Descendants of Ann Harris

Fourth Generation


33. Ethel J Wills (William Henry Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1877 in Paddington. She died in 1964 in Rockdale.

Ethel married Sydney Arthur Hummel son of Frederick Hummel and Mary Ann in 1907 in Kogarah. Sydney died in 1944 in Rockdale.

They had the following children:

  121 F i Irene G Hummel
  122 F ii Ida E Hummel
        Ida married Charles Walter Bower.
  123 M iii Frederick William Hummel
        Frederick married Gwendolyn Renouf Osborn daughter of Leslie C Osborn and Ruby M.
  124 F iv Jean Mary Hummel
        Jean married William Thomas Radburn.

35. Martha Blanche Wills (William Henry Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1882 in Paddington. She died in 1976.

Martha married David Baird Robbie in 1903 in Newtown.

They had the following children:

+ 125 F i Martha Robbie
  126 F ii Doris Robbie

36. Amy Estelle Wills (William Henry Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born on 9 Sep 1884 in Woollahra. She died on 28 May 1967 in Faulconbridge.

Amy married (1) Christian Frederick Kaltenbacher son of Christian Kaltenbacher and Jane on 5 Mar 1910 in St Peters. Christian was born on 18 Mar 1884 in London. He died in Jun 1964 in Bexley.

They had the following children:

+ 127 F i Freda Estelle Kaltenbacher
+ 128 M ii Leslie Christian Kaltenbacher
+ 129 M iii Alfred William Kaltenbacher (Colebrook)
  130 M iv Walter Alwyn Kaltenbacher was born in 1917 in Rockdale. He died in 1967.
  131 F v Nellie May Kaltenbacher was born in 1918 in Rockdale. She died in 1921 in Kogarah.

Amy married (2) William Waters on 27 May 1942 in Kogarah. William was born in 1884 in Gravesend Kent.

37. Annie Pearl Wills (William Henry Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1886 in Woollahra.

Annie married Mark M Holder son of Mathew Holder and Mary A in 1911 in St Peters. Mark died in 1919 in Marrickville.

They had the following children:

  132 M i Harold Mark Holder
        Harold married Daphne Doreen Mackenzie.
  133 F ii Muriel P Holder was born in 1916 in Rockdale. She died in 1927 in Kogarah.

40. Edna Marguerite Wills (William Henry Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1894 in Goulburn.

Edna married George E A Charles in 1915 in Kogarah.

They had the following children:

+ 134 F i Eva Eileen Charles
+ 135 F ii Dorothy Merle Charles
+ 136 F iii Elizabeth Charles

41. Amy Louisa Wills (Albert Charles Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1876 in Waverley. She died on 10 Dec 1960 in Sydney.

Amy married Charles Deans in 1900 in Waverley. Charles was born in 1876. He died on 22 Sep 1939.

They had the following children:

+ 137 M i Allen John Ross Deans
  138 F ii Doris Irene Deans was born in 1903 in Waverley. She died in Brisbane.
        Doris married George Alexander Annand in 1930 in Waverley. George was born in 1900 in Lismore. He died in 1967 in Sydney.
  139 M iii Stanley Charles Deans was born in 1909 in Waverley. He died in 1974.
        Stanley married Marjorie Rose Weldon.

42. Annie Rose Wills (Albert Charles Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born on 3 Nov 1877 in Waverley. She died on 7 Mar 1963 in Beecroft.

Annie married (1) Christopher Bennett on 14 Dec 1899 in Sydney. Christopher was born on 11 Dec 1876 in Athboy, Ireland. He died on 9 Jul 1907 in Sydney.

They had the following children:

+ 140 M i Albert E Bennett
+ 141 M ii Christopher Franklin Bennett

Annie married (2) Robert Bennett on 24 Apr 1912 in Woollahra. Robert was born in 1879 in Athboy, Ireland. He died on 1 Sep 1959 in Beecroft.

They had the following children:

+ 142 M iii Terence Robert Bennett

43. Elizabeth Maude Wills (Albert Charles Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1879 in Waverley. She died on 7 Jul 1966.

Elizabeth married William Murray in 1907 in Waverley. William died on 3 Sep 1957.

They had the following children:

+ 143 M i Raymond Murray
+ 144 F ii Muriel Murray
  145 M iii Albert Franklin Murray was born in 1916 in Waverley. He died on 9 Jun 2000 in Randwick.
        Albert married May Charlotte Jones.

46. John Edmund Wills (Albert Charles Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born on 10 Jan 1886 in Waverley. He died on 15 Jul 1950 in Sylvania.

John married Caroline Agnes Brown in 1911 in Waverley. Caroline was born in 1887 in Redfern. She died in 1972 in Sylvania.

