MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

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Ronald MORCOM (08623)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1996-AFT 2002: 31,Fern Court,Babbitt,MN 55706-1217 MN USA
BEF 2005-AFT 2005: MN USA

GENERAL NOTE:
Mentioned by Eric J MORCOM as his uncle who wrote a paper about Elisha MORCOM when he was at University in c.1960/70

SOURCES:
Phone Directory Switchboard 4 Mar 1996
Phone Directory Bigfoot 2 Nov 1999
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Daniel J MORCOM (00622)
Ronald MORCOM (04302)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q1 1915 in Neath GLA.

DEATH:
Q1 1915 in Neath GLA.

SOURCE:
GRO Index Births
Ronald MORCOM (Ronnie)(09098)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
25Nov1918 in Redruth CON. Reg Q4 1918. GRO Ref: 5c 259

DEATH:
23May1995 in CON. Age at death: 76

BURIAL:
23May1995 in Camborne Cemetery CON.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
GRO Index Marriages
Monumental Inscription
  1. Wife: Sylvia Maud TRIPP (09099)
    Married: Q1 1942 in Redruth
(living person)
(living person)
Ronald E (or F) MORCOM (00972)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
06Sep1933 in PA USA. 1933 on grave

DEATH:
26Mar2006 in PA USA. His name and date of birth is on his wife's gravestone Age at death: 73

BURIAL:
in Jermyn Cemetery PA USA. No date of death on grave which he shares with June B

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 203-24-5225State No.Issued: PALast Residence: Nicholson,Wyoming Co,PA 18446

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1959-AFT 1959: 23,Oak Ave.,Carbondale,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1961-AFT 1961: 527,Washington Ave.,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1968-AFT 1968: 395,Washington Ave,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1975-AFT 1980: 619,Madison Ave.,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1997-AFT 1997: Rr1 #436a,Olyphant,Lackawanna Co.18447-9801 PA USA

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1959-AFT 1959: Cook for Nan's Bar-B-Q and Milk Bar
BEF 1961-AFT 1961: Cook for Van's Restaurent
BEF 1968-AFT 1968: Employee for Dearborn Glass
BEF 1975-AFT 1975: Labourer for Wallace Murray in Scranton.
BEF 1980-AFT 1980: Labourer for Chrysler in Wymon.

GENERAL NOTE:
NB CHECK ARE RONALD E. AND RONALD F. THE SAME PERSON AS ASSUMED HERE.All Polk references are to Ronald E, but 1997 Phone address is Ronald F as is second marriage. However on grave with June B the entry seems to be Ronald F MORCOM 1933-

SOURCES:
Marriage Records Lackawanna Co., PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1959 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1961 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1968 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1975 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1980 PA USA
Feb 1997 Phone Directory Yahoo
Social Security Death Index 2013
Monumental Inscription Jermyn Cemetery, PA USA
Personal DARWIN Toni
  1. Wife: June B UNKNOWN (00973)
    Married: 13Oct1954 in Lackawanna Co.

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
  2. Wife: (living person)
(living person)
  1. Wife: Joan Frances EAMER (02338)
    Married: Q1 1951 in Wokingham

    Children:
    1. (living person)
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  1. Wife: (living person)
Ronald Francis MORCOM (17882)
Family Code: St GLUVIASwilliam

BIRTH:
08Jan1939 in CAN.

DEATH:
31Mar1995

SOURCE:
Personal:KIDD Loreen May
Ronald James MORCOM (01133)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
31Jul1901 in MN USA. Census 1910 MN: 9, son, single, b. Minnesota, parents b. Michigan: 1920 MN: 17, son, b. Minnesota, parents b. Michigan, at school; 1930 MN: 26, son, single, b. Minnesota, parents b, Michigan

DEATH:
06May1988 in Soudan, St Louis Co MN USA. Age at death: 86

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 469-07-7665State No.Issued: MinnesotaLast Residence: Soudan,St Louis Co.,MN 55782

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: District 136,Breitung,St Louis County MN USA
BEF 1920-1920: District 80,Swede Town, Breitung,St Louis County MN USA
-AFT 1921: Tower,St Louis Co.MN USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Center Street,District 14,Soudan,St Louis County MN USA
-1996: 20,Center,Soudan,St. Louis Co.MN USA

Residence Note:
Living with parents in 1921

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Labourer in Iron Mine in Soudan.

