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SEAMONS Alexander Robert
Born: 1892 - Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 August 1941 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Tatura Guardian Press - Friday, 8th August 1941


The death occurred at the Melbourne Hospital on Sunday night last of Mr Alexander Robert Seamons, a former well known and highly respected resident of Tatura.
The deceased, who was 49 years of age, had been ailing for some years.
Born at North Murchison, he came to Tatura with his parents after leaving school. He enlisted for service in the Great War and was attached to the 7th Battalion, and his illness was in large measure due to his war disabilities.
He is survived by a widow and two sons (Charles and Alistair) and one daughter (Lilian). Two daughters (Jessie and Margaret) pre-deceased their father.
Surviving brothers and sisters are George (Tatura), William (Toolamba West), Alfred (South Melbourne), Albert (Echuca) and Mrs O'Brien (Brunswick). Another sister (Mrs King) is deceased.
The funeral which was largely attended took place to the Tatura Cemetery on Tuesday. The burial service was conducted by the Rev H Jones.
Lieut Colonel Crawford (President) and several other members of the Tatura Sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers League, attended the funeral.


SEAMONS Alfred Edward
Born: 1901 - Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 October 1949 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Herald (Melbourne) - Saturday, 22nd October 1949

A 46 year old man was fatally injured and two middle-aged women hurt, one seriously, when they were struck by a motor-truck while waiting for a tram in Royal Parade, Parkville, about 8.20 am today. The man was Alfred Seamons, of Morrah Street, Parkville. He died on admission to Royal Melbourne Hospital from a crushed chest and fractured skull. Mrs Phoebe Roberts, 51 of Royal Parade, Parkville, is in a serious condition with a fractured skull and ribs. Miss Leslie Lloyd, 55, of Morrah Street, Parkville, was admitted to hospital with shock and abrasions. NEAR HOSPITAL Police said that Seamons, Mrs Roberts, and Miss Lloyd left the footpath at the Story Street stop to board a city bound tram while it was still some distance away. Story Street is behind the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The truck was driven by Mr Johns, 22, of area 3, Camp Pell. he had been following the tram and passed it while it was still moving, police said. After the accident the truck crashed into the tram. Johns was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, but was not admitted.


Born: abt 1853 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 3 July 1906 - Murchison, Victoria, Australia

The Murchison Advertiser - 6th July 1906

An old resident of Murchison, Mr Geo. Seamons, died at his residence on Tuesday morning from heart failure, at the age if 53 years. Some time previously it was known that Mr Seamons had had serious trouble with his heart, ant the severity of Tuesday's attack was such as to prove fatal. Deceased leaves a widow and six children to mourn their loss. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, when the remains were interred in the Murchison Cemetery. The Rev J H Hewitt, MA, read the burial service, and Mr Welfare had charge of the mortuary arrangements.


SEAMONS George Wilson
Born: 1880 - Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Died: 8 July 1951 - Tatura, Victoria, Australia

Tatura Guardian Press - Thursday, 19th July 1951



Mr George Seamons of Tatura who died in the Tatura Hospital at 7.30 an on July 8 was buried at the Tatura Cemetery on Monday, with full Military Honours, the casket was draped with the Union Jack.
The deceased was born 71 years ago at Waranga. As a member of the 1st AIF he was a particularly good soldier and esteemed by the 7th Battalion where he was known for his work on the morale of the platoon. He earned the respect of his company and had the reputation of carrying any assigned task to a successful conclusion. He was also a popular member of the Tatura RSL sub branch, members of which carried the casket.
As a Shearer, he became known to countless residents of the Goulburn Valley. He also worked the docks after the first war and following the big strike returned to Tatura and made that his address for the remainder of his life. Of later years he was caretaker of the Tatura Showgrounds.
The cortege left St Andrew's Presbyterian Church after an impressive service and members of the Tatura RSL were prominent amongst the mourners. The president (Mr PJ Fleming) conducted the RSL Service at the graveside. The casket was carried by Messrs G Revell, Mactier, A J Crawford, P Fleming, W Gayfer and H Reilly.
Unmarried he is survived by his brother Mr Albert Seamons of Mathoura, NSW, and a sister in Melbourne, whilst Mr Wilson of Hughes Street is also a relative.


