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Ethel Louisa Rosalind  SNOWDEN

Ethel Louisa Rosalind SNOWDEN

Female 1889 - 1948  (58 years)

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  • Name Ethel Louisa Rosalind SNOWDEN  [1, 2, 3
    Born 13 Aug 1889  , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • See Notes for birth index information.
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Apr 1948  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Residences--Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
      Woolloongabba, Oxley, Queensland, Au
      ===
      Australia Death Index, 1787 - 1985
      Death date, 10 April 1948
      Father, William Thomas Ernest Snowden Cook (as it appears)
      Mother, Annie Eda Lena Klemm
      Registration year, 1948
      Registration number, 8016074
      Page number 440
      ===
      Ethel Louisa Rosalind SNOWDEN
      The Electoral Rolls for
Brisbane North, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
      Ethel Louisa Rosalind was resident with her mother Annie at 476 Upper Roma Street
      Ethel went on have a daughter Joyce sometime before 1920 and a son Colin George at Brisbane, Australia on
11 January 1908
      She then went on to marry a George Arthur COOK at Brisbane on 21 Feb 1920 and shortly after in 1926 Joyce died.
She was then known as Joyce COOK
      ~~~~~O~~~~~
      Buranda, Oxley, Queensland, Australia 1926
      Ethel Louisa Rosalind was resident at O’Keefe Street and George Arthur a “Labourer” at Sword Street

      Mr L.W.Deane
      Page 10
      The SNOWDENs of Australia


      Buranda, Griffith, Queensland, Australia 1937
      Ethel Louisa Rosalind and George Arthur were resident at 99 O’Keefe Street where he was a “Timber Salesman”
      ~~~~~O~~~~~
      Bulimba, Griffith, Queensland, Australia 1943
      Edith Louisa Rosalind died at Queensland, Australia on 10 Apr 1948
      ===

      Australian Birth Index, 1788-1922
      Birth Date: 13 Aug 1899
      Fathers Name: William Thomas Ernest Snowden
      Mothers name: Annie Eda Lena Klemm
      Birth Place: Queensland
      Registration Year: 1889
      Registration Place: Queensland
      Page Number: 13950
      Registration Number 009830
      ===
      Hi Ron,
       
      Thanks a lot for your email.  Sorry I’ve taken so long to reply, but I have been trying to track down information on our descendants.  It would be great if you could pass what I have onto Anita Snowden as I feel it will fill in some of the missing links for her.  I would be happy for you to pass on my email address too, so that if Anita would like to, she can contact me. It would be great to get to know her and for her to meet our family, especially my parents.  Mum has started to write down the little snippets that she and Dad can remember about the Snowden and Cook families, in the hope of sharing them with Anita.
       
      To clear up your query in your email, Anita’s mum is Ida Amy Lead and her dad is Colin George Snowden.  Ethel Louisa Rosalind Snowden is Colin’s mother and Anita’s grandmother.  She is also my grandmother.  Ethel was not married prior to marrying George Arthur Cook.  George was her one and only husband.
       
      On your website, Colin Snowden has been recorded twice.  Once as the son of William Thomas Earnest Snowden and Annie Eda Lena Klemm, which is incorrect.  William and Annie are his grandparents.  He has also been recorded as the son of Ethel Louisa Rosalind Snowden which is correct.
       
      Ethel Louisa Rosalind Snowden had two children out of wedlock before marrying George Arthur Cook.  Colin, Ethel’s first babe was born 11 Jan 1908. His father is unknown. Now for the missing link!  Phyllis Thelma May Snowden is Ethel’s second child born 12 Sep 1911. Her father is also unknown.  Ethel then married George Arthur Cook.  George and Ethel had three children. Roy Arthur Cook  born 9 Feb 1921.  Allen George Cook  born 16 Jul 1924. Joyce Cook, whom my Dad believes died at birth on 27 Feb 1926. 
       
      On your website Joyce Cook and Colin Snowden have been recorded as the two illegitimate children of Ethel and as having the same father which is incorrect.  Colin and Phyllis are the illegitimate children and as far as we know did not have the same father.
       
      The Cook family kept contact with Phyllis and Colin.  Even I can remember going to visit Phyllis and Chris’ family.
       
      Anyway, I hope the attachments will be helpful.  I have also included some photos which I’m sure Anita especially will like to see.  It would be great if you or Anita could fill me in on her siblings and their children and grandchildren.
       
