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SMITH (nee Walker) Dulcie Victoria Gwen
Born: 15 April 1918 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died: 15 November 1996 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia

Mail Times (Horsham) - Wednesday, 20th November 1996


Rev Greg Shanahan led funeral services for Dulcie Victoria Gwen Smith in Dimboola Uniting Church and after at Dimboola Lawn Cemetery on Monday. Mrs Smith formerly of Gerang Gerung died in Dimboola District Hospital on Friday. She was 78.

She was born at the family farm at Gerang Gerung, the second child of Thomas Ernest and Beatrice Victoria Walker and a sister to Ron (dec) and Mrs Sylvia Newman of Melbourne. After completing school at Gerang Gerung she worked on the farm.

On August 11, 1942 she married Harold Gordon Smith, known as Snow, at Dimboola.They lived on the Gerang Gerung farm which is now run by their son Alan. There is also a daughter Mrs Sue Cunningham, in Horsham. There are two grandchildren.

Family said Mrs Smith collected Family History and supplied many photographs for the recently published book on Gerang Gerung.They said she was an outdoor person and also enjoyed craft. She was involved in Dimboola and Nhill CWA's and many community groups.

Coffin bearers: Peter and Steven Walker, Ian Robinson, Geoff Newman, Peter Whitehead and Max Pilgrim.


SMYTH (nee Storer) Mabel May
Born: 3 September 1884 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 May 1939 - Nhill, Victoria, Australia

Dimboola Banner - May 1939

General regret was expressed in the Kiata and Gerang districts when it was learned that Mrs Mabel May Smyth, aged 52 years, wife of Mr W Smyth, of Kiata East, had died at Nhill on Tuesday morning after a comparatively brief illness. She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Storer, pioneer residents of Gerang, where she spent her girlhood days, and by her cheery and sympathetic disposition she made a very wide circle of friends who mourn her demise. Deep sympathy is expressed for the bereaved husband and children, viz., Marjory June (Mrs Eric L Dahlenburg, Nhill) and Vyron Thomas Smyth (Kiata). the internment took place at the Kiata cemetery on Wednesday when the funeral was attended by a large number of mourners. the burial service was conducted by the Rev J J Benjamin, of the Nhill Methodist Church.

The Horsham Times - Tuesday, 9th May 1939

SMYTH - Last week Mrs Mabel May Smyth, aged 52 years, wife of Mr W Smyth, of Kiata east, died at Nhill. She was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jacob Storer, pioneer resident of Gerang, where she spent her girlhood days. She leaves a widower, one daughter and a son (Mrs Eric L Dahlenburg, Nhill) and Mr Thomas Smyth (Kiata). The interment took place in the Kiata Cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev J J Benjamin, of the Nhill Methodist Church.


STEERS Witton Daniel
Born: 20 May 1899 - Tasmania, Australia
Died: 19 September 1942 - Charlton, Victoria, Australia

The Donald Times - Friday, 25th September 1942


The sudden death took place at his home near Charlton on Saturday night of Mr Witton (Watty) D Steers, who was well known in the Donald, Jefcott and Charlton districts. He had resided in Donald some years ago, marrying Miss Gladys Torney and subsequently moving to the Charlton district. He was 43 years and leaves a widow (who is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Stevenson of Gower East) and three children, Nancy, Edward and Kenneth, for whom much sympathy is felt. Mrs Steers is a niece of Mr W Bandy and Messrs A and J McCredden, of Donald, while Mr Steers was the second son of Mr D Steers, Davenport, Tasmania. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church on Monday to the Donald Cemetery. Mr W Bandy had charge of funeral arrangements The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him, and was known as an honest and hard working citizen, the news of his death is regretted by all.


STORER Adelaide Sophia
Born: 1881 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 13 March 1934 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

The Portland Guardian - 14th March 1934

STORER - On 13th March at Kio-ora Private Hiospital, Hamilton, Adelaide Sophia, fourth daughter of the late Moses and Rose Ellen Storer, late of "Rose Bank", Branxholme. At Rest.

Portland Observer - Thursday 15th March 1934


Miss Storer died at Kia Ora Private Hospital, Hamilton, yesterday morning, following an operation for an internal malady. She had lived in Portland during recent years. Her parents were well known residents of the Branxholme district.