They had the following children:

+ 146 M i Jack Douglas Wills
+ 147 F ii Jessie Emma Wills
+ 148 M iii Albert Arthur Wills
+ 149 F iv Marjorie Agnes Wills

47. George Horsley Wills (Albert Charles Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born in 1888 in Waverley. He died on 29 May 1967 in Sydney.

George married Edith Ada Pearce in 1919 in Waverley. Edith was born in 1897. She died on 18 Sep 1972 in Sydney.

They had the following children:

  150 M i George Allen Wills was born in 1920. He died on 12 Jan 1921 in Waverley.
  151 M ii Donald Pearce Wills
        Donald married Constance Yates.
  152 F iii Shirley Constance Grace Wills
        Shirley married Stanley William Ryder.
  153 M iv John Wills

48. John Wills (James Porter Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born on 8 Jun 1876 in Sydney. He died on 29 Oct 1924 in Waverley.

John Wills (born 1876) was known as Jack. He married Elizabeth Harvey in 1895 at age 20 and had three children. John was a furniture removalist but also had a bakery business. He lived at Strawberry Hills (now part of Surrey Hills).

John served in WW1 even though he was aged 39 at the outbreak of war. It is claimed that he was gassed during the war and that continuing health problems arising from the gassing resulted in his death from lung failure in 1924 at age 49.

John married Elizabeth Harvey in 1895 in Woollahra. Elizabeth died in 1945.

They had the following children:

+ 154 F i Olive May Wills
+ 155 M ii James Arthur Wills
  156 F iii Ruby B Wills
        Ruby married Charles Davis.

49. Charles Porter Wills (James Porter Wills , John Wills , Ann ) was born on 17 Jun 1877 in Waverley. He died on 9 Aug 1943 in Newtown.

Charles Porter Wills (born 1877) was known as Chilla. His early occupation was as an apprenticed jockey but received a kick from a horse resulted in a plate being inserted in his head and terminated his riding career. He became a hawker with the sale of moth balls one of his products. Bill Wills (s0n of James Porter Wills jr) recollects that Charles stole a rear doormat from Bill’s parents’ house and tried to sell in back to Bill's mother (Elizabeth Maud Crane).

Charles married Lillie Hall in 1909 at age 32 and produced 5 children: Charles died suddenly, possibly from a heart attack, in 1943 at Newtown, aged 66.

Charles married Lily Madeline Hall in 1909 in Camperdown. Lily was born in 1888 in Boston USA. She died in 1964 in Randwick.

They had the following children:

  157 M i Charles Frederick James Wills was born on 12 Jan 1909 in Sydney. He died on 26 Apr 1995 in Marrickville.

Charles, or Fred as everyone knew him, was an affable character who maintained many of the Wills family links. It is believed that he ensured the Wills graves at Waverley cemetery were tended.

Fred had a long association with Mary Gum, starting in Townsville in the 1930s and then in Sydney. They eventually married in about the 1980s (actual year unknown). Mary was the sister of Cissie Gum (Howe) who married Baden Powell Wills in 1946 also after a long association. Baden was Fred's uncle and on marriage also became his brother-in-law.

Fred was a noted feature of the Chinese community in Sydney and was often called upon to MC family dinners and weddings. Fred and Mary were also notable for their ball room dancing skills.
        Charles married Mary Edith Gum daughter of Fong Sing Gum and Ah Gew Sen on 5 Aug 1944 in Townsville Qld. Mary was born on 7 Jul 1899 in Darwin. She died on 8 Nov 1991 in Marrickville.

The eldest daughter, Mary was considered the wild one of the family. In her 20s she married Tom Kerry who was much older than her and who owned a substantial bakery in Darwin. He died not long after their wedding and Mary inherited the bakery which employed a number of family members. The bakery was requisitioned by the army during the War and produced bread and other baked goods for the army during the day and for the civilian population during the night.
Mary moved to Townsville where she teamed up with Fred Wills (Baden’s nephew). They also moved to Sydney after the war. Their presence at family functions was always notable for their flamboyant dancing of traditional waltzes, fox trots etc. Mary owned a number of corner retail stores in partnership with Larry, a nephew of Daphne.
Mary and Fred married some years later and settled at Marrickville. Mary died in 1991, aged 92, although she was quite blind in the years before her death. Fred died a few years later in 1995, aged 85. They had no children.
+ 158 F ii Florence M Wills
+ 159 F iii Edna May Wills
+ 160 F iv Eileen T Wills
  161 F v Elsie Mavis Wills
        Elsie married (1) Victor Ernest Dawes son of George P Dawes and Mary E. Victor was born in 1914 in Wollongong. He died in 1957 in Camperdown.
        Elsie married (2) Tony Palmisano.
        Elsie married (3) Ron Brady.

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