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Eric EVANSAge: 61 years18851946

Name
Eric EVANS
Given names
Eric
Surname
EVANS
Birth about 1885 28
Citation details: 28155/1885 EVANS ERIC ALBERT EMMA C PENRITH
Birth of a brotherFrank Edwin EVANS
about 1886 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 29108/1886 EVANS FRANK E ALBERT EMMA C PENRITH
Birth of a half-brotherSidney Albert EVANS
about 1888 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 29157/1889 EVANS SIDNEY ALBERT SUSANNA E E PENRITH
Marriage of a parentAlbert “Bert” EVANSSusan Elizabeth Ellison “Susie” HUNTERView this family
January 18, 1888 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 26 July 2009
Text:

Dear Stuart, I will send you the children of James and Sara, I have just printed my 'tree' its 150 A4 pages long so I wont send it but will extract the bits you need... James & Sara lived in Qld for a few years after they were married and their oldest child Susannah was born there in 1867. Interesting fact Its James' 173rd birthday today. Do you want any further back on James' family..?

James Hunter b 26 July 1836 Pelton Fell, Chester-le-Street, Durham UK, bp 1 July 1837 at St Mary & St Cuthbert Chester-le-Street Arrived Free aged just 20 in Aug 1856 to Melbourne on “Red Jacket” d 2nd Aug 1906 Emu Plains aged 70yrs m 19 May 1866 Sara(h) Amelia Ellison in Emu Plains, NSW, by Rev Dr Fullerton, Sydney they lived in Qld for about two years, which is where Suzannah EE was born returning soon after her birth to NSW b 7 Oct 1845 Parramatta (daug of Thomas & Elizabeth [Betsie] Ellison see Ellison Tree - separate) bp 26 October 1845 Parramatta by HH Bobart d 23 Feb. 1913 at Emu Plains Children 8 1 Susan(nah) Elizabeth Ellison (Susie) Hunter b 9 July 1867 in Brisbane Qld Reg ## Boo7222 d 19 Dec 1890 in Emu Plains from childbirth but 8 days after birth m 18 Jan 1888 Albert (Bert) Evans at Emu Plains b 1857 son of James Evans & Mary Colless (m 1936) Penrith d 7 Jan 1899 in Penrith (Albert {Bert} previously married Emma Hall in 1879 in Penrith & had 5 children) Children 2 2 Lancelot James Johnson Hunter b 24 March 1869 at Penrith bp 1870 Worked for Railway Department, (communications) - Station Master. He went into a store on the Bellinger River - Repton, NSW. He was a ship builder of renown in the NSW nthn River area, Built both “Warlord” 1902 & “Sara Hunter” 1910. Lance was very interested in family History. d 5 Feb 1946 at Canterbury NSW bur 8 Feb 1946 Penrith NSW m 1901 Ada Ellen May Purdy b 1881 (domestic duties, lived in High St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll) d 19 Sept 1965 children 3 3 Eva Rebecca Johns Hunter b 1 May 1871 in Penrith (details-family bible) d 19 Sept 1872 in Bathurst as Eva RI from Congestion of the lungs aged 16 months 4 James Wentworth (Jim) Hunter b 6 July 1873 in Bathurst bp 1874 d 24 May 1953 at Burwood (locomotive fireman, as a loading engineer. Lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Elect roll) and stayed at least until about 1906 but in 1910 he traded places with bother Norman A and he moved to Wauchope where ran family store with another of his brothers Hilton. They may all have been there together for a short time. James W stayed until 1915 when he then left Wauchope. He later had a bakery business at Woodburn on the Richmond River, where he and Hilton started Hunter Brothers Store which became a huge supply store. Later he moved back to Sydney and became a fruit agent at the Sydney fruit markets. He acted as agent for Norman A, Norman M and Mervyn’s orchards at Castlereagh and Emu Plains. Towards the end of 1928 he had one kidney out and lived many years after this, never ceasing in his work. During the War his children and grandchild often visited them at Gilgandra and he used to place coins in a tree which he shook and showered the kids with silver coins. m 1 Sept 1901 Elsie (Essie) Amy Ellen Bowers at Paddington b 1878 (daug of John & Ann Jane Elizabeth ) in Sorrell St, Parramatta domestic duties, lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll, made great Christmas Puddings with lots of sixpences and thripences. See Hillas & Bowers Tree for more information about this