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LOITERTON- LEAHY.-- On 4th January, 1908, Robert Henry Loiterton (son of Mr. John Loiterton, of Rosemont, West Jindalee), to Nellie Leahy, (daughter of Mr. Jeremiah Leahy, Gundagai).
Family F1022

Marriage Announcements
On Monday last, at St. John's Church, Mr. John Mutch, Old-ball Tavern, to Miss Hargreaves, daughter of the late Mr. William Hargreaves, North Shore. 
Mutch, John (I34170)

MARTIN-ERLANDSON (Silver Wedding).-On
the 30th September, 1897, at Colac, by the late Rev. Robert Brown. William John, eldest son of Mrs. Martin and the late William Martin, of "Hawthorne," Birregurra, to Irene, second daughter of the late Allan and Mary Erlandson, of Rae street, Colac. (Present address, "Iburn Ridge,' Wilby).
Family F101

MARTIN. - On the 22nd November, at St. Ann's Hospital. Yarrawonga, Irene, the be- loved wife of W. J. Martin, of Wilby, loving mother of Erland and Farndale, aged 68 years.
Erlandson, Irene (I391)

MARY ANN KING, PHOEBE DOUGLAS, ANN NORRIS, theft : simple grand larceny, 19th February, 1829.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18290219-57
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Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty,
* Other trials on 19 Feb 1829
* Crime Location: Mile-end-road
* Associated Records...

Original Text:

583. MARY ANN KING , PHOEBE DOUGLAS , and ANN NORRIS , were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February, 30 yards of printed cotton, value 19s. , the goods of James Compigne .

MARY COMPIGNE . I am the wife of James Compigne , a linen-draper, of Mile-end-road. About four o'clock on the 9th of February, King came and wished to look at some prints; I shewed her several - she said they were not genteel enough - I shewed her some others, and then she asked for some more; she offered me 1s. 4d. a yard for one which I asked 1s. 10d. for: after she had detained me about eight or ten minutes, the other two prisoners came in together, and wished to look at a print in the window, which was very difficult to get at; I asked them to take a seat, but King detained me so long that I went and gave them the gown-piece out of the window -I was there, perhaps, about three minutes; I then returned to King, and she said I knew her terms - I said I could not take it; she went out rather fast, and I went to the other two; they said the print I had shown them was not dark enough - Douglas said she was a poor servant, and had seven children, and hoped I would take as little as I could for two dresses - I offered to take off half-a-crown; she had a child which was very troublesome -Norris walked towards the door with it, and they went away; I then stood a bit, went into the parlour, and said I had lost something, I was sure I had, but I did not miss them till Brown, the officer, brought these prints the next day - they are the prints which I had shewn them; this is one which King said was not genteel enough - this one she said was only fit for children's frocks; this she did not like, and this was not enough to make a dress: the prisoners did not speak to each other to my knowledge, and none of them made any purchase.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN BROWN . I am an officer. On the 9th of February, I saw Douglas and Norris, about ten minutes before five o'clock, on the opposite side of the street, and King was on the same side as I was, with a bundle: I and Waters stopped her at the corner of Church-street, Bethnal-green, and took her into the Adam and Eve public-house - we found all these articles on her, which she said she had bought of a tallyman, who came to her house; I asked if she could tell where he lived, and she said No; we then searched her, and she had no money - we brought her out again, crossed over, and took the other prisoners, and took them all into another public-house; King then said,

"Phoebe, have you been with me to-day?" Douglas said, "No, Nance, have you been with me to-day?" Norris said No; we took King, but let the other two go: but from further information we went again, and took them: last Saturday, as I was going up stairs at the office, I heard Douglas, whose voice I knew, call to a man in the lock-up place, and say, "George, it's all up," for the fatements were on them; he said, "Why did you not go in somewhere, and take them off?" she said, "We had not a bl-y farthing among us:" we took the prisoners about three-quarters of a mile from the prosecutor's.

THOMAS WATERS . I was with Brown, and saw Douglas and Norris on the opposite side of the way; I called Brown's attention to them, and at that moment we saw King with the bundle; we took her into the house, and found these things; I then went out, and overtook the other two about one hundred yards off - we found nothing on them, and let them go; but on the Thursday morning we went and took them again - we asked them if they had been in any shop with King: they said No.

KING'S Defence. I never was in the prosecutor's shop- I know nothing of these other women; the things were given me by a tallyman.

DUGLAS'S Defence. I never saw this lady before I was at Worship-street: what the officers have stated is false- they knew me for some time.

NORRIS' Defence. I was not on the same side of the way with King; the time I was first taken I had half a crown in my hand - I had been no higher than Bethnal-green school that day; I had not been in the road at all; on the Tuesday Waters met a lad in the Bethnal-green-road, he asked where I lived, and gave him brandy, and said if he told me of it he would police him.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 22.


NORRIS - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years  
Douglas, Phoebe Elizabeth (I20500)

Memorial Service
Late Private [sic] W.T. Fisher

There was a large congregation at the Camperdown Methodist Church on Sunday evening last, when the Rev. T. Pollard James preached a sermon in memory of the late Sergeant W T Fisher. Many of the members of the I.O.R., in which organisation the deceased soldier was prominent and had held all the chief offices, were present. A special anthem was sung by the choir. The front of the pulpit was draped with the Union Jack. The service was a most impressive one.
During the course of his remarks the Rev James said:
"One of the June Quarterly tickets that I wrote with pride from the members roll of this church recently was that of our dear and now sainted hero, Sergeant W T Fisher, AIF. Our dear brother enlisted 3 years ago, July 1915, and had a long period of strenuous service with the Australian Army, first in Egypt and more particularly in France. He was born in Grasmere 29 years ago, but resided in Camperdown nearly all his life. He made heroic sacrifice, how great none can tell save those who have left a devoted wife, father, mother and young children, such as he, to fight the good fight. The amiable and sterling qualities which endeared him not only to his nearest and dearest, but to all who knew him, also caused a wounded Geelong boy to say 'we never knew a sergeant like him.' He by these manly qualities soon won deserved promotion at the front, and he has lived up to the noblest ideals of an Australian soldier and a Britisher. Wounded two years ago he made a rapid recovery and returned again to the firing line, and made with his brothers, wife and parents, a noble contribution to the cause of freedom. We commend his dear ones to the Heavenly Father, Who now has him in His keeping, another star shining in his Redeemer's crown." 
Fisher, Sergeant William Thomas (I215)

