Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Tilly (Matilda) Taylor and Harold Vincent Holman

Matilda Taylor and Harold Holman 1923
This wedding picture is my husband's Great Aunt Matilda (Tilly) Taylor and Great Uncle Harold Holman and was taken in 1923 on the day of their wedding in Marrickville, a suburb of Sydney, NSW, Australia.  Tilly was the daughter of Richard Taylor (1862-1935) and Marion Millar McNair (1864-1952) and she was the great granddaughter of Elizabeth Rushworth and William Taylor from Colne, Lancashire, UK.  I have recently completed a series of blogs on her grandmother,  Elizabeth Rushworth in my blog, "The Other Half of My Tree - stories of my female ancestors".

Matilda completed her teacher training in Sydney in 1920 and her first posting was in country NSW at the small bush town of Brewarrina.  At this time Harold was working in Gunnedah as a town clerk.  Harold was a WWI veteran, having joined the army when he was only 16 years old.  He served in France and was wounded three times and had suffered gas poisoning.  Despite the distance between their country postings Tilly and Harold met and were married in Marrickville, Sydney in 1923.*  After their marriage they moved to Geurie, a small village out side of the NSW country town of Dubbo.  There three children Vincent, Harold and Joan were born here.  Shortly after Joan's birth Harold accepted a posting as Town Clerk for the Cowra Council, where they lived for the rest of their lives.** 

Marriage of Harold Holman and Mathilda Taylor- 1923 Marrickville 1923


 * New South Wales Births Deaths and Marriages, 6119/1923
** Matilda Holman's Obituary from Cowra Guardian 26 January 2001

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year to you! I became a member of Geneabloggers three months ago. I received "An Early Christmas Gift" which I was able to share with this blogging community and, really, the best Christmas gift I could received. Happy Blogging in the year to come as well.