Samuel was married about three weeks earlier on 7/3/1887 to Adelaide Clark.
Journey to Australia
As Rosetta was born 6/5/1871, she would have just turned 20 in 1890. The legal age for marriage was 21 and she would have required parental permission for the marriage to occur but it would appear that she gave her age as being a year older, possibly to avoid this. Also, that it was performed in a registry that perhaps her parents didn't approve.
Johnstone's occupation is given as Time Keeper and Rosetta's as Living Privately.
Rosetta's oldest sister, Adelaide Joel is a witness - along with a James Molloy.
Johnstone's parents are given as Mary Bryson and Samuel Anderson and his occupation is a Inspector of Police.
There is no entry in that particular roll for either Rosetta Anderson or Wilhelmina McGhee.
Estimated Arrival in Scarborough
Scarborough Progress Association
Johnstone Anderson's occupation was given as 'Bus Driver'.
It would appear that he had already established himself in Scarborough at this time.
Grocer in Sydney
Funding for Ambulance Brigade
Shunter at Scarborough
(Married Gladys Anderson on 6/4/1912 at Emmanuel Church, Clifton. Both were living at Clifton at the time of the marriage.)
Johnstone Anderson's occupation is given as Hotel Manager.
Wilhelmina McGhee appears on the wedding certificate in place of Rosetta Anderson.
Clifton School of Arts
The band had secured an engagement to play in the Sydney Eight Hour procession, and in order to be up-to-date, each member has purchased a uniform for himself, consisting of blue trousers, white coat and blue cap.
Fire at Boarding Establishment
People standing on the roadway noticed flames running up one of the side windows, and at once gave the alarm. Mr. Geo. Campbell, who happened to be in the vicinity, promptly took action, and, vaulting the fence, kicked the window in and tore down the burning curtains. The ceiling was slightly scorched and the curtains ruined, but had it not been for the prompt action of Mr. Campbell, much more serious consequences must have resulted, as the building is of weatherboard and has done many years' service.
Consent for the marriage, due to Gladys being under age, was provided by Johnstone Anderson.
The parents of Gladys are erroneously given as Johnston Anderson and Wilhelmina McGhee and his occupation is Hotel Manager.
Joseph was born in Leichhardt and Gladys in Annandale but both were living in Clifton at the time of the marriage. Joseph was stationed there with the railways - possibly as a shunter at this time - he was later promoted to guard.
Appointed Post Master
Scarborough Cemetery Committee
President, Progress Association
Park for Scarborough
On the occasion of the Minister's visit recently, Mr. J. B. Anderson, on behalf of the Association, pointed out the land which was required, and at the same time told Mr. Hoyle that the association was tired of being promised that the matter would receive attention.
Mr Hoyle ultimately gave his assurance that a metropolitan district surveyor would make a report on the subject immediately.
'Missing Friends' - Brother
Formation of Tennis Club
Discussion ensued about the location of the court and committee formed with Anderson as President.
The following officers were appointed: Mr. J. B. Anderson, president ...
President, Surfbathing Club
Discussion ensued on the promised reel and line for the beach and the formation of a working bee to erect two dressing sheds - one for gents and one for ladies.
"A vast amount of enthusiasm is being displayed and it is safe to predict that ere long some of the members will be bidding for their certificates of competency in life-saving work."
A public 'indignation' meeting was organised and the matter discussed.
Mr. J. B. Anderson supported the above speakers and spoke very strongly on the subject, moving the following resolution :— 'That we, the residents of Scarborough, do enter an emphatic protest against the slanderous statements printed in 'Truth' newspaper, of November 29th in regard to the general character of Scarborough being described as the 'Hell of the South Coast,' and deem it expedient for the Department of Public instruction to furnish the Clifton Public School with a fresh staff of teachers. Seeing the 'Truth' of November 29th re the moral of tone of the school, and that these resolutions be forwarded to the Attorney General, through Mr. Nicholson, member of the district, for inquiry. That all residents of Scarborough on and after the holidays (Christmas vacation), refuse to send their children to school under the present staff of teachers.'
