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Toronto Telegram, May 1920

The following marriages are taken from the Toronto Telegram, May 1920 issues. This newspaper had their marriages in two place - first, "The Sign of Cupid" appearing around page 12 and second, amongst birth & death notices near the back of the paper. The latter notices are shorter. Notices found in "The Sign of Cupid" tend to dwell on the clothing worn by the wedding party and I have chosen not to include those parts. They also do not include the date of the marriage.

These marriages have not been arranged alphabetically. Instead, they are in order by date that they appeared in the newspaper.


Sat., 1 May 1920

NEIL - YOUNG: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 8 Thurs. evening in North Broadview Presbyterian Church by Rev. P.F. SINCLAIR D.D. when Marjorie, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. YOUNG, Playter Blvd., became the wife of Mr. Frederick W. NEIL, s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. john NEIL.... Mr. Harry NEIL was best man. Little Reta CASWELL, as flower girl, was dressed..... Master Billy YOUNG carried the ring on a white satin cushion. Miss Jessie YOUNG of Estevan Sask. accompanied by Miss Irene WEAVER, sang "O Promise Me"..... The ushers were Mr. H. FERGUSON and Mr. Morris YOUNG. Reception at the home of the bride's parents. Later Mr. and Mrs. NEIL left for a trip to the States.... will live in Hamilton.

MILLIGAN - McCARTNEY: At St. Johns Presbyterian Church, Riverdale, Mary d/o Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McCARTNEY to Mr. William E. MILLIGAN, B.A.Sc., only s/o Mrs. W.G. MILLIGAN and the late W.G. MILLIGAN. The bridesmaid was a sister, Miss Anna McCARTNEY. Mr. Ernest CORDORA was the best man. Mr. and Mrs. MILLIGAN will sail for Chile S.A. on May 22nd.

McGERNON - MATTHEWS: At St. George’s Church, Edith Louise, d/o of Mr. & Mrs. W. MATTHEWS, to Mr. George McGERNON, both of Toronto. Rev. R.J. MOORE officiating. Bridesmaid was Miss Vera PHILLIPS. Mr. Robert LOUGH was the best man. Buffet luncheon was served at the home of the bride's parents, Murray St. After the honeymoon spent in Niagara and Buffalo, the couple will reside at 484 Delaware Ave.

DORITTY - MARR: Solemnized by Rev. J. McELROY at 10 McKenzie Cres., between Sara, d/o Mr. and Mrs. MARR of St. Thomas, and Carl E. DORITTY, only s/o Mr. and Mrs. Charles DORITTY. Bride was given away by her brother, Clifford MARR... her attendant was Miss Grace DORITTY, sister of the groom... Mr. Wesley BALL was best man. Dainty lunch.... honeymoon in London, St. Thomas and farther west... to reside in Toronto.

RYAN - CLINTON: Miss Alice M. CLINTON to Mr. Thomas F. RYAN, was solemnized in St. Helen's RC Church, by Rev. Fr. O’CONNOR. The bride was given away by the groom’s uncle, Mr. Arthur RYAN. Miss Ellen P. RYAN was bridesmaid and Mr. Stephen RYAN was best man. They will reside at Birch Cliff, Stop 20, Kingston Road.

WHEALE - GLEED: At St. Cuthbert’s Church, Leaside, Louise Harriet GLEED became the wife of Mr. Stanley Reynold WHEALE. The bridesmaids were Miss Eleanor GLEED and Miss Eleanor MAGEE. The best man was MR. Jack KEYS. They will reside on Redpath Ave., North Toronto.

Monday, 3 May 1920

KNAPP - BROWN: Solemnized by Rev. Mr. SEABORN at St. Cyprian’s Church, Lillian, d/o Mrs. BROWN of Oakville, to Mr. Herbert KNAPP, late of the 19th battalion. Bride was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss Florence BROWN, Miss Helen BROWN, Miss Doris KNAPP and Miss Maud LEUT. The groomsman was Mr. STEVENSON, also late of the 19th battalion. Reception afterwards at the home of Mr. Roy BROWN, Christie St. Mr. and Mrs. KNAPP will reside in Oakville.

