Elsie May Ann El Speed

F, #4209, b. 1885, d. 8 Feb 1962
Married NameLuke. 
Birth*1885 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B8585 [par Edwin SPEED & Ellen Maria HAYWARD].1 
Marriage*1913 Spouse: Charles Robert Montague Luke. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M4102/1913.2
Death*8 Feb 1962 Chatswood, NSW, Australia, #D5281/1962 [par Edwin & Ellen]
buried Macquarie Park Cemetery North Ryde, Ryde City, NSW.2,3 


Charles Robert Montague Luke b. 1885, d. 3 Nov 1962
Child 1.Peter M Luke b. 1915, d. Sep 2007


  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "Place of birth Carn."
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145373540."
Last Edited14 Dec 2018

Nellie Elizabeth Merritt

F, #4210, b. 1895, d. 21 Apr 1977
Married NameLuke.1 
Birth*1895 Daylesford, VIC, Australia, #B2785.2 
Marriage*5 Jul 1919 Spouse: Victor Mason Luke. Methodist Church, Punt Road, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M7827.1
Widow21 Mar 1966Nellie Elizabeth Merritt became a widow upon the death of her husband Victor Mason Luke.3,4 
Death*21 Apr 1977 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D8858 (Age 82) [par John MERRITT & Mary Jane REYNOLDS].5 
Probate (Will)* Nellie Elizabeth Luke. Widow. Kew. 21 Apr 1977. 824/060.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192210 Darling Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Victor Mason Luke.7
1925Chirnside's Gift E, Clyde Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.8
192693 Pakington Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Victor Mason Luke.9


  • 5 Jul 1944, LUKE— MERRITT. — Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Luke take pleasure in announcing the 25th anniversary of their marriage, celebrated at Methodist Church, Punt-road South Yarra on July 5, 1919 by the Rev. W. Courtenay Thomas. Present Address: 87 Belford-road, Kew.10


  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5620 age 75."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "marilyn gerashe" viewed Dec 2010.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P8, unit 233; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 693.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  8. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  9. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 5 Jul 1944, p6
Last Edited14 Dec 2018

Arthur Ashcroft

M, #4211, b. 1902, d. 7 Dec 1937
Birth*1902 Preston, England. 
Marriage*1927 Spouse: Lillian Myrtle Mabel Luke. Culcairn, NSW, Australia, #M3857.1
Death*7 Dec 1937 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D26360/1937 [par Arthur & Lillian].1 


  • 10 Dec 1937, The death occurred at Albury District Hospital on Tuesday of Mr. Arthur Ashcroft, of Albury, after a short illness. He was aged 35 years, and with his wife for several years conducted the Cake Kitchen in Dean street. Lately he was employed by the Riverina Steam Laundry. He was a resident of the district for 14 years. A native of Preston, England, Mr. Ashcroft was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ashcroft, of Bell-street, Coburg. He is survived by his widow, parents and five brothers and two sisters, one having predeceased him. Interment took place on Wednesday at Fawkner cemetery, Melbourne.2


  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938), Fri 10 Dec 1937, p46.
Last Edited16 Apr 2019


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