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Subject: [NL-ROOTS] The Daily News (1955)
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:21:43 -0400

Obituaries/death notices/marriages/etc. transcribed from 1955 issues of The
Daily News, published at St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 20
Marion Rumsey - Passed away suddenly 11:45 yesterday morning, Marion,
beloved wife of Frederick Rumsey, 11 College Square, in her 47th year;
leaving to mourn husband and four daughters, Shirley, Mrs. Donald McLeod,
Jean, Mrs. Wm Munro, Alma, Mrs. James Jeans, all of Toronto, and Lorraine at
home; also three sisters and three brothers. Funeral notice later.

The Daily News
July 16, 1955
Page: 2
Bay Roberts, June 30 -
Russell & Milton - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Pepperrell Air force
Base Chapel on Thursday night, June 16th, at 7 o'clock, when Lydia Lorraine,
daughter of Mrs. and the late C. E. Russell of Bay Roberts, was united in
Holy Matrimony to Staff Sergt. Arthur Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Milton
of La Marque, Texas, U.S.A.
The ceremony was performed by Protestant Chaplain Lieut. J.
Johnson of Pepperrell AFB, while the music was beautifully rendered on the
chapel organ by Miss Doris Badcock, Organist and Choir Directress of Central
United Church, Bay Roberts, and a friend of the bride.
The bride looked very charming as she entered the church on the
arm of her eldest brother, Edgar A. Russell, to the strains of the Wedding
March. She wore a floor-length gown of white slipper satin with tulle
overskirt and a tight-fitted lace bodice. A fingertip veil was held by a
headdress of lace and tulle, trimmed with pearls. She carried a bouquet of
pink and white carnations with maidenhair fern.
Miss Gladys Russell, a friend of the bride, who acted as maid of
honour, wore a floor length gown of lemon satin and tulle, with headdress to
match. She carried a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers with maidenhair
Miss Betty Russell, niece of the bride, was bridesmaid, wearing
a floor-length mauve gown of satin and lace, with headdress to match and
carrying a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers with maidenhair fern.
Little Miss Dona, also a niece of the bride, performed the
duties of flower girl in an experienced manner, as she entered the church
casting petals in the pathway of the bride. She wore a floor-length pale
green dress of satin and tulle, and carried a flower basket of
multi-coloured flowers and petals.
S/Sgt. Charles Shenkel and A2/C Frank Curtis of the USAF, acted
as best man, while the ushers were A1/C Gene Shanafelt and A1/C Frank
Sawyers, USAF.
The bride's mother wore a blue dress with pink accessories, and
corsage of pink baby roses.
The groom's grandmother, Mrs. V. H. Hanks, who came all the way
from Galveston, Texas, by plane to attend the wedding, wore a navy dress
with white accessories.
Following a motorcade around St. John's, the bridal party and
guests returned to Pepperrell AFB where the reception was held at the USAF
Non-Commissioned Officers' Club. The toast to the bride and groom was ably
proposed by S/Sgt. Charles Shenkel, and responded to by the groom following
which all partook of a delicious buffet-style supper.
The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and
useful gifts, which testified to the high esteem in which they were held by
their many friends. Several cars took friends from Bay Roberts to attend
the wedding.
The are residing at 13 Pine Bud Place, Churchill Park, St. John's.
We join with their many friends in offering congratulations and
extending best wishes for a happily married life together.

The Daily News
March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Bay Roberts, March 14
Sarah Jane Russell - Passed peacefully away at 2:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 9, Mrs. Sarah Jane Russell, widow of the late Isaac
Russell, who pre-deceased her some 5 years ago. The late Mrs. Russell was
74 years of age, and had not been enjoying good health for the past year.
Left to mourn their sad loss are 3 sons, Harvey in Toronto,
Isaac at St. John's, and Walter at home; 5 daughters, Edith (Mrs. Max
Moore), Pensylvanie, Leah (Mrs. Herbert Badcock), St. John's, Maude (Mrs.
Richard Ames), Boston, Pearl (Mrs. Cecil Barnes), California, and Margaret
(Mrs. Reginald Noseworthy), Placentia.
The late Mrs. Russell was well known and respected resident of
the town and always had a smile and cheering word for all with whom she came
in contact. She was a devoted and loving mother, and a friend who will be
greatly missed.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place March 11th
afternoon to the United Church and Cemetery, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A.,
We join with readers in offering sincerest sympathy to the
bereaved family.

The Daily News
July 6, 1955
Page: 16
Ann Ryan - Passed peacefully away Tuesday morning at St. Clare's Hospital,
Mrs. Ann Ryan, widow of the late Thomas J. Ryan, leaving to mourn one
sister, Mary Butt. Funeral takes place Thursday morning at 9:30 from her
late residence 175 LeMarchant Rd. Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's
Church at 10 a.m. Interment at Belvedere.

The Daily News
March 31, 1955
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay - March 28th
Mr. Matthew Ryan of Spaniard's Bay received the sad news during
the latter part of January that his son, Edward, who had been fishing out of
Boston had been lost at sea. Tradition has it that there is always hope
from the sea, hence the reason for withholding the news from publication.
But now it seems that, unfortunately, that the news is all too true.
Ned Ryan was born here 42 years ago and was educated at the
Parish School of St. Anne. For a couple of years he worked at Bell Island
but when hostilities broke out in 1939 he was among the first to offer his
services for King and Country, which service terminated at the conclusion of
World War II.
Just ten months after he was demobilized, he went to Boston,
where he joined the fishing fleet of the General Foods Corporation. This
type of employment was in his blood. He was born a few feet from the sea;
he grew up by it and he spent the first years of his manhood on it. He just
loved the sea and all that was connected with it. Another factor which
induced him to follow the sea and in the fleet in which he sailed was that
his cousin, Thomas Ryan, of Boston, was so engaged - and between these two
was a bond that was even closer than that of brothers. They both spent many
happy months together on the sea, and at Thom's house and with Tom and his
family during shore leave.
A short while ago Ned transferred to Rockland, Maine, but the
two always managed to get together in between trips. Ned, in the sense,
became part of his cousin's family circle and so it can easily be realized
that when the news came to them that Ned was missing, Tom Ryan and his
family were greatly shocked. Then came the sad duty of informing Ned's aged
father, who had had two sons and lost them both, as Ned's younger brother,
Richard, was lost on active duty with the Royal Navy in 1942. It was not an
easy thing to do, and for their father and only sister, Agnes, not a small
loss to sustain. But life's realities have to be faced.
Although Ned went to Boston eight years ago, he is well
remembered here for the fine man that he was. Like his brother, Dick, he
was of a mild disposition, and said little. He preferred to do something to
talking and so was noted for his industry. He was unmarried.
Details of how he disappeared are meager but it is presumed that
he may have slipped on the icy decks. All methods of search and rescue were
put into action but to no avail as the seas at the time were exceedingly
When we called at his home on last Saturday, we found that Mr.
Ryan (locally known at "Uncle Matt") had aged considerably. True, he is 75
years of age, but it is more than that. He just preferred, understandably,
not to talk about it. Before we left, however, he showed several pictures
of his two fine sons (sorry, none for publication) but there were two, which
impressed us more than all the others. One was of Uncle Matt himself, taken
in his Navy Uniform back in 1914. (By the way, he is the oldest member of
No. 9 Branch of the Canadian Legion in Spaniard's Bay.) The other picture,
or rather three-in-one, contained Uncle Matt in between his only two sons,
and all three wearing the uniform of the Royal Navy. Something of which any
family would be justly proud.
And so, to Mr. Matthew Ryan of Spaniard's Bay, and to his
daughter, Agnes, goes all the sympathy that can be expressed in thought,
word and deed. And of Ned, the age old prayer, "Resquiescat In Pace".

The Daily News
March 11, 1955
Page: 8
Clarke's Beach, March 5 -
Ryan & Morrissey - Wedding Bells
The marriage took place on Saturday, February 19th, of Kathleen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ryan of Marysvale, to Edward, son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. Morrissey of North River. Rev. Dr. Jones celebrated the nuptial
mass in the lovely Church of St. Patrick's at Brigus. The organist was Miss
R. Burke.
The bride looked very lovely as she entered the Church on the
arm of her father. She wore a floor length dress of white lace over satin
with a bolero. Her bouquet consisted of pink and white roses. The bride's
only attendant was her sister, Lauretta, who wore a ballerina length dress
of pink lace over satin with fingertip veil. Her bouquet was pink and white
carnations. The groom was ably supported by his brother, Thomas.
The wedding reception was held at Clarke Beach Hotel,
Georgetown. The happy couple spent their honeymoon on Bell Island. For
traveling the bride wore a brown suit with matching accessories and corsage
of pink and white rosebuds.

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