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Marriages from the Hamilton Spectator
January to June 1897

Saturday, Jan 2, 1897

ROY-WANN - At the residence of the father of the bridegroom, 319 Wellington St. North, on Thursday evening, Dec. 31st, by the Rev. J.F. Barker, Robert Roy, and Gertrude Wann, all of this city.

HARPER-SMITH - On Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 1896, in Hamilton, by the Rev. J. VanWick, James Harper, of Winona, to Belle, oldest daughter of Nahum Smith, of Stony Creek.

STANDING-AUSTIN - At Stony Creek, Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 1896, by the Rev. Wray R. Smith, Thomas W. Standing of the Pembroke High School staff, to Mary D. Austin, Lyneloch.

PULKINGHAM-McBRIDE - On Dec. 31st by the Rev. Mungo Fraser, Charles Pulkingham, to Mary Graham McBride, all of this city.

HARE-WHITE - At the residence of the bride’s parents “Lemon Dale”, Winona, Ont., by the Rev. F. E. Hewitt, rector of St. George’s church, Hamilton, Vivian M. Hare, of Toronto, to Clara K., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. White.

FISHER-LYMBURNER (Fonthill) - On Wednesday of last week about 60 people assembled at the residence of Fred and Mrs. Fisher to witness the marriage of their daughter Matilda, to Fred Lymburner. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. G. Johnstone, of Welland. The bride, who was prettily attired in white cashmere, was attended by Miss Maude Hotditch, of Ridgeville; the groomsman was Mallus Lymburner. After the service all sat down to a most sumptuous repast, to which justice was fully done. The happy couple left at 3:30 amidst a shower of rice and slippers for Welland, en route for Buffalo, where they will spend the honeymoon.

FILMAN-CARTWRIGHT (Aldershot) - Joshua Filman was married on Wednesday Dec. 30, at Hamilton, to Mrs. William Cartwright, Burlington.

Monday, January 4, 1897

HARE-WHITE - At the residence of the bride’s parents, “Lemon Dale”, Winona, Ontario, by the Rev. F.E. Hewitt, rector of St. George’s church, Hamilton, Vivian M. Hare, of Toronto, to Clara K. only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. White.

CORMAN-WILSON (Abingdon) - A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Philip and Mrs. Corman, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, it being the marriage of their eldest daughter Edith, to Philip Wilson, of Simcoe.

Tuesday, January 5, 1897

WILKINSON-YOUNG (Glanford) - Miss Agnes Wilkinson, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Wilkinson, was married on Wednesday last, to Alexander Young of Glanford.

Wednesday, January, 6 1897

CURRY-ANDERSON - On the 4th of January, by the Rev. Rural Dean, ...... Massey, M.A. St. Luke’s, Miss Hattie Anderson, to Mr. Frank Curry, both of the city.

HAMILTON-DUFF - On Jan. 5, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. George A. Bull, M.A., Peter Hunter Hamilton, to Elmira H. Duff, eldest daughter of W.A.H. Duff, Barrister.

Thursday, January 7, 1897

JOHNSON-MARRIOTT - On Jan 6th, at 4 p.m. at the residence of the bride’s mother, James St., by the Rev. P.W. Philpott, Joel Dennis Johnson, to Ella Louisa Marriott.

KILLINS (Attercliffe) - Isaac Killins has taken to himself a wife.

KIMBAL-CLARKE (Attercliffe) - George Kimbal was married on Christmas to Miss Maggie Clarke of Fonthill.

Friday, January 8, 1897

JONES-GRIEVENE - (Stony Creek) - A quiet wedding took place in the Church of the Redeemer on Wednesday 6, the contracting parties being Harry Jones and Miss Mary Grievene, youngest daughter of Walter Grievene. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.E. Bell, rector of the church. Only the immediate relatives and friends were in attendance. After the ceremony the young couple left immediately for the groom’s home at Sudbury Junction, where he has secured a lucrative position with the C.P.R. railway. The young couple have the best wishes of every resident of this village, and they will be missed, as they were both energetic and earnest workers in connection with the church and Sunday school in this village.

Saturday, January 9, 1897

ALLANSON-PRICE - At Belmont, Edmonton, Alberta Territory, on Wednesday, 31st Dec. 1896, Mr. Hope Allanson, son of the late John Allanson, Esq., of this city, to Miss Jane Price, Belmont.

Thursday, January 14, 1897

KELSO-SEAL - In this city January 13, 1897, by the Rev. A. MacWilliams, Hugh Kelso, to Miss Annie Seal, all of this city.

CASHMAN-FAHEY - Florence Donley Fahey, eldest daughter of the late James Fahey, some time of the Spectator, has been married to W. P. Cashman, of Barrie.

Friday, January 15, 1897

ELLIS-PENNY - At Buffalo, N.Y. Wednesday January 13th, 1897, by the Rev. E.F. Hubbell, Valentine B. Ellis, of Winona, Ont., to Miss Ethel L. Penny, of Buffalo, N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 1897

DUFFY-GORDON - Early this morning, a quiet wedding took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Miss Maggie Gordon, niece of John Hunter, MacNab Street North, being married to Edward Duffy, butcher, James Street. Rev. Father Mahoney performed the ceremony after which the nuptial mass was read. Miss Lizzie Duffy, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and Thomas Cummings, of Walter Woods& Co., was best man. The bride was dressed in a becoming travelling suit of blue cloth. After the ceremony, refreshments were partaken of at the residence of the bride’s uncle. The bride and groom were the recipients of numerous, beautiful and useful presents, showing the high esteem in which they are held. The happy couple left on the early train for Kingston, accompanied by the best wishers of a host of friends.

MERRITT-LAMPMAN (Fulton) - A. Merritt was married last Wednesday evening to Gracie Lampman, of Merritt’s settlement. The bride is boarding with her sister, Mrs. Merritt, while her husband is finishing his education in Hamilton.

HEMMINGS-McCLELLAND (Fonthill) - A quiet but very pretty wedding took place at the Industrial home on Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, when Eva, eldest daughter of J.W. Hemmings, superintendent of the Institution, was united in holy bonds of matrimony to George, B. McClelland, youngest son of M.H. McClelland, of Fonthill. The ever-interesting ceremony was performed by Rev. A.E. de St. Dalmas. The bride looked very handsome in a charming costume of garnet cloth, trimmed with silk, and chiffon. She was attended by Miss Clara North, of Port Colborne, who wore a pretty dress of brown saleil, with Juipui trimmings. Both ladies carried beautiful bouquets of roses and carnations. Percy Hemmings, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Only the relatives and most intimate friends of the contracting parties were present. The house was prettily decorated with flowers and evergreens. The young people received numerous and costly presents and the best wishes of a host of friends and acquaintances..

Thursday, January 21, 1897

HELM-MORRISON - On Jan. 9th, 1897, by the Rev. Wray Smith, Nellie, youngest daughter of Ferdinand Morrison, to Mackenzie Helm, both of this city.

WALSH-WOOD - On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1897, at Elmwood, Hamilton, the residence of the bride’s father, J.W.B. Walsh, Dominion Bank, Toronto, only son of the late S.S. Walsh, Guelph, to Elma B., third daughter of A.T. Wood, Esq. Yesterday afternoon, at Elmwood, the residence of A.T. Wood, M.P., his daughter, Miss Elma B. Wood, was married to J.W.B.Walsh, of the Dominion bank, Toronto, only son of the late S.S. Walsh of Guelph. The wedding was a quiet affair being attended by the relatives of the contracting parties. Miss Edith Wood, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and E. Hillyard Cameron, of Toronto supported the groom. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Lyle, of the Central Presbyterian church. Although the wedding was a quiet one, it was exceedingly pretty, and many congratulations and presents were received by the young couple.

