Mary Graham MUIR
Dr. Seabert Crawford Muir DOWNING


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Eleanor CRASE

Dr. Seabert Crawford Muir DOWNING

  • Born: 31 Oct 1894, Round Waterhole, S.A., Australia 2
  • Married: 12 Nov 1932, St. Andrew's Church, Walkerville, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1
  • Died: 21 Jan 1973, Kingswood, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3
  • Buried: Centennial Park, Goodwood Rd., Pasadena, S.A., Australia 3

   Research Notes:

Seabert Crawford Muir Downing, late of Kingswood, died aged 78 years (cemetery record).

   Marriage Information:

Seabert married Eleanor CRASE, daughter of Arthur Vivian CRASE and Mary Caroline WINTER, on 12 Nov 1932 in St. Andrew's Church, Walkerville, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1. (Eleanor CRASE was born about 1905 in South Australia, Australia 4, died on 14 Jan 1987 in Payneham South, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 and was buried in Centennial Park, Goodwood Rd., Pasadena, S.A., Australia 3.)

   Marriage Notes:

Eleanor Crase, age 27, status single, daughter of Arthur Crase; and Seabert Crawford Muir Downing, age 38, status single, son of Elijah Downing


"Wedding at Walkerville
Dr. Downing —Miss Crase

AT the picturesque Church of St. Andrew, Walkerville, the marriage was solemnised tonight by Canon R. P. Hewgill, of Eleanor, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crase, of Hawker's road, Medindie, and Dr. Seabert Downing, of Gladstone.

The bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a graceful gown of ivory satin with a yoke of net outlined in diamente. The long sleeves were puffed at the elbow, and the skirt was continued to form a train.

The 'something borrowed' was a beautiful Honiton lace veil in deep cream, lent by Mrs. G. Hebbert Boykett, who wore it at her own wedding. It had a spray of orange blossom at the back, and was mounted, on white tulle. A sheaf of white flowers was carried.

Miss Molly Castine was bridesmaid, dressed in shell pink georgette with silk ruchings on the skirt and round the edge of the cape, which was appliqued in pale pink and green leaves. Her hat was a pale pink shiny straw with a wreath of pink and green flowers, and she carried a sheaf of pink blooms.

Dr. Roy Pridmore was best man.

Beautiful roses and gladioli were used for decorating the church, the roses from the garden of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Castine at Watervale. About 50 guests were afterwards entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Crase at their home. Mrs. Frank Perry was responsible for the artistic floral decorations. In the house there were huge bowls of mixed flowers, and in the marquee, where supper was served, the tables were adorned with pink roses and heuchera.

Mrs. Arthur Crase wore a handsome gown of wine georgette and silk lace, a tapel hat to tone, with biscuit lace motifs, and carried a posy in autumn tonings.

The bride's travelling dress was of Eastern silk, with a biscuit colored ground and a pattern of flowers in bougainvillea pink. She wore a beige wool georgette coat with a cape, and a brown hat with multi-colored floral wreath." 5


1 South Australia BDM, South Australian Marriages Registrations (1917-1937): Book 335, Page 216.

2 Ibid, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 554 Page: 135 District: Tal.

3 Australian Cemeteries Index.

4 Year of birth derived from age at the time of her marriage to Seabert Downing.

5 The Mail (Adelaide), Saturday 12 November 1932.

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