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John White MELLOR

John White MELLOR

Male 1868 - 1931  (62 years)

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  • Name John White MELLOR 
    Born 10 Dec 1868 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper 5 May 1913 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2]  – Obituary
    • CONCERNING .PEOPLE.
      Mr. John Fox Mellor died at Holmfirth, Fulham, on Sunday, in his sixty-ninth year. He was a son of the late Mr. Joseph Mellor, and was born in Adelaide on February 22. 1845. His father established the agricultural implement works, now known, as Mellor Brothers, Franklin street, and the eon leajned tie trade of an ironmoulder, but retired from it to go on he land. He secured a property at tie Reedbeds, where he lived for 41 years. The deceased always took great interest, in educational work, and for 31 years he had been a member, and latterily Chairman, of the Thebarton School Board of Advice. Every Christmas he and Mrs. Mellor gave prizes to the children, and in recognition of his kindly work on their behalf the extensive grounds of the Thebarton,School were named 'The Mellor Playgrounds.' Mrs Mellor was a prime mover for the establishment of a local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and had been on tts committee ever since its foundation. He belonged to the Royal Agricultaral and Horticultural Society for a long period, and did splendid work on its poultry committee, and also for the Poultry and Dog Society. During nearly the whole-  history of the Home for Incurables at Fullarton Mr. Mellor had been associated/with that beneficent institution, and was a member of its general and house committees. He was a. member of the Field Naturalists' Society, on account of his own interest iu Nature study, and also because he wished to advance a love for science among the. young; but he took no active part in the deliberations of that body. In the early days of the State he was prominently connected with several musical organizations, and participated in all the oratorios and festivals arranged by the Adelaide Philharmonic Society. When Mr. W. H. Jude, the eminent English organist, came to Adelaide, Mr. Mellor assisted him in his aim to uplift the masses by the aid of music, and was a pioneer in the formation of the Jude Benevolent Search Party, to give succour to the needy. For years he was honorary'organist to several churches in succession, among them the Flinders Stieet Baptist Church. His creed was broader than the measure of any single denomination, .and at Henley Beach ue worshipped and worked alike in the loca Methodist, Baptist, Congregational, and Church of Christ activities. He was associated with many philanthropic agencies, and was keenly interested in athletic and other societies to help the young men of his neighbourhood. Mr. Mellor waa one of the oldest members of the Y.M.C.A., and a veteran member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. In the early days he was connected with the artillery, when the. guns were drawn by manual labour, and so soon as horses were supplied he was promoted to the position of driver. A thorough Liberal in politics, he was ever zealous for the good Government of the community, and was a member of the Henley Beach branch of the Liberal Union. The deceased marrieda daughter of the late Mr. John White, a pioneer colonist,, who was present at the proclamation of the province m 1836. His widow survives him, and there are four dons- Mr. J. W. Mellor, the well-known ornithologist and naturalist .(Adelaide), Mr. S. C. Mellor (Fulham), Mr. P. W. Mellor (Albert Hills), and Mr. C. W. Mellor (Wellington, N.Z.), and two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Nicholls (Melbourne), and Miss W. M. Mellor (Fulham). Two brothers survive, Mr. J. F. Mellor (North Adelaide), and Mr. B. F. Mellor (Moonee Ponds).
    Mellor John Fox 1913 obituary article56987894-5-001
    Mellor John Fox 1913 obituary article56987894-5-002
    Newspaper 4 Sep 1920 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    mellor/Mellor John White 1920 article57923159-3-001.jpg
    Cemetery Oct 1931 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Name: Mellor, John White
      Date of Death: 12 October 1931
      Age: 63 Years
      Last Abode:
      Service Type: Burial
      Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery
      Section: Road 1 North
      Path Number: 24
      E/W: E
      Site Number: 24
      Grant expiry date: 12 October 2030
      Surname,Given Names,Date of Death,
      Mellor,Elizabeth Maud,24/08/1951,
      Richards,William Pearce,29/03/1912,
      Galbraith,William,16/10/1874
    Buried Oct 1931 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Newspaper 12 Oct 1931 Mellor Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5]  – Death
    • MELLOR. On the 10th October, at Adelaide. John White, husband of Maud Mellor. Mellor Park. Lockleys. aged 63 years.
    Mellor John White 1931 Death article29868386-4-001
    Died 12 Oct 1931  [4]
    Person ID I1290 Turner
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2011 

    Father John Fox MELLOR,   b. 27 Feb 1845, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1913, Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eliza WHITE,   b. 1 Jan 1847, Reed Beds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1919, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1868 Wesleyan Church, Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F422 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Elizabeth Maud ELLIOT,   b. Abt 1881,   d. 22 Aug 1951  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1913 Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. John Elliot MELLOR,   b. 3 Jan 1915, Lockleys, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 2003, Mylor, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Reginald White MELLOR,   b. 15 Feb 1916,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Albert Edward MELLOR,   b. 17 Nov 1920,   d. Bef 1951  (Age 30 years)
     4. Living
     5. Paul James "Peter" MELLOR,   b. 17 Aug 1925, Lockleys, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2004 
    Family ID F449 Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1868 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Obituary - 5 May 1913 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1913 - Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 4 Sep 1920 - Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Oct 1931 - West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1931 - West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death - 12 Oct 1931 - Mellor Park, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Possible son?
      Name MELLOR, REGINALD WHITE 
      Service Royal Australian Air Force 
      Service Number 407906 
      Date of Birth 15 Feb 1916
      Place of Birth LOCKLEYS, SA 
      Date of Enlistment 3 Feb 1941 
      Locality on Enlistment Unknown 
      Place of Enlistment ADELAIDE 
      Next of Kin MELLOR, MYRA 
      Date of Discharge 9 Oct 1945
      Rank Warrant Officer 
      Posting at Discharge UK 
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry None
      Prisoner of War Yes

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] South Australian Births 1842-1906, (c) SAGHS, Book: 69 Page: 316 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jun 2002.
      Surname: MELLOR Given Names: John White
      Date: 1868-12-10
      Sex: M
      Father: John Fox MELLOR Mother: Eliza WHITE
      Birth Place/Residence: Adelaide
      District Code: Ade
      Book: 69 Page: 316

    2. [S205] The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56987894 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page4482160 APA citation     CONCERNING PEOPLE. (1913, May 5).  The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929), p. 6. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S205] The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57923159 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page5107442 APA citation     "MELLOR PARK.". (1920, September 4). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929), p. 6. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S174] Adelaide Cemeteries, (http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/RecordsSearch.aspx).

    5. [S213] The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931-1954), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29868386 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2880486 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S25] South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1916, Book/Page: 75/168 (Reliability: 3).
      Groom: MELLOR
      Given names: John Fox
      Bride: WHITE
      Given names: Eliza
      Date: 1868-03-18
      Groom Age: 23
      Status: S
      Groom's Father: Joseph MELLOR
      Bride Age: 21
      Status: S
      Bride's Father: John WHITE
      Place: Wesleyan Church Fulham
      District: Ade
      Symbol:
      Book/Page: 75/168

    7. [S25] South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1916, Book/Page: 256/810 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jun 2002.
      Groom: MELLOR Given names: John White
      Bride: ELLIOTT Given names: Elizabeth Maud
      Date: 1913-09-20
      Groom Age: 44 Status: S
      Groom's Father: John Fox MELLOR
      Bride Age: 26 Status: S
      Bride's Father: Edward Arthur Wellesley ELLIOTT
      Place: Trinity Church Adelaide District: Ade
      Book/Page: 256/810


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