YATES -YOUNGINGER - On Tuesday Jan. 19, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 5 Myrtle street, by the Rev. A.L. Gee, Miss Georgina second daughter of George Younginger, to William Henry Yates, only son of William Yates, all of Hamilton.

Friday, January 22, 1897

COLE- FORDE - On the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. C..Hamilton, of Toronto, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. John Stewart, of Carlisle, Mr. Alexander Cole, of Strabane, to Miss Minnie, youngest daughter of Joseph Forde, Esq., of Carlisle.

Wednesday, January 27, 1897

MUNROE-BAMBERGER - On Wednesday, 27th January, 1897, at the residence of the bride’s father, “Huntingford”, Dundas road, by the Rev. Dr. Beavis, W.J. Munroe, New Dundee, second son of Alex Munroe, Hamilton, to Bessie M. only daughter of William F. Bamberger.

Thursday, January 28, 1897

MILLER-WESTBROOK (Onondaga) - A very pleasant event took place at the residence of John Miller of this village, on Wednesday, when his second daughter, Mary, was married to A. Westbrook, photographer, of Brantford, formerly of this place. The young couple were very highly respected in the community, and all will wish them much happiness and prosperity.

Friday, January 29, 1897

PETTIT-NELLES - At St. Andrew’s Church, Grimsby, on Wednesday, the 27th inst., by the Rev. C.B. Lee, William Hamilton Pettit, to Mabel Isabelle, daughter of James W. G. Nelles, Esq., all of Grimsby.

Wednesday, February 3, 1897

WHITE-CLARK (Fulton) - A very pleasant gathering met at the home of J.E. White on Thursday evening to celebrate the marriage of his youngest daughter, Ella, to G.E. Clark of Binbrook. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. Whitworth, assisted by Rev. J. Fielding. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Jessie Snyder, of Abingdon, while the groom was assisted by his brother, H. Clark, of Hamilton. The wedding march was played by Miss Stanard, of Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Clark left the morning following to visit the falls and other places of interest.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 1897

CROUCH-SNYDER - On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1897, at St. John’s church Grimsby, by the Rev. John Muir, assisted by the Rev. J.G. Murray, Miss Emily Rose, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Snyder, North Grimsby, to William Crouch.

BARR-RUSSELL - Wilson Barr, druggist, was married last night, to Miss Maggie Russell. The wedding was attended by a number of friends of the contracting parties. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Grace Russell, of Carluke. Herbert L. Barr was best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Black. Mr. and Mrs. Barr went east last night.

Saturday, February 6, 1897

WOODRUFF-MILLS - At the residence of the bride’s father, Main St. West, Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday Feb. 6th, 1897, by the Rev. George Forserat, M.A., Minerva Beatrice, second daughter of James H. Mills, Esq., to William Emerson Woodruff, of Niagara Falls, Barrister-at-law.

Wednesday, February 10, 1897

McPHERSON-LAIRD - A very pleasant event took place at the residence of Thomas W. Laird, Hughson Street North, at 1 o’clock to-day, when Rev. H.A.. McPherson of Acton, and Miss Maggie Laird were united in marriage. Mr. McPherson is well known in this city, particularly in the north end. For several years he wass pastor of the north end mission of Knox church. Miss Laird was leader of the choir at the mission, and also taught a Sunday school class. Rev. Dr. Fraser performed the marriage ceremony. The bride was supported by her sister, Miss Aggie Laird, and W.M. McKay, of Norval, assisted the groom. The gifts were beautiful and many, showing the high esteem in which they are held. Among the presents were one from the congregation of the mission and another from the young ladies Sunday school class. Among the guests from a distance were; Charles Laird, Chicago; J. Laird, Oil City, Mich.; R. and Mrs. Laird, Toronto; Mrs. Spears, Innisfil; Mrs. Ballangal, Innisfil, and Miss A. Laird, Galt. After the marriage ceremony, the 100 guests present sat down to partake of the wedding breakfast, during which an impromptu program was carried out. The happy couple left for the West amid showers of good wishes and rice. On their return from the honeymoon trip they will take up their residence at Acton.

McCLARY-WILSON (Glanford) - A pretty wedding took place in St. Paul’s church Glanford on Feb. 3, it being the union of Miss Effie McClary of Glanford, to Robert Wilson of Ancaster. The bride was becomingly attired and was attended by Miss Wilson, sister of the groom. The groomsman was Abner Smith, of Ancaster. After the ceremony was performed, relatives and friends proceeded to the bride’s home where a sumptuous repast was prepared. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left on the evening train for Kent.

SLAUGHTER-STRATHERS (Southcote) - John Slaughter, and Miss Jane Strathers were married last week.

PETTIT-NELLES (Grimsby) - On Feb. 3, the wedding bells were ringing for the marriage of William Pettit to Miss Mabel Nelles, only daughter of J.W.G. and Mrs. Nelles. They were married in St. Andrew’s church, after which they took their departure for London, and other cities in the west.

Friday, February 12, 1897

WALKER-WEYLIE - On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, 78 Ontario Ave., Hamilton, by Rev. Jas. Black, Jas. H. Walker, of Olds Alberta, to Mary Agnes, daughter of S.B. Weylie Esq. At the residence of her father, 78 Ontario avenue, Miss Mary Agnes Weylie was wedded yesterday to James H. Walker, a prosperous young merchant of Olds, Alberta territory. Rev. James Black was the officiating clergyman. Miss Nellie Weylie, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and W. Walker the grooms nephew, acted as best man. The groom is a son of Robert Walker of Caledonia. After the ceremony a wedding feast was participated in. Among the presents was a beautiful silver tea set from the bride’s father.

Monday, February 15, 1897

MACPHERSON-LAIRD - At the residence of the bride’s parents, 363 Hughson St. North, this city, on Wednesday Feb. 10, by Rev. Dr. Fraser, pastor of Knox church, assisted by Rev. F. Carmeron, of North East Hope, Maggie, daughter of Thomas W. Laird, to Rev. H. A. Macpherson, pastor of Knox church Acton.

TISDALE-PARKER (Attercliffe) - John E. Tisdale, of this place, and Miss Clara Parker, of Forks Road, were quietly married at the home of the groom.

Wednesday, February 17, 1897

OCKENDON-NEIL (Grimsby) - A quiet wedding took place on Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at St. Andrew’s church, the happy pair being Arthur Ockendon and Miss Edith Neil, both of Grimsby. They were united in the sacred bonds of matrimony by Rev. C.R. Lee, of Grimsby. The happy couple left for Toronto, and other cities on the evening train, taking with them best wishes for a happy and prosperous life.

Thursday, February 18, 1897

MILLS-HOWARD - Miss F.L. Mills, eldest daughter of Mason Mills, of Iroquois, Ont., and L.W. Howard, manager of the Molson’s bank, Morrisburg, were married at St. John’s church there Wednesday. No affair of the kind has for years excited so much interest locally as this.

Friday, February 19, 1897

LEWIS-STEVENSON - On Thursday, Feb. 18, at the parsonage, by the Rev. J. Vanwick, Sarah, only daughter of Thos. Stevenson, to John Lewis, all of Dundas road.

Monday, February 22, 1897

FRY-HILL (Selkirk) - Our villagers were greatly taken by surprise on Wednesday last, to hear that one of our residents was about to take to himself another wife. Dr. Fry left on the morning train for Rochester, where he was united in marriage to Miss Hill, of New Haven.

