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Perth Courier, Jan. 6, 1899

McKerracher—Birth, at Perth on Jan. 2, the wife of Thomas D. McKerracher, a son.

Walker—Birth, at Smith’s Falls on Dec. 21, the wife of Joseph Walker of a daughter.

Publow—Birth, at Perth on Dec. 31, the wife of G.G. Publow, of a daughter.

Spence-Greenley—Married, at Perth on Dec. 28 by Rev. W. J. Muckleston, Jas. Spence of Lanark to Jane Greenley.

A pleasing ceremony took place on Wednesday evening at the residence of James Ferrier in the North Elmsley section of Almonte being the marriage of their youngest daughter Ida to Ab. Glover, son of John Glover also of Almonte.  Guests were present from Perth, Carleton Place, Antrim and a few intimate friends of the families in town.  Rev. R.J. Hutcheson of St. Andrew’s Church performed the ceremony, the bride being given away by her father.  After the ceremony the company sat down to a recherché wedding dinner and later in company with a number of friends the newly wedded couple drove to Carleton Place to take the 11:00 train for Toronto and their future home.  Times, December 28

Ritchie-Wood—Married on Dec. 28, by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A. at the residence of the bride’s parents, John Miller Ritchie 2nd line Bathurst to Sarah Wood, daughter of James Wood of North Elmsley.

Brown-James—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Wed. Dec 28, by Rev. Barrie Pierce, Benjamin Henry Brown of Seeley’s Bay to Margaret J. James, daughter of Henry James of Perth.

The bridegroom of the following notice is a son of Major Thomas Scott, once of this town and nephew of Mrs. Hugh Robertson of this town and William Allan of the Scotch Line:  “The residence of Dr. George P. Murray, Smith Street, was the scene of a very pretty wedding this morning the contracting parties being Fred W. Scott, the well known head of the Scott Furniture Company and Emma Maud Murray, second daughter of Dr. Murray.  Punctually at 11:00 the happy solemn service began under the direction of Rev. Mr. Rumball of Morden(?) who is an old friend of the family and the vows of the young people were registered and the knot securely tied.  There were only near relatives of the two interested families present.  The wish was to have the affair of the quietest possible nature.  But it was none the less pretty the bride and her young lady relatives looking exceptionally charming.  The company sat down to a dainty wedding breakfast and after this was over they drove to the N.P. Station and took the train for St. Paul on their honeymoon trip.  They will also visit Chicago and other cities in the U.S. and expect to be away about three weeks.  A large number of friends were at the station to wish them bon voyage.  Both bride and groom are very popular in the city and this was shown very strikingly by the large number of beautiful presents received notwithstanding the fact that the wedding was kept as private as possible.  Mr. and Mrs. Scott will take up their residence on Colony Street on their return”.   Evening Tribune, Dec. 28  (Transcriber’s note, no where does it really say what city or town the wedding took place in.)

Perth Courier, Jan. 13, 1899

Brady—Birth, at Perth on Dec. 25(?), the wife of Thomas Brady, of a son.

Dowdall—Birth, at Drummond on Dec. 26(?) the wife of James Dowdall of a daughter

Russell—Birth, at Drummond on Jan. 6(?), the wife of Thomas Russell of a son.

Davis—Birth, at Perth on Jan. 7, the wife of Jas. Davis, of a daughter.

Dowdall—Birth, at Drummond on Jan. 9, the wife of John Dowdall of a daughter.

O-Neill—Birth, at Bathurst on Jan. 8, the wife of Peter O’Neill of a daughter.

Gamble—Birth, at Perth on Sat., Dec. 24, the wife of William Gamble of a daughter.

McGregor—Birth, at Balderson on Thursday, Jan. 12, the wife of James C. McGregor of Bathurst, of a son.

Edwards-Goth—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Beckwith, on Jan. 4 by Rev. Archibald Elliott, B.A., Mr. George A. Edwards of Morristown, New York, to Marguerite Jean Goth, daughter of William Goth, Esq., Reeve of Beckwith.

Wilkie-Snedden—Married, at Almonte on Jan. 4, by Rev. A.E. Mitchell, B.A., Mr. E.T. Wilkie, P.L.S., Carleton Place to Miss Katie Snedden, youngest daughter of William Snedden, Church Street.

Shirley-Nagle—Married, on Monday, Jan. 9 by Rev. Father Duffus, parish priest, at St. John’s Church, Perth, Herman Shirley of Perth to Jane Nagle, daughter of the late David Nable of Bathurst.

A quiet marriage was that which was celebrated at the home of John McDonald on Wednesday evening last when his daughter Anna E. McDonald was united in marriage to J.R. McDougall, B.A., principal of the North Bay Public School.  The arrangements had been made for the wedding before the death of Mrs. McDonald the week previous and it was her wish that the ceremony go on just as it had been planned.  The guests were confined to the immediate relatives Miss A. Brown acting as bridesmaid and Jas. McDougall of Blakeney, cousin of the groom, acted as best man.  Rev. Mr. Woodside officiated.  The bride is one of our popular young ladies, a member of the choir and church societies in St. Andrews and as a consequence was remembered with a very large display of handsome presents.  A number of checks were given ranging from $500 down.

