Seven Births and a wedding – Abbotts

This is the last of the recent snapshots of the town of Abbotts. There are seven births recorded as taking place in Abbotts and one wedding. This almost matches the number of  deaths which were eleven.

Births Registered in ABBOTTS:-

MASON Arthur Collins, born 1905 Father:- Edward Isaac MASON, Mother:- Mary Elizabeth COLLINS

MASON Hamblin Edward, born 1898, Father:- Edward Isaac MASON, Mother:- Mary Elizabeth COLLINS

MASON Reginald George, born 1900, Edward Isaac MASON, Mother:- Mary Elizabeth COLLINS

COOPER Cecil Douglas Francis, born 1901, Father:- John Wright COOPER, Mother:- Elizabeth Francis KELLY

MCGLEAD Hector Henry, born 1901, Father:- Francis Frederick MCGLEAD, Mother:- Emily Margaret WALLIS. (died age 1yr)

MCKAY John, born 1901, Father:- Hugh McKAY, Mother:- Emily BARNDEN.

WILTON Mary, born 1897, Father:- Thomas Fishpool WILTON, Mother:- Catherine McGAGH

A Murchison Wedding

Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954), Saturday 1 September 1900, page 46

WEDDING at Abbotts (Murchison), on Tuesday. August 7 1900, the marriage took place of Mr. James Charles Tichborne to Miss Teresa Power. The bridegroom is one of the pioneers of the place, and the bride also is well known. This is the first wedding that has taken place in Abbotts, and so the event was one of unusual interest. Mr, Richardson, a clergyman from Cue, per formed the service in the bride’s new home, and many friends witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Caulton gave the bride away. Mr. Campbell, acted as best man, and Miss Hyde as bridesmaid. The bride looked pretty in dove-coloured silk, trimmed with pink velvet and chiffon, she wore a wreath and veil, and carried a large bouquet. The bridesmaid wore white and blue, with lace and chiffon. After the ceremony the usual toasts wen honoured, Mr. Richardson proposing the toast of the bride and bridegroom. In the evening a dance was given by Mr and Mrs. Tichborne in the Miners’ Arms Hotel, and the largest crowd ever assembled in Abbotts made merry till the small hours in the morning. Mr. Dudley Campbell provided the music. The bride received many useful and valuable presents.

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My name is Moya Sharp, I live in Kalgoorlie Western Australia and have worked most of my adult life in the history/museum industry. I have been passionate about history for as long as I can remember and in particular the history of my adopted home the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Through my website I am committed to providing as many records and photographs free to any one who is interested in the family and local history of the region.

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  1. Ernie Weston says:

    Interesting stuff Moya almost haunting!

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