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Scrapbook 1938 - 1948 of Nellie Farrell (2)

Late W. Gaskin

Well Known Resident of Eel River Lake Died at Age of 72

Eel River Lake, Aug 18, [1938]—William Gaskin, age 72, passed away early Monday morning. He had b een filing in health for some time but death came very unexpectedly. Prayers were said at the house by Mr McCrae and the funeral was held at the Baptist Church at Fosterville on Wednesday. The service was under the auspices of the LOL and four LOL brothers were pall-bearers as follows: Emery Graham, Henry Farrell, Arthur Wetmore, and Emery Farrell. Hymns sung were Rock of Ages, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere and Sweetly Resting. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, Mrs Alfred Daggett, Charleston, Mass., Mrs John Hand, Ludlow, Me., Mrs John Young, Houlton, Me., and Mrs Henry Spinney, of this place. Also five sons, Fred of Hartford, Conn., Archie of Charleston, Mass., Richard, John and Uherto at home. There is a daughter, Mrs Edna Tidd, Hodgdon, Me., and a son, Edward in Hartford, Conn., surviving him by a former marriage. Also, one sister Mrs A Gillispie, Canterbury, N.B., and a half-brother, Alfred Vantassel of Hartford, Conn.,and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Hospital Patient After Accident

Thomas J Graham Reported Considerably Improved at Woodstock

Woodstock, N.B. Oct 21 [1938]—The condition of Thomas J Graham, 72, of Maxwell, is reported as considerably improved and he is resting quietly at the Fisher Memorial Hospital, where he has been a patient the last two days having been struck by a car driven by Everett M Saunders as he was crossing the road to get into a car driven by Charles Saunders, of Houlton, who had offered him a left to Woodstock.
   Corporal L P Ryder, of the RCMP investigaged the accident and found that it was purely acccidental, no blame being attached to the driver of the car.
   Mr Graham suffered a fracture of the leg and shock. Dr. Woolverton, who attended, stated that he was coming along fine

Kinney Reunion

Home of Thomas Kinney, Green Mountain, Saw Many Present

Green Mountain, N.B., Sept 7, [1939]—The Kinney reunion was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Thomas Kinney on Tuesday, September 4. A sumptuous picnic dinner and supper were served out of doors, and the day was pleassantly spent in chatting, interspersed with bits of lively fun.
   Some of the families present were Mr and Mrs Wm. Witham, Skowhegan, Me.; Mr and Mrs Arthur Kinney, Norridgewick, Me.; Mr and Mrs Ernest Foster, Mrs Gertrude Tuck and little daughter, Sandra, and Miss Ferne Foster of Danforth, Me.; Mr and Mrs Samuel Collier, Mr and Mrs John Moore, Mr and Mrs Hazen Collier and family; Mrs Edwin Farrell, Bunny and Horace Farrell, Mrs Grottie Gould and son, linden, Mrs Everett Farrell, Glenda [sic] Farrell, Mrs Madison Farrell and Mrs Lillian Kinney, all of Fosterville. Mrs Louis Carlowe of Eaton, Me., Miss Mildred Foster of Orrington, Me., Mrs Nina Wood and Mr and Mrs Thomas Kinney and two sons, Austin and Max, of this place. Visitors included Miss Ethel Moore of Moncton, Mrs Anna Gould and Mrs John Higgs of Pemberton Ridge.


Mrs Ellen Depow

Canterbury, March 22, [[1939]—The funeral of the late Mrs Ellen Depow was held on Friday, March 17th from the home was largely attended. Prayers were said at the house by Rev Holder and the funeral was held from the Trinity Church.
Subscriber Shows Gleaner's Appeal Over Long Period

Unsolicited Letter Gives Striking Testimony—In home over 52 Years

A sincere and unsolicited bit of testimony showing how the Gleaner has been a part and parcel of the life a New Brunswick homes for many years was received the Daily Gleaner Office in the form a letter from a subscriber, Frederick English, of Dead Creek, Canterbury Station, N.B. Mr English points out that the Gleaner has been coming to his house over 52 years.
   The letter also makes interesting comparison between advertising news of 1886, as shown in recently found copies of the Gleaner of that date, and the present. Mr English's letter follows:

Dead Creek,
Canterbury Station, N.B. [1938]

