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Sunday’s Obituary: Margaretta Jane Worldon nee Bell

Today’s post involves my third great grandmother Margaretta Jane Worldon nee Bell.  The daughter of William Bell and his wife Eleanor nee Sneed she was born at Sutton Forest, New South Wales in 1860.   In 1878 she married James Baker Worldon at Mundarlo, New South Wales.  Together they had eight known children, five of whom tragically died in infancy.  Margaretta died in 1939 at her home in Gundagai and was buried at the North Gundagai cemetery.




Source:  OBITUARY (1939, August 4). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145363798

Transcript 

OBITUARY
MRS. M. J. WORLDON
The death occurred on Sunday morning of Mrs Margarette Jane Worldon at her home in Torr-street, Gundagai, after a short illness. Mrs. Worldon was born at Camden 81 years ago, and was a member of the Bell family, of whom only one now survives, Mrs Ellen Sheather, of Narrandera.  Sixty-one years ago Mrs. Worldon married the late Mr. J. B. Worldon, and went to Gundagai, where she had resided ever since.  Mrs. A. Polsen, Mrs. W. Wilson and Messrs. James and Charles Worldon, all members of her family, were at her bedside during her last illness, and Mr. Steve Polsen went to Gundagai from Sydney to attend the funeral, which took place on Monday morning, the cortège moving to the Church of England portion of the North Gundagai cemetery. Mr. W. J. Thomas, of the Methodist Church, officiated at the graveside. 


Source: MR. ALFRED CONRAD HERMANN (1939, August 4). Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130464002

Transcript 

MRS. M. J. WORLDON
On Sunday morning last, death claimed one of Gundagai's oldest residents, when Mrs. Margaretta Jane Worldon, of Torr Street, passed away.
The deceased lady was in her 81st year, being a native of Camden.  She was a member of the well known Bell family, of whom only one now survives, Mrs. Ellen Sheather, of Narrandera.
Sixty-one year ago the deceased married the late Mr. J. B. Worldon, and went to Gundagai, where she has resided ever since.
The Worldons were very well-known identities of Gundagai, and Mrs. Worldon's demise removes the last of these early pioneers.
The deceased was a splendid type of woman.  She was quietly disposed, and was a wonderful neighbour.  She was always ready to lend the helping hand, and by this great attribute she won herself countless friends.
Her family, all of whom were with her at her deathbed, comprise Mrs. W. Wilson. Mrs. A. Polsen. Messrs. James and Charles Worldon.
The funeral took place on Monday morning at the North Gundagai Church of England cemetery.  Pastor W. J. Thomas officiated at the graveside.
Other newspaper articles mentioning her death can be found here


    Known Children of James Baker Worldon and his wife Margaretta Jane nee Bell:
    - James Baker Worldon b.1880 d.1970
    - William Baker Worldon b. 1882 d. 1883
    - Herbert Walter Worldon b. 1884 d. 1884
    - Margaretta Jane Worldon b. 1885 d. 1885
    - Rosina Worldon b. 1886 d. 1887
    - Ada Ellen Polsen nee Worldon b. 1888 d. 1961
    - Ethel May Wilson nee Worldon b. 1891 d. 1972
    - Sidney Worldon b. 1895 d. 1895



Source: NSW Birth Certificate for Margretta Jane Bell.  Received from another family researcher.
Source: NSW Marriage Certificate for Worldon/Bell.  Received from another family researcher.

NSW Birth Index

BELL MARGRETTA J 5165/1860 WILLIAM ELLEN BERRIMA
WORLDON  JAMES 15513/1880 JAMES BAKER MARGARETTA JANE GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  WILLIAM BAKER 17191/1882 JAMES BAKER MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  HERBERT 20285/1884 JAMES MARY JANE GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  MARGARETTA J 20834/1885 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  ROSINA 21879/1886 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  ADA E 23034/1888 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  ETHEL M 15617/1891 JAMES B MARGARET J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  SIDNEY 3822/1895 JAMES B MARGARETTA GUNDAGAI

NSW Marriage Index

3332/1878  WORLDON JAMES BAKER BELL MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
11330/1909 POLSEN ARTHUR WORLDON ADA E GUNDAGAI
9449/1911 WILSON FRANCIS C WORLDON ETHEL M GUNDAGAI

NSW Death Index

WORLDON  WILLIAM B 8027/1883 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  HERBERT W 9487/1884 JAMES JANE GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  MARGARETTA J 10205/1885 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  ROSINA 8825/1887 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  SIDNEY 8641/1895 JAMES B MARGARETTA J GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  JAMES B 6560/1932 JAMES B KATHERINE GUNDAGAI
WORLDON MARGARETTA JANE 14446/1939 WILLIAM ELEANOR GUNDAGAI
POLSEN  ADA ELLEN 16931/1961 JAMES BAKER MARGARET JANE GUNDAGAI
WORLDON  JAMES 20065/1970 JAMES MARGARETTE JANE LIVERPOOL
WILSON  ETHEL MAY 41062/1972 JAMES BAKER MARGARETTA JANE COOTAMUNDRA

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