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NAMES FROM A
WEDDING GUEST LOG, 1945, 1969

           Submitted by Charles Dobie and published in the LCGS newsletter, Sept., 1998.

           I recently found a "Guest Log" containing many pages of names and addresses of people attending wedding showers for the owner of the log (name unknown). The 1945 showers were held in Kingston, the 1969-dated names may not have been showers but the log may have been used as a guest book. Addresses at the top of these pages are in Ottawa and Brockville.
           The log also contained two undated newspaper clippings of "Weddings of Interest:"
CURL - BREWER -- "Cooke's United Church was the setting for the wedding recently of Miss Lila Marie BREWER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. (Dan) Brewer, of Latimer, and Mr. Lawrence Alexander CURL, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Curl of Kingston. . . . ."  (photo and about 6 inches of type).
GENGE - DIER -- " . . . Knox Presbyterian Church in Westport for the recent wedding of Miss Wilma Alice DIER (dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Morley Frederick Dier of Westport) and Mr. Neil Burton GENGE (son of Mrs. Burton Genge of Kingston & the late Mr. Genge). . . . ." (photo and about 6 inches of type).

LOG BOOK:
Page 1, dated June 1, 1945:
Hilda SYMONS, 514 Macdonnell St., Kingston -- 15 names on page including PAGE, GRAY, SHAVER, SEXSMITH, NEDDOW, NORRIS, MILLSON, WALTON, BURNS, RICE, BATTEN, CALDWELL, STEVENSON, HICKS, CAMPBELL, (Cataraqui & Inverary).  All addresses but the last give street addresses in Kingston.
Page 2, dated June 6, 1945:
Lydia HITCHISON, 398 Victoria St., Kingston -- 13 names on page including: McCORMICK, CORKEY (Cataraqui), OSWALD, BOATES (Kentville NS), MURPHY, GREEN, BUCKNELL, BEATTY, AINSLEY, McCORMICK. All Kingston street addresses except for those noted.
Page 3, Dated June 14, 1945 -- "Shower at Battersea"
Doctor & Mrs. N.V. FREEMAN, Kingston, RR#5, Ont. -- 44 names including: MILLER, CHARLTON, LAKE, WILLIAMS, CLARK, CAMPBELL, SLUTH? [SLEETH? -- ed.], SIMPSON, KENNY, STORY, KITCHEN, McCALLUM, McDONALD, MUNDELL, BOALS?, LANGFORD, PATTERSON, DUCETTE, SMITH, SLEETH, KNIGHT, WILLIAMS, DOUGAN, BENNETT, NOBLE, BAIKIE, KIRKPATRICK, RONEY, McRAE, ANDREWS, HUNCHBACK, HANLEY, ROBB, HOGAN, FREEMAN.
Page 4, Dated June 22/45 "Shower at Mr. & Mrs. Wilson BUCKLEY's Home"
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. SALISBURY, Godfrey, Ont. -- 9 names including: CORNWALL, WAGAR, HICKS, BROCK, Van CLOW, SILLS, SALISBURY.
Pages 5-10 seem to be a continuation of the previous shower. Surnames include: YORK, WAGAR, BRAY, FIRTH, SWEET, RUTTAN, LESLIE, CRONK, BUCKLEY, KING (North Troy NY), BABCOCK, SPINKS, GENGE (Hartington ON), JEFFREY, CLARK, SHEPHERD, CLARK (Parham ON), EMBURY (Parham ON).
The next entries are for the year 1969:
Pages 11 & 12 dated July 6/69, Pg. 13 - 16 undated:
Names are: BOWES, Ottawa; SAUVE, Mallorytown; GAINFORD, Brockville; CAVANAUGH, Brockville; FERGUSON, Cobourg; CHEETHAM, Glenburnie; GAINFORD, Athens; HORTON, Escott; MISKELLY, Cobourg; DARLING (-); NORRIS, Inverary; BUCKLEY (-); REID (-); GAINFORD, Mallorytown.
           I would be willing to give this book to a member of the family if there is anyone interested.