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TAYLOR Frank Summerton
Born: 17 April 1915 - Torrensville, South Australia
Died: 1 July 1942 - At Sea

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - 12 October 1945

Private Casualty Advice

Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Taylor, of Lenswood, have been notified that their second son, Bdr. Frank S. Taylor, previously reported prisoner of war in Rabaul, is reported to have lost his life while a prisoner of war on or about July 1. He was a member of the garrison at Rabaul, and before the war was at Port Largs and Queenscliff in the Royal Australian Artillery. Bdr. Taylor received his early education at St. James's Church School, Mile End, and later at Thebarton Technical School and St. Peter's College. He played soccer and was a member of the Western Districts Athletic Club. He was an amateur boxer, and held the middleweight championship in 1942. A brother, Sig. N. R. Taylor, is serving with the 2/43rd Btn in Borneo, and Bdr. J. D. Taylor, AIF (ret.), was at Fort Largs before the war.

 
 

TAYLOR Norman
Born: 3 October 1834 - Brixton Hill, Surrey, England
Died: 22 June 1894 - Kew, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford Advocate - Tuesday, 26th June 1894

THE LATE MR NORMAN TAYLOR

The remains of Mr Norman Taylor, whose death was reported in Saturday's Advocate, were interred in the Daylesford Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, when the Rev S Sandiford, incumbent of Christ Church, read the Church of England burial service in an impressive manner, and Mr Geake delivered a brief address. Considering that the Funeral was not advertised as there was an uncertainty about the time, owing to the body having to be bought from Melbourne - The attendance was large and included about a dozen vehicles, and a number of the brethren of the Masonic Order, to which deceased belonged. Yesterdays Melbourne Age has the following reference to the deceased: In our Obituary notices of Saturday last was recorded the death of one of the foremost and oldest of the scientists in Australia. Mr Norman Taylor, who had been a remarkably healthy man, succumbed to a sudden attack of congestion of the lungs and died on Friday morning last. The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Mr W H Taylor, solicitor, of Barnscray, Crayford (Kent) and London. He was born in 1834 and came out to an appointment in the Assay Office in Melbourne in 1854. He had from a boy shown a strong liking for geological studies. His father possessed an exceptionally valuable collection of specimens and it was very likely this fact that induce young Taylor to prosecute his studies in a geological direction. He was originally intended for the army, and finished his military education at Addiscombe. It was probably his intimacy with Sir H De le Beche, the originator of the geological survey of Great Britain as well as his own ability and industry, that obtained for him his appointment in the Geological Department of Victoria. He joined the service in 1856, was for some years head of the department and remained altogether in the public services for 38 years. Some years ago, when stationed at Kyneton, he held a commission in a troop of cavalry established there. He was buried at Daylesford on Sunday. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and seven children. As stated before, Mr Norman Taylor entered the Government service in 1856 or thereabouts and the then Government geologist, Mr A R C Selwyn, who selected him on account of his marked capacity as regards geologist observation and surveying. In company with Messrs Alpin, Ulrich and Daintree he held the position of field geologist under Mr Selwyn until the disbandment of the Geological Survey department in 1868. During this period of service he made the surveys and constructed the geological map of a large area of county comprising Broadmeadows, Wallan, Whittlesea, Kilmore, Lancefield, Sunbury, Kyneton and Redesdale districts, and was also for a time during 1864 engaged on an exploration on the then almost unknown extreme eastern part of Victoria around Mallacoota Inlet. After the disbandment of the Geological Survey in 1868, Mr Taylor was engaged in New South Wales and Queensland, both on public service and in private practice as a consulting geologist, and did some valuable work in connection with the technological museum and laboratory under Mr J C Newbury. He re-entered the Victorian Service early in the seventies as a geological surveyor under Mr R Brough Smyth, then secretary for Mines, and continued with a few intermissions in the service of the Mining department until about a year ago. During this period Mr Taylor executed various important geological surveys, such as those of Clunes, Stawell, Daylesford and Rutherglen districts, the published maps which are now generally valued and appreciated by mining and scientific public. His memory will be held in esteem by all his former colleagues and fellow workers in the field of science.

