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Calvert Fearon & Lilian Ethel Hursthouse

Calvert Fearon Hursthouse (b: 04 Jan 1883 in Motueka, Nelson; Occ: Electrical Engineer, Tramway Department, Adelaide, South Australia; d: 14 Sep 1961 in Adelaide)

Colonist, , 24 Dec 1897; SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS Granted by the Nelson Education Board - Distant Boys (two years free tuition and board) : C. F. Hursthouse (Motueka)

Nelson College, HURSTHOUSE Calvert Fearon - 1898/1899

Evening Post, 27 Jan 1900: NZ UNIVERSITY MATRICULATION RESULTS, DUNEDIN: The following candidate passed the Matriculation Examination: C.F. Hursthouse, Nelson (Occ: bank clerk)

Colonist, 28 Dec 1901:THE EIGHTH CONTINGENT: The following men have been chosen to represent Motueka in the Nelson draft of the 8th Boer War Contingent - Sgt C. F. Hursthouse (Motueka Mounted Rifles)

Evening Post, 16 Aug 1902: RETURNED TROOPERS ON THE SICK LIST- LATEST MEDICAL REPORTS. The following ofBritannic's invalids on the Quarantine Island were discharged' as convalescent yesterday: 5979 C. F. Hursthouse (Motueka)

Military Pensions 1902 HURSTHOUSE  Cabert Fearon  Private 5793  8CSIRFS Father: Richmond Hursthouse, Motueka, Nelson 

Colonist,  14 Mar 1904: PRESENTATION OF WAR MEDALS. At three o'clock his Excellency presented medals to members of the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Contingents serving in South Africa, at the band rotunda in the Botanical Reserve: Trooper C F Hursthouse

Calvert Feavon Hursthouse Residence - 1905-1906 - Dunedin South, Otago

While in England he was recorded: 21 Aug 1907 called at London House; 29 Sept 1908 called at the New Zealand Court of the Shepherd's Bush Exhibition; 3 Dec 1909 called at the London office of the New Zealand Government

Calvert mar: 11 Dec 1912 in Norwood, South Australia to Lilian Ethel Preshaw (b: 27 Jun 1884 Nelson to parents John Allan Preshaw and Christina Bremner)

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) : Sat 14 Dec 1912:  MARRIAGES
HURSTHOUSE - PRESHAW: On the 11th December, at Norwood, South Australia, by the Rev. Canon Andrews, Calvert Fearon, third son of the late Richmond Hursthousc, Esq., of Motueka, N.Z., to Lilian Ethel, 4th daughter of the late J. A. Preshaw, Esq., of Nelson, N.Z.

Calvert Fearon Hursthouse Residence:  1922 - Age: 39 New Town, Denison, Tasmania, Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Wed 28 Aug 1935: 20 Jewellery Robbery At Fitzroy - Jewellery, valued at about 20 was stolen between 7.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. yesterday from the home of Mr. C. F. Hursthouse, in Elderslie Avenue, Fitzroy. Entrance was gained by breaking a side window, as has been done in other recent robberies.

April 1837 Adelaide: DANGER OF TRAM POLES Coroner Strongly Urges Action -A strong recommendation that some safety device should be immediately installed on drop centre tramcars to prevent passengers leaning over barriers was made by the coroner (Mr. Blackburn) at an inquest today. The inquiry was into the death of Alfred John Henwood, 20, shop assis tant. of Fullarton road, Fullarton, who died in Adelaide Hospital on Mar 26 from a fractured skull. Henwood's head struck a tram standard while he was a passenger in a tram travelling along Wakefield street, City, that night. "Upon the evidence it appears probable that Henwood felt sick, went out into the gangway, and leaned over the barrier." Mr. Blackburn said in his finding. "The type of tram upon which he was riding gave only 17" clearance between the barrier and the tramways standard. Until the introduction of the type of tram known as the drop centre, there was a clearance of 23 in. "Unfortunately. when this modern type of tram was introduced, no extra precautions to overcome the increased danger of the reduction in clearance seems to have been considered necessary. "I think there is a definite danger at present of passengers upon these trams coming into contact with centre poles if they lean over the barrier.  Archie Rackett. the conductor, told Mr. Blackburn that there were eight notices, head high, in trams. warning people not to lean out. He frequently saw children tryFix this text ing to touch standards as they were passed. This was a very dan gerous practice. Calvert Fearon Hursthouse, rolling stock superintendent of the Municipal Tramways Trust, said that not 10 per cent. of the total tram track had poles in the centre.

R.A.A. Officials Inspect New Tram - MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE of the Royal Automobile Association today inspected the trackless tram running between Payneham and Paradise.

