MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

Person Page 261

Victor Innes MORCOM (12669)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPjohn

BIRTH:
12May1906 in Mile End, Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA AUS. Ref.No. b765 p357

DEATH:
04Apr1986 in Cairns QLD AUS.

BURIAL:
in Centennial Park Cemetery, Springbank SA AUS. Victor Innes MORCOM. Ashes in Catholic B, Path B1, Site 199. License 12649 expiring 24 Sep 2008. Age 0, no details of date of death or burial. Details identical with Viola Mary MORCOM except she was buried. Viola b. c. 4 yrs before VictorIt is uncertain whether this is the Victor Innes born 12 May 1906 as there are no cremations or burials as early as this in the Centennial Park records I have seen. Maybe his ashes were brought to Adelaide from Cairns.

RESIDENCE:
-05Aug1940: St Kilda,SA AUS

OCCUPATION:
05Aug1940-30Oct1945: Sergeant for A AD (Staff), RAAFOccupation Note: Service No. 11673, enlisted in Melbourne, next of kin Vera MORCOM [wife].

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
South Australia - Adelaide Advertiser Death Notices
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
Personal FIELDEN Vic
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
  2. Wife: Viola May ANDERSON (17936)
(living person)
Victoria Louise MORCOM (09858)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPtremain

BIRTH:
1869 in Ballarat VIC AUS. Reg.No.1869/669. Daughter of Thomas & Joanna (nee MAY) MORCOM

RESIDENCES:
1869 Ballarat,VIC AUS
BEF 1888-AFT 1888: VIC AUS

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Personal MORCOM Norman Bruce
  1. Husband: Walter Henry SPEEDY (11211)
    Married: 1888
Vida MORCOM (04682)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
Q2 1904 in Llanelly CMN. Census 1911: 7, dau., at school, b. Gowerton

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 97,Tanygroes Street,Port Talbot,GLA

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Free BMD Web Site
  1. Husband: (living person)
Viola MORCOM (10566)


BIRTH:
16Jan1907 in MI USA.

DEATH:
15Aug1998 in Ishpeming MI. Age at death: 91

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 369-22-6753State No.Issued: MILast Residence: Ishpeming,Marquette Co,MI 49849

RESIDENCE:
-15Aug1998: Ishpeming,Marquette MI USA

SOURCE:
1998 Social Security Death Index
Violet MORCOM (11713)


RESIDENCE:
BEF 1932-AFT 1932: NSW AUS

SOURCE:
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
  1. Husband: Francis S DEVLIN (11712)
    Married: ABT 1932 in Wingham
Violet Ada MORCOM (00291)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERrichard

BIRTH:
10Oct1894 in Railway Cottage, St Cleer, Liskeard CON. GRO: Q4 1894. Born during return visit to UK by parents. After her experience with the birth of Ethel May, Susanna was anxious to return to England for Violet's birth. Census 1901 UK: age 6 yrs, dau., b. St Cleer; 1911: 16, dau., b. St Cleer1930 USA: 35, married at age 24, Violet & parents b. in England, arrived in USA 1912

DEATH:
23Jan1966 in Bradenton FL USA.

BURIAL:
26Jan1966 in Mansion Memorial Park, Bradenton FL USA.

EMIGRATION:
Left Southampton in "Majestic" Arrived in New York 17Nov1912Immigration Note: Age 18, single, servant, resident in Liskeard

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Mount, Warleggon, Bodmin Reg. Dist.,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Darite,St Cleer,CON
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Mohawk/District 99,Royal Oak,MI USA

SOURCES:
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Passenger Lists -Ellis Island Records
1930 USA Federal Census
Personal BABLE Doris Mae
  1. Husband: Samuel Paynter BROKENSHIRE (00292)
    Married: 30Sep1918 in Ironwood, Gogebic

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
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  1. Husband: (living person)
Violet Louisa MORCOM (15752)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

BIRTH:
13Jul1904 in Maldon VIC AUS. Reg.No.19479. Dau. of Edwin Edgar and Esther Louisa nee WILLMOTT

