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Talk of the town: Social notes from 1937

Today in our look back at local history, we go to April, 1937, to check out some of the social notes in The Cochrane Northland Post.

As library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore reads, there was a going away party at the high school for Marjorie Mounfield, who was off to attend the coronation of King George the Sixth, before moving to another school.

“At 8 o’clock, the dancing began, with music by our orchestra. Kathleen Ivy, Hank Bielek, Doug Pickering and Charlie McClellan relieved the orchestra several times during the evening.”

Mayor Mitchell was at the event, and allowed the music and dancing to continue until midnight.

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In another social note is a story about a 50th anniversary party for Mr. and Mrs. Dyre Jinks of Clute.

Proulx-Chedore reads that  they were married in 1887 in Prince Edward County.

“Mr. and Mrs. Jinks left Prince Edward and pioneered in the New Liskeard and Cobalt development, subsequently moving to Alberta in 1906, where they farmed for a number of years.”

Thanks to the Cochrane Public Library for making our weekly history feature possible through its archives.



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