Norman Clyde McPherson, 19001969 (aged 69 years)

McPherson, Norman Clyde (1900-1969)
Name
Norman Clyde McPherson
Given names
Norman Clyde
Surname
McPherson
Birth about 1900

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[see burial below]

Warrant issued 1917 (aged 17 years)
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1817

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"Warrant Issued. Belmore. - Warrants (two) where the summons has been disobeyed, has been issued by the Water Police Bench for the arrest of Norman McPherson and Robert Rigby, charged with committing a breach of the Defence Act (fail to attend a compulsory drill and to render personal service). McPherson is about 17 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, medium build, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, usually dressed in shabby dark-coloured clothes and soft brown felt hat...

MarriageMarian Florice MouldsView this family
1919 (aged 19 years)
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Registration number 8121/1919 Groom's Family Name MCPHERSON Groom's Given Name(s) NORMAN C Bride's Family Name(s) TINGER Bride's Given Name(s) MARIAN F District NEWTOWN

Indecent Exposure 1923 (aged 23 years)
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1923

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"Norman Clyde McPherson (23) charged with wilfully and indecently exposing his person, has been arrested by Constable Bell, Sydney Police. Sentenced to six months' hard labour.

Divorce filedMarian Florice MouldsView this family
March 3, 1924 (aged 24 years)
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The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Mon 3 Mar 1924 Page 4

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES. MATRIMONIAL CAUSES JURISDICTION, No 538 of 1923 Between MARIAN FLORICE McPHERSON, Petitioner And NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, Respondent. To NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, late of Sydney, in the State of New South Wales. TAKE NOTICE, that the abovenamed MARIAN FLORICE McPHERSON has commenced a suit against you in this Honorable Court, and is applying for dissolution of marriage on the grounds of habitual drunkenness and cruelty, AND TAKE NOTICE that you are required to enter an appearance top the said suit at the...on or before the fourteenth day of April 1924...

Using threatening words 1925 (aged 25 years)
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1925

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"Newtown. - A warrant has been issued by the Newtown Bench, for the arrest of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, charged with using threatening words to Marian Florence McPherson, at Newtown, on the 7th ultimo. Offender is about 25 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, medium build, dark complexion and hair, brown eyes, clean shaved; ex tram conductor. Complainant Marian Florence McPherson, 152 Bridge-road, Glebe.

BigamyMarian Florice MouldsView this family
June 1926 (aged 26 years)
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No 22 Wed 2 Jun 1926

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"Bigamy... Vide Police Gazette, 1925, page 14. Petersham. - NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON (26), charged on warrant that he did, at Newtown, on the 11th September 1919, marry Marian Florice Tinker, and that whilst so married did, at Canterbury, on the 21st November 1825, marry Martha Quinn, the said Marian Florice Tinker being then alive, has been arrested by Constables Cartwright and Fishlock, Sydney Police. Committed for trial at Quarter Sessions. Further charged on warrant with using threatening words to Marian Florice McPherson. Discharged. Identical with offender same name (vide Photo-book, 102, page 180).

Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Fri 11 Jun 1926 Page 8

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BIGAMY. Norman Clyde McPherson, for whom Mr. A. C. R. Twigg appeared, was charged with marrying Martha Quin at Canterbury, on November 21, while his first wife, Marian Florice Tinker, whom he had married at New- town on September 11, 1919, was still alive. Accused in defence pleaded that he had been served with a citation in divorce in 1923, and seeing the case advertised in the law list in 1924 came to the conclusion that he was divorced. His Honor directed the jury to convict the accused, who was bound over in his own recognisance in £30 to appear for sentence on November 1.

