Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Isaac Cornwell


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Dulcie Mary Bridger

The death occurred late on Friday night last, of Mrs. Dulcie Witney, wife of Mr. V. C. Wit ney, of Merriwa. Deceased was taken seriously ill and the doc tor was called, but it was found little could be done for her.  Deceased, who was 50 years of age, was esteemed throughout the Merriwa district, and the news of her death came as a great .shock to all who knew her.The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon; the Rev. G. A. Fisher officiating. Much sympathy is expressed for the sorrowing husband and son, Tom. Further reference will be made to the late Mrs. Witney in our next issue.
Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle 28 May 1954

96. William Witney

Mr. William Witney, late of "Woortville," Merriwa, passed peacefully to his well-earned rest in St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, on Tuesday, 12th inst. Deceased had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage on Monday, 4th inst., and was admitted to hospital on the following day. He remained in an unconscious condition for 48 hours, but recovered his faculties and conversed with his daughters, but lapsed into unconsciousness again, and died at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12th inst. The remains' were laid to rest with those of deceased's late wife, Annie Christina, who predeceased him in 1937, at Botany cemetery. <Several very old friends, including Mrs. J. French, of Merriwa, together with his daughters, Gertrude, Edith and Eva, were present at the grave side, the service being conducted by the Rev. Mullins, of Botany. Mr. and Mrs. Witney were married at Holy Trinity Church, Merriwa, on 28th April, 1886,, . and resided at ''Woodville" from that time until 1929,  when they left the district, due to Mrs. Witney's ill-health. The many relatives and friends of the family mourn, the, passing of two of the district's greatest workers.
Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle 22 Aug 1941