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Elsie WARNER

Elsie WARNER

Female 1903 - 1989  (86 years)

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  • Name Elsie WARNER  [1
    Born 10 Mar 1903  Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Elsie Louisa Warner«/b» born 10/3/1903 at Lawloit, Vic.

      Married: Rev. Samuel (Christopher) Wilcock. He was bom in England and arrived in Australia at the age of 20. No children.

      History: After education at Lawloit and Winiam and Melbourne High School, she matriculated to become a teacher for 19 years, at Preston, Stawell, Mt Mercer, Bulwarra, Horsham, Lake Boga, Beaufoit and Warburton. During these years she won prizes for her crochet work at shows including the Royal Melbourne. She married at 40. Christopher was a home missionary and Elsie helped him to become an ordained Methodist minister. Their Victorian Parishes included Beach Forest, Coleraine, Timboon, Mitiamo, Jeparit, Moe, Balaclava, Elsternwick, Brunswick, Ballarat, Murumbeena and Glenhuntly. Both were excellent artists and musical, his baritone voice being particularly good. They travelled overseas extensively and visited his people in the U.K.

      Death: of Christopher Wilcock on 23/10/1972 aged 60 years interred at Springvale, Melbourne.

      A tribute paid by the Rev. Sir G. Irving Benson (in brief). This was at the funeral service at the Murrumbeena Methodist Church. Christopher was born at Castleford, Yorkshire, a quiet country town dating back to the Roman occupation. As a child he lived at Barton by the Humber River with its Saxon church amongst beech trees. He was an Evangelist in and out of the pulpit. He served at a dozen Victorian churches, Ballarat and Oakleigh, The remainder of the tribute (2 pages) concerned religious matters.

      During the three years following, Elsie grew orchids for charity, but ill health forced her to enter nursing homes. She died on 14/11/1989 aged 87 years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Ballarat. Interred at Springvale, Melbourne.
    Died 14 Nov 1989  [1
    Buried Springvale Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-3100  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Beatrice Mary STURGEON,   b. 10 Feb 1874, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1941, Winiam Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F-978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Christopher WILCOCK,   b. 1912, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1972  (Age 60 years) 
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2013 15:06:00 
    Family ID F-1011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0262 - L to R - Sylvia, Leslie, Elsie, Perce, Beryl & Harvey Warner in Winiam.jpg
    0262 - L to R - Sylvia, Leslie, Elsie, Perce, Beryl & Harvey Warner in Winiam.jpg
    0269 - Elsie & Chris Wilcock in 1941.jpg
    0269 - Elsie & Chris Wilcock in 1941.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

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .