HALFHIDE Albert Gilbert

Name Albert Gilbert HALFHIDE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1875
Died 1919
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1875, England
Parents Alfred Charles (watchmaker and jeweller) and Mary Halfhide (formerly Watson)
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Stanley, Waratah
Street Address
Church Street, Stanley
Main Street, Waratah
Marriage/Spouse 2 January 1900, Toolamba, Victoria, to Ellen Blanche Taylor (div. 1912).

1913, Tasmania, to Audrey May Goldsmith

Arrival November 1880, Melbourne, Victoria, on the ship Lusitania, with his mother and siblings.
Other November 1906: Commenced business in Stanley and appointed an agent at Smithton.

1908: Moved to new premises in Stanley, previously occupied by watchmaker and jeweller Mr O C Dyer.

January 1910: Advertised watches left with him for repair could be collected from W L Feutrill, storekeeper, and advised he was departing Stanley.

November 1914: Burglary of jewellery at Waratah.

After Albert’s death, his four children spent under two years as wards of the state and returned to their mother in 1927.

Death April 1919: Waratah

Zeehan and Dundas Herald 1 May 1919:
‘OBITUARY. After a long illness Mr A G Halfhide passed away shortly before midnight on Monday. His death, although expected, nevertheless coming as a great shock. The deceased gentleman had been a respected resident of the town for ten years, carrying on a business in Main Street during that period. The heartfelt sympathy of all goes out to his wife and young family.’  

TAHO: SWD1/1/1603.
Web: Ancestry: 1871 England Census [Alfred Charles Halfhide]; Victoria, Australia Passengers List 1880; Australia Marriage Index 1913.
Warragul Guardian & Buln Buln & Narracan Shire Advocate 12 August 1890 [Alfred Charles Halfhide]; The Age 16 January 1900, Circular Head Chronicle 21 November 1906, 28 November 1906, 1 January 1908, 27 May 1908, 4 November 1908, 19 January 1910; Bendigo Advertiser 7 October 1912; The Examiner (Launceston) 9 November 1914.