I'M looking for an Ellen May Eva Westbury

Her father was Albert Westbury and she had two brothers 

James Joseph Percival Westbury SX4089

Albert Clarence Westbury 3011

Mother - Ellen

She is listed on Joseph Olds WW1 enlistment as his wife and is buried in West Terrace Cemetry i think. Other than that i have nothing about her, any clues

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 8, 2015 at 14:32

Graham   Let me know if you need anything further

Groom: OLDS
Given names: Joseph Roy
Given names: Ellen May Eva
Date: 1913-02-15  (i.e.  15th February, 1913)
Groom Age: 21
Status: Single
Groom's Father: James OLDS
Bride Age: 20
Status: Single
Bride's Father: Albert WESTBURY
Place: Stow Memorial Church Adelaide
District: Ade Book/Page: 254/383
Digger SA Marriages 1942 -1916
Digger - South Australian Births 1842-1906 (c) SAGHS

Given Names: Ellen May Eva
Date: 1893-10-03  (i,e,  3rd October, 1893)
Father: Albert WESTBURY
Mother: Ellen PALMER
Birth Place/Residence: Glenelg
District Code: Ade Book: 530 Page: 185
Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 8, 2015 at 14:36

Graham,  I found this reference to Ellen - seems she remarried a GILBY


if you need childrens names for her marriage to Joseph OLDS I can check up to 1928


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 8, 2015 at 15:34

Graham,  Just in case you want details of her 2nd marriage

Digger - South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1917-1937


Groom: GILBY

Given names: Thomas James

Bride: OLDS

Given names: Ellen May Eva

Date: 1933-11-23

Groom Age: 45

Status: Single

Groom's Father: Richard GILBY

Bride Age: 40

Status: Widow

Bride's Father: Albert WESTBURY

Place: Hotel Swan Reach

District: Mur Symbol: Book/Page: 343/236


I can't find her listed in West Terrace or Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide under GILBY

so wondering if she married again?


Comment by Graham Hicks on October 9, 2015 at 9:01

thanks for your research Elizabeth i think she is in West Terrace Cemetry under Westbury, her maiden name.

i found more info regards constant assaults from Joseph Olds via Ancestory site.

thanks again


Comment by Graham Hicks on October 9, 2015 at 9:17

there were no children by marriage that i could find even though it states it on dads birth certificate at that time, joseph had an affair with Elizabeth Augusta Hicks and returned to his wife when she fell pregnant.

date of marriage to elizabeth was 1919 twelve months prior to dads birth but he was still married to ellen and returned to her.

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 9, 2015 at 13:47

Graham,  This is the only birth showing up under OLDS - it is also registered under HICKS

Digger - South Australian Births Registrations 1907 to 1928


Surname: OLDS

Given Names: Joseph Roy

Date: 1920-02-14

 Father: Joseph Roy OLDS

Mother: Elizabeth Augusta HICKS

Birth Place/Residence: East Glenelg

District Code: Ade Symbol:

Book: 51A Page: 55

Cross Reference: See also: HICKS Roy Joseph


Comment by Graham Hicks on October 9, 2015 at 19:43

thats right Elizabeth, this is my dad, 12 months later his mother married an Inkley resulting 2 children, then Garabauldie Nixon in the 1930s with 5 more. None of these siblings knew of my dad

Comment by Leanne Hogan on January 23, 2016 at 11:43
Some great info there everyone.. Thanks.. Ellen Eva May Westbury was the daughter of Albert Westbury and Ellen Farmer. Ellen Farmer was born on 1873 in Adelaide to James Farmer and Ann nee:Lynch. James Farmer was the son of Patrick Farmer and Margaret nee: McDonald, who arrived in the Swan River (W.A) in 1829 on the Sulphur (63rd reg) . Ellen Eva May also had a sister Evelyn Rose Westbury as well as the 2 brothers you listed. There are some interesting articles on Trove relating to Ellen Olds and her mother Ellen Westbury/Farmer. In one of the articles it actually states that Ellen and her husband are living apart.
Comment by Bill Bohlin on August 17, 2016 at 23:54

I am looking for information about Ellen May Eva Westbury born 3/10/1893 at Glenelg SA and her date of death was 29/10/1950. She passed away at Morris Hospital Northfield SA. Ellen lived at 213 Angas Street Adelaide SA .

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 18, 2016 at 11:37

Bill,  What sort of info do you need other than what is listed in the previous messages in this thread?




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