Albert Thomas Wales
M, #194, b. 7 April 1864, d. 3 June 1942
|Father||Edward Wales b. 19 Jul 1837, d. 3 Feb 1915|
|Mother||Margaret Ann Percival b. 15 Feb 1842, d. 6 Feb 1930|
|Relationships||Great-grandfather of Robert Mote|
Grandson of William Wales
|Birth||7 April 1864||Albert Thomas Wales was born on Thursday, 7 April 1864 at Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia.1,2|
|He was the son of Edward Wales and Margaret Ann Percival.|
|Marriage||4 September 1889||Albert Thomas was married to Esther Jane Perks, daughter of Josiah William Perks and Eliza Armstrong, on Wednesday, 4 September 1889 at St John's Church, Boorowa, NSW, Australia.|
|Death||3 June 1942||Albert Thomas Wales died at 5 pm on Wednesday, 3 June 1942 at Young, NSW, Australia, at age 78.|
|Burial||June 1942||He was buried in June 1942 at the Cemetery, Young, NSW, Australia.|
|a local paper, Young, NSW, Australia||1942||Albert Thomas Wales had an obituary appear in a local paper, Young, NSW, Australia, in 1942 as follows: |
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege leaving the Methodist Church after service conducted by Rev. N W Lickiss. During the service two of deceased's favourite Hymns "Jesu Lover of My Soul" and "Abide With Me" were sung. Mr Lickiss made feeling reference to the life of deceased. He said "The late Mr Wales possessed those qualities which we had learned to associate with the pioneers. He was a man of simple tastes, independent spirit, high principles and Christian faith. In past years the family had been closely associated with the Church at Young, but of late Mr Wales depended largely on the Bible for inspiration and comfort. That Book was his constant companion and guide, and on its teaching he was no mean authority.
Speaking of the present upheaval in the world and the inevitable changes after the war Mr Lickiss said "That a new generation may interpret the Bible and the truths of Christianity in a way that will differ from the pioneers, but the need of God and spiritual things will still exist. We can best honor the dead by building characters and homes on the Christian foundations which alone have proved adequate to meet the storm of life".
The deceased was laid to rest in the family enclosure, alongside the remains of his late wife in the presence of a large number of sympathising relatives and friends. The pallbearers were Messrs Bernie Wales (Grandson), Jack Wales (Light Horse) Nephew; Alfred I'Anson (Son-in-Law), and Ollie Wales (Nephew). Rev. Lickiss officiated at the grave side. The family wreath was lowered with the coffin.
Many beautiful floral tributes were laid on the grave, from; The Family; Joy, Cyril, Aunties Beth and Sadie; Bernie, Joan, and Dick; Albert, Ivy and Lorna; Fred Lizzy and family; Olive and Reg; Ken and Joyce; Claude and Mrs Symonds; Glad and Ernest; Mr and Mrs Owens and family; Bob, Audrey and Robert; Mr and Mrs W Eldridge; Mr and Mrs Frank Sheedy and family; Mrs A Bladwell and family; Will and Ada; Mr and Mrs R S Norman; Wambanumba Church; Harold, Louie and Zella (Sydney); Edgar and Vi; Mrs Howell and Ethel; Tom and Beau and family; Friends of the Methodist Church; Annie Kleem and family; Mary, Oliver, Peter and Kevin; Pearl and Carl Star; Mr J Morris (Bexley); Mr and Mrs A E Collins and family; Grandad Joyce and AuntMargaret; A R Chellew and family; Charlie and family (Summer Hill); Mrs A Wales and family (Rockdale); Mr and Mrs H Star; Clarice, Harold and family; Albert and Mabel; Boy, Norma and Mona; Mr and Mrs Reg. Foster and Joan; Miss Olga Wiggins; Alfred, Hilda and Keith; Erle and Angie and family; Members of the Greenthorpe C.W.A; Norma and Mrs Bingham; L N I'Anson and Mrs Geriche; Mr and Mrs George Dooley; The Misses Tonkin; Brother Oliver; Myra, George, Gordon and Margaret; Mr and Mrs Ridding and Raymond; Mr and Mrs Harold Kleem and family; Mr and Mrs A Rivers.
H. R. BLACKETT & SON CONDUCTED THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.
|a local paper, Young, NSW, Australia||He had an obituary appear in a local paper, Young, NSW, Australia, as follows: |
LINK WITH THE EARLY DAYS
SEVERED BY DEATH OF MR. ALBERT THOMAS WALES
The death occurred at the Young District Hospital on Wednesday evening last of Albert Thomas Wales, 78 yrs, of Murringo Street, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents throughout the district.
Deceased was born at Rye Park and was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wales. He was married at Boorowa to Esther Jane Perks on September 4th 1889, at the age of 25. He spent all his early life at Rye Park and after marriage, came to Young where he had resided ever since. He had lived in the same house in Murringo Street for over fifty years. In his early years he engaged in the carrying business - in the days of horses and waggons, and he took a keen pride in his team. His last big carrying job was carting all the building materiel for the settlers homes at Kingsvale, Prunevale and Waterview. He took interest in politics and Local Government matters and possessed a very retentive memory for dates, and could recall important events away back in the early days.
In his young days Albert Wales was an excellent horseman and all round athlete, being a well-known foot runner at district sports meetings. For the last fifteen years the late Mr. Wales had lived in retirement.
His wife predeceased him about eleven years ago.
Deceased took suddenly ill on Monday last and was conveyed to the Hospital by the Youg Ambulance, where his condition gradually declined and he passed away about 5 pm on Wednesday.
He had four children of whom Desmond predeceased him many years ago. The surviving children are Mabel (Mrs A Mote) Yass; Hilda (Mrs A I'Anson) Iandra; Earl, Kingsvale. Other remaining relatives are his brothers, Oliver and Fred (Young), Charles (Summer Hill), Hubert (Waverley); sisters, Mrs A Pearsall, Mrs W Herrett (Canterbury), Mrs A Gannon (Melbourne), Mrs W Gabel (Oatley), Mrs T McBeth (Hurstville).
|Esther Jane Perks b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 16 Jan 1932|
|Charts||Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote|
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
|Last Edited||23 Feb 2010|
- [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist
Parish: Co. Argyle; Goulburn;Gunning;Yass
Volume Reference: V18644103 121B
Registration Year: 1864.
- [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Binalong
Registration Year: 1864
Registration Number: 5956.