Kenneth John SQUIRE

Kenneth John SQUIRE

Male 1917 - 1984  (66 years)

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  • Name Kenneth John SQUIRE 
    • Ken was born at Whitford's Private Hospital, Hamley Bridge in the mid north of South Australia, to John and Ethel, who lived at Port Wakefield at the time. Probably on John's retirement from the railways, they moved to Torrensville, from where Ken met Connie.

      Ken did an apprenticeship as an electrical fitter, but must have begun studying accountancy at nightschool almost immediately. By the early fifties, he had begun practising as a public accountant, and had an office at 308 North Terrace (city) for some years. He also began building spec. homes. During the fifties, he moved the family to Glenside, then Beaumont. While at Beaumont (about 1958), Ken began working as administrator for the Congregational Union (church) in Adelaide,and as a result, he and the family switched from Methodism to Congregationalism. He also moved to Toorak Gardens soon after. During the sixties, he began to explore opportunities for the church to be involved in building and managing aged home and nursing centres. He gradually became fulltime in aged care management, being involved at Rose Park, and consulting for several other centres, under the banner of the Congregational Homes for the Aged. They had also moved to Tusmore, and then to a Manager's unit at the Rose Park Aged Homes' complex.

      After Connie died in 1974, Ken retired and moved to Belair. He had an interest in travel, and owned a motor home for some years. He had a number of cancers, and died of throat cancer in 1984.

      A newspaper clipping 30 October 1943 - The engagement is announced of Constance M, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E M Rundle, 42 Fourth Avenue, Alberton East, and Kenneth J, only son of Mr J and the late Mrs Squire, 37 Stephens Avenue, Torrensville.

      A newspaper clipping from 1944 "RUNDLE - SQUIRE. - Marriage of Constance M, daughter of Mr and Mrs E M Rundle, Alberton East, and Kenneth J, son of Mr J and the Late Mrs Squire, Torrensville, will be solemnised at Woodville Methodist Church on June 10 at 6:30pm."

      A newspaper clipping from 1969 "SQUIRE - RUNDLE. - Graham, Jeffrey and Valerie have much pleasure in announcing the 25th wedding anniversary of their parents Ken and Connie, solemnised at Woodville Methodist Church on June 10 at 6:30pm, by the late Rev J H Pointon."
    Born 15 May 1917  Hamley Bridge, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 1 Jul 1917  Port Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1984  Glengowrie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 12 Apr 1984  Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I19  Squire
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2018 

    Father John SQUIRE,   b. 7 Sep 1881, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1952, Stephens Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ethel GILL,   b. 31 Oct 1884, Bedminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1943, Stephens Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1914  Methodist Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance Maude RUNDLE,   b. 30 Oct 1920, Osborne Street, Largs, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1974, Watson Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1944  Methodist Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. G.K. SQUIRE
     2. J.K. SQUIRE
    +3. J.P. SQUIRE
    +4. V.J. SQUIRE
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1917 - Hamley Bridge, SA, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1 Jul 1917 - Port Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1944 - Methodist Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1984 - Glengowrie, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Apr 1984 - Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ken Squire
    Ken Squire
    Family; John and Ethel Squire, with son Ken
    Family; John and Ethel Squire, with son Ken
    Ethel Squire with son Ken.
    Ethel Squire with son Ken.
    Ken Squire and Connie Rundle Headstone
    Ken Squire and Connie Rundle Headstone
    A young Ken SQUIRE.
    A young Ken SQUIRE.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Births South Australia Civil, 21 Mar 2012.
      Birth Certificate - 1917 District of Gilbert, Book No. 998, Page 483.
      Born - 16 May 1917, at Sister Whitfield's Private Hospital, Hamley Bridge.
      Name - Kenneth John, Male
      Father - John Squire, 36 years, Hemyock, Devon, England.
      Occupation - Carpenter, SA Railways, Port Wakefield.
      Mother - Ethel Squire, formerly Gill, 32 years, Bristol, England.
      Informant - John Squire, 28 May 1917.

    2. [S12] Deaths South Australian Civil, 21 Mar 2012.
      Death Certificate - District of Adelaide, No. 1 1984. Name, Kenneth John Squire No 635A/02484.
      Date and place of Death - 9 April 1984, Allambi Nursing Home, Glengowrie, SA, AUS.
      Date and place of Burial - 11 April 1984, Centennial Park Cemetery.
      Sex - Male, Age - 66 years, Occupation - Retired accountant.
      Usual address - 27 Huntingdon Drive Glenalta 5052 SA, AUS.
      Place of Birth - Hamley Bridge, SA, AUS, Native Australian, Widower, Age at first marriage 27 years.
      Spouse - Constance Maude Squire (nee Rundle), Total issue 2 male, 1 female.
      Cause of Death - Carcinoma Oesophagus.
      Informant - Pengelly and Knabe, undertaker, Glenside, 13 April 1984.

    3. [S21] Centennial Park Cemetery Adelaide, 9 Apr 2012.
      Centennial Park Cemetery ; RelativeSearch.
      Kenneth John Squire of Glenalta, Date of Death ?, Age 66 years.
      Interment Details Burial, Section Lawn 1, Row ? Path 27, Site 1168.
      License Number 29676, Expiry Date 5 Aug 2024.

    4. [S13] Marriage South Australia Civil, 16 Mar 2012.
      31 October 1914
      John Squire, age 33, batchelor, born Hemyock, Devonshire, England. Occupation wheelwright, Residence Port Wakefield. Father Isaac Squire.
      Ethel Gill, age 30,spinster, born Bristol England. Domestic duties. Residence Port Adelaide. Father William Gill (deceased).
      Married at Methodist Church Dale Street Port Adelaide
      Witnesses, Constance M Stanley, Domestic duties, Port Adelaide; and
      Maud H Rann, domestic duties, Port Adelaide.
      Officiated Robert Ernest Stanley.
      Registration District Port Adelaide, book/page 261/295, Cert. No. 1914/245.

    5. [S13] Marriage South Australia Civil, 21 Mar 2012.
      Marriage Certificate - Married in the District of Hindmarsh (No. 2) on 10 June 1944.
      Husband - Kenneth John Squire, born Hamley Bridge, South Australia, Batchelor, Metal Machinist, Residence 37 Stephens Avenue, Torrensville. Father John Squire.
      Wife - Constance Maude Rundle, born Largs Bay, South Australia, Spinster, Telephonist, Residence 42 Fourth Avenue, Alberton East. Father Edwin Morris Rundle.
      Solemnised at Methodist Church, Woodville Road, Woodville, before Rev. J Harold Pointon. Witnesses Kenneth Rupert Pointon, 84 Prince Street Alberton, and Gwenda Elaine Rundle, 13 Woolnough Road, Semaphore.