Stanley’s siblings were: Henry b 1860, Florence b 1861, Percy b 1864, Norman b 1866, Ethel b 1868, Beatrice (Helen, Nellie) b 1872, Blanch b 1875 and Francis (Frank) Orric b 1879.
Many of the nine were colourful characters. Not least Percy, see below. Florrie Ford was a popular music hall singer and was a close associate of Percy. He managed her career at some stage. Percy won £10,000 on Carbine in the Melbourne Cup, quit law at Melbourne University, found and lost a gold mine in South Africa, was shipwrecked but survived, travelled the world many times, wrote the song “The Old Bull and Bush” and was great friends with Rider Haggard- a well regarded adventure writer. Rider was also a close friend of Thomas Benedict Fulton. A generation later and on another continent and nothing to do with their forebears, Percy’s nephew and Thomas Benedict’s granddaughter were married. Donald Krone and Mary Fulton.
Frank’s granddaughter Betty Istead has done much work on the Krone family history. Betty lives in London, near where her grandfather had a dentist surgery. Frank was also a rather colourful character, not least for the national scandal he was at the centre of when he disembarked in Australia with a new fiance, Miss Danborough who had boarded the ship as the intended of another man, sailing to her much anticipated society wedding.
📷From Ralp, FB posts.
Melbourne’s Punch put a satirical twist on stories.
Here is a report of mum’s cousin (Florence) Ruby Commans’ wedding (Ruby is: daughter of Florence; neice of Stanley; grandma of Tim Fischer). Two quotes: “The bride had an unusual quality – extreme youth.” And “The bride has the advantage of a youngish, handsome mamma”. Read too about the ‘swarm’ of bridesmaids…
… was called his brother offered to pay again rather than that there should be any bother. After bearing the evidence of Percy Krone, defendant’s brother. the Bench decided that it was a trivial case, and Justice would be met by defendant paying the costs …Published: Saturday 16 December 1905
Newspaper: Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette
County: London, England
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Ralph FB Post: Basil Krone born 1889 was the only sibling of Trevor (a middle son Rex died in infancy), another cousin of our parents. His wife was Lily (d. Jan 1956). KRONE-RAMAGE (1913).- On the 15th July, at Gembrook, Basil P. Krone, eldest son of the late Henry Krone, sworn valuator, patent attorney, grandson of Major Krone, late registrar-general, to Lily, youngest daughter of Jas. Ramage, Esq., J.P., shire engineer, &c., of Berwick. Their only child I can see was Lilian Janet (our 2nd cousin, d. 2005) who married in 1942 a Wesley Thomas Stephenson (d.2008), children I can’t see. Basil was accomplished as Victoria’s Go To Man for tomato growing.
Ralph FB Post; ABC News today salutes my 2nd cousin in law – an aviator almost lost from Australia’s history books. The “society wedding in Toorak to a young actress” – unnamed in the article, is my 2nd cousin Beatrice Fischer (the late Tim F’s aunt). This year marks a century since a Tasmanian raced to beat a Victorian rival across Bass Strait.About This WebsiteABC.NET.AURemembering the first pilot to fly over Bass StraitThis year marks a century since a Tasmanian raced to beat a Victorian rival across Bass Strait.
Ralp FB Post: Sad news. Tim Fischer passed away this morning. Back in March I spent 45 entertaining minutes with our 2nd cousin’s son in Melbourne’s Peter Mac Centre bantering the idea of a ‘National Hall of Shambles’ that would feature and preserve the blunders of Australia (especially the railway gauges)! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-22/tim-fischer-dies-from-leukaemia/10448110A widely respected and quirky political figure, the former deputy prime minister went from 20-year-old conscript fighting in the jungles in Vietnam to serving as Australia’s top diplomat at the Vatican.ABC.NET.AUFormer Nationals leader and deputy PM Tim Fischer dies at age 73A widely respected and quirky political figure, the former deputy prime minister went from 20-year-old conscript fighting in the jungles in Vietnam to serving as Australia’s top diplomat at the Vatican.