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Indian To Marry In This City Today (1936) | Surnames: Jacobs, Snow

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Wedding Ceremony to Be Held in Loyola College Chapel


3.000 Population of Reserve Invited to Nuptials of Cecilia Jacobs and Angus Snow


Caughnawaga is “en fete” for an Indian wedding which is to take place this morning, not on the reserve but in the chapel of Loyola College, Notre-Dame-de-Grace, of which the groom is a former students. The whole population of the Indian reserve, some 3,000, has been invited to attend the ceremony. It is said to be the first wedding of Caughnawaga residents to take place outside the reserve.

The bride is Miss Cecilia Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Jacobs, of Caughnawaga, and the groom is Angus Snow, son of Louis Snow, superintendent of the Honore Mercier bridge on the Caughnawaga side, and Mrs. Snow. The bridesmaid is Miss Lottie Jacobs, sister of the bride, a lay sister at the convent of the Sisters of St. Ann, Caughnawaga, a reception will be held at the home of the groom’s parents.  Streets and houses of Caughnawaga will be decorated for the occasion.

Celebrations began at noon yesterday when meals were served to all comers. Today the wedding guests will be regaled with breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as refreshments in the evening. All day long there will be Indian dances at Kirby Hall, on the reserve. The Indians are expected to wear tribal costume for what will be a grand pow-wow day.

Bride and groom will be the central figures of the day-long celebration, and will leave tomorrow morning for a week’s wedding trip to Atlantic City and New York, after which they will return to the reserve.

Source: The Montreal Gazette, Jun 1, 1936



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