John Alfred Seitz

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Name John Alfred Seitz
also known as Sykes
Date of birth 16 October 1884
Place of birth Concord, NSW
Date of death 6 May 1958
Place of death Randwick, NSW
Mother Lucy Amelia Abbott
Father Johann Joachim Seitz
Siblings Ada Louise Seitz
Elizabeth Lizzie Sykes
Lucy May Sykes
Frederick William Sykes
Mary Jenny Seitz
Thomas Joseph Sykes
William H Seitz
James Francis Sykes
Richard Concord Sykes
Spouse Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Date of marriage 22 May 1907
Place of marriage St Patricks, Church Hill, Sydney, NSW
Children John Sykes
Edward Sykes
Joseph Sykes
Gertie Sykes
Edna Sykes
William Sykes
Ray Sykes
Gloria Sykes
Laurie Sykes
Allan Sykes
Occupation Coal lumper, labourer, wharf labourer

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Richard Simpson (-)

Dorothy Simpson (1733) married Robert Register (-)

Eleanor Register (1764) — William Morgan (1764)

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John's birth registration appears under both Seitz and Sykes, and his marriage certificate (1907) uses Sykes. However, he was interred under the name Seitz.

John was convicted of the following offences:

  • 23 April 1906 - drunk and disorderly - sentence of ten shillings or 4 days hard labour
  • 9 November 1906 - assault - 10 pound 6 shillings or 3 months hard labour
  • 30 March 1907 - riotous behaviour - ten shillings or 3 days hard labour
  • 24 June 1907 - assault - one month hard labour
  • 17 October 1907 - perjury - 12 months hard labour

In 1907, John was recorded as being 5 foot 7.5 inches, 140 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes.

John resided in Concord Road, Concord before moving to 27 Windmill St Millers Point and then 18 Kent Street Millers Point.

John died in 1958 in the Randwick Auxillary Hospital of chronic pulmonary tuberculosis and heart blockage. He was cremated on 8 May 1958 in Norther Suburbs Crematorium and is interred in Lot 3 A5 Catholic Portion, Northern Suburbs Cemetery, NSW.

Death notice (Sydney Morning Herald, 7 May 1958) read:

Sykes, John Alfred - May 6, 1958, of 18 Kent Street Millers Point, dearly loved husband of Gertrude (Sis) Sykes, loved father of John, Edward, Joseph, Gertie, Edna, William, Ray, Gloria, Laurie and Allan, dear grandfather and great-grandfather of their children. At Rest.


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