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EDGOOSE, Elmitt Jesse

Male 1881 - 1952  (71 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Elmitt Jesse 
    Born 20 Apr 1881  Leopold, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 450 
    _UID 6613F92351014F85860ED1AF0593DE0F54F7 
    Died 4 Nov 1952  Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I450  Edgoose
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John James,   b. 7 Oct 1830, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1930, Blackburn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother ADAMS, Sarah Ann,   b. 11 Oct 1844, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1922, Blackburn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1870  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BEYER, Ethel Matilda,   b. 9 Jun 1884, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1970, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1911  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Vernon Elmitt,   b. 19 Dec 1911, Northcote, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1994, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Herbert Leslie,   b. 27 May 1916, St. Arnaud, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1988, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    ELMITT JESSE EDGOOSE (1881-1952) and ETHEL MATILDA EDGOOSE nee BEYER (1884-1970)

    CIRCA 1948
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    ELMITT JESSE EDGOOSE (1881-1952) CIRCA 1932

    with his wife ETHEL MATILDA EDGOOSE nee BEYER (1884-1970) and sons

    VERNON ELMITT EDGOOSE (1911-1994) and

    Herbert LESLIE EDGOOSE (1916-1988)

    Newspapers and Books
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    MR. ELMITT JESSE EDGOOSE (1881-1952) RETIRES AFTER 45 YEARS TEACHING

    (Dandenong Journal, Wednesday 4 June 1952, page 16)

    Letters from AUSTRALIA
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    ACTING DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA to ELMITT JESSE EDGOOSE (1881-1952) 20 MARCH 1946

    A letter of appreciation on the occasion of his impending retirement from the Victorian Education Department.

  • Notes 
    • ELMITT JESSE EDGOOSE 1881-1952

      Elmitt Jesse EDGOOSE was born on 20 April 1881 at Leopold, Victoria, Australia, son of John James and Sarah Ann EDGOOSE. John James EDGOOSE had married Sarah Ann ADAMS at Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria, on 18 June 1870. (The Victorian Edwardian Index 1902-1913 gives Kensington as the place of birth)

      From the 1903 Electoral Rolls of Blackburn, Box Hill, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE John James, independent means
      EDGOOSE Sarah
      EDGOOSE Arthur James, clerk
      EDGOOSE Annie
      EDGOOSE Winfrey Ernest (sic), grocer
      EDGOOSE Lucy
      EDGOOSE Elmitt, blacksmith

      From the 1910 Electoral Roll of Forrest, Corangamite, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse

      He married Ethel Matilda BEYER of St. Arnaud on 23 September 1911Ğuğ by licenceĞ/uğ. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's father. Elmitt was described as a 30 year old teacher. Ethel was a 27 year old tailoress. Witnesses were Mary Grace BEYER [Ethel Matilda's sister] and Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE.
      (Marriage certificate)

      There son Vernon Elmitt EDGOOSE was born in 1911.

      From the 1912 Electoral Roll of St. Arnaud, Grampians, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      Two un-named male EDGOOSEs, thought to be 31 year old Elmitt Jesse EDGOOSE and his 26 year old brother Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE, left Launceston, Tasmania, on 7 March 1913 and arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, the following day. Their occupations were described as "Traveller".
      (FindMyPast: Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists 1852-1924)

      From the 1914 Electoral Roll of Massey, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      From the 1915 Electoral Roll of Donald West, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      From the 1916 Electoral Roll of Donald West, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse

      Their son Herbert Leslie EDGOOSE was born in 1916.

      When he left school he joined the Victorian Education Department and was head teacher of the following schools:
      07.09.1908 - 21.04.1909 Gerangamete East
      22.04.1909 - 06.08.1909 Murmungee
      07.08.1909 - 24.11.1909 Woorarra
      25.11.1909 - 19.04.1910 Barramunga
      20.04.1910 - 04.07.1910 Corack East
      05.07.1910 - 31.12.1911 Moolerr
      01.01.1912 - 03.05.1912 Lower Buckland
      04.05.1912 - 31.08.1912 Gymbowen
      01.09.1912 - 20.09.1919 Mosquito Creek & Sammy's Lake, two part-time schools
      21.09.1919 - 04.01.1930 Cape Cope
      05.01.1930 - 30.05.1936 Tyers
      31.05.1936 - 13.04.1952 Bangholme

      The first nine appointments were temporary, made by administrative transfer. He did not receive a permanent position until 3 May 1926 when he became the permanent Head Teacher of 1756 Cape Cope. He had been its temporary Head since September 1919. Extracts from inspectors' reports reveal him to have been a quiet and unassuming teacher who carried out his duties with zeal and persistence (Letters from the Special Services Division of the Education Department of Australia dated 2 March and 4 October 1971).

