This lovely bride is Marie Ina Stooke. Marie was born in 1906, to George Francis Stooke and Eva Agnes Gough at St Kilda. She was engaged to Eric Alexander Raper in 1925 and they were married in 1928. Eric was born on June 12, 1895, to William Raper and Susanna Mackay Jordan at Albert Park. He served in the Great War from 1915 to 1919. Service Number: 8010. Eric passed away in September 1975 at Prahran and Marie passed away on December 28, 1982 at South Melbourne. The bridal photo below, was taken by Melbourne photographer Spencer Sheir. If you would like the full sized uncropped image, it’s available for download at the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 4080 x 5436, 42.3m).
1906,14215,F,Stooke,Marie,George Francis,Gough Eva Agnes,St Kilda,
1895,08543,M,Raper,Eric Alex,William,Jordan Susanna Mackay,Albert Park,
Engagement notice and photo of Marie in Table Talk (Trove).
1928,03962,,Stooke,Marie Ina,Raper,Eric Alexander,,
1983,00366,,Raper,Marie Ina,Stooke George F,Eva,Smel,76,
Date of death: 28 Dec 1982 (Probate – PROV)
1975,24610,,Raper,Eric Alexander,William,Jordan Susanna Mckay,Prahran,80,
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
Marie: Cremation, 31 Dec 1982. Ashes collected.
Eric: Cremation, 21 Oct 1975. Ashes collected.