Thursday, February 25, 1897

KARTZMARK-ROBERTSON - On Wednesday, March 24, at the residence of her stepfather, Mr. W.J. Wright, 105 John St. North, by the Rev. Mr. Philp, D.D., Ferdinand Kartzmark to Emily A. Robertson, youngest daughter of the late Walter Robertson, of London, England.

Friday, February 26, 1897

KARTZMARK-ROBERTSON - On Wednesday, March 24, at the residence of her stepfather, Mr. W.J. Wright, 105 John St. North, by the Rev. Mr. Philp, D.D., Ferdinand Kartzmark to Emily A. Robertson, youngest daughter of the late Walter Robertson, of London, England.

Monday, March 1, 1897

WOTTON-YOUNG - At the manse, by Rev. D.H. Fletcher, D.D., on March 1, Mary Young, of Hamilton, to Samuel Wotton, of Toronto.

FOUNTAIN-JOHNSON - At the residence of the bride’s parents, on 17th February, by the Rev. Wm. P. Walker, James E. Fountain, of North Gwillimbury, to Hannah Jane, second daughter of Mr. Matthew Johnson, Binbrook.

Tuesday, March 2, 1897

WOTTON-YOUNG - Samuel Wotton, of Toronto, formerly secretary of the Associated charities of this city, was married yesterday to Miss Mary Young, of this city.

Thursday, March 4, 1897

TURNER-McALLISTER - On the 3rd inst., by the Rev. Dr. Lyle, at the residence of the bride’s father, Sarah, daughter of W.J. McAllister, to George A. Turner.

EARLES-McBRIDE - At the residence of the bride’s parents, March 3rd, by the Rev. William F. Walker, Robert Earles, Esq., Howick, to Agnes McBride, third daughter of Mr. Francis McBride, Binbrook.

Saturday, March 6, 1897

CHAPPLE-CHAPPLE - In Barton, on Thursday, March 4th, 1897, at the bride’s residence, by the Rev. Mr. Meaney, of Bartonville, John Chapple to Mrs. Charlotte Chapple, all of Barton.

Tuesday, March 9, 1897

HODGES-HARRIS (Attercliffe) - Chester Hodges and Miss Bessie Harris were married on Wednesday at the bride’s home.

Friday, March 12, 1897

ROSE-POUMTNEY - On the 10th inst., by the Rev. J. VanWick, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 180 Ferguson Ave. North, Mary Gertrude, eldest daughter of Joseph Poumtney, to Francis Rose, of Belhaven, Ont.

Tuesday, March 16, 1897

BUCKLEY-TINNAMORE (Waterdown) - A quiet wedding took place at St. Thomas church by Rev. Father Murphy. The bride was Miss Annie E. Buckley and the bridegroom was G.W. Tinnamore, late of Chicago. Miss N. Buckley attended the bride, and Mr. Caps, the bridegroom. The couple left the church amid showers of rice, and proceeded to the Royal hotel, Hamilton, where the wedding breakfast was prepared for them. The happy pair intend making their home at Thorton, near Chicago.

Thursday, March 18, 1897

FREEBORNE-DRYDEN - On Wednesday evening, March 17th, 1897, at the home of Mr. Samuel New, Main st. west, by Rev. T.J. Bennett, of Herkimer St. Baptist church, Morris Freeborne to Miss Isabelle Dryden, both of Hamilton.

LESTER-SPRINGER - On March 17th, at the residence of the bride’s mother, No. 234 Main St. East., by the Rev. Dr. Lyle, Emma A. second daughter of the late Lewis Springer, M.D., to Thomas W. Lester.

HARRIS-BROCKELSBY - On Wednesday, 17th March, 1897, at Christ Church Cathedral, by the Rev. Canon Land, Ida Brockelsby to Benjamin Harris, both of this city.

Monday, March 22, 1897

CALDER-RYCKMAN - On Wednesday, March 17th, by the Rev. J.E. Hockey, at the residence of the bride’s brother, Waterdown, W.B. Calder, of Grimsby, to Ella M. only daughter of the late Walter Ryckman.

Wednesday, March 24, 1897

TETTER-BLAIR - At Hamilton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 24th, by Rev. Dr. Gilmour, pastor James Street Baptist Church, Clarence A. Tetter, of Grimsby, to Elsie Blair, daughter of John Blair, agent G.T.R. at Grimsby.

Monday, March 29, 1897

LATTANER-DORAN (Toronto) March 29 - Mervin Emery Lattaner, a former banker of Cleveland, Ohio, was married in Knox church to Miss Florence E. Doran, 36 Dennison Avenue. After the ceremony, the young couple went on a wedding trip to New York, returning to the city on Friday last. Immediately on his return he was interviewed by the detectives, and his former bank manager, who had arrived here during Lattaner’s absence on his wedding trip, with the result that he and his wife return to Cleveland in company with the manager.

Wednesday, April 7, 1897

VANBUSKIRK-HUGHES (Grimsby) - On Wednesday last about 25 couples assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Vanbuskirk, to witness the marriage of their daughter Bessie, to Robert Hughes of this place. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. John Muir, of the Presbyterian church, after which all partook of lunch. The bride was attired in white muslin and looked charming. The happy couple took their departure about 12:15 for their new home. The bride received many beautiful and costly presents which showed the high esteem in which she was held. The Grimsby brass band serenaded the happy couple on Monday night, and was treated to a fine dinner.

HACKBUSCH-MUELLER - At the German Lutheran church last evening, August Hackbusch, a well-known and popular young member, was united in marriage to Miss H. Mueller. Rev. E. Hoffmann officiated, and there were a large number of friends of the young people present. The bride was gowned in white and carried a shower bouquet of handsome white roses, and wore a wreath of orange blossoms and lilies of the valley in her hair. Miss Annie Hackbusch, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. She carried a bouquet of crimson roses, and charmingly attired in white. The groom was supported by Hugh Mueller. The ushers were Frank Rohmer, and Mr. Mueller. After the marriage the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride’s parents on Ferguson avenue south. There were a large number of handsome presents.

Thursday, April 8, 1897

SHARPE-SUTTON (New York) April 8 - Miss Blanche Lewis Sharpe, of Toronto, Ont., and Lawrence Edgar Sutton, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married in the Hanson Place Methodist church, Brooklyn, yesterday. After the wedding tour, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton will take up residence in Brooklyn. The marriage was the sequel to a romantic courtship begun in the Long School College hospital, where Miss Sharpe then a student in the Brooklyn Training school, attended her present husband during his treatment for hip disease. The couple became engaged shortly afterwards.

Saturday, April 10, 1897

WILKINSON-BABY - At St. George’s church, Sarnia, on Thursday morning, April 8th, by the Rev. T.R.. Davis, M.A., Howard L. Wilkinson, (of the Melbourne Carriage Goods Company), of this city, to Miss Mary, youngest daughter of Mrs. F. Baby, of Sarnia. An interesting wedding took place at Sarnia yesterday, when Howard L. Wilkinson, of Hamilton, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Baby, youngest daughter of Mrs. F. Baby, of Sarnia. The ceremony was performed in St. George’s church, by Rev. T.R. Davis, M.A. Miss Blanche Beresford, of Sarnia, acted as bridesmaid, and Paul Kompass of Hamilton as the groomsman. The bride was given away by her brother Capt. James Baby. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson left for the east, where they will spend their honeymoon. On their return they will reside in Hamilton. Among the guests were Dr, and Mrs. Wilkinson, and Mrs. Chauncey Jarvis, of London.

