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Charming Nuptials in St. Paul's Church

[1948]   A wedding of interest took place on Thursday afternoon, May 13th, when Rev. J. Arthur Forbes united in marriage Althea Helena, daughter of Mr and mrs Edwin Farrell, of Fosterville, N.B., and William Hickson Vye, son of Mr and Mrs Hiram Vye, of Doughlastown, N.B.
   Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white Duchess satin with ragamuffin sleeves, having a full skirt and train. She wore a strand of pearls, a gift of the groom, and carried a cascade bouquet of pink Talisman roses. Mrs Pearl Crain, as Matron of honor, was gowned in yellow crepe, with smoked puffed sleeves and peplum, should length veil and elbow length mitts, and carried a nosegay of sweetpeas and roses.
   The bridesmaids, Miss Grace Estey and Miss Muriel Hall, wore long-torso gowns with bustle effect of nylon taffeta in mauve and nile gree, shoulder length veils and elbow length mitts and carried nosegays of sweetpeas and roses. Myron Vye, brother of the groom, was best man, and the ushers were Frank Ryan and John Hall. Miss Joan Estey sang "I Love You Truly" and "Oh Promise Me", and Mrs L.A. Dyson played the nuptial music.
   Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, where the guests were received by the bridal party and the bride's mother, gowned in a navy blue dress with fuchsia accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses. The groom's mother was gowned in a turquoise dress and black accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses.
   For traveling the bride wore a tailored grey suit with grey plaid cape to match, and mulberry hat and accessories, and wore a corsage of roses. The couple left on a wedding trip through Maine and Boston.
   The bride is a graduate of the Canterbury High School, Canterbury, and Normal School, Fredericton, and before her marriage was on the staff of the Gaiety Women's Shoppe. The groom is a graduate of Harkins High School, Newcastle, N.B., and the Maritime Ranger School, Fredericton, and is on the staff of the N.B. Forest Service in Newcastle. Mr and Mrs Vye are residing in Newcastle.
   The out of town guests were: Mr and Mrs Burton Connell, Mr Vincent Keoughan, Newcastle; Mrs John Jefferson and Mrs Louis Genovese, Boston, Mass.; Mr and Mrs John Moore, Mr and Mrs Sanborn, Mrs Collier, Mrs Horace Farrell, Mr Lester Collier, Fosterville, N.B.
Daniel — Boone
Green Mountain, July 31, [1948]— A wedding of interest to many friends and relatives took place at the home of Mr and Mrs Clarence Boone on the afternoon of July 21, when Rev J.B. Messenger of Florenceville, united in holy bondsw of matrimony Lois Maude, daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Boone, of Green Mountain and James Alexander, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Daniel of St. Stephen.
   The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white nylon organda and net chiffon over satin with sweetheart neckline, short sleeves and long lace mitts. Her three-quarter length veil of net embroidered with tiny orange blossoms fell from a matching coronet of white and yellow orange blossoms. She carried an arm bouquet of red roses and forget-me-nots tied with white satin reibbon. Her only ornament was a gold locket.
   The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ardis Boone, who wore a floor-length gown of pink celanese taffetta, matching lace mitts and a shoulder length veil caught at the head with a cluster of pink velvet flowers. She carried an arm bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas. The groom was attended by his brother, Kenneth Daniel.
   The couble ring ceremony took place on the front lawn where the bridal party stood beneath an arch prettily decorated with maple leaves, dotted with pink and white roses and centered with a white wedding bell.
   Nuptial music was played by Mrs Earl Atkinson and during the signing of the register Mr Earl Atkinson and Mrs Charles Atkinson sang O Promise Me and I Love You Truly.
   Receiving the guests with the bridal party were the bride's mother who wore a turquiose dress and a corsage of yellow roses and the groom's mother who wore navy summer crepe with white accessories, and a corsage of pale pink roses.
   Following the ceremony a buffet lunch was served to many by Mrs Alton Wood, Mrs LeRoy Lawson and friends of the bride. The rooms were tastefully decorated throughout with cut flowers and pink and white streamers fell from a large wedding bell to the four corners of the dining table which was centered with two three-tier wedding cakes each surmounted by a miniature bride and groom. Many attractive and useful gifts were received including silverware, pyrex, linen, money, furniture, etc.
   In the evening an old-fashioned charivari was given the young happy couple after which they left for a wedding trip to parts of N.S., and P.E.I. For travelling the bride wore a light blue wool gaberdine suit and black accessories.
   The groom's gift to the bride was silverware, while the bride's gift to the bridesmaid and organist were earrings.
   Among the out of town guests were George Lawson and Brian Elliott, Chilliwack, B.C.; Mr and Mrs Kenneth Daniel; Miss Vivian Barr, St. Stephen; Mr and Mrs LeRoy Lawson, Robin Lawson, Woodstock; Mr and Mrs Russel Sewell, Keith Sewell, Milltown; Mrs Charles Atkinson, Fredericton; V. Sharpe, Woodstock; Gerald Morehouse, Lower Hainesville
Canterbury Man Killed at Chipman
Chipman, N.B., May 5 [1948]—Mack [sic] Kenny of Canterbury, N.B., was killed instantly today while working on a derrick.
   He was repairing a cable when he came in contact with a high-power electric wire.
   Kenny was working with a construction company at nearby Robertson's Point Road.
   An inquest has been ordered by Coroner Harry Orchard.
Accident Victim's Funeral Tomorrow
Marxs [sic] Kinney Electrocuted at Robinson's Point—Burial at Fosterville

