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More Wedding Trivia History of the Wedding Ring!

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More Wedding Trivia History of the Wedding Ring!

 

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 26 May 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 13

One jeweller tells me that a popular wedding band in 1938 was the old-fashioned one of yellow gold with small beaded border. Those who want something a little more elaborate usually decide between fishtail or channel settings. The latter has a solid row of diamonds while the fishtail design is made up of smaller settings pronged effect. We may grow blase about marriages remaining permanent, but sentiment felt for engagement or wedding rings rarely ever dims one permanency apparent in rapidly changing world.-1938

 

More Wedding Trivia History of the Ring! Thanks to Noreen Tyers

The use of the wedding rings was first recorded in ancient Egypt. Interestingly, say the Gold Information Centre, many of the early historical gold rings were too large to wear and were purely ceremonial or symbolic. Because the ring was traditionally a seal by which orders were signed (i.e., signet rings bore emblems whole impressions were stamped on important documents), it was regarded as a mark of the highest friendship and trust by those who received it. For that reason, the rings was adopted for the marriage ceremony to signify that the wife was admitted as a sharer in her husband’s counsel and a joint partner in his estate. During the late Roman Empire, the engagement or betrothal ring became the first article of gold ever worn by the Roman maiden, replacing the earlier ring of iron.

 

It was believed that the gold ring symbolized everlasting love that would never tarnish, just as the metal of which it was made. Ancient Egyptian writing by Appianus reveal that the wedding ring was worn on the third finger of the left hand because this finger was believed to be connected by an artery to the heart, and this notion persists today. A writer in the late 17th century referred to this artery as a “vein of blood, called vena amoris, which passeth from the finger to the heart”. Curiously, in some cultures the wedding ring was worn on the third finger of the right hand. This was the custom in England until the end of the 16th century, except for a brief period during the reign of Henry VIII when it was fashionable to wear the wedding ring upon the thumb. It is said that the marriage of Queen Mary to Philip of Spain in 1544 did much to establish the prestige of the plain gold wedding band. After much discussion as to the proper ring for the royal marriage, Mary declared that she preferred to be married with “plain hoop of gold like other maidens.”

 

A ROMANTIC MYTH In a fair and far off-country, many centuries ago, a kind, young king was married to a princess he loved so. Together they lived happily, until they learned one day that duties were to force the king to journey far away. One night before he left as he walked through the palace grounds he tossed, into a moonlit pool, some pebbles he had found. As the lovely ripples widened from where the little pebbles fell, the king stood thinking quietly of the wife he loved so well. And remembering, on the next day, the circles he had seen, he had a gold ring made to fit the finger of the queen. “There’s no ending or beginning to the circle of this band”, the king said to his wife as he slipped in on her hand. “And that’s why I have chosen this golden ring to be a pledge to you – “my love will last through all eternity”. And so since then, a golden ring has been the symbol of the beauty and devotion and the endlessness of love.

 

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You must have been a Beautiful Baby–Lanark County Family Names

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Births and Marriages.. Who do you know?

Perth Courier, August 8, 1890

Armour—Birth, at North Burgess on the 7th inst., the wife of Mr. Andrew Armour of a daughter.

Moodie—Birth, at Burgess on the 24th (?) ult, the wife of Mr. Abraham Moodie of a son.

Rathwell—Birth, at Perth, on the (date illegible), the wife of Mr. Charles Rathwell of a son.

Lowe—Birth, at Perth on Tuesday, 5th inst., the wife of Mr. E. (?) D. Lowe, of a daughter.

Campbell—Birth, at the Manse, Oliver’s Ferry, on the 25th (?) July, the wife of Rev. N. Campbell, of a daughter.

Burgess—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 4th Aug., the wife of Thomas Burgess of a son.

Campbell—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 31st July, the wife of Mr. G. Campbell, of a daughter.

Edmonds—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 4th Aug., the wife of Mr. H. C. Edmonds of a son.

Flegg—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 2nd Aug., the wife of Mr. John Flegg, a son, still born.

Bell—Birth, at Beckwith on the 29th (?) July, the wife of Mr. James Bell, of a son.

Burns—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 4th Aug., the wife of Mr. Thomas Burns, of a son.

Gamsby-Esson—Married, at St. John’s Church, Portsmouth, Ontario on the 28th (?) July by rev. W. H. Smythe, Mr. Guy (?) Alwin Gamsby of Gananoque to Miss Helen Esson, youngest daughter of the late Robert Esson of Napanee.

Stewart-Yuill—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on the 30th July, by Rev. Joseph Andrew, Mr. George Stewart to Miss Gracie Yuill, daughter of Mr. A. B. Yuill, Esq., all of Lanark.