MEMORIAL SERVICE -It is not often a minister is called upon to hold a double memorial service, but on Sunday evening last this solemn duty devolved on the Rev. H. J. Cock, who conducted a special service in memory of Mr John Gaylard and Mrs Hannah Farndale, two old and respected members of the Wesleyan Church.
The rev. gentleman based his sermon on the words "The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law." But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ " (I Corinthians XV. 56.57.) He commenced by relating the parable of the angel of sleep and the angel of death in illustration of the universally natural aversion in man to death. We welcome sleep, and are to glad to have our senses locked in its sweet and refreshing embrace. But with what hated breath we speak to death. There were all around them the signs and emblems of mourning, many of those present having known what bereavement was. He would like to ask them how it was that such a horror centres in and around the dying hour? St. Paul gave us the explanation where he says "the sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law." Another cause was that in death we cease to be, Everything clings most tenaciously to life: man as well as the brute creation. Then again death separates bcdy and soul, after having been closely linked or welded together, for say 70 years. There is also the fear of ceasing to be, the fear that death will blot out our existence for ever. But faith looks beyond, to that home prepared for the soul. Loved ones may minister to us in the dying hour, they may go down to the very verge of the grave, and we may hear them say the last fond good-bye, the last fond farewell, yet we must all pass out of this world in utter loneliness, that is, to the soul out of Christ. The apostle, while not ex cluding these causes of pain and anguish from the dying hour, lays stress on the fact that the sting of death is sin, and, as Shakespeare says " Conscience makes cowards of us all." In that hour how many sins crowd in upon us, and we feel terror stricken at going out into eternity and meeting God, if he is not our friend. Innocence is not afraid to die, but guilt always is. The little babe is not afraid to die, and had we re tained the innocence of early life, we should not be afraid, but the angel passed out of man and the devil came in. It was no wonder that man was afraid to be called to the bar of God's judgement remembering how often he had broken His law. Turning from the dark side of the picture he drew the attention of his hearers to the bright side, as contained in Paul's words " But thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." Fear of death may be conquered in many ways. There was a certain amount of steel and iron in man, by which he could nerve himself for the trying ordeal, as was often the case with the infidel, the scoffer, and the world ling. It was said that Jay Gould died calmly and peace fully, but of a man who had lived such a life as he had it might well be said " Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone." Jay Gould had made gold his God, and bent all his energies in acquiring wealth ; so God let him alone, and he who com menced life by selling mouse-traps died worth ?14,000,000. God giveth us the victory in overcoming the sins thatoppresses our lives. Thechristian had the victory over death, and in a joyful resurrection ; and also had a final victory at the bar of God. Thus there was the victory of pardon, of sin, of the broken law, of death and the resurrection, and then the passing in to the eternal home. Of the two whose memory he would bring to their remembrance that night, and who had worshipped with them in past times, they had passed in to their reward. He then proceeded to read an obituary notice of each of the departed, of which the following is a summary :
John Gaylard was born on the 10th August, 1818, in Martick, England, and came to Australia, landing in Adelaide in 1853. In the following year he came over to Victoria, and almost immediately settled in Colac, where he continued to reside until his death. In 1842, eleven years before leaving England, he was married to Mliss Emma Locock, on his 24th birthday. Being a man of modest gifts he never took a -prominent part in church work or secular matters. His christian life was a very quiet, retired one, though he was always ready to talk about spiritual things, and was a constant attendant at the Sabbath services. His last illness was an exceedingly painful one, but in the midst of all the joy of the Lord was his strength. The Lord was with himin the fiery furnace, and his testi mony to the supporting grace of God was most satisfactory. His last in telligent communication was a requ s! made to his daughter to sing the hymns " Down at the Cross," and "My God I am Thine," and to read the 14th chapter of St John's gospel. Shortly afterwards he fell into a comatose state, and lingered for two or three . days until Wednesday, Nov 9th, when he fell asleep in Jesus.
Hannah, relict of the late Mathew Farndale was born in Slights, York shire, England on the 11th October 1807. She was married in 1828, and in 1853 accompanied her husband to to this colony, providence directing their steps into the Colac district. Here their children grew to manhood and womanhood; here their grand children climbed their grandsire's knee "the envied kiss to share," and here too the aged grandparents saw and blessed the children of the fourth generation. About eight years ago the fond husband, on whose strong arm the wife had leaned, and in whose love she had dwelt for 56 years was taken from her side to the higher life and service of heaven. The loneliness of widowhood has been greatly cheered by the presence sympathy, and loving kindness of her children. Not quite three years ago the sad affliction of blindness rendered her life yet sadder still, and the present being shut out from view, she naturally lingered on the past, to her so full of love and happiness. When a girl she was associated with the Church of England, but before her marriage she joined as a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and during her long life remained a most consistent loyal member of the church. Though ailing for a long time past the end came rather un expectedly on Friday, December 9th. How bright the vision that suddenly burst upon her gaze. Now she sees the King in His beauty. Those darkened orbs are now feasting in delight on Him who is the fairest among ten thousand and altogether lovely.

Thompson, Hannah (I70)

Methodist Kindergarten Hall.


For years past the Methodists of Young have felt the need of increased accommodation for their Sunday School, particularly the Infant sec- tion which has been crowded into the vestry at the rear of the Epworih Hall. The effort to secure more suitable and adequate premises for the Kindergarten has now culminated in the erection of a new hall at the rear of the Church, which is to be opened by Miss Hilda Wales, the Su- perintendent of the Kindergarten De- partment of the School. After pre- liminary addresses and a song by the Tinies themselves Miss Wales will turn the key und invite the audience to inspect the new hall, after which the company will pass through the hall into the church where the Dedi- cation Service will be conducted by Rev. L. Peacock.

At 8 o'clock In the evening a com- plementary to Rev. L. Peacock will take the form of a conversazione in the Epworth hall and will enable his old friends to meet him and each other for a social hour.
Wales, Hilda Ruth (I200)

Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1823
Entry Number: 576
Name: Susannah Smith
Age: 21
Height: 4 feet 11 1/2 inches
Complexion: Fair
Hair: Light
Eyes: Grey
Born: Bristol
Trade: Servant
Brought into custody: 4 July 1823
Commited When: w Clark Esq 1 April 1823
Offence Charged: Stealing a silver watch, value 50/- the property of William Harthale 
Smith, Susannah (I35761)

Mittagong, Sunday. A serious accident happened at Mittagong last evening about 11 o'clock to Mr. J. Alt, Stationmaster at Colovale. Mr. Alt was boarding a goods train to go to Colovale and it is supposed that he slipped and fell on the rails. The trucks passed over his legs. The injured man was at once conveyed to the Berrima District Hospital, where the amputation of both legs was deemed necessary. Doubts are entertained of his recovery.  
Alt, James (I46)

Mr. 'Bert' Sheather.

Gundagai's 'handy man,' Mr. Albert Thomas Milne Sheather, has gone tbe way of all flesh, and his early demise will be genuinely re gretted by many outside his own kith and kin. He died on Saturday from an attack of pneumonic influenza at the local emergency hospital, where he was admitted only a week previously. In 1915 deceased enlisted in the 56th battalion of the A.I.F., and after spending a brief period in the training camp at Cootamundra was drafted to Egypt and afterwards to England. He was invalided home in 1918, and it is thought the severe bout of ill ness through which he passed while on active service had its telling effects against him being able to successfully fight against the illness tbat brought about his death. 'Bert,' as he was familiarly known, was a man of many parts -- in fact he could do anything from the weaving and casting of a fishing net to the building of a vehicle, or even a house, and those whose privilege it was to employ him never had any cause to regret it. Deceased, who was 42 years of age, was the youngest son of Mr. Fred. Sheather, a hardy old pioneer who survives him, and three brothers (Messrs. Alfred, George and Fred. Sheather) and two sisters (Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Podmore) are also left. Deceased was accorded a military funeral, the remains being laid to rest in the C. of E. portion of the North Gundagai cemetery on Sunday morning. The Rev. H. F. Champion officiated at the grave side, while the returned men were in charge of Lieut. Fisher, the pall bearers being Gnr. A. Hunt and Ptes. C. Weekes, H. Hardwick and W. Bale. Matron Brown, who also attended, was attached to deceased's battalion in the Red Cross army abroad.
Sheather, Albert Thomas Milham (I21232)

MR. A. Mathieson - Death at Carrington.
Veteran Mine manager

Mr. Alexander Mathieson,Father of Mr James Mathieson, Manager of the Bellbird Colliery, died last night at his home in Carrington, where he had lived since his retirement from the service of the Hetton Coal Company.

