George Evans Ruby

(6 May 1873 - 13 April 1946)
Geroge Evans Ruby
     George Evans Ruby was born on 6 May 1873 in Main Rd, Ballarat East, Victoria. He was the son of George Ruby and Sarah Evans.
     George Evans Ruby married Emily Alice Bland, daughter of Abraham Bland and Harriet Bullett, on 18 March 1896 in 'Aylesbury', Yarram, Victoria. RUBY-BLAND - On tho 18th ult, at the residence of the bride's parents, Aylesbury, Yarram, by the Rev P N Knight, BA, George Evans Ruby, eldest son of G Ruby, Esq , of Yarram, to Emily Alice, youngest daughter of A Bland, Esq. George Evans Ruby was listed in a directory dated between 1897 and 1900 as George C Ruby, storekeeper at Jumbunna, Victoria.
     George was registered as George Evans Ruby, storekeeper at Yarram, on the 1903 electoral roll.
     George was registered as a farmer at Balloong, Victoria, on the 1908 electoral roll.
     George was registered as an agent at Yarram, on the 1912 electoral roll. He was listed in a directory dated between 1913 and 1920 as a dairy farmer at Balloong, Victoria.
     NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, George Evans Ruby and Percy James Juniper, in the business of land, stock, estate, and general commission agents, at Yarram Yarram, in the State of Victoria, under the style or firm of "Ruby and Juniper,'' has been DISSOLVED by mutual consent as from the 31st day of May, 1918, and the business will hence forth be carried on by the said Percy James Juniper alone (under the said style or firm name of "Ruby and Juniper"), who will pay and dis cbarge all debts and liabilities now owing by and receive all moneys pay able to the said late firm.
Dated this 31st day of May, 1918.
GEO. E. RUBY. P. J. JUNIPER.
Witness to Both Signatures William Geo. Pope, Managing Clerk to Backhouse, Skinner, and Hamilton, barristers and solicitors, Yarram Yarram.
. He and Emily Alice Bland witnessed Henry Refshauge MacKenzie and Mavis Bland Ruby's wedding on 24 March 1919 in the Methodist Church manse, Royal Parade, Royal Park, Victoria. George Evans Ruby was listed in a directory dated 1925 as Ruby & Juniper, land agents at Yarram, Victoria.
     George and Keith were registered at Yarram, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     George was registered as a farmer at Woodside, Victoria, on the 1934 electoral roll.
     George was registered as as a farmer with land at Balloong worth £116, living at Woodside, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     George was registered on the 1937 electoral roll.
     He was a great reader & philosopher. He had hoped to become a JP but was disqualified because he was fined 10/- for failing to poison the rabbits on his selection.
     George died of cancer of the stomach on 13 April 1946 in St Omer Hospital, Camberwell, Victoria, aged 72. He was buried on 14 April 1946 in Yarram.
     His will was proved at Victoria. George E Ruby of Balloong.

Children of George Evans Ruby and Emily Alice Bland

Mary Dawson

(12 August 1738 - December 1825)
     Mary Dawson was born on 12 August 1738 in Ireland. She was the sister of the Ist Earl of Portarlington and daughter of Harry Dawson, Baron.
     Mary Dawson married Mervyn Archdall, son of Nicholas Montgomery and Angel Archdall, in 1762.
     Mary died in December 1825 in Dublin, Ireland, aged 87.

