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Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware (b. 03 May 1911, d. 23 Jan 1997)Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware (daughter of James Ellis Ware and Mabel Rowe) was born 03 May 1911 in Castlemaine Victoria, and died 23 Jan 1997 in Geelong Victoria Australia.She married Ivor Henry Griffiths on 26 Jan 1935 in Barkers Road, Kew Methodist Victoria, son of Henry Isaac Griffiths and Esther Parry.
Notes for Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware:
Born 1911 - Albert and Alberta, twins were born at Castlemaine - the 5th and 6th children to be born and the first of 2 pair of twins born to James (33yo) and Mabel (31yo).All preceding children-Ellis, Eric Hilda Maude had been born at Muckleford South.
Father James sold his share of the Muckleford South farm,including the home that had been especially built on the Ware property for Berta's mother Mabel and father when they married - sold to his brother Walter in the same year as Berta and Albert were born.
1913Grandfather Richard Rowe, died of brain cancer in Portarlington.
JOYCE'S CREEK - CASTLEMAINE
1914 James and Mabel listed as residents ofJoyce's Creek on the Electoral Roll.
Alberta Rowe, Berta's grandmother was also listed as a resident here at this time, having come to assist with the care of the children.She remained with James and Mabel and family for some years.
1915 Father and mother bought a 640 acre property at Murrayville in the Western Mallee between Ouyen and Murrayville.It was very isolated, extremely hot, dry land with sandhills and Mallee scrub and few settlers at this time.A railway branch line was constructed between Ouyen and Murrayville to entice settlers to the area.
1915 (Berta 4yo) Father bought a house at Donald and had it moved to Murrayville and Berta was one of the 5 children who travelledby train from Muckleford South to Murrayville to set up home there (Maude stayed with relatives in Newstead to complete her schooling. ) Berta's eldest brother Ellis, now 15yo, worked on his father's farm.
Eventually a house was built on this property which had corrugated iron walls, dirt floors, hessian lined walls and very few amenities - no toilets, no running water, no electricity.Bath day was Saturday for all the family, using bore water. On occasions when the windmill overflowed the house tank, the children would remove the cork stopper/plug in the pipe and jumped under the warm water for a shower. Their only mode of transport was horse and cart. Snakes were a regular occurrence, one stretched out along the mantlepiece on one occasion- usually Carpet snakes which were supposedly harmless.
1916 Apr 22, (Berta 5yo) Brother Ray was born at Woodend Vic near Mt Macedon. Mother Mabel had gone to Woodend for the birth to escape the somewhat primitive conditions of her Murrayville home and the isolation of this district. Husband James had been to Woodend before he was married and maybe there were relatives living there.
1917 Berta (6yo) attended Murrayville Primary School along with the rest of the school aged children in the family - some 6 miles away from the farm, riding in a cart drawn by the family horse named "Don."
1919 (Berta 8yo) A second set of twins, Clarrie and Marjorie were born in the small bush nursing hospital at Carina not far from the Ware home.Grandma Alberta and father James took the family by train to visit Mother and the new twins in the hospital.
1920 March, twin baby Marjorie at 6 months old, contracted meningitis and died of convulsions on the way to the Pinaroo SA hospital - the nearest large hospital.It is not known of other members of the family accompanied Mother Mabel on this journey to the hospital and in fact,witnessed Marjorie struggling to survive and finally succumbing to the illness, but it can be stated for sure that Mother Mabel would have been distraught over this experience.
1923 Aug Berta (12yo) Big sister Maude married Ben Boreham at Murrayville. Berta no doubt attending her first wedding. Ben worked for the Railways and was moved around various railway stations in Victoria from time to time.
1924 Father, James was employed as a store manager in Murrayville, Mabel Home Duties, at the time of the Elections, but must have decided to move to Maryborough later in the year.
1924Berta (13yo) completed Grade 8 Elementary School obtaining a Certificate of Merit (Dated 14.11.1924)
1924 Jun - Berta's eldest brother Ellis married Dorothy (Mill) and in December, their baby daughter Dorothy June was born, the first grandchild for the Ware's and the first neice for Berta - an Auntie at 13yo.
1924 Aug 2nd neice Hilda Boreham, the first child ofBerta's sister Maude and her husband Ben was born at Guildford Vic.
1924 Late in the year, the family moved to another farm at Maryborough, not very far from their original home at Muckleford.
