Today's post involves my 2nd Great Aunt Mary Agnes Battye and her marriage to Charles J. Chalker. Mary, the daughter of Edward Joseph Battye and his wife Ellen Mary (nee Pierse) was born about 1890 in the Gundagai area. On the 22nd June 1909 she married Charles J. Chalker at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Gundagai. Unfortunately Charles died on 14th October 1919 at Reno, leaving Mary alone to raise their young family.
Source: CHALKER—BATTYE. (1909, June 25). The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123564196
On Tuesday afternoon, in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, by the Rev. P.J. Donovan, a quiet wedding was celebrated, when Mr. Charles Chalker, son of Mr. J. H. Chalker, of Adaminaby, was united to Miss Agnes Battye, of Jones' Creek Gundagai. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Victor Battye, wore a dark green travelling dress, with cream yoke ; pretty white felt hat, trimmed with eau-de-nil and white wings. The bridesmaid, Miss Eileen Battye, wore a navy blue coat and skirt, white front. Mr. Victor Battye filled the office of best man. After the ceremony a few of the friends of the happy young couple - who were tendered many wedding presents - assembled at the home of the bride's mother, where hearty wishes were pledged for a happy union. Mr. and Mrs. Chalker left by the afternoon train for their future home, Harden.
NSW BDM Marriage Index
4812/1909 CHALKER CHARLES BATTYE MARY A GUNDAGAI
Source: NSW BDM Marriage Index No. 4812/1909. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au