      He was very interested in sport of all kinds and took an active part in cricket, tennis and bowls. He was also a Freemason.

      From the 1919 Electoral Roll of Donald West, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda, housewife

      From the 1919 Electoral Roll of St. Arnaud, Grampians, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda, housewife

      From the 1924 Electoral Roll of St. Arnaud, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse, state school teacher
      EDGOOSE, Ethel Matilda

      From the 1927 Electoral Roll of St. Arnaud, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      From the 1931 Electoral Rolls of Tyers, Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse, teacher
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      From the 1934 Electoral Roll of Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda, housewife

      From the 1936 Electoral Roll of Tyers, Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse, teacher
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda, housewife

      From the 1937 Electoral Roll of Dandenong, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda
      (Note: 2 entries in Ancestry's index)

      From the 1939 Electoral Roll of 1 Sleeth Avenue, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia (abbreviations expanded)
      *EDGOOSE, Elmitt Jesse, teacher
      EDGOOSE, Ethel Matilda, home duties
      (findmypast)

      From the 1942 Electoral Roll of Danedenong, Flinders, Victoria, Australia
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      From the 1946 Electoral Register of 1 Sleeth Avenue, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia (abbreviations expanded):
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse, teacher
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda, home duties
      EDGOSE (sic) Herbert Leslie, bank clerk
      (findmypast)

      From the 1949 Electoral Roll of Dandenong, La Trobe, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Elmitt Jesse
      EDGOOSE Ethel Matilda

      "MR. EDGOOSE RETIRES AFTER 45 YEARS TEACHING
      LAST FRIDAY night Bangholme residents paid a well deserved tribute of love and esteemto Mr. EDGOOSE, head teacher of the Bangholme school for many years on the occasion of his retirement from the Education Department.
      It is interesting to note that Mr. EDGOOSE, who lives in Sleeth Ave., Dandenong, and is a keen and valued member of the Dandenong Bowling Club, comes from a "teaching" family.
      He himself served the Education Department faithfully for 45 years as a teacher. His father, Mr. J. J. EDGOOSE, was the first teacher in the Edgucation Department, and his own son, Mr. Vernon EDGOOSE, is at present headmaster of the Neerim South school. Just to top it off, his sister, Miss A. B. EDGOOSE, also made teaching her profession.
      Mr. EDGOOSE has resided in Dandenong for 16 years now, and up until March 15th last, he has been teaching at Bangholme. The goodwill and esteem which he has earned in that time was shown last Friday night when the parents, children, and friends from that district tendered him a testimonial evening in the local hall. The hall was filled to overflowing, old scholars from Diggers Rest, and other districts where Mr. EDGOOSE had taught, making the trip especially for the occasion to honour him.
      His pupils united to present a most enjoyable concert programme, and there were quite a number of informal speeches expressing the esteem in which the guest of honor is held. All praised his popularity with the children, his infinite patience and also paid him the compliment that in the entire sixteen years as headmaster the school committee had not had one complaint. as chairman of the school committee, Mr. EDWARDS wished Mr. EDGOOSE good health and happiness in his retirement, his sentiments being warmly echoed by Mr. McDERMOTT.
      Mr. Ingles PILLAR handed Mr. EDGOOSE a wallet of notes with everyone's good wishes. Mrs. EDGOOSE received a lovely floral bouquet of carnations and fragrant violets.
      During Mr. EDGOOSE's time at Bangholme, the school won the A. N. A. prize for the most improved ground in Metropolitan Area No. 7."
      (Dandenong Journal, Wednesday 4 June 1952, page 16)
      (National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222359453)

      He died at Dandenong, Victoria, on 4 November 1952, just a few months after retirement.

      "EDGOOSE, Elmitt J. - on November 3, at Dandenong, dearly loved husband of Ethel EDGOOSE, of 1 Sleeph avenue, Dandenong, and loving father of of Vernon and Herbert, and loved uncle of Betty."
      (The Argus 04.11.1952)


      NOTES & QUERIES:
      See transcript of a letter from his wife under BEYER, Ethel Matilda (1884-1970). In her letter she wrote that Elmitt Jesse EDGOOSE married Ethel Matilda BEYER in 1910. The marriage certificate indicates that the wedding was on 23 September 1911.


      (revised 29.09.2017)