Chenoweth, Edwin George

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Principal occupation=Saddler

Edwin George Chenoweth (alternative spelling Chenowth/Chenowith) was the eldest son of Edwin John Chenoweth (1821-1912) and Jane Cornelius (1819-1891) and was born on 4 February 1848 at Camelford in North Cornwall. He arrived, aged 8 years, with his parents on board the Government emigrant ship Aurora from Southampton on 21 May 1856. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist. Edwin George, aged 27 years, (1848-1923) married Esther Sibley (1855-1941), aged 19 years, on 31 March 1875. She was the daughter of Simon Libby Sibly and Elizabeth Cory. They were married by the Rev J Stoyel at the residence of Edwin John Chenoweth in Willunga. They had 11 children (6 sons and 5 daughters):

  • Ethel May (1876-1963) born at Aldinga, married Harry Innes Shipway (1881-1950) on 9 November 1903 at Fitzroy, Victoria. She died at Black Forest, South Australia.
  • Laura Beatrice Cory (1878-1970) born at Aldinga, married Thomas Henry Richards (1881-1960) at Goodwood on 29 August 1908. She died at Unley.
  • Bartle Wilfred (1879-1882) born and died at Aldinga age 2 years and 7 months.
  • Maurice Clayton (1881-1969) born at Aldinga, married Florence Gertrude Quarrell (1882-1978) on 19 November 1907 at the Congregational Church, Rose Park. He died in New South Wales.
  • Laurie/Lawrie Oswald (1883-1957) born at Aldinga, married Olive Mary Neil (1885-1978) at North Adelaide on 23 May 1905. He died in Adelaide.
  • Olive Augusta (1885-1973) born at Aldinga, married Nelson George Copley (1880-1946) at Goodwood in 1905. She died at Morphettville.
  • Raymond Sibley (1887-1972) born at Aldinga, married Lillian May Sampson (1883-1964) at Malvern on 30 September 1916. He died in Adelaide.
  • Myrtle Hagar (1888-1977) born at Aldinga, married Frank Harold Carr (1882-1957) at Goodwood Park on 14 August 1907. She died in Northcote, Victoria.
  • Winford Edwin (1890-1973) born at Aldinga, married Gladys Evelyn Pepper (1891-1975) in 1912 at Clifton Hill, Victoria (indexed as Chenowah/Chenowith). He died at Ashwood, Victoria.
  • Daisy Ettie/Esther (1893-1900) born at Aldinga, died as a child
  • Alfred Ross (as Chenowith at birth) (1895-1971) born at Parkside, married Ruby Maud Trott (1892-1987) at Goodwood on 2 July 1915. He died in Belair.

The small skillion extension on the left side of 22 Old Coach Road, Aldinga appears to have been constructed in brick and this was Edwin Chenoweth’s Harness Shop and Saddlery. It appears to have been operated for nearly twenty years from 1876 until about 1894 by Edwin George Chenoweth. He paid rates on a house and half an acre from 1877 to 1888 (reduced to quarter acre in 1886) Edwin was listed in the Directories as a saddler at Aldinga by 1876 until 1894. All of their children between 1876 and 1893 were born in Aldinga but their youngest son (Alfred Ross in 1895) was born in Parkside. So, by 1895 the family had moved to Parkside and in 1902 he was resident at 26 Brown Street in Adelaide and later (by 1919) had moved to Victoria.

Edwin George Chenoweth died at Norwood, South Australia on 21 July 1923 and he was buried in West Terrace Cemetery. Esther his wife died at Forestville on 20 November 1941 and is buried in West Terrace Cemetery with her husband.


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FlickrID=50415329371 – Edwin George Chenoweth (1848-1923). Circa 1880-1885. Willunga National Trust, Album 1, 0053a

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