stewart, son of Mr. Jas. Stewart of Watson’s Corners.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jas. Cross at the residence of the bride’s parents and was witnessed by a large number of invited guests.  The bride was waited upon by Miss Nettie McIlquham of this place while Thomas Duncan of McDonald’s Corners was equal to the occasion as the groomsman.  Era, Sept. 10

Reid-Deachman—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Clyde Forks, on Sept. 1, by Rev. J. McIlroy, Miss Maggie Deachman, youngest daughter of Mrs. Thomas Deachman, to Mr. Peter Reid, of Rat Portage.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Wednesday evening last the residence of Mrs. Thomas Deachman of Clyde Forks was the scene of a happy gathering, the occasion being the marriage of her youngest daughter Maggie to Peter Reid of Rat Portage, brother of Messrs Walter and David Reid of this place.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. McIlroy of Poland in the presence of a large number of friends of both the contracting parties.  The bride, who is an estimable and popular young lady, received a large number of presents as tokens of the best wishes of her many friends.  The groom is known here, having worked one year with his brother Walter Reid.  For the past five years he has been engaged in the dairying business in Rat Portage.  He left on Monday for Rat Portage but Mrs. Reid will remain at her home in Clyde Forks until some time later on in the fall.  He was accompanied by his brother James of Clyde Forks who if he is favorably impressed with the country, will move his wife and family there this fall.  Era, Sept. 10

Sheridan-Maher—Married, at St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place, on August 13, by Rev. Father LeClaire, Miss Nellie Maher of Lanark to Mr. James Sheridan, Jr., of Dalhousie.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Lanark Links:  Miss Nellie Maher of this place was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to James Sheridan on Monday.  The party drove to Carleton Place where the ceremony was performed.

Perth Courier, Sept. 24, 1897

Mendels—Birth, on Saturday, Sept. 18, the wife of J.H. Mendels, Perth, of a daughter.

Thompson-Morris—Married, at St. James Church, Perth, on Monday morning, Sept. 20, by Rev. W. J. Muckleston, Mr. Thomas A. Thompson, Almonte, to Miss Lizzie W. Morris, only daughter of Mr.Wm. Morris, of Drummond.

Pratt-Pappa—Married, at the Methodist parsonage, Lanark, on Sept. 22, by Rev. J. Ferguson, Mr. John Pratt to Miss Chrlotte Pappa, both of Maberly.

Miss Minnie Rath, daughter of Mr. Jas. Rath of Smith’s Falls, was married to Dr. G.E. Josephs of Pembroke on Wednesday last week in the English Church at the Falls.  There bridal trip was to New York.

On Monday, St. Mary’s Church, Carleton Place, was the scene of a very pretty wedding which was of interest to many in this place.  The contracting parties were James Sheridan, Jr., of Dalhousie and Nellie Maher of Lanark.  The ceremony which united the young couple in the irrevocable bonds of wedlock was performed by Rev. Father Leclaire who is supplying for Rev. Father O’Rourke while the latter is on his tour of the old country.  The bride was assisted by her cousin Miss Emma Maher of Almonte while C.J. Foy, barrister, Perth, performed the duty of groomsman.  The bride has been a resident of this place for the past five years and during that time has made herself quite popular among her acquaintances.  The groom is a well to do and prosperous farmer of Dalhousie so that the union has been contracted under the most favorable auspices.  After the ceremony the young couple were driven to their future home in Dalhousie where a large number of friends assembled on Monday evening to extend congratulations and join in the festivities of the occasion.  Era, Sept. 15

Perth Courier, October 1, 1897

Rogers—Birth, at Lyn, Ontario, on Monday, Sept. 20, the wife of George A. Rogers, of a son.

McLaren—Birth, on Thursday, Sept. 10, the wife of William McLaren, Scotch Line, of a daughter.

Blair—Birth, at the 4th Concession Bathurst on Friday, Sept. 24, the wife of William James Blair, of a daughter.

Strong—Birth, at Bathurst on Friday, Sept. 10, the wife of Henry J. Strong, of a son.

McCarthy—Birth, at Perth on Saturday, Sept. 25, the wife of John McCarthy, of a daughter.

