David Drysdale ( Shatwell (1861 - 1928)

David Drysdale Shatwell
1861 - 1928
updated November 01, 2019
David Drysdale ( Shatwell, father to 5 children, was born in 1861 in Geelong, VIC Australia. He was born to James Drysdale and Amelia "Emily" (Cairns) Drysdale, with siblings Mary, James, Christopher, Janet, and Emily. He married Sophia Coates, and they gave birth to Amelia"Millie"Drysdale Shatwell, Hazel Maud Forden ( Drysdale Shatwell ), Elsie Sarah Drysdale (Shatwell) Cameron, William Clifford Drysdale Shatwell, and Ruby Sophia Shatwell. David died in 1928 in Mordialloc, VIC Australia at 67 years of age.

William Edward Shatwell and Sarah Ann Shatwell (Bowes) took
on the responsibility of raising David Drysdale after the
death of his mother in1864.

William died in 1893 and Sarah in 1895.
Both buried in Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery.

June 1889. Shipping
Passenger list. Cintra- Cooktown via Brisbane for
Melbourne Mrs.D.D.Shatwell, Mr.D.D.Shatwell.

......The Argus- Saturday 20th March 1897.
Gold Mining Company, Warrandyte

......The Argus-Saturday 20th May 1911.
SHATWELL -COATES...(Silver Wedding)On the 20th May
1886, at the bride's residence,"Sunnieholm,"Springvale,
by the Rev. W.P. Wells, David only son of W.E. Shatwell,
to Sophia, only daughter of the late James Coates.
Present address Barkly street,Mordialloc.

The Ararat Advertiser 1 July 1915.
A Methodist Church was built in a day on Saturday at
Chelsea. The work was commenced at 6 a.m., and
continued until 10 p.m. with the aid of powerful lamps.
Services were conducted in the building on Sunday by
Messrs D. Shatwell and S.Upton.


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David Shatwell was born in in Geelong, VIC Australia 3220


David Shatwell died in in Mordialloc, VIC Australia

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at New Cheltenham Cemetery, in Cheltenham, VIC Australia 3192


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Curtis Beitans
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In 1869 William Edward Shatwell purchases 160 acres in the Oakleigh Mulgrave area
which is now the site of Monash University Clayton.
May 10, 2015 · Reply
Curtis Beitans
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It seems David was adopted by the Shatwell family after his mother Amelia Emily
Drysdale (nee Cairns) died whilst giving birth in 1864. His adoptive parents were-
Sarah Ann Shatwell and William Edward Shatwell.They lived in Barkly street
Mordialloc.Sarah died in 1895 aged 75.William died in 1893 aged 69,they are both buried in the Old Cheltenham Cemetery.There was a court case in 1864 on the
death of Emily Drysdale, the nurse looking after Emily was put on a manslaughter
charge for neglect of duty.It took place in Hotham Court which is now called
North Melbourne.
Oct 01, 2014 · Reply

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SHATWELL.-On the 4th June, at Carlowrie,
Barkly street, Mordialloc,David Drysdale,
dearly beloved husband of Sophia(deceased),and loving father of Elsie-
(Mrs.Cameron,deceased), Hazel(Mrs.Fordon)
Millie and Cliff, aged 66 years.

The friends of the late Mr. David Drysdale
Shatwell,are most respectfully invited to
follow his remains to the place of interment
In the Cheltenham Cemetery. The funeral
will leave his residence, Carlowrie, Barkly-
street,Mordialloc, To-morrow (Wednesday at
3 o'clock.

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In 1861, in the year that David Drysdale ( Shatwell was born, on April 12th, the Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Confederate Army attacked the Fort a little over a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. Fort Sumter surrendered the next day.

In 1878, David was 17 years old when on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1886, he was 25 years old when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1900, by the time he was 39 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1928, in the year of David Drysdale ( Shatwell's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

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