The latest news of an extremely pleasant nature of the fact that Mr. P.C. Macnee, barrister of Pleton, Ontario, eldest son of Mr. Duncan Macnee of Perth, has deserted the bachelor state and has succumbed to that great seducer of mankind, cupid’s dart.  Mr. Macnee has just been married at Victoria, B.C. to Miss Bennett of that city and formerly of Dundas, Ontario.  Our oldest slipper is hurled at the bridegroom and his bride and we wish them many happy days.

Perth Courier, Aug. 15, 1890

Noonan—Birth, on Friday, 1st Aug., at Bathurst, the wife of Mr. James Noonan, Jr., of a daughter.

Sharpe—Birth, on Sunday, 10th Aug., at Perth, the wife of Mr. William Sharpe, of a son.

Farry—Birth, at Perth on Wednesday, 6th Aug., the wife of Mr. D. Farry, of a daughter.

Robertson—Birth, at Perth, on Wednesday, 31st (?) July, the wife of Mr. Andrew Robertson, of a son.

Harvey—Birth, on Monday, 4th Aug., the wife of Mr. George Harvey of West Toronto Junction of a son.

Bowland-Patterson—Married, on Tuesday, 5th Aug. at St. James Church, Perth by Rev. R. Coleman, Mr. Hugh C. Bowland of Almonte to Miss Mathilda M. Patterson of Perth.

Macnee-Bennett—Married, on the 29th July, at the residence of the bride’s father, Victoria, B.C., by Rev. Donald Fraser, M.A., Mr. P.C. Macnee , barrister, Picton, to Miss Maggie Bennett, third daughter of Mr. James H. Bennett, Esq.

 

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Perth Courier, Aug. 22, 1890

Walker—Birth, at Perth on Thurs., 14th inst., Mrs. W. F. Walker of a daughter.

McCann—Birth, at Burgess on the 17th Aug., the wife of Mr. A. McCann of a son.

Hockenhill—Birth at Carleton Place on the 15th (?) Aug., the wife of Mr. George Hockenhill of the C.P.R. of a daughter.  (note, unsure of this surname.)

Dewar—Birth, at Carleton Place on the (date illegible) August, the wife of Mr. Alexander Dewar, of a son(?) (blotted, but the word seems to end in an ‘n’.)

Griffith—Birth at Carleton Place on the 7th Aug., the wife of Mr. J.E. (?) Griffith of a son

Manson—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 13th (?) Aug., the wife of Mr. J. M. Manson, of twins a son and a daughter. (unsure of this surname.)

Thornton—Birth, at Perth on Thursday, 21st inst., the wife of Mr. James Thornton of a son.

Burns—Birth, on Wed., 20th inst., the wife of Mr. John Burns, 5th Concession Drummond, of a son.

Reid—Birth, at Perth on Friday, 15th Aug., the wife of Mr. Samuel Reid, of a daughter.  (unsure of this surname.)

Green-Morris—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, James Morris of Bathurst, on the (date illegible) August(?), by Rev. W. G. Henderson, Mr. Frederick Green of Portland to Miss Susie (?) Morris.

Andison-Frizzelle—Married, at the Methodist Parsonage, Perth, on the 13th inst., by Rev. W. G. Henderson, Mr. James A. Andison of Drummond to Miss Hattie Frizelle of North Elmsley.

Perth Courier, Aug. 29, 1890

Malcolm—Birth, at Smith’s Falls on the 25th Aug., the wife of Mr. A. S. Malcolm, of a son.

McLean-Palmer—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, on the 26th inst., by Rev. James Ross, B.D., Mr. John F. McLean of Oliver’s Ferry to Miss Helen Palmer, daughter of Mr. George Palmer of N. Burgess.

McLachlin-VanCourtlandt—Married, on Wednesday, 20th Aug., at the residence of Mr. E.W. Strathy, Lachine, Claude McLachlin of Arnprior to Miss Mabel VanCourtlandt, daughter of the late Edward VanCourtlandt, M.D., Ottawa.

Perth Courier, September 5, 1890

Murphy—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 24th Aug., the wife of Mr. J. L. Murphy, of a daughter.

Brown—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 29th Aug., the wife of Mr. John Brown, of a daughter.

Bennett—Birth, at Carleton Place on the 30th Aug., the wife of Mr. Noble Bennett, of a son.

Beatty—Birth, at Perth on Monday, 1st Sept., the wife of Mr. William Beatty, of a daughter.

Cuthbertson—Birth, at Bathurst on the 24th (?) 29th (?) Aug., the wife of Mr. George Cuthbertson of a daughter.

Campbell-Ferguson—Married, at the Manse, Balderson, on the 27th Aug., by Rev. J. S. McIlraith, Lanark, Mr. Archibald M. Campbell of Lanark to Miss Margaret Jane Ferguson of Harper, Ont.

