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Phyllis Nellie Mutch

Phyllis Nellie Mutch

Female 1896 - 1948  (51 years)

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  • Name Phyllis Nellie Mutch 
    Born 06 Jul 1896  Parker Street, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Jan 1948  the Methodist Cemetery, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 27 Jan 1948  Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit Abt 28 Jan 1948  the local paper at, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death occurred at her home 51 Nasmith St. on Tuesday last of Phyllis Nellie Aspland, at the age of 52.
      Deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Mutch and the late Robert Mutch, and was born at Cootamundra.
      She married Leslie James Aspland at Cootamundra in 1916, and he and 4 children survive. A son is Raymond of Young.
      Daughters are : Gwendoline (Mrs. E. Brown) Young.
      Audrey (Mrs. G. Mote) Bowral.
      Mona - Young.

      Mr. Jack Mutch of Auburn was a brother
      Mr. Bert Mutch of Braidwood was a brother
      Sisters -- Mrs. Elma Rigney (Balgowlah)
      Mrs. Ethel Long (Cootamundra)

      The remains were conveyed to the Methodist Church where Rev. L.A.R. Taylor conducted a service. As the coffin was being carried from the church it passed through a guard of honor composed of members of the Methodist Ladies' Guild. The interment took place at the Young cemetery, the family wreath being lowered with the remains.

      Pallbearers were: Mr. Claude Long (brother-in-law)
      Mr. Milton Mutch (cousin)
      & Messrs. Mr. F. Carnley & Mr. Alex Murray.
      H.R. Blackett & Son conducted the funeral arrangements.
    Newspaper 02 Feb 1948  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • OBITUARY

      MRS. PHYLLIS LES. ASPLAND

      The death occurred at her home, of Phyllis Nellie Aspland, 48, daughter of Mrs. Mutch and the late Robert Mutch. Born at Cootamundra, she married Leslie James Aspland, at Cootamundra, in 1916, and he and four children survive. A son is Raymond, of Young.

      Daughters are Gweneth, (Mrs. E. Brown), Young, Audrey (Mrs. B. Mote), Bowral, Mona (Young).

      Mr. Jack Mutch, of Auburn is a brother, and sisters are Mrs. Elma Rigney (Balgowlah, Manly) and Mrs. Ethel Long (Cootamundra). A brother predeceased her.

      The remains were conveyed to the Methodist Church, where the Rev. L. A. R. Taylor conducted the service.

      The coffin passed through a guard of honor composed of members of the Methodist Ladies' Guild. The interment took place at the Young cemetery, the family wreath being lowered with the remains.

      Pallbearers were Mr. Claude Long (brother-in-law), Mr. Milton Mutch (cousin), and Messrs. F. Carnley and Alex Murray.


    Newspaper 10 Feb 1948  The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • DEATHS

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      ASPLAND, Phyllis Nellie - January 27 1948 at her residence 51 Nasmith Street Young Loved mother of Gwen (Mrs. E Brown) Audry (Mrs Mote) Mona and Raymond and beloved daughter of Mrs L Mutch and late Robert Mutch of Cootamundra aged 48 years.
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    Anecdote 1997 


