Sharon's Family History

The Genealogy of the Wilton, Brimson, Munro and Forward Families

Robert WILTON

Male 1876 - 1951  (75 years)


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  • Name Robert WILTON 
    Born 23 Mar 1876  Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 23 Apr 1876 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1951  Yuna, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50  Sharon's Family History
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2017 

    Father Robert Abel WILTON,   b. 16 Apr 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1932, Port Denison, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Emma EVERSDEN,   b. 29 May 1851, Essex Or Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1939  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1874  [1
    Robert & Emma Wilton
    Robert & Emma Wilton
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    ROBERT & EMMA WILTON
    ROBERT & EMMA WILTON
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa POOLE,   b. 23 Mar 1876, Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1959  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1898  St James, Greenough, W.A Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Witness; Edward John Edwards, George Henry "Thrupp?", Charlotte Poole.
    Children 
     1. Robert Walter WILTON,   b. 10 Jan 1899,   d. 22 Mar 1996  (Age 97 years)
     2. Frederick William WILTON,   b. 1900,   d. 5 Apr 1930, Northampton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. George Abel WILTON,   b. 28 Jan 1902, Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1970, Perth, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Clarence Mervon WILTON,   b. 7 Dec 1903,   d. 9 Apr 1967, Leederville, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Eversden Bert WILTON,   b. 17 Dec 1905,   d. 6 Nov 1979, Subiaco, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Stanley Gordon WILTON,   b. 18 Jun 1906,   d. 6 Oct 1989  (Age 83 years)
     7. Alfred Septimus Godfrey WILTON,   b. 1 Aug 1908,   d. 21 Apr 1979  (Age 70 years)
     8. Ethel May WILTON,   b. 25 May 1910,   d. 17 Feb 1991  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1876 - Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A YUNA FARMER
      FIRST VISIT TO PERTH THE COUNTRY PREFERRED
      Although this is his first visit to Perth, in fact the first time that he has been south of Carnamah, in the whole of his 62 years, Mr. Robert Wilton, of Yuna, stated to a representative of the 'West Australian' last week that he is not greatly impressed with city life and would prefer to be rambling through the bush with his favorite gun. Born at Greenough, Mr. Wilton acquired a taste for solitude in his early years whilst shepherding his father's flocks on Gooroowell Station, and frankly admits that he is 'not at his best amongst a crowd of people.' 'I have never seen a tramcar until this week,' he said, with a smile, 'and had never ridden in one until last night, but I am not exactly out of date, as I do most of my travelling by car, and all my farming work is done by tractors, although I leave the driving of them to the younger men.
      Powerfully-built and carrying his years easily, Mr. Wilton looks a picture of health, although he states that a bout of rheumatic fever has stiffened his joints somewhat. He admitted that he had suffered from rheumatism for years, but claimed to have cured himself by bee stings incurred whilst robbing the nests of the wild bees.
      As a shearer in the days of the blades, and for a few seasons with the machines, he has 'undressed the woollies' throughout a large portion of the State's sheep country, and long before the advent of motor trucks or even the camel teams which preceded them, he used to cart wool to the port of Gerald ton with horse teams. With the exception of seven years as a fettler on the railways, and a brief experience of prospecting trips, on one of which he almost died for want of water, Mr. Wilton has been chiefly engaged in farming pursuits. At present he farms 2,600 acres at Yuna, where he produced over: 9,000 bushels of wheat this season. Married since 1897, he has seven sons and a daughter, and Mrs. Wilton is still supervising the running of her own property at Howatharra. 'The buildings in Perth are well worth seeing,' he remarked as he departed, 'but when I leave had a look round the Sou'-West I'll be quite ready to go back to the farm at Yuna.'
      "A YUNA FARMER." Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA : 1929 - 1947) 1 Mar 1938

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Wilton Family Bible.


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