Ellen Sophia Crosby
F, #9964, b. 1856, d. 3 Sep 1939
|Birth*||1856||Manchester, Lancashire, England.1|
|Marriage*||1879|| Spouse: Thomas Matthew Ladd. VIC, Australia, #M3694.1|
|Widow||10 Feb 1917||Ellen Sophia Crosby became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Matthew Ladd.1|
|Death*||3 Sep 1939||Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D8533 (Age 83) [par James CROSBY & Hope RAY].2|
|Death-Notice*||5 Sep 1939||LADD.—On the 3rd September 1939 at Camberwell, Helen, widow of the late Thomas Ladd of Auburn.3|
- [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
- [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
- [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Sep 1939, p6.
- [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
LADD EMMA 11-Jan-1899 65 IND B 0009
LADD MATTHEW 24-Jul-1901 70 IND B 0009
LADD ELLEN SOPHIA 05-Sep-1939 83 IND B 0010
LADD THOMAS MATTHEW 12-Feb-1917 59 IND B 0010.
- [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
|Last Edited||8 Feb 2019|
Victor Paul Odgers
M, #9966, b. 3 Mar 1880, d. 12 Feb 1932
|Birth*||3 Mar 1880||College Town, SA, Australia, #B236/453 [par Alfred ODGERS & Mary PAUL].1,2|
|Marriage*||24 Sep 1924|| Spouse: Violet Jean Gosman Kerr. Independent Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.3|
|Marriage-Notice*||11 Oct 1924||ODGERS—KERR. —On the 24th September, 1924, at Collins street Independent Church, by the Rev. J. E. James, Victor Paul, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Odgers, of Adelaide, to Violet Jean Gosman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of Trenant, Kew.4|
|Death*||12 Feb 1932||Renmark, SA, Australia, #D536/145 Murray District.1|
|Death-Notice*||18 Feb 1932||ODGERS.—On the 12th February (accidentally killed), at Chaffey (Renmark), Victor Paul Odgers (late A.I.F.), beloved husband of Violet, and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr.5|
- [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
- [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
Victor Paul Odgers, born 3 Mar 1880, at College Town. Parents Alfred Odgers & Mary Paul, Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Reg No. 453/236.
- [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 27 Sep 1924, p57.
- [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Oct 1924, p13.
- [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Feb 1932, p1.
- [S14] Newspaper - The South Australian Police Gazette, 10 May 1911, p120.
- [S14] Newspaper - The South Australian Police Gazette, 24 May 1911, p132.
- [S14] Newspaper - The News, 1 Oct 1924, p5
Location of newspaper not known.
- [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Oct 1924, p44.
- [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 15 Feb 1932, p1.
- [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 18 Feb 1932, p1.
|Last Edited||19 Feb 2021|
M, #9974, b. 1 Jan 1850, d. 15 Jul 1935
|Birth*||1 Jan 1850||Bruton, Somerset, England.1|
|Marriage*||24 Aug 1871|| Spouse: Ellen Hurley. Pilton, Somerset, England.1|
|Occupation*||bt 1 Oct 1889 - 31 Dec 1892||Charles Williams worked at Inebriate Asylum as temporary secretary, earning £250 per year. Relieved 31 Dec 1892 (Institution closed 30 Sep 1892. Mr Williams subsequently transferred to Audit Office.)2|
|Widower||26 Oct 1928||He became a widower upon the death of his wife Ellen Hurley.1,3|
|Death*||15 Jul 1935||Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D6343 (Age 85) [par Christopher WILLIAMS & Eliza VICKER].1,4|
|Death-Notice*||16 Jul 1935||WILLIAMS-On the 15th July at his residence, 11 Maroo street Oakleigh, Charles, relict of the late Ellen Williams, loving father of Anna (Mrs Billinghurst), Emily (deceased), Leonard, George, Leslie, and Chris, aged 85 years.—At rest.|
WILLIAMS.—The Friends of the late Mr CHARLES WILLIAMS are informed that his funeral will leave his residence, 15 Maroo street, Oakleigh, To-morrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock for the place or interment in the Necropolis Springvale.5
|Village Bell*||Dec 1992|| Dec 1992: Headhunting - 103 Years Ago !! |
POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS, VICTORIA 17th August 1889 - TELEGRAM - To - Mr Charles Williams, Bellair Inebriate Retreat, South Australia
"Will you accept 200 pounds a year without rations to take charge of a small Inebriate Retreat. What accommodation would you require for yourself and family."
