The Wedding of Stanley Alexander Jackson and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes

The Wedding of Stanley Alexander Jackson and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes



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On Wednesday June 23rd in the year 1926 a wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes Dalhousie Township. The bridegroom was Mr. Stanley Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Jackson of Watson’s Corners. The bride Miss Margaret Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes. the bride looked charming in her gown which was whirlpool blue crepe-de-chine, and was wearing a crown of orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of pretty mixed flowers.

At 4:30 pm the bride and groom entered the parlour to the strains of the wedding march played by her best friend Miss Edith Stead. Mr. Del Storie was Jackson’s best man while the bride’s sister Miss Blanche Forbes  waited on the bride. The cermony was conducted by the Rev. J. T. Caswell standing in front of plants and flowers overhung with bunting and wedding bells. Mr David Forbes, grandfather of the bride was present and led the way congratulating the pair.

The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a wristwatch and to the bridesmaid and pianist pretty bracelets. At the close of the ceremony Mr. Del Storie sang a wedding hymn. After the signing of the register the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where a sumptuous feast was displayed and the wedding crowd did ample justice. The bride officiated at the carving of the cake with a few nervous tremors which could be expected under the circumstances. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. J. T. Caswell and suitably responded to by Dr. Droft followed by witty speeches from Mr. David Forbes and Mrs. Alex Jackson. The presents were handsome and numerous consisting of silver, glass and china wear and household linens. The young couple will settle down at Watson’s Corners where the bridegroom is a farmer.




Stanley Jackson—My father Stanley Jackson (Watson’s Corners) is on the list for “granted an exemption” but did enlist in Nov 1917. He spoke of returning from training in Ottawa so he could help on the farm on weekends and return to training on Monday-Alice Gilchrist–The Names of the Exempt of Lanark County- WW1



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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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