Florence May Hammond Fancote

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Florence May Hammond Fancote
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 22 November 1884
Age at Death 66 years
Additional Names Jack Fancote
Vida May Fancote
Alexander Fancote
Transcription Sacred to the memory of Alexander. Passed away 1st Nov 1942 aged 66. And Florence. Passed away 28th Sept 1951 aged 66. Beloved father & mother of Rhona & Beatrice. "To the glory of God".

Early Life

Florence May Gordon Fancote (nee Hammond) was born on 22 November 1884 in Fremantle. She was the daughter of Jesse Elijah Hammond (Jesse was well known pioneer, historian and author) and Annie Retta Hammond (nee McKay).


Florence married Alexander Fancote in 1908 at St. Mary in the Valley Church, Kelmscott. Florence and Alexander had four children: Jack Fancote born 1909(died at the age of 13 months), Rhona born 1912, Vida May Fancote born 1914 (died at the age of 3 months) and Beatrice born 1918 Died in Sydney at her daughter place of North Ryde and is buried at North Ryde Cemetery. They owned two properties one in Collie and Kelmscott. In Collie they were involved with Buckingham Timber mills at Buckingham Mill, Collie.

Electoral Rolls

According to the electoral roll in 1910 and 1921 Florence lived in Kelmscott. In 1936 and 1943 Florence lived on Albany Road, Kelmscott.


Florence died at the age of 66 years on 28 September 1951.

Other Notes

Birtwistle Local Studies Library hold many details of members of the Fancote Family.