biographies and accident reports all relate to the descendants of the
Chassar and Steel families in Australia.
They have been collected from various sources.
Alexander James Caird
Born: 1904 - Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Died: 16 Mar 1959 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine Mail - 19 March 1959
FIFTY CARS FOLLOWED FUNERAL CORTEGE
than 50 cars followed the funeral of the late Mr Alexander J C Anderson,
In the death of Mr Anderson, Castlemaine lost a lifetime resident
and one of its most respected citizens.
His death occurred on Monday, and the sympathy of all will go out
to his wife and family.
Mrs Anderson is a member of the family of Mr and Mrs Wright Harris
and has spent her lifetime here.
Also surviving are one son, Ron; a daughter, Beryl (Mrs L Grant)
, one grandson and his step mother Mrs Beatrice Anderson.
Late Mr Anderson was immediate past president of the Old Schoolboys
Association and a playing member of Castlemaine Bowling Club.
He devoted much of his time to working among young people and training
them in tennis and badminton in connection with Methodist Church
Other activities in connection with the church attracted his enthusiastic
interest and support and he and his family have a wide circle of
friends connected with it.
He was a member if the Corriedale Sheep Breeders Association and
gave a great deal of time to grazing activities.
On the agricultural side, his interests also included the poultry
industry and all agricultural activities off the town and district.
He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Anderson, well remembered
former residents and was predeceased by his brother Muir 'Tam'
(nee Morrison) Jean Evelyn
Chronicle - 24th December 1974
Born: 1917 - Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 December 1974 - Camperdown, Victoria, Australia
of Mrs Gil Anderson
Presbyterian Church, Camperdown, was filled to capacity on Saturday
morning for the memorial service to Mrs Jean Evelyn Anderson, who
passed away at Camperdown Hospital on December 19.
The late Mrs Anderson was the wife of Cr Gil Anderson, 'Morlanda',
Terang Road, Camperdown, formerly of Derrinallum.
Rev W Miller, of Derrinallum, conducted the service at the church.
He was assisted by Mr R Wellman, derrinallum, who read the 23rd
psalm and Hampden Shire president Cr A Borbidge, who gave a reading
from the Bible.
The Servies at the Camperdown Cemetery were conducted by Rev D Matthews
and Mr LG Fitzgerald, Derrinallum, conducted a special RSL service.
Mrs Anderson had suffered ill health for some years but continued
her many civic activities.
Rev Miller said she had been a loyal church member and taught in
the Sunday School.
She had been a district commissioner of the Girl Guide Association
when at Derrinallum, where she resided for some 25 years.
Mrs Anderson saw five years of war service firstly at Heidelberg
Hospital and later with the 2/5th Australian General Hospital on
Apart from her husband Gil, Mrs Anderson leaves four daughters and
one grandchild. They are Christine, Joan, Gillian (Mrs Howley),
Heather and granddaughterArini.
The large number of wreaths received from all organisations in the
district was indicative of the esteem in which Mrs Anderson was
Born: 1870 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Died: 15 March 1943 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine Mail - Thursday, 18 March 1943
sorrow was occasioned in Castlemaine when the death was announced
of Mr Joseph Anderson last Monday. Mr Anderson was a native of Castlemaine,
being born here 72 years ago. He was well known throughout the district
as a successful grazier and was regarded as an authority on agricultural
matters and associated projects. His was a bright and jovial personality
and his presence in company were welcomed and appreciated by all
sections of the community. He was actively associated with the Castlemaine
Agricultural Society and was a recognized breeder and judge of first
quality sheep. For many years Mr Anderson had a grazing property
in the Diggers Rest District, and whilst there entered public life
as a councilor of the Melton Shire, and was responsible for tree
planting scheme on the main Calder Highway, which today is a beautiful
tribute to his memory, and his foresight as a public man. On his
return Castlemaine district Mr Anderson again entered pastoral and
grazing pursuits, and was the holder of various district properties
which he conducted with success. Some years ago he was the fortunate
finder of a nugget of gold over ?oz on the roadway from Wattle Flat
to Muckleford, and this resulted in a mild gold rush to that location,
but other results obtained there were patchy and high hopes of a
new and attractive gold field did not materialize. Mr Anderson interested
himself in many public bodies, being a former member of the Benevolent
Home Committee, the Board of Management of the Presbyterian Church,
the North School Committee, and was a member of the Castlemaine
Old Boys. In his earlier life he was for 20 years on the staff of
the Penal Department.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, and was of a private
nature, the interment being made in the family grave in the Bulla
Cemetery. The cortege moved from his private residence, 'Kismet',
(nee Crow) Agnes Elizabeth
Born: 1871 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 April 1943 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser (Footscray) - Saturday, 24 April 1943
Elizabeth Barrie, who died at her residence, 194 Pilgrim St, Footscray,
last Monday, was a native of Taradale and leaves a son, her husband
and a daughter having predeceased her. She was aged 71 years. Rev
R W Stephens read the burial service at Footscray Cemetery on Tuesday.
Born: 1870 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 January 1940 - Parkville, Victoria
Advertiser (Footscray) - 3 February 1940
Died from Injuries : Hit By Car
by a car while crossing Geelong Road, Footscray, late last Monday
night, an old identity, William Barrie, 70, watchman, of Pilgrim
Street, died soon after he was admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital.
One thigh was fractured and he sustained a compound fracture of
the other leg.
(nee Green and previously Caird) Janet
Born: abt 1831 - Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Died: 31 March 1900 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Maldon Times - Tuesday, 3 April 1900
to record the death of Mrs Janet Beckham, who expired at the residence
of her son-in-law, Mr J Bryan of Eaglehawk, Maldon, on Saturday,
afternoon last, about 5 o'clock. The deceased, who was a resident
of Echuca, where she had recently disposed of her property, left
her late residence about three weeks ago for the purpose of seeking
medical advice in Melbourne. Before her intended journey was completed
she was compelled to defer her visit, as her health grew worse.
She then determined to come to Maldon, and arrived at her daughter's
residence in a partial state of collapse. Dr O'Neill attended the
sufferer, who temporarily recovered but ultimately relapsed and
passed beyond all earthly care. She was 68 years of age, and a resident
of the colony for 45 years. She leaves a widower, and family of
five by a former marriage. The remains were interred yesterday.
(nee Black) Euphemia|
Born: 1883 - Penshurst, Victoria, Australia
Died: 5 Novemeber 1938 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia
Casterton News - Friday, November 7, 1958
LOSES PROMINENT CITIZEN BY DEATH OF MRS J R BRYAN
outstanding woman organizer and one who during her life raised thousands
of pounds for patriotic and charitable purposes, Mrs Euphemia "Queenie"
Bryan, died on Wednesday. Her funeral yesterday was one of the largest
seen in the town.
