NameAlfred DEASON , GGGG Grandson, M
Birth25 May 1868, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia, (8889)
Death17 July 1933, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, (15500)
BurialJuly 1933, Bendigo Cemetery, Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
FatherJohn (John Jenkins) DEASON , M (1829-1915)
MotherCatherine McANDREW , F (1836-1921)
Spouses
Birth1874, Nerring, Victoria, Australia, (2040)
BurialJuly 1952, Bendigo Cemetery, Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Death10 July 1952, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, (21905)
FatherWilliam Henry SCADDAN , M (~1834-1898)
MotherCaroline NOBLE , F (1835-1898)
Marriage1898, Victoria, Australia, (6250)
ChildrenLucas Lionel , M (1899-1900)
 Zephyr Evelyn (Zeph) , F (1905-1970)
 Hugh Luther (Hughie) , M (1906-2001)
 Thomas James (Tom) , M (1909-2004)
 Venus Adrienne (Vene) , F (1912-2000)
Notes for Alfred DEASON
Notes for Alfred DEASON:
Cemetery headstone:

In loving memory of our dear parents Alfred DEASON died Jul 17, 1933 aged 65
Alice Deason died Jul 10, 1952 aged 78

More About Alfred DEASON:
Burial: 1933, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. (Source: Rick Smith.)
Grave loc: 1933, N5 pg 218 (Source: Cemetery indexes.)
Probate: No Probate (Source: Probate indexes.)

The following is from Greg Campbell’s tree:
Alfred was born in 1868 at Dunolly. From 1864 to 1869 the Deason family lived at Bulldog Gully, Moliagul where Alfred’s father prospected for gold and farmed land in partnership with Richard Oates. At some stage, soon after the discovery of the Welcome Stranger nugget in 1869, the family moved to the farm called The Springs, just outside Moliagul.

Alfred’s father, John, was brought to the attention of school authorities in July 1880 when Moliagul State School Head Teacher, John Flynn, requested that John Deason not be fined as a result of the absence of his son, Alfred Deason, on the basis that the attendance of his other four children was “generally good” .

Alfred probably stayed at The Springs until late 1888 when financial difficulties forced John, Catherine and the two youngest boys (John & James) to seek work in Melbourne and let out The Springs. There was no mention of Alfred going to Melbourne so it is presumed that he must have stayed behind with relatives or friends – possibly with his brother Henry and his wife in Moliagul.

By about 1890/1891 John and Catherine moved back to The Springs.

In 1898, Alfred married Alice Anne Scadden.

Alice was born 1874, at Nerring (later renamed Sydney Flat and later, Woodvale) an early gold-mining area situated 10 kilometres north-west of Bendigo.

For a wedding present Alfred used gold from the Welcome Stranger nugget to have manufactured a gold brooch set with an emerald. The brooch was oval in shape, approximately 35 mm by 25 mm and depicted a grape vine overlaying an oval cylindrical band of gold. The brooch was hallmarked – “AW” – a hallmark used by Alfred Walsh, a jeweller of Melbourne, who operated throughout the late 1800s and up until 1912. The piece is now in the possession of Deason descendants in Bendigo.

By 1900 Alfred and Alice were living in Kirkwood St, Eaglehawk. Their first child, Lucas Lionel, was born at Eaglehawk in December 1899, but died, 19 February 1900. The burial record noted Lucas as 8 weeks old, the “child of an engine driver”, residence: Kirkwood St, Eaglehawk cemetery grave: 282K3 no. 5826.

At the time of son, Alfred William’s birth in 1901, Alfred and Alice were still living in Eaglehawk, Bendigo. However, by 1902 they may have moved to Fryerstown where their third child, Leaflet, was born.

By 1903 the family had moved to Moonlight, a small village about 5 kilometres west of Maryborough. The 1903 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver”; Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: Moonlight Flat, Moonlight.

By 1905 the family were probably living in Inglewood where their fourth child, Zephyr, was born. And by 1906, Newbridge, where their fifth child, Hugh, was born (registered Tarnagulla).

By 1909 Alfred and Alice had moved to Moliagul where their fifth child, Thomas, was born (registered Dunolly). The 1909 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver”, Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: Moliagul.

Alfred was one of 17 residents (including his brothers, Henry and James) who requested, 28 August 1909, that Edward Jones, the current Moliagul Head Teacher, be retained. They were unsuccessful and a new Head Teacher was appointed.

By 1912 the family were probably living in Inglewood where their sixth child, Venus, was born and prior to August 1913, Bridgewater, where sons Alfred William and Hughie, and daughter, Leaflet attended school.

