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Frances Agnes STURGEON

Frances Agnes STURGEON

Female 1876 - 1914  (38 years)

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  • Name Frances Agnes STURGEON  [1
    Born 1 May 1876  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Or 1875 in Gladstone, SA (Trove) - per Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Aged about 7 years when the family moved from Strathalbyn to Gladstone. SA to Lawloit, Victoria. Later history known that they moved to Western Australia and the present generations know nothing further, except for the names of 3 children- 1. Lilian Phillips. 2. Beatrice Phillips. 3. Harvey Phillips. Photos of 'these' held by the Warner family.  [1
    Biography Notes Deceased Persons Estates - Kalgoorlie Western Argus, Tue 4th Aug 1914, page 8 - Frances Agnes Phillips - to Joseph Phillips - 89 pounds.  [3
    Died 11 Jul 1914  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 13 Jul 1914  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Fremantle Anglican Mon AA 0075 - with son, Harvey - per Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.
    Biography Notes 25 Jul 1914  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FUNERAL - Trove - The West Australian, 25th July, page 15.
    The funeral of the late Mrs FrancesAgnes Phillips, wife of Mr Joseph Phillips, farmer, of Dowerin, and formerly of Fremantle, took place in the 13th inst., and was attended by many friends.
    The deceased, who was 38 years of age, was born in Gladstone SA, but had resided in this state for the last 19 years.
    A husband and a young family of two sons and one daughter survive her.
    The funeral cortege moved form the residence of Mrs J Ralston, Swanborne St Fremantle, and proceeded to the local cemetery, where the Rev. F T Bowen officiated in the Anglican portion. The chief mourners were Mr Joseph Phillips (husband), Mr Albert Sturgeon (brother), Miss Florerie Sturgeon (sister), Miss Rita Abbott (niece). Mr and Mrs J Ralston, and Mrs Peach.
    The pall-bearers were Messrs J G Riley, B Dolan, E Ralston, FC Elliott, F Gorrie, and J Adams. Numerous wreaths, floral tributes, and many other tokens of sympathy were received.
    The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Arthur E. Davies and Co.  
    Biography Notes 4 Aug 1914  Kalgoorlie WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deceased Person Estates-Kalgoorlie Western Argus Newspaper. Tue4.8.1914 Page8. Frances Agens Phillips, to Joseph phillips, 89pounds.  
    Person ID I-3100  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 