Monday, April 12, 1897

HACKBUSCH-MUELLER - In St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church on April 6, 1897, by the Rev. E. Hoffmann, August Hackbusch, to Hedwig Mueller, both of this city.

MISENER-RAE (Canboro) - A fashionable wedding took place at Alfred Misener’s, Darling Road, on March 31, when about 81 guests gathered to witness the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Misener’s only daughter Hattie, to James Rae, of Niagara Falls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.E.Marshall, B.A. After partaking of the wedding breakfast, the happy couple left for Hamilton, Toronto, and other points of interests. On their return on Monday evening they were serenaded by the Canboro band. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents. That from the groom to the bride was a gold watch, and chain; from the groom to the bridesmaid, gold broach; Alfred and Mrs. Misener, family Bible; Mrs. Geo. Snyder, half dozen silver knives and forks, and fruit dish; Mrs. McCaffery, table cloths; Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, of Hamilton, one dozen silver teaspoons; Mrs. J.F. Davidson, of Beamsville, silver cake basket; A. Rae, of Scotland, broach; Annie Gibson, of Beamsville, silver cup; Miss Bessie Phillips, silver pepper cup; Mr. and Mrs. John Munroe of Hamilton, tea server; Ernest Bird, crystal jug; and other numerous beautiful gifts.

BLAIN-WILKINSON (St. George) - Norman Blain, of this village was married last week to Miss Bina Wilkinson, of Drumbo.

Tuesday, April 13, 1897

COPP-OATLEY - On the 30th ult., at the Braiding Congregational church, by the Rev. J.R. Chamberlain, Harold Edward, son of William J. Copp, Ravenscliff, Hamilton, Canada, to Helen Edith, youngest daughter of the late George Oatley, of Sandoun, Isle of Wight. No cards.

Wednesday, April 14, 1897

COPP-OATLEY - Harold E. Copp, son of W.J. Copp, was married at the Braiding Congregational church, on March 30, to Miss Helen Oatley, daughter of the late George Oatley, of the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, April 15, 1897

McCONNELL-CARTER - At 94 Charles St. Hamilton, on Wednesday, April 14th, 1897, by the Rev. Neil McPherson, B.D., Charlotte Minnie Carter to Francis McConnell, all of Hamilton.

Saturday, April 17, 1897

ROBBINS-CLEGG - On Thursday, April 15, at the church of St. Thomas, by the Rev. Herbert G. Miller, M.A., Emma Harriett, youngest daughter of the late John Clegg, to Thomas William Robbins, both of Hamilton.

JACKSON-COON - A charming wedding took place at Woodside, the residence of John Jackson, warden of the county of Lincoln, on Wednesday, when Miss Ada M., second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, was united in marriage to Elva A. Coon. The bride wore a very handsome dress of cream crepon, and looked lovely in the usual wedding and orange blossoms. She was attended by her sister Miss Bertha, acting as bridesmaid, who was prettily dressed in crepon of sea green shade; also by her three nieces who acted as maids of honour, and looked very sweet in their costumes of cream. George Nicholl, of Caistor, was the groomsman. The ceremony was performed in the presence of some eighty guests, by Rev. James Bracken, assisted by Rev. William Caldwell. After the wedding supper was partaken of, and after a few hours spent enjoyably by the guests, the happy couple proceeded on their wedding tour. The presents were very numerous, both the bride and groom being highly esteemed in the community.

Monday, April 19, 1897 HANNA-REID - Arthur Hanna, of Ridgeway, N.Y. was married here on Good Friday, at the residence of William Oke, William Street, to Miss Marjorie, daughter of William Reid, of Hamilton. Rev. E.B. Lanceley officiated, and Miss Bella Reid was bridesmaid. The groomsman was too ill to attend.

Tuesday, April 20, 1897

EGAN-SLEEMAN - A very pleasant event took place at St. James’ church rectory, Guelph, last evening. Miss Bella Egan, daughter of E. Egan, was united in matrimony to Charles Sleeman, son of George Sleeman, of Guelph. Miss Maude Hamilton, of Hamilton, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid, and a similar duty was performed for the groom by his brother, George Sleeman, jr. The newly-married will reside on Suffolk street, Guelph.

Wednesday, April 21, 1897

WHITWELL-COMFORT-(Binbrook) - A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday evening, April 14, at the residence of Edward Whitwell, Binbrook, when his eldest daughter Miss Amanda was married to Benjamin F. Comfort. The bride entered the room leaning on her father’s arm to the strain of the Wedding March, played by Miss Eliza Guyatt. The groom was supported by Andrew Johnson of Binbrook, and the bride by Miss Sarah Beaty, of Hamilton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James Bracken of Binbrook, after which the guests partook of a sumptuous repast and spent a few hours together. The presents were quite numerous and costly. The happy couple are to make their home on the Stuart farm.

Thursday, April 22, 1897

SUTHERLAND-GILLESPIE - At the residence of the bride’s parents, Wednesday April 21, by the Rev. Mungo Fraser, D.D., Charles, second son of Angus Sutherland, to Martha F. third daughter of Hugh Gillespie, all of this city.

Tuesday, April 27, 1897

WALKER-BEDFORD - The wedding of Peter M. Walker, the Milton miner, and Miss Frankie Bedford, announced in yesterday’s Spectator, will take place this afternoon at 4:30. The young couple will go to Winnipeg on their wedding trip. (Notice not found.)

Wednesday, April 28, 1897

WALKER-BEDFORD - At Christ’s Church cathedral , yesterday afternoon Rev. Canon Bland, pronounced the words which made P.M. Walker and Miss Frankie Bedford, man and wife. Mr. Walker came here in search of a wife, and found her in the person of Miss Bedford, a dining room girl at the Franklin House. Miss Jennie Horspoll acted as bridesmaid, and the groom was attended by his brother. After the ceremony refreshments were served at the Franklin House, Mr. and Mrs. Walker will take a short trip before returning to the west.

Thursday, April 29, 1897

MARTIN-McDOWELL - On Wednesday, April 28th, at 108 Bay st. north, by the Rev. J.L. Gilmour, Frederick Martin, to Miss Lizzie McDowell, both of Hamilton. Yesterday afternoon, the residence of Mrs. Bradley, 108 Bay street north, was the scene of a very pleasant event being the marriage of Miss Lizzie McDowell, to Frederick Martin. Miss Crooks was bridesmaid and the groom was supported by G.T. Winchester. About a score of friends witnessed the ceremony which was performed by Rev. by J.L. Gilmore. After partaking of the wedding feast Mr. and Mrs. Martin started on their bridal tour, which includes Georgetown, the former home of the bride, Niagara Falls, and other places.

Friday, April 30, 1897

PARKER-SWAYZIE (Caistor Centre) - Joseph Parker and Miss Swayzie, of Woodburn, were married last week, at the residence of the bride’s father.

Wednesday, May 5, 1897

DAVIS-WILSON - At 4 o’clock this afternoon, H.C. Davis, the well-known Dundas grocer was married to Miss Clara Wilson, daughter of the late Thomas Wilson, of Dundas. The wedding was solemnized at the Wilson homestead, which will be the future home of the young couple. Rev. Dr. Laing performed the ceremony. The bridesmaid was Miss Mary Mercer, of Hamilton, and the best man was C. Davis, the grooms brother. The young couple will leave Dundas this evening on a short wedding trip to the east.

