Fotheringham Robert John Moir

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 12 FEB 1856
Place of birth Gawler

Date of death 21 MAY 1895
Place of decease Gawler

Robert John Moir Fotheringham was the son of Alexander John Fotheringham (1821-1860) and Caroline Eliza, nee Serjeant (1833-1900).

His brother was David Fotheringham (1858 - 1898).

Robert married Bertha Emilie Wachsmuth on the 24 May 1884 at Gawler, South Australia.

They had 3 daughters:

Ella Fotheringham (1885–1971)

Gladys Fotheringham (1886–1933)

Vera Ruby Fotheringham (1888–1974)

EXTRACT From Town Of Gawler 2020 Heritage Survey: <1>

David Fotheringham was born in Gawler in 1858, the son of Alexander Fotheringham and nephew of Gawler brewers James, Thomas and Robert Fotheringham. Around 1878 David and his brother, Robert John Moir Fotheringham, developed a cordial and aerated water factory in Water Street, Goose Island, known as D and RJ Fotheringham Cordial Factory. The men had purchased Lot 2, the site of Roediger’s Flax Mills, located only 4 lots to the northeast of the subject property; this placed David Fotheringham conveniently close to his business premises. David died in 1898 at the young age of forty and the business was sold in 1902.

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[Researched by Allen Tiller]


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