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Gladys Buckley (Bruni) Aitken (1902 - 1955)

Gladys Buckley Aitken formerly Bruni aka Gorman
Born in Kyneton, Victoria, Australiamap
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Daughter of [father unknown] and
Wife of — married 1922 in Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
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Biography

Gladys was born in 1902 to Rose Gorman. Registered birth name "Gladys Buckley Bruni. Mother listed as Rose Gormann and Fathers name not registered on Birth index: [1]. Rose Gorman had married John Bruni, but been deserted by him in 1891 (see details below). and presumably was still legally married to him when Gladys was born. Rose later married Charles Daniel Buckley in 1905. Unable to find death certificate for john Bruni, but presumably there was no divorce and he must have died around 1905, when Rose and Charles married. Clues to this lie in Gladys name - Buckley.

    • note for new researchers: it was not uncommon for a person to have their mothers maiden name as a middle name, and their fathers surname as their surname during this period of history. In this instance, it would appear that Gladys has been given the name of Buckley to speak to her paternity.

Furthermore, when Gladys married -the name used was "Gladys Buckley".

Marriage: Gladys Buckley married Leslie Thomas Aitken in Victoria in 1922. [2]

Gladys Aitken died in Melbourne in 1955. Parents not named on the death index but place of birth is listed as Kyneton, Victoria. She was aged 52 at the time of her death. Victoria BDM Deaths: 7546 / 1922

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Research Notes

Unlikely that Gladys biological father was Bruni. He had deserted Rose in 1891, and been jailed? for non payment of maintenance. It would appear that all children born after this date were fathered by her second husband (Buckley). Not able to source death information for John Bruni, and he eportedly used aliases. She may have had to wait for him to die (as opposed to divorcing) before she could marry Buckley. Newspaper Report - WIFE DESERTION " . John H. Bruni was charged under section 42 of the Marriage Act with unlawfully deserting his wife. Mr. Armstrong appeared for the complainant, and Mr Godwin for the defendant. The case, as stated by Mr Armstrong was that Bruni, who was a fruiterer and seeedman in Piper Street was married to prosecutrix on the 16th December 1858.r, 16S8. In August 1890, Mrs. Bruni left her husband without his permission and went , and jrejit to her brother in Taradale and remained 'there a week. In the meantime the prisoner sold off and cleared out. He wrote from Chiltern on the 12th of October, 1890 but gave no address. Shortly afterwards he left Chiltern and travelled about the country. Subsequently the police learned that he was living under the name of Smith at Ballarat. He was arrested there a few days ago. Rose Bruni, the prosecutrix gave evidencex^ave evidence substantially the same as the statement of counseL To Mr. Godwin:—Did not get defendant's consent to go to her brothers at Taradale Did not refuse to get her husband any breakfast in the morning before she left for Taradale. Did not stay out all night when she should have been at home.. Wasalways at home in time to get tea ready Did not take up an axe to split his skull, but he threatened to cut her throat- Did go away from her husband once before, it was through a girl. To Mr. Armstrong:—There were two, wómen at her place, and he left her, and went with them, and for that reason, she went away from him before. John Gorman, brother of Mrs. Bruni, said she had been living with him for 12 months, When the child came up it was bad with bronchitis, she then -sent a telegram to her husband, but got no reply. That was on the last day of August. John Bruni said he had been working .in different places since ho had left Kyneton. He had-been selling chemicals. He had a shooting gallery at Chiltern. He did not get a reply to his letter. Wrote to Myrniong in care of her mother, and put a pound note in. In that letter, in case she was going to have him -arrested, he did not give his address,* hut" told "her she could communicate with him through the " Miss-Missing Friends columns in the Age.. "Was if. Ballarat for eight weeks, was selling chemicals at Ballarat under the name of Smith. Maintained another besides himselfat Ballarat The Bench decided thąt a gross case of desertion and been proved and an order would be made for 12s 6d per week for the maintenance of the prosecutrix. One surety of £100 for fulfilment óf the order to be obtained. Costs agains the defendant L4, 16s, 6d. [3]

In 1893 a warrant was issue for not paying for child support since May 1892.[4]

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Sources

  • Birth - BDM Victoria #11577
  • Marriage - BDM Victoria #7546
  • Death - BDM Victoria #4327
  1. Victoria BDM Births: 11577 / 1902
  2. Victoria BDM Marriages : 7546 / 1922
  3. Kyneton Observer (Vic. : 1856 - 1900), Saturday 31 October 1891, page 2 ; Trove online News paper weblink: [1]
  4. “ ART AND THE PRESS.” (1893, October 26). The Kyneton Observer (Vic. : 1856 - 1900), p. 2. Retrieved December 3, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240877234

  5. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 • Retrieved 24 Jun 2016
    Event Residence • Electoral Year: 1937 • Subdistrict: Preston • State: Victoria • District: Batman • Country: Australia • Address: 16 Scotia Street, Preston •
    1. AITKEN, Amelia • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    2. AITKEN, Gladys • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    3. AITKEN, Leslie Thomas • Occupation: Butcher • Gender: Male

  6. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 • Retrieved 24 Jun 2016
    Event Residence • Electoral Year: 1942 • Subdistrict: Preston • State: Victoria • District: Batman • Country: Australia • Address: 71 Oakhill Avenue, Reservoir •
    1. AITKEN, Gladys • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    2. AITKEN, Leslie Thomas • Occupation: Butcher • Gender: Male

  7. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 • Retrieved 24 Jun 2016
    Event Residence • Electoral Year: 1949 • Subdistrict: Preston • State: Victoria • District: Batman • Country: Australia • Address: 71 Oakhill Avenue, Reservoir •
    1. AITKEN, Gladys • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    2. AITKEN, Joyce • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    3. AITKEN, Leslie Thomas • Occupation: Butcher • Gender: Male

  8. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 • Retrieved 24 Jun 2016
    Event Residence • Electoral Year: 1954 • Subdistrict: Reservoir • State: Victoria • District: Darebin • Country: Australia • Address: 73 Oakhill Avenue, Reservoir •
    1. AITKEN, Gladys • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female
    2. AITKEN, Joyce • Occupation: Home Duties • Gender: Female


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Death - BDM Victoria # 4327 of 1955

Died at East Melbourne age 52

posted by Peter Knowles

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