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John Fox MELLOR

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  • Name John Fox MELLOR 
    Born 27 Feb 1845 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Land 1879 Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2]  – Mellor Park
    • Mellor Park
      Nomenclature

      A subdivision of sections 88-89, Hundred of Yatala by John and Thomas Mellor in 1879; now included in Semaphore Park. The name was also given to a subdivision of sections 144 and 162, Hundred of Adelaide by John White Mellor in 1920; now included in Lockleys. It fronted Henley Beach Road and included Thanet Street, Whaddon Road and Lysle Street.
      General Notes

      A plan of the subdivision (also known as New Liverpool) is in Frearson's Weekly,
      23 August 1879 (supp.).

      An obituary of Joseph Mellor is in the Register, 29 December 1880, page 4g,
      of Charles J. Mellor on
      1 December 1921, page 8c,
      of Mrs Ellen M. Richardson on
      5 April 1924, page 8g,
      of Captain Thomas B. Richardson on
      17 July 1928, page 12e.

      Information on the Mellor Park Poultry Farm is in The Mail,
      22 September 1928, page 10d.
      Also see South Australia - Industries - Rural, Primary and Secondary - Poultry.
      Source: http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/manning/pn/m/m6.htm#mellorP
    Newspaper 1913  [3] – Obituary
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    Cemetery May 1913 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Name: Mellor, John Fox
      Date of Death: 06 May 1913
      Age: 69 Years
      Last Abode:
      Service Type: Burial
      Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery
      Section: Road 1 North
      Path Number: 22
      E/W: W
      Site Number: 18
      Grant expiry date: 06 May 2012
      Surname,Given Names,Date of Death,
      Mellor,Eliza,09/10/1919,
      Mellor,Winifred Mary,15/11/1916,
      Jelley,Catherine E.,18/02/1875
    Mellor John Fox 1913 Grave Winifred Mary           1916 Eliza 1919
    Buried May 1913 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 4 May 1913 Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Newspaper 5 May 1913 Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7]  – Death
    • DEATH OF MR. JOHN F. MELLOR .

      AN ESTEEMED OLD COLONIST.