Mrs Bryan had been associated with civic, sport and church organizations
for years, and yesterday representatives of those bodies and members
of the public paid their final tribute to her as a long cortege
moved from the church to the cemetery along the town's main street.
Messages of condolence came from all parts of Victoria and many
friends in Casterton and district conveyed their sympathy to Mr
James Richmond "Jim" Bryan and members of the family.
Mrs Bryan complained of being ill on Tuesday, suffered a hemorrhage
and died early Wednesday afternoon.
The number of organizations and functions for which Mrs Bryan worked
during her lifetime were numerous.
closely associated with the organization of both Back-to-Casterton
movements, was a member of the progress association, president and
secretary of the Casterton Golf Club associates, executive member
of the patriotic committee and comforts fund, secretary of Scots
flower show for over 10 years and associated with it for more than
30 years, and ardent supporter of the church, c\social news contributor
for many years to The News, prominent member of money raising organizations
for a swimming pool and for general civic improvements.
She was affectionately known as "The General" because
of her outstanding organizing ability, and on one occasion was recommended
for the OBE because of her excellent public service. The recommendation
was made just before a change of government and it subsequently
Many close friends and general members of the public were shocked
at the news if Mrs Bryan's death, and all received it with, "the
town has lost an outstanding citizen."
of Mrs Bryan's death the annual flower show which was set down for
yesterday was postponed as a mark of respect.
At women's gatherings and town meetings following the news of her
death tributes were paid and silence observed out of respect for
the late Mrs Bryan.
Members of the Apex Club last night stood in silence in memory of
the woman who had done so much for the town and whose name the club
had placed on Bryan Park at the west end of Henty St.
Tributes were also paid at the Pand A Society meeting on Wednesday.
was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Black, Penshurst, both deceased,
and she was born and married in Penshurst.
She came top Casterton in 1916 and entered business with her husband
in a portion of McBean's Store. After the business moved to where
C R Gill's shop is today, and subsequently the premises now occupied
by W R Mieritsch was purchased.
Mrs Bryan made a large circle of friends through her business associations
and that circle was greatly enlarged as she joined town organizations
and exerted her organizing ability.
She is survived by her husband, one of the best known residents
of the Western District. Mr Bryan is a senior justice of the peace
and Deputy Coroner, a former golfer, keen bowler and racing enthusiast
and has been associated with many town organizations for years.
Mrs Bryan had two daughters, Nancy (Mrs G Edwards, Traralgon) and
Molly (Mrs A Dickson, Goulburn, NSW), both whom rushed to Casterton
immediately they heard of their mothers illness. They did not reach
here before she passed away.
GATHERING WAS POPULAR
years the late Mrs Bryan entertained a large number of women friends
at her home Jackson St on Melbourne Cup Day.
Cards and afternoon tea were enjoyed and the women invariably arranged
a little "interest' in the big race.
It was only on Tuesday that Mrs Bryan held the winning horse for
the first time.
(nee Caird, previously McPhee) Henrietta Elizabeth
Born: 1855 - At Sea
Died: 15 September 1938 - Surrey Hills, Victoria,
Times - Tuesday, 20 September 1938
and respected former resident of Maldon in the person of Mrs Henrietta
Bryan, widow of the late John Bryan, passed away peacefully after
a short illness at "Mosgeil" Private Hospital, Surrey
Hills, on the 15th inst. The deceased, who was 83 years of age,
spent more than 50 years in Maldon, where with her late husband
and family she was an ardent supporter of the Presbyterian Church,
from whence, after a short service on Saturday last, the remains
were interred in the local cemetery. The flower laden casket was
borne to the graveside by six grandsons, the Messrs Colin, Jack
and Leigh Bryan, and Jack, Jim and Bert Morgan. A daughter (Mrs
J Morgan) and three sons, John, Jim and Bert are left to mourn the
loss of a devoted mother.
Mr Forbes, of the Presbyterian Church officiated.
Born: 1 February 1889 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 August 1974 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia
Casterton News - Thursday, 29 August 1974
lost one of its greatest citizens with the death of Mr James Richmond
Bryan in hospital on Sunday night.
years he played a leading part in the community taking an interest
in both sport and business matters.
At his death he was foundation president of Casterton Senior Citizens
Club and a driving force behind the new club project.
So great was his work the club, that moves are already underway
to name the new building after him.
He died in his 86th year, but old age never kept him down until
his last three weeks.
Last summer he walked miles through Casterton to deliver appeal
notices to residents.
And when Casterton's meals on wheels project was announced, he was
one of the first to put his name down to deliver them. This he did
until he was 83 and he voluntarily turned in his driver's license.
J R Bryan, Jim, Jimmy, or plain JR was born at Maldon and had vivid
memories of the old gold mining town.
He came to Casterton in 1916 and opened a drapery business on a
He retired from business in 1951 and had a holiday trip to India.
After that he managed a co-operative business before becoming secretary
of Casterton Electric Supply. When the company was absorbed by the
SEC in 1962 he became liquidator.
For many years he was a Justice of the Peace and was Honorary Deputy
Coroner for a long period.
He played a major part in establishing Casterton Golf course and
its bowling greens.
He was the oldest life member and a past president of the golf club
and the bowling club.
While on the board of management of Scots Church, he once collected
the entire amount needed for a new organ in three weeks.
Other activities included work for the blind auxiliary, Casterton
Race Club, Fire Brigade and Cemetery Trust.
He was widely known in Masonic circles as a dedicated Grand Lodge
For years he brought comfort to many people and drove friends on
their weekly shopping trips and advised them on business transactions.
J R's recipe for a happy life was Don't cross your bridges until
you come to them.
Queenie pre-deceased him. He leaves his daughters Nancy (Mrs Edwards),
Mollie (Mrs Dickson) and Betty is deceased.
He was a grandfather of Rosalind (Mrs Astbury), Rhyll (Mrs Trewhella),
Bryony (mrs Lewis, Bryan and Bill Dickson and he was great grandfather
of Brenda, David, Andrew, Davina and Rhonda
Born: abt 1841 - Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 13 July 1931 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Times - Wednesday, 15 July 1931
pioneer resident of Maldon in the person of Mr John Bryan died at
his residence, Adair Street, on Monday morning, at the ripe age
of 90 year. In his younger days Mr Bryan was of robust constitution,
but old age told its tale during the past few years. Mr Bryan was
born at Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, and he came to Australia in
1852, when only 11 years of age. After spending a while in the Daylesford
district, he entered farming pursuits at Walmer for a few years,
and then settled in Maldon, where he was engaged as an engine driver
at various mines. He was of a reserved nature, but industrious in
his habits, and fond of gardening. By his own personal friends he
was respected and esteemed. He was twice married, and is survived
by his last wife. His family comprises Jane, Janet (deceased), William
and Annie, and John, Mary, James and Robert. The funeral to the
Maldon Cemetery on Tuesday was well attended, and the service at
the graveside was conducted by Rev A H Ross. Messrs W Kidman, J
Kidman, J Scott, A McNabb, W George and J Laidler carried the coffin,
on which a number of floral tokens were laid, to its resting place.
