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John Thomas Scantlebury

John Thomas Scantlebury with his daughter Alice
Male, #1523, born 6 Apr 1889, died 21 Feb 1960
Relationship9th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherAlfred Nicholls Scantlebury born 12 Oct 1860, died 28 Jan 1930
MotherMary Emma Nicholls born 27 Oct 1854, died 9 Aug 1935


Winifred May Alderson born 12 Dec 1894, died 30 May 1977
Note John Thomas Scantlebury and Arthur Nicholls had their schooling interrupted as they often had to stay at home and help John's father in the Blacksmith shop. John left school sometime before October 1904. John Thomas Scantlebury learned the Blacksmith trade from his father, and later worked on his mother's farm. After their marriage John and Winifred lived at Bet Bet and John worked for his mother on the farm, for a few years, then she sold the farm, so he had to look for other work. He had various jobs over the years, had a threshing machine at one time, had a saw mill at Bet Bet Station cutting firewood, worked on mines, travelled for T Robinson Farm Machinery. In those days (1920's and early 1930's) he used to travel 500 miles a weekover the north of Victoria, which considering the state of the roads in those days was no mean feat, especially in the Mallee. He drove a 1923 dodge most of the time. He sold it in the 1940's when he went to Melbourne to work, the latter years he worked for the Oakleigh council until his retirementat the age of 70. He had only been retired about a month when he was killed in a car accident in Feb 1960. 
Birth6 Apr 1889 Timor [Bowenvale], Victoria, Australia1 
(Groom) Marriage13 Aug 1914 Bet Bet, Victoria, Australia; Bride=Winifred May Alderson2 
Death21 Feb 1960 Malvern, Victoria, Australia; Unknown GEDCOM info: Car accident 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S1] Birth Certificate.
  2. [S50] Deaths and Marriages Registry of Birth, Certificate of Marriage for John Thomas Scantlebury and Winifred May Alderson.



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