Vital Statistics

The Island Farmer

20 October 1942
Island Farmer, Summerside, PEI, 20 Oct 1942

At Prince County Hospital, Sept. 30, 1942, to Corporal and Mrs. Sterling Barlow, St. Eleanors, a son.

At Summerside, on October 13th, 1942, to Sgt. and Mrs. Alban Gallant, a daughter.

At the Charlottetown Hospital, on Oct. 9, 1942, to Pte Leo P. and Mrs. Hachey, nee Lucy Rice, twin daughters.

At the Prince Edward Island Hospital, Oct. 8, 1942, to Lac. George Anderson and Mrs. Anderson, nee Eileen Quinn a daughter.

Congratulations are being extended to Mr. and Mrs. T. Earle Hickey, Summerside, on the birth of a son and heir in Prince County Hospital on Saturday, October 17th.


Campbell-Montgomery - On October 12, 1942, at the Manse, New London, Ruth Elaine Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery, Malpeque, to James Townsend Campbell, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. George L. Campbell, Park Corner, the Rev. H. M. Buntain officiating.

A marriage of interest to relatives and friends here was solemnized at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Ottawa, on Saturday, October 10th, 1942. Rev. W. B. Morgan united in marriage Miss Muriel Helen, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Rice, of Highland Park, to Mr. Harry Sayre, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Steeves, Summerside. Best wishes to the contracting couple will be extended by many relatives and friends here.


MacLean - At Crapaud, Oct. 12, 1942, Mrs. Donald MacLean, aged 78 years.

MacLaren - At New Perth, Oct. 10, 1942, Mrs. Isabella MacLaren.

McEwen - At Bristol, on Oct. 11th, 1942, Benjamin L. McEwen, in his 78th year.

McDonald - At the City Hospital, on Oct. 11, 1942, Frances Cecilia, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie McDonald, of Grand Tracadie, aged three weeks.

Garland - At Charlottetown, Oct. 11, 1942, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Garland, Tarantum, aged 16 months.

Jones - In Charlottetown, Oct. 10, 1942, Mrs. Amanda Jones, in her 85th year.

McDonald - In Charlottetown, Oct. 11, 1942, Mrs. Alban McDonald, nee Ethel McGuigan, in her 57th year.

Gallant - At Summerside, October 13, 1942, infant daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Alban Gallant.


John Wendall Yeo

After a brief illness Mr. John Wendall Yeo of Charlottetown, died in the Prince County Hospital on Sunday, August 30, 1942, aged 32 years. Mr. Yeo was third and youngest son of Mr. Thomas Hardy Yeo of Union Road, Queens Co., and Mary Caroline Holmes, his wife, both deceased.

He was a young man of kindly spirit, strong Christian faith and with a deep and sustained interest in religious truth and things spiritual. He is survived by his sorrowing wife, formerly Jennie McWilliams, of Richmond, and their little daughter Hattie Ruth Louise, and by his eldest brother Bruce Holmes Yeo of Montague.

By a strange turn of fate his funeral was held on the sixth anniversary of his wedding day. A short service was held in Charlottetown by the Rev. Donald Boothroyd of Trinity United Church, after which his remains were taken to the Union Road United Church where many friends and acquaintances were assembled. Here the service was conducted by his former pastor, Rev. Thomas A. Wilson, and his favorite hymns were sung.

All his friends and former neighbors in the community of Union Road, where Mr. Yeo grew to manhood, and friends in Charlottetown feel deep sympathy for his bereaved and sorrowing wife and daughter and brother. His earthly remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the Union Road Cemetery.

Birthday Reception at Darnley Home

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crozier was the scene of a very large and pleasant gathering on Friday evening, October 9th., when a number of friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate with Mr. W. S. Crozier his 74th birthday. When all the guests had arrived Mr. George MacKay was appointed chairman and in a few fitting remarks explained the nature of the gathering and called upon Mrs. Harry Crozier who read a nicely worded address after which the presentation of a purse of money was made by Mr. Crozier's two little granddaughters, Margaret and Evelyn on behalf of his many friends. Mr. Crozier, though very much taken by surprise, feelingly thanked all for remembering him on this occasion, and also for this expression of good will which touched him deeply. All joined in singing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow". The chairman then called upon his brother, Mr. J. A. Crozier of Los Angeles, California, who was present at this gathering. He expressed his pleasure at being present, also on finding his brother so healthy and active, although ten years his senior. It is fourteen years since Mr. Crozier visited this province, the land of his birth and doubtless sees many changes and as he expressed himself missed many familiar faces. Several others who were present expressed their good wishes and Mrs. Harry Crozier as president of the Darnley Women's Institute expressed the wish that Mr. Crozier would enjoy many more such happy birthdays. Mrs. Crozier then delighted all with a humorous reading which was loudly applauded and enjoyed by all.

The evening was pleasantly spent in in social intercourse among old friends after which dainty refreshments were served by ladies along with a generous serving of birthday cake which was set in the centre of the table in the drawing room adorned with candles. At a late hour the guests departed after wishing the guest of honor many more such happy birthdays.

Post Nuptial Shower Held At Sea View

A large number of friends gathered at the hall in Sea View on Thursday evening, October 8th, to tender a shower to Miss Winnifred Blakeney previous to her approaching marriage. The hall was tastefully decorated with pink and white streamers and white bells. When all had been assembled the bride to be was escorted to a seat of honor prettily decorated under a white bell, to the strains of "Here Comes the Bride", played by Mrs. Lorne Campbell. A wagon gaily trimmed and laden with parcels was wheeled in by Marjorie Adams and Clarence Gallant as miniature bride and groom and presented to the bride and groom. The many parcels were opened and placed on the table by the girl friends of the bride who, in a gracious manner thanked all for the beautiful gifts and their kind thoughtfulness. All joined in singing "For She's A Jolly Good Fellow". The variety and quality of the gifts testified to the popularity of the bride. When the gifts had all been greatly admired a delicious lunch was served by the ladies. The remainder of the evening was spent in dancing, music was furnished by Messrs. Holmes and Matthews.

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