WEDDING of William DRINNAN & Amelia May SHANKS - Kaukapakapa 1898
taken from PAPERS PAST
17 June 1898
(italics are my additions)
Thr marriage of Miss Amy SHANKS (Amelia May 1877-1963), fifth daughter of Mr Gavin Brash Shanks (1828-1909), Roseneath, Kaukapakapa, and Mr William Howie DRINNAN (1855-1937), third son of Mrs Drinnan of the same district, was celebrated on Wednesday, May 25th.
The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr James Drinnan, and was wirnessed by a large gathering of relatives and friends.
The Rev. Mr STEELE, of Otahuhu, officiated.
The bride looked charming, and was attired in a tasteful and handsome bridal dress of white figured silk, trimmed with lace and pearl trimmings.
Misses Jessie and Jeannie Shanks acted as bridesmaids, and wore pretty dresses of creme crepon.
Mr James Shanks and Mr Reginald RIKYS attended the bridegroom.
After an excellent weddng breakfast the happy couple drove to Helensville, to catch the afternoon train for Auckland, thence to Sydney to spend their honeymoon.
Both bride and bridegroom are very popular in the district where they have spent their lives, and their nuptials occasioned a good deal of interest and excitement among a wide circle of friends.
The wedding presents were both numerous and valuable.
some of their known children were:
10 March 1899 - 1987 William Keith Drinnan
- William married Mary Agnes REDDY IN 1923
Ethel May Drinnan
- Ethel married Joseph DAY in 1927
Myra Elizabeth Drinnan