Martha MacPherson

(21 April 1870 - 28 September 1958)
Martha McPherson (Jennings)
     Martha MacPherson was born on 21 April 1870 in Newmarket, Carisbrook, Victoria. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie.
     THe Argus on 16 Feb 1876 reported: George Holton, an apple blight curer at
Carisbrook, was arraigned on a charge of indecently assaulting a little child, five years of age, the daughter of a respectable farmer at Newmarket, named Paul Macpherson. The details of the case were most horrible. The
prisoner was found guilty, and remanded.
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     Martha MacPherson married Samuel Jennings on 8 March 1893 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
     Martha MacPherson lived at 16 Blamey Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
     She spoke with a strong Scottish acent and quoted all the Scottish sayings all her life, due to very little contact with people outside the family during childhood. She maintained the Scottish reputation for thrift e.g. bought bread at least one or two days old because it was cheaper but always maintained she bought stale bread because fresh bread gave her indigestion! .
     Martha died on 28 September 1958 in Calvary Private Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, aged 88. She was buried on 30 September 1958 in the Presbyterian cemetery, Wagga Wagga.

Children of Martha MacPherson and Samuel Jennings

Samuel Jennings

(11 August 1856 - 12 January 1939)
L-R George & Emily Bellinger; Samuel & Martha Jennings
     The life of the Jennings family at Brucedale is described in "A History of the Brucedale district, published in 1988 by the Brucedale History Committee.. Samuel Jennings was born on 11 August 1856 in Kiora, New South Wales.
     Samuel Jennings married Martha MacPherson, daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie, on 8 March 1893 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Samuel was a farmer in Brucedale, Wagga, New South Wales.
     Samuel died on 12 January 1939 in 16 Inverary Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, aged 82. He was buried on 13 January 1939 in the Presbyterian cemetery, Wagga Wagga.

Children of Samuel Jennings and Martha MacPherson

Doris Lorraine Jennings

(29 January 1894 - 10 August 1983)
     Doris Lorraine Jennings was born on 29 January 1894 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Samuel Jennings and Martha MacPherson. Doris Lorraine Jennings was christened in Brucedale, Wagga, New South Wales.
     Doris Lorraine Jennings married Samuel John Wakem on 8 September 1921 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
     Doris died on 10 August 1983 in the nursing home, Bateau Bay, New South Wales, aged 89. She was buried in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Children of Doris Lorraine Jennings and Samuel John Wakem