William Tiller

William Tiller

Male 1861 - 1940  (78 years)

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  • Name William Tiller 
    Born 23 May 1861  Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1940  Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper extract:
      Wooroda Producer Thursday, October 20th, 1932
      Septuagenarian Celebrates
      One of Balaklava's oldest and most esteemed residents passed his70th milestone on Tuesday last, 23rd June, 1931. Mr. W. tiller, who for over 25 years has been known and respected in this district, does not look his age, and still takes an active interest in Agricultural, church and Sporting matters. His residence on Tuesday last was thronged with relatives, sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephew, a brother Mr. George Tiller of Adelaide, and a sister Mrs. Evans and last but not least his only remaining uncle Mr John Tiller of Prospect who for all his 80 odd years keeps a youthful outlook on things modern. Mr Tiller's birthdays are always celebrated with a family reunion, but this being a special occasion, the previous anniversaries of his birth were significantly eclipsed. The midday meal had an attendance of 57 people, while the tea table's share was 41. The groaning boards were daintily decorated with blue iris and maiden hair fern. Unbeknown to Mr Tiller a party had been arranged for the evening, and his surprise when he greeted some 200 guests at the residence of his son, Mr Stan Tiller, was undoubtedly an agreeable one. Throughout the evening congratulations and wishes of "Many happy returns of the day, Sir!" were showered upon the guest. The barn had been gaily decorated with blue and orange streamers for the occasion and dancing commenced, and items and cards were indulged in with Liersch and Bowmans (members of the Angel Family) providing excellent music on the accordion and other instruments. Misses E. Wilson and L. Belling acted as M.C.s. A right royal supper was provided in another part of the building, and at the conclusion of this important part of the festivities Messrs. H. Curtis and H. Masters spoke. Mr. Curtis, on behalf of the residents of the district, mentioned that he had known Mr. Tiller for a great many years. Mr Tiller's father settled in the Woodlands district 36 years ago, when most of the country was virgin soil. When he was a young man he took land on his own account, and exactly 25 years ago purchased a portion of the Weocata Estate. He married Miss Edlington of Hoyleton in 1882, and reared a family of 7 sons and 4 daughters. All his sons have followed their father's example and 'gone on the land' and the training given them in their youth has made their name a byword wherever farming matters are spoken of, especially in connection with the breeding of draught horses. He mentioned that Mr. Tiller had been a councillor in the Balaklava and Hall districts councils for some years. He also mentioned that in his opinion Mrs. Tiller's sympathy and support had much to do with her husband's success; in most cases it was the woman who kept her man up to the mark, and Mrs. Tiller, he was sure, had done her share. In conclusion, he tendered the guest of the evening his heartiest congratulations.
      Mr. H Masters, President of the Balaklava and Dalkey Agricultural Society, spoke on behalf of the society and the cricketing public of the district, he believed that Mr. Tiller was a foundation member of the society and informed his listeners that it was through Mr. Tiller's efforts that the Sheep Dog Trials had been inaugurated here some years ago. The speaker had played cricket with and against Mr. Tiller on many occasions and would even now as soon play under his umpiring as any others. Although he had not known Mr. Tiller as long as had Mr. Curtis, he thought he knew him well, and he was a man for whom he had the greatest admiration. Mr Tiller replied, thanking speakers for their remarks, then the ceremony of lighting 70 candles on the big birthday cake, made by Miss Ada Tiller and decorated by Mrs W Hoepner was performed. These were extinguished in 3 puffs by Mr. Tiller; his lung power does not seem to have diminished with his age. Dancing was then resumed and the party broke up about 2 A.M. (Article obtained from "The Tucker Family in Australia" 1992)