SOURCES:
1910 USA Federal Census
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
Book:Duluth & St.Louis Co., MN 1921
1996 Social Security Death Index
Phone Directory Switchboard 4 Mar 1996
Personal MORCOM Eric
Personal:MORCOM Charles
  1. Wife: Amelia Ann BRULA (Mollie)(01134)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Ronald MORCOM (08623)
    3. (living person)
    4. Clifford John MORCOM (16711)
Ronald James MORCOM (11020)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEjoseph

BIRTH:
05Aug1906 in Balaklava SA AUS. Registration District: Gilbert. Ref.No. b771 p26. Twin of Sarah Gladys

DEATH:
1959 in Yarra VIC AUS. Reg.No.26754. Parents unknown. Not certain that this death record is for the Ronald James b. in South Australia in 1906.Age at death: 52

SOURCES:
Personal GOULD Bronte
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Death Index Victoria Digger Index 1921-1985
  1. Wife: Mary Elizabeth HOLZE (16794)
    Married: 13Apr1929 in Methodist manse, Tumby Bay
Ronald James MORCOM (03374)
Family Code: St GLUVIASwilliam

BIRTH:
27Feb1924 in Thanet KEN. Reg Q2 1924

DEATH:
Oct 1995 in Thanet KEN. Age at death: 71

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1951-AFT 1951: 28,Alicia Avenue,Cliftonville,Isle of Thanet,KEN

Residence Note:
1951 Kelly's Isle of Thanet (Margate) Directory as Ronald J MORCOM

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1966-AFT 1966: Estate AgentOccupation Note: Executor to mother in 1966..

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
GRO Index Deaths
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Mollie Elzabeth Josephine WELFORD (03375)
    Married: Q1 1950 in Thanet

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
(living person)
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
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  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
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    2. (living person)
Ronald Keith MORCOM (09856)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPtremain

BIRTH:
in Albert Park VIC AUS. Reg.No.14667. Registered at Footscray, son of John Henry and Elizabeth Jane Bevelee nee SMITH

DEATH:
1979 in Melbourne VIC AUS. Reg.No.5998. Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Jane nee SMITH. Digger Index has died in "MACL"?Age at death: 65

RESIDENCE:
-01Dec1943: Abbotsford,VIC AUS

OCCUPATION:
01Dec1943-15Jan1946: Staff Sergeant for 83 Dental Unit, Australian ArmyOccupation Note: Service No. VX146459, enlisted in Wallgrove NSW, next of kin Dorothy MORCOM [wife].

GENERAL NOTE:
Ronald and Dorrie did not have children

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Death Index Victoria Digger Index 1921-1985
Personal MORCOM Norman Bruce
  1. Wife: Dorothy May STEWART (Dorrie)(09857)
    Married: 1938
Ronald R MORCOM (03480)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
Q3 1931 in Dudley STS.

DEATH:
Q2 1934 in Dudley STS.

SOURCE:
GRO Index Births
Ronald Thomas MORCOM (20768)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERgeorge

BIRTH:
17Oct1910 in NZ.

DEATH:
1984 Reg No 1984/43739

SOURCE:
NZ Historical Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
  1. Wife: Fiona Robertson UNKNOWN (20769)
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  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
Ronald William MORCOM (20162)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
ABT 1926

DEATH:
08May1974 in Engadine NSW AUS. Ref 4054/1974. Son of William & Susan in one source but elsewhere son of William and Julie. Death notice in Sydney Morning Herald of 10 May 1974 - Ronald William was "late of Engadine""At his residence, Engadine, dearly loved husband of Alma, loved stepson of Mrs Marie MORCOM, dear brother of Phyllis and Julie and stepbrother of Carmel and Paul" Age at death: 48

