181. Ernest Lyndon Whalan
WHALAN—NASH WEDDING. Cranbury was " en fete" on Thursday, 2nd September, when a very pretty wedding eventuated at the Methodist Church. Quite a number of friends and relatives assembled in response to invitations issued by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Nash, of "Mountain View," Toogong, to witness the marriage of their eldest daughter, Rubina May, with Mr. Ernest L. Whalan, fifth son of Mr. Whalan, of Oberon. The bride, tastefully attired in a gown of white charmeuse, with overdress of crepe-de-chene and court train and wearing the orthodox wreath and veil, entered the church on her father's arm to the strains of The Voice that breathed o'er Eden," sung by the choir. She was attended by her sister, Miss Elsie Nash, as brides-maid, who was prettily gowned in a cream silk marquesette, with coatee effect, and she wore a mob cap of silk and lace, with wreath of pink daisies. Both bride and bridesmaid carried bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom, the former of white carnations, freezias and ferns and the latter of sweet peas and ferns. The bride was precended to the altar by two maids of honor, Miss Gladys' Nash (sister) and Miss Jean Harvey (niece of the bridegroom). They wore dainty frocks of white, the former of embroidered muslin and the latter of white voile and lace. Each carried a hand-painted satin cushion and basket of flowers. Little Franklin Nash, cousin of the bride, acted as trainbearer, Mr. Allen Nash, cousin of the bride, acted as best man; and Mr. Ira Balcomb was groomsman.
As the bride entered the church, the Wedding March was played by Miss Bessie Nash. The Rev. L. M. K. Mills, of Canowindra, was the officiating clergyman, and the church had been tastefully decorated by the many friends of the bride. The bride was the recipient of a handsome gold bangle, set with amethyst and pearls, from the bridegroom; whilst the bridegroom's gift from the bride was a set of gold sleeve links. The bridesmaid and maids of honor received gold brooches, set with amethyst and rubies respectively.
At the reception at " Mountain View" afterwards, the bride and bridegroom received the congratulations of their many friends, and the usual toasts were honored at the wedding breakfast, which was sumptuously served in a large marquee erected for the occasion. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Whalan left by motor car for Manildra, amid a shower of confetti, en route for Sydney, their future home. The bride's going-away frock was a grey coat and skirt, with black velvet military hat and set of black furs. The presents were numerous and costly, including many cheques, showing the esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Whalan are held. After the de parture of the happy couple, music and games were indulged in. After having spent an enjoyable evening, and expressing thanks for the kindly hospitality of their host and hostess, the guests departed.
Source: Molong Express and Western District Advertiser 18 Sep 1915
MBS. IRENE WHAIAN.
Following a brief illness, the death occurred in the Merriwa Hospital on New Year's Day of Mrs. Irene Whalan, wife of Mr. Chas. Whalan, at the age of 18 years. The late Mrs Whalan, who was a daughter of Mr. T. Egan, was as well as could be on Christmas Eve, and was out shopping with her family. On the following day she complained of pains in the head and later, becoming worse, she was taken to the hospital and admitted. Everything possible was done for the sufferer, but she failed to rally and died as stated. It is understood that deceased died from meningitis. The case was a particularly sad one, and the sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes out to the family in the hour of their sorrow. Beside her husband, a family of two young children survive.
The funeral took place on Saturday morning, the body being taken to the church where the Rev. Father Ward conducted the service and later of ficiated at the graveside. Mr. H. L. Witney had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle 5 Jan 1932
212. Arthur Frederick Whalan
THE death took place suddenly at his home at East Kurrajong on Monday of a prominent and respected resident of that centre in Mr. Arthur Frederick Whalan, at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife and a family of six — three sons, Milton, Leslie and Kenneth, and three daughter, Enid (Mrs. Simons), Olga (Mrs. Curl) and Gwen (Mrs. J. Dickson), to whom the
condolences of a wide circle of district friends are offered in their bereavement. The funeral moved from the late residence on Tuesday afternoon, the interment being conducted in the Church of England cemetery at Windsor, the Rev. R. T.. Halladin officiating.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 28 Jul 1948
542. Kenneth Whalan
An old-world gown of white mar quisette over taffeta, and a lace over-tulle veil, were chosen by Miss Kathleen Singleton, youngest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Singleton, of Davistown, and late of Lower Hawkesbury, for her wedding at St. Mar garet's Methodist Church, Turramurra, recently. The bridegroom was Mr. Kenneth Henry Whalan, youngest son of Mr. A. Whalan, of East Kurrajong. The bride's veil was held in place with a coronet of tuberoses, and she carried a bouquet of orchids and car nations. Mrs. Morrison, of Gosford (the bride's sister), was matron of hon our. She wore a gown of heaven-blue marquisette, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Mr. L. Packer, of East Kurrajong, attended the groom. Some 70 guests were received by the bride's mother at the reception. Mrs. Singleton wore a gown of black beaded crepe, and was assisted by the bridegroom's mother, who chose black figured sheer with a shoulder spray of red roses. For travelling on leaving for her honeymoon, the bride wore a frock of dusty pink, with navy accessor ies. The honeymoon was spent at Katoomba. The future home of the young couple will be at East Kurrajong.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 13 Nov 1946