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AYLES Alfred John
Born: 5 June 1879 - Cocoanut, South Australia
Died: 13 August 1950 Wallaroo Mines, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Monday, 14th August 1950

Wide Search for Missing Farmer

More than 200 people - some on foot and others in motor searched the Kadina. Moonta, Wallaroo Mines and Tickera districts yesterday for an elderly farmer who had been missing from his home since early morning. Up to late last night there was no trace of the missing man.
He is Alfred John Ayles, 71, of Agnes Street, Newton, near Kadina, who has been in ill health for some time. Mr. Ayles lives with his wife. The couple have farmed in the district for most of their lives and have two grown-up children.
In a description amplified through Kadina streets yester day morning, Mr. Ayles was said to have been wearing an overcoat over his pyjamas. He is bald, of slight build and has a moustache. Led by MC M. B. Thompson, of Kadina, the search went on all day yesterday and continued at night with the aid of lamps, torches and flares.

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Tuesday, 15th August 1950

Mines Searched For Missing Man

Using special spotlights, a party of men yesterday searched mine shafts in the Kadina-Moonta district for a 71-year-old man who has been missing from his home since early Sunday morning. The man, Alfred John Ayles, of Agnes Street, Newton, is believed to be suffering from loss of memory. When last seen he was wearing an overcoat over his pyjamas. Mr. Ayles is described as being bald and of slight build. He has a moustache.

The Advertiser - Wednesday, 18th August 1950

Air Search for Missing Man

An unsuccessful air search of the Kadina,Wallaroo district was made yesterday for Alfred John Ayles. Newton, who has been missing since Sunday.
The plane, which was supplied by the Royal Aero Club at the request of relatives, was piloted by the club's chief instructor (Mr. R. Ellis), with Mr. A. J. Shinn, a member of the committee, as observer.
A search was also made north and west of Kadina by about 65 men on foot.

The Mail (Adelaide) - 19th August 1950

Body of missing man found in shaft

From 'The Mail' special representative
Kadina. - The body of 71 year old Alfred John Ayles, who disappeared from his Kadina home last Sunday, was found late this afternoon floating in the gas-charged waters of the 3,000-ft. deep Taylor's Shaft which had been searched several times previously.
The discovery ended a search which has been going on since last Sunday morning when Mr. Ayles, still in his pyjamas, disappeared from his home near Kadina.
A mobile amplifying unit went through Kadina streets today summoning helpers for an all out search to day. The day's sport was for gotten as 30 carloads of searchers mustered, and were briefed by Sgt. H. V. Armstrong of Kadina. Parties of up to 200 men had made daily searches this week of an area within a five-mile radius of the town. They searched many mine shafts extending as far as Wallaroo.

Underwater light
Today searchers went out In two parties in cars. One party revisited previously searched mine shafts using an underwater light Improvised by Mr. Beg White, a local barber. They searched several old shafts before going again to Taylor's Shaft. Parties had looked into this shaft at least four times before. After the searchers had inspected one section of the partly caved in Taylor's Shaft with the underwater light, 16 year-old Des Greenslade was heard to shout: 'Here he is.'
He had seen the body floating face down in gas-bubbling water about 30 ft from the top of the shaft. Other members of the party brought ropes and grappling irons, and the body was recovered. It was taken to Kadina Police Station.

No inquest
The Coroner (Mr. C. E. Larcombe), who was in the party which found the body, said an Inquest would be unnecessary. Mr. Ayles bad been seen walking near the shaft where he was found on the two Sundays before his disappearance. The shaft is in the Wallaroo mines area about three-quarters of a mile from his home.
Mr. Ayles retired 17 years ago because of ill health. His family had engaged a blacktracker from Point Pearce Mission and a Royal Aero Club plane from Parafield in efforts to trace him.
Mr. Larcombe and Sgt. Armstrong described as 'criminal neglect' the pitheads of the numerous old shafts In the district, some of which have only a single strand of wire round them.
The funeral will be held to morrow.


