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Albert Henry James Gegg (1872 - 1946)

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albert gegg albert gegg Postmark : None
Post Date : None
Written by : Albert Gegg
To : Mrs J A Gegg
Message : To My Dear Mother, wishing her many happy returns of the day. I have not given up all hopes of coming over, and may come along shortly. The weather is still very dry. Fondest love, from your affectionate son
Albert x x x

The Goulburn Family History Society did a newspaper search on the name Gegg. The following articles relating to Albert were extracted.

2 September 1884 : Goulburn Herald

HEADING : Gun Shot Accident
At a wallaby drive on Saturday last, Albert Gegg, residing at Windellama had a portion of the top of his middle finger on the right hand blown off by an explosion of his gun. It appears that Gegg had laid his gun against a log and was putting in the ramrod when the gun exploded and resulted in the injury above mentioned. Gegg came into town next day to Dr McKillop, who removed the top joint of the finger and dressed the wound.

11 June 1903 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post

HEADING : Charge of Negligently Branding
James A Gegg was charged with that he did at Windellama, about November last, negligently brand with his own brand a certain sheep of which he was not the owner...... Albert received mention during this case. Full Report of the Trial

8 August 1946 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post (Probably)
HEADING : Obituary - Mr Albert Gegg
The death occurred on August 1 in hospital at Springsure, Qld, of Mr Albert Gegg eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs J A Gegg of Pineleigh, North Goulburn, and formerly of Windellama. Mr Gegg, who was 73 years of age, had lived in Goulburn district for quite a number of years, and was keenly interested in various kinds of sport, especially cricket. He married Miss Lucy Hockey, second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thos Hockey, of Connor's Creek, Windellama, and later went to Queensland, where he had lived up to the time of his death. His wife predeceased him by 11 years, also one daughter, Olive, one son, Eric, and one brother, Charles. He is survived by two sons, Bert and Fred, of Springsure and one daughter, Florrie (Mrs D Gaskell, North Queensland), also six grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters. The brothers are Arthur (Windellama), Tom (Goulburn). Martha (Mrs Latham, Moss Vale), Janet (Mrs. A Boreham Grenfell), Bertha (Mrs H Harris, Gloucester) and Florrie (Mrs H Collins, Moss Vale) are the sisters. Mrs George Hockey, Windellama is an aunt. In spite of his failing health, the late Mr Gegg was of a very cheerful disposition, and always ready to give a helping hand where needed. He was a devoted member of his church, and was laid to rest beside his wife in the C of E cemetery, Springsure.


Updated : 3 Oct 2012