Mr Pearce attended mortuary arrangements.
Born: 15 September 1854 - Sandness, Shetland, Scotland
Died: 20 December 1906 - Port Augusta, South Australia
Observer - 29th December 1906
Cheyne of the Coward Springs Hotel, died shortly after his admission
to Port Augusta Hospital on Wednesday week. He lately sustained
a severe kick on the head from a young colt, and was on his way
home to Adelaide for treatment. He satyed at Quorn, but became rapidly
worse. He reached Port Augusta in a state of collapse. Mr Cheyne
was one of the first railway guards on the Greta Northern Line,
and was well known and respected in the far north. A few years ago,
at imminent peril, uncoupled burning trucks close to a powder magazine
on the Hergott passenger train.
Born: 1869 - Taradale, Victoria,
Died: 6 October 1911 - Kyabram, Victoria,
Guardian - Tuesday, 10 October 1911
DEATH OF MR C V CROW
The death of Mr Charles
Valentine Crow, so of Mrs Crow of Malmsbury, occurred on Friday,
Mr Crow, who was a native of Taradale, was post master at Kyabram,
a position which his energy and ability won him several years ago.
About a week ago he became seized with an illness of neuralgic character,
and his condition soon assumed a most serious aspect. Mrs Crow went
up to nurse her son, and on Thursday was returning home, as the
patient had so strongly rallied. She had, however, only got as far
as Echuca when she was recalled, and was with her son until the
end. Deceased, who was in his 42nd year was a native of Taradale,
and afterwards resided at Malmsbury. He was of a most kindly amiable
disposition, a kind husband and father and a true friend, and will
be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. He was the fifth
son of Mrs Crow, of Malmsbury, and a brother of David Crow, Malmsbury;
William Henry Crow, Western Australia; George Crow, of Footscray;
Frank Crow of Maryborough; Mrs C E Lane, Africa; Mrs Barrie, Melton.
He leaves a wife and family of three daughters and a son, the latter
only about 31/2 years old, to mourn their loss. In Malmsbury the
greatest grief and sorrow are felt on all sides at Mr Crow's untimely
death, and the sincerest sympathy is expressed for the bereaved
Guardian - Thursday, 12 October 1911
THE LATE MR C V CROW
The funeral of the late
Mr Charles Valentine Crow, son of Mrs Crow, of Malmsbury, and postmaster
at Kyabram, who passed away last Friday, took place on Monday morning,
the remains being taken by the first train to Queenscliff for interment.
Mr Crow was for twelve years stationed at Queenscliff post office,
and married whilst there. He was laid to rest bt the side of his
son, who died about seven years ago. A large number of beautiful
wreaths were sent for placing on the coffin, which was of polished
oak with silver mountings. Amongst the floral tokens were very tasteful
tributes from the staff of both the Kyabram and Queenscliff post
offices. The coffin was carried by two members of the Queenscliff
Masonic Lodge and two representatives of the ANA branch of that
town. Mr Crow having been an enthusiastic member of both bodies.
The service at the grave was read by Rev Keith McBain of St Andrew's
Presbyterian Church. Mr McBain had on Sunday at both morning and
evening services, made sorrowful reference to Mr Crow's death, and
the closing at each an early age of a bright and promising career.
Mr David Crow, the eldest brother of the deceased, went down from
Malmsbury to attend the arrangements, and other members of the family
who journeyed to Queenscliff were: Mr George Crow of Footscray;
Mr Frank Crow of Maryborough, brothers of deceased. ; his sister
and brother-in-law Mrs Barry and Mr W H Barry of Melton; Mr Thomas
of Yarrawonga, bother-in-law; and Mr Kennedy, of Point Lonsdale,
brother of the deceased's wife. Both Mr Crow's wife and mother were
quite prostrated with grief at the severely sad bereavement they
have sustained. Their many friends throughout the district will
sympathize with them and other members of the family and the deceased
two sons and little daughter in their time of affliction.
Born: 1860 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 30 July 1938 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser (Footscray) - Saturday, 6 August 1938
Instantly By Car
by a car as he was crossing Geelong Road, near "Mt. Mistake,"
last Saturday night, an elderly man, David Crow, 76 of Pilgrim Street,
was killed instantly.
Crow was taken to a local surgery but was found to be dead.
- On 30th July (result of accident), David, eldest son of late Wm
and E Crow, late of Malmsbury and Queenscliff, brother of Will (deceased),
George (deceased), Mrs C lane (South Africa), Charlie (deceased),
Mrs W Barrie and Frank, Footscray, aged 78 years.
(nee Bonar) Elizabeth
Born: 16 August 1837 - Arbroath,
Died: 25 August 1929 - Malmsbury, Victoria,
Guardian - 27 August 1929
A PIONEER PASSES
DEATH OF MRS CROW OF
The death of Malmsbury's
"Grand Old Woman", Mrs Elizabeth Crow, at her residence,
Mollison Street, Malmsbury, on Sunday, 25th August, within a few
week of her ninety second birthday, leaves a breach in the life
of the community that can never be healed. Born in Arbroath (Scotland)
on the 16th September 1837 (the year in which Victoria the Good
became Queen of England) and losing her parents before she was twelve,
Mrs Crow lived with an aunt, working in a cotton factory until,
at the age of nineteen she married and in 1859 her husband and she,
lured by the gold fever, came to Victoria. The young couple settled
in Taradale, removing to Newstead for a short time and then returning
to Taradale. There being no Presbyterian Church in Taradale, Mrs
Cow joined the Anglican Church and there her children were baptised.
Her last appearance in public was at the seventieth anniversary
of Holy Trinity, Taradale, celebrated only a few weeks ago, where
she was one of the oldest and most honoured of those who came back
on this historic occasion. Later Mr and Mrs Crow went to Queenscliff
to keep house for their son (Mr C B Crow). Mr Crow, senior, died
in 1900. After a few years widowhood Mrs Crow went to South Africa
to visit her daughter, Mrs C E Lane at Johannesburg and on her return
in 1904 settled for the remaining years of her life in Malmsbury
with her son (Mrs David Crow).