family. d 11 July 1959 at Hornsby children 2 5 Neva Stella Frederica Hunter b 11 Jan 1876 in Bathurst d 10 Jan 1952 m 1 Mar 1899 William Peter Howell b 29 December 1869, Penrith, NSW d 14 July 1940, Castlereagh, NSW (test cricketer with D.Bradman) William Peter Howell was an Australian cricketer who played in 18 Tests from 1898 to 1904. Howell's finest achievement was taking 10 for 28 against Surrey during Australia's 1899 tour of England. Test debut: 14 January 1898 Last Test: 15 January 1904 b 29 Dec 1869 d 14 July 1940 children 8 6 Norman Augustus Hunter b 28 Aug 1879 at Emu Plains b at Mortimer House Was a baker and business man. He purchased and ran Hunter Bakery in Wauchope for many years later handing the business of now bakery/Store/Auctioneer over to two of his brother. Then he moved his family back to Emu Plains in 1910 where he established the then largest Citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere. In about 1922 he was voted onto the board of “Miss Bishops” to oversee the liquidation of the company and instead turned the company into the largest Catering business in Sydney. regularly catering for huge functions , including the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1936 and regularly, doing the Cricket, Racing Tennis and Railways. In the 1950’s the Company was on-sold to David Jones. The orchard was kept going by his sons and was only sold in the 1970’s. Norman Augustus and his son Norman McLean were were given the role of catering for entire Western Sydney should Sydney be bombed and emergency food be required. This necessitated a close report with the RAAF Base at Richmond as many stores were being kept there during the war and many visits and flights for Norman jnr during the war. d 6 June 1968 at Emu Plains lived at “Yodalla” 1953 “Coronation Medal” m 18 Nov 1903 Eliza (Ellie) McLean at Coraki nr Lismore NSW b 13 Feb 1883 Wollongbar NSW (as per scrapbook) daug of Donald Hugh McLean & Eliza Gibson) bp 1883 Lismore d 13 July 1957 At Emu Plains NSW 1953 “Coronation Medal” Children 4 ( my dad Norman M was the oldest) 7 Hilton Sydney Hunter b 4 July 1882 a carrier, lived in Emu Plains; 1903 Elect roll & Egg farmer & salesman, 1906 living in Emu Plains d 1962 at Emu Plains ( n.m.) (fiancé died of ‘Flu just before marriage). Hilton ran the store in Wauchope after Norman A and his family returned to Emu Plains in 1910 . In 1917 the Store burnt down and Norman returned and re-built it. Hilton continued to run the store there for many years until its sale. Hilton then also returned to Sydney where he worked with another brother , James Wentworth, where they handled the sale of fruit for the Hunter orchard at Emu Plains. Hilton was well over 6’ tall and was a mighty cricketer - batsman. He was much loved by all who knew him.

8 John Thomas Usher (Jack) Hunter b 8 Sept 1885 d 29 Oct 1971 at Gov Philip Host Penrith, late of Penrith/Emu Plains, aged 86 John Thomas Usher was also at one time a storekeeper on the Bellinger River and also worked for the NSW Railways. He was named John after James’ father, Thomas after Sara’s father and Usher after James uncle who was responsible for James learning all about coaching and horses, and therefore ultimately responsible for James being able to immigrate to Australia. The Usher’s, (Lancelot & Sarah) were James surrogate parents, they had no children and James spent much time living with them in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. m 1914 Dora Matilda McCabe at Repton b 1893 d 1974 aged 81 yrs children 8

Citation details: 127/1888 EVANS ALBERT HUNTER SUSANNAH E E SYDNEY
Birth of a half-brotherBertie King EVANS
December 11, 1890 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: 28650/1891 EVANS BERTIE K ALBERT SUSANNA E E PENRITH
Citation details: 26 July 2009
Text:

Dear Stuart, I will send you the children of James and Sara, I have just printed my 'tree' its 150 A4 pages long so I wont send it but will extract the bits you need... James & Sara lived in Qld for a few years after they were married and their oldest child Susannah was born there in 1867. Interesting fact Its James' 173rd birthday today. Do you want any further back on James' family..?