Perth Courier, Jan. 20, 1899

McEwein—Birth, at Bolingbroke on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the wife of J.L. McEwen of a daughter.

Perth Courier, Jan. 27, 1899

Bingley-Woods—Married at Almonte on Jan. 159?)16(?) by Rev. W.S. Jamieson, C.P. Bingley (or C.D.) of Carp to Elizabeth Woods of Lanark.

Watson-Moore—Married, on the 25th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. Canon Muckleston, John Watson to Elizabeth Jane Moore, daughter of Thomas B. Moore of Drummond.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A pleasant social event took place at the residence of Thomas B. Moore, township clerk, Drummond on Wednesday evening last, 25th inst., the occasion being the marriage of his eldest daughter Bessie to John W. Watson of Balderson.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Muckleston, rector of St. James Church, Perth.  The popularity of the young couple was manifested by the large gathering of friends and the many tokens of their good wishes received by the bride.  The bride was assisted by Miss Annie James of Perth and was given away by her brother W.R. Moore of West Steartstown, N.H. while J.H. Moore assisted the groom.  Mr. and Mrs. Watson left at midnight for their future home on the farm near Balderson.

Perth Courier, Feb. 3, 1899

Palmer—Birth, on the 3rd Line Bathurst on Jan. 14, the wife of Walter Palmer of a daughter.

Abercrombie—Birth, on Wed. Feb. 1, the wife of W.J. Abercrombie of North Elmsley of a daughter.

Anderson-Gallinger—Married, on Wednesday evening, 25th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, Jacob Anderson of McDonald’s Corners by Rev. James Binnie, Robert Anderson to Mary Gallinger. The bride was beautifully dressed in cashmere trimmed with lace and her bridesmaid was her cousin Miss Laura McLaren of Drummond. The best man was George Anderson, brother of the groom.  The young couple have taken up their residence in the fine new home built by Mr. Anderson last summer on his farm on the Highland Line.

Easton-Rodger—Married on the 31st Jan., by Rev. J.A. Leitch, B.A. at the residence of the bride’s mother, John D. Easton of Dalhousie to Penelope Rodger of Dalhousie, daughter of William Rodger of Dalhousie.

Perth Courier, Feb. 10, 1899

Purdon—Birth, at Dalhoiusie on Jan. 24(?), the wife of Thomas K. Purdon of a son.

Mattson—Birth, at Arnprior on Feb. 3, the wife of John Mattson, Chief of Police of a daughter.

Jackson—Birth, at Watson’s Corners on Feb. 1, the wife of William Jackson of a son.

McQuatt—Birth, at Lanark on Feb. 2, the wife of Jas. McQuatt of a daughter.

Rice-Reid—Married at Detroit on Monday, 6th inst., by Rev. Dr. Blodgett, Charles Rice to Charlotte Reid, both of Perth.

Wemyss—A pleasant social event took place at the residence of T.B. Moore, Township clerk of Drummond on Wednesday evening, 25th inst., the occasion being the marriage of his eldest daughter Bessie Moore to J.W. Watson of Balderson.  Punctually at 7:00 the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Hammond, were heard and the bridal party entered and took their places.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Muckleston, rector of St. James Church, Perth.  The bride, who was given away by her brother William R. Moore of W. Stewarttown, N.H., was assisted by Miss Annie James while F.H. Moore, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman.  After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served to over 70 guests, the table being most tastefully decorated.  The popularity of the young bride was manifested by the large gathering of friends and by the many tokens of good wishes received by the bride.  Shortly after midnight Mr. and Mrs. Watson left, amid showers of rice, for their future home near Balderson.

Perth Courier, Feb. 17, 1899

Quinn—Birth, at Perth on Feb. 11, the wife of Patrick Quinn of a daughter.

Lake—Birth, at Fallbrook on Feb. 9, the wife of John Lake of a son.  (see also deaths this issue).

McGibbon-Ireton—Married, a the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. Mr. Faiarburn, Clayton, Mr. Alexander McGibbon to Miss Rebecca Ann Ireton, daughter of John Ireton of Lanark.

Barrie-Shireffs—Married at Sherbrooke, Que., on the 1st Feb., by Rev. W. Shearer, A.M. Barrie to Miss Elizabet P. Shireffs daughter of Archibald M. Shireffs, formerly of Lanark.  (note unsure of spelling of groom’s last name)

Perth Courier, Feb. 24, 1899

Gordon-Ennis—Married, on Wed., Feb. 8, by Rev. Mr. Graham at the manse, Petrolia, Thomas E. Gordon of that place to Euphemia Ennis, late of Perth and fifth daughter of Arthur Ennis of Fallbrook.

