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Does anyone have any information on Gerald Maxwell Mills and Jean Olga Dowling ,Tasmania

Question by Nenes64

Looking For Mills of Tasmania,my father is Desmond Gerald Mills whom married Barbara Jeanette Snell.

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on 2020-09-22 09:05:15

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by markav on 2020-09-23 07:19:42

Hi, is this him
Name: Gerald Max Mills
Death Age: 39
Birth Date: abt 1910
Death Date: 6 May 1949
Cemetery: Queenstown General Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Lyell, Tasmania


Gerald Max Mills died 6/5/1949 age 39 years, spouse Jean, children Desmond and Janet

by markav on 2020-09-23 08:26:02

so sad I also found this

Gerald Max Mills (37),
miner, of Queenstown, was killed yesterday when the bicycle he was riding to work collided with a truck. He died within a few minutes of the accident.
At an inquest in the afternoon the Coroner (Mr. L. G. Miers) returned a finding of accidental death.
The accident occurred at 7.301 a.m., at the intersection of Urquhart, Selby and Brown streets. St.John Ambulance men, who were nearby, gave first aid treatment,
but Mills died shortly after the accident without regaining consciousness.
Mills is survived by a widow and two children.
The driver of the truck, Frank Rossen, told the Coroner he was travelling slowly when approaching the intersection, which wasnext to a railway crossing, as he was expecting a train. He first saw Mills when Mills was directly in front of the truck, about 20
feet away. He tried to avoid Mills, but the bicycle swerved across in front of the truck, which passed over the cyclist. Rossen said he became confused, and the truck ran off the road.
Rossen's evidence was verified by Robert Alfred Callow, fitter who saw the collision, said
the bicycle appeared to swerve in two directions, as if the rider had changed his mind.
Dr. P. Stretton said life was extinct when he appeared on the scene.
Senior Constable S. Fisher said both men had a clear view, and should have been able to see each other 100 yards distant. He tested the brakes and vision of Rossen's truck, and found them to be satisfactory.

MILLS. - On May 6, 1949, accidentally killed at Queenstown, Gerald Max Mills, dearly beloved husband of Jean, loving father of Desmond and Janet, second eldest son of John and Belinda Mills, Grey St., New Norfolk, and loving brother of RĂ¼th (Mrs. Beutin, Melbourne), Jean (Mrs. J. G. Livingston, Hobart), Bryon (Queenstown) Max (Moonah), and Colin (Adelaide),

MILLS. - On May 6, 1949, suddenly,
Gerald Max Mills, dearly beloved husband of Jean, devoted father of Desmond and Janet, and loved son-in-law of M. and C. Pearsall, in his 39th
year. Interred at Queenstown Cemetery on Sunday.

I think Jean Olga was a Pearsall not a Dowling

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