James Hunter b 26 July 1836 Pelton Fell, Chester-le-Street, Durham UK, bp 1 July 1837 at St Mary & St Cuthbert Chester-le-Street Arrived Free aged just 20 in Aug 1856 to Melbourne on “Red Jacket” d 2nd Aug 1906 Emu Plains aged 70yrs m 19 May 1866 Sara(h) Amelia Ellison in Emu Plains, NSW, by Rev Dr Fullerton, Sydney they lived in Qld for about two years, which is where Suzannah EE was born returning soon after her birth to NSW b 7 Oct 1845 Parramatta (daug of Thomas & Elizabeth [Betsie] Ellison see Ellison Tree - separate) bp 26 October 1845 Parramatta by HH Bobart d 23 Feb. 1913 at Emu Plains Children 8 1 Susan(nah) Elizabeth Ellison (Susie) Hunter b 9 July 1867 in Brisbane Qld Reg ## Boo7222 d 19 Dec 1890 in Emu Plains from childbirth but 8 days after birth m 18 Jan 1888 Albert (Bert) Evans at Emu Plains b 1857 son of James Evans & Mary Colless (m 1936) Penrith d 7 Jan 1899 in Penrith (Albert {Bert} previously married Emma Hall in 1879 in Penrith & had 5 children) Children 2 2 Lancelot James Johnson Hunter b 24 March 1869 at Penrith bp 1870 Worked for Railway Department, (communications) - Station Master. He went into a store on the Bellinger River - Repton, NSW. He was a ship builder of renown in the NSW nthn River area, Built both “Warlord” 1902 & “Sara Hunter” 1910. Lance was very interested in family History. d 5 Feb 1946 at Canterbury NSW bur 8 Feb 1946 Penrith NSW m 1901 Ada Ellen May Purdy b 1881 (domestic duties, lived in High St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll) d 19 Sept 1965 children 3 3 Eva Rebecca Johns Hunter b 1 May 1871 in Penrith (details-family bible) d 19 Sept 1872 in Bathurst as Eva RI from Congestion of the lungs aged 16 months 4 James Wentworth (Jim) Hunter b 6 July 1873 in Bathurst bp 1874 d 24 May 1953 at Burwood (locomotive fireman, as a loading engineer. Lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Elect roll) and stayed at least until about 1906 but in 1910 he traded places with bother Norman A and he moved to Wauchope where ran family store with another of his brothers Hilton. They may all have been there together for a short time. James W stayed until 1915 when he then left Wauchope. He later had a bakery business at Woodburn on the Richmond River, where he and Hilton started Hunter Brothers Store which became a huge supply store. Later he moved back to Sydney and became a fruit agent at the Sydney fruit markets. He acted as agent for Norman A, Norman M and Mervyn’s orchards at Castlereagh and Emu Plains. Towards the end of 1928 he had one kidney out and lived many years after this, never ceasing in his work. During the War his children and grandchild often visited them at Gilgandra and he used to place coins in a tree which he shook and showered the kids with silver coins. m 1 Sept 1901 Elsie (Essie) Amy Ellen Bowers at Paddington b 1878 (daug of John & Ann Jane Elizabeth ) in Sorrell St, Parramatta domestic duties, lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll, made great Christmas Puddings with lots of sixpences and thripences. See Hillas & Bowers Tree for more information about this family. d 11 July 1959 at Hornsby children 2 5 Neva Stella Frederica Hunter b 11 Jan 1876 in Bathurst d 10 Jan 1952 m 1 Mar 1899 William Peter Howell b 29 December 1869, Penrith, NSW d 14 July 1940, Castlereagh, NSW (test cricketer with D.Bradman) William Peter Howell was an Australian cricketer who played in 18 Tests from 1898 to 1904. Howell's finest achievement was taking 10 for 28 against Surrey during Australia's 1899 tour of England. Test debut: 14 January 1898 Last Test: 15 January 1904 b 29 Dec 1869 d 14 July 1940 children 8 6 Norman Augustus Hunter b 28 Aug 1879 at Emu Plains b at Mortimer House Was a baker and business man. He purchased and ran Hunter Bakery in Wauchope for many years later handing the business of now bakery/Store/Auctioneer over to two of his brother. Then he moved his family back to Emu Plains in 1910 where he established the then largest Citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere. In about 1922 he was voted onto the board of “Miss Bishops” to oversee the liquidation of the company and instead turned the company into the largest Catering business in Sydney. regularly catering for huge functions , including the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1936 and regularly, doing the Cricket, Racing Tennis and Railways. In the 1950’s the Company was on-sold to David Jones. The orchard was kept going by his sons and was only sold in the 1970’s. Norman Augustus and his son Norman McLean were were given the role of catering for entire Western Sydney should Sydney be bombed and emergency food be required. This necessitated a close report with the RAAF Base at Richmond as many stores were being kept there during the war and many visits and flights for Norman jnr during the war. d 6 June 1968 at Emu Plains lived at “Yodalla” 1953 “Coronation Medal” m 18 Nov 1903 Eliza (Ellie) McLean at Coraki nr Lismore NSW b 13 Feb 1883 Wollongbar NSW (as per scrapbook) daug of Donald Hugh McLean & Eliza Gibson) bp 1883 Lismore d 13 July 1957 At Emu Plains NSW 1953 “Coronation Medal” Children 4 ( my dad Norman M was the oldest) 7 Hilton Sydney Hunter b 4 July 1882 a carrier, lived in Emu Plains; 1903 Elect roll & Egg farmer & salesman, 1906 living in Emu Plains d 1962 at Emu Plains ( n.m.) (fiancé died of ‘Flu just before marriage). Hilton ran the store in Wauchope after Norman A and his family returned to Emu Plains in 1910 . In 1917 the Store burnt down and Norman returned and re-built it. Hilton continued to run the store there for many years until its sale. Hilton then also returned to Sydney where he worked with another brother , James Wentworth, where they handled the sale of fruit for the Hunter orchard at Emu Plains. Hilton was well over 6’ tall and was a mighty cricketer - batsman. He was much loved by all who knew him.