Faked death November 1926 (aged 26 years)
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Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) Sun 21 Nov 1926 Page 1

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BOOKMAKER WHOSE DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED AND FUNERAL ADVERTISED STILL ALIVE AMAZING STORY OF THE AFFAIRS OF NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON Norman Clyde McPherson, a young suburban starting-price bookmaker, has started his own little world turning upside down. His death was reported by urgent telegram to a lady last Monday, and his funeral was advertised in the 'Morning Herald' last Tuesday; but he is not dead; neither is he buried. It is not quite clear just where he is at the moment, but there are various people who invest a modest trifle on racehorses who would like to meet him. They counted on meeting him last Monday; but they were unlucky. 'Such a nice chap, tall, good-looking, with lovely brown hair and glorious brown eyes, and with a nice soft voice. You'd think butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.' This was the impression created on barmaids by McPherson up to the sensational incidents last week-end which brought to a close his activities in the hotels wherein they are employed. What they say now is quite another story, but not so unprintable as that told by the unfortunate punters who are still whistling for their cash. A nice man, Norman Clyde McPher son! McPherson first became prominent in and round about the Imperial Hotel, Parramatta-road, some few. months ago, and it was not long before he had worked up a fair starting price betting connec tion. He was a good spender, and needless to state, this fact, coupled with a plau sible manner, made him popular with the habitues. He spent hours on end in the hotel, and during the periods in which most of the patrons were endeavouring, by the sweat of their brows, to be in a position to have something 'each way' on the next 'good thing,' he found pleasant divertissement amongst the female atten dants. One young lady came in for particular attention, and she rather liked McPher son, until one day she heard a whisper that he was a married man and had two children. She taxed him with this, but his denial was not convincing, and when she learned that her information was correct she "would not wipe her boots" on him. One thing that this young lady did not learn, however, was that McPher son had got another unsophisticated person of about 20 Summers into his toils, and had bigamously married her, wherefore he was convicted at the Cen tral Criminal Court on June 1 of this year, and subsequently liberated on parole. Furthermore, he is a convicted thief. However, even after the girl at the hotel in Parrnmatta-road scorned him, McPherson persisted in his attentions, in between taking bets. Came Saturday. November : 13, and business was good — results bad. Somehow or other, the punters could do no wrong, and by the end of the day the bookmaker, 'tis said, found that he was £150 to the bad. Lady Roi, winner of the Two-year-old race at Moorefield, had hit him hard.

DivorceMarian Florice MouldsView this family
February 1927 (aged 27 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tue 15 Feb 1927 Page 8

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DECREES ABSOLUTE...Marian Florice McPherson v Norman Clyde McPherson,

Order for child support May 25, 1927 (aged 27 years)
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1927

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"Petersham. - A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, charged with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his child (5 pound and 8s. costs due). He is 27 years of age, 5 feet 10 and three-quarter inches high, medium build, dark complexion, light-brown hair, light brown eyes, clean shaved, dagger, scroll and flower tattooed on outside of left forearm, Rock of Ages on inside of left forearm, scimitar and ribbon with "Death before dishonour: on outside of right forearm, "Mat", bust of female and leaves and bust and clasped hands inside right forearm; dressed in navy-blue suit, and a black felt hat; a shearer or labourer. Identical with offender of same name (vide Photo-book 102, page 180).

Murder charge June 15, 1927 (aged 27 years)
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15 Jun 1927

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"Sydney. - The above are photographs of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, for whose arrest a warrant has been issued by the Central Police Bench, charged with the wilful murder of Martha Quin, at Petersham, ion the 10th instant. Offender is about 27 years of age, five feet 10 and three-quarter inches high, medium build, flat stomach, dark complexion, light brown hair, clean shaved, dagger through scroll and flower tattooed on outside of left forearm, girl clinging to a cross on rock above heart and cross on inside of left forearm, scimitar and ribbon with "Death before dishonor" thereon, on outside of right forearm, stooped slightly at shoulders, carries his head forward, and swings his arms loosely when walking; fessed in navy-blue coat, grey trousers, black boots without toecaps, and a black velour gat, a shearing-shed hand or labourer; a well-known criminal. Is believed to have in his possession a 32 Auto pistol, Browning pattern, No. 233042, made by Sabrique National Arms Company, two magazines, and a number of cartridges. Identical with offender, same name...

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The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press (NSW : 1892 - 1948) Sun 18 Jul 1926 Page 2

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Petersham Murder. MAN ARRESTED. Norman Clyde McPherson, 37, was arrested about 8 30 - on Thurs day night in a hayshed on the farm of Mr. Burdekin, at Dunkeld, about eight miles from Bathurst. The police had been searching for Mc Pherson for several days in connec tion with the murder of Martha Quin, who was shot dead near her home in Station-street, Petersham about 6.30 o'clock: p m. on Friday week.

