Thurs. Sept. 10, 1908
HYMENEAL: KENNEDY - O'NEIL
Bay de Verde was in fete on Wednesday, the 2nd instant, in the honor of the wedding of Miss Nellie O'NEIL, only daughter of John O'NEIL, Esq., the respected merchant of this town, and Captain N. J. KENNEDY. Guns were fired and flags floated gaily to the breeze. Strings of bunting stretched over the houses of different vantage points, and Old Sol shed his genial rays as if to cast a ray of happiness over the happy couple. The ceremony was performed at the Church of the Assumption by Rev. Father DONNELLY, in the presence of a very large number of people. The bride looked charming in a dress of white silk, with veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and entered the church leaning on the arm of her father. She was attended by Misses Maud O'NEIL and Charlotte
MOORE, and little Miss Mary O'NEIL, as flower girl. The groom was supported by Messrs. J. O'NEIL and T. KENNEDY. Dr. McDONALD presided at the organ, and played the wedding march. After the ceremony, the bride and groom, accompanied by a very large number of guests, proceeded to the residence of John O'NEIL, Esq., where an enjoyable night was spent. Rev. Father DONNELLY, in a felicitous speech, paid high tribute to the bride, who is one of the most popular young ladies in musical and social circles. The Rev. gentleman also spoke in kind terms of the groom who, although young in years, had, by energy, attained a prominent position. Graceful speeches were also given by Messrs. D. O'NEIL, Jas. O'NEIL and T. KENNEDY. The groom replied in suitable and happy terms. The groom's present to the bride was a splendid gold bracelet, and to the bridesmaids, gold lockets with long gold chains attached. The bride and groom drove to Old Perlican Thursday morning and spent their honeymoon there, returning here Friday evening. A grand ball was held in St. Joseph's Hall on Thursday night, in honor of the event, and on Friday night, a reception was held at Mr. O'NEIL's residence, at which nearly one hundred guests took part. Dancing, singing and music were enjoyed until 4 a.m.
The happy couple left by Saturday's Ethie en route for St. John's. The S.S. Ethie was decorated with bunting, and McCarthy's Hotel at Carbonear, and other residences were also covered with flags. The presents to the bride were numerous and costly, testifying to the esteem in which she is held by her many friends, who unite in wishing Mr. and Mrs. KENNEDY every happiness in their future life. Bay de Verde, Sept. 7th.
Captain Nicholas Joseph Kennedy 1877-1942 NL
Oral history of an interview with Frank Kennedy son of Capt Nich J. Kennedy discussing his father's maritime occupation and the SS Florizel in Newfoundland and his death due to Muscular Sclerosis. http://lib-lespaul.library.mun.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ich_avalon/id/6223
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