GENERAL NOTE:
A newspaper report of 10 June 1953 describes an accident on 9 June in which Ronald William MORCOM, a leadding electrical fitter employed by the Electricity Commission of NSW, came into contact with live switchgear carrying 11,000 volts at a railway department sub-station at East Orange. Ronald wasthrown 15 feet onto a concrete path. He was still unconscious in hospital on the 10th june

SOURCES:
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
The Ryerson Index
  1. Wife: (living person)
Ronda Jean MORCOM (17647)


BIRTH:
ABT 1921

DEATH:
18Nov1989 in SA AUS. Age at death: 68

BURIAL:
22Nov1989 in Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide SA AUS. Ronda Jean MORCOM from Edwardstown, ashes in East Garden Area, Rose Bed, Path E70, Site 010A. License 223687 expiring 19 Jan 2015

RESIDENCE:
-1989: Towers Tce,Edwardtown,Adelaide,SA AUS

SOURCES:
Burial Index Centennial Park, Adelaide, SA
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
Rosa MORCOM (Rosie)(01337)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q2 1862 in Swansea GLA. Census 1871: Rosie MORCOM, age 8 yrs b.Morriston; 1891: 29, single, servant, b. Morriston1901: Rosa MORCOMB, 39. single, servant, b. Morriston

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 190,Plas Marl,Clase,GLA
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: High Street,Brecon,
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: The Rectory,Ongar,Epping,ESS

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Cook in Brecon.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Cook for One of five servants in the household of Laurence Capel CURE,clergyman in The Rectory, St Edmunds Church.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Rosa Alicia MORCOM (11678)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
27Jan1882 in QLD AUS. Ref. 1882/000048

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1913-AFT 1913: NSW AUS

SOURCES:
BMD Records Queensland Indices
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
  1. Husband: John H PERRY (11677)
    Married: ABT 1913 in Newtown

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Rose M PERRY (12043)
(living person)
  1. Husband: Eric E BICKNELL (09779)
    Married: Q3 1931 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. (living person)
Rosalind Agnes M MORCOM (01431)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q4 1877 in Barrow in Furness LAN. Census 1881: age 3, dau., b. Barrow; 1891: 15, dau., b. Barrow in Furness; 1901: 23, dau., single, b. Barrow in Furness; 1911: 33, dau., single, b. Barrow in Furness

EMIGRATION:
Left Liverpool in "Campania" Arrived in New York 1912Immigration Note: Age 34, single, English - entered as Rosaline A M MORCOM resident in Barrow UK. Rosaline travelled out with her brother William George who died in the UK. She may settled in the States, as we have not found a marriage or death for her in the UK.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 27,Worcester Street,Barrow in Furness,LAN
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 7,James Terrace,Dalton in Furness,LAN
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 32,Warwick Street,Barrow in Furness,LAN

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Domestic Servant in Dalton in Furness.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Shop Assistant in Barrow in Furness.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Dressmaker on own account at home in Barrow in Furness.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Passenger Lists -Ellis Island Records
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
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  1. Husband: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
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    3. (living person)
  2. Husband: (living person)
Rosanna MORCOM (18395)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
11Jun1860 in PA USA. USA Federal Census 1870: age 10, b. in PA, attended school within year.

CHRISTENED:
15Oct1863 in Wellington Mines & Copper Bay, Algoma District ONT CAN. Roseanna MORCAM, dau. of Dogery & Nancy. baptised by Rev. J. HUTCHINSON. record says b. PA

DEATH:
AFT 1889 in PA USA.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 15Oct1863-AFT 15Oct1863: Wellington Mines,Algoma District,ONT CAN
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Wilkins,Allegheny Co.PA USA
ABT 1877-1888: Turtle Creek,Allegheny County PA USA
1889 Westmoreland County PA USA

SOURCES:
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register Ontario
1870 USA Federal Census
1889 Book History of Alleghenny County, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement
  1. Husband: Charles A BLACK (20931)
    Married: in Allegheny County

    Children:
    1. Jennie Mabel BLACK (20934)
    2. Charles Ashley BLACK (20935)
    3. William Noble BLACK (20936)
Rose May MORCOM (05119)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPjohn

