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Hilton James Farlow (1884 - 1950)

Hilton James Farlow
Born in New South Wales, Australiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1906 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australiamap
Died at age 66 in Queensland, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Hilton James Farlow, aka Hilton James Cooper, aka Henry James Thompson, was born on March 10, 1884 to James Farlow and Alice Mary (Cooper) Farlow.

Hilton was an engineer. He was also a grifter and con man.

He married 1) Ethel Maude Greentree in 1906 at Dubbo, New South Wales.[1] Together they became the parents of Kenneth A Farlow and Albert Austin Farlow. Their union ended in divorce.

He married 2) Vera Ruth Erskine in 1921 in New Zealand.[2]

He married 3) Lily Sophie McMillan on May 12, 1924.[3]

Hilton passed away on Aug. 30, 1950[4] and was buried as Hilton James Cooper at Lutwyche Cemetery in Brisbane, Queensland.


  1. NSW Government: Justice Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Marriage Reg. No.4184/1906 registered at (familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au [on-line database; no image]).
  2. New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1937 for Hilton James Farlow and Vera Ruth Erskine (Ancestry.com [on-line database; with image]).
  3. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949 for Hilton James Farlow and Lily Sophie McMillan registered at Queensland (Ancestry.com [on-line database; no image]).
  4. Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 for Hilton James Cooper (Ancestry.com [on-line database; with image]).

Additional Data

Hilton James Farlow, alias H. J. Thompson; alias H.J. Cooper, charged. with false pretenses by obtaining the sum of £2 from A. W. Bolger, was sentenced to six months hard labor in Bathurst gaol at the Gulargambone Police Court' on Tuesday. Farlow, who arrived in this town as a seller of a certain make of car polish, did several car cleaning and polishing jobs, and during his stay made several purchases at Bolger's store, and paid cash. However, one day during the week he approached Mr. Bolger for £2, stating that he was waiting for his partner to arrive from Coonamble on the Saturday, when he would give him a cheque for the amount. That was the last seen of Farlow and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He was arrested at Liverpool and remanded to Gular under police escort and charged accor3Tngly. After evidence for the prosecution, he pleaded guilty. On going through his past records it was found that Farlow had been committed on 34 previous occasions on similar charges, and his record extended to other States, including Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh (NSW)
Thursday, 12 Sep 1935, Page 5.

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