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Bessie Blain

Female 1898 - 1965  (66 years)


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  • Name Bessie Blain 
    Born 28 Dec 1898  Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Bessie Kidd 
    Religion 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-73963 
    Died 1965  [3
    Buried Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I73963  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Blain,   b. 28 Aug 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1924  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Georgina Robson,   b. 8 Aug 1860, , Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1939, Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F19240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrew Kidd,   b. 1 Jul 1897, Larbert, , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 86 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F34845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • TWIN SISTERS MARRY [sic] BROTHERS

      Interesting and unique event took place yesterday at Branchton A very interesting double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Blain of Branchton, on Tuesday afternoon, when their twin daughters, Misses Isabel and Bessie were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. K.J. Macdonald in the presence of a few of their immediate relatives. Miss Isabel's bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Robertson, and Miss Jessie Blain acted in a similar capacity for Miss Bessie. The grooms were supported by Messrs. Alex. Simpson and Gilmour Kidd. The numerous gifts testified to the high esteem in which the young people are held. After the wedding banquet the happy couples left for a trip through the Thousand Island and on their return will reside on Todd Street, Galt.

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      Another newspaper article

      A rather unusual wedding took place in the village of Branchton south of this city, when twin sisters of that village Misses Isabel and Bessie Blain, were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt, Rev. K. Macdonald, of this city performing the double ceremony. The happy couples left for a wedding trip down the St. Lawrence, and on their return will make their home together on Todd Street.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-1 Page 6.

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div. 1 Page 4.

    3. [S292] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Memory Gardens CC#5464 Cemetery Internet Link.
      Andrew/ 1897 \endash 1984/ Bessie/ 1898 \endash 1965/ KIDD.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Dec 1898 - Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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