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Edward James (Ted) ABBOTT

Edward James (Ted) ABBOTT

Male 1874 -

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  • Name Edward James (Ted) ABBOTT  [1
    Nickname Ted 
    Born 19 Jul 1874  Encounter Bay SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Y  [4
    Person ID I-3106  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2019 

    Family Louisa Alberta STURGEON,   b. 8 Feb 1879, Gladstone SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1907, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1899  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • WEDDING: The West Australian, 21st Nov 1899, p4
      Abbott-Sturgeon - on November 15, 1899, at the residence of the bride's parents, Beaconsfield. Edwin James Abbott, fifth son of the late Giles Abbott, Port Victor, South Australia, to Louisa Alberta Sturgeon, third daughter of George Harvey Sturgeon, Fremantle, late of Lowloit, Victoria, by Rev GE Wheatley, Wesleyan.
    Children 
     1. Rita ABBOTT  []
     2. Ivy ABBOTT
     3. Myrtle ABBOTT
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2021 23:50:07 
    Family ID F-1017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0246 - Ted Abbott & Bertha Abbott (nee Sturgeon) - PROBABLY NOT - maybe Joseph Phillips and Frances, nee Sturgeon.
    0246 - Ted Abbott & Bertha Abbott (nee Sturgeon) - PROBABLY NOT - maybe Joseph Phillips and Frances, nee Sturgeon.
    Source: BRB p 338
    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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    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…

    Documents
    ww - Edward James ABBOTT - buried Karrakatta cemetery 1963
    ww - Edward James ABBOTT - buried Karrakatta cemetery 1963
    Died: 9th April 1963 in Mount Hawthorn
    Cremation: KC00020267
    Grave: BA 0182 in Anglican area at Karrakatta Cemetery

  • 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-137] FS Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 2 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Edward James [ted] Abbott 1874 - 1989 Birth:Middleton SA July 19 1874 Encounter Bay SA m.Louisa Alberta Abbott (born Sturgeon) 1899 at Fremantle WA Death:Before 1990

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 2 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.

    4. [S-99] http://ryersonindex.org/search.php, http://ryersonindex.org/search.php, 2 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      ABBOTT Edward Charles (Eddy) Funeral notice 13MAY2003 Death 74yoa late of Bethania QLD Courier Mail (Brisbane) 15MAY2003


    5. [S-80] BDM WA, https://bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx, 2 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      WEDDING of Abbott Edward James, Male to Sturgeon Louisa Alberta, Female at Fremantle WA Reference 716 in 1899

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