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what do you know about JACK WILMOT FINK ?

Journal by ngairedith

searching for more info on Jack Wilmot FINK for a reader, Emily

going on what I have so far, do you 'recognise' him ?

In one article his birth date could have been 1889 BUT I have an article (not yet published here) that suggests a birth date of 1899

if you know of Jack please leave a message in the comment box below

from The EVENING POST (Wellington New Zealand)

9 August 1924
J. Wilmot FINK, alas FINCH, alias FISHER, who was remanded at Petone last week, appeared at the local Court yesterday, charged with three offences of passing valueless cheques. He was sentenced to six months imprisonmnet, and was further remanded to appear at Napier to answer similar charges.

16 June 1928
Jack Wilmot FINK married Elsie HOBSON in New Zealand

from The ARGUS (Melbourne Australia)

Wednesday 3 August 1938
Jack Wilmot Fink, aged 49 years, engineer, was sentenced to imprisonment for three months at the Flemington Court yesterday on each of two charges of having, by trick, stolen electric globes from Mrs Euphemia LAYCOCK, caretaker of the Kensington State School and from Bartholomew HOLDEN, butcher of Bellah treet, Kensington.
Sergeant A. C. PATTISON, who prosecuted, said that Fink was at present serving a term of imprisonment/

Mrs Laycock said that Fink told her he was an inspector or foreman employed by the State Electricity Commission. He said that he wanted to trace a leakage in the wiring of the school and asked her for the loan of globes. She loaned him three globes which Fink did not return.

Holden said that Fink todl him that he was wiring a cottage around the corner, that there was a 'short' in the wiring and that he could not find it without a globe of a certan candle-power. He loanded Fink three globes which he said he would return in 10 minutes but he did not do so

Friday 13 August 1920
FINK - On the 9th August at her home, Brighton Beach, the much loved wife of M. Wilmot Fink, and mother of Jack Wilmot Fink and Dorothy Wilmot Fink (Private interment). Loved by all who knew her.

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by janilye on 2011-05-14 07:19:37

I don't fink so

by janilye on 2011-05-14 07:26:51

Sorry I was being flippant and you're serious. I think I only remember Fink that owned the Weekly Times. I'll have a look.

by janilye on 2011-05-14 08:08:22

Lots of Finks here in Melbourne. Some spelt with the E. Do you know if he was Jewish?

by ngairedith on 2011-05-14 08:12:53

no sorry janilye, dont know much else at this time than what I posted.

He may have been born in Australia and married in New Zealand and gone back to OZ of vice versa but he seems to have had a bit of a 'chequered' life

He was imprisoned in Flemington in 1838

by janilye on 2011-05-14 08:17:41

Mr. Mark Wilmot Fink, of Brighton, claims to have created a perfecd vacu[?]m. His application for a patent has been accepted. At a private ...etc.
In the Northern Territory Times and Gazette 30 Dec. 1920

by ngairedith on 2011-05-14 08:22:16

there was quite a surprising number of (?) Wilmot Fink about back then, must have been related surely

as seen in the journal he also had a number of alias

and if those were HIS parents then he was a but of a black sheep from an 'upstandng' family

we're going to have to dig a bit deeper on this one janilye :)

by carolinebm01 on 2012-10-22 17:31:28

Wow.... this is my great grandmother and great grandfather.
Elsie was born in 1889 in Leeds, England. Elsie married Jack and had two children Amy (my grandmother, born in st kilda) and Arthur (dunedin).
Elsie came back to England in early 1830 without Jack.
I'm trying to chase his family in Australia if there is any so that my mother (Jack's grnaddaughter) might know.

Please, if you are in this family tree, let me know as I would be ecstatic to hear from you

by carolinebm01 on 2012-10-22 18:17:25

The death in 1920 is Amy Fink (nee Saunders)

by carolinebm01 on 2012-10-23 16:08:45

I have also found that Jack Wilmot FINK (1889) had a father Marc Wilmot FINK(1842) and mother Amy SAUNDERS of Brighton, Victoria (Aus). Marc Wilmot Fink's parents were Joseph Benjamin FINK and Caroline Ascher (no dates known).
Elsie and Jack's children were Arthur and Amy. Arthur had no marriage or children. Amy married Colin Humphries and had 3 children in Bristol, UK

by carolinebm01 on 2012-10-23 16:42:44

Sorry correction Amy SAUNDERS was not Saunders but LEVEY. Father unknown name, mother, Elizabeth Carrie Conway

by EmilyF on 2013-08-02 03:11:07

Carolinebm01; I sent you a message earlier in the year, if you see this can you please contact me. Thanks!

by carolinebm01 on 2013-08-09 12:25:18

Hi Emily, I have just found your email and very excited to try and catch up with you. Cat

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