Dear Editor;
   I being a staunch and faitful reader of the Daily Gleaner wish to inform you that, although I hve not been reading the paper myself for such a long period of time, that the Gleaner has been coming to my house for over 52 years. The first copies were weekly, then semi-weekly and finally daily. the Daily Gleaner has grown to be part of my life. I live in the country and after a hard day's work, how I do look forward to my evenings with the Gleaner.
   The other day while I was shingling, when removing some old shingles, I found copies of the Gleaner tht had been placed there many years before. I found some dated back as far as 1886. Although they were much darkened I was able to detect parts. I could hot help but notice the contrast between the "ads" of that day and of today. While I saw no mention of high-powered cars or the lastest thing in radios, I did see where tea was sold at 20 cents per pound, molasses at 35 cents per gallon and salt herring at $1.50 per half-barrell (by Yerxa and Yerxa) who I understand still in business which goes to show that their cooperation has been in action for over 52 years.
   In another section, cordwood was $7 per cord and ship-stock timber at $28, $30, prices contrasting greatly to those of today, especially cordwood.
   Other places of businesses advertised were Lemont & Sons, snowshoes and moccasions; J J Weddalls, dry goods; E Clarke, hats; A F Shute, Jeweller; R Colwell, carriages, wagons and pungs; Davis Staples Co., druggist; W E Sheery's dry goods; Wiley's Drug Store; Edgecombe's, F B Gunter; Glasgow and London Fire Insurance.
   I could find no part where Maggie and Jiggs were, and wondered if they were found in the paper then.
   J H Crockett was then the Editor. I am sorry that I do not know the name of the one to whom this letter is addressed, but I still hope to continue taking the Gleaner which I think is a complete paper.

Very truly yours,Frederick English

Married 50 years, Observed Event

Mr and Mrs George Gould, Forest City, Honored by Friends

Forest City, N.B., Sept 20, [1939]—Mr and mrs George Gould celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Friday, September 15th, at their home here. Two of their daughters, Mrs Harry Ricker, of Saint John, and Mrs Herbert Lydic of Woodland, Me., and other relatives and friends numbering about 50 in all, were present in the afternoon to extend their greetings to the bride and groom of fifty years ago, and to wish them many more years of life together.
   The rooms were decorated with beautiful bouquets of flowers. Another attraction was the beautiful two-tier white and gold wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom, which centered the dining table. A dainty lunch was served to the guests. This was followed by a short programme, closing with a speech by the pastor, Rev A Stott, who also presented Mr and Mrs Gould with an envelope containing a $10 bill, a gift from the Ladies Aid and other friends. Besides this there was a number of other nice gifts, including a beautiful blanket, presented by the Maine and New Brunswick Sunday School Associatrion, of which Mr and Mrs Gould have been members for many years. Mrs Gould is the sixth member of her family (McKenney) to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, four sisters and one brother having had their "golden wedding day."
Large Number Present at Fosterville For Annual Get-together

Fosterville, Aug 23 [1938]—The annual reunion of the Gould family was held at the Fosterville Sand Beach, Fosterville, N.B. This was the eleventh reunion of the Mary and Leonard Gould family of North Lake, N.B., and their familes and is held each year on the third Saturday in August.
   The Gould brothers and sister were all present, George L., of Forest City, N.B.; Charles H., of Newport, Maine; J Hanford, of Danforth, Me., Edwin P., of Woodstock, N.B., Clarence T., of Island Falls, Me., Wilfred C., of Danforoth, Eldon A., of Fosterville, N.B. and Mrs Clarence Graham of North Lake, N.B.
   A picnic dinner was enjoyed at high noon by seventy-nine members and eight guests. Then the company was called to order by the president, Edwin P Gould and a business meeting held. The officers for the coming year are, President, Clarence T Gould; Vice-president, Wilfred C Gould; Secretary, Mrs Grace Gould Farrell, of Danforth, Me. the programme for the afternoon was opened by the president, Edwin P Gould, and an address given by George McCray of Moncton, N.B. and pastor of the North Lake, Forest City Parish.
   The programme was as follows: Song by Waldina Gould; duet, Drive the Clouds Away, by Ruth and Norma Wood; reading, The Tree, by Gwendolyn Howe; song, God is Goodness by Glenna and Barbara Gould; reading by Leonard Wood; a cowboy song by Wilfred Gould; song, God is Love, by Christina Gould; duet, Whispering Hope, Mabele and Mrs George Gould reading. The Woodbox, by Byron Gould; solo with guitar accompaniment, by Charles Gould; song, Sunrise Tomorrow, by Lois Wood; story, Horas, by Alta Gould; duet, Brighten the Coner, Gladys and Erma Gould; reading, Addie Graham; Rock of Ages was sung by Miss Isa Putman with the company joing in the chorus; song by Budd Peters; reading by Gladys Gould; solo, Erma Gould; solo, Fred White; story, Harry Ricker; song, Fred Gould. A talk was given by Leonard Gould and the closing number, In the Sweet By and By was sung. A rising vote of thanks was given to Arthur Wetmore for the use of the picnic grounds.
   Bathing and games were enjoyed and supper served at the sunset house. All voted the day a success and goodbyes were said looking froward to the third Saturday in August, 1939 when they all hoped to meet again.
   Those coming the longest distance to attend the reunion were Leonard, Jasper and Lloyud Gould with their wives, coming from Chester and Leonardsville, N.J.