HARPLEY - BUCK: Palms decked Walmer Road Baptist Church for the wedding of Lily May, only d/o Mr. and Mrs. George BUCK, Manning Ave., to Mr. Basil HARPLEY, eldest s/o Mr. & Mrs. A. HARPLEY, Woodcrest Ave. Bridesmaid was Miss Myrtle MARSHALL and groomsman was George BUCK Jr. During the signing of the register, Mr. William BUCK played "Meditation", accompanied by Miss Evelyn WALKER. They will reside at 846 Manning Ave.

DAVIS - COTTERELL: At the home of the bride's mother, Margaret COTTERELL, Roncesvalles Ave., her youngest daughter, Elizabeth Marcy? (Beth) was married to Frederick Charles DAVID, s/o Mr. W.H. DAVIS of London. Bride was attended by her sister, Miss Grace COTTERELL. The groom was attended by the bride's brother, Charles COTTERELL. A wedding breakfast was served after the ceremony. Couple then left for Detroit where they will make their home.

OLDHAM - DUKE: Amid spring flowers at the home of the bride's mother, Margueretta St., solemnized by Rev. J. G. ROGERS of Port Credit, marriage of Estelle, d/o Mrs. N.G. DUKE to Mr. Charles Elliott OLDHAM, s/o the late James OLDHAM of Brockville. Bride was given away by her brother, Samuel A. DUKE of Montreal. Flower girl was Nellie HOBSON.

SCRIVENS - JONES: At the manse, by Rev. D.T.L. McKERROLL, Grace M. , youngest d/o Mr. & Mrs. S.A. JONES, to Mr. E.R. SCRIVENS, formerly of Worcester England. After a lunch served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. SCRIVENS left for Grenfell Sask., where they will reside

LITHGOW - BREEN: By Rev. Father KERWIN of Holy Angels Church, Buffalo, Anna Marie, youngest d/o the late Mr. & Mrs. J. BREEN of Sault Ste. Marie, became the bride of Mr. William Veitch LITHGOW, eldest s/o T.V. LITHGOW of Toronto. Miss Agnes SCANLON was the bridesmaid, and Mr. G.T. LITHGOW was his brother’s best man. After the ceremony a wedding luncheon took place and the bridal couple left for Toronto where they will reside.

GREENWOOD - CUMMINGS: At 296 Jones Ave., Lizzie May, d/o Mr. & Mrs. CUMMINGS, to Mr. Harry GREENWOOD of London England. Rev. I.A. HUNTER officiated. The bridegroom is a war veteran, having served three years with the 2nd Battalion in France. Best man was Thomas MERCHANT. After supper was served, the evening was spent in Scottish songs and dancing.

BELL - THEOBALD: In Memorial Baptist Church Institute, by Rev. Mr. McLEAN, Elsie Victoria, youngest d/o Mr. Joseph TEOBALD (sic) of New Toronto was married to Mr. George Henry BELL. Bridesmaid was Miss Beatrice HEATLEY. Two small nieces of the bride, Elsie JOHNSON of Mount Dennis & Irma STEVENS of New Toronto were charming flower girls... Mr. Alfie MANNING was best man. A large reception was held afterwards at the residence in New Toronto where the happy couple will in future make their home.