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The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Tue 11 Oct 1927 Page 13

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COMMUTED TWO DEATH SENTENCES Mcpherson, Buckley. The cases of two men under sentence of death for murder were dealt with by Cabinet to-day. The sentence on Norman Clyde McPherson. who shot Martha Quin at Petersham on June 10, was commuted to imprisonment for life.

Death December 25, 1969 (aged 69 years)
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[see burial below]

Burial
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Norman Clyde McPherson BIRTH 1900 DEATH 25 Dec 1969 (aged 68–69) BURIAL Rookwood General Cemetery Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia PLOT Old Presbyterian Sect 5B MEMORIAL ID 153025600

Family with Marian Florice Moulds
himself
McPherson, Norman Clyde (1900-1969)
19001969
Birth: about 1900
Death: December 25, 1969New South Wales, Australia
ex-wife
18891974
Birth: 1889 29 31Granville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1974New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1919Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Divorce
Divorce: February 1927Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Bertie Francis Tinker + Marian Florice Moulds
partner’s partner
18871958
Birth: 1887 39 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 18, 1958Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ex-wife
18891974
Birth: 1889 29 31Granville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1974New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1908Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthFind a grave [database on-line].
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[see burial below]

Warrant issuedAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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1817

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"Warrant Issued. Belmore. - Warrants (two) where the summons has been disobeyed, has been issued by the Water Police Bench for the arrest of Norman McPherson and Robert Rigby, charged with committing a breach of the Defence Act (fail to attend a compulsory drill and to render personal service). McPherson is about 17 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, medium build, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, usually dressed in shabby dark-coloured clothes and soft brown felt hat...

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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Registration number 8121/1919 Groom's Family Name MCPHERSON Groom's Given Name(s) NORMAN C Bride's Family Name(s) TINGER Bride's Given Name(s) MARIAN F District NEWTOWN

Indecent ExposureAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Citation details:

1923

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"Norman Clyde McPherson (23) charged with wilfully and indecently exposing his person, has been arrested by Constable Bell, Sydney Police. Sentenced to six months' hard labour.

Divorce filedNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Mon 3 Mar 1924 Page 4

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES. MATRIMONIAL CAUSES JURISDICTION, No 538 of 1923 Between MARIAN FLORICE McPHERSON, Petitioner And NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, Respondent. To NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, late of Sydney, in the State of New South Wales. TAKE NOTICE, that the abovenamed MARIAN FLORICE McPHERSON has commenced a suit against you in this Honorable Court, and is applying for dissolution of marriage on the grounds of habitual drunkenness and cruelty, AND TAKE NOTICE that you are required to enter an appearance top the said suit at the...on or before the fourteenth day of April 1924...

Using threatening wordsAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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1925

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"Newtown. - A warrant has been issued by the Newtown Bench, for the arrest of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, charged with using threatening words to Marian Florence McPherson, at Newtown, on the 7th ultimo. Offender is about 25 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, medium build, dark complexion and hair, brown eyes, clean shaved; ex tram conductor. Complainant Marian Florence McPherson, 152 Bridge-road, Glebe.

BigamyAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Citation details:

No 22 Wed 2 Jun 1926

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"Bigamy... Vide Police Gazette, 1925, page 14. Petersham. - NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON (26), charged on warrant that he did, at Newtown, on the 11th September 1919, marry Marian Florice Tinker, and that whilst so married did, at Canterbury, on the 21st November 1825, marry Martha Quinn, the said Marian Florice Tinker being then alive, has been arrested by Constables Cartwright and Fishlock, Sydney Police. Committed for trial at Quarter Sessions. Further charged on warrant with using threatening words to Marian Florice McPherson. Discharged. Identical with offender same name (vide Photo-book, 102, page 180).

