Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Catherine Johnston and Walter Thomas Diprose

Last week, my post was about Martha Helen Johnston, and her husband Samuel Cornford.  This week, my post is about Martha’s sister Catherine Johnston, and her husband Walter Thomas Diprose.

The name Catherine Johnston is a fairly common one, so I decided to just search for “Walter Diprose”.  The first article found was their engagement.

Johnston Diprose engagement
PERSONAL (1911, October 5). The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 – 1919), p. 3. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64349597

 The second article found was Catherine’s funeral notice.

Catherine Diprose funeral notice
WYNYARD. (1931, July 7). Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67868106

Her death and funeral notice from an earlier newspaper.

Catherine Diprose death & funeral notice
Family Notices (1931, July 4). Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67867612

 

I found an article about Walter, when he was a young boy, aged 11 years.

Walter Diprose 11 years
NO. 2 ROAD (WYNYARD.) (1895, July 11).Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 – 1928), p. 4. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article153472197

Walter was involved in a car crash in 1927.

Cars Collide
YOLLA. (1927, September 27). Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 – 1928), p. 8. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154027536

Walter died in 1935.

Walter Thomas Diprose death notice
Family Notices (1935, November 1).Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 2 (DAILY). Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86546565
Walter Thomas Diprose death & funeral notices
Family Notices (1935, November 1).Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), p. 1 (DAILY). Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51961416

 

 

There was an obituary for him in the Examiner on the same day.

Late Mr. W. T. Diprose
THE NORTH-WEST (1935, November 1).Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), p. 5 (DAILY). Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51961452

And there was a more detailed obituary about a week later.

Mr Walter Thomas Diprose obituary
THE NORTH-WEST (1935, November 7).Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), p. 5 (DAILY). Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51962301

 

The final article today is the about the sale of his property at Yolla.

Sale of Yolla property
Sale of Yolla Property (1939, March 29).Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 12. Retrieved September 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68548499

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