|Birth||2 February 1871||Margaret Isabella Campbell was born on Thursday, 2 February 1871 at Bowral, NSW, AustraliaG.|
|She was the daughter of John Joseph Campbell and Mary Ann Loiterton.|
|Marriage||6 April 1896||Margaret Isabella Campbell married Donald Shaw on Monday, 6 April 1896 at Bowral, NSWG. Mr. Donald Shaw and Miss Issie Campbell.|
Easter Monday, April 6th., 1896, was the gala day in the family life of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Campbell of Bowral. On that day their only daughter, Margaret Isabel, known as Issie, was united in the Holy bonds of matrimony, to Mr. Donald Shaw of the Survey Office Bourke. The ceremony took place at "Edgeworth", the residence of the Bride's parents, at 11a.m., The Rev. J.G. Middleton, Wesleyan Minister officiating. It was an exceedingly pretty wedding, the bride looked charming, dressed in a pale heliotrope silk broche, with lace and sequin trimmings, and with customary wreaths of orange blossom, she was given away by her father who, though he gave her freely, yet found it hard to part with an only child, however the redeeming feature is that she goes from one good home to another.
Mr. Eric Bensley (the bride's cousin ) was best man and was far from nervous in discharging the duties devolving on him. The bridesmaids were Misses. Edie, and May Bensley (cousins of the bride.) They looked exceedingly well dressed in fawn with green plush and sequin trimmings. The bridegroom's gifts to the bride were a handsome gold brooch with large opal and a cable bangle, while each of the bridesmaids received a gold bangle.
The wedding breakfast was a very sumptuous repast and elegantly laid out. The following sat around the table, the bride and bridegroom, the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Campbell, Rev. and Mrs. Middleton and Miss Fanny Middleton, Mrs. Malcolm Shaw ( Waverley ), Miss Shaw ( Lake Bathurst ), Miss Maude Wheatly ( Dalton ), Mrs. Bensley, Miss Edie, May and Eva Bensley, Mr. and Mrs. G. Allingham from ( Petersham ), Mr. and Mrs. C. Waters ( Mittagong ) Mrs. Jones and Miss Nellie Jones.
The wedding cake from Hill Bros. establishment Bowral ,was a very handsome one, reflecting the greatest credit on the designer. It was really artistic and certainly equal to any that could be procured in Sydney.
The Rev. J.G. Middleton proposed the toast of the bride and bridegroom in a very appropriate speech, in which he referred to the estimable qualities of the bride. She had done good work in connection with the church, and the Sunday School for years past, and he expressed the wish that she would continue similar work in the town whence she was going. Mr. Middleton remarked that it was a comfort to the parents to think that their daughter was attaching herself to a family in whom they had such unbounded confidence, and concluded by wishing the newly married couple, health, happiness, and prosperity. The bridegroom suitably responded, and then proposed the bridesmaids, coupled with the name of the best man Mr. Ree Bensley, who humorously responded. Mr. C. Waters proposed the bride's parents and relatives of the bridegroom, to which Mr. Campbell feelingly responded.
The happy couple left for the railway station in a cab, followed by the guests in Piggott's four in hand drag. On arriving at the station they were met by Mr. James Huggett, a member of Mr. H.E. Jone's Young Mens Association, Bowral, who had been deputed to convey hearty congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. Gathered on the platform were also a large number of friends who manifested considerable interest in the proceedings, and as the mid-day train left for Sydney, three ringing cheers were given by the enthusiastic crowd, and at the same time they pelted the happy couple with rose leaves and rice.
Bowral people have now seen the last of her familiarly known as Issie Campbell, for when next she pays a visit to her former home and numerous friends, it will be as Mrs. Donald Shaw.
The bride's travelling dress was one of the new knotted cloths with ruby creton plush, and sequin trimmings with hat to match.