MACONAGHIE - FINLAY: Quietly in London Ont., Mary, d/o Mrs. Margaret FINLAY and the late Francis Craig FINLAY of Belfast Ireland, was married to Mr. James Culpenson MACONAGHIE, youngest s/o the late Mr. & Mrs. Patrick MACONAGHIE of Antrim, Co. Antrim, Ireland. The Rev. W.S. WRIGHT, pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian church officiated. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. John GILMORE. Bridesmaid was Miss Maud GILMORE. Mr. William DINEEN was best man. During the signing of the register, Miss Eva McARTHUR of Woodstock sang. Honeymoon in Niagara Falls, then reside in Toronto (address given but illegible)

BUCHANAN - COLMAN: About 800 people gathered in Yonge Street Methodist Church to witness the marriage of Hazel V., d/o Mr. & Mrs. David COLMAN, to Mr. William R. BUCHANAN, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Joseph BUCHANAN of Flesherton. The bridesmaids were Miss Emma COLMAN and Miss Lillian BUCHANAN. The groomsmen were George BUCHANAN and Mr. Whitney COLMAN. Miss OCKLEY was at the organ. Couple to reside in Flesherton.

FORBES - MARSHALL: By Rev. Dr. SPEER, Emily, d/o Mr. & Mrs. MARSHALL, to Mr. Thomas FORBES. Bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. BARKER. The groom was attended by Mr. Arthur CLARKE. After the ceremony, the wedding party motored to the home of the bride's parents, Westmoreland Ave... Mr. & Mrs. FORBES left later for their new home, 1187 Dovercourt Rd.

BRAYSON - WESLEY: On Wed. April 29, 1920, by the Rev. C.A. SEAGER, at St. Matthews Church, Helen Edith, youngest d/o John & Hannah WESLEY to Richard Norris BRAYSON, only s/o Walter & Charlotte BRAYSON, Sackville St.

OTTE - CAULFIELD (engagement): Mr. & Mrs. S. CAULFIELD announce the engagement of their daughter, Florence Lorraine, to Mr. E.E. Elliott OTTE, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. OTTE, Cincinnati Ohio. Marriage to take place in June.

DAVIS - DANIELS (engagement): The engagement of Miss Gladys May DANIELS, youngest d/o Mr. & Mrs. John DANIELS, 32 Hastings Ave., is announced to Joseph R. DAVIS, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DAVIS, Toronto. The marriage will take place in Holy Trinity Church on the 2nd of June at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 4 May, 1920

ROWE - CLANEY: At St. Pauls Bloor street, marriage took place of Miss Cecilia S. CLANEY, to Mr. Frank Arthur ROWE, the Rev. G.T. DESPARD officiating. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Samuel CLANEY. Miss Marjory and Miss Jennie CLANEY, sisters of the bride wore... Mr. Percy WILLIAMS supported the groom.... they will reside in Toronto

NICHOL - BURNEY: At the home of Mr. & Mrs. R. BURNEY, their eldest daughter Annie Elizabeth, married Jack NICHOL, eldest s/o Mr. & Mrs, James NICHOL, Afton Ave. Miss Violet BURNEY acted as bridesmaid.... Mr. Arch. POWRIE was best man.... they will reside on Winona Ave.

COX - DUNN: A quiet wedding took place at half past seven at the Church of the Epiphany, when Mary Elizabeth, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henry DUNN, of Galley Ave., was married to Mr. Robert COX of Newkirk Okla. The Rev. Sextus K. STYLES officiated. The bride's attendant was Helen Edith DUNN. Later, Mr. and Mrs. COX will make their home in Newkirk, Okla.

COOPER - PITNEY: Solemnized by Rev. Major MACNAMARA at St. Johns Church - Kathleen Ida PITNEY, only d/o Mr. & Mrs. Charles PITNEY, The Pines, Jane St., Mount Dennis, married Mr. harry COOPER late of the 42nd Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada, with which he served four years in France. Bridegroom’s sister (no name given) was the bridesmaid and Mr. George COOPER was the groomsman. Honeymoon in Montreal.

