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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #45 on: Monday 02 July 07 10:15 BST (UK) »
Yes Tropic that must be him, I didnt know that he died so soon after my father,[born 1 year after him and died 1 year after him],my mother said that she thought he had a business in Alice Springs with his wife. Do you think there a chance that we can find his children.
Hopkins,Brisbane
Ockelford,Brisbane

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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #46 on: Monday 02 July 07 11:13 BST (UK) »
hello there

you could get his death certificate that should list his childrens names,

I will try and contact the cemetery to see if there is a headstone that may offer a clue or two.

regards jenn
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TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #47 on: Monday 02 July 07 11:52 BST (UK) »
hello  there

just found this marriage for you

in NSW

reg no 6635/1937  HOPKINS  HECTOR ERNEST  married MATTSSON  BRENDA JEAN  registered at  BROKEN HILL 

regards jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #48 on: Monday 02 July 07 12:13 BST (UK) »
Great finds Jenn!

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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #49 on: Monday 02 July 07 17:54 BST (UK) »
Well thank you so much for your time,Jenn. I was wondering if he married again because the children I remember must have been born around 1965,and I think Brenda might have been to old if they were married in 1937.
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #50 on: Monday 02 July 07 22:30 BST (UK) »
hello there

on his WW2 records B. Hopkins is listed as his NOK

he would have been 50 in 1965 back then  not usuall for dad's ages could the younger kids been his grandchildren?

regards Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #51 on: Monday 02 July 07 22:52 BST (UK) »
yes my dad was 54 when he had me so it could of run in the family,my mum seems to think that he split from his wife, and she thinks they where his.
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #52 on: Monday 02 July 07 22:58 BST (UK) »
hello  there

now there are 2 hopkins listed in Alcie Springs and 2 in Katherine in the White Pages on line
http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/busSearch.jhtml

just click on to residential  and put in the relevant details ie hopkins northern territory

regards jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Trying to find uncle. Born in Brisbane 1915.
« Reply #53 on: Wednesday 29 December 21 03:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pebige
It's been a long time since this string last had news, however I stumbled across this string in my research into my home in a Brisbane suburb, named Auchenflower.
Eliza Frances Ockelford (nee Renton) DOB 1849, DOD 1929, purchased my home that I am living in today, in September 1922.  She was a widow at the time, her spouse Albert (DOB 1841 DOD 1907).
Probably not helpful in finding your uncle but interesting information!