Mr Mathieson was a native of Lanark (Scotland) where he was born on September 22 1844. At the age of 8 years he began to learn weaving in his native town. His parents, following the example of so many others, decided to try for their fortunes in the new land, Australia, of which much was heard that was favourable, and the family sailed in a vessel named the Albatross arriving in Melbourne in 1855.

They continued on to Sydney, and then to Newcastle where Alexander who was one of four sons secured employment. His ------------ in the field of mining was most successful. Mathieson in chatting over his experiences gave an interesting record of his many impressions of the Newcastle district. He produced a manuscript record every entry in which was his own, denoting the thoroughness with which he attended to business and to it's details. One entry reads "A Mathieson started work for J & A Brown 1865 (or 1863?)"This was followed by a statement of his employment with the Coal & Copper Co., with which he was associated until September 29 1863 Worked for them for eight years six months. Another entry was "Started work for the A.A. Company September 30 1863. Worked for A.A. Co 12 years four months two days." Then there was a third entry showing that he started work for the Newcastle Coalmining Co on February 3rd 1876 for which he worked nine years six months 17 days.

Mr Mathieson's association with the Hetton Coal co was explained by the following characteristic statement "Started work for the Hetton Coal Co September 21 1885 last pay I was paid at the colliery Nov 17 1917 when I was retiring on a pension. Employed by the Hetton Coal Co for 32 years one month six days. Last day coal was hauled for shipment at colliery April 15 1915".

Searching through the book and reflecting on the contents the veteran manager ran his index finger through other entries several of which were copied. "Contractor for 'A' pit H Walker depth 252 ft first coal put into wagons april 3rd 1888 Cost of sinking 'A' pit ?10, 255/14/6 " 'B' pit 271 ft started to put out coal April 3 1888 cost of sinking ?5630/2/8.

Mr Mathieson did not believe that Hetton was worked out when the decision was reached to close the mine. "At that time" he said "We had an output of 100,000 tons of coal a year, and without driving another yard in the headings there was four years' coal ready for winning."

Although almost the entire operations of this historic colliery were carried on 240 ft beneath the ocean and harbour waters, it was drained so well that the pit horses were kept below, the actual location of the stables being in a portion of the colliery that was in a line beneath the track of shipping.

When the adjoining Stockton Colliery was closed the Government gave Mr Mathieson's company the right to continue, provided that the water in the disused pit was kept down to 100ft or 120ft. To accomplish this it was found necessary to bore through 240ft of coal and then instal a pump which was connected to the Hetton company's standard. In this way the water was kept effectively under control. There was always a ready market for Hetton coal, interstate and overseas.

Mr Mathieson lived to see Carrington grow into a big suburb with upwards of 3000 population. When he knew it first it was nearly all swamp and sand with but a few scattered buildings. His services in connection with the survey and layout of Carrington were placed on record by the council of that municipality.

Mr Mathieson enjoyed for years the friendship of Mr James Fletcher "We were great friends" he said when he recounted some of the stirring incidents in the political fights of Newcastle of 50 years ago. "I knew James Fletcher when he was 'on the coal.' He was in the New South Wales Parliament for many years and became Minister for Mines." Mr James Curley, the Secretary of the Miner's Union and Mr William Davies one of the first presidents, Mr Mathieson always expressed the warmest regards for both, were, he said, very straight. There was never any trouble with them.

The under manager at Hetton was Mr. J Welford , who with other acquaintances of the past, had since died. Mr Mathieson was one of the original members of the Newcastle Hospital Board. Mrs Mathieson died several years ago. In addition to the son who is manager of the Bellbird Colliery (Cessnock) there are two other sons Messrs William and John Mathieson both of whom are well known in the Newcastle district.

The funeral is announced to leave St Andrew's Presbyterian Church tomorrow afternoon for the Sandgate Cemetery
Mathieson, Alexander (I512)

Mr. Albert E. Sheather

A former well known resident of Grong Grong, Mr. Albert Ernest Sheather, of Leeton, died at Leeton on Thursday last, aged 69 years.

Mr. Sheather was born at Gundagai, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sheather, very early residents of Gundagai. When he was very young his parents moved to Matong (or Boggy Creek, as it was then known). Later they moved to Warri, near Ardlethan, but eventually they settled on a small property at Grong Grong and remained there until their deaths.

Mr. Bert Sheather spent many years on his property, 'Oakvale,' Grong Grong, which he disposed of only about six months ago. He and Mrs. Sheather and their son Reg, ('Mick') then moved to Leeton, where they acquired a mixed business in Kurrajong Avenue. It was here where Mr. Sheather was residing when he passed away.

There was no keener supporter of the Grong Grong Football Club than Mr. Sheather. Among other organisations in which he was keenly interested was the Farmers and Settlers' Association. He was a good neighbour and had many friends in the Grong Grong district, where he spent almost a life time.

He married Miss Margaret Molloy, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Molloy, who were early residents of Grong Grong.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons and three daughter, viz.. Messrs. Bert Sheather (Nyngan), Jack Sheather (Narrandcra), and Reg ('Mick') Sheather (Leeton), Myrtle (Mrs. Jim Murphy, near Sydney), Linda (Mrs. Phil Prowse, Kew, North Coast), Mary (Mrs. J. Burt, Leeton). Two daughters (Vio let and Elsie) predeceased him.

Also surviving him are one brothers (Mr. Wally Sheather, Grong Grong), and two sisters, Ada (Mrs. Melrose Hanson, Narrandera) and Elsie (Mrs. E. Kite, Tamworth).

The remains were taken to Grong Grong for interment in the Church of England section of that cemetery. The Rev. Blaxell, of Ganmain, officiated at the Graveside. The bearers were Messrs. W. Sheather (brother), Bert and Jack Sheather (sons), and Jack Molloy (brother-in-law).
Sheather, Albert Ernest (I21795)


Mr. Benjamin Sheather, a Lansdowne pioneer, died, after a long illness, aged 72 years. He is survived by a widow, 10 children, and 37 grandchildren.
Sheather, Benjamin (I14831)


Mr. Charles Sheather, who died at North Sydney on Tuesday, aged 88 years, was the eldest son of Mr. James Sheather, and was born at Camden Park. His father arrived in Sydney from England in 1840, under engagement to Captain James Macarthur, of Camden Park. Mr. Sheather was in business in Camden and Mittagong, and became the owner of the Coach and Horses Hotel, a well-known hostelry in the coaching days. He took an active part in the civic life of Mittagong, and was one of the aldermen elected to the first council. He retired from business in 1903, and settled in Sydney. His wife died in 1912. He is survived by five sons-Messrs. Frederick, P. B., Charles, Leslie, and Walter Sheather and one daughter-Mrs. J. McGrath.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place yesterday afternoon, at the Gore Hill Cemetery, after a short service at Wood Coffill's chapel.