Mrs Crow's ideal of life
was that of service, she was a devoted member of the Presbyterian
Church and the doors of her heart were always open to any appeal
in connection with the activities of the church. Her missionary
never suffered any eclipse and she was invariably present at all
the meetings of the local branch of the PWMU and no conference of
the Macedon Presbytery was considered a success if the highly honoured
veteran Mrs Crow was absent there from. No warmer welcome could
be wished in Malmsbury than that she gave to the visiting preacher,
and every avenue of church service, including teacher of the Sunday
School which was filled by her admirably. The call of charity never
found her ears stopped. The Kyneton Hospital had no warmer friend
nor more wholehearted friend in Malmsbury than she. Her means were
small but she gave will royal largeness. Her services to the Kyneton
Hospital are recognised by her name appearing on the Hospital Honour
Roll of Life Governors. During the war she spent herself without
stint for the soldiers. Her knitting needles were never still and
her assistance to all patriotic appeals always forthcoming. After
the war Malmsbury Red Cross did not disband and she remained a member,
working for the Kyneton Hospital. Mrs Crow leaves a whole countryside
to mourn her. The high esteem in which she was held was borne eloquent
testimony some two years ago when the Macedon Presbyterian Women's
Missionary Association entertained her at tea on her 90th Birthday
in the church hall. Men and women from all over the Presbytery assembled
to do her honor and felt themselves honoured by their association
Malmsbury was greatly
enriched during the past twenty five years by her little acts if
kindness, by her kindly tender words and by her ennobling example.
As one thinks of Mrs Elizabeth Crow one can be glad and thankful
to have known and appreciated her and can but remember that -
The sweetest lived are those to duty wed,
Whose deeds both great and small
Are close knit strands of an unbroken thread,
Where love ennobles all
The world may sound no trumpets
Ring no bells
The book of life the shining record tells.
To her family and especially
to her son David Crow, of Malmsbury, the deepest of sympathy will
be extended. These include Mr William Crow, of Western Australia,
and Mr Frank Crow of Footscray; Mrs C E Lane, of Johannesburg (South
Africa) and Mrs W H Barrie of Footscray; two sons (Messrs George
and Charles Crow), predeceased their mother.
Mrs Crow will be interred
today (Tuesday) in the Queenscliff Cemetery where her husband is
The Kyneton Guardian
- 29 August 1929
LATE Mrs ELIZABETH CROW
The last sad rites in
connection with the death of Mrs Crow took place on Tuesday when
he remains were conveyed by motor to Queenscliff and there laid
to rest in the picturesquely situated seaside cemetery beside those
of her husband. Prior to leaving Malmsbury a short and impressive
service was held in the Presbyterian Church by the Rev A Heathcote
Fletcher and at that early hour a large congregation assembled to
testify their respect for the deceased and their sympathy with the
bereaved relatives. The coffin bearers at Malmsbury were Messrs
Swanson, Jones, Swainston and McCreery. Amongst the many beautiful
floral tributes sent by sorrowing friends were noticed those from
public bodies. Malmsbury branch of Presbyterian Women's Missionary
Union, Macedon P W M U, Malmsbury Red Cross Society and St John
Church, Malmsbury. The Rev H E Carey conducted the service at the
graveside and Mr I Benson carried out the mortuary arrangements.
Born: 24 February 1833 - Kincardineshire,
Died: 13 July 1900 - Queenscliff, Victoria,
The Kyneton Guardian - Saturday, 21 July 1900
A recent death - the
late Mr William Crowe, whose death was recorded in last Saturdays
Guardian, passed away very peacefully at the residence of his son
Charles, Kelvin Grove, Raglan Street, Queenscliff, on the evening
if the 13th inst, at 7pm, death being due to paralysis, Mr Crowe
had been in failing health for some time, but his condition did
not excite any serious apprehensions until some three months ago,
when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He was taken to the Kyneton
Hospital, and after his partial recovery was taken to Queenscliff
where he was most carefully nursed and cared for by his wife and
daughter-in-law until his death. Mr Crowe, who was a native of Kincardineshire,
Scotland, was 67 years if age, and was well known and esteemed locally,
having lived in Malmsbury for the past 25 years. He came to the
colony more than 41 years ago and settled in Tarradale, where he
remained until he removed to Malmsbury. He was a blacksmith by trade,
but for many years had worked as an enginedriver, and for a considerable
time was in the employ of Messrs Wilson, Corben and Co, when the
Malmsbury stone mills were working. Hi wife and grown family of
five sons and two daughters survive him. Of the sons, David, the
eldest, is still in Malmsbury being the care-taker of the Malmsbury
Town Hall; William, the next, is at present in Western Australia;
George is in Footscray; Charles is attached to the Queenscliff telegraph
office, and Frank the youngest is in Maryborough. Of the daughters,
the eldest, Mrs C E Lane, is with her husband, who has a grocery
business in Johannesburg, South Africa. The other daughter, Mrs
W H Barrie, resides in Werribee. The funeral took place in the Queenscliff
cemetery on Saturday afternoon last, and was fairly well attended,
the wife and son being well known and respected around that place.
The service of the Presbyterian Church was impressively read by
the Rev J Beattie, of Queenscliff. At the local Presbyterian Church
on last Sunday afternoon the Rev L Tait offered up earnest prayer
on behalf of the bereaved family.
(nee Pocock) Eleanor Louisa Somerset
Born 1885 - White Hills
Died: 9 May 1942 - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser - Tuesday, 12 May 1942
DAVIES - The passing
of Mrs Eleanor Louisa Davies in a private hospital in Bendigo on
Saturday morning removes another member of an old pioneer family.
The late Mrs Davies was the second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs
W H Pocock, of White Hills, where she was born, and lived 57 years.
Deceased was the widow of Mr James H Davies, who pre-deceased her
by eight years. She is survived by a daughter Nessie (Mrs J H Knight)
and two sons - William and John; also four sisters - Mrs H H Wilson
(of Fosterville) Annie (Mrs J Boyd, Melbourne), Mary and Charity
(Mrs Pla, of White Hills) and a brother Mrs J Pocock also of white
Hills. Mrs Davies was a regular attendant of St Luke's Church and
did much for its social and welfare work. The funeral took place
yesterday to White Hills Cemetery, in the presence of relatives
and friends. Rev R J Williamson officiated.
Born: 1882 - Serpentine, Victoria, Australia
Died: 18 May 1934, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser - 21 May 1934
DAVIES - A wide circle
of friends will regret to learn of the death of Mr James Robert
Davies at his residence, St Killan's Road, White Hills, early on
Friday morning, at the age of 51 years. He had not enjoyed the best
of health for over five years. He leaves a widow, one daughter (Mrs
J C Knight) and two sons. Mr Davies for some years was a foreman
at Leggo's factory, and was held in high esteem by his fellow employees.
The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon for the interment in
the family grave at White Hills Cemetery. The cortege moved from
his late residence St Killan's Road and was largely attended. The
casket was covered with many beautiful flowers and wreaths. The
pall-bearers were Messrs H Woolcock, A McPherson, P Smith, T Nadort,
W Edwards, R Davis, T Nadort, J Boyd, R H Wilson and E Buckland.
The services in the home and at the grave were conducted by the
Rev D W Wallace and Mr Wm Farmer carried out the funeral.
