176. Joseph Douglas
MR. JOSEPH DOUGLAS:
We regret to record the passing of Mr. Joseph Douglas, of Welverdene, Bumbury, which took place on the 27th October, after a short illness of but seven days from haemorrhage of the brain, supervening on a severe attack of pneumonia. The late Mr Douglas who was 68 years of age, was born in the Hartley district, near Bathurst but resided for nearly 30 years at Young, and during the last 12 years on his son's property, Welverdene, near Bumbury siding. The deceased came from a family of giants, measuring 6 feet 3½ inches in his stockings, while his three sons and all of his brothers easily topped the 6 feet mark. He leaves a widow and three sons, two of whom (Ashton and Allan) served through the Boer war, the former being severely wounded, while the youngest, Clyde, is at present in training in England. The deceased also
leaves four brothers and three sisters, viz., Arthur and David (Bugowra), Ronald (Young) and George (Nyngan) Mrs. G. Forbes (Mullengudgery), Mrs. G. Shrimpton (Parkes), and Mrs. E. Gosper (Eugowra). Deceased was a vice-president of the Bumbury Rifle Club in which he took a very active interest. Deceased was interred in the Meranburn cemetery on Sunday, the funeral being one of the largest ever seen in the district. To the sorrowing relatives we tender our sincere sympathy.
Source: Western Champion 2 Nov 1916
Florence Sarah J Newcombe
OBITUARY - Mrs. S. F. Douglas
A member of one of the best known families in the Manildra and Eugowra districts Mrs. Florence Sarah Douglas passed to her Eternal reward on Sunday morning last.
The deceased lady had reached the grand old age of 96 years, and had been an inmate of Manildra Private Hospital for several weeks past. She was a native of the
Wollongong district and came to these parts about 46 years ago, her husband, Mr. Joseph Douglas predeceasing her in 1910. In her early youth in Kiama and adjacent districts and later here, she took a keen interest in rural affairs and was a good horsewoman. She also was a generous donor to all districts charities and a patriotic worker in her time. Up till her recent illness, the late Mrs. Douglas despite her weight of years, took a lively interest in current affairs and her eyesight was unimpaired almost to the end. A fine old type typical of the early settlers of the district, her place will be hard to fill in these times. She is survived by a family of two sons, Messrs A. D. Douglas (Manildra) and R. A. Douglas (Eugowra) both Boer War veterans, the latter losing a leg in that campaign. Another son, Mr. Clyde Douglas served in World War 1 and
died here about 2½ years ago. An adopted daughter of deceased is Mrs. W. H. Lamb Granville, whose husband is Speaker in N.S.W. Parliament. The funeral cortege was a large and representative one and the casket was covered with many floral tributes. The interment took place in the Presbyterian portion of Meranburn cemetery after a church service conducted by Rev. Stewart (Molong) who also officiated at the graveside.
Source: Molong Express and Western District Advertiser 12 May 1950
178. Rowland Edwin Douglas
Mail driver between Burrowa and Young
746. Albert Ephraim Gosper
Died from diptheria