Sheather, Charles (I6777)


Mr. Charles Sheather, who died at North Sydney on Tuesday, aged 88 years, was well known in this district, having resided at Mittagong for some years. He was the eldest son of Mr. James Sheather, and was born at Camden Park. Mr. Sheather was in business in Camden and Mittagong, and became the owner of the Coach and Horses Hotel, a well-known hos telry in the coaching days. He took an active part in the civic life of Mittagong, and was one of the alder men elected to the first Council. He retired from business in 1903, and settled in Sydney. His wife died in 1912. He is survived by five sons - Messrs. Frederick. P. B., Charles, Leslie, and Walter Sheather - and one daughter- Mrs. J. McGrath. One of the sons, Mr. Fred Sheather, who is at present Town Clerk at Campbell town, was one-time on the staff of The Mail.
Sheather, Charles (I6777)


The late Mr. Sheather was born at Gundagai 81 years ago and had lived at Kingsdale before moving to Tallong to reside about nine years ago.

He had been employed at the quarry only six weeks, working at timber establishments at Tallong in previous years.

A member of the V.D.C. at Tallong Mr. Sheather was well known and highly respected throughout the district.

He is survived by his wife and five children, Clarence (10 years), Leonard (8), Lurline (6), Valda (4) and Ken- neth, aged nine months. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Shea- there, and two sisters, Rita and Joan, reside at East Goulburn. Two brothers, Charles (A.I.F.) and William (Tallong), are also living.
Sheather, George Frederick Charles (I30017)

Mr. George A. Sheather

The death occurred under sudden circumstances of a well-known and respected resident of Grong Grong at his home last Thursday, in the person of Mr. George A. Sheathcr. Mr. Sheather had not been in good health of late, but his end came unexpectedly. He was 59 years of age.

Mr. Sheather was a native of Matong, and therefore resided in the district all his life. He was a drover and his trips with stock look him to many parts of the State.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sheather.

He was married twice. His first wife, formerly Miss Pearl Fielding, whom he married at Grong Grong, predeceased him some years ago.

Some time after the death of his first wife he married Miss Janetta May Barber, at Grong Grong, and he is survived by her.

Deceased is also survived by two sons and six daughters of the first marriage, and four sons and three daughters of the second marriage.

The sons of the first marriage are George (Narandera) and Leslie (Culcairn); and the daughters are Rose (Mrs. Bert Mohr, Mildura), Daisy (Mrs. Liddicoat, Merbein), Mary (Mrs. Bob Dale, Shepparton), June (Mrs. Didini, Ganmain). Joan (Narandera District Hospital staff), Ada (Mrs. Ron Hahne, Narandera). The sons of the second marriage are Thomas, James, Ernest, and Roy (Grong Grong), and the daughter's are Eileen, Doris, and Stella.

Brothers are Messrs. Bert and Wally Sheather of Grong Grong; and sisters are Ada (Mrs. A. E. Smith, Balmain, formerly of Merrylands, Grong Grong); and Elsie (Mrs E. Kite, Toothdale, Bega).

The funeral took place on Friday last, the cortege leaving the Church of England, Grong Grong, for the Grong Grong cemetery.

The Rev. Tassall of Ganmain, officiated at the church and also at the graveside.

The bearers were Messrs. Jim Fisher, Joe Rava, Bob Stewart, Reg and Eric Guymer, and G. Butler.

Watkins Bros., Narandera had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Sheather, George A (I18012)


The funeral of Mr. James Alfred Sheather, of The Rock, will take place to-day, leaving the Church of England, The Rock, at 2.30 p.m. for interment in The Rock cemetery.
Sheather, James Alfred (I21796)


There is no more interesting personality in the Postal Service than Mr. James Alt, Semi-Official P.M. at Bowning, who celebrated his 70th birthday on the 12th of last month. He joined the railway service in 1879 at Yass Junction, and the following year was promoted to the position of night officer, in which capacity he relieved at Picton, Mittagong, Balmoral, Wingello and Store Creek.
In 1885 Mr. Alt became officer-in-charge at Hilltop, near Mittagong, and a year later, whilst occupying this position, he fell from a moving train, the injuries sustained resulting in the loss of both legs and his retirement from the railway service.
In 1907 Mr. Alt accepted appointment as P.M. at Bowning, at that time a busy centre, all material for Burrinjuck Dam being unloaded there. The Kangiara mines were also working, so that the local Post Office was taxed to capacity. Later on when the Southern line was being duplicated, the population of the town increased by 500. During all this time Mr. Alt was giving great service to the public, but probably his finest effort was on the morning of July 11, 1933, when at a point just to the rear of the Post Office, the "down' Albury Mail, conveying about 200 passengers, overturned and was partially wrecked.
Mr. Alt was called at 4.30 am, and with the assistance of his niece, Miss M. Aylen, set about the task of disposing of telegraph and telephone business, and so they worked, without breakfast, until 1 pm, and even their luncheon period was disturbed in the public interest.
In spite of his great physical limitations, Mr. Alt always welcomes one with a smile. He is courteous to the public, amongst whom he has many friends. Mr. Alt has never had one day off owing to illness during his term as P.M. at Bowning. He describes his las annual holiday as being "great" and is looking forward earnestly to his next year's leave. It is worth while calling in at Bowning Office any time to see a man who has not let his physical loss interfere with his personality.
Mr. Alt qualified in telegraphy 55 years ago, so that many H.O. telegraphists who work with Bowning will appreciate that they are working with a man whose experience in the art extends over half a century.
Alt, James (I46)


The death occurred at the Wagga Base Hospital yesterday morning of a well-known resident of Gundagal and district, Mr, Ridley Walter Sheather, of Hanley Street, Gundagai, at the age of 57 years. Mr. Sheather was seriously injured when thrown from his horse earlier this week. He is survived by his widow, of Gundagai; two sons, Messrs. Irving, W. Sheather of South Gundagai, and Lawrence Sheather of Gundagai, and two daughters, Mrs. James Smith of South Gundagai, and Mrs. C. Manns of Gundagai. The funeral will take place this morning, the cortege moving from the Gundagai Church of England at 11.30 for the Gundagai cemetery.
Sheather, Ridley Walter (I21834)