8 John Thomas Usher (Jack) Hunter b 8 Sept 1885 d 29 Oct 1971 at Gov Philip Host Penrith, late of Penrith/Emu Plains, aged 86 John Thomas Usher was also at one time a storekeeper on the Bellinger River and also worked for the NSW Railways. He was named John after James’ father, Thomas after Sara’s father and Usher after James uncle who was responsible for James learning all about coaching and horses, and therefore ultimately responsible for James being able to immigrate to Australia. The Usher’s, (Lancelot & Sarah) were James surrogate parents, they had no children and James spent much time living with them in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. m 1914 Dora Matilda McCabe at Repton b 1893 d 1974 aged 81 yrs children 8

Death of a fatherAlbert “Bert” EVANS
January 7, 1899 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: 26 July 2009
Text:

Dear Stuart, I will send you the children of James and Sara, I have just printed my 'tree' its 150 A4 pages long so I wont send it but will extract the bits you need... James & Sara lived in Qld for a few years after they were married and their oldest child Susannah was born there in 1867. Interesting fact Its James' 173rd birthday today. Do you want any further back on James' family..?

James Hunter b 26 July 1836 Pelton Fell, Chester-le-Street, Durham UK, bp 1 July 1837 at St Mary & St Cuthbert Chester-le-Street Arrived Free aged just 20 in Aug 1856 to Melbourne on “Red Jacket” d 2nd Aug 1906 Emu Plains aged 70yrs m 19 May 1866 Sara(h) Amelia Ellison in Emu Plains, NSW, by Rev Dr Fullerton, Sydney they lived in Qld for about two years, which is where Suzannah EE was born returning soon after her birth to NSW b 7 Oct 1845 Parramatta (daug of Thomas & Elizabeth [Betsie] Ellison see Ellison Tree - separate) bp 26 October 1845 Parramatta by HH Bobart d 23 Feb. 1913 at Emu Plains Children 8 1 Susan(nah) Elizabeth Ellison (Susie) Hunter b 9 July 1867 in Brisbane Qld Reg ## Boo7222 d 19 Dec 1890 in Emu Plains from childbirth but 8 days after birth m 18 Jan 1888 Albert (Bert) Evans at Emu Plains b 1857 son of James Evans & Mary Colless (m 1936) Penrith d 7 Jan 1899 in Penrith (Albert {Bert} previously married Emma Hall in 1879 in Penrith & had 5 children) Children 2 2 Lancelot James Johnson Hunter b 24 March 1869 at Penrith bp 1870 Worked for Railway Department, (communications) - Station Master. He went into a store on the Bellinger River - Repton, NSW. He was a ship builder of renown in the NSW nthn River area, Built both “Warlord” 1902 & “Sara Hunter” 1910. Lance was very interested in family History. d 5 Feb 1946 at Canterbury NSW bur 8 Feb 1946 Penrith NSW m 1901 Ada Ellen May Purdy b 1881 (domestic duties, lived in High St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll) d 19 Sept 1965 children 3 3 Eva Rebecca Johns Hunter b 1 May 1871 in Penrith (details-family bible) d 19 Sept 1872 in Bathurst as Eva RI from Congestion of the lungs aged 16 months 4 James Wentworth (Jim) Hunter b 6 July 1873 in Bathurst bp 1874 d 24 May 1953 at Burwood (locomotive fireman, as a loading engineer. Lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Elect roll) and stayed at least until about 1906 but in 1910 he traded places with bother Norman A and he moved to Wauchope where ran family store with another of his brothers Hilton. They may all have been there together for a short time. James W stayed until 1915 when he then left Wauchope. He later had a bakery business at Woodburn on the Richmond River, where he and Hilton started Hunter Brothers Store which became a huge supply