    • Biographical note written by her daughter Audrey Mote
      Phyllis was the first child born to Louisa and Robert Mutch of 44 Crown Street, Cootamundra. She was born on Monday 6 July 1896 at Parker Street, Cootamundra, and was registered by her father, Robert Mutch, a farmer of 28 years, on 20th August 1896. The witness was Mrs Sharp.
      Phyllis eventually had two brothers, Bert and Jack, and two sisters, Ethel and Elma.
      Nothing is known at present of her early school days up until her teens when she worked in the office of Attwood's shop at Cootamundra. I also seem to remember that she worked at some time as a milliner, making and decorating ladies' hats.
      It was in her teens that she met my Dad, Leslie James Aspland, who had come up to Cootamundra from Camperdown in Victoria, to be best man at his brother Bert's wedding. Les was staying with his sister Hilda and her husband Lloyd Holmes.
      Evidently Phyllis saw this nice looking young stranger in town, dressed to the nines in a double breasted navy suit and fur felt swedish style hat, and decided to get to know him. And according to Leslie she often went out of her way to do just that. Anyway it must have worked for both of them as they were married in the Methodist Church in Cootamundra on 24th JULY, 1916 and travelled to Victoria for their honeymoon. It was a Monday night when Phyllis Nellie Mutch and Leslie James Aspland were married by Rev. Bellhouse. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a pretty frock of white crepe-de-chene, the bodice being daintily trimmed with satin and pearls, and lined with pale pink ninon. She wore the customary wreath and veile.
      Miss Ethel Mutch was bridesmaid; her dress was of white cotton voile, trimmed with shadow lace. She also wore a mob cap of white tulle, lined with pale pink ninon, ninon roses, and velvet streamers. The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaid was a cameo ring. Mr. E. Thompson acted as best man. The bride's mother wore a black costume.
      At the end of the ceremony, the bridal party and guests adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, "Glenroy", Crown Street, Cootamundra, where the wedding breakfast was held.
      Later in the evening, the happy couple left by the express train for Camperdown, Victoria, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride's travelling dress was a navy coat and skirt , and a violet hat.
      The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of silver sleeve links, and the bridegroom's gift to the bride being an aquamarine pendant.
      They came back to Cootamundra and settled, and Lloyd Holmes lent Les ?275 to purchase a barber's shop. He had this for about 3 years and suffered fainting spells (probably from too much standing) so the Doctor advised a change of work.
      I can imagine it was an important decision for them, but they eventually decided to try the land, and bought 550 acres at Brawlin (just out of Coota.) The purchase price was ?4,000 and they borrowed ?500 so I imagine it was an important step for them to take. They built a new home on the land and were there for 4 years.
      My Dad then decided that he would very much like to own a paper shop, and on hearing of one for sale at Queanbeyan for ?800, he tried to talk my Mother into going to have a look at it, but she was very definite and wouldn't consider it, as she said it was too far away from home and family. Evidently my Mother must have considered Grenfell close enough as Dad went across by train to inspect a paper shop there, but by the time he got there it was withdrawn from sale.
      On the way home he stayed at the Great Eastern Hotel at Young overnight, and the next morning met a friend from Coota. in the street who told him of a hairdressing business for sale. He must have contacted Mum and she said she would come to Young, so next day he went down and bought the business from Mr. Stan McKellar. He did very well in the business and carried a very large stock of tobacco, and sometimes on Saturdays I would go down and run the shop part for him. Customers from the hairdressing used to bring their ticket out to me and I would attend to them.
      Sometimes to make extra money Dad would bundle up plants that he had grown at home and sell them at the shop. He had his regular customers and did quite well, but it was a lot of hard work, and each night he could be found out in the garden in the dark with a lantern, digging up and bundling his plants, ready for the next day. He often told Bob (my husband) and me that he had been sorry not to have had a paper shop, so I think that was a dream that he didn't fulfil.
      When my Mother and Father decided to come to Young, Dad bought a block of land on the Burrowa Road, now known as 5 Whiteman Avenue. Mr. Vogt built the house in 1922 and in fact Dad told me that the night I was born he could remember sitting on the floor joists as the floor wasn't finished, and that was where he received the news that he had another daughter. My elder sister Gwen was born while my parents were at Cootamundra. I guess I was a disappointment for them as I suppose they badly wanted a son. However they were to have another daughter Mona, before they finally got their son Ray .
      My Mother lead a fairly quiet life as she was mostly a home person. She belonged to the Methodist Ladies' Church Aid but she didn't go along often. Her interests were sewing and gardening and she always kept her family and the house spotless. She liked dressing nicely, but she didn't have a lot of money, so the dressmaking helped a lot. She was often frustrated because of the shortage of money, and Bob (Gordon) my husband used to help her as much as he could, if she wanted any furniture or goods that he sold, in the furniture shop he was in.
      This shortage of money often caused arguments between my parents - they were both strong willed, and neither would give in during an argument. They were not very compatible as the years rolled on, and they very rarely did anything, or went anywhere together. They drifted apart, and one day without any warning, my Mother moved out with the two children, Mona and Ray. Gwen and I were married . She moved to a home at 51 Nasmith Street, Young, and took in girl boarders to make ends meet.
      Of course it was a great shock to my Father to come home from work one night and instead of finding his dinner waiting for him, to find most of the house empty of furniture, and his family gone.
      This led to a divorce, a divorce I don't think either of them wanted, but both being pig-headed they couldn't talk to one another and admit how they really felt. None of the family took sides.
      Dad put some boarders in his house and continued to live there for a time, until Mona married, and she and Pat Dwyer moved in with him and stayed.
      Mum always suffered from Hayfever and Varicose Veins, and her legs must have gotten so bad that she went to Dr. Stocks to have some treatment for them. I wasn't living at Young at this time, but I believe she was having injections for them, and shortly after became ill and confined to her bed. I can never understand why the Doctor didn't put her in hospital, but perhaps she wouldn't go and leave Mona and Ray on their own to look after the boarders. Perhaps they didn't realise how serious it was, as I know for myself I didn't, and I didn't know at the time the nature of her illness.
      Bob and I and our 2 children Robert and Jan were living at Bowral at this time, and towards evening I had an urge to ring Mum to see how whe was. Having no phone, we put our kids in the car and drove to Bowral P.O. to ring up. I went in to ring while Bob and Robert and Jan waited in the car. I got through O.K. and Teddy Brown (my brother-in-law) answered and said, " just a minute, Dr. Stocks wants to speak to you. " He came on and told me that Mum had just died. She got out of bed and died from a clot. It was a terrible shock.
      On the death certificate it says she died from;
      1 a Coronary embolism
      1b Hepatic thrombosis cause of death
      11 Severe neurasthemia
      2 a 40 mins.
      b ?
      11 1 month duration of last illness
      3 DR. STOCKS
      27th JANUARY, 1948.

