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Sunday's Obituary: Vincent Levy Greene

Today's post concerns Vincent Levy Green who was the son of my Great Grand Aunt's husband William James Greene (see more here  and here ) and his second wife Mary Florence nee Levy.  Vincent was born about 1917 in Wagga Wagga.  He died after a short illness at his residence in North Wagga and was buried in the Wagga Wagga Cemetery. Source: Vincent Levy Greene death. MR. WILLIAM THOMAS. (1918, September 9). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from NSW BDM Birth Index GREENE  VINCENT L 46488/1917 WILLIAM J MARY F WAGGA WAGGA NSW BDM Death Index GREENE  VINCENT L 10274/1918 WILLIAM J MARY F WAGGA WAGGA Update: I took a trip to the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery with my husband and found Vincent's grave as we were walking back to the car after looking through Roman Catholic Section No. 1.  It is very close to the road and I was surprised to find it as it was not listed on the Wag

Family Notice Friday: J.H. Greene

Today's memorial notice was place in memory of my 1st cousin twice removed John Henry Greene by his Mother in Law and children in the Daily Mercury Newspaper on the 25th of August 1944. Source: Trove. Family Notices (1944, August 25). Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcription: IN MEMORIAM GREEN. Sacred to the memory of QX31358 Pte. J.H. Green (Bill) who was killed in action on August 16, 1943. You'll never know the tragedy of growing old, Of suffering, or loneliness, or pain, Because your life, so brief, was colourful and gay, A life that knew no loss, but only gain. You made the greatest sacrifice a man could make son, You died to make it safe for us to live. And we salute you with a silent prayer to-day, The best and only gift your friends can give. (Inserted by your loving mother-in-law, Mrs. M.E. Lenton, also Billy, Donald, and Beulah Green.) John Henry Greene born in 1910 w

Bit of a puzzle

After spending weeks with an ankle to groin brace on my left leg due to my tibial plateau fracture and doing not very much at all I decided to do something productive for a change.  This resulted in my deciding that as I have lots of free time on my hands I will restart my family tree again instead of having bits of information and random trees all over the place.  I started inputting information and rediscovered a bit of a puzzle, that twenty two years after starting my tree I still have not got answers for!  What happened to my Great Grand Aunt Bridget Green/e nee Stevens? Various trees have her death occurring in 1910 without any further details or evidence but that clashes with the newspaper articles that have her acting as Bridesmaid for her sister Clara's marriage to Robert Colbert in February 1911 at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. Source:  WEDDING BELLS. (1911, March 10).  Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938) , p. 45. Retrieved from http://nl

Off and on breaks!

It has been some time between posts lately, mainly due to life being full on with family commitments and health issues.  My fiftieth year has proved to be an interesting one, to say the least!  I broke my left ankle in late February, which slowed me down considerably (or so I thought at the time) and took longer than I thought it would to recover fully, but finally last month I was back to doing more things and ticking items off my very long to do list!  Then nearly two weeks ago I ended up with a tibial plateau fracture on my left leg after an accident involving a car and a metal fence with me pinned between the two.  I was extremely lucky to come away from that with just the fracture and bruising and am very grateful to still be around, as it could have easily been a different story.  As the fracture was not displaced I have not had to have surgery but I do have a rather uncomfortable ankle to groin leg brace with a 30 degree movement restriction and am non weight bearing for the nex

Old Family Photogragh: Mr and Mrs Donnelly

Today's family photograph is of my parents on their Wedding day in 1966.  Dad is no longer with us but love remains 💕

Sandgate Cemetery - Virtual Records Online

It has been very busy around here lately and so my blog has sadly taken a back seat for a couple of weeks!  Life has settled down again now and so I should be back researching and posting more often from now on! While researching on Friday I discovered that Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia now has virtual online records with photographs.  As I have quite a few relatives buried in this cemetery and little chance of getting to it anytime soon this is a very much appreciated improvement. 😊 Among my family buried there are the following: My Great Grandfather John Joseph Donnelly who sadly does not have a headstone yet!  is here .  More posts concerning him can be found here , here , here , here , here , here  and here . My Great Grandmother Bridget Donnelly nee Lambert is here . She was once engaged to Henry Lawson and a number of his works were inspired by her including 'The Free-Selector's Daughter'. More posts involving her can be foun

Trove Tuesday: Attempt to commit a rape

Today's post involves the niece of my Step Great Great Grandfather Henry Inifer (see more on him  here ).  Margaret Inifer was born about 1859 in Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Henry's brother Isaac Inifer and his wife Hannah Isabella nee Doherty. Source: CHEWTON POLICE COURT. (1875, September 10). Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcript: CHEWTON POLICE COURT. Thursday, September 9, 1875. (Before Messrs Meredith, Barker and Weatherley.) Patrick McNamara surrendered to his bail on a charge of attempt to commit a rape on Margaret Inifer, a girl 16 years old.  Mr Leech appeared for the defence. Prosecutrix deposed that she left Chewton about one o'clock on Sunday last, in company with Mary Ann Kane.  They went to O'Brien's, at the Junction ; the prisoner overtook them on the road, near O'Brien's.  After leaving O'Brien's, about 4 o'clock, t

Henry Inifer

Today's post involves my Great Great Grandmothers second husband Henry Inifer.  I believe that Henry was born the son of Isaac Inifer and his wife Margaret nee Sherdon in Essex, England about 1837. 1841 England Census Name Henry Mifer  (transcription error should be Inifer) Age 4 Estimated Birth Year abt 1837 Gender Male Where born Essex, England Civil parish Braintree Hundred Hinckford County/Island Essex Country England Registration district Braintree Sub-registration district Braintree Piece 331 Book 12 Folio 40 Page number 9 Household Members Name Age Isaac Mifer 52 Margaret Mifer 40 William Mifer 17 Isaac Mifer 14 John Mifer 12 Sarah Mifer 10 Benjamin Mifer 8 Mary Mifer 6 Henry Mifer 4 Maria Mifer 2 Source: 1841 England Census. Retrieved from 1851 England Census Name Henry Inifer Age 15 Estimated Birth Year abt 1836 Relation Son Father's Nam