Albert Henry Ponting, 18721948 (aged 76 years)

Birth December 14, 1872 30 31
Address: Kingston Mill Cottage
Birth of a sisterEllen Ponting
1875 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEdith Ponting
1881 (aged 8 years)
MarriageFlora Georgine Rosa CloseView this family
June 1898 (aged 25 years)
Note: Marriage in England

Marriage in England

Marriage June ¼ 1898

Albert Henry Ponting To Flora Georgina Close Barton R 6a 366

Birth of a daughterDorothy Eveline Ponting
December 3, 1899 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonAlbert Henry James Ponting
October 12, 1902 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterHilda (Helen) May Ponting
1908 (aged 35 years)
Address: BRISTOL Avon England Latitude: N51.450156 Longitude: W2.592087
Immigration August 28, 1911 (aged 38 years)
Note: pp163
Death of a wifeFlora Georgine Rosa Close
January 16, 1930 (aged 57 years) Age: 56
Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis, heart failure
Note: Buried Toowong 17 Jan 1930- Location 28-4-2

Buried Toowong 17 Jan 1930- Location 28-4-2

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Burial of a wifeFlora Georgine Rosa Close
January 17, 1930 (aged 57 years)
Cemetery: Toowong Cemetery
Note: The Brisbane Courier Friday 17 January 1930
Obit Flora
Obit Flora

Note: The Brisbane Courier Friday 16 January 1931
Religious marriageAlma Maria EdwardsView this family
October 13, 1945 (aged 72 years)
Note: Lutwyche Methodist Church
Wedding Albert and Mrs Edwards
Wedding Albert and Mrs Edwards

Note: THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

They met for the first time just over two years ago. Mrs. Edwards revealed last night that her future husband's music attracted her to him. Mr. Ponting is organist at the Spiritual Church in Logan Road, South Brisbane. Mrs. Edwards met him there when she attended a service.

Three children of the bride, two daughters of the groom's, and some their 25 grandchildren will at tend the wedding at 4 p.m. to-day. Silver-haired Mrs. Edwards will wear a lilac frock and a spray of pansies on her shoulder. Fifty-year-old Mrs. L. Rickman will attend the bride, and Mrs. Edwards' son-in-law, Mr. Tom Harris, the groom.

In his flat at Windsor, Mr. Ponting last night smiled over his tea cup. 'No more tea I make my self,' he said. 'I think this will be a shock to my son when he returns from Thailand,' he added. Driver Albert Henry Ponting has been in a Siam prison camp for more than three years. He is now on his way home.

Albert and Alma
Albert and Alma

Note: Courier Mail Saturday 13 October 1945
Death of a wifeAlma Maria Edwards
September 28, 1948 (aged 75 years)
Note: Death Certificate 1948/B19008
Burial of a wifeAlma Maria Edwards
September 30, 1948 (aged 75 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Ponting

Death of a motherAnn Grant

Death December 25, 1948 (aged 76 years)
Address: 113 Merivale Street, South Brisbane
Note: 1948 (Death Certificate Number Queensland 1948/B20…

1948 (Death Certificate Number Queensland 1948/B20160) Buried Toowong cemetery, 27-12-1948 - Location 29A-64-1

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Burial December 27, 1948 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Toowong Cemetery
Note: Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland (Portion 28, Section 4, Grave Number 2)
Funeral Notice Albert
Funeral Notice Albert

Note: The Courier-Mail Monday 27 December 1948
Family with parents
father
mother
1841
Birth: about 1841 28 28Maddington Wiltshire England
Death:
Marriage MarriageJune 1864Bath, Somerset, ENG
19 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
1867
Birth: August 5, 1867 25 26BATH Avon England
Death:
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
1871
Birth: 1871 29 30BATH Avon England
Death:
2 years
himself
Albert Henry Ponting
18721948
Birth: December 14, 1872 30 31Bath, Somerset, ENG
Death: December 25, 1948Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
3 years
younger sister
1875
Birth: 1875 33 34BATH Avon England
Death:
7 years
younger sister
1881
Birth: 1881 39 40BATH Avon England
Death:
Family with Flora Georgine Rosa Close
himself
Albert Henry Ponting
18721948
Birth: December 14, 1872 30 31Bath, Somerset, ENG
Death: December 25, 1948Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
wife
Flora
18731930
Birth: 1873 33 35Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, ENG
Death: January 16, 1930Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
Marriage MarriageJune 1898ENG
18 months
daughter
Dorothy Evelyn Curran
18991994
Birth: December 3, 1899 26 26Bristol, Avon, ENG
Death: January 13, 1994Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
3 years
son
Albert Henry James Ponting in uniform c1941
19021967
Birth: October 12, 1902 29 29BRISTOL, AVON, ENG
Death: January 15, 1967Stanthorpe, Queensland, AUS
6 years
daughter
Helen Stevens
1908
Birth: 1908 35 35BRISTOL, Avon, ENG
Death:
Family with Alma Maria Edwards
himself
Albert Henry Ponting
18721948
Birth: December 14, 1872 30 31Bath, Somerset, ENG
Death: December 25, 1948Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
wife
Thanks from Alma's Family
18681948
Birth: February 27, 1868Llandwrog, Caernarvon, WLS
Death: September 28, 1948Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
Religious marriage Religious marriageOctober 13, 1945Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
Birth
Immigration
Religious marriage
Note: THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

They met for the first time just over two years ago. Mrs. Edwards revealed last night that her future husband's music attracted her to him. Mr. Ponting is organist at the Spiritual Church in Logan Road, South Brisbane. Mrs. Edwards met him there when she attended a service.