Fosterville, N.B., May 6 [1948]—The body of the late Max Kinney, who was electrocuted yesterday while working at Robinson's Point when he was working on a derrick and cable and came in contact with a high voltage wire, arrived at his home this morning and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon with service at two o'clock (slow time) and interment in the Fosterville Cemetery.
   Mr Kinney was a son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Kinney of Fosterville, and 25 years of age. He had been employed at Robin son's Point and the news of his death came as a shock to the entire community. He is survived by his wife and two children, his parents and grandmother, Mrs Abijah Fox of Houlton, Me.
MESSER—Suddenly by car accident at Mount Clements, Michigan, September 4th, 1948. Donald Otis Messer, son of J. Allen Messer and the late Mrs Messer of Harvey Station, N.B., and wife, Ruth Timmins Messer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Timmins, Keswick Ridge, N.B.
   Double funeral service will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey Station, on Wednesday, September 8th, at 2:30 p.m. (slow time)
Taken Ill at Meeting

[1948]   Friends of Mrs Allen Messer of Harvey Station will regret to learn that she is seriously ill at her home following a seizure a few days ago while attending a meeting of the W.M.S. Her daughter, Mrs Linton Vail, of Brockway, is with her.
VEYSEY—On March 28th, [1948] at Springfield, Vermont, Mary Margaret, wife of Henry H Veysey; daughter of the late Addington Edwin and Martha (McNally) Cliff, Kingsclear.
   Funeral from the late home on Wednesday, March 31st.
    Word has been received in Fredericton of the death last night in Springfield, Vt., of Mrs Mary Margaret Veysey, wife of Henry H. Veysey. Deceased was a daughter of Addinton Edwin and Martha (McNally) Cliff of Kingsclear, and had been living in Vermont for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband, six sons—Charles, Cliff, Wolmot, Hollis, Allen and Ronald; three daughters—Mrs Wendall Searle (Vivian); Misses Thelma and Velma (twins); five sisters—Mrs John L Simms of this city; Mrs R.R. Holyoke, Kingsclear; Mrs E.V. Bell, Charlottetown; Mrs Oscar Ericson, LOrraine, N.Y.;and Mrs F.O. Creighton, Woodstock. A daughter, Irene and a brother, Charles W. Cliff predeceased her. Funeral takes place at Springfield on Wednesday.
KINNEY—Suddenly at Robinson's Point, N.B., May 5th, 1948, Max Kinney, Fosterville, aged twenty-five years.
   Funeral tomorrow afternoon from his late home in Fosterville with service at two o'clock and interment in Fosterville Cemetery.
Called Back To Portland

