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1816

From George Halladay:
The Kingston Gazette
February 3, 1816

On Wednesday 31st January, Elvah Bennet & Susannah Davis, both of Wolfe Island.

1818

From The Ontario Register 1780s-1870s, Marriage Notices of Ontario, Montreal Herald, 1814, 1816-1820
Marriage: 9 Sept 1818, Maria Johnson LANGAN, second d/o the late Patrick Langan, to Archibald Frederick Kennedy JOHNSON, s/o Sir John JOHNSON, at Plattsburg, NY, both of Montreal, L.C.

1819

From George Halladay:
The Kingston Chronicle, Kingston, U.C.
Friday, June 18, 1819
WEDDING
Holden – Barrett
On Sunday last, the 13th of June, by Rev. Official Stuart, Mr. Sylvester Holden, of Kingston, to Miss. Sarah Barrett, of Wolfe Island.

1823

From The Ontario Register, Marriage Notices of Ontario, Canadian Magazine July 1823-Feb 1824,
December 1823, In this City, on Saturday, 20th inst. Charlotte LANGAN, youngest daughter of Patrick Langan, to George Forsythe.

1825

Upper Canada Herald, Kingston 1825
March 22, 1825

On Wednesday 16th, John Davis & Olive Spur, both residents of Long Island ( Rev. John Barclay).

1826

Upper Canada Gazette & U.E. Loyalist, York (Toronto) 1826-1828.
15 July 1826, at Kingston 4th inst. John Lambert to Rebecca Orser (Rev. John Barclay).
ibid. at the same time, same place (15 July 1826) James Thom to Jane Stewart (Rev. John Barclay).

From George Halladay:
Upper Canada Gazette (York, Toronto)
July 25, 1826
WEDDING
Horne - Brown
At Kingston, on the 25th inst., John Horne to Jemima Brown. (Rev. John Barclay)

From Sharon Compeau-
From: The Kingston Chronicle
Date:Friday, November 3 1826:
"On Friday the 27th ult. by the Rev. Archdeacon Stuart, Mr. William Allan, of Kingston, to Miss Alley Davies. of Wolfe Island"


1831

From Sharon Compeau-
From: The Kingston Chronicle
Date:Saturday, February 19, 1831
"By the Ven. the Archdeacon of Kingston, on Friday the 11th inst., Mr. Simon Shaver , of the Township of Matilda, to Miss Hannah Davis of Wolfe Island" (Correction from Sat. Feb. 12, 1830)


1832

From George Halladay:
Marriage Bans
Parkinson, John, yeoman & Catherine Cole, spr., both of Wolfe Island, b: William Marsh, Kingston, innkeeper, and Andrew West, of Wolfe Island, yeoman, 18, Sept. 1832 at Kingston {2981}

1845

From George Halladay:
The Christian Guardian (Toronto)
April 23, 1845
WEDDING
On April 13, George Cox, of Kingston, and Emma Slewman, of Wolfe Island. (Rev. Edwy Ryerson)

1852

From George Halladay:
The Christian Guardian (Toronto)
March 3, 1852
WEDDING
On 24th inst., John R. Snider, of Wolfe Island, to Matilda J. Harrison, of Marysburg. (Rev. W. McFadden)

From George Halladay:
The Christian Guardian (Toronto)
July 14, 1852
WEDDING
On the 1st inst., John Holliday, of Wolfe Island, to Margaret Notter, of Brockville. (Rev. Wm. Andrews)

1853

From George Halladay:
The Canadian Churchman
Toronto, U.C.
January 27, 1853

In Trinity Church, Wolf Island, on 23rd Dec. last, A. H. Going & Clemens, dau. of Lieut. Murray, formerly of H.M.S. (Rev. Thomas Bousfield)

From George Halladay:
The Canadian Churchman
Toronto, U.C.
January 27, 1853
In Trinity Church, Wolf Island, on 28th Dec., W. Davis, junior, & Miss M. Staley; both of Wolfe Island. (Rev. Thomas Bousfield)

From George Halladay:
The Canadian Churchman
Toronto, U.C.
January 27, 1853
In Trinity Church, Wolf Island, on 2nd Dec., Robert Billings & Miss Jane Griffith, both of Wolfe Island. (Rev. Thomas Bousfield)

From George Halladay:
The Canadian Churchman
Toronto, U.C.
June 9, 1853

In Trinity Church, Wolf Island, on Tuesday, May 31, Alexander Fraser & Ellen Ann Anderson, both of Wolf Island. (Rev. Thomas Bousfield)

1857

Fitzsimmons, John R. married in Ogdensburg Jul. 24, 1857 by Elijah White, JP, John R. Fitzsimmons to Miss Fanny McIntyre, both of Long Island, Ont. 11 Jul. 28, 1857

1871

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Feb 16, 1871 page 2
- Married - On Wednesday, Feb 15, at Christ Church, Cataraqu, by the Rev Henry Wilson, Mr William Abbott, of Wolfe Island, to Henrietta second daughter of Mr William Waddington, of the township of Kingston.

1876

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1876
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
WILSON - MULLINGER

At Cape Vincent, September 12, 1876, Charles Wilson to Mrs James Mullinger, both of Wolfe Island.

From George Halladay:
The Daily British Whig, Kingston, U.C.
WEDDING
Craine – Detlor

At Wolfe Island, August 17, 1876, John Craine to Miss. Ann Detlor of Bath.

1878

From George Halladay:
The Daily British Whig, Kingston, U.C.
WEDDING
D'Argent – Hitchcock

April 17, 1878, W. E. D'Argent to Nettie, 2nd Daughter of H. O. Hitchcock of Wolfe Island.

1879

Thank you to Pat:
Daily British Whig
Date: Jan. 13, 1879
p.2 Married - At Wolfe Island, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, on Monday, the 13th of January, Captain Morris Langan, of Wolfe Island, to Miss Sarah Rogers, youngest daughter of the late James Rogers, Esq. No cards.

1881

(handwritten date: 26 Oct. 1881)
Unknown Newspaper clipping
---A very pleasant occasion occurred last Wednesday evening, Oct. 26th, when Nathan Easton and Mattie Whittier were united in marriage. Upwards of fifty invited guests and relatives assembled at the house of the bride's father, David Whittier. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. M. Rice. After the hearty greetings and congratulations were bestowed the company was invited to partake of the beautiful and tempting supper prepared with much care and good taste. A number made their presence to be remembered by making some useful presents. We mention some of the gifts: A set of glassware and one dozen salt-cellars from Mrs. L. Easton and daughter; a set of glassware and mustache cup and picture framed from H. G. Easton; glass water pitcher from Mrs. F. E. Bennett; a pair of vases and a picture framed from Jennie Kellogg; a butter knife from Fannie Smith; a set of tablespoons from Mrs. G. Halladay; a lamp from Florence Babcock; one from Miss M. E. Ryan; another from Wm. Easton; a silver cake-basket from Wm. Gaskill; a toilet set from his wife; a vegetable dish from Mrs. Whittier; set of knives and forks from G. Moyer,; a majolica cheese plate from Mrs. W. McNett; stereoscope and dozen views from E. A. Wright; table cloth and dozen napkins from Emma Winslow, Emma Wright and Sarah McOmber; smoking set from C. Easton; glass and silver pickle-castor from A. T. Smith, and one from Sarah Mount and Mary Seeber; washbowl and pitcher from Mrs. R. Casselman, another with a towel from Clarence Whittier; tidy from Mrs. M. Whittier; comb and brush from Clarence Whittier; a majolica meat plate from Mrs. G. Whittierson; majolica cake plate from Nellie Whittier; toilet set from Minnie Whittier; majolica bread plate from Mrs. J. Lingenfelter; $200 from V. Williams; silver butter-dish and knife from the M. E. society as a token of their appreciation for her services as organist a few years past. The good wishes of their friends follow them that their life may be a happy one. SIGMA.

h2>1882 From George Halladay
THE OSWEGO PALLADIUM
November 1, 1882
Yesterday forenoon Mr. Fitzgerald of Wolfe Island, aged 70, and Miss Lynch of Kingston, aged 81, were united in matrimony. Mr. Fitzgerald has wedded his third wife.


h2>1883 From George Halladay
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL.
Wednesday, March 7, 1883.
GRIMSHAW-CANFIELD-At Cape Vincent, Feb.26, by Rev. M. E. Grant, Robert Grimshaw, of Wolfe Island, Ont., and Miss Nellie Canfield, of Cape Vincent.

h2>1884 From George Halladay
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL.
Tuesday, September 23, 1884
HUMPHREY—FURNER-At Wolfe Island, Sept. 8, by Rev. Mr. Godfrey. Fred J. Humphrey, of Cape Vincent, and Miss Erma Furner, of Wolfe Island.

h2>1885 From George Halladay
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1885.
BALL - HONE—At Watertown, Oct. 27th by Rev. W. H. Reese, Henry C. Ball, of Watertown, and Myrtilla Hone, of Wolfe Island, Canada.

h2>1888 From George Halladay
Watertown-Herald-1888
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 1888
... In this city, Sept. 29. 1888, by Rev. Dr. R. Fisk, James Stevenson, of Kingston, Can., and Harriet Laird, of Wolfe Island

h2>1890 From George Halladay
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL
Adams, Tuesday, July 8th, 1890.
McLARREN—ROUSSEAU—At Cape Vincent, by Rev. Father Kelly, Allan J. McLarren, of Wolfe Island, Ont, and Miss Emily Marie Rousseau, of Cape Vincent.

1892

From George Halladay
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL.
Tuesday, September 6, 1892
LOUGHLIN-DAVIS-By Rev. T. L. Shan Aug. 26th, at Brownville, James Loughlin, and Miss H ? lea Davis, both of Wolfe Island.

1893

From George Halladay:
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL.
TUESDAY, December 5, 1893.
DOCTEUR—HENSTREET—At Cape Vincent, by Rev. W. S. Kelly, Nov. 28, Joseph C. Docteur, of Wolfe Island, and Miss Frances A. Henstreet, of Three Mile Bay.