Thursday, May 6, 1897

BURTON-BRADEN (Toronto, May 6 ) - A Mormon wedding is rather an uncommon occurrence in this city, and a natural curiosity thronged the chapel of the Latter Day Saints, in St. Andrew’s market last night, with an expectant crowd. The chapel has been lately opened, and the sign over the door reads; “Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”. The furnishings of the chapel are as primitive as need be. A small choir, assisted by a reed organ, led the singing. The contracting parties last night were Anson Wesley Burton, a young farmer of Haliburton, and Miss Amelia Braden, of this city. The gentleman who officiated was R.C. Evans, London, who is an apostle and leader of his church in Canada. The ceremony is as simple as the most bashful couple could wish. The bride and groom, bridesmaid, maid of honour, and best man entered by the front door, and filed through the crowd to the front, and then stood in a row facing the audience. The ceremony commenced with singing and prayer. A crowd of youngsters outside kept up a considerable racket, and Apostle Evans requested that the door be kept shut as he wished no one to get “rattled”. He then, flourished a marriage licence, announced the names of the principles and proceeded with his back to the audience to perform the ceremony. He asked the bride and groom but one question each, and then addressed them for a few minutes upon the subject of matrimony, and asked the groom to seal the contract with the ring “that wholly glittering band which signified that the love you plighted tonight should never have an end.” A true and good wife, the Apostle said, was God’s last and best gifts to men. To the groom he said the bride’s lips were to be his adviser, her kiss the guard of his innocence, her arms his aid and support in sickness and trial, her prayers his strongest advocate next to heaven. To the bride he said that when a woman secured a good and true man and husband, she should thank God for the advent of her Messiah. The groom kissed his bride and the ceremony concluded has it had begun, with singing and prayer. It is only by a decision of Justice Armours last fall that the rights of the Mormons to perform marriage ceremonies in Canada were recognized.

Friday, May 7, 1897

ELLIOTT-FERNIGOUGH - A very pleasant event took place at the residence of Thomas Elliott, MacNab Street North, last evening, when his second daughter, Edith May, was married to John W. Fernigough. Owing to the illness of the bride’s father, the wedding was a very quiet one, only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present. The bride looked beautiful in a white corded silk, trimmed with lace and pearls, veil of white tulle and natural flowers. She was assisted by Miss Lillian Munroe, a attired in pink silk crepon, and her sister Clara, dressed in white Swiss muslin, trimmed with pink. The groom was supported by his brother, James Fernigough. Rev. Mr. Howitt officiated at the ceremony. After the ceremony, the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The young couple left at a late hour, amid showers of rice and good wishes. The many gifts testified the high esteem in which they were held by their many friends. The gift of the groom to the bride was a handsome gold watch, and to the bridesmaids very pretty pearl rings.

Thursday, May 13, 1897

IVES-VILLIERS - On April 28th, Colonel Gordon Ives, Cold Stream Guards, of Gaston Grange, Alton, Hants, to Miss Millicent Villiers, only child of the late George William Villiers, and granddaughter of the late Capt. George Villiers, Royal Horse Guards, who led the Household Cavalry Brigade as Lord Henry Summerset’s Brigade Major at Waterloo.

Friday, May 21, 1897

RODGERS-DRAPER - On Thursday, 20th inst, Martha Draper, late of Leamington, Warwick, England, to Samuel Rodgers, Hamilton, by the Rev. Rural Dean. Massey, M.A., rector St. Luke’s Church, Hamilton, Ontario.

Monday, May 24, 1897

FLEMING-WHITE (St. George) - J.H. Fleming, of this village, was married to Miss J. White, of Branchton, last Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 25, 1897

PARRY-ROSBROOK - At the residence of Mr. B. Phillips, 233 Locke St. South, on May 24, at 4:00 o’clock, by the Rev. T.J. Bennett, Mr. George Parry to Miss Susie Rosbrook, both of Toronto. A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon at the home of H. Phillips, 233 Locke street south, when George Parry, of Toronto, and Miss Susie Rosbrook, only daughter of the late George Rosbrook, of Southend, Eng., celebrated the twenty-fourth by being united in the bonds of matrimony. The bride was tastefully arrayed in cream cashmere trimmed with silk. Only immediate friends were invited. After the supper, the couple took the train for Toronto, where they will make their home.

Wednesday, May 26, 1897

HACKETT-CRONIN - At Detroit, on Monday, May 24th, at the residence of the Rev. Father Meath, of St. Leo’s Church, W.A. Hackett, M.D. Professor in the Michigan College of Medicine and Surgery, to Amelia, ( Millie), eldest daughter of the late Richard B. Cronin.

GILLAN-LEEMING (Glanford) - Elmer Gillan and Miss Lethy Leeming, both of Glanford, were quietly married at Hall’s Corners on Wednesday last.

Thursday, May 27, 1897

LUXTON-GRUER - At the residence of the bride’s father in Mount Forest, Ont., on Monday May 24th, by the Rev. J. McMillan, Arthur G.H. Luxton, of he Bank of Hamilton, Georgetown, son of the late George Luxton, of this city, to Margaret R.W. only daughter of Wm. Gruer, Esq. McDONNELL-LYMBURNER (Caistorville) - Miss M. McDonnell and M. Lymburner, of Caistor, were married last Wednesday.

Friday, May 28, 1897

SPARKS-McPHERSON - The St. Mary’s Journal has the following report of the wedding of a popular member of the Collegiate Institute staff; “A quiet but pleasant wedding took place at 1:30 on Saturday, at the residence of Dr. Sparks, Church St., when his daughter Eugenia, was united in marriage to Fred Fotheringham McPherson, B.A. English master, of the Hamilton Collegiate Institute. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. Grant, pastor of Knox church, St. Mary’s, assisted by Rev. T.H. Brown, of Delaware, Ont. in the presence of the intimate friends only of the family. The bride was a very popular young lady with both old and young in town. She filled the position at Knox church and a similar position with the Sabbath school. She was made the recipient of a number of lovely presents. After the wedding dejeuner, the happy couple left by the 3:48 G.T.R. train for their future home in Hamilton. Mr. McPherson is a native of East Nissouri, where he has many friends, who will unite with the Journal in wishing himself and bride many years of happy married life in the ambitious city”.

Tuesday, June 1, 1897

WILLIS-BATCHELOR - A London dispatch says : “the villagers of Arva, about five miles north of this city, have been much exercised about the disappearance of Miss Willis, of London township, on the eve of her wedding with Charles Scafe, of Ridgetown. It had been reported that Miss Willis had gone away to marry someone else, but this was denied by her friends. It has since transpired, however, that on the day of her disappearance Miss Willis received a telegram from a former lover named Batchelor, a Hamilton drug clerk, and it was in response to the telegram that Miss Willis left home. The two were married at Hamilton, and are now spending their honeymoon with Mr. Batchelor’s parents in Brantford. Miss Willis had been engaged to Mr. Batchelor before she became engaged to Mr. Scafe, but the two were estranged. Mr. Batchelor heard of the approaching marriage and telegraphed in time to secure the bride for himself.” None of the local druggists, of whom inquiries were made, knew a drug clerk of that name here. There is a druggist of that name in Brantford, but he is an elderly man.

Wednesday, June 2, 1897

SNODGRASS-GRAY - On Wednesday June 2nd, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Fairview Farm, Saltfleet, by Rev. John Young, of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Robert Alexander Snodgrass, of this city, to Lillie Margaret, eldest daughter of Charles E. Gray, Esq. This afternoon a few friends gathered at the residence of Charles E. Gray, Fairview farm, Saltfleet, to witness the marriage of Miss Lillie M. Gray, to Robert A. Snodgrass of Hamilton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Young of Hamilton. The bridesmaid was Miss Annie A. Grainger of Stony Creek, to whom the groom presented a silver bracelet. The groom was ably by F. Chantiler, of Hamilton. After the ceremony, the wedding party sat down to an afternoon tea. The bride was the recipient of many useful presents showing the esteem in which she is held by her many friends. Among the presents was a gold watch and chain, a gift of the groom. The happy couple left on the evening train for an extended trip to Montreal, and other points east.

