Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Charles Whalan

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251. Orton John C Whalan

The little Cut-price Cash Store, in Bank-st., conducted by Mr 0. J. Whalan, is chock full of goods
suitable for the Xmas season. He has plenty of groceries of every description, and at the same time the drapery department has also been well attended to. Social values given in men's and boy's hats, sheeting, calico, prints, shirts, trousers, and other wearing apparel. O.J.Whalan has not forgotten the children for he has a nice collection of toys on hand-so dear to the young folk at Xmastide. You are invited to call and inspect before buying elsewhere, and it is announced that all goods are marked at prices which allow only a small margin of profit.

Source: Molong Argus 19 Dec 1919

Margaret Morrow


Narromine lost an old and highly respected citizen with the passing of Mrs. Margaret Whalan, who died at the Narromine District Hospital last Saturday. Mrs. Whalan had been ill for many months. Born at Hartley 82 years and 7 months ago, Mrs. Whalan was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Morrow. On October 10, 1898, she was married at Bathurst to Mr. E. T. Whalan. They lived at Oberon for 12 -years before coming to Narromine in 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Whalan had lived In this district for over 40 years, living In Narromine itself after moving in from their property -'Myall plains' some years ago. Mrs. Whalan was an energetic worker for the Methodist Church, and was a sincere friend to those fortunate to receive her friendship. She was always willing to help anyone in trouble and was renowned for her kindly disposition. Only a few years ago, Mrs. Whalan and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and many friends who attended spoke warmly in praise of their work in the district.  Mrs. Whalan is mourned by her husband, two daughters and a son. They are Bertha (Mrs. Campbell. Oberon), Edna (Mrs. R. Berryman, Narromine) aad Mae (Narromine). Two daughters, Rita and Daphne (Mrs Campbell, Gulgong) predeceased their mother. The largely attended funeral moved from the Methodist Church, Narromine, on Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Pastor J. A. Sykes and Rev. W. Brantford, the latter coining from Canowindra for the funeral.
Source: Narromine News and Trangie Advocate 1 Jun 1951

283. Bertha M Whalan

Wedding Bells.
The marriage was quietly celebrated on Wednesday, July 4, at 3 p.m., of Bertha, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs E. T. Whalan, of Meryula Street Narromine, to Eric, eldest son of Mr. and the late Mrs J. Campbell of Oberon.  The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents by the P. W. Beazley. The bride, who was given away by her father, was unattended, and was attired in a becoming tailored costume of grey tweed, with angora felt hat to tone. Only intimate friends and relatives were present at the ceremony, and these were later entertained by the bride's parents. After the cutting of the cake, which was a beautifully decorated one, the bride and groom left by car for their honeymoon.