STORER (nee Dennis) Ann
Born: 1854 - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died: 6 April 1934, St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury, Saturday, 7th April 1934



By the death of Mrs Ann Storer, of Carapooee West, the district has lost another of the fast diminishing band of old pioneers, who courageously bore the heat and burden of the day, battling strenuously against almost heart breaking difficulties, striving to overcome almost insurmountable pioneering obstacles, and then when advanced in years, were content to live a quiet life and pursue the "noiseless tenor of their way." Mrs Storer passed peacefully away at the residence of her son, Jacob, Silvermines Road, St Arnaud, at the advanced age of 80 years, widely esteemed by all who knew her. She was born on the Bendigo goldfields, and traveled by horse and dray with her parents to the Moonambel, Tunstall and Rostron rushes. Here with her brother Charles, she one day went out with a tin dinner plate prospecting. Seeing a nugget in the clay she directed her brother's attention to it, but another boy pounced on the nugget worth 30 pound, and kept it. Her father was the first to erect a bark hut in Carapooee. This was considered a great advance on the usual tent people lived in then. She went to the common school at Peters, now Carapooee. At that time Peters was a thriving mining village. Mrs Storer was very entertaining when telling interesting anecdotes of the early days, and the times when the young people went possum hunting on moonlight nights. Sixty one years ago deceased was married in St Peter's Church, Carapooee, to Mr Jacob Storer, by the Rev JB Stair. Seventeen years ago her husband died. She had resided in Carapooee West practically all her life, and during the last five years had resided with her son Albert, in the old spot where she lived as a girl. The deceased lady had a family of ten sons. One son, Robert, died as a result of an accident. Corporal Storer made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War being killed at the battle of Bullecourt. The surviving members of the family are: Jacob (St Arnaud); Charles Thomas (Wargan); Edward (St Arnaud); Henry (Medlyn); John F (South Buchan); Albert James (Carapooee West); William (Bruthen); and Samuel (Swan Hill). A brother, Charles, lives at Bruthen. The deceased lady had 20 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. One of these lives in Belfast, Ireland with his parents. The funeral, which took place on Saturday afternoon, was largely attended.


STORER (nee Leach) Beatson Pitkethly
Born: 1886 - Lake Bolac, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 April 1959 - Mortlake, Victoria, Australia

Mortlake Dispatch - Wednesday, 8th April 1959


The sudden death of Mrs Hugh Storer, of Darlington Road, Mortlake, on Saturday afternoon came as a big shock to her many relatives and friends. Mrs Storer was having afternoon tea at a neighbour's house when she collapsed with a heart seizure. She was 73 years of age and was the widow of the late Mr Hugh Storer. Born at Lake Bolac deceased was a daughter of the late Thomas and Beatson Leach. The funeral was to the Mortlake cemetery on Monday afternoon. The Rev. Phillips officiated at St James' Church and at the graveside. The casket was carried by Messrs D McCrow, J Cameron, J Hampson, W Liddle. The pall was supported by Messrs J Cameron, A Wynd, A McFadzean, W W Spooner, A Barr, T Lane, A Ayres, J Dalton. Mr W Christian was the funeral director.


STORER Charles John Felix
Born: 1900 - Banxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 31 December 1900 - Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - 1st January 1901

John Charles (Charles) infant son of Mr & Mrs Storer of Branxholme, was killed when thrown from a wagonette 31st December 1900. He has an elder sister.

The Age (Melbourne) - 2nd January 1901

VICTORIA - Branxholme
A fatal accident occurred her yesterday resulting in the death of the youngest child of Mrs John Storer, who herself received a severe shaking. Mrs Storer, whilst driving home in a waggonette, was descending a small hill near her home when the horse started to canter, and after going a short distance swerved suddenly and threw the occupants out. Two other children were also in the waggonette, but escaped unhurt. The baby received injuries to its head and shoulder, and died shortly after the accident.

The Advertiser (Adelaide) - Friday, 4 January 1901


Mrs. John Storer, of Branxholme, whilst driving home in a waggonette, was descending a small hill near her home, when the horse started to canter, and after going a short distance swerved suddenly, and threw the occupants out. Mrs J Storer and two children escaped unhurt, but the baby received injuries- which caused its death.


