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Sunday's Obituary: William James Greene

Today's post involves my 2nd Great Aunt Bridget Greene nee Stevens husband William James Greene.  He was the son of John and his wife Pamaly Greene nee Curll and was born in Gundagai, New South Wales in 1870.  In 1897 he married Bridget Stevens and together they had seven known children.  Bridget apparently died somewhere around 1915 (see more here).  William then ended up in Queensland where he married for the second time to a Mary Florence Levy in 1916.  William and Mary had two known children.  William is recorded as being buried at the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No. 2a, however his grave is unmarked.

Source: Family Notices (1931, April 29). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142770263

Transcript:

FUNERAL NOTICE
THE Relatives and Friends of MRS. WILLIAM JAMES GREENE and FAMILY, of The Rock, are kindly invited to attend the funeral of her late dearly beloved husband and their father (the late Mr. William James Greene) to move from Messrs. McIntosh Bros.' premises, 207 Baylis-street, TO-MORROW (Thursday) at 10 o clock for internment in the Catholic cemetery, Wagga.

McINTOSH BROS.,
Motor Funeral Directors,
207-213 Baylis-street, Wagga.
Phone 112.

Source: FUNERAL (1931, May 1). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142776924

Transcript:
FUNERAL
Mr. W. J. GREENE
The funeral of Mr. William James Greene, mail contractor, of The Rock, who died in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday, at the age of 60 years, after a month's illness, took place yesterday morning leaving Messrs. McIntosh Bros.' premises, Baylis-street, Wagga at 10 o clock.  The cortege included a number of relatives and friends of the deceased from 'Yirriba', Narrandera road, Culcairn, Henty, The Rock, Old Junee, Yathella, North Wagga and Wagga, which showed the respect and esteem in which he was held.  Several of his old shearing mates were also present.  The internment took place in the Catholic portion of the Wagga cemetery.  The carriers were Messrs. Thomas Michael Greene of Culcairn (brother), Robert W. Stanley of 'Yirriba' Narrandera road (son-in-law), George Bermingham of The Rock (nephew), Thomas Hamilton of Yathella, John L. Hart of Old Junee (relatives), and George A. Johnstone of Wagga.  The Rev. Father O'Rourke officiated at the gravesite.  The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Stanley of Narrandera road (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. T. M. Greene of Culcairn (brother), Mr. and Mrs. John McFarland (North Wagga), Mr. and Mrs. T. Hamilton (Yathella), Mr. and Mrs. G, Bermingham (The Rock), Mr. John Bermingham (The Rock), Mrs. Edmond Clear (Culcairn), Mrs. J. Galvin sen. (North Wagga), Mrs. Arthur Johnstone, Mr. John Johnstone and Mrs. J. McFarland (Wagga), relatives and friends.  Other friends were also present.  The coffin was covered with wreaths, including one from the staff of The Rock post office.
The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. McIntosh Bros.' of Wagga. 



Source: PERSONAL NEWS (1931, May 1). Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1895), p. 46. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102285387

Transcript:
The death occurred in a private hospital in Wagga on Tuesday of Mr. William James Greene, a mail contractor of The Rock, at the age of 60 years, after a month's illness.  The deceased was born in Gundagai, and was a son of the late Constable George and Mrs. Greene of Gundagai.  He was educated at Gundagai, and was twice married; first to Miss Bridget Stevens, of Jugiong. There were three sons and three daughters of the marriage - Constable Merton Greene, East Moree; Thomas Greene of Mitchell (Qld.); John Greene of Queensland; Mrs. R. W. Stanley of 'Yirriba' Narrandera road; Mrs. H. P. Ellis of Grong Grong.  His second wife was formerly Miss Mary Florence Levy, of Gunaberg (Q.) who survives him, in addition to their son Noel Ashley Greene.  The deceased spent the greater part of his life in the Jugiong district, and for the last five years at The Rock.  He followed farming and contracting pursuits, and was also well known as a shearer.


