Henry Buck

M, #23285, b. 1861, d. 7 May 1933
Birth*1861 Danby, Yorkshire, England. 
Marriage*25 Jun 1887 Spouse: Laura Jane Rose. Armadale, VIC, England, #M2997/1887 (BUCK, Henry (born London), ROSE, Laura Jane (born Stockton E.)1
 
Death*7 May 1933 Marylebone, London, England, Jun Q [Marylebone] 1a 563 (Age 72.)2 
Death-Notice*9 May 1933BUCK.—On the 7th May, at London, Henry, dearly loved husband of Laura Jane Buck, aged 73 years.
BUCK.—On the 7th May at London, Henry Buck, adored father of Elsie and Fred Dennett.
BUCK.—The staff of Henry Buck Pty. Limited, Swanston street, and Richmond desire to express their heartfelt sympathy at the death in London of Mr. Henry Buck.
BUCK.—A mark of respect and esteem for the late Mr. Henry Buck from the staffs of Wallace Buck and Goodes Pty. Ltd., Melbourne; Wallace Buck and Goodes, Sydney; and Beaucaire Knitting Mills Pty. Ltd.3 

Family

Laura Jane Rose
Children 1.Nellie Swinburne Buck1 b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 20 Jan 1889
 2.Unnamed Female Buck7 b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 11 Nov 1889
 3.Henry Leslie Buck7 b. 16 May 1891, d. 9 Nov 1891
 4.Doris May Buck7 b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 24 Dec 1912
 5.Elsie Maude Buck+ b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1933, Mr. Henry Buck. The death has occurred in England, his many friends will regret to learn, of Mr. Henry Buck, a leading merchant of Melbourne. Mr. Buck became ill last week, and died on Sunday in a London nursing home. Mrs. Buck was with him.
    Born at Danby, Yorkshire, in 1861, Mr. Buck came to
    Australia in 1887. He was then in extremely delicate
    health, but after a sojourn of three years on a Queensland station his health had so greatly improved that he came to Melboume. In 1890 he established the men's wear business now known as Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., in Swanston street. As the business grew he extended his activities to manufacturing, and established various businesses, including Wallace Buck and Goodes, the London Tie Manufacturing Company, Eyelets Pty. Ltd., and the Beaucaire Knitting Mills, of all of which he was governing director.
    Mr. Buck was keenly interested in many public movements. The work of the Melbourne Philharmonic Society had his earnest support, and in 1891 he became secretary of the society for a year. He proved to be an executive of conspicuous ability, possessing as he did keen business insight, initiative, and resource, and he guided the business affairs of the society on safe and sound lines. He gave the society a piano, and cancelled a debt of £100 due to him for his services as secretary. After he retired from the secretaryship he continued to take an active interest in the welfare of the society.
    Returned soldiers throughout Victoria remember with gratitude and affection Mr. Buck's many kindnesses and courtesies to them during the war years and for many years afterwards. In 1915 he organised the Red Cross Volunteer Motor Corps, the members of which conveyed returned soldiers from ports of disembarkation to various destinations, and provided health trips for invalid soldiers, sailors, and nurses. In the five years of the corps' existence 21,000 cars were used in the work, and 85,000 returned men and nurses were taken on 921 health trips. Mr. Buck himself, in his own car, never failed to meet a returning transport or hospital ship, and the success of the work was largely due to his untiring efforts as director of the corps.
    His work was recognised with the O.B.E. Mr. Buck was a member of the Victorian Red Cross Council until his death. Offiials of the Returned Soldiers' League expressed yesterday their keen regret at his death.
    Mr. Buck was one of the foremost bridge players of Melbourne. He was an acknowledged master of the legislation of the game, on which subject he was constantly in touch with the Portland Club of London. His rulings on disputed points were continually sought by bridge enthusiasts. Other activities in which Mr. Buck took a lively interest were the work of the Big Brother Movement, the Royal Society of St. George, and all movements which had the interest of the Empire at heart. He was a member of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club, and past president and a life governor of the Master Drapers' Association of Victoria. For about 40 years he had been a member of the Commercial Travellers' Association, and he was among the oldest club members. The flags on the association building were flown at half-mast yesterday.
    Mr. Buck was also a member of the National Safety Council. He was on his 14th visit to England. He is survived by Mrs. Buck and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Dennett. The establishment of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd. will be closed to-day from noon as a mark of respect to the memory of its founder.4
  • 17 May 1933, MRS. HENRY BUCK (by cable from London) conveys her deepest APPRECIATION for every expression of sympathy which has been cabled to her, and for the magnificent flowers that have formed a generous tribute to her husband's memory.5
  • 19 Oct 1933, HENRY BUCK'S WILL. Victorian Estate Worth £100,000
    Assets sworn at £100,051, consisting of £723 realty and £99,331 personalty, were left by the lale Mr Henry Buck, of Swanston Street, Melbourne, and St. Kilda Road, who died in London on May 7.
    By will dated March 3, 1933, testator appointed the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co. Ltd., and his son-in-law, Frederick William Dennett, executors und trustees of his will.
    After disposing of his personal effects, testator stated in his will that he had made prevision for his wife by assurance of his life in her favor. This money was collected in 1930.
    In addition to this, he bequeathed her a life interest in 25.000 shares in Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., 25,000 preference shares in Wallace Buck and Goods Pty. Ltd., 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd., and 1000 shares in Eyelets Pty. Ltd.
    There was a direction in the will that after the death of Mrs Buck, 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. shall be given to Frederick William Dennett, and the remainder of
    the shares mentioned, to his daughter, Elsie Maud Dennett.
    Testator also bequeathed two properties at Frankston and Lockwood to the same beneficiary.
    Specific legacies included 5000 shares in the London Tie Manufacturing Co. Pty. Ltd. to Elsie Maud Dennett and 25,000 shares in Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., 4000 ordinary shares in Wallace Buck and Goods Pty. Ltd., and other shares in Eyelets Pty. Ltd. to Frederick William Dennett.
    The residue of the estate goes to testator's widow for life. After her death £3000 goes to the Melbourne University for a lectureship in transport or a research scholarship, or a fellowship in commerce.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1933, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4734460
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1933, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4734615
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 17 May 1933, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4736171
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Thu 19 Oct 1933, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243192765
  7. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Nellie Swinburne Buck1