BIRTH:
25Mar1884 in Adelaide SA AUS. Ref.No. b322 p274

RESIDENCE:
1884-AFT 1908: Adelaide,SA AUS

SOURCES:
1903 Book Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
IGI Australia
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
  1. Husband: Stanley Garfield THREADGOLD (11232)
    Married: 15Oct1908 in Adelaide

    Children:
    1. (living person)
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)
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    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
Rosemary Gladys MORCOM (02095)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
25Jan1907 in Kings Norton WAR. Q1 1907. Census 1911: 4 yrs, dau., b. Edgbaston

DEATH:
18Dec1994 in Kidderminster WOR. Reg. Jan 1995

PROBATE:
198829

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 8,Woodbourne Road,Edgbaston,Birmingham,WAR
BEF 1994-28Dec1994: Broome House Rest Home,Broome,Clent,Hereford,HEF

GENERAL NOTE:
Rosemary Gladys DOBSON is described as 'single woman' in 1957 when she was executor to Edgar Llewellyn MORCOM. The joint executor was Francis Vincent EVERARD, chartered mechanical engineer. Rosemary reverted to her maiden name MORCOM in 1973 after her husband's death.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Marriages
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Husband: Kenneth W C DOBSON (02096)
    Married: Q2 1928 in Birmingham S

    Children:
    1. (living person)
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
(living person)
Rosey MORCOM (01573)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q4 1890 in Swansea GLA. OR Rosy. Census 1891: age 8 mths, dau., b. Llangyfelach; 1901: 10, dau., scholar, b. Ynystawe; 1911: 20, dau., single, b. Swansea

RESIDENCES:
1890-AFT 1891: 22,Clydach Road,Clase Higher,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Buildings,Rural Clase,Llangyfelach,GLA
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Clydach Road,Ynystawe, Clydach,Swansea,GLA

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Dressmaker in Clydach.

GENERAL NOTE:
Possible MC Q3 1915 to REES if same person but BEWARE several named Rosy around

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
  1. Husband: Isaac H REES (01667)
    Married: Q3 1915 in Swansea
Rosina MORCOM (Rozeneia)(01352)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q1 1858 in Swansea GLA. Census 1871: dau., age 12 yrs, b.Llangyfelach, Morriston; 1881: 23

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1871.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Rose Cottage,Cwmrhydyceirw,Morriston,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Cwmrhydyceirw,Clase,GLA

Residence Note:
In 1881 was living next door to her newly married sister Mary Jane GILBERT

GENERAL NOTE:
Name spelt Rozeina/Rozeneia etc.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
  1. Husband: John SCRIVENER (01643)
    Married: Q1 1879 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. Damaris SCRIVENER (12772)
Rosina MORCOM (08247)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
Q2 1866 in Gwennap CON. Reg. in Redruth. Census 1871: age 5, dau., b. Gwennap; 1881: 14, dau., scholar, b. Gwennap; 1891 Rosina GAY, age 23, living with 'mother', husband absent. "Living on own means"; 1901: Rosina PEARCE, 34, wife b. Gwennap

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1881.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Croft Row,Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Trevethan, Gwennap,CON
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Albion Row,Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,Redruth,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Little Beside, St Day [entered as "Littleleside"],Gwennap Parish,CON

GENERAL NOTE:
Rosie PEARCE of Little Beside, St Day CON sent a letter of condolence to Thomas MORCOM in Australia in 1911. If it is this Rosina (perhaps second marriage), Thomas was her uncle. Rosie might also be her daughter's name.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
  1. Husband: Stephen GAY (08249)
    Married: Q2 1888 in Redruth
  2. Husband: Martin Thomas PEARCE (19949)
    Married: Q4 1899 in Truro

    Children:
    1. Florence PEARCE (19950)
Rosina MORCOM (18887)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
ABT 1885 in Loughor GLA. Census 1901: 16, dau., unm.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Grove Road,Llanguicke,Pontardawe,GLA

SOURCE:
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
  1. Husband: Unknown UNKNOWN (18912)
    Married: Q1 1909 in Llanelly
Rosina MORCOM (Rosy)(07085)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPedward

BIRTH:
Q4 1888 in Gwennap CON. Reg in Redruth. Census 1891: age 2 b.St Day; 1901: 12, dau, scholar,b. Gwennap

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Carharrack,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Railway Terrace,Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON

Residence Note:
Census 1891: RG12 1844

GENERAL NOTE:
Possible marriage in Q3 1910 Redruth?

