Married Clara Rosamond Kidd of Diamond Creek in 1904. She was the Daughter of William Kidd (born in Larling, Norfolk England.) and Ruth Wilson (born at Diamond Creek to William Wilson of Langley Essex England and Rosamond Godber of Sutton in Ashfield, Nottingham, England). Clara was born at Diamond Creek in 1882 and died in Rochester, Victoria on 17th March 1936.
John died on 24th July 1944 at Williamstown, residence at time of death was Footscray. John`s Will was signed on 22nd July 1939. PRO no. 359/703.Supplied by R Haines.
When John left Kangaroo Ground he moved to Thomastown Victoria with his wife Clara, his occupation there was Blacksmith. John moved his family to Korumburra, Victoria where he share farmed for a time. It was in 1918 that John, Clara and family moved to Lockington after a doctor advised it would be best for young Ruby to live in the north. She was suffering from Tuberculosis and the warmer climate would be of benefit to her health. Sadly Ruby died in 1919 in spite of her parents efforts.
John was a very active person involved with breeding and judging horses and poultry. He had success racing Greyhounds wining the Waterloo Cup. He lived in Sydney and trained dogs for a time. He was also very skill at Waltzing in this field was a champion dancer.
John went to live at 55 Williamstown Rd, Footscray with his daughter Cora Raper and her husband Les. Les was a milk deliveryman in the area; John worked harnessing the horses in the mornings. John became ill after catching chill; he later died in Williamstowns from Pneumonia.
Gordon Weller, the grandson of John and Clara Weller, kindly supplied this information