Event Date : Saturday, July 02, 1949 Event Type : Marriage Municipality : Community : Cookstown Street : Lot : Concession : 0 Description : Edythe Muriel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gilroy of Cookstown, to Ivan John Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright of Cookstown. Rev. A.J. Lewis officiated at Cookstown United Church. Matron of honour: bride's sister, Mrs. William Kell. Bridesmaids: Betty Gilroy, sister of the bride, and Miss Mildred Wright, sister of the groom. Flower girls: cousins of the bride, Miss Marjorie Lowe and Miss Grace Porritt. Groomsman: William Kell. Ushers: Earl Gilroy and Calvin Wright. Bride taught in Newton Robinson school until June and both she and the groom were active in the Junior Farmers' Club. Couple will reside on the groom's farm near Cookstown.
Thomas Alexander Nelson (1861-1898) proprietor of the Nelson Foundry in Bond Head, pictured here with his wife, Ellen Pricella (Brown) Nelson. This sepia coloured studio photo was likely taken in the 1880's when bustles were fashionable.
The May Tea and Bake Sale was the last social event to be held in the Loyal True Blue Hall by Senior Citizens of the Friendship Club. Club meetings and events have been held at the hall for 24 years. In the future events will be held at the new Senior Citizens' Centre on Blake Street. Above from left are: Miss Laura Baynes, David McClymont, who officially opened the afternoon event; Mrs. Allan Couchman, president and convener of the tea, and Miss S. C. Robertson who performs the tea honors.