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Great Grandparents Wedding Anniversary

January 30, 2017

My great grandparents Ernest Welfare Waters and HILDA MARY BEATRICE GILMOUR were married at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, on 29 January 1902.

The photo below was a portait photo taken on their wedding day. My great grandfather is holding his beloved cornet which he played in the Salvation Army Band. When I think of  my memories of him, my mind goes to the cornet, as I often saw him with it when I was a child. It seems that he was very attached to the instrument which still exists, in family archives.

Ernest Waters & Hilda Gilmour Wedding Day

The photo below was taken on my great grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. I do very clearly remember being there for the photo, and feeling excited that were going to have our photo in the paper.Wedding Anniversary

Transcription – Sixty years wed: Surrounded by members of their family on their diamond wedding are Mr and Mrs E.W.Waters, of St. Georges Road. Mr. Waters holds his most prized personal possession, a cornet given to him as a youth, which he still plays. With them are: (front) Ross and Leanne with Mrs. Smith, and Ms. T. Jones with baby Kristen, and Lynette Smith. Back row: Merna McDougall, Cheryl Sly, Jennifer Jones, Leona McDougall, Mrs. T. Morrisa, Mrs. A. McDougall, Chris and Ian Mcdougall.

*note: some names in this article are mis-spelt. Corrections are Merna McDougall should be Myrna, Leona McDougall should be Leola  and Mrs. T. Morrisa should be Mrs. T. Morrison.

There are four generations in this photo: Mrs. T. Jones is my mother, and Mrs. L. Morrison is my grandmother.

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