Great Grandparents Wedding Anniversary
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.
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.
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.