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Roland Arnold (Teaks) ASHBY

Roland Arnold (Teaks) ASHBY

Male 1936 - 1959  (23 years)

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  • Name Roland Arnold (Teaks) ASHBY  [1
    Nickname Teaks 
    Born 16 Jun 1936  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Roland Arnold Ashby«/b» b. 16/6/1938 - Nickname "Teaks". 10th and youngest child of Maria (Mary) and James Ashby of Pon MacDonriell, $.A.

      Married: Erica Dawn Jackway (b. 16/3/1936).

      His occupation: Farmer of Kongorong, S.A. _ ,

      Death: He died aged 23 years on 21/7/1959 (accidently). lnterred at Mt Gambier.

      When Teaks was small he was told to go out and get the duck eggs. He came back in and said "there are no eggs and the ducks are all asleep". The ferret had got out and killed them all See Warley's section for some of Teaks' exploits.

      From the "Border Watch" dated 23/7/1959:-

      "The funeral took place from Christ Church, Mt Gambler, this afternoon of Mr Roland Arnold Ashby who was killed in tragic circumstances while working on a water tank at the new home he had built for himself and his young wife. Mr Ashby who was 23 was killed about {$.30 on Tuesday afternoon when the concrete water tank collapsed at Kongorong_ The tank contained about 1000 gallons of water. Mr Ashby was in a small room undemeath the tank when a supporting structure gave way. A friend who was working with Mr Ashby. Mr E. G. Jarrad of Benara, was brushed aside by the collapsing structure but Mr Ashby was struck by the tank. Death was instantaneous. Mr Ashby who married Miss Erica Jackway about 4 years ago was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. E. Ashby of Port MacDonnell and was a native of the district. He was a keen cricketer and footballer. He and his wife were about to move into a new house which Mr Ashby had been building on his farm. A report of the death was prepared by Mount Gambler police for the Coroner. An inquest was deemed unnecessary

      One child, Craig born 1960 - ie born 7 months after his father had died.
    Died 21 Jul 1959  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I-4741  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 

    Father James Edward ASHBY,   b. 30 Nov 1889, Tantanoola SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1967, Port MacDonnell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship -1485 
    Mother Maria Mabel MCLEAN,   b. 27 Oct 1891, Beulah Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1981, Allendale SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship -1485 
    Married 2 Dec 1914  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F-1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ED J 
     1. CM A
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 11:43:00 
    Family ID F-1548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • 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. .

    2. [S-148] FS Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - evidence pending , Worksheet 29 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 9th March 2018.
      Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.