Marriage announcements – 1910s

William F. Churchill and Jessie Whalen (Evening Telegram, December 6, 1910)

Wedding at Northern Bight – a very pretty wedding took place on Saturday last, November 27th, at St. Michael’s Church, when Mr. William F. Churchill and Miss Jessie Whalen were joined in holy wedlock by the Rev. Prescott. The bride was dressed in a handsome white princess dress and white velvet picture hat and veiling to match. The bridesmaid, a sister of the groom, Miss Churchill, wore a dress of white and a blue picture hat to match. The groom was supported by Mr. George Cooper. The bride received many nice presents from her friends. The wedding party spent a most pleasant and enjoyable time and kept the festivities up until daylight. Wishing the bride and bridegroom many long and prosperous years of peace and happiness.


T. Martin and Kathleen A. Stringer (Evening Telegram, November 4, 1914)

 ET Nov 4 1914

Wedding Bells


Grate’s Cove was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Thursday last when Mr. T. Martin, of Grate’s Cove, and Miss Kathleen A Stringer, of Hodge’s Cove, T. B., were united in the bonds of holy matrimony by the Rev. E Higgit, Incumbent of Bay de Verde. The bride was very tastefully attired in cream crepe-de chene and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The bridesmaids were Misses Maud Avery, Jane Noel, Lizzie Hodder and Virtue Benson, while Mr. E Martin, J. Hodder and C. W. Benson ably supported the groom. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the groom; many friends of the bride and groom were present. Including Miss Bartlett, Miss A S Meadus, Miss M Carbery and Miss Doyle. Also Mr. F Martin and Mr. H F Mearvis. Both the bride and groom received many valuable and useful presents testifying to the esteem in which the young couple are held. Rev. Mr. Higgit delivered a short address after the ceremony on the beauty and dignity of the married life, and wished the young couple every joy and felicity and a smooth passage on the sea of matrimony in which wish the writer earnestly joins.


R. Gardner and M.K. Peddle (Evening Telegram, December 21, 1912)

 ET Dec 21 1912


The wedding of Mr. R. Gardner, of St. John’s, to Miss M. K. Peddle, of Hodge’s Cove. T. B., took place at that settlement a few days ago. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Butler. Mr. M. Peddle acted as best man and Miss Alice Peddle assisted the bride. Alter the ceremony an enjoyable time was spent by the friends of the bride and groom who arrived here yesterday. Mr. Gardner will shortly take charge of the S.S. Progress.


John Green, Jr. and Mary Jane Downey (Evening Telegram, December 6, 1913)

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On Dec. 1st [1913] at St. Jones Without, T.B., a very pretty wedding took place, when Mr. John Green, Jr., son of Mr. Charles Green of that place was united in holy matrimony to Mary Jane Downey, of that place, but who for a few months had been residing in St. John’s. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Mr. Richards, Methodists Minister, of the Random South Circuit. Mr. Leander Green was groom’s best man and Miss Minnie Green assisted the bride. The wedding was kept up in the home of the groom, where the good friends of St. Jones Without met for a sumptuous repast. Mr. and Mrs. Green have the hearty wishes of all for many years of happy wedded life.


William Parsons and Hattie Symonds (Evening Telegram, June 30, 1917)

 article_clipping_0A very quiet but pretty -wedding took place at Hodge’s Cove, T. B., on Wednesday, June 21st, when Miss Hattie Symonds, daughter of Capt. William Symonds of Botwood, was united in matrimony to Mr. William Parsons, chief engineer of the S.S. Wren.The ceremony was performed in Mary’s Church by the Rev. W. A. Butler, brother in law of the groom. The bride wore a very pretty gown of ninon over liberty satin with bridal veil and wreath.

She was attended by the groom’s sister, Miss Effie Parsons, who was attired in blue silk.

The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome cheque, and to the bridesmaid a handsome ring with birthstone settings.

The Star extends congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, and wishes them many years of wedded happiness.


Levi Green and Isabella (Spurrell) Smith (The Evening Advocate, May 8, 1919, page 5)

A very quiet but pretty wedding took place Tuesday, April 22nd at the home of Mr. Moses Seward Sr. when Mr. Levi Green was united in the holy bonds of Matrimony to Mrs. Isabella Smith daughter of Mr. Moses Spurrell of Butter Cove. The bride looked charming in her suit of white voile, with hat to match. The bride’s boys and bride’s girls are as follows: Mr. Alex Spurrell, as best man, brother of the bride and Miss Gertrude Sheppard. C of. E. teacher, as chief bride’s maid; Mr. James Smith, brother-in-law of the bride, and Miss Alice Smith, sister-in-law of the bride. Rev. D. E. Freke took the ceremony. After the ceremony was performed the happy couple wended their way to the home of the bride’s parents where a pleasant evening was spent by all. On Saturday the happy couple went by motor boat to their future home, St. Jones Without. We all wish them, many happy years of wedded bliss.



Captain Joseph Janes and Myra Avery (The Evening Advocate, May 31, 1919)



In the presence of a large gathering of friends the marriage of Miss Myra Avery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [John Robert] Avery, to Captain Joseph Janes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janes, took place May the 19th to the Methodist Church. Britannia. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. Pitcher. Music was given by Miss L. Ivany. The bride was exquisitely dressed in white voile, with bridal veil to match. She was attended by Miss Nance Currie. The groom was assisted by his

brother, Mr. Moses Janes. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s father, where many friends were present and enjoyed a pleasant night. They received many valuable present. Wishing them bon voyage over the matrimonial sea.

ONE WHO WAS PRESENT. Britannia, May 21st. 1919.


Bernard Shaw and Katie Hallern (Evening Telegram, June 30, 1919)

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A pretty wedding took place Sunday evening at the R.C. Cathedral, when ex-Private Bernard Shaw of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Little Hearts Ease, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Katie Hallern of St. Vincent’s, daughter of Frances and Mary Hallern. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Greene. The bride was charmingly attired in white silk with hat to match. She was attended by her cousin. Miss Florence Hallern, who was neatly attired in pink Georgette crepe and black picture hat. The groom was ably supported by Mr. Fred Newton, brother-in-law of the groom. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the home of the brides brother, 15 Baxter’s Hill, when a reception was held and very enjoyable evening was spent. The bride was the recipient of many useful and valuable presents. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Shaw a bon voyage over the matrimonial sea.

Leander Green and Blanche Green (Evening Telegram, December 6, 1919)

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Green – Green

A pretty wedding was solemnized in the school chapel at St. Jones Without, T.B., on Thursday, Nov. 27th [1919], by the Rev. G.S. Templeton, when Miss Blanche Green was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Leander Green. The bride, who was given away by Mr. John Green, was very neatly attired for the occasion. The bridegroom who distinguished himself in the Great War, was worthy of a daughter of the land which he fought to save. The bride was the recipient of a number of useful presents. The reception was held at the home of the groom’s father, Mr. Mark Green. May the young married couple live long to enjoy many years of wedded happiness.


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, January 2016, Updated September 2019
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