The Argus (Melbourne) - Monday, 25 June 1894

DEATH of MR. NORMAN TAYLOR.

In our obituary notices of Saturday last was recorded the death of one of the fore- most and oldest of the scientists in Australia Mr Norman Taylor, who had been a remarkable healthy man, succumbed to a sudden attack of congestion of the lungs and died on Friday morning last. The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Mr H W Taylor, solicitor, of Barnscray, Crayford Kent, and London. He was born in 1834, and came out to an appointment in the Assay office in Melbourne in 1854. He had from a boy shown a strong liking for geological studies. His father possessed an exceptional valuable collection of specimens, and it was very likely this fact that induced young Taylor to prosecute his studies in a geological direction. He was originally intended for the army, and finished his military education at Addiscombe. Shortly after his arrival in Victoria he obtained an appointment in the Government geological department under Mr A R C Selwyn. He joined the service in 1856, and remained in it till the disbandment of the department in 1869. He re entered the Government service again early in the seventies as a geological surveyor under Mr Brough Smyth in the Mines department, and was altogether in the public service for 38 years. During the whole of his career Mr Taylor was noted for his accurate and critical powers of scientific observation, especially in all matters connected with geology and mineralogy, and his unwavering fidelity to actual observable truth in all his, plans, notes, and reports. His memory will be held in esteem by all his former colleagues and fellow workers in the field of science. He was buried at Daylesford yesterday, the Masonic body, of which he was a member, taking a prominent part in the burial service. He leaves a widow and seven children

 
 

VINCENT John Francis
Born: 1903 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
Died: 17 April 1961 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia

The Free Press (Kyabram) - Thursday, 20th April 1961

OBITUARY

Mr John Francis Vincent of Kyabram, died last Monday at Kyabram Memorial Hospital after having been admitted earlier in the afternoon with a heart attack.
Deceased who was aged 57 years, was a son of the late John and Mary Vincent, of Kyabram, and had lived in the district all his life, where he was well known and respected. For many years he was in the employ of Kyabram branch of the State Electricity Commission.
Surviving him are his widow, formerly Miss Beanie Seamons, and two daughters Lorraine and Dawn. Another daughter, Sandra, predeceased him.
Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was offered at St Augustine's Catholic Church, on Wednesday morning by very Rev. Father J Meagher, OSA.
The funeral left the church in the afternoon for Kyabram cemetery, where interment took place.

 
 

WALKER (nee Woodcock) Annie May
Born: 1877 - Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia
Died: 6 October 1911 - Upotipotpon, Victoria, Australia

The Violet Town Sentinel - Friday, 13th October 1911

PTOMAINE POISONING - MRS FRANK WALKER THE VICTIM

The death of Mrs Walker, wife of Mr Frank Walker, of Upotipotpon, came as a great shock to the community, the circumstances being particularly painful and sudden. It appears that Mrs Walker (who was the eldest daughter of Mr EL Woodcock, 'Kensington Park', Upotipotpon) partook of some potted meat on Thursday and was taken ill that evening. On Friday Dr Thomson was sent for, but before he arrived the unfortunate lady had passed away. A magisterial enquiry was held on Saturday by Mr I Wallace, JP, who found with the accordance of Dr Thomson that death was due to ptomaine poisoning. Deceased, who was 35 years of age, was prior to her untimely end, in the best of health and her terrible affliction was a severe blow to her husband and relatives, who are well known and highly respected throughout the district. Three young children are also left, the youngest being only six months old. A remarkable incident in regards to the sad affair was the fact that Mr Walker also ate of the meat but felt no ill effects whatever. Profound sympathy was expressed on all sides for the bereaved husband and relatives. The funeral took place on Sunday and was one of the largest ever seen in the district, a concourse numbering 50 vehicles and several horsemen following the remains to their last resting place, the Gowangardie Cemetery. The Rev H Wallace read an impressive burial service and the funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr W Riddell.

