the DOUBLE WEDDING of Helen Lloyd & Emily Hampton MANDENO - Te Awamutu 1898
the wedding report was taken from PAPERS PAST
11 June 1898
(italics are my additions)
Considerable excitement was occasioned in Te Awamutu on Tuesday of last week by a very pretty double wedding, the brides being Misses Helen (Helen Lloyd 1871-1943) and Emily (Emily Hampton 1865-1917), MANDENO, daughters of Mr James Lloyd 1824-1921) Mandeno of Te Awamutu, and the respective bridegrooms, Mr PATERSON (William McDonald 1875-1949), of Ngaruawahia, and Mr DRABBLE (Charles Henry 1868-1941) of Tuhikaranea (Hamilton).
The double wedding was solemnised in St John's Anglican Churcb, which was filled with the many friends of the happy couple.
The Rev J. L. A. KAYLL officiated.
The brides looked charming in simple and dainty dresses of soft wite cashmere, and the usual wreaths and weils and carried beautiful bouquets.
Misses Maud and Florrie Mandeno and Miss Paterson/Patterson acted as bridesmaids.
After the wedding breakfast the happ couples departed fro Auckland amidst showers of rice, and warm congratulations for future happiness and prosperity
known children of Charles Henry & Emily Hampton Hampton Drabble were:
9 February 1899 - 1984 Arthur Geoffrey Clayton Drabble
- Arthur married Laura Ambrosia HARKER (1901-1961) in 1920
25 April 1900 - 1980 Dorothy Mildred Pretoria Drabble
- No husband found
known children of William McDonald & Helen Lloyd Paterson were:
9 April 1899 - 1987 Vera Isabel Lloyd Paterson
- born 2 months after the birth of Emily's son, Arthur Drabble
- Vera married Cheviot Dundee MARSHALL (1896-1978) in 1926
17 June 1900 - 1987 Percy Thomas Mandeno Paterson
- born 2 months after Emily's daughter, Dorothy Drabble
- Percy married Ella Howard GOULD (1898-1977) in 1925
1903 - 1984 Duncan Alexander Paterson
- Duncan married Helen Mary POOLE (1903-1983) in 1918
19 March 1905 - 1987 MacDonald Paterson
- no wife found
29 April 1907 - 1996 Emily Margaret Paterson
- Emily married Arnold Frederick GLADDING (1906-1974) in 1931
10 July 1908 - 2003 William Lloyd Mandeno Paterson
James Lloyd MANDENO formerly Chairman of the Te Awamutu Town Board, is a native of Shropshire, England, and was born in 1824. He was partly educated at the Latin Grammar School, Newport, and finished at Holloway, near London. Mr. Mandeno was apprenticed to the building trade at Bedford and after serving his time came to New Zealand in 1855. Landing in Auckland, he commenced business as builder and contractor, carrying on successfully for many years. Mr. Mandeno went to the Waikato in 1873, and purchasing land settled there. His qualifications as a builder and architect are well known; he prepared the plans for Lewis' Hotel, Te Awamutu. Star Hotel, Kihikihi, and many of the best buildings in Ohaupo and elsewhere. Mr. Mandeno is a member of the library committee, has been a lay reader in the Church of England for more than ten years and takes a lively interest in all matters affecting the welfare of the district.
Mr. Mandeno is married and has five sons and seven daughters