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Family Group Sheet : Frank Alexander Finnis/Hazel de Lona Christopher (F0714)

m. 07 Jun 1911



  • Father | Male
    Frank Alexander Finnis

    Birth  29 Nov 1880  Murree, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  29 Jan 1941  The Nook, Northcourt Walk, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Marriage  07 Jun 1911  [1, 2]  St James, Sussex Gardens, Paddington  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Hazel de Lona Christopher

    Birth  21 Dec 1886  Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  05 Jun 1938  Norton, London Rd, Camberley Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial  08 Jun 1938  St John's Crematorium, Woking Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Leonard William Christopher | F0670 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Florence Lane | F0670 Family Group Sheet 

  • Notes 
    • No known children (no birth regs found in E&W BMD index name Finnis mmn Christopher; none mentioned in death notices)

    Marriage:
    • The marriage of Mr Frank Finnis, Royal Artillery, eldest son of Colonel Henry Finnis, C.S.I., R.E., and Miss Hazel de Lona Christopher, daughter of Major-General Leonard Christopher, C.B., took place yesterday at St James's, Sussex Gardens, W. The best man was Mr. S. W. Finnis, and the service was performed by the Rev. H. A. Herbert and the Rev. W. J. B. Scott.
      The bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in soft ivory satin, handsomely embroidered in silver, the bodice being entirely composed of old Brussels lace (the gift of her mother). The ivory satin Court train was turned back at one corner with a true lover's knot of silver. The veil of Brussels lace (also the gift of her mother) was worn over a wreath of orange blossom, and the bride carried a sheaf of Harrisi lilies, white heather and myrtle. She was attended by three bridesmaids, Miss Muriel Christopher (her sister), Miss Gladys Finnis (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Betty Bowyer (cousin of the bride), and two trainbearers -- Master John Christopher and Master Bunny Farrell Palliser. The bridesmaids wore Princess dresses of pale blue satin, veiled with chiffon tunics of a deper blue embroidered with Japanese silver and mauve Oriental stones. Their hats were of silver veiled in blue chiffon, with high bunches of shaded pink roses. The trainbearers wore Directoire suits of ivory satin with blue sashes. A reception was held at the Great Central Hotel, and the bride and bridegroom afterwards left for Bourne End. [The Times, 08 Jun 1911]
    • Witnesses: L W Christopher, F Christopher, Henry Finnis, Mark? Finnis, Annie Brooke, Frank Finnis

    Engagement:
    • The marriage arranged between Mr Frank Finnis, RA, eldest son of Colonel Henry Finnis, CSI, and Hazel de Lona, daughter of Major-General Leonard Christopher, CB, 32 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, W, will take place at St James' Church, Sussex Gardens, on Wednesday June 7, at 2.30. The reception afterwards will be held at the Great Central Hotel [The Times, 25 May 1911]

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Paddington, 2Q1911.

    2. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 25 May 1911.