Russell Ernest Edward Mills

M, #14647, b. 31 Jul 1905, d. 27 Oct 1979
Birth*31 Jul 1905 Gillingham, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*2 Dec 1955 Spouse: Felice Ciphera Aarons. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1
 
Death*27 Oct 1979 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D25374 (Age 73) [par Russell Edward MILLS & Alice Maud B GREGORY].2,3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1963 - 196819 Foste Avenue, Glenhuntly, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: draftsman. With Felice Ciphera Aarons.4,5,6
bt 1972 - 1977St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occ. With Felice Ciphera Aarons.7,8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jhihulbert.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Remains scattered - Service 31 Oct 1979.
  4. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  5. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  6. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  7. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  8. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
Last Edited9 Dec 2019

Joseph Alexander Thear

M, #14649, b. 1870, d. 6 May 1929
Father*James Robert Thear b. 1845, d. 20 Feb 1920
Birth*1870 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B8904/1870.1 
(Trustee) MiscJoseph Alexander Thear was one of the Trustees of the Sons of Temperance: with Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Jonathan Edward Pittock, Walter Lawson Appleby, Thomas Roberts Burrows, Ernest Charles Melhuish, William James Wheeler, Leslie William Abley
(Witness) Notebt 1910 - 1920 Alexander Fraser. These names appear on a number of titles of orchard properties between 1910 and 1920. These men all seem to have been connected to the Pakington-street Methodist Church and/or the Sons of Temperance Lodge/Friendly Society. 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-5.44 (part): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, Joseph Alexander Thear. Mortgage No 393559 - discharged 1 Jun 1921. Mortgagor was Jessie Eleanor King.2 
Death*6 May 1929 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D5244/1929 (Age 59) [par James Robert THEAR & Annie FULTON].3 
Death-Notice*8 May 1929THEAR.—On the 6th May (suddenly), at his residence, 172 Yarra street, Geelong, Joseph Alexander, dearly beloved husband of Annie Thear, and loving father of Vera (Mrs. L Gell), Mildred (Mrs. A. Nott), and Evelyn, aged 59 years.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Nov 1926: TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915. In the matter of the Instrument of Mortgage numbered 377883 in the Register Book and in the matter of the Application of ALEXANDER FRASER, of Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Brassfounder; WALTER LAWSON APPLEBY, of Rose Street, Brunswick, Builder; ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH, formerly of Latrobe Terrace, but now of Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; and JOSEPH ALEXANDER THEAR, of Malop-Street, Geelong, Manufacturer, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order of Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published in THE HERALD newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the Thirtieth day of December, 1926, as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicants an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the 15th day of November, 1926.
    J. B. WORRELL, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND ABOVE REFERRED TO
    Crown Allotment 29A, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 1439 Fol. 287706; Crown allotments A20 and 29, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, being the land formerly comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 1309 Fol. 261788 but now comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 4104 Fol. 820785; Crown Allotments 117, 118, 119 and 120, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 2085 Fol. 416992.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne, Solicitors, for the Applicants. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Isabella Crawford Martin Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish5
  • 3 Mar 1927: TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915.— In the Matter of the Instrument of Mortgage Numbered 372,485 in the Register Book, and in the Matter of the Application of Alexander Fraser, of Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Brassfounder, Walter Lawson Appleby, of Rose Street, Brunswick, Builder; Ernest Charles Melhuish, formerly of Latrobe Terrace but now of Aberdeen Street Newtown, Geelong, Manager; and Joseph Alexander Thear, of Malop Street, Geelong, Manufacturer, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance friendly Society for an Order for Foreclosure. — Pursuant to section 162 of the abovementioned act, the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published In "The Argus" newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of closure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the abovementioned morgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the twenty first day of February, 1927. J.B, WORRELL, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND ABOVE REFERRED TO.
    The surface and down to a depth of fifty feet below the surface of all that piece of land being Crown Allotment 145 and part of Crown Allotment 145c, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and being the land now comprised in Crown grant vol. 3881, fol. 776,155.
    Home & Wilkinson, 413 Collins street Melbourne, solicitors for the abovenamed applicants. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish6
  • 7 May 1929: DEATH OF ALDERMAN THEAR. Former Mayor of Geelong.
    GEELONG Monday.—While sitting in his office at his furniture warehouse in Malop street this afternoon Alderman Joseph Alexander Thear, a leading citizen of Geelong, and a former mayor, collapsed and died before medical aid could be summoned. For about 18 months Alderman Thear had been in ill health and he had been advised by his doctor, owing to the state of his heart, to withdraw from all public activities. A native of Geelong, Alderman Thear was aged 50 years. He had been associated with the furniture trade from his boyhood. As a young man he took a keen interest in the affairs of the Order of the Sons of Temperance and he was Past Most Worshipful Patriarch. He also took an important part in the development of the Geelong Friendly Society's Dispensary and later in the formation of the Medical Association in conjunction with the dispensary. Because of his association with the friendly societies he was elected to the committee of the Geelong Hospital and had much to do with the building of the Kitchener Memorial Hospital. On the retirement of the late Mr. James Wighton as president, Alderman Thear was elected president of the hospital committee and he held office up to the time of his death. He made a close study of hospital affairs and was recently elected president of the Country Hospitals' Association. He had been nominated as one of the association's representatives on the Charities Board to be elected in June.
    Alderman Thear was elected to the city council as a representative of the Villamanta Ward eight years ago. He gave close attention to the financial activities of the council and was chairman of the finance committee. He was mayor of the city in 1925-26. Three years ago Alderman Thear was elected president of the Geelong Football Club and he was present at the football match on Saturday, when he addressed the players after the game. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Kardinia Lodge of Freemasons and president of the Retail Traders' Association.
    Alderman Thear leaves a widow and three daughters, Mrs. Nott, Ballarat; Mrs. L. Gell, Geelong; and Miss Evelyn Thear. The funeral will take place at the Eastern Cemetery to-morrow at 4 o'clock.7

