Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Garth

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33. George Edward (twin) Garth

- Still another link in the chain that connects us with the earliest periods of the district's history, has been severed by the death at Port Cygnet of the late Mr George Garth, who passed away at his residence, Slab road, on Sunday last, at the advanced age of 83 years. The deceased gentleman was one of the very oldest residents of the district, and through out his long period of residence here, extending over 70 years, he was held in the highest respect by all who came in contact with him. Born in Hobart, he came to the Port Cygnet district when quite a lad, and worked at timber getting. He continued at this employment for a number of years, and ultimately selected some land and settled upon it, first going in for potato growing and later on charding, at which he was successful. He was a man of a genial though retiring disposition, and although he did not take a very active part in public affairs, he at all times took an interest in matters affecting the welfare of the district. He had seen the valley in which the settlement of Port Cygnet nestles transformed from virgin bush into almost one large and continuous orchard, furnishing, abundant evidence of the industry, the thrift, and the prosperity of the people resident there. The deceased was one of that brave band of early settlers who pioneered this transformation, and at the same time brought into public prominence the wonderful fertility of the valley: He took a keen interest m all classes of clean sport, and particularly rowing. He was at one time a splendid oarsman, and In the early days rowed in several of the district's represen tative crews. His wife predeceased him by a fortnight only. He leaves a family of five sons and six daughters to mourn their loss. They are nearly all settled in the district. The remains of the deceased were interred on Tuesday. The cortege was an exceptionally long one, people being in attendance from all parts of the district. The representative character of the assemblage indicated the very high esteem in which he was held.
Source: Huon Times 13 Jun1914

171. Edward George Garth

Before Mr. D. Grant. P.M., and Messrs. F. O. Wilmot, C Collie, and F.W. Dawborn, J.P's at the Prahran Court on Friday. Edward George Garth, of Prahran, was charged with having on August 9 unlawfully assaulted Martha Frampton. Martha Frampton, married, of Newry street, Windsor, said:— At half-past 5 o'clock on the after-noon of August 9 Garth, who is my son-in-law came to my house under the influence of alcohol. He refused to go, and caught me by the hair, pulling me outside , where he struck me on the face. He used obscene language. Maud Phillips, of Cardigan street, Carlton, said: - I was at my sister's house when Garth assaulted her. Constable Ramsay said:-When I questioned Garth he denied having assaulted his mother-in-law. Mr. Grant, P.M. (to Garth). - I would advise you to keep away from your wife's people when you take liquor. Garth was fined £2 in default imprisonment for seven days.
Source: The Argus 13 Aug 1928