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Jean WARNER

Jean WARNER

Female 1932 -  (87 years)

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  • Name Jean WARNER  [1
    Born 11 Jul 1932  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes The Warner family between them brought up Jean at the Winiam farm, grandparents Beatrice and Thomas Warner, Aunt Sylvia, Uncle Leslie, as well as her father, Les, all took a hand.

    Jean Wamer, born 11/7/1932, in Melbourne (only child).

    Married: At Winiam, Sybren (Syd) Banning. (b. Pingjum, Friesland, Holland,).

    Dutch born Syd lived near the "Big Dyke" surviving the German occupation during World War
    ll, although severe fighting took place around his village.

    After High School he obtained his bookkeeping certificate, and then worked in an of at
    Leeuwarden. He was conscripted into the Dutch Army, serving in Indonesia for 6 months.
    He took the opportunity to emigrate to Australia arriving by plane in Sydney, being sent to
    Bathurst, then 2 days later took a train to Adelaide with 6/-/- ($12) in his pocket.

    He found farm work at Naracoorte, then went into partnership with a friend at Nhill in the
    eucalyptus factory they established. He was naturalized soon after his marriage to Jean.

    Occupation: Farmer. Residence: Frances, S.A.

    Jean and Syd purchased a small farm at Broughton, and a larger one at Yanac. the latter being increased to 2000 acres (they were 5 years at Broughton) - this together with land owned by son, Kenneth, was sold in 1980 when they purchased at Frances, S.A.

    Today (1994) Syd still does all the book and computer work of the Frances farm.

    They had 5 sons, of which 4 survive.  [1
    Residence Frances SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-3046  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship -997 
    Mother Florence Rebecca BAILEY,   b. C1890, Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1932  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship -997 
    Sealed P (LDS) -997  -997 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sybren BANNING,   b. Pingjum Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Winiam Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ronald BANNING,   b. 1955, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 0 years)
     2. Kenneth Douglas BANNING,   b. 31 Aug 1956, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Colin Sybren BANNING,   b. 15 May 1958, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Gary Joseph BANNING,   b. 22 Jul 1959, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Maurice John BANNING,   b. 3 Mar 1961, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 17:10:28 
    Family ID F-999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0260 - Banning family in 1963.jpg
    0260 - Banning family in 1963.jpg

    Stories
    5060 - Jean Warner & Sybren (Syd) Banning
    5060 - Jean Warner & Sybren (Syd) Banning
    John's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • 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. .