Araluen Hope Johnson, 19111965 (aged 54 years)

Name
Araluen Hope /Johnson/
Given names
Araluen Hope
Surname
Johnson
Married name
Araluen Hope /Purnell/
Married name
Araluen Hope /Latham/
Birth about 1911
MarriagePercival James PurnellView this family
December 25, 1951 (aged 40 years)
Address: St Aidans Church of England
Text:

Percival, alias 'Patrick', railway employee residing at 'Texas' Greenhaugh street Kings Cross, a bachelor born in Mayfield aged 41, parents George Stephen Purnell, railway employee and Pearl Carter.

On his marriage registration, Percival changed his name to 'Patrick', his age from 36 to 41, and his mother's name from Pearl Bellinger to Pearl Carter.

Araluen was a spinster of 2 Lonsdale Street Lillyfield Sydney, aged 40, her parents were Ernest Arthur Johnson, retired tramway employee, and Emily Margaret McRokey (deceased).

Death February 14, 1965 (aged 54 years)
Cause of death: Killed by her husband
Note: Sydney Morning Herald 31 Mar 1965:

Sydney Morning Herald 31 Mar 1965:

'Court Story of How Wife Died A detective-sergeant told George Street North Court of Petty Sessions yesterday that a man described to him a fatal fight he had with his wife. Before the Court was Patrick James Purnell, 50, charged with murdering his wife, Araluen Hope Purnell, at their home in Albert Street, Forest Lodge on Sunday, February 14. Mr A.J. Reason, S.M., committed Purnell for trial at the Central Criminal Court on May 31 and refused him bail. Detective-Sgt. A.C. Green, of Camperdown police, said that he went to Purnell's house at about midnight on February 14 and saw the body of Mrs Purnell on the floor of the dining room. Purnell had told him that he had drunk a bottle of wine when his wife began abusing him. Sergeant Green said Purnell told him: "She was nagging me for drinkling, abusing me. "I gave her a belt under the ear with a wooden spoon and she hit me with a meat tenderiser. I was in a blind fury and dragged hold of her and we fell to the ground."

Note: Newspaper atricle (newspaper unknown):

Newspaper atricle (newspaper unknown): 'Man on charge of murder SYDNEY, Monday. - A labourer appeared before Glebe Court to-day charged with having murdered his wife. He is Patrick James Purnell, 51, of Albert-Street, Forest Lodge. The Police Prosecutor (Sergeant R. McCracken) alleged Purnell struck Araluen Hope Purnell, 54, barmaid, fatal blows on the head following a domestic incident. Mr F. Olson, S.M. remanded Purnell till February 24 and refused bail."

Note: Death notice in unidentified newspaper:

Death notice in unidentified newspaper: 'PURNELL, Araluen Hope - February 14, 1965 at her residence, 5 Albert Street, Forest Lodge. Loved mother of Darcy Latham, dear mother-in-law of Mary, fond grandmother of Karen. Aged 5 years. At rest. Watch these columns for funeral notice'.

Family with parents
father
mother
1921
Birth:
Death: 1921Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1901Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 years
herself
19111965
Birth: about 1911Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1965Forest Lodge, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Trevor F. Latham
husband
herself
19111965
Birth: about 1911Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1965Forest Lodge, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
son
Private
Family with Percival James Purnell
husband
Purnell, Percival James (19160 )
19151970
Birth: November 6, 1915 21 24Mayfield, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: after 1970
herself
19111965
Birth: about 1911Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1965Forest Lodge, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 25, 1951Annandale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
MarriageDocument - Marriage Certificate
Text:

Percival, alias 'Patrick', railway employee residing at 'Texas' Greenhaugh street Kings Cross, a bachelor born in Mayfield aged 41, parents George Stephen Purnell, railway employee and Pearl Carter.

On his marriage registration, Percival changed his name to 'Patrick', his age from 36 to 41, and his mother's name from Pearl Bellinger to Pearl Carter.

Araluen was a spinster of 2 Lonsdale Street Lillyfield Sydney, aged 40, her parents were Ernest Arthur Johnson, retired tramway employee, and Emily Margaret McRokey (deceased).

Death

Sydney Morning Herald 31 Mar 1965:

'Court Story of How Wife Died A detective-sergeant told George Street North Court of Petty Sessions yesterday that a man described to him a fatal fight he had with his wife. Before the Court was Patrick James Purnell, 50, charged with murdering his wife, Araluen Hope Purnell, at their home in Albert Street, Forest Lodge on Sunday, February 14. Mr A.J. Reason, S.M., committed Purnell for trial at the Central Criminal Court on May 31 and refused him bail. Detective-Sgt. A.C. Green, of Camperdown police, said that he went to Purnell's house at about midnight on February 14 and saw the body of Mrs Purnell on the floor of the dining room. Purnell had told him that he had drunk a bottle of wine when his wife began abusing him. Sergeant Green said Purnell told him: "She was nagging me for drinkling, abusing me. "I gave her a belt under the ear with a wooden spoon and she hit me with a meat tenderiser. I was in a blind fury and dragged hold of her and we fell to the ground."

Death

Newspaper atricle (newspaper unknown): 'Man on charge of murder SYDNEY, Monday. - A labourer appeared before Glebe Court to-day charged with having murdered his wife. He is Patrick James Purnell, 51, of Albert-Street, Forest Lodge. The Police Prosecutor (Sergeant R. McCracken) alleged Purnell struck Araluen Hope Purnell, 54, barmaid, fatal blows on the head following a domestic incident. Mr F. Olson, S.M. remanded Purnell till February 24 and refused bail."

Death

Death notice in unidentified newspaper: 'PURNELL, Araluen Hope - February 14, 1965 at her residence, 5 Albert Street, Forest Lodge. Loved mother of Darcy Latham, dear mother-in-law of Mary, fond grandmother of Karen. Aged 5 years. At rest. Watch these columns for funeral notice'.