Mr. Sheather's birthplace was Sussex, England. In 1838 he left England with his father and mother, and three brothers and four sisters, and came out to this country, in the 'Royal George' -- a vessel chartered by Mr. Wm. Macleay and Sir James Macarthur. In April, 1839, he landed at Redbank (only a few yards lower down on the banks of the Parramatta River than where he subsequently made his picturesque home) -- and near where the Sandown Meatworks now stands. He went to Camden Park from Parramatta, the party being accommodated in waggons, which were 24 hours on the journey. After eight years' gardening at Camden Park, during which time he learned much, in regard to the Australian climate and productiveness, as he afterwards freely confessed, under the hints of Sir William Macarthur, he left Camden Park. He was at Mr. Henry Watson Parker's establishment, at Elizabeth Farm, for three years. It was then that he met his wife (then Miss Annie Bellamy, a young lady belonging to Pen- nant Hills). Mr. Sheather was after wards at Mr. George Oakes' place, New lands, (near Mr. Fairclough's present re- sidence). The gardener there when Mr. Sheather was at Mr. H. W. Parker's was Mr. Brown, the first to graft the orange on lemons stock - as Mr. Sheather always claimed - and a smart man generally. Mr. Brown was scalded to death in an accident. Mr. Sheather took his place, and stayed there two years. About that time Mr. Sheather got married; and he lived in George-street, Parramatta. Subsequently he took up three acres at Camellia Grove, as he called the spot just at the bend of the river before Subiaco is reached from Parramatta. The young settler started growing vegetables, though the demand for that commodity was very limited, till the diggings broke out. Then things began to improve all round. As much as ten shillings would be given at that time for a cwt. of cabbage -- some- times ten cabbages making up that weight. Mr. Sheather then took to the nursery business proper, and in those early days we are now speaking of the Sixties things were brisk in that line. He received as much as 6s for a single orange tree, and ?6 and ?6 6s per hundred often. Mr. Sheather was a man of quiet temperament, and retiring disposition; and did not mix up very much in public matters. Three of his children predeceased him, one daughter -- a popular local young lady -- dying only a few years ago.
Sheather, Silas Charles (I6721)

Mrs E C Sheather of Flett Street, Taree, who is 81 years of age, recently returned from a visit to Melbourne, on which she was accompanied by Mr Murray Voce of Taree. After a 3000 mile trip she came home as if it was nothing, despite her years. She had since gone to Hannam Vale district to see her daughter and from there she went to Port Macquarie, and returned to Taree on Thursday. She is the mother of 11 sons and daughters and many grandchildren 
Minett, Eliza Charlotte (I14841)


The sudden death occurred at her home at Back Station Creek on Tuesday last of Mrs. Olive Sheather, wife of Mr. Albert Sheather. The suddenness of Mrs. Sheather's death not only shocked the community of Back Creek but the whole of the district where she was well and favorably known. The deceased passed away shortly after 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday. At that time she announced her intention of listening to the news over the wireless and when she did not arise from bed her husband enquired if she intended to put on the radio, and much to his alarm he discovered his wife in the throes of a heart attack. Help was summoned immediately, but in the few brief moments the deceased had breathed her last. A member of the Smart family of Nangus, the late Mrs. Sheather had resided in the Gundagai district all her life. She leaves a widower and a family of eight, Mrs. Reg. Murray (South Gundagai), Mrs. McEwen (Jones' Creek), Misses Ester, Joan, Jean and Eila Sheather, and one son, Charles. The funeral took place at Nangus on Wednesday, Rev. Geo. E. Morris officiating at the graveside.
Smart, Olive (I21341)


The death occurred, on 30th December, at the District Hospital, of Mrs. Loiterton, aged 60, widow of the late Mr. Arthur Loiterton, of Jindalee who was drowned in 1817 when trying to retrieve some ducks he shot on 'The Oaks" dam. The latter years of the widow's life were spent at Cowong street, Warren's Sub. Of the family one daughter is a nurse at Murrumburrah and Harden Hospital. Mrs. Jos. Braier, of Henty, late of Cootamundra, is another. Sons are employed at the mill, at Mr. Frank Mitchells, and out at Bute.

The burial was in the Methodist cemetery on 31st. Rev. W. Francis officiating.

Deceased, who was very highly esteemed, had a well attended funeral.
Wallis, Alma Ellen (I4541)


One of Gundagai's very old residents in the person of Mrs. Frederick Sheather, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Podmore, Moss Vale, on Saturday last. Deceased was born at Camden over 83 years ago, and was there married to Mr Fred. Sheather. The pair came to Gundagai 45 years ago, and resided here until a few years back, when they went Camdenwards. About eight months ago they returned to this district, and lived for a while with one of her daughters, Mrs Cook, Mundarlo. Deceased is survived by her husband, two daughters (Mrs Podmore, Moss Vale, and Mrs Cook, Mundarlo), and four sons (Mr. Alf. Sheather, of Gundagai, Mr George Sheather, of Gocup, and Messrs. Fred. and Bert. Sheather, Gundagai). Thirty two grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren also survive. One grandson was killed at the war. The funeral took place at Camden on Monday.
Funnell, Sarah (I14605)


The death occurred on Friday of Mrs. Ike Sheathe, 78, wife of Mr. Ike Sheather, of Sutton street, Cootamundra.

Mrs. Frank Mitchell, of Cootamundra, and Mrs. Walter Brown, now of Cremorne, are daughters, and Mr. Fred Sheather, of West Melbourne, is a son.

Before her marriage Mrs. Sheatherwas Miss Alison Pirie.

After a service at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Keeling, in the absence of Rev. Russell, the remains were laid to rest yesterday afternoon.
Pirie, Alison (I10695)


Three years after the disastrous flood of 1852, which washed the township of Gundagai away, a pioneer family of Williams came to the district to settle. Real sons of the soil, industrious and hard-working, this family knew of the hardships that beset the pioneers; but, by sheer effort of will, they won through and the descendants have now settled in various parts or this district, owing their start in life to the foresight and indus try of their pioneer forebears. One of the last members of this family, Mrs. Jane Sheathcr, died in the Gundagai District Hospital last Tuesday, in her 90th year.

Since her husband died 27 years ago the deceased has lived in Gundagai, but prior to that her whole life was spent at Nangus. She was born at Mittagong, but came to Gundagai when only a baby.

A family of ten children survive -- Mrs. G. Pickering (Goulburn), Mrs. F. Field (Gundagai), Mrs. A. Metcalf (Junee), Mrs. W. Paton (Gundagai), Messrs. George (Junee) , Edward (Sydney), Albert (Back Station Creek), Percy (Wantabadgery) , Bill (Back Station Creek), and Walter Sheather (South Gundagai).

The funeral took place at Nangus on Wednesday. Rev. George E. Morris officiated at the graveside.
Williams, Jane Selina (I16718)


Tho death occurred at Corryong, where she was visiting, on 4th April, of Mrs. Louisa Sheather, who was al- most 92 years of age, and who was the oldest resident in the district, where she resided for about 75 years. The late Mrs. Sheather was of a most cheerful disposition, and took a keen interest in all movements.