STORER Clarence Reuben
Born: 1902 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 July 1938 - Casterton, Victoria, Australia

Casterton News - Monday, 4th July 1938


The death occurred at the Casterton Hospital yesterday morning at 11 o'clock of Mr Clarence Reuben Storer, 35 years of age, of Hotspur, Deceased who was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W T Storer of Hotspur, was admitted to the Casterton Hospital on Sunday, June 26, and was operated on for appendicitis. Pneumonia supervened. Besides his mother and father, deceased is survived by three brothers Linda of Immuella, Eric of Hotspur, and Roy of Melbourne, and six sisters, Gladys and Winnie of Hotspur, Doris (Mrs Kirkwood, Buckley's Swamp), Mrs Price (Robin Vale), Vindi (Mrs Love, Andit) and Mona. The funeral will take place at Hotspur tomorrow. The Rev Burrows of Merino will conduct the services. Messrs W J Peden and Son have charge of the mortuary arrangements.


Born: 13 March 1855 - Gawlertown, South Australia
Died: 6 July 1943 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - Thursday, 15th July 1943

The death occurred at Kia Ora Hamilton on July 9 of Mr Edward Storer late of South Branxholme and Wallacedale North. The late Mr Storer was born in Adelaide in 1855. In early boyhood he came with his parents to western Victoria where they took up land in the neighborhood of Branxholme, then merely bush country. He later engaged in farming and pastoral industries, and was widely known and respected in the district. The funeral started from the Wallacedale church where a short service was conducted by Rev Mr Prentice. A large number of mourners followed to the Branxholme Cemetery. Pall bearers were members of the Returned Soldiers Association. A memorial service was held in the church on July 11 when a large attendance testified to the respect in which he was held. Four sons and two daughters mourn their loss. One son Leslie, was K.I.A. at Passchendale October 1917. Another, Cecil, also served in the 1914 - 1918 was and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery in action.


STORER (nee Akers) Ellen
Born: 20 September 1893 - Bruthen, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 October 1949 - Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

Bruthen & Tambo Times - Thursday, 21st October 1949


Mrs Wm Storer
Just as we were going to press we learned with regret of the death of Mrs Ellen Storer, wife of Mr W Storer of Wiseleigh, her death having occurred at the Bairnsdale Hospital on Wednesday evening. The deceased lady who was 56 years of age, had been in indifferent health for some years, and frequently had to seek treatment in the hospital.She was taken to the hospital last Saturday and died as stated. She was a resident of Bruthen district all her life, and was held in high esteem. A family of one daughter and four sons survive. Two sons (Norman and Gordon) saw active service in the second World War, the latter making the supreme sacrifice.

Bruthen & Tambo Times - Thursday, 27th October 1949

The funeral of Mrs Ellen Storer, whose death was reported in our last issue, took place at the Bruthen Cemetery last Friday afternoon. The service at St Ann's and later at the graveside, was conducted by the Rev. Father Crowe. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Messrs Williams and Lee.


STORER Ernest Alfred
Born: 3 April 1898 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 April 1956 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

Numurkah Leader - Wednesday, 9th May 1956


Mr Ernest A Storer

The death of Mr Ernest A Storer, of Bearii, at Mooroopna Base Hospital, occurred on Saturday, April 28, at the age of 58 years. He was well known and respected by a very large circle of friends over a wide district. Although he had been in ill-health for about five years, his demise came as a shock to the Bearii district. He has left a widow (nee Joy Simpson) and a family of eight to mourn the loss of a loving father and devoted father; also to mourn their loss is one brother - William (Bearii) and two sisters - Mrs Bert Haynes (Ulupna West) and Mrs Guilmartin Snr (Tocumwal). Two sisters - Mrs Madgwick and Mrs Doyle - predeceased him. Despite the fact that deceased had taken no part in public affairs, he could always be depended upon when the need arose. The funeral to Yalca North Cemetery on Monday, April 30, was followed by a large number of relatives and friends, who placed many wreaths on the grave. The burial service was read by the Rev. Burgess of Nathalia.


