Sunday, 1 July 2018

Ida Weir (nee Killion) - 16 July 1893 to 02 July 1968

Ida Killion was the 5th of the 9 children of Thomas Killion and Mary Jane Wood.  She's the granddaughter of John Killion and Jane Feeney.  Ida was born on 16 July 1893 at Smithtown on the Macleay River, NSW.

The family moved from the Macleay to Bellingen Heads.  Between 1913 and 1917, they moved to Sydney where Ida's father, Thomas, died on 17 December 1917.  

Photo of Ida Killion kindly shared by "chinagirl828" on
Ida was 38 when she married Russell Weir on 02 January 1932 at St Barnabas, Waverley, NSW.  Russell was born in Armidale, NSW in 1895 - the son of David McMillan Weir and Jane Maria Bowers.  At the time of her marriage, Ida records her occupation as a postal assistant.  The witnesses at the marriage were-

  • Clarice Daphne Benson, Ida's niece, who was 21 at the time.  Clarice was the daughter of Ida's older sister, Maud, from her marriage to Edward George Benson.  
  • William Henderson who was Maud's partner and the father of her three youngest children.  

Ida and Russell settled at 168 Sutherland Street Paddington after their marriage and, in the early 1940s, moved to 108 Queen Street Woollahra.  They didn't have any children.  Russell died on 27 August 1951 at their Queen Street home.  

Ida later moved and lived with her sister, Maud, at 3 Spring Street Paddington.  She died on 2 July 1968 in hospital.  Russell and Ida are buried at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Matraville.

Please share any information or photograph that you have of Ida on this 50th anniversary of her death.

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