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
  1. Husband: THOMAS RICE (21581)
    Married: Q4 1910 in Redruth
Rosinna MORCOM (05105)


BIRTH:
Q2 1884 in Llanelly CMN. Rosina on marriage entry

SOURCE:
GRO Index Births
  1. Husband: Unknown UNKNOWN (05104)
    Married: Q1 1909 in Llanelly
Ross E (or J) MORCOM (00555)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
01Dec1916 in Michigan MI USA. Census 1920 MI: 3, son, b. Michigan, father b. England, mother b. Canada; 1930 USA: age 13, b. MI., student, parents English & French Canadian,

DEATH:
25Feb1975 in Ishpeming MI USA. MI Death Cert: 10360 Age at death: 59

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 384-12-8566State No.Issued: MILast Residence: Ishpeming,Marquette,MI

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 105,York Street,Ishpeming,Marquette County MI USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: South Angeline,Ishpeming,Marquette Co.MI USA
-ABT 1975: Ishpeming,Marquette Co.MI USA

GENERAL NOTE:
Order of Ross & Carmela's children not known

SOURCES:
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
Social Security Death Index 2013
Death Index Michigan 1971-1996
  1. Wife: Carmela M VALENTINO (10824)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Margaret MORCOM (21627)
    3. John R MORCOM (21618)
    4. (living person)
    5. (living person)
(living person)
(living person)
Ross [formerly Roslyn] George MORCOM (Gil)(19373)
Family Code: GWINEARjohn

BIRTH:
31Oct1924 in Largs Bay, Port Adelaide District SA AUS. He appears in the birth registration as both Roslyn George and Ross George MORCOM, son of Roslyn Bishop MORCOM and Josephine Nellie nee HENZELL. Roslyn was changed to Ross by deed poll.

DEATH:
18Jun2013 in Urrbrae SA AUS. Age at death: 88

BURIAL:
10Nov2013 in Ashes scattered at sea in Gulf Saint Vincent, near Largs Bay SA AUS. Farewell ceremony on 27June 2013 at Berry's Funeral Home, Magill

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1907-1928
Personal MORCOM Julie Lee
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
Rosslyn Bishop MORCOM (Ross)(12667)
Family Code: GWINEARjohn

BIRTH:
21Nov1900 in No 1 Bay Street, Keswick SA AUS. Ross thought that the "Bishp" name was from relations on his mother's side.

DEATH:
23Nov1996 in SA AUS. Announcement in Advertiser of 26 Nov 1996 Age at death: 96

BURIAL:
27Nov1996 in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena. Ross Bishop MORCOM from FULLARTON, buried in General Section Lawn 1, Section Path 32, Grave 1563. License 32382 expiring 17 Jul 2028. Identical burial details to Josephine Neil MORCOM

