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Item: 199601
Surname: Crockett (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 10 November 1906
Place: Islington
Source: NMH
Details: ISLINGTON,. Mr. James Crockett, an old and esteem- ed resident of Islington, died on Thurs- day. The deceased gentleman was a master plasterer by trade, and was engaged in contracting work. Death result- ed from Brights disease, from which he suffered acutely for several weeks, partial paralysis resulting, Mr. Crockett was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Crockett, and was born in Manchester, England, 57 years ago. He came to Australia in early life, and has been resident in the immediate locality, the principal portion of the time at Tighes Hill, for about 40 years. He was the senior of seven brothers and two sisters, and the family has been widely known and respected for many years. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and never took any part in public life, his home circle claiming the whole of his sympathies . The only institution he identified himself with was the Ancient Order of Foresters, and during his 30 years association with that order he passed through its various degrees. He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown up. The funeral took place yesterday. The cortege was lengthy and representative of the deceased s many friends in commercial and family life, and a large number of relatives. Messrs. J. Croft, B. Pearce, C. Jones, and W. Woollett, were the pall bearers. The Rev. T. S. Crawford, M.A., officiated at the grave, and the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate cemetery.


 
Item: 199602
Surname: Crockett (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 10 November 1906
Place: Islington
Source: NMH
Details: ISLINGTON,. Mr. James Crockett, an old and esteem- ed resident of Islington, died on Thurs- day. The deceased gentleman was a master plasterer by trade, and was engaged in contracting work. Death result- ed from Brights disease, from which he suffered acutely for several weeks, partial paralysis resulting, Mr. Crockett was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Crockett, and was born in Manchester, England, 57 years ago. He came to Australia in early life, and has been resident in the immediate locality, the principal portion of the time at Tighes Hill, for about 40 years. He was the senior of seven brothers and two sisters, and the family has been widely known and respected for many years. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and never took any part in public life, his home circle claiming the whole of his sympathies . The only institution he identified himself with was the Ancient Order of Foresters, and during his 30 years association with that order he passed through its various degrees. He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown up. The funeral took place yesterday. The cortege was lengthy and representative of the deceased s many friends in commercial and family life, and a large number of relatives. Messrs. J. Croft, B. Pearce, C. Jones, and W. Woollett, were the pall bearers. The Rev. T. S. Crawford, M.A., officiated at the grave, and the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate cemetery.


 
Item: 196982
Surname: Crouch (obit)
First Name: Mrs. William
Ship: Jane Paterson 1839
Date: 13 November 1918
Place: Maitland
Source: Daily Observer, Tamworth
Details: The death occurred of Mrs. William Crouch of Bolwarra, a very old and highly respected resident of the Maitland district. Deceased was 89 years of age and her death took place after a short illness due to senile decay. She was born in Sussex England in 1829. She came to this country with her parents at the age of 10 years in a ship named the Jane Paterson. She landed in Sydney and then came on to the Maitland district where she lived with her parents until her marriage with the late William Crouch who pre deceased her 30 years ago.


 
Item: 164954
Surname: Cunningham (obit.,)
First Name: Peter Miller
Ship: -
Date: 6 March 1864
Place: Greenwich
Source: The Gentleman's Magazine
Details: P. M. Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon U.N. March 6. At Greenwich, aged 71, Peter Miller Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon R.N. The deceased, who was the younger brother of Thomas Mounsey Cunningham (a well known name in Scottish provincial literature), and of Allan Cunningham, was born at Dalswinton, near Dumfries, in November, 1789, and received his baptismal names from that Peter Miller who is generally recognised as the first person to make use of steam in propelling boats. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, and as soon as he attained the requisite age, was appointed an Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Navy. In this capacity he saw service on the shores of Spain, where the great war was raging, and on the lakes of America, where he became the close friend of the celebrated Clapperton. He also served for some years in the Eastern Archipelago, and had ample opportunities of observing the effect of tropical climates on the European constitution. Of this he profited when, peace having arrived, he was thrown out of the regular line of duty, and would have been left to vegetate on half-pay if he had not sought other employment from the Admiralty; in the course of which, to use the words of the Quarterly Review, he made no less than four voyages to New South Wales, as Surgeon Superintendent of convict ships, in which were transported upwards of six hundred convicts of both sexes, whom he saw landed at Sydney without the loss of a single individual:a fact of itself quite sufficient to attest his judgment and ability in the treatment and management of a set of beings not easily kept in order.(Q. R., Jan. 1828.) The result of his observations during this period was embodied in his


 
Item: 197905
Surname: Curnow (obit)
First Name: Rev. William
Ship: -
Date: 21 October 1903
Place: -
Source: The Sydney Mail
Details: William Curnow, the eldest son of James Curnow, was born at St. Ives, Cornwall, in 1832, and was educated with a view to entering the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. When he was 21 years of age he became a minister, and a few months later the parent body in England received a requisition from the adherents in Australia for men to fill their pulpits. Amongst those chosen in response was the Rev William Curnow, and the party arrived in New South Wales in May, 1854. Mr. Curnow was immediately sent to Newcastle, but there he only stayed a few months, being appointed to to Maitland. He came nearer to the scene of his future influence when he was stationed at Parramatta, and it was during the course of his ministry there that he married the lady who is now his widow. Mrs. Curnow is a daughter of Mr. Von Mangerhausen Weiss, a business man. That was in 1858, and after a year spent in Bowenfels he was transferred to the Brisbane and Ipswich circuit in Queensland, which had in 1859 been separated from the mother colony. Sydney, how ever, called him back in 1862, and for the next three years Mr. Curnow filled the pulpit of the York-street Church — the principal place of worship of the Sydney Wesleyans. From there to Bourke-street was not a far step, and his thoughtful addresses to his co-religionists on matters of religion, and to his fellow-citizens generally on matters of social interest, were an education factor to many. In 1868 he went to Goulburn, the last circuit he administered in the country districts of New South Wales. Returning to York-street in 1871, he remained here until March, 1874, when he left for a trip to England. On his return he spent two years in the Forest Lodge circuit. Soon after his retirement from the editorial chair Mr. Curnow was summoned to the scene of his 30 years of labour to hear a few kindly expressions from those who had been his fellow-toilers. They pressed upon him for acceptance a humble souvenir of their goodwill, and he in return gave them many interesting reminiscences. Last Thursday found many of those who heard him taking part in that solemn scene at Rookwood among leading men of this city. He had many friends.


 
Item: 197821
Surname: Cusse (obit)
First Name: Rev. John Reni Gustavus
Ship: -
Date: 8 September 1866
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: The Rev. John Reni Gustavus Cusse, expired after a long illness, borne with Christian fortitude, at his residence, on Thursday evening last, at eight o clock. Father Cusse has been a great sufferer from dropsy, and has undergone five operations. The last one was perform by Dr. Bowker so recently as Wednesday, the day previous to his demise. Father Cusse was born at Niems, in the south of France, and was about forty-six -years of age. The greater part of his life was spent in the sacred ministry. He was of the order of the Assumption, a modification of the Augustinian order. In his native country he was a very distinguished professor of natural philosophy and chemistry, and was much esteemed by Cardinal Gousset, and several French ecclesiastics of higher rank. He came to Australia with Dr. Quinn, of Brisbane, with a view of establishing a branch of his order in this country, but he was obliged to leave Queensland on account of the excessive heat not agreeing with his constitution. Since his arrival in this colony he has had the care of the Newcastle mission, and under his care the splendid church and school in this city have been erected, and many valuable improvements have been added to the Presbytery. He was greatly beloved by his parishioners, and was very much esteemed by all his neighbouring Catholic clergymen. He was considered one of the best informed clergymen of their communion in the colonies, and the elegant hospitality at all times dispensed by him attracted many of his fellow-clergymen to Newcastle. The affection borne by them to him was strongly manifested during his long and painful illness, by their frequent enquiries and visits, Father Cusse being a foreigner had a great difficulty in making himself clearly understood by his congregation by having to address them in the English language. He was, nevertheless, much respected and revered by the members of the church with which he has been so long connected. His remains were removed to the church last evening, and were placed near the altar, where they wilt remain till to-day. He will be interred soon after the Requiem Mass, which will commence at eleven o clock. A brick vault has been built on the south side of the entrance to the church, and it is proposed to erect there a monument