Somers-Sinclair—Married, on Feb. 15(?) at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. G.C. Rock, James Somers to Margaret E. Sinclair both of Bathurst.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A very pleasant event took place at the home of John Sinclair of Bathurst, on Wednesday evening, Feb. 15 when his daughter Maggie E. Sinclair was united in marriage to Robert Somers by Rev. G.C. Rock, pastor, Perth Baptist Church.  At 7:00 the bride, attired in a fawn costume richly trimmed with pearls and lace, entered the parlor leaning on the arm of her brother, A.M. Sinclair of Inkster(?), N.D.  Her little niece Alta Genevieve Hughes acted as maid of honor and carried on a pretty little tray the wedding ring.  She was dressed in white hailstone mull trimmed with lace and wore a heavy silk sash caught up with a dainty buckle.  After the ceremony was performed and many congratulations received, the party retired to the dining room where a dainty supper was waiting for them.  Supper over, the remainder of the evening was spent on social games which had been provided for both young and old.

McLaren-Powers—Married, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, by Rev. T.P. O’Connor, parish priest, Peter McLaren of Perth to Catherine Powers daughter of the late Owen Powers of North Burgess.

Wynne-Dowdall—Married, at Scotch Corners, Beckwith on Feb. 14, by Rev. Mr. Fairburn, Albert Wynne of Montague to Mary E. Dowdall of Beckwith.

Perth Courier, March 3, 1899

Barber-McLennan—Married, on March 1 by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., at the residence of eh bride’s mother, William Barber of Carleton Place to Georgina W. McLennan of North Burgess, daughter of the late John McLennan of Burgess.

McTavish-Corscallen—Married, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., at the residence of William Headrick, Perth, Peter McTavish of Drummond to Grace Corscallen of Tamworth, daughter of Peter F. Carscallen of Tamworth.

McKinnon-Wilson—Married, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, by Rev. James Binnie, M.A., B.D. at Maple View Cottage, the residence of the bride’s father, Jas. McKinnon of McLaren’s Depot to Maggie Wilson, only daughter of Robert B. Wilson of North Sherbrooke.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Maple View Cottage, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Wilson, North Sherbrooke, was the scene of a most interesting event on Tuesday last, Feb. 28.  The occasion was the marriage of their only daughter, Maggie to James McKinnon, of McLaren’s Depot.  The bride was charmingly dressed in white and blue.  The groom was attended by Robert A. Wilson, cousin of the bride.  After the ceremony was performed, the party sat down to a bountifully provided dinner.  After the dinner, Rev. Mr. Binnie, who performed the ceremony, made a few happy remarks.  Mr. Gardiner followed in a similar strain.  The bride received a large number of valuable and handsome presents.  The  marriage took place at 11:00 am and the bride and groom took the 3:00 pm train.  It is the intention of Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon to make their future home in Manitoba in the near future.

Howe-Consitt—Married, at St. Paul’s parsonage, Worcester, Massachusetts on Feb. 14, by Rev. Father Boland, W.W. Howe to Emily E. Consitt, eldest daughter of A.F. Consitt, Scotch Line.

Neilson-McIlquham—Married, at Drummond on March 1, by Rev .D.M. Buchanan, B.A., Janet McIlquham daughter of W. McIlquham, Sr., to John Neilson of Ramsay.

Cox-Camelon—Married, by Rev. James A. Leitch, B.A., on March 1, at Brightside, Jonathan Cox of Ramsay to Agnes Camelon of Almonte daughter of David Camelon of Darling.

Perth Courier, March 17, 1899

Poole—Birth, on March 14, the wife of T.A. Poole, North Elmsley of a son.

Whyte-Sinclair—Married on March 7, at the residence of the bride’s father, John Sinclair, Bathurst, by Rev. G.C. Rock, Aggie Sinclair to Thomas Whyte of Watson’s Corners.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A very pleasant time was spent at the home of John Sinclair on Tuesday evening when his daughter Aggie was united in marriage with Thomas K. Whyte by Rev. G.C. Rock, pastor of the Perth Baptist Church.  The bride, attired in a cream hailstone(?) cicillian(?) richly trimmed with pearls, satin and chiffon, entered the parlor leaning on the arm of her brother A.M. Sinclair of Inkster, N.D.  Miss Cora A. Sloan of Campbellford, Ont., was bridesmaid while W.L. Whyte, brother of the groom, was best man.  Miss Sloan’s costume of canary cashmere trimmed with liberty silk and chiffon was very suitable to the occasion.  After the ceremony, the company retired to the dining room where a dainty supper awaited them.  Supper over, the remainder of the evening was spent in social games which had been provided for both young and old.

Perth Courier, March 24, 1899

Consitt—Birth, at Ottawa, on the 9th inst., the wife of F.H. Consitt, formerly of Perth, of a son.

