Myrtle Clorine Ruby WENCK

Myrtle Clorine Ruby WENCK

Female 1911 - 1985  (74 years)

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  • Name Myrtle Clorine Ruby WENCK 
    Born 19 Mar 1911  Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    Birth certificate
    Gender Female 
    Confirmation 30 Sep 1923  Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • At the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church by Pastor Theodor W.  Lietze
    Physical Description 5' 8" tall, blue eyes, fair hair 
    • Myrtle was known as 'Snow' as a child because of her very fair hair. Her sister called her Snow all her life.
    Education Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Myrtle started school at Minden State School in 1916
    Residence 1939  South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • Public Notices
      COLGATE DENTAL CREAM.
      CONTEST RESULTS FOR WEEK ENDED 15th APRIL.
      Winners of Theatre Tickets to see "The Dawn Patrol."

      Mrs. M. Colston, 20 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane.
    Residence Between 1940 and 1985  Mitchelton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    102 McConaghy Street 

    • In about 1956 the name of the street was changed from Kedron Ave to McConaghy Street after the Mitchelton station master at the time. Previously, Kedron Ave ran from Samford Road to the station, then resumed beyond the station.
    Died 20 Oct 1985  Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: 1 (a) Myocardial infarction (b) Coronary artery disease 2 Hypertension 
    • Myrtle was about to play bridge the day she died. When she arrived at the venue, she had trouble parking her car so a man also there to play bridge parked it for her while she sat in his car. She collapsed during that time and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    Death certificate
    Cremated 23 Oct 1985  Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • Columbarium 5, Section 18
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    COLSTON, Myrtle
    Niche, Albany Creek Crematorium
    Hobbies Bridge 
    • In her retirement, Myrtle took up playing bridge. She thoroughly enjoyed it and once said she was "keen as mustard". She was about to play the day she died.
    Hobbies Jacks 
    • As a child, Myrtle learned to play jacks and was very good at it. The children at school said she was good because she didn't have to milk the cows. She retained her skill and taught her younger daughter the game, but was always able to beat her at it. This game was played with five sheep knucklebones.
    Occupation Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Primary school teacher 
    • Myrtle Wenck sat an exam called PT2  in 1927 and she taught at: Minden (no date), Witta 1932, Cardwell 1934, Innisfail Rural 1935 and Tiaro 1937. She resigned from Tiaro on 24.9.37. She also taught at Mitchelton and Oakleigh State Primary Schools in Brisbane after her marriage.
    FamilySearch ID 9VHK-8CP 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9VHK-8CP 
    _PPEXCLUDE
    Person ID I14  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2017 

    Father Adolph Christian Georg "Otto" WENCK,   b. 1 May 1874, Kluesfeld, Bau, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1941, Coolana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Auguste Emilie Helene "Lena" BEHM,   b. 23 Aug 1880, Storkow, Kreis Randow, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1962, Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1899  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Douglas Thomas COLSTON,   b. 3 Oct 1907, Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1990, North West Private Hospital, 137 Flockton St, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1937  Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Witnesses to marriage at Tiaro Presbyterian Church were bride's sister Sylvia Claydon and groom's brother Fraser Colston
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    Marriage certificate front
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    Marriage certificate back
    Children 
    +1. Malcolm Arthur COLSTON,   b. 5 Apr 1938, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2003, The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Heather Jeanette COLSTON,   b. 24 Apr 1941, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 2008, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Mar 1911 - Lowood, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 30 Sep 1923 - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1937 - Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 102 McConaghy Street - Between 1940 and 1985 - Mitchelton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: 1 (a) Myocardial infarction (b) Coronary artery disease 2 Hypertension - 20 Oct 1985 - Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 23 Oct 1985 - Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Primary school teacher - - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    WENCK, Myrtle
    WENCK, Myrtle
    WENCK, Myrtle in confirmation group 1923
    WENCK, Myrtle in confirmation group 1923
    Myrtle third girl from left. At Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church, Minden. Pastor Theodor W Lutze
    WENCK, Myrtle at Coolana circa 1924
    WENCK, Myrtle at Coolana circa 1924
    WENCK, Myrtle circa 1927
    WENCK, Myrtle circa 1927
    WENCK, Myrtle & Sylvia  circa 1917
    WENCK, Myrtle & Sylvia circa 1917

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth certificate 1911/005619.

    2. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1911/ 005619.

    3. [S67] Wenck, Myrtle - Confirmation Certificate.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1953 'MINDEN CHURCH JUBILEES.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 3 September, p. 4 Edition: Daily, viewed 22 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118424442.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1939 'Advertising.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), 19 April, p. 10 Section: Second Section., viewed 10 August, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39017159.

    6. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death certificate 1985/08609.

    7. [S23] Queensland State Archives, Education Dept records.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21736077.

    9. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage certificate 1937/004419.