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Hilda Ruth Wales

Hilda Ruth Wales

Female 1896 - 1976  (80 years)

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  • Name Hilda Ruth Wales 
    Born 06 Apr 1896  Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 

    • Hilly, as her mother and father called her, was not interested in horses like her sister Mabel, she spent her time cooking and piano playing. The Methodist Church was her interest, she sang in the church choir and taught in the Sunday School. Her ambition was to become a Methodist Missionary, but that never eventuated.

      One of Hilda's special friends was Perlie Wales (her cousin) who married Carl Starr and many a good time they had together. When it was time for Hilda to take a work position she did so with Stumpf and Graham as bookkeeper and cashier in their grocery store in Burrowa Street, Young.

      In the early 1920s, before Hilda married, she decided to go to see her sister (Mabel), so she came with her cousin Claude Wales on the train to Yass to spend a few days. She was very fond of her nephew Gordon (all through her life she kept in touch with him) and was hoping that he would become a Methodist Minister, but it was not to be.

      Hilda met Alfred I'Anson through the Methodist Church. He rode a motor bike on Sunday evenings from Iandra to Young to take Hilda to church (not on the bike). When her nephew and niece Gordon (Bob) and Joyce Mote were on holidays at Young, they were sent out side of number 13 Murringo Street, Hilda's home, to wait for Alfred. There were not many motor bikes about in those days and one could hear them a long way off. When Gordon and Joyce saw him coming up the road (at a fast rate of 15 miles an hour) they would run inside the house to tell Hilda her boy friend was coming. She would get very excited and she would make sure that her hair was tidy, it was so long it hung down her back and she could sit on the end of it, she would plait it and it looked great.

      In 1923 Hilda and Alfred decided to get married, the date was set as the 26th September1923 and great excitement was on. Hilda left Stumpf and Grahams and prepared for the wedding. The Motes from Yass arrived and Gordon & Joyce had to stay outside the house while dresses were made and tried on. Gordon can remember the wedding breakfast at the Methodist Church Hall. There was an aisle down the centre of the hall and long tables down each side. He can also remember sitting in the back row near the front door on the left side, and on the table in front of his place, a bottle of lemonade, a plate of ham sandwiches and a plate of cakes to his delight.

      Iandra was to be the first home for Hilda and Alfred, and when her son Keith was to be born she went to Young and stayed with her mother. Mabel, her sister, came to Young at the same time (Gordon came too). When the day came for the baby to be born, Hilda was to be taken to the hospital. Her father harnessed the horse into the sulky and some of the family went with her (Gordon sat on the floor of the sulky). The baby Keith Leonard was born on Saturday the 9th May 1925 and after about ten days she arrived back to her mother's home to stay until she was sure she could look after Keith.

      Most of Hilda and Alfred's holidays were spent at Yass with Mabel and Albert Mote and their favourite spots to visit were the Murrumbidgee River and Canberra. It was usually Christmas time when they came to Yass. At first Alfred had an Overland car that he drove down. Later he went to Sydney to buy a new car and Hilda and Keith stayed with her mother at Young. Alfred phoned Hilda and told her he would be home the next day and that he had bought a new Austin 7. It was a couple of days before the Young show, and the Motes were at Young on holidays, and Gordon and Joyce sat out in front of the house to wait for Alfred to arrive with the new Austin. He arrived late in the afternoon but not with an Austin, but with a big Packard, and was Hilda excited. She had been wondering how a family would fit into a small Austin.

      Hilda and Alfred decided to move from Iandra to "Uppingham", a nice farming property between Koorawatha and Grenfell, so the big move was on. The furniture was loaded onto wagons and taken across country to the new home. There was a lot of cleaning up to be done and Gordon, her nephew, came and helped with the moving and cleaning up; everyone was happy while doing this.

      The Methodist Church at Greenethorpe was a place where Hilda spent much of her time; cooking for fetes and special occasions, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School, also arranging plays and concerts .

      At Uppingham there was a tennis court that was well maintained and friends from around the district would come and have a day playing tennis.

      Keith, Hilda's son, went to school at Grenfell and had to catch the train every day; this he did until he went to Newington College in 1942.

      Most of Hilda's shopping was done at Young and this in the early part of the marriage gave Hilda a chance to see her father and mother, also her cousin Glad Begg of whom she was very fond. Then 1942 became a big year for Hilda, the second world war was on and things started to happen, petrol rationing, clothing coupons, food coupons and travelling restrictions on trains. Keith was away at Newington College, the furniture shop of Gordon, Mote & Co that was being run for Alfred was taken over by the Government for an ammunition factory, also Alfred's mother died on Thursday 9th April 1942 and was buried at Iandra. Gordon went into the army in November 1942 and his wife and child went to Yass to live with Gordon's parents for the duration of the war. Hilda had an accident with the horse and sulky, she was thrown out and suffered injuries and was unconscious for some time, but survived the ordeal. Also her father passed away on 3rd June 1942. Also Audrey, (Gordon's wife) gave birth to a son, Robert, on the 16th February 1942.

