Charlotte Goldsmith

Female 1837 - 1926  (89 years)


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  • Name Charlotte Goldsmith 
    Born 04 Oct 1837  Framfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Dec 1926  Malvern, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 6 Dec 1926  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The death occurred on Saturday, of Mrs. Charlotte Page, of Dover street, Malvern, who was born at Tranfield,'Sussex. England, in 1837. She was one of the oldest colonists in the State, having come to South Australia with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Goldsmith, in the Somersetshire, in August, 1839. She was present at Col. Light's funeral. Mrs. Page's parents first resided in Gonger street, Adelaide. Mr. Goldsmith, who was a sawyer by trade, helped in the construction of the wharf at Port Adelaide, and walked there and back, to and from work, every day. Mr. Goldsmith later began farming where Goodwood now stands, and his wife and daughters carried on dairying. There was then only one house near Unley road, and Mrs, Page used to go there, to pay for the paddocking of cows. The park lands were covered with scrub, and Mrs. Page could recall, playing with other children where the railway station now stands. She attended a school kept by Pastor Abbott, and a Sunday school superintended by Mr. Fetherington, a Baptist minister, in Adelaide. The family walked to Hindmarsh for divine service. Mrs. Page recollected tribal fights among the blacks. The tribe which lived on the Adelaide Plains soon died out. On Her eleventh birthday, Mrs. Page went to Noarlunga to keep house for her father -her mother remaining temporarily at Goodwood. The blacks were very numerous at the mouth of the Onkaparinge. When the gold rush of the fifties started, Mrs. Page's brothers were among those who left for Victoria. After Mrs. Page's marriage, in the McLaren Vale Congregational Church, to Mr. Richard Page, they engaged in farming pursuit. The year 1867- knowa as the Redrust year- affected them seriously, but they still held on. When land was opened upon Yorke's Peninsula, they were among the first persons to settle there. Mrs. Page struggled through the trials of a pioneer's wife and the cares of bringing up a large family. After the death of her husband, at Minlacowie, in 1890, Mrs. Page and her sons carried on farming. When prosperity had at length crowned their efforts, Mrs. Page came to Adelaide to spend her declining' years. But she could not be idle. When the war broke out, she, being an expert at her needle, started working for the Red Cross Society, and made on an average a shirt a week for soldiers until the Armistice. Mrs. Page was for many years a member of the Baptist Church, and for the past 12 years has been connected with the Unley Park Baptist Church. Of a family of 10, seven survive her- Mr. E. A. Page, of Minlaton, Y.P.; Mrs. T. R. Smith., of , Murray Bridge; Misses A. D. and M. M Page, of the Grange and Malvern; Messrs. G., E, and O. R. Page, of Moonta and Myrtle Bank; and Rev. A. E. Page. B.A. B.D. of Seacliff.
    Person ID I3195  Descendants of Thomas Scoging 1709 - 1788
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2011 

    Family Richard Page,   c. 26 Feb 1837, Lullington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1890, Minlaton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1861  McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elam Alfred Page,   b. 28 Sep 1862, Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1926, Malvern, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Charlotte Ruth Page,   b. 2 Jan 1864, Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1955, Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Ally Dearing Page,   b. 26 Dec 1867, Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1945, , South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Mary Miriam Page,   b. 12 Jul 1869, Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1942, Malvern, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. George Ernest Page,   b. 16 Feb 1871, Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Obed Page,   b. 22 May 1872, Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1939, Minlaton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Albert Edward Page,   b. 19 Mar 1874, Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Gilbert Amnon Page,   b. 5 Apr 1876, Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1878, Minlaton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     9. Ada Ethel Emma Page,   b. 30 May 1878, Minlaton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1899, Minlaton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Oct 1837 - Framfield, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1861 - McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Dec 1926 - Malvern, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 6 Dec 1926 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S390] South Australia Newspapers 1860 to 1960, (National Library of Australia - Trove; http://trove.nla.gov.au/), The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929) 6 December 1926. .
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    2. [S389] South Australia civil records index of births, marriages and deaths, Registrar, (transcriptions : ancestry.com), Registration Place: Willunga, South Australia Page Number: 47 Volume Number: 48.
      Father's name: William Page; Spouse's Father's Name: William Goldsmith