Albert Blumson and his wife Adeline, moved to Ceduna from Smoky Bay in 1917 and he became a tinsmith. Their children were Claude, Fred, Pearl, (Mrs Burnett) and Bob.
28 April 1948. Ceduna. A gloom was cast over Ceduna at the news that the death of Mr Albert Blumson had occurred in Adelaide. Had been in ill health for some time… He had been in business in Ceduna as a sheet metal worker and plumber since 1910, except for a short period of farming at Laura Bay… When his son Fred was released from the services at the end of the war, the business was taken over by Fred and Robert, and Mr Blumson retired… was a skilled amateur fisherman and fond of music… played the organ and violin… keen photographer and did all his own developing and printing… he was an excellent shot and interested in all sports…
Albert was born in Brompton in 1885, and as a young man was employed at Horwood Bagshaw Ltd, farm machinery manufacturers as a fitter and turner. He went to Smoky Bay in 1906 and worked at various occupations including roadworks. Took up Section 30 Hd Blacker and from there from 1906 to 1919. In 1910 he married Adeline Magor of Dublin and had a family of three boys and one girl.
In 1919 they moved to Ceduna where he opened a tank making and tinsmith’s business which he conducted until his death in Adelaide on 26 April 1948, buried in Dudley Park. Mrs Blumson died in Ceduna on 27 June 1967 and is buried in Ceduna cemetery.
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