44. Margaret Susannah Cornwell
Death of Mrs. M. S. Tipping
Nepean district lost one of its most exemplary citizens by the death of Mrs. Margaret Sussanah Tipping, which took place at the residence of her daughter-in law, High Street, Penrith, on Monday morning, at the ago of 90 years. Deceased was a most worthy representative of a former generation of widely-known Hawkesbury residents, whose lives are essentially linked with the history of the district. She was born in Richmond on November 14. 1842, and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Abraham Cornwell. She was the ninth child of a family of thirteen that was known and respected by practically everyone in the Hawkesbury district, and by many Nepeanites. One needs to go back to the first years of Richmonds existence to find the first association of the Cornwells with the town. Deceased was the first baby to he christened in the historic St. Peter's Church, Richmond. She was educated at Miss Deed's and Mrs Parkinson's Ladies' College in that town. She was married to the late John Tipping, an engineer of the Government Railways, who died in 1888, leaving Her with a family of five sons and one daughter Mrs Tipping was a resident of Penrith for 63 years. In her younger days, with her late husband, she was a very active worker for charities, churches, and the general good of the district. She took a keen interest in polities, and could converse very interestingly on happenings of many years ago, such as the opening of the railway at Penrith , the building of the line over Mountains, and the big flood of 1807, when food had to be supplied in boats to residents forced to take refuge in the upper stories of their homes in the town of Richmond, She enjoyed good health to within a few weeks of her passing peacefully to rest, respected and loved by all who were privileged to know her, The Cornwell family, like others of the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts, were noted for their longevity. Deceased 's father and mother both lived to 81 years, and the ages of their sons and daughters are as.. follows:—Charlotte Graney, 93; William Cornwell, 72; Sophy Cornwell, 86; Jane Ashbury, 72; George Cornwell, 85 Daniel Cornwell, 85; Thomas Cornwell, 78; Martha Onus, 75 Margaret Tipping, 90; Abraham Cornwell,91 Mary Ann White, 85 (living)) Julia Eaton, 83 (living); Percy Cornwell, 87. Some years ago deceased made her home with her little son, Charles, who died several years ago, and after his death continued to reside with his widow.
Deceased is survived by four sons, Mr .J. R. Tipping, of Penrith, Messrs A. T. and W. H. Tipping, of Bathurst, and Mr S. Gr. Tipping, of Coalstoun Lakes, near Biggenden, Queensland. One daughter, Margaret, and three sons, John. Gloster, and Charles, predeceased her. She leaves two sisters, Mrs White and Mrs Eaton, abovementioned.
The funeral took place on Tuesday, and the gathering of mourners was large and representative. A service was conducted in St. Stephen's Church bv the Rector, Rev J. W. Ferrier. Mr H. W. Orth, the church organist, played ■Chopin's Funeral March and the Dead March in Saul..
Most of the family and many of her friends were present The Rector, in the course of an address, referred to Mrs Tipping as one whom, in his short term of office, he had learned to esteem very highly for her piety and sterling qualities. ' An indication of her unique knowledge of spiritual things was the fact that she could still recite most of the Collects in the Prayer Book and was a diligent and discerning student of the Holy Scripture. Reference was made to the fact that Mr Ferrier had that day seen the remarkable portrait, of the Saviour which Mrs Tipping had worked in wool when she was but 16 years old. The colours were still bright-, and the representation was arrestingly faithful, suggesting a rever ence and devotion to her Lord which had influenced her long and varied life. 'Hers was a life whose example we might well follow. She was one who was able to rise above the worries and trials of life, because, having learned the secret of trusting and waiting upon the Lord, she renewed her strength, mounted up with wings as an eagle she ran and was not weary, she walked and was not faint, whose faith and good wishes may many follow.
The remains were laid to rest in old St. Stephen's cemetery , alongside those of her husband and daughter. The chief mourners were Messrs J. K|., A'. T., and W. H. Tipping (sons), and Messrs William, Gordon, and Tom Tipping (grandsons), Thelma and Alice (granddaughters), and Mrs White and Mrs Eaton (sisters'). The coffin was carried from the church to tho graveside' by two sons and two grandsons.
Many beautiful wreaths were received, among the senders being: tho Loco Works manager and staff of Eveleigh Workshops (Mr .T. R. Tipping being a member of the staff), Nepean Rowing Club, and the W.M. and .brethren of Lodge Warragamba. Tho works man ager and staff of Evleigh workshops and the manager at Clyde were represented at the funeral.
The bereaved family has received numerous messages of sympathy—a tribute to a most estimable lady and deep regard for most respected relatives.
Source: Nepean Times 24Dec 1932
45. Martha Rebecca Cornwell
The late Mrs. Martha Rebecca Onus, wife of Mr. Joseph Onus, of 'Clearoaks,' Richmond, who passed away on the 13th instant, was, like her respected husband, a native of Richmond. The home 'Clearoaks' was founded by the Onus family over 100 years ago, and the family is one of the most historic in the Hawkesbury district. And so also is the Cornwell family, from which the late Mrs. Onus came. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Cornwell . After her marriage to Joseph Onus, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Onus, the young couple resided at 'Clearoaks,' and with the exception of a break of a few years, spent all their lives there. The subject of this notice was baptised in St. Peter's -Church, Richmond, and as a young woman, was a teacher in the Sunday school . She was married in the old historic church in 1865 by the Rev. John Elder, and now her mortal remains rest in the Onus family vault across the way. The late Mrs. Onus was a woman of beautiful character and a most lovable disposition. Her benevolence knew, no bounds. She was one of those grand women, whose death is a distinct loss to any community. She had attained the age of 75 years, and her life has been one of usefulness and good living. For some years she had been in failing health, and succumbed to an acute attack of bronchitis. At the time of her death her husband was seriously ill with pneumonia, and is still laid up. Their family consists of four sons and four daughters, all of whom are well known in the Richmond district. They are: William (in Africa), Abraham and John (proprietors of the Windsor Electric Light and Power Station), Albert (living at 'Clearoaks'), Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Merryful, Mrs. Cavill, and Miss Onus. The late Mrs. Onus was one of a family of twelve, and those who still survive are Messrs. Abraham and Daniel Cornwell, and Mrs. John Tipping, Mrs. Gloucester White and Mrs. William Eaton. Mr. Gloucester White is the well-known Bathurst pressman, and was one of the brothers who for many years ran the Bathurst 'Free Press, which in later years became incorporated with the Bathurst 'Times. The late Mrs. Onus' mother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. White, at Bathurst, in 1888, on the 13th day of June, the same day of the month on which Mrs. Onus died. Mr. Joseph Onus is the only surviving member of the William Onus family. The irreparable loss that he has just sustained is the first break in his family.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 25 June 1920
Gloucester Searle White
Married as Gester White.