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.
Obituary.
MR EDMOND JOYCE.
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 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119590137


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


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Monday, August 5, 2013

Motivation Monday - Goals for August 2013

My goals for July 2013 were:
  1. Sorting and Scanning. I'm putting aside most other goals to concentrate on sorting and scanning during July. (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal). Achieved. I didn't make a quantitative goal for the amount of scanning and sorting I was going to do during July, but I have been happy with what I have been able to do so far. What exactly have I been scanning and sorting? Firstly, I scanned in any interesting articles from many of my old genealogy magazines (e.g. Family History Monthly, Family Tree Magazine, Practical Family History, Ancestors, Who Do You Think You Are?Australian Family Tree Connections). Some lucky person has picked up my old genealogy magazines at my local St Vincent de Paul Society Vinnies opportunity shop (and yes, I they all went within a day or two, some genie was interested. I hope they really enjoy them!).  Secondly, I have been scanning in my lecture and tutorial notes from my University courses. When I am finished I will have lots of paper to recycle and I will feel a lot less surrounded by clutter (and ultimately be able to focus better)! 
  2. Post an updated genetic genealogy journey post to this blog. (Goals for 2013 Research and Writing Goal). Achieved. During July I posted updates on my Dad's Y-DNA test, and on the Family Finder Autosomal DNA test
My goals for August 2013 are:
  1. Continue with sorting and scanning. (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal). 
  2. Sort through the contents of my 'Dunne' folder within my 'Genealogy' Folder on my hard drive. (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal). 
  3. Continue extracting data from at least another 20 source documents during August for my Fullerton family history writing project (a continuation of February's Family History Writing Challenge) (Goals for 2013 Writing Goal)
  4. Tag my photographs for at least one year (1992) with keywords for names, locations, events etc. Delete any duplicate photographs. (Goals for 2013 Organisation Goal). 
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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).
Obituary.
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 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91426570 

For further information please see my previous posts C is for Colbert and G is for Gilmore
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