BANDY (nee Torney) Jane  
Born: 1874 - Lexton, Victoria, Australia

Died: 20 February 1925 - Donald, Victoria, Australia

The Donald Times - Tuesday, 24th February 1925

Great sympathy was felt throughout the town and district for Mr W Bandy and family when it became known that the death of his wife, Mrs Jane Bandy, had taken place at an early hour on Friday morning, after a long and painful illness. The late Mrs Bandy was born at Lexton fifty years ago, and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Hugh Torney. She came to the Cope Cope district at the age of ten, and afterwards moved to Donald, where she was married to Mr Bandy twenty one years ago. In addition to the bereaved husband, two children, Reg and Floris, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted parent, while she is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:- Rose (Mrs Arch McQueen) Rupanyup; Jacob Torney, Tongala: Thomas, Landsborough: John, Tempy: William, Brim; Joseph, Temora NSW; Edward, Donald; and Samuel, Stawell. The late Mrs Bandy was widely known and respected for the sympathy and kindliness of her nature, and the manner in which she bore up during her lengthy illness was inspiring and remarkable. The deceased lady was buried in the Methodist portion of the Donald Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.


BARTON (nee Dayman) Elizabeth
Born: 17 May 1849 - Dry Creek, South Australia
Died: 2 November 1931, Adelaide, South Australia

The Advertiser - Thursday, 12 November 1931


Mrs Elizabeth Barton, who died at the home of her son (Mr E D Barton) Bevington-road, Glen Osmond, on November 2, was the fourth child of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Dayman, and was born at Modbury 82 years ago. The family moved from Modbury to Salisbury, and in 1864 she married Mr. James Barton, who died in 1918. On leaving Salisbury Mr and Mrs Barton went to Paskeville where they engaged in farming. In 1878 they extended their holdings to Port Clinton, where they met with success. They retired in 1900, the farms being carried on by their two younger sons. Mr Barton engaged in mining periodically and was the first to discover phosphates at Fowlers Station, known as Yarroo. For that he received the Government award. Upon retirement and until the death of her husband Mrs Barton resided at Fairford Street, Unley where her Golden Wedding was celebrated. Mrs Barton was a member of St Augustines Church and was responsible for the installation of a memorial window in memory of her husband. Five sons and four daughter survive out of a family of 10. They are: Messre T H (Paskeville), Walter (Tambellup, WA), E J (Payneham), R C (Kings Park) and E D Barton (Glen Osmond), Mesdames Arthur Hammond (Millswood), F Hammond (Kings Park), M McLeay (Kings Park) and A K Montgomery (Ardrossan). There are 41 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.


BARTON James  
Born: 30 Nov 1842 - England
Died: 9 May 1918 - Unley, South Australia

The Register,  Adelaide - Wednesday 14th May 1918

The career of Mr James Barton, who died recently at his residence, Fairford Street, Unley, aged 75 years, was of a most interesting and varied character. The earliest years of the deceased, who was born near to London, were spent in and around Sittingbourne, in Kent. So soon as possible he went to sea, and had many harsh as well as thrilling experiences. During the Crimean war he sailed, with his stepfather, in a ship conveying soldiers and stores to the Black Sea. The distressing sights witnessed at that time among the wretched folk who lived along the Thames and the Medway he never forgot. Mr Barton came to South Australia in the ship Nugget (Capt Bond) in April, 1838 and was soon attracted to the Victorian Goldfields. Failing to share in the good fortune he expected, he joined the woodcutters near to Ballarat and then worked on a farm, where he gained valuable experience. On his return to South Australia he engaged in agricultural pursuits and fencing. He assisted to fence in large tracts of country at Fowler's Bay. Eventually he settled at Paskeville, and later took up large areas of  land at Clinton, on Yorke's Peninsula. There he became one of the most successful farmers. While at Clinton he devoted all of his spare time to prospecting, and when his sons were able to carry on the farm work made excursions to the north as far as the MacDonnell Ranges, where he discovered the Australian rubies. Other discoveries included the phosphate mines on Mr Fowlers run and elsewhere. For this Mr Barton received from the Government a reward of £250. For some years he was a  member of the district council, and in other ways rendered useful public service. On retiring from active farming Mr Barton took up his residence at Unley, whither he was followed in due course by members of his family, who had also been successful farmers.

A widow and the following children survive:- Messrs. Thomas, Paskeville; Walter and Ernest, Ardrossan; Reginald C, Port Clinton; Eustace D; Mesdames - A Hammond, Clarence Park; M McLeay, Adelaide; S Hammond, Clarence Park; A Montgomery, Ardrossan. There are also numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.


