James Herbert Wilson

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James Herbert Wilson
(6 February 1872 – 1 June 1942)
Jim at work at PWD.png
In his office at the Public Works Department in the old Barracks.
Birth:
Death:
Parents: Mary Wilson (née McHarg)
    1843–1925, Scotland and Australia
William Wilson
    1839 – 1914-05-02
Siblings: Mary 'Maimie' Agnes Wilson
    11 May 1868 – 6 October 1957
Andrew Oswald Wilson
    16 August 1866 – 19 June 1950
Jessie Susan Wilson
    16 August 1876 – 1889
Agnes Hay Wilson
    17 August 1878 – 1958
Margaret Rae Wilson
    17 July 1880 – 12 January 1959
William Garrick Wilson
    1865–1933, Sydney
Robert 'Bob' Crichton Wilson
    1870–1935
Charles William McHarg Wilson
    1873–1957
James Herbert Wilson
    6 February 1872 – 1 June 1942
Partners: Edith Olive Wilson (née Hall)
    1882 – 1966
Children: William Murray Wilson
    1914–1953
Lilian Jessie Rae Hussey (née Wilson)
    b. 1910, d. c. 2013.
Dorothy Jean McHarg Wilson
    1904-09-24 – 1974-06-23
Frederick Gordon Wilson
    21 June 1906 – 1963
Herbert Bruce Wilson
    1918 – 3 October 2005
Olive Adele Wilson
    1908-01-01 – ?
Keywords: H.M. Wilson Archives
Ident: archives.org.au/JHW

James Herbert Wilson ('Jim' to everyone save his mother; she called him Herbert) was born in 1872 in Collingwood, Melbourne[1].

The family had land in Kinglake in Murrindindi Shire[2], and in his early 20s Jim went there to grow potatoes so that he could earn some money to support the family[3] back in Melbourne. While he was living up there in the little shack he built himself, his younger sister Jessie died of TB, and his brother Andrew moved to Perth to practice Architecture[3].

He married Edith Olive Hall on 30 January 1904[1] in Perth[4][5] and they lived in a rented house in Lyall Street, South Perth.[3]

Rae writes: "I think after Jean and Gordon were born, he had a stroke of luck and won £100, whether on a horse or a lottery or a raffle I have no idea, but the result was that he was the owner of two blocks of land west of Subiaco. Andrew designed and supervised the building of the house."[3]

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Notes

  • At the peak of the gold rush, c.1890–95, Jim followed him and they went to find gold in Kalgoorlie, but with no luck[3].
  • "In the middle of June of 1914 my father bought as farm at Quairading for which he paid 1000 pounds sterling."[6] Avon Location 8286. Train to Perth.
  • c.1920: pressure from family to sell farm (for £2000) as Charlie had started C. M. Wilson Pty. Ltd. in Murray Street[6].
  • Had a house in Shenton Park on half an acre. It's still there, although unrecognisable.[7]
  • Mid-thirties had a heart attach on the boat home from Devonport, got home and Charlie insisted he stop work[6].
  • Died 1942 in Perth[6].
Wilson family on a Rottnest ferry, c.1925

James Herbert Wilson (known as `Jim' to everyone save his mother; she called him Herbert) was born on 6 February 1872 in Collingwood, Melbourne\cite{VicPioneers} to \bioref{Mary_McHarg} and \bioref{William_Wilson}.

The family had land in Kinglake in Murrindindi Shire,\cite{VicNames} and in his early 20s Jim went there to grow potatoes so that he could earn some money to support the family\cite{rae1} back in Melbourne. While he was living up there in a small shack he built himself, his younger sister Jessie died of TB, and his brother \bioref{Oswald_Andrew_Wilson} moved to Perth to practise Architecture.\cite{rae1}.

At the peak of the gold rush, c.~1890--95, Jim followed him and they went to find gold in Kalgoorlie, but with no luck\cite{rae1}.

He married \bioref{Edith_Olive_Hall} in 1904 in Perth\cite{JimEdithMarriage}, when they were living in a rented house in Lyall Street in South Perth.\cite{rae1}

"and then I think after Jean and Gordon were born, he had a stroke of luck and won 100 pounds, whether on a horse or a lottery or a raffle I have no idea, but the result was that he was the owner of two blocks of land west of Subiaco. Andrew designed and supervised the building of the house."\cite{rae1}

"In the middle of June of 1914 my father bought as farm at Quairading for which he paid 1000 pounds sterling.\cite{rae2} Avon Location 8286. Train to Perth.

c.1920: pressure from family to sell farm (for £2000) as Charlie had started C. M. Wilson Pty. Ltd. in Murray Street.\cite{rae2}

Had a house in Shenton Park on half an acre. It's still there, although unrecognisable.

Mid-thirties had a heart attach on the boat home from Devonport, got home and Charlie insisted he stop work.\cite{rae2}

Jim died on 1 June 1942 in Perth.\cite{rae2}

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Victorian Pioneers Index 1837–1888, National Library of Australia. Birth certificate number 1823. [Accessed 2007-20-10, Sam Wilson.]
  2. 'VICNAMES' online geographical name database. [Accessed 2007-10-20, Sam Wilson]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Rae's documents/JAMES HERBERT WILSON.doc
  4. Western Australian Department of Justice Online Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1841–1931. [accessed 2007-10-20 by Sam Wilson]. Marriage registration number 1195.
  5. James and Edith Wilson's marriage certificate
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Rae's documents/James Herbert Wilson continued.doc
  7. Or so Ron Wilson told Sam Wilson in 2005.
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