PAINE-CLARKE - On Tuesday, June 1st, at Holy Trinity church Barton, by Rev. I. Bennetts, William J.M. Paine, of Orillia, of Anne Gertrude Amye Clarke, daughter of the late Edward Murlesse Clarke, of Torquay, Devonshire, England.

MUNRO-CHRISTIE - Tuesday evening, June 1st, at 108 Victoria Ave. North, the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John Young, M.A. of St. John’s Presbyterian church, Marion, third daughter of Mr. Robert Christie, to Murdock A. Munro, eldest son of Mr.Alexander Munro.

TANNER- GIBSON - On June 2nd, at Edgar Watkins, 24 Emerald St. South, by Rev. Dr. Tovell, David J. Tanner, of Millbank, to Maggie J. Gibson, of this city. At 8 o’clock this morning at the residence of Edgar Watkins, 24 Emerald Street South, Miss Maggie Gibson was united in marriage to David J. Tanner. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Tovell, of the First Methodist church. The bride was a very popular young lady, a Sunday school teacher in the Gore street Sunday school, and a very active member of the Christian Endeavor. She wore a becoming suit of brown. After the wedding dejeuner, the happy couple left by the 9 o’clock train for their future home in the West. Mr. Tanner came from Millbank, in Morington township, Perth county, and up to three years ago the bride was also a resident there. She leaves many friends here who wish her every happiness in the future.

Thursday, June 3, 1897

MARSHALL-BURKHOLDER - At the manse, Burlington, on June 2, by the Rev. Dr. Abraham, Charles Wesley Marshall, to Dorothy Burkholder, both of Saltfleet, county of Wentworth.

WELLS-HENNINGS - On Wednesday, June 2, at the Victoria Ave. Baptist church, by the Rev. J.F. Barker, W.A. Wells, to Miss Nellie, second daughter of L. Hennings, all of Hamilton.

GUEST-MITCHELL - On June 3, at Grimsby by he Rev. R.J. Foreman, Edgar J. Guest, of Ancaster, to Tiny, fourth daughter of Capt. James Mitchell, 60 Ferrie St. West.

Friday, June 4, 1897

SMITH-DAVIDSON - On Thursday, June 3, at the church of the Ascension, by the Rev. Dean Wade, Charles Smith to Isabel Davidson, both of this city.

EGAN-PEER - In Chicago, on June 2nd, at St. Agnes’ Church, by Rev. N.J. Hitchcock, Ella, daughter of Philip Peer, Hamilton to M.G. Egan, of Chicago.

BEDWELL- MUIR - On Wednesday, June 2nd, 1897, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. A.L.Gee, M.A., Ph.D., Daniel A. Bedwell, jun., to Mary E. eldest daughter of David A. Muir, all of this city.

Saturday, June 5, 1897

MARTEN-COOK - On June 2nd, by Rev. Dr. Gee, G.W. Marten, to Miss Florence Cook, daughter of Mrs. H. Cline, both of this city.

Thursday, June 10, 1897

ROUSSEAU-BAIN - On Wednesday, 9th June, at 94 Charles street, Hamilton, by Rev. Neil McPherson, M.A., Mr. John B. Rousseau, to Miss Mary Jane Bain, all of this city. John B. Rousseaux, a well-known, and highly esteemed young man, in the employ of Winer & Co., took for himself a wife yesterday afternoon in the person of Miss May Jane Bain, an estimable young woman, sister of Alex Bain, of Bradt & Co’s grocery firm. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Neil McPherson at the residence of the groom’s parents, 176 West Avenue North, in the presence of immediate relatives and friends. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Annie Bain, and the best man, was A. Rousseau, the groom’s cousin.

WILKINSON-LOW - At Prospect Place, Mountain Brow, on June 9, 1897, by Rev. W.H. Wade, rector Ascension church, Hamilton, Frank W. Wilkinson to Mary R. (Minnie) Low, both of Barton township. At the residence of John Passmore, Prospect Place, mountain brow, Miss Minnie R. Lowe, a niece of Mr. Passmore, was last night married to Frank W. Wilkinson, eldest son of Frank Wilkinson, the well-known grain buyer. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.H. Wade, in the presence of immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. James H. Wilkinson, brother of the groom was best man, and Sadie Wilkinson, the groom’s sister, made a charming bridesmaid. The bride and bridesmaid both wore white muslin costumes, and carried large bouquets of roses. A unique feature of the service was the floral alter before which the ceremony was performed. It was made of Hawthorn blossoms, and looked beautiful. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served, the groom’s father proposing the toast to the newly-wedded couple and Rev. W.H. Wade responding for them. The wedding gifts were numerous, and of a most useful nature. After July 1, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson will be at home at their city residence, 170 Aberdeen avenue.

WEBB-MARTIN - At St. Thomas’ church, on June 9, by the Rev. Herbert G. Miller, Albert Webb, to Annie, daughter of Mr. Charles Martin, of Cornwall, England.

HAMILTON-RUTHERFORD - On Wednesday, June 9th, at Fernhill, East Hamilton, by the Rev. J.A. McDonald, of Toronto, Harriet Grace, daughter of Mr. Geo. Rutherford, to Ferdinand Hamilton, all of this city. At Fern Hill, George Rutherford’s East Hamilton residence at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, about 70 relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony which made Harriet Grace, Mr. Rutherford’s eldest daughter, the wife of Ferdinand Hamilton, son of Joseph Hamilton, of St. Catharines, and manager of the Wood-Vallance company’s business. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.A. MacDonald, of Toronto, and editor of the West Minister. The wedding was a very quiet affair throughout, and after the wedding supper, the young couple left in the evening train for Chicago and other western points. The bridesmaids were; Mary S. Rutherford, sister of the bride, Ethel MacAuley, and Miss S. Robertson. The groomsman was Charles Aylwin Hamilton, brother of the groom.

AIKEN-SMITH - At Hazeldean farm, Glanford, yesterday Miss Ella Aiken, daughter of Samuel Aiken was married to Elsworth Smith, in the presence of a large number of guests. The bride was attended by Miss Ina Pottruff, and Winnie Smith and Viola Pottruff, acted as maids of honour. Benjamin Smith, brother of the groom, was best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Ferguson, assisted by Rev. S.J. Kelly. The bride wore a charming gown of white brocaded silk, with lace trimmings, and a veil, caught up with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of lilies and ferns. The bridesmaid and maids of honour were charmingly attired. After the ceremony, there was an elaborate wedding luncheon. Music was furnished by the Imperial orchestra.

WADDELL-LISTER - At Sarnia yesterday, Frank R. Waddell, barrister, of this city, was married to Miss Maude Eliza Lister, daughter of James Lister, M.P. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lister, and E.H. Ambrose, of this city, was best man.

LOVEGROVE-WASBINDER - Miss R.E. Lovegrove of South Cayuga, a niece of Mrs. Stockwell, was married last week, to Jabez Wasbinder, of the same place.

Saturday, June 12, 1897

WADDELL-LISTER - At St. George’s church, Sarnia, by Rev. T.E. Davis, on Wednesday, 9th June, Frank Russell Waddell, of Hamilton, barrister-at-law, to Maude Eliza, second daughter of James F. Lister, Q.C., M.P., of Sarnia.

