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Reuben James ('Fred') JEWELL

Reuben James ('Fred') JEWELL

Male 1902 -

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  • Name Reuben James ('Fred') JEWELL  [1
    Nickname Fred 
    Born 6 Apr 1902  Lochaber, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes * His mother died when Fred was only 18 months old and so he was brought up by his grandparents Ellen and George Matthews until he was 17 years old - ie there were two Reubens in the Matthews family.
    * At 17 years, he joined his father in Leeton, NSW.
    * He later went to Bringalbert to purchase land which had been selected by George & Ellen.\
    * Also bought some other land.
      [1
    Biography Notes * There is some error in how we have recorded his birth parents - were they Frederick James Jewell & Johan Elizabeth (nee Barrien) - or Jewell Matthews & Lydia (nee Dutton). Maybe Frederick/Johan is correct - not Jewell/Lydia.
    * In either case, it is clear that (a) His mother died when he was 18 months old, (b) He was in the care of his uncle & aunt, George Matthews & Ellen (nee Jewell) from 18 months to 17 years and (c) After that, he went to live with his father in Leeton - so the Leeton location should confirm who his father was. (Note by Don Gordon on 9th May 2018) 
    Person ID I-9030  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father Jewell MATTHEWS,   b. 8 Feb 1886,   d. 3 Sep 1959, Leeton NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -2948 
    Mother Lydia DUTTON 
    Relationship -2948 
    Family ID F-2948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George MATTHEWS,   b. Dec 1857, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1924, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Mother Ellen JEWELL,   b. 29 Oct 1860, Goolwa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1927, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Married 25 Jul 1882  Narracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The wedding took place at the residence of Ellen's parents.
    Note George would have been 24 years old and Ellen was 21 years old.  
    Family ID F-499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Frederick James ('Fred') JEWELL 
    Relationship -2962 
    Mother Johan Elizabeth BARRIEN 
    Relationship -2962 
    Family ID F-2962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freda ODEWAHN 
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 14:23:20 
    Family ID F-2949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-155] Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 - further evidence welcome, Reuben's notes are attached to this website.