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By Bill, Glenda and Garry Smith
Stella Mary Runciman was born on the 8/09/1917 at Rutherglen, a move was made to Howlong, then in 1917 the same year Stella was born another move to Swan Hill. Stella went to Swan Hill State School and Swan Hill High School and was a member of the Presbyterian Fellowship Association. After leaving school, Stella worked for Mrs. O’Donnell and Mrs. Phyland house keeping until she married Leslie James Smith (Boy) on 23/11/1940. When Stella and Leslie were first married, they lived at Merrin Creek, Mallan running a wheat farm. Then onto Tyntynder where Stella ran a Post Office, a move to Speewa was next. During these years Bill, Les, Garry and Carol were born.
In 1950, the family moved to Kialla and in 1951, an 80-acre irrigation farm was purchased at Stanhope, where Stella and Les milked cows. A new home was built on the farm in 1962. Leslie enjoyed playing bowls, fishing and shooting. On the 18/11/1969 Leslie (Boy) passed away from a brain haemorrhage. Bill ran the farm with Stella till June 1970, Garry and Glenda purchased the farm in July 1970. Also in July 1970, Stella built a home in Blamey Road Stanhope and moved into the town to live. Stella had many memorable trips with family members Doris, Gladys, Harry and Vera, Jack and Vi, Flo and Fred, Reg and Pat. Stella really enjoyed her bowls and attended the Presbyterian Church and Ladies Guild in Stanhope, until her health deteriorated after which Stella went to live at Waranga Memorial Hostel in Rushworth in 1988. Stella passed away on the 20/6/2000.
Source: S2903 Title: RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON Corres., Address: AUS Abbreviation: RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON Corres. ex Lawrence F Author: Lawrence FLETCHER
Source: S3222 Title: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004) plus subsequent research by Alan RUNCIMAN, Ros RUNCIMAN, Lawrence FLETCHER, Lorna HENDERSON & many, many others, Compiler Address: UK, Australia and New Zealand Abbreviation: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004), plus subsequent research Author: Diane Middleton Jen Jelley Alan Runciman Ros Runciman Laurie Fletcher Lorna Henderson and many others Publication: Jul 2013 Note: imported on 2013/07/24 at 15:44:27.
Source: S3234 Title: Marriage Registration Abbreviation: Marriage Registration
↑ Source: #S2903 Page: Marr. John James RUNCMAN & Helen WHEELER, rcvd Feb 2010
↑ Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 1916 Jno James RUNCIMAN & May Helena WHEELER, reg. VIC, #5124, from Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, extracted Jan 2012
↑ Source: #S3222 Page: Birth 15 Mar 1891 (Karramomus Sth) Dth 9 Apr 1948 (Bendigo, bur. Swan Hill) John James s/o John & Frances (CHANTER) RUNCIMAN; Marr. 7 Jun 1916 (Tatura) Helena May WHEELER (b.17 Jul 1888 Wedderburn d. 27 Aug 1961 Swan Hill), Pg 61
↑ Source: #S3234 Page: No 2 in Presbyterian Register, Tatura, Victoria, Australia
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Stella Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Stella Mary: