Wood & Kingsford




Ernest George Wood Sylvia Laural Kingsford

Married: 11th February 1922

Born: 09 May 1897  Born: 02 Dec 1898
Died: 21 Oct 1972 Died: 4 May 1995
Father: Albert Wood Father: George Kingsford
Mother: Sarah Kate Alice Longley Mother: Eliza Hore

Ernest was born in Korumburra, and the family lived at their farm at Kardella. He was the son of the local Stonemason. The family later moved to Melbourne, and "Ern" became a Body and Coach Builder. He married Sylvia Laural Kingsford, who was a tailoress, and had her own business. The later had a bike Shop in Preston and the Mentone Timberyard, before moving to Gippsland. Their son Keith was killed in a motorbike accident in Melbourne. They moved to Bairnsdale for a time, and it was here that their youngest child, Ivan contracted infantile paralysis. Sylvia, with determination and persistence, spent years getting their son mobile again, after doctors advised that he would never walk again. 


Erns was a skillful man, and he was known throughout Gippsland for his bakers carts. His ability also ensured they had a caravan, which he built himself, and they made seven trips around Australia. 

Sylvia Dorothy Wood

Born 22 Jul 1922

Ivan George Wood

Born: 1 Apr 1934  Died: 2 May 2001

Keith Ernest Wood

Born: 29 Mar 1926 Died: 20 Jun 1944

  SUBMITTED BY  Dianne Carroll Granddaughter of the above, and daughter of their son Ivan