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Joyce Mote

Joyce Mote

Female 1916 - 1948  (31 years)

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  • Name Joyce Mote 
    Born 27 Sep 1916  Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
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    • JOYCE MACLEAN (n?e Mote)
      Written by Gordon Mote

      JOYCE MOTE was born to Mabel Mote (n?e Wales) and Albert Mote on the 27th September 1916, she lived at 46 Church Street Yass just a couple of doors from her Grandmother and Aunt Clara and Uncle Frank Delaney, then moved to 43 Pritchett Street, Yass (just through the back fence from the Delaney home).
      Joyce's school days were spent at the Yass Public School, leaving at the end of 6th Grade.
      Joyce then travelled around and visited her Aunts' and Uncles' homes, first to Alice and Sam Nicholas at Hornsby NSW, then to Hilda (Wales) and Alfred I'Anson at Iandra, she also worked in her aunt Clara's grocery shop in Comur Street, Yass. She was a great favourite of Clara and Frank Delaney. Both the Nicholas and Delaney families did not have any children of their own; the I'Ansons had one son, Keith. At Yass she was a member of the Methodist Church and like her Aunt Alice she liked singing so she became a member of the choir.
      In 1937 Joyce was a listener to the radio station at Orange and the station started a pen friend club which she joined and wrote to Ken McLean as a pen friend in 1938. At this time her brother Gordon was at Young in a furniture store, Gordon, Mote & Co., so she came to Young and Gordon drove her to Forbes to meet Ken for the first time. Ken was living with his mother at the farm, and Joyce was invited to stay so she spent a couple of weeks there with them.
      In 1941 (July ?) Joyce married Ken at Yass in the Methodist Church and the Wedding Breakfast was held at the Mote's home in Pritchett St. Her brother Gordon made a 16mm colour film of the wedding, the first colour movie made at Yass. Ken's brother Doug. (who was killed in World War II) was best man, and Kath. McColl was Joyce's bridesmaid.
      Ken and Joyce were to spend their married life at Hillston, and at "Wynola", Forbes as farmers. Joyce had two children, David and Margaret. This was in the war years. Ken was granted an Italian P.O.W. to help on the farm, the Government let these prisoners out to work, and be housed and fed by the farmers. The prisoners were very happy with this arrangement and became friends of the farmers.
      When out at Hillston, Joyce had to put up with dust (sand) storms, she said she had to use a shovel to get the dusty sand out of the house. They did not stay long at Hillston.
      It was while they were at Wynola when they were packing up to move to another farm that Joyce was lifting a heavy box and strained herself and suffered an internal haemorrhage. The ambulance was called and with all the rain they had at that time they became bogged leaving the property. By the time she arrived at the hospital she had passed away aged 31 years.
      Joyce's two children, David and Margaret went to Sydney to live with Ken's mother and sister. David married Susan Mary Smyth of Adelaide at Darwin on 8th October, 1977 and had two children, Kelly Fiona born 12th September, 1978, and Andrew David McLean born 10th May, 1981. David lived in Darwin and was driving Shell petrol tankers between Adelaide and Darwin.
      Margaret McLean married Lew Agnew on 13th April, 1964 in Mudgee. They had four children, James McLeod Agnew born 27th January 1965, Steven McLeod Agnew born 28th February 1966, died 1st February, 1967, from burns received from a kerosene refrigerator. The third child was Carolyn Joyce Agnew, born the 18th December, 1967, then Lynda Croson Agnew, born 12th July, 1970.
      Joyce had a very short life and this must have made it very difficult for Ken and the children. Ken McLean died in Sydney on 15th December, 1983, at the age of 70 years.
    Newspaper 27 Apr 1939  The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • WEDDING.

      MITCHELL/ WATT

      A wedding of great interest to country people, both here and at Corowa and Albury took place in the Greenethorpe Methodist Church on Saturday, April 8 when Daphne, eld est daughter of Mr and Mrs T. A. Watt of 'Glenview' Greenethorpe was married to Mr Harold Mitchell, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs T. P. Mitchell of 'Hugleside' Balldale.

      The bride is particularly well known, being a member of the Southwell family whose centenary celebrations were held at Canberra recently.

      Great bowls of dahlias, and Easter daisies, and a most unusual festoon of marigolds made one of the most beautiful displays of flowers ever seen in the church.

      Preceded by her small cousin, Sylvia Watt, who wore a dainty frock of pale green chiffon flounced with pink and carrying a gold basket of pink gladioli Miss Watt entered the church on the arm of her father.

      The bride made a beautiful picture as she walked down the aisle. Her train gown was of white angel skin lace over satin, and she carried a bouquet of white gladioli and tuberoses while her long cut tulle veil was held in place by a cluster of gardenias.

      Misses Sadie and Hilda Watt and Miss Rhosa Southwell, sisters and cousin of the bride respectively, were her maids of honour and they wore perfectly cut gowns of a delightful shade of salmon pink. The circular swing skirts were flounced with match ing lace as also were the bodices and short, slightly puffed sleeves. They carried shower bouquets of talisman roses and their tulle head dresses were held in place by a top knot of roses to mjatch their bouquets.

      The gentlemen attendants to the groom were Mr. Victor Wilson (best man); and Messrs. Jim Brissenden and Nevin Watt (groomsmen.

