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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 08:41 BST (UK) »
Poor John ...

"I WILL NOT be RESPONSIBLE for any DEBTS contracted by my Wife, Minnie Fox. JOHN FOX, Gardener, Perth."
25 November 1905 The West Australian 

This is of course, several months after his younger daughter was widowed ....
 

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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 08:45 BST (UK) »
and that there was a younger brother (name unknown) of John
and Alexander who died of gunshot wounds by accident.
JOBOY


Regarding your inquiry about the brother who had died accidentally of gunshot wounds.


http://www.rootschat.com/links/0dzc/

This link will describe the circumstaces written in the newspaper in 1894.

The chap's name was WILLIAM FOX


Sue


Sue,  i Saw  this article and wondered if it pertained to  the family  but  I was not convinced as the Bdm's show he was 32 years of age  and his funeral notices dont reflect any family, he seems to be a working man

what do you  think?
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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 08:45 BST (UK) »
and that there was a younger brother (name unknown) of John
and Alexander who died of gunshot wounds by accident.
JOBOY


Regarding your inquiry about the brother who had died accidentally of gunshot wounds.


http://www.rootschat.com/links/0dzc/

This link will describe the circumstaces written in the newspaper in 1894.

The chap's name was WILLIAM FOX


Sue


Thanks for finding his first name Sue ......... with all this background I should be able to cobble together the Fox family origins in WA.
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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 08:47 BST (UK) »
Do we have John Alexander Fox' likely year of birth?  That would help confirm if William aged 32 in 1894 was his YOUNGER brother ....  :) and it could also help find John's d.c.

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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 09:06 BST (UK) »
Here is the birth in WA of the WILLIAM

FOX WILLIAM THOMAS
JOSEPH
BERRY MARY
PERTH
reg  6264
yr 1862


Other siblings show on the index.

The biographical notes which form part of the Newspaper reports say JOHN ALEXANDER came with his parents from England as a young child, so he would therefore be older than WILLIAM.

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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 09:08 BST (UK) »
He was with Perth City Council in 1908, funeral for his beloved wife, Minnie Elizabeth (Wesleyan Cemetery East Perth)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28836259 14 January 1908 The West Australian

and from http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/guides/wa_history/cemetery_records
"East Perth Cemetery
East Perth Cemetery was the first burial ground in Perth with interments commencing in 1830. Early settlers and pioneers were buried there until 1899 when Karrakatta Cemetery opened. Burials of descendants of these early pioneers continued until the mid 1920s.

A three volume work about this site, East Perth Cemetery: resting place of Western Australian pioneers, by James A Richardson   (Q 929.5 RIC) provides useful details of the cemetery and people buried there.There is also a microfiche index of East Perth burials which was compiled by members of the Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS)."



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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 09:51 BST (UK) »
I am more than overwhelmed with the speed that you rootschatters dig up information and detail ......... barely six hours and I got more than I asked for ... thank you all.
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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 09:59 BST (UK) »
I could be way off track but .... not found FOX = BERRY

6th May 1855, St Matthew Parish Church, Brixton, Surrey

Thomas FOX, 21, Bachelor, carpenter, of Brixton, son of Henry Fox, Upholster
married by Banns
Mary Ann BAYLEY, 21, Spinster, of Brixton, dau of Jeremiah Bayley, Coachman
Witnesses William Henry FOX and Elizabeth FOX ....

(all four signed)

I am unsure if BAYLEY could be transcribed (or mis-trancribed)  as BERRY, but perhaps just keep a note (just in case)

William born 1862, in WA, so the question is probably when did the family arrive, with at least one child, ? 

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Re: Murder in Western Australia
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 28 June 11 10:17 BST (UK) »
Post Office Directory 1924

John Fox 48 Smyth Rd, Subiaco


 :)
Joe, have you tried the resources board for WA  :)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,369921.0.html

http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/guides/wa_history/post_office_directories

Cheers,  JM
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