Marriage announcements – 1900s

Evening Herald, January 20, 1900

Wedding Bells.
A most attractive wedding occurred at Northern Bight Church on Jan 10th, [1900] at 3 p.m., the contracting parties being Minnie Frost, daughter of James Frost of Northern Bight, and Samuel Hansford, son of Chas. Hansford of Deep Bight. The bride, who looked charming, was attired in a dress of white crepon, with hat and veil to match, and was attended by Miss L. Frost, her cousin; Miss M. Ellsworth, Methodist teacher; and Miss Churchill and Miss Frost, cousin of the bride, while the groom was supported by Mr. C. Hansford, his brother; Messrs. W. Frost, D. Frost and F. Frost, cousins of the bride; and two little girls robed in white strewed the pathway with flowers. The bride was given away by her father. After Rev. C.A. Whitemarsh had performed the ceremony the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, where a light repast was partaken of; after which the whole party, including guests, consisting of twelve sleighs drove to the brides future residence, a distance of five miles, where a sumptuous tea was served by the groom’s mother. After spending a most enjoyable time the company dispersed well pleased with the day’s pleasure. The bride was the recipient of many pretty presents. We wish the couple every happiness on this felicitous occasion.

   Also, on Jan 4, [1900] by Rev. F.C. Shears, Isaac Brewer, of Northern Bight, to Susie Hillier, of New Harbour, T.B., for two years a domestic of Mr. N. Frost, J.P. of Northern Bight.

   At Northern Bight, Jan 3, [1900] by Rev. C.A. Whitemarsh, William J. Stoyles, to Jane Benson, daughter of the late Heh. Benson.

   Northern Bight, Jan. 16, 1900. 


Evening Herald, February 27, 1900

At Hodge’s Cove, Random, T.B. on Feb. 8, Miss Annie Smith, daughter of Mr. Stephen Smith, of that place, was united in marriage to Mr. Nathaniel Smith. The bride was attired in pale blue cashmere, trimmed with pale blue silk, with hat to match. Miss Rachel Smith, her sister, and Miss Susie Vey, acted as bridesmaids, the groom being attended by Mr. Thos. Smith and John Peddle. Rev. F. C. Shears performed the ceremony at the Anglican church, it being witnessed by a number of guests, who, after its close repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, where a wedding supper was done justice to and dancing kept up until midnight. The happy pair left next day for their future home, Bay Bulls Arm, with the best wishes of all their friends.


Evening Telegram, June 16, 1904

A PRETTY wedding took place at Northern Bight. The contracting parties were Mr. W. J. Cooper of Grate’s Cove and Miss Lily Ann Churchill of Northern Bight, daughter of the lay reader. The bride was attended by Miss Laura Benson and others. The groom was supported by Mr. William Churchill. The bride was charmingly attired in white. After the ceremony a repast was partaken at the residence of the bride’s parent. The happy couple have taken up their residence at Grate’s Cove. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. G. Talk, the Incumbent of Random.


Evening Herald, February 3, 1906

Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding was celebrated here on the 25th, the contracting parties being Mr. Joshua Gooby and Miss Blanche Benson, Rev. Isaac French officiating. The bride was beautifully attired in cream nuns veiling and wore a bridal-veil and orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss Maud Benson, sister of the bride and little Gladys Avery. The groom was ably supported by Mr. Allan Benson and Mr. George Gooby. A reception was held at the home of the bride. Afterwards the bridal party drove to Queen Cove, their future home. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss. == Northern Bight, Jan. 30, 1906


Evening Telegram, October 17, 1907

The marriage of Mr. Chesley Manuel, youngest son of the late Josiah Manuel, of Exploits, and Mary Frost, youngest daughter of Mr. Levi Frost of this town, took place at 2 o’clock yesterday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Cowperthwaite, and took place at the residence of Mr. Frost, in the presence of a large number of guests. The bride looked extremely pretty dressed in white silk, as she entered the room leaning on the arm of her father. Miss Maud Butt, was maid of honor, and little Marion Dawe, daughter of Mr. Robert Dawe, of Bay Roberts, appeared all-important as flower-girl. The groom was attended by Dr. Overton, of Exploits, who accompanied Mr. Manuel here for the occasion. After the ceremony had been performed, luncheon was served and the wedding party to the number of about 30, occupying nine carriages, drove through the town and on to the railway station, where they boarded the 5 o’clock express for their future home at Exploits. The bride looked very happy in her travelling costume of green cloth, and hat to match. A large number of friends were at the station to bid them bon voyage over the sea of matrimony. As they were boarding the car they received a goodly sprinkling of the lucky rice. Long life and much happiness is the general wish to the newly-married pair.
Miss Jane Frost, eldest daughter of Mr. Levi Frost, is expected to arrive from New York on a visit to her parents and friends.

Harbor Grace Standard, October 18th, 1907

—Wedding Bells.—Mr. Chesley Manuel, youngest son of the late Josiah Manuel, of Exploits, and Miss Mary Frost, youngest daughter of Capt. Levi Frost of this town were married on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony took place at Capt. Frost’s residence, and was performed by Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, in the presence of a number of guests. Miss Maud Butt acted as bridesmaid and Miss Marion Dawe as flower girl. The groom was attended by Dr. Overton, of Exploits. After the ceremony, luncheon was served to the guests. The happy pair left by the 5 o’clock train for their future home at Exploits, taking with them the best wishes of their host of friends here. The bride was the recipient of a number of costly and useful presents.



Evening Herald, January 12, 1909

Wedding Bells

On Tuesday, the 22nd December, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Hodges Cove, random South, Trinity Bay, the Rev. M.K. Gardner officiating. The contracting parties were Mr. Wm. H. Smith, youngest son of Mr. Stephen Smith of Hodges Cove, and Miss Mary Jane Olford, C. of E. school teacher, only daughter of the late Thomas Olford, of Salvage, B.B. The bride, who was given away by Wm. Peddle, sr., looked charming in cream embroidered nun’s veiling with hat and veil to match. She was attended by Miss Delilah E. Balsom, while Mr. Isaac John Smith, brother of the groom, acted as best man.

The bridesmaids looked very pretty being becomingly attired. After the ceremony the happy couple, amidst volleys of musketry, proceeded to the home of the bridgegroom, where they were met by a large number of friends. Congratulations being tendered, a sumptuous supper was served to a large number of friends.

Dancing commenced at 10 o’clock, and was kept up until eight o’clock next morning at the home of Mr. Smith, after which the many friends retired to their homes well pleased with their night’s merriment. Many presents were given to the bride from far and near. Your correspondent, with many others, wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness and prosperity.


Evening Telegram, August 23, 1909

In Holy Wedlock
Mr. A.C. Pittman, Customs Officer at Clarenville, and Miss M.E. Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Frost of Northern Bight, were united in holy wedlock on Wednesday last [August 18, 1909], Rev. Edwin Lewis being the officiating clergyman. Mr. Arthur Pittman, of the firm of Pittman and Shaw, and brother of the groom, acted as best man, with Mr. Samuel Hansford in attendance. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Samuel Hansford and Miss Gertrude Frost, sister of the bride. The bride looked very nice attired in a dress of organdie muslin trimmed with white lace, with wreath and bouquet of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids wore pale green mercerised silk and pink silk muslin trimmed with cream lace. The guests comprised immediate relatives and friends of the family. The bride was the recipient of many valuable presents. After a luxurious wedding super and the usual happy greetings attending such occasions, the happy couple boarded the train for Clarenville, their home. We extend congratulations.


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