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The Evening Telegram and other local Newspapers
Weddings, Anniversary, Engagements, and Graduations


Harbour Grace Standard   July 13, 1878 (Saturday)

Marriage. At Old Perlican, on the 24th ulto., by the Rev. G.H. Bryant, at the residence of the bride's mother, Mr. Charles Targett, member of the Harbor Grace Constabulary, to Jessie, eldest daughter of the late James March of Old Perlican. - [New York papers please copy.]

The Times & General Commercial Gazette   October 2, 1889 (Wednesday)

Married, on the 24th ult., in the Roman Catholic Cathedral, James P. Tarrent, to Mary Ann Hynes, both of this city.

Royal Gazette   October 8, 1889 (Tuesday)

Married. On the 24th ult., at the R.C. Cathedral, Mr. J.P. Tarrent, to Miss Mary Ann Hynes, both of this city.

Daily News   December 11, 1896 (Friday)

Marriage. On December 10th, at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, by Rev. George Paine, Mr. James M. Christian, to Miss Rose L. Taylor, both of St. John's.

Daily News   December 11, 1896 (Friday)

Wedding Bells.
The west end was the scene of another social event last night, when Mr. James M. Christian, accountant at Jackson & Co.'s, was united in wedlock to Miss Rosamond Taylor. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Paine, at the residence of Mr. W. Thomson, whose wife is a sister to the bride. The bridesmaids were Miss Annie Taylor and Miss L. Christian, and the groomsmen Mr. J. Taylor and Mr. G. Christian. The bride was dressed in cream crepon, trimmed with silk, and wore a wreath of orange blossoms. A large number of guests were present. After receiving their congratulations, and supper being taken, the newly married pair proceeded to their future home. The bride was the recipient of very many handsome and valuable presents. The News wishes the happy couple bon voyage on the matrimonial sea.

Daily News November 30, 1917 (Friday)

A very quiet but pretty wedding took place yesterday afternoon at No. 1 Colonial Street, when Miss Olive M. Taylor (daughter of Chas. F. Taylor Esq.) and H. Gordon Christian, L.R.A.M. were united in matrimony by Rev. N. M. Guy, M.A. The bride is a very popular young lady, being a member of Cochrane Street choir, and a great favorite of Cochrane St. congregation and Sunday school to which she was quite an acquisition. The groom, needless to say, is well known in the city and elsewhere, for his great musical ability, being the music master at the Methodist College, organist and choir master at George Street Methodist church. The bride was attended by Miss Gertrude Christian, sister of the groom, while the groom was supported by Mr. Max Parsons, teller at the bank of Nova Scotia. The popularity of the young couple was in evidence by the numerous and costly presents receiving noted among the collection were some beautiful acknowledgments from the college staff teachers and from the College pupils, also from the Ladies' College Aid. After the ceremony the reception being over, the happy young couple proceeded to the station to entrain for holyrood where the honeymoon will be spent.

Harbour Grace Standard   February 8, 1879 (Saturday)

Marriage. At the residence of the bride's father, Carbonear, on Tuesday the 28th ult., by the Rev. John Goodison, George Edward, eldest son of the Rev. John S. Peach, Methodist Minister, to Annie E., eldest daughter of Mr. William F. Taylor.

Newfoundlander   December 18, 1865 (Monday)

Married. - At Carbonear, on Thursday the 7th inst., by the Rev. J.S. Peach, Mr. Lorenzo Taylor, to Triphena, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Pike, of Carbonear.

Harbour Grace Standard   March 17, 1888 (Saturday)

Marriage. By the same [Rev. John Goodison, Methodist Minister], on March 9th, Mr. Colin Frederick Campbell Taylor, to Miss Mary Ellen Pike, all of South Side.

Evening Telegram   January 20, 1891 (Tuesday)

Married. On the 17th inst., at the residence of the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. R. Hopkins, by the Rev. H.P. Cowperthwaite, Captain Orestes Taylor, to Miss Sarah J. Taylor, both of Carbonear.