Source: Narromine News and Trangie Advocate 13 Jul 1934

285. Edna Lillian L Whalan

A profusion of beautiful roses decorated the Methodist Church, Narromine, on the evening of Saturday last, for the marriage of Edna, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs E. T. Whalan, ot Meryula Street, Narromine, to Reginald, elder son of the late Mr .aud Mrs Geo. Berryman, of 'Wetelma,' Narromine. A handsome arch, composed of alternating pink and white rose blooms and green fernery, from which hung a wedding bell, cleverly constructed from flowers, formed an artistic archway for the wedding party. The bride made a charming picture as she entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away. Her long sleeved bridal gown of heavy parchment crepe was cut on classical lines and had a softly draped neckline and fell in graceful folds from the waist to form a short train. A flimsy tulle veil was held in place by sprays of or ange blossoms, and she carried a exquisite bouquet of golden tinted roses, hyacinths and autumn foliage, from which fell gold streamers. The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Daphne Whalan, who chose parchment angel skin lace for her beautiful gown which had trimmings of lettuce green velvet, with matching shoes and her smart velvet toque and coatee were of a matching tone of parchment. She carried a bouquet of gold roses from which fell green streamers. Mr. Alf. Berryman was best man, and the Rev. Pagdln officiated. Mrs J. Rae (Dubbo), at the organ, played 'Beloved It Is Mom,' the Bridal March, and 'The Voice That Breath'd O'er Eden.'
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where Mrs Whalan, wearing a gown of midnight blue crinkle crepe, with black velvet toque and coat, received over fifty guests. Her posy was of beautiful autumn-tinted pansies, roses and maple leaves. As usual the Rev. Pagdin was in the right place as chairman. He proposed the health of the bride and groom, referring to the high regard In which the happy couple were held. He would not talk about their virtues although both were richly endowed with all the features that went to make up good. character. The large gathering, he said, proved how highly all thought of them. He concluded a typically interesting speech by extending the best wishes for their future prosperity. Loud applause greeted Mr. Reg Berryman when he rose to respond. He appreciated the remarks passed by the previous speaker and he was happy to see so many present in despite of the rain. He extended thanks to Mrs Rae, who came from Dubbo to play the organ, and all those who had helped with the decorations and other arrangements. 'This is the day of days for us,' he said. He called on all to charge their glasses and drink to the health of the bridesmaid. Mr. Alf. Berryman responded on behalf of Miss Daphne Whalan, and said that the bridesmaid, as they all knew, had carried out her duties well. Mr. O. Whittle proposed the toast to the parents of the bride, saying that they were old friends as he had known Mr. and Mrs Whalan ever since they arrived to the district many years ago. He considered that he knew their sterling qualities. After a speech in which he spoke of his feeling for those who were always his neighbours, he expressed the wish that they would be spared for many more years. In reply Mr. E. T. Whalan said he had known Mr. and Mrs Whittle for 33 years. He concluded an interesting reply by saying that he was very glad that his daughter was going to settle down so close to them. Proposing the toast to the Maters and brothers of the bridegroom, Mr. S. J. Penberthy said that although robbed of parental love and care, they had earned the respect and appreciation of the people of the district. The happy couple could well be proud of themselves and he felt that love would still bind them in years to come as in the start. Mr. Max Whalan replied sincerely thanking Mr. Penberthy for his kind remarks. Mr. J. Heywood proposed the toast to the 'Press,' eulogising the straight-from-the-shoulder manner in which Mr. Bankes had conducted the 'News.' Mr. Bankes, amidst much hand dapping, responded in a most genial manner. The presents were useful and beautiful and included, as well as an attractive cumber of cheques, gifts of cut glass from the Matron and Charge Nurses of the Children's Hospital, where Miss Whalan was trained and subsequently became a member of the staff. The happy couple left by car for the honeymoon which is being spent on the Blue Mountains, the bride wearing a travelling dress of diagonal morocain with matching hat, and coat trimmed with silver musquash collar. Their future home will be at 'Wetelma.' The best wishes of all members of the community are extended to the happy young couple in their life together.
Source: Narromine News and Trangie Advocate 30 Jun 1933

286. Daphne Beryl Whalan


The marriage was solemnised in Narromine last week of Daphne, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs E. T. Whalan, of Narromine, and Leslie Gordon, second, son of Mr. andMrs R. J. Campbell, of Gulgong. The Narromine Methodist Church was beautifully decorated with flowers and there was an archway of pink and white stocks over the communion rail at which the couple knelt to take their vows. The bride's simple gown was fashioned from parchment crepe angel skin, falling to a graceful train, which was covered by the veil of billowing tulle. She carried a bouquet of pink hyacinths and white carnations. She was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Lynda Campbell and Miss Rhoda Bayliss, both of Gulgong, who wore petrel blue sheer, with silver trimmings. Their veils were of stiffened net and they carried blue hyacinths, carnations and trailing stocks. The flower girl, little Marjorie Mc Doncell, of Gulgong, also wore petrel blue sheer, and had trails of carnations, stocks and pink hyacinths. The reception was held at the Town Hall where long tables were set in the form of a 'T', with the bridal party at the head. The guests were received by the bride's mother who wore a modish gown of figured georgette covered with a black georgette coat. She carried a bouquet of autumn toned flowers. She was assisted by the groom's mother, who wore black corded silk, carrying a bouquet of pink caroelias and lavender. The Rev. Smith, of Gulgong, who performed the ceremony, acted as chairman at the breakfast, where the usual toasts were honoured, many tributes being paid by speakers to the parents of bhe bride and groom who were cited as wonderful examples for their children to follow. Leaving by car after the ceremony the bride wore a sheer brown ensemble, with toning accessories.
Source: Narromine News and Trangie Advocate 9 Sep 1937