20 Feb 1939 - ROAD TRANSPORT ANNUAL: 'Hauling for Profit,' an Adelaide publication dealing with road freight and passenger transport in Australia, should prove extremely useful to truck and bus operators. There is a supplementary section by C. F. Hursthouse dealing with the economics of Diesel transport. Chapters are devoted to engine and truck performance and other matters likely to be of assistance to prospective purchasers of trucks, regardless of purpose. Particular attention is given to safety factors.

9 Nov 1945; News (Adelaide) ONE good turn deserves another. Mr. Calvert Hursthouse. Tramways Trust rolling stock superintendent, was rung up last night by a man who offered his services as an amateur tram driver. "You won't remember me," said the voice, "but when I was in knickerbockers a tram accidentally ran over and smashed my pencil box and a much-prized pencil, which cost me sixpence. "You made me a beautiful new pencil box, which was the envy of all my pals, and the claims officer put in a new pencil. Now, how about letting me be the first man to volunteer to drive a tram to get people to work?" Mr. Hursthouse tells me that he dimly remembers a very indignant schoolboy "sticking up" the trust for his pencil box. The driving offer has been declined.

4 Jun 1946: Mr C. F. Hursthouse, rolling stock superintendent of the Municipal Tramways Trust, Adelaide arrived in Melbourne yesterday, and are staying at Menzies Hotel and will inspect the Melbourne tramways system, especially its latest trams and the layout of depots.

21 Jan 1949 = Tramways Trust and Assistant engineer and Swan Superintendent  C F. Hursthouse) has retired after 40 years service

Calvert and Lillian Hursthouse's children:

 1 John Wilson Hursthouse (b: 26 Sep 1913 in Adelaide Occ: Royal Australian Air Force; d: 23 Mar 1945 in Vansittart Bay, Western Australia) John mar: 31 Jan 1942 to Jean Isabel Williams;

"R.A.A.F. WEDDING A powder blue dinner gown was worn by Miss Jean Williams at her marriage to Sgt. John W. Hurst house. R.A.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hursthouse. of Pros pect. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Williams, of Elbow Hill, West Coast. The marriage took place in the Pirie Street Methodist Church. Of silk and marocain, the bridal gown was trimmed at the waist band and sleeves with drawn thread work. The bride wore a tulle headdress with a topknot of flowers. Mrs. Donaldt Watson was matron of honor in a maize georgette frock. The best man was Mr. John Apps.they resided Toorak Gardens, South Australia."

They had one son - David John Hursthouse mar: Jennifer Scott Roberts - their son Kitson Robert Hursthouse (now McDiarmid)

2 Helen Hursthouse mar: 8 Mar 1939 to Ross V Hanns son of the late Mr. and   Mrs. H. A. Hanns.

9 Mar 1939: Beautiful Bridal Veil
A lovely veil of hand-appliqued Brussels lace, which had been worn by the bride's mother, distinguished the bridal ensemble at the wedding last night of Helen Mary. only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hursthouse of Fitzroy, to Mr. Ross V. Harms, of Malvern, younger son of the late Mr. and Mrs J. H. A. Harms. The ceremony took place at St. Cuthberts Church. Prospect, and the Rev. H. C. Thrush officiated. A self-colored design of flowers pat- terned the cream satin frock worn by the bride, who was given away by her father. A high waistline, Peter Pan collar and circular train were details of the gown. An orange blossom halo held the Brussels lace veil; carnations, tuberoses and lilies-of-the-valley were carried in a Victorian posy, edged with silver lace. Miss Bonnie Bowker, the bridesmaid, wore pastel blue satin-back crepe with a swing skirt and a long-sleeved jacket which was waist length. A cap of silver sequins and a short veil of blue tulle were attractive details. Cyclamen and pink were the tones of the roses in her Victorian posy. Mr. Michael Ward was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wentworth. A teal blue lightweight wool frock  and jacket were the bride's choice for travelling. The high tam, in the same  color, was fastened with a long quill - her accessories were black.

Children of Helen and Ross Hanns:

1. Allan Richmond Hanns mar. Fay Barker - their dau. is Belinda Marie HANNS
2. Helen Lysbeth (Libby) Hanns mar: Derek Thomas STUBBS - their dau. Fiona Michelle STUBBS mar: Allan Hill with dau Hayden Kingsley Hill
*2nd Husband mar: ? STUBBS - dau: is Wendy Jane Stubbs

3 Harold Richmond Hursthouse mar: 5 Mar 1949 in Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace, Adelaide to Kaye Turner

Weddings: Kaye, daughter of Mrs. L. A. M Turner and the late Mr. Richard Turner of Torrens Park, will wed Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hursthouse of Fitzroy, in Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace, at 6.30 pm. on Saturday. The bride's mother will entertain guests at 23 Belair Rd

The Mail adelaide: Saturday 17 August 1940:  AIR TRAINEES:
99 air crew trainees were called up as South Australia's fifth contribution to the Empire air training scheme: Pilot Harold Richmond Hursthouse