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These obituaries, biographies and accident reports all relate to the descendants of the Chassar and Steel families in Australia.
They have been collected from various sources.

 

ANDERSON Alexander James Caird
Born: 1904 - Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Died: 16 Mar 1959 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - 19 March 1959

FIFTY CARS FOLLOWED FUNERAL CORTEGE

More than 50 cars followed the funeral of the late Mr Alexander J C Anderson, yesterday afternoon.
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 activities.
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'

 

 

ANDERSON (nee Morrison) Jean Evelyn
Born: 1917 - Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 December 1974 - Camperdown, Victoria, Australia

Camperdown Chronicle - 24th December 1974

Death of Mrs Gil Anderson

St Andrews 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 Morotal.
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 held.

 

 

ANDERSON Joseph
Born: 1870 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Died: 15 March 1943 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - Thursday, 18 March 1943

OBITUARY

Widespread 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', North Castlemaine.

 

 

BARRIE (nee Crow) Agnes Elizabeth
Born: 1871 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 April 1943 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia

The Advertiser (Footscray) - Saturday, 24 April 1943

Mrs A E BARRIE

Mrs Agnes 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.

 

 

BARRIE William Henry
Born: 1870 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 January 1940 - Parkville, Victoria

The Advertiser (Footscray) - 3 February 1940

Old Man Died from Injuries : Hit By Car

Struck 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.

 

 

BECKHAM (nee Green and previously Caird) Janet
Born: abt 1831 - Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Died: 31 March 1900 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia

The Maldon Times - Tuesday, 3 April 1900

We regret 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.

 

 

BRYAN (nee Black) Euphemia
Born: 1883 - Penshurst, Victoria, Australia
Died: 5 Novemeber 1938 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia

The Casterton News - Friday, November 7, 1958

TOWN LOSES PROMINENT CITIZEN BY DEATH OF MRS J R BRYAN

Casterton's 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.

She was 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 lapsed.
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."

APEX TRIBUTE

Because 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.

MANY FRIENDS

Mrs Bryan 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.

Mr and 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.

CUP DAY GATHERING WAS POPULAR

For many 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.

 

 

BRYAN (nee Caird, previously McPhee) Henrietta Elizabeth
Born: 1855 - At Sea

Died: 15 September 1938 - Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia

Tarrangower Times - Tuesday, 20 September 1938

OBITUARY

An old 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.

 

 

BRYAN James Richmond
Born: 1 February 1889 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 August 1974 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia

The Casterton News - Thursday, 29 August 1974

Casterton lost one of its greatest citizens with the death of Mr James Richmond Bryan in hospital on Sunday night.

For 58 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 Friday 13th.
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 Officer.
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.

His wife 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

 

 

BRYAN John
Born: abt 1841 - Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 13 July 1931 - Maldon, Victoria, Australia

Tarrangower Times - Wednesday, 15 July 1931

Another 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.

 
 

 

CHEYNE Magnus
Born: 15 September 1854 - Sandness, Shetland, Scotland
Died: 20 December 1906 - Port Augusta, South Australia

The Observer - 29th December 1906

Mr Magnus 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.

 

 

CROW Charles Valentine
Born: 1869 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia

Died: 6 October 1911 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia

The Kyneton 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 relatives.

The Kyneton 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.

 

 

CROW David
Born: 1860 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 30 July 1938 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia

The Advertiser (Footscray) - Saturday, 6 August 1938

Killed Instantly By Car

Struck 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.

CROW - 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.

 

 

CROW (nee Bonar) Elizabeth
Born: 16 August 1837 - Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

Died: 25 August 1929 - Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

The Kyneton Guardian - 27 August 1929

A PIONEER PASSES

DEATH OF MRS CROW OF MALMSBURY

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 with her.

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 buried.

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.

 

 

CROW William
Born: 24 February 1833 - Kincardineshire, Scotland

Died: 13 July 1900 - Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia


The Kyneton Guardian - Saturday, 21 July 1900

MALMSBURY

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.

 

 

DAVIES (nee Pocock) Eleanor Louisa Somerset
Born 1885 - White Hills
Died: 9 May 1942 - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

The Bendigo 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.

 

 

DAVIES James Robert
Born: 1882 - Serpentine, Victoria, Australia
Died: 18 May 1934, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

The Bendigo Advertiser - 21 May 1934

OBITUARY

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.

 

 

DAVIES John Keith
Born: 1915 - White Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 November 1959 - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 

The Bendigo 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.

 

 

EDWARDS George Ralph
Born: 1905 - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 23 February 1960 - Traralgon, Victoria, Australia

The Journal (Traralgon) - Thursday, 25 February 1960

High School Senior Master Passes

TRARALGON High School will close all day tomorrow, following the death on Tuesday night of its senior master, Mr George Edwards.

Mr Edwards, B Sc Dip Ed had been senior master at Traralgon High since 1957.

His funeral will leave St Andrew's Church, Traralgon, tomorrow for Springvale following a service at 12.45 pm.

The school choir will sing at the service and senior students will form a guard of honor.

The Journal (Traralgon) - 29th February 1960

80 Students Guard of Honor at Teacher's Funeral

Eighty 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 night.

Mr Edwards, who held a Bachelor if Science degree and a Diploma of Education had been senior master at Traralgon since 1957.

He entered the Education Department in 1924 and gave 35 years service teaching science, geology and geography.

The late Mr Edwards taught in a number pf High Schools including Colac and St Arnaud.

He was senior master at Portland for 12 years prior to be transferred to Traralgon in 1957.

Very 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.

He was also a member of the council of the V T U for several years.

