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Note:

Current No. in the Burial Register is the interment number of that person.

Previous No. is the interment number of the person previously or subsequently interred in the same grave.


 

Nicholls, Jane

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Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1405 31-08-1912 Nicholls, Jane 77
W2
110
 -

Inscription:
In / loving memory / of our dear mother / Jane Nicholls / August 1912 / aged 77 years. / At rest.

Notes:
Links:
See Richard Nicholls 10370.
Image: 10371 (12-13)
Biography:
Jane was the wife of Richard Nicholls who is interred in the adjoining grave. [see headstone]

Nicholls, Richard

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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
1527 27-01-1915 Nicholls, Richard 81
W2
109
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory / of / my dear husband / Richard Nicholls / . . . January 1915 / aged 82 years.

Notes:
Links:
His wife Jane Nicholls is interred in the adjoining grave.
Image: 10370 (12-12)
Obituary:
The death took place at Lilydale on Wednesday last of Mr Richard Black (should be Nicholls), an old and respected resident at the aged of 81 years. The late Mr Black leaves a grown-up family of five sons and five daughters, with whom sympathy is felt in their bereavement. [Lilydale Express 29-01-1915 pg2]
Correction:
In our last issue we inadvertently mentioned the name of Mr Richard Black as having died on 27th January at Lilydale. The name should have read Mr Richard Nicholls, of Black St, Lilydale. [ Lilydale Express 05-02-1915]

References: Lilydale Express 29-01-1915 and 05-02-1915.


Nicholson, John


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Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No.
Date Name Age Section Lot Note
1
438 21-09-1887 Nicholson John 43
CE2
48
-

Inscription:
John Nicholson / eldest son of the / Hon. W. Nicholson / died 20th Sept 1887 / aged 43 years.

Links:
Image:
10102 (3-27)
Biography:
In 1883 John Nicholson served one year as a north-west councillor of the Shire of Lillydale. [Prosperity & Progress (1889-1989) The History of the former Lillydale Shire Offices, pg 40]
Obituary:
We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr John Nicholson, at his residence, Temora, on Tuesday evening.....death to have resulted from apoplexy.....Mr Nicholson was 43 years of aged, and was a son of the late Hon. William Nicholson, a former premier of the colony, who was known as “the father of the ballot.” The decease gentleman was at one time very well off, and owned Cave Hill, now the property of Mr D. Mitchell. He was also a former shire councillor of Lilydale. He leaves a widow and one daughter. [Lilydale Express 23-09-1887 pg 2]

References: Lilydale Express 23-09-1887; Prosperity & Progress (1889-1989) The History of the former Lillydale Shire Offices, Sue Thompson.



O'Connor, Bridget

Austin, Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Austin

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
320 55 25-08-1869 Austin, Elizabeth 70
RC3 55
 -
55
320 26-06-1883 O'Connor, Bridget 46
RC3 55
-

Inscription:
Sacred / to / the memory of / our dear mother / Bridget / relict of the late / John O'Connor / who died at Rathealy Lilydale 26th June 1883 / aged 46 years. / Also her aunt / Elizabeth Austin / who died Rathealy Lilydale 24th August 1869 / aged 70 years. / May their souls rest in peace. / Erected by / Thomas O'Connor and Mary Higgins.

Links:
Image:
10340 (11-17)

No information.

Bridget O’Connor

No information.




Ostrom, Carl Anton and Eliza

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Carl Anton Ostrom

Burial Register Details:

Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
-
817 21-01-1897 Ostrom, Carl Anton 70
RC3 53  -
-
2362 28-03-1931 Ostrom, Eliza 90
RC3 53  -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Carl Anthony Ostrom / died 1st Jan 1897 aged 74 years. / Also his wife / Eliza Ostrom / died 27th March 1931 aged 90 years. / R.I.P.

Links:
Image:
10354 (11-32)
Biography:
Carl Anton was born in Sweden in 1823 Sweden. He was the son of Johann Erik Ostrom and Brita Caisa Catherine Lindberg. He arrived at Melbourne from NSW about 1852 and became a farmer at Gruyere. He married Elizabeth Murphy. [wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au]

Eliza Ostrom

Death notice:
Ostrom – on 28th March at her residence%u2026Eliza, wife of the late Charles Ostrom, loving mother of Timothy (deceased), William (deceased), Gustava (Mrs Dalgleish), John (deceased) Charles (deceased), Louis, Amanda ( Mrs Harvie), Ellen (Mrs Lalor), Henry, George, Catherine (deceased), Ellen (Mrs King), and Anton, aged 90 years. R.I.P. [The Argus 30-3-1931 p1]
Funeral notice:
The friends of Mrs Eliza Ostrom are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Lilydale Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from her late residence Gruyere this day (Monday) at 2.30pm. Burton Bros., undertakers. [The Argus 30-3-1931 p1]

References: The Argus 30-3-1931; wandinsaga.blogspot.com.au.




