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Huxley Lorna Margaret Jane

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  • Name Huxley Lorna Margaret Jane  [1, 2
    Born 15 Sep 1911  ,,Queensland,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1933  District Hospital,Parramatta,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1954  ,Sydney,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 Jan 2009  ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I10407  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Huxley Colin Stanley,   b. 1879, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1954, ,,Queensland,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F3428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Champion Charles Geoffrey,   b. 1901, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1984, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Engaged 27 Jul 1935  [7
    Married 20 Nov 1935  Warwick Presbyterian Church,Warwick,Queensland,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
     1. Living
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     3. Living
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     5. Living
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F3429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1911 - ,,Queensland,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nurse - 1933 - District Hospital,Parramatta,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1935 - Warwick Presbyterian Church,Warwick,Queensland,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1954 - ,Sydney,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 2009 - ,,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S3044] Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), Obituary Mr. Colin Huxley.
      Mr. Colin Huxley
      With the death recently of
      Mr. Colin Stanley Huxley, the
      Warwick district lost one of
      its most prominent citizens
      over many years.
      The., late Mr. Huxleyfwas
      born at Richmond (N.S.W.)
      in 1879 and educated at the
      Richmond! school f and
      Hawkesbury Agricultural Col-
      lege. He arrived in Warwick
      in 1899, and decided to stay
      here although his original in-
      tention had been to go north.
      One of the first business men
      he met in Warwick was the
      late Mr. James De Conlay,
      who offered him a position.
      After being with the firm for
      several years he was appoint-
      ed manager of the grocery,
      ironmongery and produce de-
      partments in succession to
      the late Mr., Dingwall, who
      had fcommenced in business
      on his own account.
      Several years after his mar
      riage to a daughter of the late.
      Thomas Hall, author .of the
      book on Warwick's early his-
      tory, Mr. Huxley, commenced
      ln business on; his own ac-
      count and was doing remark-
      ably well when he had the
      misfortune to be burnt out. He
      then, moved to Mt. Sturt
      where he combined produce
      buying with farming pursuits,
      having purchased a property
      at Loch Lomond In later
      years he retired and1 took-up
      residence in Warwick.
      For many years he was
      closely associated with the
      Queensland State Wheat
      Board, the Eastern Downs. H.
      and A. Association as a com-
      mitteeman, and the Warwick,
      Caledonian Society of which
      he was a life- member - his
      mother was born in Inverness
      (Scotland). He was also, a life
      member of the ambulance
      brigade. He was local organ-
      iser of the West Moreton and
      Darling Downs exhibit at the
      Sydney Show for a number of
      years and also judged, the
      produce and vegetable sec
      tions at a number of Downs
      shows. An expert in trotting
      events, he acted as handicap-
      per for a wide circuit of
      Downs shows.
      Mr. Huxley took an active
      interest in most sports and
      was a member of the Warwick
      Bowling Club for years.
      His grandfather, the late
      Thomas Huxley, eminent
      British scientist and general
      biologist of note in the 19th
      century, was 23-year-old as-
      sistant surgeon on the sur-
      veying ship H.M.S. Rattle-
      snake which left Sydney on
      April 29, 1848 to survey the
      inner passage between the
      Great Barrier Reef and the
      mainland. Thomas Huxley
      was awarded a Fellowship of
      the Royal Society at the early,
      age of 25, and the society's
      Royal Medal at the almost
      unprecedented age of. 27. The
      late Mr. Colin Huxiey was also
      a second cousin of Professor;
      Julian Huxley.
      Deceased leaves a widow,
      two sons (Mr. C. B. Huxley,
      Warwick), Mr. T. A. Huxley,
      New Guinea) and one
      daughter (Mrs. G. Cham-
      pion, Sydney).

    2. [S13] WWW,
      Article excerpt
      Lorna Margaret Jane Champion (nee Huxley)

      September 15 1911-January 22 2009.

      THE death occurred in Sydney on January 22 of Lorna Margaret Jane Champion (nee Huxley), widow of the late Dr Geoffrey Champion, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Colin Stanley Huxley, grand-daughter of the late Thomas and Jane Hall, (pioneers in the Warwick district in the time of the Leslie brothers), mother and mother-in-law of Dr and Mrs G. David Champion, Mr and Mrs Rod James (Sue) and Warwick and Rosemary Champion, (Longway, Longreach) and grandmother and great-grandmother of their families, sister and sister-in-law of the late Mr and Mrs Colin Beresford Huxley, and the late Major and Mrs Thomas Aubrey Huxley, cousin of Mr and Mrs Max Hall and family, dear aunt of Mrs Jill Doyle (nee Huxley)and Mrs Helen Hengstberger (nee Huxley), also many other relatives in the Warwick and Darling Downs district.

      Aunt Margaret was born on September 15, 1911, at the Warwick District Hospital.

      Margaret Jane were her grandmother's names and her maternal grandparents were from Aberdeen.

      Thomas Hall, her maternal grandfather, wrote the book The Early History of Warwick District and Pioneers of the Darling Downs.

      Her father, Colin Huxley, was descended from Thomas Huxley, third fleet convict and called Tom Ugly by local Aborigines around Sydney.

      Thomas Huxley married Ann Forbes, first fleet convict Lorna, the name by which Margaret was known in younger days, grew up on a property called The Wattles, at Mt Sturt, 20km east of Warwick with her parents and her brothers Beres and Aubrey. …

    3. [S3038] Queensland Birth Index, 1911/C/13982.
      Birth registration:
      Lorna Margaret Jane Huxley
      Birth date:15/09/1911
      Mother's name:Lily Hall
      Father/parent's name:Colin Stanley Huxley
      Registration details:1911/C/13982

    4. [S48], Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
      Name: Lorna Margaret Huxley
      Gender: Female
      Electoral Date: 1933
      Electoral Place: Parramatta, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

    5. [S48], Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Name: Launa Lorna Margaret Champion
      Death Date: 22 Jan 2009
      Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
      Burial or Cremation Place: North Ryde, Ryde City, New South Wales, Australia
      Has Bio?: N

    6. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, CHAMPION Lorna Margaret (Margaret) Death notice 22JAN2009 Death 97 late of Windsor Gardens, Chatswood, formerly of Merrylands Sydney Morning Herald 24JAN2009.

    7. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 27 Jul 1935 Page 14 Family Notices.
      The engagement is announced of Lorna Margaret
      only daughter of Mr and Mrs C S Huxley
      of Warwick Queensland to Dr C G Champion
      son of Mrs I M Champion of Merrylands

    8. [S48], Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
      Name: Lorna Margaret Jane Huxley
      Spouse Name: Charles Geoffrey Champion
      Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1935
      Marriage Place: Queensland
      Registration Place: Queensland
      Registration Year: 1935
      Registration Number: 005039
      Page Number: 1634

    9. [S3044] Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), Sat 23 Nov 1935 Page 3 Family Notices.