Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Edmond Joyce, 1916

In a previous post (Trove Tuesday - Edmund Joyce Obituary 1916) I featured a copy of an obituary of my great great grandfather Edmund (or Edmond) Joyce that appeared in the Bendigo Advertiser and the Bendigonian. Very recently issues of the Rochester Express have been digitised and made available online through the National Library of Australia's fantastic search portal Trove.
The following more detailed obituary appeared in the Rochester Express.

Rochester Express, Tuesday 5 September 1916, page 3.
On Friday passed away one of our old district pioneers in the person of Mr Edmond Joyce, of Ramsay street, Rochester, at the age of 84 years. Mr Joyce was born in Co. Galway, Ireland, and arrived in this State when he was 22 years of age, and shortly afterwards took up his residence at Napoleons, near Ballarat, where he followed mining pursuits. He then went to New Zealand, where he made money, and, returning to Victoria, he invested it in bullocks. He then followed carrying, then a lucrative occupation, till his bullocks were carried off by pleura. He again went to New Zealand, and on his return took up land at Pannoobamawm in 1873, and lived on it for 40 years, till about three years ago, when he retired to Rochester. During his long residence in the district he was highly esteemed In addition to his widow deceased leaves seven sons and eight daughters. The sons are - Walter, on the Pannoobamawm farm; Edmond at Nyah; Patrick, at Willaura; John, at Wyuna; Mathew, in Ireland, studying for the church; Father William Joyce, a N.S.W.missionary of the Redemptorist Order; and James, in business in Sydney. The daughters are - Mrs Owen O'Brien, Tennyson ; Mrs Wm. Turner, Ballendella; Mrs M. Brennan, Rochester; Mrs P. Brennan, Langi Logan; Rose, at home; and two religieuses in a N.S.W. convent. There are also 31 grand children. The funeral, which was lengthy, took place to the Rochester Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, and the burial service was performed by Father Griffin. Messrs Humphris Bros. conducted the mortuary arrangements.
Obituary. (1916, September 5). Rochester Express (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved August 17, 2013, from

For more information about my Joyce family please see the following previous posts:

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