Lanark Links:  Married, at the home of the bride on Tuesday evening, Jas. Young to Bella Jones.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. N. Bessie.  The happy couple intend living in the village

 

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Perth Courier, Sept. 26, 1890

Adams —Birth, age Glen Tay, Bathurst , on Sunday, 21st Sept., the wife of Mr. F. M. Adams of a son.

Hamill—Birth, at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba , on the 13th Sept. the wife of Mr. Thomas Hamill of a son.

Davis —Birth, on Sunday, 20th Sept., the wife of Mr. John Davis of a son.

Weber—Birth, at Perth on the 19th Sept., the wife of Mr. L. Weber, of a son.

Allan—Birth, on Sunday, 14th Sept., the wife of Mr. Frank Allan, Caroline Village , of a son.

Henderson-Park—Married, on the 18th Sept., at the residence of the bride’s father, Joseph Park, by Rev. James McIlroy, Mr. William Henry Henderson of Lanark Township to Miss Mary Park of Dalhousie.

Oatway/- – ins—Married, at the Manse, Smith’s Falls, on the 13th Aug., by Rev. Mr. Nixon, Mr. William Oatway of North Burgess to Miss Olive – – ins, daughter of Mr. Arthur – – ns of Bathurst.

Hungerford-Baker—Married, at Smith’s Falls on Wed., 3rd Sept. by Rev. J. W. Weeks, Mr. William Hungerford of Coughdemny (?) New York to Miss Jennie H. Baker of S. Burgess.

Coons-McLennan—Married, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., on Tues., 23rd inst., at the residence of the bride’s mother, Scotch Line, Perth, Mr. Albert Coons to Miss Grace McLennan, daughter of the late Mr. Jno. McLennan of Burgess.

Perth Courier, October 3, 1890

Hamill—Birth, at Perth , on the 29th Sept., Mrs. James Hamill of a daughter.

McTavish—Birth, at Perth on the 29th Sept., the wife of Mr. Peter McTavish, of a daughter.

Fournier-Rutherford—Married, on Wed., 1st Oct., by Rev.Alex McAulay, Mr. Fournier of S. Sherbrooke to Miss Janet Rutherford, daughter of Mr. William Rutherford, of N. Sherbrooke.

Cameron-Wilson—Married, on the 30th Sept., at the Manse, Lanark, by the bride’s father, Alex Cameron, M.D. to Miss Marion K. Wilson, daughter of Rev. James Wilson.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Lanark Links:  On Tuesday at 11:00 Marion K. Wilson, daughter of Rev. Jas. Wilson of the Presbyterian Church was married to Dr. A. Cameron of this place.  Mr. Wilson performed the ceremony.

Perth Courier, October 10, 1890

Johnston —Birth, at Carleton Place on the 3rd Oct., the wife of William Johnston, of twin daughters.

Davidson—Birth, at Drummond on the 2nd Concession, 5th inst., the wife of Robert Davidson of a son.

Donnelly—Birth, at Perth on the 6th inst., the wife of Mr. Neil Donnelly, of a son.

Cuthbertson—Birth, at Bathurst , 3rd Line, on the 26th Sept. the wife of Mr. John Cuthbertson, of a son.

Lewis—Birth, at Glen Tay on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. John Lewis, of a daughter.

Watson-Devlin—Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on Wed., 8th Oct., by Rev. Mr. Colman, Mr. Robert E. Watson of Gananoque to Miss Maggie Elizabeth Devlin, daughter of Mr. William Devlin of Perth.

Cowan-Clarke—Married, on the 25th Sept., at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. A. Allen, B.A., Mr. John A. Cowan, editor of the Shawville Equity to Miss Maggie Clarke, eldest daughter of Mr. William Clarke of Clark’s Station, Clarendon.

Johnston-Kenny—Married, on the 30th Sept., at Arnprior, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. William Raney, Mr. Edwin K. Johnston editor of the Arnprior Waterman (?) to Miss Eliza Ann Burkitt Kenny, third daughter of Mr. T. W. Kenny, Esq.

Rankin-McDiarmid—Married, at the residence of the bride’s brother, P. McDiarmid, on the 4th Concession Beckwith, on the 1st Oct., by Rev. D. McDiarmid, uncle of the bride, Mr. Daniel Rankin of Vankleck Hill to Miss Kate McDiarmid, daughter of the late Peter McDiarmid of Beckwith.

Perth Courier, Oct. 17, 1890

Duncan-Dobbie—Married, on the 8th Oct., by Rev. James Wilson, at the residence of the bride’s father, William Duncan of Dalhousie to Miss Jane Dobbie, second daughter of Mr. David Dobbie, Esq. 2nd line Lanark.