Father James realised the difficulty in farming the harsh, dry Murrayville land and perhaps they considered their losing Marjorie in some 4 years earlier might have been avoided in a more populated area with better facilities.However, with Berta finishing her schooling and twin brother Albert gaining a Engineering Teaching Scholarship at the Maryborough Technical School,moving nearer to Maryborough would have been an obvious choice.Albert was sent to board in Maryborough township for 2 years or so, costing 5/- per week.
1924 Girls were not expected to undertake any training and after leaving school, Berta managed to gain employment at a Maryborough Drapery Store - Warden's Store, working in the dress section/women's wear. It is interesting that she was able to obtain this position, having just moved to Maryborough.
1925 Berta's (14yo) 1st nephew Ron Boreham was born at Beaufort Vic - Maude and Ben's second child. Berta went to Maude and Bens to help with the children and the new baby.
1925 Berta became very friendly with Jim Hedges who was working next door to the Drapery Shop. Jim was working in the grocery department and florist shop.He took Berta to work every day.
1926 Berta (15yo) Older brother Eric married Alice Cook (but Alice was to die the following year on 1st August 1927.) There were no children.
Berta learned piano at Maryborough from Miss Eggleton and obtained a London College of Music Certificate.She shared this talent playing at church, at concerts and at family sing songs around the piano for years to come.
Dates ? Father James was a farm machinery salesman for Robinsons of Spotswood for a few years and operated a number of machinery agencies, one of these being Hart Parr tractors .
1927 Berta's (16yo)niece Lorne Ware was born to brother Ellis and wife Dot.
1928Berta's (17yo) niece Marjorie Boreham - sister Maude & Ben's 3rd child was born at Castlemaine and again Berta went to help out with the family and new baby.
MARYBOROUGH TOWN VIC
1928Berta (17yo) The Ware's moved yet again,this time into the Maryborough Township where father, James obtained a position as an Insurance Salesman and continued to sell and service farm machinery.
PURNIM VIC (near Warrnambool)
1930 Berta (19yo) At the onset of the Depression, father James lost his job as a tractor salesman and the Ware family moved to a dairy farm at Purnim near Warrnambool which he leased. 4 Ware children moved there with mother and father, being Hilda, Berta, Ray and Clarrie. Clarrie was the only one to attend Purnim State Primary School where the vast majority of the children were aboriginal.The 4 children were responsible for milking the 40 cows in the mornings and then again at night and helping with separating the cream which had to be ready by 8am each day to be taken to the Nestles factory for production of butter. Life was pretty tough for the Ware family with earning just enough money to survive.
1930 Nephew Stan Boreham - sister Maude and Ben's 4th child was born at Meredith. Berta went to Meredith to help out with the four Boreham children who all had chicken pox. Maude and Ben were stationed at Meredith, living in the railway house. It is here at Meredith that Berta (19yo) met Ivor Griffiths, her husband to be, who was working on his father's farm at Chestervale, Meredith, along with his father and brothers.
1931 Berta (20yo) Nephew Bruce Ellis was born, 3rd child of brother Ellis and his wife Dot.
1931 - 1935Ivor Griffiths was driving his car from Meredith to Purnim every weekend to visit and date Berta.
1931-1932 The cattle on the Purnim farm developed 'contagious abortion' a disease which swept through the dairy herd - no calves meant no milk and animals had to be destroyed to prevent the spread of the disease.
Father and Mother, James and Mabel lost everything!
1932 Berta's (21yo) Elder sister Hilda married Andy Hogg at Warrnambool
1932 James, determined to start all over, moved his family to a dairy farming property at Grassmere - only a short distance from the Purnim property, where he joined with other local farmers in a share farming group, sharing the work load.They had cows and pigs. They hand-milked 150 cows and eventually purchased a milking machine. Feeding the pigs on buttermilk piped from the separator, the sharefarmers produced and sold top grade large white pigs which added to the income of the group.
1933 Brother Eric married Ettie Harlow in July, the daughter of the property owner where he was working. This was Eric's second marriage, his first wife Alice having died in 1927.
1934Nephew Lennie Boreham, sister Maude and Ben's 5th and final child was born at Meredith Vic.
