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William John Butterell Ross
« on: Thursday 20 June 19 08:09 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm trying to track down the death of Wiliam John Buttered Ross who was born to Arthur Georgeson Ross and Irene Mary O'Sullivan at Bright, Victoria in 1920.He later married Joan Margaret Donovan in Melbourne, Victoria in 1942 They had three children.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Aussie Boy.


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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 June 19 05:02 BST (UK) »
Electoral rolls place him in Williamstown in 1954 as a coxswain with wife Margaret Joan but can't see his after that. He was in the navy reserve and served briefly in the Korean War.

Do you know when and where Margaret died?

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 June 19 06:08 BST (UK) »
The 12 years of his RAN service is digitised in his record at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/
Search as a guest.

The record holds many addresses including some in NSW which I think seems to be the original home place of his wife. Hard to read.

Have you looked for a death in NSW?

He uses the first name Jack when he signs.

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 June 19 07:37 BST (UK) »
As you know the names of his children (apparently), if there was a son a good old google search, using Australia only search tool option, may bring up something on him.

 ABN listings etc are helpful.

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 June 19 08:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sue and Mollipops for your assistance.
Mollipops--Joan Margaret Ross(Donovan) died in Sunnybank, Queensland in 2013.
Thanks Sue for your tip about the ABN listings.
William John Butterell Ross (known as Jack) is proving to be one of my brick walls!
I have checked both Qld and NSW deaths as well as Vic., WA and SA and Tas.
Kind regards,
Don

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 June 19 08:22 BST (UK) »
Is this QLD death eliminated?

ROSS William John (Jack)
Funeral notice 03 MAR 1996
Late of Mermaid Waters Gold Coast Bulletin
 
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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 June 19 08:44 BST (UK) »
No mention of husband in notice:
http://tributes.couriermail.com.au/archivenotice/2468361/view?random=1561188834049
ROSS, Joan Margaret (nee Donavan) Late of Sunnybank aged 92 years. Loving Mother and Mother-in-law of....

https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/
Mt Gravatt Cemetery
ROSS, Joan Margaret
Date of Birth: 05-01-1921
Date of Death: 24-01-2013
Age: 92 Years
Date of Service   01-02-2013
Location: LAWN-L10-754
Same location: John DONOVAN; 90 Years; date of service 18-02-1983

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 June 19 03:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks again to Sue and Cup of life for your help which is much appreciated.
Yes , Sue I'm still trying to ascertain if the Mermaid Waters man is mine! I am aware of the Mt Gravatt info. Thanks Cup of Life!
I'm beginning to think a divorce may have taken place.
Kind regards,
Don.

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Re: William John Butterell Ross
« Reply #8 on: Monday 24 June 19 06:31 BST (UK) »
Reading the Funeral Notice may help.
There may also have been a death notice.

If there is not a rootschat member who can assist through a State Library of Queensland membership card, you could try asking for assistance from Library Staff to locate and inform you about the notice

https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/plan-my-visit/services/ask-us

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