 
Item: 197947
Surname: Dalton (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 9 May 1898
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. JOHN DALTON. Mr. John Dalton, the well-known tug proprietor of Scott street, who had been ailing for some time past, died at his residence, King-street, at 20 minutes past 12 o clock yesterday morning at the age of 75 years. Mr. Dalton came to the colony in 1850, and has spent the greater part of his life in this district. He was at the time of his death the owner of the tugs Awbins, Emu, Young Bungaree, Secret Storm King, and Pilot. He leaves six children, all of whom are grown up, one daughter being the wife of Dr. John Harris, of Watt-street, and one son is a qualified medical practitioner.


 
Item: 196984
Surname: Daly (obit)
First Name: Mrs. David
Ship: -
Date: 16 August 1895
Place: Maitland
Source: The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express
Details: An old identity of Maitland passed away in the person of Mrs. David Daly. She was the relict of David Daly who died some five years ago. The deceased was an active women up to a few months ago. Her last illness has occupied some 14 weeks and no doubt the bitter winter which has been so severe a trial to many aged people had its effect with that of old age in terminating her life. Mrs. Daly was 86 years old and lived in the Paterson and Maitland district for over 60 years


 
Item: 169139
Surname: Daly (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Edward J (Elizabeth)
Ship: -
Date: 19 January 1895
Place: Maitland
Source: Evening News Sydney
Details: The death of Mrs. E.J. Daly for many years postmistress of West Maitland occurred at her residence East Maitland. Mrs. Daly was 77 years of age and had been for some time ailing. Mr. Daly husband of the deceased lady was postmaster in 1843 and on his early death his widow was appointed in his room Mrs. Daly was punctilious in the extreme in the discharge of duty and far famed for charity.......


 
Item: 100275
Surname: Dangar (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 1 March 1860
Place: Scone
Source: MM
Details: OBITUARY - It is our painful duty to record the demise on Wednesday morning last, at her residence in Scone, of one of our old and much-respected inhabitants -we mean the lady of Tbomas Dangar, Esq. The deceased lady had been a severe sufferer during the last three years ; and during the latter twelve months of her life had been totally helpless, through paralysis in her lower extremities, as also her mental faculties being impaired. The illness of Mrs. Dangar, as well as her daughter, was the means of compelling Mr. Dangar to relinquish business some years ago, and watch over the sick-bed of his suffering wife and child. Mrs. Dangar was in her 57th year, when death's unrelenting hand came and removed her from earthly sufferings, we believe, " To enjoy that rest which remains for the people of God." This is the second bereavement during the last twelve months that 'has taken place in the above gentleman's family, having, eleven months and three weeks ago, committed to the tomb the ashes of his only daughter, aged l8 years We deeply sympathise with that gentleman's severe loss of a beloved wife, affection- ate mother, and valued member of society. Her remains were deposited in the family fault on Thursday afternoon last, in tho presence of 130 of the most influential and respectable inhabitants of the district.