1935 January 6th at 3pm Berta (24yo) and Ivor Griffiths (30yo) were married at Methodist Church, Barkers Road Kew. Ivor's father Isaac Henry Griffiths was retired and living in Geelong and Berta's father James Ellis Ware was a traveller living at Heidelberg. Berta's "Exact Residence of Each Party" on Berta and Ivor's wedding certificate lists Heidelberg as her place of residence and Meredith as Ivor's place of residence.Berta's twin brother Albert and his fiancee Lil were the bridal attendants. They held a wedding reception at the School Hall.Berta wore the bridal gown worn by her older sister Hilda, dressing at Hilda's place in Urquhart Street Hawthorn before heading for the Church. Hilda and Andy Hogg went on holidays and left their house for Berta and Ivor to spend their honeymoon in.Berta told the story about how she and Ivor on leaving the reception for their honeymoon, they parked in a side street until all the guests had left Hilda & Andy's house, before they went inside to spend their honeymoon there.
1935 Sister Hilda was pregnant at the time of Berta and Ivor's wedding breakfast at the Hogg home. Hilda was expecting her first child in 16 weeks time and on 14 May, Valerie was born - another niece for Berta.
NATTE YALLOCK (NEAR MARYBOROUGH) VIC
1935 Berta and Ivor made their first home on Uncle Ivor Griffith's property at Natte Yallock near Maryborough.
1936 They had a modest house built alongside the Lodden River and had plans to live here for many years,Uncle Ivor promising to give the farm to Ivor when he died. The Maryborough area was quite familiar to Berta
1936 Wilfred, Ivor's younger brother was also working the Natte Yallock property, it is assumed, living with Berta and Ivor.
1936 Berta (25yo) 21 months after their marriage,(Dorothy) Elaine, the first child of Berta and Ivor was born in Melbourne, Berta having gone to stay with her sister Hilda while awaiting the birth.
1936 James and Mabel had bought a house at Church Street Camberwell, where they, plus son Albert, now 25yo, who was now teaching in Melbourne.James, 58yo, is identified on the electoral Roll as a "Packer."
1936 Dec Berta's twin Albert married Lil James in Richmond. This would have been a long trip to Melbourne to attend the wedding.
COONOOER BRIDGE VIC
In 1937 Ivor's Uncle John died, leaving his share of the Coonooer/Yawong property to his brother Ivor Snr.
At the request of Ivor's father Isaac, Ivor and Berta moved to the Coonooer Bridge 4,000 acre property with 3-4,000 sheep, midway between St Arnaud and Charlton, where they remained for some 13 years,joining in many community activities. There was a somewhat primitive house on the property and eventually Ivor and Berta renovated the house.Many long hours were invested in improving the farm. Despite dust storms, drought, floods and rabbit plagues,Berta competently went about looking after the family, the farm chores,visiting friends,attending Church and Sunday School functions, having relatives visit with their young families.
Berta was an excellent cook and provided sumptuous meals 'on time' as was essential when the menfolk were shearing or cropping from dawn to dusk.Bulk meal service for workmen and for visitors from time to time was no mean feat when supplies had to be bought when in town once a week or from the odd visiting China-man green grocers.Farm produce,meat, vegetables, milk, fruit, home made bread, separated fresh cream, home made butter were regular home produced items. Eggs laid by their own hens were turned into the most sumptuous cakes and sponges (cooked in the wood-fired oven) for which Berta was well known throughout the district. Having been brought up on the land,Berta was well equipped to pluck the chickens and handle freshly slaughtered lambs, rabbits (when there was no Mixamatosis) or pigs etc..
Berta (26yo) became proficient at dressmaking,making costumes for the many Sunday School concerts,making and smocking frocks for her girls and in extending the length of clothing which was passed down through the family.....especially adding lace inserts to lengthen skirts as the children grew!After sewing the costumes, Berta would play the piano while the girls performed at local concerts.
Berta was active in the Yeungroon Tennis Club, teaching Sunday School, attending Country Women's Association activities and a host of other neighbourhood and local district Church activities,combining these with working alongside Ivor in ensuring the family was well catered for and the farm productive.
1937 Graeme Ware was born, first son for Berta's twin Albert and wife Lil
1937 Ivor's brother Wilf married Margaret and moved to the Yawong/Coonooer district taking up part of the Yawong property. Wilfred and Margaret were more than relatives, they were frequent visitors and good friends as their children were born and grew up and the two families attended the same Church, school and social events.