The Evening Telegram   November 27, 1964

(Caption under photo). Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thibault following their wedding ceremony in St. Patrick's Church performed by Rev. Father C. McCarthy. The bride is the former Elizabeth Healey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Healey of 13 Brien Street; the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thibault of 55 Grand Avenue, Swanton, Vermont. Bridal attendants were Mrs. A. N. Lawrence, Misses June Healey and Susan Walsh. Richard Sacchetti was best man; Bill Funk and Bob Gear ushered. Cindy and Terri Healey, sisters of the bride, were flower girls; Mrs. Gerald Healey was organist and Miss Jane Walsh soloist. The reception was held at Park-Le. Mr. and Mrs. Thibault are now residing at Placentia.

Royal Gazette   November 13, 1888 (Tuesday)

Married. At Gower Street Parsonage, by the Rev. Geo. Boyd, on the 8th inst., Martin Ivany, to Mary Ann Thistle, both of St. John's, Nfld.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette    November 14, 1888 (Wednesday)

Married, at the Gower street Parsonage, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. G. Boyd, Martin Ivany, to Mary Ann Thistle, both of St. John's.

Harbour Grace Standard   November 14, 1888 (Wednesday)

Marriage. At Gower Street Parsonage, St. John's, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. George Boyd, Martin Ivany to Mary Ann Thistle, both of St. John's.

Daily News    November 8, 1918 (Friday)

WEDDING BELLS. A very pretty wedding took place on Monday, November 4th at the R.C. Cathedral the Rev. Mons. MacDermott officiating, between Mr. Anthony Thompson [sic] of the Central Fire Hall and Miss Josie Donovan. The bride looked charming in a taffeta silk dress with hat to match. The bridesmaids were Mrs. M. Callahan, sister of the bride, and Miss Jessie Brien, her cousin. The groom was supported by Mr. Jas Boggan of the Central Fire Hall. Mr. Thos. Squires acted as father giver. The party afterwards drove to the residence of the bride's parents where a sumptuous supper was partaken of by a few friends. The presents were numerous and costly, including a dinner set of twenty-nine (29) pieces from the Firemen and Policemen of the Central Fire Station. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Thompson [sic] many years of happy wedded life.

The Evening Telegram   September 21, 1996 (Saturday)

Engagement. [photo] Leo and Frances Reddy of St. John's are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Nancy to Robert, son of Bryce & Jean Thompson of Point Leamington. Congratulations from family and friends. Rob & Nancy are planning their wedding for August 1997.

Royal Gazette   December 24, 1889 (Tuesday)

Married. At the Church of St. Nicholas, on Dec. 14th, by the Rev. Geo. Crane, Mr. Charles Codner, to Miss Elizabeth Thorne, both of Torbay.

Evening Telegram December 16, 1966 (Friday)
[photo of bride and groom]
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thorne
following their recent wedding at St. Nicholas’ Church, Torbay. Rev. William Gill performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the former Mary Gloria Field, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Field, Torbay. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thorne, Torbay. Mrs. Alma Hiscock was matron of honor and bridesmaids were Mrs. Lorriane Field and Phyllis Cole. Ramona O’Brien was flower girl. Cecil Thorne was best man and Robert Field and Winston Hiscock ushered. The reception was held at the Commodore Country Club where Donald Cole was toastmaster.

The Newfoundland Express   November 18, 1862 (Tuesday)

Marriage. On the 8th current, in the Wesleyan Chapel, Scilly Cove, by the Rev. Mr. Sutcliffe, W.M., Mr. Esau Percey, of Scilly Cove, to Miss Mary Thorne, of Trinity.

Harbour Grace Standard   October 28, 1890 (Tuesday)

Marriage. At New Harbor, by the Revd. C.F. Hubbard (Reformed Church of England), October 25th, 1880, John Thorne, jr., to Martha, daughter of William Woodman, both of New Harbor.

Daily News   June 18, 1926 (Friday)

Announcement. The engagement is announced of Miss Katherine M. Timmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Timmons, Holyrood, C. B., Nfld., and Mr. William Davidson, Mont Clair, N. J., U. S. A.