Among the presents were the following; Handsome chaste silver teapot, given by the bride's father, 2 doz. silver forks and spoons, and a half dozen silver serviette rings, by the bride's mother, chaste silver revolving butter cooler, by Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Shaw, chaste silver sugar bowl, by M. and Mrs. C. Waters, frosted silver watch stand, jewel stands, and pair salts, by Mr. and Mrs. Allingham, collection of books, by Miss Shaw, breakfast cruet, by Miss Maude Wheatley, half dozen silver egg spoons, by Mr. and Mrs. Marston, pair of silver jam spoons, by Mrs. C. Dorrough, pair of glass salts on silver stands, by Mrs. W. Cole, double gilt photo frames, by Mr. E. Bensley, silver belt with brilliant buckle, by Miss Tilly Masterman, handsome afternoon tea cloth, by Miss Laura Masterman, honiton lace handkerchief, by Miss Coyle, embossed tea cosy, by Mrs. Bensley, fascinator, by Miss Beaumont, glass sugar bowl, cream jug and butter dish, by Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Davis, glass cream jug and sugar bowl and flower stand, by Mr. and Mrs. R. Frost, a beautifully designed fretwork photo frame, by Master Charlie Cope, sketch album, and pair of biscuit china ornaments, by Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, magnificent pair of silver serviette rings with morocco cases lined with white satin, by Misses A. and N. Jones, chaste silver butter dish with knife, by Dr. and Mrs. Middleton, silver bread fork ivory mounted, by Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Wickham, pair silver knife rests, by Mr. and Mrs. Allen, salad and celery bowl, by Mr. and Mrs. Soutter, afternoon tea cup, by Masters L. and K. Soutter, tea cosy, by Miss Potts, work bag, by Miss Holloway, pair of vases, by Miss Buer, water jug and glasses with tray, by Mrs. Clayton, photo stand, Miss Clara Gregory, choise flower bowl, by Miss Funston, tea gong, by Miss Eva Bensley.
In addition to the above named presents, other souvenirs were received by Miss Campbell, from various friends, and also from the children of the Wesleyan Sunday School with which she had been connected from childhood, in evidence of the love and affection in which she was held by them.
In connection with the marriage, some pleasing instances occurred. A deputation introduced by Mr. Russell, waited upon Miss Campbell at her parent's residence, and presented her on behalf of The Woman's Christian Temperance Union with a beautiful basket of flowers, accompanied by congratulatory letters and cards.
At the Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary on the 16th. March, 1896, Miss Campbell was the recipient of a very handsome marble clock from the teachers and congregation in appreciation of her past services to the church.
Before leaving Bourke, Mr. Shaw was the recipient of a set of silver entrée dishes, a gift from his colleagues in the office, as a mark of the esteem in which he is held by each and all of them.1
|Marriage||24 May 1899||Margaret Isabella Campbell married James Watkin Miller B.A. on Wednesday, 24 May 1899 at Bowral, NSWG. MILLER-------SHAW (nee Campbell) WEDDING.|
The Wesleyan Church of Bowral was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday afternoon last, 24th. May, 1899, when Mrs. Margaret Isabell Shaw, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Campbell of Bowral, was united to Mr. James Watkin Miller B.A. of Waverley. The service was an unusually impressive one, the officiating clergymen being Rev. M.H. Parkinson assisted by the Rev. C. Foreman B.A. of Mosman's Bay.
The administering of the oath to the contracting parties as required by a recent Government regulation, added solemnity to the service.
The church was very tastefully and appropriately decorated by the friends of the bride. An arch of ivy leaves was formed across the rostrum surmounted by a floral heart and bell. At the base of the arch on the left side, the initials "J.M." were worked in chrysanthemums, with a background of ferns, while on the right side were the letters "I.S." similarly worked.
Shortly after 3 o'clock the bridal party entered the Church to the strains of music. The bride was accompanied by her father, by whom she was given away. She was attired in a pale heliotrope silk broche, with trimmings of white silk and bebe ribbon, with hat en suite. There were two bridesmaids---- Miss Minnie Funston in moss green plush and white silk costume, picture hat trimmed with white chiffon, feathers and yellow roses, and Miss Maude Marston in cream cashmere with pale buttercup trimmings with white felt hat suitably trimmed.