She was born at Winterbourne (Eng land) and arrived in Australia with her parents when about- 15 years of age. They settled on the South Coast of N.S.W. before coming to the Upper Murray. She married, first Mr. Emerson, who died suddenly, leaving her with a young family of ten. Some years later she married Mr. Sheather, and he was accident ally drowned about four years later. Members of her family are: Messrs John (Tumbarumba), William (Jin- gellic), Fred and Charles (Leeton), Mrs. R. P. Donelan (Talmalmo), Mrs. Merrit and George (Narandera) Three predeceased her. There are also 55 grand children and about 103 great-grand children. ' The funeral took place In Walwa.
Callaway, Louisa (I14620)


We beg to tender our deepest sympathy with the relatives and friends of the late Mrs Walter Sheather, who departed this life at the early age of 21 years, at her residence, Mittagong, on Sunday morning. Deceased had only been confined to her bed for several days, and the best medical skill proved to be of no avail. Deceased leaves a sorrowing husband and one child.
Grono, Mary Jane (I9028)

MUTCH Robert Bertram (Bert) -October 5, 1947 at hospital, dearly beloved son of Mrs L Mutch and loving brother of Phyllis, Ethel, Elma and John, aged 41. 
Mutch, Robert Bertram (I222)

News reached Ely on Monday from the War Office of the death in action on Oct 3rd of Lieut. Stanley R. Aspland MGC son of Mr and Mrs R Aspland, Hills Lane. But apart from the bare official announcement , communication by telegram, no details are yet to hand. The deceased officer, who was 27 years of age was extremely well-known and respected in the city and district and the sad intelligence occasioned widespread regret. For eleven years Lieut. Aspland was in the employ of the Ely Gas Company. He was a popular and esteemed member of the Ely Liberal Club and held amongst other offices that of secretary. He leaves a widow who resides in Soham.
Aspland, Second Lieutenant Stanley Richard (I15229)



The death occurred; yesterday morning of a well known Cootamundra Identity in Mr. Sam Mutch, of Sutton street, aged 73.

His parents were pioneers in this district in the days of free selection, and he was the last of a large family of brothers, Joseph, John, James Thomas, Robert, and George. There are two surviving sisters, Mrs. E. Forsyth and Mrs. E. Williams, sen., of Temora road.

Deceased was born in the Gippsland district.

Forty-four years ago he married Miss Clara Smith at Junee and he is survived by the sorrowing widow and one daughter, Florence (Mrs. Tom Baker, of Sydney).

He had been employed on the railway at Cootamundra until an accident forced him to retire about 15 years ago.

In his youth he was a keen cyclist, and took part in many of the old club runs from Cootamundra to surrounding towns.

The funeral left the Church of England after a short service at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Mutch, Samuel (I5199)



Another of the esteemed old district identities died on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Margaret Loiterton, aged 86, the wife of Mr. John Loiterton, one of the early selectors at West Jindalee.

Of the familly two survive - Mr. Robert Loiterton, of Dirnaseer, and Mr. John Loiterton, Bellarwi, near Barmedman. Three died -- Mrs. Young (Susan), Arthur, (who was drowned in Forky dam whilst duck shooting), and George who died when 11 years of age.

Deceased's maiden name was Wilesmith, and she came from England. The widower is 85. The interment took place in the Methodist cemetery this morning, Rev. J. H. Sorrell officiating.
Wilesmith, Margaret (I2082)


After a prolonged illness, the death of Mr. Thomas Parkinson occurred at his residence, Hurd street on Monday evening last. The deceased, who for many years was professionally engaged at Portland as a surgeon dentist and until ill-health intervened, had an extensive practice throughout the district, was widely known and respected, and commanded general admiration for the cheerful fortitude with which he bore his suffering, which extended over a lengthy period. Of a natural genial and gentlemanly disposition, the lat Mr. Parkinson made many friends, who will learn of his death with feelings of deep regret. He took a lively interest in many things calculated for the good of the town, and for some time acted as Secretary of the local golf club, in which capacity he rendered great service, more particularly in connection with the Easter tournaments, which until a few years ago were held annually at Portland. He was a keen lover of sport, and enthusiastically supported clean healthy recreation of any kind. The late gentleman was also a talented musician, and until his health failed, was organist at St. Stephen's Anglican Church. He was 56 years at the time of death, and leaves a widow to mourn his loss. The remains were interred on Wednesday in the local cemetery. Out of respect for their late brother, members of the Portland Masonic Lodge marched in front of the hearse to the place of interment.
Parkinson, Thomas (I456)



We regret to have to report that the death has occurred, at the Wentworth Falls Sanitorium, of another of the two war sons of Mr Steve Sheather, of Sutton street, Cootamundra. First Hector succumbed after his return; and now Alan.

After the war Alan, one of the smartest tailors in the State, worked for Mr. Tom Watson, the Cootamundra tailor, for nine years, and then went to Goulburn.

Both were natives of Cootamundra. ? ?
Sheather, Allen Donald (I14656)


Mr. Arthur Sheather

The death occurred under sudden circumstances on Monday evening last of a well known and highly respected resident of Corobimilla, in the person of Mr. Arthur Edward Sheather, at the age of 57 years.

Mr. Sheather, who was a native of Gundagai came to Grong Grong about 40 years ago, and resided there for many years. Later he was employed on the permanent way branch of the railways and saw service at Culcairn, Corobimilla and other places. He had resided at Corobi milla for about six years. He had not been in the best of health for about two months and had sought medical attention. On Monday he appeared to be in good health and after returning home from work went into one of the out-houses at his home where he collapsed. Mr. Sheather was possessed of an amiable disposition and was liked by all who knew him.

Deceased is survived by a family of four daughters, namely, Jean (Mrs. Lavender, North Coast), Joy C, Betty E., and Mavis M., all of Corobimilla. He is also survived by three brothers, Messrs. Bert, George and Walter Sheather, all of Grong Grong, and two sisters, Mesdames Geo. Smith (Grong Grong), and Mrs. A. Kite (Bega). His wife predeceased him 15 months ago.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon last, moving from the Methodist Church. The members of the M.U.I.O.O.F. formed a guard of honour at the church, and with members of the Narandera railway staff, also formed a guard of honour at the cemetery.

The Rev. C. C. Cashin officiated at the graveside, and the Manchester Unity I.O.O.F. service was also held. The bearers were members of Lodge Leopold,; namely, Messrs. R. Guymer (Corobimilla), R. Dawson (Morun dah), F. Aubrey, G. B. White, S. H. Wright, and M. Bashir (Narandera).

Messrs. Watkins Bros. had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Sheather, Arthur Edward (I18013)



After many weeks of agonising ill ness caused by Bright's disease, death came as a relief to Dunstan Perks, of Yass Street Young, last week. Model husband and father, and guide, counsellor and friend to many hundreds of persons who received their early and youthful training at

his day school or evening continuation classes, his was a noble and beautiful character. His death in the prime of life is generally deplored. Scattered throughout the State are hundreds of men who owe much of their progress in life to this man's teaching and kindly influence. Wherever he went in late years he met old pupils who always embarrassed him by express ing gratitude for what he had done for them. During his many years teaching he trained and found posi tions for 450 pupils, of ages ranging from 14 to 24 years.. It was impos sible to know him and not to be up lifted and influenced by his sweetness of nature, his philosophical outlook and his deep spirituality. With these gifts he proved a great teacher. A native of Rye Park, the late Mr, Perks, after joining the Education. Department, taught at the old Gari baldi School Tumbleton and Boara. He has lived in this district for 22 years. He was married at Grenfell to a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wigg. Having also been a teacher,

Mrs. Perks, since her husband's health broke down two and a half years ago, helped to teach school at Boara, and conducted some of the continuation classes. There are four children, all girls, the eldest being seventeen (now studying for her Leaving Certificate) and the youngest eight years. Messrs. Harry and Josiah Perks, of the Orange district, are brothers of the deceased, and Mrs. Plumb (Gau rcain), Mrs. Begg and Mrs. Albert Wales (Young) are sisters. For some time the deceased and his wife knew that he was doomed to an early and painful death, but that knowledge did not disturb the seren ity of his nature. His last illness was marked by patience and resignation which were an inspiration to all who watched by his bedside. He went to Sydney some time ago to visit a specialist. Two weeks ago he was brought back by car, and it was doubt ful then if he would reach home alive. ? Young 'Witness.'