Greig-McCormack—Married, at St. James Church, Carleton Place on Sept. 22, by the Rector, Rev. Archibald Elliott, Mr. James Herald Greig, youngest son of the late Thomas Greig, to Miss Katherine McLean McCormack, eldest daughter of Capt. Hugh McCormack, all of Carleton Place.

Campbell-Graham—Married, at St. Paul’s Church, Lanark, on Sept. 22, by Rev. W. Muckleston, Mr. Archibald M. Campbell to Miss Nancy Graham, all of Lanark.

Perth Courier, October 8, 1897

Nearly fifty friends and guests assembled at the comfortable home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Davis of the Elmsley Fruit Farm, Ferry Road, on Wednesday night to witness the marriage of their daughter Lulu Estelle(?) Estelin(?) Davis to George Ritchie of Perth, Secretary of the Lanark County Mutual Fire Insurance Company.  The piazza was gaily decorated with Chinese lanterns and a blaze of light from the upper and lower story windows made the house conspicuous from far around.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Hughes, pastor of the Methodist Church of Perth.  The bride was assisted by Miss Emily Ritchie, sister of the groom.  The bridegroom had the assistance of Robert J. Morgan of Carleton Place.  The bride was costumed in a dress of cream satin and carried a large bouquet and the bridesmaid wore a gown of pink satin with white roses.  After receiving the congratulations of the on lookers, the bridal couple, the family and guests sat down to a choice supper where a beautiful four story wedding cake was cut for distribution among the partakers of the marriage feast and outside friends.  The wedding presents were numerous as they were valuable and varied and represented many families.

Perth Courier, October 15, 1897

Churchill—Birth, at Innisville, on Friday, October 8, the wife of W. H. Churchill of a daughter.

On Wedneday evening October 6, a nice wedding took place at the residence of William Sergeant, Zealand, when his youngest daughter Alice was united in marriage to Thomas K. Purdon of Watson’s Corners.  The bride was assisted by Leva Buffam while William McCullough assisted the groom.  After partaking of a sumptuous repast the young couple left for their home at Watson’s Corners with the best wishes of many friends.  Era

Simpson-Findlay—Married, at St. Andrew’s Church, Port Elmsley on Wednesday evening, October 6, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., Mr. Peter Simpson of Montague to Jane Findlay eldest daughter of Thomas Findlay.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Port Elmsley:  St. Andrew’s Church here was the scene of a very pretty wedding last Wednesday evening when Jennie Findlay, eldest daughter of Thomas Findlay was united in marriage to Peter Simpson of Numogate.  The bride, who wore a handsome dress of cream brocade, was attended by her sister Miss Agnes Findlay who wore a dress of green and a large black picture hat.  Miss Annie Findlay was maid of honor and after the ceremony as the bridal party, to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, proceeded down the aisle, sprinkled the path of the bride with flowers.  An elaborate dinner was served at the home of the bride after which the happy couple drove to Mr. Simpson’s house near Numogate where a large reception was held.  The bride was the recipient of many handsome and expensive presents, among others a silver tea service, a handsome set of drawing room furniture and several large and beautiful pictures.

Dickenson-Plant—Married, at Hastings, Northumberland County, on Wednesday, October 6, by Rev. R.J. Weaver, assisted by Rev. J. Gibson of Norwood, Mr. A. Sidney Dickenson of Perth to Miss Florence L. Plant, daughter of W.P. Plant, Esq., of Hastings, Northumberland County.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Our esteemed townsman A.S. Dickenson of the firm Dickenson Brothers, General Merchants, arrived home a few days ago with is bride nee Miss Florence L. Plant of Hastings, Northumberland County.  The marriage took place in St. George’s Church and was performed by Rev. R.L. Weaver, assisted by Rev. J. Gibson of Norwood.  The choir at St. George’s Church of which Mrs. Dickenson was a member, waited on her at her father’s home and presented her with a complimentary and congratulatory address and a silver service.

Mitchell-Cram—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Thursday, October 7, by Rev. A.A. Scott, Mr. Thomas F. Mitchell to Miss Lizzie Cram, eldest daughter of the late William Cram all of Carleton Place.

