Hubert Leslie Primrose (1882 - 1942)

Hubert Leslie Primrose
1882 - 1942
updated August 04, 2020
Hubert Leslie Primrose, father to 4 children, was born on November 14, 1882 in Cootamundra, NSW Australia. He was born to Charles Herman Burton Primrose and Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose, with sibling Herman. Hubert's partner was Edith Briton, and they gave birth to Brian Hubert Briton Primrose, Tony Primrose, Patricia (Primrose) Bisset, and Audrey (Primrose) Pike. He died on November 26, 1942 in Waverton, NSW Australia at 60 years old.

The Sydney Morning Herald. 27th November 1942.
Alderman H. L. Primrose, formerly Minister in charge of
National Emergency Services, died at his home in North
Sydney, yesterday.
From 1932 until his defeat at the last elections, Alderman
Primrose was U.A.P. member for North Sydney in the
Legislative Assembly. He was an Assistant Minister in the
Stevens Government, and for a time was Acting Minister
for Health. He was an Alferman for the North Sydney Council
for 20 years, and was Mayor for six years. He was a member of
the firm of Primrose and Primrose solicitors.
Mr. Primrose is survived by Mrs. Primrose, two sons -
Squadron Leader Primrose, A.F.C. and Lieutenant
Brian Primrose, A.I.F., who is missing in Timor, and
two daughters, Mrs. J. Grieg Bisset, and Mrs. Alan Pike.

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Hubert Primrose was born on in Cootamundra, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council County, NSW Australia 2590
Hubert Primrose died on in Waverton, North Sydney Council County, NSW Australia 2060
Hubert Primrose was born on in Cootamundra, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council County, NSW Australia 2590
Hubert Primrose died on in Waverton, North Sydney Council County, NSW Australia 2060
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Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 199 Delhi Rd, in North Ryde, City of Ryde County, NSW Australia 2113
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The Sydney Morning Herald. 27th November 1942.
PRIMROSE. - November 26, 1942, at
his residence, Marala, Crow's Nest Road, Waverton,
Hubert Leslie, loving husband of Edith Garfield Primrose,
and dear father of Tony ( Squadron Leader, R.A.A.F. ),
Brian ( Lieutenant, A.I.F. ), Pat ( Mrs. J. Bisset ), and
Twink ( Mrs. A. Pike ). Aged 62 years.

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In 1882, in the year that Hubert Leslie Primrose was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1904, Hubert was 22 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1919, Hubert was 37 years old when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1923, when he was 41 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1942, in the year of Hubert Leslie Primrose's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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