Perks, Isaac Dunstan (I743)



The death occurred in Wagga on Tuesday evening of a very old resident, Mr. John Sheather, of 98 Murray Street, at the age of 79 years. Mr. Sheather, who had resided in Wagga nearly all his life, led a very active life until the day of his death. Predeceased by his wife, he is survived by two sons, Messrs. Norman Sheather, of Wellington, and John Sheather, of Murray Street, Wagga, and three daughters, Rita (Mrs. H. Bromham) of Tarcutta Road, Wagga; Marjorie (Mrs. L. Tucker), of Forsyth Street, Wagga, and Joan (Mrs. G. Kotzur), of Blake Street, Wagga. One daughter predeceased him. The funeral will take place tomorrow, the Cortege leaving St. John's Church of England after a service commencing at 10.30 for the Wagga cemetery.
Sheather, John (I16947)



The death occurred yesterday, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, of a Cootamundra old boy, Bert Mutch, aged 42, son of the late Robert Mutch and Mrs. L. Mutch, of 44 Crown street, Cootamundra. He married Miss Maude Backhouse, of Braidwood, who, with two sons and three daughters, is left to mourn their sad loss. Sisters and brother of deceased are: Mrs. Aspland (Young), Mrs. Claude Long (Cootamundra), Mrs. P. Rigney (Balgowlah), and John, of Auburn. Bert was for a number of years a member of the staff at the local post office; and after residing at Wagga and Maltland, was transferred to the Department of the interior, Canberra.

The funeral is to leave Andrews's Parlors, North Sydney, for the Pres byterian portion of Northern Suburbs cemetery, at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Mutch, Robert Bertram (I222)


MR. SID. LOITERTON, of Wallendbeen

The death occurred, at the home of his brother Fred, on Tuesday evening, of Mr. Sidney Loiterton, 58, well known Wallendbeen identity.

Deceased had been assisting his brother Mr Fred Loiterton, with the harvesting, and collapsed after work on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cootamundra Ambulance was called out, and brought him to the District Hospital, where he failed to rally.

The late Mr. Loiterton's wife predeceased him on January 3, 1943. There were no children. She was Annie May.

The widow was formerly Annie May Coddington, of Wallendbeen.

Surviving brothers and sisters are: Steve, Don, Fred, and Ken, Mrs. G. Ceeney, Mrs. Adams (Vic), Mrs. Troy (Woollongong), Mrs. Roy Duffey, and Mrs. Ivor Davies.

The remains were laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Murrumburrah cemetery yesterday, at 11 a.m.

Deceased was the eldest son of the late Charles Loiterton, Wallendbeen.

A brother, Jim, died last July, and another brother, George, was electrocuted at Wallendbeen.
Loiterton, Sydney (I1092)



The death occurred in the District Hospital yesterday morning of Mr. Steve Sheather, 83, a well-known Cootamundra identity.

The late Mr. Sheather was a skilled laborer, being an expert on concrete work. He worked for the late Mr. Peter McBeath. and for 30 years with Mr. Frank Mitchell.

Mr. Ike Sheather, of Cootamundra, who will be 90 this year, and Mrs. Finney (Louisa), of Hay street, are the only surviving brother and sister. Sam (Stockinbingal), John (Stockinbingal), Mrs. Gardiner (Jane), Mrs. C. Loiterton (Ellen), Mrs. Woodhouse (Charlotte), and a younger brother have all passed away.

Deceased married twice, his first wife being Susan Roberts, a sister of Mr. Ern Roberts and Mrs. Geo. Black, of Cootamundra, and there were five children from the union ? Alan (de ceased, Hector (deceased), Charlie (Wollongong), Linda (Mrs. Sid. Pinkstone, Benalla), Florence (Mrs. G.Hale, Wagga). His second wife, who was a widower, Mrs. Murphy, of Sydney, survives him.

There are eight grandchildren.

The Sheather family came to this district from Camden. In 1873 the brothers; Ike and Sam, rode by horse- back from Camden to Nangus, where they helped an uncle with the harvesting. They then went to West Jindalee, and selected a property. Their parents and the rest of the family, including Steve, followed them about 12 months after. The family settled down in the district, and have been much esteemed ever since.

Deceased had been in poor health over the last 12 months, but only went into hospital a week ago.

The funeral left the Church of Eng land at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Rev. S. North, from Harden, officiated in the absence of the Cootamundra Rector (Rev. A. W. Harris), who was away at Barmedman.
Sheather, Stephen (I987)



The death occurred at the Harden-Murrumburrah Distrlct Hospital, at midday on Monday, of Mrs. Annie May Loiterton, wife of Mr. Sydney Loiterton, of Wallendbeen. Deceased, who was a native of Murrumburrah, was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willlam Coddington, of Wallendbeen, and formerly of Murrumburrah. She was 60, and had lived all her life in the district.

The late Mrs. Loiterton was admited to the District Hospital on Wednesday, and appeared to be doing well; but on Monday morning she took a bad turn, and passed away at noon.

Deceased is survived by her husband and three brothers and three sisters. There are no children. Her mother predeceased her just six months ago, and her father in 1910.

The late Mrs. Lolterton was a home loving woman, and always ready to help her church or the Red Cross and other institutions. For some time prior to her mother's death she had nursed and cared for her.

The sisters are Ethel (Mrs. Hedges, Auburn), Isabella (Mrs. Keogh, Kings vale), and Evelyn , (Mrs. Sivell, Bal main), brothers, Messrs. Walter Cod- dington (Carringbah), Hugh (Wallendbeen), and William, (Granvllle).

The funeral moved from St. Paul's Church of England, following a short service at 11.45 a.m., on Tuesday morning. Rev. White, from Young, conducted the services at the church and the graveside in the absence of the rector.