Hammond-Sturgeon—Married, at Warwick, Lambdon County on October 6 (?), by Rev. W. George H. McAllister, assisted by Rev. S.(?) Salton(?) Bolton(?), Mr. J. Wesley Hammond of Carleton Place to Miss Ella Sturgeon, eldest daughter of William H. Sturgeon.

Perth Courier, October 22, 1897

McEwen—Birth, at Bolingbroke, on Sunday, Oct. 10, the wife of J.L. McEwen, of a son.

Deacon—Birth, at the home of James Scott, Upper Scotch Line, on October 16(?), the wife of Rufus H. Deacon, Bolingbroke, of a daughter.

McCann-Conway—Married, on October 12, Thomas McCann, Sheriff of Schoolcraft(?) County, Michigan, to Miss A. Annie Conway, daughter of William Conway, Esq., Minden City, Michigan

Buker-Labron—Married, at Knox Church manse, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., on October 19, Mr. Hiram Norton Buker of Oso to Miss Ellen Labron of Perth.  (note, the name definitely looked like Buker not Baker.)

Perth Courier, October 29, 1897

A quick wedding took place in St. James Church at noon on Wednesday, October 27, by Rev. Canon Muckleston when Thomas George Steacy of Drummond was married to Jessie Eva Clyne daughter of Henry Clyne of the same township.  The position of bridesmaid was filled by Miss Naomi Lewis of Perth and that of best man by James B. Steacy, brother of the bride groom.  The bridal couple took an early afternoon train on a visit to relatives in Napanee.

Perth Courier, November 5, 1897

Walker—Birth, at Perth, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Walker, of a daughter.

Hanlon—Birth, at Perth, on Friday, Oct. 29, the wife of John Hanlon, of a daughter.

McIlraith—Birth, at Lanark, on November 1, the wife of Stewart McIlraith, of twin daughters.

Robertson-Paul—Married, at Grace Church, Clayton, on Oct. 29, by Rev. J. Osborne, Mr. William S. Jas. Roberson to Miss Agnes Paul, daughter of Mr. Robert Paul, all of Ramsay.

Morris-Pryce—Married, at the residence of Mr. John Poole, Ferguson’s Falls, Nov. 3, by Rev. J. Osborne, Mr. Clayton J.J. Morris, to Miss Ida Price, both of Ferguson’s Falls.

Hutcheson-Allen—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, 207 Division Street, Kingston, on October 28, by Rev. John Markie, M.A., Rev. R.J. Hutcheson, M.A., of Almonte to Miss Margaret Allen, daughter of the late Alderman William Allen.

Fitzsimmons-Caron—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Ottawa, on Monday, Nov. 1, by Rev. Mr. Snowden, Mr. Charles Fitzsommons of Ottawa, formerly of Perth to Lyda(?) Caron, daughter of Mrs. James Caron of Ottawa.

Rosetta:  Thomas Command and Miss Hannah McGuire were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on October 27.

Perth Courier, November 12, 1897

Nagle—Birth, on Monday, Nov. 8, the wife of Joseph P. Nagle, North Elmsley, of a son.

Jordan—Birth, at Bathurst, Christie’s Lake, on Saturday, Oct. 30, the wife of John Jordan, of a son.

Steacy—Birth, on November 5, the wife of George Steacy, of Perth, of a daughter.

Ireton—Birth, at Drummond on Tuesday, Nov. 9, the wife of Thomas Ireton, of a son.

McPhee-Scott—Married, on Wed., November 3, by Rev. James Binnie, at the Manse, McDonald’s Corners, Mr. John McPhee of N. Sherbrooke to Miss Mary Scott of Palmerston.

Hawks-Perren—Married, at the residence of Thomas Burgess, Carleton Place, brother-in-law of the bride, by Rev. Raney, on Nov. 3, Mr. Clarence H.H. Hawks of Smith’s Falls to Miss Annie Perren, of Carleton Place.

Miss Ida Pryce and J.H. Morris of Ferguson’s Falls were married on Wednesday, Nov. 3, by Rev. John Osborne, at John Poole’s.  The bride who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Poole, was becomingly attired in a gown of Nile green trimmed with cream lace and silk.  She was assisted by Miss Katie Morris, sister of the groom.  Charles Pryce, of Easton’s Corners, cousin of the bride, was the groomsman.  After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the dining room where a wedding dinner of rare delicacies awaited them.  An hour or so was spent in social enjoyment.  Later, amid a shower of rice the happy couple left to take the train to Ottawa.  Central Canadian

Perth Courier, Nov. 19, 1897

Forest-Carberry—Married, at Ferguson’s Falls, Nov. 15, by Rev. Father LeClaire, Maggie Carberry, daughter of M. Carberry of Ferguson’s Falls, to Andrew Forest, of Huntley.

