My pioneer ancestors George Simkin and Eli Cowell both worked at Rifle Downs Station, their children married, and were both buried in 1875 at Digby. My Gr-Grandfather Wm Brown born Digby 1860. I would love to hear from any other Brown Simkin Cowell descendants.
I am searching information on my father John Joseph Latimer know as Jack born around 1914 he was killed in a car accident around 1943-1944. He had 2 or 3 brothers I am unsure of how many brothers as they had nicknames one of which was Bunty and one sister. At time of his death he was living in North Brunswick with my mother, my older sister and his father who worked for the railways. His sister and her husband had dairies in Brunswick and had a show horse, then went on to be licensee of a hotel. One of his brothers lived in Coburg and another I think in Collingwood. I would welcome any information whatever no matter how small.
Yes Doris is my mother she remarried when I was 12 and did not talk of my fathers family. What information I have is from what I can remember being said and one very old battered photo of my dad,plus what my older sister has told me, sadly we are estranged and no longer in touch. I have lots of information on my mothers side but not my fathers. I had been wondering on and of for many years what my father was like and if any of his family were contactable. I have conducted searches to no avail, kept coming to dead ends. So thank you I will take the information you have given me and see where it leads me.
I had another look for Agnes and found she married Alfred Eugene Farrelly in 1942. He died 1981 at Heyfield Victoria and is buried at Maffra cemetery. I still can't find what happened to Agnes, though.
Alison, Oh thank you so much. Strange how you remember things I would have sworn that Alfred Farrelly was called Bruce and Agnes I only new her as aunty Mick and for some reason I had in my mind her name was Monica. No wonder I could not find anything out about the family of my dad.
Can I ask how you find all this information, I hope mind me asking you this.
Once again thank you for all the information you have found for me I am really grateful.
I have the Victorian BDM discs and once I had found Agnes birth, it was just a matter of checking marriages, give or take 20 years. After finding the marriage I googled Alfreds name and up came his burial at Maffra. Then back to BDM for death at that date, which gave me the town where he died.
Google also shows where Alfred is mentioned in the "Victorian Gazettes" as being allowed to sell milk.