A number of beautiful wreaths were sent by friends and members of the family.
Coddington, Annie May (I1564)



Quite a gloom was cast over Junee when it was known that Mrs. Mabel Empire Sheather, aged 40 years, wife of Mr. Allan Sheather, had suddenly collapsed and died at the Junee District Hospital yesterday morning. Two weeks ago Mrs. Sheather had undergone an operation for appendicitis. She had made good progress and was to go home early this week. Born at Junee she was the youngest daughter of the late W. H. Hinchcliffe, who came to Junee in the late 90's, as a carpenter at Messrs Cohoe and Walster's foundry. Prior to her marriage she was on the staff of Mr. F. A. Cummins, solicitor, for some years. Mrs. Sheather, who was very fond of gardening, also took a keen interest in her husband's motor garage business in Broadway, where she was in daily attendance. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her aged mother; a young son, Darah and a young daughter, Ellen; also three brothers, Sidney (Wollongong), Claude (Taree), and Jack (Sydney), and three sisters, Mrs. J. Scanlon (Hilda), Sydney, Mrs. J. Treadwell (Alice) Sydney, and Mrs. A. Gibson (Lilian) Junee. Her father predeceased her at Junee two years ago. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning, the cortege moving from St, Luke's Manse, Junee, after a service to commence at 10 o'clock, for the Junee cemetery.
Hinchcliff, Mabel Empire (I17250)


Mrs. E. Sheather

The death took place at her sister's residence, 111 Western Road, Westmead, on Saturday, 29th August, of Mrs. Clorrie Sheather, wife of Edward Sheather, of 45 Jersey Road, Wentworthville.

Mrs. Sheather was the youngest daughter of the late William and Mary Beresford of 'Spring Vale,' Hay. She was born in Hay in 1870, and lived most of her young life in the district, which she vis ited periodically after.

Clorrie Beresford was married to Edward Sheather in Goulburn, in 1916, and made their home at Moss Vale. In more recent years they sold out and bought a place at Wentworthville where they lived until ill-health caused her to be moved to her sister's residence, where she could be cared for.
Beresford, Clarinda (I17143)



Many Cootamundra, Wallendbeen, Stockinbingal and district friends were shocked to hear of the death, in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cootamundra, yesterday, of Mrs. Edith Loiterton, 40, wife of Mr. Fred. Loiterton of Yeo Yeo.

Deceased had only recently given birth to a baby son, who is now 11 days old. There are also two other young children. The children are Lorraine (4), Alison (18 months), and the baby, Stuart. The funeral was to leave the Church of England at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The late Mrs. Loiterton (nee Cropper) was an English girl, coming to Australia about 12 years ago. She married Mr. Loiterton at Cootamundra. A sister of the late Mrs. Loiterton, arrived in Australia two months ago, and is living near Melbourne.
Cropper, Edith (I1551)


Mrs. Ellen Maria Sheather

The death occurred at her residence, Newtown East, Narandera, on Monday evening last of an old and respected resident of the Narandera and Grong Grong districts in the person of Mrs. Ellen Maria Sheather, at the age of 86 years.

Mrs. Sheather was a native of Narellan, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bell, old residents of that district. When quite young she moved with her parents to Mundarlo, near Gundagai, her parents having acquired a farming property there. At Gundagai, at the age of 26, she married Mr. William Henry Sheather, a member of an old district family. They remained at Gundagai until 1896, when they moved to Grong Grong, where Mr. Sheather had acquired a small farming property.

Mrs. Sheather was at Gundagai at the time of the big flood which caused a great deal of damage in the district, and she often recounted incidents in connection with it.

At Grong Grong Mrs. Sheather was an enthusiastic worker for St Matthew's Church of England, and in her younger days she interested herself in the affairs of the Labour League.

Her husband died in 1914, and about eighteen years ago Mrs. Sheather came to Narandera to reside, and she remained here until the time of her death.

During her residence in the district Mrs. Sheather made many friends and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.

Deceased is survived by a family of five sons and two daughters. The sons are Albert E. (Bert) Sheather, Grong Grong; James Alfred, The Rock; George Albion, Grong Grong; Arthur E., Corobimilla, and Percy W., Grong Grong; and the daughters are Ada E. (Mrs. G. E. Smith, Merrylands, Grong Grong), and Elsie E. (Mrs. E. Kite, of Jingellic). She is also survived by an adopted son, Pte. Doug J Sheather of the ATF Egypt.

Two sons, William H. and John H., ' predeceased her.

The funeral took place on Wednesday last, when the remains were taken to Grong Grong for interment in the Church of England section of the cemetery at that centre.

The bearers were Messrs. Bert., George, Arthur, and Walter Sheather (sons).

The Rev. J. O. Were, Narandera, officiated at the graveside.

Messrs. Watkins Bros, carried out the funeral arrangements.
Bell, Ellen Maria (I18008)



The death occurred in the Sacred Heart Hospital on Saturday evening, after a short illness of Mrs. Esther Jane Wales, wife of Mr. Albert Wales, aged 62 years.

With her husband and family deceased had been a resident of Marengo Street, Young, for the past 40 years, and she was highly esteemedby a wide circle of friends, her sweet disposition and kind heartedness endearing her to all who knew her.

Until two years ago deceased had enjoyed the best of health. She received a stroke in 1929 which resulted in partial paralysis. This did not affect her good spirits, and she still remained active. Last Thursday week illness supervened and deceased was removed to hospital, where despite medical and nursing skill, she gradually declined and she passed peacefully away as stated.

The late Mrs. Wales was a native of Rye Park, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Perks. She was married at Burrowa in 1889 and came to Young with her husband immediately after the wedding, and has resided here ever since. Her life was one of devotion and self sacrifice for her family, and her almost daily acts of kindness and neighbourliness to others in times of sickness and trial will long be remembered.

A family of one son and two daughters survive, another son Des mond having predeceased her about three years ago. , The surviving members are Mrs. A. Moate (Yass), Mrs. A. I'Anson (landra) j and Mr. Earl Wales (Young). Brothers and sisters of the deceased are Mrs. A. Plumb (Gunning), Mrs. B. Begg (Young), Mrs. Harry Perks (Mill- thorpe), and Mr. Joseph Perks (Orange). The funeral took place from Patterson's Funeral Parlours to the Methodist portion of the Young cemetery, where the body was laid to rest in the family grave. Despite the short notice and extreme heat, the funeral was largely at- tended. Rev. P. H. Curtis officiated, conducting a short service before the cortege moved to the cemetery. The pall-bearers were Mssrs. I. Joyce, W. Smithers and deceased two nephews, Messrs. Oliver and Roy Wales.

Many beautiful floral tributes were sent, including the following; Dad and the Girls; Eva and Jim Pizarro and family; Mr. and Mrs. Reg Foster, and Mr. O. Wales; Mrs. and Misses Tonkin; Ollie and Reg.; Ernest, Rebecca and Glad; Mrs. J. Wales; Claude, Ruby, Phyl and Joy; Fred, Lizzie and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Sutton and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kleen and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Price and family; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Symons; Eric, Angella, Bernie, Joan and Dick; Jean and Harold and others without cards attached. -- The Young Witness
Perks, Esther Jane (I193)



The death occurred on Friday of Mrs. Pearl Sheather, wife of Mr. Gearge Albion Sheather, of Grong Grong. Mrs. Sheather had lived in the Grong Grong district for a number of years, and was respected by all. The feeling of regret at her passing is very sincere. Mrs. Sheather was only 35 years of age and leaves a husband and eight children. The eldest is 14 and the youngest six months. Much sympathy is felt for the husband and children in their bereavement. The burial took place in the Church of England cemetery, Grong Grong, on Saturday. The Rev. C. A. Baker officiated at the graveside.
Fielding, Pearl Y (I18023)



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.

Mutch, Phyllis Nellie (I76)

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