Haw-Hall—Married, on Nov. 10, by Rev. G.C. Rock, at the residence of John King, Perth, Thomas Haw of Portland to Miss Bertha M. Hall of Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A quiet wedding took place at Locust Cottage, the residence of John D. King, Grant Street, when Thomas Haw, contractor, Portland, Leeds County, was married to Bertha M. Hall of Perth.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Rock.  The bride wore a handsome gray suit trimmed with chiffon and cream lace.  The bride was assisted by her sister Victoria, who wore a beautiful gray cashmere gown trimmed with white chiffon.  The groom was assisted by Thomas G. Moulton, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, cousin of the bride.  After the ceremony the bridal party sat down to a grand supper which awaited them along with a number of friends.  The evening was spent in pleasant amusement and games.  The bride received many costly presents.

Lee-Martin—Married, at St. Mary’s Church, Bayswater(?), by Rev. Father Cole, parish priest, Mr. Fred Lee of this town to Miss Margaret Martin, daughter of John Martin of Ottawa.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The Ottawa Citizen of November 17 contains the following notice of the marriage of Alfred (Fred) Lee of the Printers(?) Bureau at the capital and son of John Lee, turnkey of the Perth jail, to one of the fair daughters of Ottawa.  The bridal couple passed through here on Thursday on the C.P.R. for western Ontario on their wedding tour and a large number of friends assembled at the station to give the passing congratulations.  “At St. Mary’s Church, Bayswater, yesterday morning, the marriage took place of Fred Lee of the Printing Bureau to May Martin daughter of John Martin of the firm Martin and Warnoch, Richmond Road.  The bride was becomingly attired in a dress of brown beaver trimmed with white satin and was assisted by Miss Dubrevil(?) as bridesmaid.  The groom was supported by his brother P.J. Lee and the ceremony was performed by Rev. F. Cole.  After the wedding breakfast the happy couple left on the 10:40 train en route for Toronto where the honeymoon will be spent.

Middleville:  A wedding took place in the  Creighton neighborhood last Wednesday when Marion Jane Creighton eldest daughter of Archibald Creighton was led to the altar by Robert A. Ramsbottom one of Lanark’s most prosperous young farmers.  There were about 100 guests invited.  Promptly at the appointed hour of 4:00 the groom supported by his brother Charley and the bride, supported by her sister Annie May, took their places at the altar.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. W.S. Smith of Middleville.  The responses of both contracting parties were distinctly heard by all present and the words that made them man and wife were followed by the hearty congratulations of the friends of the young couple.  The bride wore a beautiful white muslin dress and looked charming and her sister was similarly attired.  At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests repaired to the dining room where an elegant wedding supper was served by the father and mother of the bride.

Perth Courier, November 26, 1897

Horricks—Birth, on November 16, the wife of Richard Horricks, 8th line Drummond, of a daughter.

O’Dea—Birth, on Sunday, November 21, the wife of Matthew O’Dea, Perth, of a son.

McKenzie-Allen—Married, at the residence of the pastor, Father C.M. Turcott, on Thursday, Oct. 14, John McKenzie to Mattie Allen, all of Battineau.

Perth Courier, Dec. 3, 1897

A very pretty wedding took place on Tuesday evening this week at the home of William Patterson of this town.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.J. Hughes, M.A., pastor of Asbury Church, Perth.  The contracting parties were Maggie Patterson, second daughter of William Patterson and Rev. Richard Henry Greaves, formerly of the Montreal Conference Methodist church in Canada and now of the Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Church in the U.S.A.  The groom is the son of Rev. John Chapham(?) Greaves of the British Wesleyan Conference, England.  Miss Jessie Patterson assisted the bride and Louis R. Stevenson, B.A. of the Collegiate Institute, was the groomsman.  The bride was most attractive.  Youth, beauty and a kind, gentle manner combined with good taste in dress was conducive to the effect.  She was married in a cream colored silk with orange blossoms.  After the service  a very pleasant company sat down to a rich and bountiful wedding supper.  The bride is a favorite in Perth as was shown by the many valuable and useful presents she received from her former teachers and other friends.  A large company went with the bride and groom to the station for the midnight train and saw them safely off to the city of Kingston.  They will soon begin housekeeping in their home at Thousand Island Park, New York State.