Marks-Anglin—Alex Marks, formerly of Christies Lake and one of the Marks Brothers, actors, Miss Anglin a member of the company, were married at Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the comfortable home of Mrs. Leighbody, of Beckwith on Wednesday night, March 9(?) when her charming daughter Maggie was wed to a promising young man of Drummond, Mr. C.A. McLenaghan.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.A. Dorman of the Montague circuit of the Methodist church.  The bride was assisted by her sister Miss Maud while B.(?) E.(?) McLenaghan, brother of the groom was best man.  There were a large number of guests present and after the ceremony a most excellent supper was served and a thoroughly pleasant evening was spent.  The young bride, who was very popular in that section, was the recipient of a very large number of handsome and costly presents.

Perth Courier, March 24, 1899

Stevenson-Blair—Married, on Tuesday evening March 14, by Rev. W.A. Hanna at the residence of the bride’s father, John Stevenson of Ramsay to Nellie Blair, youngest daughter of T. Blair of Clayton.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The marriage notice below was taken from the Almonte Gazette of March 17.  The bride is a sister of Mrs. Thomas Thompson of this town.  “On Thursday afternoon of this week a very interesting event took place at the residence of our esteemed townsman T. Blair the occasion being the marriage of his youngest daughter Nellie to John Stevenson, a popular young gentleman of Union Hall.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. Hanna in the presence of a number of friends and relatives of the contracting parties.  The parlor was beautifully decorated with flowers for the occasion and as the bridal party entered the strains of the wedding march pealed forth from the organ, presided over by W. Stevenson, brother of the groom.  The bride was handsomely gowned in a green jacquard suiting and looked charming.  Miss M. Stevenson acted as bridesmaid and was becomingly attired in velveteen.  Alexander Dunlop ably assisted the groom.  The ceremony over, all sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner which would have done credit to a city chef.  The bride was the recipient of a number of valuable presents.  One present from the groom was the a handsome gold watch and chain with pearl settings.  The groom also presented the bridesmaid with a fine gold locket with moonstone settings.  The R.T.of T. of which the bride was a member presented her with a beautiful oil painting.  Among the many other presents were two fancy mantel clocks.  The gifts were tangible evidence of the esteem in which the young couple are held.

Bate-Bradford—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on March 15 by Rev. Father Chisholm, Thomas Bate to Carrie H. Bradford, only daughter of John H. Bradford of Carleton Place.

Perth Courier, March 31, 1899

Miller—Birth on March 19 the wife of Robert Miller, Rideau, of a daughter.

McCann—Birth, at Perth on March 22, John E. McCann, East Ward, of a daughter.

Robertson—Birth, at Carleton Place on March 25, the wife of W.S. Robertson, druggist, of a daughter.

Ritchie—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, March 25, the wife of George A.C. Ritchie of a daughter.

Chambly-Poole—Married, at St. John’s Church, Boyd’s on March 22, by Rev. Mr. Fairbairn, John Chambly to Malinda Poole both of Scotch Corners.

Graham-Harvey—Married, on Thursday, March 16, by Rev. S. J. Hughes, M.A., at the residence of the bride, Perth, David Graham of Perth to Martha Harriett Harvey of Perth.

McCharles-Williamson—Married, on Thursday, March 16, by Rev. S.J. Hughes, M.A., at the Asbury Methodist parsonage, Pertth, William J. McCharles of Oso, Ont., to Minnie Williamson of Sharbot Lake.

Carswell-Bolton—Married, on Wednesday, March 22 at the Asbury Methodist parsonage by Rev. S. J. Hughes, M.A., William Andrew Carswell of Drummond to Jane Bolton of Drummond, daughter of Thomas Bolton.

Scott-Walker—Married, on March 29, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., at the residence of the bride’s parents, James Arnold Scott of Assiniboine(?) to Henrietta Walker daughter of James Walker of North Burgess.

Paul-James—Married, on March 29 by Rev. Jas. A. Leitch, B.A., of Hopetown, John Paul of Dalhousie to Jessie A. James daughter of Robert James of Hopetown.

Bate-Bradford—Married on March 15(?) at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Father Chisholm of Carleton Place, Thomas Bate to Carrie B. Bradford only daughter of James H. Bradford of Carleton Place.

Andrew Caswell of Drummond was married to Jennie Bolton in Perth on Wednesday of last week at the parsonage by Rev. Mr. Hughes.  The best man was John Albert Flintoff and the bridesmaid was Annie Malloch.  The party arrived back at the homestead about 7:00 where were gathered together a large number of friends of each, who, with them, spent a very delightful evening in music, song and story. Central Canadian

Perth Courier, April 7, 1899

Wilson—Birth, at Bathurst on March 15, the wife of W. M. Wilson, 5th Line of a daughter.

Ferrier-Gemmill—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents in the township of Bromley on Thursday, March 23, by Rev. R. McNab, Abraham Alexander Ferrier of Osceola to Emma Agnes Gemmell daughter of William Gemmell.