F, #23286, b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 20 Jan 1889
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 1861, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1
Birth*6 Oct 1888 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B26169/1888.1 
Birth-Notice*2 Nov 1888BUCK.—On the 6th ult., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter.2 
Death*20 Jan 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D97/1889 (Age 4M.)3 
Death-Notice*31 Jan 1889BUCK.—On the 20th inst., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, Nellie Swinburne, infant daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, aged 4 months.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 2 Nov 1888, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6907492
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus.
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Unnamed Female Buck1

F, #23287, b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 11 Nov 1889
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 1861, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1
Birth*11 Nov 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B27862/1889.1 
Death*11 Nov 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D14820/1889 (Age 1 Day.)1 
Birth-Notice*23 Nov 1889BUCK. —On the 11th inst., at Egremont, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter (which survived but a few hours).2 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 23 Nov 1889, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8573922
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Henry Leslie Buck1

M, #23288, b. 16 May 1891, d. 9 Nov 1891
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 1861, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1
Birth*16 May 1891 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B8453/1891.1 
Birth-Notice*25 May 1891BUCK.—On the 16th inst., at Carisbrooke, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, the wife of Henry Buck of a son.2 
Death*9 Nov 1891 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D13002/1891 (Age 6M.)1 
Death-Notice*11 Nov 1891BUCK. —On the 9th inst, at Carisbrooke, Wynnstay-road, Armadale, Henry Leslie, the dearly loved and only child of Henry and Laura Buck, aged 6 months.3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 May 1891, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8656757
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 11 Nov 1891, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8650684
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Doris May Buck1

