My maternal Grandmother would have been 100 today.
Myrtle Doris was born at home, 77 Cochrane Street Red Hill, Brisbane, the second daughter
of Rupert George Weeks and Violet nee Rollason, 17 October 1917. (1)
Sadly her father, Rupert, died 29 July 1921, at home, of acute phthisis (TB). (2) Violet, her mother never remarried.
Myrtle met her future husband, William George Busby, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints meeting house in 1930 when she was 13.
They were married at Myrtle’s home, by Elder Archibald Campbell, 11 September 1939. (3) Only a few weeks later William was in the Army due to World War Two.
They were blessed by the birth of my mother, Violet Noreen Busby, 7 January 1940, their only child. (4)
Due to the war, Myrtle and Violet remained living at 77 Cochrane Street with Myrtle’s mother. In 1946, William returned from the war,
but due to the housing shortage, the young family remained at 77 Cochrane Street.
(1) Queensland birth certificate for Myrtle Doris Weeks, 17 October 1917, citing 1917/C13087, Queensland Registry Births Marriages Deaths, Brisbane. (Interesting to see that 77 Cochrane Street, Red Hill only 3.7km from the Brisbane General Post Office was considered to be Country in 1917).
(2) Queensland, death certificate for Rupert George Weeks, 29 July 1921, citing 1921/B35015, Queensland Registry Births Marriages Deaths, Brisbane. (Only four years later 77 Cochrane Street Red Hill was considered to be Brisbane and not country).
(3) Queensland marriage certificate for William George Busby and Myrtle Doris Weeks, citing 1939/B36545, Queensland Registry Births Marriages Deaths, Brisbane.
(4) Queensland birth certificate for Violet Noreen Busby, 7 January 1940, citing 1940/B82576, Queensland Registry Births Marriages Deaths, Brisbane.