Eustace Wilkie Darby1,2

#12107, (5 March 1879-1934)
FatherJohn Darby1 (13 May 1854-2 Jul 1930)
MotherEdith Watson1 (3 Jun 1853-28 Sep 1930)
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Brett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
Eustace Wilkie Darby
(Source: Terry Reifsteck)
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Eustace was born on Wednesday, 5 March 1879 at Lefevre Peninsula, South Australia.1,3 He was the son of John Darby and Edith Watson.1 He was a student at at Port Adelaide Infants School, in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Previously he had attended schooling with Miss. Sinclair.3

Tragedy struck the Darby family when John and Edith's son Kenny Darby, not quite two years of age, was shot dead by his seventeen year old brother Eustace on 23 February 1896. There was an inquest, and a verdict brought down of accidental death with no blame being attached to anyone.4,1 Eustace arrived at Canada in 1902. (in all likelihood to start a new life.)5,6
Eustace lived in 1912 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.7

Eustace Wilkie Darby married Elsie Florence Ehlers on Friday, 19 January 1912 at Watonwan, Minnesota.7,8 Eustace Wilkie Darby was an engineer in 1921.5

His father died 2 July 1930 at the age of 76. Eustace was aged 51 when this happened.

Eustace died in 1934 at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.9,6


Elsie Florence Ehlers (c 1880-)


  1. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1896 'CORONER'S INQUEST.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 25 February, p. 7, viewed 17 January, 2012,
  2. [S577] E-mails from Geoff Frogley to Tim Hill, 2012- 09 Oct 2012 (for middle name).
  3. [S577] E-mails from Geoff Frogley to Tim Hill, 2012- 09 Oct 2012.
  4. [S6] South Australia, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol.233 p.224.
  5. [S785] 1921 Census of Canada for Canada (online image) Saskatchewan District 219, Subdistrict 61, Town of Rawsack, p.19.
  6. [S528] The Western Mail, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1930 'Family Notices.', Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), 9 October, p. 4, viewed 11 February, 2012,
  7. [S902] Minnesota, Marriage Certificate, Cert: 2015-4074.
  8. [S893] E-mails from Terry Reifsteck to Tim Hill, 2015- 'Eustace Darby' - 13 December 2015 at 05:52.
  9. [S577] E-mails from Geoff Frogley to Tim Hill, 2012- 09 Oct 2012 (for date and location).