BARTON James Arthur 
Born: 5 July 1867 - Para Plaine, South Australia
Died: 21 September 1916 - New Parkside, South Australia

The Adelaide Chronicle - 9th December 1916

Mr James Arthur Barton, whose death occurred at his residence 55 Fairford St, Unley recently, was the second son of Mr James Barton and was born at Salisbury on July 5, 1867. When five years of age he with his parents went to Paskeville, and thence to Port Clinton. In 1889 he married Miss Alice Francis and started farming on his own account. He was successful in all his undertakings. Mr Barton was of a cheerful disposition and made many friends. A widow, four sons, Messrs WJA, AF, and Stanley Barton and Master Glen Barton and two daughters Mrs DP Barrett and Miss Irene Barton are left. He also left five brothers, Messrs TH Barton (Paskeville) W & EJ Barton (Ardrossan) RC & ED Barton (Port Clinton) and four sisters, Mesdames Hammond (2) of Clence Park, M McLeay (Unley) and AH Montgomery (Ardrossan).

The Register (Adelaide) - Friday, 22nd September 1916

BARTON - On the 21st September at his residence Glenville, 55 Fairford St, New Parkside, James Arthur beloved husband of Alice Susan Barton, late of Clinton Centre, YP, aged 49 years.


BARTON Thomas Henry
Born: 20 June 1865 - Para Plains, South Australia
Died: 3 February 1938 - Paskeville, South Australia

Kadina and Wallaroo Times - Saturday, 5th February 1938

The death took place on Thursday Feb 3 of Mr Thomas H Barton and old resident of the Paskeville district. The internment at the Green Plains Cemetery on Friday was largely attended.

Kadina and Wallaroo Times - Wednesday, 9th February 1938

The death occurred of Mr Thomas Henry Barton of near Paskeville on Thursday February 3, in his 73 year removes a much esteemed resident of the district. A son of the late Mr James and Mrs Elizabeth Barton, he was born in Salisbury in June 1865. Educated at the local public school, he came with his parents to the north when he was ten and on attaining manhood took up land at Port Price. Subsequently he farmed at Paskeville, and was successful in the undertaking. He married in January 1888 Miss Catherine Francis, second daughter of the late Mr & Mrs W Francis of Clinton Centre, who survives him. The officiating Minister Mr Tom Wood (Anglican). The couple had celebrated their golden wedding quietly on the Sunday previous to his death only the children and near relatives be present. Mr Barton was one of the sturdy quiet dispositioned pioneer farmers, esteemed for his sterling character and integrity. He was a member for the Oddfellows lodge, an adherent at the Anglican church. There were ten children, seven of whom survive viz, Messrs James F Barton (Paskeville), AR Barton (Bordertown), EJ & WT Barton (Paskeville) and Mesdames PL Bayliss (Carramulka) and W Bayliss and CV Rundle (Paskeville). Three died in infancy, and there are 26 grandchildren and nine great grand children.
The funeral, which took place at the Green Plains Cemetery on Friday was largely and representatively attended. The pall bearers were members of the Oddfellows Lodge, Rev AH Williams conducted the service at St Margaret's Church and at the graveside and Mr LE Young (Paskeville) read the Oddfellows ritual.


BEST (nee Fraser) Mary Agnes
Born: 28 October 1908 - Head of Colton, South Australia
Died: 30 March 1950 - At Sea between Port Lincoln and Adelaide, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Friday, 31 March 1950

Died At Sea On Way To Hospital

Mrs. Mary Agnes Best. 42, of Hamilton avenue. Port Lincoln, mother of two young children died at sea shortly after midnight yesterday as she was being brought to Adelaide in the Gulf steamer Minnipa for treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Her body was taken from the ship to the City Morgue in a civil ambulance, and will later be taken to Port Lincoln for burial. A report is being prepared for the City Coroner (Mr. T. E. Cleland)


BREEN (nee Guilmartin) Marjorie   
Born: 26 Jan 1920 - Cobram, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 March 1942 - Cobram, Victoria, Australia

The Tocumwal Guardian - Friday, 20th March 1942

It was with extreme regret that residents of this town and district heard that Mrs Frank Breen had passed away early on Thursday morning at Lisieux Hospital, Cobram. the Late Mrs Breen was the youngest daughter (Marjorie) of Mr and Mrs W Guilmartin, of Tocumwal and had her 22nd birthday in January of this year. She was married in August 1940 and soon after their marriage Mr and Mrs Breen went to Deneliquin and remained there until about a week ago, when they returned to Tocumwal. Their son was born at Deniliquin about three weeks ago and since then Mrs Breen had been in indifferent health.
The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon. Rev Father Galvin conducted the burial service at the graveside.

