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James (Jim) Edward Cairns (1877-1933)

Query by camcairns

I am looking for more information on James (Jim) Edward Cairns born 1877 in Boneo, Victoria and died 1933 in Coburg, Victoria. Two sets of children to two different mothers: Mabel Elliot FITZ and Elizabeth Mary KEYS. I have found no record of marriage, divorce or death for Mabel Elliot FITZ to which 3 children were born: James, Charles and Mabel. At least 6 (possibly 7) children were born to Elizabeth Mary KEYS: Ellen, Edward, Catherine, Olive, Ivy, (Charles?), Raymond. Jime lived in the North Melbourne and Coburg area for most of his adult life and was a commited member of the Salvation Army until his death. Buried in Fawkner cemetery, Victoria. I have a number of photos and notes to share with anyone who may be able to help me.
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on 2014-10-06 06:44:50

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by tonkin on 2014-10-07 05:33:44

Hello again camcairns.

The two marriages for your James Edward CAIRNS may confuse you.


Groom: James Edward CAIRNS.
Birth place: Dromana.
Bride: Mabel Elliott FITZ.
Birth place: West Melbourne.
Year married: 1911.
Place: Victoria.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg #2471.


Groom: James Edward CAIRNS.
Birth place: Dromana.
Bride: Elizabeth May KEYS.
Birth place: Fitzroy.
Year married: 1911.
Place: Victoria.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg #8120.

Both marriages recorded for the year 1911.
The marriage year for James and Mabel is wrong because Mabel died in 1910.

See my posting: CAIRNS marriages (males) 1900-1914 Victoria Australia.

I have Mabel's death details here somewhere.

by tonkin on 2014-10-07 06:07:47


Name: Mabel Elliott CAIRNS.
Died: 1910 Richmond, Victoria.
Age: 31 years.
Father: Albert Alfred Andelberg FITZ.
Mother: Sarah ELLIOTT.
Ref: Registry of Deaths, Victoria. Reg #6964.

James and Mabel's last child was also born in 1910.

The marriage year of 1911 for James and Mabel can only be a transcription error. The only way to find out would be to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate.

Hope this helps for now.


by tonkin on 2014-10-07 18:03:53


Name: Mabel Elliott CAIRNS.
Buried: Coburg Cemetery, Victoria.
Section: Presbyterian.
Date died: 25 June 1910.
Date buried: 26 June 1910.

This confirms Mabel's death in 1910.

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