Henri Adolph 'Henry' Mohr

M, #9453, b. 1862, d. 17 Jun 1956
Birth*1862 Eaglehawk, VIC, Australia, #B10899 [par Claus MOHR & Caroline SHOPMAN] - as Henri Adolph.1 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Annie Etherlind Barnes Moyle. VIC, Australia, #M500.2
 
Anecdote*abt 22 Jul 1899Was awarded an illuminated address by the residents of Beaconsfield. 
Widower14 Aug 1947Henri Adolph 'Henry' Mohr became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Etherlind Barnes Moyle.3 
Death*17 Jun 1956 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D6743 (Age 94) [par Charles MOHR & Caroline SHOPMAN].4 
Death-Notice*20 Jun 1956MOHR. - On June 17, at 25 Darebin road, Thornbury, Henry Mohr, loving husband of the late Annie, and father of Reg, Harold, Gladys (Mrs. Ayres), Una (Mrs. Williams), Les, Ilma (Mrs. Worthington), Ruby (Mrs. Sculler), and Maisie (Mrs. Spain), and father-in-law of Maisie, Vera (deceased), George, Harold, Edna, Ted, Harold, and Jim, aged 94 years. (Privately interred on the 19th instant.) -At rest.5 
Probate (Will)* Henry Mohr. No Occupation. Thornbury. 17 Jun 1956. 502/979.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Aug 1899: On Friday evening a most enjoyable social evening was held in the North Beaconsfield Hall, the function being in honor of our late assistant stationmaster, Mr. Henry Mohr, who has been transferred to Baddaginnie. The gathering was thoroughly representative of the district, and was a grand testimony of the honor and esteem in which the guest was held. Ex-Cr. Sykes made the presentation, which took the form of an illuminated address and a parse of sovreigns, and made a neat speech suitable to the occasion. Mr. Wm. Keating and Mr. G. W. Martin added their testimony to that of the chairman, and at the conclusion of their remarks Mr. Mohr returned thanks for the honors conferred upon him. Refreshments were served dur ing the evening, and at the conclusion of the prime business, a dance was indulged in until the early hours of Saturday morning. Miss Hitchcock, of Dandenong, and Messrs. B. Bain and Eckersall contributed songs, and Mr. I. G. Jones a recitation.7
  • 16 Aug 1899: Beaconsfield. On Friday evening last one of the most enjoyable social evenings ever held in the North Beaconsfield Hall took place in honor of the late assistant station-master, Mr. Henry Mohr, who has recently been transferred to Baddaginnie. The gathering was thoroughly representative of the district, fully a hundred persons being in attendance, testifying to the admiration and esteem in which this ideal public servant was held. Ex-Cr. Sykes occupied the chair, and in presenting Mr. Mohr with a handsomely framed and illuminated address and a purse of sovreigns, on behalf of the residents, stated that the gathering had taken place to honor one to whom honor was due. The many years Mr. Mohr had spent in their midst had proved him to be a capable and obliging officer, ever courteous and zealous in the discharge of his duties, his genial, happy disposition creating the most pleasant relationship between himself and the residents of this and surrounding districts, whether in his public or private character.
    Mr. William Keating, of Lower Beaconsfield, supported the remarks of the chairman, on added that, having known Mr. Mohr for ten years, he could say that as year after year passed his respect and admiration for him increased. Having had special intimacy and dealings with their guest, observing him on the bright and serious side of life for so many years, he could but say, claiming a fair knowledge of men, that it had never been his happy lot to meet one whose fidelity and integrity he had ever more reason to admire. This large district which he had so faithfully served joined hands with him in wishing Mr. Mohr a bright and prosperous future. Although suffering from a recent sad bereavement, he felt it his duty to be there that evening to add his testimony to that of other speakers in honor of their guest. He was sure none would think less of him, under the circumstances, for his being present.
    Mr. Geo W. Martin, representing Gembrook, added a few words in reference to Mr. Mohr's departure. Mr. Martin said that the deepest and truest feelings were often those most difficult to utter and which words failed to express and this was a true farewell. Mr. Mohr had striven to look up to that golden rule -"Do unto other as you would they should do to you," an consequently he had reaped the golden reward—not expressed in that handsome address or the material purse of sovereigns—but in the admiration and heartfelt wishes of which these were but the token. To the parting guest and friend he could only say farewell, and, if for ever, well then—fare them well. Mr. Eckersall of Lower Beaconsfield, and Mr. H. Glisman, of Upper Beaconsfield, endorsed what had been said by previous speakers, the latter gentleman also expressing the regret of the local cricket club in losing such a good and thorough sportsman.
    Mr. Mohr on rising to respond received an ovation, and it was a considerable time before he could be heard. He feelingly thanked thbse present, and also those who were absent though connected with the movement; for their great kindness in presenting him with so handsome a testimonial purse of sovreigns. He felt at a loss to express himself sufficiently grateful for such generous treatment towards him that evening. He could not understand what he had done to merit such kindness, as he had simply each day endeavored to do his duty. He would treasure their gift for all time as a me mento of happy associations spent in their midst. Refreshments were served during the evening, and dancing was kept up till the early hours of Saturday morning. Miss Hitchcock, of Dandenong, and Messrs. R. Bain and Eckersall contributed songs during the evening, and Mr. L G. Jones a recitation.
    The cricket club here are very sanguine of winning the trophies presented by the association. Our old friend Joe Doherty, of Nobelius fame, will be a starter, also Oscar Nobelius and Leslie Naylor, while they will be without the services of H. Mohr and D. Hedrick, who will be out of the district. It is to he hoped the members will turn up when called upon to play and not always be fine weather cricketers. The Recreation Club are having a very good time from a financial point of view. Arbour Day has been celebrated on no fewer than three occasions, when a great amount of clearing was done which will greatly benefit the local cricket club. On Saturday each member of the committee put their names down for an additional 10/6, with the hope of having the necessary improvements carried out. Mr H. E. Martin, the secretary, is to be congratulated on the result of his efforts. William James Eckersall8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered Sand."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "both born Eaglehawk."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "registered at Northcote."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jun 1956, p13.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1169; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 127.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 9 Aug 1899, p2.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 16 Aug 1899, p3.
Last Edited12 Aug 2020

