FRANK AND MYRA WEBB
Children of John and Elizabeth Webb
FRANK AND MIRIAH (MYRA) WEBB
Children of John and Elizabeth Webb
ch.11 FRANK LEO WEBB b. 27-3-1891 d. 30-9-1963 Wollongong
m.MIRIAH ALLEN Nov.24.11.1915 St. Lukes b. 16-7-1893 d. 21-11-1974 Dapto
ch1 MIRIAH b. 1916 d. 5 months
ch2 DOUGLAS ALLEN WEBB b. 1917 d. 5.10.1979
m. EDITH Elizabeth (Betty) SMALL b. 1920 d. 22.11.1998
ch1 RONALD ALLEN WEBB b. 1944
m. MICHELLE MIRELLE WILKINS b. 1945
ch1 MARK ALLEN Webb b. 1973
m.Kate Brophy in 2007
ch.1 Mollie Rose Webb 2008
ch.2 Archie Daniel Webb 2011
ch.2 PHILIP ANDREW Webb b. 1974
m.Penny Murray in 2010
ch.1 Phoebe Ann 2009
ch.2 Leo Thomas 2011
ch. 3 KAREN LOUISE Webb b. 1977 /
m. Rohan Zvargoulis 2001 (Div 2018)
ch.1 Ethan Philip Zvargoulis 2002
ch.2 Poppy Hope Zvargoulis 2003
ch.3 Jed Baxter Zvargoulis 2006
ch.4 CHRISTOPHER JAMES Webb b. 1982
m. Kimberley Hastie in 2005
ch.1 Blake James Webb 2008
ch.2 Liam Zachary Webb 2011
ch.3 Emmalyn 2014
ch. 5 VICKI BAXTER b. 1971 (Foster child)
ch. 2 ELAINE ELIZABETH WEBB b. 1947
m. KENNETH MOORE b. 1946
ch. 1 NATHAN b. 1974
m. KAREN GAYE DIXON ? 1998
ch. 1 ELLIE Elizabeth b. 2001
ch. 2 KATE Christine b. 2003
ch. 3 AVA Charlotte b. 2008
ch. 2 RACHEL b. 1975
m. ADRIAN John Noble LEGGETT b.?
ch.1 WILLIAM James b.2002
ch.2 EMILY Elizabeth b. 2005
ch. 3 GLEN OWEN WEBB b. 1952
m. MAURENE Faye ORR Aug 1994 (Div)
ch. 1 MICHAEL DOUGLAS WEBB b. 1980
Jacinta Rose Irwin-Webb 2004
ch. 2 ALLISON Faye WEBB b. 1982
m Stephen O’Conner 2012
ch. 3 THOMAS FRANK WEBB b. 1919 d. 3.8.1991 Wollongong
m. DOREEN PARSONS b.? d.?
ch.1 LORRAINE b. 1946
ch. 2 BEVERLEY b. 1951
m. COLIN KING
ch. 1 COLLETTE b.1973
ch. 2 SEAN b. 1977
ch. 4 DULCIE WEBB b.14.12.1920 d 29.7 2011 Orange
m. SELWYN JOHN (Jack)CONNERTY b.1.4. 1912 d. 21.7.1982
ch. 1 TREVOR b. 1950 d. Jan 2013 Orange
m. PATRICIA RUMBLE b.20.3.1950
ch. 1 CRAIG b. 1976 d.1.11.1999 Sydney
ch. 2 BRETT b. 13.10.1981
m. ANGELA (Ange) LAWFORD b.18.8.1980c
ch. 1 BAYDEN b. 2.8.2006
ch. 2 MARLI b.2.12.2008
ch. 5 KEITH NORMAN WEBB b. 1922 d.30.7.2018 Wollongong
m. FLORENCE IRENE (Rene) SKEET b. 1921 d. 22.8.2015 Wollongong
ch. 1 GRAHAM WEBB b. 1951
m. MARIANNE WILK May 1976 b. 1957 (Div. 1984)
m. Dorothy Colledge (nee Oakes ) Sept 1991 b.1950
ch. 2 ROBERT WEBB b. 19.4.1955
m. SUSAN ZEBEGEW b. 1957 (Div.?)
ch. 1 ANITA WEBB b. 1979
m. JOHN CAGNEY b. 10.3.1978
ch. 1 LILLY b.21.9.2004
ch. 2 GEORGIA b.4.9.2007
ch. 3 HAMISH) b.17.8.2009
ch. 4 OLIVER) Twins b.17.8.2009
ch. 5 EWAN b.30.4.2014
ch. 2 BELINDA WEBB b. 1981
m. Jason EBBS ( Div)
ch.1 JACK b.29.09.2000
ch.2 JAYDEN b.26.7.2006
ch. 3 BRYAN WEBB b. 1983
m. SAMANTHA TAYLOR (Div)
ch.1 LUCY 4.11.2007
ch. 2 HARRY 2.3.2009
ch.2 ROBERT WEBB b.19.4.1955
m. LYN Stephens b.3.6.1953 (DIV ?)
m. LYNNE HAWK d. 29.2.2012
m. JENNY LEE?
