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Sunday's Obituary - Ellen Mary Battye nee Pierse

Today's post involves my Great Great Grandmother Ellen Mary Battye nee Pierse and her death at Gundagai Hospital on the 4th February 1944.  Born the daughter of John Pierse and his wife Mary nee Quirk in 1865.  She married Edward Joseph Battye at the home of her Aunt Mrs Carrigg in Gundagai on the 27th April 1885.  Together they had a large family but after a number of years the marriage ended with Edward deserting Ellen and the children. Ellen was buried at Gundagai on the 5 February 1944.  More posts involving Ellen who was apparently known as Nellie can be found here, here, here and here

Source: MRS. E. M. BATTYE (1944, February 14). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144227250


Transcript:

MRS. E.M. BATTYE

The death occurred in the Gundagai Hospital on Friday of Mrs Ellen Mary Battye, of Jones Creek, at the age of 78 years.  A native of the Gundagai district, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce, a family of very early settlers on the Adjungbilly Creek at Darbalara.  As a young woman she met and married Edward Battye, who discovered the rich gold at Reno.  He was also one of the heroes of the disastrous flood of 1891, when the flood waters reached the near record level of 35ft 6 ins.  Deceased leaves a family of five: Mrs Jack Crowley (Gundagai), Mrs Charles Roper (Sydney), Mrs Sam Blake (Jones Creek), Miss Katie Battye (Reno), and Mr. Leo Battye (Reno)  Messrs Bob and Mick Pierce of Wagragobilly, and Jack Pierce (Sydney), are brothers of the deceased and Mrs. Bill Sullivan (Gundagai), Mrs Francis Reardon (Sydney) and Mrs. M. Morris (Wagga) sisters.



Source: PERSONAL (1944, February 8). Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144404745

Transcript:

Another of those grand old people passed away in Gundagai Hospital on Friday.  Mrs Ellen Mary Battye, of Jones Creek.   A native of the Gundagai district, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce, a family of very early settlers on the Adjungbilly Creek at Darbalara.  As a young woman she met and married Edward Battye, who discovered the rich gold at Reno.  He was also one of the heroes of the disastrous flood of 1891, when the flood waters reached the near record level of 35ft 6 ins.  Deceased leaves a family of five: Mrs Jack Crowley (Gundagai), Mrs Charles Roper (Sydney), Mrs Sam Blake (Jones Creek), Miss Katie Battye (Reno), and Mr. Leo Battye (Reno)  Messrs Bob and Mick Pierce of Wagragobilly, and Jack Pierce (Sydney), are brothers of the deceased and Mrs. Bill Sullivan (Gundagai), Mrs Francis Reardon (Sydney) and Mrs. M. Morris (Wagga) sisters.




Known children of Edward Joseph Battye and his wife Ellen Mary nee Pierse are:

  • Ernest J Battye b. 1886 d. 1907
  • Albert Victor Battye b. 1888 d. 1919
  • Mary Agnes Crowley formerly Chalker nee Battye b. 1890 m1. 1909 m.2.1935 d. 1966
  • Eileen Mary Josephine Roper nee Battye b. 1892 m. 1914  d. 1950
  • Matilda Blake nee Battye b. 1893 m. 1917 d. 1962
  • Leo Francis Battye b. 1895 d.1974
  • Kathleen Battye b. 1898 

NSW BDM Death Indexes

BATTYE  ERNEST 13310/1907 EDWARD ELLEN COBAR
BATTYE  ALBERT V 23625/1919 EDWARD ELLEN M GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  ELLEN 2494/1944 JOHN MARY GUNDAGAI
ROPER  EILEEN MARY JOSEPHINE 14056/1950 EDWARD ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BLAKE  MATILDA 19630/1962 EDWARD ELLEN GUNDAGAI
CROWLEY  MARY AGNES 15571/1966 EDWARD ELLEN COOTAMUNDRA
BATTYE  LEO FRANCIS 51385/1974 EDWARD JOSEPH ELLEN

Source: NSW BDM Death Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

PIERSE  ELLEN 9384/1865 JOHN MARY GUNDAGAI
BATTEY  EARNEST J 21793/1886 EDWARD J ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  ALBERT V 22976/1888 EDWARD J ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  MARY A 15519/1890 EDWARD ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  IRENE M 15919/1892 EDWARD ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  MATILDA 16120/1893 EDWARD ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  LEO F 32780/1895 EDWARD J ELLEN GUNDAGAI
BATTYE  KATHLEEN 3569/1898 EDWARD J ELLEN GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Birth Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

5079/1885 BATTEY EDWARD PIERSE ELLEN GUNDAGAI
4812/1909 CHALKER CHARLES BATTYE MARY A GUNDAGAI
2543/1914 ROPER CHARLES F BATTYE EILEEN M GUNDAGAI
2977/1917 BLAKE SAMUEL A BATTYE MATILDA GUNDAGAI
13140/1927 BATTYE LEO F WORLDON STELLA J GUNDAGAI
4366/1935 CROWLEY JOHN CHALKER MARY A GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Marriage Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

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