Harriet Elsie May Marshman

Harriet Elsie May Marshman

Female 1895 - 1962  (66 years)

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  • Name Harriet Elsie May Marshman 
    Born 5 Oct 1895  "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 May 1962  Croydon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elsie grew up on the family farm at Grace Plains where a horse provided transport for one or more of the children to school. She was one of the Younger members of the family of ten children and the family later moved to a farm property and house near Owen. She grew up and worked at home, milking cows, tending poultry and doing other farm duties, and was a member of a staunch Methodist family so life revolved around the Owen Methodist Church and the farm. In the early years the Owen picnic was apparently an annual highlight of life in the little country town. She met Arthur here and corresponded regularly with him while he was serving overseas. Upon his return the fellowship blossomed and they married.
      Arthur took a teaching post at Wirrabara forest at the start of 1920. he became involved in various outside activities, Freemasonry, for instance, and this meant he was away from home during evenings and Elsie found this a bit traumatic as the school, with house nearby, was on the edge of a pine forest and half a mile from the nearest Neighbour, and five miles from the little township of Wirrabara. Their four sons were born there. They enjoyed the country life roaming the surrounding hilly countryside, mushrooming, digging out rabbits and keeping them as pets, exploring creeks, climbing pine trees close to home, and attending school where Arthur taught about 30 children from the Surrounding rural properties and fores employees' families in Primary School grades 1-7.
      The Young couple put sheets of newspaper under the flock mattresses on the wire beds that first winter to try to keep warm so that they could sleep. Wirrabara Forest is fairly high above sea level and so is much colder in winter than the plains around Owen. In summer, however, temperatures could rise very high and bush fires could occur and once a fire was heading for the school but was diverted, and no damage was done to the school property or any persons, although some were rather frightened. A saw mill operated about a mile from the school and the boys spent enjoyable hours sliding down a huge sawdust dump, however had it caught alight, it would have burned for years so the experts said. Bullock teams pulling loads of logs to the mill often went past the school house with the bullocky waling alongside cracking a huge stock whip and the occasional new-fangled car went past as well but life was very quiet and peaceful.
      The month of Adelaid's worst heat wave on record, and the family lived at Croydon and Arthur continued as an assistant teacher at Hindmarsh school until he retired at 65 in 1956. Arthur was in his later years a staunch supporter of the West Torrens Football Club and rarely missed a match or a training night. He and Elsie lived on at Croydon until their deaths.(The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0654  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father George Marshman,   b. 18 Oct 1861, Blumberg, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1948, Aldersgate Nursing Home, Payneham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Sarah Tiller,   b. 7 Oct 1860, "Bald Hill",Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1936, Hospital, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1883  Bible Christian Church,Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arthur Richard Morcom,   b. 9 Aug 1891, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1963  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1919  Methodist Church, Owen, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. K.D. Morcom
    +2. R.R. Morcom
     3. W.G. Morcom
    +4. F.J. Morcom
    Family ID F0166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1895 - "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1919 - Methodist Church, Owen, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1962 - Croydon, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Eldest Eight Children of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    The Eldest Eight Children of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    Back l to r: Perce, Hurtle, Ray, Clem, Bert
    Sitting at front: Edith (holding Elsie) and Ivy
    Harriet Elsie May Marshman - Eight child of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    Harriet Elsie May Marshman - Eight child of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    Harriet Elsie May Marshman
    The Family of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    The Family of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    Standing at back l to r: Clement, Hurtle, Pearce, Bertie
    Middle Row Ray, Ivy, Sarah (nee Tiller), George, Edith, Elsie
    Seated at front: Gladys and Wesley
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


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