Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Richard Ridge

Notes - 8

Ellie E Moses

The wedding of Miss Ellie Moses, second daughter of Mr and Mrs F A Moses, of Heverle, Stanhope-road, Killara to Mr Gavin Cobcroft, youngest son of Mr and Mrs A J Cobcroft, of Edgecliff, was celebrated yesterday afternoon at the residence of the brides parents. The bride was given away by her father Her gown was of pearl shaded bridal satin, made with a long tiered skirt which formed a train at the back The deep "V" neckline was filled with rose point lace veiled in tulle. She wore a long veil of Alencon lace (lent by her sister, Mrs Wallace Sawyer, of Wagga), which was caught to her head by a band of cream satin ribbon She carried a sheaf of yellow roses and golden orchids, with clusters of yellow begonias and lillies of the valley. Mrs Wallace Sawyer was the matron of honour. Her frock was of cameo pink lace and had a short coat to match. She wore a sou'wester hat of cameo pink felt, and carried a fan-shaped bouquet of delphiniums and pink rosebuds. Mr Arthur Cobcroft was best man. The marriage ceremony was performed in the drawing-room at a prie dieu formed of gladioli and roses. After the ceremony the brides parents entertained at a small reception. The dining-room was decorated with golden gladioli, yellow roses, wallflower and floral horseshoes in golden tones. The brides mother was gowned in a black satin ensemble, with a collar of ermine. She wore a black toque relieved with ermine, and carried a small posy of deep red roses. The bridegrooms mother was in an ensemble of bottle green georgette, with a hat to tone. Her bouquet was of golden roses. The bride left the reception wearing an ensemble of Channel blue. The frock was of georgette, trimmed with rows of tucks on the hip. The coat of fine cloth had deep cuffs of grey squirrel fur. She wore a small hat of felt to match. Mr and Mrs. Gavin Cobcroft will leave by the Otranto for a trip to Europe.

Source: The SMH 9 Apr 1930

232. Zena Faith Cobcroft

On Saturday evening, the five year old daughter of Constable Cobcroft of Hartley Vale, N.S.W., met with a painful accident whilst playing with a six-year-old companion. They got possession of a tomahawk and by some means the little girl received a serious wound across the back of the hand, almost severing one of the fingers, which was subsequently amputated at Lithgow hospital.

Source: The Farmer and Settler 30 Jun 1911