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From: "Patti Hand" <>
Subject: [Ont] Re: Grandma's Scrapbook - Page 87
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 00:36:44 -0600
These clippings were saved in a book by my great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth
(SELBY) AGAR, or perhaps by her mother, Eliza (BELL) SELBY. Unfortunately,
most are not dated and I do not know which newspaper they were from.
However, I suspect that many of them were from The Alliston Herald. I will
type them just as they appear -- spelling mistakes, punctuation and all!
Each posting here represents one page (one side) from the book.
(photo appears here)
Miss Marion SCOTT
Clever art student, who won the third year modeling scholarship at Ontario
College of Art.
A fashionable wedding took place on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8th, in St.
Andrew's church, Alliston, which was most artistically decorated for the
occasion with beautiful chrysanthemums and ferns, when Miss Alice ARMSTRONG,
second daughter of Dr. T. M. ARMSTRONG, was united in marriage to Mr. John
Arthur McDonald ARMSTRONG, of the postoffice department, Hamilton. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. Rural Dean CARROLL. The bride entered on
the arm of her father and looked beautiful, gowned in a magnificent dress of
white satin; wearing an exquisite sunburst of pearls, the gift of the groom;
and carrying a handsome shower boquet of white roses. She was attended by
her youngest sister, Miss Sally ARMSTRONG, who was daintily attired in white
organdie, over pink, with large picture hat, and carrying a boquet of pink
roses. The groom was supported by Mr. Charles ARMSTRONG of the Ontario
Bank, Montreal, brother of the bride. Miss ARMSTRONG of Lloydtown presided
at the organ and the bridal party entered the church to the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding march. The wedding breakfast took place immediately
after the ceremony at Ashlands Villa, the residence of Dr. ARMSTRONG, when
about thirty guests partook of a sumptuous repast, prepared by Harry WEBB of
Toronto. The health of the happy couple was proposed by Major A. ARMSTRONG,
"the guests," by Mr. A. W. HAUN and were responded to by Mr. J. MORRIS and
Mr. B. ARMSTRONG; and the "host and hostess," by Rev. T. CAMPBELL, Dr.
ARMSTRONG responding. Among the guests were: Major, Mrs. and Miss
ARMSTRONG and Miss THOMPSON, of Lloydtown; Mr. B. M. ARMSTRONG, controller
of the mail service of Canada, and Mrs. ARMSTRONG, of Ottawa; Rev. and Mrs.
T. CAMPBELL and the Misses CAMPBELL, of Dundalk; Mr. B. ARMSTRONG,
barrister, and Mrs. ARMSTRONG, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. HAUN, Mr. MURCHESON and
Miss TURNER, of Toronto; Rev. and Mrs. W. E. CARROLL and Mr. and Mrs. James
MORRIS, Alliston. Mrs. (Dr.) ARMSTRONG, mother of the bride, was handsomely
gowned in black silk, with cream and torquois [sic] front, and hat to match;
Mrs. A. ARMSTRONG, mother of the groom, in black brocaded silk; Mrs. B. M.
ARMSTRONG, in black silk, with white satin front; Mrs. MORRIS, in black
satin; Mrs. T. CAMPBELL, in black and gray silk. The wedding presents were
both numerous and costly, and included generous cheques from Dr. ARMSTRONG
and Major ARMSTRONG. The groom's gift to the bride was a sunburst of
pearls, and to the bridesmaid, a very handsome pin set with pearls. The
happy couple took the 6 p.m. train, amid hearty cheers from a host of
friends at the depot. They will spend their honeymoon in Montreal and other
eastern cities, after which they will reside in Hamilton.
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