Snippets from the life of Martha Sarah Ellis.
|Photographer Unknown, untitled, Source: Free Photo Puzzle Mosaic Riddle Secret Mystery Mixture - Max Pixel collection. Accessed 29 April 2017, http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/photo-1816471, CC0 Public Domain. Cropped.|
- Western Australia - where Martha was living and working in 1891. Walter could have been following the gold rush that occurred in WA around the 1890s. Later after marrying Sarah in 1895, he did register a patent for an improved machine for saving gold, indicating that at some stage he had been involved in the search for gold.
- Sydney, New South Wales - where Walter was living and working in 1891/1891. Martha’s brother had immigrated to Sydney on the SS Orient in 1887, perhaps she had left WA after her sister Kate got married and had gone to join her brother in Sydney and while there had met Walter.[i]
- Around Melbourne, possibly in Hawthorn where the couple got married. – both having migrated from the states where they had previously lived to Victoria, both in search of a better future.
|Photographer Thierry Ehrmann, DDC6285, 3 January 2008, digital image, “Know your futur for only 999$ with DNA test” filkr Album, Accessed 29 April 2017 https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2323/2162005037_0442b61cf6_o.jpg CC 4|
- Walter Todman was born James L.T. Willoughby on 1 Nov 1865 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England and christened on the 11 May 1870 in Greenwich, Kent, England [vi]
- That Walter born 25 Oct 1890 Newtown, in New South Wales, Australia is the son of the Walter Todman who married Martha Sarah Ellis.[vii]
Partners and Children of Walter Todman
1. Jane Levey (Yet to be confirmed) This couple did not marry - Children:
- Walter Todman (Not yet confirmed) (1890- )
Marriage: 16 Jan 1892 - All Saints Church, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
- Martha "Ruby" Todman (1894-1956)
- Ivy Florence Todman (1895-1953)
- Walter Victor Todman (1897-1964)
- Hazel May Todman (1903-1964)
- Lincoln James Todman (1906-1938)
- Charlotte Mary Todman (1908-1908)
- Alma Dudley Todman (1910-1970)