Marjorie Postle Irving

F, #23110, d. 1978
Married NameDavy. 
Marriage*15 Mar 1923 Spouse: Ciril Nelson Davy. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M2012/1923.1
 
Marriage-Notice*15 Jun 1923DAVY—IRVING.—On the 15th March, 1923, at Scots Church, by the Rev. D.A. Cameron, Ciril N., second son of Mrs. Davy, "Kippenross," Berwick, to Marjorie P., second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Irving, Union Bank, Toora.2 
Death15 May 1978 Pambula Beach, NSW, Australia. 
Inquest*1978Inquest held Body Card 1978/1617 - Marjorie Postle DAVY.3 
Death-Notice*22 May 1978DAVY (Irving), Marjorie Postle, (suddenly), at Pambula Beach. Loved wife of Ciril.
DAVY (Irving), Marjorie Postle. — On 15 May at Pambula Beach. Late of Alexandra. Loved mother of Rob, mother-in-law of Barbara, grandmother of Yasmin and Roger.
DAVY (Irving). Marjorie Postle. — On 15 May. Loved mother of Margaret, loved mother-in-law of Wilfrid Faye.
DAVY (Irving). Marjorie Postle. — On 15 May, at Pambula Beach. Loved mother of Barbara, mother-in-law of John Charman.
DAVY. — The funeral of Mrs. MARJORIE POSTLE DAVY will arrive at the Springvale Crematorium on TUESDAY for a service to commence at 1.45 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel. LePINE & SON PTY. LTD., East Kew. 859 6534.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Ciril Nelson Davy.5

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 15 Jun 1923, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2002600
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 10010/ P2 unit 547, item 1978/1617.
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 22 May 1978, p254.
  5. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924 "as Ciril Nelson DAVY."
Last Edited22 Jan 2020

Elsa Kirkpatrick

F, #23111, b. 14 Nov 1907
Father*Hedley John Kirkpatrick b. 12 Nov 1873, d. b 1969
Mother*Johanna Margaretha Koevort b. 1874, d. 19 Dec 1932
Birth*14 Nov 1907 S. A. C. Camp, Pretoria, South Africa.1 
Birth-Notice*7 Jan 1908KIRKPATRICK.—On the 14th November, 1907, at S.A.C. Camp, Pretoria South Africa, the wife of Captain Hedley Kirkpatrick, D.S.O., of a daughter.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Apr 1927 To Southampton, England. Ship Orvieto sailing from Melbourne
Age 19 - House Duties - as Miss E. Kirkpatrick. Address in UK Fenstead Road Blackheath.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 7 Jan 1908, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10646528
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 846
    Arriving 1 Apr 1927.
Last Edited3 Aug 2019

Edith Mary Simmons1

F, #23117, b. 1891
Father*Alfred James Simmons1 b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 15 Oct 1928
Mother*Jessie Thornton1 b. 1869, d. 1895
Note* Married BELL. 
Birth*1891 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B16664/1891.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited22 Feb 2020

Leslie Alfred Simmons1

M, #23118, b. 1893, d. 27 May 1918
Father*Alfred James Simmons1 b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 15 Oct 1928
Mother*Jessie Thornton1 b. 1869, d. 1895
Birth*1893 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B34840/1893.1 
Death*27 May 1918 Mildura, VIC, Australia, #D6068/1918 (Age 24.)2 
Death-Notice*29 May 1918SIMMONS.—On the 27th May, at Mildura Hospital, Leslie, beloved son of Alfred and the late Jessie Simmons, loving brother of Mrs. Tucker, 323 Swan street, Richmond; Mrs. Bell, Cockatoo; stepson of Susie Simmons, stepbrother of Ivy, Myrtle, Olie, Reta, Vera, Alfred, of Chestnut street, Richmond, late Cockatoo. After a long and painful illness.3 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 29 May 1918, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155098363
Last Edited6 Aug 2019

Gertrude Simmons

F, #23119, b. 1890, d. 28 Aug 1941
Father*Alfred James Simmons b. 26 Apr 1863, d. 15 Oct 1928
Mother*Jessie Thornton b. 1869, d. 1895
Probate (Will)* 421/787. Gertrude HOGAN Date of grant: 20 Apr 1950; Alternative name: Gertrude Tucker; Date of death: 28 Aug 1941; Occupation: Married; Residence: Hawthorn , Gertrude TUCKER Date of grant: 20 Apr 1950; Alternative name: Gertrude Hogan; Date of death: 28 Aug 1941; Occupation: Married; Residence: Hawthorn.1 
Married NameHogan. 
Married NameTucker. 
Birth*1890 Richmond, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*6 Sep 1909 Spouse: Harry Elisha Tucker. St Stephen's Church, Richmond, VIC, Australia.2
 