Annie Etherlind Barnes Moyle

F, #9454, b. 1867, d. 14 Aug 1947
Married NameMohr.1 
Birth*1867 Eaglehawk, VIC, Australia, #B7960 [par William MOYLE & Sarah Jane BARNES].2 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Henri Adolph 'Henry' Mohr. VIC, Australia, #M500.3
 
Death*14 Aug 1947 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D9329 (Age 80.)1 
Death-Notice*16 Aug 1947MOHR.—On August 14, at her residence, 25 Darebin street, Thornbury, Annie Etherlind Barnes, dearly beloved wife of Henry Mohr, loving mother of Reg, Harold, Gladys (Mrs. G. Ayres), Una (Mrs. H. Williams), Leslie, Ilma (Mrs. E. Worthington), Ruby (Mrs. H. Sculfer) and Maisie (Mrs. J. Spain), aged 80 years. -At rest. (Privately Interred on August 15).
MOHR.—On August 14. at her residence. 25 Darebin street. Thornbury. Annie Etherlind Barnes, dearly loved mother-in-law of Maisie, Vera (deceased), George, Hal, Edna, Ted, Harold, and Jim. - The long day closes.4 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "both born Eaglehawk."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Aug 1947, p11.
Last Edited30 Apr 2020

Joseph Beighton

M, #9464, b. 14 Mar 1858, d. 17 Jul 1934
Joseph BEIGHTON
(1858-1934)
Probate (Will)* Joseph Beighton. Iron Founder. Kew. 17 Jul 1934. 265/364.1 
Birth*14 Mar 1858 Bolsover Hill, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England.2 
Marriage*31 Oct 1899 Spouse: Janet Namos Agratha Batten. 189 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M7599.3,4
 
