52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #2 Shirley Patricia Casey

I wrote about Shirley in my post 52 Ancestors #28 Shirley Patricia Casey.  In this post, I had listed the locations where Shirley had lived, which I obtained from the copies of the electoral rolls on microfiche at the State Library of Victoria.

In my genealogy do-over I found a record that gave another residence for Shirley – 13 Kokoda Avenue, Hamilton.

There was a bankruptcy notice in The Age on 22 February 1978 on page 22 (I found this by searching on Newspapers.com, and then using the search result to find the original article in the Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 collection at Ancestry).  I then did a Google search, and found an article in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Tuesday 20 December 1977 – https://www.legislation.gov.au/file/1977GN50

The transcription is:


468/77 – Re: Shirley Patricia Farrant, 13 Kokoda Avenue, Hamilton, pensioner, previously carried on business at Brook Street, Inglewood as a second-hand furniture dealer under the business name of ‘S. P. and R. B. Farrant’ (30.11.77).

 Although I had Shirley’s death date from my ex-husband, and from the Ryerson Index, I didn’t have a cemetery record for her.  Since my ex-husband told me she was buried at Inglewood Cemetery (where her mother is also buried), I checked online and found her in the index at Carol’s Headstone Photographs, and sent an email for a copy of the headstone photograph.

2017-05-07 FARRANT Shirley Patricia

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