Marriage announcements – 1920s

George Citch – Alice Smith (Evening Advocate, 1920-01-12)

Wedding Bells

On Monday night – Dec. 22nd, [1919] St. Alban’s. Church (C. of E.) Heart’s Ease, was the scene of a very pretty wedding when George Critch, R.N.R. of Hillview, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Alice Smith, youngest daughter of Mrs. Martha Smith of Heart’s Ease.

The bride, who entered the church leaning on the arm of Mr. George Smith, Sr., was handsomely attired in a dress of blue silk with bridal veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by Miss Rose Breaker. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were: Mrs. Jane Smith and Uriah Smith, R.N.R., Miss Janet Baker (teacher) and William Dodge, R.N.R., Miss Alice Spurrell and John Smith, Jr.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. O. S. Templeton, lnclumbent of Random Mission. Immediately after the ceremony tea was served al home of the bride’s mother, where quite a number of guests were entertained. The bride was the recipient of many presents.

In a few days the happy couple leave for Hillview. their future home and take with them the best wishes of many friends for a long and happy wedded life. The writer wishes them health, wealth and prosperity over the matrimonial sea.

Thanking you, Mr. Editor, in anticipation of publication.
I remain, sincerely yours,
Well Wisher
Heart’s Ease, T.B.
December 29th, 1919


Joseph Smith – Alice Spurrell (Evening Advocate 1920-09-21)

Wedding Bells

A very quiet and pretty wedding took place at Hodges Cove on Thursday, Sept. 10th, when Mr. Joseph Smith of Gooseberry Cove led to the altar Miss Alice Spurrell, daughter of Mr. Uriah Spurrell of Butter Cove, T.B. The bride was beautifully attired in a travelling suit of white with pink sash. The brides girl was Maria Spurrell sister of the bride and Mr. Donald Balsam assisted the groom. The present of the groom the brides girl was a gold pendant. Mr. Moses Spurrell acted as best man. The flower girls were Miss Irene Hiscock and Miss Mary Jane Smith. After the Ceremony was performed, the happy couple motored to Butter Cove, where sumptuous supper was held, alter which the happy couple motored on to Gooseberry Cove to their future home. The young folks heartly enjoyed themselves in a dance. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Smith bonvovage over the Matrimonial Sea.

Hodges Cove Sept. 10th 1920.


Andrew Seaward – Rosie Goobie (Evening Telegram, January 30, 1923

Wedding Bells

An event of unusual interest took place at the Methodist Church, Clarenville, on Monday afternoon, Jan. 22nd, when Mr. Andrew Seaward and Miss Rosie Goobie were united in marriage by Rev. Isaac Davis. The bride looked charming in a dress of white crepe de chin, trimmed with over net of Valenciennes Lace, with hat to match, and bridal veil. The bridesmaids were Miss Agnes Goobie, sister of the bride, Miss Alice Seaward, sister of the groom, Miss Flossie Balsom and Miss D. Mercer, Methodist teacher. The groom was attended by J. B. Froude, Mr. Lyman Strong, D. Connally and Mr. Alfred Webber. The Church was filled with relatives and friends to witness the ceremony. Miss Inez Gulliford presided at the organ and furnished appropriate music: the wedding march being nicely rendered. After the young couple had been pronounced man and wife, and the register signed, the party experienced their first shower of rice,
and for several minutes it literally poured rice. After leaving the Church volleys of musketry greeted them, until the Seaward homestead was reached; after which a reception was the order of the evening. Guests to the number of one hundred and fifty sat to tables laden with everything that the inner man could desire. The Groom’s mother, Mrs. A. Seaward, the bridesmaids, Miss Mercer and Miss Balsom, deserve great credit for the efficient manner in which they looked after the comfort of the assembled guests. The wedding was kept up until early morning, and music, singing and dancing was enjoyed by the younger folks. The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome necklet of silver and Oriental pearls; to the bridesmaids, enamelled brooches of white design: to the groomsmen, Mother of Pearl cuff buttons. Both bride and groom are very popular. The bride is the daughter of the late James Goobie and Mrs. Miller of
Queen’s Cove, T.B. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Seaward and the brother of Constable J. Seward. The young couple were the recipients of many gifts of attractive and serviceable silverware, glassware, art pieces, household goods, linens and utensils. Judging from the unanimous approval, the expressions of goodwill, and hearty send off, the voyage of Mr. and Mrs. Seaward over the Matrimonial Sea should prove to be a complete success.


Ben Smith – Eliza Hiscock (Evening Advocate, 1924-10-06)

Wedding Bells
Smith – Hiscock

A very pretty marriage was solemnized at the C. of E. Cathedral Thursday evening at 4 p.m., when Mr. Ben Smith of Gooseberry Cove, T.B., was united in Holy Bonds of Matrimony to Miss Eliza Hiscock of Hodge’s Cove, T.B.

The bride looked charming dressed in fawn canton, crepe and carried pink and white carnations, with hat to match. The bridesmaids being Miss Irene Hiscock and Miss Lora Hiscock, both sisters of the bride, while Mr. Timothy Smith, cousin of the groom, acted as best man, and Mr. James Smith, brother of the groom, being bridesboy. Many and great were the presents received by this happy couple.

The ceremony being performed by the Rev. Mr. Brinton, the married couple then drove to Stephen St., where teas and refreshments were served. They will leave by Sunday’s express for Gooseberry Cove, their future home. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Smith many happy years of married life.



Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, March 2021. Updated November 2022

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