BAIN - MacGILLIVRAY: At Bonar Manse by Dr. A. MacGILLIVRAY, the uncle of the bride, Jean, eldest d/o Mr. & Mrs. Archie MacGILLIVRAY of Collingwood, was married to Mr. Cleveland BAIN. After the marriage they went to their home at 55 Mackay Ave., Earlscourt, Toronto

SIMMONDS - TURNER: On Friday evening, April 30, 1920, at 1042 Dovercourt Rd., by the Rev. C. MUSTARD of St. Davis Presbyterian Church, Euphemia Murray, youngest d/o Mr. & Mrs. John TURNER, to Mr. Vincent H. SIMMONDS, s/o Mr. & Mrs. SIMMONDS of Toronto. Mr. Thomas TURNER, brother of the bride was best man. Bridesmaid was Miss Mary SMITH. They will reside at 305 Westmoreland Ave.

CULLEN - MACKLEM: Marriage of Charlotte Myrtle, d/o Mr. Hamilton Andrew MACKLEM of Marlette Michigan, to Dr. Ernest K. CULLEN, a graduate of the University of Toronto, and a former resident surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, took place quietly at the First Presbyterian Church, Detroit. Ceremony was conducted by Rev. WALLACE, assisted by Rev. James? A. YANSE?, and was witnessed by only a few relatives and intimate friends of the bride and groom. Mr. WALLACE, during the war, was the chaplain of the Harper Hospital Unit, Base Hospital No. 17, with which Dr. and Mrs. CULLEN served overseas, the doctor as a major in the Medical Corps and Mrs. CULLEN as a member of its staff of nurses. Dr. CULLEN is a son of the late Rev. Thomas CULLEN, a well-known Ontario clergyman and he is chief of the department of gynecology at Harper Hospital, and associate professor of gynecology at the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. Mrs. CULLEN, after attending Valparaiso University, entered the Farrand Training School at Harper Hospital and graduated in 1916. They will be at home at the Addison Apartments after June 1.

ALLEN - BLACK: At Toronto on Mon. May 3rd, 1920 by the Rev. J. Ewing REID, Helen E. BLACK of Kansas City Mo., to Earl P. ALLEN of Toronto

DRAPER - HEYWOOD: At 7 p.m. on Wed. April 28, 1920, at North Earlscourt Methodist Church, by the Rev. Peter BRYCE, Leah Cordelia, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Richard HEYWOOD , 23 Thornton Ave., Fairbank, to Mr. George DRAPER, son-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. Charles WEST, 17 Fern Ave., Parkdale.

ERICSON - HOWSE: On Wed. April 28th at Central Park Methodist Church, New York City, Edith W.H. HOWSE, Brock Cres, Toronto, to Eric P. ERICSON of New York City.

GRAY - BENNETT (engagement): Mr. & Mrs. N.N. BENNETT of 150 Bellwood Ave. wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Margaret, to Mr. Edward G. GRAY, 3rd Batt. CEF

McDONALD - JARVIS (engagement): Mr. & Mrs. Silvanus JARVIS wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Effie Estella May to Mr. Thomas Alexander McDONALD, the wedding to take place about the middle of June.

GIBSON - McMILLAN (engagement): Mrs. E. McMILLAN of Markdale Ont., announces the engagement of her daughter Alice to Mr. Hugh Robert GIBSON of Vancouver BC, the marriage to take place in May.

Wednesday, 5 May 1902

COSSEY - COPELAND: very pretty wedding was quietly solemnized at the Manse, Mimico, by Rev. G.J. MACKAY, when Jeanette F. COPELAND of Petrolea was married to Mr. Lloyd E. COSSEY of Mimico.

SIFTON - GREENE: St. Pauls Church, at three o’clock today, Doris Margaret (Hetty), d/o Mrs. Sydney A. C. GREENE to Major Clifford SIFTON, DSO, fourth son of Sir Clifford and Lady SIFTON. Ven. Archdeacon CODY read the service... bride was brought in by Mr. AUSTIN... grandmother of the bride was Mrs. A.J. ARTHURS and the reception was held at her home. Honeymoon in Virginia, then reside in Montreal.

