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Offline KentishChris

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Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« on: Monday 06 January 14 04:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello!

So far I've had lots of fun finding out information about my great-great grandmother, Violet Kemp Horn(e). Sometimes its with an e, sometimes it's not. This may have been the time where the family permanently dropped the E, as from my great-grandfather downwards, none of us spell our surname with an e.

Violet Kemp Thomson was born in Gourock, Scotland in 1872. I understand she went to Chile in 1896, and returned married in 1902, however she has travelled back on her own, or at least, without her husband. I have no idea why she was in Chile....
She had my great-grandfather in 1903, in Croydon, England, but this is where the story gets even more confusing!

The next record I have found for my great-grandfather is his marriage in the 1930's in Sussex, England.
However, Violet is found travelling to Sydney in 1922, (on her own again!). Her husband, William Nixon Horn, is nowhere to be found, anywhere....!!! But her last address is listed in Scotland.

So she has travelled to Sydney, but the next record I have found for her is in 1931 in Bannockburn, Victoria. She is on the 1931, 1936, 1937 and 1943 electoral lists, all in Bannockburn.
Violet is a nurse.
And then she dies in Geelong, Victoria, in 1946.

There is the story, but I am wondering whether anyone can help me why she would move to Sydney in 1922, and how she ended up in Bannockburn, supposedly without any family.

I'm extremely confused, and I have quite a few pieces of the puzzle, but something is just not quite right.

Thanks in advance!
Chris
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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 January 14 04:10 GMT (UK) »
You may have left out bits of the story :D Where was your grandfather after his birth in Croydon? Oh yes and your Great Grandfather?

Neil

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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 January 14 04:38 GMT (UK) »
Do you have a copy of her 1946 Death Cert?  It should give you more details (including the relationship of the informant to the deceased, as someone knew her father's names)
Violet Kemp HORNE, aged 74, father : Robt Thomson
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Depth of detailed Info on Vic Death Certs is probably the best in the world :
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And Vic bdm certs are available to immediately download if you you’re your plastic card handy
https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search?action=purchaseImage


I must be positively ancient, all my great great grandparents died back in the 1800s except one who died in the late 1700s ....   my grandparents were adults before New South Wales became a State.


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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 January 14 05:02 GMT (UK) »
 :D Ancient yes......It took me 5 years to find out who my GG Grandfather was, it was so long ago and in another country :D

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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 January 14 05:07 GMT (UK) »
I could not find Violet but this British in South America site could be helpful:

http://www.sabrits.co.uk/

(my grandparents lived in Paraguay from 1893 for a while).  Gazania
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BELK, Yorkshire, London
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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 January 14 05:24 GMT (UK) »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Australia  Paraguay and the establishment of a 'collective' 1893ish

Dame Mary Gilmore was one who was part of that New Australia Movement.

"She followed William Lane and other socialist idealists to Paraguay in 1896, where they had established a communal settlement called New Australia two years earlier. At Lanes breakaway settlement Cosme she married William Gilmore in 1897. By 1900 the socialist experiment had clearly failed Will left to work as a shearer in Argentina and Mary and her two year old son Billy soon followed, living separately in Buenes Aires for about six months, and then the family move to Patagonia until they saved enough for a return passage, via England, in 1902 to Australia, where they took up farming near Casterton, Victoria."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Gilmore
http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gilmore-dame-mary-jean-6391

I am mentioning this as Dame Mary Gilmore was a single lass, who went to Paraguay, married there, went to England and then returned to Australia....  :) so there's some similarities with Violet's story

Cheers,  JM



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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 January 14 05:47 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking along the lines of a possible Missionary Nurse?

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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 January 14 07:26 GMT (UK) »
I see others have suggested you get the 1946 death cert

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=667160.0

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Re: Violet Kemp Horn(e)
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 January 14 07:51 GMT (UK) »
She is buried at INVERLEIGH Cemetery Victoria:

HORNE Violet Kemp 18/04/1946 age 74yrs
Father: Robert THOMSON
Mother: Unknown
Husband: William

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