leekayetj has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2012.
You did not mention Ivy's second given name but I think this Ivy may be worth looking at. She was born about the same year as William John Ray TONKIN.
William died in 1966 aged 71 years.
Ivy Ellen TONKIN.
Died: 03 April 1974.
Place: Dalkeith, Western Australia.
Age: 78 years.
Cremated: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Memorial Location: Garden, Wall of Path. Site 35. Position 0130.
Yes that's the one Tonkin, they married in 1928. My knowledge of this family is scant so check it.Ivy Ellen was the daughter of Abner Smith Polkinghorne c.1879-1955. She had several syblings there was, in no particular order, Lorna (Mrs. Keiag) Dulcie (Mrs. Bird) Hazel (Mrs. Brooks.) Donald, Keith, Rae, Dorice and Aimee. I think Abner Smith Polkinghorne's wife was called Harriet died in 1947. He died at Bruce Rock and the family stretched north to Kalgoorlie and south to Albany.
Could be Janilye.
There was an Abner Smith POLKINGHORNE and Harriet DAVIS married in Boulder, Western Australia in 1902.
One of their children was Ivy E POLIINGHORNE born at Boulder in 1906.
Looking at the age of this Ivy Ellen TONKIN that died in 1974 she would have been born about 1896. Her age given at death may have been wrong, or this is the wrong Ivy.
leekayeti may be able to confirm Ivy's parents names.
Never easy is it.
Sorry that should be Ivy E POLKINGHORNE born Boulder in 1906.
I always see my error's after I submit a reply.
Not easy at all tonkin, sorting out the generations. That's why I leave that for the rellies. Looks like his mother died 1904 in Long Gully Bendigo.
Abner Smith who died in 1955, his parents were John and Alice
POLKINGHORNE ABNER SMITH Male 76 JOHN AMELIA BRUCE ROCK 18 1955
POLKINGHORNE HARRIET Female E COOLGARDIE 42 1947
POLKINGHORNE ABNER SMITH Male DAVIS HARRIET Female BOULDER 484 1902
see death for Martha Louisa Homan d:1913 wife of Abner Smith Polkinghorne, now that's there to confuse us. He either married and divorced before he married Harriet or we have 2 in the mix.
* POLKINGHORNE, gee typed it correctly till the end.
You can do the TONKIN's tonkin ;)
The Abner Smith POLKINGHORNE born in Bendigo (or Sandhurst as it was called then) in 1878 is the only Abner I could find that seems to fit. Will have a look for a possible first marriage for Abner.
POLKINGHORNE has always been a hard name to follow with all the variations of the spelling. I was researching my POLKINGHORNE lines for years and gave up in the end.
Had a look for Ivy's death in the papers. No luck as yet.
I agree with Janilye.
Martha Louisa HOMAN appears to be Abner's Aunt, and not his wife.
We can only blame the informants for errors appearing in the newspapers and records.
It's lots of fun trying to sort things out when the records are wrong.
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