From George Halladay:
From: Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.
Democrat & Chronicle
Date:Feb. 16, 1893
MARRIED
HICKS - LARKIN - Tuesday evening, February 14, 1893, by the Rev. Father LEARY of Corpus Christi Church, Jennie M. LARKIN, daughter of John LARKIN, of Wolfe Island, Ont., to George A. HICKS, of this city.


Depauville.
(date in pen: 6 Sept. 1893)
Mr. W. I. Easton and Miss Rosella M. Hoan,
of Cape Vincent, were married at the residence of Mrs. L. W. Soule, at Cape Vincent on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, by the Rev. W. S. Kelley. The ceremony occurred at 2 o’clock p.m., Mr. Ed Sternburg acting as groomsman and Miss Alberta Hoan as bridesmaid. A wedding party at Mr. Eastman’s residence just outside this village was a very enjoyable occasion. At about 6 o’clock the guests, consisting of relatives and the pastor of the Baptist church and wife, began to assemble. Just before 7 o’clock, the happy pair arrived and were cordially greeted by those who had assembled at their home. Supper was immediately served, after which the evening was spent in a social manner. The hour for departure having arrived the guests, after assuring Mr. and Mrs. Easton of a very enjoyable evening and wishing them a long and happy life, separated and will cherish pleasant memories of the wedding party.

1894

From George Halladay:
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL
Wednesday, December 4, 1894
COUGH – LACEY- At Clayton, Nov. 27, by Rev. W. S. Kelly. Edward Cough of Cape Vincent. and Miss Bridget Lacey, of Wolfe Island, Ont.

1895

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig
May 30, 1895
A Wolfe Island marriage
A Happy Event at the Presbyterian church – Village Goings
Wolfe Island May 28 – The two rain storms lately have greatly improved the crops around the village, and the farmers are happy in anticipation of better crops. Mr Hogan is making improvements to his wharf. The tug Johnson, of Garden Island, brought the old steam barge Scotin to the dock last week. Mr Hogan will make use of her in enlarging the wharf. The evening of the 24th was well celebrated in lower town. Great illumination and combustifications? Were enjoyed by the villagers. Harry Morrison of Cape Vincent was married to Miss L Horne in the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday last by the Rev Mr Lang. A large crowd witnessed the service in the church, and between forty and fifty guests were present at Miss Horne’s home in the village. The young couple left for a short tour before returning to their future home. Miss Horne was highly respected in the village and will be greatly missed by her friends.


From George Halladay:
KINGSTON WHIG - 1895
MARRIAGE
IN KINGSTON JUNE 12 1895 THOMAS J. CONNOLLY OF WOLFE ISLAND TO MISS LILLIE M. DAU OF EDWARD OBRIEN OF KINGSTON. SHE HAD SIS. MISS JULIA.

From George Halladay
The British Whig
mid January issue1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
WALKER - BUSTARD
Edward Walker to Minnie, eldest dau. of Arthur Bustard of Wolfe Island

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
BROWN - DEE
At Wolfe Island, Jan. 21, 1895, Peter Brown to Miss Dee.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
DAVIS - HALL
At Cape Vincent, Feb. 2 1895, Allen Davis to Eliza J. Hall, both of Wolfe Island.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
LAFLEUR - O'REILLY
At Wolfe Island, April 28, 1895, Miss Ellen, 2nd dau. of Peter Lafleur to James O'Reilly of Carthage NY.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
MCGIVIRIN - WALES
At Cape Vincent, Mar. 7, 1895, William T. McGivirin of Kingston to Miss Alice Wales of Wolfe Island.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
ARMSTRONG - BUSTARD
At Oso, Mar. 19, 1895, Miss Cassie, dau. of J. Y. Armstrong of Oso, to David bustard of Wolfe Island. He has a cousin D. Leslie of Kingston.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
HORNE - MORRISON
May 25, 1895, Miss Louise Horne, of Wolfe Island, to Mr. Morrison of Cape Vincent.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
CUMMINGS - ROBERTSON
Aug. 13, 1895, Spencer Cummings of Wolfe Island to Miss Agnes, only dau. of Samual Robertson of Kingston.

From George Halladay
The British Whig Nov. 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
CONLEY - RILEY
In Brooklyn NY, William, son of Thomas Conley of Kingston, to Miss Grace Estelle, dau. of George Riley of Brooklyn NY.

From George Halladay
The British Whig Nov. 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
HORNE - COXE
At Marysville, Wolfe Island, Mrs Capt. W. Horne of Marysville, age 60, to Mr. Coxe of London, Ont., age 84.

From George Halladay
The British Whig 1895
Kingston Ontario,CDA
WEDDING (Wolfe Island)
WHEELER - BRODERICK
At Cornwall, Dr. J. W. Wheeler, formerly of Wolfe Island, to Miss Nellie Broderick of Cornwall.

1896

From George Halladay
The British Daily Whig, Kingston, Canada 1896
WEDDING (Wolfe Isl.)
McDONALD - HALPIN
June 30, 1896, Miss Annie McDonald of Wolfe Island to James Halpin of Chicago. They will live Chicago.

The British Daily Whig, Kingston, Canada 1896
WEDDING (Wolfe Isl.)
MCAVOY - INGERSON
At Brownville, NY, Feb. 26, 1896, Miss Anna McAvoy, formerly of Wolfe Island, to W. M. Ingerson of Brownville.

The British Daily Whig, Kingston, Canada 1896
WEDDING (Wolfe Isl.)
MICHEA - McMULLEN
At Wolfe Island, Dec. 25, 1896, Robert A. Michea to Miss Annie A. McMullen of Kingston.

The British Daily Whig, Kingston, Canada 1896
WEDDING (Wolfe Isl.)
GRANT - DOCTEUR
At Wolfe Island, Feb. 12, 1896, Peter Grant to Maggie Docteur, both of Wolfe Island.

From AM Benson
Weekly British Whig
July 21, 1896 Married in Chicago
Wolfe Island loses another popular young lady, Miss Annie McDonald, who was united in marriage to James Halpin, of Chicago, on June 30th, by Rev Father Griffin. The bride wore a costume of light cream cashmere and was assisted by Miss Miller, while the groom was assisted by Mr Hind. They have taken up residence in Chicago, where Mr Halpin has made for his bride a comfortable home. Their many friends unit in wishing them long life and happiness.

1901

Wed., February 13, 1901
Toronto Star
LUCY/WHEELER At Wolfe Island on Feb. 6. George LUCY, to Miss Ethel WHEELER, both of Gananoque.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
June 13, 1901 page 4
A Catholic Mission - Wolfe Island, June 10
. A very pretty wedding took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart, on Monday morning, when James McDonald and Catharine Ryan were united. A brother of the groom acted as best man, while the bride's sister looked after her.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
June 27, 1901 page 4
Married at Marysville - Allen, Wolfe Island, June 25
- A pretty wedding took place on Monday at St Mary's church Marysville, when James McDonald was united in marriage to Katie Ryan. The ceremony was performed by the Rev, Fr Spratt in the presence of many friends and relatives of both parties. Susie Ryan, sister of the bride, performed the duties of bridesmaid, while Duncan McDonald, Watertown, NY assisted the groom. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where a dinner was served. The bride received numerous and costly presents. They have taken up residence in this vicinity.

1903

From AM Benson
Paper dated Nov 28, 1903,
Wedded this morning
Quiet Ceremony Performed in St James Chapel

A quiet but pretty wedding took place this morning at six o’clock in St James chapel, the contracting parties being Thomas M James and Miss Minerva Mosier. The ceremony was performed by Rev Father Kehoe. Miss Nellie Sughrue, who looked charming in a suit of grey, with hat to match, acted as bridesmaid, while William James, brother of the groom, performed the duties of groomsman. The bride who is very popular with a wide circle of acquaintances, presented a handsome appearance in a dainty traveling gown of blue broadcloth, with picture hat to match and carrying a shower bouquet. The groom is a well known hackman, and society worker, being at the present time the energetic president of the A.O.H. society, which has grown in large numbers under his supervision.
A large circle of friends extend to him and his handsome bride their heartiest congratulations. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome fur lined coat, and to the bridesmaid; a brooch of pearls and opals. Mr and Mrs James left by the noon train for Buffalo, Syracuse and Niagara Falls. On their return trip they will take residence on University Ave.
The impending marriage was kept very quiet and the ceremony today came in the form of a great surprise to the many friends of the contracting parties.


From AM Benson
Paper Dated Nov 28, 1903
-A Happy Wedding

A very pleasing event took place on the evening of Wednesday, November 25th, at the residence of Mrs William Henderson, Wolfe Island, when her daughter Lena, was united in marriage to William Keys, also of the island, by Rev K C McLeod. A large party of guests assembled, and the many beautiful presents testified to the high esteem in which the young people are held by a large circle of friends. During the evening the company were surprised by a visit from the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of St Andrew’s church, who came for the purpose of presenting the bride, who is a member of the society with several useful articles of household furnishings. The groom, on behalf of the bride, in a few well chosen words, thanked the ladies for their sympathy and kindness. A social evening was spent after which all separated, wishing Mr and Mrs Keys every happiness during their journey through life.


