Gordon Chester ANSON / Mamie SHAW


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Gordon Chester ANSON 1914 Colac. Vic. #30173 (Coleraine ?) 19 Jun 1999 Aged 84 yrs.


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Mamie SHAW 9 Oct 1911 Camperdown 8 Jan 1993 Colac District Hospital


Name Date of Birth Birth Place Date of Death Place of Death
 Jessie Isabel ANSON 4 Sep 1939
 Gwenyth Mamie ANSON 19 Apr 1943
 Valma Jean ANSON 26 Sep 1945
 Russell ANSON 10 Jan 1948 29 Jul 1968 Colac.Vic. #19963

Family Events

Event Type Date Place Country
Marriage 3 Sep 1938 St Andrews Colac



A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Colac, on Saturday, September 3 when Mamie, youngest daughter of Mrs. Shaw of
Swan Marsh, and the late Mr. J. Shaw, was married to Gordon, fourth son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. Anson, "Hembray Park,"Stoneyford. The Rev. C Matear was the
officiating clergyman. The church had been tastefully decorated by friends of
the bride. The bride, who was given away by her brother (John), looked charming
in a frock of magnolia tinted lace over satin, redingote style, forming a train
over which was worn a tuile veil, held in place with a coronet of orange
blossom. She carried a beautiful bouquet of, cream camellias, helleborus and
fern. She was attended by her five nieces (the Misses Lela Patterson, Mavis
Morley, Isabel Paton and Jessie Cole) as bridesmaids and little Jessie Carter
as flower girl. They made a beautiful picture frocked alike in blue lace over
satin (redingote sttyle) with blue shoes and blue flowers in their hair. Their
bouquets were of pink blossom, pink helleborous and fern. The little flower
girl looked sweet in her blue satin ankle length frock and blue shoes, and a
wreath of flowers encircled her hair, toning with the flowers in her silver
basket. The bridegroom was attended by Messrs. Jack Anson (brother) as best
man, Robert Anson (brother), Jack Drew and Jack Gerrard (nephews of the bride)
as groomsmen. Mr. Batten presided at the organ. Messrs. Vic Rhodes and Jas.
Patterson acted as ushers at the church. As the bride was leaving the church
lucky horsehoes were placed on her arm. After the ceremony a reception was held
at the Hygienic Cafe where 80 guests were entertained. The bride's table was
adorned with a lovely three-tiered cake. The Rev. Matear was the chairman. The
usual toasts were honoured, and many congratulatory telegrams were read. The
bride's mother received the guests wearing a navy blue ensemble with hat and
shoes to match, and carried a bouquet of pink blossom and fern. She was
assisted by the bridegroom's mother who chose green satin black crepe, biscuit
straw hat and brown accessories, and carried a bouquet of red camellias and
fern. Misses Alice Gerrard and Lorna Anson were ushers at the reception. The
happy couple left by car amidst showers of confetti, for their honeymoon. Their
home is at South Purrumbete.
Reference Number: F37
Campedown Chronicle.. Thursday 13 October 1938.