F, #23289, b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 24 Dec 1912
Father*Henry Buck1 b. 1861, d. 7 May 1933
Mother*Laura Jane Rose1
Birth*14 Aug 1893 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B18631/1893.1 
Birth-Notice*26 Aug 1893BUCK.—On the 14th inst., at 44 Evelina-road, Toorak, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter.2 
Death*24 Dec 1912 'Danby', Rockley-road, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D16208/1912 (Age 19.)3 
Death-Notice*25 Dec 1912BUCK.—On the 24th December, at "Danby," Rockley-road, South Yarra, Doris Mary, beloved eldest surviving daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, in her 20th year.
BUCK. The funeral of Miss DORIS BUCK will leave "Danby," Rockley-road, South Yarra on Thursday, December 26, at 10 a.m., for the place of interment, Brighton Cemetery.
R. MATTHEWS, Undertaker, Toorak-road, South Yarra.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Dec 1913, IN MEMORIAM. BUCK.—In remembrance of Doris Mary, dearly loved daughter of Henry and Laura Buck, who fell asleep Christmas Eve, 1912.5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 26 Aug 1893, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8684766
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 25 Dec 1912, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10527471
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 24 Dec 1913, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7264652
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

John Alfred Wilson

M, #23292, b. 1833, d. 23 Sep 1915
John Alfred WILSON
(The Herald, 25 Sep 1915, p12)
Birth*1833 Newcastle, England. 
Marriage*1867 Spouse: Martha Brown Lamb. VIC, Australia, #M2001/1867.1
 
Widower22 Dec 1912John Alfred Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Martha Brown Lamb.2 
Death*23 Sep 1915 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D10257/1915 (Age 82) [par Unknown] - as John Alex WILSON.3 
Death-Notice*25 Sep 1915WILSON. - On the 23rd September, at private hospital, John Alfred, beloved husband of the late Martha B. Wilson, and loving father of Mrs. I. H. Moss, Colonel A. E. Wilson, D.S.O., Mrs. Francis Harman, Mrs. Henry Butler, Mrs. W. J. Polson, and Beatrice, in his 83rd year.
WILSON. - The Friends of the late JOHN ALFRED WILSON are informed that his funeral will leave the Scots Church, comer Collins and Russell street, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Saturday, day, the 25th inst.), at 3.15 p.m., for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.4 

Grave

  • PRES B 4121 and PRES B 4142, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Sacred in the memory of Martha, beloved wife of John A. WILSON, died on the Sabbath 22 Dec 1912, a perfect wife and mother. Myra Lamb, infant daughter died 17 April 1882. John Alfred WILSON, beloved husband of Martha, died 23 Seo 1915, aged 82 years.5

Family

Martha Brown Lamb b. 1838, d. 22 Dec 1912
Children 1.Alice Frances Mabel Wilson b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 18 Jul 1948
 2.Alfred Ernest Theodore Wilson b. 1870
 3.Pauline Rachel Jane Wilson b. 1872, d. 22 Jun 1939
 4.Lily Maud Wilson+ b. 15 Oct 1873, d. 10 Oct 1931
 5.Beatrice Martha Wilson b. 22 Jun 1875, d. 14 May 1959
 6.Florence Ada Mary Lamb Wilson b. 4 Oct 1877, d. 14 May 1941
 7.Myra Lamb Wilson b. 1882, d. 17 Apr 1882

