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Myrtle Nellie MARTIN

B: 29th Jan 1895  D: 18th Oct 1973

Born: 29th January 1895 in Farina, South Australia

Married: Myrtle married Albert (Bert) Charles Wilson on 11 September 1913 in Farina, South Australia.

Died: 18th  October 1973 at Prospect in South Australia and buried at Dudley Park Cemetery in Adelaide, South Australia.

The historical information and photographs for Myrtle Martin was generously provided by her 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


Father: William Joseph MARTIN, born on 1 December 1865 at Coonatto, South Australia and died on 4 March 1913 on Murnpeowie Station on the Strzelecki Track in South Australia.  William was the son of Michael Martin and Caroline McCudden.

Mother: Ellen Josephine Elena CALLARY, born on 8 November 1871 in Gilbert, South Australia and died on 13 August 1949 in Jamestown, South Australia.  Ellen was the daughter of Philip Callary and Julia McAuliffe


Dolly Wilson was born about 1911 in South Australia and died in 1998.  Dolly married Brum Allen.

Albert John Wilson was born on 11 January 1915 in Orroroo, South Australia and died on 19 August 1963 in South Australia.

Laurence Gordon Wilson was born on 6 March 1916 in Quorn, South Australia and died on 19 January 1970 in South Australia. Laurence married Sylvia Clara Zacher on 27 June 1936 in Farina, South Australia.  Sylvia was born on 2 December 1914 in Blyth, South Australia and died on 14 July 1994 in Blyth, South Australia.

Hilda May Wilson was born on 25 June 1919 in Black Rock, South Australia and died in 19 February 1971 in Kilburn, Adelaide, South Australia.  Hilda married George Frederick West.

Rex Andrew Wilson was born on 29 July 1920 in Black Rock, South Australia and recorded as died on 12 September 1944.  Rex was a POW and was on the Japanese ship Rokuyo Maru which sailed from Singapore enroute to Japan where the POWs were to be put to work in Coalmines.  Unfortunately, a US submarine torpedoed the Rokuyo Maru and Rex drowned in the South China Sea.  There is a memorial for Rex in the Labuan Memorial in Labuan, Malaysia and the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson was born about 1921 in South Australia.

Madgelan Josephine Wilson was born in 1924 in South Australia and died on 16 September 1986 in Everard Park, South Australia. She is buried in Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.  Madgelan married Laurence Elliott Lawn.  Laurence was born on 21 December 1923 in Broken Hill, New South Wales and died on 10 March 1990.

Veronica Wilson was born on 3 September 1926 in Booleroo Centre, South Australia and died on 16 May 2009 in Kadina, South Australia.  She married Murray David Carr  Murray was born on 15 May 1928 in Walleroo, South Australia and died on 18 October 1980 in Adelaide.


Philip Laurence Martin was born on 31 December 1892 in Arkaba, South Australia.  He died at the age of four on 1 April 1897 in Marianville near Quorn, South Australia.

William Leslie Martin was born on 7 February 1899 in Birdsville, Queensland.  He died on 3 June 1973 in Hawker, South Australia.  He married Emily Elizabeth Chapman on 19 November 1928 in Farina, South Australia.  Emily was the daughter of Charles Kemble Chapman and Elizabeth Ann Gill.  Emily was born on 9 December 1906 in Blinman, South Australia and died on 19 February 1987 in Hawker, South Australia.  They are both buried in the Hawker Cemetery.

Thomas Benjamin MARTIN was born on 19 April 1900 in Birdsville, Queensland. He died on 27 April 1973 in Jamestown, South Australia.  He married Evelyn Mabel Reid on 19 September 1929 in Farina, South Australia.  She was the daughter of Michael Reid and Sarah Russell.  Evelyn was born on 1 October 1911 in Hawker, South Australia and died on 13 November 1980 in Jamestown, South Australia.  Both are buried in the Jamestown Cemetery.

Eileen Elsie MARTIN was born on 3 August 1902 in Queensland.  She never married.  Eileen died on 1 January 1950 and was buried in the Dudley Park Cemetery, South Australia.

Alice Lottie Martin was born on 13 July 1904 in Queensland.  She never married.  Alice died on 17 July 1979 in Port Pirie, South Australia and was buried in the Port Pirie Cemetery.

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.


Myrtle Nellie Martin was born on 29 January 1895 in Farina, South Australia.

Myrtle married Albert (Bert) Charles Wilson on 11 September 1913, in Farina, South Australia.  The marriage was held in her mother’s house in Farina.

Albert was the son of John Wilson and Emily Caroline Beer.  Albert was born on 27 February 1891 in Gordon, South Australia and died on 5 December 1966 in Kilburn, Adelaide, South Australia and Albert was buried in Dudley Park Cemetery in Adelaide, South Australia.

Myrtle and Albert left Farina in 1914.

Albert enlisted for WW1 at Quorn in January 1918 and was discharged due to “Special Reasons” in May 1918.  At the time of enlisting Albert was employed as a Railway packer.

By 1939 Bert and Myrtle were living in Riverton, South Australia where Bert was employed as a Railway ganger.

Myrtle died on 18 October 1973 at Prospect in South Australia and buried at Dudley Park Cemetery in Adelaide, South Australia.

There is no record of Myrtle owning land at Farina.