      My Dad was a total wreck emotionally at the funeral, who knows what thoughts were going through his head. He retired from business not long after and spent his time in his garden which he really enjoyed, and he often came to us for holidays at Bowral and later when we moved to Goulburn. Then at other times he would travel to Victoria to visit with his many relatives and he was always a good letter writer. Bob and I were always interested in photography and one time when Dad was staying with us Bob suggested to Dad to buy a camera to take photos on his travels. They went down to see Ian Steele a friend of Bob's, who owned a camera store and bought one. From then on he took many lovely colour slides of the various gardens that were open for inspection like " MILTON PARK " at Bowral. He was very proud of the collection that he acquired.
      Dad went on to live another 39 years after Mum died. His later years were spent at Mount Saint Joseph's Home, at Young, where he was very happy and very well cared for. He used to write to us every week until his eyesight failed, and then Bob & I made the decision to ring him every Sunday morning, and that continued until he died. He used to look forward to our calls, and was always waiting near the office. His health was very good, and right up until the end his memory was outstanding, even remembering things that we couldn't. He passed away quietly on 15th JULY, 1987, at the remarkable age of 97.
    Person ID I76  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 21 May 2016 

    Father Robert Mutch,   b. 17 Aug 1867, Delegate, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1925, West Jindalee, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Louisa Loiterton,   b. 20 Jun 1877, West Jindalee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1966, Private Hospital, Epping, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1896  West Jindalee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leslie James Aspland,   b. 09 Apr 1890, Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1987, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1916  Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Les and Phyllis Aspland
    Les and Phyllis Aspland
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    Newspaper 28 Jul 1916  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • WEDDING BELLS.

      Despite the scarcity of flowers at present, the surroundings of the pulpit in the Methodist Church were prettily decorated for the wedding, on Monday evening of Phyllis Nellie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mutch, of Cootamundra, and Leslie James, son of the late William Middleton and Mrs. Aspland, of Camperdown, Victoria. The Rev. H.E. Bellhouse officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a costume of cream crepe de chine, the bodice being daintily trimmed with satin and pearls, and lined with pale pink lilies of the valley, and wore a veil over a wreath of orange Blossoms, also an aquamarine pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. The brides- maid, Miss Ethel Mutch, wore a frock of white coil, trimmed with shadow lace, and a cap of white tuile, lined with pale pink ninon and ninon roses, with black velvet streamers. She car- ried a bouquet of pale pink roses, and wore a cameo ring, the bridegroom's present. Mr. Ernest Thompson acted as best-man. Whilst the register was being signed Miss Laura Row rendered in pleasing style, the solo, 'Because.' During the service the congregation joined in the singing of the hymns, 'The voice that Breathed o'er Eden' and 'O, Perfect Love!' whilst as the bridal party left the church the organist, Mr. W. B. Breyley, played the 'Wedding March'. A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents; and later the newly-married couple left by the express for Melbourne.
    Divorced 1947 
    Children 
     1. Clarice Gwendoline Aspland,   b. 14 May 1917, Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2014, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +2. Audrey Mavis Aspland,   b. 28 Dec 1922, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2017, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Raymond Robert William Aspland,   b. 24 May 1932, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2006, Budgewoi, NSW, Australia, -33.223682,151.558971 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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