      On 31-1-1948 Keith married Marie Bennett and went and lived and managed a property called Maryvale that Alfred had bought at Tygong. Keith and Marie had four children so Hilda became a grandmother.

      Alfred and Hilda went to South Australia for a holiday to see where Alfred's family lived before his father came to Iandra in a big wagon where he was to make his home.

      Alfred and Hilda lived happily at Uppingham until the 23-8-1973 when Alfred passed away and was buried at Iandra. Hilda stayed on at Uppingham and Keith managed the place until Hilda died on 10th August 1976.
    Newspaper 09 Oct 1920  the Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Methodist Kindergarten Hall.


      For years past the Methodists of Young have felt the need of increased accommodation for their Sunday School, particularly the Infant sec- tion which has been crowded into the vestry at the rear of the Epworih Hall. The effort to secure more suitable and adequate premises for the Kindergarten has now culminated in the erection of a new hall at the rear of the Church, which is to be opened by Miss Hilda Wales, the Su- perintendent of the Kindergarten De- partment of the School. After pre- liminary addresses and a song by the Tinies themselves Miss Wales will turn the key und invite the audience to inspect the new hall, after which the company will pass through the hall into the church where the Dedi- cation Service will be conducted by Rev. L. Peacock.

      At 8 o'clock In the evening a com- plementary to Rev. L. Peacock will take the form of a conversazione in the Epworth hall and will enable his old friends to meet him and each other for a social hour.
    Newspaper 13 Sep 1923  the Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


      After the Sunday School lessons were over at the Methodist Church on Sunday, the opportunity was taken to make a small presentation to Miss Hilda Wales, superintendent of the Kindergarten department, on the occasion of her approaching marriage to Mr. Alfred I'Anson, which happy event takes place during the present month. The present was from the parents of the kindergarten children and the kindergarten staff and was a beautiful tea set of best English china. Mr. A.R. Chellew, the general superintendent of the school, made the presentation, and in doing so, spoke of the enthusiastic service which Miss Wales had given over a long period of years. Her cheerful nature had endeared her to the children and her enthusiasm had been an inspiration to the teachers under her. She would be greatly missed in the school. Miss Wales suitably replied.
    Name Hilda Ruth I'anson 
    Buried Aug 1976  Private Cemetery, Greenethorpe, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Headstone for Alfred and Hilda I'Anson, n
    Died 10 Aug 1976  Cowra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I200  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 

    Father Albert Thomas Wales,   b. 07 Apr 1864, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1942, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Esther Jane Perks,   b. 23 Jan 1869, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, County of King, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1932, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 04 Sep 1889  St John's Church, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alfred Leonard I'anson,   b. 19 Mar 1896, Terowrie, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1973, Cowra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1923  Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 01 Oct 1923  The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Wedding.

      A WEDDING which created much local interest was celebrated in the Methodist Church, Young, on Wednesday last, when the Rev. W. Fullerton united in the holy bonds Mr. Alfred L. I'Anson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L N. I'Anson, of Iandra, and Miss Hilda Ruth, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Murringo-street, Young. The church was crowded and the choir rendered the Wedding hymns during the service.

      The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was gowned in ivory morocain and georgette, with pearl girdle, and the handsome veil was made by Miss K. Price, friend of the bride, and a dainty coronet of orange blossoms. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of sweet peas, carnations and stocks, asparagus and maiden hair fern, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid, Miss Myrtle Wales, cousin of the bride, was dressed in pale pink satin with georgette and wore a black hat with trimmings in suite. Little Joyce Mote, niece of the bride, carried a pretty basket of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. She wore a dress of white organdie over a slip of shrimp. Mr. Cyril I'Anson acted as best man. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome handbag, and the bridesmaid gift a gold bangle, and to the basket-bearer, a gold bangle. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links.

      After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the Epworth Hall. The bride's mother received the guests in a dress of black trianon soie and georgette with bead trimmings. She wore a hat of black and gold and carried a bouquet of dark red carnations. Mrs. I'Anson (mother of bridegroom) wore black cashmere de soie relieved with grey and beaded, black hat and bouquet of scarlet carnations. The bride is travelling in a dress of saxe blue morocain with oriental trimming with gray and saxe hat to match. The honeymoon is to be spent in Sydney and Tasmania. Their future home will be at Iandra.
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alfred Leonard I'Anson
    Alfred & Hilda I'Anson
    Alfred and Hilda I'Anson
    Photograph provided by Gordon Mote