      The ushers were Mr. Rex Smith, Mr Hugh McColl and Mr Viv Morgan.

      Mr. Ron Diprose drove the bridal car.

      Just before the bride entered the church Miss Joyce Mote sang 'When Song is Sweet' and in the course of the service the choir rendered 'O Perfect Love.' Miss Esmide Smith sang 'All Joy Be Thine' during the signing of the register.

      After the ceremony the 150 guests were received at the Soldiers' Memorial Hall by Mrs Allan Watt and Mrs T. F Mitchell. The former wore a navy frock with insertions of gold, navy accessories and a posy of autumn tinted roses Mrs Mitchell chose an ensemble of black, relieved with floral trimmings and a posy of pink and cream, roses.

      The breakfast, which was catered for by the Ladies' Church Aid was beautifully served and during a most enjoyable repast the following toasts were honoured:
      The King, proposed by (Rev. Fleming; The Bride and Groom also by Mr. Fleming and this was respond ed to by the groom in a most capable manner; The Bridesmaids, proposed by Mr Harold Mitchell and responded to by Mr. Victor Wilson; Parents of the Bride, by Mr J. R. Dawe and res ponded to by Mr T. A. Watt; Parents of the Groom by Mr A. C. Southwell (Balldale) and responded to by Mr Chapman (a son in law) .

      A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr Stocks, of New castle.

      The toasts were interspersed with items. They comprised a recitation by Miss J. Adams; songs by Miss Bryer and Mr. S. Starr; and a quartette by Mr and Mrs F. Gray and Mr and Mrs A. I'Anson

      Mrs. Mitchell's travelling frock was of a delightful shade of teal blue with which she wore grape wine accessories. The shoulder line was squared and the bodice to which was pinned a single rose and had sunray pleating radiating from the waistline.

      Aflter many expressions of good wishes, Mr and Mrs Mitchell left by car for their honeymoon which is to be spent motoring.
    Name Joyce MacLean 
    Died 08 Jun 1948  Wynola, near Forbes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 09 Jun 1948  Methodist Cemetery, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    The headstone (on the left) for Joyce Maclean, n
    Person ID I24  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 

    Father Albert Thomas Mote,   b. 04 Feb 1888, Yass Hotel, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1960, Goulburn Base Hospital, Goulburn, NSW, Australia, -34.747656,149.712743 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mabel Beryl Wales,   b. 22 Aug 1893, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1954, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1915  Methodist Church, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 17 Sep 1915  The Chronicle, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • WEDDING OF ALBERT THOMAS MOTE
      AND
      MABEL BERYL WALES

      WEDNESDAY FIFTEENTH SEPTEMBER NINETEEN FIFTEEN

      The Methodist Church was nicely decorated by friends for the marriage on Wednesday of Mr Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Wales of Young.

      The Rev. William Weston performed the ceremony in the presence of a fairly large assemblage. As the bride entered the Church the Choir sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden" and as the couple left as man and wife the Wedding March was played.

      The brides dress was a brocaded crepe de Chine with over dress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls. She also wore the customary wreath and veil and a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a shaving outfit. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Mote and Miss Hilda Wales. They each wore a white chiffon dress, the former's being over a shell pink slip, and a gold bangle each, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bouquets, also gifts from the bridegroom, were of pink carnations and sweet peas. Mr Walter Mote was the best man and Mr Frank Delaney groomsman.

      The wedding breakfast was partaken at Mrs Fred Fisher's, where the Rev. Mr Weston presided and the usual toasts were honored. Mr and Mrs Mote left by the evening train for Sydney, where the honeymoon is being spent. Their future home will be at Yass. The bride traveled in a dress of saxe blue crepe de chine relieved with shadow lace, and a hat to match.

      The wedding presents were numerous and costly.
    Newspaper 17 Sep 1915  The Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • WEDDING.

      MOTE-WALES.

      A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon last, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Marengo Street, Young, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. W. Weston. The bride, was prettily dressed in brocaded crepe-de-chine, with an overdress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls, with customary wreath and veil, and also carried a bouquet of white sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern, gift of bridegroom, entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. She was attended by Miss Alice Mote (sister of the bridegroom) who was attired in a white crepe de chine dress over a shell pink slip; and Miss Hilda Wales (sister of the bride) who was dressed in a white crepe de chine. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern (gifts of bride- groom). Mr. Walter Mote (brother of bridegroom) acted as best man, and Mr. Delaney (brother-in-law of bride- groom) was groomsman. The bride- groom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaids, a gold bangle to each. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a silver shaving outfit. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to Mrs. Fisher's refreshment rooms, where the wedding breakfast was served. The Rev. Mr. Weston occupied the chair and the usual toasts were honored. The happy couple left by the 7.20 train for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue crepe de chine, relieved with shadow lace, hat to match. The future home of the young couple will be at Yass. The presents were numerous and costly.
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kenneth Malcolm MacLean,   b. 13 Apr 1913, Mulgoa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1983, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Jul 1941  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Ken McLean and Joyce Mote in 1941; Wedding Photo
    Elect-roll 1943  Wynola, Bogan Gate Road, Forbes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Joyce Mote (left). Taken in 1941 by Gordon Mote.; wedding
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    Joyce Mote and Gordon Mote outside their home in Church Street, Yass.
    The dog was called Jerry.
    Photograph from Gordon Mote's Collection.