DEATH:
Aug 2001?Death? notice in Herald Sun (Melbourne) 3 Aug 2001

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
The Ryerson Index
Web Site:HUSTON Joan Tregarthen
  1. Husband: William John Daniel KNIGHT (21779)
    Married: 1927
  2. Husband: William BEST (19201)
    Married: 1955
Violet Pearl MORCOM (15753)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
30Jan1906 in Warracknabeal VIC AUS. Reg.No.6971. Dau. of Charles and Naomi nee PETERS

RESIDENCE:
1931-1936: Warracknabeal,Wimmera VIC AUS

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Personal MORCOM Ken, Australia
Violet Rachel Beatrice MORCOM (Viola)(12104)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPthomas

BIRTH:
1903 in Sandringham VIC AUS. Reg.No.21156. "Viola Rachael Beatr...", dau. of Michael and Alice nee KLEEBERGER

DEATH:
1908 in VIC AUS. Reg.No.3523. Dau of Michael Allen and Alice nee "BLUBERGER"!? Died after choking on a half penny. (Source: Margaret ARCHER) Age at death: 4

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
Personal EDWARDS Kym Adrian
Virginia MORCOM (21244)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1903 in VA USA. Census 1910: 7, dau., b. Virginia, parents b. Virginia

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Sioux Falls,Minnehaha County SD USA

GENERAL NOTE:
Edmund and mary had had only one child (Edmund B) in 1910, so we assume Virginia was adopted. One possibility is that she was the illegitimate daughter of Edmund D' s sister Ellen who was living with them in 1910. As a teacher she would have been anxious to conceal the birth.

SOURCE:
1910 USA Federal Census
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  1. Husband: (living person)
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W MORCOM (09140)


BIRTH:
Appears as Mrs W MORCOM in Directory

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1962-AFT 1962: Pen Ivor,Lamellion Cross?,Liskeard,CON

SOURCE:
Directory Telephone
W MORCOM (19969)


BIRTH:
ABT 1867 in Camborne CON. Census 1881: W MORCOM, 14, servant, b. Camborne

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 11,Commercial Street,Camborne,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Hotel Books in Abrahams Hotel.

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
W MORCOM (00574)


BIRTH:
12Feb1949 in Louisiana LA USA.

DEATH:
Jun 1992 in California CA USA. Age at death: 43

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 437-76-3691State No.Issued: LALast Residence: Santa Ana,Orange Co,CA 92703

GENERAL NOTES:
Social Security Number: 437-76-3691
The state listed in the birth locality fieldis where the Social Security Number was issued.
The state listed in the death locality fieldis the last place of residence.
Death Residence LocalitiesZip Code: 92703Bristol, Orange, CaliforniaSanta Ana, Orange, California

SOURCE:
Social Security Death Index 2013
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Walter MORCOM (05525)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPthomas2

BIRTH:
ABT 1803 in Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 38, b. in Cornwall; 1851: 46, dau., bB. Gwennap; 1861: 56, head, married, b. Gwennap; 1871: 66, head, married, b. Gwennap

CHRISTENED:
19Jun1803 in Gwennap CON. son of Henry and Elizabeth MORCOMBE

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1851: Crofthandy, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Cuckold Moor, nr Vogue, Redruth Parish,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Broad Lane,Illogan,CON

Residence Note:
In 1841 Walter's household contained (relationships not stated):Elizabeth 38Henry 16Mary 7

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1841-AFT 1851: Engineman in Crofthandy, Gwennap Parish.Occupation Note: Engineer at second marriage in 1846.
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Engine Worker at Mine in Redruth.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Engineman at Tin Mine in Illogan.

GENERAL NOTE:
Could he have married a third time to Mary Ann MORCOM in Q2 1860 Redruth?

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Wife: Elizabeth CURTIS (05526)
    Married: 04May1825 in Gwennap

    Children:
    1. Henry MORCOM (10617)
    2. Mary MORCOM (05528)
    3. Elizabeth MORCOM (09111)
  2. Wife: Elizabeth SPARGOE (04978)
    Married: 08Oct1845 in St Day
  3. Wife: Mary Ann MORCOM (05059)
    Married: Q2 1860 in Redruth
Walter MORCOM (00423)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
26Nov1848 in Napier, Metcalfe Twp, Middlesex ONT CAN. Census Metcalfe ON 1851: age 10, born in Canada; 1861: 20, single, born Upper Canada; 1871: 27, C of E; 1881: 36, m., b.ON,.Can Presbyterian; 1891: 42, head of household, Presbyterian, reads & writes;Census 1901: 52, head, married, Presbytarian, b. Ontario on 26 Nov 1848 of Scotch [?] originPlace of birth from Ancestral File.

