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Family: Frederick Reginald Edward DUKE / Eva Reeves COLLINS (F2167)

m. 10 Mar 1927

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  • Frederick Reginald Edward DUKEFather | Male
    Frederick Reginald Edward DUKE

    Born  10 Jun 1898  St Peters, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1932  Holbrook, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  10 Mar 1927  [1]  Broken Hill, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Richard John Frederick DUKE | F2166 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Eva Madgwick SHORT | F2166 Group Sheet 

    Eva Reeves COLLINSMother | Female
    Eva Reeves COLLINS


  • Notes  Married:
    • Although this marriage was registered with NSW BDM, there is no local evidence that this couple ever were in Broken Hill. The Family History Society in Broken Hill have confirmed that there are no marriage records in the Wesleyan, Baptist, Roman Catholic or Chrurch of England parish records.

      The FHS at Broken Hill assume that the marriage may have happened at Silverton which is still in the Broken Hill district. All parish records from Silverton have been lost and they do not have any recordsl.

      As Frederick died 5 years later, we assume that the marriage in the far west of New South Wales had some significance to the couple. No birth documentation for Eva Reeves Collins can be found in Broken Hill either.

      The 1930 Electoral Roll says that Frederick was a Doctor, he may have been in Broken Hill for a short term at the hospital.

      Alternativley, the 1928 Sands Directory shows two people with the name F DUKE. One a Dentist @ 426 Darling Street, Balmain NSW and the other a Medical Superintendant in the District Hospital at Tibboburra NSW.

      Without a copy of the original marriage certificate, we won't be able to confirm anything.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1927.