Divorce*1918 Case No. 1918/227. Harry Elicha TUCKER Party: Petitioner, Gertrude TUCKER Party: Respondent.2 
Divorce1920 Case No. 1920/411. Harry Elisha TUCKER Party: Petitioner, Gertrude TUCKER Party: Respondent.3 
Marriage*1922 Spouse: James Charles Hogan. VIC, Australia, #M12554/1922.4
 
Death*28 Aug 1941 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D8493/1941 (Age 51) - as HOGAN.5 
Death-Notice*29 Aug 1941HOGAN. — On August 28, Gertrude, loving sister of Edith (Mrs. Bell, 32 Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn), loved aunt of Hazel and Len (A.I.F., abroad). At rest.
HOGAN.— The Friends of the late GERTRUDE HOGAN are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave Lonsdale-streel, city, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45 o'clock, for the place of interment in the New Melbourne Cemetery, Fawkner.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931Cockatoo, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: confectioner. With James Charles Hogan.7
bt 1936 - 1937392 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: cafe. With James Charles Hogan.8,9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Nov 1920, "Razors Under Pillow". DECREE NISI GRANTED
    "If it suited me, I would be with you today, but when a man sleeps with razors under his pillow, and revolvers about the place, it tis about time to quit."
    So wrote Gertrude Tucker, 30, dressmaker, Swan street, Richmond, to her husband, Harry Elisha Tucker, 31, Green street, Richmond, who before Mr Justice Mann, in the Second Civil Court today, petitioned for a divorce from his wife on the ground of wilful desertion. The contents of this letter were stated to be untrue.
    The petition was uncontested.
    His Honor granted a decree nisi and petitioner was given custody of the only child of the marriage. Mr L. S. Woolf, who represented petitioner, stated that the husband had strong grounds for believing that he had been thrown over, because the wife preferred the company of another man, but he had been unable to procure sufficient evidence on the matter. The marriage took place on September 6, 1909, at St. Stephen's Church, Richmond, and there was one child. Petitioner gave evidence to the effect that up till the latter part of 1911 he resided with his wife in Lennox street, Richmond. She carried on a dressmaking business there. Robert S. Richards, a friend of his wife's brother, began to visit the house, and he became suspicious and asked respondent not to see the man again. She ignored his request. They left Lennox street in February, 1915, and went to Lord street in the same suburb. Witness attributed his wife's extraordinary conduct to her infatuation for Richards, because she had told him on one occasion that she would "rather have Richards' little finger than witness's whole body." When she went out at night she used to remove her wedding ring. On various occasions she had left him for periods extending from two to six or seven months. They last lived together in Chestnut street, Richmond, but his wife disappeared in September, 1917, and had not since returned.10
  • 23 Mar 1931, Gertrude Hogan, of Cockatoo, was charged at the police court on Friday with having opened a dance hall at Cockatoo, that had been condemned as structurally unsafe and a danger for fire by the Health Commission on 11th June, 1930. Defendant had interviewed an officer of the Health department in December to inquire whether she was liable if she opened the hall and charged only for refreshments. She was informed that it was doubtful, as no prosecutions had proceeded along those lines. She had opened the hall for dancing during the holidays, and charged 1/6 for refreshments. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined £5, with £2 15/ costs.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1471, item 421/787
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 5027, item 421/787.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 283/ P2 unit 6, item Case No. 1918/227.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 283/ P2 unit 29, item Case No. 1920/411.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Richmond."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 29 Aug 1941, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205176890
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thu 25 Nov 1920, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242247438
  11. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 23 Mar 1931, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205822928
Last Edited22 Feb 2020

Harry Elisha Tucker

M, #23120, b. 1886, d. 1961
Birth*1886 Sprayton, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*6 Sep 1909 Spouse: Gertrude Simmons. St Stephen's Church, Richmond, VIC, Australia.1
 
