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Australia Look up Please

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Alan

Alan Report 4 Jan 2013 12:23

Would someone please be kind enough to help me with the following as I do not know what records are available.

Nellie Roe born 1887 England sailed from London to Freemantle Australia March 1924 with her two sons P A Roe born 1910 and W A Roe born 1919.

Nellie was married to a Peter Gordon Roe born 1879 England but I cannot find his departure.

Is there any information available on them after their arrival at Freemantle.

On the Australian Death Index is one Nellie Roe death.

Any help would be very much appreciated

Alan.


MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:26

Alan, there's actually a few deaths on the index for Nellie Roe!

Could you give us her maiden and parent's names?

What do the children's initials stand for?

Whereabouts in England where they from?

(All background info gives us a better chance of finding them)

EDIT: as no reply have done some digging, Nellie was born Nellie Barker in Coulsdon, Surrey - daughter of William and Sarah H.

The child PA is Peter Archibald born 1910. The outgoing list has a Wm A but the only birth I can find is for a George b 1913

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:41

No year on this death but I guess the /74 on the reg number denotes 1974:

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Peter Archibald Roe
Death Place: Western Australia
Age: 64
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration number: 3131/74

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:42

Shame it doesn't say who to!

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Peter A Roe
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1947
Registration number: 1794

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:45

Looks like dad did go to Australia:

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Peter Archibald Roe
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1931
State: Western Australia
District: Fremantle
Subdistrict: Claremont

He's a truck driver and living 7 George Street, Cottesloe with Peter Gordon (a painter) and Nellie.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:48

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Peter Gordon Roe
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1925
State: Western Australia
District: Fremantle
Subdistrict: South Fremantle

Painter, appears to be living on his own at 31 Hulbert Street.
______________________________________________________________

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Peter Gordon Roe
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1936
State: Western Australia
District: Fremantle
Subdistrict: Claremont

Living 23 Napoleon Street with Nellie

Alan

Alan Report 4 Jan 2013 12:50

Hello MarieCeleste.

Nellie's maiden name was Barker. Born 12 Aug 1887 Coulston Surrey Her parents were William and Sarah Harriet Barker.

Nelliie and children living Croydon in 1924
Children Peter Archibald Roe Born 1910 Dover Court Essex.
W A Roe born 1919 Unable to find his birth.

Alan

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:51

Possible:

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Peter G Roe
Death Place: Western Australia
Registration Year: 1936
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration number: 2159

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 13:01

Found this - "The Western Australian" 7 Dec 1936 (Family Notices)

ROE -On December 6, 1936. at Perth Hospital, Peter Gordon, dearly beloved husband of Nellie Roe, of 23 Napoleon Street Cottesloe, and beloved father of Peter, Bill and Frank; aged 57 years.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ (bookmark it, it's very useful)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 13:07

How sad:

On September 13, 1947. at Perth, Ethel Frances Jane, dearly beloved wife of Peter Archibald Roe, of Coolardie Street, Cannington. Loving mother of Frances, Annette and Elsma. Aged 31 years.
A beautiful nature a heart of gold,
One of the best this world could hold,
A loving smile, a happy face
A broken link we can never replace.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 13:13

Peter Archibald seemed to make the news a few times:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48789271?searchTerm=%22peter%20archibald%22%20+roe&searchLimits=

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47827062?searchTerm=%22peter%20archibald%22%20+roe&searchLimits=

Alan

Alan Report 4 Jan 2013 13:19

Thank you very much MarieCeleste for all that information you found, you have filled in a lot of blanks on my tree, it was always a mystery what happened to that family.

Its very sad about Peters wife.

Thank you for that link I will try it.

I apologise for our messages crossing, i am very slow in typing.

Regards.
Alan.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 6 Jan 2013 09:02

Hi Alan

There is a marriage in Perth in 1942 of Peter A ROE to Ethel F J LAVERY (reg 1794). She was born in Yilgarn WA in 1916.

Just to add another little piece to the puzzle :-)

Alan

Alan Report 6 Jan 2013 10:06

Hello Cherilyn.

Thank you very much for the information, its very much appreciated.

Alan

Lee

Lee Report 27 Apr 2014 14:01

Nellie Barker and Peter Gordon Roe were from Lambeth or Croydon, England. I think she was a housekeeper. He was a Private in the Royal Marines and served in WW1 (we have his medal). Eldest son Peter was born in Croydon (?). They then moved to Peterhead, Scotland where my Grandfather, William Arthur Roe, was born 1st May 1918. They moved to Cottesloe, Western Australia, in 1923, where youngest son, Frank, was born. Peter Gordon Roe became a painter. At the outbreak of WW2, Peter joined the Army, William the Navy, and Frank the Air Force. Peter stayed in Western Australia. Frank settled in Port Augusta, or the Adelaide region, where I think Nellie ended up eventually. William settled in Sydney. All sons died aged 60-61. William passed 1979 aged 61. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for the Korean War. Also, Peter Gordon and William were Freemasons (we have their documents and memorabilia) but I don't know if the other two sons were involved. <3