Deep sympathy will be extended to the husband, parents and relatives in their sad bereavement.


BROWN Lindsay Edward
Born: 16 May 1915 - Avoca, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 May 1962 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The Avoca Mail - Wednesday, 16th May 1962

Late L E Brown worked hard for Avoca and district The death of Mr Lindsay Edward Brown has left a trail of deep sorrow among his wide circle of friends in Avoca and surrounding districts. His sudden collapse occurred last Thursday night in Ballarat. He was aged 46 years. The late Mr Brown will be missed for the drive and initiative he showed in many worthy causes in Avoca and district. A son of the late Mr and Mrs E T Brown, of Avoca, the deceased had a lifelong association with the printing trade. Being first employed by his father and uncle, proprietors of the Avoca Free Press, he later became Managing - Editor of that paper. After the "Free Press" ceased publication he was employed for some time at the Maryborough "Advertiser" and later commenced his own type setting business in Avoca. As this business expanded he moved to Ballarat to give better service to his clients. Lindsay was well known for his musical ability. He used his talent to help many worthy causes. In his earlier life he conducted a very popular dance band and arranged many concerts and similar functions for worthy causes. Among the organisations with which he was connected were the Avoca Fire Brigade, Avoca (and later Maryborough) Brass Bands, Avoca Masonic Lodge, Avoca Methodist Church (organist) and many organisations formed during the war years for charity work. Floral tributes and the large attendance at the funeral last Saturday bespoke the esteem in which the deceased was held. Members of the Maryborough Brass band preceded the cortege and played "Nearer My God to Thee" during the burial ceremony, Sympathy is extended to the deceased's sorrowing wife, Anita, their children and to his sisters.


COOPER  (nee Storer) Edith Edna     
Born: 3 October 1923 - Ultima, Victoria, Australia
Died: 13 December 1949 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

The Casterton News - Thursday, 22nd December, 1949

Sincere sympathy is felt and was feeling expressed throughout the Digby Township at the regretted death of Mrs Edith E Cooper, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon, at the early age of 26 years. Up to the time of her death Mrs Cooper was apparently in the best of health, and the previous day had been in Hamilton, and on her return was in her usual happy mood, and while preparing the evening meal she suddenly collapsed. Medical aid was immediately summoned and she was taken to the Hamilton Base Hospital where she passed away at 1.30 pm on Tuesday afternoon. She was the only daughter and youngest member of the family of Mr and Mrs Gordon Storer, of Digby, and since her marriage to Victor Cooper, she had spent all her married life in Digby where she was a willing worker on the Church of England Ladies Guild. She was particularly popular and highly respected by all whom she came into contact.

Besides her sorrowing husband the late Mrs Cooper is survived by her two small daughters, June, aged 5, and Lynnette, 16 months; also her mother and father and two brothers, Alan and Alex, all of Digby.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. Colin and Mervyn Cooper, Alan and Alex Storer. The funeral took place at Digby on Thursday, which was largely attended both at the Church of England and the graveside. The services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Duffy, and the arrangements by Messrs. F Greed and Sons. The residents of Digby and district extend their heartfelt sympathy to the relatives in this sudden and sad bereavement.


COXON  Ambrose Martin    
Born: 5 March 1876 - Brimboal, Victoria, Australia
Died: 27 May 1932 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia

