LEVEY Alfred John

Name Alfred John LEVEY
Country Of Origin Unknown
Born 1855
Died 1933
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1855
Parents John Levey
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Beaconsfield, Burnie
Street Address
Wilson Street, Burnie
Marriage/Spouse 1898, Adelaide, South Australia, to Ida Maud Thomas
Other Before Alfred John Levey moved to Tasmania, he worked in various locations, including Orroroo and Strathalbyn in South Australia and Kilmore in Victoria. Newspaper reports stated he departed Orroroo suddenly and without notice, leaving residents with difficulty in reclaiming their repairs. He also left Kilmore swiftly, taking valuable watches and jewellery left with him for repair. Alfred worked in Tasmania in the early 1900s under the alias of Frederick Lawrence, firstly in Beaconsfield, then Burnie. In December 1906, he was arrested for stealing gold from the Tasmanian Gold Mining Company but was found not guilty due to insufficient evidence. Frederick purchased Fred Thomas’s jewellery business in Burnie in November 1908 and advertised watch clock and jewellery repairs and sales and the most up-to-date optical department in Tasmania. The Burnie business was short-lived, with the balance of his business stock and some personal items auctioned in December 1909.
Alfred and Ida added to their family in Beaconsfield and Burnie.
In mid-1909, New South Wales newspapers reported Alfred as a missing person, with daughter Estella and brothers Henry and Joe mentioned.
Death 30 June 1933, at his residence, 24 Leonard Avenue, Kensington, New South Wales
Web: Ancestry: Australia Marriage Index 1898; Australia Newspaper Vital Notices, Sydney Morning Herald 1 July 1933 [Levee]; New South Wales Australia, Index to Deceased Files 1933 [Levee].
South Australian Register July 1892; Kilmore Free Press 19 October 1893; Southern Argus 27 October 1898; The Mount Barker Courier & Onkaparinga & Gumeracha Advertiser 22 December 1899; North West Advocate and Emu Bay Times 21 December 1904, 29 August 1908, 28 November 1908, 4 December 1908, 24 & 30 December 1909 [Frederick Lawrence]; Daily Telegraph 27 February 1907, 13 November 1908 [Frederick Lawrence]; The Examiner (Launceston) 1 December 1906 [Frederick Lawrence]; The Star 22 April 1909; The Hebrew Standard of Australasia 11 June 1909.