STORER (nee Kohte) Ethel Alfreda
Born: abt 1922
Died: 9 February 1950 - Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

Bruthen & Tambo Times - Thursday, 9th February 1950


We regret to learn, just as we were going to press, of the death of Mrs Ethel Storer, wife of Mr Norman Storer, well-known and respected resident of Wiseleigh, The sad event occurred in the Bairnsdale Hospital, where she had been admitted a short time before. She had apparently, recovered from a serious operation, but her condition suddenly worsened, and she passed away as stated. Deceased, who is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs F Kohte, is survived by her mother, husband and a family of three young children (including one newly born) and the sympathy of the district will go out to the grief stricken relatives in their trouble. The funeral will take place at Bruthen tomorrow.


STORER Gordon William
Born: 29 April 1919 - Bruthen, Victoria, Australia
Died: 21 November 1944 - Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia

Bairnsdale Advertiser - Tuesday, 28th November 1944


Mr and Mrs WJ Storer, of Wiseleigh, have been advised that their son, L.A.C. Gordon William Storer, 25 years old, was accidentally killed at an air-training school in New South Wales. He was the third son of Mr and Mrs Storer, and was a very popular young man. He was married in August last, and was subsequently home on leave with his wife. He was buried with military honors in a Sydney cemetery on Wednesday.

Bruthen and Tambo Times - Thursday, 23rd November 1944

It is with regret that we have to report that Mr & Mrs WJ Storer, well-known residents of Wiseleigh, were this week notified of the accidental death of their son, Gordon William Storer, in Sydney. Deceased had enlisted in the R.A.A.F some time ago, and was doing a special course at an Air Training School in Sydney when he was hit by a machine and killed. Gordon, who was the third son of his parents, had practically lived all his life at Wiseleigh, was 25 years of age. He was a bright young man and very popular. He was married last August and was home with his wife on leave a few months ago. He was buried with military honours in Sydney Cemetery on Wednesday.


STORER (nee Lee) Hazel Muriel
Born: 1909 - Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
Died: 13 April 1938 - Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

The Maryborough Advertiser - Friday, 15th April 1938

STORER - On April 13, at her parents residence, Hazel, loving wife of Albert Storer, Merbein, and mother of Wilma, Berverley and Brian, and daughter of Mr and Mrs G Lee, of Inkerman St, also sister of Thelma and Allan. Aged 29 years. A patient sufferer at rest.

The Maryborough Advertiser - Wednesday, 20th April 1938

The Late Mrs Hazel Storer.
There was a large and representative attendance at the funeral on Thursday afternoon last of Mrs Hazel Storer, the deceased lady and her relatives being highly respected residents of Maryborough for many years. The cortege moved from the residence of the deceased's parent's (Mr and Mrs G Lee jun.), Inkerman Street, and the remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the Maryborough Cemetery, adjoining a family grave.


STORER Henry Jacob
Born: 26 April 1867 - Modbury, South Australia
Died: 14 July 1948 - Dimboola, Victoria, Ausstralia

Obituary - Dimboola Banner - 15th July 1948

At the advanced age of 81 years Mr Henry Jacob Storer died in the Dimboola Bush Nursing Hospital early yesterday morning and a wide circle of friends regret his death. He was a fine type of man and one of the pioneers of this district. Deceased was born in Modbury, SA, and came to Victoria at the age of nine years with his parents who lived at Gerang. As a young man he tried his luck on the goldfields of Western Australia and was in that state for 22 years before returning to Dimboola where he has resided for the past thirty years. His wife formerly Miss Maria Auguste Petschel who predeceased him four years ago and there are no children. The funeral took place at the Dimboola cemetery yesterday afternoon and was preceded by a service at the home in Lloyd St, conducted by Rev J S Tanner, Presbyterian Minister. Messrs W O'Brien, L Howland, R Koop and W Walker acted as casket bearers and Messrs Martindale and Sons had charge of the mortuary arrangements.


Born: 13 March 1883 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 13 September 1954 - Terang, Victoria, Australia

Mortlake Dispatch - Wednesday, 15th September 1954


The death occurred on Monday at Norah Cosgrove Hospital, Terang, of Mr Hugh Storer of Darlington Road, Mortlake.

He had been ill for a few weeks but had sufficiently recovered to be able to return home. A heavy cold developed and he was taken back to hospital on Sunday, but the end took place a few hours later.

Deceased was 71 years of age and was born at Branxholme. He had lived in Mortlake for over 41 years. For many years he was a prominent road contractor for the Mortlake Shire. Upon the settlement of .... Estate after World War he was allotted a grazing plot. Upon his retirement he came to live in Mortlake. His quiet, kindly and generous nature had endeared him to a circle of friends who will mourn his passing. He is survived by his widow. Only a few days ago his brother, Duncan, died suddenly at Melbourne.