 
Item: 199494
Surname: Darley (nee Close) (obit)
First Name: Rosanna Sophia Ives
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1878
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: A general feeling of regret and sympathy was expressed in town yesterday when it became known that this lady, wife of Mr. Cecil Darley, Resident Engineer, had suddenly expired at her residence, Church-street. on the previous night. The deceased lady, who was the daughter of E. C. Close, Esq., of Morpeth, was only taken ill on the previous day, with what at first appeared to be a slight cough, but afterwards developed into an affection of the throat, which steadily pursued its course until death ensued, notwithstanding all that medical aid could do to avert so sad an ending. It may be consoling to Mr. Darley to know that in his hour of sorrow, he has the cordial sympathy of all with whom she has come in contact; and unmixed feelings of regret are felt by those who were privileged with the acquaintance of his late amiable and estimable lady. The funeral will take place to-day, and a special train is announced to leave the Newcastle station this morning at 10 o clock, for Morpeth, to convey the remains to their last resting place in that town


 
Item: 197030
Surname: Dawes (obit)
First Name: Richard
Ship: -
Date: 6 February 1897
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Another of our old residents, Mr. Richard Dawes, has just passed away at the age of 73 years. Mr. Dawes, who was born on the Hawkesbury, came to this district when a boy with the late Mr. Howe, who was ono of the discoverers of Patrick Plains. He remained with the Howe family for many years and subsequently acquired some land at Newrigton, near Singleton where he settled down for the rest of his days. He married and leaves a grown up family, one of his sons being the well-known Mr. A. H. Dawes, the breeder of some of the beat draught horses on tbe Hunter. Messrs. E. L. and R. J. Dawes are two other sons of deceased. Mr. Dawes was a general favourite in the district with young and old and his musical tastes and other sociable attributes mode him a pleasant companion at many social gatherings up to within resent years. For a long time past Mr. Dawes had been suffering from an internal complaint which could only be removed by a surgical operation, but owing to the weak state of his heart it became dangerous to perform such an operation, which could only be successfully carried out with the assistance of chloroform. His medical attendants therefore declined to undertake the groat risk attending such an operation, and advised him to abstain from any exercise that could be avoided, and acting on that advice, Mr. Dawes had for a considerable time past become a quiet patient in his home and submitted to the inevitable, death ending his sufferings on Thursday morning, 28th ult.


 
Item: 162427
Surname: Day (obit.,)
First Name: Edward Denny
Ship: -
Date: 9 May 1876
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mr. Edward Denny Day. A gentleman who has been withdrawn for many years from active life by sickness, died at his residence in East Maitland on Saturday morning last. Mr. Edward Denny Day was previous to an attack of paralysis, and after the attack till increasing feebleness compelled him to resign his public duties, police magistrate o f Maitland, and had occupied that responsible office for so long a time that his name was historical in connection with it. At one period of his life, Mr. Day made a considerable figure in the public eye by a gallant capture of a noted bushranging gang who had established a reign of terror in the district of the Upper Hunter. Mr. Day's career as police magistrate in Maitland was not continuous; he held the position in the very early times, was removed to Port Macquarie, and returned on the death of Major Crummer, remaining in office till his sickness obliged him to retire. Mr. Day was admirably fitted for the duties of the magisterial bench. He possessed a keen intelligence, an active mind, and very wide practical knowledge of the law. By some people he was charged with harshness and tyranny, and it must be admitted that in his administration of the law, he made it a terror to evildoers. That is rather a virtue than a failing in the dispenser of justice. His stern manner detracted materially from the estimation in which he was held by people generally, but although he made a few mistakes, his decisions on the bench were almost invariably distinguished by strict equity. He had held office at a time when rigour was specially called for from a magistrate, and when a stern enforcement of the law was an essential to social security. He was a faithful public servant , always doing his duty honourably ; and if the manner of an older and worse day was sometimes a little too rugged for the improved state of society in his later time, we can pardon it for the sake of such conspicuous fidelity. In public matters Mr. Day took such part as his position permitted, and his last extra magisterial appearance in public was, if we mistake not, as chairman of the first meeting called in this district to express detestation of the attack on Prince Alfred in 1868. It was on a Saturday afternoon, two or three days after the occurrence, when men's minds were newly-stirred by the event, and the writer has a vivid remembrance of the emotion visible on the stern face of the chairman, who, in his opening speech, referred to the country the assassin,-" a land which he loved dearly and well," for it was his own mother-land, Ireland.


