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John Lindsay White

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated 23 June 1922:
WHITE - On June 21st, 1922, at his residence Steley Street, Howard, John Lindsay White, beloved father of William Steley, Charles and Abel, John and Ethel Maude White, Mrs G. Turnbull, Mrs R. J. Watson and Mrs W. Kluver, aged 66 years and 10 months.

OBITUARY
There passed away yesterday a very old identity of Howard in the person of Mr John Lindsay White in his 67th year. Deceased who was born at Tall Station, Richmond River, New South Wales, came to Maryborough at the age of three years with his parents and settled at Prawle. He has been a resident of Howard for the past 42 years, and carried on a butchering business for some time at Howard. His wife predeceased him 5 months ago; also a brother the late Mr William Henry White of Prawle, last March. Deceased leaves a family of two sons and four daughters to mourn their sad loss, namely, sons -
William Steley White, Howard;
Charles Abel John White, Brisbane;
daughters -
Ethel Maud White, Howard;
Mrs G. Turnbull, Maryborough;
Mrs G. Watson, and
Mrs W. Kluver, Taringa.
The funeral takes place this afternoon from his late residence, Howard, at 4.15 o'clock for the Howard Cemetery.


Mary Leah Steley

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, January 31. 1922:
WHITE - On January 30th, 1922, at her residence, Homevilla, Steley Street, Howard, Mary Leah, beloved wife of John Lindsay White, and beloved mother of William Charles, and Ethel Maud White, Mrs G. F. Turnbull, Mrs J. R. Watson, Mrs W. Kulver, and Mrs S. J. Tipping, aged 61 years and 8 months.

OBITUARY
A well known and highly respected resident of Howard in the person of Mrs Mary Leah White, in her 62nd year, passed peacefully away yesterday at 1.30 o'clock, after a short illness. The deceased was born in Wales, and came out to Queensland, landing at Brisbane with her parents 59 years ago. The late Mrs White was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Abel Steley, of Howard. She came to the Burrum at the age of three years, and had resided there ever since. She was married in Maryborough on October 4th, 1880. She is survived by her husband, Mr John Lindsay White, and a family of two sons and four daughters to mourn their sad loss - namely, sons - Messrs William Steley (Howard); Charles Steley (Brisbane); daughters - Miss Ethel Maud (at home), Mrs G. F. Turnbull (Maryborough), Mrs J. R. Watson and Mrs W. Kluver (Taringa, Brisbane) and Mrs S. L. Tipping is also the adopted daughter of the deceased lady. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three brothers, Joseph (Childers), John (Isis), and Richard (Brisbane). The funeral takes place this afternoon from her late residence, Howard at 4.30 o'clock.


David Philip White

On the 7th instant, at Maryborough, by the father of the bride, Mr David Phillip White, eldest son of Wm. White, Esq., squatter of Prawl and Burgowan stations, to Miss Anne Godson, of Maryborough, late of England.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, April 14, 1864]

We deeply regret to have to record the death of Mr David Phillip White of Rosedale Park, Howard, who passed away yesterday, aged 65. The deceased had been seriously ailing for some time past, and within the last few days little hope had been entertained of his recovery. He was one of the pioneers of the Burrum district, and equally well known in Maryborough, and much esteemed by all who knew him. In years gone by Mr White took a lively interest in public affairs, and for some time was a member of the old Burrum Divisional Board, and afterwards a member of the Howard Shire Council. He also took an interest in Military matters and was an officer of the Howard Company for many years.


Anne Godson

On the 7th instant, at Maryborough, by the father of the bride, Mr David Phillip White, eldest son of Wm. White, Esq., squatter of Prawl and Burgowan stations, to Miss Anne Godson, of Maryborough, late of England.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, April 14, 1864]

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, March 29, 1888:
WHITE - On the 28th instant, at the residence of Mr George Richards, near Owanyilla, Annie, the beloved wife of D. P. White, of Howard, aged 52.

The friends of David P. White are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased wife - to move from the Maryborough Bridge at four o'clock this afternoon.


