Hurtle Alfred Tiller

Hurtle Alfred Tiller

Male 1886 - 1964  (78 years)

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  • Name Hurtle Alfred Tiller 
    Born 8 Jan 1886  Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1964  Dulwich, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 25 Jan 1964  760 Goodwood Road ,Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Headstone of hurtle and Meta tiller
    Headstone of hurtle and Meta tiller
    Headstone
    Burial Site Information - Hurtle and Meta Tiller
    Burial Site Information - Hurtle and Meta Tiller
    This site map shows the location of the grave of Hurtle and Metta Tiller
    Notes 
    • 1912 'The Adelaide Chronicle":
      Marriage: The Blyth Lutheran Church was the scene of an interesting wedding on July 3, When Mr. Hurtle Tiller, second son of Mr. Wm. Tiller, "Werocata View", Balaklava, was married to Miss Meta Beckmann, "Avera" Blyth. The officiating minister was the Rev. C. Lee, of Balaklava (Methodist). The bride who was given away by her father, wore a pretty white Oriental satin frock with long train. The bodice was made with a crossover effect, and trimmed with embroidered chiffon, the yoke, collar and cuffs being composed of fine net. The skirt was made in the tunic style and trimmed with deep pearl fringe. She also wore the orthodox veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carried a lovely horseshoe. Her gift from the bridegroom was a ring. She was attended by two bridesmaids and a little page. Miss Hilda Beckmann, younger sister of bride, acted as first bridesmaid, and Miss Ada Tiller, sister of bridegroom, second. They were dressed in white china silk frocks, with crossover bodices, trimmed with silver tinsel net and bead embroidery and gold respectively. Both wore large black Tagel straw hats, trimmed with cord and feathers to match, and carried floral horseshoes. They were presented by the bridegroom with brooches. The flower girl, Miss Lily Tiller (sister of the bridegroom), looked a pretty little maid in palest pink Japanese silk, made in the Empire style and wearing a dainty pink silk straw bonnet. She carried a basket of pink roses and stocks. The bridegroom was attended by his brother (Mr Roy Tiller) as best man, and Mr Arthur Beckmann as groomsman. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to "Avera", the residence of the bride's parents, where a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of, the tables being effectively decorated with silver wattle and pink geraniums, the bridal table being carried out with white marguerites and fern. After the usual toasts had been honoured, the guests all joined in singing "They are jolly good fellows". A move was then made to the dining room, where the wedding gifts were on view, and were costly and varied in number. In the evening, dancing, games and musical items were indulged in. The music was supplied for the dancing by Mr. C. Milde, Messrs. Cavanagh and Farrow acted as M.C. The bride and bridegroom then left for their future home, "Fair View", Balaklava. The bride's going away dress was a navy coat and skirt, blue hat to match, trimmed cord and wings. Mrs Beckmann, bride's mother, was gowned in black silk trimmed with silk fringe and sequin embroidery. Miss Beckmann (sister of the bride) wore grey silk with braid and buttons, Mrs. Tiller (mother of bridegroom) had on black surah silk trimmed with silk insertion. Mr Cavanagh, navy coat and skirt. Miss Vera Tiller, pale blue striped voile; hat to match. Mrs. Beckmann (Arthurton) black silk and juet trimming. Mrs Mugge, black silk, Mrs J. Clarke, black silk, Mrs O Beckmann, black silk, Mrs H Matticke (Freeling), black silk, Mrs R.C. Tiller was in vieux rose, trimmed with black satin and fringe. Mrs Hawkins (Warnertown) black surah silk, Miss O. Veitch, black velvet coat and skirt, Miss Ivy Veitch wore prunell. The Misses Zweck (Gawler) had on dainty dresses of cream voile banded with whit satin, the Misses Zweck (Blyth) wore cream frocks trimmed cord. Mrs Redpath (Hoyleton), silver grey, Mrs. W. Longmire, grey trimmed braid and buttons. Mrs. W. Evans Looked well in black, The daughter (Miss Mary), blue, Mrs. Stan Tiller grey coat and skirt, Miss Mugge wore a heliotrope dress trimmed with silver sequins. Miss Ruby Mugge grey. Miss Daisy Clark, pale blue piped with white silk, Mrs. T. Roberts, grey dress. Miss Ellie Mattiske (Freeling), grey striped material. Miss Clark (Windsor), cream frock trimmed with silk braid and buttons, Miss Tucker (Balaklava) cream Sicilian. Amongst the gentlemen were Messrs, Mattiske (4), Mr. P. Beckmann, Messrs A and S Tiller, Longmire, E.C. Beckmann, P.O. Tiller, J.S. Cavanagh, Evans (2), F. Wiltshire, Pearce, and Zweck (3).

