ALETHEA FAIRBAIRN (Fairbairn-1132)
BIRTH. 27 Mar 1927, Victoria, Australia
MARRIAGE. 3 Sep 1946, Christ Church, Skipton, Victoria, Australia
WEDDING REPORT. Bride And 'Groom From Pioneer Families. By Our Special Reporter. All the loveliness of springtime—warm sunshine, blossom, and flowers in profusion, and a cloudless sky—attended the marriage yesterday of Miss Alethea Fairbairn and Mr Philip Russell at Christ Church, Skipton. . . . By his choice of a bride from the Fairbairn family, Mr Philip Russell has followed the example of his father, who also married a member of this family, in uniting two of the earliest pioneering families in the state. The bride is the second daughter of Group-Captain and Mrs Osborne Fairbairn, Banongill, Skipton, and the bridegroom is the only son of Colonel and Mrs Alex Russell, Mawallok, Beaufort. . . . The five bridesmaids were Misses Patience Fairbairn, Angela Fairbairn, Robina Russell, Franks Fairbairn, and Patricia MacKinnon. . . . The best man was Mr Hunter Landale, and Messrs Griff Weatherly, Bill Manifold, and Peter Guthrie were groomsmen. Among the guests who came from Melbourne and from many parts of the Western district were Mrs Alan Currie, Miss Mary Russell, Mrs Robert Landale, Mr and Mrs John Guest, Mr and Mrs Clive Fairbairn, Mr and Mrs David Fairbairn, Mr and Mrs Charles Armytage, Mr and Mrs Charles Russell (Queensland), Colonel and Mrs H. P. Mackenzie, Mr and Mrs W. Weatherly, Miss Ella Guthrie, Miss N. Stewart. Regret was expressed at the absence of Mrs F. W. Fairbairn, the bridegroom's grandmother, who was not well enough to attend.
PHOTOGRAPH. RUSSELL—FAIRBAIRN BRIDAL PARTY LEAVING CHRIST CHURCH, SKIPTON, IN SPRING SUNSHINE.
Death of Spouse: Jun 2009, Wallington, near Geelong, Victoria, Australia
DEATH. 11 Sep 2013, Victoria, Australia
DEATH NOTICE. RUSSELL Alethea (nee Fairbairn) 27.3.1927 - 11.9.2013. Loved wife of Philip (dec) and loving mother of Sandy, Ian, Susie and Caroline. Mother-in-law of Jane and Daniel (dec) and much loved and loving grandmother of Nicholas, Timothy, Xana, Euphemia, Geordie, Katherine, Emma and Sam. Sister of Coralie (dec), Charles (dec) and Patience.
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