Emily Elizabeth CHAPMAN
B: 9th Dec 1906 D: 19th Feb 1987
Born: 9th December 1906 in Blinman, South Australia.
Married: Emily married William (Bill) Leslie Martin on 19 November 1928 in the All Saints Church in Farina, South Australia.
Died: 19th February 1987 in Hawker, South Australia and was buried in the Hawker Cemetery.
The historical information and photographs for Emily Elizabeth Chapman was generously provided by his family. The Farina Restoration Group greatly appreciates this information and gladly publishes it for the information of the public. If anyone has further information to contribute, please contact Brett and Shellie Cummings, descendants of Alice, on email@example.com.
Father: Charles Kemble Chapman. Charles was born on 27 December 1868 in Croydon, South Australia and died on 5 October 1942 in Farina.
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Gill. Elizabeth was born on 14 December 1879 in Blinman, South Australia and died on 25 November 1960 in Hawker, South Australia. Both of her parents are buried in the Farina Cemetery.
George Stanley Chapman was born on 28 April 1896 in Coomooroo, South Australia and died on 18 April 1938 in Port Augusta, South Australia. George married Florence Frances Heneker in Quorn, South Australia on the 25 October 1912. Florence was born 23 May 1894 at Beltana, South Australia and died on 1 March 1969 in Port Augusta. Both are buried in the Port Augusta Cemetery, South Australia.
Charles Kean Chapman was born on 13 February 1901 in South Blinman, South Australia and died on 1 November 1955 in Balaklava, South Australia. Charles married Olga Olive Brus in Adelaide on 27 May 1931. Olga was born about 1901 and died on 18 January 1957 in Balaklava, South Australia. Both are buried in the Balaklava Cemetery.
Albert Henry Chapman was born on 24 July 1902 and died three days later on 27 July 1902 at Blinman, South Australia. Albert was buried in the Blinman Cemetery, South Australia.
John Plunkett Chapman was born on 17 December 1903 in Blinman and died on 7 August 1985 in Spalding, South Australia. John married Edith Mary Dowdy in Robe, South Australia on 26 February 1936. Edith was born on 14 July 1910 in Wolseley, South Australia and died on 20 May 1977. Both are buried in the Spalding Cemetery, South Australia.
Jack Chapman was born about 1910.
Harold George Chapman was born on 11 November 1911 in Beltana, South Australia and died in November 1947. Harold married Joan Kathlene Dillion on 5 November 1942 in the Farina Hall, Farina. Joan was born on January 1922 in South Australia and died on 19 November 1947 at Farina, South Australia. Joan was buried on 22 November 1947 in Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery, South Australia.
Arthur Kemble Chapman was born on 23 December 1916 in Quorn, South Australia and died on 20 November 2003 in Orroroo, South Australia. Arthur married Ethel Mildred Loftes. Ethel was born on 18 September 1911 in Morchard, South Australia and died on 25 October 1991 at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia. Both Arthur and Ethel are buried in the Orroroo Cemetery. Arthur was the Farina Postmaster until he enlisted in World War Two.
Muriel Elsie (Muzz) Chapman was born on 9 October 1920 in Maree and died on 14 January 2014 in South Australia and was buried in Farina Cemetery. Muriel never married. In 1942, Muriel took over running the Farina Post Office after her brother Arthur enlisted in World War Two.
William John Martin was born on 22 August 1929 in Quorn, South Australia. He died as a result of drowning in flood waters on 6 February 1944 at Blanchewater Station, Strzelecki Track, South Australia at the age of 14 years and was buried at the site his body was found on Blanchwater.
Muriel Irene Sylvia Martin was born on 26 September 1931 in Farina, South Australia. She died on 12 December 2015 in Wondai, Queensland at the age of 84 years. Muriel married Darcy Albert Jarvis on 14 September 1957 in Hawker, South Australia. They are both buried at the Wondai Cemetery.
Ronda Elizabeth Martin was born on 23 December 1933 in Farina, South Australia She died on 16 October 1962 in Hawker, South Australia at the age of 28 years. Ronda was buried in the Hawker Cemetery.
Valma Rosemary Martin was born on 4 April 1942 in Port Augusta, South Australia. She died on 11 October 2013 in Hawker, South Australia at the age of 71 years. Valma married Norman Edward Wood on 28 February 1963 in Hawker. Norman was born on 17 April 1940 in Moonta, South Australia and died on 2 March 1996 in Moomba, South Australia at the age of 55 years.