The "Best Men" were Messrs. Norman Miller, and Eric Bensley. The bridegroom's gifts were; to the bride, gold brooch set with large amethyst and pearls, also a beautiful shower bouquet. To Miss Funstan ( bridesmaid ) gold bar brooch with a large opal, and to Miss Marston ( bridesmaid ) gold buttercup brooch, and shower bouquets to each.
At the conclusion of the service, the " Bridal Party " were driven to " Belmore Park" kindly lent for the day by Mr. and Mrs. C. Funstan, where the wedding breakfast was served, the host and hostess being the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Campbell. About 40 invitations had been issued.
The guests being ; Mr. & Mrs. & Miss Funstan, Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Wickham, Mr. & Mrs. Ebb. Davis, Rev M.H. Mrs. & Miss Parkinson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller, Mrs. Nancarrow, Maud & May Corrie, Maud V. Wheatley, Maud Marston, M. Bensley, Rev. C. Foreman B.A., Messrs. J.O. Miller, G.E. Marston, Norman Miller, Eric Bensley. At the conclusion of the breakfast, the following toasts were proposed. The "Bride & Bridegroom", proposed by the Rev. Mr. Parkinson who expressed regret at losing Mrs. Shaw, as she had been such a good worker in the church and choir. He thought Mrs. Shaw was a lucky woman in getting such a husband, and that Mr. Miller was a lucky man in securing such a wife. The toast was responded to by the Rev. Mr. Foreman and Mr. Wickham.
The "Bridesmaids" proposed by the bride and responded to by Messrs. Norman Miller and Eric Bensley.
The toast of the "Host & Hostess" Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Campbell coupled with the names of Mr. & Mrs. C. Funstan was proposed by Mr. J.O. Miller and responded to by Mr. Campbell.
During the afternoon, several photographs were taken in the groups, and a number of congratulatory telegrams were received.
The happy couple left for Chatswood ( their future home ) by the 6.15 train. A large number of friends assembled at the Bowral station to see them off, and showered them with rose leaves.
The "Bride's" travelling dress was a blue cloth trimmed with braid to match, and white silk, with black velvet picture hat, and white tips and ribbons, also pink roses.
The following is a list of the wedding presents; Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Campbell, dinner service, Miss M. Marston ,pair of ornaments, Mrs. & Miss Parkinson, bohemian glass water jug and glasses, Mrs. Durrough, pair photo frames and pin trays, Miss Wheatley, bamboo hat stand, Mrs. Waters, photo stand, Mr. & Mrs. Ebb. Davis, afternoon tea set, Miss Jean & Daisy Middleton, doyleys, Miss M. Bensley, pair of plaques, Trustees of Wesleyan Church, silver breakfast cruet, Mrs. Beattie, glass pickle jar, Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Wickham, cake dish and 2 pairs of ornaments, Fellow employees at Alcock Bros., handsome marble clock, Miss M. Corry, pair of ornaments, Miss Corry, cheese dish, Mr. E. R. Bensley, a set of carvers, Mr. & Mrs. P. Miller, a cheque, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Miller, plate basket, and dinner mats, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Miller, 2 pairs of ornaments, Mr. N.M. Miller & Miss L. Nancarrow, pair of art flower pots, Miss Miller, tea service, Miss A.M. Miller, toast rack and glass ware, Miss Ivy Miller, glass ware, Miss Essie Miller, pair of vases, Miss Alice Miller, fruit stand, Mr. A. Corbett, pair of E.P. salt cellars, Mr. & Mrs. John Patten V. C., butter dish ( silver ), Mr. & Mrs. C. Funstan, half a dozen jelly glasses & half a dozen custard glasses, Miss Funstan, pair of oil paintings, Mrs. Marston, silver & glass jam dish, The Firm Alcock Bros., a cheque, Miss Muriel Pain, sugar basin, Master Reggie Pain, cream jug, Mrs. Richards, pair of jam dishes, Mr. J. Miller, ink stand, Mr. R. Miller, moustache cup, Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Shaw, dessert knives & forks.
The wedding festivities were kept up for a few hours after Mr. & Mrs. Miller had taken their departure for Chatswood, and a very enjoyable evening was spent.1
|Death||4 December 1947||Margaret Isabella Campbell died on Thursday, 4 December 1947 at Beecroft, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 76.|