Monday, June 14, 1897

WADDELL-LISTER - Sarnia Observer - One of those events which always awaken the keenest interest in the feminine mind, and to which anticipation lends a added charm, was brought to a most happy termination Wednesday afternoon, in St. George’s Episcopal church, when one of Sarnia’s fairest and most popular young ladies, in the person of Miss Maude E. Lister, second daughter of James F. Lister, M.P., was lead to the altar by Frank R. Waddell, of Hamilton. Although the ceremony had been set for the hour of 4 o’clock, long before that time, the spacious church began to fill, and the seats reserved for invited guests which were marked off with bands and bows of white satin ribbon, were soon occupied, while the body of the church contained a throng of friends and interested ones that extended to the doors. All the while the organ breathed forth a softened harmony of appropriate music. Tasteful floral decorations, consisting of palms, acacias, begonias, snow-balls, and English hawthorne abounded, and the costumes worn by many of the ladies were handsome to the extreme. Lovely gowns of every shade, as well as dainty hats and bonnets, combined with the many expectant faces to furnish a scene that made the affair a memorable one in the list of Sarnia’s fashionable weddings. Promptly at the appointed hour rang out the stirring strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, and the bridal party came slowly up the aisle. The bride, leaning on her father’s arm made a very charming picture indeed, in her lovely gown of silver brocaded satin, train and basque of duchesse satin, bodice trimmed with embroidered chiffon, with wreath and veil. In her hand she carried a beautiful bouquet of bridal roses. Proceeding her were the maids of honour, being her two younger sisters, Misses Bessie and Francis Lister, looking very pretty in their dresses of white organdy, and white chiffon hats, trimmed with marguerites, immediately after came the comely bridesmaid, Miss Reacie Mackenzie, who wore a handsome custome of green silk, veiled with figured mousseline desoie, and large picture hat. She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The party were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, E. Herbert Ambrose, of Hamilton, and the impressive ceremony which made the happy couple one, was performed by the officiating clergyman, Rev. T.R. Davis, after which the bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march. The gentlemen who ably fulfilled the duties of ushers for the occasion were Alex Burnham, and Messrs. Robert, Malcolm, and Gordon Mackenzie. At the conclusion of the service at the church, an adjournment was made to the residence of the bride’s father, Christina street, where an enjoyable reception was held in the tastefully decorated drawing room, Vint’s orchestra discoursing sweet music. After the many friends had extended heartiest congratulations to the newly wedded couple, all sat down to a fine collation. Shortly after farewells were said, Mr. and Mrs. Waddell left by the Detroit train for an extended honeymoon trip comprising Buffalo, Albany, and down the Hudson to New York. The bride’s travelling dress was a blue covert cloth, with a chic turban to match, trimmed with lilies of the valley, and pink roses. The present were legion, including chaste and handsome articles, and rare bric-a-brac of every description. Many gifts came from Hamilton, and other places at a distance, all indicating the popularity and esteem in which the bride was held by those who knew her. The immediate relatives of the groom’s family present at the nuptials were his mother and brother, N. Waddell. The former wore a handsome black silk dress, with chiffon trimmings, and carried a pretty bouquet of white roses. Mrs. James F. Lister, mother of the bride, was dressed in Heliotrope moire en train, lace and pearls. Frank Waddell, the fortunate benedict, is a member of the legal firm of Waddell & Waddell, in the ambitious city, and also holds the rank of first lieutenant in the crack Thirteenth battalion there. At the conclusion of their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Waddell, will take up their residence on Hughson street Hamilton. Many out-of-town people were present at the wedding, and the list of invited guests was an exceedingly large one. Several congratulatory telegrams to the fair bride were received after the ceremony. “The wishes of many friends accompanied for their future happiness”.

Tuesday, June 15, 1897

AYLETT-ROBERTSON - On Tuesday June 15th, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 208 Queen Street South, by the Rev. John Kay, Wm. J. Aylett, Detroit, Mich., to Emma, daughter of Wm. Robertson, of this city. Favoured with all that tends to make an ideal wedding day, William J. Aylett, of Detroit, and Miss Emma Robertson, daughter of William Robertson, commercial traveller of this city, were this afternoon united in marriage. The wedding took place at 3 o’clock, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 208 Queen street south, and was witnessed only by the relatives and a few intimate friends of the contracting parties. Everything in connection with the wedding had been very prettily arranged, and the ceremony will be pleasantly remembered by all who were present. Rev. John Kay was the officiating clergyman; Ida M. Robertson, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Burwell Griffin assisted the groom. Little Ethel Allan daintily acted as maid of honour for the bride. Both the bride and groom have a large number of friends in the city, and the large number of presents received gave evidence of their popularity. The bride has filled the position of leading alto of Hannah street church choir, and the choir and musical committee, members of the quarterly board, and the Sunday school vied with each other in showing their esteem and appreciated of her past services. The groom was formerly in the employ of the Sanford Manufacturing company, of this city, but is now with Hevenrich Bros., of Detroit. The young couple will leave on the 6:22 train this evening for Detroit, and will take up their residence on Fort street, in that city.

Wednesday, June 16, 1897

von MATUSCHKA-WALKER (Detroit) - June 15 - At 5:30 o’clock this afternoon, Bishop John S. Foley, of the Roman Catholic see of East Michigan, united in marriage Count Manfred von Matuschka, Baron de Topplezen and Sparten and Miss Ella Walker, at the residence of the bride’s father, Franklin H. Walker. Miss Walker is a granddaughter of Hiram Walker, the founder of the great distillery at Walkerville, Ont. The wealth of the Walker family is estimated at from fifteen to twenty millions.

Thursday, June 17, 1897

DAVIDSON-LOVELL (Guelph Herald) - A ceremony, which was witnessed with much pleasure and interest, took place at the residence, of John Davidson, Cambridge st., at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning. It was the union in marriage of Mr. Davidson’s third daughter, Jeane, to Ernest Lovell, of Hamilton. The ceremony was performed in the beautifully decorated parlour of Rev. R.J.M. Glassford. The bride was neatly attired in a dress of cream silk, with peal trimming and carried a handsome bouquet of white roses. Miss Lovell, the groom’s sister, was bridesmaid, and wore a dress of yellow silk. She carried a bunch of pink roses. The maid of honour was Miss Evelyn Davidson, the little sister of the bride, who was prettily attired in pale blue and carried a bouquet of white carnations. Mr. Wood of Fergus performed the pleasant duty of groomsman. The bridal party and friends partook of a wedding feast, and the newly-wedded couple left for Rochester, Detroit, and other points in that vicinity. They have the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends.

LEES-WILKINSON (Toronto) June 17 - Stephen Lees, of Hamilton, was yesterday united in marriage to Edith, third daughter of W.L. Wilkinson, of Grange avenue, Toronto. The groom was supported by his brother George Lees, and the bridesmaid was Miss Gertie Wilkinson, sister of the bride. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.F. Wilson. The newly-married couple left on the evening train for Detroit and Cleveland. They were the recipients of many beautiful presents, including a complete dining room suite from Duncan & Co., wholesale stationers, of Hamilton, Mr. Lees being a representative of that firm. They will reside in Hamilton. McDOUGALL-McDOUGALL - Thomas McDougall, of the Herald, was married last night to Miss McDougall. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Neil McPherson.

Friday, June 18, 1897

LEES-WILKINSON - On June 16th, at 24 Grange Ave. Toronto, by the Rev. W. F. Wilson, Stephen B. Lees, of this city, to Edith M. daughter of W.L. Willkinson, Toronto.