      Wooroda Producer Thursday, October 20th, 1932
      Golden Wedding Tiller - Edlington
      On October 16th, 1882 at the residence of the Brides parents, at Hoyleton, William, son of the late William and Mary Tiller, was married to Thirza, youngest daughter of the late Robert and Ann Edlington, all of Hoyleton. The ceremony performed by the late Rev. Stephen Wellington, Sunday last, 16th October, was the 50th Anniversary of the wedding and to celebrate the occasion the members of the family gave them a dinner and tea at their home. The midday meal was served at 1 PM. The first sitting was composed of the sons and daughters, sisters, brother-in-law and uncle of the bride and bridegroom and also the minister of the Balaklava Methodist Church, Rev Jasper Gilding. The grand-daughters did their duty by attending to their grandparents' wants and wishes. The table decorations were carried out in gold and white. Gold horseshoes, true lovers' knots and swastikas were prominent and golden ranunculi broom and roses were used, The table napkins were also gold and white. A 3-tiered wedding cake, decorated in the same colours occupied the centre of the table, The top decoration of the cake was first used on the occasion of the wedding of Mrs Edgar Wilson (daughter of the bride and groom). As mementos of the event each daughter received one of the gold pillars which supported the top storey of the cake and each son a peppermint with the figure 50 printed thereon in gold. Gold bows were arranged on the chairs of the bride and groom. Mrs Tiller carried dainty posies of golden flowers, which were given to her by Mrs. Evans (Mr tiller's sister and her bridesmaid) and Mrs. Furniss (her sister) while Mr. Tiller wore a gold rose in his lapel. Rev Jasper Gilding, in a short bright speech proposed the toast of "Our Parents" to which Mr. Tiller responded "for they are Jolly Good Fellows" was then sung by all, and afterwards a move was made to the drawing room, where Rev. Gilding was on behalf of the family, presented the bride and groom each with an upholstered armchair. The wedding cake, too, was a gift, from the same quarter. Congratulations were showered upon the happy couple from Balaklava and surrounding districts and from Crystal Brook and Adelaide. Those present included ....Mrs. Gilding was unable to be present owing to the illness of her daughter, Joyce.... In 6 months Mr and Mrs Archie Tiller have attended the wedding of Mrs. Archie Tiller's sister (Mrs G Broster). The silver wedding of Mr and Mrs R.C. tiller (brother) and the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W Tiller (parents. Is this a family record?
      Extract obtained from "The Tucker Family in Australia" 1992.
    Person ID I0284  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father William John Hall Tiller,   b. 8 Dec 1826, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1894, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Tucker,   b. 29 Oct 1833, Melbourne, nr. Swindon, Wilshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1905, Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1851  St Stephen Church Willunga, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Details, William Tiller, martial status not recorded, father's name not recorded married 19th May 1851 to Mary Ann aged 19 years, single, daughter of John Tucker at St Stephen Church, Willunga District Adelaide reference book 13 page 231 symbol "A"
    Family ID F0068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thirza Edlington,   b. 21 Dec 1863, Sheaoak Log, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1945  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1882  Hoyletoton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Effie Mabel Tiller,   b. 23 Jan 1883, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1922, Salisbury, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Richard Charles Tiller,   b. 12 Nov 1884, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1953  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Hurtle Alfred Tiller,   b. 8 Jan 1886, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1964, Dulwich, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Ada Emily Tiller,   b. 12 Feb 1889, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1968  (Age 78 years)
    +5. William Archie Tiller,   b. 2 Jul 1890, Woodlands, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1963  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Roy Stow Tiller,   b. 18 Jul 1892, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1977, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Stanley Robert Tiller,   b. 16 Oct 1894, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1982  (Age 87 years)
    +8. Vera May Tiller,   b. 18 Jan 1897, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1981  (Age 84 years)
    +9. Clem Hill Tiller,   b. 1 May 1899, Hundred of Hall, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1982  (Age 83 years)
     10. Albert Hall Tiller,   b. 5 Sep 1901, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1901, Hundred of Hall, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Lilly Ann Tiller,   b. 8 Jan 1904, Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1975  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F0088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1861 - Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1882 - Hoyletoton, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1940 - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Tiller
    William Tiller
    William Tiller seventh child of Mary and William Tiller and husband of Thirza Edlington
    William and Thirza Tiller
    William and Thirza Tiller
    William and thirza Tiller taken on their silver wedding anniversary.
    Wedding of Hurtle Tiller and Meta Beckman
    Wedding of Hurtle Tiller and Meta Beckman
    Taken at William and Thirza's home at Balaklava.
    Left: William Tiller, Thirza Tiller, Ada Tiller, Arthur Beckman, Hurtle Tiller, Meta Beckman, Roy Tiller, Hilda Beckman, Anna and charlie beckman (meta's parents) Front: Lily Ann Tiller
    William Tiller - 1924
    William Tiller - 1924
    William Tiller
    The Tiller family Cricket Team - 1924
    The Tiller family Cricket Team - 1924
    The Tiller Family Cricket team


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