Forbes-Somerville—Married, at Middleville by Rev. J. Andrew, on Friday, 3rd Oct., Mr. David W. Forbes to Miss Lizzie Somerville, both of the Township of Lanark.

Barrie-Prince—Married, on the 8th Oct., at Middleville, by Rev. J. Andrew, Mr. James Barrie to Miss Gertrude Prince, both of Dalhousie.

Somerville-Rodgers—Married, at Middleville by Rev. J. Andrew on the 8th Oct., Mr. John T. Somerville to Miss Elizabeth Rodgers, daughter of Mr. William Rodgers, all of Lanark.

Baird-Paul—Married, at Middleville on the 8th Oct., by Rev. J. Andrew, Mr. Andrew H. Baird to Miss Mary Paul, daughter of Mr. Robert Paul, all of Dalhousie.  (note, unsure of groom’s surname.)

Perth Courier, October 24, 1890

Manion—Birth, at the 2nd Line Bathurst on the 13th Oct., the wife of Mr. Simon Manion, of a daughter.

Cameron—Birth, at Perth on the 16th Oct., the wife of Mr. Alexander Cameron, of twin daughters.

Williams—Birth, at Perth on the 19th Oct., the wife of Mr. George Williams of a daughter.

McLelland-Magee—Married, at Merrickville on the 15th inst., by Rev. G. Robers, assisted by Rev. J. G. Patten, Mr. B.A. McLelland, manager of the Union Bank of Canada to Miss Lulu Belle Magee, daughter of Mr. W. H. Magee.

Wesley-Moore—Married, at Asbury Methodist Church , Perth , by Rev. W. G. Henderson , on the 20th Oct., Mr. Thomas Wesley to Miss Maggie Moore, both of Maberly.

Fagan-Griffith—Married, at St. George’s Church, Montreal, on Wednesday, 22nd Oct., by Rev. Dean Carmichael, Mr. William J. Fagan of Chicago to Miss Margery Griffith, second daughter of Mr. Edward Griffith, Perth.

Mattes-Sinclair—Married, on the evening of the 13th Oct., at St. Andrew’s Church, Carleton Place, by Rev. D. McDonald, M.A., Mr. Edward Curtis Mattes of Pueblo, Colorado, to Miss Jeanette Sinclair, daughter of Mr. Findlay Sinclair of Carleton Place.

McQuat-Buffan—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father Snow Road on the 15th Oct., by Rev. A. McAulay, Miss Annie Maud Buffan, eldest daughter of Mr. Elisha Buffan to Mr. Arthur McQuat son of David McQuat of Dalhousie.

McCue-Miller—Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Elphin, on Wednesday, 15th Oct., by Rev. A. McAulay, Mr. Barry McCue, son of Mr. John McCue of Balderson to Miss Maggie Miller, second daughter of Mr. John Miller.

Chamberlain-Davidson—Married, at Perth, at the residence of the bride’s father, 15th Oct., by Rev. J. Mackie, Mr. Hiram W. Chamberlain of Pembroke to Miss Jessie Davidson, daughter of Mr. Andrew Davidson.

O’Loughlin-Merrick—Married, at Athens, Ontario on the 15th Oct., Mr. Henry O’Loughlin of St. Catharines to Miss Gertrude Merrick, third daughter of Mr. W. R. Merrick of Merrickville.

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Perth Courier, October 31, 1890

Harvey —Birth, on Tuesday, 28th inst., the wife of Mr. William Harvey, Scotch Line, of a daughter.

McDonald-Tullis—Married, at St. Andrew’s Manse, Perth, by Rev. A. H. Scott, M.A., on the 21st Oct., Mr. John McDonald of Bathurst to Mr. M. Tullis of Drummond.

Greigg-Habe—Married, on Wednesday, 22nd Oct., at the Talbot Street Baptist Church, London, by Rev. W.J. McKay, B.A., Rev. Ernest Greigg, pastor of the Baptist Church, Perth, to Mary Habe of St. John, N.B.

Cameron-Hanna—Married, at the residence of Mr. David Miller, Esq., 2nd Concession Bathurst on the 29th Oct., by Rev. James Ross, B.D., Mr. Robert Cameron to Miss Ida Ann Hanna.

Wood-McDougall—Married, at the residence of Mr. Duncan McDougall, Elphin on the 21st Oct., by Rev. A. McAulay, Mr. Delbert Wood, merchant, son of Mr. Robert Wood, Snow Road, to Miss Mary McDougall, daughter of the late Mr. Alexander McDougall, Elphin.

Christopher Kelly of Pembroke and Mary Celia Marion of Douglas were married in the Catholic church at the latter place on the 21st October.

 

 

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