In the 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.

He was well known in Traralgon Masonic Lodges.

Mr Edwards leaves a wife and three daughters, Roslyn, Rhyll and Bryony, to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their sudden bereavement.

During 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.

Coffin bearers were Mr W Kuhne, Mr W Charlton, Mr J Mitchell, Mr D Paul, all teachers from Traralgon High.

Pall 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.

Also present were: Mr D Brown, representative teachers tribunal; Mr R Thompson, headmaster of Essendon High; Mr J C Warrick, president of Victoria teachers union.

Mr Ruxton headmaster of Stockdale Road state school conducted the Masonic service.

The funeral took place at Springvale Crematorium.

Arrangements were in the hands of Roy W Hastings, Funeral director of Traralgon.

 

 

GAMBLE Herbert Joseph
Born: 3 July 1882 - Glenlyon Villa, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 9 November 1960 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Sun - Thursday, 10 November 1960

Man, 79, dies after crash

HERBERT 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.

 

 

GIBSON John Vernon
Born 14 January 1886, Tasmania, Australia
Died 16 October 1944 - Sandy Bay Road, Hobart, Tasmanaia, Australia

The Examiner (Hobart) - 18 October 1944

OBITUARY

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 (Hobart).

 

 

JACKEL George Oliver
Born: 1891 - Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 5 December 1949 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia

The Chronicle 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.

 

 

KIDMAN (nee North) Ann
Born: 1873 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 31 October 1934 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine 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.

 

 

KIDMAN George James
Born: 1857 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Deid: 5 October 1941 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - 6 October 1941

Well-Known Guildford Resident Dies

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 health.

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.

 

 

KIDMAN (nee Caird, previously Fleming) Mary Jane
Born: 3 August 1856 - Strathfieldsay, Victoria, Australia
Died: 21 March 1933 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - Friday, 24 March 1933

OBITUARY

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.

 

 

KIDMAN Robert Henry
Born: 1881 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Deid: 1 January 1953 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine 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 institutions.

 

 

KNIGHT (nee Davies) Agnes Emily
Born: 1906 - White Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 May 1958, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Bendigo Advertiser - 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.

 

 

LEGG Leonard Vincent
Born: 1890 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 December 1947 - Horsham, Victoria

The Horsham Times - Tuesday, 30th December 1947

OBITUARY

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.

 

 

LORD (nee Cordy) Eva Elaine
Born: 1899 - Taradale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 February 1948 - Parkville, Victoria, Australia

The Wangaratta Chronicle-Despatch - Wednesday, 3 March 1948

OBITUARY

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.

 

 

MILLOTT (nee Winter) Lillie
Born: 20 September 1881 - Franklinford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 May 1937 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine Mail - Wedesday, 12 May 1937

OBITUARY

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 arrangements.

 

 

MORSE Frederick Doyle Bayfield
Born: 11 April 1860 - Casterton
Died: 28 August 1945 - Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

The Warrnambool Standard - 30 August 1945

OBITUARY

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 councillor.

 

 

NODRUM Henry Edward
Born: 1897 - Katamatite, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 November 1933 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

The News (Shepparton) - Thursday, 2 November 1933

MR HENRY EDWARD NODRUM

A well 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 Cemetery.

 

 

NODRUM (nee Crow, previously Tully) Mabel
Born: 1892 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 April 1962 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

The News (Shepparton) - Monday, 30 April 1962

OBITUARY

Mrs Mabel Nodrum

Mrs Mabel 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 Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Kittle Bros, Shepparton.

 

 

ROSS (nee Winter) Elizabeth Singleton
Born: 31 August 1884 - Franklinford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 11 April 1945 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - Thursday, April 19, 1945

OBITUARY

Mrs Elizabeth Ross

In the 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 and generation.

Mrs Ross 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.

A special 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.

The remains 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.

Mrs Ross 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.

In a 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.

 

 

ROSS James
Born: abt 1865 Moama, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 17 September 1936 - Rossleigh, Picola, Victoria, Australia

The Herald (Nathalia) - Tuesday, 22 September 1936

OBITUARY

CR JAMES ROSS

The tragic 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.

Cr Ross 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.

When 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.

Cr Ross 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 ceremony.

Of a 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.

The funeral 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, of Woomelang).

Cr Ross was twice married and for his wife the greatest sympathy has been expressed in her bereavement.

 

 

SCOTT Peter
Born: 23 December 1883 - Brechin, Forfar, Scotland
Died: 6 November 1956 - Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Northern Star (Lismore) - 7 November 1956

MR P SCOTT

Mr Peter 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.

Northern Star (Lismore) - 7 November 1956

OBITUARY

MR PETER SCOTT

There 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 arrangements.

 

STEWART (nee Fleming) Mary Jane Jemima
Born: 1876 - Guildford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 December 1937 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Castlemaine Mail - 6 October 1937

OBITUARY

MRS M J STEWART

Many 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.

 

 

THIMBLEBY Richard
Born: 1 January 1826 - London, England
Died: 4 November 1905 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Mount Alexander Mail (Castlemaine) - Monday, 6 November 1905

Death of Mr R Thimbleby

AN OLD COLONIST

The death 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 arrangements

 

 

WOODWORTH George Loop
Born: abt 1832 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 16 August 1920 - Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

The Gazette (Gisborne) - 20 August 1920

Mr George 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.

 

 

WOODWORTH (nee Crow) Jane
Born: 3 January 1833 - Montrose, Angus, Scotland
Died: 21 March 1911 - Gisborne, Victoria, Australia

The Gazette (Gisborne) - 24 March 1911

OBITUARY

We regret 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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