NameMavis Jean SCADDAN , F
Birth20 September 1904, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia
Deathabout 1996
Burialabout 1996, Heidelberg Cemetery, Warringal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
FatherThomas James SCADDAN , M (1878-1940)
MotherEmily SNELL , F (1881-1951)
Spouses
Birth10 January 1901, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, (2805)
Burial14 July 1958, Warringal Cemetery, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Death10 July 1958, Keon Park, Victoria, Australia, (8044)
FatherAlfred DEASON , M (1868-1933)
MotherAlice Ann SCADDAN , F (1874-1952)
Marriage1926, Victoria, Australia, (6286)
ChildrenMaxwell William (Max) , M (1929-2012)
 Fay Jean , F (~1932-1935)
 Kevin James , M (~1934-~1983)
 Beverley Fay , F (<1942-)
Notes for Alfred William (William Alfred) (Alf) (Spouse 1)
More About Alfred William DEASON:
Probate: Has Probate (Source: Probate indexes.)

Alfred William was born, 1901, Eaglehawk, Bendigo. By 1902 the family may have moved to Fryerstown where Alfred’s sister, Leaflet, was born. By 1903 his family had moved to Moonlight Flat, Moonlight, a small village about 5 kilometres west of Maryborough, where his father was an “engine-driver”.

By 1905 the family were probably living in Inglewood where Alfred’s sister, Zephyr, was born and by 1906, Newbridge, where brother, Hugh, was born (registered Tarnagulla).

By 1909 the family had moved to Moliagul where, brother, Thomas, was born (registered Dunolly and his father worked as an “engine-driver”.

By 1912 the family were probably living in Inglewood where sister, Venus, was born and prior to August 1913, Bridgewater, where Alfred William and brother, Hughie, and sister, Leaflet, attended school.

From August 1913 until early 1914 the family lived in Moliagul. Moliagul State School records:
Alfred Deason; date of birth: 10 January 1901; admission: 18 August 1913; parent: Alfred Deason; parent’s residence: Moliagul; distance from school: ½ mile; parent’s occupation: engine driver; school last attended: McArthur; highest grade attained: 6; left: early 1914: destination: Newbridge.
Note: “McArthur School, No. 1097” is correctly Bridgewater State School, McArthur St, Bridgewater.

In early 1914 the family moved to Newbridge (as noted on Alfred William’s school records) where his father worked as a “miner”.

Later in 1914 the family moved to Fryerstown where Alfred’s father continued work as an “engine-driver”. However, by late 1915 they had returned to Newbridge (as noted on brother Thomas’s school records) and were still there in 1916.

In 1919 the family moved to Diamond Hill, Bendigo.

By 1924 Alfred had struck out on his own and moved to the Melbourne suburb of Northcote. The 1924 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred William’s occupation as: “engine-driver” and his residence as: 46 Union St, [Northcote] .

Alfred is likely to the Albert William Deason referred to in a newspaper article of 1924:
Railway Prosecutions
Complaints made by railway station staff at Merri led to the appearance at the Northcote Court on Monday of …; Albert William Deason of Union street, Merri; … [& six others] on charges of trespass. Each defendant was fined £1, with 5/- costs. The offence occurred on February 2.
Note: Merri is an inner Melbourne suburb.

In 1926 Alfred married Mavis Jean Scadden.

By 1931, Alfred and Mavis were living in nearby Westgarth. The 1931 and 1936 Commonwealth Electoral Rolls noted Alfred William’s occupation as: “engine-driver”, Mavis Jean’s as: “home duties” and their residence as: 50 McLachlan St, [Westgarth],.

By 1937 Alfred commenced operating his own carrying company. The 1937 Commonwealth Electoral Roll noted Alfred William’s occupation as: “carrier”, Mavis Jean’s as: “home duties” and their residence as: 50 McLachlan St, Westgarth, Melbourne. And by 1942 they had moved to Preston. The 1942 and 1949 Commonwealth Electoral Rolls noted Alfred William’s occupation as: “carrier”, Mavis Jean’s as: “home duties” and their residence as: 94 Gilbert Rd, Preston, Melbourne, .

After Alfred’s death in 1958, Mavis travelled to England, arriving London, 19 May 1959, on the Iberia which noted:
born: 20 Sep 1904, age: 54 years, forward address: Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London, duration: 3 months, port of departure: Melbourne.

Acknowledgements:
• Rick Smith, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
• Joyce Tuohey, Quambatook, Victoria, Australia
• Billy Warburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
• Margaret & John McInerney, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
• Max Deason, Seymour, Victoria, Australia
• Arthur Semple, North Croydon, Victoria, Australia
• Kath & Tom Deason, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

References:
Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths & burials (Aust):
• Digger, 2005, Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#104)
• Digger, 2005, Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942, extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#105)
• Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Vic), 2001, Historical Index (1855-1920), extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#106)
• Necropolis, Springvale, Melbourne, April 2013, Index to Burials & Cremations, extract for Deason (ref – D_Doc_#380)
• Herald Sun, 21 July 2000, Death Notices, Dawn Deason (ref – D_Doc_#381)
• Seymour-Nagambie Advertiser, 13 November 2012, Vale Maxwell William Deason (ref – D_Doc_#694)
• www.bowlsvic.org.au, 2012, Maxwell William Deason (ref – D_Doc_#695)
• Annette O’Donohue & Bev Hanson, 2005, Eaglehawk & District Pioneer Register, Vol 5, p 1353
• Herald, 12 July 1958, Death Notices, p 14
Family trees & history:
• Billy Warburton, 1969, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#015)
• probably Venus Free (nee Deason), c1967, Deason Family Tree (ref – D_Doc_#016)
• Margaret & John McInerney, 2005, Ancestors of Alice Anne Scadden (ref – D_Doc_#084)
• Rick Smith, 2005, Deason Family Tree, (ref – D_Doc_#136)
Other information:
• Argus, 29 April 1924, under News, p 4 (ref – D_Doc_#268-#543)
• 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, Northcote, Vic, 1931, 1936 & 1937, Westgarth, Vic, 1942 & 1949, Preston, Vic, 1963, Balwyn & Ivanhoe, Vic, 1977, Nepean, Flinders, Vic, 1977 & 1980, Doncaster West, Flinders, Vic (ref – D_Doc_#290)
• Public Records Office (UK), 2009, UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 (ref – D_Doc_#294)
• 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)
• Max Deason, 2006, Correspondence
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