DEATH:
23Nov1906 in Alvinston, Brooke Township, Lambton County ONT CAN. Reg. No. 014836. Walter MORCOM, 54 yrs, 11 months, 27 days, farmer, married, Presbytarian, b. Metcalfe.. Resident Brooke Lot NE[or 8] 9, Concession 6. Cause of death: cancer of the rectum. Death registered by Mrs Sarah MORCOM on 12 Dec 1906

BURIAL:
in Alvinston & St Matthew's RC Cemetery ONT CAN. Walter is not in the same cemetery as his wife and children, so it is not certain that this is not a different Walter. Reference LB 201-4.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1891: Metcalf Twp,Middlesex Co.ONT CAN
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Brooke,Lambton Co.ONT CAN <

Residence Notes:
Census 1881, Metcalfe, Middlesex East: FHL Film 1375905 NAC C-13269 Dist 168 SubDist D Div 1 Page 5 Family 27 [NB Walter's parents and three children were family 28]Census 1901: Dist. Lambton E, Sub Dist. Brooke d-2, pg 10, family lines 35-38
Census 2001: Film T6476 Pg 10 Family 102 Entries 35-39. Family was Walter & Sarah with sons Walter and Arthur and daughter Marian

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1881-AFT 1891: Farmer in Metcalfe, Middlesex East.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Farmer in Brooke, Lambton Co..

GENERAL NOTE:
As most of this information comes from the Ancestral File it needs verification

SOURCES:
IGI USA & Canada
Ancestral File LDS
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 11 Jan 1852
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1861
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1871
Census Canada 1881 - LDS CDs
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1881
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1891
1901 Census Ontario
  1. Wife: Sarah Ann DEMPSEY (00424)
    Married: 02Oct1879 in Strathroy, Middlesex Co.

    Children:
    1. Bertha MORCOM (19582)
    2. Marian Amelia MORCOM (00425)
    3. Walter Alexander MORCOM (Alex)(00426)
    4. Arthur William MORCOM (11336)
    5. John Elliott MORCOM (19583)
Walter MORCOM (00417)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
1856 in Isle of Man IOM. Census 1861: son, age 5, scholar, b. Isle of Man; US Federal Census 1870: 15, b. England, parents born abroad

DEATH:
1918 in MEX. Burial inscription of Walter MORCOM in City of Mexico, age 62 [CIP Ref. 2631]. Source: Mexico Deaths 1680-1940

EMIGRATIONS:
Left New York Arrived in Liverpool 01Apr1906Immigration Note: Walter MORCOM, age 50, travelling with his wife Lena and daughter Juanita MORCOM
Left Liverpool in "Celtic" Arrived in New York 10Jun1906Immigration Note: Age 51, married, English, resident in London
Left Santa Cruz, Mexico May 1914 Arrived in New orleansImmigration Note: Walter MORCOM, 58, railroad manager, English citizen, No address of relative in Mexico City given

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Foundry Cottages,Parkwood Road,Tavistock,DEV
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: 6th Ward,Boston,Suffolk Co.MA USA
BEF 1875-AFT 1875: St Louis,St Louis Co.MO USA
ABT 1874 MEX

Residence Note:
In 1870 in Boston, Walter was living with Mary REYNOLDS, 46, b. in England and her son Harvey S REYNOLDS, age 8, b. in Massachusetts

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Clerk in office in Boston.
AFT 1907 General Manager for Mexico Railroad in bef1907.Occupation Note: Walter's occupation is mentioned in the obituary of James J MORCOM in 1907..

GENERAL NOTE:
Alfred MORCOM, Walter's great nephew, wrote in 1960: "The other 3 brothers, James, Walter and William, all went over to the States at various times. In fact, Walter eventually ended up in Mexico City and, I believe, marrying at a very earlyage, was in that happy state for over 65 years. His wife was of Mexican origin. There are a very considerable number of grandchildren from this marriage and they are spread all over the place, including places as far north as Connecticut andTexas."