Faked deathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) Sun 21 Nov 1926 Page 1

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BOOKMAKER WHOSE DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED AND FUNERAL ADVERTISED STILL ALIVE AMAZING STORY OF THE AFFAIRS OF NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON Norman Clyde McPherson, a young suburban starting-price bookmaker, has started his own little world turning upside down. His death was reported by urgent telegram to a lady last Monday, and his funeral was advertised in the 'Morning Herald' last Tuesday; but he is not dead; neither is he buried. It is not quite clear just where he is at the moment, but there are various people who invest a modest trifle on racehorses who would like to meet him. They counted on meeting him last Monday; but they were unlucky. 'Such a nice chap, tall, good-looking, with lovely brown hair and glorious brown eyes, and with a nice soft voice. You'd think butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.' This was the impression created on barmaids by McPherson up to the sensational incidents last week-end which brought to a close his activities in the hotels wherein they are employed. What they say now is quite another story, but not so unprintable as that told by the unfortunate punters who are still whistling for their cash. A nice man, Norman Clyde McPher son! McPherson first became prominent in and round about the Imperial Hotel, Parramatta-road, some few. months ago, and it was not long before he had worked up a fair starting price betting connec tion. He was a good spender, and needless to state, this fact, coupled with a plau sible manner, made him popular with the habitues. He spent hours on end in the hotel, and during the periods in which most of the patrons were endeavouring, by the sweat of their brows, to be in a position to have something 'each way' on the next 'good thing,' he found pleasant divertissement amongst the female atten dants. One young lady came in for particular attention, and she rather liked McPher son, until one day she heard a whisper that he was a married man and had two children. She taxed him with this, but his denial was not convincing, and when she learned that her information was correct she "would not wipe her boots" on him. One thing that this young lady did not learn, however, was that McPher son had got another unsophisticated person of about 20 Summers into his toils, and had bigamously married her, wherefore he was convicted at the Cen tral Criminal Court on June 1 of this year, and subsequently liberated on parole. Furthermore, he is a convicted thief. However, even after the girl at the hotel in Parrnmatta-road scorned him, McPherson persisted in his attentions, in between taking bets. Came Saturday. November : 13, and business was good — results bad. Somehow or other, the punters could do no wrong, and by the end of the day the bookmaker, 'tis said, found that he was £150 to the bad. Lady Roi, winner of the Two-year-old race at Moorefield, had hit him hard.

DivorceNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tue 15 Feb 1927 Page 8

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DECREES ABSOLUTE...Marian Florice McPherson v Norman Clyde McPherson,

Order for child supportAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Citation details:

1927

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"Petersham. - A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, charged with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his child (5 pound and 8s. costs due). He is 27 years of age, 5 feet 10 and three-quarter inches high, medium build, dark complexion, light-brown hair, light brown eyes, clean shaved, dagger, scroll and flower tattooed on outside of left forearm, Rock of Ages on inside of left forearm, scimitar and ribbon with "Death before dishonour: on outside of right forearm, "Mat", bust of female and leaves and bust and clasped hands inside right forearm; dressed in navy-blue suit, and a black felt hat; a shearer or labourer. Identical with offender of same name (vide Photo-book 102, page 180).

Murder chargeAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Citation details:

15 Jun 1927

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"Sydney. - The above are photographs of NORMAN CLYDE McPHERSON, for whose arrest a warrant has been issued by the Central Police Bench, charged with the wilful murder of Martha Quin, at Petersham, ion the 10th instant. Offender is about 27 years of age, five feet 10 and three-quarter inches high, medium build, flat stomach, dark complexion, light brown hair, clean shaved, dagger through scroll and flower tattooed on outside of left forearm, girl clinging to a cross on rock above heart and cross on inside of left forearm, scimitar and ribbon with "Death before dishonor" thereon, on outside of right forearm, stooped slightly at shoulders, carries his head forward, and swings his arms loosely when walking; fessed in navy-blue coat, grey trousers, black boots without toecaps, and a black velour gat, a shearing-shed hand or labourer; a well-known criminal. Is believed to have in his possession a 32 Auto pistol, Browning pattern, No. 233042, made by Sabrique National Arms Company, two magazines, and a number of cartridges. Identical with offender, same name...

DeathFind a grave [database on-line].
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[see burial below]

BurialFind a grave [database on-line].
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Norman Clyde McPherson BIRTH 1900 DEATH 25 Dec 1969 (aged 68–69) BURIAL Rookwood General Cemetery Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia PLOT Old Presbyterian Sect 5B MEMORIAL ID 153025600