KEMPLING Harry Harrex (Rex)

Name Harry Harrex (Rex) KEMPLING
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1890
Died 1940
Birth/ Baptism Born 22 January 1890, Waratah
Parents James and Ada Kempling
Apprenticeship Possibly with his stepfather, Francis William Wathen
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Engraver
Work Locations Queenstown, Devonport, Launceston
Street Address
McNamara Street, Queenstown
Rooke Street, Devonport
77 Brisbane Street, Launceston
91a Brisbane Street, Launceston
Other January 1898: Harry’s father died, and his mother remarried later in the same year to Francis William Wathen, a watchmaker.

Approx. 1913: Opened business in Queenstown.
Approx. 1916-1934: In business in Devonport.
Approx. 1934-1940: In business in Launceston.

Member of Tasmanian Retail Jewellers Association.
Harry’s mother, Ada Wathen, was the executor and beneficiary of his will.

Death 7 February 1940, Launceston
TAHO: RGD33/1/70 no 3583 Birth 1890, RGD35/1/67 no1088 Death 1898 [James Kempling], RGD37/1/59 no257 Marriage 1898 [Ada Kempling & Francis W Wathen], AD960/1/64 Will 1940.
Zeehan & Dundas Herald 29 December 1913; North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 31 May 1916; The Examiner (Launceston) 8 December 1934, 20 February 1936, 27 May 1940; Advocate 8 February 1940.