Following the service at St James Church of England the funeral was to the Mortlake Cemetery yesterday afternoon, the vicar, Rev Phillips officiating.

The casket was carried by Messrs W Liddell, J Hampson, F Dews and J Carman. The pall was supported by Messrs C Goodall, JT Lane, J Cameron, ? Storer (nephew), A Barry, J Claridge, J McKenzie


STORER Irene Joyce
Born: 7 May 1952 - Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 January 1962 - Granite Rock, Victoria, Australia

Bairnsdale Advertiser - Thursday, 11th January 1962


Attempts at mouth to mouth resuscitation at the scene of the tragedy, and a high speed dash by ambulance to Bairnsdale District Hospital yesterday, failed to save the life of Irene Joyce Storer, 9 years, of Granite Rock, who was drowned in a dam. The girl, daughter of Mr and Mrs J H Storer, of Granite Rock, was picking blackberries with two younger brothers, when she decided to cross the dam. She got into difficulties and disappeared. Peter McKenzie, 12 years, found the girl in the water and took her from the dam. He was attempting to revive her by mouth to mouth resuscitation when Bairnsdale ambulance arrived. The girl was given oxygen as the ambulance rushed to Bairnsdale, escorted by police, but she was dead on arrival at Bairnsdale District Hospital.


Born: 16 July 1838 - Little Aston, Staffordshire, England
Died: 13 June 1927 - Adelaide, South Australia

The Register (Adelaide) - Wednesday, 15th June 1927


Mr Jacob Storer, a colonist of 88 years, died at his residence, 19 Nottage Terrace, Medindie, on Monday, at the age of 89 years. Born in England on July 16, 1838, the late Mr Storer came out to South Australia with his parents in October, 1839. His father died a few weeks after arrival. The widow subsequently married to Mr James Cronk, and the family removed from Halifix Street, city, to Modbury. Mr Cronk was in charge of the local pound, and young Storer frequently had to walk long distances to notify persons that their cattle had been impounded. Mr Storer was married at the age of 25 years and entered the carrying trade between Adelaide and Mannum. Within a month he lost his wife and two children from typhoid. After he had married again Mr Storer went to Victoria, and took up land in the Wimmera district, and remained their for 44 years. For a period of 18 years he was a member of the Dimboola Shire Council, and only had to contest an election for the position on two occasions. At the start of the War he disposed of his property in Victoria and returned to South Australia.

Dimboola Chronicle - Thursday, 16th June 1927



The death occurred on Monday in Adelaide of Mr Jacob Storer, at the age of 89 years. The late Mr Storer, although he had attained so great an age, was comparatively healthy till about a fortnight ago, took a turn for the worse and gradually became weaker till death intervened. The deceased had always been an active man, and it was only six years ago that he retired from his farm at Gerang to live in Adelaide. He was married on two occasions, his first wife predeceasing him in Adelaide before he came to Gerang. About 42 years ago he came across from South Australia and selected land at Gerang, where he became a successful farmer. He was a most public spirited man and for many years was a councilor for the west riding of the Shire of Dimboola, and also president of the shire. His second wife predeceased him in 1924 and he had since lived with his daughter. Last year he paid a visit to Dimboola and it was his intention to again return this year, but fate decreed otherwise. He leaves a large family of grown up sons and daughters to mourn their loss, namely Mr H J Storer (Dimboola), Mr H H Storer (Nhill), Mrs Pilmore (Murray Bridge), Mrs G Walker (Gerang), Mrs Attrill (Salisbury), Mrs Smyth (Kiata), Mrs W Gooding (Gerang) and Mr H J Storer (Portland). Three children are deceased.


