Archibald John Longhurst - 50th wedding anniversary, 1922

In relationship to Archibald John Longhurst and his wife Mary Martha Looker, from the left, top row: 

Son Alfred Thomas Longhurst and Thomas' wife Florence Derbridge (Tom and Flo), unknown, son Harold Emmerson Longhurst, daughter Minnie Belinda Longhurst, son-in-law Thomas Soule with his wife (AWL Sr.'s daughter) Emma Alma Longhurst, Lorne Matchet (husband of Archibald John Longhurst's daughter Violet Longhurst), grandson Archibald Thomas Longhurst, Charlie Smith, daughter-in-law Fannie Esther Burton with her husband Archibald Walter Longhurst.

Middle row:

Son Harvey Longhurst, son Frank Longhurst holding child, Ethel (Hockridge) holding child (wife of Archibald John Longhurst's son Harold, standing behind her), Archibald John Longhurst with his wife Mary Martha Looker, (Al)bertha (Pearson) holding child (wife of AJL and MML's son Frank Longhurst), Rachel Pearl Longhurst, daughter-in-law Lulu (Squires) Longhurst with her son Stanley Longhurst.

Front row:

Mae Black (?), Mae's daughter Violet (?), Mervin Longhurst (?), boy, Aunt Vi (?), boy, Howard Longhurst (?), girl, Aunt Mae (?).

Marion Granner (Wice), great granddaughter of Archibald John Longhurst, provided the photo and these identifications, in May, 2007.

Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker (cropped from the photo above).

News article, Toronto Daily Star, Friday, June 1, 1951.

Honor Mr. and Mrs. A. Longhurst...

A reception in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald W. Longhurst will be held at the Strathgowan Badminton Club, Saturday. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Bert Wice, Beechwood Ave., Mount Dennis. Mr. Longhurst was born in Oro Township in 1877, and his wife, the former Fanny Esther Burton, was born near Cookstown the next year. The couple were married in Barrie, the year Mr. Longhurst began his career with the CNR. After having lived in Barrie, North Bay and Belleville, they moved to Montreal in 1932. Mr. Longhurst has now retired. The couple have seven children, twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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