Grimsby Newspapers
Visit Beach after 33 Years
Publication:
Grimsby Independent, 25 Sep 1935, p. 1,8


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Newspaper
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Item Type:
Articles
Date of Publication:
25 Sep 1935
Date Of Event:
1 Sept 1935
Personal Name(s):
Gibb, Hugh ; Bowslaugh, J.J.
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Wedding group note many changes - Mr. Bowslaugh's father built first house on grounds. That sentiment [that] still sways most of us was instanced again on Sunday, September 1, when Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gibb of Detroit commemorated the 33rd anniversary of their wedding. On that date Mr. and Mrs. Gibb, then Miss Minnie Kidwell of Stoney Creek, and granddaughter of the late Abraham Corman, one of the earliest settlers of that village, were married in Stoney Creek, attended by Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Bowslaugh, then Miss Clara Walker. The group with one or two others picnicked at Grimsby Beach before leaving on their wedding tour. Photographs were taken beside an old tree close to the Beach. Last Sunday the same group, with only one absent member again visited the Beach and re-enacted the doings of that day, but in how changed a setting! With the exception of the unchangeable lake and beach, the park was barely recognizable. The stump alone remained of the old tree around which the group had been photographed, but it again formed the centre for pictures, posed as nearly as possible like those of 33 years ago. In spite of the passing years, and the hard blows that come to most in such a long period, the party had retained much of their youthful spirits and a very enjoyable time was spent there, and, later, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bowslaugh. Incidentally it might be on interest to note that Mr. Bowslaugh's father built the first house on the grounds, it being a house for the workmen who were engaged on the old wharf. In 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Gibb went to Montana and were still residing there when, in 1919, the disastrous drought in that state killed business to such an extent that they returned to Detroit where they have remained. Fate struck hard in their lives when their only child, a charming girl, who had just received her B.A. degree, and secured a situation as teacher, died after a very brief illness...

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Visit Beach after 33 Years