The Casterton News - Monday, 30th May 1932

After five months of very serious illness the death occurred on Friday evening last of Mr Ambrose Martin Coxon, second son of Mr John Coxon Senr, of Casterton, Deceased was born at Brimboal, near Casterton, on 5th March 1876, and he was thus 56 years of age. His whole life had been spent in this district, and he was one of the original settlers on Wando Vale, where he remained until a few years ago, when he removed to Casterton and took an interest with his brothers in the garage business conducted by them in the town. He suffered a severe bereavement a few years ago in the death of his wife, following an accident when she suffered an injury through being thrown out of a gig, which led to her death. Deceased seemed to enjoy good health till about six months ago, when it was seen he was failing, and medical examination revealed that he was suffering from an internal ailment. He placed himself under one of the leading specialists, but nothing could be done to cure the trouble, though he underwent an operation in March last. Since then he has gradually failed, and at time has suffered very severely, and his death was not unexpected. His late wife was Miss Henrietta Storer and they were married at Branxholme on April 3, 1905. He leaves two sons, Ambrose Leslie and Harold Keith and one daughter Alma Mary (Mrs G H Gill), all of whom reside at Casterton. Deceased is survived by his father, Mr John Coxon, senr., who was one of the early settlers in this district, and is well and favourably known throughout the district. There is also six brothers and two sisters as follows: John, William and James, all of Casterton; Herbert of Rochester; Frank of Merino; and George of Queensland. Mary and Hannah of Maryborough. Deceased's two sisters proved their devotion by tenderly nursing him during his severe illness, and all the comforts possible were made available for the sufferer. Deceased was a member of the Church of England, and also of the Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows, but otherwise lived a retiring life, though he was well known as a good supporter of anything for the advancement of the district. His neighbours all speak of him as ever ready to render assistance in any shape or form, and he deservedly won the respect and esteem of all by whom he was surrounded. His remains were laid to rest in the Casterton New Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, when, despite short notice, there was large gathering of district people to pay their last tribute of respect, almost 60 cars joining the procession to the grave. The Rev Cannon J A Macqueen, Vicar of Christ Church, conducted the burial service , and Mr C A Anderson was the funeral director.


COXON (nee Storer) Henrietta 
Born: 1877 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 October 1928 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

The Casterton News - Monday, September 17, 1928


The accident sustained by Mrs A M Coxon about six weeks ago has unfortunately developed more seriously than was anticipated, and last week it was found necessary to amputate the limb. The sufferer has since been holding her own, but is still far from well.

The Casterton News - Monday, 1st October 1928


Mrs A M Coxon The many friends of Mr and Mrs A M Coxon and family will regret to learn that the accident sustained by Mrs Coxon some weeks ago has had a fatal termination, her death occurring at Hamilton at an early hour this morning. The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving Christ Church, Casterton, for the New Cemetery, at 3 pm.


DALY Frederick Bryan
Born: 15 November 1925 - Mile End, South Australia
Died: 3 April 1962 - Wallaroo, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Wednesday, 4th April 1962


Wallaroo, April 3 - A power shovel driver was killed here today when a heap of partially treated superphospate collapsed onto the cabin of his machine.

He was Frederick Brian Daly, 36, of Ryan Street, Moonta, the father of two young children.

Mr Daly was shoveling superphosphate from the base of a large heap at Cresco Fertilizers Ltd, when the heap crashed on to the machine, causing it to overturn.

Workmen using an oxyacetylene torch worked for about half an hour to free the body from the cabin of the shovel.

Sergeant A Menz and Constable H Browning of Wallaroo investigated.


DAYMAN Clement Gordon Lyle
Born: 30 December 1892 - Salisbury, South Australia
Died: 24 July 1967 - Daw Park, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide)- Tuesday, 25th July 1967


Mr Clem Dayman, a former State footballer, died at the Repatriation General Hospital yesterday. He was 74.

On his return from World War 1, Mr Dayman played league football for North Adelaide and was joint runner up with Jack (Snowy) Hamilton for the Margarey Medal which was won by Dan Moriarty in 1919.

He stood out of league football in 1920 when transferred in his employment to Port Adelaide and he played the amateur league for Semaphore Central. He was cleared to Port Adelaide in 1921 and was a regular member of Port Adelaide and SA teams until he retired in 1925. Mr Dayman was a strong player with a safe pair of hands and a long kick. He was a familiar figure at Adelaide Oval until his recent illness. The Port Adelaide president (Mr FB Harvey) said last night that Mr Dayman had played football for the love of the game.

Mr Dayman whose wife died some years ago, is survived by his sons, Lyle and Gordon, and a daughter Mrs Noriel Halliday, of Seaton Park.

Mr Dayman was a brother of former Port champion L C "Bro" Dayman.

He will be buried at Cheltenham Cemetery at 2pm tomorrow.


