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1905 Old Home Week - return to table of contents

From The
Perth Courier
June 30, 1905,
Page Twelve.

These items filled the fourth column of Page Twelve.


ALTAR.
McPARLAND - McCANN. -- Once more St. Edward's Church, Westport, was the scene of a quiet, yet picturesque, wedding, when on Wednesday, June 21st, Mr. Francis J. McParland, a prosperous young farmer of Burgess, was joined in the holy bond of wedlock to Miss Monica McCann, the accomplished daughter of Mr. Patrick McCann. At 6 o'clock a.m. the bridal party entered the church, the bride dressed in a becoming costume of white silk with embroidered chiffon yolk and rich trimmings of white chiffon ruching, and wearing a white picture hat. Her sister, Miss Frances, acted as bridesmaid and looked exquisite in a neat dress of white organdie with rich lace trimmings and dainty white hat to match; while Mr. Daniel McParland, brother of the groom, ably performed the duties of best man. The ceremony performed by the pastor, Rev. Father O'Rourke, was followed by the nuptial mass during which appropriate music was excellently rendered by the choir. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the home of the bride's parents where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of. The happy young couple then left on the 7.15 train for Montreal and other eastern points amid showers of good wishes for a "bon voyage" through life. The bride's going-away costume was blue voile with hat to match. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and artistic presents. The groom's present to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain. The bride was one of the leading members of St. Edward's choir and on the evening previous to her wedding two of the members called at her home and in the name of the choir presented her with a handsome crystal tea set as a token of the love and esteem they had for their co-member as well as their appreciation of the untiring fidelity she always showed toward the choir. She is one of Westport's esteemed young ladies and she carries to her home the best wishes of scores of friends.
GIBSON - BROWNLEE. -- A very pretty home wedding took place Wednesday evening, June 21st, at Mr. and Mrs. David Brownlee's, 5th line Bathurst, when their third daughter, Maggie J., was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. John Gibson, a prosperous young farmer of Lammermoor. There was a pleasant company of relatives and immediate friends present at the ceremony. Sharp at 6 o'clock the bridal party took their places under the spreading branches of a large pine tree and the guests were seated on the lawn in front. The bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in a beautiful suit of crepe de chine and wore a bouquet of bridal roses in her hair and carried a bouquet of snowballs. Her travelling dress was green lustre. She was attended by her sister Lizzie, who was becomingly gowned in a white suit. Miss Anna Darou, a niece of the bride, acting as flower girl, looked sweet in a pale blue lustre dress. The groom was ably assisted by his brother Willie. The wedding march was played by Miss Mary Warren. The wedding supper was tastefully set in the spacious dining room, the decorations being cut flowers and table roses. About one hundred and twenty guests partook of the good things which was served by four cousins of the bride, Misses Annie Warren, Annie Smith and Maggie and Lizzie Storie. The evening was pleasantly spent by all in music and social intercourse. The bride received a grand array of wedding presents as she is held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends, not only around home but in the different sections in which she has taught school. The happy couple left the following evening for their future home at Lammermoor. We wish them much happiness and a long and prosperous married life.

OBITUARY.
GARDNER. -- Our McDonald's Corners correspondent writes: -- The community was more than usually shocked on Monday last when the news of the sudden death of William Gardner was circulated. Deceased was in his usual health up to Friday night. On that day he made a trip to Snow Road Station, upon returning did some work in his garden, in the evening spent some time in conversation with friends, on Saturday he became ill with what was thought to be a bilious attack, of common occurrence to him, but towards evening and on Sunday acute symptoms of inflammation of the bowels appeared. Despite all that could be done, he sank rapidly, coming to his end on Monday morning at a quarter before eleven. Deceased was 64 years of age. William Gardner was a native of Dalhousie. He followed in his father's name and manner of life; likewise also his religious traditions, having been impressed with the teaching and practices of the Universalist circle settled here in the early years from Scotland. He became an expert lumberman, passing from the status of a common laborer to that of foreman, and served many years the Caldwell interests; also the Canada Lumbering Company. Over thirty years ago he married and settled at McDonald's Corners. He took over the hotel property and for 23 years as proprietor and licensee he filled a difficult position well; he maintained the confidence and respect of the community, always protecting rather than imperiling its moral interests. Mr. Gardner was a friend to many and kind to the poor. He was visited with the people's confidence; repeatedly honored with positions of public trust, having been councillor, county councillor and for the past four years Reeve of the municipality. As a practical engineer and administrator he rendered the municipality services of great value. His place is all too empty; his name will long be remembered. Messrs. Frank and John Gardner, of Rat Portage, are brothers. The funeral took place to-day (Thursday) to Crawford Cemetery under Masonic auspices.
1905
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