Thomas-Bell—Married, on April 3 at St. Alban’s Church, Ottawa, by Venerable Archdeacon Bogart, Mark I.(?) Thomas of Henry Birks and Sons, Montreal to Alice Mary Bell, daughter of James Bell, Esq., ex-register of S. Riding, Lanark.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The Ottawa Free Press of Tuesday says:  Mark T. Thomas of Henry Birks and Sons, Jewelers of Montreal, was married yesterday afternoon in St. Alban’s Church to Alice Mary Bell.  The wedding was private only the immediate friends being present.  Rev. Archdeacon Bogart performed the ceremony.  The young couple left by the evening train for Montreal where they will reside.”  The bride is the daughter of James Bell, Esq., of Perth, ex-registrar.

Perth Courier, April 14, 1899

Noonan—Birth at Christies Lake on April 8, the wife of George Noonan of a son.

Shepard—Birth on Sunday, April 9, at Hamilton, the wife of E.J. Shepard of a son.

Young—Birth, at Perth on Saturday, April 8, the wife of Edward Young, of a daughter.

McGillivray—Birth, at Ardoch, Dakota on Sunday, April 2, the wife of Alexander McGillivray of a daughter.

Langtry-Scott—Married, at Trinity Church, Merrickville on Wednesday, March 29 by Rev. Mr. Roberts, David J. Langtry to Augusta Ida May Scott of Montague.

Ormrod-Lucas—Married, by Rev. Canon Nesbitt of St. John’s Church, on Tuesday, April 4, W. H.(?) Ormrod to Maria Lucas daughter of Robert Lucas, Esq., Smith’s Falls.

Malcolmson-Beach—Married, at Calgary, NWT, on April 5, at the Church of the Redeemer, by Rev. E. P. Lowe,  G.H. Malcolmson, M.D. to Annie Marks Beach, third daughter of A.C. Beach of Perth.

McGregor-McIntyre—Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, by Rev. J.S. McIlraith of Drummond, James M. McGregor of Bathurst (Balderson) to Mary G. McIntyre, daughter of the late Donald McIntyre.

Keller-Free—Married, at Portland, Oregon, on March 15, at the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. W. J. Thompson, by Rev. Mr. Hunter, Mr. Fred Keller of the Dallas(?) Bastion(?) to Annie Free, youngest daughter of Mrs. Edward Free of Perth.

Miller-McCool—Married at Sheenboro, Que., on Monday, March 3, by Rev. J.P. Kiernan, parish priest, Mr. Robert Caldwell Miller, former editor and part proprietor of the Observer and now a member of the staff of the Dominion Yukon Service, to Elinor Louise McCool, youngest daughter of James McCool, Esq., Ft. William Que.  Mr. Miller left the same day on his return trip to the Yukon country.  His bride accompanied him as far as the coast where she will remain for some time.

Langley-Burr—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Tuesday evening, April 11, by Rev. S. J. Hughes, Leonard Douglas of New York City to Emily Herriott, youngest daughter of Roland Burr.

Greig-McIntyre—Married, on April 12 by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., at the residence of James King of North Elmsley, James Greig of Havelock to Julia McIntyre of Balderson.

Perth Courier, April 21, 1899

Fenwick—Birth, on April 15, the wife of H.C. Fenwick, Perth, of a son.

Colquhoun—Birth, on April 14, the wife of William Colquhoun of Perth of a son.

Egan-McNamee—Married, at St. John’s Church, Perth on April 17, by Rev. C.J. Duffus

Jas. McNamee of Burgess to Lizzie Egan, daughter of Daniel Egan of Burgess.

McCullock-Black—Married, at Donaldson’s Mills on April 5 by Rev. J. McIlroy of Poland, R. McCullough to Maud Black

Richardson-Imeson—Married, on April 19 by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., North Elmsley, Mr. George Richardson to Sarah Imeson daughter of Joseph Imeson of North Elmsley.

Perth Courier, April 28, 1899

Rathwell-Herbert—Married, on the 5th (?) April by Rev. Mr. Low, at the residence of the bride’s mother, 2nd Line Drummond, Thomas Rathwell to Jennie Herbert, all of Drummond.

Thompson-Aitkin—On Wednesday April 19, by Rev. J. Lambert Alexander of Middleville at the home of the bride, Daniel John Thompson of Lanark to Mary A. Aitkin daughter of William Aitkin of Rosetta.

Perth Courier, May 5, 2005

O’Toole—Birth, at Duluth, Minnesota on April 28, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. O’Toole of a daughter.

Moodie—Birth, on Saturday, April 23, the wife of T.A. Scott, Scotch Line, of a son.

Dodd—Birth, at Fourth Street, Ogdensburg, New York, on April 18, the wife of W. Dodd, formerly of Perth, of a son.

Armstrong—Birth, on Friday, April 7, the wife of Henry Armstrong of a son.

Flannigan—Birth, at Perth on Monday, May 1, the wife of James Flannigan, of a son.