DAYMAN (nee Pedlar) Emma
Born: 1873 - Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 November 1939 - Kadina, South Australia

Kadina & Wallaroo Times - 6th December 1939

Mrs Emma Dayman wife of Mr Alfred James Dayman passed away suddenly at her residence, Kadina, aged 66 years. The deceased had been in indifferent health for some time but attended the Methodist Church that night and was also present at Moonta Bay on the previous Thursday. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, the remains being interred in the Moonta Cemetery. the Rev A E Jones (Kadina) conducted the service. The late Mrs Dayman and her husband had resided at Yelta for some time, later they took up land at Wanbi, subsequently taking up their residence at Kadina. Mrs Dayman was a great worker for the church and was highly esteemed. There was a family of four sons (Claude, Murray Bridge; Maurice and Bert, Pinaroo District, and James Wanbi) and one daughter (Mrs F Dart, Wanbi). There are also 16 grandchildren. The eldest son Alfred Dayman who served at the Great War died soon after returning home from injuries at the war.


DAYMAN Geoffrey Claude
Born: 3 January 1925 - West Croydon, South Australia
Died: 22 May 1967 - Coomandook, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Tuesday, 23rd May 1967

Two men were killed and three injured when a van smashed into a parked semi-trailer on the Duke's highway, just north of Commandook, at 4.30 am yesterday. They were in a works van, owned by the SA Railways, which was travelling to Serviceton, Victoria.
The dead men were Arthur Mordaunt, 51, and Geoffrey Claude Dayman, 42, both of Tailem Bend.

Lyal Martin Edwards, 24, of Tailem Bend was admitted to the Lower Murray District Hospital with a punctured lung, head injuries and a dislocated collarbone. George Thomas Halsey, 44, electrician and Roland Leslie Dawson, 38,
foreman, both of Tailem Bend, suffered concussion and extensive cuts and were admitted to the hospital.

The semi-trailer had been parked on the side of the road after a tail shaft had broken. The driver of the semi-trailer and a passenger, who were asleep in the cab were unhurt. A passenger bus arrived soon after the accident and the driver and passengers aided the uninjured, two of whom were trapped in the wrecked van.
St John ambulances from Tailem Bend took the injured to hospital.


DAYMAN Norman Bruce
Born: 3 December 1926 - Clarendon, South Australia
Died: 14 January 1950 - Meadows, South Australia

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - 16th January 1950


Norman Bruce Dayman, 23, dairy farmer, of Meadows, was killed instantly when the closed car he was driving struck a post and turned over several times on the Echunga Road, about a mile from Meadows on saturday night. His skull was fractured. His sister, Jean Dayman, also of Meadows was treated for multiple abrasions and a lacerated knee and was admitted to the Mount Barker hospital. Two other passengers - Edward Ollson and Elizabeth Chalk, both of Meadows - were thrown out of the car, but escaped injury. The party had been at a 21st birthday diner, and was on its way to a dance at Meadows about 9pm when the accident occured. The car was extensively damaged. A report is being prepared for the Meadows coroner (Mr GL Hampton), by Mounted Constable GR Schwerdt, of Echunga.

DAYMAN - On January 14, at Meadows, result of an accident, Norman Bruce, dearly loved second son of Mr & Mrs SR Dayman, Meadows, and loving brother of Keith, Allen, Jean and Colin. Aged 23 years.


Born: 18 August 1842 - Mt Crawford, South Australia
Died: 26 November 1924 - Kadina, South Australia

The Register (Adelaide) - 5th December 1924


The death of Mr Thomas Dayman, which occurred at Kadina, on November 26, has removed another of the states old colonist. Mr Dayman was born near Lyndoch Valley in August 1842. Fifty five years ago he took up land near Paskeville, where he engaged in farming for many years. Later he moved to Bald Hills near Moonta. He retired in 1912 and has since lived with his daughter, Mrs N Raymond, at Kadina. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge. Mr Dayman was twice married. He has left a family of two daughters - Mesdames N Raymond (Kadina) and W Jennings (Tailem Bend) and five sons Messrs H T and Aj (Kadina), A J (Wambi), A S (Mount Bank) and F J (Meadows)


DOYLE William Peter
Born: 20 February 1922 - Strathmerton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 November 1960 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

Shepparton News - Wednesday, 30th November 1960


The funeral of William Peter Doyle, 39 years of Katunga, who died at Mooroopna Base Hospital on Monday, left from St Brendan's Church for the Shepparton cemetery at the conclusion of Requiem Mass at 10 am today (Wednesday).

Son of William and the late Mary Doyle, of Shepparton, he is survived by his widow, Catherine and four daughters - Maria Christine, Catherine Margaret, Janine Elizabeth and Roseanne Majelle. Mr Doyle served with the 2/8th Battalion, second AIF. An RSL service was conducted at the graveside.
Mortuary arrangements were with Messrs Kittle Bros of Shepparton.


