Marriage officiated by Rev. Robert Jones. Witnesses were Jennie Simmons of Pakenham, and Lindsay Stevenson of Wakefield. John was a farmer at the time of his marriage to Sarah.
A writeup from June 26, 1953 Wakefield newspaper on their 55th wedding anniversary:
“Wakefield Couple Observe 55th Anniversary - WAKEFIELD, June 26. (Special) - Mr. and Mrs. J. Charles Stevenson. popular Wakefield couple, celebrated the 55th anniversary of their marriage by a day’s outing with friends on Big Whitefish Lake. Mrs. Stevenson was formerly Miss Sarah (Sadie) Timmins, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Timmins of Pakenham, Ont., where the marriage took place in the Anglican Church on June 22, 1898, with Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Miss Jennie Timmins, the bride’s sister, was bridesmaid and Lindsay Stevenson was best man for his brother. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson lived 29 years on “The Stevenson Homestead” in Wakefield township and since that time have lived in Wakefield village. Mr. Stevenson is 78 and his wife 76 years of age. Both are well and active in church and community affairs. Mr. Stevenson is an enthusiastic fisherman. Of their family of eight children, five are living, Roy on the homestead; Harry in Tessier, Sask.; Clarence at home, Elizabeth, Mrs. John Rutledge, RR 2, Wakefield; and Helen, Mrs. Lloyd Brown, Ottawa. They have 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.”
According to their 60th anniversary newspaper writeup, Charles was also a mason.