Born: 1915 - White Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 November 1959 - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser - 24th November 1959
DAVIES - Mr John Keith
Davies, a life long resident of St Kilian's Road, White Hills, died
after a prolonged illness at the age of 44 years. A son of the late
James and Ellen Davies, he was born in White Hills and resided there
all his life. For many years Mr Davies was employed at the Bendigo
Pottery and was a member of the Pottery Social Club and M U I O
O F Lodge. He is survived by his wife (Mrs Elsie Davies) and three
children, Shirley, Norma and Mervyn. The funeral yesterday afternoon
from the memorial chapel of Wm Farmer was well attended by citizens
and fellow employees of the Bendigo Pottery. Burial was in the family
grave at the White Hills Cemetery, where the hearse was preceded
by workmates and officials of the Pottery, who acted as pallbearers,
Rev R G Long officiated.
Born: 1905 - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 23 February 1960 - Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Journal (Traralgon) - Thursday, 25 February 1960
School Senior Master Passes
High School will close all day tomorrow, following the death on
Tuesday night of its senior master, Mr George Edwards.
B Sc Dip Ed had been senior master at Traralgon High since 1957.
will leave St Andrew's Church, Traralgon, tomorrow for Springvale
following a service at 12.45 pm.
choir will sing at the service and senior students will form a guard
(Traralgon) - 29th February 1960
Guard of Honor at Teacher's Funeral
senior students of Traralgon High School formed a guard of honor
at the funeral service on Friday afternoon of their senior master
Mr George Ralph Edwards, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday
who held a Bachelor if Science degree and a Diploma of Education
had been senior master at Traralgon since 1957.
the Education Department in 1924 and gave 35 years service teaching
science, geology and geography.
Mr Edwards taught in a number pf High Schools including Colac and
senior master at Portland for 12 years prior to be transferred to
Traralgon in 1957.
well known throughout the teaching profession and in connection
with his teachers union activities, Mr Edwards was last year president
of the Traralgon branch of the V T U.
also a member of the council of the V T U for several years.
last war Mr Edwards was an honorary instructor in classes for R
A A F trainees and in his younger days was a leader in numerous
organizations within the Presbyterian Church.
well known in Traralgon Masonic Lodges.
leaves a wife and three daughters, Roslyn, Rhyll and Bryony, to
whom sincere sympathy is extended in their sudden bereavement.
the service at St Andrew's Church, conducted by Rev D Howard, the
Traralgon High School Choir rendered th 23rd psalm under the batton
of Mr Terrill.
bearers were Mr W Kuhne, Mr W Charlton, Mr J Mitchell, Mr D Paul,
all teachers from Traralgon High.
Bearers were: Mr G Johnson, Mr R Paul, Mr K Ness, personal friends
from Melbourne and Mr H Glass, Mr G Collery, Mr C J D Stephenson,
personal friends from Traralgon.
present were: Mr D Brown, representative teachers tribunal; Mr R
Thompson, headmaster of Essendon High; Mr J C Warrick, president
of Victoria teachers union.
headmaster of Stockdale Road state school conducted the Masonic
took place at Springvale Crematorium.
were in the hands of Roy W Hastings, Funeral director of Traralgon.
Born: 3 July 1882 - Glenlyon Villa, East Brunswick,
Died: 9 November 1960 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sun - Thursday, 10 November 1960
79, dies after crash
JOSEPH GAMBLE, 79, of Neerim Rd, Murrumbeena, who was critically
injured, when his car and another collided at Auburn on Tuesday
afternoon, died in the Alfred Hospital yesterday afternoon.
Police are anxious to get in touch with any witnesses of the crash
at the corner of Camberwell Rd and Redfern Rd at 2.15 pm.
Born 14 January 1886, Tasmania, Australia
Died 16 October 1944 - Sandy Bay Road, Hobart, Tasmanaia, Australia
(Hobart) - 18 October 1944
Mr J V Gibson
Mr John Vernon Gibson,
who died at his residence, Sandy Bay Road, Hobart on Monday, was
the only son of Mr and Mrs J B Gibson, formerly of Pleasant Banks,
Evandale and later of Brown's River. Mr Gibson was aged 56 was a
coroner and justice of the peace and formerly warden pf Evandale.
He was keenly interested in racing and at one time, while living
in the north, was chairman of the Newnham Racing Club, In Hobart
he conducted an estate agency. Mr Gibson leaves a widow and four
sons - Messrs John (AIF), Alistair (AIF), Anthony (RAN) and Richard
Born: 1891 - Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 5 December 1949 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Despatch (Wangaratta) - Thursday, 8 December 1949
The Late Mr G O Jackel
Funeral of the late Mr
George Oliver Jackel at the Wangaratta Cemetery yesterday was one
of the largest and most representative locally for some time. A
service was first held at the Church of Christ by Pastor A O Baker,
assisted ny Pastor Mr W Gale (Home Mission Organiser) and Mr A Hurren
(ex president of the Church of Christ Conference). At the graveside
Pastor Baker was assisted by Mr Gale and Mr A Cockroft (president
of the Conference).
Four sons, Messrs Ivan,
Kevin, Aubrey and Athol Jackel, carried the casket, and the pall
was supported by Messrs Lloyd Jackel (son), Cecil, Wallace, Baden
and Horace Jackel (brothers), A Campbell (brother-in-law), J Whittaker
and A E Moore.
Amongst the many floral
tributes were wreaths from Church of Christ Ladies Guild and Mission
Band, Wangaratta Kennel Club, Tarrawingee Tennis Club, Church of
Christ Sunday School, Wangaratta Church of Christ.
(nee North) Ann
Born: 1873 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 31 October 1934 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - Saturday, 3 November 1934
MRS A KIDMAN
The very representative
assemblage of mourners present at the funeral of the late Ann Kidman,
wife of Mr John William Kidman, of Kennedy's Flat, Guildford, formed
a marked tribute to the very high esteem and regard in which she
was held, the districts of Franklinford, Daylesford and Newstead,
being represented among those present at the graveside when the
remains were interred in the Anglican portion of the Guildford Cemetery
yesterday afternoon. Beautiful flowers and wreaths covered the polished
casket, as it was carried from the residence by Messrs. George Kidman,
Harry North, Frank Stewart, George Millott, James Ross, William
Ashworth, and the bearers at the grave were Messrs, W Pietsch, Jospeh
Franzi, J Powell, Ernest Weston, James Ashworth and W Cochran. A
special wreath was received from St Marks Church of England at Guildford.
Rev JH Lee, vicar of Newstead conducted the family service and Messrs
T Odgers and Co carried out the funeral arrangements.
Born: 1857 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Deid: 5 October 1941 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - 6 October 1941
MR GEORGE JAMES KIDMAN
A very well-known resident
of Guildford died at the Castlemaine District Community Hospital,
yesterday. He was Mr George James Kidman.