store. Later he moved back to Sydney and became a fruit agent at the Sydney fruit markets. He acted as agent for Norman A, Norman M and Mervyn’s orchards at Castlereagh and Emu Plains. Towards the end of 1928 he had one kidney out and lived many years after this, never ceasing in his work. During the War his children and grandchild often visited them at Gilgandra and he used to place coins in a tree which he shook and showered the kids with silver coins. m 1 Sept 1901 Elsie (Essie) Amy Ellen Bowers at Paddington b 1878 (daug of John & Ann Jane Elizabeth ) in Sorrell St, Parramatta domestic duties, lived in Castlereagh St, Penrith; 1903 Electral roll, made great Christmas Puddings with lots of sixpences and thripences. See Hillas & Bowers Tree for more information about this family. d 11 July 1959 at Hornsby children 2 5 Neva Stella Frederica Hunter b 11 Jan 1876 in Bathurst d 10 Jan 1952 m 1 Mar 1899 William Peter Howell b 29 December 1869, Penrith, NSW d 14 July 1940, Castlereagh, NSW (test cricketer with D.Bradman) William Peter Howell was an Australian cricketer who played in 18 Tests from 1898 to 1904. Howell's finest achievement was taking 10 for 28 against Surrey during Australia's 1899 tour of England. Test debut: 14 January 1898 Last Test: 15 January 1904 b 29 Dec 1869 d 14 July 1940 children 8 6 Norman Augustus Hunter b 28 Aug 1879 at Emu Plains b at Mortimer House Was a baker and business man. He purchased and ran Hunter Bakery in Wauchope for many years later handing the business of now bakery/Store/Auctioneer over to two of his brother. Then he moved his family back to Emu Plains in 1910 where he established the then largest Citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere. In about 1922 he was voted onto the board of “Miss Bishops” to oversee the liquidation of the company and instead turned the company into the largest Catering business in Sydney. regularly catering for huge functions , including the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1936 and regularly, doing the Cricket, Racing Tennis and Railways. In the 1950’s the Company was on-sold to David Jones. The orchard was kept going by his sons and was only sold in the 1970’s. Norman Augustus and his son Norman McLean were were given the role of catering for entire Western Sydney should Sydney be bombed and emergency food be required. This necessitated a close report with the RAAF Base at Richmond as many stores were being kept there during the war and many visits and flights for Norman jnr during the war. d 6 June 1968 at Emu Plains lived at “Yodalla” 1953 “Coronation Medal” m 18 Nov 1903 Eliza (Ellie) McLean at Coraki nr Lismore NSW b 13 Feb 1883 Wollongbar NSW (as per scrapbook) daug of Donald Hugh McLean & Eliza Gibson) bp 1883 Lismore d 13 July 1957 At Emu Plains NSW 1953 “Coronation Medal” Children 4 ( my dad Norman M was the oldest) 7 Hilton Sydney Hunter b 4 July 1882 a carrier, lived in Emu Plains; 1903 Elect roll & Egg farmer & salesman, 1906 living in Emu Plains d 1962 at Emu Plains ( n.m.) (fiancé died of ‘Flu just before marriage). Hilton ran the store in Wauchope after Norman A and his family returned to Emu Plains in 1910 . In 1917 the Store burnt down and Norman returned and re-built it. Hilton continued to run the store there for many years until its sale. Hilton then also returned to Sydney where he worked with another brother , James Wentworth, where they handled the sale of fruit for the Hunter orchard at Emu Plains. Hilton was well over 6’ tall and was a mighty cricketer - batsman. He was much loved by all who knew him.

