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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 09 September 21 07:17 BST (UK) »
Ronald Frederick Gibson's second wife is still alive and living in Kew, Victoria I believe. Hopefully I can get in touch with her and maybe get some answers.

Who is still alive and living in KEW?

Whose obituary did I post in Reply #15?

I understood- wife 1 MARX and wife 2 Marjorie Hazel (nee HATELY)

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 09 September 21 08:17 BST (UK) »
For your files, here is some information about Elna Irene Pearl with William Gordon GIBSON on the Electoral rolls as posted.

She was born about 1911 the daughter of Andrew and Mabel JOHANSEN.
She had siblings.
The parents lived at Seaford from at least the 1930's where Andrew was a fisherman.

Elna first voted in 1931 living at 244 Queensberry St and was a chef.

After that there are roll entries given by Judith for her with William Gordon where she is using  the surname  GIBSON.

Here also is snip mentioning them in 1946. Elna and Bill GIBSON.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206373155
 
By 1958 she had resumed the name JOHANSEN and lived a 75 Blissington St.  Springvale as a shop assistant
1963. 48 Holmes Rd. Moonee Ponds. Sales
1968. 2 Station Ave. Ascotvale. Sales

She died 4/4/2003 at a hospice in Fitzroy. Aged 92.
Link to her death notice.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/notice/death-notices/johansen-elna-irene-pearl/3653958/

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 09 September 21 11:04 BST (UK) »
Stanley Albert's file has been digitised at National Archives of Australia. 
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4927350

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Stanley's marriage was registered at Granville (a suburb of Sydney), and it is reference 6251/1935 at NSW BDM.    An official transcription of that registration would likely include first hand information about Stanley's parents, including the full name, and occupation of Stanley's Dad.  It will also give the names of the official witnesses to that 18 May 1935 marriage.   I wonder if Ronald Frederick was one of the witnesses?

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