Florence Daisy DAY

other immigrants:

Edward BARRINGTON
Maria CLEMENTS
Eliza Ann COLE
George COLLINS
Florence Daisy DAY
Sarah FLEMING
Roderick GOLLAN
Martha HALEY
Elizabeth HAYWARD
John JAMES
John Henry JONES
Jane LITTLE
Ann MEHEGAN/MEAGHAN
Charles & Elizabeth PULLING
Patrick ROBBINS
William ROBERTS
John Wright SIMMONS
Catherine SPRING
Richard SYDES
William TUDGEY
Thomas TYRRELL
Ann WHITE
Henry WILKINSON

 

Florence Daisy DAY married John Henry JONES (Jack) at the Birmingham Registry Office on 19 Dec 1915. They emigrated to Australia mid-1922 with their 18 month old daughter. Their passport indicates they arrived in Port of Adelaide 4 Oct 1922 and their second daughter Constance (Connie) Frances was born in Carlton, Melbourne on the 23rd Oct 1922. Connie died 4 months later in the following February. A third daughter Doris Day JONES was born 14 Nov 1923 and she worked for Kodak and lived in England for a time, never marrying and dying in 1980. In 1938 Jack and Flo bought a house at 6 Donald St Brunswick from which they never moved. Their first daughter married and had three children - and I am one of seven grandchildren.   

Florence Daisy DAY was born 1 Sep 1892 to Henry DAY, a jeweller's gold packer and Mary Ann PRICE a French-polisher. She had a sadness when her elder brother Frank died in her arms in 1903 (which probably had something to do with one her of grandsons becoming known as "Frank"). 

She never really settled in Australia and was homesick, although she never returned to England. She had a wit to match Jack's: when he'd come home from work (having stopped in at the pub to place a bet and have a beer) she'd ask him how many glasses he'd had. The reply was inevitably "just one" whereupon she'd ask "how many times filled"? She died in Parkville in 1978. 

Her parents were Henry DAY (the son of musician John DAY) and Mary Ann PRICE (the daughter of shoemaker Thomas PRICE). Henry and Mary Ann were married at the Register Office, Birmingham on 7 Feb 1880. 

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