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David/Leslie JOHNSTON

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Birth 35111/1907 JOHNSTON DAVID L - WILLIAM J - ELLENOR J - GLEBE * 17 Nov

1931 & 1933 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON David Leslie, 52 Glebe street, storeman

1935 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON David Leslie, University Hotel, Broadway, dealer

1937 & 1943 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON Leslie, 52 Glebe street, dealer

Marriage 18982/1948 JOHNSTON DAVID LESLIE - NICHOLS VERA - GLEBE * 24 Jul

1949 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON Leslie, 52 Glebe street, dealer
JOHNSTON John, 52 Glebe street, railway employee * I have no idea who that is

Death 19849/1963 JOHNSTON DAVID LESLIE - WILLIAM JOHN - ELEANOR - BALMAIN * 18 Jul 1963

The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 20 Jul 1963 p.72
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JOHNSTON, David Leslie.-July 18, 1963, of 52 Glebe Street, Glebe, dearly loved husband of Vera, loved father of Veronica, David and Leslie and fond brother of Eleanor and William, aged 56 years.

No idea who John is in 1949. Not a brother or father.

This is a brother.

1936, 1939, 1943 & 1949 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON William John, 31 Glebe street, labourer
JOHNSTON Dorothy May, 31 Glebe street, home duties

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1949 NSW Electoral Roll - Watson - La Perouse
JOHNSTON Vera May, Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay, wardsmaid

1954 NSW Electoral Roll - Watson - La Perouse
JOHNSTON Vera May, 69 Yarra road, Yarra Bay, home duties
JOHNSTON David, 69 Yarra Bay road, Yarra Bay, labourer


I'm not sure what is going on here. Address in the death notice fits the early rolls. David Leslie calls himself Leslie for a few years but David with Vera May in 1954 and not at Glebe address.
 

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John is at 52 Glebe Street in 1954, on his own.

John is at 52 Glebe Street with Leslie [David] in 1958 [no one else named Johnston]

NSW E/R 1963
John Johnston
Electoral Place: Glebe, West Sydney, NSW
[With Leslie, dealer and May, dd]

John on his own in 1968.

JOHNSTON John, 52 Glebe street, railway employee * I have no idea who that is
Maybe William's son?

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Thanks Geoff.

Brother William

Marriage 14810/1929 JOHNSTON WILLIAM J - HAMMOND DOROTHY M - SYDNEY

No children showing until

1977 NSW Electoral Roll - Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON William John, 31 Glebe St, Glebe 2037, driver
JOHNSTON Dorothy May, 31 Glebe St, Glebe 2037, hd
JOHNSTON Eleanor Dorothy, 31 Glebe St, Glebe 2037, hd

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There is only one marriage for a David Johnston to a Vera.

1963 NSW Electoral Roll - Bradfield - Chatswood
JOHNSTON Vera May, 97 Ashley street, no occupation

The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 20 Jul 1963 p.72
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JOHNSTON, David Leslie.-July 18, 1963, of 52 Glebe Street, Glebe, dearly loved husband of Vera ...

Does not really add up unless 2x Vera May Johnston ??
 

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1963 NSW Electoral Roll - Bradfield - Chatswood
JOHNSTON David Leslie, 183 Victoria avenue, box maker


Death for John?

Not in Ryerson with 'late of Glebe'
 
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There are a couple of trees using William, one says there is a William b. 1903 and d. 1903, not checked yet, no mention of David/Leslie. There is a possible William b. 1904 parents = William and Evelyne.

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Thanks Geoff.

That bit is correct.

Birth# 11863/1903 JOHNSTON WILLIAM WILLIAM J ELEANOR GLEBE * 18 Mar 1903

Death# 5870/1903 JOHNSTON WILLIAM WILLIAM J ELEANOR GLEBE * 16 Apr 1903

Presbyterian 6D 0006698 JOHNSTON WILLIAM 16 Apr 1903
William Johnston Age 1 Month - 16/04/1903 Zone A Presbyterian 6D 6698
William Johnston Date of Burial: 16 Apr 1903 Plot: Presbyterian 6D_Zone A/#/6698
 

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Thanks Geoff.

I didn't have that one.

That's way I wondered 2x ??

Only one marriage found so far.

One more odd thing re 183 Victoria avenue, Chatswood. I looked up the valuation rolls at the Chatswood Library and there is no No 183.
 

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The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 20 Jul 1963 p.72
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JOHNSTON, David Leslie.-July 18, 1963, of 52 Glebe Street, Glebe, dearly loved husband of Vera, loved father of Veronica, David and Leslie and fond brother of Eleanor and William, aged 56 years.

1968 NSW Electoral Roll - East Sydney - Surry Hills
JOHNSTON Vera May, Flat 34, Flat 6, Blk B, Belvoir street, ----

1972 NSW Electoral Roll - Sydney - Surry Hills
JOHNSTON Vera May, 634D Northcott place, ----

1977 NSW Electoral Roll - Sydney - Surry Hills
JOHNSON Vera May, 634d Northcott, Sry Hls 2010, ----

1980 ?

Death# 14 May 1982/3455 Johnston Vera May - Harry Shepperd - Hellna -

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tue 18 May 1982 p.18 *Images*
DEATHS
JOHNSTON, Vera May.-May 14, 1982, at hospital, (Brisbane), late of Surry Hills, loving mother and mother-in-law of Veronica and Lionel Keyes (Sydney), David, Leslie and Denise (Brisbane),

Correct parents on death reg and same 3 children (2 married) in notice.

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Apart from 1963 any other year with 2x Vera M Johnston?

It has to be the right one at this address because this is his grandmother.

1930, 1933, 1936 & 1943 NSW Electoral Roll - West Sydney - Glebe
JOHNSTON Rachel, 52 Glebe street, home duties

Grandfather John died in 1925 so that's not the railway employee.
 

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