Dorothy Josephine Darby

#152, (15 December 1887-18 November 1981)
FatherJames John Darby1 (18 May 1851-11 May 1941)
MotherEliza Maria Watson1 (21 May 1845-19 Jun 1932)
presumed photograph of Dorothy Josephine Darby.
(source: M. Willson collection)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Dorothy Josephine Darby was born on 15 December 1887 at Eudunda, South Australia.2,1 She was the daughter of James John Darby and Eliza Maria Watson.1

Dorothy was listed on the roll as a student at Advanced School for Girls, in Adelaide, in October 1904.3

Dorothy Josephine Darby was successful as a candidate in the examinations by the Board of Governors of the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. on 18 October 1904.3

Dorothy Josephine Darby obtained a University pass in examinations at the senior level in December 1905 at Adelaide.4 The Handorf branch of the Liberal Union held a social 17 August 1911 and the Darbys contributed to the programme.5 She was perhaps a successful exhibitor in a flower-show at on 15 November 1911 at Mount Barker, South Australia.6 She contibuted a musical number to the Handorf branch of the Liberal Union on 15 October 1912 at Handorf, South Australia.7 A photograph was taken of Dorothy when she was a young girl.
Dorothy Josephine Darby c1895
(source: M. Willson collection)


Dorothy Josephine Darby performed an overture in aid of the Red Cross on 5 June 1915 at Handorf Institute, in Handorf, South Australia.8 And perhaps performed a piano solo in aid of the Red Cross at Lister Hall, in South Australia on the same day.9

Her mother died 19 June 1932 at the age of 87. Dorothy was aged 44 when this happened.10

She married Alexander Morris Boyer, son of Rev Thomas Morrison Boyer and G. Harvey, at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Saturday, 20 October 1934 at Ambleside, South Australia. Witnesses to the wedding were James John Darby, Rev Thomas Morrison Boyer, Leonard Watson Darby and Edna Lucy Fennell.11,12,13 Dorothy lived in November 1934 at Ambleside, South Australia.14

Dorothy and Alexander lived in May 1941 at Handorf, South Australia.10 Dorothy and Alexander lived in 1948 at Magill Road, in Norwood.15

Perhaps it was Dorothy who was accused in May 1948 of income tax evasions totalling £7,805 as a result of a canning business.16

Dorothy was fined £4 with £3/18/ costs for "for having owned Osmond terrace premises which were in an insanitary condition".15

Dorothy died on 18 November 1981 at South Australia at age 93.17 Her body was interred at Mount Barker cemetery on 20 November 1981 at Mount Barker, South Australia. Dorothy and Alexander were interred together in the Old section, Plot/Grave/Niche: 120 Bottom 1/2.17

Family of Dorothy Josephine Darby and Alexander Morris Boyer

Last Edited20 Jun 2014
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Leonard Family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S244] The South Australian Register, 16 Dec 1887 p.4.
  2. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol.410 p.358.
  3. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), 1904 'ART AND SCIENCE EXAMINATIONS.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 8 November, p. 7, viewed 18 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56584307
  4. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), 1905 'ADVANCED SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 21 December, p. 3, viewed 18 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55653040
  5. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 1912 'LIBERAL UNION.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 20 April, p. 16, viewed 25 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5337574
  6. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 1911 'MOUNT BARKER FLOWER SHOW.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 17 November, p. 5, viewed 25 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5304417
  7. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), 1912 'HAUNDORE.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 18 October, p. 10, viewed 25 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58592575
  8. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), 1915 'In the Country.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 9 June, p. 8, viewed 25 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59604582
  9. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), 1915 'AMUSEMENTS.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 27 October, p. 11, viewed 25 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59621935
  10. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 1941 'OBITUARY.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 16 May, p. 8, viewed 10 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45004780
  11. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol.351 p.3361.
  12. [S206] The Chronicle, 1934 'Boyer—Darby.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 November, p. 58, viewed 24 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91078185 ("A quiet wedding was solemnised In St. Paul's Anglican Church at Ambleslde on October 20 between Mr. A. M. Boyer, of Nuriootpa, son of the Rev. T. M. and Mrs. Boyer, of Medinde. and Miss Darby, only daughter of Mr. J. Darby and the late Mrs. Darby, of Ambleslde. The Rev. T. M. Boyer officiated, assisted by the Rev. R. V. S. Adams, rector of the parish. The bride entered the church on her father's arm, and as the bridal party walked up the aisle the hymn, 'Lead Us, Heavenly Father,' was sung. The bride was in a soft powder blue silk velvet and georgette frock, with a pretty hat to tone, and carried a sheaf of blue and pink lupins, pink carnations and orange blossom. She was attended by one bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Boyer, gowned in liberty sun gleam georgette of blue, pink and yellow cones. Mr. H. R. Foale was best man. Mrs. T. M. Boyer was frocked in a black San Toy cloth with satin design".).
  13. [S489] The Advertiser and Register (Adelaide, South Australia), 1934 'Boyer—Darby.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 3 November, p. 10, viewed 24 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35016212
  14. [S206] The Chronicle, 1934 'Boyer—Darby.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 November, p. 58, viewed 24 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91078185
  15. [S765] News (Adelaide), 1948 'WOMAN FINED FOR HEALTH BREACH.', News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), 3 June, p. 9, viewed 24 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129904917
  16. [S489] The Advertiser and Register (Adelaide, South Australia), 1948 'Alleged Tax.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 7 May, p. 3, viewed 24 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43766047
  17. [S764] Website District Council of Mount Barker (http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/) Surname: Boyer; Given Names: Dorothy Josephine; Cemetery: Mount Barker; Section: Old;
    Plot/Grave/Niche: 120 Bottom 1/2; Last Residence: Hahndorf; Date of Death: 18/11/1981; Age at Death: 93; Date of Burial: 20/11/1981; Burial/Order Number: 1347.