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ESTHER M FAIRBAIRN (Fairbairn-1125)
BIRTH. 2 May 1892, St. Clair, The Range, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 2nd inst., at St. Clair, The Range, Rockhampton, the wife of Charles Fairbairn—a daughter.
1897. To ENGLAND. On the POLYNESIEN II
(1897). To ENGLAND. Polynesien, French mail steamship 6000 tons, L. Boulard, for Marseilles. Passengers—saloon:— for Marseilles and London—Mr. Chas. Fairbairn, Mrs. Fairbairn, children (two), and nurse, . . .
1902. RETURN to AUSTRALIA. On the OLDENBURG
(Apr 1910). PERSONAL. Miss Esther Fairbairn, daughter of Mr. Charles Fairbairn, of Skipton, intends enjoying her first Melbourne season this year. They only returned from England recently where Miss Fairbairn was finishing her education. Last year she was presented at Court, and being given her choice of some jewellery, very wisely elected to have just one pendant, but a good one. She chose one bearing a single emerald of uncommon size and lustre, that cost some seven hundred pounds. Miss Fairbairn is very uncommon and attractive looking, and is blessed with most glorious Titian hair.
(Jan 1917). ENGAGEMENT REPORT. In the most fashionable social circles matrimonial events have become so rare of late that the news of Miss Esther Fairbairn's engagement to Colonel Wheatley, D.S.O., created quite a stir, although, as a fact, none of the bride-elect's particular friends even pretend to be unduly surprised at the announcement. The prospective bridegroom, Colonel (then Captain) Wheatley spent a year in Melbourne as A.D.C. to Sir John Fuller when the last-named was our State Governor, and he was very attentive to the auburn-haired Miss Fairbairn, who, by the way, was trained as a nurse in St. Vincent's Hospital before leaving for England to do war work. Miss Fairbairn has since been "doing her bit" in a soldiers' rest home on the Thames. The engagement is not likely to be a long one, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fairbairn are contemplating taking a flying visit to London in the near future, to give their elder daughter away, and also to see their son, who is on active service in France.
MARRIAGE. Mar 1917, Holy Trinity Brompton, London, England
MARRIAGE. Mar 1917, Leonard Lane Wheatley, son of Charles Robertson Eliott Wheatley & Ellen Bingham (Lane) Wheatley
MARRIAGE REPORT. LADY'S LETTER FROM LONDON. March 8. Tomorrow, Miss Esther Fairbairn is to be married to Lieut. Colonel L. L. Wheatley, D.S.O., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The wedding will be a very quite one, and will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton.
Death of Spouse: 7 Jun 1954, Chart Place, Sutton Valence, Kent, England
(Oct 1956). PERSONAL. HEARD tell at this party, from Mrs. C. O. Fairbairn, that she and her husband are down from their home, Banongill, Skipton, to meet his sister, Mrs. L. L. Wheatley, who flew in from England later in the day. She's here for quite a few months, but will break her stay in December to go across to Noumea to spend Christmas with her daughter, Elizabeth, who is working there. When she returns in January she will go into the Geoffrey Fairbairns' town flat after their departure with their young family for about a year in England.
DEATH. Aft. 1956, location unknown
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