Wednesday, June 23, 1897

DELEBEAUGH-CONN - At the residence of the bride’s sister, 26 Albert Road, June 22, by the Rev. Mr. Massey, Miss Edith Conn, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Conn, of Clifford, to George Delebeaugh, of Hamilton. Clifford papers please copy.

FORSTER-MOORE (Palmerston) June 22 - An event of memorable interest to two families and many outside friends was enacted here today, when the nuptials of Miss Annie Laurie, youngest daughter of Dr. M. Forster, one of Palmerston’s best-beloved maidens, and Rev. T. Albert Moore, pastor of the Methodist church, chairman of the district, and assistant secretary of the Hamilton conference were consummated. Rev. J.S. Williamson, D.D., of Mount Forest, was the officiating clergyman, and was assisted by Rev. George Hartley, Palmerston.

Thursday, June 24, 1897

LEE-SCACE - At 11:30 this morning there was a bright wedding service at the church of the Ascension, Rev. W.H. Wade officiating. The contracting parties were, Miss Norma N. Lee, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Lee, 17 East Avenue North, and Fred G. Scace, of the Dominion customs department, Toronto. Only the immediate friends and relatives were present. The bridesmaid was Miss Belle Lee, of St. Thomas, sister of the bride, and the best man Will Scace, of Brantford, the groom’s brother. The bride was charmingly attired in a wedding gown of pure white, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaids costume was a pink and green organdy and she carried a bouquet of pink roses. Lyman Lee of the firm of Biggar & Lee, and brother of the bride, gave his sister to her future husband at the altar. After the ceremony, a wedding repast was served at the residence of the bride’s mother, and the young couple left on the early afternoon train on their wedding trip. They will reside in Toronto.

MUNRO-ANDERSON - On Wednesday June 23, 1897, at the residence of the bride’s mother 294 Napier St., by the Rev. Neil McPherson, John Calder Munro, to Agnes Anderson, all of Hamilton.

BAKER-CHAPMAN - At Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, by the Rev. Canon Bland, on Wednesday, June 23, 1897, Walter Peck Chapman, Barrie, to Marion Mabel, youngest daughter of Hugh C. Baker, Hamilton, Ont. The affair of two young hearts which appealed most to the society element of the city was the wedding of Miss Marion Mabel Baker, daughter of Hugh C. Baker, of the Bell Telephone co., to Walter P. Chapman of Barrie. The ceremony took place in Christ church cathedral at 8:00 o’clock in the evening, and was witnessed by a large number of friends of the young people. Rev. Canon Bland was the officiating clergyman. The bride was assisted by Miss Bella Macdonald, Miss Carrie Crerar, Miss Marion Counsall, and Miss Katie Kennedy. H. Beard acted as best man. The bride’s costume was a handsome gown of white duchess satin, trimmed with embroidered chiffon, and pearl passemeaterie. She wore a beautiful wedding wreath and veil, and carried a large bouquet of roses, and maiden-hair fern. The costumes of the bridesmaids were of white dotted swiss muslin, over pink and green taffeta silk. Their bonnets were the 1837 poke pattern, of drawn muslin, with wreaths of pink roses under the brim. Each carried a basket of roses, and wore small gold jubilee pins, the gift of the groom. To the bride the groom’s gift was a handsome gold watch. Mrs. Baker, mother of the bride, wore a black grenadine overshot silk, with a bonnet of pink and mauve roses. The bride’s travelling costume was tailor-made fawn Venetian cloth, coat and skirt, lined with pale green taffeta. The hat was of green straw, with a wreath of shaded pink roses. The ushers at the church were, H.C. Baker jr., George Bellhouse, C. Chapman, T. Crerar, and Dr. Ross, of Barrie. After the ceremony, a reception was held, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 13 Herkimer street, and the young couple left on the evening train on their wedding trip. They will reside in Barrie when they settle down.

JACKSON-SMALLWOOD - There was a June wedding at the A.M.E. church, John street north, last evening, that caused a very large flutter to permeate coloured society, and it flocked in large numbers to the sacred edifice. The twain who were to be made one were Walter F. Smallwood, a Royal hotel employee, and Mabel Jackson, daughter of John Jackson, Emerald street north. The marriage was a most fashionable one and the church was thronged with the friends of the bride and groom. The bridesmaids were Miss Jeanie Bryant, and Violet Lucas, and little Frances Lucas was made of honour. W.H. Howard supported the groom. Rev. Joshua W. Crosby, pastor of the church performed the ceremony. The ushers were Vincent Bryant, William Hull, and William Bryant. A reception was afterwards held at the residence of William Bryant, Victoria avenue north, which was attended by a large gathering. The happy couple left on the C.P.R. for a trip east.

FRASER-SCOTT - At South View, on June 23, by the Rev. James Mooney, assisted by Rev. Dr. Smith, Alexander J.J. Fraser, of this city, to Bertha Scott, niece of W.S. Burkholder, of East Hamilton. At the charming country residence of the bride’s uncle, W S. Burkholder, near Bartonville, Miss Bertha Scott was married yesterday afternoon to Alexander J.J. Fraser, the well known and popular city traveller of the firm Balfour & Co. The ceremony took place at 6 o’clock and was witnessed by the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Rev. R. Mooney, of Bartonville, assisted by Rev. Dr. Smith of Centenary church, performed the ceremony, and at its conclusion a wedding supper was served. R.P.L. Fraser, brother of the groom, was best man, and Miss Clara Smith of Winona was bridesmaid. Miss Douglas Anderson acted as maid of honour. The bride was attired in a costume of brocaded duchesse satin, trimmed with chiffon and pearls. The bridesmaids costume was of cream bengaline, with pink chiffon trimmings. The groom’s gift to the bride was a crescent and horseshoe brooch of pearls, and to the bridesmaid a jubilee stick pin, crown and pearls. The maid of honour received a pearl ring. The gift of the best man to the bride was a diamond tiara. The young couple took the early evening train from Montreal and other eastern points.

BRIGHAM-WISE - Al Wise, a popular member of the rambler’s Cycle club, and one of the fast ones, went into the tandem business yesterday afternoon, when he was united in marriage to Miss Adeline Brigham, of North Glanford. The wedding took place at 3 o’clock at the residence of the bride’s parents. The members of the ramblers club presented their club mate with a handsome silver pudding dish.

MORRIS-SMITH - On Tuesday Rev. George F. Morris, an old Hamilton boy, formerly teacher in the Blind institute at Brantford, celebrated jubilee day by taking unto himself a bride. He was married to Miss May Belle Smith, of Welland. Mr. Morris, who was recently ordained, has been stationed at Onondaga.

Tuesday, June 29, 1897

ST. JOHN-ST. JOHN - A very enjoyable affair took place at the residence of Russell St. John, near the G.T.R. station, Stony Creek, it being the marriage of his eldest daughter, May M., to W.L. St. John, of Stony Creek. The bride was neatly attired in mauve satin, and was assisted by her sister. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.E. Belt. After a sumptuous repast had been partaken of, the happy couple left on a short honeymoon trip to the east.

Wednesday, June 30, 1897

YOUNG-CROWTHER - On June 30th, at St. Mary’s Presbytery, by the Rev. Father Mahoney, William H. Young, to Helen A. Crowther, both of this city. No cards. At St. Mary’s presbytery this morning, Helen A. Crowther, fourth daughter of the late Prof. Crowther, and William H. Young, of the Bell Telephone co., formerly of Hamilton, but now resident in Ann Arbour Mich., were united in marriage by Rev. Father Mahoney. After the ceremony the happy couple and guests partook of the wedding breakfast at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Crowther, 100 Jackson St. West. Mr. and Mrs. Young left on the morning train for Ann Arbour.

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