Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thames (NZ): 1900 Wedding MACOWN - MEEHAN

Another early wedding photo. Don't forget if you have any early wedding photos of marriages at Thames, The Treasury has a special collection for these. A named digital copy would be appreciated. Contact The Treasury for more information.

This is the wedding of James MACOWN to Clara MEEHAN in 1900.

Back row: John Meehan, bridesmaid Sis Kenny, Bill Meehan, Madge Meehan (in frock coat).
Front row: sitting: Jim Meehan, groom James Macown, bride Clara Meehan (standing), Father of the bride Patrick Meehan.

Clara and James married at St Francis Church, Thames on 24 October 1900.
Source: Special thanks to Claire for the use of the photograph and information
Family background: Clara's parents were Patrick and Mary Meehan. Patrick was an early settler on the Thames Goldfields.  He was interested in various mines, and carted a lot of quartz to batteries for the various companies. He saw many ups and downs on the goldfield and after 48 years residence in Thames, went back to Auckland. Patrick MEEHAN died 31 July 1929 at Auckland, in his 84th year. His obituary in the New Zealand Herald remarked that he was "an old resident of Thames."
For further information:
The Treasury index, family trees and pioneer forms
Family trees at

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