Alexander Gordon Hopkins "Gordon" SCHOLES

Male 1908 - 1964  (56 years)


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  • Name Alexander Gordon Hopkins "Gordon" SCHOLES 
    Nickname Gordon 
    Born 1908  Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 1964  Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Stroke 
    Buried 30 Apr 1964  Preston Cemetery, Preston, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I2695  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 

    Family Jessie May PARTINGTON,   b. 17 Sep 1911, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1999, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Kitchen Tea 2 Mar 1935  Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • Greensborough.
      Kitchen Tea
      On Saturday evening, March 2, the Methodist School hall, gaily decorated, was the scene of a very animated social gathering, the occasion being a kitchen tea tendered to Miss Jessie Partington, whose marriage to Mr. Gordon Scholes is fixed for March 9 at 2.30 p.m. in the Greensborough Methodist Church. As evidencing the popularity of the prospective bride about 120 friends of Miss Partington and Mr. Scholes assembled and were received by Miss Amy Knapsey, who acted as hostess, ably assisted by Miss Dorothy Roberts. Mr. Geoff Pettison as M.C. effectively kept things moving with a maximum of fun and enjoyment. Prior to the supper a programme of musical items, games, competitions, etc., was interspersed with recitations by Mrs. Waldron and Miss Jean Sutherland, each responding to encores. An excellent supper, in charge of Mesdames Oakley and Pettison was a time of much merriment.
      After supper Mr. Carse, ex-head teacher, said he had had the pleasure of teaching Jessie at school, and on behalf of himself and all present he wished the prospective bride and bridegroom every happiness. Mrs. Oakley, on behalf of the Methodist Sunday school, church and choir (of which latter both are members), wished their two guests good health and prosperity. Mr. Geoff Pettinson, in happy vein, then asked Miss Partington and Mr. Scholes to accept the numerous useful gifts as a tangible evidence and expression of the respect and best wishes of their friends. Judging by the array of dainty and serviceable articles, including some beautiful crystal ware, almost indicated the donors had in mind a kitchen drawing room. Congratulations and good wishes were then voiced from all sides. A ring was formed and the function terminated by all singing Auld Lang Syne.
      Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Scholes, parents of Mr. Scholes, and Mrs. W. Partington, mother of Miss Partington. Apologies were received from Rev. Gordon Arthur, Mr. F. Starling and Mr. Roy Quirk, and others who were unable to be present.
    Married 9 Mar 1935  Methodist Church, Main St, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Wedding Bells
      SCHOLES-PARTINGTON
      Encircling the bride as she walked up the aisle of the ancient church on the arm of her father were many revered memories of close family associations with the church since its inception dating back to the old pioneering days.
      Artistically arranged masses and festoons of choice pink and white blooms, blended with varying shades of green asparagus and maidenhair fern, also floral arches. with the bride's and bridegroom's initials, surmounted by a huge wedding bell, greeted the bride, Miss Jessie Partington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Partington, of Willis Vale, Greensborough, on the occasion of her marriage to Mr. Gordon Scholes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scholes, of Nell street, Greensborough. The Rev. Gordon Arthur, M.A., officiated. The wedding march and other selections were rendered by the church organist, Mr. F. Starling. During the signing of the register a solo was contributed by Mr. J. W. Medhurst, uncle of the bride.
      The bride was charmingly gowned in white satin, with long flowing train, a brilliant clasp at the neck line with long sleeves finished with tiny buttons. Her worked tulle veil was caught to her head with a coronet of orange blossom and was lent by Mrs. Downie. Her beautiful shower bouquet was white cactus dahlias, water lillies and Cecil Brunner roses. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Amy Knapsey, who wore a frock of cream crepe moss satin made on simple lines, with wind swept frills. A shoulder spray of pink velvet flowers matched her halo of pink tulle and flowers. She carried a bouquet of pink cactus dahlias, pink tiger and water lilies and maidenhair ferns. Sweet little Mary Rose Medhurst (2 years old) acted as flower girl. She was dressed in a long gown of pink crepe de chine and tulle bow, with puff sleeves and pink ribbon in her hair, and she carried a basket of pink fairy roses. Mr. Hugh Scholes was best man.
      The bride's mother wore a black and white ensemble, with black hat to match, and carried mauve asters and cream water lilies. The bridegroom's mother wore a black dress relieved with white and carried salmon cactus dahlias and blue delphiniums.
      The church was prettily decorated with floral arches, silver baskets and bowls of mixed flowers. Mrs. Partington entertained about 36 at a reception tea held at Miss W. Partington's. The couple left on their honeymoon. The going-away dress was blue and hat to match.

      1935 'Family Notices.', Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), 15 March, p. 2, viewed 11 March, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56838253 [6]
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1908 - Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKitchen Tea - 2 Mar 1935 - Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke - 28 Apr 1964 - Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1908/18456.

    2. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1964/7718.

    3. [S812] Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records, Public Record Office Victoria, (http://prov.vic.gov.au), entry for Alexander Gordon Hopkins SCHOLES, Date of death: 28 Apr 1964, Occupation: Turner and Fitter; Residence: Greensborough.

    4. [S787] Greater Melbourne Cemeteries Trust, (http://www.gmct.com.au), Preston Cemetery. Entry for Alexander Scholes, buried 30 Apr 1964.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1935 'Greensborough.', Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), 8 March, p. 2, viewed 18 March, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56838183.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1935 'Family Notices.', Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939), 15 March, p. 2, viewed 11 March, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56838253.

    7. [S13] Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 2003), 1935/2801.