Albert Edward Butcher

Albert Edward Butcher

Male 1902 - 1977  (74 years)

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  • Name Albert Edward Butcher 
    Born 9 Nov 1902  8 Campbell St, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1977  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death Notice Albert Edward Butcher
    Death Notice Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butcher's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper, 13 Sep 1977, page 17
    Funeral Service 14 Sep 1977  Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Albert Edward Butcher, funeral service held at 3.10pm, Wednesday 14 September 1977 at the Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia 
    Funeral Service - Albert Edward Butcher
    Funeral Service - Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butchers funeral service was conducted at the Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Map
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Map
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium 121 Linden Street, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
    Buried 11 Oct 1977  Woronora General Cemetery and Cremetorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Burial Details Albert Edward Butcher
    Burial Details Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butchers ashes were scattered 11 October 1977 in Bed 10HH at the Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Map
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Map
    Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium 121 Linden Street, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
    Notes 
    • Albert Edward Butcher was the 11th Child of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Bottcher. He was born on 9 November 1902 at the family home at 8 Campbell St Alexandria, New South Wales. You would have noticed that this is the third variation of the children s surnames. It all stemmed down to the pronunciation of the German Name Bottcher. It is pronounced "Burcher", But in the case of Albert, the midwife's handwriting was very bad and his surname was transcribed as "Butcher".
      Albert was 17 months old in 1904 when his mother died and 7 years old when his father remarried. Albert lived with his father and his stepmother Adelaide Foran till he was 15 years old. He then went to live with his sisters Rita and Minnie at Newtown. He was fond of Adelaide and kept in touch with her after his father's death in 1928. He also lived for a short time with his sister Mary, as just about all of his siblings did at one time or another.
      Albert's daughter Joyce recalls that her Aunty Rita said Albert was very good looking, tall and blond. He loved swimming, he used to swim at the Domain baths where a friendship was formed with Andrew (boy) Charlton, the Olympic champion. Andrew was younger then my dad, my father became his team mate at the baths and often beat him when he swam against him."
      When he was younger, Albert worked for Fowler's Potteries, which was one of the most successful business's of it's kind. The 6.9 hectare site in Fitzroy St Marrickville employed 400 people for over 40 years.
      Albert was living at Alexandria when he married Gladys Rose Kirkwood, daughter of Hilda Rose Davis and Alexander Kirkwood on 10 November 1923. It was one day after his 21st Birthday. They were married in St Pauls Church of England, Redfern, New South Wales. It was the same church that Alberts sister Mary was married in 23 years previously, exactly to the day on the 10th November.
      After Gladys and Albert were married, he started working with his Father-in-Law Alexander Kirkwood, who was a Master painter. He took Albert under his wing and taught him painting, paper hanging and decorating. Together, they worked on a number of Sydney's theaters, one being the Capital Theater at Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales.
      The depression years were very hard and they often had to go to the country to find work. Albert later got work with Sargents, the pastry cooks, pie/tea room family. He did the painting and decorating in their cafes, and factory. He was with them for many years, until he retired at the age of 69 in 1971, the same year that his son Albert died.
      His daughter Joyce recalls "Dad was a quietman, gentle in nature, a Christian. We often had musical evenings in our home, Dad playing the Banjo and mouth organ, mum played the violin and sang. Mum sand soprano, something in the style of Gladys Moncrieff (a well known Australian singer of the 1920s to 1950s). Mum use to have singing lessons with one of her cousins when she was in her teens. My brother Albert played the oboe and the clarinet. We had good times together.
      Dad loved to got to the football matches, he was a St George fan. He was a good husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Bankstown rifle club and won the Gibson cup in 1928, as well as many other awards over the years. He loved his family very much, his sisters and brothers and his father meant the world to him".
      Albert Edward Butcher died on the 12 September 1977, two months before his 74th Birthday.
    Person ID I2430  Tucker Family Tree | Bottcher family tree, The Davis Family Branch
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2014 

    Father Wilhelm August Christian B÷ttcher,   b. Abt Dec 1860, Kleinow, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1928, Liverpool Hospital, N.S.W, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Wilhelmina Louise Christine Dahn,   b. Abt 1860, new berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1904, Brown Street, St Peters, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1881  Blankenburg, New Berlin, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gladys Rose Kirkwood,   b. 13 Jul 1903, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1980, Pacific HeightsNursing Home, Sylvania, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1923  St Pauls Church of England, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Marriage Certificate of Albert Edward Butcher and Gladys Rose Kirkwood
    Marriage Certificate of Albert Edward Butcher and Gladys Rose Kirkwood
    Albert and Gladys were Married at St Pauls Church of England Redfern New South Wales on 10th November 1923. Certificate number 13481 dated 08 October 1973.
    Children 
     1. Albert Alexander Butcher,   b. 4 May 1924, Waterloo, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1971, Bexley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Joyce Rose Butcher,   b. 23 Mar 1926, John St, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 2011, Pacific Heights Nursing Home, 406 Princess Highway, Sylvania, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F0699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1902 - 8 Campbell St, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1923 - St Pauls Church of England, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1977 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - Albert Edward Butcher, funeral service held at 3.10pm, Wednesday 14 September 1977 at the Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia - 14 Sep 1977 - Crematorium, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Oct 1977 - Woronora General Cemetery and Cremetorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butcher
    A Young Albert Edward Butcher, taken in his teens exact date unknown.
    Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butcher
    Albert Edward Butcher
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Wilhelmina Bottcher and her Brother Albert Butcher
    Wilhelmina Bottcher and her Brother Albert Butcher
    Wilhelmina (Minnie) Augusta Bottcher and her brother Albert Butcher
    Albert Edward Butcher, Joyce Rose Butcher, Gladys Rose Butcher (n. Kirkwood)
    Albert Edward Butcher, Joyce Rose Butcher, Gladys Rose Butcher (n. Kirkwood)
    Albert Butcher, his daughter Joyce and wife Gladys
    Gladys Rose Butcher (n. Kirkwood) and Albert Edward Butcher
    Gladys Rose Butcher (n. Kirkwood) and Albert Edward Butcher
    Gladys and her Husband Albert

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Joyce Rose Eatch (n. Butcher) (Reliability: 3), 9 Nov 1902.
      My father was born 9 Nov 1902 at Alexandria, New South Wales

    2. [S90] Joyce Rose Eatch (n. Butcher) (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 1977.
      My father died 12 Sep 1977

    3. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 (Reliability: 3), 14 Sep 1977.
      See attached newspaper Clipping, published the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Wednesday, 14 September 1977, page 26.

    4. [S65] Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium Trust (Reliability: 3), 11 Oct 1977.
      See attached Burial Extract from Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium

    5. [S90] Joyce Rose Eatch (n. Butcher) (Reliability: 3), 10 Nov 1923.
      My mother and father were married 10 Nov 1923 at St Pauls Church of England, Redfern, New South Wales.

    6. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 10 Nov 1923.
      See attached Marriage certificate


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