JOHNSON - FOWKE: At St. Clements Church, by Rev. Mr. BUSHELL - Ellen May, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Henry FOWKE, Moberly St., to Mr. Frank Herbert JOHNSON. Miss Lillian WILLIAMS was bridesmaid & Mr. George McBRIDE was best man. To reside at 48 Hanson Ave.

MACDONALD - JENNINGS: At St. Stephens Church, at half-past three, of Ethel May, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Claude A.C. JENNINGS, Markham St., to Mr. Frank Manning MACDONALD, s/o the late Randolph MACDONALD, Rudholme Rd. Rev. T.G. WALLACE officiated. Dr. DOWARD was at the organ. Matron of Honour was Mrs. Stanley HIGGS and bridesmaid was Miss Hilda JENNINGS. Mr. Tower FERGUSON was the best man and the ushers were Stanley HIGGS and Norman MILLMAN

PEPLER - YOUNG: St. Paul's, Bloor St., Gladys, d/o Mr. & Mrs. William E. YOUNG, Bedford Rd., married to Major Seth Bernard PEPLER, M.C. OBE. The service was taken by Archdeacon CODY. Mr. Healey WILLAN presided at the organ. Miss HICKS-LYNE sang the bridal hymn. Mr. Howard HEINTZMAN was best man. Bride was unattended.

FODEN - WILKINS: On Wed. April 28th, by Rev. Mr. EMRIE, Indian Road Baptist Church, Annie WILKINS, d/o Mr. & Mrs. A. WILKINS, 87 Gillespie Ave., to Walter FODEN, youngest s/o Mr. & Mrs. E.A. FODEN, 87 Russett Ave., Toronto

HEINTZMAN - McCONNELL (Engagement): Mr. A.C. McCONNELL, 20 Chestnut Park, announces the engagement of his only daughter, Dorothy Margaret, to Mr. George Bradford HEINTZMAN of 500 Avenue Rd., Toronto. The marriage to take place in the middle of June.

Thursday, 6 May 1920

HUNTER - WOODWARD: By Canon L. SKEY of St. Anne’s Anglican Church - Miss Nellie S. WOODWARD to Mr. Ernest HUNTER, Bride was attended by Miss Jean MacLACHLAN and Mr. William J. FRANKLIN was the best man. They will reside at 231 Symington Ave.

COOK - TOGUE: First Christian Church, last evening, Rev. Mr. MORTON solemnized the marriage of Reta Blanche, d/o Mr. J.H. TOGUE, Little Britain, to Mr. Arthur E. COOK. Bride was given away by her brother (no name given). Miss Elizabeth FRASER was the bridesmaid and the groom was assisted by his brother (no name given). Will reside at 22 Melville Ave.

CARLYLE - BULL: St. George’s Church, Oshawa, very large & fashionable wedding, of Emily Ruth,, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Frederick BULL of Oshawa, married to Mr. David Brainerd CARLYLE, s/o Mr. & Mrs. CARLYLE, Rosehill Ave. Bride was attended by Mrs. Frank BULL as Matron of Honour and two bridesmaids, Miss Margaret BULL, sister of the bride, and Miss Katrine CARLYLE, sister of the groom. Little Alice LANDER and Betty CARLYLE acted as flower girls. The groom was supported by Mr. Gordon FIRSTBROOK while ushers were: Robert CARLYLE, Anson CARROLL and R.A. SIMPSON of Toronto. Reception at home of bride's parents at Simcoe St. North in Oshawa for more than 200 guests. Honeymoon in New York and Atlantic City. To reside in Oshawa.

LANDRY - ATCHESON: Teenie, eldest d/o Mr. & Mrs. A. ATCHESON, Sheldrake Blvd., to Richard Franklin LANDRY, lieut., in the 54th Battalion.