      The following are some recollections of Hurtle as recorded by his daughter - in - law Meredith

      When Hurtle left school at the age of 13 he was still so small that he could not lift a bag of wheat. Bag sewing was chore that had to be done, usually in excessive heat. They used a Rugby truck which had it own air-conditioning! There were no doors! His brother, Rex, was innovative: he bought a rubber-tyre International tractor for 600 pounds, the first in the district, and defied public opinion by working it over sand hills with ease, Now everyone owns one! It was originally assumed that there would be insufficient traction to grip and pull.

      Rex converted a harvester, Model Big E which superceded a previous model Little E which had a 6 foot comb, Big E had a 9 foot comb. Rex altered it from a ground drive to a power take-off which had not been seen in the district before, maybe not anywhere. This served the purpose of also cleaning the grain, almost like the later Hannaford Grain System of cleaning which is now superceded by adding chemicals as the grain is sewn, instead of immediately after it has been reaped. Another previously used Method of cleaning the grain was by turning the hand winnover.

      Hurtle and his brothers built three houses. They quarried the stone with pick and shovel and crowbar, and loaded it by hand on to a wagon, They carted it to the site of the house and unloaded it again by hand. The evidence of the quarrying is still visible. They all agreed not to build a fourth!

      Hurtle and his family attended the Methodist Church at Woodlands. Hurtle remembers having to recite verses of the Bible at Sunday School. One favourite was a verse with two worked in it ("Jesus wept"), but this was removed as an option. Hurtle was not a sportsman: When he was young enough he didn't have the time; when he had the time, he was too old to play.

      Two incidents involved lightening. The first was at the end of May, Hurtles team was struck in the paddock while seeding with with a team of horses, eleven abreast. The lightening killed the first horse, missed the second, killed the third and then the current came back onto the wet reigns throwing Hurtle off the back of the combine, leaving him unconscious. When he regained consciousness he found his way home still dazed, leaving his horses in the paddock. Two hours later he returned with his brothers to find the horses still standing motionless in the same spot. The next day he replaced the horses and continued working.

      On the second Occasion he went to feed the horses during a thunderstorm, stopped to wash his hands at the outside wash basin and was struck by lightening while bending over the bowl washing the back of his neck. This left a severe scar, the result of the burn. Peter also had an encounter with lightening; his car was struck while he was returning home from a meeting in February. (information obtained from "The Tucker Family in Australia" 1992).
    Person ID I0367  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2011 

    Father William Tiller,   b. 23 May 1861, Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1940, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F0088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Meta Agnes Beckman,   b. 6 Jan 1890, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1952, Dulwich, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1912  Lutheran Church, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Marriage of Hurtle and Agnes Tiller (n.Beckman)
    The Marriage of Hurtle and Agnes Tiller (n.Beckman)
    Hurtle and Agnes Tiller were married 3 July 1912 at the Blyth Lutheran Church, South Australia. This newspaper article was published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 03 August 1912, Page 55.
    Marriage Notice - Hurtle Alfred Tiller and Meta Agnes Beckmann
    Marriage Notice - Hurtle Alfred Tiller and Meta Agnes Beckmann
    Hurtle Alfred tiller married Meta Agn3es Beckmann 3rd July 1912 at the Lutheran Church, Blyth, South Australia, Australia. This Marriage notice was published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 31 August 1912, Page 34.
    Marriage Notice - Hurtle A Tiller and Meta Agnes Beckmann
    Marriage Notice - Hurtle A Tiller and Meta Agnes Beckmann
    Hurtle A Tiller married Meta Agnes Beckmann, 3rd July, 1912 at Lutheran Church, Blyth, South Australia, Australia. This notice was published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Thursday 29 August 1912, Page 8.
    Children 
    +1. Hurtle Rex Tiller,   b. 2 Jun 1913, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1973  (Age 60 years)
    +2. M.S. Tiller
    +3. Archie Westly Tiller,   b. 25 Jan 1917, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1994, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. H.R. Tiller
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F0383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1886 - Woodlands, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1912 - Lutheran Church, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1964 - Dulwich, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Jan 1964 - 760 Goodwood Road ,Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hurtle Alfred Tiller
    Hurtle Alfred Tiller
    Hurtle Alfred Tiller third child of William and Thirza Tiller
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia) (Reliability: 2), 8 Jan 1886.

    2. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 53 (Reliability: 2), 24 Jan 1964.

    3. [S104] Centennial Park Cemetary (Reliability: 2), 25 Jan 1964.
      Service No. 25064, Service Type Burial, Service Date 25 jan 1964, Licence 6056, Licence Status Expired, Licence Expiry 2002-04-29, Location General AA G 522


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