Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Bridget Gilmore (nee Colbert), 1913

The following obituary appeared in the McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser on Thursday 21 August 1913. It refers to my great great grandmother Bridget Gilmore (nee Colbert) (1844-1913).
We are very sorry to have to record the death which took place at her residence, on Saturday last, of Mrs Gilmore, wife of Mr William Gilmore, Tooborac, after an illness of about a week. The cause of death was internal hæmorrhage. The deceased, who with her husband, has been resident in Tooborac for many years, was 67 years of age, was a native of Cork, Ireland, and came to Victoria about 50 years ago. She leaves her husband, and five sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown up, to mourn their sad loss; one child having died in infancy. The large number who attended the funeral to the Heathcote Cemetery on Monday - there were upwards of forty buggies and several horsemen - to pay their last tribute of respect, speaks well for the esteem in which the deceased was held. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. G. S. Moorhead, who delivered a very impressive address at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Perry Bros.
Source: Obituary. (1913, August 21). The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (Heathcote, Vic. : 1863 - 1918), p. 2. Retrieved August 4, 2013, from 

For further information please see my previous posts C is for Colbert and G is for Gilmore
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  1. How fortunate we are to have these notices... They make our ancestors part of our lives, not just our history. Thanks, Aillin...

  2. Pleased to see from your other stories that you knew of her Cork parish -otherwise it might have been frustrating!


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