Amelia Frances Ann 'Millie' Thompson (born Beck)

Born:July 4 1918 In:  Mary Sumner Nursing Home, Franklin St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died:Sep 19 1996 (at age 78)In:  33 Rosemary St, Inala, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


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Immediate family

John Thompson
Her husband
<Private> Jordan (born Thompson)
Her child
<Private> Thompson
Her child
<Private> White
Her spouse
John Francis Beck
Her father
Alice Caroline Beck (born Barnes)
Her mother
Constance Alice Bellert (born Beck)
Her sister
William John 'Jack' Tamsett Beck
Her brother
<Private> Taylor (born Beck)
Her sibling

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Birth Ref:-1918/52600

Marriage Ref:-1951/

Death Ref:-1996/10570

Medical Attendant at birth Dr Hemsley, Nurse Matron Packer

The Courier Mail Tuesday 20 April 1943

WHITE— BECK.— The engagement is announced of Millie, eldest Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Beck, Cribb Island, to Sig. Roy White, eldest Son of Mr. &. Mrs. H. T. White. Agnes St., Torwood.

The Courier Mail Saturday 21 September 1946

Wife Ropes Husband Who Couldn't Hang

ROY ARTHUR WHITE, returned serviceman, and now a tram conductor, was regarded by his wife, Amelia White, as 'The Man That Could Not Hang,' according to her evidence in a maintenance claim in the Summons Court yesterday. She alleged that she had several times rescued her hus band, with a noose round his neck, trying to hang himself. I am not prepared to return to him,' she told Mr. J. D. McLean, S.M., 'because life is not safe with him.' Mrs. White, of Cribb Island, charged her husband, who lives at Agnes Street, Torwood, with hav ing left her without support. Married only a few years, Mrs. White said that in January, after his return from the islands, her husband had grabbed her by the throat and said: 'I'm going to do you in.' She struggled free. 'Later in the afternoon,' she said, 'I heard a bump, and I found that he had half-strangled himself. He had put the aerial cord over the verandah beam, and it had broken. The mark was on his throat. He said he was sorry. 'I was washing up after tea,' she said, 'and I found him lying on the verandah bed straightening out a rope. He said he was going to hang himself again. . . 'Next, on a Sunday afternoon in February or March, he got a penknife and said: 'I'm. going to do myself in.' He went to stick the knife through his heart,' she said. 'I grabbed the knife. It had gone through his shirt and I had no doubt he was going to stab him self. ...'One' night in April, after her husband had told her she could go to a dance on her own, she went out to the verandah to say goodbye to him, and found him in a sitting position ready to hang himself, Mrs. White continued. He had a rope thrown over the beam and the noose over his neck. He was making a gurgling noise. 'I cut him down,' said Mrs. White. Next day police took possession of the aerial cord and rope. White did not give evidence. Mr. McLean granted the wife an order for £2 a week, and ordered the husband to pay £2/8/ costs. Mr. A. Hopgood appeared for the wife, and Mr. H. Stone for the husband.

Married by Methodist Minister George Edwin Holland, Bridesmaid Daphne Catherine Mathers, Best Man George Robert Thompson. Occupation at time of marriage Processor at COD

Lived at Moreton St, Cribb Island

Married Roy White 1941, Divorced 14th March 1950

Died of Coronary atherosclerosis. Post Mortem performed by P.D.Storey 20 Sep 1996, John Tonge Centre

Australian Electoral Roll 1943, Ref 688, Division of Lilley, Subdivision of Sandgate, Moreton St, Cribb Island, home duties

Australian Electoral Roll 1949, Ref 17747, Division of Lilley, Subdivision of Sandgate, Moreton St, Cribb Island, home duties

Australian Electoral Roll 1954, Ref 6810, Division of Brisbane, Subdivision of Kelvin Grove, "Gibbon Bell" Hammond St, Red Hill, home duties

Queensland, Australia, Electoral Roll 1959, 33 Rosemary st., Inala, home duties

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