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Owen Thomas Rodda

Question by PenelopeM

The information that you have posted is not quite correct - Owen Thomas Rodda married Elizabeth Frances Plunket in Adelaide on 14 October 1914. She died 29 April 1972, so he was only a relatively new widow when he passed away.

There was no marriage to an Ada Roberts.

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on 2018-08-12 00:15:29

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by tonkin on 2018-08-12 01:40:35


Groom: Owen Thomas RODDA.
Age: 22 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Thomas Henry RODDA.

Bride: Ada ROBERTS.
Age: 21 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Samuel ROBERTS.

Date married: 31 October 1905.
Place: Residence of S ROBERTS, Kadina, South Australia.

Registry of Marriages, South Australia, book 225, page 508.

by tonkin on 2018-08-12 05:57:59

If Owen RODDA married Elizabeth PLUNKET it was after Ada's death in 1947.

Have no idea where you obtained the marriage date of 14 October 1914 from.

by PenelopeM on 2018-08-13 00:20:00

Hi there - I am new to Family Tree Circles
I later posted a comment under your Rodda page saying that since the above post, I spoke with family members who told me that Owen and Elizabeth met around the time that Ada died. We are unsure of the date of their marriage - think between 1947-50 - but unable to confirm because records are not public in SA for 75 years after the marriage. I will take a look at the index to the Advertiser next time that I am at the SA Genealogy rooms.

Elizabeth Frances Plunket was my great aunt, known as Jo (after the character in Little Women). She died 29 April 1972 at Adelaide Hospital - born in Melbourne. She was a milliner before she married.

by tonkin on 2018-08-13 22:32:53

Have not located a marriage for Elizabeth PLUNKET to a MILLINER to date. Where and when did they marry?

by PenelopeM on 2018-08-13 23:39:39

As per my above post - you misunderstand my post. Jo was single until she married Owen in her 50s and her occupation was a milliner (hat maker). She was born 20 October 1895.

by tonkin on 2018-08-15 04:52:12

Thank you PamelaM.

I have since updated my journal and included Elizabeth as Owen's second wife. Will let you know if I ever find their marriage date.


by tonkin on 2018-08-16 11:01:52

Sorry PenelopeM.
Did not mean to name you as PamelaM in my reply above.
I have a cousin named Penelope but she is better known as Pamela and whenever I hear the name Penelope I always think of Pamela. No harm done but it never hurts to say sorry.

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