Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trove Tuesday - Edmund Joyce Obituary 1916

This is an obituary for my Great Great Grandfather Edmund Joyce (1833-1916). His name is incorrectly given as 'Edwin' in this obituary which appeared in both the Bendigo Advertiser and the Bendigonian. For more information about the Joyce family please see my Family History Through the Alphabet post J is for Joyce.

Bendigonian, 7 September 1916, page 20. 
Mr. Edwin Joyce, a very old resident of the Pannoobamawm district, died at his residence, in Ramsay-street, Rochester, on Friday, from senile decay. For about 44 years the members of Joyce family have (says our Rochester correspondent) been esteemed residents of the district, and the news of the death of the pioneer farmer will be received with regret by a large circle of friends. The late Mr. Joyce arrived in the district in 1872 from Ballarat. He successfully followed farming pursuits till about three years ago, when he built a residence in Ramsay-street, and came with his wife and unmarried daughters to the town to reside. A widow and family of fifteen are left to mourn the loss of a kind parent. The deceased gentle-man, who was 84 years of age, came from Ireland. Two of his daughters are nuns,and two of his sons are members of the Catholic clergy in New South Wales. The remains of the late Mr. Joyce were interred in the Rochester Cemetery on Saturday, when a large number of mourners attended. The Rev. Father Griffin officiated at the grave.
OBITUARY. (1916, September 7). Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 20. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91380967
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  1. So Aillin I'm keen to know how you found this obituary...did you know it existed before you found it? Or did you find it through searching? And did you search for Edmund Joyce or E Joyce ? Just wondering...

  2. What a wonderful, and respectful, obituary Aillin. I would think you'd be feeling very proud to see your Great Great Grandfather so honoured in this way. Thanks for sharing.


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