From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Nov 14 1903 page 5
Wolfe Island Wedding

Wolfe Island, Nov 13—At the English parsonage on Wednesday evening, Rev. Mr. Forster joined in wedlock Robert Henderson to Miss Rebecca Todd. The bridesmaid was Miss Ethel Todd, while Richard Henderson, cousin of the groom was best man. The bride was attired in a pretty traveling suit of purple. After the ceremony they drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, where a delicate repast awaited them. The bride received many present. Among those from a distance was a handsome set of china, from friends in Brooklyn, N.Y. The happy couple left on the noon boat amid showers of rice and good wishes for Tonawanda, N.Y., where Mr. Henderson has a good position.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Nov 26 1903 page 5
A Pretty Wedding

Wolfe Island, Nov. 24—This morning at nine o’clock, by Rev. Father Cicolari, Miss Minnie McLaren, eldest daughter of Alexandria McLaren, was wedded to H.C. Hogan, the youngest son of John Hogan. The bride looked charming in a costume of light blue, with a picture hat to match. The bridesmaid, Miss Gertie McLaren, was handsomely gowned. Thomas Hogan brother of the groom, acted the part of best man. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was awaiting them. The bride was the recipient of many costly present. They left on the noon boat for Buffalo and other American cities. Mr. Hogan is a first class cheesemaker, and on their return will take up residence in the village.

1904

From George Halladay
Watertown-Herald-1904
SATURDAY FEBRUARY. 27 1904.
—At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boyd on Wolfe Island, Wednesday, occurred the marriage of their youngest daughter, Miss Mabel G. Boyd, to Rodney R. Moore. The ceremony was performed by Rev. K. C. McCloud, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends. The bridesmaid was Miss Anna Bolton, Herman Moore, brother of the groom acted as best man.


1905

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig
June 19, 1905
An exciting collision, A Pretty House Wedding at the Island Wolfe Island, June 15, A very pretty house wedding took place, yesterday at the residence of Charles Halliday, when his eldest daughter, Miss Marjorie Irene, one of the island's highly respected and fairest young ladies, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Arthur W. Vincent, a prominent young man of Clayton NY. The wedding was performed by Rev Mr Forster. The bride looked charming in her pretty wedding costume and was attended by her sister. The received many numerous and costly presents from a large circle of friends. Miss Mamie Daly of the city, presided at the piano and rendered some very choice music throughout the evening.
Frank Connolly left on Friday for Toronto to purchase a western steam threshing outfit, which will cost something over $2000. Mr Connolly intents to have the most up to date around. Miss Nellie Briggs has had a severe attack of pneumonia and her many friends are pleased to hear of her being on the gain.
Mrs Lewis LaRush left Monday for Buffalo, where she will visit her friends. Miss Hattie McLaren's many friends are pleased to hear of her recovery form a severe attach of pneumonia. Grant Pyke has bought three thousand berrie boxes for a start on the coming season. Richard Card and Mrs W Winburn and Mrs Edward and Miss Kate Baker have greatly improved their houses by having them painted. On Wednesday afternoon there was quite an excitement when two rigs collided on the main street, and the occupants were thrown to the ground, but luckily no one was badly hurt. There is talk of having a game of baseball between two of the island teams, a senior and a junior.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig
July 8, 1905
A Wolfe Island Marriage, A Pleasant Event- Purchased New Yacht Wolfe Island, July 5, Wednesday morning last at nine o'clock, the wedding took place of James O'Brien a prosperous young farmer, and MIss Hennessy, of this place. The bride wore a pretty travelling costume of blue and was attended by Miss Lizzie O' Brien, while George O'Brien acted as best man. The entrance examinations were held in the C.M.B.A. hall Wednesday and Thursday last. One of the most successful dances held here in some time, took place Monday evening last. Crosby & O'Conors orchestra was in attendance and furnished excellent music. The refreshments were praised by all. The boat made two special trips to bring over about 100 from the city, and the island turned out as many more. The success of the evening was due largely to four young men in charge, D Cosgrove and J Briceland, of the Island and A Reid and R Sills of the city.
Mr and Mrs S Bennett, Syracuse, are guests of Mrs W Card. Miss Amy Spankie has returned form Guelph College, where she has finished nature study. Our village is going to be the summer resort for many of the city people. There are a great many here now, with good prospects of a large number coming. Misses Ruby Cummings and Gertrude Staley have returned to their homes form the convent, in the city for holidays. Grant Pyke has purchased a new naphtha launch. F Briceland disposed of three fine horses last week. George Docteur Rochester, is home on a visit. J McAllister sold a horse to a Toronto buyer. James Rodgers had his new barn raised Thursday. J Briceland has received the contract of painting the interior of St Andrew's Presbyterian church. E Cummings, J Briceland, Leo Spoor and Patrick McDermott left Monday for Watertown. Mrs O Robertson, Cape Vincent has spent the last couple of weeks with her parents her. Daniel McLaren has purchased a valuable trotter. Mrs Robert Payne has moved into her new store and house. Miss Colier, teacher has left for her home.

1906

From AM Benson
1906
Oct 2 Allen, Wolfe Island, Sept 28,
A number from this section attended the fair at Cataraqui on Thursday. Miss Minnie Green?, who has been visiting her sister for the past week, returned to her home on Sunday. A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday evening, at William Horne's St Lawrence, when his youngest daughter Annie, was united in marriage to John Niles. Mrs James McDonagh, Perth, is visiting her mother, Mrs Terrence Murphy. Miss Mary Halpin, Portsmouth is visitiing at A McDonald's.

From AM Benson
Oct 3, 1906
Marriage is Sat
Wolfe Island Oct 3, We are having ideal weather at present. The public generally regret to hear that the genial purser of the steamer Wolfe Islander is seriously ill in the Hotel Dieu, Daniel Smith has a bad attack of appendicitis. Sandford Kyle who has been very ill is recovering. Thomas Briceland is also improving. Frank Conley who has been threatened with typhoid fever, is on a fair way to recovery, and it is stated that his marriage to Miss Mary McAllister, which was to have taken place last week, but owing to his illness had to be postponed is now set for the coming week. Charles Ryan and his sister Mrs Michael Flood have left for a two weeks stay with friends in Philadelphia. Miss Susie LaFleur has gone to a New York hospital to be a nurse in trainng. A party of Americans, who have been touring at Mr Harris summer resort, created quite a furore recently with their automobile. Daniel Dawson and family have moved to their residence in the city for the winter. The telephone poles have all been erected across the island. A livery man from the city received seventy dollars damages for injuries sustained to his horse in crossing on the ferry. The latest additon to our island is a steam hay press which it is said will press thirty tons per day. Frank Greenwood is the purshaser. There are now thirteen hay presses in operation. A Montreal boat took a large cargo of pressed hay from here last week for the above place. The American pen agent is here now receiving his crop. McGlynn Bros had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse this week. Edward Cuff, Watertown, NY is a visitior to the island. James Barrett visitied Landsdowne fair last week.

From George Halladay
The Watertown Daily Times
July 19, 1906
House—Conneley (Connelly)

Brownvllle, July 18.—Edward House of this village and Louise Conneley of Wolfe Island were married at the bride's home at Reed Bay, Wolfe Island Tuesday. Mr and Mrs. Cyrus House and Mrs. Fred Page and daughter. Gertrude of this place attended the wedding. The bride and groom were attended by Miss Nora Sweeny and Millard McKane. Mr. and Mrs. House will spend their honeymoon at the Thousand Islands.


1908

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
January 16, 1908 Wolfe Island
A Lovely Bride – Is captured by fine young Islander

Wolfe Island, Jan 11- The head of Wolfe Island, on Tuesday, was the scene of a very pleasant event, when William Taggart, one of the island’s leading and prosperous farmers, gave a grand wedding turnout to his eldest daughter, Miss Ella, who was united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev Father Spratt, to John Hogan, eldest son of Henry Hogan. The bride who was becomingly attired in a traveling suit of brown ladies cloth and white silk blouse and a set of mink furs, looked exceedingly fine. She was attended by her sister, Miss Stella, who also wore a suit of brown, with hat to match. James Hogan was best man. The bridal party was congratulated by numerous friends and also showered well with rice, while getting into the back. They left for the home of the bride, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was waiting. They received many numerous presents. The groom is a well to do young man, and has a fine furnished home on the 5th concession, where they will take up residence.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
February 4, 1908
Wolfe Island News – the Islanders continue to Make Merry
Wolfe Island, Feb 3 – The wedding of John Allore to Miss Lizzie Ryan took place at the Church of the Sacred Heart, on Wednesday morning. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, where a wedding breakfast was partaken of and then left to visit friends in Ogdensburg.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
February 12, 1908 Wolfe Island news
A number of weddings recorded
Capt David Cummings and Miss Furlong Wedded – The council appointed the Officers of the Ferry Boat. Wolfe Island Feb 12 – A very pretty wedding took place at the Catholic church, Marysville, on Wednesday morning, when Miss Mary Furlong was united in matrimony to Capt David Cumming, both of this place. The bride wore a pretty traveling dress of blue broadcloth, with white silk waist, trimmed with Irish point and blue velvet hat with plumes. The bridesmaid was Miss Sadie Furlong, sister of the bride, who wore a tailor made suit of Burgundy, with velvet hat to match. W Furlong was best man. The happy couple received many costly presents. They will take p residence in the village for a couple of months and then remove to the city.
Miss Katie Keys, formerly of the village, but now of Chatham is to be married to a young man of the above place today.
A pretty house wedding is to take place at the residence of William Bolton today when his eldest daughter Annie, is to be united in marriage to Wallace Mosier, a prosperous young farmer here.
Miss Cassie Comer, of Kingston, is to be united in marriage to Thomas White here. The young couple will take up residence on the island. Mrs Robert Barry is ill in the Hotel Dieu, Kingston.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
February 14, 1908
A Wolfe Island Wedding – Wolfe Island, Feb 13

– On Wednesday there took place, at the home of William Bolton, of this place, one of the prettiest weddings of the season, when his eldest daughter, Annie A was united in matrimony to Wallace R Mosier, a popular young farmer of Wolfe Island. The ceremony was performed by Rev J S Caldwell, of Woodlands, brother-in-law of the bride, assisted by Rev William Craig, pastor of the Methodist church of Wolfe Island. The bride, who was unattended, was beautifully attired in white Swiss and carried a bouquet of white carnations and maidenhair fern. After congratulations the young couple led the way to the dining room, where a dainty luncheon was served to about fifty guests, Mr and Mrs Mosier left for Belleville, Toronto and other western points. The bride’s traveling costume was of brown panama cloth, white velvet hat. The popularity of the bride was testified to by the many presents of silver, china and numerous checks. The groom’s gift was a beautiful upright piano.