Born: 1843 - Middleton, Warwickshire, England
Died: 25 March 1917 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Wednesday, 28th March 1917


Many friends will regret to hear that Mr Jacob Storer, a well known and highly respected resident and one of the pioneers of Carapooee West, died at his home in that locality on Sunday last after a comparatively brief illness. Deceased was born in Middleton, Warwickshire, England, in 1843, and was thus 74 years of age at the time of his demise. He came out to South Australia when a boy with his parents. After remaining in Adelaide for a short period, they travelled overland to Victoria, and followed the gold rushes which were then the all-absorbing attraction. Ararat, Armstrongs, and other localities were visited in turn, and finally Peters' Diggings at Carapooee, which was by that time a remarkably busy and flourishing locality with a large population. That was about sixty years ago. Some years later, deceased selected land at Carapooee West, where he lived continuously, following farming pursuits. He was of a very kindly disposition. The late Mr Storer enjoyed good health until a few weeks ago, when it was noticed he was failing. He was married about 43 years ago to Miss Ann Dennis, sister of the late Mr Robert Dennis, of Carapooee West. He leaves a widow and nine sons, for whom deep sympathy is expressed. The family are - Messrs. Jacob Storer, Wanalta; Charles T Storer, Western Creek; Edward Storer, Carapooee West; Henry Storer, Western Creek; John Storer, Wyelangta; Albert James Storer, Carapooee West; William Storer, Wiseleigh; Corporal Herbert Storer and Corporal Samuel Storer, both on active service. There are also 13 grandchildren. the funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege being a very lengthy one. The remains were interred in the St Arnaud Cemetery. The coffin bearers were Messrs. CT, E, H, and AJ Storer (sons of deceased), JW Torney, and W Torney; the pall bearers, Messrs. J Torney, J Smith, G Medlyn, J Thwaites, Jun., H Clover, and W Harman. The Rev F Boyling (Anglican) read the burial service. Deceased's remains were enclosed in a polished oak coffin with silver mountings.


STORER (nee Grey) Jane
Born: 1851 - Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 29 November 1943 - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, 11th 1943

Mrs Jane Storer
The death occurred at Fern Hill, Branxholme of Mrs Jane Storer, wife of the late Joseph Storer, at the age of 91 years. She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr & Mrs John Grey. Born at Kilwinning, a suburb of Glasgow Scotland, she migrated to Australia with her parents at the age of 3 months. The family landed in Adelaide and thence removed to Bordertown, where her father was employed for about 6 years as a boundary rider on Binney's station. Seeking more adventure, he decided to try his fortune in the Big Racket. After waiting three weeks, he drew an allotment at Branxholme adjacent to the present Glenlogie Estate. He immediately returned to Bordertown and removed his family to Branxholme. The late Mrs Storer was well respected, she was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church and took a keen interest in the PWMU. She was an active worker in the Red Cross during the 1914 - 1918 war. A large gathering at the graveside testified to the high esteem in which she was held. The coffin bearers were: Messers: R. Grey, R. Barber, W & S Farquharson. Rev. Munro officiated at the graveside. Messers Greed & Sons carried out the mortuary arrangements. She left a family of 7 daughters and 5 sons living to mourn their loss.


Born: 1851 - South Australia
Died: 2 September 1926 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, 11th September 1926

Mr Joseph Storer
In the death of Mr Joseph Storer of Fern Hill, Branxholme at the age of 75 years, an old resident of the district has gone to the Great Beyond. He was born in Adelaide, and at the age of ten years came to the district and has resided in the neighborhood ever since. He was engaged in farming and grazing pursuits, and at one time did a large business in stock dealing. He was ill for only a few weeks, and passed away peacefully at his residence on September 2. The funeral took place at the Branxholme Cemetery on the 4th, the coffin bearers were sons of the deceased. Messers William, Joseph, Gordon, Leonard & Frederick Storer and son in law Mr C. Crabbe. His widow, a large grown up family, several grandchildren and one great grandchild are left by the deceased.


STORER Kevin John
Born: 26 October 1946 - Nathalia, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 May 1998 - near Burramine, Victoria, Australia

Cobram Courier - Wednesday, 10th June 1998


Kevin John Storer, tragically died on May 26, 1998, felling red gum in the bush he loved so much.

Kevin was born on October 26, 1946 at Nathalia and grew up in Bearii. Kevin was the second youngest of eight children to Ivy (Simpson) and Ernest. He attended the Bearii Primary School and progressed to the Numurkah High School to third level.

Kevin took up an apprenticeship as a builder but ill health caused him not to complete it. He did however, develop excellent skills as a builder which enabled him to build two houses and renovate another. He always gave close attention to detail and showed pride in his workmanship and endeavors.

