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Bertha Emily GEGG (1883-1969)

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Bertha Emily Gegg

Bertha Emily GEGG, daughter of James Albert GEGG (1850-1915) and Elizabeth TICKNER (1852-1929), was born on 14 May 1883 in Windellama, NSW.1,2 Between 16 June 1909 and 5 September 1910 she resided at "The Briars" in Bungendore, NSW.3 She married Herbert Samuel HARRIS in 1911 at the BDM District in Goulburn, NSW.4

between 31 May 1911 and 8 August 1946 they lived at a farm in the Gloucester district in Stratford, NSW.5,6

she died (aged 85) on 26 February 1969 at the BDM District in Gloucester, NSW.7,8 She was buried in 1969 in the Church of England section of the general cemetery in Gloucester.8,9

 

Herbert Samuel HARRIS was the son of Samuel HARRIS (1842-1935) and Emma GOODCHILD (1851-1938). He and Bertha Emily GEGG had the following children:

 

Bertha Emma Elizabeth HARRIS (1921-2002)

Thelma Irene HARRIS (1922-1997)

Lorna Iris HARRIS (1922-2004)

Unknown (M - F) HARRIS ( - )

Citations

1{S0184}, BDM (NSW) Online Birth Index - GEGG Search. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 11000 / 1883 in the BDM District of Argyle (Goulburn)
2{S0146} Transcript, Birthday Book : COLLINS (nee GEGG), Florist (0016) (Florist's biography page : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~owenjones/biogind/gegg/gegg_florist_0016-01.html#...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Her birthday is shown as 13 May in the birthday book
3{S0212}, Card (Postcard) Assorted. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
In the postcard collection there are three postcards from Bertha giving "The Briars" at Bungendore as her address
4{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 5504 / 1911
5{S0515}, Card (Postcard) from HARRIS (nee GEGG), Bertha Emily (0097) (See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~owenjones/biogfam/harris/harris_herbert_...). Cit. Date: 22 March 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
6{S0320}, Newspaper : General. Cit. Date: 22 March 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
A death notice for Albert Henry James Gegg in the local Goulburn paper on 8 August, 1946 refers to Bertha as "Bertha (Mrs H Harris, Gloucester)" which indicates that she was living in the Gloucester, NSW district at that time. She and Herbert were probably still living at Stratford.
7{S0066}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Deaths (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Deaths Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 10276 / 1969
8{S0150} - Cemetery Lookup, Cemetery : Gloucester : HARRIS (nee GEGG), Bertha Emily (0097) and HARRIS, Herbert Samuel (0104). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
9{S0635}, Headstone : HARRIS, Herbert Samuel (0104) and GEGG, Bertha Emily (0097). Cit. Date: 14 December 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Bert and Bert's headstone in Gloucester general cemetery

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014