Source: No title (1931, May 5). Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101245600

Transcript:
Mr. William J. Greene, the well known mail contractor, of Lockhart, died last week aged 60 years.



Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No. 2a where William James Greene is buried in an unmarked grave.

Issue of William James Greene and his wife Bridget nee Stevens

  • William Merton Greene b. 1897 d. 1987 m.1925 Katherine L Ogilvy
  • Montague Harold Greene  b. 1899 d. 1929 
  • Kathleen Deborah Greene aka Deborah Greene b. 1901 d. 1961 m. 1920 Robert W Stanley
  • James Leonard Greene b. 1903 d. 1903
  • George Thomas Greene aka Thomas Greene b. 1904 d. 1984
  • Eunice Irene Greene b. 1906 d. 1991 m. 1925 Harvey Pascoe Ellis
                                                                      m. 1952 Justyn Rewolte
                             
                                                                      m. 1964 Irvine Thomas Hobbins
  • John Henry Greene b. 1910 d. 1943 m. 1936 Ada Emma Uzinger nee Clark

Issue of William James Greene and his his Mary Florence nee Levy

  • Vincent Levy Greene b. 1917 d. 1918
  • Noel Ashley Greene 


NSW BDM Birth Registration
GREEN  WILLIAM J 10661/1870 JOHN PEMALY GUNDAGAI
STEVENS  WILLIAM M 22108/1897 BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREEN  WILLIAM M 22108/1897 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREEN  MONTAGUE H 12385/1899 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREENE  KATHLEEN D 22503/1901 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREENE  JAMES L 12414/1903 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREENE  GEORGE T 32684/1904 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREENE  EUNICE I 34779/1906 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
GREENE  JOHN H 25755/1910 WILLIAM J BRIDGET COOTAMUNDRA
GREENE  VINCENT L 46488/1917 WILLIAM J MARY FWAGGA WAGGA

NSW BDM Marriage Registration
3252/1897 GREEN WILLIAM J STEVENS BRIDGET GUNDAGAI
19679/1920 STANLEY ROBERT W GREENE DEBORAH E WAGGA WAGGA
1967/1925 GREENE WILLIAM M OGILVY KATHARINE L ANNANDALE
12643/1925 ELLIS HARVEY P GREENE EUNICE I WAGGA WAGGA
28915/1952 REWOLTE JUSTYN ELLIS EUNICE IRENE WAGGA WAGGA
10755/1957 EDWARDS FRANK OSWALD B GREENE MARY FLORENCE MANLY
23953/1964 HOBBINS IRVINE THOMAS REWOLTE EUNICE IRENE HURSTVILLE

NSW BDM Death Registration
GREENE  JAMES L 10254/1903 WILLIAM J BRIDGET B GUNDAGAI
GREEN  MONTAGUE H 9709/1929 WILLIAM J BRIDGET GOULBURN
STANLEY  DEBORAH KATHLEEN 13212/1961 WILLIAM JAMES BRIDGET HURSTVILLE
GREENE  THOMAS GEORGE 105550/1984 WILLIAM JAMES BRIGID IREAN GREENE  WILLIAM MERTON 202326/1987 WILLIAM JAMES BRIDGET
Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

Queensland BDM Birth Registration
1886 C691 Mary Florence Levy Henry George Anne Mary Smith
1912 C7654 Ada Emma Clark David Graham Minnie Evelyn Graham

Queensland BDM Marriage Registration
1916 C2801 William James Greene Mary Florence Levy
1928 C222 Peter Henry Uzinger Ada Emma Clark
1936 B25734 John Henry Greene Ada Emma Uzinger

Queensland BDM Death Registration
1941 C4620 Ada Emma Greene David Graham Clark Minnie Evelyn Graham
1944 S1724 John Henry Greene William Greene Bridget Stevens
1972 B33613 Mary Florence Edwards Henry George Levy Anne Mary Smith
Source:Queensland BDM.  Retrieved from https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/

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