As a young man Kevin played football with Yalca North, finally retiring when he started shift work commitments with Murray Goulburn. He drove milk tankers throughout the district and was always a welcome face to all he met.

Kevin married Carol in 1966 after which Derrek and Tracey were born. For many years while working and driving for Murray Goulburn, he worked along side his brother Joe, cutting red gum sleepers along the Murray River.

In 1988 Kevin married Pam and became father again to two young boys, Terry and Glenn. About 10 years ago he took up sleeper cutting on a full time basis. He loved timber and he loved the bush. As always he worked hard by day at work and during other hours building a home for his family.

Despite all this Kevin always had time for family and friends and was kind and generous to all.

Although Kevin was a quiet and gentle man, he would always engage in conversation and freely give his opinion. He had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed the company of young children. His nieces and nephews enjoyed many family occasions in the warmth of the home at Cobram.

Kevin was a great giant of a man, tough and tender at the same time. He loved his country music, his family and his wife Pam.

The big hearted woodcutter will be sorely missed by the community of which he was a part. This was strongly evident by the warmth and depth of support and care shown to Pam as well as the extent to which the community turned out to farewell this hard working and gentle man.

Vale Kevin John Storer


STORER Leslie Albert
Born: 23 March 1957 - Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 November 1976 - Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Inquisition at the Sale Court - 2nd June 1977

Leslie Albert STORER
Died 19th November 1976 at St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy at 6pm.

Inquest found: Died from effects of injuries received on the 12th day of November 1976 at Sale when a motor car in which he was a passenger and which had been driven in a southerly direction in Guthridge Parade by  …….. collided with a motor car being driven in a westerly direction in Raglan Street by ……… causing deceased to be thrown from the vehicle which eventually ran over him, and I further say such death was caused by misadventure


STORER (nee Day) Mary Ann
Born: 4 January 1824 - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England
Died: 31 January 1911 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - 1st February 1911

Death of an Old Resident.

The death of an old resident of Branxholme, in the person of Mrs Mary Ann Storer, relict of the late Moses Storer, took place yesterday evening before 6 o'clock at the age of 87 years. The immediate cause of death was heart failure, the old lady, who was well known, having breathed her last at the residence of her daughter (Mrs Pierce). The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving Mrs Pierces residence, Best Street, at 2 o'clock for Branxholme Cemetery.

Hamilton Spectator 8th February 1911

Branxholme ...........From our own Correspondent. The funeral of the late Mrs MA Storer took place on Thursday afternoon at the local cemetery. A large number of mourners followed the remains of the deceased. The late Mrs Storer was loved by all who knew her. She was closely identified with the Methodist Church here, and until lately was fairly regular in attendance and many a word in reason the young folks received from her in her quiet humble way.


STORER Olive Edith
Born: 1894 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 16 October 1917 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - 18th October 1917

On the 16th inst at Rosebank, Branxholme, Olive Edith, youngest daughter of the late Moses and Ellen Storer, aged 23. She was buried at Branxholme on the 18th.

Hamilton Spectator - 20th October 1917

Our Branxholme Corresspondent writes - The death took place on Tuesday of Miss Olive Storer, youngest daughter of the late Mr M Storer at the early age of 23 years. The deceased, who was well and favourably known in Branxholme, contracted an illness about six week s ago, and though at one time her case was considered hopeless, she appeared to rally and gave her friends hope of a recovery. She, however, took a bad turn at the end of last week and passed away at midday on Tuesday.


STORER Robert Joseph
Born: 1875 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 January 1887 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Times - Friday, 7th January 1887

A fatal accident happened on Tuesday last to a little boy, 12 years of age, named Robert Storer, son of Mr Robert (Jacob) Storer, farmer of Stuart Mill. It appears that Mr Storer was engaged in harvesting operations - using a roller as a means of threshing - when his unfortunate son, who was standing near, observed his little brother get in the way of the machine, and in endeavouring to save him got himself in front of the roller, which knocked him down and crushed him so terribly that death was instantaneous. The younger child was also badly hurt, and we were informed yesterday that its condition was very critical. The deceased was the eldest of seven children and the infant the youngest. Very great sympathy is expressed for Mr and Mrs Storer in their great affliction.