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
1870 USA Federal Census
Passenger Lists -Ellis Island Records
IGI USA & Canada
Interments at British Cemetery, Tlaxpana, City of Mexico.
  1. Wife: Lena TILDY (00421)
    Married: 01Jul1875 in St Louis, St Louis Co.

    Children:
    1. Walter S MORCOM (21274)
    2. Walter V MORCOM (16681)
    3. Mabel E MORCOM (16682)
    4. Allie MORCOM (21275)
    5. Juanita MORCOM (16525)
    6. Unknown MORCOM (21276)
    7. Alfred J MORCOM (20824)
Walter Alexander MORCOM (Alex)(00426)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
08Jan1888 in Metcalfe Twp, Middlesex Co.ONT CAN. Reg No 021356. Walter Alexander MORCOM son of Walter MORCOM, farmer of Metcalfe & Sarah DEMPSEYMetcalfe Census 1891: Walter, age 3, son, Walter and parents born Ontario, Presbyterian; 1901: 12, son, Presbytarian, attended school for 9 months of the year, b. in Ontario of Scotch origin on 8 Jan 1888

DEATH:
1959

BURIAL:
in Strathroy Municipal Cemetery, Adelaide, Middlesex Co ONT CAN. Sections A,B,C,D Ref Number MX 153-1. His wife Beatrice nee ROBINSON is buried in same sector of cemetery.

RESIDENCES:
1888-AFT 1891: Metcalf Twp,Middlesex Co.ONT CAN
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Brooke,Lambton Co.ONT CAN

SOURCES:
1901 Census Ontario
Census:Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex Co., ON - 1891
IGI USA & Canada
Mar 1999 Cemetery Finding Aid Ontario, Canada (OCFA)
  1. Wife: Agatha Beatrice ROBERTSON or ROBINSON (03440)
    Married: 03Aug1910 in Adelaide, Middlesex Co. at home of bride

    Children:
    1. Margaret Ann Leon MORCOM (19584)
Walter Fred MORCOM (10350)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEjoseph

BIRTH:
09Jul1893 in Balaklava SA AUS. Registration District: Gilbert. Ref.No. b525 p13. Father Richard MORCOMBE

DEATH:
15Oct1916 in Killed in action.BEL. Died in Belgium, death regiostered in Gilbert District, South Australia. Parents living at Owen, but he is a native of Balaklava, South Australia Age at death: 23

BURIAL:
in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. VI.O.13. 2 km SE of Ieper on Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336).

PROBATE:
1917 in SA AUS. Ref. 1917/2/561

RESIDENCE:
Owen,SA AUS

Residence Note:
He enlisted in Owen. The Army listed his native place as Balaklava, SA.

OCCUPATION:
20Sep1915-15Oct1916: Private for 27th Battalion, Australian Infantry AIFOccupation Note: Regimental number: 3871. Killed in action. The Australian National Archive records a pay file for MORCOM W F covering the period of 1916-1919. Was this because payments were made to his next of kin?.

SOURCES:
Web Site Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Personal GOULD Bronte
World War 1 Nominal Roll: Australia
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Database
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
National Archives of Australia "ANGAM" on the web
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
Walter J MORCOM (00770)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
02Mar1912 in MA USA. US Census 1920: age 7, b. Massachusetts, father born in Mexico, mother in Massachusetts. US Census 1930: 18, son, b. MA. living with his divorced father Alfred J MORCOM who was born Mexico, mother b. MA., not employed. Social Security issued in New York

DEATH:
19Feb1999 in Windermere, Orange Co.FL USA. Age at death: 87

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 107-10-6305State No.Issued: NYLast Residence: Windermere,Orange Co,FL 34786

EMIGRATION:
Left Mexico Arrived in Laredo, Texas 10Jun1918Immigration Note: Walter J MORCOM. age 6, en route to Braintree MA

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 69,Storrs Avenue,Braintree,Norfolk County MA USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Massachusetts Avenue,District 34,Cambridge,Middlesex County MA USA
BEF 1996-2000: 416,E 7th Ave,Windermere,FL 34786-3530 FL USA

