Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of John Frederick Cobcroft

Notes - Page 12

654. Edna Maude Grimwood

Lived at Clontarf

175. Ella May Cobcroft

DEATH. MACKENZIE. — April 19, 1932, suddenly, at Marlborough-street, Drummoyne, Ella May Mackenzie, loving mother of Constance (Mrs. Heyden), Arthur (deceased) and Jack, and second eldest daugh ter of Mrs. R. Reynolds and sister of Mrs. A. V. Grimwood (Richmond), Thomas Cobcroft (Windsor), George Cobcroft (deceased), Ethel (Mrs. F. Collison), Leonard, Arthur, Hilda and Will.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette 29 Apr 1932

176. Thomas Frederick Cobcroft

The death took place suddenly on December 7 at Nambucca Heads, where he was on a fishing holiday, of Mr. Thomas Frederick Cob croft, respected Maraylya resident and former Windsor businessman, at the age of 76 years. Born at Wilberforce, de ceased in his younger days was a noted horseman, win ning many awards in equestrian events, and throughout his life retained his keen in terest in horses, being re garded as an authority on breeding and conformation. For many years he conducted a grocery and produce business in Windsor, in which field he earned a wide res pect and popularity. Short ly after the death of his late wife he went to live some 16 years ago with his son, Mr. Thomas Cobcroft, where he resided up to the time of his death. In addition to his four sons, John (Allawah), Thomas (Maraylya), Wil liam (Balranald) and Harry (Pitt Town), he is survived by one sister, Mrs. F. W. Collison (Haberfield), one step-sister, Mrs. G. Milsom (Goulburn), and two step brothers, Len Reynolds (Newcastle) and W. A. Rey nolds (Roseville). After a service in St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor, on December 9 the interment was conducted in the adjoining cemetery, the Rev. R. T. Halla han officiating. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Chandler, of Windsor.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 17 Dec 1947

Harriett Emmeline Greentree

AS briefly announced in our last issue, there was profound grief in the community when it was learnt on Thursday morning, 3rd instant, that Mrs. Harriet Emmeline Cobcroft, wife of Mr. Thomas F. Cobcroft, of the Peninsula, Windsor, had passed away in the District Hospital, at the age of 53 years. The late Mrs. Cobcroft had been ailing for some time past, and a few weeks before Christmas she entered the District Hospital and underwent an operation, but gradually grew worse and passed away early on the morning of the 3rd instant. Born at Wilberforce, the deceased was a daughter of the late Reuben Greentree and Mrs. Isobelle Greentree, who now resides at Naremburn. At the age of 24 years the de- ceased married Mr. Thomas F. Cobcroft at Wilberforce, and they lived in Windsor ever since, rearing a family of four sons, viz., John (an employee, of the Railway Depart- ment at Dubbo), Thomas (Windsor) , Willie (of the Lands Office, Grafton) and Harry (Windsor). Though she suffered considerably, the late Mrs. Cobcroft never murmured, but bore it all with remarkable fortitude and patient resignation. That was her character - a patient, lovable woman. She was deeply attached to her home life, and the bond of filial love among the happy little family was strong and abiding. But it is a sad family circle now, and the big heart of the public goes out to the sorrowing husband and sons and other relatives. The late Mrs. Cobcroft was beloved by all who knew her, and those who knew her best loved her most. Her life was a blameless one, and no person ever spoke a harsh word concerning her. Kind-hearted and gentle, with a very charitable disposition, if she had not a good word to say about any- one she would never utter a bad one. She took a commendable interest in the grocery business conducted by her husband, and was a hardworking and industrious woman. She will be missed by many, and in his lone- liness Mr. Cobcroft can be assured that he has the deep sympathy of his hosts of friends. The large concourse of people that attended the funeral on Thursday afternoon of last week was eloquent testimony of the love that was felt for the deceased, and it was a practical expression of sympathy towards the husband and family in the great loss they have been called upon to bear. The remains were laid to rest in St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, the Rev. N. Jenkyn carrying out the last sad rites. Mr. M Chandler had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 11 Jan 1929

Kenneth Alexander Birkmyre

Clerk at Bank of NSW