Any information would be appreciated.
William (Bill) Denton
williamd57 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2011. is researching the following names: DENTON.
Could you offer some date. What time line are you after?
The only DENTON I know of, off the top of my head in Singleton was Richard. He was the bus driver in the 1960s He lived in John Street.
That would be my half brother/brother.I was born in 1957 on a place on the Putty Road.My father was Earnie Denton,he died in about 1958/59.I Know of an Alfie Denton at Singleton(Brother).Dick Denton (Richard)(Wife Dolly).He brought land at Singleton heights.Want I am trying to find out,apperantly my father ran away from home at a young age,from England,travelled to Australia as a cabin boy with the Royal Navey and jumped ship at Sydney harbour.That apperantly was when he changed his name to "Denton".
Yes, I know the Putty Road.
Richard DENTON (the bus driver) married Doris (Dolly) FRANKS in Singleton in 1955
Who's Josephine Denton, d:1970 Singleton? is that your mother?
Do you know his name before he became DENTON? Did he ever indicate the name of the ship he left. It wasn't illegal to jump ship, thousands did it and Brits could come and go as they pleased. So, I don't understand why he changed his name. I suppose if he was in the Royal Navy that's another story and probably the reason.
I'll look into it tomorrow for you. Jan
Thank you for your reply.I do have some old photo's of Dick and Dolly.
Josephine I cannot remember.A lot of info I have is hear say,so as you can imagine ,I am trying to confim all this.I was only about 13 months old when my dad died.
I really appreciate any history you can give me.
My mum and dad as far as I can see from records where never married(Scandal ?).Her name was Joyce.She died in 1989.
Because of your father's name change and his two relationships which both produced children, any sort of official document pointing directly to him would be rare. He seems to have avoided the electoral rolls. I believe the following is his death regiseration.
4938/1959 DENTON ERNEST PERCIVAL ALFRED JAMES CLARA JANE MARRICKVILLE
I don't think the only other death for an Ernest DENTON in 1958 at Windsor is him.
I just think it would be natural for him to have named his eldest son Alfred after his own father and himself and a death registered in Marrickville would be close to all the hospitals.
He did have two sons in the 1920s, before your father was born who are on record. Namely Alfred Ernest and Richard Kenneth. I believe all your answers would probably be found with their families.
In the 1980s Alfred and his family all lived in Blaxland Avenue Singleton. I think it is called Singleton Heights now.
Frederick and Doris(Dolly) lived on the New England Highway. Dolly was a barmaid in Singleton.
Get hold of as many certificates as you can, as well as Alfred and Frederick's.
You are going to have to rely on a good pair of walking shoes and family oral history.
Don't know why I have Frederick typed up there. I meant Richard.
12506/1958 DENTON ERNEST WILLIAM WINDSOR
Ernest Percival DENTON died 26 MARCH 1959 age 69 at Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, his residence at that time Seven Hills.
These are the only Dentons' from Singleton who had notices in the newspaper between 1960 and 2014'
DENTON Alfred Ernest Funeral notice 22NOV2006 Funeral late of Singleton Singleton Argus 21 NOV 2006
DENTON Margaret see HOGAN, Margaret Singleton Argus 24 AUG 2012
DENTON Margaret Julie see HOGAN, Margaret Julie Singleton Argus 23 AUG 2011
HOGAN Margaret 20 AUG 2011 Death Singleton Argus 24AUG2012
HOGAN Margaret Julie Funeral notice 20 AUG 2011 Death age 51 late of Singleton Singleton Argus 23 AUG 2011
The one I posted is defiantly my father.
He died of lung cancer and his body was apparently donated to a university.
Mum got his ashes and they are apparently buried under a tree beside the putty road at the old farm Rushfarm, which is near the now closed shell service station, below I think its called Melon rock.
I know dads sons are Dick (Richard) Alfie (Alfred),Johnny and two others, all I have is there nick names. Plus Else the daughter. I think Julie Denton is or was Alfs wife.
I PMed you but just caught that you know that Ernest William Denton is your father. Ernest Percival Denton is my distant relation, but as they're probably not related I don't think I can help. Ernest Percival Denton is from NZ and listed his mother as his next of kin during WWI, so probably didn't run away. The Alfred might be a coincidence?
My father was born about 1900.He was about 14 or 15 when he was a cabin boy with the royal navy.
Thank you for the information though.
The picture is the only clear picture I have of my father
Best of luck to you. I found this through a google search so hopefully someone else with more information will as well!
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