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Alpheus Wenban was born 10 August 1859 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia to David Henry Wenban (1828-1892) and Mary Ann Greentree (1827-1907) and died 25 November 1936 Orange Base Hospital, Orange, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Jane Buttsworth (1864-1942) 13 October 1887 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Alpheus Wenban and Elizabeth Jane Buttsworth (1864-1942)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lillian Victoria Wenban (1888-1973)
Bertram Aubrey Wenban (1890-1967)
Ilma Mary Wenban (1892-1976) 6 January 1892 Orange, New South Wales, Australia 4 October 1976 Thomas House, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia Rufus Augustus Richmond Lee (1892-1956)
Alpheus Eric David Wenban (1896-1918) 24 February 1896 Millthorpe, New South Wales, Australia 30 March 1918 Hangard Wood, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Donald Joseph Wenban (1899-1899)
Eula Vera Buttsworth Wenban (1903-1966)



The death of an old pioneer resident of Millthorpe took place in the Orange Base Hospital, on Thursday, when Mr. Alpheus Wenban passed away at the age of 77 years. He is survived by his widow, one son, Bert (Millthorpe), and three daughters, Mrs. White (India), Mrs. Lee (Lane Cove), and Miss Ula (Millthorpe), three brothers, Fred (Manildra), Dave (Beecroft), William (Spring Terrace), and two sisters, Mrs. R. Ezzy (Epping) and Mrs. Morris (Orange) also survive him. One son (Eric) paid the penalty at the front during the great war. The late Mr. Wenban went to Millthorpe over fifty years ago, and established a coachbuilding and blacksmithing business, which thrived for many years before the advent of the motor car, and the Wenban waggon was known throughout the whole of N.S.W. In the latter years he carried on only the blacksmithing and repair work. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a prominent bandsman, in former days, being well known and esteemed for his many high qualities. Several of our well-known district residents are related to the late Mr. Wenban.

Molong Express And Western District Advertiser, 5 December 1936, page 14

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 13702/1859
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 24427/1936
  • WENBAN.—November 26, at Base Hospital, Orange, Alpheus, beloved husband of Elizabeth and father of Lillian (Mrs. White), India, Bertram, Millthorpe, Ilma (Mrs. Lee), Lane Cove, Eric (deceased), killed in action, Donald (deceased), and Ula, Millthorpe, aged 77 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 November 1936, page 16