Amy Maud FREE

Amy Maud FREE

Female 1912 - 2005  (92 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 73 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Amy Maud FREE  [1
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth Record 1912  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    #35830 
    Born 24 Oct 1912  Watchupga, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 2005  Cemetery, Murrayville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 21 Jul 2005  Pinnaroo, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20239  MyBradyTree | BRADY, AJF, KLF, MAC, SMF, HM2, MW2, VOJV
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 

    Father Ancestors Oswald Hawsuel Ernest FREE,   b. 2 Oct 1881, Corack, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1964, Murrayville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Adeline Ellen BENNETT,   b. 6 Feb 1887, Donald, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1961, Murrayville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1906  Donald, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number #1292 
    Children 8 children 
    Notes 
    • From the memory of grandson Desmond Stanley Menzel

      In 1917 Ernest Oswald (Ern) & wife Adeline Ellen Free (nee Bennett) moved from Watchem to Pallarang, in the North West Mallee Victoria with their family of 4 daughters and 2 sons. A 3rd son had passed away before the move. During their journey Adeline gave birth to another daughter. They settled on a farm at Pallarang where they farmed for several years, the children attended the Pallarang State School. The Free home was always a welcome haven for family & friends with many fond memories of the families getting together to celebrate Christmas & other special occasions.

      Adeline was the driving force of the family, Ern being quite a subdued quiet man smoking his pipe out on the verandah, one wonders whether the sad memory of his father William's death was etched in his mind.

      Their eldest son Ernest John always known as "Mick" enlisted in the Army in 1942 & was discharged in 1945. Mick continued to work & manage the farm until his sudden death 1960 at home as a result of a heart attack.
      This was a huge sad loss for Ern & Adeline & so they decided to sell their farm & move into the township of Cowangie, where they had a new home built they resided there until the death of Adeline in 1961.
      After Adeline's death Ernest Oswald then 80 years of age & unable to care for himself went to live with his daughter Amy Maud Menzel (nee Free) Ernest passed away in the Murrayville Hospital, Victoria in 1964 & is buried alongside his loved ones at Cowangie Cemetery.

      Eldest daughter Lillian Elizabeth “Doll” born in 1906 & Charles Alfred Marshall. Married 1924 Cowangie, Victoria. Lillian the eldest of the Free children had no formal schooling but after the death of her husband in 1963 she learnt to drive a motor car & obtained her driver’s licence at the age of 57.

      Eliza Free second daughter of Ernest & Adeline was born 1909. Mary suffered from very bad arthritis & was confined to a wheelchair for many years, she passed away in 1962.

      Youngest son George Robert Free lived & worked on his parent’s farm at Pallarang until late 1930's when he moved to Brisbane Queensland in the late 1930's. His first wife died & then he married Nevada Ellinor Imburger. Little is known of George & his family.

      3rd daughter Amy Maud Free & husband Edwin “Eddie” lived on a farm at Duddo, Victoria about 5 kms north of Danyo. The sad loss of their baby son Keith Edwin in 1937 at the age of 3 weeks was heartbreaking to the family. Amy Maud was always a huge support to her parents & family & was an inspiration to all who knew her. Amy, Edwin & their unmarried son Lindsay Ronald “Ron” moved from their farm into Murrayville. After the death of Edwin & Lindsay Ronald (Ron) who died suddenly in 1996 Amy then resided in Pinnaroo Hospital Nursing Home due to ill health.

      4th daughter Elsie May Free married Reginald Herbert Walker and they resided in Adelaide, South Australia & had three sons. The Walker family enjoyed many visits to the Mallee visiting Elsie's parents Ernest & Adeline & families.

      Mavis Free the youngest daughter married Erwin Harold Schultz. “Ervie” as he was known resided in the Cowangie district in the Mallee where their 3 daughters were born.
      In 1948 they sold their farm & moved with their daughters to Strathalbyn, South Australia. The family was well known in the district & successfully farmed until Mavis & Erwin retired into Strathalbyn. Mavis was the last surviving member Ernest & Adeline's family she passed away in 2013.
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Edwin Reinhard MENZEL,   b. 30 Apr 1909, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1991, Pinnaroo, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 23 May 1932  Cowangie, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Methodist Church
    Children 
     1. Lindsay Ronald MENZEL,   b. 22 Nov 1932,   d. 25 Feb 1996  (Age 63 years)
    Married: 1x2. J.A. MENZEL
     3. Keith Edwin MENZEL,   b. 28 Apr 1937,   d. 22 May 1937, Merryville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Married: 1x4. D.S. MENZEL
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F7627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth Record - #35830 - 1912 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Oct 1912 - Watchupga, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1932 - Cowangie, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2005 - Cemetery, Murrayville, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 2005 - Pinnaroo, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Edwin Reinhard Menzel - Amy Maud (nee Free) & eldest son Lindsay Ronald
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    Amy Maud Free in stroller 1913
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    Back left: Mavis,Elsie,Ernest John (Mick) Amy Front left: Mary,Adeline,Ernest,Lillian (Doll)
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    Pallarang State School

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  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2019, September 15). Amy Maud FREE. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I20239&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S1093] tjilbruke-at-bigpond.com. Desmond & Fay Menzel. Date: First Contact April 2014;. Some Information & Pictures Submitted by Desmond & Fay Menzel.


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