Olive Emily Black was born 19 January 1913 in Northam, Western Australia, Australia to Frederick James Black (1882-) and Sarah Ethel Dillon (c1889-) and died 21 April 1970 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Donald Arthur Stickler (1911-1986) 25 May 1931 in Australia. Ancestors are from Australia.
Olive Emily Black

Olive Emily Black (1913-1970), wife of Donald Arthur Stickler

Olive Emily Black was born on 19 January 1913 at Northam, Western Australia (the photo on the left is of Olive when she was about 27. She had blue eyes and auburn to fed hair). Her parents were Frederick James Black, born 1882, in New South Wales, Australia, and Sarah Ethel Dillon born 1889, in Victoria, Australia. She had a brother and sister, Jack Cecil Black and Marjorie Helen Black.


Offspring of Frederick James Black and Sarah Ethel Dillon (c1889-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Olive Emily Black (1913-1970) 19 January 1913 Northam, Western Australia, Australia 21 April 1970 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Donald Arthur Stickler (1911-1986)
John Bull

Marjorie Helen Black
Jack Cecil Black (1922-?)

Jack (her brother), the baby of the family, was born on the 27 February 1922.

In the war (WW2) he served as a rear gunner in the air force, then Squadron Leader. He was awarded the DFC and other awards during his service in the war. During his service in England he met and married Audrey. They returned to Australia where they had three children, the eldest a girl, and two boys. Jack retired from the forces in the 1970's as Wing Commander.


Audrey (the wife of Jack Black, Olive's brother) a herbalist gave 300 almonds to a bride at her wedding in 1988. It’s an Old Italian custom, which has been adopted in Australia, to do the almonds up with lace into small pretty bundles. The number of almonds in each bundle must be an odd number, for good Luck.

New husband, new life

Olive Emily Black was divorced from Donald Arthur Stickler (1911-1986), her husband, in 1941; and later married a John Bull. Pat Stickler (daughter of Olive Black) didn't see her mother again after her parents separated. Pat's Aunt told her that her mother spoke often of her, and saw her marriage photo in the paper. So Pat felt that in away her mother kept in touch with her; but bitter that her mother's side of the family wasn't talked about after the separation.

Accidental death

Olive Black died in Brisbane, Australia on the 21 April 1970 when she fell from a moving bus. Buses didn't have closing doors in those days. She lingered for three days, and then died without regaining consciousness.


Offspring of Olive Emily Black and Donald Arthur Stickler (1911-1986)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Patricia Helen Stickler (1932-1995) 3 February 1932 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 1995 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Arthur Allan Bang (1922-2004)

Offspring of Olive Emily Black and John Bull
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert John Bull
Annette Bull
Peter James Bull
Jennifer Bull

Footnotes (including sources)


  Nathanville, Robin Patterson