FARISH William Peter  
Born: 31 October 1900 - Stuart Mill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 February 1938 - Cardross, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily (Mildura) - 23rd February 1938

Deep regret will be felt at the death which took place yesterday morning of Mr William Peter Farish, a well known and highly respected resident of Red Cliffs. Mr Farish who had suffered ill heath for four years, died at the home of his wife's mother, Mrs WJ Torney, at Cardross. Aged 37 years, he was a native of St Arnaud and came to the Red Cliffs district in the early days of that settlement. For nearly 15 years he conducted a carrying business, but was compelled to dispose of it a few months ago because of steadily failing health. Despite his illness he evinced a keen interest in the movement for the Memorial baths at Red Cliffs. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Valmai Doreen and Beryl Margaret.


FRASER John George
Born: 2 December 1880 - Tothills Creek, South Australia
Died: 29 November 1927 - Elliston, South Australia

The Register (Adelaide) - Friday, 2 December 1927


The sudden death occurred on Tuesday of Mr. John G. Fraser, of Elliston, at the age of 46 years. Ho spent almost all his life in the district. The late Mr. Fraser was a keen all-round sportsman, and a particularly fine rifle shot. Ho enlisted in the 48th Battalion, as a private, during the Great War, and served from 1916, with the exception of a period during inaction from wounds, until the cessation of hostilities. In recognition of his services as a sniper, he was awarded the Military Medal in 1918. The deceased was on ardent member of the Methodist Church. He was married to the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Mayers, and has left a widow and a family of five.


GOODING Herbert William  
Born: 28 May 1884 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died: 12 August 1955 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia

The Dimboola Banner - August 1955

Mr Herbert William Gooding died suddenly at Dimboola on Friday night at the age of 71 years. He was born at Gerang and lived most of his life in the Dimboola district. His wife who was formerly Miss Francis Mary Storer, predeceased him 21 years ago. He is survived by two sons Reg (Dimboola) and Ron (Condah). Deceased was a railwayman and was stationed in this district for many years. He was one of a family of thirteen and the only surviving member of that  family is Mrs J J Shipsides, of Dimboola. He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. The funeral at Dimboola yesterday was attended by a large number of mourners, including friends from Condah where deceased lived for some time following his retirement from the railways. Rev D Ireson conducted the service and the casket bearers were Messrs H Shipsides, M Shipsides, G Schneider anf F Walker. Mr G Greenway had charge of the mortuary arrangements.


GOODING Reginald Linton
Born: 26 January 1909 - Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 September 2000 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia

The Dimboola Banner - Wednesday, September 20th 2000

Reginald Linton (Reg) Gooding who died 10th September at Dimboola was born at Nhill on Australia Day 26th January 1909.
He was the eldest child of Willie and Frances Gooding and attended school at Gerang until the 8th grade. Leaving school he was employed for a brief period at the Dimboola Post Office but not liking the indoors soon left and became a farm hand for various farmers in the Gerang and Lochiel areas.

In 1932 he married Alice Matilda Jane (Tilly) Smith of Lochiel, at the Methodist Church in Dimboola. They first lived in Gerang and then purchased a small farm nearby. Reg joined the Victorian Railways in 1934 working as a track repairer before becoming a Ganger. He was transferred from the Gerang line to the Antwerp line in 1937 and then went back to Gerang in 1942.

In 1951 the family moved into Dimboola where he continued to live until his death. Tilly predeceased him in 1996.

Reg loved sport and played cricket with Gerang, tennis for Gerang and Lochiel and while stationed at Antwerp was a member of the Antwerp Rowing Club. He was in the winning crew at the Dimboola Regatta in 1941. He loved football and was a trainer with the Gerang Football Club in the 1940's. When they moved to Dimboola he followed the Dimboola football teams each Saturday. He had a great day watching his beloved Bombers win the AFL Grandfinal with ad some of his family.

All his life he was a keen fisherman and shooter. Reg and Tilly were members of the Dimboola Angling Club and were both life members. They won many trophies at the weekends. They loved bank fishing at rivers, lakes and on the beach. Many happy times were spent at Robe, Warrnambool and

Mallacoota with the family fishing. A few days before his sudden death he was still fishing and enjoying the bush near Kiata.

He is survived by his tree children: Edna Paterson, Phyllis Bond and Joy Moore. Sons-in-law Jack Bond and Geoff Moore, 9 grand children and 13 great grandchildren.