Bygrove—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, Nov. 30, the wife of George Bygrove, of a son.

Tippins-Cox—Married, at Perth on Wednesday, Nov. 24, by Rev. Mr. Muckleston, Mr. William Tippins to Miss Annie Cox, both of Perth.

Shepard-Shepard—Married, at Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, on Wed., Nov. 24, by Rev. Mr. Bevan, Mr. Edward J. Shepard to Miss Jessie Shepard.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Wednesday evening of last week a very quiet weeding took place in Hamilton where Edward J. Shepard of Ferguson’s Falls was married to Jessie Shepard, daughter of Edward Shepard of that city.  The ceremony was performed in Christ Church Cathedral by Rev. Mr. Bevan.  John Shepard and Miss Lily Shepard brother and sister of the bride, acted as groomsman and bridesmaid.  After the ceremony the party returned to the residence of the bride’s parents where a sumptuous repast awaited them.  The bride, who is deservedly popular among her wide circle of friends, was the recipient of many beautiful and costly gifts.  The young couple took the evening train for Niagara, New York City, etc.  On their return a reception was held at their new home at 241 Catharine Street North.

Greaves-Potter—Married, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, by Rev. S.J. Hughes, M.A., at the residence of the bride’s parents, Perth, Rev. Richard Henry Greaves of the Northern New York Conference to Miss Maggie Potter, daughter of William Potter, Perth.

Perth Courier, Dec. 10, 1897

Moodie-Taylor—Married, on Wed., Dec. 8, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., St. Andrew’s Manse, Perth, Mr. Albert A. Moodie of North Elmsley to Miss Maggie Taylor, formerly of Glasgow.

White-McCullough—Married, on Dec. 2(?), by Rev. J. Roadhouse Playfair, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. McCullough, Dalhousie, Mr. James A. White of Watson’s Corners to Miss Ida C. McCullough, daughter of the late Robert McCullough.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On December 1(?), a very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. R. McCulloch it being the marriage of her daughter Ida to Jas. A. White of Watson’s Corners.  The bride was assisted by her sister Minnie and the groom by his brother Thomas White.  Precisely at 2:00 the wedding procession began and no doubt was a very trying moment for the young couple but they carry the best wishes of all who were present as was seen by the many costly presents that were given to them.  After the marriage ceremony was performed the entire party was ushered into a large dining room where the tables were covered with the richest of dainties with a large four story wedding cake at the head of the table.  The entire party enjoyed eating it.

Fournier-Steele—Married, on Dec. 1, at Calvin Presbyterian Church, by Rev. D. H. Hodges, Mr. William George Fournier to Miss Jennie Steele, of North Burgess.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Calvin Church, Bathurst was the scene of a nice wedding on Wednesday, December 1 the contracting parties being William George Fournier of Bathurst and Jennie Steele, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Steele of the Scotch Line.  At 11:00 a.m. as Mrs. Rufus H. Deacon, sister of the bride, played the wedding march, the groomsman and groom marched in and the bride was given away by her father.  Following these came the bridesmaid.  The knot was tied by the pastor of the church Rev. D. H. Hodges.  This being the first wedding in the church, the minister on behalf of the session presented the newly married couple with a handsome Bible.  The bride looked charming in a suite of cream cashmere and was assisted by her sister L. Jessie Steels dressed similarly.  Gus(?) Fournier, brother of the groom, fulfilled the duties of groomsman.  After the ceremony was performed the bridal couple drove to the bride’s home and partook of a wedding dinner and soon after started for the home of the groom’s parents where a grand tea and a large crowd of friends awaited them.  Supper was again served at 12:00.  The festivities were kept up until nearly morning when the company began to leave.

