Mary Maria Wedesweiler1,2

F, #348, b. 1 April 1894, d. 3 May 1963
Last Edited25 Mar 2015
Birth*1 April 1894 Rooty Hill, NSW;
daughter of John J & Annie Wedesweiler3,4 
Marriage*20 January 1917 Rooty Hill, NSW;
Groom: Stanley George Sheens
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Windsor
Occupation: Railway Employee
Age: 24
Usual Residence: Windsor
Father: John Charles Sheens
Occupation: Carpenter
Mother: Not stated

Bride: Mary Wedesweiler
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Rooty Hill
Occupation: Domestic Duties
Age: 22
Usual Residence: Rooty Hill
Father: John Joseph Wedesweiler
Occupation: Builder
Mother: Not stated

Date of Marriage: 20 Jan 1917
Place of Marriage: St Aidan's Church, Rooty Hill
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: Eric Sheens, Vera Taylor
Minister: John Muirhead;Groom=Stanley Glenore Sheens1 
Married Name20 January 1917 Sheens1 
Article*24 February 1917 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Wedding Bells
St. Adien's Roman Catholic Church, Rooty Hill, was the scene of a pretty wedding on January 20th, when Mary, youngest daughter of Mr J J Wedesweiler, of Rooty Hill, was married to Stanley Glenore, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J Sheens, of Newtown, Windsor. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Muirhead. The bride, who was given away by her father, was daintily gowned in white chepe- de-chene, trimmed with pearls and sprays of orange blossom, the train, falling from the waist, was prettily trimmed with, a true-lover's knot, white satin horse shoe and orange cap fashion, with a wreath of orange blossom and tulle bow. She carried a bouquet of white roses and cactus dahlias, and wore a gold circle brooch set with pearls, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids, Miss Vera Layton (cousin of the bride) and Miss Kathleen Collins, wore dainty frocks of white chiffon organdi, trimmend with malines lace and insertion; and wore hats of pale pink acrophane, with large silk rose and touches of black velvet; both carried a bouquet of pink roses and cactus dahlias, and wore gold circle brooches, set with rubies and pearls; the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr Eric Sheens (brother of the bridegroom) attended as best man, and Mr P Hetherton, of Sydney, as groomsman. After the ceremony, about 50 guests were entertained in Rooty Hill School of Arts. Later in the evening Mr and Mrs Sheens left for the North, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride travelling in a Fugi silk coat and skirt, with pale pink hat trimmed with touches of black.;Principal=Stanley Glenore Sheens5 
Birth of Son16 November 1917 Nurse Howlett's Private Hospital, Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW;
Name: Eric John Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 16th November 1917
Place of Birth: Nurse Howletts Private Hospital, Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Father: Stanley Glenore Sheens
Occupation: Railway Porter
Birthplace: Windsor N.S.Wales
Age: 25

Date of Marriage: 20th January 1917
Place of Marriage: Rooty Hill, N.S.Wales

Mother: Mary Wedesweiler
Birthplace: Rooty Hill, N.S.Wales
Age: 23

Informant: Mary Sheens, mother, St Heliers, Parramatta; Witness: Susan Howlett
Witnesses: Dr Kearney, Nurse Howlett;Principal=Eric John Sheens6 
Birth of Son9 June 1919 NSW;Principal=Glenore Joseph Sheens3 
Birth of Son17 July 1921 Rooty Hill, NSW;Principal=Ronald Keith Sheens3 
Birth of Son25 February 1923 Rooty Hill, NSW;Principal=Stanley Gordon Sheens7 
Photo*circa 1928 NSW;
;Principal=Stanley Glenore Sheens8
Stanley & Mary Sheens with children Eric, Ross, Glen & Gordon
Photo courtesy Maria Quigley
Death of Spouse11 August 1935 St Joseph's Hospital, Auburn, NSW;
SHEENS.-August 11, 1935, at St Joseph's Hospital, Auburn, Stanley Glenore, beloved husband of Mary Sheens loving father of Eric, Glenore, Ronald, and Gordon, aged 43 years (late of Rooty Hill).;Principal=Stanley Glenore Sheens9 
Death*3 May 1963 NSW;
SHEENS, Mary. - May 3, 1963, at her residence, 3 Railway Parade, Rooty Hill, widow of Stanley Glenore Sheens, and dearly loved mother of Eric, Glen, Ron and Gordon, aged 69 years. Requiescat in pace. Privately interred, Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, May 6, 1963.2,10 
Headstone Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW;

;Principal=Stanley Glenore Sheens11


Stanley Glenore Sheens b. 3 Aug 1892, d. 11 Aug 1935


  1. [S115] Microfilm Marriage, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1839-1941.
  2. [S11] NSW Death Index, 16556/1963 Mary Maria Sheens.
  3. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  4. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 26840/1894 Mary M Wedesweiler.
  5. [S247] The Nepean Times.
  6. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, Eric John Sheens 1917.
  7. [S114] Microfilm Baptism, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1839-1941.
  8. [S389] Maria Quigley photographs.
  9. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 August 1935.
  10. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death Notice Mary Sheens, 7 May 1963.
  11. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.