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Mary Reid CLARKE

Mary Reid CLARKE

Female 1864 - 1940  (75 years)

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  • Name Mary Reid CLARKE  [1
    Born 8 Mar 1864  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes 1 Jul 1884  Collingwood Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mary Clarke (nee Reid) is Benjamin Ernest Parkers wife....of Collingwood, Melbourne. Also Queenies (Olivia Mary Parker) who married Edwin James McLean(the twin) of "Maplemore" Strathalbyn SA. there is a broadsheet Trove printout somewhere in my possession, that refers to their marriage (a cousin of the war-Sturgeon I think) was an attendant and the bride and groom travelled across country in a couple of weeks back to Maplemore from Melbourne immediately after the wedding ceremony.

    (Rene) Irene Reid: thought to be unmarried sister of Mary Clarke (nee Reid). All three buried in Milang Cemetery SA 
    Obituary 18 June  Milang Find all individuals with events at this location 
    NEWSPAPER OBITUARY CLIPPING IN FAMILY BIBLE READS: no year: REID: ON THE 18th June Robert Reid, loved brother of Mrs Ben Parker (nee Mary Clark Reid) Angas Plains, and of Mrs M Tee Milang adn Mrs E J McLean Angas Plains Aged 81 yrs.  
    Marriage/Wedding 1 Jul 1884  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stated: VIC birth certificate No. 16615-eldest child (Queenie/Olivia Mary Parker)
    provided by Lorna McLean 
    Obituary 28 Mar 1930  Murray Bridge SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1 of 2 FORDHAM-On the 27th March 1930 at Murray Bridge, Agnes Irene ("Rene"), dearly beloved wifr of Hughie R Forham, of Murray Bridge aged 36 years. God holds the key. AND
    2 of 2 FORDHAM-On the 27th March at Murray Bridge, Agnes Irene, dearly beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs B E Parker and only loved sister of Mrs E J McLean, Angas Plains, formerly of Northcote, Victoria, aged 36 years. No burdens yonder. (Melbourne papers-please copy). 
    Died 15 Feb 1940  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 15 Feb 1940  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 16 Feb 1940  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother of Olivia Mary"Queenie" McLean nee Parker has died.  
    Person ID I-7932  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Family Benjamin Ernest PARKER,   b. 25 Jun 1859, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1943, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1884  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Olivia Mary PARKER,   b. 23 May 1885, Collingwood Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1955, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 06:37:40 
    Family ID F-2551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Three gens jack olivia-queenie g mother parker c1922 source jnm 2016 2016-02-27 001.jpg
    Three gens jack olivia-queenie g mother parker c1922 source jnm 2016 2016-02-27 001.jpg
    "Maplemore Farm", Angas Plains SA Olivia Parker, mother Mary Reid Clarke, and in pram week old Jack Sheridan McLean

    Grandma Parker 79.6 yoa Queenies Mother

    Documents

    BDM Marriage Benjamin Parker & Mary Clarke Reid married on 1st July 1884 Adelaide SA.pdf

    Headstones

    HS MILANG-BE Parker (Queenies father), MC Parker (nee Mary Clarke Reid) and her brother Robert Clarke Reid

  • Sources 
    1. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 62, 19 May 2016 source lorna mclean burial register.
      Mary Clark previously unknown surname. I know because of family stories all my life of her name. Also confirmed by mum(Joan Natalie Mclean). She is buried in Plot 225 with her husband in plot 225 in Milang and I took a photo of their headstone(yet to be entered to website:19.05.2016-ljm)
      States she was 79yoa at d.16.02.1940 last known address was angas plains ('Waterloo' i suspect-TBA) buried in Milang (where I photographed her/her husband Benjamin Ernest McLean headstone)

    2. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 62, 19 May 2016 source lorna mclean burial register.
      Mary Clarke was Benjamin Ernest Parker were parents of Olivia Mary (Queenie) McLean (nee Parker) jewellers of Melbourne before her marriage to Edwin McLean
      Plot 225 General Division Milang Cemetery

    3. [S-113] NEWSPAPER TROVE Adelaide Advertiser SA, 12, 16th February 1940.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 31 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1884 Reg No: 139/1248 groom:PARKER Benjamin Ernest, bride:REID,Mary Clarke at Adelaide SA
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    5. [S-24] http//:findmypast.com.au, http://search.findmypast.com.au/record?id=anz%2fau%2fsa%2fbmd%2fm%2f0000084226%2f2, 9 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1 Jul 1884 Reg No: 139/1248 groom:PARKER Benjamin Ernest, bride:REID,Mary Clarke at Wesleyan Parsonage Hutt St Adelaide SA born 1859 FATHER OF BRIDE WILLIAM REID, RECORD SET:South Australia Marriages 1842-1937
      This also matches the genealogysa website information.

    6. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached , Certificate original numbered 79 in the year 1844 in District of Adelaide , 8 Dec 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Witnesses signed names in nib ink. Isabel ? possibly Rofus, no trade/calling entry, residence Hackney SA, the second witness signed name in nib ink. Henry John ? Guio? of Kent Town.
      No location on certificate for bride and groom to sign. Just two locations for the name to be entered. Brides father William Reid, Grooms father William Parker. Grooms trade is entered as 'compositor' Celebrated at Wesleyan Parsonage Hutt Street Adelaide SA 1 Jul 18944