      Before I sign off, I have a little story to tell.  Last Friday evening, my husband and I watched a DVD about an ancestor on my Mum’s side of the family who had come to Australia because of the Great Irish Potato Famine which had struck around 1845 to 1850.  After we finished watching the DVD, I headed off to the computer to see if I could trace anymore of our ancestors on my Mum’s side of the family.  This is the first time I have really been interested in finding out more about my ancestors!
       
      Well, at about 1am in the morning, I felt I had exhausted all avenues on Mum’s family and was about to call it a night.  Then I thought I’d just have a quick look for Dad’s ancestors before shutting down the computer.  We have never had much knowledge about Dad’s side of the family, so I didn’t have high expectations of finding anything.
       
      It was a wonderful surprise when I came upon your website and started to work my way through the ancestors.  Tiredness disappeared and I was just buzzing with the excitement of seeing you have traced our ancestors all the way back to the late 16 and early 17 hundreds.
       
      Then at about 5 o’clock in the morning, I discovered that there was no mention of George Arthur Cook’s descendants!  That’s when I decided to send you a bit of information.  At that stage, I had only looked at a couple of our immediate descendants and didn’t know my way around your website.
       
      Since then, I have spent hours checking your website against what information Mum has given me and also what I could find on the Queensland Government Historical Births, Deaths and Marriages website.
       
      Anyway, thanks for uploading our ancestry and for all the hours you have spent researching our roots.  Although I know we have all come from Adam and Eve and are therefore all related to each other, it is still exciting to find out about our ancestors and heritage.
       
      Since we are 3rd cousins and since Utah is such a long way from Australia, I guess that makes us ‘distant’ relatives!  Thanks for sharing a little about your family too.  I would love to hear more.
         
      Kind regards Cous,
       
      Barbara
       
      === [4]
    Person ID I6913  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2012 

    Father William Thomas Earnest SNOWDEN,   b. 9 Jul 1866, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1957, Perth, Perth County, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Annie Eda Lena KLEMM,   b. 25 Apr 1863, Spandau, Potsdam, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1954, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1888  Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Anita Snowden, from Australia, states she has a copy of this marriage certificte.
    _UID B187D7EE2CC44FF8944D0783839718D5A665 
    Notes 
    • Marriage is listed in the Australia Marriage Index:
      17 Nov 1888
      Queensland, Australia
      Registration # B012793
      page number 13950
      ===
    Family ID F4826  Group Sheet

    _UID 293A5ABD862A45AC825E5ED6D1A3C6DC45E8 
    Children 
     1. Colin George SNOWDEN,   b. 11 Jan 1908, Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1959, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Phyllis Thelma May SNOWDEN,   b. 12 Sep 1911,   d. 24 Oct 2005, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Family ID F4827  Group Sheet

    Family 2 George Arthur COOK,   b. 9 Aug 1892, , , England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1961  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1920  Sword Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _UID 5667B72E31A9476AA421CA64B305EA400276 
    Children 
     1. Roy Arthur COOK,   b. 9 Feb 1921,   d. 3 Jul 2000  (Age 79 years)
     2. Allen George COOK,   b. 16 Jul 1924,   d. 28 Sep 2012  (Age 88 years)
     3. Joyce COOK,   b. Abt 1926, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1926, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Photos
    Ethel (Snowden) & George Cook, Beryl Klemm, Colin Snowden & Roy Cook
    Ethel (Snowden) & George Cook, Beryl Klemm, Colin Snowden & Roy Cook
    George, Roy, Allen and Ethel Cook
    George, Roy, Allen and Ethel Cook
    Family ID F8737  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ethyl Snowden
As a child
    Ethyl Snowden As a child
    Ethel Louisa Snowden
Circa 1920
    Ethel Louisa Snowden Circa 1920
    Ethel Snowden Cook
Photo taken just before her death in 1948
    Ethel Snowden Cook Photo taken just before her death in 1948
    003 Ethel Louisa Rosalind Cook (nee Snowden) Circa 1920
    003 Ethel Louisa Rosalind Cook (nee Snowden) Circa 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S353] Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Registrations.

    2. [S788] (Internet download).

    3. [S795] Barbara Cooper.

    4. [S792] Information on the Klemm, Snowden & Cook Families, Barbara Snowden Cooper.

    5. [S336] Anita Snowden.

    6. [S791] Proposed Change: George Arthur Cook..., Barbara Cooper.