The late Mr Kidman was
a remarkably active and industrious man, retaining his exceptional
vitality until the end. His admission to the hospital a few weeks
followed an accident. He was raking chaff from a machine when he
slipped and fell fracturing his leg. The fall affected his general
Known throughout the
Castlemaine district, Mr Kidman loved on his property situated between
Guildford and Mount Franklin with his son Mr Robert Kidman. Mr Kidman's
father came to Australia in the gold digging days and after successfully
working a claim, selected land at Guildford not far from where Mr
Guildford himself finally purchased a property.
(nee Caird, previously Fleming) Mary Jane
Born: 3 August 1856 - Strathfieldsay, Victoria,
Died: 21 March 1933 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - Friday, 24 March 1933
The high esteem in which
the late Mrs Kidman was held by the people of Guildford was shown
by the number of mourners at the funeral yesterday, although the
interment was private. The oaken coffin was carried from the house
to the hearse and from the hearse to the grave by Messrs. F Stewart,
G Millott, W Ashworth, J Lancaster, R Hill and H North. The funeral
service was conducted by the Rev Mr Lee, of Newstead, and the arrangements
were in the hands of Messrs T Odgers and Co.
Born: 1881 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Deid: 1 January 1953 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - Tuesday, 6 January 1954
FUNERAL OF MR R H KIDMAN
Mr Robert H Kidman whose
death occurred at Castlemaine on January1, was a well known identity
of Guildford, where he was born 71 years ago.
He was a son of the late
George and Mary Kidman well known and highly respected pioneers
of that locality, as is survived by his brothers William of Guildford
and Thomas of Ballarat.
He was a very well read
man who devoted much of his time to St Marks Church of England.
He also acted as a lay-reader, and during his earlier years made
a special trip to Palestine and the Holy Land.
In the day's of the old
district hospital wood parade, the six horse Kidman wagon always
had pride of place as a leader of this annual event, and this effort
of the district woodcarters was always highly commended.
The funeral on Saturday
attended by relatives and friends, and after a service in the Castlemaine
Funeral Parlors, the cortege proceeded to the Guildford cemetery
where the interment was made in the family grave.
The services were conducted
by Canon D M Wallace and the bearers of the flower laden coffin
were, William and Thomas Kidman (brothers), Cr J Powell (Guildford
Progress Assn), W Kirkpatrick (St Marks Church of England), G Millott
and T McKendry. Included in the numerous wreaths were specials from
the Guildford Progress Assn and St Marks Church of England, Guildford.
The late Mr Kidman will
be remembered for many deeds of kindness and assistance to charitable
(nee Davies) Agnes Emily
Born: 1906 - White Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 May 1958, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
- Wednesday, 7 May 1958
KINIGHT - Mrs Agnes Emily
Knight a well-known and respected resident of White Hills for the
past 53 years, died at Castlemaine after a prolonged illness. Mrs
Knight was a native of White Hills and the daughter of the late
Mr and Mrs J R Davis. She was married to Mr John Charles Knight
and throughout her life was associated with the Church of England.
She had many friends both in Bendigo and White Hills, and the suddenness
of her death was widely regretted. Her husband predeceased her by
nine years and she is survived by two sons Robert and Graham. The
funeral took place yesterday morning from the chapel of Wm Farmer
after a family service, which was well attended. Burial was in the
family grave at the White Hills Cemetery. Rev R G Long officiating.
Born: 1890 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 December 1947 - Horsham, Victoria
Times - Tuesday, 30th December 1947
LEGG - The sudden and
unexpected passing of Mr Leonard Vivian Legg on Boxing day came
as a shock to his relatives and many friends. He was in apparent
good health on Christmas Day, but the following morning he became
ill and was taken to Abbotsleigh Private Hospital, where he died
unexpectedly a few hours later. Born at Taradale 57 years ago, the
late Mr Legg was unmarried. For the past 33 years he had resided
with the Misses Williamson of Hendy Street, and had carried out
the occupation of bee-keeper until about three years ago, when he
became time-keeper and storeman at Messrs May & Millar Pty Ltd.,
where he was a highly respected employee. He was a member of I.O.O.F.
Lodge and was widely known throughout the town and district. He
is survived by a sister Miss Ettie Legg and three brothers - Albert,
Walter and Percy. One brother Val is deceased. The funeral took
place on Sunday, the service at Weight's Chapel being conducted
by Pastor G A Mathieson of the Church of Christ, who also officiated
at the graveside, where they form a guard of honor. The coffin bearers
were Messrs S A Vincent, T Plush, A Schwartz, J Saunders, N Hutchinson,
A Waterfield and the funeral arrangements were carried out by A
F Weight & Sons.
(nee Cordy) Eva Elaine
Born: 1899 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 February 1948 - Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Chronicle-Despatch - Wednesday, 3 March 1948
MRS EVA A LORD
The death took place
in the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Saturday of Mrs Eva Elaine Lord,
wife of Mr Harry Lord, of Eskdale, at the age of 48 years. Mrs Lord
was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs E Cordy, of Taradale, and
before her marriage was a school teacher, acting in this capacity
at North Williamstown and Eskdale. She had been ill for the past
five months. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Gwenneth
(Mrs H Martin, Eskdale) and a grandson. Sisters are Mrs G O Jackel
and Mrs W Dalton (Wangaratta), and Mrs A E Moore (Kyneton). Mr Stanley
Cordy (Wangaratta) is a brother. Mrs Lord had been an active worker
for the Red Cross and was a member of the CWA.
The funeral took place
at the Wangaratta cemetery yesterday afternoon, the funeral service
being conducted by Pastor W Wakefield. The coffin was carried by
Messrs S Cordy, H Martin, H F Brock and A McLarty and the pall was
supported by Messrs S D Gilmore, M Healy, A S Darsen, J Campbell,
W Dalton, Kevin Jackel, Lloyd Jackel and J Whittaker.
(nee Winter) Lillie
Born: 20 September 1881 - Franklinford, Victoria,
Died: 10 May 1937 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - Wedesday, 12 May 1937
MRS L MILLOTT
Many expressions of sympathy
and regret were heard on the announcement of the passing of Mrs
Lillie Millott, wife of Mr George Millott, of Winter's Flat. Deceased
was widely known and very highly regarded and the beautiful collection
of flowers received at her funeral yesterday afternoon, indicated
the deep sense of loss sustained by her ,any friends, special tributes
being received from the members of the Baptist Church, The Baptist
Endeavourers, and the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary. Born at Franklinford,
Mrs Millott had been associated with this district all her life,
having resided in Castlemaine for the past 30 years. The husband,
two daughters and one son survive. The Rev Hopkins conducted the
family service at the residence and also the burial service. The
interment was privately made in the Baptist portion of the Castlemaine
cemetery, the casket bears being Messrs Les Slingo, R Millott, C
Millott and G J Kidman, Messrs Odgers and C had charge of the funeral
Frederick Doyle Bayfield
Born: 11 April 1860 - Casterton
Died: 28 August 1945 - Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Standard - 30 August 1945
MR F D B MORSE
A large attendance at
the funeral service at Christ Church yesterday afternoon showed
the esteem in which the late Mr F D B Morse (whose death was reported
in yesterday's issue) was held by his fellow citizens. At the conclusion,
the lengthy cortege moved off to the Warrnambool cemetery, where
the interment took place, both city and district residents being
represented at the graveside. The coffin-bearers were Messrs E Morse,
F Morse, I Morse, S Morse, A Morse (sons) and A H McMillan (son-in-law).
