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Australia / John Peter Burns
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 04:37 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to research my Grandmother's first husband.  She was Agnes Urie McDougall who married John Peter Burns in Sydney in 1896.   Their daughter was born in April 1897 but only lived 7 weeks.  They were divorced in 1900.
According to John Peter Burn's death transcript, he died in November 1942 in the Municipality of Alexandria and was buried in the RC section, Rookwood, 7 Nov 1942.
Again, on his Death Transcript, it says his Spouse was Margaret Flanagan. However, I cannot find a marriage for him to Margaret.  At his death, children of the marriage shows Theresa aged 32, Living and 2 females deceased.  If alive now, she would be 111.  I have found a birth of a Theresa in 1910 to a mother Margaret but no father mentioned.  Also 3 other girls whose mother was Margaret and no father's name given.  I am therefore wondering if in fact John Peter Burns did actually marry Margaret Flanagan.  John's "age at marriage" is shown as 35.  Interesting that his Death shows him as being Roman Catholic as when he married my Grandmother previously, they married at the Manse of the Congregational Minister in Sydney.
John Peter Burns was born in Illinois, USA.
Any help would be appreciated but I realise it is a long shot!

Australia / Lily/Lilly Blanch YEO
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:53 BST (UK)  »
I have a birth of Lilly Blanch Yeo in 1973 in Wellington, NSW, to parents William and Isabella Harriet (nee Leitch).  I cannot find a death for her in her maiden name in NSW, Vic. Qld or S.A.  The only marriage in NSW was in 1905 in Wellington, NSW to an Arthur Graham.  When I checked a death for a Lily/Lilly Graham in the above mentioned States, could only find one that seemed to fit, but parents names were different.
Can anyone shed any light on Lily/Lilly please?  She was the youngest of 8 children and they were all born in Bathurst/Dubbo/Forbes, with Lily being the only birth in Wellington.  Obviously the parents moved around in the same western district of NSW.

Australia / Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:45 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Dawn,
Appreciate the info you supplied.  Think I will wait until I can get to the Sydney Library, although that may be a while off yet!!

Australia / Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 00:19 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Debrea,
State Library of NSW is also closed until end August (at this stage!)  We cannot travel further than 10km from our homes, so even if it were open, I still can't attend!
Thank you anyway.

Australia / Death Notices in Newspapers
« on: Wednesday 11 August 21 08:47 BST (UK)  »
I have looked for death notices in the newspapers (through Ryerson Index) but none of the three deaths I am looking for, appear to me, to have not as yet been digitized.

1. Helen Rosalie Prescott d. 2009  The Advertiser (SA) on 4 March, 2009

2. Rosalind Madge Bierwirth d. 1983  The Age (Melbourne) on 9 April 1983

3. Rudolph Bierwirth whose notice appeared on 29th and 30 November, 1993

Is anyone able to help please?  Hopefully the death notices would give me more information than I have currently.


Australia / Re: Children of Hurtle St. Clair GUERIN
« on: Wednesday 11 August 21 01:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Cupoflife,
You have been really helpful with the information you have supplied on the Guerin family.
I am going to put up another Post on Rootschat for death notices for several Guerin family members that according to Ryerson were published in the Advertiser and The Age (Melb.).  All are in papers which have not as yet been digitized.  Yesterday I also joined SA Genealogy and am pleased with what I have found there as opposed to being a "casual looker".
Thanks again,

Australia / Re: Children of Hurtle St. Clair GUERIN
« on: Tuesday 10 August 21 02:51 BST (UK)  »
Cupoflife and Essie,
Thank you so much for the additional information.  I couldn't believe the wedding notice - nothing that wasn't mentioned.  Wonderful to have all the details.

All very much appreciated.

Australia / Re: Children of Hurtle St. Clair GUERIN
« on: Sunday 08 August 21 11:06 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Cupoflife and others for information on the Guerin children.  I did know about Geoffrey.  I have not found anything on the daughter who was born 1927.  Possible marriage in 1950 but it only gives the Christian names of husband in SA Genealogy.  I assume she is probably no longer alive, but if she is, would have been married for 71 years!  Not impossible, but unlikely I guess.
There is another son, about whom I know nothing.  I am assuming he was born after 1927!

Australia / Re: Eunice Harrington Green
« on: Sunday 08 August 21 10:57 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Cupoflife and others for your information regarding Eunice Harrington Green who married a Mr. Stramrood.  Google translated those death notices for (possibly) the parents of "Tony" (Anglicised) Stramrood.  It certainly looks as though this is the family I have been looking for.
I am always amazed at how people find things for others! Now I just need to find a marriage for Green and Stramrood. 

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