Miss Mabel R Wood and R.L. Kerr Married at Green Mountain

Green Mountain, N.B., Oct 2 [1939]—The marriage of Mabel Rachael Wood, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Wood, Green Mountain, to Robert LeRoy Kerr, Woodstock, N.B., took place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev Harold Allaby, Woodstock, N.B. The bride was dressed in aqua blue satin with skipper blue hat, coat and accessories.
   Following the ceremony the happy couple motored to the home of the bride's parents where a reception was given by a host of relatives and friends. Many beautiful gifts were received. Mr and Mrs Kerr will reside at Woodstock, N.B.
   On Friday evening preceding, many friends of the bride-eledt gathered at the home of Mrs Arlington Boone, and gave a variety shower in her honor. The gifts were drawn to the room in a prettily decorated cart by Gertrude Wood who was dressed as a bride and Russell Boone who acted as groom, and presented to Miss Wood with the many good wishes of her friends. Refreshments were served.

Pemberton Ridge

Pemberton Ridge, N.B., July 18 [1939]—A few of the young people of this place attend the charivari given to Mr and Mrs Otis Phinney at the Orange Hall, Fosterville on Saturday evening. The hall was prettily decorated for the occasion, and a large number were present to tender congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple. Mrs Phinney was formerly Miss Lillian Veysey, daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred Veysey of Fosterville. The wedding ceremony was performed at the Baptist Parsonage, Forest City, by Rev A Stott at 8:30, the bridal party driving in a decorated car and returning to Fosterville [afterwards]
Engagement Announced

[1938] —Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell, North Lake, N.B., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ethel Alice, to Basil Allen Messer, son of Mr and Mrs J Allen Messer, Harvey Station, N.B. Marriage to take place September 7th.



Green Mountain, N.B., July 23 [1939]—A quiet but pretty wedding took place at 3 p.m., July 25th, at the home of Mrs Nina Wood, when Rev A. Stott, Forest City, N.B. united in marriage Mrs Wood's daughter, Annie Isabelle, and Gordon N Graham, son of Mr and Mrs Everette Graham, Pemberston Ridge, N.B. The ceremony was performed under an arch of evergreens.
   the bride was becomingly gowned in white taffeta of floor-length. A wedding supper was served to the immediate relatives and friends of the bride and groom who also witnessed the ceremony.
   Many beautiful wedding gifts were received. In the evening an old-fashiioned charivari was enjoyed by a large crowd. The happy couple will reside at Pemberton Ridge where the groom is engaged in farming.

Died In Vanceboro

Miss Audrey Fish, Aged 17, High School Student, Passed at Her Home

Vanceboro, Me., Oct 21 [1939]—This community was saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Audrey Fish, 17, which occurred at her home Wednesday evening, Oct 18.
   Miss Fish had been under the doctor's care for the past few months but was able to attnd to her school work until Tuesday when she was taken ill, and passed away Wednesday evening. She was possessed of a disposition which won her many friends, and she will be sadly missed among relatives, friends and school mates. She was a member of the Vanceboro High School graduating class of 1940, was always a willing worker in the Sunday School and Epworth League. She is survived by her mother, brother, half-sister, and step-father Elmo Wright, all of Vanceboro; also grandparents Mr and Mrs D Alexander of Pittsfield, Joshua Fish of North Lake, N.B. and a great-grandfather, Thomas Hanson of Vanceboror, besides a number of aunts and uncles.
   A large number of friends and school mates attended the funereal service which was held at the M.E. Church, Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev A Stewart. Hymns sung were Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, and Face to FAce. The many beautiful flowers bore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Pall-bearers were Robert Donohue, Donald Russell, James Johnson, James Hanson, Eugene Keef and Laurence Burns, all members of her class at school.