From August 1913 until early 1914 Alfred and Alice lived in Moliagul before moving back again to Newbridge (as noted on Alfred William, Hughie and Leaflet’s school records). The 1914 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “miner”, Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: Newbridge.

Later in 1914 they moved to Fryerstown. The 1914 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver”; Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: Fryerstown. However, by late 1915 they had returned to Newbridge (as noted on son Thomas’s school records) and were still there in 1916 (as noted on daughter, Zephyr’s school records).

By 1919 Alfred and Alice had moved to Diamond Hill, Bendigo. The 1919 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver”; Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: Diamond Hill.

Later, Alfred and his brother Hugh went to work as engine-drivers at Harrietville in the Ovens Valley, north-eastern Victoria. They were noted as “top winders” at the Shamrock mine situated some 1.5 kilometres SW of Harrietville. The mine operated from 1920 to 1934. This time Alice remained in Bendigo. The 1924 Commonwealth Electoral Rolls noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver” and residence: Harrietville and Alice’s occupation as: home duties residence: 627 Hargreaves St, Bendigo.

By 1931 Alfred had returned to Bendigo and the family had moved a little way down the street. The 1931 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred’s occupation as: “engine-driver”; Alice’s as: “home duties” and their residence: 619 Hargreaves St, Golden Square.

Alfred attended his brother Henry’s funeral at Moliagul, 21 June 1932. The obituary noted him as “Alfred (Bendigo)”.

After Alfred’s death in 1933, Alice moved to nearby Belle Vue Rd. The 1936 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alice’s occupation as: “home duties” and her residence as: 256 Belle Vue Rd, Bendigo. Her sons, Thomas and Hugh, remained at 619 Hargreaves Street. By 1937 Alice had moved to Havlin St, Bendigo. The 1937, 1942 and 1949 Commonwealth Electoral Rolls noted Alice’s occupation as: “nil” [probably indicating ‘retired’] and her residence as: Havlin, Bendigo,,; the home of her daughter Leaflet

Alice died in 1952 at Swan Hill.

Acknowledgements:
• Rick Smith, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
• Joyce Tuohey, Quambatook, Victoria, Australia
• Billy Warburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
• Arthur Semple, Croydon North, Victoria, Australia
• Margaret & John McInerney, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
• Richard (Dick) Deason, Moliagul, Victoria, Australia
• Jonathan Deason, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
• Winston Deason, Victoria, Australia

References:
Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths & burials (Aust):
• Digger, 2005, Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, extract for Deason (ref - D_Doc_#104)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Vic), 2001, Historical Index (1855-1920), extract for Deason (ref - D_Doc_#106)
• Genealogical Society of Victoria, 1988, Victorian Cemetery indexes, for Deason (transcript, Greg Campbell 1988) (ref - D_Doc_#131)
• B M Jackman, 2003, Bendigo Advertiser Personal Notices 1881-1895, Vol 2, p 106 (ref - D_Doc_#173)
• Greg Campbell, 2005, Photograph of grave of Alfred & Alice Scadden (ref – GC S5795)
Family trees & history:
• Billy Warburton, 1969, Deason Family Tree (ref - D_Doc_#014 & #015)
• probably Venus Free (nee Deason), c1940, Deason Family Tree (ref - D_Doc_#016)
• Venus Free (nee Deason), c1940, Deason Family Tree (ref - D_Doc_#017)
• Margaret & John McInerney, 2005, Ancestors of Alice Anne Scadden (ref - D_Doc_#084)
• Rick Smith, 2005, Deason Family Tree, (ref - D_Doc_#136)
• John Edward Deason, 1938, Correspondence, to George Wilfred Deason (ref - D_Doc_#190)
Other information:
• Author unknown, 1869, Largest Nugget in the World, The Welcome Stranger, published in Dunolly & Betbetshire Express, 12 February, 1869 (ref - D_Doc_#269)
• State Elementary School, Moliagul, No 746, 1914-1970, Pupils’ Register (ref - D_Doc_#279)
• Commonwealth Electoral Office, 1903, Electoral Roll for Castlemaine, Vic, 1909, Dunolly, Vic, 1914, Dunolly, & Campbell’s Creek, Vic, 1919, Golden Square, Vic, 1924, Bright, Vic & Golden Square, Vic, 1931 & 1936, Golden Square, Vic & 1937, 1942 & 1949, Bendigo, Vic (ref - D_Doc_#290)
• Author unknown, 1932, Obituary – Mr Henry Jenkins Deason, Moliagul, published in Dunolly & Betbetshire Express, late June 1932, (ref - D_Doc_#357)
• Greg Campbell, 2004, Photograph of Alice Scadden’s Gold Brooch (ref – D - Pho_#041)
• Greg Campbell, 2004, Research on Australia hallmarks and manufacturers
• Brian Lloyd, 1982, Gold at Harrietville, p158
• Bill Humphreys, 2009, Moliagul School A Second Innings, pps 13,19
• Ken Arnold, 2003, Bendigo its Environs – The Way it Was, p 385
• Arthur Semple, 2005, Correspondence (holder of birth & marriage certificates for Hugh Luther Deason)
Notes for Alice Ann (Spouse 1)
Father’s name given at registration of death was John SCADDEN.