SEAMONS (nee Wilson) Isabella
Born: abt 1859 Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 November 1914 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

Shepparton Advertiser - Thursday, 26th November 1914

Mrs I Seamons, of Tatura, and relict of the late Geo. Seamons, of Murchison North, died in the Mooroopna Hospital on Sunday night, after a short and painful illness. The deceased who was 55 years of age was a very old resident of the district, having resided at Waranga for many years. She leaves a family of six boys and two girls, all grown up. Deceased's remains were interred at Murchison Cemetery on Tuesday, leaving the Tatura Presbyterian Church at 10 am.


SEAMONS (Hedges) Mary
Born: 1828 - Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 21 January 1905 - Smeaton, Victoria, Australia

Creswick Advertiser - 27th January 1905

The remains of the late Mrs Seamons, of Kooroocheang, were on Sunday interred in the Werona (Kooroocheang) Cemetery, the funeral being well attended. The coffin bearers were Mesrs F Pickering, Wm Pickering, T Pickering and Chas White; and the pall-bearers, Messrs R Boustead, J Sewell, R Pickering, H Robson, Lewis James, R Cave, J Hurley and AR Williams. The Rev H Pattinson conducted the services at the house and the grave. Messrs Johannsen and Son were the undertakers.


SEAMONS (nee Sutherland) Merth May
Born: 24 May 1891 - Adelaide, South Australia
Died: 17 December 1939 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

The Free Press (Kyabram) - Tuesday, 19th December, 1939


Mrs Walter Seamons
The death occurred at Mooroopna on Sunday of Mrs Merth May Seamons, wife of Mr Walter Seamons, of Kyabram. Deceased had been ill for some time and was a patient in the Mooroopna Base Hospital at the time of her death. Born in Adelaide in 1890, the late Mrs Seamons resided at Yandoit before coming to Kyabram 25 years ago. Deceased was well known and respected in the district. She leaves a husband and a family of six to mourn their loss - Margaret (Mrs F Richardson), Elizabeth (deceased), Robena, Elaine, Mrs Carling Gervasoni, Hughie, Andrew and Arthur. The funeral took place to the Kyabram Cemetery on Monday. Coffin bearers were Messrs Ben Nickels, James O'Hagan, Thomas Brown, John Evans, Jack Vincent and Dick Seamons. The service at the graveside was read by Adjutant Newdick, of the Salvation Army.


SEAMONS Richard Billington
Born: 15 May 1891 - Franklinford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 15 January 1974 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia

The Free Press (Kyabram) - January 1974

Dick Seamons was last of Smithies An era was severed and some of Kyabram's nostalgia revived last week with the passing of one of the town's best-known identities, Mr Dick Seamons. His death at the age of 82 years, marked the end of the last of Kyabram professional "smithies". From the time he moved to the district from Franklinford near Castlemaine in 1913, Dick Seamons has virtually been the 'village smithie'. In fact it was not more that seven years ago that ne shod a horse for the last time. He worked originally at Merrigum but later worked for Billy Robinson and Manual Hawking in Kyabram. For 61 years he shod horses in the district. Horses used in business, for pony clubs and galloping and trotting horses were all brought for his expert attention. His real speciality however, were showhorses and two of the district's top show exhibitors over the years, Mrs Howard and Mr George Ruler, were great believers in Dick Seamons' skill as a blacksmith. One old town identity said "Dick Seamons was able to survive at his trade because he was good at it." Dick Seamons is survived by his wife Ethel, whom he married at Echuca 60 years ago, and daughters Ethel (Mrs P Zanelli), Elsie (Mrs McGuiness), Ivy (Mrs Vistarini), and sons Phil and Frank (Mick).


SEAMONS Stanley John
Born: 29 December 1912 - Yandoit, Victoria, Australia
Died: 11 August 1929 - Creswick, Victoria, Australia

Creswick Advertiser - Friday, 16th August 1929


The funeral of the late Mr S Seamons, of Werona, who died on Sunday morning at the Creswick Hospital, took place on Tuesday at the Werona (Kooroocheang) Cemetery. The High esteem in which the deceased was held was manifested by the large attendance at the graveside. Rev CR Benjafield officiated at the house and graveside. The coffin-bearers were Messrs W, L, A and R Seamons, C Milne and GG Milne. the pall bearers were Messrs P James, A and R Williams, E Robinson, J Hugo, J Gervasoni, C Sewell, T Longmire, G Williams, J Bigland.


