I am Looking for the Ancestors of Winnifred Pilsowth Dexter of Brisbane Qld., Australia

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in The Tree House by Ken Herschell G2G Rookie (220 points)

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

Name: Winifred Pilsworth Herschell
Gender: Female
Electoral Date: 1980
Electoral Place: Morningside, Griffith, Queensland, Australia
Household Members:
Name Age
Winifred Pilsworth Herschell
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll].
SHE MARRIED  Derrick James Herschell
HER PARENTS WERE 

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Name: Samuel Dexter
Spouse Name: Ethel Maud Cagner
Marriage Date: 04 Apr 1904
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1904
Registration Number: B003159
Page number: 6541
Household Members:
Name Age
Ethel Maud Capner
Samuel Dexter

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985

Name: Samuel Dexter
Death Date: 02 Feb 1942
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: Samuel
Mother's Name: Sarah Pilsworth
Registration Year: 1942
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 001112
Page number: 591
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Apologies for the multiple posts, but I kept hitting the character limit -- or so the angry red letters told me. cheeky

WINIFRED'S HUSBAND

Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945

Name: Derrick James Herschell
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1914
Birth Place: Toowoomba
Year range: 1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place: Brisbane
Service Number: B4039
Spouse: Winifred
Series Description: A6769: RAN, Navy Officers
Household Members:
Name Age
Derrick James Herschell
Winifred

Source Citation: National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australia; Service Cards for Navy Officers, 1911-1970; Series: A6769

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Do you have a profile for her, any other info like dates, name at birth, was she married?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Winnifred was married to Derrick James Herschell at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church Anne St., Brisbane in 1939.Her Father was Samuel Dexter and mother Ethel Maud Capner. Son  Derrick Kenneth Herschell.

Found in the Queensland historical records

Winifred Pilsworth Herschell
Event date: 22/01/1982
Event type: Death registration
Date of birth: 1915
Registration details: 1982/776
Mother: Ethel Maude Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter

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There isn't a birth record on search in Queensland.
Do you happen to know if they came from elsewhere in Australia, or overseas?

Dear Melanie, thanks so much. This was my Dad and Mum. Great parents. Who could have wished fir better.

D. Ken Herschell

My parents were married in Ann St Presbyterian, but I think it was St Andrew's.

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Having said I couldn't find Winifred's birth in Queensland - I have to eat my words, because I just now did.

Found in the Queensland historical records

Winifred Pilsworth Dexter
Event date: 17/10/1914
Event type: Birth registration
Registration details: 1914/C/4512
Mother: Ethel Maud Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter

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There are also 4 siblings listed.

Eric Stanley Dexter
Event date: 06/10/1904
Event type: Birth registration
Registration details: 1904/B/9305

Mother: Ethel Maud Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter

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Leonard Samuel Dexter
Event date: 26/10/1908
Event type: Birth registration
Registration details: 1908/C/3340

Mother: Ethel Maud Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter

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Phyllis Gertrude Dexter
Event date: 12/12/1917
Event type: Birth registration
Registration details: 1918/C/918

Mother: Ethel Maud Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter
.
Joan Elaine Dexter
Event date: 11/11/1919
Event type: Birth registration
Registration details: 1919/C/12625

Mother: Ethel Maud Capner
Father/parent: Samuel Dexter
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Those links, by the way, are the sources.

This is your grandfather -

https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/details/9aa68b41524ec7132cae45e69e96edcee8f28d60ad4a83095018b8c2a4a07ff8
Samuel Dexter
Event date: 02/02/1942
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1942/C/1112
Mother: Sarah Pilsworth
Father/parent: Samuel

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134692256/samuel-dexter
Samuel had a younger sister, Winifred - so that's probably where your Mum got her name.

This is Samuel's father, your great-grandfather
https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/details/da1aa9975cfa13c403094c1200b2a81f71e57e3facee894eda22f892f6fa6603
Samuel Dexter
Event date: 28/07/1910
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1910/B/12809
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Mother: -
Father/parent: Joseph Dexter

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This is Samuel's mother, your great-grandmother
https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/details/3418f234f1de7d507b339e227e3063cd8ebea851d8dd7bef75c5e2ad742b8e45
Sarah Dexter
Event date: 14/09/1924
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1924/B/43843
Mother: -
Father/parent: - Pilsworth

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If you have an account with family search, you will find your paternal line here, with Samuel the elder to his father, Joseph - https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LYH2-TSP

Ethel Maud Capner's line --

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR5V-TZ2

She was born in Brisbane. QLD.,
These are Mum's brothers and sister's. Thanks.
Merci bien, Ken

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