STORER (nee Trotman) Susanah
Born: 8 May 1866 - Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: 20 June 1936 - Merbein, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily - 22nd June 1936


Mrs T Storer
An old resident of Merbein, Mrs T Storer, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Rose, Distillery Hill, on Saturday afternoon. Deceased with her husband, who survives her, went to Merbein just on 20 years ago in the early days of settlement taking up residence in Commercial st East. In indifferent health for the past 10 years, the end was not altogether unexpected. Mrs EF Harding of Werrimull and Mrs F Rose of Merbein are daughters and Messrs. Irwin, Joseph, Albert, Harold and Robert, all of Merbein, sons of the deceased, are well known in the sporting world of Sunraysia. The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of Mrs Rose at 2.30 this afternoon for the place of interment, the Merbein general cemetery.


Born: 1861 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 July 1939 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily (Mildura) - 11th July 1939

Early yesterday morning, another pioneer of the Merbein District, in the person of Thomas Storer, died at the Mildura Base Hospital, aged 76 years. Deceased who arrived in the early days of settlement, was the first to obtain a contract for the supply of wood to the Merbein pumping plant. Mrs Storer pre-deceased her husband some three years ago, but two daughters (Mrs Harding of Wood Wood and Mrs Rose of Merbein) and five sons (Irwin, Joseph, Albert and Robert of Merbein, and Harold of Mildura) mourn their loss. The funeral is to take place at Merbein this afternoon.


Born: 1858 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 June 1863 - Branxholme, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - 3rd July 1863

(From our own correspondent)
On Sunday afternoon a little boy belonging to Mrs Storer was burnt to death. An inquest was held on the body on Tuesday. It appeared from the evidence that, for fear of the neighbours impounding the milking cows, the children looked after them, and shepherded them during the day. The weather being cold, they had a fire about 300 yards from the house, and some time during the afternoon the cattle were left with two small children, a girl about six and a boy about four and a half years old; while thus left, they must have been playing near the fire, as the boy's clothes caught the flames, and no help being near, the poor little fellow's clothes were completely burnt off his body, he being literally roasted; after the occurrence the little sufferer must have lain in this frightful state for some considerable time before the accident was observed, the little girl having been either too frightened or not possessing sense enough to go home to let her parents know what had happened. Just about dusk, an elder brother of the family went up to see why they were so long in coming home, when, finding out the cause as here detailed, he immediately ran home, and told his eldest brother that Tom was burnt, and could not walk, but he did not think he was dead. After bringing him home, they immediately sent for Dr Evans, who promptly attended, but the poor little sufferer breathed his last a few minutes after the doctor arrived. The burns were very severe, and caused the limbs to contract. The Doctor gave it as his opinion that the fire had penetrated into every part of the body, particularly the chest and lungs. The jury returned a verdict "Accidental death from the child's clothes taking fire on Sunday, 28th June."


STORER William
Born: 1852 - Adelaide, South Australia
Died: 18 July 1923 - Hilgay, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, 21st July 1923

Mr William Storer
Late on Wednesday afternoon a sudden death occurred at Hilgay. Mr William Storer of Branxholme, who was on a visit to his son, was loading sand into a dray when he fell down and on being picked up a few moments afterwards, was found to be dead. The deceased gentleman was aged 71 years. The deputy coroner on being apprised of the circumstances, gave an order for the burial.

The Casterton News - Monday, 23rd July 1923

Late on Wednesday afternoon a sudden death occurred at Hilgay, Mr William Storer of Branxholme, who was on a visit to his son, was loading sand into a dray, when he fell down, and on being picked up a few moments afterwards was found to be dead. The deceased gentleman was aged seventy-one years.


STRANGE (nee Jones) Violet May
Born: 7 July 1907 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Died: 10 September 1940 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily (Mildura) - 13th September 1940


Many friends and relatives attended the funeral of the late Mrs Violet May Strange yesterday. The cortege left her late residence in Cureton Avenue at 3 pm for the Mildura Cemetery. The burial service was conducted by Canon A G Horner in the Church of England section of the cemetery. Numerous floral tributes accompanied and covered the casket, which was carried by Messrs M., V. and J Randle, L Stubbs, G Henderson and A Cumming. Among the floral tributes were those from the laundry, domestic, office and men's staff of the Mildura Base Hospital and the staff of the City Council. Messrs E York and Son were the funeral directors.









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