Anna Carolina Amalia Jensen Bak[1]

Female 1888 - 1960  (71 years)


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  • Name Anna Carolina Amalia Jensen Bak 
    Nickname Mollie 
    Born 16 Nov 1888  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Mar 1960  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Chatswood 
    Cremated 28 Mar 1960  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Northern Suburbs Crematorium 
    _UID CBF9667238BB43C281470808554330467AD2 
    Person ID I10129  Treefive
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 

    Father Julius Jensen,   b. 4 Jun 1856, Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 14 Aug 1921, Dunmora, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Christina Helena Pohlmann,   b. Abt 1867, Kaltenkirchen, Schleswig Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1899, Marianna, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1888  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Address:
    the Lutheran Church 
    Family ID F1715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Andrew Moir Menzies,   b. 29 Jan 1882, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1938, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1912  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    St Johns Presbyterian Church, Paddington 
    Divorced 30 Jan 1936  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen Christina Menzies,   b. 14 Sep 1913,   d. 28 Feb 1993, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Robert Andrew Menzies,   b. 16 Jan 1915, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1980, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Ronald Moir Menzies,   b. 9 Aug 1916,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harold Joseph Smith,   b. 25 May 1899, Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1961, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1936  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Address:
    Hornsby 
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • After Anna's mother died in 1899, she was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Christina and Nancy and brother James. It seems that she did not live there, but boarded with a Mrs Webb, and later a Mrs Affleck. Anna was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then. At some stage she moved to New South Wales.

      On 3 Apr 1912, Anna Carolina Amalia married Andrew Moir Menzies in Paddington, Sydney, N. S. W. Andrew, a stonemason by trade, was born 29 Jan 1882 in Perth, Scotland to Andrew Moir Menzies and Helen Christina Menzies. In WW1 he served in the 9th Field Company, Engineers, A. I. F. Anna and Andrew had 3 children.

      In the 1930 electoral roll Andrew Moir Menzies is recorded as living at 17/19 Johnson Street, Artamon and in the 1936 roll he (but not Anna) is recorded at 5 Violet Avenue, Artamon.

      Andrew died in 1938.

      Little is known of Anna’s second marriage, to Harold Joseph Smith (now using the name Anna Caroline Amelia), although electoral rolls from 1936 to 1958 show that she lived at 50 Buckra Street, Turramurra. This was where her son Robert was living in 1936 and also where her son Ronald was living in 1958.

      Nancy Hanify visited and stayed with Mollie at 50 Buckra St in 1950. Nancy referred to a letter from her husband Basil that mentioned a crush that Nellie (Molly's daughter) had on him in her adolescent years. Nancy wrote "We dare not let Mollie know about it, seeing the way she feels about men. Poor Mollie. She is a queer mixture."

      Mollie's husband Harold Joseph Smith was in Wollongong by 1943, and still there at the time of Nancy's visit to Buckra Street, so it is not surprising that Nancy does not mention him in her letters.

      Andrew Menzies had been a skilled tradesman, Harold was a labourer all his life. They appear to have been very different people. It is hard to understand what would have brought Mollie and Harold together. It seems that Mollie was no stranger to broken relationships with men.

      On the 25 Mar 1960, Anna died of coronary occlusion (heart attack). Her daughter Helen Tunbridge of 48 Buckra Street, Turramurra reported the death. Anna’s remains were cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium on 28 Mar 1960 and her ashes scattered.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2677] TRE149-150 Family tree Pohlmann, Jochim and Asmus, Catharina Margaretha: from Trevor Pohlmann Nov 2014, TRE149, TRE150., Family tree descendancy chart for Jochim Pohlmann and Catharina Margaretha Asmus; November 2014.

    2. [S1289] BIR Birth Index Queensland, Anna Carolina Amalia Jensen Bak; C7767; 1888.

    3. [S1493] DTH Death Index New South Wales, Anna Caroline A. Smith; 4211; Chatswood; 1960.

    4. [S1287] MAR Marriage Index Queensland, Julius Jensen Bak and Christina Helen Pohlmann; C1452; 1888.

    5. [S2723] MAR422 Marriage Bak, Julius Jensen and Pohlmann, Christine Helene, MAR422., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Julius Jensen Bak and Christine Helene Pohlmann; 18 February 1888; true copy of an entry in a register of marriages; 1452; 22 February 1888.

    6. [S3888] MAR Queensland Register of Marriages, General Registry Office, Brisbane; Julius Jensen BAK and Christine Helene POHLMANN; 18 February 1888; certified copy of an entry in a Register of Marriages; A86311; 27 March 1985.

    7. [S3888] MAR Queensland Register of Marriages, General Registry Office, Brisbane; Julius Jensen BAK and Christine Helene POHLMANN; 18 February 1888; copy of an entry in a Register of Marriages, by Greg Pohlmann, solicitor; 10 June 1974.

    8. [S1403] MAR Marriage Index New South Wales, Andrew M. Menzies and Anna C. A. J. Bak; 6881; 1912; Paddington.

    9. [S1403] MAR Marriage Index New South Wales, Harold Joseph Smith and Anna Carolina Amalia Menzies; 3001; 1936; Hornsby.

    10. [S2093] BIM090 The ancestors and relatives of Cindy: Cindy Raikabula on ancestry.com.au accessed 14 Mar 2014, BIM090., William Andrew (Jackson) Dawson.