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Gilbert Mills Wales

Gilbert Mills Wales

Male 1881 - 1957  (75 years)

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  • Name Gilbert Mills Wales 
    Born 31 Oct 1881  Stoney Creek, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Gilbert Mills Wales
      Written by Ann Wales


      Gilbert and Marjorie owned a small property at Bevendale called "Killarney". It was approximately 320 acres and Gilbert lived off the farm from his sheep, cows and wool and caught rabbits for skins and carcasses.
      Gilbert never owned a car but had a horse and sulky which the kids used to go to a nearby school. Jack, Gilbert's eldest son, never went to school; he trapped rabbits at a young age and then went to the shearing sheds to work.
      Gilbert was always a very proud family man, was very quiet and had a lot of time for his children and grandchildren. Gilbert and Marj had a very casual lifestyle, hard at times, and with the normal setbacks that country folk encountered. Marj used to talk a lot, she loved a good conversation. She always wrote down little pieces of information and kept paper clippings in a book that is now called "Grannies Scrapbook" and which is now in safe keeping with her daughter Sara Joyce Carroll. In one of her clippings it says that Mrs Gilbert Wales was at a sports day at Bevendale and that she "Won.....the nail driving Contest". This probably explains why so many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren are in the Building Industry.
      When Gilbert and Marj left the farm in April 1950, they moved into Gunning, NSW. The item in the paper reads. . . . .

      On the occasion of a farewell and presentation to Mr and Mrs Gilbert Wales, who have disposed of their grazing property at Bevendale, a cricket match was arranged between Blakney Creek and Bevendale on the local sportsground. Mr Wales had played cricket for many years in both districts and has always displayed a lively interest in the sport. Many friends had gathered to say farewell and at the conclusion of the match, Mr W Turton, cricketer of Blakney Creek, was called upon on their behalf, to make a presentation to Mr and Mrs Wales, of a roll of notes. He spoke of the highest esteem in which the couple were held, and of the sterling qualities of the fine family they had reared and of the host of friends who would miss them from the district where they had resided for so many years.

      When Gilbert's son Jack and his wife Sylvia visited them in Gunning, the grandchildren always enjoyed being with their grandparents. Gilbert always gave them "a couple of Bob" (shillings) with which they would go down to the local cafe that had a small range of fishing tackle. They would spend their money on hooks and sinkers. Kevin said that it was the only time that they got near a store and they would have "a ball". Gilbert and Marj would make return visits to Jack and Sylvia's property of "Carinya" near Rye Park about twice a year for three or four weeks.
      Gilbert always smoked a pipe and it never left his side. After his heart attack, his son Jack went to visit him and found him sitting on the woodheap, down in the dumps. He told Jack that the doctor had told him not to smoke, but Jack replied "if you want to have a smoke, then have it". It wasn't long before Gilbert had a cloud of smoke coming out of his pipe.
      Sadly, Gilbert died at the age of 75 on Tuesday, 29th October 1957 at Gunning. His wife Marjorie died four years later on Wednesday, 9th August 1961 at the age of 82. They are both buried in the cemetery at Gunning and their home in Waratah Street still stands for all of their descendants to see.
    Died 29 Oct 1957  Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1429  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2004 

    Father Michael Wales,   b. 14 Feb 1845, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1898, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Sarah Emily Mills,   b. 17 Aug 1852, Throsby's Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1936, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 08 Feb 1869  St Augustine's Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The witnesses were John and Rebecca Horton
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjorie Bush,   b. 09 Nov 1878, Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1961, Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 May 1910  Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Laurel Arthur Wales,   b. 17 May 1908, Dalton, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1991, Roman Catholic cemetery, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.461778,148.732225 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Michael Gilbert Wales,   b. 1911, Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 6 years)
     3. Doris Annie Wales,   b. 01 Apr 1913, Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1913, Bevendale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Sarah Joyce Wales,   b. 30 Jul 1914, Bevan Dale, via Dalton, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leonard George Wales,   b. 18 Aug 1917, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1927, Bevendale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     6. William John Wales,   b. 20 Dec 1919, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1956  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1910 - Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1957 - Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Link to Google Earth
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