Signed T.T. Dick - Treasury Buildings,Victoria
Charles Williams accepted and resigned from his position as Manager of the South Australian Inebriate Retreat.
On the 22nd August 1889 the "Department of Hospitals for the Insane" recommended that he be given charge as Secretary and Manager of the Temporary Inebriate Retreat at Beaconsfield. This appointment was confirmed in Victorian Gazette No. 107, dated 11th October 1889. Signed by Alfred Deakin - Chief Secretary.
When Charles commenced work on 1st October 1889, his salary was increased to 250 pounds a year, without rations, probably because the available accommodation was insufficient for his family. The document of appointment states "The small size of the building will not permit of Mr Williams being allowed more than two rooms for his own accommodation." Charles had a wife and five children, so he arranged his own accommodation in a house in A'Beckett Road, Upper Beaconsfield - possibly 'Melbournia'.
The Temporary Inebriate Retreat was for men only: an old timber building, it was sited on the east side of Emerald Road, opposite the present entrance to Montuna Golf, and functioned for about two years whilst a permanent retreat was being built at Northcote. The building was pulled down many years ago and a brick house was built near the site by Mr Barnes.
Charles Williams was an English draper who came to Australia about 1880. On the ship he became very friendly with a Mr Angel, who had been offered a position with the Bellair Inebriate Retreat and who offered Charles a job at the Retreat. Charles worked at the Retreat for two years prior to being offered the position in Victoria.
His eldest son Leonard was a student at Berwick Grammar School and at the Christmas breakup in December 1890, was awarded Honourable Mention for his studies in Latin, English, French, Geography and Mathematics.
Allan Williams, a son of Leonard, stayed with his grandfather in 1935. He remembers him as being a small man, somewhat quiet, but a very strict disciplinarian.
Allan and Leslie Williams kindly provided the information and the photostated documentation relating to the appointment of their grandfather Charles as Manager of the Retreat - and confirmed that the name "Inebriates Hill" as shown in "The 1899 Illustrated Guide to the Beaconsfield Ranges" had justification! This hill is now part of Guy's Hill.
About the same time there was also a retreat for women inebriates, sited in Walnut Grove off Telegraph Road. The Superintendent and probable builder was a Dr Blair, who sold the house to the Langs. This building is shown in the "1899 Guide" and is still intact.6
- [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bain/Shields Family Tree Owner: christineroz.
- [S339] Series: VPRS 7519/P1/2 Unit 2 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Staff Register.
- [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Murrumbeena."
- [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
- [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Jul 1935, p1.
- [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell 089-1992, p18 by Charles Wilson.
- [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1931; Folio: 680; Page: 7; GSU roll: 221088-221089."
- [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1651; Folio: 57; Page: 18; GSU roll: 542845."
- [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG10; Piece: 2427; Folio: 60; Page: 25; GSU roll: 835178."
- [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 2120; Folio: 60; Page: 11; GSU roll: 1341512.
Anna at Pilton visiting Thomas Hiscox."
- [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Jul 1890, p218.
|Last Edited||7 Apr 2017|
Mary Magdalene Cregan
F, #9983, b. 22 Sep 1903, d. 8 Jun 1950
|Father*||Thomas Henry Cregan b. 28 Nov 1868, d. 1940|
|Mother*||Mary Ellen Dodson b. 1863, d. 30 Mar 1933|
|Birth*||22 Sep 1903||Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B24077.2|
|Marriage*||1922|| Spouse: George William Baker.|
|Note*||1923||George William Baker. They had two daughters together, Veronica and Georgina. Mary was pregnant with Georgina when George died.1|
|Widow||15 Mar 1923||Mary Magdalene Cregan became a widow upon the death of her husband George William Baker.3,1|
|Marriage*||1926|| Spouse: Francis Gladhall Pedler. VIC, Australia.1|
|Note*||a 1926||Francis Gladhall Pedler. Francis & Mary had six children together, four boys and two girls.1|
|Death*||8 Jun 1950||Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia, #D19248 (Age 46) - as PEDLER.3|
|Last Edited||29 Jan 2021|