EDUCATION:
Adelaide High School

RESIDENCES:
21Nov1900 1,Bay Road [now the Anzac Highway],Keswick,SA AUS
1927-1930: Smith Street,Myilly Point,Darwin,NT AUS
BEF 1939-ABT 1942: Galway East (later Netherby),AUS
1943 Norwood,AUS
-1996: Southern Cross Nursing Home,Fullarton,SA AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
1916 Junior Technican in Training, Telephony for Post Office in Adelaide.Occupation Note: Because his family could not afford to keep him at school Ross only stayed two years in Adelaide High. Instead he took the examination for a job in the Telephone Service of the Commonwealth government . There was a shortage of attractive jobs in South Australia which had very little industry, but Public Service offered opportunities in engineering which he wanted to pursue.His first job in the Adelaide Post Office was to repair damaged cods in switchboards.. At 16 he was doing a similar job in the Common Battery Exchange. finding this did not give him enough scope he transferred into the Telegraph Service at 17 or 18.
ABT 1918-1926: Technician, Telegraphy for Post OfficeOccupation Note: This job gave him the opportunity to learn many new skills in servicing delicate instruments which were used for high speed transference of messages. The only drawback was that he did not enjoy the shift work.. He heard important news (e.g. the Tokyo earthquake whgggggich killed a hundred thousand) before it appeared in the papers. By 21 he was a Junior Mechanic,,.
1926-1930: Senior Technician, Telegraphy for Post Office in Darwin.Occupation Note: By 1926 there was a cable from Adelaide to Darwin and from there on to London via Bombay - the only telegraph link that Austrlia had to the rest of the world. Radio was, at that ime, only for local transmission.To get to Darwin the couple travelled to Melbourne , then Sydney, by rail, and then took a boat to Darwin. The whole journey took a fortnight. The Post Office provided a comfortable home in Darwin and nost of their groceries etc were delivered to the house. They had a servant. There was quite an active social life in Darwin.Ross worked maintaining the land cable as far south of Darwin as Mataranka, a distance of 420 kms, At the same time, he repaired railway phones. Before his move to Darwin he was a senior technician.The family left Darwin about four months before Ross, because Phyllis was unwell and it was best to avoid the hot season in the Northern Territory.
Supervising Technican Grades 1 to 3 for Post OfficeOccupation Note: Between leaving Darwin in 1930 to his retirement in 1965, Ross rose from Supervising Technician Grade 1 to 5. He could not become an engineer without a degree..

GENERAL NOTES:
Ross Bishop MORCOM is listed by the Department of Veterans Affairs among 8590 civilians in their "Atomic Participants Nominal Roll"
Ross on 6 Sept 1985 was interviewed by Beth M ROBERTSON as part of the "S.A. Speaks: an Oral History of Life in South Australia before 1930". The 3 hr interview is available on three tapes or a 50 page transcript from the Mortlake Library [OH 1/11]. She recorded that Ross "has something of a stammer but speaks very clearly" https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/S00797_TRAN.pdfThe following are some miscellaneous notes from that interview:Ross remembers having a very large extended family in the district around him when he wa a child with mucb visiting of aunts, uncles, cousins and inlaws. He lived than in a seven room house built by his father which was still being completed up to c. 1910. It had no running water in the house, only a tap, connected to the mains, at the back. They had a stable for horses and ponies and carriage house. Later tehey had a cow. There always had up to ten wild curlews, which they fed, in the yard. Friends gave them a name plate "The Curlews" for the house. There were always cats around - they were afraid of the curlews. They grew oranges, lemons, peaches and grapes. The children used a billy goat cart when they went swimming in the bay together.Ross recognised that the attitude of himself and siblings to aborigines was racist in his young days. Everywhere was regarded as safe for the children to roam and houses were never locked. There was a stockroute past the house with three or four hundred cattle passing at a time.He started at Adelaid Public School at 7 years old. There were forty to fifty boys in a class. Ross thought they were well discipilned at school, partly because they were often from families of up to a dozen children and were therefore used to being disciplined at home.At the age of 14 to 18 (during the first World War) , Ross had military training twice a week. he thougt it a bore and hated it. When the war ended Ross was at a three week training camp.Start at pg 34

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Northern territory Australia - Census, Electoral Rolls & Directories 1881-1940
Interview: Ross B. MORCOM. Link: http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/archivaldocs/oh/OH1_11.pdf
Cemetery Index Centennial Park, Adelaide
Newspaper Death Notice The Advertiser, Adelaide
Personal MORCOM Julie Lee
  1. Wife: Nellie Josephine HENZELL (Joy)(16463)
    Married: 01Dec1923 in Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace, Adelaide

    Children:
    1. Ross [formerly Roslyn] George MORCOM (Gil)(19373)
    2. Phyllis Joy MORCOM (22308)
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)

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