SOURCES:
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
Web Site Anybirthday.com
Social Security Death Index 2013
Phone Directory Switchboard 4 Mar 1996
  1. Wife: Carolyn J UNKNOWN (00612)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
Walter Nash MORCOM (05233)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn KENWYNnash

BIRTH:
29Apr1849 in Chorlton, Manchester LAN. GRO: Q2 1849. Census 1861: W.MORCOM, 9, b. Manchester, at school in Cheshire

DEATH:
12Oct1933 in Died during an operation at Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, a private hospital. Obituary in Courier Mail (Brisbane) 21 Oct 1933) QLD AUS. Ref.No. 1933/B022291. Son of William MORCOM and Louisa BROWN. Survived by his widow, two sons Clive and LLewellyn, and two daughters Mrs manning of mackay, and Miss Enid MORCOM Age at death: 84

BURIAL:
13Oct1933 in Toowong cemetery, Brisbane. Privately, no flowers

EDUCATION:
Walter Nash wrote "I was at a school with a Miss DUNDERDALE in Manchester, and later was sent to a boarding school near Northwick, to which school my brothers went before me."

EMIGRATIONS:
Left "Leicester" Jan 1874 Arrived in Sydney Jul 1874Immigration Note: The trip took 119 days and cost 30 first class. Walter Nash followed his brother Arthur & 4 brothers of his mother - Alfred, Arthur, Walter and Henry Hort BROWN to Australia. He had to leave behind his girl friend of several years standing
Immigration Note: As Walter Nash was the only first class passenger on board, the captain suggested he joined the other passengers and reduced the fare by 10

RESIDENCES:
Q2 1849 Chorlton,LAN
ABT 1861 Great Budworth,nr Northwick,
1876-1876: Antigua,Wide Bay,QLD AUS
1879-1884: Rodd's Bay,Gladstone-Port Curtis,QLD AUS
AFT 1886-BEF 1889: Hill End,Brisbane,QLD AUS
BEF 1889 Toowong,Brisbane,QLD AUS
1903-1905: Lynola, Oxley,Brisbane,QLD AUS
1913 Kellet Street,Auchenflower, Toowong,Brisbane,QLD AUS
1913 Sherwood, Oxley,Brisbane,QLD AUS
Alderley,Brisbane,QLD AUS
1919 Albion, Windsor, Lilley,Brisbane,QLD AUS
BEF 1925-1933: 9,Bourne Street,Clayfield, Sandgate, Lilley,Brisbane,QLD AUS <

Residence Notes:
A flood in 1883 carried away all houses in the locality except for that occupied by Walter Nash's family, but it did remove their foundations, so the property had to be taken over by the trustees. The later move to Toowong was due to Emily's health
The family lived for 23 years at Oxley. Geoffrey MORCOM believes that the roads adjoining their land (which is now in the suburb of Corinda) were named after the family Morcom Avenue, Cliveden Avenue and Rathlyn Avenue.
Walter Nash, having sold the Auchenflower house, rented a house at Alderley. "While there I bought a house at Wilston, but Alison [surveyor?] condemned it, so I lived there alone until I could dispose of it, and the family rented a house at Albion"

