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Married forty years

Here’s a short society announcement from the October 25 1938 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

When I see one of these, I sometimes like to morbidly trace the couple in the Toronto city directories to see how many more wedding anniversaries they celebrated. In the case of the Moores, it looks like they were around for a while: there is a William G. Moore at 310 Westmoreland Avenue as late as 1953. The 1954 directory lists his widow.

There’s a possibility that this might be two William G. Moores, father and son, since William G. Moore was not employed between 1938 and 1942, but was working at Belyea Brothers between 1943 and 1953. But I couldn’t tell for sure.

As for Hunt’s, the location of the special occasion: I’m a bit mystified about that too, as Hunt’s is listed in the 1938 city directory as a chain of confectioners. Perhaps they had room for a dinner party at one of their locations.

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