HOUCK - MILES: Solemnized by Rev. Anthony HART at St. Marys Church, of Elsie Maud, d/o Mrs. M.J. MILES, Concord Ave., to Mr. John HOUCK. Bride was given away by her brother, Fred MILES. Bridesmaid was Miss Sally HOUCK and Mr. George FUZZARD was best man. Four small girls were flower girls: Dorothy FUZZARD and Margaret, Dorothy, & Gwendolyn MILES. Reception at home of bride's brother, Arthur MILES.

COUGHLIN - STOCK: In St. Patrick’s RC Church,, - Margaret Magdaleine, d/o Mr. & Mrs. James STOCK, of St. Marys Ont., to Mr. James COUGHLIN. Very Rev. Father A.T. COUGHLIN officiated. Bridesmaid was Miss Adeline STOCK and groomsman was Mr. Jack COUGHLIN of New York City. Breakfast after the service at the home of the bride's sister, 3 Fielding Ave. Trip to Albany and New York City. To reside in Toronto.

CHRISTIE - HARVEY: On May 1st, by Rev. S.H. PURCHASE, Muriel d/o Mr. & Mrs. J.A. HARVEY, Harcourt, Bloor St. West, to Ross A. CHRISTIE, s/o Mr. & Mrs. George S. CHRISTIE, Fern Ave., Toronto

GRAHAM - FOSTER: On Wed. May 5th, by Rev. Canon SKY, at St. Anne’s Rectory, Florence Fairhurst FOSTER to W.F. GRAHAM

TOOZE - TYLER: On Thurs. evening, April 29th, 1920, by Rev. Archibald WARD of Walmer Road Baptist Church, Grace Edith, only d/o Mr. And Mrs. Charles Edward TYLER, to Mr. Warring K. TOOZE, s/o Mr. & Mrs. W.H. TOOZE of Toronto.

Friday, 7 May 1920

GOODING - LECKIE: At 53 Indian Grove, Toronto, on Thursday, by the Rev. Logan GEGGIE, Annetta Rome, youngest d/o the late Mr. & Mrs. S. LECKIE of Glasgow Scotland, to Milton Eyre GOODING, s/o the late Adolphus GOODING & Mrs. GOODING of Barbados B.W.I.

PREECE - MERRY (engagement): Mr. & Mrs. MERRY, 4 Chesley Ave., Toronto, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Rosina, to Mr. J.N. PREECE, wedding to take place during middle of June.

SOMERVILLE - DECKER: At home of Mr. & Mrs. MORRISON, Bertmount Ave., their youngest sister, Ethel Beatrice DECKER, to Mr. Keith SOMERVILLE. Bridesmaid was Mona McDONALD and best man was Mr. Eric CALADINE

Saturday, 8 May 1920

NICHOLS - BROWN: On Monday May 3 at St. George’s Church, by the Rev. P.J. DYKES, the marriage took place between Lulu May, only d/o Mr. & Mrs. Frank BROWN, 466 Anbelle? St., and Mr. Jack William NICHOLS, formerly of Winnipeg, third s/o Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lester NICHOLS of Windsor. Only the immediate families of the bride and groom were present.

ALLATT - BENFORD: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Waverly Road Baptist Church, when Gertrude May, d/o Mr. & Mrs. B. BENFORD, 217 Waverly Road, was married to Mr. Norman ALLATT, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Fred ALLATT, Victoria Park Ave. The Rev. J. BOYD officiated. Bride was attended by her sister, Stella BENFORD and by Florence ALLATT. Mr. Jack JONES was the best man. Trip to Niagara Falls then reside on Woodbine Ave.

HUNT - CARTER: The marriage was celebrated by Rev. E.C. HUNTER, of Ethel M., youngest d/o Mr. & Mrs. George CARTER of Ascot Ave., one of the oldest pioneer families in Earlscourt, to Mr. Leonard R. HUNT, of Bearstead England. Miss M. CARTER was bridesmaid and the groom was supported by his brother, George HUNT. Mr. W. RUNHAM was usher. Earlscourt Central Methodist Church,