OCCUPATIONS:
Apprentice for William MORCOM's businessOccupation Note: Walter Nash wrote "On leaving school I was sent to my father's business as an apprentice, going through three departments in this (then) large concern, turning over 300,000 per year. The firm made a big loss later on, losing about 60,000 in a Dutch business.".
Traveller for William MORCOM's business in Bristol.Occupation Note: Walter Nash admits he was too inexperienced to make a success of this job.
ABT 1874 Overseer in Antigua.Occupation Note: This was on the plantation of one of his three uncles BROWN. Walter Nash was in charge of a gang of "Kanakas". He found this job uncongenial. He was lent a horse (returned via the mailman) to move on to Bundaberg..
Cattleman for Farm of his Uncle A H BROWN M.L.C. and A.H's brother in Gin Gin nr. Bundaberg.Occupation Note: He was met at Bundaberg by his brother Alfred who "after dinner at the Bank (the Commercial of Sydney), took me to Colanne Station my Uncle's....... In a day or two we proceeded to Gin Gin (headquarters), where my Uncles (Brown) had a fine homestead". During his time as cattleman he got lost in the outback and was rescued by Nugent BROWN and the stockman. Joe TAYLOR.
Store manager in Somerset.Occupation Note: One of his Uncle BROWNS sent Walter Nash to set up a store at Somerset (right on the northern tip of Cape York peninsula). Walter Nash had to pay for his own third class passage by coastal boat to Cape York. As the house at Somerset only had a table, a few chairs and a stretcher, he carried a pillow with him. There were only three or four houses at Somerset, including the P.M.'s [Post Master's??] and missionary's (a Mr MacFarlane with whom Walter Nash found company). They felt under threat from aborigines who "had run away from their official duty" and were considered dangerous. Walter Nash wrote "It is wonderful how I regarded things in those days. if I did not like my work, including selling liquor retail (which I was expected to do), I simply left it. It did not seem to worry me.".
Store Clerk for J.E.BROWN's Store in Maryborough.Occupation Note: Walter Nash took this job at the suggestion of one of his uncles, Alfred BROWN. He passed customs entries, issued steamer tickets etc.
Stockman in Barolin nr Bundaberg.Occupation Note: He worked for William BRAND "who brought two entire horses from England - namely Fenman and Trotter"........."I slept in an outhouse connected with the stables, which I lined with canvas, and made very comfortable." Walter Nash was paid 5s a week, later increased to 7s.6p. "William and I used to take fat cattle to the butcher. They had a trained cow which used to lead fat cattle into the slaughter yard, after which she came out again of her own accord". William BRAND later sold Barolin and went into a very successful partnership with a Mr GANT..
May 1878-ABT 1883: Under-Stockman in Rodd's Bay nr Gladstone.Occupation Note: The account by Walter Nash is not very clear but it seems that he was employed by his brother Alfred who was in partnership with Albert NORTON, Chairman of the Union Trustee Co. of Australia Ltd for about 6 years. It seems that Walter Nash had a sideline grazing female cattle at Baffle Creek on the Miriam Vale run. He writes "I spent all that had been left me by my mother on these breeders, but they had not been there many months before a fire started in the neighbourhood, and my fence across the pocket was destroyed, and my cattle got away. I sold them for what was offered me, having had no experience in those days. Why I did not consult my brother, I don's know, and I don't remember him making any suggestions to me, however, as he was leaving the Station at that time, a dissolution having been arranged, I went also". Walter nash was obviously rather "green" as a stockman and found sleeping out with only a blanket to watch the cattle somewhat uncongenial..
1883-1895: Partner in printing firm for Muir & MORCOM in Brisbane.Occupation Note: Walter Nash later joined in partnership with a Alexander MUIR to found Muir & Morcom's Printing and Lithographing Works, Queen Street . He had some financial help from his brother Alfred, and also a promise of a printing order for 80 from an Arthur FORBES who worked at the Queensland National Bank. Walter Nash and MUIR seem to have done well at the printing business and also from buying and selling properties - though his account of these transactions is not entirely clear. They moved to Queen Street where, in 1893, they lost money when their premises were flooded to a depth of 10 ft. They subsequently bought this property but in the financial crisis of 1895 Walter Nash realised that the business could not support both of them, and MUIR had the advantage of being a friend of their bank manager to whom they owed money. Walter Nash left the printing firm at very little personal cost. However he lost another 50 when MUIR took an injunction against him stopping him from canvassing clients of the old firm.
12Oct1896-16Mar1912: Partner in printing firm in Brisbane.Occupation Note: Walter Nash went into partnership with T.BIGGS, buying out his father's share in the business. He writes that in July 1900 he "visited the old land" - it is not clear if this means England or, possibly, the Bundaberg area. BIGGS was unwilling to join Walter Nash in two property purchases which he proposed and, largely as a result of this, they decided to dissolve the partnership on 16th March 1912. Walter Nash paid BIGGS a sum of money to retire..
1913-1928: Owner & Managing Director for Morcoms Ltd in Ryan House, Eagle Street, Brisbane.
ABT 1928 Owner of printing firm in George Street, Brisbane.Occupation Note: Morcom House, a three storey building opposite Centennial Park, was only completed just before the retirement of Walter Nash. Although his printing business had prospered until then, he was unfortunate in taking over the larger premises just as the Great Depression hit Australia. The firm went into substantial debt in order to keep things going, and this was only cleared in the early 1950 after the death of Llewellyn MORCOM who had taken over the management on the death of his father. The building was later taken over by the Government Printer.

