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Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby sallington72 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:40 pm

I'd be very grateful for any help in trying to find further information on Hyman George DABBS. He was born on 14 January 1930 at the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Boyup Brook, Western Australia. His parents were George DABBS, (1897-1986) and Elizabeth Margaret DABBS (nee MOXON). George and Elizabeth married in Staffordshire, England in June 1920 and emigrated to Australia in December 1920, arriving in Freemantle in January 1921. I've found them on the Australian Electoral Rolls between 1922-1937 in various places including Dinninup, Collie and Witchcliffe, George's occupation is farmer.

George is back living in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire at the time of the 1939 Register but it appears that Elizabeth and Hyman stayed in Australia. I've found Elizabeth living in Collie, WA on the Electoral Rolls until 1963. I've also found Hyman at the same address in 1949 and 1954 and that's the last I can find of him or Elizabeth. The family tried to contact Hyman when George passed away in 1986 but were unable to trace him.

I'd really love to find out more about Hyman and if there are any relatives still living in Australia. Any advice on how to access Australian BMD records would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
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Re: Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby Sylcec » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 am

I tried the Ryerson Index which is an index of death and funeral notices from newspapers and continually updated, but found no entry for Elizabeth or Hyman Dabbs.

Turning to the WA bdm on-line search, deaths can be searched up to 1971 and I found this:
Dabbs Elizabeth Female 75 (parents)John Susan (district)Wellington 38 1965
You can order the certificate - but it has to be done by downloading the form and using snail mail etc:

No entry for Hyman - so he either died after 1971 or in another State or country. I don't know if this person is related:
Dabbs Steven Verran Male 27 Douglas H Margaret Perth 2396 1957

Each State in Australia has its own registry of bdm and own rules and methods of access indexes and certificates - Suggest you go through them all by googling, e.g. NSW bdm registry (for New South Wales) to look for Hyman.
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Re: Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby ianbee » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:32 am

Burial of a Hyman Dabbs at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1987
Details given
Age 57
Date of death 17/07/1987
Suburb Fremantle

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Re: Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby sallington72 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:57 pm

Thank you so much Sylvia and Ianbee.

I'm sure that's the right person you've found Ianbee. I'm quite sad to find out he passed away so long ago, I was hoping he may still have been alive. My mother-in-law and her family didn't know what had happened to him so at least I can let them know now.

Thank you Sylvia for the information on BMD records in Australia. I managed to find Hyman's birth record and I've made a note of the death for Elizabeth. The age given is older than I expected but the area is correct. Collie, the town where she was last living is in the Wellington registration district, so that fits. I'll have to do a bit more research into Elizabeth as I don't actually know her year of birth yet.
Thanks once again for all your help. :)
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Re: Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby genie tragic » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 am

Elizabeth Margaret Dabbs was buried in the Bunbury Cemetery (which is about 60 kms from Collie). According to their website which is searchable online, she died on 27 Jan 1965, aged 75. She was buried in site 139, Anglican, section G.

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Re: Hyman George DABBS b. 1930 Australia

Postby sallington72 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Thank you for confirming Elizabeth's burial place. That's a great help.
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