Between 1904 and 1916, three TAYLOR siblings married three GLADMAN Siblings.
Charles Lloyd TAYLOR married Annie SMITH, in 1879, at his brothers residence, Bundalong, Victoria, Australia. They had 12 children. The children were born in northern Victoria, at Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Wangaratta, Tungamah.
In 1904, Charles and Annie’s son, Arthur John TAYLOR, married Emily May Elizabeth GLADMAN at Yarrawonga, Victoria.
In 1906, May TAYLOR married John Thomas GLADMAN at Peechelba, Victoria.
In 1915, Annie Maud TAYLOR married Albert Victor GLADMAN AT Jerilderie, NSW.
So there we have two Taylor sisters and one brother marrying two Gladman brothers and one sister.
Following is a newspaper report of the wedding of Arthur John Taylor and Emily May Gladman, in the social pages of The Horsham Times, Friday 21 October, 1904, page 1
Following is a transcription of the first half of the report. There are many words on the edge of the page that are unreadable. I have replaced those unreadablle words with (?). The second half of the report, is extremely difficult to read due to fading, but it refers to gifts given to the bride and groom and who gave them. I have included the gifts that can be deciphered, after the transcription.
“A very pretty wedding was celebrated at Daisy Farm, Laen North, on Wednesday, September 7th, between Miss Emily May Gladman and Mr. Arthur John Taylor, of Horsham. About 300 guests had responded to the invitations of the brothers and sisters of the bride to be present.
The ceremony took place at 3 p.m. in the large dining room, which had been very tastefully decorated for the occasion with flowers and greenery, and a pretty wedding bell was suspended from the ceiling; under this bell the bride and bride-groom stood. The Rev. Mr. Beeman was the officiating clergyman, and the bride, who looked radiant, was given away by Mr. John Gladman, accompanied by five brides maids; Misses Ethel and Millie Gladman sisters of the bride), Misses May and Maud Taylor, (sisters of the bridegroom), and Miss (?) (niece of bride); while the bride was supported by Mr. Ernest Taylor & Mr George Williams, of Yarrawonga.
The bride was beautifully gowned in white silk, trimmed with silk lace and (?) ribbon and sprays of orange (?), wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of ferns and violets.
The first bridesmaid Miss Ethel Gladman, was dressed in figured silk lustre, trimmed with cream (?), chiffon lace and silk ornaments; & Miss May Taylor, cream figured lustre, trimmed with cream satin net applique and Miss Millie Gladman, white silk trimmed with satin, ribbon and chiffon, lace and (?) Miss Mand Taylor, cream (?) trimmed with cream satin, silk insert aplique; Miss Ethel Glen, pale (?) veiling, bebe ribbon and cream silk.
The knot being securely tied, the guests passed through to the marquee to do justice to a scrumptous breakfast which had been proceded by the Wedding March, being rendered by Mrs Duncan and Mr Waterhouse. Full justice having been done to the many good things provided.
Mr. Schafer, in a pleasing speech, made the toast of the Bride and Bride and Bridesmaids, which was honored by all present, and responded to by the bridegroom in a neat speech. The Bridesmaids were proposed by the bridegroom and responded to by Mr Ernest Taylor. The Mother, Sisters and Brothers of the bride were proposed by Mr. A. J. Pyers, replied to by Mr. John Gladman.
The seniors, Old Maids, and other toasts were proposed and honored. At 6 o’clock dancing proceeded, and was continued without interruption until 8.30 next morning, music being supplied with piano and violin by Mr. Niccolls, assisted by Mrs Duncan, Mr. (?) others, having an efficient M.C. in D. Griffiths.
Songs, recitations, etc., were rendered in another compartment by Mrs. (?) , Misses Gladman, Muir, Bassett, (?) Cathcarrt and Dickeson, Messrs (?), Connelly, Waterhouse, Weston and Nicolls. Mr Murphy keeping all amused with his continual flow of gusto during the night.. A most enjoyable day and evening was spent by all present, and the whole of the arrangements reflected well on the hosts and the hostesses, who had spared neither trouble nor expense to secure comfort of their guests. The happy couple left the next day for Horsham, where they will reside.
The bride’s travelling dress was brown lustre, trimmed with cream satin and net, buttons and piping, and wore a stylish hat to match. The wedding presents were numerous, & costly, the following being a list of of them, the complete list not being to hand”
Gifts: household linen, silver butter server, pretty bedroom lamp, ruby salt sellars, moustache cup, velvet cushions, fancy table centre, silver pickle cruet, fancy vases, plush workbox, handsome teapot, set of jugs, a dozen serviettes, handsome lamp, tray cloth and table centre, silver dinner cruets, table cloths, jam dish and silver stand, cutlery, cut glass pickle jar and tongs, silver tray, jam dish, biscuit barrel, sauce bottle, handsome teapot, cake dishes, tumbles, cups and sauces, painted pictures,
It is impossible to read the report of all gifts, however, it is obvious that they were a fine array of glassware, cultery and general dinner ware. Cheques were also received.
(Punctuation and paragraphs have been added to the above transcription for ease and speed of reading)