GENERAL NOTE:
Author of the "Morcom Family History" (Source 568). Geoffrey MORCOM was seven when his grandfather Walter Nash died. He remembers him as a relatively small man. He attended the City Tabernacle Baptist Church in Brisbane most Sunday mornings. For some reason he preferred this Church to Clayfield Church which was attended by his wife.A newspaper obituary in the Courier Mail Saturday 21 October 1933 described him as a philanthropist

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
Electoral Rolls Queensland 1870-1879
Electoral Rolls Queensland 1880-1885
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Article `Morcom Family History' by Walter Nash MORCOM
Biographical Register 1788-1939 Vol II L-Z
Post Office Directory Queensland 1933
Personal QLD AUS MORCOM Geoffrey Wyatt (13763)
Personal AUS MORCOM Philip Langdon
Newspaper Obituary
  1. Wife: Emily MILLS (11032)
    Married: 12Jan1886 in Sydney

    Children:
    1. Clive MORCOM (06855)
    2. Llewellyn MORCOM (Lyn)(13734)
    3. Alison MORCOM (13749)
    4. Enid MORCOM (14834)
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Walter Paul MORCOM (04783)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MINORgeorge

BIRTH:
10Oct1905 in Negaunee MI USA. Eng & Wls Census 1911: 5, grandson of Mary Jane MITCHELL, at school, b. USA, British subject by parentage

DEATH:
Aug 1996 in Truro CON. Reg.No. 3701A A32D 129. Rosemary MORCOM believes her grandfather died in St Ives. Was the death recorded in Truro because he died in hospital in that Registration District or does the Truro office now cover St Ives [previously Penzance]?

RESIDENCES:
1905-ABT 1909: Negaunee,Marquette Co.MI USA
BEF 1905
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Melba Row,Newlyn East,CON

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
GRO Index Deaths
Personal MORCOM Rosemary Jane
  1. Wife: May COCKING (04784)
    Married: Q1 1939 in Truro

    Children:
    1. Martin Thomas MORCOM (04785)
    2. (living person)
Walter S MORCOM (21274)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
Mar 1876 in MO USA.

DEATH:
18Apr1876 in Ferguson MO USA. According to the City of St Louis register of Death , Walter was 24 days old when he died. His death was registered on 30 April
Walter V MORCOM (16681)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
ABT 1877 in IL USA. Census MO 1880: Walter V MORCOM, age 2, b. in Missouri, father born in England and mother in Illinois; 1885 Kansas State Census: age 8

DEATH:
1911 in City of Mexico MEX. Source: Mexico Deaths 1680-1940. Recorded as Walter M MORCOM Age at death: 34

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1880-AFT 1880: Brunswick,Charlton Co.MO USA
BEF 1885-AFT 1885: Elsworth,Elsworth County KS USA

SOURCES:
Census USA 1880 - LDS Index
1880 USA Federal Census
Census Kansas State 1885
Walter William MORCOM (18442)
Family Code: ADELAIDEannie

BIRTH:
03Jan1920 in Strasbourg SK CAN.

DEATH:
29Jun1961 in Earl Grey SK CAN.

SOURCE:
Personal:MORGAN Susan
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Warren MORCOM (20835)


BIRTH:
ABT 1846 in PA USA. US Census 1870: fairly clear Warren MORCOM, 24, b. Pennsylvania, US citizen

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Deerpart,Orange County NY USA

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: R.R. Fireman in Deerpart.Occupation Note: Living with a R.R. Engineer and two other firemen.

SOURCE:
1870 USA Federal Census
(living person)
Warren Thomas MORCOM (20767)


BIRTH:
28Sep1948 in NZ.

DEATH:
27Sep1948 in South Canterbury NZ. Reg No 1948/22177 Age at death: 3 mths

BURIAL:
Sep 1948 in Ashburton Cemetery, South Canterbury NZ.

SOURCES:
NZ Historical Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
Burial Index:New Zealand
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