This resolution was seconded by Mr. J. Baker, and carried unanimously. Resolved by the meeting.— The above motions be forwarded to the Sydney and South Coast papers, also to the Department of Public Instruction.
Visit of W'gong Life-saving Club
Discussion centred around securing a railway platform for use of miners travelling from the southern end of the district. To arrange meeting and select a site for the platform and deputation to Railway Commissioners.
Further discussion centred around sending a deputation to Bulli Shire "to explain the wants of the Scarborough ratepayers."
Benefit Social Event
Mr. J. B. Anderson, in a neat little speech, thanks Mrs Robertson, the committee, and all those who had assisted to make the social the success it was.
In an article on 13/4/1915, J.B. Anderson, is acknowledged for his donation to the benefit of 4 lbs of butter for the supper that was prepared - others were thanked as well.
Speech at Social Event
(The life saving reel, life line and belt came to hand being donated by the Shire Council and was on view at the local post office.)
Empire Day Celebrations
Celebration of Australia Day
The Progress Association would endeavour to protect the Council's property. The President was asked to notify the police and that every endeavour would be used to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Discussion on drawing the Council's attention to the deplorable condition of the top end of Goodridge Street, it being nearly impassable.
Discussion on the formation of a local fire brigade which was adjourned allowing the President to procure the necessary information re forming same.
Australia Day Fund
Matters discussed included obtaining fire fighting equipment - Clifton Progress Association and the Bulli Shire were being difficult.
Also discussed was the matter of local lads enlisting that each one should be given a public send-off and a gift of a sheepskin vest. Anderson was elected secretary of the organising committee formed for that purpose.
Convent School Concert
Mr. J. B. Anderson occupied the chair."
(Anderson was a protestant.)
The three candidates for Council honours for 'A' Riding included J. B. Anderson - from this end of the riding and were present. It was decided to support their candidature. Delegates from the Scarborough voluntary fire brigade were in attendance and there was discussion about money owed to Council on the reel still.
St Patrick's Night Social
Johnstone Anderson made the presentation of gifts.
In a separate article: "... Mrs Smith was the recipient of a handsome clock, a silver cruet, and other useful cutlery. Mr. J. B. Anderson made the presentation on behalf of the subscribers and he referred in complimentary terms to the many sterling qualities of the recipient.
Welcome Home Social
Mr. J. B. Anderson and others also referred to the recipient's many good qualities, and expressed the hope that he would return safe and sound to these shores. ...
Local Licensee Send Off
Illawarra Cottage Hospital
A letter was received from the Scarborough branch of the Health Defence Committee, asking for the assistance of the head nurse at the hospital to act as matron in temporary hospital in the event of pneumonic influenza taking a hold in the district. It was decided that the request be complied with.
Illawarra Cottage Hospital
Dr Fetherston, the resident medical officer, has been confined to his room for upwards of a week, and while the doctors from Bulli have done all in their power to cope with the outbreak, the strain upon them all has been too great.
The nurses have done wonders, many having worked beyond the limits of human strength, and the hospital accommodation has been taxed to the utmost.On Monday last the position was so serious that Messrs. J. B. Anderson and S. Sheppard, of Scarborough, rang up Mr. Davies, M.L.A. who immediately arranged to accommodate them on a deputation to the Minister for Health in order to endeavour to secure some medical assistance, and also some nurses, if available. ... The outcome of the negotiations was that the same evening two nurses accompanied Mr. Sheppard back to Scarborough and a young physician arrived with Mr. Anderson on a later train. ...
Charge of Embezzlement
Bail and Sureties
Mr Chapman and Mr Clancy went sureties while he is on bail.
Those who DESERVE MENTION FOR THEIR ACTIVITIES DURING THE EPIDEMIC INCLUDE ... J. B. ANDERSON ---
Sadly, this article appeared directly above the article where Anderson was committed for trial for fraudulent conversion of Commonwealth monies.