    Mrs Harry W. Clark and son, howard, who were visiting in the city enroute to Bear River, N.S., were called back on Thursday as the body of her son, Edward Kenneth, who died in action in New Guinea, arrived in Portland for burial.
WHITTINGHAM—Mr and Mrs David J. Whittingham (nee Christine Moore) are happy to announce the birth of their son, David Paul, weight 6 lbs., 12 ozs., at the Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, N.B., September 5, 1948
BILLINTON—At Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, N.B., August 14, 1948.
   Judith Irene Billington, infant daughter of Rev Dr. George and Mrs Billington. Interment Monday, August 16th at Hawkins Corner Cemetery. Private funeral.
Mrs A. Messer Dead
Well Known Resident of Harvey station Passed Away at Her Home

Harvey Station, May 14, [1948]—The death of Mrs Allen Messer occurred on Saturday, May 8, after an illness of four months.
   Mrs Messer was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ezra Mills, of Tracey before her marriage on Sept. 14, 1898, she taught school. She was an outstanding member of the Knox Presbyterian Church and the W.M.S., being a life member, and was noted for sterling character and untiring Christian work in both the home and the church, and was a friend to all in time of need.
   She is survived by her husband, four sons, and one daughter: Calvin, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Ezra, of Coburn; Otis, of Mt. Clements, Mich.; Basil, of Harvey Station; and Mrs Linton Vail, of Brockway; and eighteen grandchildren, also two brothers, Leslie Mills, Meductic, and Frank Mills, Tracey, besides several neices and nephews. A son and daughter predeceased her several years ago. The two sons, Calvin and Otis, came home two weeks prior to her death.
   The funeral was held on Monday, May 10, with prayers at her late home at 2:30 p.m. by Rev a.H. Sproule, followed by service at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Hymns sung were favorites of the deceased, Life's Railway to Heaven, Good Night and Good Morning, and a solo.
   The pallbearers, all nephews were Stuart Burtt, Stanley Mills, Phillip Mills, Edwin Messer, Alexander and Wallace Wood. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
   Out of town mourners who attended at the funeral included Mr and Mrs A.J. Fisher, Harriett and Harold, of Boston, Mass., and Walter Messer, Portland, Me.
Former Residents of Harvey Killed In Michigan Saturday
Mr and Mrs Donald Otis Messer of Mt. Clements, Mich.—Mrs Messer Formerly Miss Ruth Timmins of Keswick Ridge—The Details of the Motor Mishap are Meagre

[1948]   Two former residents of Harvey Station, N.B., Mr and Mrs Donald Otis Messer, were killed in a highway accident in Mount Clements, Mich., last Saturday. A third member of the party, name unknown at present, was also killed in the mishap. Mrs Messer was the former Ruth Timmins, daughter of Frank Timmins, Keswick Ridge.
   According to meagre reports as to the cause of the accident, Mr and Mrs Messer, accompanied in their car by a daughter, Donna, and two other couples and their two children, had been returning from a hamburger stand a short distance from the Messer ome. In attempting to turn the car in the driveway of their home, a second car swerved from the highway in some manner and crashed into the Messer car, resulting in the three fatalities. Donna Messer, the daughter, suffered a broken collar bone and leg injuries. The other children were admitted to the hospital but released a short time later.
   Calvin Messer, of Indianapolis and a brother of the late Donald Messer, is accompanying the remains to Harvey where a double funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey, Rev A.H. Sproule conducting the service.
Died At North Lake
[1948}   A wide circle of relatives and friends will learn with regret of the death of Mrs Susie Lutz, widow of Peter C. Lutz, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs G. Veysey, on December 10, following a short illness, at the age of 74 years.
   Mrs Lutz was the daughter of the late Stephen and Elmira (Wood) Howe, and was born at North Lake. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, a good neighbor and kind friend, and she leaves to mourn four daughters, Mrs Enock Peck (Ella), Bear River, N.S.; Mrs Geo. Veysey (Nettie), North Lake; Mrs Earl Atkinson (Lottie), North Lake; and Mrs Orrin Dickinson, Danforth, Me.; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at the home of her daughter on Sunday, December 12, conducted by Rev. R. Thompson, Danforth, Me., with the choir singing two favorite hymns, My Saviour First of All, and It Is Well with My Soul, and a solo, Beyond the Sunset, by Rev. Mr Thompson. The pallbearers were Arlie Boone, Elias Foster, Alton Wood and Sedences Wood. Interment was in the Lower Cemetery at Fosterville. The floral tributes were beautiful.
Houlton Quartet Drown on Border
Two Men, Two Women Drowned—Fifth Member of the Party Was Rescued

Weston, Me., May 17, [1948]—Stormy East Grand Lake, which separates Maine and New Brunswick near McAdam, N.B., was the scene of another multiple tragedy last night. Two men and two women from Houlton drowned when their boat swamped.
   There was one survivor — Dayton Vail, about 35, who was towed ashore by a friend in a canoe. Vail still clung to the body of his 32 year old wife.
   The other victim's were Mrs Vail's brother, Gerald Ross, his wife and Gordon Clark, about 40.
   The Rosses, each about 30, left a seven-year-old son. Mrs Vail was the mother of three small children.
   Five hunters drowned in a similar accident, about nine miles south of the big lake last November.
   The International boundary between Maine and New Brunswick runs the length of the lake.
   John Chadwick, who found Vail swimming with an arm around his wife's body, told police this story:
   Preceding the group across the lake from a fishing camp, he pulled his canoe up on the beach. He heard cries and, in the fading light, could just make out the boat filling with water.
   By the time he could get the canoe in the water and reach the spot—75 feet out—there was nobody to be seen but the Vails.
   Vail grabbed the canoe gunwale and Chadwick towed him and his burden.
   Mrs Vail was dead when they reached shore. After several hours work, police and volunteers suspended until daylight search for the other bodies.
   The overturned boat was found afloat.
Wedding Of Interest In St. George Church
Miss Laura M. Nielson and Laurel F. Lounder in Ceremony

Vancouver [sic], Dec 25, [1948]—A very pretty wedding took place on Tuesday, Dec 21, in the Presbyterian Church at St. George, N.B., when Laura Mae, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ortved Nielsen, became the bride of Laurel Foster, only son of Mr and Mrs Harry D. Lounder, Vanceboro, Maine. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev Dr. S. Davies of St Andrews, N.B. The church was tastefully decorated with evergreens and baskets of mums.
   The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a grey wool suit with navy accessories, and carried an arm bouquet of American Beauty roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Marjorie Spoffard, wore a dressmakers suit of grey wool with black accessories, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. Herbert Simms of St. John's Newfoundland, a classmate of the groom was best man. Ushers were Burton and Douglas Coutts, brothers of the bride.
   The bride's mother wore a green wool dress, with matching accesssories, and a corsage of American Beauty roses. The groom's mother wore a gown of dove grey crepe with matching accessories and a corsage of red carnations.
   The traditional wedding march was played by the organist, Miss Alice Boyd. During the signing of the register, Mrs Lila Cross sang, "Because".
   Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where about one hundred guests attended. The toast to the bride was proposed by Dr. Davies and reponded to by the groom.
   The bride's table was attractively arranged with pink and white candles and streamers. A three tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom adorned the centre of the table. Mrs R.D. Smith and Mrs Ceclil Leland poured. Mrs E.M. Tabor, and Mrs S. McKay replenished. Serving were Mrs Burton Coutts, Mrs Wm. Coutts, Mrs Douglas Coutts, Mrs Sherman Allen, and the Misses Margaret Coutts, Barbara Nielsen, Clare Nielsen, Alice Bilmour.
   The guest book was in charge of Miss Marjorie Spoffard.
   The young couple received many beautiful gifts, of silver, linen and cheques. A cablegram of congratulations was received from the bride's grandmother in Copenhagen, Denmark.
   Mrs Lounder is a graduate of St. George High School and Teacher's College, Fredericton, N.B. Mr Lounder, a veteran of World War II, served overseas in the South Pacific and Far East. At the present time he is a senior student at U.N.B.
   Mr and Mrs Lounder left for a short honeymood to Montreal, Que.
Husband And Wife Buried at Harvey
Mr and Mrs D.O. Messer Were Killed in Motor Accident, Mt. Clements