1937 (Berta 26yo) October Ivor's younger brother David was tragically shot in a hunting accident at one of the Griffiths properties at Mirboo North.He was buried at Meredith and no doubt Berta, now 4 months pregnant, Ivor and young child Elaine travelled to Meredith to comfort David's grieving mother Esther and father Isaac and to be with the rest of the family as they grappled for understanding why David 's young life at 28 yo was ended so tragically.An inquest into David's death ensued, resulting in a verdict of "accidental death."
1938 March 25 (Berta 27yo) Gwenda (Marlene) was born at St Arnaud - the second child for Berta and Ivor
1938, Berta's grandmother Alberta Ware 82 yo (nee Webb) died in Richmond. Again, Berta and Ivor would have driven down to Melbourne to attend the funeral and mourn with Berta's mother Mabel and husband James, and celebrate her life with Berta's siblings, their partners and young families.
1939 Floods destroyed all the fences on the Yawong property, but did not reach the homestead and life became a little strained as Ivor had to work long hours to rebuild the fences with pick, shovel and crow-bar.
1939 Russell Hogg was born, Berta's nephew and 2nd child for Hilda and Andy.
1939 (Berta 28yo) Ivor's Uncle, Ivor died in Melbourne on his way to making his Will in which he intended to leave the Natte Yallock property and the house they had built when first married, to Berta and Ivor,however, he died in testate and the land had to be sold.How disappointing this must have been for Ivor and Berta and also for Ivor's father Isaac (John's brother) and in fact, the entire Griffiths family.
1940 Natte Yallock property was sold, closing a chapter in Berta and Ivor's life. Isaac, Ivor's father refused to pay the asking price, deciding instead to consolidate interests in the Coonooer/Yawong property.
1940 Sept. Wilf and Margaret's first child Gillian was born
1940 Mar Margaret, 2nd child and first daughter was born to Albert and Lil, but died in few weeks later, in April.
1940 Youngest brother Ray married Hilda Liscombe
1941 June Wilf's daughter, Gillian at 9 months, died.This would have been not only traumatic for Wilf and Margaret, losing their baby girl, but also for Berta who was at this time 6 months pregnant, expecting her third child in September.
1941 (Berta 30yo) Sept. (Marie) Jeanette was born at St Arnaud - yet another daughter, the third, was born to Berta and Ivor
1941 Sister Hilda Hogg gave birth to twins Noela and Barry.
1941 Berta's younger brother Clarrie married Ruby Goldsmith
1941 Hilda Hogg and her 2 children went to Coonooer Bridge to stay with Berta and Ivor and Elaine as a Japanese attack was feared and Hilda was in poor health.There was much talk about other Ware family members also going to stay 'up north' away from the populated townships until the threat of was was resolved.
1941 Alan Ware was born to Albert and Lil (3rd child)
1941 Brian Ware, first child for younger brother Ray and Hilda was born
1942 Apr (Berta 31 yo)Wilf and Margaret had a second baby girl Joy who no doubt they guarded closely for at least the first 12 months for fear of losing her like Gillian. Thankfully, they had conceived this second baby very soon after burying their first child.
1943 July Berta (32yo) became pregnant with her fourth child (and Margaret Griffiths had become pregnant one month earlier.)
1944 Mar Wilf and Margaret's second surviving daughter Lynette was born at Charlton
1944 Apr (Berta 33yo) Ronald (Ivor) was born at Charlton - at last a son and the final child for Berta and Ivor
1944 Apr Colin Ware was born to Albert and Lil
1944 Neil Ware, 2nd child for Ray and Hilda was born
1944 Severe drought struck the Wimmera district and further afield which lasted for 4 years.All the local farmers formed a share-farming cooperative to keep the farms productive and the share the benefits. Starting the drought with 2,000 sheep and 1,000 acres under wheat, of which, after dividing amongst the share farming group, Ivor retained 410 sheep a share of the 30 bags of wheat yield. Ivor carted water from the Avoca river by hand (water tank and trailer towed by tractor) for 10 months to make sure his 600 ewes survived. These were "belt-tightening, stressful times" for everyone on the land, which impacted all of the population in the country towns.
1944 To ensure the local farmers were never in such a precarious position with drought again, Ivor set about building a huge dam which took many months to complete, working long hours each day and then took 6 weeks to fill fro the nearby channel pumping station.
Berta, of course, had her hands full with her new son, Ron and three girls all under 8 years of age.
1945 Feb Dianne Ware first child born to brother Clarrie and Ruby
1945 Ivor was elected to the Charlton Shire Council and Berta (34 yo) was required to accompany him to many Council functions. Ivor remained on the Council,acting as a strong voice for the people, until he and Berta shifted to Geelong in 1951.
