ALFRED H. LAPSLEY
02 FEB (?) 1903 TO
(Signed E.A. O'DELL, 2004)
The child's mother was born 11 September 1873 in Kloppenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, in 1885, the fifth daughter in the family. She married Harry Lapsley in 1902 in Coolgardie (Marriage Registration 121/1902, Coolgardie). He was the son of Robert Lapsley, of Lockwood, Victoria. Ida had previously given birth to a daughter, Emma Mary Grieger Fitzpatrick, on 17 August 1900.
Little Alfred Harry was the first child born to Ida and her new husband. The known others were: Robert Edward born Coolgardie 1904 (Birth Registration 1297/1904, Coolgardie); James born 1908 (Birth Registration 107/1908, Mt Margaret); Ada Agnes born 6 October 1909 (Birth Registration 137/1909 Mt Margaret); Felix Randolph born 1913 (Birth Registration 84/1913 Mt Margaret). Other children were Emma Mary, Francis Victor and Edward.
One son, Frank, died in a fall of stone at Great Boulder Mine in June 1930, at the age of 22. Many of the family lived in Leonora and several of Harry Senior''s brothers also came to the Goldfields. Ida died in Wooroloo (probably of tuberculosis) 5 December 1918 and her husband in Boulder in 1934.