Widower8 Jul 1903Joseph Beighton became a widower upon the death of his wife Janet Namos Agratha Batten.5 
Land-UBeac*18 Jul 1906 GEM--42. Transfer from John William Hooper to Joseph Beighton. Hooper paid rates to 1905/06
Beighton from 1906/7 N40; 1917/18 N45; 1920/21 N60; 1921/22 House N110.6,7 
Marriage*10 Nov 1908 Spouse: Rubina Mary Batten. 3 Victoria Parade, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M8883 (as Rubina Mary MASON.)5,2
 
Land-UBeac*15 Dec 1922 GEM--42. Transfer from Joseph Beighton to John Bostraze Holman. Transfer registered 23 Mar 1932.8,9 
Land-Note*22 Dec 1925 GEM--42. Transferred 3a 3r 15p to Country Roads Board.10 
Death*17 Jul 1934 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6126 (Age 76) [par Joseph BEIGHTON & Maria SLACK].11 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190339 Alfred Crescent, North Fitzroy, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: ironfounder. With Janet Namos Agratha Beighton.12
190939 Alfred Crescent, North Fitzroy, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: ironfounder. With Rubina Mary Beighton.13,14,15
1919363 Cotham Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: iron founder. With Rubina Mary Beighton.15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jun 1908: From J. Beighton and other ratepayers of North Beaconsfield, drawing attention to the state of bridge at Mr. Wright's to the Emerald railway station, and asking to have it put in better condition.—Cr. Martin moved that they be informed that the council would endeavour to metal part of the road by next summer. Seconded by Cr. Grant and carried.16
  • 25 Aug 1915: Berwick Shire Correspondence: From J. Beighton, calling attention to the bad state of a bridge over the creek near his place and asking that it be attended to.-Clerk of works to attend on the motion of Crs Martin and Henty.17
  • 26 Sep 1918: Berwick Shire Correspondence: From J Beighton, stating that bridge on and leading to his place, North Beaconsfield, had been completely swept away—On the motion of Cr Martin and James, left in the hands of the clerk of works for attention.18
  • 26 Sep 1918: From J. Beighton, Fitzroy, stating that there were no means of getting along the North Beaconsfield road, near his place, owing to the bridge being swept away by floods.-Left in the hands of the Clerk of Works.19

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2596; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 930.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Evans Family - Owner: anibur.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Beighton Family Tree - Owner: anibur.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - John Hooper to Joseph Beighton of 39 Alfred Crescent North Fitzroy Iron Founder.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Beighton from 1906/7 N40; 1917/18 N45; 1920/21 N60; 1921/22 House N110.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - Joseph Beighton to John Bostraze Holman of "The Falls" Dewhurst Farmer - C/T 5779-745
    now 96a 23p.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 100a Lot 42
    1900/01 Hooper Brass Founder North Melbourne N30
    1905/06 John Hooper Emerald farmer N40
    1906/07 Joseph Beighton Melbourne 100 ac Lot 42 N40
    1907/08 John Beighton Emerald GEM--42 N40
    1908-09 N40
    1917/18 N45; 1920/21 N60; 1921/22 House N110 - per 15 Dec 1922 sold to J B HOLMAN of Bamawm Central.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - Joseph Beighton to Country Roads Board.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 17 Jun 1908, p3.
  17. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 25 Aug 1915, p3.
  18. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.) 26 Sep 1918, p3.
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 26 Sep 1918, p3.
Last Edited9 Dec 2015

George Melstvedt

M, #9477
Land-UBeac*abt 1885George Melstvedt selected land from the Crown. PAK-244. Original lessee (1885 map) paid rates on and off from 1885 to 1892. 61a 1r 36p. - Land File 13145/19.20.1,2 
Land-Note*abt 1892 PAK-244. Bertha Sophia Hillmer 61a 1r 36p - rates paid by Bertha in 1892/93.1,3 
Land-UBeac*b 6 Jun 1906George Melstvedt was the next selector of the forfeited land at PAK-244.1,3,4 

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 13145/19.20.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1892/3 rates paid by Bertha Hillam.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1892/3 rates paid by Bertha Hillmer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3167-252 - Hermann Pirnbaum of Pakenham Farmer.
Last Edited6 Jun 2021
 

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