Leith-Scott—married, at Central Presbyterian Church, Toronto, by Rev. D. McTavish, D.D., Rev. M.J. Leith of Bracebridge, Ont., to Jane Scott, youngest daughter of the late John Scott of Orillia and Perth.

The Carleton Place Herald says:  R. Chisholm, of the Rosamund Woolen Company’s mills and Miss Jessie Cameron, daughter of Robert Cameron, of Almonte, well known contractor, were united in marriage last Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Hogan officiating.

Perth Courier, May 12, 1899

Paul—Birth, at Drummond on May 4, the wife of John Paul of a son.

Hetherington—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, May 9, the wife of Jason Hetherington, of a daughter.

Barr—Birth, at Lavant on May 7, the wife of James Barr of a daughter.

Barrie—Birth, at Dalhousie on April 28, the wife of James Barrie of a son.

Menzies-Allen—Married, at Knox Church, Calgary, Alberta, on the 3rd inst. By Rev. J.C. Herdman, B.D. assisted by Revs. E.D. McLaren, B.D. of Vancouver and Robert Frew of Neilson, Rev. A.D. Menzies, Presbyterian minister of Kelso, B.C. formerly of Glen Tay, Lanark County and Mary Allen, eldest daughter of the late William Allen of Kingston.

Ferguson-Orr—Married, at the residence of the bride’s brother, Navan, on Wednesday, April 26, A.E. Ferguson of Halifax to Richard G. Orr to Nellie G. Orr, formerly of Perth.

Mason-Stead—Married, at Peterboro on May 3, by Rev. Mr. Peter (Presbyterian minister) Thomas A. Mason of Lakefield to Maggie Stead, daughter of R. J. Stead of Lanark.

A pretty wedding took place at St. Michael’s Church, Huntley, on the 25th(?) April.  The contracting parties were W.R. McGarry and Miss A. O’Leary, daughter of Daniel O’Leary.  The groom is a son of William McGarry of Drummond.  The bride was handsomely attired in a violet colored silk trimmed with ribbon and chiffon and was assisted by her cousin Miss M.E. Kennedy as bridesmaid while the groom was supported by his brother Peter McGarry.  After the marriage ceremony a number of friends assembled at the home of the bride’s parents where a few hours were spent after which the happy couple left for Ottawa and other points.  Almonte Gazette

A nice wedding took place in the Roman Catholic church at Ferguson’s Falls on the 26th (?) April, the contracting parties being Miss M. Ervin, daughter of Joseph Ervin of Dalhousie and Thomas V. O’Connor, a popular young farmer of Lanark Twonship.  The bride was handsomely attired in a costume of blue trimmed with chiffon and ribbon and was assisted by Miss Theresa O’Connor, sister of the groom, while the groom was ably supported by Joseph Ervin, brother of the bride.  After the ceremony, the returned to the home of the bride’s mother, where a sumptuous repast awaited them, after which the guests enjoyed themselves in games until darkness shut out the light rays of the sun.  The young people enjoyed themselves dancing until the small hours of the morning.  Among the guests wee Messrs. E. Ryan and E. Byrnes of Perth.

Perth Courier, May 19, 1899

Cameron—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, May 9, the wife of A.N. Cameron of a daughter.

Johnson-Harding—Married at Medicine Hat, A - - - on April 11, by Rev. R.A. Scarlett, Thomas Johnson of Maple Creek, A - - - , to Lizzie Harding daughter of George Harding of Middleville.

Brittain-Code—Married, on May 10(?) at St. John’s Church, South March, by Rev. W.H. Stiles, assisted by Rev. Canon Pollard, E.L. Brittain to Louise Code, youngest daughter of the late A. Code, Esq., formerly of Innisville.

Perth Courier, June 2, 1899

Gallipeau—Birth on May 22, the wife of Charles Gallipeau of Perth of a son.

Bell—Birth, at Balderson on May 19, the wife of C.J. Bell of a daughter.

Noonan—Birth, on May 20, the wife of Dennis Noonan of Bathurst of a daughter.

McIntyre—Birth, at Winnipeg on Wednesday, May 19, at 339 Kennedy Street, the wife of W.A. McIntyre, formerly of Balderson of a daughter.

Haveron-Flauherty—Married, at Knox Church Manse on May 25, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D. John Haveron to Mary Jane Flauherty, of Burgess.

Moodie-McLenaghan—Married, at Pao-Ning, China on Wednesday, March 8, Rev. R.T. Moodie formerly of North Elmsley to Mary McLenaghan daughter of John McLenaghan of Perth.

Smith-Pettigrew—Married, on May 17 by Rev. R.C.H. Sinclair, B.A., Oliver’s Ferry, George Smith of Perth to Christina Pettigrew of Burgess.

Perth Courier, June 9, 1899

Goodman—Birth, at “The Summit”, Perth, on June 2, the wife of A.W. Goodman of the Inland Revenue Department of a daughter.