Three children of the bride, two daughters of the groom's, and some their 25 grandchildren will at tend the wedding at 4 p.m. to-day. Silver-haired Mrs. Edwards will wear a lilac frock and a spray of pansies on her shoulder. Fifty-year-old Mrs. L. Rickman will attend the bride, and Mrs. Edwards' son-in-law, Mr. Tom Harris, the groom.

In his flat at Windsor, Mr. Ponting last night smiled over his tea cup. 'No more tea I make my self,' he said. 'I think this will be a shock to my son when he returns from Thailand,' he added. Driver Albert Henry Ponting has been in a Siam prison camp for more than three years. He is now on his way home.

Religious marriage
Note: Courier Mail Saturday 13 October 1945
Death
Burial
Note: The Courier-Mail Monday 27 December 1948
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Note: The Courier-Mail Monday 27 December 1948
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Note: THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

THEY WED TO-DAY; 78 & 76 13/10/1945

They met for the first time just over two years ago. Mrs. Edwards revealed last night that her future husband's music attracted her to him. Mr. Ponting is organist at the Spiritual Church in Logan Road, South Brisbane. Mrs. Edwards met him there when she attended a service.

Three children of the bride, two daughters of the groom's, and some their 25 grandchildren will at tend the wedding at 4 p.m. to-day. Silver-haired Mrs. Edwards will wear a lilac frock and a spray of pansies on her shoulder. Fifty-year-old Mrs. L. Rickman will attend the bride, and Mrs. Edwards' son-in-law, Mr. Tom Harris, the groom.

In his flat at Windsor, Mr. Ponting last night smiled over his tea cup. 'No more tea I make my self,' he said. 'I think this will be a shock to my son when he returns from Thailand,' he added. Driver Albert Henry Ponting has been in a Siam prison camp for more than three years. He is now on his way home.

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Note: Courier Mail Saturday 13 October 1945
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Note: The Brisbane Courier Tuesday 5 November 1929
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Marriage

Marriage in England

Marriage June ¼ 1898

Albert Henry Ponting To Flora Georgina Close Barton R 6a 366

Immigration
Marriage

Lutwyche Methodist Church

Death

1948 (Death Certificate Number Queensland 1948/B20160) Buried Toowong cemetery, 27-12-1948 - Location 29A-64-1

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Burial

Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland (Portion 28, Section 4, Grave Number 2)

Grandad's Wedding

“Don’t forget to smile when the man takes the photos” my mother instructed me.  It was going to be an exciting day.  Grandpa was getting married for the second time.  My mother had bought me the prettiest lavender crepe dress and a new hat embroidered with pastel coloured flowers. When the cameraman took the photos, I smiled as instructed. Their photo was in the week-end newspaper as the newlyweds were both in their seventies. I was about five years old.

My mother and I visited Grandpa and my new Grandma regularly at South Brisbane. We caught the tram after school then walked the rest of the way. As we didn’t own a car, the tram was our main means of transport. I was anxious for my legs to grow as they dangled a long way from the floor of the tram.  I wondered why I would sometimes see a man with only one arm or leg sitting in the tram, but after a while I thought nothing of it.

 Grandma’s son Roy lived next door with his wife and the three girls who I learnt were his daughters.  Grandpa’s room was towards the back of their boarding house.  I loved the sweet smell of his tobacco and wondered why he had so many pipes.

 Each time we visited I would go down the back steps and find a place for myself under the house. There would always be a cardboard box full of comics for me to read.  The real world was a long way away as I escaped with Superman on his adventures.

On the way home we had to change trams.  We would visit a cake shop at North Quay where I was treated to the small cake. It was not easy to choose between the shiny pink pig with the curly tail, the cup cake with the colourful hundreds and thousands, or the butterfly cake.  I would remove my glove by gently biting the fingers and ease my hand out. The white serrated paper bag would yield its treasure.  It was against school rules to remove gloves or eat in public, but no one seemed to take any notice.

Grandpa had come a long way from his days in England with his parents Henry and Ann.  He was already a baker when he migrated to North Queensland with his wife and three children.  My mother helped him with his baking and she learned to select the exact amount of dough to make a loaf of bread. She was very proud that she could do this without the help of scales. She also handled the book-keeping, sold bread in the bakery and cared for her ailing mother.  The younger children also looked to her for help. Finally in 1932 my Grandma died.  My mother was 32. Grandfather continued with his bakery at Peeramon .

I suppose you could say my parents eloped.  They had first met over the bakery counter and a firm friendship developed. Then my father accepted a position as surveyor’s offsider at Rathdowney. This was a long way from Peeramon, but they wrote to each other regularly. Mother was coming to Brisbane in August for a holiday and to visit the Exhibition. . When she went back to the bakery she had her marriage certificate tucked safely away. . My mother was 34 years old and my father 40.  I don’t think my Grandfather ever got over the shock. He carried on his business minus his irreplaceable helper.

 When he retired, Grandpa came to South Brisbane to live.  A couple of years after his second marriage he became infirm and entered the Eventide Home at Sandgate.  He died when I was nine

 I can still picture my lavender dress, flowered hat, and smell the sweet smell of his tobacco.