The pall-bearers were Messrs H J Worland, J H O Bowden, J S Tait,
E Goodall, A Cole, A Gibbons, R Trigg. On the coffin were wreaths
from the Mayor and councillors and citizens of Warrnambool; employees
of Morses Pty Ltd, and employees of Ross Motors. The Rev W Clinch
officiated at the church and the graveside. Messrs Guyett and Sons
Pty Ltd had charge of the arrangements. During the day the flag
at town Hall was flown at half mast, the deceased being a former
Born: 1897 - Katamatite, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 November 1933 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
News (Shepparton) - Thursday, 2 November 1933
known local resident, Mr Henry Edward Nodrum, of Wyndham Street,
died suddenly yesterday evening. Deceased who was a returned soldier,
was aged 37 years. He is survived by a widow Mrs May Nodrum. The
funeral will leave the Church of England at 2pm tomorrow for Shepparton
(nee Crow, previously Tully) Mabel
Born: 1892 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 April 1962 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
News (Shepparton) - Monday, 30 April 1962
Nodrum of 48 Hicken Crescent, Shepparton, passed away at Mooroopna
Base Hospital yesterday. She retired last year after many years
of loyal and faithful service on the "News" staff. Aged
69 years, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry Edward. She
is survived by a daughter Edna (Mrs Cannon). The funeral leaves
Kittle Bros Parlors after a 3.30 pm service today for the Shepparton
Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Kittle Bros, Shepparton.
(nee Winter) Elizabeth Singleton
Born: 31 August 1884 - Franklinford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 11 April 1945 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine Mail - Thursday, April 19, 1945
passing of Mrs Elizabeth Ross, Castlemaine loses a greatly loved
lady who served the town in many ways, and who honored all the calls
of good citizenship and Christian living in a quiet, dignified and
charming manner. Castlemaine residents will remember with affection
and regard one who triumphed in rendering noble service in her day
was born at Franklinford. She married Mr James Ross, of Picola,
who predeceased her some years ago. To her sisters and relatives
the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends will be extended. Although
Mrs Ross had not enjoyed good health, her passing was unexpected,
and when her death, which occurred at her residence, 331 Barker
Street, Castlemaine, last Thursday evening, was announced, universal
sorrow was occasioned.
service was held in the Castlemaine Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon,
and was attended by a large and very representative gathering of
mourners. Pastor H G Brice conducted the service and paid tribute
to one who had contributed such valued service and was a regular
and devoted worshipper of the Church in its many and various activities.
Her advice to the Guides had been, "Do what you can will you
can." Girl Guides assembled at the church and the polished
casket was covered with the guides colors and emblem. The casket
was borne from the hearse into the church by Messrs G Millott, G
J Kidman, H Slingo and L Slingo, who also carried the casket from
the church between ranks of Girl Guides who lined the approaches.
were conveyed by train to Melbourne for cremation at the Fawkner
Crematorium on Tuesday morning. Relatives and friends from various
parts were present at the chapel, included among those present were
Mrs T C Stewart (president of Castlemaine Free Kindergarten) and
Mrs Parkinson (District Commissioner of the Girl Guides). Rev Gordon
Wilson, of Coburg Presbyterian Church (brother-in-law of Mrs Ross)
and Pastor H G Brice, of Castlemaine Baptist Church, conducted the
service at the Crematorium Chapel. Numerous beautiful floral tributes
were received, including special tributes from the members and adherents
of the Castlemaine Baptist Church, the kindergarten department of
the Castlemaine Baptist Sunday School, the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary,
the local Association of Girl Guides, the 1st Castlemaine Girl Guides
Coy., the 1st Castlemaine Brownie Pack, the officers and members
of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the committee of
the Castlemaine Free Kindergarten.
had been formerly superintendent of the Castlemaine Baptist Kindergarten;
she was a vice president and trustee of the Castlemaine Free kindergarten,
vice-president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, superintendent
of the Little White Ribboners League (or junior W.C.T.C.), superintendent
of the league of Temperance You, Girl Guides Captain at Northcote
, Picola and then at Castlemaine, a member of the committee and
prime mover in proposed Castlemaine Community Centre, actively interested
in the committee of the National Fitness Council and the University
Extensions Board Study Group, a former member of the Castlemaine
Ladies Hospital Linen Committee and generous donor and benefactress
in charitable and community interests.
wonderful way, Mrs Ross had shared and supported the community life
of Castlemaine and district and she will be remembered with loving
affection and regard by all who knew her.
Born: abt 1865 Moama, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 17 September 1936 - Rossleigh, Picola, Victoria, Australia
Herald (Nathalia) - Tuesday, 22 September 1936
sudden death of Cr Ross James from a heart attack in the early hours
of Thursday morning at his home, "Rossleigh", Picola,
caused widespread regret. Regarded as one of the best public men
that part of the shire has had, his passing leaves a place that
will be hard to fill. Only on Monday previously he had attended
the meeting of the Numurkah Shire Council and received the congratulation
of his fellow councilors on his reelection to that body, and on
Wednesday night he was present at a social farewell tendered to
Mr G Murdock in the Barmah Hall, when he appeared to be in his customary
health and spirits.
was born at Echuca seventy-one years ago. His early life was passed
on the Murray fishing and falling red gum timber for the saw mills
of these days. Fifty years ago he selected 100 acres of land in
the parish of Barmah and being a man of very progressive ideas he
rapidly made good, and from time to time added to his original holding
until today "Rossleigh" is a property of about 2000 acres.
the residents of the district acquired the Barmah state Forest as
an area on which to depasture their stock Cr Ross was elected one
of the first managers, a position he filled until the Forest Commission
assumed control of the grazing rights about 20 years ago. His knowledge
of the forest and the effect flooding had on timber was extensive.