    Father George Harvey STURGEON,   b. 10 May 1846, Suffolk UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1928, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -976 
    Mother Christina MCLEAN,   b. 28 Jul 1848, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1930, Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship -976 
    Married 17 Jul 1872  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • WEDDING: Adelaide Observer, 20th July 1872, p2
      Sturgeon-McLean - On the 17th July at Angas Plains (in the residence of bride's father) by the Rev F Slaney Poole B - George Harvey Sturgeon of Strathalbyn, son of the late Charles Sturgeon - to Christina McLean of Angas Plains, daughter of John McLean.
    Children of marriage Page 283 of the BRB has "Charles Buscombe Sturgeon - born 25/2/1881 at Gladstone, S.A. Named for his grandfather Sturgeon (Charles) and the maiden name of his grandmother Elizabeth Sturgeon (nee Buscombe) both of whom are buried at Strathalbyn. The Warner family has no knowledge of Charles whatsoever. There is no death recorded in SA so he must have been about 2 when the family left Gladstone and died in Victoria." He died in 1956 in Norwood (reg 837/438) and buried in North Brighton.
    However, CHARLES WAS NOT IN THIS FAMILY - ie his parents were not George Harvey Sturgeon and Christina McLean. In fact, his parents were Davis Sturgeon and Elizabeth Buscumb. He was born on 25th Feb 1881, but in New Glenelg (not Gladstone). This was registration 256/1 as per SA Genealogical Society.  
    Family ID F-976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph PHILLIPS,   b. 15 Feb 1872, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1940, Wyalkatchem WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1897  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • TROVE-MARRIAGE-THE WEST AUSTRALIAN, Wed 29 Sep1897 page 4 Family Notices. PHILLIPS STURGEON - On the 28th instant, at Fremantle by the Rev G Pitts, Joseph and second son of William Phillips, Esq JP of Wallaroo SA, to Frances Agnes, second daughter of George Harvey Sturgeon of Fremantle WA
    Children 
     1. William Harvey PHILLIPS, Private ,   b. 21 Aug 1903, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1964, Hilton Park WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  []
     2. Beatrice Lillian PHILLIPS,   b. 15 Jul 1906, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1994, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +3. John Bath PHILLIPS,   b. 31 Jul 1912, Northam WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1997, Karrakatta WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 09:29:05 
    Family ID F-1016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0244 - Edward Abbott & Louise Alberta, nee Sturgeon
    0244 - Edward Abbott & Louise Alberta, nee Sturgeon
    This photo, from page 337 of the BRB, was labelled "Joe & Frances (nee McLean) Phillips" - but this is probably not correct.
    MISTAKEN NAME?: Joe Phillips married Frances Agnes Sturgeon, not Frances McLean. There is a Frances McLean in the family tree (actually Elizabeth Frances McLean, known as Lizzie) and she happens to have been born in the same year and same place as Frances Agnes Sturgeon (actually Lizzie McLean was born on 3rd Sept 1876 in Angus Plains, and Frances Sturgeon was born on 1st May 1876 in Strathalbyn). However Lizzie McLean never married. The compiler of the BRB, Alf McLean was the nephew of Lizzie and he knew her personally so he would not have had her in mind for being married to Joe Phillips. To leave no doubt, Alf placed the photo on the same page as Frances Sturgeon's parents. Perhaps that is where the typo occurred because her mother was a McLean.
    MISTAKEN IMAGE?: This photo does not look much like the other photos of Joseph Phillips. "He had a moustache all his life - except for a brief time in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields when he had a beard" (Ian Barnes email on 4th Jan 2021).
    SOLUTION?: Maybe the BRB had incorrectly transposed two photos of two sisters - Louise Alberta (Berta) Sturgeon and…
    ww - Joseph Phillips & Frances (nee Sturgeon) - Fremantle 1989
    ww - Joseph Phillips & Frances (nee Sturgeon) - Fremantle 1989
    This was labelled "Ted Abbott & Bertha (nee Sturgeon)" on page 338 of BRB whereas it was probably Joseph Phillips & Frances Sturgeon as labelled by Ian Barnes (email 1st Jan 2021)
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    Headstones
    ww - PHILLIPS Francis and William Harvey- Fremantle Cemetery
    ww - PHILLIPS Francis and William Harvey- Fremantle Cemetery
    "PHILLIPS Francis and William Harvey - Loved mother and brother of Beatrice, Leola & Kath"
    Fremantle Cemetery, Anglican Mon AA 0075
    Source: Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.

    Documents
    ww - Frances Agnes Sturgeon - born 1st May 1876 in Gladstone
    ww - Frances Agnes Sturgeon - born 1st May 1876 in Gladstone
    Birth: 1st May 1876 at Gladstone
    Baptism: 8th Oct 1876 at St Albans Gladstone, Melrose Holy Trinity Anglican
    Parents: George Harvey Sturgeon (labourer) & Christina McLean
    Registration: Parish/church records
    Source: SA Genealogical Society

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, 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-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      BRB stated birth10 Feb1876 (with no evidence) Date altered as stated entry extracted from husbands birthday book.
      NOTE:SA GENEALOGY states 1876 STURGEON Frances Agnes FATHER:George Harvey STURGEON MOTHER:Christina MCLEAN District:Clare 166/218

    3. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017, Email on 1st Jan 2021.

    4. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017.

    5. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      States source as WA BMD However source states MCB-Grant F0001342. Anglican Section Mon AA/Gravesite 0075 in grave of her son: William Harvey Phillips. Internet search these details not found by researcher. Follow up required.
      WA BDM website states: Death: Son William Harvey Phillips Male 61yoa, Father: Joseph Mother: Frances Agnes, at Fremantle WA Lot 593 in 1964

    6. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 29 Jul 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIED: 1872 92/120 groom:STURGEON,George Harvey bride:MACLEAN,Christina at (Angas Plains) Strathalbyn SA

    7. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      states marriage date:17 Jul 1872 as per Joseph Phillips (family) birthday book.

    8. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      Ian Barnes states on his paperwork: WA BDM ;Fremantle District 1897 RegNo:564 his records state updated 16 Apr 2017.