Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Wilfred Palmer Marr

Last week, I featured articles about the Whimpey family, so this week, I’ll be looking at another branch of the family.

The next person, when working through my tree systematically, was my paternal grandmother, Ivy May Harley.  Although I found some articles for Ivy Harley, I couldn’t be sure any of them were for my grandmother, so the next person was my paternal grandfather, Wilfred Palmer Marr.  Using “Wilfred Marr”, I only found a death notice for him.

Wilfred Palmer Marr death notice
Family Notices (1955, January 24). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 13. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from


MARR. – On January 22, at Mount Royal Hospital, Wilfred Palmer Marr, formerly of North Melbourne, beloved father of Jean (Mrs. Whimpey), Margaret, and Aubrey, grandpa of Elaine, aged 62 years.

I then tried using “W. P. Marr”

Cranbourne Shire Council
CRANBOURNE (1923, May 16). Frankston and Somerville Standard (Vic. : 1921 – 1939), p. 5. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from

The information about my grandfather appears in the Correspondence section:

From W. P. Marr, Baxter, desiring qualification certificate for mixed farming – Request granted.

Wilfred appeared on the wounded soldier lists in the 1st World War.2017-02-14-casualties

Casualties - Wounded
770 CASUALTIES. (1916, October 5). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), p. 8. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from
228th Casualty List
[?] 228th CASUALTY LIST. (1916, October 7). The Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 – 1920), p. 15. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from


Wounded Victoria
AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES (1916, October 5). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 4. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from