1909

Friday, October 1, 1909
Toronto Star
DAWSON/MACE

A quiet wedding took place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, when the marriage was solemnized of Miss Anne (Queen) Mace, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Mace, Elm Avenue, Rosedale, to Dr. John Kenwood Dawson, of Pine, Colorado, son of Mr. John Dawson of Wolfe Island.
The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Father Canning in the presence of the immediate relations. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore her traveling suit of amethyst cloth, with hat to match, and carried a shower of bridal roses. She was attended by her sister Miss Alice Mace, who was gowned in a pretty champagne silk mull and picture hat, and carried pink roses.
After dejeuner Dr. and Mrs. Dawson left for the East before leaving for their new home in Colorado.

1910

Miss Charlotte Lois Easton,
a Graduate of the Potsdam Normal School,
United in Marriage with
Carl James Haas, a Progressive Young Farmer.
(handwritten date: 29 June 1910)
DEPAUVILLE, July 7. -- The home of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Easton, about one mile north of this village, was the scene of a pretty wedding last Friday, when their daughter, Charlotte Lois Easton, was united in marriage to Carl James Haas, of Depauville, their pastor, Rev. F. H. Lewis officiating. The ceremony was performed under an arch of evergreen, dotted with roses, in the presence of about 30 guests. The bride was handsomely gowned in white, and carried bridal roses. The wedding march was played by Miss Mabel Easton, sister of the bride, and the regular service of the Methodist church was used. After the ceremony refreshments were served, and the newly wedded couple left for a short wedding trip. They will be at home to their friends after August 1. The bride is a graduate of the Potsdam Normal school and has been a teacher in the Brownville High school for nearly two years. Mr. Haas is a young farmer. The following were the out of town guests: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haas, Chaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Easton and Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Wetterhahn, Watertown; and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Whittier, Adams.
Unknown newspaper clipping

1912

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig
Sept 5, 1912, Wolfe Island Wedding
Miss Anna G. O’Shea Married to J R Berry

Wolfe Island, Sept 4 – Wedding bells pealed merrily from the church of the Sacred Heart at 9 a.m. Wednesday, when Miss Anna Gertrude, youngest daughter of Capt, and Mrs Michael O’Shea, became the bride of James D. Berry, eldest son, of the late Robert and Mrs Berry. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Spratt. The bride looked very graceful in an embroidered dress of white marquisette with liberty satin trimmings. She wore the conventional veil and orange blossoms and carried a white prayer book. Miss Hazel Baker acted as bridesmaid and looked very dainty in an embroidered dress of white voila with white hat trimmed with white plume, John O’Shea, brother of the bride assisted the groom.
After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the home of the bride where a wedding breakfast was served, only immediate relatives and friends being present. The grooms gift to the bride was a handsome gold watch; to the bridesmaid, a pearl broach. The many beautiful and costly presents received by the bride from both American and Canadian friends testified to the esteem in which both are held.
Mr and Mrs Berry left on t he 1:10 p.m train for the east. The bride traveled in a tailor-made suit of tan whipcord. Her hat was of tan satin with black velvet underbrim and willow plume. Upon their return they will reside on the island, where the groom is the popular sexton of the Sacred Heart church.

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig
Sept 12, 1912, page 6
Wedding Bells,
One of Marysville’s Handsome Young Ladies Weds

The Church of the Sacred Heart was the scene of a beautiful and happy event on Tuesday morning, when a large congregation assembled to witness the marriage of a popular and accomplished young lady, Miss Hattie A. McLaren, to Ferguson J. Doyle, of Kingston, a student of Queen’s Medical College. The ceremony was performed by Rev Father Spratt. The bride who was given away by her father was charmingly attired in white embroidered lace robe over ivory satin the skirt being draped in paniere effect with pearl ornaments. She wore a bridal veil caught back with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of cream roses and lilies of the valley. The bride was assisted by Miss Ida Shaw, of Kingston who was handsomely attired in pink satin with pearl trimmings. She wore a large picture hat of white silk braid with tulle and pink rose bud trimmings, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the valley. The popular young groom was ably assisted by his cousin John Baker. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome pear and amethyst pendant; to the bridesmaid a beautiful gold safety set in pearls and to the groomsman a gold signet pin.
During the nuptial mass the choir.(of which the bride was a member), rendered some very sweet and appropriate solos. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous repast awaited them and their many guests. The high esteem in which the happy young couple are held was shown by the many costly and beautiful presents received, one being a substantial cheque from the groom’s mother.
The happy young couple left by the steamer Kingston for Buffalo, Toledo and Toronto and upon their return will take up residence in Kingston. The bride’s going away suit was of tweed with tan broadcloth and button trimmings, and a white felt hat trimmed with tan plumes. Their many friends extend their best wishes for a bright and happy future.

1913

From Sharon Compeau-
From: Kingston Whig Standard
Date: 1913
Married on WOLFE ISLAND
A very pleasant event took place on June 10th, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Eliza Stevenson, WOLFE ISLAND, when her eldest daughter, Miss Sybil Irene, was united in marriage to Rupert Lorne Aylesworth, Cataraqui.


1914

From George Halladay
Watertown Herald
October 1914
Hall—O'Brien—In this city, Oct. 5 1914, by Rev. Paul Kasten, Henry J. Hall and Miss Elizabeth O'Brien both of Wolfe Island.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
A wedding at Wolfe Island
- The Daily British Whig Tuesday June 9, 1914 - Wolfe Island, June 8, on Monday June 8th, a pretty wedding was celebrated at 8 o'clock in the Roman Catholic Church , when Miss Louise Greenwood, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Greenwood, became the bride of Ira Payne, of Wolfe Island. The ceremony was performed by Rev Father McNeil in the presence of a large congregation. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father to the strains of Mendelasion's wedding march played by Mrs RJ Spoor. Austin Paye sang appropriately. The bride wore a pretty Alice blue suit with waist to match and a white hat. She was assisted by her sister, Hattie, who wore a dark blue suit and hat to match; while George Casey cousin to the groom acted as best man. The groom's gift to the bride was a gold watch and to the bridesmaid a pretty pin set with emeralds and to the groomsman a gold fob.
The bridal party took the nine o'clock steamer at Wolfe Island an boarded the western bound train for a week's wedding trip. The number of both handsome and useful presents received showed the high esteem in which the young couple are held. The bride and groom will reside on Wolfe Island.

Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
June 9, 1914 - Wolfe Island News
- another wedding is scheduled to place shortly by the contracting parties being Miss May Raneons, and J Pyke, both of the Island.

1917

Paper Nov 23, 1917
Greenwood- Hawkins
Wedded in Sacred Heart Church Wolfe Island Wednesday Morning
Wolfe Island Nov 21 – A pretty wedding took place Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the Church of the Sacred Heart, when Miss Madeleine Hawkins, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Hawkins, of Wolfe Island, was united in marriage to Vincent Greenwood, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Greenwood, also of the island. The ceremony was performed by Rev Father Keeny.
The bride looked charming in a suit of purple trimmed with fur and hat to match. She carried a bouquet of white carnations. She was assisted by her sister Julia, who wore a Alice blue suit and hat to match and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Henry Fargo, cousin of the groom, acted as best man. Music was rendered by Mrs Shiels.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a seal coat, to the bridesmaid a neckpiece and the groomsman a tie pin.
The bridal party motored to the bride’s parents home, where sumptuous breakfast was awaited over forty guests. A large number of valuable presents was received all testifying to their popularity.
At 4 o’clock Mr and Mrs Greenwood left Cape Vincent for Syracuse and Buffalo. On their return they will reside on Wolfe Island.


1922

Wednesday, September 27, 1922
Toronto Star
STALEY/SPELLMAN
Detailed wedding notice. No date given.

1926

Saturday, February 11, 1926
Toronto Star
STALEY/MCDONALD
A wedding was solemnized at St. Anne’s Church, Gerrard street east, by the Rev. Father Carberry, when Miss Kathleen McDonald, daughter of the late William John McDonald and Catherine McDonald of Toronto, became the bride of Mr. Wilfred Thomas Staley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Staley of Wolfe Island. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Thomas, wore a chic rosewood ensemble with hat to match and carried Ophelia roses and orchids. The bride’s sister Elizabeth, who attended her, carried Columbia roses. The bridegroom was supported by his brother, Edwin.

1928

Kingston Whig
June 27, 1928
Copied by Elizabeth Agnes Oakley
submitted by Eileen Truesdell
Clarke - Greenwood

The marriage of Miss Helen Clarke, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Clarke, to Mr. George Greenwood, was solemnized at nine o'clock Monday morning, in St. Mary's Cathedral. Rev. Msgr. Nickolson officiated. The bride was given in marriage, by her father, was beautiful gowned in rose beige georgette, and chantilly lace, and wore a large picture hat to match, and a blond fox fur, a gift of the groom, and blond shoes and stockings. She carried an arm bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the valley.
The bride was attended by Irene Bale, who wore a pink georgette frock with black mohair hat and carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations. The groomsman, was Mr. James Greenwood, brother of the groom. A reception was held at 11 o'clock at 11 Catherine Street, to fifty relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood motored to Toronto and other points. On their return they will reside in Kingston.

