Gwendolyn Doris was one of only two girls born in a family of boys. Her mother, Mary Jane O'Brien, married John William on 26 September 1890 in Melbourne, Victoria. Their known children were: Percival Thomas Wilson (aka Charles Cosgrove) born Victoria 1893 (Birth Registration 8051/1893, Timor); Annie born 1895 (Birth Registration 1627, Coolgardie); Christopher Edwin born 1897 (Birth Registration 645/1897, Menzies); Possibly James Lesley born 1899; Walter Norman born 1902 (Birth Registration 1734/1902, Menzies); Twins Henry George (Birth Registration 2396/1904, Fremantle) and Reginald Arthur (Birth Registration 2397/1904, Fremantle) born 1904; Gwendoline Doris born 1905 (Birth Registration 1298/1905, Cottesloe); Harrold Huxham born 1910 (Birth Registration 18/1910, North Coolgardie), died 1910 (Death Registration 5/1910, North Coolgardie).
In 1915, Mary Jane Wilson (nee O'Brien) married Edward George Huxham at Kalgoorlie (Marriage Registration 6/1915, East Coolgardie). They had a further three children: Francis H born 1906; George B possibly born 1916 in Fremantle; a daughter, possibly Gladys P, born 1918 in Fremantle. When Mary Jane Wilson married Edward George Huxham, apparently a son, Albert, was born in the East Coolgardie region in 1915 but died aged 4 months. No record has been found of this child. The other children listed on the death certificate of Gwendolyn Doris included four males and two females deceased.
Mary Jane and John Wilson may have moved to Western Australia about 1895.
The stories of two of Gwendolyn's brothers also appear in this website. They were Norman Walter Wilson and Harrold Huxham Wilson.