ch. 3 ANNETTE WEBB b. 11.6.1958
m. Douglas Somerville b.12.6.1958
ch. 1 Robbie b. 28.4 1992
ch.2 Heather b. 20. 9.1993
ch. 6. CLIFFORD b. 1924 d. 1976
m. JOYCE SCHAFER b. 1925 d. 2.2012
ch.1 COLIN b.25.3.1949
m. SONJA VAN DYKE (Div)
ch. 1 ADAM b. 1975
ch. 2 JARED b. 1977
ch. 3 CLARE b. 1978
ch.1 COLIN WEBB b.25.3 1948
m. JILL O’Brien b.9.8.1952
ch. 2 GEOFFREY b. 1953 d. 22.6.2015
m. DONNA JANE HOFFMAN (Div)
ch. 1 RICHARD 1978
ch. 2 KARL 1981
ch. 3 NICOLA 1984
ch. 2 GEOFFREY WEBB b. 1952 d. 22.6.2015
m. JOANNE (Jo) b.7.12.1952
Frank Leo Webb
FRANK LEO WEBB, the fourth son of John and Elizabeth Webb, was born at Exeter on 27-3-1891, and lived with the family in the Moss Vale area, working on the farm- I believe he was a pretty good hand with the axe, clearing the property. He (also his brother Perce) was only small in stature—only 5′ 5″ tall, unlike his other brothers who were around the 6′ mark.
In his early 20s he came to the South Coast and found work in Coledale Colliery as a groom with the pit ponies. (Three of his future brothers-in-law, Tom, Fred and Cecil Allen were also employed there in the same capacity.) I believe when he was courting he used to ride his horse over the Macquarie Pass to visit his future wife for the weekend when she was staying with her sister Adelaide, at Kangaloon—he was certainly keen.
He and Miriah Emily Allen (known• to everyone as Myra) were married at St. Luke’s at Brownsville on 24th November, 1915—the third Webb brother to marry an Allen Sister; the example of the first two must have made them sure their marriage would succeed and it certainly did. They honeymooned at Katoomba and then lived for several years in a cottage in The Grove at Austinmer. Here a daughter, Miriah Emily Elizabeth was born, but she was a sickly child and only lived for 5 months.
Next move was to Balgownie, where they bought a fair sized farm on the side of a hill with a lovely oldstone building called “Seaview”. They lived here till1927 and their other 5 children were born in this period. Douglas Allen-1917, Thomas Frank-1919, Dulcie-1920, Keith Norman-1922, and Clifford-1924. Farm life was hard in those days—as it was for everyone—they had to start milking at 3 a.m. to get the milk to Balgownie Station for the milk train to Sydney at 6.30 a.m., then do a local milk run. Dad always said in latter years that he was born 40 years too soon, when he’d see the farmers nowadays with their milking machines. Mum was always over at the bails with him, even at that early hour, with the latest baby (safely tucked up in an empty feed trough) with them.
Then came the shift to Bellambi, where they bought a 17 acre property with an old 2 storeyed house on it, which was pulled down and a new house built, using a lot of the timber from the old home. They had a milk run in the Bellambi-East Corrimal area, also kept the old Balgownie run. Stan Webb (from Burrawang) lived with them for many years at Balgownie and Bellambi and used to do the Balgownie run. It was during the Depression Years—milk was only 4 pence a quart and even then a lot of people couldn’t pay—Dad couldn’t see anyone with children go without and would let them have it for nothing. They were hard, heart-breaking years for everyone. I know Mum and Dad had to struggle for years—thank goodness they had their own fruit, vegies and farm products to help them out.
Dad’s large vegetable garden was his pride and joy, and he had a passion for the District Agriculgural Shows—Wollongong, Dapto, Albion Park, etc.—where he always scooped the pool with the prize for the most successful exhibitor in the Vegetable section. He also kept a large stock of poultry and would enter these in the Shows as well. He couldn’t believe it when he won champion with a Rhode Island Red rooster at one of the Royal Easter Shows.
In the late 1930s they turned the 2 front rooms of the house into a shop, which was a very successful move. He later built a brick shop and residence on one corner of the property and sold the business. In the early 1950s the Housing Commission resumed the property (later erecting over 60 houses on it) and eventually paid him the equivalent of 60 pounds a block, which was rather unfair as similar blocks were selling around 200 pounds at the time. Still he was happy to be paid at all and he was able to save a block for each of his children.
He was then semi-retired and spent the rest of his days in reasonable health, with his vegie garden and chooks. A little example of his obstinancy—he refused to apply for the old age pension at 65 and the only income he had to live on was the small rent he received from the shop and residence, and the money he made from selling his eggs, poultry and vegies.
He died on 30th September, 1963, at Wollongong Hospital, aged 72 years and was buried at St. Luke’s at Brownsville.
Myra lived till she was 81 in 1974 and is buried alongside him at St. Luke’s. They lived a long, happy life together.
By son Keith.
Frank in his vegie garden alongside the farm house on Pioneer Road Bellambi. You can see Myra watching with Robert Webb in her arms.
Second from left is Doug, front L to R Glen (Mick) Betty, Elaine, behind Myra front Ronnie & Frank
Christmas 1965 Webb Family LtoR Doug, Betty, Jack, Dulcy, Cliff, Joyce,Tom, Doreen, Keith, Rene, Front Frank & Miriah (Myra)