 
 

WALKER (nee Seamons) Elizabeth
Born: 1834 - Hardwick, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 28 December 1903 - Violet Town, Victoria, Australia

North Eastern Ensign (Benalla) - January 8th, 1904

OBITUARY
Three days later (28th Dec) Elizabeth, relict of the late Geo Walker, died at her residence, Koonda, near Violet Town, at the ripe age of 70 years. Deceased who was greatly esteemed by those who knew her, was mother of Messrs. Geo and Frank of the place already named, and of Mrs J Ballintine, Upotipotpon; Mrs F Wall, Earlstone; and CS Walker of Footscray.

 
 

WALKER Frank
Born: 1863 Bullarook, Victoria, Australia
Died: 20 October 1951 - Benalla, Victoria, Australia

Benalla Ensign - 23rd August 1951

MR FRANK WALKER
The death occurred at the Bush Nursing Hospital on Monday last, of Mr Frank Walker at the age of 88 years. He had been residing with his son, Alan, in Smythe Street for some time. A son of the late George and Martha Walker, he was born at Smeaton. He was married at Upotipotpon 45 years ago to Miss Annie Woodcock, who predeceased him many years ago. He was later married to Margaret Rosins Chesters, who also predeceased him. He is survived by a family of three sons, Edward (Tocumwal), Alan (Benalla) and Hector (Upotipotpon), for whom sincere sympathy is felt. Burial took place at the Gowangardie cemetery yesterday, following prayers at the St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Benalla, by Rev A McLean, who also officiated at the graveside.

 
 

WALKER (nee Blackstock) Margaret Rosina
Born: 19 April 1868 - Pt Sorell, Tasmania, Australia
Died: 6 October 1935 - Benalla, Victoria, Australia

Benalla Ensign - 11th October 1935

MRS FRANK WALKER
The death took place on Sunday morning last at "Rossmore" private Hospital of Mrs Margaret Rosina Walker, wife of Frank Walker of Benalla. Deceased who was 67 years of age had been ailing for a number of years. She was a native of Tasmania, and came to Victoria when very young. She married Mr Thomas J Chesters at the age of 17 years and reared a family of eight children, seven whom are living, viz, Rosina (Mrs J Irvine, Lake Rowan), Susannah (Mrs Salt, Ascot Vale), Ella (Mrs Withers, Footscray), Martha (Mrs MacCreesh, Footscray), Thomas (Footscray), Jean (Mrs Seedsman, Balwyn), Alan (Melbourne). Her husband predeceased her many years ago, and about 12 years ago she married Mr Frank Walker who survives her. For many years they lived at Waggarandall before coming to reside in Benalla. The remains were interred in the Lake Rowan Cemetery on Monday afternoon last, the cortege leaving St Andrew's Church at Benalla.

 
 

WALL Francis Albert
Born: 7 June 1866 - Pipers Creek near Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 30 May 1945 - Violet Town, Victoria, Australia

Benalla, Ensign - Friday, 8th June, 1945

OBITUARY
Mr Francis A Wall
Mr Francis Albert Wall, a very old resident of the district, passed away at the Cottage Hospital, Violet Town, on May 30th, after a brief illness. Mr Wall who was aged 79, was born at Kyneton in 1866, and with his parents, the late Mr & Mrs George Walter Wall, selected land at Gowangardie in 1874. The family returned to Kyneton in 1879, where for four years Mr Wall attended the the Piper's Creek State School. Since 1883 he had lived at Gowangardie, and for the past nine years in Violet Town. He was twice married , his first wife being Miss Sarah E Walker, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Walker of Upotipotpon. He was always a prominent member of the Methodist Church, and was keenly interested in the welfare of the district where he lived. Mr Wall leaves a widow and five surviving children of his former marriage, viz. Edgar, Florence (Mrs G Learey, deceased), Daisy (Mrs I Brown), Frank, Olive and Lillian (Mrs A Curtis). The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at the Gowangardie Cemetery after a brief service at the Violet Town Methodist Church. Coffin Bearers were Messrs. E Wall, I Brown, A Curtis, B Brown, G Wall and Roy Wallace; and pall bearers were Messrs. J Cook, C Walker, J Brady, F Thomas, J Down and T Oliver. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs Russell and Todd.

 

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