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Florence Jessie STURGEON

Florence Jessie STURGEON

Female 1885 - 1929  (44 years)

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  • Name Florence Jessie STURGEON  [1
    Nickname Florrie 
    Born 1885  Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Florence Jessie Sturgeon - born at Lawloit, Victoria in 1885.
    The present Warner generation know only that "Aunt Florrie" was a staunch member of the Salvation Army and lived in S.A. No record of any children.
    Married: Hotel Keeper «b»Robert E. Welchman«/b» (where and when not traced). He is recorded as holding the licence of the "Gresham" Hotel on the corner of North Terrace and King William St, Adelaide (now demolished and other buildings on the site although well remembered by the present writer E.M.S.). The Hoad record of publicans and licensees at Mortlock Library, Adelaide records - the "Gresham" was run by Robert E. Welchman "and wife" from 1923 to 1927 inclusive and again from 1932 to 4/3/1936.
    Deaths: Robert died on 1/10/1936.
    The Warners give the death date of Florrie at the age of 44 in 1930; the hotel record shows that she and her husband held the licence of the "Pier Hotel", Largs Bay. Sth Aust. Together with H. T. Lighton from August 1927 to 1929. Only Robert is given 1932 to his 1936 death, so her death 1930 appears to be correct.  [1
    Died 31 Jan 1929  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Adelaide Advertiser
    Person ID I-3108  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 7 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  [3, 4
    • 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 Robert Edward WELCHMAN,   b. 1865,   d. 1 Oct 1936, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1918  [2
    • Western Mail (Perth), 19th July 1918, Marriage on 29th June 1918 at Perth - RE Welchman of Perth, and Florence Sturgeon of Hindmarsh, Dowerin.
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 05:07:25 
    Family ID F-1018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0245 - Florence Sturgeon (later Welchman) & Christina Sturgeon - with Rita & Myrtle (daughters of Bertha & Ted Abbott).jpg
    0245 - Florence Sturgeon (later Welchman) & Christina Sturgeon - with Rita & Myrtle (daughters of Bertha & Ted Abbott).jpg
    0248 - Florrie & Albert Sturgeon.jpg
    0248 - Florrie & Albert Sturgeon.jpg

  • 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, Email on 1st Jan 2021.

    3. [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

    4. [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.