Born: December 1893 - Te Karaka, New Zealand
Died: June 1977 - Gisborne, New Zealand

The Gisborne Herald (New Zealand) - 23rd July 1977


Miss Violet Seamons, a Te Karaka resident who for many years played a leading role in the community, has died in Gisborne in her 84th year.
The youngest daughter of Edmund and Kate Seamons, she was born in Te Karaka in December 1893.
Miss Seamons was educated at Te Karaka and after leaving school taught.
In 1915 she joined the staff of Waikohu County Council as assistant to the county clerk and with the exception of a year spent in a relieving capacity with Cook County Council she remained with the Waikohu Council until 1926.
Miss Seamons spent a year with Eltham Borough Council and when she returned to Te Karaka became clerk to Te Karaka Town Board and spent about 26 years in this job.
Miss Seamons operated the Te Karaka library for 30 years was associated with the Scout movement, the township and was an active member of the National Party.
She was organist at St John's Anglican Church, Te Karaka, for over 30 years and a long serving member of the vestry of the church.
Miss Seamons was Te Karaka correspondent of the Gisborne Herald for over 20 years and provided comprehensive cover of activities in her area.
She is survived by on sister, Mrs J G Appleton of Gisborne and three nieces.
Following a funeral service at St John's at Te Karaka the internment took place at Ormond Cemetery.


Born: 1826 - Hardwick, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 18 April 1915 - Clunes, Victoria, Australia

The Creswick Advertiser - 30th April 1915


A very old and respected resident of the Kooroocheang district, Mr Wm Seamons, passed away at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr W Steart, of Clunes, last Monday week. The deceased gentleman was one of the early pioneers of the Werona district and was in his 90th year. The interment took place at Werona (Kooroocheang) Cemetery, the coffin bearers being Messrs G and R Steart, Wm Seamons (grandsons) A Jones (son-in-law) R Cave and R Robinson.The Rev WT Hiatt officiated at the house and graveside.


SEAMONS William Buckingham
Born: 31 December 1884 - Franklinford, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 November 1964 - East Malvern, Victoria, Australia

The Free Press (Kyabram) - Thursday, 3rd December 1964

A former Kyabram resident, Mr William Buckingham Seamons, of 10 Vears Road, Ashburton, died at East Malvern on November 29. In the early days he conducted a vineyard on the outskirts of the town and was later a fruit inspector. He was a very active worker in the interests of Kyabram Methodist Church, having been a Local Preacher for many years. His funeral to Springvale Crematorium took place on Tuesday afternoon. Brothers residing in Kyabram are Messrs Dick, Wally and Albert Seamons. Sisters are Mrs Hall, Brunswick and Mrs Lee, Yandoit.


STAFF Edward John Nicoll (AKA: McNAMARA John)
Born: 1873 - Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Died: 8 July 1928 - Preston, Victoria, Australia

The Argus (Melbourne) - Monday, 9th July 1928



Daughters Witness Blow
John McNamara, aged 48 years, of Lincoln square, Carlton, was taken to the Melbourne Hospital on Saturday night and admitted suffering from a fractured skull. He died yesterday morning.

According to reports received by the police, McNamara and this three small daughters were walking in Swanston Street, Carlton, and McNamara entered into a conversation with another man. According to the statement made later by the three small girls their father called the other man a "Pommy" and was struck by him. McNamara fell to the footpath and struck his head with great force. He was picked up by a pedestrian and taken to the Melbourne Hospital. Not knowing what to do, the girls found there way home and told their mother what had occurred. A report was then made to the police.


STEART William
Born: 1853 - At sea
Died: 14 January 1930 - Clunes, Victoria, Australia

Clunes Guardian & Gazette - Wednesday, 22nd January 1930

The death occurred on the 14th inst., of Mr William Steart, an old and highly respected resident of North Clunes, at the age of 76 years. The state of the deceased's health had given his relatives much anxiety for some time and his demise was not unexpected. The late Mr Steart was a colonist of 76 years, having been born at sea three weeks before arrival in Australia. His parents upon arrival in Victoria, settled in the Kooroocheang and Smeaton districts, where he eventually married, and lived in that locality up to the time of his removal to Clunes, 29 years ago. He had, by his quiet and unassuming manner, gained many friends and his familiar figure will be greatly missed. He leaves a wife and a grown up family, who, with the other relatives have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Thursday last and was largely attended by friends from all parts of the district. The coffin bearers were: - Messrs .Charles, George, Harold and Robert Steart (sons), A. R. Jones and P Roscholler (sons-in-law). The pall bearers were Messrs R., E., and H. Robinson (nephews) Kooroocheang, and W G Harrison (Waubra), D A MacCrae, R T Clarke, W Mangles, P Williams, D McDonald, A Renwick, G J Nelson, G Worcester and R H Galloway. The remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the Clunes cemetery.




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