1931

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Nov 26, 1931 page 3
PREGENT-HOGAN
A pretty wedding was solemnized on Monday Morning, November 23rd at 8am in the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, Father Carey, officiating. The bride was Miss Sarah Mildred Hogan, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hogan, Wolfe Island. The groom was Alexander Pregent, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pregent of Quebec city.
The bride looked very pleasing in a blue georgette gown with lace, black felt hat with veil and black slippers, and carrying bridal roses. She entered the church on the arm of her cousin, Thomas Brown.
The bride was attended by Miss Dolly MacKintosh, who wore a blue satin gown, with net, black felt hat with veil, black slippers, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The groom was assisted by T. Brown.
The many friends of the young couple showered them with good wishes and confetti as they left on the Wolfe Islander for the Capital Café for the wedding breakfast. Later they left on a motor trip to Montreal and other eastern points. The bride traveled in a blue ensemble. On their return they will reside in Picton, Ont. where the groom is employed by the Bell Telephone Company. The groom’s gift to the bride was a white gold wrist watch. To the bride’s maid a pair of kid gloves. To the groomsman a silk scarf.


1932

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Feb 15, 1932 page 6
WALL-KENNEY

At twelve o’clock on Monday, February 8th a very quiet wedding was solemnized at St. Paul’s Church, when the Rev. Archdeacon J.H.H. Coleman united in marriage Kathleen M. daughter of Captain and Mrs. James Kenney, Wolfe Island and Charles H. son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wall of Toronto. The bride wore a lovely gown of new blue flat crepe with accessories to match. The young couple were unattended. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to Northern New York State by way of Montreal. Upon their return they will reside in Toronto.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
June 25, 1932 page 6.
HAWKINS—FLYNN

The marriage was solemnized at nine o’clock on Wednesday morning, June 22, at the Sacred Hear Church, Wolfe Island, when Corinne Madeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Flynn, Wolfe Island, and Edward Joseph Hawkins, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hawkins, were united in marriage. Rev. Father R.A. Carey performed the ceremony, after which a nuptial mass was celebrated. Eugene Hawkins, and Fred Whitmarsh, brother and cousin of the groom, served the mass. The bride was attended by Miss Louise Hawkins, Reg. N., sister of the groom, and Mr. James Flynn, brother of the bride was best man. The bride wore a pretty gown of pink net over taffeta, with a pale blue sash, pink picture hat and lace mitten and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. Miss Hawkins wore yellow net over taffeta with touches of pale green, a large mohair hat to match and lace mitten. She also wore a shoulder knot of Tallsman? roses and lily-of-the-valley-. Miss Sadie Baker of Wolfe Island presided at the organ, and during the mass “Ave Maria” was beautifully rendered by Miss Marie Baker. The bridal chorus from Lohengrin was played as the bride entered the church and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was played as the Recessional. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at the home of the bride’s parents. Later Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins left on the wedding trip, the bride traveling in a sports ensemble of navy blue crepe with beige turban and accessories. Upon their return they will take up residence on Wolfe Island. Among the parties given for the bride before her marriage were a variety shower given by Mrs. Leonard Mosher and a kitchen shower given by Miss Louise and Miss Mary Hawkins.


Submitted by AM Benson Kingston Whig Standard
Aug 3, 1932
BATES-HAWKINS

The marriage of Miss Margaret Alice Hawkins daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins, Wolfe Island and Mr. William George Bates son of Mrs. William Little, Frontenac Street, Kingston, was solemnized on Monday a.m. August 3, 1932 in the Church of the sacred Heart, Wolfe Island, Rev. Father. R.A. Carey officiating.
The bride who entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin played by Miss Sadie Baker, was a picture of girlish loveliness in her wedding gown of Cistine? Blue silk net over taffeta with sash of Blush pink satin and picture hat of deeper tone blue with trimming of Angelskin white ribbon, white shoes and long white kid gloves and carrying an old fashioned boquet(sic) of pink roses and baby breath.
The bridesmaid, Miss Irene Laughlin, looked charming in a frock of TeaRose silk net over flowered taffeta with white satin sash and picture hat trimmed with white Angel skin ribbon and carrying a boquet of coral roses. Mr. Wilfred Hawkins, brother of the bride was best man.
The flower girl was little Miss Marion Greenwood, niece of the bride, wearing a frock of ciel blue organdy with sash and hat of pale pink and carrying a basket of sweet peas.
Master Clifton Fargo, nephew of the bride was ring bearer, he was dressed in black velvet suit with white blouse.
Mrs. William Hawkins, mother of the bride wore a gown of black georgette over lace with black hat. Mrs. William Little, mother of the groom wore an ensemble of orchid silk crepe with hat to match.
At the “Offertory,” Mrs. Harold MacLaren sang delightfully “Roswig’s Ave Maria” and at the conclusion of the nuptial mass “Until” was very sweetly sung by Miss Maria Baker.
The ushers were Mrs. Antoine LaRush and Mr. Guy Cattalina, Buffalo, N.Y. Later Mr. and Mrs. Bates left on S.S. Toronto for Rochester, Buffalo and other American points, the ride traveling in a smart suit of rust with sand hat and accessories.
The young couple are held in high esteem in this vicinity, where prior to their marriage, they have been much entertained.


1933

Submitted by AM Benson
Jan 27 1933
Young Couple at Island Married
Miss Virginia Larush became the Bride of Morton McDonald
WOLFE Island—The marriage took place on Monday in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Virginia Larush, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larush to Morton McDonald, also of Wolfe Island. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father R.A. Carey.
The bride looked charming in a gown of light green, with hat to match and carrying a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Mary Hawkins, who wore a beautiful costume of a new shade of light blue, with hat to match. She carried a bouquet similar to that carried by the bride. The best man was Joseph McDonald, cousin of the groom.
Following the marriage the young couple who are highly esteemed on the Island left for Kingston and then went to Toronto on a wedding trip. A wedding breakfast was served in Kingston for the happy couple.
During the week previous two showers, one at the home of Oliver Hawkins and the other at the home of George O’Brien, were held for the newlyweds.

Submitted by AM Benson
March 1 1933
Weddings
KINGSLEY—GREENWOOD
A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, on Monday morning, February 27 at 9 o’clock when Irene Frances, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Greenwood became the bride of John Kingsley, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kingsley, who has been reeve of Wolfe Island for the last five years. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Carey.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march played by the organist Miss Sadie Baker. The bride wore a gown of hyacinth blue and sand crepe, with long, full embroidered sleeves and hat to match. She carried pink roses and fern. She was attended by her sister, Miss Agnes Greenwood, who wore a grey crepe dress with full sleeves and hat to match and a corsage of roses. The bride’s raveling costume was a blue coat with black fur and hat to match. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Wilfred Kingsley. During the mass “Ave Maria” and Until” were beautifully sung by Miss Marie Baker.
After the ceremony the bridal party left for Kingston where a wedding breakfast was served at the Mandarin Café. Later Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley left on an extended trip to Toronto and Buffalo. On their return they will reside on the island where the groom has just recently purchased an u-to-date home.

Submitted by AM Benson
March 1 1933
Weddings
DRISCOLL-LAMBERT

A very smart Spring wedding was solemnized this morning at 9:30 o’clock at the manse, Zion United Church when the Rev. L.S. Wight united in marriage Dorothy, youngest daughter of Mrs. Lambert and the late W.J. Lambert of Kingston, and William Driscoll of New York, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Driscoll of Kingston.
The pretty bride wore an imported gown of beige Canton crepe, a brown coat with squirrel trimming and small brown French hat and hose to match” she carried a corsage bouquet of orchids and Sweetheart roses. The bride was attended by Miss Lenora Hall who wore a fawn crepe gown and small brown hat and brown accessories. William Lambert, brother of the bride, was best man.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a silver compact, to the bridesmaid a pearl necklace, and to the grooms man a leather bill fold. Following the ceremony a buffet luncheon was served at the home of the bride’s mother to immediate members of the families.
Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll left by motor for New York where they will reside. The young couple received a number of handsome gifts from their many friends, who wished them a happy and prosperous future in their new home.

Thursday, August 24, 1933
Toronto Star
MURPHY/MURPHY
Cobalt, Aug 24 – St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic church here was the scene of a pretty late summer wedding when Freda Murphy, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Murphy, was married to Howard V. Murphy, of Wolfe Island. Rev. Father Roy McMahon of Kirkland Lake officiated and during the ceremony Miss Kay LaLonde sang, while Miss Elsie Landry presided at the organ. The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a …….crepe with matching hat and she carried Ophelia roses and sweet peas. Her sister Miss Gladys Murphy, was bridesmaid, gowned in Monet blue georgette with gray hat and accessories. She carried gladioli. Mr. Ambrose Murphy was groomsman. Following the ceremony, the wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Murphy left by motor on their wedding tour through Southern Ontario. They will live on Wolfe Island. The bride graduated as a nurse from Hotel Dieu, Kingston, in 1930, and has been following her profession in Kirkland Lake.