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4432-287 - Mortgage No 393559 - Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish and Joseph Alexander Thear - discharged 1 Jun 1921.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 8 May 1929, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4004142
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 29 Nov 1926, p17
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245454710
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 3 Mar 1927, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3841331
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 7 May 1929, p16
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4003955
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Mary Ann Hindle

F, #14658, b. 1893, d. 11 Sep 1962
Probate (Will)* Mary Ann Windmill. Married Woman. Geelong. 11 Sep 1962. 592/640.1 
Married NameWindmill. 
Birth*1893 Yorkshire, England.2 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: George Herbert Windmill. VIC, Australia, #M12528.3
 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1951 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 3), 70 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Mary Ann Windmill.4 
Land-UBeac*27 Jul 1961 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 3), 70 St Georges Road. Transfer from Mary Ann Windmill to Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter 'Lutz' Benzler.5 
Death*11 Sep 1962 Belmont, VIC, Australia, #D18756 (Age 69) [par Samuel HINDLE & Emily BROWN].2 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth Yorkshire."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Mary Ann Windmill of South Street Belmont Geelong Married Woman - C/T 7754-018.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7754-018 - Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter Benzler of 97 Claremont Avenue Malvern Clerk (originally name was only listed as Ludwig Benzler - amended 20 Nov 1964).
Last Edited9 Dec 2019

George Herbert Windmill

M, #14659, b. 1894, d. 30 Sep 1972
Probate (Will)* George Herbert Windmill. Rtd. Glen Waverley. 30 Sep 1972. 753/761.1 
Birth*1894 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B29548.2 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Mary Ann Hindle. VIC, Australia, #M12528.2
 
Widower11 Sep 1962George Herbert Windmill became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Ann Hindle.3 
Death*30 Sep 1972 Geelong East, VIC, Australia, #D23115 (Age 78) [par Josiah WINDMILL & Alice LAWSON].2 
Death-Notice*2 Oct 1972WINDMILL.—On 30th Sept. at a private hospital, Geelong, George Herbert, loved husband of the late Mary. Reunited.
WINDMILL.—On 30th Sept. at private hospital, Geelong, George Herbert, late of Belmont, Geelong and of 1 Aurisch Ave, Glen Waverley, elder son of the late Josiah and Alice Winmill, loved brother of Emma, Rose, Harry, Olive (Mrs Hayter, dec.), Marjorie (Mrs Buntrick), and Jean, aged 78 years. Peace perfect peace.
WINDMILL. — The Funeral of Mr GEORGE HERBERT WINDMILL will leave our chapel, 73-77 Yarra Street, Geelong, TO-MORROW (TUESDAY), after a
service commencing at 1.15 p.m. and will arrive at the Memorial Park Crematorium, Altona North at 3 p.m. No flowers by request.4 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth Yorkshire."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Oct 1972, p15.
Last Edited9 Dec 2019

Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter 'Lutz' Benzler

M, #14660, b. 28 Dec 1926, d. 4 Oct 2015
Birth*28 Dec 1926 Laubnitz, Germany. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel15 Sep 1959 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Castel Felice departed 15 Sep 1959 from Bremerhaven
Age 32 - single - office clerk.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Olga Grimm?.
 
Land-UBeac*27 Jul 1961 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 3), 70 St Georges Road. Transfer from Mary Ann Windmill to Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter 'Lutz' Benzler.2 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1983 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 3), 70 St Georges Road. Transfer from Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter 'Lutz' Benzler to Victor John Denny.3 
Death*4 Oct 2015 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice7 Oct 2015BENZLER. Ludwig (Lutz). Friedrich Wilhelm Peter Dec. 28, 1926 (Laubnitz) to Oct. 4, 2015 (Melbourne) Our much loved and loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.4 
Death-Notice*10 Oct 2015BENZLER. A Service celebrating the life of Ludwig Benzler will be held in the Blair Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale, on MONDAY (Oct. 12, 2015) commencing at 1.45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation envelopes will be available at the Chapel for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Private Cremation.5 

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/…
    Name: Ludwig Benzler Gender: Male Marital status: Single
    Departure Age:      32 Birth Date: 28 Dec 1926 Birth Place: Sorau, Germany
    Residence Place: Germany Occupation: office clerk male Religion: Ev Passport Place: Bremen-Lesum Resettlement Camp: Bremerhaven, Germany
    Transport Ship: CASTEL FELICE Arrival Place: Melbourne, Australia.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7754-018 - Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Peter Benzler of 97 Claremont Avenue Malvern Clerk (originally name was only listed as Ludwig Benzler - amended 20 Nov 1964).
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7754-018 - Victor John Denny and Dorothy Helen Denny both of Holm Park Road Beaconsfield Retired.
  4. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Oct 2015 - viewed online Dec 2019.
  5. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Oct 2015 - viewed online Dec 2019.
Last Edited9 Dec 2019
 

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