Children of Mary Dawson and Mervyn Archdall

George Ruby

(25 September 1844 - 2 June 1922)
     George Ruby was born on 25 September 1844 in Abbotskerswell, Devon. He was the son of George Ruby and Ann Sergeant. George Ruby was christened on 27 October 1844 in Abbotskerswell. Henry, Harriett, Elizabeth, George, Dinah and William were listed as the children of George Ruby in the 1851 census in 'Bickley Farm', Ipplepen, Devon. George and Dinah were listed as the children of George Ruby in the 1861 census in Ipplepen, Devon.
     George Ruby was on the passenger list of the "Hero", arriving at Victoria, in August 1864. This George was aged 27 and travelled from New Zealand, so unlikely to be the right George.
     George Ruby arrived per "True Briton" in October 1865 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was described as a baker, aged 21. The ship was licenced to carry only 40 statute adults and took 140 days. He was listed in a directory dated between 1868 and 1870 as a baker at Talbot, Victoria.
     George Ruby married Sarah Evans, daughter of John Evans and Sarah Baker, on 26 October 1868 in Main Rd, Ballarat East, Victoria. By Baptist rites, at the residence of the groom,George was described as a hosier & haberdasher. Sarah was of 24 Swanston St Melbourne (the business of Wm Anderson hosier). The wedding was witnessed by Jane Anderson. George Ruby was listed in the rate book between 1873 and 1883 for property in Main St, Ballarat East, Victoria. The property was owned by William Anderson until 1876/7. He was listed in a directory dated between 1873 and 1885 as a draper at Ballarat East, Victoria. According to Elsie May Ruby's reminiscences in 1976, his drapery store in Ballarat was near the site of Coles store.
     George Ruby travelled to Sydney, on 6 June 1881 per the "Leura". He was listed in the rate book between 1885 and 1886 for property in Bridge St, Ballarat East, Victoria. George Ruby, draper, owner: Boxhorn; shop & swelling (next to butcher). £103 net annual value.
     In 1888 the Yarram newspaper reported that "Mr Ruby of Ballarat has purchased Mrs Day's drapery shop". He was listed in a directory dated between 1888 and 1889 as a draper at Bridge St and Humffray St, Ballarat East. He was listed in a directory dated from 1895/6 to 1900 as George Ruby & Co., storekeepers at Yarram. He was a trustee of the Methodist circuit in Yarram, between 1897 and 1899. He was described as a steward. He was listed in a directory dated between 1891 and 1892 as George Ruby, storekeeper at Yarram.
     George was registered at Binginwarri, on the 1903 electoral roll.
     George and Sarah were registered as Geo & Sarah Ruby, agent & h.d. Yarram at Yarram, Victoria, on the 1908 electoral roll. He was not listed in the 1912 electoral roll.
George Ruby was declared bankrupt in 1910. George Ruby of Yarram was an assignee in made an insolvency application by Alexander Kennedy of Gelliondale, carter..
     George Ruby travelled to England in 1912 per the "Grosser Kurfürst". A Mr G Ruby, 48, painter travelled from Melbourne to Southampton arriving 5 May 1912.
     George Ruby travelled to Canada in 1912 per the "Laurentic". He arrived on 10 August at Quebec from Liverpool.
     George Ruby and Henry Sarjent Ruby attended a reunion in 1913 in Canada. There was a family reunion in Haliburton, in 1913 and George Ruby from Australia attended, then went on to England. Photographs of the family reunion and of the family before emigration are held. There is a tape of a 1983 conversation between Sargeant & Walling Ruby listing Canadian family and background.
     At a meeting of the Yarram school committee, Mr. Thomas Whitney was elected chairman, in place of the Rev. W. R. Cunningham, who has resigned, and Mr. George Ruby was appointed correspondent, to fill the place held by Mr. B. J. Willis, who is leaving the district for Stanley, Tasmania..
     From Janauary 1914 Ruby & Robinson advertised in the Oakleigh & Caulfield times, George Ruby, sworn valuer. Estate, insurance & financial agets, House, land and farm salesmen, at Kangaroo & Latrobe Streeets.. George Ruby was listed in a directory dated 1918 as George Ruby at Kangaroo Road, Oakleigh. He was listed in a directory dated 1919 as George Ruby at Albert Avenue, Oakleigh. He was listed in a directory dated between 1920 and 1921 as George Ruby at 124 Murray Street East, Caulfield, Victoria.
     After the family had grown up, he moved to Oakleigh and then Elsternwick. He suffered a stroke which kept him bed-ridden for 5-6 years.
     George died of paraplegia, asthenia & heart failure on 2 June 1922 in 124 Murray Street, Caulfield, Victoria, aged 77. He was buried on 3 June 1922 in Brighton.

Children of George Ruby and Sarah Evans