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Beatrice Mary STURGEON

Beatrice Mary STURGEON

Female 1874 - 1941  (67 years)

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  • Name Beatrice Mary STURGEON  [1
    Born 10 Feb 1874  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Beatrice Mary Sturgeon, born 10/2/1874 at Strathalbyn, S.A.

    MARRIAGE: to Thomas Warner (b. 15/B/1864, at Willunga, S.A. son of Joseph and Elizabeth Warner), at the residence of her father, George Henry Sturgeon, Kaniva, Vic, by licence and according to the rites of the Bible Christian Church, the Rev. Richard Down officiating. The witnesses were Richard Jones and Elizabeth Jane Wamer. The bride was aged 19 and the bridegroom 28, the wedding photo was taken at Stawell.

    HlSTORY: They farmed at Lawloit until 1912 when they moved to a property at Winiam. It was in the old house there (photo supplied) that her mother, Christina, died in 1930. A more modern one was built to replace it.

    Thomas Warner was the eldest of 11 children, who came with their parents from Willunga, S.A. to Lawloit, Vic. in 1883, and in his 20th year at this time. A lot of the work in clearing the land fell to him. He also selected land for himself in the Lawloit district, so was regarded as one of the earliest pioneers there. The Winiam property was originally called "Dow Well", then as the family homestead, "Fairview" and finally as "Belvedere" when the new house was built.

    Beatrice, the writer of the account of her parents and early days at Lawloit, was according her grand-daughter, very hard working, a great lover of gardening - making the large one which surrounded the new house at Winiam. One moming she was picking vegetables for the Winiam Show, and began dropping silver beet she was picking. This was the onset of a massive stroke, from which she died 2 hours later. Until then her health had been excellent. She was a good business woman, helping a lot in that pan of the farm and ensuring that all her family of 3 sons and 3 daughters were well educated.

    DEATH: Beatrice Warner on 14/5/1941, aged 67 years, at Winiam, Vic.
    interred at Nhill, Vic.

    Her husband, Thomas Warner, is remembered as a frail little man in his 70's. He always had plenty of advice for his sons on how to run the farm, which was worked by his sons Harvey and Leslie.

    DEATH: of Thomas Warner on 19/5/1948, aged 83 years, at the Nhill Hospital. interred at Nhill.  [1
    Died 14 May 1941  Winiam Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • At some time livng in Nhil, Victoria
    Buried Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-2986  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 

    Father George Harvey STURGEON,   b. 10 May 1846, Suffolk UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1928, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Christina MCLEAN,   b. 28 Jul 1848, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1930, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1872  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F-976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas WARNER,   b. 15 Aug 1864, Willunga SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1948, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Beryl Salome WARNER,   b. 17 Dec 1893, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1963  (Age 69 years)  []
     2. Joseph (Harvey) WARNER,   b. 15 Jun 1895, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1975, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Sylvia Mary WARNER,   b. 29 May 1897, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1976, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Percy Oliver WARNER,   b. 19 Jul 1899, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1980  (Age 81 years)
     5. Elsie WARNER,   b. 10 Mar 1903, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1989  (Age 86 years)
     6. Leslie Herbert WARNER,   b. 16 Jan 1906, Kaniva Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ballarat Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 11:23:27 
    Family ID F-978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0258 - Original home of Thomas & Beatrice Warner at Winiam.jpg
    0258 - Original home of Thomas & Beatrice Warner at Winiam.jpg
    0274 - Harvey, Sylvia, Percy, Elsie & Les Warner with parents Beatrice & Thomas Warner and Beryl in front.jpg
    0274 - Harvey, Sylvia, Percy, Elsie & Les Warner with parents Beatrice & Thomas Warner and Beryl in front.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Beatrice Mary Sturgeon & Thomas Warner
    1995 - Beatrice Mary Sturgeon & Thomas Warner
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 29 Jul 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIED: 1872 92/120 groom:STURGEON,George Harvey bride:MACLEAN,Christina at (Angas Plains) Strathalbyn SA

    3. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member), https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      states marriage date:17 Jul 1872 as per Joseph Phillips (family) birthday book.