      The friends of Mr. John Fox Mellor will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at his home, "Holmfirth," Fulham, on Sunday morning, May 4, in his sixty-ninth year. He was born in Adelaide on February 22, 1845. and was the youngest son of the late Mr. Joseph Mellor, of Yorkshire, England, who arrived in South Australia in the early days and established the well-known agricultural implement works of Joseph Mellor & Sons, and later known as Mellor Bros., in Franklin Street, Adel aide. Mr. Mellor, in his young days, worked at his father's factory, but was never a member of the firm. Being of a mechanical turn of mind, he took up patternmaking and ironmoulding, and soon became an adept, in that trade, for which his father's works were noted. He retired from his trade some years later and went on to the land at the Reedbeds, where he had lived for the past 41 years. Mr. Mellor always took an active interest in educational matters, and had occupied a seat on
      the Thebarton School Board of Advice for over 31 years, having been elected to the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. John May, of the Reedbeds, in February, 1882, when the board was known as the West Torrens School Board of Advice. Mr. Mellor had been chairman of the board for a number of years, and during his long term of office had always taken an extremely active interest in both the mental and physical side of the children's training, and he was ably assisted by Mrs. Mellor. A Christmas vacation had never passed during his association with the  board, without a number of prizes being
      given by him to encourage the children, who will always retain a happy remembrance of their associations with school life during the time Mr. Mellor was chairman of the board. Mr. Mellor was largely instrumental in securing for the children the extensive playgrounds attached to the Thebarton public school, which have been named the "Mellor playgrounds" in his honor. He was an active official of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, having been one of the prime movers in the formation of that body some years ago, and had been on the working committee ever since. Mr. Mellor had been a member of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society for a great number of years, and was for a long time on the poultry committee of that body. He was also a member of the South Australian Poultry Society from the early days of its existence. For the Home for Incurables at Fullarton he was an untiring worker for many years. He was actively connected with a number of other philanthropic movements, and spent nearly all his spare time in works for the uplifting of the poor and needy. Mr. Mellor took a passing interest in nature study, and in that respect was a member of the field naturalists' section of the Royal Society, and was a regular attendant at the meetings and outings. In the early days Mr. Mellor took an active interest in musical matters and assistcd religious work to a large extent by giving his services as honorary organist to, several churches in the city and suburbs, and for some yeans he carried out these duties at the Flinders Street Baptist Church. He was an attendant for years at the Bentham Street Church and Flinders Street Baptist Church, and later at the Fulham Methodist   Church, Henley Beach Congregational Church, Grange Baptist Church, and Henley Beach Church of Christ, all of which he helped in a practical manner. He had been a member of the Y.M.C.A. since the early days of the institution, and had always assisted that body in a practical way. Liberal in his political views, and although never taking a prominent part in politics, he has been a firm and stanch supporter of the Liberal Party, and spent much time at election periods in advancing its interests, he being a member ,of the Henley Beach branch of the Liberal Union at the time of his death. When the volunteer movement was in its infancy Mr. Mellor joined as a gunner in the A Battery, Field Artillery, in which he served for a long period, and when horses were supplied to the forces he acted in the capacity of driver in that battery. He was a "member of the Independent Order of Odd fellows' Lodge, Manchester Unity. Mrs. Mellor is still living. The sons and daughters are - Mr. J. W. Mellor, the well-known ornithologist and naturalist, and Mr. S. C. Mellor, of Fulham; Mr. P. W. Mellor, of Albert Hill, and Mr. C. W. Mellor, of Wellington. New Zealand, and Mrs. E. Brooke Nicholls, of Melbourne, and Miss W. A. Mellor, of Fulham. Two brothers survive:Mr. James F. Mellor, of North Adelaide and Mr. B. F. Mellor, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
    Mellor John Fox 1913 Death article5401962-5-001
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    Mellor John Fox 1913 obituary article56987894-5-003
    Newspaper 5 May 1913 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8]  – 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 5 May 1913 "Holmfirth", Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9]  – Obituary
    • DEATH OF MR. JOHN F. MELLOR - AN ESTEEMED OLD COLONIST.
      The friends of Mr. John Fox Mellor will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at his home, "Holmfirth," Fulham, on Sunday morning, May 4, in his sixty-ninth year. He was born in Adelaide on February 22, 1845. and was the youngest son of the late Mr. Joseph Mellor, of Yorkshire, England, who arrived in South Australia in the early days and established the well-known agricultural implement works of Joseph Mellor & Sons, and later known as Mellor Bros., in Franklin Street, Adel-aide. Mr. Mellor, in his young days, worked at his father's factory, but was never a member of the firm. Being of a mechanical turn of mind, he took up pat- ternmaking and ironmoulding, and soon be- came an adept, in that trade, for which his father's works were noted. He retired from his trade some years later and went on to the land at the Reedbeds, where he had lived for the past 41 years. Mr. Mellor always took an active interest in educa- tional matters, and had occupied a seat on the Thebarton School Board of Advice for over 31 years, having been elected to the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. John May, of the Reedbeds, in February, 1882, when the board was known as the West Torrens School Board of Advice. Mr. Mellor had been chairman of the board for a number of years, and during his long term of office had always taken an ex- tremely active interest in both the mental and physical side of the children's train- ing, and he was ably assisted by Mrs. Mellor. A Christmas vacation had never passed during his association with the   board, without a number of prizes being given by him to encourage the children, who will always retain a happy remembrance of their associations with school life during the time Mr. Mellor was chairman of the board. Mr. Mellor was largely in- strumental in securing for the children the extensive playgrounds attached to the Thebarton public school, which have been named the "Mellor playgrounds" in his honor. He was an active official of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, having been one of the prime movers in the formation of that body some years ago, and had been on the working committee ever since. Mr. Mellor had been a member of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society for a great number of years, and was for a long time on the poultry committee of that body. He was also a member of the South Australian Poultry Society from the early days of its existence. For the Home for Incurables at Fullarton he was an untiring worker for many years. He was actively connected with a number of other philanthropic movements, and spent nearly all his spare time in works for the uplifting of the poor and needy. Mr. Mellor took a passing in- terest in nature study, and in that respect was a member of the field naturalists' section of the Royal Society, and was a regular attendant at the meetings and outings. In the early days Mr. Mellor took an active interest in musical matters and assistcd religious work to a large extent by giving his services as honorary organist to, several churches in the city and suburbs, and for some yeans he carried out these duties at the Flinders Street Baptist Church. He was an attendant for years at the Bentham Street Church and Flinders Street Baptist Church, and later at the Fulham Methodist  Church, Henley Beach Congregational Church, Grange Baptist Church, and Henley Beach Church of Christ, all of which he helped in a practical manner. He had been a member of the Y.M.C.A. since the early days of the institution, and had always assisted that body in a practical way. Liberal in his political views, and although never taking a prominent part in politics, he has been a firm and stanch sup- porter of the Liberal Party, and spent much time at election periods in advancing its interests, he being a member ,of the Henley Beach branch of the Liberal Union at the time of his death. When the volunteer movement was in its infancy Mr. Mellor joined as a gunner in the A Battery, Field Artillery, in which he served for a long period, and when horses were sup- plied to the forces he acted in the capacity of driver in that battery. He was a "mem- ber of the Independent Order of Odd- fellows' Lodge, Manchester Unity. Mrs. Mellor is still living. The sons and daughters are - Mr. J. W. Mellor, the well-known ornithologist and naturalist, and Mr. S. C. Mellor, of Fulham; Mr. P. W. Mellor, of Albert Hill, and Mr. C. W. Mellor, of Wellington. New Zealand, and Mrs. E. Brooke Nicholls, of Melbourne, and Miss W. A. Mellor, of Fulham. Two brothers survive;-Mr. James F. Mellor, of North Adelaide and Mr. B. F. Mellor, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
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    Person ID I1217 Turner
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2011 