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Sep 1915, MR. J. A. WILSON DIES. USEFUL CAREER ENDS.
    In the Presbyterian portion of the Boroondara Cemetery, this afternoon, the remains of the late Mr. John Alfred Wilson, one of Victoria's earliest and most enterprising pioneers, were buried.
    Dr. A. Marshall and the Rev. Hume Robertson officiated at the graveside, and also at the service previously held at Scots' Church, Collins street. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. A. A. Sleight. The death occurred on Thursday, at Dr. W. E. Moore's private hospital, after a short illness. Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, the late Mr. Wilson was 82 years of age. He arrived in Victoria in 1852 soon after gold was discovered.
    He immediately went to Ballarat, and was the first to promote limited companies in connection with mining. In 1860 he floated, and was chairman of directors of the Ballarat Freehold, which was worked successfully for many years. He was also a large shareholder in the Don and many other mining ventures in the Ballarat district. Later he went to Walhalla, and held a large interest in the Lily of the Valley and Aberfeldy mine.
    In 1890 he became actively connected with the South Star mine, Ballarat, of which he was chairman of directors for 10 years, and while in that position received the present King and Queen when they first inspected a quartz mine, on the occasion of their visit here in 1901, at the opening of the Federal Parliament. In 1910 he secured the "Reform Dredge" in the Myrtleford district, and last year, although then in his 82nd year, he began a gigantic enterprise at Hurstbridge, where he had erected a cool store capable of holding 40,000 cases of fruit, probably the largest private undertaking of its kind in Australasia. In connection with it he started a fruit drying factory on an extensive scale.
    Until lately the late Mr Wilson was the sole proprietor of the Bijou and Gaiety Theatres and adjoining properties, which he sold to Mr B. J. Fuller.
    He leaves a son, Colonel A. E. Wilson, of the Royal Field Artillery, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in the South African war, and is now serving in Europe, and five daughters. Mrs I. H. Moss, president of the Armadale branch of the Australian Women's National League, who is well known in political circles; Mrs Henry Butler, Mrs W. J. Polson, of New Zealand; Mrs Francis Harman, of Samoa; and Miss B. Wilson.6
  • 27 Sep 1915, OBITUARY MR JOHN A WILSON. MELBOURNE, Saturday.
    The rermains of the late Mr John Alfred Wilson, a very old colonist, and at one time prominent in Ballarat mining circles, were interred to-day in the Boroondara Cemetery. The death took place on Thursday at a private hospital, after a short illness. The deceased gentleman was born in England 82 years ago. Soon after he arrived in Victoria gold was discovered at Ballarat, and he went there to promote a limited company in connection with mining. He floated and was chairman of the Ballarat Freehold. He was also for many years associated with the Don and other mining ventures in the Ballarat district. In 1890 he became actively connected with the South Star mine at Ballarat, and held the position of Chairman of Directors for 10 years. While in that postion he received the present King and Queen on the occasion of their visit there in 1901. Of late years Mr Wilson had resided in the metrepolitan area. He was the sole proprietor of the Bijou and Gaiety Theatres, and a number of adjoining properties prior to their recent sale. His only son Colonel A. E. Wilson, is now serving in Europe.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "John A born Newcastle / Martha B born Glasgow."
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16305/1912."
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 25 Sep 1915, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1564369
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Boroondara cemetery Kew: transcripts of memorial inscriptions and index of names. Viewed at Genealogical Society of Victoria.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Sat 25 Sep 1915, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242399302
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), Mon 27 Sep 1915, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75150431
Last Edited24 Oct 2019

Martha Brown Lamb1

F, #23293, b. 1838, d. 22 Dec 1912
Married NameWilson.1 
Birth*1838 Glasgow, Scotland. 
Marriage*1867 Spouse: John Alfred Wilson. VIC, Australia, #M2001/1867.2
 
Death*22 Dec 1912 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D16305/1912 (Age 74) [par Peter LAMB & McINDOE].1 
Death-Notice*23 Dec 1912WILSON. —On the 22nd December, at "Oberhof," Alma-road, St. Kilda, Martha B., the beloved wife of John A. Wilson.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914150 Alma Road, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Beatrice Martha Wilson.4

Grave

  • PRES B 4121 and PRES B 4142, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Sacred in the memory of Martha, beloved wife of John A. WILSON, died on the Sabbath 22 Dec 1912, a perfect wife and mother. Myra Lamb, infant daughter died 17 April 1882. John Alfred WILSON, beloved husband of Martha, died 23 Seo 1915, aged 82 years.5

Family

John Alfred Wilson b. 1833, d. 23 Sep 1915
Children 1.Alice Frances Mabel Wilson b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 18 Jul 1948
 2.Alfred Ernest Theodore Wilson b. 1870
 3.Pauline Rachel Jane Wilson b. 1872, d. 22 Jun 1939
 4.Lily Maud Wilson+1 b. 15 Oct 1873, d. 10 Oct 1931
 5.Beatrice Martha Wilson b. 22 Jun 1875, d. 14 May 1959
 6.Florence Ada Mary Lamb Wilson b. 4 Oct 1877, d. 14 May 1941
 7.Myra Lamb Wilson b. 1882, d. 17 Apr 1882

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16305/1912."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "John A born Newcastle / Martha B born Glasgow."
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 23 Dec 1912, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203319490
  4. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Boroondara cemetery Kew: transcripts of memorial inscriptions and index of names. Viewed at Genealogical Society of Victoria.
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
 

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