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Eric James Yates (1904 - 1975)

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Eric James Yates
Born in Waubra, Victoria, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 11 Mar 1932 in Ouyen, Victoria, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Mildura, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified 3 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Jan 2020 | Last significant change: 3 Feb 2020
07:20: Anonymous Threlfall edited the Status Indicators for Eric James Yates (1904-1975). [Thank Anonymous for this]
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Eric was born in 1904. He was the son of Joseph Yates and Mary Bell. He passed away in 1975.

Description of the Yates — Davidson wedding:

ORANGE BLOSSOMS Yates — Davidson

The Ouyen Methodist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Saturday afternoon, at 2.30 p.m., when Miss Doris May Davidson, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davidson, of Nunga, was married to Mr. Eric James Yates, fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Yates of Waubra.

Rev. R. Dakers officiated. The wedding and bridal marches were played by Miss Joy Eldridge, and Miss E. Hunt nicely rendered suitable solos. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father by whom she was given away. The bride wore a soft frock of ivory georgette with a yoke and long sleeves. A feature of the dress was an overskirt of needlerun lace with two modish frills around the hips which set the frock off to perfection. Over this was also worn a beautiful veil of Brussels Lace, set with a coronet of orange blossoms and buds. The bride carried a bouquet composed of tiger lilies, carnations, roses, dahlias, azaleas, and camelias with four tulle streamers tied with a true lover's knot.

Misses Elsie Dickie and Mabel Harmer were the bridesmaids and their dresses consisted of shell pink georgette, with tight fitting bodices and fully flared ankle length skirts. They wore hats of pink crinoline trimmed with flowers, and pink satin shoes and stockings. Each carried a beautiful shower bouquet. The bridegroom's gifts to the bride was a fur necklet, and the bride's gift to the bridegroom was a travelling rug. The bridegroom presented each bridesmaid with a handsome wallet.

Mr. Frank Yates, brother of the bridesgroom and Mr. Alex Davidson, brother of the bride, performed the duties of best man and groomsman. The wedding reception was held in the Masonic Hall where a sumptuous repast was partaken of by a large number of guests. The usual toasts were heartily honored.

The happy couple left by motor car for Melbourne. Their future home will be in Buninyong. The bride travelled in a navy blue wool crepe-de-chene costume trimmed with fur.[1]


  1. from Ouyer Mail, Monday 28 March 1932 — page 2
  • Death registration number 13623 / 1975

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