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George Henry Wales

George Henry Wales

Male 1867 - 1954  (86 years)

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  • Name George Henry Wales 
    Born 27 Aug 1867  "Bendenine", Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Mar 1869  Catholic Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by Father Henry M Finnegan. George's sponsers were George Brown and Eliza Wailes
    Occupation 1895 
    listed on his marriage certificate as a labourer of Bendenine 
    Occupation Bef 1954 
    a grazier 
    Died 08 Jul 1954  Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit 06 Aug 1954  The Burrowa News (page 2), Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • As previously reported in these columns, the death occurred suddenly at his residence, 2 Brial Street, Boorowa, on Thursday, July 8, of Mr. George Wales, well-known and highly respected resident of the Boorowa district, at the age of 86 years.
      The late Mr. Wales, who was born at Wargeila in 1867, was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wales, and was the last surviving member of a family of nine.
      On October 9, 1895, he married Miss Mary Martin in St. Patrick's Church, Boorowa, and took up residence in the Bowning District.
      In 1907 he acquired a grazing property known as "Hassells Creek," Bowning, which he carried on successfully until ill-health forced his retirement from grazing pursuits in 1935. After disposing of his property to Mr., now Sir Walter Merriman, the late Mr. Wales purchased town properties at Boorowa, where he resided until the time of his death.
      Possessing a car driver's licence until the time of his death, the late Mr. Wales was a devout Catholic and a foundation member of the Holy Name Society, his car was seldom missing from outside the Church on Sundays.
      He was possessed of a cheerful dispositions and enjoyed relating his experiences of early pioneering days, which was spent in the district of his birth, which he served so well and notably.
      He is survived by his sorrowing wife, three daughters, Ella (Mrs. Crawford, Concord West), Irene (Mrs. E. Harding, Boorowa), Vera (Mrs. F. Harding, Marrickville) and one son George, of Bowning. One son, Joseph, pre-deceased him. There are also 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
      Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul in St. Patrick's Church, Boorowa, at 8.0 a.m. on Friday, July 9, by the Rev. Fr. Reynolds.
      Following a service at 3 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church by the Rev. Fr. Greene, the funeral, which was a striking and fitting tribute to the memory of one such as George Wales, moved to the Catholic portion of the Boorowa Cemetery where the remains were interred. Rev. Fr. Greene officiated at the graveside and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Patterson Bros. Pall bearers were George (son), Eric Harding (son-in-law), J. Moore, R. Packham, H. Wales (nephews), and George Dunn.

      FLORAL TRIBUTES
      The family wreath was lowered with the casket. Floral tributes were forwarded from the following: Loving Wife and Family; Grandchildren; Patricia, Phillip, Terry and Doreen; Bob Fan, Ellma Jack and Family; Mrs. F. L. Wheeler, Jack and Agnes; Bill Kate and Family; Lucy, Jean and Roy; Fred Turton and all at Elmslie; Maisie and George Dunn and Family; Les Heather and Gloria Jones and Mr. and Mrs. W. Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cleary; Daphne and Keith Martin; Albert; Mrs. Bryce and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Greg Shaw; E. Boulding & Sons; Railway Staff, Bowning
    Buried Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    The Grave of George Henry Wales; headstone
    Person ID I1406  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2009 

    Father John Joseph Wales,   b. 19 Dec 1829, Hawkesbury River, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1905, "Bendenine", Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Brown,   b. 24 Aug 1836, Shoalhaven (Goulburn), NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1906, "Bendenine", Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1855  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Martin,   b. 24 Apr 1874, Ford Street, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.44302,148.728044 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1962, Brial Street, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.434731,148.720013 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 09 Oct 1895  St Patrick's Church, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.438409,148.714768 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert George Wales,   b. 28 Aug 1896, "Bendenine", Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1969, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Ella Madeline Wales,   b. 08 May 1898, "Bendenine", Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1979, Summer Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Esther Irene Wales,   b. 29 Jan 1900, "Bendenine", Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1979, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Joseph William Wales,   b. 25 Sep 1901, "Bendenine", Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1937, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. Vera Anne Laura Wales,   b. 16 Jan 1904, "Bendenine", Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1976, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1867 - "Bendenine", Boorowa, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 12 Mar 1869 - Catholic Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jul 1954 - Boorowa, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Boorowa, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Henry Wales
    George Henry Wales
    George Henry Wales with his prize winning Merino sheep in February 1927