Bernice Olive BARNES

Female 1916 - 2009  (93 years)


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  • Name Bernice Olive BARNES 
    Born 08 Jan 1916  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Jan 2009  Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • At Ozcare, formerly of Innisfail
    Person ID I2162  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father George Frederick BARNES,   b. 19 Aug 1886, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1969, Innisfail, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elly Sophie Maria "Nell" WENCK,   b. 05 Aug 1892, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1961, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1912  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles David NELSON,   b. 03 Oct 1910, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Dec 1937  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WEDDING BELLS

      NELSON-BARNES

      A very pretty wedding to considerable interest to Dululu and the surrounding districts was celebrated recently in St Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton, when Berenice Olive, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs G. F. Barnes, Errol, Dululu, was married to Charles David, only son of Mr and Mrs C. E. Nelson, Pine Street, Barcaldine. The Rev. Dr Walsh, Wowan, was the officiating clergyman. 

      The bride, who entered the church with her father, who gave her away, wore a lovely frock of ivory bridal satin, made on classical lines, and featuring a long train, a lily of the valley spray at the neckline, and an Elizabethan quilted collar. Her beautiful waxed net veil, which was lent by Mrs Bolland, Ropeley, was held in place by a coronet of lilies of the valley. She carried an exquisite bouquet of frangipanni, dahlias, and stephanotis. 

      The matron of honour, Mrs Bolland, sister of the bride, and two brides maids, Miss Barbara Nelson, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Dulcie Jeffries, of Wowan, were daintily frocked alike in rose pink chiffon georgette, made with full swing skirts, trimmed with narrow ribbon. The tight-fitting bodices were also ribbon trimmed and featured Peter Pan collars. They wore shoulder veils of pink tulle finely embroidered in black, their accessories also being black. They carried bouquets of pink hydrangeas and gerberas, swathed in tulle and tied with satin ribbons. 

      Mr P. Maher (Ayr) undertook the duties of best man. 

      The wedding breakfast was held at Stewart's Cafe, which was artistically decorated in the bridesmaids' colours, a huge white wedding bell being suspended above the seats of the bridal couple. 

      Dr Walsh, who presided, read a number of congratulatory telegrams. The usual toasts were honoured. The beautiful three-tiered wedding cake, which occupied pride of place, was made and decorated by Mrs W. Fuller, Dululu. Vases of beautiful flowers and ferns decked the tables.

      The bride's mother, Mrs Barnes, received her guests in a becoming frock of floral mastic mariette with a hat to tone and she carried a posy of blue and cream hydrangeas and gerberas.

      The bridegroom's mother, Mrs Nelson, chose a handsome frock of wine crepe de Chine, relieved with mastic. She wore a mastic hat to match and she carried a posy of red roses, dahlias, and gerberas. 

      The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaids were beaded handbags. The bride and bridegroom also exchanged suitable gifts. The bride and bridegroom left later for Brisbane and Coolangatta, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride travelling in a flecked suede crepe frock, embroidered in colours, with a black picture hat and accessories to tone. 

      The future home of Mr and Mrs Nelson will be in Wowan. [2]
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Jan 1916 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1937 - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 2009 - Cairns, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S160] The Ryerson Index [database on-line], (http://www.ryersonindex.org/), Funeral notice, Cairns Post, 24 Jan 2009.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'WEDDING BELLS NELSONóBARNES.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 17 February, p. 6, viewed 23 December, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55951990.