He had one brother Ron (Tad) (dec.)

The funeral took place at Dimboola on Friday 15th. Pall bearers were Garry, Terry and Wayne Paterson, Rick Bond and Ian and Alan Moore.


GROVES (nee Storer) Caroline 
Born: 1881 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 30 August 1949 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Casterton News - Thursday, 8th September 1949

The death occurred in Hamilton on Tuesday, August 30, of Mrs Caroline Groves, of Merino, after a long illness.
Deceased, who was born at Grassdale 66 years ago, was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Storer. She was married to Mr William Groves about 46 years ago, and lived in Merino for the past 30 years after residing in Branxholme.

The late Mrs Groves is survived by her husband and three children: They are Sid (Merino). Dorothy (Mrs LF O'Meara, Glenorchy) and Edith (Mrs E Davis, Tahara). Four brothers, William, Hugh, Duncan and George and two sisters, Mrs WH Price (Wallacedale) and Mrs G Judkins (Werribee), are still living.

A life long member of the Church of England, Mrs Groves was a staunch supporter of her Church and was widely known for her unfailing generosity.

After a service at St Peter's, Merino, on Wednesday, the remains were interred in the Merino Cemetery. Services were conducted at the Church and graveside by Rev Duffy and the mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr J Greed.


GROVES  William 
Born: 1881 - Woorndoo, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 May 1957 - Merino, Victoria, Australia

Casterton News - Friday, 17th May 1957

The death occurred at his residence, Robertson Street, Merino on May 10 of William Groves, aged 75 years.
Deceased was born at Woorndoo and in 1903 he married Caroline Storer, Branxholme and resided there until he went to Merino 36 years ago.

On May 26, 1916 he enlisted and was a gunner in the first World War.
He served overseas and received his discharge on December 17, 1919.
He went to Merino as an original "Glenlevit" Soldier Settler and took up dairying at Glenorchy Estate.

He was a keen sportsman and took an interest in fishing and shooting.
He was a member of the Merino Football and Race Clubs.
He took up residence in Merino six years ago.

His wife pre-deceased him in 1949 and he is survived by three children, Sydney (Western Australia), Dorothy (Mrs FL O'Meara) and Edith (Mrs Edward Davis, Merino).

Two sisters also survive, Jane (Mrs Grasby, Melbourne) and May (Mrs Kinsman, Melbourne).

The funeral took place at Merino Cemetery on Sunday after a service at St Peters Church of England, Merino.
The service was conducted by the Rev P S Prentice. The funeral was largely attended and the members of the RSL formed a guard of honour.


GUILMARTIN Ernest Alfred 
Born: abt 1925 - Cobram, Victoria, Australia
Died: Tocumwal, New South Wales, Australia

Numurkah Leader & The Finley Mail - Wednesday, 2nd July 1958

The death Occurred at the Tocumwal Hospital on Wednesday evening last, of Mr Ernest Alfred Guilmartin, of Tocumwal. Aged only 33 years, the deceased was the second youngest son of Mr and Mrs W Guilmartin, of Bruton St, Tocumwal. Born at Cobram, Ernie went to Tocumwal with his parents about 30 years ago, and lived there ever since.

Whilst he did not take an active in the town affairs, the deceased was well known in the town and district. He had been in ill health for some months and his condition gradually deteriorated. The sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends has been extended to his wife and young family comprising Brian, Lynette, Glenda and John, in their bereavement. His mother and father also survive him as do brothers (Bill, Bendigo; Jim and Jack, Tocumwal) and sisters (Ada, Mrs A Lees, Boomanoomanah; and Kathleen, Mrs J Roache, Numurkah).

The funeral took place to the Tocumwal Cemetery on Thursday and was one of the largest seen in Tocumwal. The Rev Father J Byrne conducted the service at the graveside.

Numurkah Leader Wednesday, 2nd July 1958

GUILMARTIN - On June 25th at Tocumwal, Ernie, dearly loved son of Mr and Mrs W Guilmartin, loving brother of Bill, Ada (Mrs Lees), Jim, Kath (Mrs J Roache), Marjorie (Mrs Breen, dec), Jack and Kevin (dec). Loved by all.

GUILMARTIN - On June 25th at Tocumwal, Ernie, dearly loved brother of Kathleen, brother-in-law of Jim and loving Uncle of Denise and Kevin.





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