 
Item: 200094
Surname: Dibbs (obit)
First Name: John Campbell
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1899
Place: -
Source: NMH
Details: Death of Mr. John Campbell Dibbs, brother of Sir George and Mr. T. A. Dibbs. The deceased gentleman was born in Sydney in 1831. He was educated at the Australian College under the supervision of Dr. Lang. At the age of 14 he left the college and joined the firm of Campbell and Co of Campbells Wharf. After some years work there he commenced business for himself as accountant and financial agent. He also established a merchants business at Newcastle. For some time he has lived a retired life with his wife and family in Macquarie street, Sydney. He filled the duties of auditor for the Sydney University and the Savings Bank in Barrack street, the firm of Tooth and co and the North Shore Ferry Company. Leaves a widow and three sons and one daughter


 
Item: 161645
Surname: Dickson (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 2 May 1863
Place: Holmwood, Newtown
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MR. JAMES DICKSON, M.L.A.-It is with very "real regret, which will be shared in by a numerous circle of friends and by,the public generally, that we have to record the death, at his residence, Holmwood, Newtown, yesterday evening of Mr. James Dickson, M.L.A.............................


 
Item: 165764
Surname: Dines (obit.,)
First Name: Richard
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1876
Place: -
Source: Clarence and Richmond Examiner
Details: Death of Mr. Richard Dines. Good sportsmen throughout Australia will join in the regret with which we tell of the death of Mr. Richard dines, which resulted suddenly from a fit of apoplexy a few days ago at Merriwa. For years past Mr. Dines has occupied a prominent position among the breeders and runners of racehorses in this colony; and for straightforward, blunt honour and honesty he has always been remarkable. He purchased the important Lord of the Hills shortly after that horse s arrival in the colony, and kept him until very lately, always maintaining him to be the premier sire of the colonies, and stoutly upholding the vast superiority of the Touchstone blood. As owner of Kyogle, he was one of the principals in the law suit arising out of the match between that horse and Traveller, some twelve or thirteen years ago, and with a dogged determination and perseverance which always distinguished him, he fought the battle step by step, until the Privy Council chamber was reached. For some years he resided at Hambledon Hill near Singleton where he had a choice breeding stud, including the imported mares Regulem, Mainstay, Amethyst and Miss Cotherstone; and was very successful as a breeder, as is testified by his sending on to the turf Hambledon Hill, Glencoe, the Italian, Orlando, Little Dick, Amethyst, Paradise, Parasite, Croydon, Westminister, and others all winners of big races, from the Produce Stakes of the A.J.C. to the Melbourne Cup and Queens s Plate of our southern neighbours. He also imported, with one of his mares Mr. Tindale s Gemma di Vergy, who has of late years become so justly celebrated as the sire of Myrtle King of the West, Eros and other such. There was no truer sportsman ever lived; he bred horses for the pure love of the animal and he trained them because It was his pride to see them run Mr. Dines was an excellent neighbour, a kind and faithful friend, always popular in his own neighbourhood, and he never appeared to more advantage than when extending hospitality to those who visited him at his home. With many eccentricities, he was exceedingly kind hearted and liberal; and no greater tribute need be paid his memory than to say that those people who really needed his unostentatious good offices are those by whom he will be most sorely missed.


 
Item: 197834
Surname: Dobson (obit)
First Name: Rev. Joseph S
Ship: -
Date: 2 February 1905
Place: Gundagai
Source: Wagga Wagga Advertiser
Details: DEATH OF REV. J. S. DOBSON. A most melancholy and sad event took place at Gundagai on Thursday evening last, when the Rev. J. S. Dobson, the highly esteemed rector of the Anglican Church there, succumbed to an attack of paralysis of the brain, which came on extremely suddenly. Deceased was a native of Devonshire, England, where he was born in February 25, 1846. The death of the Rev. Mr. Dobson will be a severe blow to the parish, which was fortunate to have secured such a talented rector. His ser- mons were masterpieces of English oratory, and his appeals from the pulpit were so earnest as to quicken the best impulses that were in men. He was not only one of the most eloquent preachers in the service of the Church of England in this State, but he was a most active and thoughtful organiser, having a few years ago traversed the diocese as collector for the Century fund.


