Our next meeting is at 7:30 pm on 9 May 2019 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed when John Edmonds will talk about the Evans and Anderson families.
Charles Wilcox came from England, arriving in Geelong in 1854. He established a business as a monumental mason in the same year. He married Elizabeth Ride in 1856. Their children were:
Louisa Caroline — married Henry Williamson 11 April 1878 at her parents home
Elizabeth Ann — born 1857
Charles Robert — born 1859
Edward John — born 1860
William Henry — born 1862, died 1937, married Lizzie Armstead
Edward Davies — born 1865, died 1943
Charles died on 28 June 1893, aged 65, and was buried at the Geelong Eastern Cemetery. Elizabeth, who died in December 1907 at the age of 83 was buried with him.
Charles Frederick, son of John and Elizabeth (née Marsham) Palmer, was born at Newtown, Geelong in 1862. He attended Geelong College from 1878 until 1881. During this time he received many awards in various sporting events.
He married Rosa Anna Hurring. They had the following children, most of whom were born in Geelong:
Charles Myles Jackson — born 1886, died 9 March 1887 at the age of 5 months, buried in the Church of England section of the Geelong Western Cemetery
Una Frances Rosalie — born 1887, married Paige Knight in 1922, died in 1868 in North Geelong at the age of 80
Gladys Elizabeth — born 1889 at Footscray, married Basil Noel Marcus Collins
Charles Noel Algernon — born 1891, married Lily Martha Naunton in 1938, died on 25 April, 1981 at the age of 89, buried in the Presbyterian section of the Geelong Western Cemetery
Laura Beatrice N — born 1893
Vera Grace Dorothy — born about 1895, died in 1959 in Melbourne aged 64
John Clifford Erle — born 1897
Evelyn Unita — born 1899, died 1 August 1991 aged 92, buried in the Church of England section of the Geelong Western Cemetery
John Vernon — born 1901
Sylvia — born 1905
Clive Ronald — born 1907, died on 16 December 1976, buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in WA
Charles was well known in the tannery trade. At the age of 18 years, he started work as a clerk at Brearley brothers' tannery at Marshall. When the tannery closed he took up employment in Footscray with Michaelis Hallenstein & Company where he learned about the tannery trade. He later took over management of the Australian Tannery at Marshalltown. He also managed George Gardiner's tannery which he ultimately purchased in 1912. On 22 July 1926 a tornado caused extensive damage to the establishment. Not long after he sold out to JC King.
He was a South Barwon councillor, serving from 1916 until 1925. He was president for a term in 1922-23.
He died on 17 July 1934 at the age of 74 at his home "Sylvesten", 128 Aphrasia Street, Newtown and was buried in the Church of England section of the Geelong Western Cemetery. He left an estate of £4394 to his wife and children. Rosa died on 16 Jun 1945 at the age of 74 and was buried with him.
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