1946 Noelle Ware, 3rd child (1st daughter) was born to Ray and Hilda
1946 Nancy Griffiths - the 3rd surviving daughter and the last child for wilf and Margaret was born,alas no sons to pass the farm to.
? DateThe Coonooer house was renovated, replacing the old detached kitchen and later, a new laundry and septic toilet block was built of besser bricks, near to the house.
1947 Glenys Ware, the fourth and final child was born to Ray and Hilda.
1947 Lorraine Ware, 2nd and final child born to Clarrie and Ruby.
1948 Aug Keith Ware was born - final child of Albert and Lil.
1948 Apr (Berta 37 yo) Ivor's father Isaac died in Geelong after a long illness and home nursing.
1950 Ben Boreham,Maure's husband died in a tractor accident on his property at Digger's Rest, Victoria.
1951 Aug (Berta 40yo) Berta and Ivor signed the contract for their Strachan Avenue Manifold Heights house.
1951, The family moved to 5 Strachan Avenue, Manifold Heights, Geelong, leasing the Coonooer property for 3 years. Ivor built an extension on the back of the house for the 3 girls to share as their bedroom. Berta was once again a very active Church member, belonging to the Church Ladies Guild, social and craft groups,actively supporting the Church's overseas missions and fund raising.She enjoyed cake decorating, floral art, amateur acting at CWA concerts.She made sure that all her children learned to play the piano, however, none achieved the level that she had achieved. She supported all of her children in their very many and separate activities and the social opportunities living in town provided. After having her self confidence seriously eroded as a young woman, frequently being told by her mother "You won't amount to much" - perhaps the comments of a mother leading a somewhat oppressive life in hard times, the CWA offered Berta personal recognition and a strong sense of self-worth that she had not experienced before and her growing confidence was obvious. The CWA presented her with a 25 year plus Service Certificate for her having held numerous offices over the year, including Branch Delegate and President.
Crazy Whist and '500' card nights with friends became a regular activity for a number of years, as did square dancing at the local primary school (followed by sumptuous basket suppers)
1952 (Berta 41yo) Sister Maude married Robert Trimble.
1953 (Berta 42yo) The Coonooer Bridge property Yawong was sold by auction.
1953Berta and Ivor bought a black of land at Torquay and later had a weatherboard house transported to the block and developed a holiday house for themselves and family members.
1953 Mar Ivor's mother Esther (nee Parry) died at Drumcondra, Geelong.
1958 Jun (Berta 47yo) Gwen, Ivor and Berta's 2nd daughter married Ron Moss in Geelong
1958 Aug Elaine, Berta and Ivor's eldest daughter married John Barby in Geelong.
1959 Mar Berta's (48yo) first grandson Noel Moss was born to Gwen and Ron
1961 Mar Ivor's brother Wilfred died in St Arnaud, a sad blow for Berta and Ivor as they had worked closely with Wilf and his wife Margaret for a number of years,working adjacent properties and the children all growing up together in the district.
1961 Apr Berta's (50yo) father James (83yo) died in Melbourne and was buried at Springvale Cemetery.
1961 Dec Daughter Jeanette married Don Pedersen in Geelong
1961 Neville Moss was born - 2nd son of Gwen and Ron
1962 Berta (51yo) and Ivor's first grandchild Cindy was born to Elaine and John Barby.
1962 Mother Mabel moved from Melbourne to live with Berta and Ivor in Geelong and also spend some time with other daughters and their husbands.
1962 Nov Cassie Pedersen, the first child of Jeanette and Don was born
1963 (Berta 52yo) Craig Moss was born - 3rd son of Gwen and Ron
1964 Jun (Berta 53yo) A further grandson, Darren was born to Elaine and John Barby.
1964 May Garry Pedersen,2nd child born to Jeanette and Don
1965 (Berta 54yo) Mabel, Berta's mother died and was buried at Springvale alongside husband James
1966 (Berta 55yo) Mar Jodii Pedersen, 3rd child born to Jeanette and Don
1967 Oct Rick (Richard), 4th child for Jeanette and Don, was born in Southport Queensland.
1969 (Berta 58yo) Feb Warren Moss, 4th son of Gwen and Ron was born
1969 Ron Griffiths, Berta's son married Del Mumford (later to be divorced)
1971 (Berta 60yo) Stephen Griffiths born to Ron and Dell - 1st child and the first Griffiths male in this generation to carry on the family name.
