Bessie Hill DODDRELL
(Abt 1882-)


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Rev. Abraham Kemp HARRIS

Bessie Hill DODDRELL

  • Born: Abt 1882
  • Married: 24 Jun 1908, Methodist Church, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia 1

   Marriage Information:

Bessie married Rev. Abraham Kemp HARRIS, son of Joseph Barkle HARRIS and Janet Davidson COUPER, on 24 Jun 1908 in Methodist Church, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia 1. (Rev. Abraham Kemp HARRIS was born in 1878 in Pleasant Creek, Victoria, Australia 2 and died on 19 Apr 1960 in Summer Hill, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 3 4.)

   Marriage Notes:

Married 2 years in 1910.


"HARRIS-DODDRELL. Notwithstanding the mud and rain, Yarra Junction was on the tip-toe of excitement on Wednesday, the 24th ult., when Mr A. Kemp Harris (Methodist missionary) and Miss Bessie Hill Doddrell, eldest . daughter of Mr Doddrell, of Yarra Junction, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding took place at the local Methodist church, which had been prettily decorated for the occasion. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. R. Diterich, of. Melbourne. assisted by Mr Newton Greenwood, H.M., of Yarra Junction. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr Will Doddrell acted as best man....

...The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Melbourne. On the 6th inst. they sail for their new home, Honolulu...." 5


1 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1908/2972 (groom called Abraham Henry in the index).

2 Ibid, 1878/18072.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 15178/1960.

4 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 20 Apr 1960. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

5 Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian, Friday 3 July 1908.

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