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Gerald Edmond WILLSON

Male 1912 - 1974  (61 years)    Has 24 ancestors and 57 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Gerald Edmond WILLSON 
    Born 06 Sep 1912  Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 09 Nov 1962  [5
    Farmer, Waingake, Gisborne 
    Died 28 Aug 1974  Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 30 Aug 1974  Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1694  NZ Genealogy Project
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2020 

    Father Henry Edmond WILLSON,   b. 24 Jul 1887, Manutuke, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1962, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Gladys POULGRAIN,   b. 26 Jul 1891, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1942, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1911  Makaraka, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F6490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Ngaio FRASER,   b. 14 May 1915, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1987, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1938  Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 11
    Notes 
    • WEDDING BELLS

      Willson - Fraser

      Attractive Frocks

      Dainty tinsel georgette was the material chosen for the attractive frocks worn by the bride and bridesmaids of the pretty wedding celebrated in Holy Trinity Church on Thursday evening, and spring bulbs and ornamental foliage were used with artistic effect for the decoration of the church.

      The bride was Betty Ngaio, daughter of Mr. J. Fraser, Ruatahuna, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Cameron, Waerenga-a-hika, and the bridegroom, Gerald Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Willson, Waikohu. Canon A. F. Hall conducted the marriage service, and Mr. D. G. Dyer presided at the organ.

      Graceful Bridal Gown

      Escorted toy her uncle, Mr. D. P. Cameron, who gave her away, the bride, carrying a lovely sheaf of lilies, made a charming picture in her graceful gown of tinsel georgette over magnolia satin, which was designed on becoming princess lines, and her dainty magnolia tulle veil, which was held in place by a halo of orange blossom and hung in filmy folds over her frock. The only jewellery worn by the bride was a beautiful string of Mexican opals, a gift from the bridegroom, which was an effective finishing touch to her picturesque ensemble.

      The bridesmaids, Miss Iona McKenzie, chief, cousin of the bride, Miss Iris Phillips, and Miss Marjorie Willson, sister of the bridegroom, were dressed alike in very pretty frocks of cornflower blue tinsel georgette each modelled with a gauged waistline forming a full, flowing skirt, and a V neckline finished with a sequin butterfly. A little tulle veil held in place with three silver flowers, silver shoes and hose to tone, and an artistic bouquet of pink and blue flowers, including camellias, daphne and blue irises, completed each bridesmaid's charming toilette.

      The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Hugh Cameron as best man, and by his brother, Mr. Ronald Willson, and Mr. Neil Munro, Wairoa, as groomsmen. The bridegroom's cousin, Mr. Ralph Matthews, was to have been best man, but owing to the bad state of the roads and lack of plane transport he was unable to reach Gisborne.

      Enjoyable Reception

      After the service in the church a very enjoyable reception was held in Le Grand Cafe, where the guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Cameron, the latter wearing a smart ensemble of London tan lace and a velvet toque to match, and holding a pretty bouquet of autumn-tinted flowers, the chief of which were Iceland poppies.

      The bridegroom's mother wore a becoming gown of black chiffon velvet and a black velvet toque.

      The bride's sister, Mrs. Walker, in an attractive frock of blue floral silk and a white fur coat, and Miss Iona Fraser, wearing sylvan green panne velvet and a gold figured jacket, assisted in entertaining the guests.

      Among the other relatives present were Mrs. C. McKenzie, the bride's aunt, in prune velvet with a matching toque, and Mrs. Parkinson, the bridegroom's sister.

      The customary toasts were honoured during the wedding breakfast, which was served from tables effectively decorated with spring flowers. Pride of place at the bridal table was held by a handsome wedding cake. The duties of chairman were ably carried out by Mr. J. B. Clark, Patutahi.

      After the wedding breakfast a delightful dance was held, the music being played by Mrs. W. Thomson. In addition to the guests who attended the wedding, a number of young people were invited to the dance, which proved a happy finale.

      While the dance was in progress the bride and bridegroom left on their wedding trip, Mrs. G. E. Willson's travelling ensemble comprising a smartly tailored brown suit trimmed with touches of green, a brown hat and a brown fur coat.

      The Guest List

      Among the guests invited were Mr. and Mrs. D. Cameron (Ruatahuna), Mr. and Mrs. W. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mackie, Mr. and Mrs. R. Dods, Mr. and Mrs. Trafford, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. F. McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. C. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tietjen, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cameron, Dr. and Mrs. H. Angell, Mr. and Mrs. G. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Willson, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. De Costa.

      Mr. and Mrs. K. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. H. White, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Buscke, Mr. and Mrs. B. Alley, Dr. and Mrs. F. Kahlenberg, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Murphy (Tokomaru Bay), Mr. and Mrs. E. McKay (Te Awamutu), Mr. and Mrs. C. Handly (Palmerston (North), Mr. and Mrs. Halse (Auckland), Mr. and Mrs. Weatherly (Whakatane), Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bain, Mr. and Mrs. C. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. A. Stoneham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Craill, Mr. and Mrs. Bull, Mr. and Mrs. G. Edgecombe (Waipukurau), Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. P. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kinder, Mr. and Mrs. A. Willson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. K. Poulgrain, Mr. and Mrs. N. Poulgrain, Mr. and Mrs. P. Muir, Mr. and Mrs. A. Trafford, Mr. and Mrs. G. Muir, Mr. and Mrs. Smythe (Whakatane), Mr. and Mrs. B. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. C. Parkinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Allan, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Thames), Mr. and Mrs. Redmond (Opotiki), Mr. and Mrs. O'Hagen (Timaru), Mr. and Mrs. Brown (Petone), Mr. and Mrs. A. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. H. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. E. Matthews.

      Mesdames A. W. Arthur, C. McKenzie, Baird, Preston, and Grayson.

      Misses McKay (Wai-o-matatini), Parata (Rotorua), E. and L. Matthews, M. Cameron, M. Willson, G. Parkinson. I. Fraser, I. McKenzie, E. McKenzie, S. Willson, Muir, E. Poulgrain, J. Campbell, L. Harris, A. Bull, N. and A. Williams, L. Hill, M. and H. Trafford, H. Lane, I. and E. Cameron, N. Allen, I. Phillips, J. Tietjen, E. Wheeler, S. Fleming, G. Clinch, C. Faulkner, A. Jacobs, A. Hannah, I. MacDonnld (Tolaga Bay), P. Baird, J. Pilmer, N. Bruce, M. Nathan (Palmerston North), N. Trafford (New Plymouth), and J. Poynter.

      Messrs. McPhail, A. H. Wilson, W. Pilmer, G. McKay (Wai-o-matatini), J. Smith (Palmerston North), G. and H. Cameron, B. McKenzie, S. Robertson, A. and G. McPhail, V. Packe, C. and S. Trafford, R. Pilmer, Birch, J. Nigro, J. Peddle, R. Matthews, R. Preston, G., L., and B. Willson, A. Hope, and Haden (Whakatane).

      Source: Poverty Bay Herald, 23 July 1938 Page 17

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    +6. Roger Collin WILLSON,   b. 12 Oct 1946, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 2012, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +7. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Sep 1912 - Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jul 1938 - Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1974 - Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Aug 1974 - Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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