By Benson Hewitt
In my last week’s piece I described the marriage of Kate Earle and Comer Wall in Fogo in 1893. You’ll recall that the press described it as a ‘red-letter day in Fogo.’ Kate was the older daughter of Henry and Amelia (Rolls) Earle. I thought it fair that I would report this week on the wedding of their younger daughter, Agnes. This ceremony took place in the same church her sister’s did, the former St. Andrew’s Church, on Nov. 16, 1909, and like her sister, at 11 a.m. This is how it was reported in the Twillingate Sun in their Nov. 27, 1909 edition:
“The marriage of Miss Agnes P. Earle, daughter of H.J. Earle, M.H.A., Fogo, to Doctor C.V. Smith, of Twillingate, took place in Saint Andrew’s Church, Fogo at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 16th. The Reverend E.A. Butler officiated, assisted by Reverends N.S. Facey and H. Kirby, the Church being nicely decorated for the occasion. The Clergy and Choir met the bridal party at the West door, and proceeded up the aisle, singing a hymn. Arriving at the Chancel, where stood the bridegroom and best man, the opening sentences of the service were read by Reverend N.S. Facey, and Reverend E.A. Butler made them man and wife. The concluding part of the service was taken by Reverend H. Kirby. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of cream silk eolienne, with a veil of white silk falle and a coronet of orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Gwendolin Pooke, and Miss Malcolm, who looked charming in dresses of pale green eolienne and white tulle veils, each carrying bouquets.