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Reuben James (Fred) JEWELL, -Matthews

Reuben James (Fred) JEWELL, -Matthews

Male 1902 - 1998  (96 years)

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  • Name Reuben James (Fred) JEWELL  [1
    Suffix -Matthews 
    Nickname Fred 
    Born 6 Apr 1902  Lochaber SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes * His mother died when Fred was only 18 months old and so he was brought up by his grandparents Ellen and George Matthews until he was 17 years old - ie there were two Reubens in the Matthews family.
    * At 17 years, he joined his father in Leeton, NSW.
    * He later went to Bringalbert to purchase land which had been selected by George & Ellen.\
    * Also bought some other land.
      [1
    Biography Notes * There is some error in how we have recorded Reuben James or John Matthews "nee" Jewell since his birth parents - were Frederick James Jewell & Johanna Elizabeth (nee Barrien) (source family search). It is clear that (a) His mother died when he was 18 months old, (b) He was in the care of his uncle & aunt, George Matthews & Ellen (nee Jewell) from 18 months to 17 years and (c) After that, he went to live with his father in Leeton - so the Leeton location should confirm who his father was. (Note by Don Gordon on 9th May 2018) 
    Died 22 Dec 1998  Apsley Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Apsley Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-9018  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Frederick James (Fred) JEWELL 
    Relationship -2962 
    Mother Johanna Elizabeth BARRIEN,   b. 5 Oct1875, Millicent SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1940, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship -2962 
    Married 25 Sep 1901  Narracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F-2962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freda Evelyn ODEWAHN,   b. 13 Jun 1915, Apsley Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 2005, Apsley Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2018 23:58:49 
    Family ID F-2949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    HS APSLEY Cemetery Victoria. Reuben Jewell raised with Aunt/Uncle Matthews when parents died when he was a baby. Married Freda Evelyn Odewahn. Headstone mentions their three children, and them as grandparents (no names) and great grandparents(no names)

  • Sources 
    1. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.

    2. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.
      Reuben James Jewell at 18mos lost his parents (death) and was raised by Matthews family members

    3. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, https://www.familysearch.org log in required, 9 May 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Freda Evelyn Jewell Maiden Name: Odewahn Event burial: Apsley, Victoria, Australia Birth Date: 13 Jun 1915 Death Date: 13 Sep 2005 Affiliate Create Date:11 Apr 2018 Affiliate Image Identifier: 26498540
      HS from Billion Graves; Tony and Kathy

    4. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3VHH-D1Z log on required, 9 May 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Spouse of Frederick James Jewell m Johanna Elizabeth Barrien Marriage 25 September 1901
      Wesleyan Parsonage Naracoorte SA