Church Opened

New Baptist Church at Pemberton Ridge [sic] Ready for Service

Pemberton Ridge, July 17 [1939] —A number from this place attended the morning, afternoon and evening services at the Baptist Church, Forest City on Sunday, July 16.
   The people of Forest City have been very busy getting the new church, erected last year, ready for these Sunday services. The interior has been newly painted, the pews repaired and varnished, with the addition of new racks for hymn books, new carpeting has been laid on the platform and aisles, the yard graveled and the big bell which fell from the steeple of the old church when it burned August 2, 1936, and was considered perhaps ruined, was repainted and set in place in the new belfry, and rings out as good as new the glad tidings that Forest City has again a Baptist Church in which to meet and worship.
   On Sunday the church was beautifully decorated with flowers and potted plants, and the services, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A Stott, were inspiring and greatly enjoyed by the large audience present. In the afternoon the dedication of the church took place. Rev Thomas Brindley, Court Street Baptist Church, Houlton, was the preacher and delivered a fitting sermon from Geneiss 26:18 and this was followed by the dedication service read by the pastor.

United Church Clergyman Wed

Rev F.E. McPherson and Miss A.E. Grant married—Go to Scotland

Harten Settlement, Aug 25—One of the most charming church weddings of the season took place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th, at harten Settlement, N.B., when Alma Edith, daughter of Alexander and the late Mrs Graham of this place became the bride of Rev. Francis Elwood McPherson, son of John and the late Mrs McPherson of O'Leary, P.E.I.
   The church was tastefully and beautifully decorated for the occasion, yellow and white being the color scheme. The altar was banked with cut flowers, ferns and potted plants. The double ring ceremony was used by Rev H C Upton of St. Stephen, N.B.
   The bridal party entered the church and proceed to the altar to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March played my Miss Crissie Graham, Kirkland, N.B.
   The bride was beautifully gowned in a street length dress of white sheer over satin. Her veil was of embroidered silk net, cauth in cap style with orange blossoms and lily of the valley and other accessories in white. She carried a bouquet of baby breath white roses and maiden hair fern tied with white satin ribbons.
   Miss Helen Graham, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and was in street length dress of pink lace over satin, white shoes and white picture hat, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. Little Gayle Marie Graham, neice of the bride, looked winsome in a dress of peach taffeta and carried a basket of sweet peas and acted as flower girl. W. G. Lacy, of Kentville, N.S., acted as best man.
   The groom's gift to the bride was a chromium plated boudoir clock and to the best man a leather b illfold. The bride's gift to the bridesmaid was a sterling silver cross hung on a chain; to the organist, sterling silver brooch and to the flower girl, sterling silver bracelet.
   The party left the church to the strain of Mendelssohn's Recessional and motored to the bride's home where a buffet lunch was served to about105 guests. The bride's table was tastefully arranged and centered by a three-tier bride's cake, topped by a miniature bride and groom. The living room was decorated in pink and white. Those werving were Misses Maragaret Taylor, Ethel Farrell, Doris Smith, Thelma Watson and Mrs Wm. Harten, Mrs Fred Graham and Mrs Fred Gray.
   In the evening Mr and Mrs McPherson were treated to an old time serenade and everyone left then wishing them many years of happiness.
   The bride is a graduate of Provincial Normal School, class of 1933. The groom is a graduate of Mt. Allison class of 1935, receiving his degree of B.A. He graduate last May from McGill, receiving his degree of B.D., and was ordained a minister in the United Church of Canada in Sackville early in June. He graduated with honors from McGill receiving a scholarship which enables him to study for two years in Edinburgh, Scotland. They leave early in September for a few days visit in Prince Edward Island and on Sept 26th sail from Halifax for Scotland.
   Out of town guests included the groom's sister, Miss Mary McPherson, from Hartford, Conn., and his father, J. S. McPherson of O'leary, P.E.I., also Donald Taylor, Boston, Mass.

Houlton Car-Crash

Houlton, Me., July 28, [1939]—Mrs Paul London of East Hodgdon is in the Aroostok General Hospital with a broken leg, custs and bruises she received Thursday evening about 11 o'clock in an automobile accident which occurred on the Calais road about two miles from Houlton.
   Mr and Mrs Paul London were riding in the rear seat of the car, which ws driven by Mansfield London, when they met in a head-on collision with a car owned by Gerald Veazie [sic] and driven by Wesley Farrell, both of New Brunswick.
   Before the State Police arrived Farrell disappeared and had not been located late this evening. It is claimed that Farrell was on the wrong side of the road. A passenger in the Veazie car suffered a badly cut foot.
   The car occupied by the Londons was badly damaged. State Police Forest Clifford stated this evening that the case was still under investigation.