Mary Stoba

Female 1894 - 1976  (81 years)


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  • Name Mary Stoba 
    Born 28 Aug 1894  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 17 Sep 1894  St Peters, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jul 1976 
    Buried North Shields, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Details of Mary Holman
    Burial Details of Mary Holman
    Mary Holman was buried on 15 July 1976 at North Shields Cemetery, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia. Her grave is located in Section 1 - North Shield Cemetery Grave 100. She shares her resting place with her husband Cyril Clement Holman.
    Notes 
    • Mary Stoba was born in Liverpool, England. She was educated in that large, bustling industrial city. She was the eighth child in a family of 12. After finishing school she became a traitoress. Her parents emigrated to Australia on the ship "The Irishman", arriving 5/11/1912. Mary was 18. She hated Australia at first and missed her older brothers and sister and friends in England.
      She met Cyril in Cummins while visiting her sister, Ruth (who had married Dave Siviour). When Mary and Cyril married, and Mary was taken to live at Kyancutta, her life-style took a step back to real pioneering. She had been accustomed to using gas fires, lights, pull-chain lavatories, electricity, tram cars, paved streets and footpaths. She surely lived on love, with candle lights, hurricane lanterns and kerosene lamps; cooking on a wood fire, using coal irons, boiling the "copper" for baths and laundry, trying to keep milk, butter and cream cool in only a Coolgardie Safe; a cool drink came from water bags hanging outside (very effective they were too). She had to tolerate isolation, 100 degree heat waves, dust, flies, grasshopper and mouse plagues and the inconvenience of having the lavatory one hundred yards up the garden. That lavatory was portable and Cyril dug deep holes in the ground. When the holes were half full, the , the "Little-house" was easily moved. The toilet tissue used was old newspapers and there were red-back spikers.
      Mary never became a real farmer's wife: she couldn't milk cows or ride a horse. She became used to travelling by buggy. During the depression she managed on Government hand-outs, through the Farmers' Assistance Board, which allowed her to order groceries up to the sum of twenty pounds; there would be an order for twenty pound for clothing, which Mary bought from a travelling salesman; Mr. Broadbent,. She was an excellent cook, and made all the children's clothes. Her sister in England sent a big parcel every Christmas and her sisters and brothers in Adelaide also helped. She was often confronted by a swagman and willingly gave billies of tea and food.
      Mary and Cyril were well known for their hospitality throughout the district and were great supporters of many worthy causes. Mary received a medal from the Red Cross for 30 years service, presented at Government House. She was made a life member of the Country Womens' Association and presented with a certificate of membership of the Country Women of the World. She worked for the Methodist Church and the Guild.
      Cyril promised Mary when they married that he would take her on a trip back to her beloved England one day. After retirement to Port Lincoln, in 1964, they went on a world trip. Mary met a brother, in Liverpool, she had not seen for 50 years. She was a guest at the Country Women of the World Conference in Dublin, Ireland. They returned to Australia via Canada and the United States of America. Mary became ill and had surgery for breast cancer in 1974. When she recovered from surgery, Mary and Cyril had a Pacific Cruise. She died in the Cummins Hospital due to a recurrence of the cancer. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I4837  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2015 

    Father James Stoba,   b. 1861, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellen Bowers,   b. 1863, Brynmaur, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family C.C. Holman 
    Children 
    +1. R.D. Holman
    +2. E.R. Holman
    +3. E.J. Holman
    +4. F.J. Holman
    +5. M.E. Holman
    +6. C.L. Holman
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1894 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Shields, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1901 Census of England and Wales - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    1901 Census of England and Wales - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    The Family of James and Ellen Stoba on the night of the 3rd of April 1901 were residing at 73 Spencer Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
    1901 Census of England and Wales Transcription - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    1901 Census of England and Wales Transcription - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    The family of James and Ellen Stoba on the evening of 03 April 1901, were residing at Spencer Street Liverpool, Lancashire, England
    1911 Census of England and Wales - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    1911 Census of England and Wales - Family of James and Ellen Stoba
    On the Evening of 02 April 1911 James and Ellen Stoba and Family were residing at 1 Gleave Street, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
    1911 Census of England and Wales Transcription - family of James and Ellen Stoba
    1911 Census of England and Wales Transcription - family of James and Ellen Stoba
    Transcription of the 1911 Census of England and Wales for the Family of James and Ellen Stoba

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 347 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [S47] 1901 Census of England and Wales, The National Archives, England (Reliability: 3), 3 Apr 1901.
      See attached 1901 Census of England and Wales


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