52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #21 Lilah Adela Mulder

This week, I am continuing to work my way systematically through my ancestors, and my ex-husband’s.  Last week I wrote about my ex-husband’s paternal grandmother, Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith.  Since I already did a post about his maternal grandfather on 24 July 2017 (52 Ancestors #4 Albert George Casey), this week I am writing about my his maternal grandmother, Lilah Adela Mulder. I usually post these on a Monday, but I am late this week.

Lilah was born 18 October 1903 in the family home at 562 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. She was the twelfth child of Patrick John Theodore Mulder (known as John Theodore Mulder) and Elizabeth Theisinger.  Only 5 of her old siblings were still alive at the time of her birth[1].

At the time of her marriage, her usual residence was the family home at 562 Chapel Street, South Yarra, but her present residence was at 83 Hornby Street Windsor, which is also where her husband, Albert George Casey was living.  Lilah and Albert were married 26 November 1921 at All Saints’ Church, East St Kilda. Since both Albert and Lilah were minors, written consent was given by Albert’s mother Caroline Elizabeth Florence Casey, and Lilah’s father, John Theodore Mulder. They were also the witnesses.  At the time of their marriage, Albert was working at a window cleaner, and Lilah was a waitress.  The minister at their wedding was John Stephen Hart, Dean of Melbourne[2].

Albert and Lilah had 5 children:

  • Albert George Casey (1922-1995)
  • Ronald John Casey (1927-2001)
  • Leonard Keith Casey (1928-1992)
  • Kenneth Casey (1931-2008)
  • Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013)

After her marriage, Lilah’s occupation was home duties. The Electoral rolls show her living at the following addresses:

  • 1925 86 Hornby Street Prahran[3]
  • 1925 83 Hornby Street Prahran[4]
  • 1928 Goulburn Street Cheltenham[5]
  • 1936, 1937 57 Tivoli Road South Yarra[6],[7]
  • 1943 3a Lambert Road Toorak[8]
  • 1949, 1954 Cannons Creek[9],[10]
  • 1963, 1967, 1968 Tresco[11], [12], [13]
  • 1972, 1977, 1980 Belmont Street Inglewood[14], [15], [16]

Lilah was still living at Belmont Street Inglewood when she died on 27 March 1987[17].  Her probate notice shows she lived at 10 Belmont Street[18].  Lilah was buried at the Inglewood Cemetery[19].

Lilah Adela Casey gravestone
Carol Judkins, Carol’s Headstone Photographs http://www.ozgenonline.com/~Carols_Headstones/ (Index of photographs on Carol’s Headstone Photographs website, photos provided by email , Headstone photograph for Lilah Adela Casey (18 Oct 1903 to 26 Mar 1987, Leonard Keith Casey (12 May 1928 to 10 May 1992) and Ashlea Jane Pettit (Born 3 Jun 1989 Died 18 Jun 1989).

Sources of Information:

[1]Victoria, Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, birth certificate 28807 (1903), Lilah Adela Mulder.

[2]Victoria, Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, marriage certificate 11028 (1921), Casey-Mulder; Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Melbourne.

[3]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1925, State Victoria Division Fawkner Subdivision Prahran Gardens Page 13, Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]..

[4]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1925, State Victoria Division Fawkner Subdivision Prahran Page 25. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[5]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, , Year 1928, State Victoria Division Henty Subdivision Cheltenham Page 10. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[6]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, Year 1936, State Victoria Division Fawkner Subdivision South Yarra Page 35. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[7]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, Year 1937, State Victoria Division Fawkner Subdivision South Yarra Page 35. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[8]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, Year 1943, State Victoria Division Fawkner Subdivision Toorak Page 21. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[9]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, Year 1949, State Victoria Division Flinders Subdivision Frankston Page 28. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[10]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lila Adela Casey, Year 1954, State Victoria Division Flinders Subdivision Frankston Page 32. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[11]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1963, State Victoria Division Mallee Subdivision Swan Hill Page 15. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[12]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1967, State Victoria Division Mallee Subdivision Swan Hill Page 17. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[13]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1968, State Victoria Division Mallee Subdivision Swan Hill Page 17. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[14]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1972, State Victoria Division Wimmera Subdivision Inglewood Page 1. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[15]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1977, State Victoria Division Bendigo Subdivision Dunolly Page 2. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[16]“Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980,” database and images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 7 Mar 2017); entry for Lilah Adela Casey, Year 1980, State Victoria Division Bendigo Subdivision Dunolly Page 2. Original data Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].

[17]“Deaths Casey – Lilah Adela,” (Melbourne) The Sun, 27 Mar 1987. Newspaper viewed on microfilm at the State Library of Victoria. The details of the microfilm rolls, and the page and column numbers were not noted.

[18]“Law Notices,” The Age, 9 Jun 1987, p. 53, col. 8, notice for Lilah Adela Casey, digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com.au : accessed 3 Jul 2017), Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001, The Age 1987 Jun 1-Jun 10 image 646.

[19]“Funerals Casey ” (Melbourne)The Sun, 27 Mar 1987. Funeral notice for Mrs Lilah Adela Casey, Newspaper viewed on microfilm at the State Library of Victoria. The details of the microfilm rolls, and the page and column numbers were not noted.

Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/photos/PQfEFDAnawg Photo by Christopher Burns

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