Photo Lanark & District Museum- Lanark Village
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