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Sunday’s Obituary - Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens

I have been working on the Walker line of my family this week, updating my online tree and connecting some Ancestry DNA matches with my trees.  So today’s obituary is for my first cousin twice removed Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens. Ida was the daughter of John Hutchens and his wife Johanna née Walker.  Her grandparents John Walker and his wife Mary née Looby/Luby are my great great grandparents.

MRS. I. W. PEET (1940, October 10). The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from

Mrs. I. W. PEET

Mrs. Ida Wellington Peet, relict of the late Albert Peet, of 8 Quinn Street, passed away in the Dubbo District Hospital last night, aged 50 years.  Deceased, who was very well known and highly esteemed, suffered a stroke on Saturday, and she gradually sank, passing away about 9 o’clock.
Born at Cobar, where she was married, the family resided at Parkes before taking up residence in Dubbo about 17 years ago.  She had suffered an illness about 12 months ago.  Mr. Peet died in the early part of 1938.  
The family surviving are; Albert John, Clive, Stanley Arnold, Marie Evelyn, Joan Wellington and Robert Noel, all of whom reside in Dubbo.  The last-named, an employee, of the Dubbo postal department, entered upon his annual holidays a few days ago.
A brother of deceased, Mr. C. W. Hutchens, left Tenterfield when he heard of his sister’s illness, but did not arrive in Dubbo until this morning.
The funeral will take place to the Church of England portion of the Dubbo cemetery this afternoon, when the Rev. C. W. Leavers will conduct the burial service.
Messrs. W. Larcombe & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: DUBBO WOMAN'S DEATH (1940, October 12). National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from


DUBBO. Thursday.
The death occurred in the District Hospital at Dubbo last night, after a short illness of Mrs. Ida Wellington Peet (50), wife of the late Mr. Albert Peet, well known ex-Dubbo taximan, who predeceased her by two years.
Deceased was a native of Cobar, married at that centre, but spent most of her married life in Dubbo.  Four sons and two daughters survive.
The funeral took place to the Church of England portion of the Dubbo cemetery this afternoon.  Rev. C. W. Leavers officiated.

Family Notices (1940, October 14). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from

PEET.- October 9, 1940, at Dubbo District Hospital, Ida Wellington Peet (née Hutchens), relict of Albert Peet and mother of Albert, Clive, Stanley, Marie, Joan and Robert.  Interred Dubbo, October 10, 1940.

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