Last child, a daughter, still living, was born in 1946 in Port Augusta, South Australia.
1 Michael MARTIN b:1841 d: 1/8/1903
+ Caroline McCUDDEN b: 1845 d: 8/6/1890
2 William Joseph MARTIN 1/12/1865 d: 4/3/1913
+ Ellen Josephine Elena CALLARY b: 8/11/1871 d: 13/8/1949
3 Philip Laurence Martin b: 31/12/1892 d: 1/4/1897
3 Myrtle Nellie Martin b: 29/1/1895 d: 18/10/1973
3 William Leslie Martin b: 7/2/1899 d: 3/6/1973
+ Emily Elizabeth Chapman b: 9/12/1906 d: 19/2/1987
4 William John Martin b: 22/8/1929 d: 6/2/1944
4 Muriel Irene Sylvia Martin b: 26/9/1931 d: 12/12/2015
4 Ronda Elizabeth Martin b: 23/12/1933 d: 16/10/1962
4 Valma Rosemary Martin b: 4/4/1942 d: 11/10/2013
4 Last child, a daughter, still living, was born in 1946
3 Thomas Benjamin MARTIN b: 19/4/1900 d: 27/4/1973
+ Evelyn Mabel Reid b: 1/10/1911 d: 13/11/1980
4 James (Jim) Reginald Martin b: 11/6/1927 d: 26/9/2009
4 Geofrey Benjamin (Biffy) Martin b: 10/2/1930 d: 13/4/1989
4 Daphne Fay Martin b: 9/3/1932 d: 4/8/2016
4 Second daughter, still living, b: 1934
4 Third daughter, still living, b: 1939
4 Fourth daughter, still living, b: 1944
3 Eileen Elsie MARTIN b: 3/8/1902 d: 1/1/1950
3 Alice Lottie Martin b: 13/7/1904 d: 17/7/1979
2 Benjamin MARTIN b: 14/11/1867 d: 4/2/1921
2 Thomas James MARTIN b: 20/2/1870 d: 21/4/1896
2 Alice MARTIN b: 28/4/1872 d: 28/3/1917
2 Caroline MARTIN b: 14/6/1874 d: 23/4/1923
2 John MARTIN b: 17/1/1877 d: 1/1/1923
2 Catherine Margaret MARTIN b: 9/4/1879 d: 28/3/1883
This Biography is a summary extracted from the full document which is available to view in the “Further Reading” tab.
William (Bill) Leslie Martin was born on 7 February 1899 on Adelaide Road in Birdsville, Queensland.
William’s family had been in Farina since his father William Joseph Martin had taken on the job as Mail Driver in January 1912. William attended school at Birdsville and Farina. In 1912, William won the boys sports championship and the high jump medal while attending the Farina School.
Little is known about William’s activities. However, William was recorded as working as a stockman at Farina for 1926 and 1927. There is a family story that he also drove mail coaches in the region.
Newspaper articles of the time indicate that residents of Farina and the surrounding area had a good social life. The Martin’s were active members of the Farina Community. In 1923 at a fundraising event to repair the damage to the Anglican Church, Bill was declared the second laziest man in a Lazy Man competition.
William was also a Committee member for the Farina Racing Club in 1924 and during the New Years Eve sports day Bill Martin won the standing high jump. Clearly his high jumping expertise from school paid off. At the Farina Fancy Dress ball on 28 January 1924, William went dressed as an Oriental and won the balloon dance by successfully keeping his balloon away from the ladies’ dainty feet.
An article about a social gathering at Lyndhurst Siding in 1927 lists Bill Martin being from Lyndhurst Siding rather than being a guest from Farina. It is interesting to note that Miss E M Chapman from Farina attended the social. While the second initial is different, possibly a typo, William was to marry a Miss E E Chapman less than 18 months later. Perhaps this is how they first met.
William married Emily Elizabeth Chapman on 19 November 1928 in the All Saints Church in Farina, South Australia. Emily was born on 9 December 1906 in Blinman, South Australia. Emily was the daughter of Charles Kemble Chapman and Elizabeth Ann Gill. Both of her parents are buried in the Farina Cemetery.
After his marriage he continued to work in Farina. However, he gave up being a stockman and worked as a fettler on the South Australian Railways from 1928 to 1943 according to the Electoral rolls.
William died on 3 June 1973 in Hawker at the age of 74 years and was buried in the Hawker Cemetery.
There is no record of Emily owning land at Farina.