Divorce*1918 Case No. 1918/227. Harry Elicha TUCKER Party: Petitioner, Gertrude TUCKER Party: Respondent.1 
Divorce1920 Case No. 1920/411. Harry Elisha TUCKER Party: Petitioner, Gertrude TUCKER Party: Respondent.2 
Note*1921 Married Izedore Alice ECCLES #M7283/1921.3 
Death*1961 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11989/1961 (Age 74) [par John Mark TUCKER & Amelia KINGSTON].3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Nov 1920, "Razors Under Pillow". DECREE NISI GRANTED
    "If it suited me, I would be with you today, but when a man sleeps with razors under his pillow, and revolvers about the place, it tis about time to quit."
    So wrote Gertrude Tucker, 30, dressmaker, Swan street, Richmond, to her husband, Harry Elisha Tucker, 31, Green street, Richmond, who before Mr Justice Mann, in the Second Civil Court today, petitioned for a divorce from his wife on the ground of wilful desertion. The contents of this letter were stated to be untrue.
    The petition was uncontested.
    His Honor granted a decree nisi and petitioner was given custody of the only child of the marriage. Mr L. S. Woolf, who represented petitioner, stated that the husband had strong grounds for believing that he had been thrown over, because the wife preferred the company of another man, but he had been unable to procure sufficient evidence on the matter. The marriage took place on September 6, 1909, at St. Stephen's Church, Richmond, and there was one child. Petitioner gave evidence to the effect that up till the latter part of 1911 he resided with his wife in Lennox street, Richmond. She carried on a dressmaking business there. Robert S. Richards, a friend of his wife's brother, began to visit the house, and he became suspicious and asked respondent not to see the man again. She ignored his request. They left Lennox street in February, 1915, and went to Lord street in the same suburb. Witness attributed his wife's extraordinary conduct to her infatuation for Richards, because she had told him on one occasion that she would "rather have Richards' little finger than witness's whole body." When she went out at night she used to remove her wedding ring. On various occasions she had left him for periods extending from two to six or seven months. They last lived together in Chestnut street, Richmond, but his wife disappeared in September, 1917, and had not since returned.4

Citations

  1. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 283/ P2 unit 6, item Case No. 1918/227.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 283/ P2 unit 29, item Case No. 1920/411.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thu 25 Nov 1920, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242247438
Last Edited22 Feb 2020

Mary Jane Thornton

F, #23123, b. 1849, d. 27 May 1905
Father*Arthur Thornton b. 1827, d. 6 Mar 1902
Mother*Mary Hoskins b. 1828, d. 19 Aug 1906
Probate (Will)* 95/112. Mary J WAKE Date of grant: 12 Jul 1905; Date of death: 28 May 1905; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Richmond.1 
Married NameWake. 
Married NameHolmes. 
Birth*1849 
Marriage*28 Feb 1878 Spouse: John Thomas Holmes. St Stephen's Church, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M225/1878.2
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Mar 1878HOLMES—THORNTON.— On the 28th of February, at St. Stephen's Church, Richmond by the Rev. C. T. Perks, John T. Holmes, of Richmond, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Arthur Thornton, of Richmond.3 
Widow18 Jul 1879Mary Jane Thornton became a widow upon the death of her husband John Thomas Holmes.4 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Thomas Wake. VIC, Australia, #M7191/1890.2
 
Death*27 May 1905 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D6866/1905 (Age 56.)5 
Death-Notice*29 May 1905WAKE.-On the 27th May, at her mother's residence, 46 Gwynne-street, Richmond, Mary Jane, wife of the late Thomas Wake, Johannesburg, and eldest daughter of the late Arthur Thornton, aged 56 years.
Interred at Kew Cemetery on the 28th.6 
Note*10 Aug 1905 Emma Shorthouse. Emma Shorthouse received £36.10.1 from the estate of her sister Mary Jane Wake.7 

Grave

  • C/E A 1217, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 727, item 95/112
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 1233, item 95/112.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 9 Mar 1878, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200547819
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Coventry - spouse Mary Jane THORNTON."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 29 May 1905, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198599905
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Each of Mary Jane's siblings and her mother received £36.10.1 from Mary Jane's estate. The share of the estate of her deceased siblings (P Charles Thornton and Jessie Simmons) was held in a Savings Bank account.
  8. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    C/E A 1217.
Last Edited7 Aug 2019
 

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