1934

Bowmanville Canadian Statesman Newspaper Index
Name: Pub._Date: Page: Description:

GILBANK, Iva Sarah 1934 01 04 8 Marriage: Henry James Jermany, Wolfe Island, m. Iva Sarah Gilbank, d/o Mr. W. E. Gilbank, Darlington - Jan. 1, 1934, Newcastle.
GILBANK, W. E. 1934 01 04 8 Marriage: Henry James Jermany, Wolfe Island, m. Iva Sarah Gilbank, d/o Mr. W. E. Gilbank, Darlington - Jan. 1, 1934, Newcastle.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Thus Nov 22, 1934 page 6
Weddings
HULTON-YOTT
On Nov. 19, at nine o’clock, the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wolfe Island, was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Rev. Father Carey united in marriage Agnes Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yott and Norman James, son of Mrs. Harriet Hulton.
The dainty bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was a picture of loveliness in her gown of white chiffon velvet, made on princess lines, with long sleeves and close neck. Her hat was of like material, shirred into a becoming model with a crowning veil of silk net, bordered with velvet dots. She carried a bouquet of pink tea roses and maiden hair fern, From each rose there hung a streamer of pink baby ribbon , tied in tiny bows, each of which clasped a rose bud, white shoes and gloves completed her costume. Miss Kay Hulton, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and wore a dress of iceburg blue motre, a silver hat, trimmed with blue to match her dress, and carried pink carnations and fern. Mr. Howard McKenna, cousin of the bride, acted as groomsman.
During the Mass Miss Marie Baker sang, “O Salutaris,” Mr. John Scholts “Ave Maria” and Mr. Antoine La Rush, “Sweet Sacrament Divine,” accompanied by the organist, Miss Sadie Baker. After the ceremony the happy party enjoyed a dainty luncheon at the home of the groom, which was attended by their immediate relatives. Amid showers of good wishes they left on a motor trip to Buffalo, N.Y. The bride traveled in a French blue tunic dress, blue coat with grey fur, felt hat, shoes and gloves. Upon their return they will reside on Wolfe Island.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Saturday Oct 5, 1934 page 6.
WEDDINGS
MacDONALD-O’MARAH
The marriage of Miss Dorothy O’Marah, of Albany, N.Y., and Dr. W. Lorne J. MacDonald of Wolfe Island, Ont., took place Sept. 29th, at 4 o’clock in the Little Church Around the Corner, New York City, Rev Randolf Ray officiating. Miss O’Marah was attended by her sister Miss Janice O’Marah and Dr. Gordon Gray, of Kingston, was groomsman.
The wedding was attended by member of the immediate families, after which the bride and groom and relatives had dinner at the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. After a short wedding trip Dr. and Mrs. MacDonald will reside temporarily in Albany where Dr. MacDonald is resident physician of the Memorial Hospital. They will be at home after Nov. 1st, at 295 Western Avenue, Albany, N.Y.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Tues Dec 4, 1934 page 6.
WEDDINGS
DONAVAN-MACDONALD
A very quiet and pretty wedding took place at the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, at 8:30 o’clock when Veronica Catherine, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. MacDonald, became the bride of Thomas Donavan, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Donavan of Elgin. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. Carey. During the mass, Mrs. Alex Sexsmith, cousin of the bride, sang a solo in her usual pleasing voice, while Miss Sadie Baker, presided at the organ. The bride looked pretty in a gown of Carnelian brown velvet with mousquetaire sleeves, a matching hat and slippers completed her costume, she carried an arm bouquet of Talisman roses and maiden-hair fern. She was attended by her sister, Miss Rita Agnes MacDonald, who wore a gown of cypress green silk crepe with velvet trimming. Her hat and shoes were of cypress green. She carried yellow mums and maiden-hair fern. The groom was attended by his brother Mr. Alfonso? Donavan.
After the ceremony the bridal party left for Kingston where a wedding breakfast was served at the LaSalle Hotel. Later Mr. and Mrs. Donovan left by motor for Ottawa and other eastern points. The bride’s traveling costume was a rust dress with brown coat and accessories to match.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Aug 18 1934 pg 3
Miscellaneous Shower
For Wolfe Island Girl

At the close of the meeting of the Young People’s Society of the United Church, Wolfe Island, a social event of unusual interest took place in the form of a miscellaneous showe in the honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Robertson, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rattray.
Preceded by their pastor, Rev. Mr. March, and also Mrs. March, president of the YPS, some forty girl friends of the bride marched to her home, where a group of older members of the congregation were waiting to join them.
As the soft tones of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March played by Miss Aileen Caswell, daughter of a former pastor, Rev. J.T.Caswell, were wafted on the still evening air, the guests quietly fyled in. Then a tiny bride and groom, Eleanore and Evelyn Hough, appeared wheeling a miniature house overflowing with gifts. The completely surprised bride welcomed all, in her usual captivating manner, as the guests gathered around her in the spacious drawing room. Mrs. Robertson was assisted in displaying the gifts by her mother Mrs. Rattray, Miss Fannie Horne (Montreal), and Master Ellwyn Mullen. Mrs. Robertson expressed her appreciation. Refreshments were served and a pleasant hour spent and all wished the bride much joy in her future home at Madoc.
As tokens of her former esteem and popularity among her girl friends Mrs. Robertson was feted after having taught school on Wolfe Island several years, and also on her departure to travel on the European continent. She was a very valued church worker, having assisted as organist, member of the choir and past president of the Girls’ Lend-a-Hand Class.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
May 26 1934 pg 6
GREENWOOD-RUSSELL

The Church of the Sacred Heart, Wolfe Island, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday morning when Elma Marie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Russell, was united in marriage to Norman Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Greenwood. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R.A. Carey.
The bride looked very charming as she proceeded up the aisle with her bridesmaid, Miss Agnes Yott, being daintily attired in a gown of blush pink crepe, trimmed with organic frills, and carrying an arm bouquet of pink roses and maiden hair fern and wearing a picture hat in the same shade of mohair, trimmed with velvet in a deeper tone. The bridesmaid was charmingly gowned in pale blue satin with lace effect and wore a picture hate of lace and a corsage of orchids and sweet peas. The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. Howard Greenwood. The wedding march was played by Miss Sadie Baker.
The bride is one of the island’s most popular young ladies and the young couple left on the Steamer Wolfe Islander amid showers of confetti and good wishes for a short honeymoon trip. Upon their return the will reside in Marysville.

Wednesday, January 31, 1934
Toronto Star
KENNEDY/McDONALD
Weddings: St. Michael’s Scene of Pretty Wedding
Miss Margaret McDonald and Mr. Bert Kennedy United in Marriage ‘ St. Michael’s Cathedral was the scene of a pretty wedding when Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McDonald of Wolfe Island, was united in marriage to Mr. Bert Kennedy, the Rev. Father Morgan officiating. The bride, given in marriage by Mr. Vincent Merrick, looked charming in a modish French blue velvet gown with matching hat and shoes and carried a bouquet of Butterfly roses and baby’s breath. Miss Betty Nolan, cousin of the groom, acted as bridesmaid, wearing a gown of brown honeycomb crepe and matching accessories and carried a bouquet of sunset and yellow roses. Mrs. [sic] Thomas Gariepy acted as best man. Following the wedding breakfast, the bride and groom left for a short wedding trip and on their return will reside in Toronto.


From:Bowmanville Canadian Statesman
Date:Jan 4 1934

Marriage: Henry James Jermany, Wolfe Island, m. Iva Sarah Gilbank, d/o Mr. W. E. Gilbank, Darlington - Jan. 1, 1934, Newcastle


1935

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Sept 9, 1935.
MacLEAN-HOLLIDAY

A very lovely wedding was solemnized in Christ Church, Wolfe Island, at ten o’clock on Monday morning, Sept. 4 when the Rev. James Dawe united in marriage, Margaret Marie fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holliday of Wolfe Island, and Kenneth Malcolm, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nichol MacLean of Pittsburg.
The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, to the strains of wedding music from “Cohenerin.?” Played by Miss Eleanor Berry, looked charming in her wedding gown of white French organdy made on long lines. Her ? hat was of white organdy and she carried a shower bouquet of pink June roses. She was attended by her sister Miss Helen Holliday who was becomingly gowned in a frock of white silk organdy with pink velvet sash. Her picture hat was of pink lace mohair and she carried an old-fashioned nosegay of flowers. Mr. Howard MacLean, brother of the groom, acted as best man. During the signing of the register Mr. William Mills sang “Because.”
Following the ceremony a dainty lunch was served at the home of the bride’s parents, to the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. Later Mr. and Mrs. MacLean left on an extended motor trip through Quebec, the bride traveling in a very smart suit of beige wool crepe with accessories to match. Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. MacLean will reside in Pittsburg.
Mrs. R. Holliday, mother of the bride, was becomingly gowned in beige silk crepe with brown accessories; Mrs. N. MacLean, mother of the groom wore a lovely gown of wine silk crepe and velvet with matching hat. The groom’s gift to the bride was a linen traveling bag; to the bridesmaid a gold compact; to the best man a pearl-handled penknife; to the organist a gold bracelet, and to Mr. W. Mills a silver cigarette case. The bride’s gift to the groom was a gold signet ring.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Nov 23, 1935 page 6
WHITE-MOSIER

A pretty wedding was solemnized on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19th, Wolfe Island, when Ella Abigal Mosier, eldest daughter of Mrs. Wellington Mosier and the late Wellington Mosier, Wolfe Island was united in marriage to Edward Gale? White, eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. White, Wolfe Island. The bride looked lovely in a mulberry chiffon velvet gown with silver ornaments and silver shows and other accessories. She carried an arm bouquet of carnation, baby’s breath and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaid was Miss Agnes White, sister of the groom, who wore wine colored chiffon velvet with silver ornaments and turban. She also carried carnation, baby’s breath and maiden hair fern. Mr. Mac Hogan attended the groom. After the ceremony the happy couple left mid showers of confetti and best wishes for Kingston, where a dainty wedding breakfast was served. Later the young couple left on a wedding trip to Watertown, and Oswego and will return by way of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The bride traveling in a brown swagger suit and fur chocker. Upon their return they will reside on Wolfe Island.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Nov 14, 1935 page 6.
WEDDINGS
LEE-YOTT

St.Paul’s Anglican Church, Westport, was the scene of a quiet and pretty wedding on Monday morning, when Gertrude Irene Yott, only daughter of Mrs. John A. McClemment and the late Rodney J. Yott (formerly of Wolfe Island), became the bride of Arden Jones Lee, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, of Bedford Mills. The wedding was solemnized by the Rev. S. G. Jackson. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Lee left for a motor trip and upon their return will reside at Bedford Mills, Ont.


