Source: Australian Newspapers
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Nov 18 1940
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, QLD)
Australian Electoral Rolls 1936 Ref:- 7309, Division of Capricornia, Subdivision of Fitzroy, 3 Parnell St, Rockhampton, home duties
Australian Electoral Rolls 1937 Ref:- 7480, Division of Capricornia, Subdivision of Fitzroy, 3 Parnell St, Rockhampton, home duties
Commonwealth Electoral Roll Queensland 1949, 3 Parnell St, Rockhampton, home duties
Commonwealth Electoral Roll Queensland 1959, 345 Sandgate Rd, Albion, waitress
Morning Bulletin Rockhampton 18 November 1940
Surprise Linen Afternoon
Miss Mabel Page was the hostess at a surprise linen afternoon at the residence of Mr and Mrs C. Tennant, Parnell Street, on Saturday afternoon In honour of the approaching marriage of Miss Ethel Tennant to Mr Ronald Connor, which will take place on November 25. The afternoon passed pleasantly with competitions and community singing and added enjoyment was provided by songs contributed by Misses Ethel Tennant, J. Mowat, and L Dale, a recitation by Miss C. Tennant, and a tap dance by Miss Avis Page. Miss Tennant received many useful presents. Dainty afternoon tea was served.
Morning Bulletin Rockhampton 3 December 1940
CONNOR-TENNANT : At St Joseph's Cathedral on November 25, by Monsignor J. Rowan, Ethel Cecelia, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C. H. Tennant. Parnell Street, to Sergeant Ronald Connor, eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. O. Connor, Woodville Street, Wandal.
Morning Bulletin Rockhampton Tuesday 3 December 1940
St Joseph's Cathedral was prettily decorated with shasta daisies and roses for the wedding ot Ethel Cecelia, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C. H. Tennant, Parnell Street, to Sergeant Ronald Connor, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Q. D. Connor, Woodville Street, Wandal, which was celebrated on November 25 at 7 p.m. Monsignor J. Rowan officiated. Miss T. Liddy was the organist and played Mendelssohn's Wedding; March as the bride entered the Cathedral, and Misa Joyce Mowat sang Gounod's "Ave Maria" during the signing of the register.Given away by her father, the bride wore a dainty and becoming gown of bridal satin with small buttons from the neckline to the waist, and sprays of lilies of the valley on the shoulders. The long, tight-fitting sleeves were peaked over her wrists, and the skirt was cut on classical lines, forming a train. Her beautiful net veil was held In place with a Mary Queen of Scots headdress, and a topknot of lilies of the valley. The cascade bouquet which she carried, was of tabernamontana and stephanotis tied with satin ribbons. She also wore a very old cameo brooch, lent by. Mrs C. Page. Miss Clarice Tennant, who attended her sister as bridesmaid, wore a white off-the-shoulder Old World frock of poulte taffeta and a white floral toque with a tulle bow. Her pretty Victorian posy of cream frangipanni and stephanotis was set In white tulled and white ribbons. The bridegroom and best man wore military uniforms. Mr V. V. Tennant, brother of the bride, was best man. The bride's mother wore a frock of navy sheer with a white, shoulder spray and a navy hat and accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore navy and white decktone with a white shoulder spray and white accessories. Sixty guests were afterwards entertained at the wedding, breakfast at the Anzac Hall, where the tables were decorated In the national colours (red, white and blue). A two-tiered wedding cake was a prominent feature, and the catering was carried out by Mrs G. Betzien. Dancing, musical items, and singing were enjoyed until midnight. When leaving for Brisbane, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride wore an emphatic blue heavyweight crepe de Chine frock trimmed with handmade flowers on the bodice and pockets to which she added a white hat and accessories.
The family lived in Barambah St, Wandal, Rockhampton, then moved to Brisbane.
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