Overton, Henry C, Henry Robert, Daisy May, Eleanor Nellie, Mary Jane, George, Ernest Alfred

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Henry Overton

Burial Register Details:
Previous No.
Current No. Date
Name Age Section Lot Note
1293 860 24-01-1898 Overton, Henry C. 9m
B1 177/178  -
860 1293 24-08-1909 Henry Robert 6 wks
B1 177
 -
1293 1419 08-01-1913 Overton, Daisy May 4
B1 177
 -
4304 1467 15-11-1913 Overton, Eleanor Nellie 23
B1 162
 -
-
2185 15-10-1927 Overton, Mary Jane 66
B1 178
 -
-
2741 22-08-1936 Overton, George 74
B1
178
 -
1467 4304 25-10-1947 Overton, Ernest Alfred 65
B1 162
 -

Inscription:
In loving memory of / Mary Overton / died 15.10.1927 aged 66 / Henry Overton / died 23.1.1898 / George Overton / died August 1936, aged 86 / Elinor Overton / died 14.11.1913 aged 23 / Daisy Overton / died 8.1.1912 / H. R. Overton / died 23.8.1909 / Ernest Overton / died 25.10.1947.

Notes: *Discrepancy in age of George. BDM shows he was 86.
*Discrepancy in spellings (3) of Eleanor
*Discrepancy in date of death for Daisy. BDM confirms Daisy died in 1913.

Links:
Image No:
10288 (10-1)

No information.

Henry Robert Overton

Death notice:
The eight weeks old son of Mr and Mrs Overton, of Baker Rd, Wandin, died suddenly on Monday morning. No reason could be given by the parents for their child's death and the matter was reported to the Lilydale police. On Wednesday, Dr Adam made a post mortem examination of the body and found death was due to congestion of the lungs. A verdict to that effect was returned at an enquiry held before Mr H. Hughes, JP. [Lilydale Express 27-8-1909]

Daisy May Overton

No information.

Eleanor Overton

No information.

Mary Jane Overton

Biography:
Mary Overton (Parr) married George Overton. [Wandin, its origins and early development.]

George Overton

Biography:
George Edmund Overton was born in or near Melbourne in 1850. He was the son of William Overton who arrived from Tasmania in 1838 to open the colony's first confectionery shop in a hut in Collins St. William was one of the first to install a private gas plant to light his premises and formed the first gaslight company in the city. In 1875 George Edmund selected land in Queens Rd near Beenak Rd, Wandin. He married Miss Mary Jane Parr and was a fruit and flower grower, cricketer and councillor. He served on the Shire of Lillydale Council from1890 to 1896 and was Shire president in 1893. He died in 1936 aged 86 leaving three daughters Beatrice, Gertrude and Florence and three sons George, Ernest and Arthur. [Wandin, its origins and early development]
Obituary:
Wandin pioneer passes. On Sunday last sincere sympathy was felt for the Overton family, when the death of their esteemed father was reported. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 86 years . . . His recent health had prepared his family for the worst. [He] arrived in the district when quite a young man, later marrying the daughter of the late Mr Parr, a neighbouring settler, and rearing a family of three sons and two daughters. . . For nine years he represented the East Riding ratepayers in the council. The family is among the most respected in the district. . . fully evidenced by the large cortege that followed the remains to Lilydale cemetery on Monday, the shire council being represented by Crs. Wallace and McCully. Rev. W. Hadden conducted and impressive service at the graveside. [Lilydale Express 27-08-1936]
Thanks:
The family of the late Mr Geo. Overton of Wandin North wish to thank all kind friends and relatives for letters, cards, telegrams and personal expressions of sympathy; also the Wandin cricket, football and tennis clubs, and especially Dr F. F. McMahon for his prompt attention, in their recent bereavement. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of sincere gratitude. Wandin 27/8/36 [Lilydale Express 27-08-1936]

Ernest Alfred Overton

Biography:
The son of George and Mary Overton, at the time of his death, Ernest was aged 65 years. His wife Eleanor Nellie had died in November 1913. He is survived by two daughters Mrs A. Whyte (Beatrice) and Mrs Rouget (Elenor); two sisters Gertrude and Florence, and a brother Arthur. [Lilydale Express 31-10-1947]
Obituary:
Wandin loses old identity. Passing of Ernest Alfred Overton. Many attended the funeral of [this] respected citizen and old identity of the Wandin district, who passed away at Wandin North on October 25. . . a native of Wandin and one of the most respected residents of the district . . beloved to all associated with him, in business circles and on the sporting field . . The funeral left his residence for Lilydale cemetery . . A son of the early pioneering Overton family, Ernest was for many years the backbone of the Wandin Cricket Club . . . he took a keen interest in other sporting activities . . . his favourite past-time was shooting and fishing. His accuracy with the rifle, particularly in kangaroo hunts, stamped him as a master cracksman. Later in life he was compelled to retire from his fruit agency business through ill health. [Lilydale Express 31-10-1947]

References: Lilydale Express 27-8-1909, 27-8-1936 and 31-10-1947; Wandin, its origins and early development by Annette and Neville Lord.







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