Great Grandma Amy Morley passed away in 1943 and her mother Emma passed away in 1887
On this special remembrance day we pay special tribute to all the Aussie Diggers especially those killed in action. Our own family boys were:
Richard HOUSEGO aged 22 (Ellen Morley Branch)
James Lingard SIMKINS aged 26 (Matilda Morley Branch)
Herbert James DAVIDSON aged 21 (James Morley Branch)
Henry Richard EMBREY aged 26 (Embrey Family)
Harold Lancelot STEVENS aged 21 (Louttit Family)
Cecil John PARSONS aged 23 (Parsons Family)
Ernest TAYLOR aged 28 (Parsons Family)
William Charles Galloway THORPE aged 21 (Parsons Family)
Thomas Clouston STOKAN aged 24 (Stokan Family)
Kenneth Dyson MUNRO aged 19 (Wood Family)
My great aunt Elsie WOOD, a dressmaker (dtr of Fred WOOD and Lydia STOKAN) tied the knot with John Bartlett HIGHAM, a electrical mechanic in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Elsie and her beau were both born in 1899 and they both passed away in 1970. Never did meet them but good to find this pic.
If you could have something named after you what would it be?
I would choose a bridge as I am always linking things.
Already have found a couple of things named after members of my family.
Kirsop Bridge was at Spring Bluff near Toowoomba (not sure if it is still there after the inland tsanumi of 2010) and Wood’s Close is at the western end of Moffatt Street, Ipswich. Both are in Queensland Australia.
Both my husband and my maternal grandparents both married on the 4th January but six years apart! Now on this day the 22nd July my husband’s paternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother passed away but 23 years apart. Very co-incidental!
Rest in peace dear ladies.
I use a calendar so I can keep track of what events occurred on a certain date and looking at today I noticed two Edna May’s had died on the same day. It’s so easy to read the wrong line on the Ryerson Index. One was a spinster EMBREY and the other a wife of a EMBREY. Both Edna’s were born within a 2 year gap. Going back to my Family History Database the answer became apparent with a photograph I had taken.
Henry MORLEY was born on the 31st July 1846 at Prossers Plains, Spring Bay, Tasmania to James MORLEY (c1798-1873) & Martha DALTON (1803-1892). He was christened on the 13th September 1846 at St John the Baptist Church, Buckland, Tasmania. When he was 23, he married on the 4th November 1869, Mary Ann SAVILLE aged 16 at St John the Baptist Church, Buckland. Witnesses to the marriage were Mary RASPIN and George MORLEY. Mary Ann’s parents were William SAVILLE and Mary Ann RUBY and she was born on the 6th April 1853 at Richmond, Tasmania. Henry was a dairy farmer. No children are known. He died at his residence in Charles Street, Moonah on the 20th June 1916 and was buried on the 22nd June 1916 at Cornelian Bay Cemetery, aged 69. Mary Ann died aged 73 at New Town Infirmary, Tasmania on the 13th January 1927 and was buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery on the 15th January 1927.