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Albert Ernest Chauntler Puttock

Journal by lavishka

My great great grandfather.

To start, let's talk name. It seems that this is one of those names that has been lost in translation one to many times. Some records have Chaunntler, Chantler, Chauntler, Chaunnter, Chaunter, Chanter. I was always raised that he was Chauntler Puttock.

Albert was born 15/09/1875 in Streatham, England, UK. He was a man of wealth.

25/12/1897 He married my great great grandmother, Gertrude Smith at St. Pauls Cathedral in London.

They only had one child together. This being my great grandmother Lillian Gertrude Chauntler Puttock. Lillian married George Robert Stockley at St George, Old Brentford, England on 23 Apr 1921.

Albert was a "well to do" man. So when his wifes brother, Percy was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, Albert agreed to pay and take Percy to South Africa to the TB camp for treatment. So he left his wife and new baby and accompanied Percy.

Sometime after Percy was healed of the disease and returned home but Albert never ever did. Gertrude died a few months later of Tuberculosis.

So what became of Albert??? I beleive he married a woman in South Africa and lived there til he died.

I would love information on him especially date of death and grave?

I figure he must have known Gertrude was sick so he left to South Africa to avoid being stuck as a widow with a baby.

Due to Albert vanishing and Gertrudes death Lily was raised by her grandparents, Robert john Smith (b1843) and Eliza Smith(Nee Filby b. 8 Feb 1847)

Any information on them would be wonderful.

Surnames: CHAUNTLER FILBY PUTTOCK SMITH STOCKLEY
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on 2011-08-15 08:17:14

lavishka has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2011. is researching the following names: SLATTER, THORNTON, STOCKLEY and 7 other(s).

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by geoffm on 2011-09-17 07:36:40

Hi Lavinia. I was just doing some research on Albert (Bertie) when I cam across your post. I never knew him personally, but knew of him through my parents. The "other woman" he marries was related to my family somehow, and that is what I am researching at the moment. From what I know, he lived in Durban (my home city) and I believe he was the port master. Does that make sense being involved with shipping?

I have a copy of his death notice from our archives. If you would like a copy, drop me a mail at geoff@malyon.co.za and I will gladly forward it to you. From the death notice, it seems he died in either 1950 or 1951.

I hope this helps you.

Geoff

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