Walter Charles Perry

ID# 6685, (c 1865 - 14 Sep 1951)

Walter Charles Perry was born c 1865 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .

Walter Charles Perry married Annie Jane Yates, daughter of Henry Yates and Agnes Bell Haigh, on 28 Aug 1894 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Wedding at Masterton

A wedding of more than usual interest was celebrated at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, by the Rev A V Grace, at noon to-day, the principals being Mr Walter Charles Perry - eldest son of Mr Walter Perry, of Masterton, and one of the most prominent and popular athletes in the district - and Miss Annie Jane Yates, fourth daughter of the late Mr Henry Yates, of Masterton. The church was packed long before the hour fixed for the ceremoney, and numbers were obliged to content themselves with a glimpse of the wedding party as it entered and left the church. The service was fully choral. Mr W Ford presided at the organ and played the "Wedding March".
The bride - who was given away by her brother, Mr Edward yates - looked remarkably well. She was attired in a very handsome cream embossed silk dress, trimmed with broche and silk lace, with the usual wreath, veil and orange blossoms. She also carried a very beautiful bridal shower bouquet.
Four bridesmaids were in attendance. The Misses Blanche Perry and Amy Yates, dressed in grey silk trimmed with pink, with cream hats trimmed with pale pink roses and silk lace, each wearing a fine gold brooch set with amethyst, the gift of the bridegroom and the Misses Ida Perry and Mabel Hare, dressed in pale pink cashmere, with white felt hats and cream lace, each wearing gold brooches with initials set in pearls, also the gift of the bridegroom.
Among the wedding guests were the bride's mother (Mrs A B Yates) in a handsome black silk, with black bonnet and pink roses; and Mrs Walter Perry in dark green with bonnet of amber and black, and numerous others, related to the bride and bridegroom.
The young couple were greeted with showers of rice and flowers on leaving the Church, and amidst the heartfelt good wishes of very many friends, drove off to the residence of the bride's mother, were a large party of guests sat down to the wedding breakfast.
Mr and Mrs Charles Perry leave for Wellington by this afternoon's train, and we unite with their many friends in wishing them future happiness and prosperity.1,2

Walter died on 14 Sep 1951 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .3

Walter was buried on 17 Sep 1951 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of Annie Jane Perry beloved wife of Walter Charles Perry died 19 Feb 1936 aged 67yrs.
Walter Charles Perry died 1951 aged 85.
Edward Walter Perry died May 1964.4

Family: Walter Charles Perry and Annie Jane Yates


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 3022. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, Vol XV, Issue 4810, 28 August 1894, Page 2. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1951 NZ Online Database: 1951/ 34288 aged 85yrs.
  4. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Masterton District Council Online Database: Plan II, Row 22 Plot AJP
    NZSG Cemetry Records: G03.07 No 2814. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.