1936

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Sept 8, 1936 page 6
Charlton-LaRush

A very quiet wedding took place in the Archbishop’s House on Saturday, Sept. 5th, when Rev. Father LaSage united in marriage Charlotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis La Rush of Wolfe Island, and Seward Ernest Charlton of Kingston. The bride looked lovely in a gown of French blue moiré made on graceful lines, with a hate and shoes to match and wore a shoulder bouquet of red roses and lily-of-the-valley. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Lucille Greenwood of Wolfe Island, as bridesmaid, who wore a frock of turquoise blue moiré with navy blue hat and accessories, and a shoulder knot of pink roses and lily-of-the-valley. Mr. Harold La Rush, brother of the bride was groomsman. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride, given by her sister Mrs. Mortimer McDonnell and Miss Ethel McFadden. The happy couple will reside in Kingston.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Aug 6, 1936.page 10
At Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island—A pretty wedding took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart when Louis Kane as united in marriage to Miss Ella Watts. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father F.J. Feeney at 6 o’clock on Tuesday morning. The bride was attired in a pretty light blue costume with pink hat and accessories. The bridesmaid was Miss Edna Kane, sister of the groom. Wilfred Watts was groomsman.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Feb 27, 1936 page 9
- Wolfe Island general article mentions

-A pretty wedding was solemnized in the Sacred Heart Church, tuesday morning Feb 18th when Rev Father Feeney united in marriage Miss Catherine Cuisman and John Francis Murray. The birde was attired in a smart wool suit in rust color with brown hat and matching accessories. The bridesmaid, Miss Alzina MacDonald wore a frock of ashes of roses crepe. Mr and Mrs Murray will reside on Wolfe Island where the groom is a prosperous farmer.

1937

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
March 18, 1937 page 6
Weddings
Ahrenkiel-Armstrong

Wolfe Island- A pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday afternoon, March 17th in St. Andrew’s United Church manse when Rev. Mr. MacLaren united in marriage Laura, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Armstrong and Jack H. Ahrenkiel. The bride was attended by Miss Bessie Watts and George Pyke acted as groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Ahrenkiel will reside on Wolfe Island.


Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Jan 8, 1937 page 6
WEDDINGS
LA PLANTE-McDONALD

A very quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized at nine o’clock on Monday morning Jan. 4, in the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island when Gertrude, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald was united in marriage to Mr. Ernest Arthur La Plante, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy La Plante of Cornwall. The Rev. Father Feeney performed the ceremony. The bride looked charming in a long gown of transparent dubuvel? Velvet with accessories to match and carried a bouquet o bridal roses and maiden-hair fern. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Alzina McDonald who was becomingly attired in a gown of navy blue crepe with matching accessories and carried a bouquet of butterfly roses and maiden-hair fern. The groom was supported by Mr. Henry McDonald. Miss Sadie Baker played the wedding music and during the ceremony Mrs. John O’Brien and Miss Marie Baker sang appropriate solos. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Mandarin café in Kingston. After the happy couple left on a wedding trip and upon their return will reside in Cornwall during the winter months.

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Feb 2, 1937 page 6.
WEDDINGS
McDONNELL-RUSSELL

The Sacred Heart church, Wolfe Island, was the scene of a pretty wedding at nine o’clock on Monday morning. Feb. 1, when Marien Russell, a popular young teacher of the Ridge School was united in marriage to Joseph McDonnell. Rev. Father Feeney officiating. The bride wore a pretty costume of blue velvet with hat to match and carried a bouquet of white roses. Miss Mary McKenna was bridesmaid, wearing a gown of red velvet with hat to match and carried a nosegay of flowers. Kenneth McDonald was best man. Miss Sadie Baker presided at the organ and Miss Marie Baker rendered a vocal solo. Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell will reside in the village on the island.

1938

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
Oct 21, 1938 page 5.
WOLFE ISLAND
Wolfe Island—…
A pretty wedding took place in Sacred Heart Church, Tuesday morning, October 18, when the pastor, Rev. Father Feeney, united in marriage two of the Islands popular young people, Miss Flora MacDonald, daughter of Catherine Driscoll MacDonald and the late John MacDonald to Mr. John Devlin. Mr. and Mrs. Devlin will reside on the Island.


From George Halladay:
The Kingston Whig – Standard
Wednesday, September 7, 1938
WEDDING
McDonald – Horne
A quiet early autumn wedding was solemnized at 215 Stuart Street, on Saturday afternoon, September 3, at 3 o'clock, when the officiating clergyman, Rev. F. W. White, united in marriage, Greta Marguerite, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Horne, Wolfe Island, and Hugh Gordon McDonald, second youngest son of Mrs. Thomas Dee, Prescott, and the late Malcom McDonald, Wolfe Island.
The bride was attired in a dainty dress of white sheer over white taffeta, with short pink taffeta jacket and shoulder bouquet of pink gardenias. She wore a small, of the face, white hat, with nose length veil and other white accessories. Miss. Jean Horne was her sister's bridesmaid and she chose a dress of turquoise blue sheer, with matching hat and accessories. Mr. Gordon Lindsay was best man.
Immediately following the ceremony, the young couple left on a short motor trip to Prescott. Upon their return, they will reside in Kingston.

From George Halladay:
The Kingston Whig – Standard
Saturday, August 27, 1938
WEDDING
Parkes – Stevenson
A quiet marriage was solemnized in Kingston, Aug. 12th when Winnifred Grace Stevenson, Reg. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stevenson, Wolfe Island, became the bride of Dr. Donald R. Parkes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Parkes, Toronto. The bride is a graduate this year of the Kingston General Hospital and the groom served his dental internship for the past year in that Hospital. Dr. and Mrs. Parkes are in Northern Ontario living in a Provincial Government Car, in which they move from place to place, so that Dr. Parkes may attend to the dental needs of people who live far from dental offices.

1940

Submitted by AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
June 18, 1940 page 6
Wiggins - Campsall

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr and Mrs Boyd S. Alton, Sydenham at high noon, Tuesday, June 11, when Mrs Alton's sister, Nettie May Campsall, daughter of Mr Wesley P Campsall of Porcupine and the late Mr Campsall became the bride of Mr Monty L Wiggins of Wolfe Island. The Rev R W Young of Wolfe Island officiated.
The bride, who was given away in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr B S Alton, entered the room to the strains of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, played by little Miss Elma Alton. The bride wore a pretty white gown and carried a bouquet of Sweetheart roses and lily-of-the-valley. The bride was attended by her niece, Miss Evelyn Alton, as bridesmaid, wearing a dainty frock of pale blue georgette with touches of pink. She also wore the groom's gift, a solid gold locket. Mr Howard Alton was best man. A reception was held after the ceremony and later the happy couple left by motor for Toronto, North Bay and Porcupine to visit the bride's father. The bride travelled in a smart frock of orchid sheer with white accessories. Upon their return Mr and Mrs Wiggins will reside on Wolfe Island.

1942

From George Halladay:
The Kingston Whig – Standard
Tuesday, September 8, 1942
WEDDING
CONLEY – GOURDIER
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was the scene of a lovely late summer wedding at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Sept. 7, when Father Rogers Pelow united in marriage, Isabell Elizabeth Gourdier, daughter of Mr. William F. Gourdier, "Willow Cottage", King Street West, and Norman Edward Conley, son of Mrs. Francis Conley, 106 Clergy Street West. Mr. Lucien Nourry played the wedding music and during the nuptial mass, Mrs. Leonard Walsh sang beautifully, Gounod's "Ave Maria". The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a handsome gown of rich bisque heavy red satin, fashioned on princess lines, with a long waisted bodice with a tight fitted buttoned back, and long pointed musketeer sleeves and an oval train. She wore satin sandals, the same shade as her gown and a coronet shaped hat of satin with a natural color finger tip tulle veil. Her bouquet was a long cascade of Queen Anne roses and adrantum fern. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Mary Evelyn (Bunnie) Metcalfe as maid of honor and by Miss Rose Ann Conley, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. The maid of honor wore a dainty frock of moselle green, made with a tight fitting bodice, long bishop sleeves, and shirred hip from which fell a long flowing skirt. Her hat was a feather trimmed beanie and she wore matching shoes and carried a colonial bouquet of roses and sweet peas. The bridesmaid wore a frock of champagne rose, fashioned like that of the maid of honor. She also wore a feather trimmed beanie and carried a nosegay of fever few and summer flowers. The best man was Mr. Wilfred James Conley, brother of the groom, and the ushers were Randolph Gourdier and Mr. Jack Burke. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Cataraqui Golf and County Club, where a wedding breakfast was served to 44 guests. The bride's aunt, Mrs. E. J. Metcalfe, wearing a smart gown of dolice blue lace, with an amethyst hat and slippers and a corsage of orchids, and Mrs. Conley, mother of the groom, in a lovely gown of periwinkle blue, with navy blue hat and shoes and a corsage of orchids, received with the bridal party. Later the bride and groom left for Montreal, the bride travelling in a smart ensemble of navy blue with mink furs and navy accessories. Upon their return they will reside at 1 College Street. Out of town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Charles De Muy, and Mrs. L. De Muy, Smiths Falls; Miss. Esther Hanlon, Watertown N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Dellapont and daughter Peggy, of Star Lake, N.Y.; Mrs. M. M. Muller, Newark, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Mack Bates, Cape Vincent, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Conley, Wolfe Island; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hunt, Tweed; Miss. Gertrude De Muy, Ottawa and Mrs. Frank O'Shea, Niagara Falls, N.Y.


1944

Transcribed by Peter Rogers
Submitted by Theresa Broeders
MACDONALD
1944
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm MacDonald are shown above following their recent marriage in St. Patrick’s Church, Melancthon. Rev. Dr. McKenna performed the ceremony. The bride is the former Gertrude McCue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McCue, Melancthon, and the groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. J. MacDonald, Wolfe Island. They were attended by the bride’s two sisters, Mollie and Ellen McCue and the groom’s brother, Earl MacDonald. They will reside on Wolfe Island.


