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STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« on: Sunday 27 September 20 18:39 BST (UK) »
Hi!

I have recently been trying to track down relatives of my great aunt who emigrated to Fremantle in 1913. I've found the information regarding the passage and arrival in Fremantle and her marriage and possible child. Family memories are that she emigrated to Australia, married and had a child, dying in childbirth but unknown if child survived or not.

I found documents for the following:

Birth and Baptism of Constance Ruth Mary Wilmott 1889
Constance emigrated to Fremantle, Western Australia 1912
Marriage of Ernest C Stephens to Constance R M Wilmot 1913 in Fremantle
Death of Constance R M Stephens 1913 in Fremantle
Birth of Nora E A Stephens 1913 in Fremantle

All the dates and locations fit in with what was known, although dates of marriage and child were thought to be later.

I can't find any other details regarding Nora in WA or other territories, would it be possible child died as well as mother? Would this be documented?

Any info regarding Ernest Stephens or Nora Stephens would be amazing! I'm no expert and probably missing obvious opportunities.

Many thanks
Neil
Whyte/White (Ireland), Craig (Scotland), Bell (Scotland), Willmott/Wilmot (England)

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 September 20 20:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil - Constance and her daughter are together at Fremantle cemetery

Norah Emily Augusta Stephens
died 26 Dec 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004738

Constance Ruth Mercy Stephens
died 31 Aug 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004631

WA metropolitan cemeteries search
https://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/research

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 September 20 22:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil.
  Description of Constance's funeral http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26884531

  Their wedding announcement http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57730195

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 September 20 22:50 BST (UK) »
Funeral notice for Norah Emily Augusta STEPHENS
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26893758

Adding: Funeral notice for Constance Ruth Mercy STEPHENS
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26883910/2789519

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 September 20 23:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil - Constance and her daughter are together at Fremantle cemetery

Norah Emily Augusta Stephens
died 26 Dec 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004738

Constance Ruth Mercy Stephens
died 31 Aug 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004631

WA metropolitan cemeteries search
https://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/research

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That's brilliant, thanks!
Whyte/White (Ireland), Craig (Scotland), Bell (Scotland), Willmott/Wilmot (England)

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 September 20 23:15 BST (UK) »
Funeral notice for Norah Emily Augusta STEPHENS
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26893758

Adding: Funeral notice for Constance Ruth Mercy STEPHENS
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26883910/2789519

Amazing also! I already had that clip from Sunday Times, quite cool :)
Whyte/White (Ireland), Craig (Scotland), Bell (Scotland), Willmott/Wilmot (England)

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #6 on: Monday 28 September 20 00:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil - Constance and her daughter are together at Fremantle cemetery

Norah Emily Augusta Stephens
died 26 Dec 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004738

Constance Ruth Mercy Stephens
died 31 Aug 1913
https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00004631

WA metropolitan cemeteries search
https://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/research

M

Thanks you!
Whyte/White (Ireland), Craig (Scotland), Bell (Scotland), Willmott/Wilmot (England)

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #7 on: Monday 28 September 20 07:11 BST (UK) »
At the time of his marriage and the death of his wife, Ernest Charles STEPHENS was an employee of J and W Bateman who were an old established firm of merchant shipowners in Western Australia.  The company had many different  arms.

I can find no further definite information about the man, but this may offer a hint.
1914

The role of a man named E C STEPHENS at J and W Bateman is handed to another, as STEPHENS "returns to a seafaring life"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148134559 

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Re: STEPHENS/ Ernest C Stephens, Nora E A Stephens 1913 Fremantle
« Reply #8 on: Monday 28 September 20 07:35 BST (UK) »
At the time of his marriage and the death of his wife, Ernest Charles STEPHENS was an employee of J and W Bateman who were an old established firm of merchant shipowners in Western Australia.  The company had many different  arms.

I can find no further definite information about the man, but this may offer a hint.
1914

The role of a man named E C STEPHENS at J and W Bateman is handed to another, as STEPHENS "returns to a seafaring life"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148134559 

Sue

Great find! He seems to disappear and this could be why