Moulton—Birth, at Tennyson on May 10, the wife of William Moulton of a daughter.

Young—Birth, at Perth on May 28, the wife of Denis Young of a daughter.

Poole-Austin—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, 578 Ontario Street, on Thursday, June 1, by Rev. William Patterson, John M. Poole of  (illegible word) Poole Printing Co., Ltd., to Jennie Austin daughter of Adam Austin, Esq.

Martin-Jordan—Married, at Montreal on Thursday, June 1, Jack Martin of Montreal to Maud Jordan of Perth.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

One of our most esteemed young ladies, Maud Jordan, eldest daughter of Thomas Jordan of this town, became the bride on Thursday last week of John Martin of Montreal, of the Canadian Paper Company, one of the most popular and promising young travelers on the road.  The marriage took place in Montreal.

North-Robinson—Married, on June 7 by Rev. D. Currie, B.D. at Perth, Albert North of Bathurst to Sophia Robinson of Oso.

Noonan-Hogan—Married at St. John’s Church, Perth, on June 5(?) 6(?) by Rev. Father Duffus, parish priest, Peter L. Noonan of Perth to Maggie Hogan, second daughter of Michael Hogan of Bathurst.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Tuesday morning of this week, St. John’s Church was the scene of a very pleasant event, the occasion being the marriage of Peter Noonan, a very popular young man and the son of our esteemed townsman D.R. Noonan, to Maggie Hogan, second daughter of Michael Hogan, a prosperous farmer of Bathurst.  Shortly before 8:00 the groom, accompanied by P.J. Kehoe, who performed the duties of best man in a very graceful manner, arrived at the church and a few minutes later the bride came into the church leaning on the arm of her father.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Duffus and Father O’Brien of Stanleyville said the mass.  The bride wore a very pretty dress of delicate figured organdy trimmed with white satin and chiffon and carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Josie Drennan who was attired in a very pretty dress of figured organdy with white silk bodice and silk trimmings and carried a bouquet of carnations.  Miss Mary Hogan, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor and was very prettily attired in a dress of cream muslin with lace trimmings.  After the marriage ceremony the bridal party, accompanied by a number of their immediate friends, drove to the residence of the bride’s parents, a short distance from the town, where the wedding breakfast awaited them.  The happy couple left on the afternoon train for Utica and other places in New York state. They were accompanied to the station by a large number of their friends and acquaintances and boarded the train amid showers of rice and congratulations and good wishes.

Doyle-Leonard—Married, at St. John’s Church, Perth on June 5, Richard Doyle of Drummond to Bridget Leonard, daughter of Patrick Leonard of Bathurst.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

St. John’s Church was the scene of a very large gathering on Monday morning the occasion being the marriage of Richard Doyle of Wayside, Drummond to Bridget Leonard, daughter of Patrick Leonard of Bathurst.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Duffus, pastor.  Miss Mary Leonard, sister of the bride, made a charming bridesmaid and Peter McGarry, cousin of the groom, took the part of best man.  The bridal party, after the sacred ceremony, took carriages to the residence of the bride’s parents, 3rd Line Bathurst, and partook of the marriage dinner.  The young couple will make their home in Perth.

Miss Julia Devine, daughter of James Devine, formerly of Drummond, now of Montague, was married last week to Francis Healey(?) Henley(?) of Montague, Rev. Father Kelly performed the ceremony

Ernest Sutherland, a prosperous young farmer of Innisville, was married at the residence of Hiram McCreary, near Carleton Place on June 7 to Edith Ringer, daughter of George Ringer of Smith’s Falls, Rev. Mr. Hannay of Innisville performing the ceremony.

From the Kingston Times we learn of the marriage of Arthur Matheson, C.E. of Ottawa, son of the late Marshall Matheson of that city, and nephew of Messrs and Misses Matheson of Perth, to Madeline Cartwright of Kingston, daughter of Rev. Conroy Cartwright of Portsmouth, Kingston.  The bride is a niece of Sir R.(?) J. Cartwright.  The ceremony was performed at St. John’s Church, Portsmouth, by Rev. Francis W. Dobbs, grand-uncle of the bride, assisted by her cousin Rev. Ogilvie Dobbs of Brockville.  The wedding presents numbered over 350 and individual checks amounted to over $500

Perth Courier, June 16, 1899

Conners—Birth, on Wednesday, 14th inst., the wife of Alfred Connors, of a daughter.

Stafford—Birth, at Drummond on May 26(?) the wife of Peter Stafford, of twin boys.

Buchanan-Armstrong—Married, on June 9, by Rev. D. Currie, B.D., at Perth, Daniel Francis Buchanan of S. Sherbrooke to Diana Mathilda Armstrong, daughter of Thomas Armstrong of Oso.