1972 Daughter Gwen and Ron Moss were divorced after some time of estrangement.
1972 Berta's (61yo) eldest brother Ellis died
1973 (Berta 62yo) Stuart Griffiths - 2nd son for Ron and Del was born.
Drumcondra Bowling Club became another of Berta and Ivor's interests where they enjoyed the social games and the friendship of other bowlers.Berta enjoyed travelling, although she found it hard to get Ivor to leave his farming and vege patch for long. On one occasion,Berta decided to 'go it alone' and joined a CWA world trip which she really enjoyed and made many long lasting friends.
1977 (Berta 66yo) Maude's husband Robert Trimble died,two years before Maude herself died.
1978 (Berta 67yo) Eric died
1979 (Berta 68yo) Maude died
1980 (Berta 69yo) Hilda Hogg died
1980 Julia Griffiths born, 3rd and final child for Ron and Del. Julia was the last of Berta and Ivor's grandchildren, now numbering 13 in all.
Date ?Abt 1984,Berta (73yo) Berta began to experience short term memory loss and disorientation,with the onset of Alzheimer's.She confided that she knew that there was something wrong but she just couldn't pinpoint what the problem was.....a common Alzheimer's symptom. She became increasingly forgetful and needed assistance with shopping and everyday chores around the house. As the disease took greater hold, Berta began accusing family members of taking/stealing precious items, which put a great strain on family relationships.
1986 Clarrie died
1990 Hilda wife of Ray died after a long period of hospitalisation when she became increasingly disoriented.
1993 May (Berta 82yo) Daughter Gwen died within 6 months of becoming aware that she had a rare chest cancer.This was a strong blow to Berta who had come to be very dependent on Gwen.Berta and Gwen had always had a special bond, with Berta and Ivor being particularly supportive of Gwen and her boys during Gwen's marital problems with husband Ron and when the children were young and growing up.Gwen's second son Neville spent a lot of time attending to Berta's needs, running messages and dropping in to make sure his Gma and Gpa were OK, as he was still single and lived in the Government sponsored house with his mother Gwen. However, while Gwen was in the later stages of her short illness and knowing that she would not recover, she requested eldest son Noel (and his wife Jill) to take care of Berta, especially as Berta was fast slipping into advanced Alzheimer's.Noel and Jill subsequently moved in to live at Strachan Avenue and care for Berta and Ivor as their health deteriorated.
Berta had always intended that the Torquay property bought in 1953 would be bequeathed to Gwen where she could make a home for herself, however, with Gwen passing before her mother and father, the property remained in Ivor's name, perhaps with the intent that each of the 4 Moss boys would receive a share of this property.
1995 Berta's twin Albert died
1997 Jan Berta (86yo) died, leaving Ray as the sole Ware survivor of this generation. Ray was active until his death in 2003.
1998 Oct 7 Husband Ivor died in Geelong.On Ivor's death,the Torquay property purchased in 1953 was Willed to Noel and Jill - no doubt as an acknowledgement of the live-in care they had provided to Berta for the 3 1/2 years since Gwen's death and then to Ivor for a further 1 year 9 months until is death.
1999 Aug Margaret, widow of Wilf Griffiths died in Geelong.
Note:Marriages of grandchildren and births of great-grandchildren are not included in the above information.See family histories and family trees.
More About Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware:
Burial: 29 Jan 1997, Western Cemetery, Geelong with Gwenda (daughter).
Electoral Roll: 1936, C'w Wimmera, State Kara Kara & Burung, SubDiv St Arnaud, Home Duties (Ref 1362).
Residence: 1936, Natte Yallock (Uncle Ivor Griffith's property).
More About Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware and Ivor Henry Griffiths:
Marriage: 26 Jan 1935, Barkers Road, Kew Methodist Victoria.
Children of Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware and Ivor Henry Griffiths are:
- +Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths, b. 08 Oct 1936, Melbourne Vic.
- +Gwenda Marlene Griffiths, b. 25 Mar 1938, St Arnaud Vic, d. 17 May 1993, Geelong Victoria Australia.
- +Marie JEANETTE (Jan) Griffiths, b. 29 Sep 1941, St Arnaud Victoria Australia.
- +Ronald Ivor Griffiths, b. 14 Apr 1944, Charlton Victoria Australia.