    Father Joseph MELLOR,   b. 9 Sep 1808, Elland, St Mary, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1880, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary FOX,   b. Abt 1812,   d. 12 Dec 1873, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1835 Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Family ID F416 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 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  [13
    Children 
     1. John White MELLOR,   b. 10 Dec 1868, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1931  (Age 62 years)
     2. Percival Willingall MELLOR,   b. 7 Feb 1875, Fulham Reedbeds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1943  (Age 68 years)
     3. Stanley Charles MELLOR,   b. 2 May 1876, Mitcham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1947, Plympton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Barbara Willingale MELLOR,   b. 13 Mar 1878, Reed Beds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1934, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Charles White MELLOR,   b. 11 Sep 1882, Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1919  (Age 37 years)
     6. Winnifred Mary MELLOR,   b. 17 Jan 1885, Fulham Reedbeds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1916, Fulham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F422 Group Sheet,  Family chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1845 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1868 - Wesleyan Church, Fulham, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Mellor Park - 1879 - Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - May 1913 - West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1913 - West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1913 - Fulham, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death - 5 May 1913 - Fulham, 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 MapsNewspaper - Obituary - 5 May 1913 - "Holmfirth", Fulham, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] South Australian Births 1842-1906, (c) SAGHS, Book: 1 Page: 103 (Reliability: 3), 24 May 2002.
      Surname: MELLOR
      Given Names: John Fox
      Date: 1845-02-27
      Sex: M
      Father: Joseph MELLOR
      Mother: Mary FOX
      Birth Place/Residence: Adelaide
      District Code: Ade
      Symbol:
      Book: 1
      Page: 103

    2. [S139] State Library of South Australia, (http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm State Library of South Australia : South Australiana database), http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/manning/pn/m/m6.htm#mellorP (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S166] Turner, Jenny (Sax).

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

    5. [S193] Turner, Kevin Robert.

    6. [S109] South Australian Deaths Index 1842 - 1915, Book: 374 Page: 144 (Reliability: 3), 24 May 2002.
      Surname: MELLOR
      Given Names: John Fox
      Date: 1913-05-04
      Sex: M
      Age: 68y
      Status: M
      Relative: (not recorded)
      Relative 2:
      Residence: Fulham
      Death Place: Fulham
      District Code: Ade
      Book: 374 Page: 144

    7. [S206] The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5401962 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page960317 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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).

    9. [S206] The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5401962 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page960317 APA citation     DEATH OF MR. JOHN F. MELLOR. (1913, May 5). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), p. 16 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S49] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/igi/search_igi.asp), M007492 (Reliability: 3).
      Joseph MELLOR
      Sex: M
      Marriage(s):  Spouse: Mary FOX
      Marriage: 8 Apr 1835 Halifax, Yorkshire, England
      Source Information:
      Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
      M007492 1813-1837 0990599-0990603 Film 6909609 Film

    11. [S41] Mellor, Joseph Harold, Joseph Mellor His Ancestors and Descendants By his Grandson Joseph Harold Mellor, (1681 Malvern Road Glen Iris, S.E. 6 , Victoria July 1947), p. 8 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2002.

    12. [S137] Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion, (Marriages and Deaths Leeds Mercury 1835).
      Marriages and Deaths Leeds Mercury 1835
      Edition : Saturday, 11th April 1835Marriages
      On Wednesday at Halifax by Rev W. Gilmor M. A. –  Mr Joseph Mellor of Brighouse, grocer to Miss Mary Fox of Rastrick

    13. [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


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