Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Richard Ellem

Notes - page 4

Thomas William Maxwell


A well-known retired farmer, Thomas William Maxwell, of Woolgoolga, formerly of Kangaroo Creek, died on Wednesday in the Grafton Base Hospital. He was 79 years old. Mr. Maxwell was a very active and respected member of the community. Two offices of major importance he once held were that of alderman on the Grafton City Council and councillor on the Nymboida Shire Council. For over 20 years, he was a member of the C.P. and A. Society and for most of this time was the chief steward. He also took a keen part in most sports, particularly cricket and to a lesser degree fishing. The late Mr. Maxwell is survived by his wife, sons Thomas (Cowra), Jack (Wooli), daughters Jessie (Mrs. A. G. Gray, Queanbeyan), Morelle (Sydney), brothers George (Grafton), Farquhar (Grafton), Jim (Nymboida), Donald (Sydney), and sister Elizabeth (Mrs. A. Hamburger, Sydney). The funeral took place at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, South Grafton, at 11 a.m. yesterday under the direction of H. H. Sanders Pty. Ltd. The service was by the Rev. J. C. McDiarmid.
Source: Daily Examiner 8 May 1953