William Gill Tamblyn

Male 1854 - 1942  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name William Gill Tamblyn 
    Born Jan 1854  Truro, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Mar 1942  Renmark, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY

      MR. W. G. TAMBLYN OLD RENMARK RESIDENT

      Former Business Man of Many Years' Standing with the death of William Gill Tamblyn on Tuesday, there passed away an old Renmark resident who was formerly one of the town's best known business men. Mr. Tamblyn was the son of Captain Tamblyn, a mining1 engineer. He was born in Cornwall in the year 1854, and so was 88 years old. He came to Australia in 1864 and as a boy of ten served an apprenticeship in the softgoods business of Drew and Co., of Moonta. Later he commenced busi ness on his own at Jamestown, later moving to Strathalbyn and then Wood side. In 1912 he opened a shop in Murray Avenue, Renmark. He re tired in 1930, having gained high esteem among the community for his business integrity and obliging service. His brother John, a school teacher, lived to the same age as Mr. Tamblyn.
      The deceased had been married for 54 years on January 12. His wife survives him. The family consisted of three sons and two daughters, and there are seven grand-children. A son, Keith, served for four years with the A.I.F., and John is now on active service abroad. Phyllis married Mr. W. H. Eaton, of Renmark, who also served in the first great war, and Hazel (deceased) married Mr Lance Rhodes. Hoy, another son, is also deceased.
      The late Mr. Tamblyn possessed the great gift of patience, and he and his wife were among the most hos pitable people in this town for many years. He was a great worker for the Church of England, and was a member of the Institute Committee for many years. He was the oldest membei of Freemasonry in the dis trict. and probably on the Murray. While in business here he was known for his generosity. He helped many and will be remembered for what he did for others. Mr. Tamblyn was a quiet and retiring man and had high principles. These endeared him to all, he never had an enemy. To the church he gave of his best over long years of service. When the troops returned from the first great war he was one of those to welcome them back. All his life he was the soldiers' friend and as such gained their esteem. He passed away in peace after a long life during which he suffered no illness.
      The funeral took place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. In the absence of a Church of England clergyman at Ren mark, the Rev. L. G. Kay (Congre gational! officiated. Pall bearers were Messrs. S. A. James, W. Kidd, E. E. Jarrett, and T. E. G. Gu scott. Floral tributes form relatives and friends were place .1 on the graveside.
    Person ID I14265  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2013 

    Family Adeline Amelia Gubbin Nichols,   b. 1866,   d. 8 Aug 1953, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1887  Wesleyan Church, Strathalbyn, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIAGES.
      TAMBLYN - NICHOLS.

      On the 12th January, at the Wesleyan Church, Strathalbyn, by the Rev. R. Kelly, William Gill Tamblyn, to Adeline Amelia Gubbin, adopted daughter of Mr. E. Nichols, of Strathalbyn.
    Children 
     1. Roy Nichols Tamblyn,   b. 21 Feb 1889, Strathalbyn, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1890, Saddleworth, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Corporal William Keith Tamblyn,   b. 9 Dec 1892, Woodside, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phillis Adeline Tamblyn,   b. 31 Dec 1896, Woodside, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Hazel Anne Lofty Tamblyn,   b. 4 Nov 1898, Woodside, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1929, Renmark Hospital, Renmark, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. John Winston Tamblyn,   b. 18 Jun 1905, Woodside, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1975  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1004  Group Sheet


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