|parents||Enoch Kinder & Matilda Maud Crask
|born||26 December 1884, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia|
|died||20 March 1966, Boronia, Victoria, Australia|
|buried||22 March 1966, Springvale Botanic Cemetery, Victoria, Australia|
|Frances Ruby Kinder
Frances Ruby Kinder is your Author’s maternal grandmother.
She was universally known as Ruby. Ruby was born on 26 December 1884 at the home of her parents, Enoch Kinder and Matilda Maud Crask who were living at 31 Evelyn Street, St Kilda, Victoria.
her father’s death, her mother, Matilda, was left in a rather poor state and yet she
still had a number of children to raise and educate. The family moved
around regularly from one rental property to another and Ruby stayed on and off with older siblings. |
According to entries found in References 3 and 4, Matilda and her children lived at 31 Evelyn Street until 1895. From 1896 to 1902, they lived at 22 Little Alma Street, St Kilda (now King Street).
In 1903, they lived at 12 Eliza Street, Richmond, 126 Albert Street, Windsor and 19 Nightingale Street, St Kilda.
East St Kilda
|In 1905, Matilda was
noted as being a Dressmaker
living at 20 James Street, Prahran. By this time Ruby would probably have been working with her.|
From 1906 to 1909 Ruby was with her mother at 58 Marlborough Street, St Kilda, but also in 1909, Ruby lived at 332 Inkerman Street, St Kilda and is stated to be a Nurse (probably live-in).
In 1912 at 57 Earl Street, Prahran. In 1913-1914 at Shoobra Road, Elsternwick[4,6].
Waterloo Street is now joined at the east end with Argyle Street after the widening of High Street in the 1960s
Ruby with son, Kenneth Francis Kinder
Ruby with daughter, Lilian Florence Eleanor Punch
above -- Ruby and Fred at daughter Lilian's wedding
left -- Ruby with son, Kenneth Francis and grandaughter, Valerie Doris
Ruby died on Sunday, 20 March 1966 at her daughter's home 2 Rose Avenue, Boronia, Victoria, after a long series of illnesses.
She had been staying at Lilian’s house for approximately 12 months leading up to her death.
Her funeral service was held at St Paul’s Church of England in Boronia and she was cremated and interred at the Springvale Necropolis, Victoria on Tuesday, 22 March 1966.
from Ruby's death certificate