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Melva Ann (Bonny) TESTER

Melva Ann (Bonny) TESTER

Female 1919 - 1990  (70 years)

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  • Name Melva Ann (Bonny) TESTER  [1, 2
    Nickname Aunt Bonny 
    Born 25 Oct 1919  [3
    Gender Female 
    Occupation c.1950  Innaminka SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Again working in a factory, working with prawns until her marriage to Harold Stanley Clarke 
    Occupation c.1950  Innaminka SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Melva assisted in their store of her sisters family as a millinery operator.  
    Died 10 Sep 1990  [1
    Buried 11 Sep 1990  Edithburgh SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Harold purchased a grave for the small family of mother, father and the expected death of Paul. However the mother died first and then the father, both being buried in Edithburgh Cemetery. However when Paul Anthony died he was buried in Walleroo. FS Pauline memories 16.11.2018 Lorna Mclean.
    Person ID I-5352  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 

    Family Harold Stanley CLARKE,   b. 19 Jan 1921, Croyden SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2001, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married c1946  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • This marriage year is a guesstimate. The following years after Nov 1945 military discharge, and birth of first son in 1947. Sister Pauline and Margaret both agree most likely to be at Adelaide Registry Office.
    Children 
     1. Paul Anthony CLARKE,   b. c.1947, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1957, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)  []
     2. RL C
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 12:48:37 
    Family ID F-1747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    HS Melva Ann 'Bonny' and Harold Stanley Clarke acknowledges: Paul (deceased), Robin, and Daniel

    Documents
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased

  • 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. .

    2. [S-115] Billion Graves American based information, https://billiongraves.com, 17 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Headstone confirms death dates Melba Ann "Bonny" CLARKE (nee not stated) and husband Harold Stanley Clarke

    3. [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. , p535 last para, 16 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      This entry may conflict with BRB however it was checked against sisters in law Pauline and Margaret Clarke 13.11.2018. Further checked against Trove, and several BDM websites

    4. [S-164] FS Karenne McNamara NEE Appelt 15.11.2018, 17 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Information explaining knowledge told to her by an elderly sister in law to her Uncle Harold Stanley Clarke.

    5. [S-165] FS Pauline Clarke re Clarke and Appelt families, 15 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Telephone call to Pauline who lived amoung these people gave me details, some where notes in private until further evidence.
      This circa (about) 1946 is because Harold was discharged Nov 1945 and first child born 1947. She remembers Harold (her brother) arriving (no date recall) with Melba (Bonney) announcing "theyre married!" Harry's style apparently back in those early days.