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This note comes from David Perkins:
In the St Lawrence Parish Record transcript from Brian Piper. William is listed as William Pipper on the baptism record although George and Mary wedding record is listed as George Piper. Witnesses at the wedding of William Piper to Sarah Sinden were William Peene and James Hider.
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Note N1042 Index
I have a newspaper clipping from the St. Marys Journal-Argus from September 29, 1979 which speaks of his cross country run from Victoria to St. John's in then record breaking time for a teenager. He completed the run in 81 days. The article also mentions his great uncle Roger Trudgeon and his youthful running feats.
In one of those odd coincidences, the reverse side of the clipping has a story about dust pollution from the cement plant at St. Marys and the appearance by John Lind before the local council. John Lind and Dan Lowndes were cousins of course.
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Her cousin Jack Haley, my informant on this family, says that she died of diphtheria.
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The 1990 census said that they had no children.
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He was a lawyer in various censuses.
Note N1046 Index
They met when they were both worked at the HBC. They either met at work or on the bus on the way home. He worked in the men's department and she was in the ladies department.
It turns out that they married twice - at least according to dad. They had picked out a date in late July but then they heard that July 15th was going to be the date by which one had to be married to be exempt from the World War War Two draft. So they went and got married earlier than planned. The ceremony was in the manse of the Grace Presbyterian Church. They told some people but not everyone. So they went ahead with the original ceremony on July 14th at the Kennedy house on 13th St. Vera played the wedding waltz on her violin. The same witnesses attended both times. The witnesses were Helen McLaughlin and Alfred Cormack. Many family members and friends attended, including Willliam and Kathleen Bryant and their son Buster, mom's grandmother Scott and her Kennedy granparents, mom's brothers, aunt Gloria, Vera, and Clara Haley.
I have a picture taken in the front room/bay window at the Kennedy home. What is puzzling is that the wedding certificate is dated July 14th. Why? On the certificate, Alfred Bright is the officiating minister. The Church should have the records so I guess I could check there. Perhaps the minister delayed the registration. They were married pursuant to a license #71432 issued by D. Ormond. The marriage was recorded on July 16, 1940 as No. 134.
Dad got drafted anyway and had to report to Mewatta Barracks. There he had to undergo a battery of tests, the result of which he was judged as unfit for the moment but was nonetheless kept on some kind of role or list. He had been working at Royalite Oil in Turner Valley up to then. McColl Frontenac Oil was going to hire him but would not, as long as dad was still possibly eligible for draft. Therefore, he had to go to Vancouver to work in the shipyards on the repair and and manufacture of Victory frigates. They lived in Vancouver for two years with Barb. Then they moved back to Calgary and dad did go to work for McColl Frontenac.
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They were married in the Manse of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Calgary. The witnesses were Thomas Kennedy and Nettie Dixon. He was described as Presbyterian and she Methodist. John A. Clark was the presiding official. They were married by license No. 17071 issued by Alex Moffat. The marriage was recorded on October 8, 1912.
Note N1048 Index
No family member witnessed the marriage for some reason. The witnesses were a Mary Johnson and a Charlotte Smith. Both were of London. The offciant was Robert Johnson, so perhaps one was his wife or daughter. They were married by license. The marrige was registered on June 17, 1902, as number 011606 for the City of London.