Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Ivon Walter Whimpey

Because it has been difficult to decide who to write about each week, I’ve decided to work through the family systematically. The first person is therefore my dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey.

When I searched for “Ivon Whimpey” (in quotation marks) there were only 2 results, so I decided to expand to search for Ivon Whimpey (without quotation marks).

First, there was the engagement for my dad and his first wife, Joyce Lillian O’Neill

O'Neill Whimpey engagement
Family Notices (1943, December 22). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 6. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11795813

Followed by the announcement of their upcoming marriage.

Approaching marriage O'Neill Whimpey
APPROACHING MARRIAGES (1944, November 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 8. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11368639

Joyce died in 1948. Her death notice was in both The Argus and The Age.

Joyce Lilian Whimpey death notice (Argus)
Family Notices (1948, May 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 2. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22541529
Joyce Lilian Whimpey death notice (Age)
Family Notices (1948, May 19). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206902968

Joyce’s death and funeral notices were also in The Sun, which is not available online yet.

From The Sun Wednesday May 19 1948
WHIMPEY – On May 18 (suddenly) Joyce Lillian, beloved wife of Ivon Walter
Whimpey, of 63 Brown-St, Heidelberg, and loving mother of
Merilyn and Jennifer.  Aged 27 years.
WHIMPEY – Joyce Lillian from Taylor’s Chapel, 81 Heidelberg-rd, Ivanhoe TOMORROW
after service 11 am for Warringal Cem.

Mum and dad announced their engagement in May 1952

Marr Whimpey engagement notice
Family Notices (1952, May 24). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 8. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23184473

Mum and dad were married in December 1952, but I couldn’t find a marriage notice for them. It may have been in The Sun, which is not available online yet.

Although birth notices are available for my sisters, since they’re still alive, I have not included them.  I’ve only included the notice for Lynda, who died aged 4 months.

Lynda Whimpey birth notice
Family Notices (1957, January 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 24. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71777074

According to Wikipedia, the final edition of the Argus was on 19 January 1957.

To finish out this post, I am providing a transcription of Lynda’s funeral notice, which was in The Sun

From The Sun Sat June 1 1957
WHIMPEY – The funeral of baby Lynda Carol Whimpey will leave
the Lewis Parlor 154 Johnston-st Fitzroy on MONDAY after service
commencing at 1.15 pm for the Box Hill Cemetery
H. J. R. Lewis JA1066

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