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Ailsa Crawford CONGDON

Ailsa Crawford CONGDON

Female 1916 - 2003  (86 years)

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  • Name Ailsa Crawford CONGDON  [1
    Born 24 Dec 1916  Kilkenny SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes c1990's  no source-likely FM ie a verbal family memory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Remembering life at the Mile End railyards: Every night, without fail, Ailsa Pocock's father used to watch Australia's longest train, the Melbourne Express, shuffle past his front gate.
    One of Adelaide's longest serving station masters, James Congdon, had a fascination for trains even an eight-hour, exhausting shift would not diminish.
    "Dad would get home about 6pm, and he would always, whatever happened, walk out to watch the Melbourne go by", Mrs Pocock said.
    "He had seen the Melbourne in station, inspect its brakes and come home for tea ... But at 7pm, he always went to the front gate."
    Mr Congdon, who died in 1960, lived in one of the railway cottages, which were demolished in 1995, for some 20 years.
    He served as station master at the Mile End railyards for 19 years, and a road in the Mile End redevelopment is named after him.
    Mrs Pocock, who lives at Marion, also lived in the cottage with her family for three years as a teenager before she was married.
    Although is was only a short stay, from 1934-1937, she fondly remembers the lively rail-yards - the continual stream of noisy trains, trolleys and the unloading and stacking of goods.
    The family home was wedged between railway tracks, with a rail line only 'yards' from her back door. Mrs Pocock recalled catching the passenger train into town to go to school.
    "We used to see the train signal go off (from the house) and of course we were running late, and we used to shoot out the front to cross the railway tracks be the time the train came," she said.
    (source: Which newspaper, what date?)

     
    Died 1 Nov 2003  Pasadena SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Brighton (St Judes ) Cemetery Adelaide SA
    Person ID I-8959  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 

    Relationship -522 
    Mother Margaret Elizabeth CAMPBELL,   b. 1896, Wales UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1955, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship -522 
    Married c1912  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father James Thomas Percival CONGDON,   b. 19 Nov 1888, Thebarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1955, Brighton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Eva May MCLEAN,   b. 23 Feb 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1988, Unley SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1932  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F-3016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Miell POCOCK,   b. 6 Nov 1909, Rosewater SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1989, Pasadena SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1937  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 02:09:18 
    Family ID F-2964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - Ailsa Congdon - born 24th Dec 1916 in Kilkenny, Hindmarsh
    WW - Ailsa Congdon - born 24th Dec 1916 in Kilkenny, Hindmarsh
    Father: James Thomas Percival Congdon
    Mother: Mary Craufurd Thom
    Birth place/residence: Kilkenny

  • Sources 
    1. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 23 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Ailsa Crawford Pocock (born Congdon) Birth Dec 24 1916 Kilkenny SA Marriage to: Charles Miell Pocock on Apr 14 1937 at Adelaide SA Ailsa Crawford Congdon's Death Nov 1 2003 SA Burial Pasadena Mitcham City SA

    2. [S-115] CEMETERY Billion Graves American based information, billion graves, 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      Margaret Elizabeth Congdon Died: 12 Jan 1955 Grave site information of Margaret Elizabeth Congdon (Died: 12 Jan 1955) at Brighton (Saint Jude) Cemetery in Adelaide,

    3. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      James Thomas Percival Congdon Birth Nov 19 1888 Thebarton SA
      FIRST Marriage 1912 Mary Crawford Thom Aug 21 1912 Hindmarsh SA
      SECOND Marriage 1932 Eva May McLean June 25 1932 Adelaide SA

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 12 Mar 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Ailsa Crawford Pocock (born Congdon)Birth Dec 24 1916 Kilkenny South Australia
      Marriage to: Charles Miell Pocock Apr 14 1937 Adelaide, South Australia