Surname at registration of marriage was given as SCADDAN.

More About Alice Ann SCADDAN:
Burial: 1952, Bendigo cemetery, Victoria, Australia. (Source: Rick Smith & cemetery indexes.)
Grave loc: 1952, N5 pg 218 (Source: Cemetery indexes.)
Probate: No Probate (Source: Probate indexes.)

The following is from Greg Campbell’s tree:
Alice was born at Nerring, which is located about 8 klms South-west of Beaufort, Victoria. Note: some records incorrectly record this location as “Neering”.

Acknowledgements:
• Rick Smith, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
• Joyce Tuohey, Quambatook, Victoria, Australia
• Billy Warburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
• Arthur Semple, Croydon North, Victoria, Australia
• Margaret & John McInerney, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
• Richard (Dick) Deason, Moliagul, Victoria, Australia
• Jonathan Deason, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
• Winston Deason, Victoria, Australia

References:
Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths & burials (Aust):
• Digger, 2005, Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#104)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Vic), 2001, Historical Index (1855-1920), extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#106)
• Genealogical Society of Victoria, 1988, Victorian Cemetery indexes, for Deason (transcript, Greg Campbell 1988) (ref – D_Doc_#131)
• B M Jackman, 2003, Bendigo Advertiser Personal Notices 1881-1895, Vol 2, p 106 (ref – D_Doc_#173)
• Bendigo Cemeteries Trust, 2013, Database Search, extract for Scaddan, Scadden & Scaddon (D_Doc_#705)
• Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks, 2013, Baptism - list & details of records, extract for Scaddon, 1823-1848, Gwinear (ref - D_Doc_#711)
• Greg Campbell, 2005, Photograph of grave of Alfred & Alice Scadden (ref – GC S5795)
• Annette O’Donohue & Bev Hanson, 2005, Eaglehawk & District Pioneer Register, Vol 5, p 1353
• Digger, 2005, Death Index Victoria 1921-1985
Family trees & history:
• Billy Warburton, 1969, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#014 & #015)
• probably Venus Free (nee Deason), c1967, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#016)
• Venus Free (nee Deason), c1940, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#017)
• Margaret & John McInerney, 2005, Ancestors of Alice Anne Scadden (ref – D_Doc_#084)
• Rick Smith, 2005, Deason Family Tree, (ref – D_Doc_#136)
• John Edward Deason, 1938, Correspondence, to George Wilfred Deason (ref – D_Doc_#190)
• General Register Office (UK), 1861, Census of England & Wales, Wall Chapel, Rosewarne, Gwinear, Cornwall, p 17 (ref – D_Doc_#677)
Other information:
• Author unknown, 1869, Largest Nugget in the World, The Welcome Stranger, published in Dunolly & Betbetshire Express, 12 February, 1869 (ref – D_Doc_#269)
• State Elementary School, Moliagul, No 746, 1914-1970, Pupils’ Register (ref – D_Doc_#279)
• Commonwealth Electoral Office, 1903, Electoral Roll for Castlemaine, Vic, 1909, Dunolly, Vic, 1914, Dunolly, & Campbell’s Creek, Vic, 1919, Golden Square, Vic, 1924, Bright, Vic & Golden Square, Vic, 1931 & 1936, Golden Square, Vic & 1937, 1942 & 1949, Bendigo, Vic (ref – D_Doc_#290)
• Author unknown, 1932, Obituary – Mr Henry Jenkins Deason, Moliagul, published in Dunolly & Betbetshire Express, late June 1932, (ref – D_Doc_#357)
• General Register Office (UK), 1851, Census of England & Wales, Penhale, Cornwall, p 9 (ref – D_Doc_#690)
• Greg Campbell, 2004, Photograph of Alice Scadden’s Gold Brooch (ref – D_Pho_#041)
• Greg Campbell, 2004, Research on Australia hallmarks and manufacturers
• Brian Lloyd, 1982, Gold at Harrietville, p158
• Bill Humphreys, 2009, Moliagul School A Second Innings, pp 13,19
• Ken Arnold, 2003, Bendigo its Environs – The Way it Was, p 385
• Arthur Semple, 2005, Correspondence (holder of birth & marriage certificates for Hugh Luther Deason)
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