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Family: Rudolph Stephen MILSTEAD / Harriet Mary (Dimps or Gin) ASHBY (F-1508)

m. 23 Apr 1941


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  • Rudolph Stephen MILSTEADFather | Male
    Rudolph Stephen MILSTEAD

    Born  6 Mar 1911  Port MacDonnell SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Mar 1996  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Cremated  23 Mar 1996  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  23 Apr 1941  [1]  Kongorong SA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Ernest Henry MILSTEAD | F-1509 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rosalia Margaret (Rose) WILKE | F-1509 Group Sheet 

    Harriet Mary (Dimps or Gin) ASHBYMother | Female
    Harriet Mary (Dimps or Gin) ASHBY

    Born  12 Jul 1917  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jul 2012  Mt Gambier SA  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Cremated  9 Aug 2012  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  James Edward ASHBY | F-1485 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Maria Mabel MCLEAN | F-1485 Group Sheet 

    WJ MChild 1 | Female
    WJ M

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    Spouse  Dr PJ B | F-1510 
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    Dianne Mary # MILSTEADChild 2 | Female
    Dianne Mary # MILSTEAD

    Born  23 Jul 1944   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  NJ F | F-1512 
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    BS MChild 3 | Male
    BS M

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    Spouse  D D | F-1513 
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-116] NEWSPAPER TROVE Border Watch Mt Gambier 1861-1954, Page 5 Wedding, 28 Nov 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      WEDDING Milstead--Ashby The KongorongChurch was the
      scene of a very pretty wedding on the evening of April 23, when Mary, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Ashby, of Kongorong, was married to Rudolph Stephen, second son of Mrs, and the late Mr. E. Milstead of Port MacDonnell. The Ceremony was performed by Archdeacon Clarke, of the Mount Gambier Church of England. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the Wedding March
      played by Mrs. H. A. Wright. She looked becoming in her frock of white figured Swiss organdi, the neckline of which was V-shaped, the front being shirred. The sleeves were effectively trimmed with Valenciennes lace and the skirt was very full, merging into a train. Her veil, which was worn halo fashion, was held in position by a spray of lily of the valley, and was lent by a friend of the bride, Mrs.N
      Lewis, of Mount Gambier. She carried a magnificent water lily and fern, and wore a necklet of aquamarine the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by Misses Melba Blackmore,
      Claire Dixon, and Lorna and Joy Milstead. They all wore frocks of georgette over taffeta, the first two in a pale shade and the latters' in a deeper tint. The bodices were
      draped, while, the back and sleeves were tucked, and the skirts were very full. They wore tulle halos fastened at the back with velvet bows on their hair, and carried floral muffs. All wore the gift of the bridegroom, a gold cross and chain, around their necks. Mr. Hugh Milstead, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and Mr. Ken Ashby, brother
      of the bride, was groomsman. During the signing of the register, Mr. G Lightbody sang "Because." As the bride left the church little Margaret Praetz hung a lucky horseshoe on her arm. Afterwards about 200 relatives and guests were entertained at the local hall at a reception. During the evening Mr. Dayman, an old friend of the bride's family, asked the best man to read the numerous congratulatory telegrams. The bride then cut the cake, which was three-tiered and in horseshoe shape. The bride's mother wore a plum shade ensemble with black accessories and carried a floral trimmed handbag. The bridegroom's mother was gowned
      in black, with a silver fox fur and matching accessories. She also carried a floral trimmed handbag. All the floral decorations were ably carried out by Mrs. W. G. Morrison, Kongorong. The bride travelled in a slate grey worsted costume with black and white accessories. The honeymoon
      was spent in Adelaide and Dowlingville. Mr. and Mrs. Milstead's future home will be at Port MacDonnell.