William Henry BLACKBURN 1857-1935 and Elizabeth FOX 1863-1939

Portland & Merino, Victoria, Australia

William Henry BLACKBURN b. 1857 Portland, Victoria, son of William BLACKBURN and Rosa Olivia Isabel ROSE was married in 1883 at ___, Victoria to Elizabeth FOX, b. 1863, Portland, Victoria, daughter of Charles FOX and Eliza OPIE.

William Henry BLACKBURN was a storekeeper at Merino and a son Arthur William BLACKBURN is named on the Merino WW1 Memorial. William & Elizabeth BLACKBURN are both buried in the Merino Cemetery in 1835 and 1939 respectively.

William Henry BLACKBURN and Elizabeth COX had the following known family....

  1. Rosalie Pearl BLACKBURN, b. 1883, Merino, Vic, m. George Elijah James COULSON
  2. Winifred Hilda BLACKBURN, b. 1897, Merino, Vic, m. Archie McPHEE
  3. Arthur William Gladstone BLACKBURN, b. 1898, Merino, Vic, d. 1973, m1. Beatrice Myrtle GIBBS 1896-1946, m2. Catherine Helen JOHNSTONE 1926-2001.
    • enlisted WW1, 26 Sep 1916, Bank Clerk
    • served as Pte 2285, 39th Battalion, AIF
    • RTA 27 May 1919
    • Named on Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    • Named on Merino War Memorial



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