Evening Telegram   November 16, 1920 (Tuesday)

Married. At St. Patrick's Church, St. John's, Sunday, Nov. 7th, by Rev. Fr. Wilson, Mr. Frank O'Rourk [sic] to Miss Sadie Timmons, both of Holyrood.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette   June 14, 1884 (Saturday)

Married, on the 10th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Water-street, by the Very Rev. W. Forristal, assisted by the Rev. M.A. Fitzgerald, Mr. James J. Tobin, to Katie, eldest daughter of Mr. Denis Dooley.

Daily News   December 31, 1927 (Saturday)

April 25 - Stephen Flynn, Harbor Main and Elsie Tobin, Ship Cove, P.B. at Ship Cove ...

Evening Telegram   September 30, 1909 (Thursday)

A Quiet Wedding.
Yesterday afternoon a quiet wedding took place at 3 p.m. when Mr. Simon Tooton, proprietor of the American Photo Studios, formerly of Damascus was united in marriage to Miss Frances Peddle, daughter of Mr. John Peddle and Mrs. Peddle, this city, and granddaughter of the late Capt. Charles Pittman, Trinity Bay. The ceremony was performed at St. Michael's Altar in the R.C. Cathedral by the Rt. Rev. Mon. Roche. Miss Kate Murphy was bridesmaid and Mr. John Gibbs, brother of Mayor Gibbs, was best man. The Telegram extends congratulations.

Newfoundlander   August 19, 1861 (Monday)

Married. - On Tuesday, 13th instant, by the Rev. C. Pedley, Mr. George Whitten, to Mary Ann Touzou, eldest daughter of the late Mr. L.T.R. Chancey, both of this place.

The Evening Telegram   April 30, 1957 (Tuesday)

The marriage of Isabelle Mary Woodford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodford, Harbour Main, to John Patrick Trahey, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Trahey, of Conception, will take place at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, June 8th, 1957.

Harbour Grace Standard   November 27, 1891 (Friday)

Marriage. On Wednesday morning, at Saint John's Church, Baddeck, Cape Breton, by Rev. W.T. Lockyer, Rector of Cow Bay, Rev. Henry H. Pittman, B.A. to Mabel, daughter of Judge Tremaine of Baddeck. The wedding was followed by a celebration of Holy Communion. After the ceremony the wedding party left for the Grand Narrows where they will remain for a few days. Revd. Messrs. Pittman and Lockyer and Mrs. Tremaine, mother of the bride, are natives of Trinity.

Evening Telegram   December 6, 1927 (Tuesday)

Wedding Bells. On Friday, November 25th a very pretty wedding was solemnized at the United Church of Thoroughfare, when Miss Mabel A. Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mills of that place, was united in marriage to Mr. Gordon Clyde Tuck, son of the late Caleb Tuck, J.P., of Shoal Harbor and esteemed member of the locomotive staff of the Nfld. railway. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Russell of Britannia. The bride was led to the altar by her father, while the organist, Mr. Silas Mills, played the wedding march. The bride was prettily attired in ivory satin trimmed with silver and bridal veil to match and carried a bouquet of carnations and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaids were Miss Effie Mills, sister of the bride, Miss Mamie Tuck, sister of the groom and Miss Emily Bugden. The groom was supported by Mr. W.H. Butler of Shoal Hr. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. From thence the wedding party travelled by motor launch to Shoal Hr., to the home of the groom's mother where a second reception was held. On the following morning the happy couple left by express for St. John's and from thence to English Hr., where the honeymoon will be spent, after which they will return to Shoal Hr., their future home. Numerous and costly were the presents which speak of the popularity of both the bride and the groom. COR.

Royal Gazette   January 5, 1886 (Tuesday)

Married. At Bonavista, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. A.E.C. Bayly, R.D., Wm. Turner, of St. John's, to Tryphena M., youngest daughter of the late Stephen Jeans, Catalina.



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