Harvey Station, Sept 11, [1948]—The funeral service for the late Donald Otis and Ruth A Timmins Messer was held in the Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey Station, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept 8, the Rev A.H. Sproule officiating. The many floral tributes and the large attendance showed the high esteem in which the deceased were held.
   The mourners were their three children, Marian, Donna and Brian, the parents, Allen Messer, Harvey; Mr and Mrs Frank Timmins, Keswick Ridge; Calvin Messer, Indianapolis; Ezra and Basil Messer, Owen Timmins, Andrew Fisher, Boston; Walter Messer, Portland, Me.; James Messer, Cloverdale, B.C.; Frank Mills; Leslie Mills; Edwin Messer;Audbur Grand; John Piercy; Philip Mills, Theodore Mills, Stanley Mills; Miles Traccy; Ezra Mills; Spafford Mills; Jas. Vinoucken; Harry Marsten; Alex. Wood; Howard McFarland; Eugene Currie; Darrell, Ronald, Gerald, Lester, Bryon, Cyril, Duane, Lida, Garnet, royden, Irene and Herbie Messer; Arnold Vail; Gordon Currie; Frank Aubrey, Philip McCullough; John Timmins; Paul and Edwin Fraser; Allan Hallett; Frank Hallett; Chas. Hallett; Wim. Hinchey.
   The ballbearers were Wallace Wood, Alex Wood, Howard McFarland, Edwin Messer, Philip Mills, Stewart Mills, Stewart Gordon, Byron Gordon, Robert Graham, Percy Sinott, Frad MacKay, Lincoln Jewett.
   Mr and Mrs Messer were victims of a highway accident near their home in Mt. Clements, Michigan. Donna, who escaped with minor injuries, is recovering in hospital.
H.H. Welsh Dead
Died At His Home Charlotte Street Former Resident of Canterbury

[1949]   The death occurred Saturday afternoon of Harold H. Welsh, 55, at his home, 447 Charlotte Street, Fredericton. Although he had been in failing health for the past few years, his death came unexpectedly and will be learned of with sincere regret by his many friends.
   Mr Welsh was born at Forest City, Me., son of the late Sedences and Margaret Clark Welsh. He moved to Canterbury with his parents in 1903 and later conducted a general store there. He retired in 1947 and came to Fredericton to live.
   He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters and active in many organizations of the United Church of Canada.
   He is survived by his widow, formerly Nina English, of Canterbury; a daughter, Miss Pauline Welsh at home; one brother, Harvey Welsh, Tonawanda, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs Kenneth McGaw, Hyde Park, N.Y.; three nieces and three nephews.
   The funeral took place from his home Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev J. Arthur Forbes assisted by Rev. F. Bennett, Canterbury. Interment was made in the cemetery at Canterbury.
Late H.H. Welsh
[1949]   The funeral of the late Harold H. Welsh took place from his late home on Charlotte Street at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev J. Arthur Forbes, Rev Mr Bennett and Rev H. G. Smith jointly conducted the service which was largely attended. Many floral tributes were in evidence marking the high esteem held of the deceased. Interment was made at Canterbury. Favorite hymns of the deceased were rendered by the organist and a quartette from St. Paul's United Church. Pallbearers were Stewart Durling, Andrew Cummings, Oscar Wilkins, Hugh Hamilton, Earle Jarvis, and Edwin Price. Mourners included, Harleigh Welsh, Guy English, William English, Harmon Feero, Harry Greenlaw, Donald Biggs, James Wilson, Clifford English, Claude English, Vernon English, Elias Foster, Clark Houghton, Aaron Pratt and Arlie Boone.