THOMAS Frederick Walter

Name Frederick Walter THOMAS
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1871
Died 1946
Birth/ Baptism Born 3 August 1871, Longford District
Parents Thomas Hingston and Mary Grace Thomas (formerly Crocker),
College Farm, Bishopsbourne.
Apprenticeship Possibly with F & W Stewart, Launceston
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith
Work Locations Launceston, Burnie
Street Address
Charles Street, Launceston
Marine Terrace, Burnie
Wilson Street, Burnie
Marriage/Spouse 3 October 1905, Burnie, to Elizabeth Phillips
Other Other skills: Photographer.

Brother of Albert H Thomas, watchmaker.
Employer: F & W Stewart, Launceston.

May 1903: Opened business, Marine Terrace, Burnie.

Approx. December 1904: Relocated to Wilson Street (Burnie Jewellery Emporium).

North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times 21 December 1904
A newly-established business in Wilson Street is that of Mr F W Thomas, watchmaker and jeweller, whose premises are located next to Mr E H Milner’s shop. The windows are arranged tastefully and prettily in up-to-date city style, and Mr Thomas invites a full inspection of his prices before a sale is made. The window stock embraces an attractive display of jewellery of every description, silver plate and silverware. The stock inside comprises all that is to be expected in a jeweller’s establishment, including clocks of various makes and designs, silverware and electro-plateware, and smaller articles suitable for presents of all descriptions.’

December 1906: Advertised jewellery, silverware, repairs, and a photographic studio.

May 1908: Advertised as a jeweller and photographer, specialising in wedding groups and enlargements.

Late 1908: Beaconsfield jeweller Frederick Lawrence purchased the Burnie business.

1910: Photographer, Sheffield

Death September 1946, Ballarat, Victoria
TAHO: RGD33/1/49 no954 Birth 1871 [Walter Thomas].
Web: Ancestry: Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1903-1908, 1910; Australia Marriage Index 1905; Victoria, Australia Death Index 1946.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 13 May 1903, 25 July 1903, 27 August 1904, 21 December 1904, 4 May 1905, 4 October 1905, 21 December 1906, 19 October 1907, 16 May 1908, 20 June 1908, 28 November 1908, 16 May 1910; Daily Telegraph 5 October 1905.