Transcribed by Peter Rogers
Submitted by Theresa Broeders
BOUDREAU-MCDERMOTT
A pretty wedding was solemnized in the Church of St. John the Apostle, Saturday, May 27 (1944), when Father Byrne united in marriage Merle Marie McDermott of Kingston, and Pte. Leo S. Boudreau, RCOC, Saint John, N.B.
The fair-haired bride was a radiant figure in a pretty street length frock of baby blue silk jersey, a model hat of blue straw with a shoulder length veil, white accessories and a corsage of pink roses and lily-of-the-valley.
The bride’s only attendant was Miss Mary Hogan of Wolfe Island who looked lovely in a street length frock of white silk jersey, a large picture hat of white straw with purple bows and a shoulder length veil. She wore white accessories and a corsage of mauve sweet peas and lily-of-the-valley. Pte “Al” Keander, RCOC, Trail B.C., was best man.
In the evening a reception was held at the home of the bride’s sister, Rideau Street, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion with pink and white streamers and bouquets of lilacs, peonies and narcissi. A buffet supper was served to about 50 guests, the wedding cake adorning the centre of the table, where Mrs. T. A. Grant and Mrs. Wayne Beebee poured coffee. Mrs. Harvey Blanche, Mrs. L. Gowett and Mrs. R. Bustard assisted in the serving.
Sgt. Major Scott proposed the toast to the bride and groom, who later left amid showers of confetti for Cape Vincent, Watertown and New York City. Upon their return they will reside in Kingston, the groom being stationed at Barriefield.
The out of town guests included Mrs. T. A. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Beebee, and Mrs. Everett Chisamore of Watertown, N.Y.; Top Sgt. Harvey Blanche, Mrs. Blanche and daughter, Koreen, of Pine Camp, N.Y.; Mrs. Sinclair, Winnipeg, Man.; Mrs. Jerry Larmont, Wolfe Island, and Mrs. Isobel MacTavish, Sydenham.


Transcribed by Peter Rogers
Submitted by Theresa Broeders
STEVENSON-BULLIS
Trinity Anglican Church, Wolfe Island, was the scene of a pretty early summer wedding at 12:15 noon, Saturday, June 10, (1944), when the Rev. Rural Dean S. E. Harrington, rector of St. Luke’s Church, Kingston, united in marriage, Claire Leone Bullis, of Kingston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bullis, Wolfe Island, and James Kenneth Stevenson, Kingston, son of Mrs. Lillian Stevenson and the late James Stevenson, Kingston. Miss Lillie Woodman, cousin of the bride, played the wedding music.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a lovely white flowered satin gown with finger-tip veil, arranged in a cap effect and caught with orange blossoms, which had been worn by her mother on her wedding day. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of American Beauty roses. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Joseph McKenna of Wolfe Island, as matron of honour and Miss Edna Hanna of Kingston, as bridesmaid. The matron of honour’s gown was of turquoise blue organza, with which she wore a matching short cap veil; and the bridesmaid’s frock was of orange organza and she wore a matching Dutch cap veil. Mr. Monty Stevenson, brother of the groom, was best man and the ushers were Cpl. Leon Mosier, Petawawa and Capt. G. W. Payne and Ancienne Lorette, cousins of the bride.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where Mrs. Bullis received the guests, wearing a smart navy blue flowered crepe dress and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. Mrs. Stevenson, the groom’s mother, who also received, wore a gown of royal blue crepe, with a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Mrs. Margaret Hamilton and Miss Jessie Stevenson, sisters of the groom, presided at the effectively arranged table, from which a buffet luncheon was served.


Transcribed by Peter Rogers
Submitted by Theresa Broeders
WELLS-O’SHEA
The marriage of Clara Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O’Shea, Wolfe Island, and Guy Eric Wells, son of Milton Wells and the late Mrs. Wells, of London, Ont., was solemnized Wednesday, September 27, (1944), in Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island. Rev. Fr. J. Shannon, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony, and Rev. Fr. H. Wiley, of Kingston was present in the sanctuary. Miss Sadie Baker presided at the organ and the soloists were: Miss Marie Baker, Mrs. A. Sexsmith and Mrs. F. Lawler.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was charmingly gowned in white brocaded taffeta, fashioned on princess lines with sweetheart neckline and a small train. She wore a necklace of matched pearls in harmony with the pearl and orange blossom tiara, which adorned her veil of old lace. She carried an arm bouquet of red roses.
Miss Lola Murphy of Kingston, as maid of honour, wore a floor length gown of blue sheer with matching juliette cap and Miss Kay Murphy of Wolfe Island as bridesmaid was attired in a floor length gown of pink with matching headdress of flowers and tulle. Both attendants carried bouquets of gladioli.
The groom was attended by Terry O’Shea and the ushers were Timothy and Glenn O’Shea, all brothers of the bride.
At the home of the bride’s parents a delightful breakfast was served to some 30 guests. The mother of the bride received in a gown of air force blue with black accessories and wore a shoulder corsage of pink roses. Later the bride and groom left on a motor trip to Toronto, London and other points. The bride travelled in a brown wool suit with matching accessories and mink neckpiece. Upon their return they will reside in Kingston.


1945

From Toronto Star “Pages of the Past”
Tuesday, September 18, 1945
DEVINE-WOODMAN
Miss Minnie Elizabeth Woodman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Woodman, Wolfe Island, Ont., was married to Sergt. William John Devine R.C.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Devine, Toronto, at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. L. Shorten officiated. Miss Helen Devine played wedding music and Miss Olive Woodman, the bride’s cousin, was soloist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a dress of powder blue crepe, matching feathered halo headdress with shoulder veil, and carried a bouquet of coral roses. Miss Una McComb, her attendant, was attired in rose crepe with matching feathered hat. She carried a mixed nosegay. Flt. Lieut. R.H. Carter, R.C.A.F., was groomsman.

From Sharon Compeau-
From:Kingston Whig Standard
Date:yr? 1945-50?
Oderkirk-Casey
St. John's Church, Kingston, on Saturday, July 16, was the scene of a mid-summer wedding when Msgr. L. J. Byrne united in marriage mary Modesta, youngest daughter of Mrs. Casey and the late Mr. G. Casey of Wolfe Island, to Mr. Vernon Walter Oderkirk, son of Mrs. Oderkirk and the late Mr. E. Oderkirk.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. patrick Casey, looked lovely in a street-length dress of pink crepe fashioned with a lace bodice and peplum. Her hat was of pink crocheted lace and she wore elbow length gloves. her corsage was of American Beauty rosed and white stephanotis.
The matron of honor, Mrs. Walter Warner, wore a fitted blue faille dress with bustle back. She wore a black straw hat and balck elbow lenght gloves. her corsage was of Briarcliffe roses. Mr. Walter Warner was groomsman.
A reception was held at Morrison's Party Lounge where the brid's mother received wearing a mauve silk jersey dress with black accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses. the groom's mother received in a white flowered silk jersey dress with white accessories and a corsage of red roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Oderkirk left later on their wedding trip to New York City and points in the U.S. They will reside in Kingston.


1946

Toronto Star, “Pages of the Past”
Wednesday, July 31, 1946
KEYES/McKNIGHT
Wears Mother’s Veil At Kingston Wedding
Kingston, July 31 –
The wedding of Winnifred Luna KEYES, daughter of Mr. and MRs. John W. KEYES, Wolfe Island, Ont., and Russell Melvin McKNIGHT, son of D.H. McKNIGHT, Cookstown, Ont., and the late Mrs. McKNIGHT, was solemnized July 27, at Morgan Memorial chapel, Queen’s University, Kingston. Rev. C.A. McLAREN, Weston, officiated, and Margaret DAVIS played the wedding music.
[Wedding details follow in article.]

1952

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
June 7 1952 page 10
Married On The Islands

Wolfe Island, June 5, --A very pretty wedding took place in the Roman Catholic church on Monday morning, the officiating parties being Thomas Flynn and Miss Mary Hogan. Bernard McKenna acted in the capacity of best man, while Miss Maggie Hogan looked after the wants of the bride. The young couple will reside on the island.

1954

From AM Benson
Kingston Whig Standard
July 10 1954
Photo click here
(Photo Caption: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Breen shown leaving Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Wolfe Island, with their attendants, Miss Margaret Lacey and Mr. Bernard Breen, following their recent marriage. The bride is the former Miss Mary Jean Lacey of Wolfe Island.)
Weddings of Interest
Breen-Lacey

In a double ring ceremony performed by Rev. Father J.S. Ryan in the Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Wolfe Island, Miss Mary Jean Lacey and Mr. Michael Joseph Breen exchanged wedding vows.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. John A. Lacey of Wolfe Island and the late Mr. Lacey and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Breen of Enterprise.
The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Jack Lacey. Her floor-length wedding gown was of Chantilly lace over satin, the fitted bodice having an illusion neckline embroidered with sequins, and long sleeves ending in points over her hands. The skirt front of scalloped lace was draped in an apron effect over wide ruffles of nylon tulle, terminating in a sweeping train. Her fingertip veil of tulle illusion was attached to a lace cap embellished with rhinestones and edged with tiny pearls, and she carried a semi-cascade bouquet of white button mums and stephanotis centered with red rosettes.
Miss Margaret R. Lacey was the bride’s only attendant. She wore a floor length gown of mint green nylon tulle, having a fitted satin bodice and a separate satin jacket. A matching coif hat of satin was worn, and she carried a nosegay of yellow mums, pink carnations and stephanotis, tied with yellow ribbon.
Mr. Bernard Breen was his brother’s best man, and the ushers were Mr. Darcy Breen and Mr. Mitchell Lacey.
Mrs. M. Sexsmith was soloist, and Mrs. M. Hogan played the wedding music. A reception followed the ceremony in the Parish Hall, where the guests were received by the bride’s mother, who wore a navy blue nylon dress with navy and while accessories and a corsage of pink carnations. The groom’s mother assisted wearing navy blue sheer with white accessories and a corsage of pink carnations and stephanotis.
The bride and groom honeymooned in New York city, Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. For traveling the bride wore an aqua blue suit with white accessories. Her going-away corsage was of deep pink rosettes and stephanotis.
On their return Mr. and Mrs. Breen will reside in Kingston. Guests from Ottawa, Watertown, N.Y., Peterborough, Enterprise and Kingston attended.





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