Photo of VeraVera Winifred Ninnis was the second child of William & Elizabeth Ninnis (Jewell), born on the 13th of August 1903, at Long Gully. She was Elva's younger twin sister.

On the 15th of November 1930, Vera married Walter Thomas McNab (son of Walter & Elizabeth McNab - nee Sneddon).They were married in the local parish church in Brunswick.

Vera & Walter had 3 girls & 1 boy, who were:

Elizabeth McNab - born 2nd June 1931
Kenneth McNab - born 17th March 1934
Dorothy Lillian McNab - born 23rd October 1935
Lois Jean McNab - born 14th August 1941

Photo of Vera & SistersOn the right is a copy of a photo showing Vera, with her 2 sisters and her mum (Vera is 2nd from the right). On the 20th of October 1987, Vera died at Prahran. She was cremated and interred at the Springvale Crematorium. Prior to Vera dying Walter died on the 7th of August 1956, at the Heatherton Sanitarium. He too was cremated and buried at the Springvale crematorium, on the 10th of August 1956.


Elizabeth is the first child of Walter & Vear McNab, and was born on 2nd of July 1931 in Melbourne. On the 29th of July 1954, Elizabeth married John Edward Jackson (son of Albert William Jackson & Eileen May Hall), at the All Saints Church in St Kilda

Elizabeth and John had 3 boys.

Gary Wayne Jackson

Gary was born on the 6th of July 1956 in Prahran, Melbourne. On the 15th of September 1978 he married Marie Ann Taylor (daughter of Reg and Leanna Taylor), in Melbourne. Gary and Marie have 2 children. Their names are Simon Paul Jackson, born 4th of October 1980 and Kelly Ann Jackson, born 15th of November 1982.

Brian David Jackson

Brian was born on the 30th of July 1958 in Prahran, Melbourne. On the 8th of March 1981 he married Deborah Lea Kennedy (daughter of Ronald Stanley Kennedy and Nancy Irene Lee), at the St Andrews Church in Brighton. Brian and Deborah have 2 children. Their names are Clint David Jackson, born 23rd of November 1986 and Abbey Lea Jackson born 4th of May 1990.

Stephen John Jackson

Stephen was born on the 2nd of April 1962, in Prahran Melbourne.


Kenneth is the second child of Walter & Vear McNab and was born on 17th of March 1934. Later on he married Joan Trembath and they have 1 son.

Marc Mc Nab

Marc and his wife Jenny have a daughter. Her name is Jessica Mc Nab


Dorothy is the third child of Walter & Vear McNab and was born on 23rd of October 1935 in Melbourne. On the 29th of October 1955 she married Ronald Max Veale (Son of Ernest John Veale & Flossie Pearl). Dorothy and Ronald had 3 daughters. Their names are;

Debra Lee Veale

Debra was born on 7th of January 1960 at the Margaret Coles Hospital.

Christine Anne Veale

Christine was born on 2nd of January 1962. Unfortunately, Christine only lived for 9 days and died on 11th of February 1962.

Ann Maree Veale

Ann was born on 8th of April 1964 at the Springvale Hospital. Ann married a young man whose surname is Newman.

Dorothy later married George Knight (son of Frederick Henry Knight & Mary Jane Caddick) on 23rd February 1978 at their home in Clayton.


Lois Jean Mc Nab is the fourth child of Walter & Vear McNab, and was born on 14th of August 1941 at the Royal Woman's Hospital in Melbourne. On the 22nd of July 1967, Lois married Jack William Lake better known as Mick (son of Jack Everly Lake & Eileen Margatite Hall), at the All Saints Church of England in StKilda.

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Last Updated 3rd April 1997