SARA Theodore

Name Theodore SARA
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1873
Died 1945
Birth/ Baptism Born 1873, Emerald Hill, Victoria
Parents Alfred (engineer fitter) and Susannah Sara (formerly Sparks)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Devonport, Launceston
Street Address
Stewart Street, Devonport
104 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 1909, Victoria, to Katie Vipond Fox Northcote, widow of Charles Alfred Northcote, jeweller of Castlemaine
Other Approx. 1903: Watchmaker, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.
Late 1909: Advertised watchmaking business, Castlemaine (formerly late C A Northcote).

May 1921: Theodore Sara advertised as a jeweller in Devonport and as E Keen’s successor. By May 1924, Edgar Keen announced his return to business, Stewart Street, Devonport.

The Examiner, 6 June 1924:
‘T Sara, (late of Devonport and Melbourne).
I wish to announce that I have taken over the jewellery business from Mr Sargeant of Brisbane Street. With the assistance of Mr Northcote, who came over especially from Melbourne to take charge of the workshop, we are prepared to do all sorts of watch and jewellery repairs on the premises.’

1924: T Sara advertised jewellery and a range of silver and E.P. ware, clocks, watches, and jewellery repairs and engraving done on the premises.

1925: Vice-President, Northern Tasmanian Jewellers’ Association.

August 1933: Tenders were invited to purchase Theo’s ‘assigned estate’ at 104 Brisbane Street, Launceston. Offers would be accepted for either the business as a going concern or various separate lots, including jewellery, watches, clocks, xylonite, fancy goods, E.P. ware, crystal, and fixtures and fittings.

August and September 1933: Josephs Jewellers advertised selling the whole of Theo Sara’s stock at 104 Brisbane Street, opposite Launceston Hotel.

By 1936: Returned to Victoria.

Death 9 May 1945, Black Rock, Victoria
Web: Births Deaths Marriages Victoria Birth 23889/1873, Marriage 3559/1909, Death 4215/1945. Ancestry: Australia Electoral Rolls Victoria 1903, 1922, 1928, 1936, 1942.
Mt. Alexander Mail 10 September 1909; Bendigo Independent 1 December 1915; Castlemaine Mail 17 October 1917; Advocate 7 May 1921, 10 May 1924, 5 August 1933; The Examiner (Launceston) 4 August 1924, 24 July 1926, 3 August 1933, 25 August 1933, 15 September 1933; Daily Telegraph 1 May 1925; The Argus 12 May 1945.