David Philip White

On the 7th instant, at Maryborough, by the father of the bride, Mr David Phillip White, eldest son of Wm. White, Esq., squatter of Prawl and Burgowan stations, to Miss Anne Godson, of Maryborough, late of England.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, April 14, 1864]

We deeply regret to have to record the death of Mr David Phillip White of Rosedale Park, Howard, who passed away yesterday, aged 65. The deceased had been seriously ailing for some time past, and within the last few days little hope had been entertained of his recovery. He was one of the pioneers of the Burrum district, and equally well known in Maryborough, and much esteemed by all who knew him. In years gone by Mr White took a lively interest in public affairs, and for some time was a member of the old Burrum Divisional Board, and afterwards a member of the Howard Shire Council. He also took an interest in Military matters and was an officer of the Howard Company for many years.


Thomas Thorpe Buss

Marriage Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, July 25, 1878:
BUSS - WHITE
At the residence of the bride's father, on July 19th, by the Rev. Joseph Spence, Mr Thomas Thorpe Buss, Burgowan, to Miss Alice White, youngest daughter of Mr William White, Prawle.


Alice White

Marriage Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, July 25, 1878:
BUSS - WHITE
At the residence of the bride's father, on July 19th, by the Rev. Joseph Spence, Mr Thomas Thorpe Buss, Burgowan, to Miss Alice White, youngest daughter of Mr William White, Prawle.

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday February 27, 1889:
BUSS - On February 26th, 1889, at Maryborough, Alice, beloved wife of Thomas Thorpe Buss.

The friends of Thomas Thorpe Buss are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased wife, Alice, to move from the Maryborough Hospital this day at 10 o'clock a.m.


Mary Jane White

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated 21st June, 1894:
KYHL On the 20th June 1894, at her late residence, Bazaar Street, Maryborough, Mrs Mary Jane Kyhl aged 54 years, after a lingering illness.


John Deacon

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, August 4, 1921:
DEACON - On August 3, 1921, at the Maryborough Hospital, John Deacon, beloved father of Ernest, Harry, Charles, John, Samuel and Helen Deacon. Aged 79 years and 4 months.

An old and respected resident of Maryborough district, in the person of Mr John Deacon, who was in his 80th year, passed away at the Maryborough General Hospital yesterday. Deceased was born at Armagh (Ireland) and came out to Australia at the age of 21 years. He landed at Sydney, and had been a resident of Granville and district for the past 47 years. His wife predeceased him five years ago, and he leaves a family of five sons and one daughter, namely, Ernest (New Zealand); Harry (Granville); Charles, John and Samuel Deacon (Maryborough), and Helen (Sydney). The funeral takes place from the Hospital this morning at 11 o'clock.


Elizabeth Susan White

After the death of her first husband, James Deacon, Elizabeth married his brother, John Deacon.

Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, May 4, 1916:
DEACON - On the 3rd May 1916, at the Lady Musgerave Hospital, Maryborough, Elizabeth Susan, beloved wife of John Deacon, aged 71 years and 5 months.

The friends and relatives of Mr J. Deacon are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his beloved wife (Elizabeth Susan Deacon), to move from her late residence, Ferry Lane (off Walker Street), this (Thursday) morning at 10.30 o'clock.

OBITUARY
There passed away at the Lady Musgrave Hospital early yesterday morning, in her 72nd year, an old identity of the town, in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Susan Deacon. The deceased lady will be remembered by the older members of the community as Miss White, of the former well-known White family of "Prawle", near Dundathu. She was born at Illalong (New South Wales), and came to "Prawle" with her parents in the early sixties. In 1865 she married James Deacon, who was then pay clerk at the Dundathu sawmills. The latter lost his life, together with five or six others, in the memorable explosion at Pettigrew and Company's Union sawmills, Maryborough, in 1872. By this marriage there were two sons and one daughter, namely, Robert John (Maryborough), James David (Rockhampton), and Mrs A. Hall, (Townsville).
In 1873 the late Mrs Deacon married her deceased husband's brother, John Deacon, by whom she had five sons and one daughter, namely, John Ernest (New Zealand), Harry Lindsay (Granville), Charles Sidney, John, and Samuel Edgar (all of Maryborough) and Ellen Mary Maud. Two children, one by each marriage, pre-deceased her. For the bereaved husband and family much sympathy will be extended. The funeral leaves deceased's residence, in Ferry lane (off Walker Street), this morning, at 10.30, for the Maryborough Cemetery.


Lucy Williams

Lucy arrived at Rockhampton, Qld., on board the "Scottish Hero" in 1877, at the age of 17.


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