A quiet wedding took place at the Presbyterian manse at Middleville on Wednesday evening, November 29 at 6:00 when Minnie Miller, daughter of William Miller of Middleville was united in marriage to Albert Stewart of this place.  The bride was assisted by her sister Miss Katie while Ed Woods was groomsman.  Rev. W.S. Smith officiated. Era

Perth Courier, Dec. 17, 1897

Wright—Birth, on Dec. 9, the wife of William Wright, Perth, of a daughter.

Thompson—Birth, at Arnprior on Nov. 23, the wife of James E. Thompson, of a daughter.

A quiet wedding took place at the Presbyterian (St. Andrews) manse, Perth, on Wednesday evening, December 8, at 5:30 when Maggie Taylor of North Elmsley was united in marriage to Albert Moodie of the same place.  The bride was assisted by Miss Ena A. Allan of Perth while Fred J. Moodie was groomsman.  After the ceremony the party drove out to the residence of Thomas Moodie (father of the groom) where a grand supper and a number of friends awaited them.

Perth Courier, Dec. 24, 1897

Stafford—Birth, on Drummond, Dec. 11, the wife of Peter Stafford, of a son.

Cardinal—Birth, at Brightside on Dec. 14 the wife of Fred Cardinal of a son.

Paul—Birth, at Poland on Dec. 6, the wife of R.R. Paul of a daughter.

Kirkham—Birth, on Tuesday, Dec. 21, the wife of Ephraim H. Kirkham, Bathurst, of a son.

Youngson-Wallace—Married, at Montreal on Dec. 10, by rev. G.G. Huxtable, Mr. James Youngson, Esq., of Montreal to Miss Christina Wallace formerly of Perth.

Dowdall-Leckie—Married, at the residence of R. Leckie, Bathurst, on the 24th November, by Rev. Charles Saddington, Mr. Thomas Dowdall of Bathurst to Miss Sarah Leckie of North Montague.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Wemyss—A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Robert Leckie of North Montague when his daughter Tillie was united in marriage to Thomas Dowdall of this place.  The bride was assisted by Miss Ida Scott of the same place and the groom was assisted by John t. Palmer of Wemyss.

Baird-Scott—Married, at the residence of Thomas Scott, Winnipeg, on Friday, Dec. 10, by Rev. Jas. Hogg, St. Andrew’s Church, Mr. Fred Baird of Winnipeg to Miss Edith Scott, daughter of the late Robert Scott of Perth.

Perth Courier, Dec. 31, 1897

Hudson—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, Dec. 21, the wife of Daniel Hudson, of a daughter.

Russell—Birth, at Drummond, on Sunday, Dec. 26, the wife of Thomas Russell, of a son.

Burke—Birth, at Perth on Dec. 19, the wife of George Burke of a son.

Garrett—Birth, at Ottay Lake on Nov. 28, the wife of William Garrett of a daughter.

McVeity—Birth, at Port Elmsley on Sunday, Dec. 26, the wife of William McViety, of a daughter.

McIntyre—Birth, at Birtle(?), Man., on Dec. 10, the wife of Jas. P. McIntyre, M.D., of a daughter.

McCarthy-Fleming—Married, at St. James Church, Franktown, on Dec. 22, by Rev. Mr. Waterman, Mr. Denis McCarthy to Miss Alice Fleming, both of Beckwith.

Robertson-Johnson—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, on Dec. 22, by Rev. Mr. Woodside, Mr. Henry Robertson, Jr., to Miss Jeannie Johnson, both of Carleton Place.

Lee-Wilson—Married, on Fri., Dec. 24, by Rev. James Binnie, M.A., H.D., at McDonald’s Corners, Mr. Robert Lee, merchant of McDonald’s Corners to Miss Nettie Wilson, daughter of Mr. Andrew Wilson, of the same village.

Dobbie-Poole—Married, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, by Rev. S.J. Hughes, M.A., at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. David G. Dobbie of Middleville to Miss Hetty A. Poole, daughter of John Poole of Perth.

Miss Aggie McIlraith, daughter of John McIlraith of Hopetown was married on Wednesday evening to John Turner, a young farmer of Appleton, son of James Turner.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. Alexander of Middleville, assisted by Rev. J.S. McIlraith, of Balderson, cousin of the bride.


Posted: 15 November, 2005.