Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of George Colless


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Blanche Colless

Blanche and William were cousins

Mrs Blanche Colless, widow of the late William A. Colless, of Come-by-Chance, died at her residence, Emu Plains on Saturday morning last, after an illness of many months. Deceased who married her cousin, was the fifth child of the late George N and Harriett Colless, of Emu Plains, and was born 68 years ago. Deceased, who was highly esteemed, had been living at Emu Plains since the death of her husband some twelve years ago. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Harry (Bluff), Mary (Mrs. Bronger), Edwin, Phoebe, Emma, Kerzla (Mrs. Thomson), all of Emu Plains, Elsie (Mrs. Hill, Ashfield). and Millie (Agnes Banks). The funeral, which took place, on Sunday afternoon was largely attended, and proceeded from John Price and Sons' parlours, Penrith, to St. Paul's Church, Emu Plains, where a service was conducted by the Rector, Rev. C. M. Kemmls, assisted by Rev. I. D. Armitage. Both ministers conducted the service afterwards at the graveside in the adjoining Emu Plains cemetery.
Source: Nepean Times 16 Jan 1947

124. Harold Edward Colless

Come by Chance

Olive Mabel Staunton

Mrs. F. G. Fanning (president) welcomed many visitors from other States and New Zealand, and also several new members, at a meeting of the Cumberland branch of the Country Women's Association, held at David Jones' yesterday. A letter of appeal was received from the centre at Burren Junction, asking for assistance with the erection of a new maternity hospital. It was proposed to send £20 to this centre, with the suggestion that it might be named the Olive Colless Hospital, in memory of the late Mrs. Colless. The funds which had been raised by the branch during 1931 were divided between various institutions.
Source: The SMH 31 Mar 1932

600. Clarence Turley Colless

Died of appendicitis

William Charles Hadley Childs

Death of Mr. W. C. H. Childs
Mr. William Charles Hadley Childs died at his residence, Hadley Park, Castlereagh, on Thursday, July 13, at the age of 87 years. The late Mr. Childs was born at Castlereagh, and lived in the district all his life. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Childs, of Castlereagh. He was married to Hannah Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Howell, of Castlereagh, and sister of the late W. P. Howell, of international cricket fame, and of Mr. Athol Howell. Mrs. Childs died in 1917. Deceased will be remembered by many local people with the greatest respect and with affection. Kindness and goodwill were in his' make-up. He was one of the many fine cricketers that Castlereagh has produced through the years. (We doubt if any country district in the State has done much better than Castlereagh in this way). He was a member of the old Castlereagh team that won the Lees Shield, a fine trophy presented by the late S. E. Lees, who was a member for Nepean 40 and 50 years ago, and, with the late Charlie Wright, who died within recent months, was one of the original delegates from Castlereagh to the Nepean District Cricket Association. Mr. Childs was a consistent sup porter of the Church of England at Castlereagh, and for the last 25 years was the minister's warden. He was a violinist of no mean ability, and often took part in local concerts. He was generous, helpful, and sincere. His recreations were fishing and gun shooting, and he left behind some weapons that are relics of a former type of sporting gun. He was one of the first dairy farmers of the district, and for years used to take milk to Richmond. Mr. Childs is survived by four daughters and two sons - Violet (Mrs. Yeoman, Springwood), Esla, Hannah, Iola (Mrs. Turner, Yarramundi, Alvan (Castlereagh), and William (Castlereagh). There are a number of grandchildren. Mr. Childs was the last of the family of his generation. The funeral on Friday, July 14, was largely attended, and the service was conducted by the Rector of Emu Plains, the Rev. W. A. Watts. Many beautiful wreaths, including one from the Church Guild at Castlereagh, were forwarded, affording further evidence of the esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held. Among those present was the Mayor of Penrith, Ald. W. L. Chapman.
Source: Nepean Times 20 Jul 1950

Eric Thelwell Yeomans

In the passing of Eric Thelwell Yeomans, who died suddenly at his residence, 133 Bathurst Road, Springwood, on Sunday, aged 69 years, the district has lost one of its finest sons. He was born at Castlereagh, the younger son of Frank and Eleanor Yeomans. Farming and orchards were his main interest in the Yarramundi district where he was well liked and respected. In sporting life he was a member of the then famous Castlereagh cricket eleven. In later years he was at the City Markets where is it said, "Eric's word was his bond." Before his death he was conducting a flourishing business in Springwood. He married Violet, eldest daughter of the late William Childs, farmer and dairyman of Castlereagh, who with three sons, Gordon, Ted and Ron (all of Springwood) are. left to mourn their loss. His only brother, Gordon, died of wounds in the 1914-18 war. After a service at the parlours of Messrs. John Price and Son, Station Street, Penrith, conducted by the Rev. J. Paterson, Church of England, Springwood, the funeral proceeded to the Northern Suburbs.
Source: Nepean Times 25 Jun 1959

145. Constance Evelyn Flanagan

Married as Evelyn