Wollongong Quarter Sessions
Report of Trial
Mr. Lysaght for accused.
Sergt. Connor, in reply to Mr Lysaght, deposed he had known Anderson in Scarborough for 14 years. Anderson in 1907 assisted witness to arrest three men; in 1908 some men were behaving, violently, Anderson was the only man out of 100 who came to witness' assistance. His reputation had always been good. During the recent epidemic he had done a lot of service, even to scrubbing out houses; there was no doctor. Anderson did all a man could do, he was himself ill. Believed that since this charge had been laid, money to Anderson's credit had been discovered.
His Honor said that was evidence which could only be given by the postal Inspector.
Mr. Lysaght was proceeding when his Honor said that the item which impressed him most was the item of a remittance of £220; that threw a reflection upon the Railway servants.
Mr. Lysaght said that occurred, when Anderson was practically demented with influenza. Anderson had now gone on the deviation work at 11/2 a day ; a sum of £20, which his wife had made by keeping boarders was taken by the Crown.
His Honor said if that was his position, it was ridiculous to say he was prepared to make restitution.
Mr. Lysaght claimed that the offer was an evidence of good intention.
Mr. Lysaght pressed a claim to mercy on the ground of high character and services.
His Honor agreed it was deplorable to see a man of prisoner's character before a court. But any man who entered the Government service in a position of trust and committed a breach, must know from the very start what is involved. The life of the community could not be carried on if the officials of the Government were permitted by any leniency to imagine that they could defraud or rob the public with impunity. Personally he always took a very serious view of any frauds on the public; there might be extenuating circumstances, but he could see none as a rule, where the depredation was one affecting the public. He had always been in the habit of imposing very severe sentences in such cases; however, what Mr. Lysaght had elicited had effected him very much; that a man of Anderson's character should have committed this offence seemed to indicate that the illness he was suffering from, and which was very prevalent had really affected him and might account for what he did. But, on the other hand, the sentence he was going to pass was not meant as a punishment for Anderson; it was meant as a deterrent to all persons in the public service. After hearing Mr. Lysaght, he would pass just half the sentence, he had intended. — Sentenced to imprisonment in Goulburn jail for 12 months.
The Crown Prosecutor asked that an order be made for the confiscation of the £20 found on Anderson. Mr. Lysaght objected that this money was the wife's and without she would have nothing. His Honor refused to make an order. The deficiency was stated to amount to £370.
Rosetta Anderson - 48
Wilhelmina McGhee - 40
Leah - 28
Mary E. - 27
Gladys - 24
Florence - 20
Marriage of Florence
The marriage took place at All Souls' Church, Leichhardt and was witnessed by Rosetta Anderson.
Johnstone Anderson should have served his time by this stage and have been free from incarceration.
Johnstone and Wilhelmina Anderson were residing at South Coast Road, Scarborough. He was a labourer and she engaged in home duties.
It's likely that the locals of Scarborough/Clifton were unaware that Johnstone and Wilhelmina were not married previously and they had to 'sneak' off to Sydney to get married once they were free to do so.
One of the witnesses at the wedding would appear to be Mr. W. Christie and the Sydney Morning Herald of 6/3/1939) has an obituary for him stating that he was for 35 years church officer at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Macquarie Street. He served under the Rev. John Ferguson who was the officiating minister for the Anderson marriage. (The church in Macquarie Street replaced the one in Phillip Street in 1935.)
Funeral for J.B. Anderson
(Probate was granted - the estate was valued at £175.)
Mrs. Wilhelmina Anderson, who died in the Illawarra Cottage Hospital, Coledale, on Saturday, was born in Ireland 66 years ago, and came to Australia as a young girl. Her husband, Mr. James Anderson, predeceased her. There were no children.
Probate Notices on 26/5/1944 - will dated 10/1/1944.