Russell THOMPSON

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  • Name Russell THOMPSON 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I8533  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Family Maureen Thelma SPILLER,   b. 13 Apr 1915, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Dec 1940  Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • THOMPSON-SPILLER : At the Methodist Church, Mt Morgan, on December 14, by the Rev. M. Lee, Maureen, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Spiller, Gympie, to Russell, only son of Mr and Mrs W. B. Thompson, Gympie.

      WEDDING BELLS

      THOMPSON-SPILLER

      At noon last Saturday, a wedding of interest to friends in Gympie was celebrated at the Methodist Church, Mount Morgan (the church in which the bridegroom's parents were married). The Rev. M. Lee officiated. The bride was Miss Maureen Spiller, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Spiller, Pine Street, Gympie, and the bridegroom, Mr Russell Thompson, only son of Mr and Mrs W. S. Thompson, Alfred Street, Gympie.

      The bride was dressed in brocaded satin made with a bustle effect, and featuring a short train. She wore a wreath and veil, lent by her sister-in-law, Mrs S. Spiller, of Gympie, and she carried a dainty cascade bouquet of stephanotis and frangipanni, tied with satin ribbon. She entered the church to the strains of the Wedding March, and Mr J. Ellemor, in the absence of her father, gave her away.

      Miss Marjorie Thompson, sister of the bridegroom, attended as bridesmaid. She wore a long green satin frock with a nasturtium coloured sash and a green tulle veil finished with a posy. She carried a pretty shower bouquet of red ixora, gerberas, and lilyput zinnias tied with nasturtium red ribbon. Mr H. Stock, uncle of the bridegroom, carried out the duties of best man.

      The church was prettily decorated with frangipanni and greenery and the organ was played by Mrs M. Lee. After the ceremony the wedding luncheon was held at the residence of the bridegroom's grandparents, Mr and Mrs L. G. Stock, Cornes Street. The Rey. M. Lee presided and the customary toasts were honoured. The guests were received by the bride's mother, who wore a matellasse frock with a hat to match and who carried a bouquet of Hadley roses. The bridegroom's mother wore a frock of floral georgette with a small white hat and she also carried a posy of Hadley roses.

      Subsequently Mr and Mrs Thompson left by car for Rockhampton. Their future home will be in Mount Morgan. [1, 2]
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1940 'Family Notices.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 20 December, p. 6, viewed 26 November, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58273196.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1940 'Family Notices.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 21 December, p. 3, viewed 26 November, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58265422.