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Subject: [ZA-EC] Fw: Queenstown Free Press (Apr & May 1895)
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:44:23 -0700 (PDT)
Friday, April 19, 1895
On Wednesday afternoon a very pretty ceremony took place in the Wesley Church.
The occasion being the marriage of Mr. F.J. MALLETT, son of the late Mr. C.
MALLETT, to Miss DUGMORE, eldest daughter of Mr. H. DUGMORE, Whittlesea. ..
The Rev. T. SPARGO, Hilton, tied the nuptial knot; and he was assisted by the
Rev. H.H. DUGMORE, the grand-father of the bride. The bride was given away by
her father, Mr. H. DUGMORE....
Friday, April 26, 1895
Married.- WYLDE-HARVEY.- At Tylden, on April 17th, by the Rev. C. PARNELL,
Edward Frederic, eldest son of F.W.K. WYLDE, Esq., of Stutterheim, to Nora,
second daughter of the late Inspector E. HARVEY, C.P.
Fell asleep,- At Queenstowon on Saturday, 20th April, Daisy, beloved daughter of
David Moir PATON, late of London , England , aged 13 years and 6 months.
Friday, May 3, 1895
Married,- At Hilton, by the Rev. SPARGO, on the 25th April, Wm. Edwin, eldest
son of Wm. BARTLETT, Esq., of The Retreat, District Cathcart, to Rosa, youngest
daughter of the Hon. Thos. BROWN, of Guilford, Queenstown District.
Tuesday, May 14, 1895
Birth,- At “Cosy Nook,” Queen’s Town, on the 7th May, 1895 , the wife of
C.E.S. BESTALL. J.P., of Ida, Xalanga, of a Daughter.
Tuesday, May 21, 1895
CURNICK-START.- Married in “The Thanksgiving Church,” Mount Arthur, on
Thursday, May 16th, 1895, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. D.B.
DAVIES, Rev. Theo. R. CURNICK, of Butterworth, to Margaret Ann START, second
daughter of the Rev. Joseph START, of Mount Arthur.
Friday, May 24, 1895
Wedding at Mount Arthur .
A very pretty and attractive wedding was solemnized at Mount Arthur last
Thursday the 16th inst., the parties inter..ed being that very popular young
lady Miss (Maggie) START, daughter of the resident Missionary, and that equally
popular young Missionary the Rev. T.R. CURNICK, of Butterworth;...
Tuesday, May 28, 1895
Birth,- At Queenstown, on May 26th, the wife of W. McKNIGHT, Esq., of a son.
Died,- On May 21st, at Cathcart Rd , Queenstown, Laures Bendtin Jensen LARSEN,
aged 24 years and 7 months.
Death.- AHLFELDT.- At Port Elizabeth on the 23 May, 1895 , very suddenly of
heart disease, Charles Eugene AHLFELDT, aged 38, younger brother of Frederick
Carl and Claude AHLFELDT.
Friday, May 31, 1895
Fifty years of Matrimonial Felicity.
Mr. And Mrs. JEFFREY of Kamastone celebrating their Golden Wedding.
A very interesting ceremony took place at Kamastone on Saturday last (May 25th)
when Mr. And Mrs. JEFFREY celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding day.
The respected and happy couple were the recipients of a great number of
congratulatory messages during the course of the day. Three sons, two
daughters, and 15 grand-children were present; and altogether, about 30 adults,
mostly relatives, sat down to dinner on this memorable occasion. The Rev. C.K.
HODGES presided, and during the course of the preedings spoke with respect,
admiration, and affection, of Mr. JEFFREY’s and his estimiable partner’s many
sterling qualities. Mr. Purdon JEFFREY very ably and very touchingly, proposed
the healths of the bride and bridegroom of half a hundred years ago, and paid a
filial and beautiful tribute to the consistency, the integrity, the nobility of
his parents’ private, as well as public life. We learn that Mr. JEFFREY was
appointed to Kamastone some forty years ago, as assistant to the Rev. W.
SHEPSTONE, in his mission work; but after some time, the Government recognising
his great abilities and sterling character, promoted him to the position of
Superintendent of natives; the arduons duties of which post he honourably
discharged until about a year ago, when he retired on a pension, honoured and
respected by all who had been associated with him. The only note of regret in
the whole proceedings was that Mr. JEFFREY had been in indifferent health for
some time past, and fears were entertained that he would not be able to take any
part in the interesting ceremony of Saturday last. Fortunately however, these
fears proved groundless, and in responding to the toast of the bride and
bridegroom of half a century ago, Mr. JEFFREY fulfilled a promise made some time
previously to the Rev. C.K. HODGES, and told the story of his love, this was
listened to with rapt attention by all present; but more especially by the
younger portion; the conclusion arrived at, however, was, that love making was
pretty much the same delightful kind of experience, whether passed through in
the forties, the seventies or nineties. There were many flashed of humour in
Mr. JEFFREY’s reply but when he told us of his early extravagance in squandering
his earnings on penny cigars – one per diem – we wondered that he had lived to
tell the tale. We very sincerely join Mr. JEFFREY’s numerous well-wishers in
congratulating his better half and himself upon their lovely and happy union,
and unite in the oft expressed prayer that they may be spared to each other for
many years to come, that their days may be long in the hand; and that the
blessings besought for their closing years, may be multiplied a hundredfold.
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