Recently when the Minister of Forests (Mr Lind) and Chairman of
the Forest Commission (Mr Galbraith) visited the forest to make
a personal investigation of the damage being done by flooding, Cr
Ross expressed the opinion that the proposal to put in a block at
what is known as "the Gulf" should only be done if no
better solution could be found - an opinion in which Mr Lind and
Mr Galbraith concurred.
was first elected to the Numurkah Shire Council in 1906, and no
councilor could have served the ratepayers more zealously. He was
twice president of the shire. During his first term he entertained
Sir John Fuller, the then Governor of Victoria, who visited Numurkah,
and it was during his second term that he welcomed another Governor
of the State in Lord Somers on the occasion of his visit to Nathalia
to unveil the War Memorial. It was during his first term as president
that the electric light service for Nathalia was inaugurated, and
it was his wife who switched on the lights in connection with that
generous, charitable and hospitable nature, he derived great pleasure
in assisting the needy, while his integrity and scrupulous honesty
won for him the regard and esteem of all whom he came into contact.
to the Barmah Cemetery on Friday was the largest that has been seen
in the district and among those present were the Numurkah Shire
Council, the officers and very old friends. The service was conducted
by the Rev R J Philip (Methodist) and the Rev Wilson (Presbyterian,
was twice married and for his wife the greatest sympathy has been
expressed in her bereavement.
Born: 23 December 1883 - Brechin, Forfar, Scotland
Died: 6 November 1956 - Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Star (Lismore) - 7 November 1956
Scott (73) of 15 Wotherspoon Street, North Lismore, died suddenly
in Lismore yesterday. Mr Scott was born in Scotland and in 1928
brought his wife and family to Australia, first settling at Dunoon
Road, Lismore where they remained for seven years. For the next
five years they resided at Bexhill Road, after which they came to
live in Lismore at Wotherspoon Street, where they had lived ever
since. Mrs Scott died in 1946. Mr Scott had been an employee of
Jeffs Flour Mill for the past 10 years. Mr Scott is survived by
sons Messrs Peter (Sydney), Charlie (Lismore) and John (Tuckurimba)
and daughters Mesdames A McDonald (Lismore), W L Flynn (Boorie Creek)
and D Minchinton (Lismore). His funeral service will leave St Paul's
Presbyterian church, Lismore today after a service commencing at
1.30 pm for the Lismore Cemetery.
Star (Lismore) - 7 November 1956
was a large attendance at St Paul's Presbyterian Church yesterday
afternoon at the burial of Mr Peter Scott pf Wotherspoon Street,
North Lismore, who collapsed and died in Lismore on Tuesday. The
service was conducted by the Rev John Perkins, who also officiated
at the cemetery. Pall bearers were messrs John and Charles Scott
(sons), B McDonald, W Flynn and D Minchinton (son-in-laws) and W
A Blake (Jeffs Flour Mill). Wreaths were carried by Messrs J Williamson,
A Crowther, A Lovett and W Nicholson and three grandsons, B and
N Flynn and Max Scott. Will Riley and Son had charge of the funeral
(nee Fleming) Mary Jane Jemima
Born: 1876 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 December 1937 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine Mail - 6 October 1937
expressions of regret were heard when the death was announced in
Saturday morning of Mrs Mary J Stewart, wife of Mr Frank Stewart
of Johnstons Street, Castlemaine, and formerly of Guildford. Mrs
Stewart was a member of the family of Kidman at Guildford and was
very widely known and highly regarded. The funeral moved from her
late residence last Sunday afternoon, the flower laden casket being
carried to the hearse by Mssrs G Kidman (brother), Mr Millott (cousin),
J Stewart (Brother-in-law), F Stewart and J Stewart (nephews), W
Pietch, who acted as bearers when the cortege arrived at the Guildford
Cemetery where the interment was made in the Anglican portion. Included
in the beautiful collection of floral tributes received was a special
wreath from the Guildford Church. The attendance of mourners was
large and representative. Rev J L Rodgers, Anglican Minister of
Newstead, conducted the burial service. The funeral arrangements
were in the hands of Messrs Odgers and Co.
Born: 1 January 1826 - London, England
Died: 4 November 1905 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mount Alexander Mail (Castlemaine) - Monday, 6 November 1905
of Mr R Thimbleby
is announced of Mr Richard Thimbleby, one of the oldest residents
of the Castlemaine district, in his 73 rd year. At noon on Friday
he was seized with a severe illness when in Barker Street and was
conveyed to his home in a state of collapse and speechless, in which
condition he lingered till and early hour on Saturday when he expired.
He was articled to a solicitor in London but finding this occupation
uncongenial he sailed for Australia in 1852, and in March 1853 he
arrived at the Forest Creek diggings, where he followed mining for
some time. He afterwards acted as an accountant for Messrs Butterworth
Bros., and then for a period of 33 years filled a similar position
in the employ of the late Mr G Cunnack.
He took a keen interest in Friendly Society matters, and was a prominent
member of many local orders, and for 45 years was Secretary of the
Loyal Castlemaine Lodge, M U I O O F. He was a foundation member
of the Pioneers and Old Residents Association, of which body he
was presidents at the time of his death. He was also deeply interested
in temperance and church matters.
General regret was expressed when the news of his demise became
known, and nearly every shop was shuttered, and the Pioneers flag
was flying half-mast. Deceased, who was twice married, leaves a
widow and family to mourn their loss.
The funeral yesterday afternoon was largely attended, a most representative
body of Friendly Society Leaders being present, as well as many
of the leading citizens. A large number of Manchester Unity Oddfellow,
Orange, Sons of Temperance and Protestant Alliance Lodges and the
Pioneers Association walked in front of the hearse and about 30
vehicles fell in behind it. The pall-bearers were representatives
of each of the above organisations, namely Messrs S S Graves (M
U), Yandell and Bowden (L O L), A Spice (S of T), Cr Martin (P and
OR) and Manning (P A). The service at the grave was read by the
Rev E W Nye and Bro James McGibbon read the oddfellows service,
The impressive ceremony of the Orange Lodge was read and conducted
by Bro W Alexandre. Messrs Nelhurr and Son carried out the funeral
Born: abt 1832 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 16 August 1920 - Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
(Gisborne) - 20 August 1920
L Woodworth, a former old and highly respected resident of Gisborne,
died at Maryborough on Monday in his 91st year. The funeral took
place to the Gisborne Cemetery on Tuesday.
(nee Crow) Jane
Born: 3 January 1833 - Montrose, Angus, Scotland
Died: 21 March 1911 - Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
Gazette (Gisborne) - 24 March 1911
to have to record the death of Mrs Woodworth, wife of G L Woodworth,
JP, of Gisborne, which sad event occurred at 2 am on Tuesday, after
a short illness. Deceased, who was 78 years of age, came to the
Gisborne district nearly 50 years ago, and resided for some years
at Couangalt, where her husband was engaged in farming pursuits.
About 22 years ago they removed to Gisborne, where they have since
resided. The deceased lady was a prominent member of the Presbyterian
Church, and was a most regular attendant. Great sympathy id felt
for Mr Woodworth in his sad bereavement. The funeral took place
of Wednesday, when her remains were interred in the Gisborne Cemetery.
There was a large attendance. The service at the grave was read
by the Rev D G Baillie, BA.
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