8 John Thomas Usher (Jack) Hunter b 8 Sept 1885 d 29 Oct 1971 at Gov Philip Host Penrith, late of Penrith/Emu Plains, aged 86 John Thomas Usher was also at one time a storekeeper on the Bellinger River and also worked for the NSW Railways. He was named John after James’ father, Thomas after Sara’s father and Usher after James uncle who was responsible for James learning all about coaching and horses, and therefore ultimately responsible for James being able to immigrate to Australia. The Usher’s, (Lancelot & Sarah) were James surrogate parents, they had no children and James spent much time living with them in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. m 1914 Dora Matilda McCabe at Repton b 1893 d 1974 aged 81 yrs children 8

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2964/1899 EVANS ALBERT JAMES MARY PENRITH
Death of a brotherAlbert Reginald EVANS
about 1946 (on the date of death)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17203/1946 EVANS ALBERT REGINALD ALBERT EMMA FIVE DOCK
Death about 1946 (Age 61 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14913/1946 EVANS ERIC ALBERT EMMA CHARLOTTE SYDNEY
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1879Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Claud EVANS
Birth: about 1880 23Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1948Ryde, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Albert Reginald EVANS
Birth: about 1881 24Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1946Five Dock, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
Eric EVANS
Birth: about 1885 28Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1946Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Frank Edwin EVANS
Birth: about 1886 29Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1957Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Susan Elizabeth Ellison “Susie” HUNTER - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 18, 1888Emu Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
half-brother
Sidney Albert EVANS
Birth: about 1888 31 20Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1959Richmond, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Bertie King EVANS
Birth: December 11, 1890 33 23Penrith, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1962Chatswood, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 28155/1885 EVANS ERIC ALBERT EMMA C PENRITH
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14913/1946 EVANS ERIC ALBERT EMMA CHARLOTTE SYDNEY