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Sunday's Obituary - John Rhall (1831-1914)

Today's obituary is for my 4th Great Grand Uncle Peter 'John' Rhall the son of Christopher Rhall and his wife Mary (nee Cassidy). Born in 1831 at Bong Bong, New South Wales John had spent his youth in New South Wales and Victoria with his family.  In 1855 he married Mary Ann Camfield in New South Wales. On the 8th August 1914 John died at Young, New South Wales and was buried in the Catholic Portion of the Young Cemetery (see here).


Source: Young. (1914, August 20). The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 34. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104383605

Transcript:

YOUNG
BY OUR CORRESPONDENT.

The death of Mr. John Rhall takes from Young one of its earliest settler- one of the pioneers who saw the place spring from nothingness in the 60's to an active gold-mining centre, and later into the prominent place it now is.  The late Mr. Rhall was a native of New South Wales.  He was born at Bong Bong, near Berrima, 82 years ago, and was in Young before the diggings broke out, when he was engaged on the Currawong Station.  Afterwards he spent some time at Gundagai, and was in the first rush to Lambing Flat.  He then settled in Young, where he took up farming and general carrying work.  He was married at Bong Bong, and is survived by his wife.  There were nine sons and two daughters of the marriage; two of the former having predeceased him.  There are also 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren ; and, with the exception of two grandchildren, the whole family attended the funeral.  The sons and daughters are Messrs. John (Young), Michael (Young), Christopher (Young)m Albert (Wyalong), William (Young), Sydney (Young), and Ernest (Bathurst), Mrs. D. Peacock (Young), Mrs. H. Kruckoski (Broken Hill), and Miss Ada (Young).  The grand-daughters married are Mesdames Terry, Rogan, W. Wall, T. Spencer (Young), and Mrs. Ritson (Temora).  During his last illness deceased was attended by the Very Rev. Father Hennessy, P.P., and the Sisters from the Sacred Heart Hospital.  The funeral was one of the longest ever seen in the district.  Rev. Father Percy read the last prayers at the grave.- R.I.P.


John Rhall and his wife Mary Ann (nee Camfield) had the following children:
  • John Joseph Rhall (1856-1922)
  •  Edward J Rhall (1858-1908)
  •  Michael Rhall (1860-1935)
  •  Christopher Rhall (1862-1923)
  •  Albert J Rhall (1865-1933)
  •  Mary A Peacock nee Rhall (1867-1958)
  •  William Henry Rhall (1869-1937)
  •  Amelia Jane Kruckowski nee Rhall (1871-1942)
  •  Sydney Francis Rhall (1873-1941)
  •  Ernest A Rhall (1877-1956)
  •  Thomas Valentine Rhall (1880-1895)
  •  Ada Lucy Baxter nee Rhall (1882-1937)

NSW BDM Marriages

V185510 101/1855 RALL JOHN CAMFIELD MARY LP
5350/1879 RHALL JOHN SINNETT MARY ELLEN YOUNG
7419/1884 RHALL EDMUND J NELSON KATHERINE J YOUNG
7801/1888 RHALL MICHAEL CONNORS MARY E YOUNG
4035/1891 PEACOCK DAVID RHALL MARY A GOULBURN
7831/1904 KRUCKOWSKE HERALD RHALL EMELIA J YOUNG
11309/1911 RHALL WILLIAM H J SHOARD JANE E YOUNG
1866/1914 RHALL ERNEST A FLANAGAN CHARLOTTE H BATHURST
5986/1937 BAXTER ADA LUCY JOHN MARY SYDNEY  

NSW BDM Births

5002/1858 RHALL EDWARD JOHN MARY BERRIMA 
7515/1860 RHALL MICHAEL JOHN MARY GUNDAGAI 
5460/1862 RHALL CHRISTOPHER JOHN MARY BINALONG  
6383/1865 RHALL ALBERT J JOHN MARY YOUNG
6859/1867 RHALL MARY A JOHN MARY YOUNG 
7321/1869 RHALL WILLIAM H JOHN MARY YOUNG 
20089/1871 RHALL AMELIA JANE JOHN MARY YOUNG
21422/1873 RHALL SYDNEY FRANCIS JOHN MARY YOUNG  
23705/1877 RHALL ERNEST A JOHN MARY YOUNG  
27919/1880 RHALL THOMAS VALENTINE JOHN MARY YOUNG
29465/1882 RHALL ADA LUCY JOHN MARY YOUNG  

NSW BDM Deaths

3470/1895 RHALL THOMAS V JOHN MARY YOUNG  
4000/1908 RHALL EDWARD J JOHN MARY   YOUNG
13588/1914 RHALL JOHN CHRISTOPHER MARY YOUNG  
3906/1915 RHALL MARY A MICHAEL ANN YOUNG 
18213/1922 RHALL JOHN JOHN MARY YOUNG  
4114/1923 RHALL CHRISTOPHER JOHN MARY A YOUNG  
7039/1933 RHALL ALBERT J JOHN MARY A RANDWICK
11303/1935 RHALL MICHAEL PETER J MARY A YOUNG  
3376/1937 RHALL WILLIAM HENRY JOHN MARY RANDWICK
 5986/1937 BAXTER ADA LUCY JOHN MARY SYDNEY  
15264/1941 RHALL SYDNEY FRANCIS JOHN MARY GRANVILLE
3262/1942 KRUCKOWSKI AMELIA JANE JOHN MARY BROKEN HILL 
33383/1956 RHALL ERNEST ALFRED 78 YEARS BATHURST BATHURST  
22031/1958 PEACOCK MARY ANN JOHN   TAMWORTH

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/


Source: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. (1914, August 14). Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939), p. 30. Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101411540

Transcript: 

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.

John Rhall, a resident of the Young district for 60 years, died on Saturday morning at the age of 84 years.



'RHALL. - At Young (N.S.W.), Mr. John
Rhall, aged eighty-two years. Deceased was
one of the earliest settlers in that district,
and saw it spring into fame as a flourishing
goldfield in the sixties, and subsequently into
a thriving agricultural and pastoral commun-
ity. Seven sons and three daughters survive
him, with twenty-six grandchildren ,and seven-
teen great-grandchildren. The whole of the
descendants, with the exception of two of the
grandchildren, were present at the funeral.'

Source: THE PASSING OF THE PIONEERS. (1914, August 18). The Farmer and Settler (NSW : 1906 - 1957), p. 3. Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116701762



Source: Family Notices. (1915, August 10). Young Witness (NSW : 1915 - 1923), p. 2. Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113671806


Transcript:

IN MEMORIAM.

RHALL.- In loving memory of our dear Father, John Rhall, who departed this life on the 8th August, 1914. 
May he rest in peace.
-Inserted by his loving Son and Daughter-in-law, Ern and Lottie.

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