Monday, 20 January 2014

Fleming Descendants - the Biggers in Australia

Dave McCartney and Isabella Fleming (previous post) moved with their 10 year old daughter Marion to Cessnock, Sydney in 1910.  Marion was musical and played violin in the Sydney Philharmonic,

She married Frederick C Biggers who was a clerk, a mine worker, a journalist and a writer. In 1929 he was on the staff of the Burwood Courier. He also wrote and performed in musical plays eg the Matrimonial Tangle which was staged in 1933.

They lived in Cessnock, New South Wales and had one daughter Joan Isobel. She was a ballerina (I was told) but tried tragically young aged 19.

Fred and Marion
The Biggers' house in Cessnock, New South Wales
Joan Biggers 1934-1953

Friday 26 November 1948

The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder


Photos kindly sent by Kathy Wright, a friend of the family in Australia.

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