James was born in Stoney Creek on 30/03/1897.
He married Ivy Estelle Bickford on 24/05/1924 in Wollongong.
Ivy was born in Rockley on 20/08/1906.
They had 2 children:
Percival Eathorne James Morthorpe (1928 – 1962)
- Gordon Thomas Edward Morthorpe (1933 – 2014)
James died on 16/04/1980 in Wollongong.
Ivy died on 02/07/1987 in Wollongong.
Both are buried at Unanderra Cemetery.
Wedding article in the Illawarra Mercury 18/07/1924
Speeding offence Illawarra Mercury 10/05/1925
Percival Eathorne J Morthorpe (1928 – 1962)
Percival was born in 1928 in Wollongong. His middle name is spelled Eathorne in the BDM’s and Cathorne in the electoral rolls.
He married to Ena Kathleen Burton in 1952 in Wollongong. Ena was born in 1931.
An article in the South Coast Times of 13/11/1952 is mentioning her name as Enid Alcorn. She was the niece of the Alcorn’s, who probably raised her.
Percival died in Sydney in 1962, age 34.
Ena married in 1968 in Wollongong to John Thomas Williamson.
Ena died in Corrimal on 16/11/1989.
Gordon Thomas E Morthorpe (1933 – 2014)
Gordon was born in 1933 in Wollongong.
He married in Wollongong in 1956 to Mary Wallace Jenkins. Mary was born in 1930 in Wollongong.
They had 1 son.
Gordon died on 10/01/2014 in Wollongong.
Mary died in Wollongong on 12/08/2017.