 
Item: 196941
Surname: Donaldson (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 15 June 1896
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: A VERY old resident of Newcastle, Mr. William Donaldson, died at his residence, Newcomen-street, on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Donaldson, who had reached the advanced age of 83 years, had only been confined to his bed for three days, but upon being seen by his medical adviser on Saturday it was observed that he was failing rapidly, and whilst the family were seated at dinner the old gentleman passed peacefully away. Mr. Donaldson had resided in the district for upwards of 60 years, and as far back as the forties he took an active part in developing the coal mines of the district, several of which he worked to a big advantage. Later on he became identified with the tweed factory at Stockton and several other industries that will always keep the name of Donaldson green in the memories of Newcastle residents. The old gentleman was highly respected, and he leaves behind a family-three sons and three daughters esteemed by everybody who has the pleasure of their acquaintance. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement. One of the daughters is married to Mr. W. Smith, road superintendent, and ono of the sons, Mr. Charles Donaldson, is in the Newcastle s town clerk s office. The funeral of the deceased gentleman took place yesterday afternoon, and was very largely attended, many of Newcastle s oldest residents taking part in the obsequies out of respect to the departed pioneer.


 
Item: 197839
Surname: Douglass (obit)
First Name: Rev. Arthur
Ship: -
Date: 29 March 1878
Place: Mackay
Source: The Armidale Express
Details: Death, after a long illness, of the Rev. Arthur Douglass, B.A., Rector of Trinity Church, Mackay. The late Mr. Douglass was the son of Dr. Douglass, of Douglass Park, near Parramatta, New South Wales, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his degree. After taking orders, he laboured in various parts of England, previous to returning to Australia, after which he was engaged at parish work at Parramatta and Wollongong. The rev. gentleman was appointed to the church at Mackay, by Bishop Hale. Notwithstanding his advanced age, he was of an active and sanguine temperament, and worked hard for the good of his church and people, and his genial kindly nature had endeared him to all. The funeral was one of the largest we have seen in Mackay, and the services of the church were conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased gentleman was a member


 
Item: 132427
Surname: Dove (obit)
First Name: Rev. William Woodman
Ship: -
Date: 26 March 1867
Place: Jerrys Plains
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Died on Monday 25th March. Buried in St. James Cemetery, Jerrys Plains. - Death of the Rev. W. W. Dove - It is with much regret that we have to record the demise of the Rev William Woodman Dove, incumbent of Jerrys Plains and Falbrook, whose death took place at the parsonage, Jerrys Plains, at an early hour on Saturday morning last. The deceased, who was quite a young man, only thirty-five years of age, leaves behind him a sorrowing widow and four helpless young orphans. Mr. Dove had been suffering for a considerable time past from valvular disease of the heart and for the past two months he was obliged, in consequence of the inroads made upon his constitution by the extension of the disease, to desist from the performance of his usual clerical duties, to which he was attached with extreme devotion. For several weeks past his medical attendants gave up all hopes of his recovery. The deceased clergyman was much esteemed for his many amiable qualities both by his numerous and wide-spread congregation as well as by his brother ministers and the bishop of the diocese. As an instance of the attachment of his brother clergymen to the de- ceased, we may state that the Rev. James Blackwood, of Singleton, the Rev. Mr. White, of Muswellbrook, and the Rev Mr Wilson, of Cassilis, attended frequently at the sick bed of their departed friend, although having to travel considerable distances to his residence. The Rev. W. W Dove had been in charge of the parishes of Jerrys Plains and Falbrook for upwards of eight years, he having succeeded the Rev. Joseph Cooper. Mr Dove s death will cause another vacancy in the list of clergymen in receipt of a Crown stipend under Sir Richard Bourke s Act.



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