680. Frances Mae Watkins
Frances and James lived at Ashfield
John Glenholme Lennox
Suffocated by Nitric Acid Fumes.
Penrith, Wednesday —
John Lennox, one of the oldest guards on the railway, died at the Penrith Hospital at about half past 5 o'clock this morning. He was guard of the goods train going west. The train had a push up engine behind it. About 2.30 this morning, near Woodford Station, 51 miles from Sydney, the driver of the rear engine noticed that the brakes had been applied and smoke was issuing from the brake van. The rear driver then whistled to the front driver, and the train was brought to a standstill. Lennox, who appeared to be thoroughly exhausted, was trying to get out. It was found that a vessel containing nitric aoid had burst, and the fumes had overpowered him. He was at once , brought on to the Penrith Hospital, Dr. Higgins and Dr. MacMaster were in attendance. Lennox died five minutes after being admitted. He leaves a widow and a large family.
Source: The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press 2 Jan 1904
Edward Alexander Wesala
Edward Alexander Wesala pleaded not guilty to a charge of feloniously receiving four pairs of trousers, two hats, two pairs of shoes, a rug, three shirts, and other articles, the property of Henry Gregory Murray, at Freshwater, on April 19. Accused was found not guilty, and discharged
Source: The SMH 10 Nov 1922
2089. John J Lennox
John James Lennox.
There died, at his mother's residence, Victoria street, Rookwood, on Friday of last week, the eldest son of Mrs Sarah and the late John Lennox, of Penrith, aged 16 years. The lad was smart and intelligent, and gave great promise to his widowed mother, wife of the late Guard John Lennox, who died from the effects of leaking chemicals in his breakvan whilst on duty. Master Lennox was a nephew also of Mrs W Lennox, of Penrith.
Source: Nepean Times 12 Aug 1911
2099. Edward Josiah Stanton
Edward Josiah Stanton (29) and Robert Wm. Dunlop (20), at Parramatta Police Court yesterday, were charged with having broken and entered the store of Claude William Davis, at Seven Hills, on July 12, with intent to steal. Applying for a remand, Sergeant Hart said that the inquiry into the death of the man who was shot in conection with this alleged offence would be held next Tuesday. The defendants were remanded until July 29. Bail was fixed at £80 in each case.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Adocate 23 July 1931
THEFT AT STORE
Sequel at Sessions
Three men visited the store of Claude William Davis, at Seven Hills, early in the morning of July 12. One, William Carroll, was shot by the storekeeper. The other two - Edward Josiah Stanton (29) and Robert William Dunlop (20) appeared at the Parramatta Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, and pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering the store and stealing groceries and other articles Stanton was sentenced to eighteen months hard labor; Dunlop, to nine months.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 8 Oct 1931
2102. Edward John Stanton
Divorced in 1922