Matheson-Cartwright—Married, at St. John’s Church, Portsmouth, Ont., on Wed. June 7, by Rev. F.W. Dobbs, Arthur John Matheson of Ottawa, civil engineer, third son of the late William Matheson, to Madeline Letitia Cartwright, third daughter of Rev. Conway E. Cartwright of Portsmouth.

Clyne-Doyle—Married, at St. John’s Church, Perth on Tuesday, June 13, Jane Doyle daughter of Bernard Doyle to James Clyne all of Bathurst.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A very pretty event took place in St. John’s Church, Perth, on Tuesday morning, June 13, when Ella Doyle, daughter of Bern. Doyle, of Balderson, was united in marriage to Jas. Clyne, a prosperous young farmer of Bathurst.  The bride was prettily attired in a white brocade alpaca with lace and ribbon trimming and was assisted by her sister Miss Mary, who wore white muslin over cream with silk and ribbon trimmings.  The groom was waited on by his brother Frank of Cornwall.  Rev. Father O’Brien of Stanleyville performed the impressive ceremony.  After the Holy Sacrifice of the Nuptial Mass, the happy couple returned to the residence of the bride’s parents where they were served the wedding breakfast.  Only the immediate friends of the contracting parties were present but the large number of handsome and beautiful presents testify to the esteem in which the bride is held by her friends.  In the evening the young couple left for their future home in Harper.

James-Robertson—Married, at Ramsay on June 7 by Rev. J.M. McLean, Alfred James of Lanark to Jennie Robertson, daughter of Jas. Robertson, Sr., of Ramsay.

Robertson-Boyle—Married, at Blakeney on June 7 by Rev. J.M. McLean, James Robertson of Ramsay to Jennie Boyle of Darling.

Boyd’s:  E. Sutherland of this place and Miss E. Ringer of Ramsay were united in wedlock at the home of Hiram McCreary at the 2:00 hour on Wednesday last.  Miss H. Ringer, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid while H. Boyd of this place did the honors for the groom.  A large gathering of friends were present.  After the ceremony the party sat down to a large spread.  Mr. Sutherland and wife in the evening departed for Ottawa to spend their honeymoon.

Perth Courier, June 23, 1899

McArthur-Robertson—Married, at Pakenham, on June 14, by Rev. C.S. Logie, Hugh McArthur of Carleton Place to Annie Robertson, only daughter of Jas. Robertson, Esq., of Pakenham

Gourlay-Sinclair—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Scotch Corners, Beckwith on June 14, by Rev. A.A. Scott, M.A., George Gourlay of Carleton Place to Maggie E. Sinclair youngest daughter of Peter Sinclair of Beckwith.

On Wednesday morning, June 14, St. Gabriel’s Church, Montreal, was the scene of a very pretty and quiet wedding when John H. McDonagh, son of William McDonagh of this town, was united in marriage to Margaret Lynch, daughter of Patrick Lynch, a very popular and highly esteemed young lady.  The bride was attired in a traveling suit of purple bangalrin with cream silk embroidered with gold with hat to match and carried a bouquet of white roses.  Her sister Miss Maggie Lynch acted as bridesmaid while Thomas McGillivray, formerly of Perth, assisted the groom.  As the bridal party entered the church, the organ pealed forth the Wedding March.  The choir assisted during the mass.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father McDonagh, brother of the groom.  After a sumptuous repast at the bride’s home, and many congratulations and toasts, the happy couple left for Toronto and Niagara.

Perth Courier, June 30, 1899

Bell—Birth, on June 7 at Pipestone, Manitoba, the wife of T.G. Bell of a daughter.

Manders-Moore—Married, on Wednesday, June 28, by Rev. L. Wheatley, Charles Manders to M.(?) E.(?) Moore, all of Maberly.

Gilday-MacNee—Married, at Perth on June 27, at the residence of the bride’s father, Gardiner Gilday of Westmount, Montreal, to Margaret Campbell (Maggie) MacNee, Perth, youngest daughter of Duncan MacNee, Esq.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Tuesday evening last a quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan MacNee, North Street, the bride being their youngest daughter Maggie, and the groom Gardiner Gilday, a prosperous contractor of Westmount, Montreal.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.H. Scott, pastor of St. Andrew’s Church, in the presence of the members of the family of the bride and groom.  The presents were numerous and valuable but the one that was prized, perhaps, as highly as any one was a mat made of native ox-eye daisies in the centre and white daisies surrounding them with a border of ferns.  This was intended to use for the bride to stand upon during the marriage ceremony and was the gift of the pupils of her Sunday School class at St. Andrews.  Her scholars presented her, besides, with a pic-splice(?) with the words on an enclosed care “just from your girls”.  The bridal couple set out early the next morning for Oliver’s Ferry, there to take the boat to Kingston for an extended wedding tour to various parts of Canada and the U.S.

Gulliford-Flintoff—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Drummond, on June 22, by Rev. W.L. Palfarman of Lanark, Richard Gulliford of Otter Valley, B.C. to Maria Flintoff of Drummond.


Posted: 10 March, 2006.