Person Sheet

Name John "Jack" FARRELL
Birth 1887, Warrenheip
Birth Memo #7499
Death 22 Jun 1962, Loch Age: 75
Burial Warragul Cemetery
Burial Memo Unmarked in grave with wife
Occupation Dairy farmer
Father John O'FARRELL (1843-1890)
Mother Martha WILKINSON (1859-1902)
1 Elizabeth Ann "Elsie" TIESLER
Death 7 Mar 1948, Caulfield Age: 58
Burial Mar 1948, Warragul Cemetery
Father Fritz TIESLER (1860-1947)
Mother Elizabeth Ann YOUNG (1870-1960)
Marriage 29 Jul 1916, Presbyterian Church, Mirboo North
Children Hilda Mary (1917-2012)
  Francis John "Digger" (1919-2002)
  Gwennette Doreen (1924-2009)
Notes for John "Jack" FARRELL
Considered a strict father by his children, was remembered for his love and affection for horses. His love of cattlemen lasted his entire life, such that when he retired from farming near Korumburra, he retired to Dandenong to be near the then very popular cattle markets that attracted cattlemen from all over Gippsland. My personal memory is of a marvellous mantle piece clock, with an ornate glass front, such that you could see the pendulum swing. Inside the clock, he kept a small woollen doll soaked in mineral turpentine, to keep the clock lubricated. Before the age of long life milk, there was sweetened condensed milk, which tasted great out of the can on a teaspoon or warmed in fresh tea. Many many years later, I still can't taste this without remembering him in his simple kitchen. If a time capsule has a sense of taste, then this is it.
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