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Ethlind Gray

Ethlind Gray (b. 7th Aug 1862) was the sixth of the eight children of William Gray and Eliza Jane Shields. She married John Edward Pollard on 20th December 1880 at the District Registrar's Office, Temora, NSW. John was born the son of Robert Pollard and Sarah Nolan and born about 1855 in New Jersey, USA. He spent some time in New Zealand.

Ethlind and John had five children:

  • Alfred Edward Pollard, born 1882, Sydney and married (1) Beatrice Annie Ainsworth in Parramatta, NSW in 1904 and (2) Gertie Snape in 1936. Alfred and Beatrice had two children and Alfred and Gertie one. Alfred died in Balmain, NSW in 1954.
  • Frederick John Pollard, born 1884, Sydney and died in Balmain in 1964
  • Francis Pollard, born 1886, Sydney and died in Hornsby, NSW in 1940
  • Blanche Pollard, born 12th April 1889, Sydney. She had a dress shop in Newton. Blanche died on 29th September 1969 in Sydney.
  • John Wilfred Pollard, born 29th July 1891, Sydney who married Rose Matilda Watson (b. 1895, Glebe) in Drummoyne, NSW in 1921. Rose died in Drummoyne in 1967 and John on 7th June 1969.

John died on 7th August 1892 and was interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Rockwood. He was a waiter.

Ethlind remarried on 23rd July 1894 in St Philips Church, Sydney. Her second husband was Thomas Parton. Thomas was the born on 8th January 1854 in Stafford, England and was the son of Thomas Parton and Margaret Moore. He arrived in Brisbane on 30th October 1878 on immigrating and left Queensland for NSW around 1890.

Ethlind and Thomas had four children:

  • Ethlind Elise Parton, born 12th May 1895, Sydney and died the following year
  • Charles Parton, born 30th May 1897, 91 Quarry St, Ultimo, Sydney who married Ivy May Zahner on 5th January 1924. Ivy was born in Sydney on 14th March 1898 and the daughter of Joseph Zahner and his wife, Elizabeth. Charles and Ivy had family. In 1923, he was the founder of Astral Roller Shutters. After he sold the business, it continued to grow and is now a large international firm. Charles died in Drummoyne, NSW on 19th May 1973 and Ivy in Roseville, NSW on 26th July 1992.
  • Alice Mary Parton, born 25th October 1898, Sydney and died in Newton, NSW in 1952
  • Harry Parton, born 7th June 1902, 241 Crown Road, Sydney who married Phyllis Mary Smith

They lived in the Ultimo area of Sydney. In 1905, Thomas's occupation was given as brewer. He died 22nd April 1905 at 241 Crown Road, Sydney.

Ethlind died on 12th September 1946 at Balmain Hospital, NSW.

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