598. Gordon Vincent Ellem
OBITUARY - GORDON ELLEM
Gordon Vincent Ellem, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Ellem, of Booyong, who died from injuries he received when a bicycle he was riding and a truck collided at Booyong on Wednesday afternoon, was buried in the Lismore cemetery yesterday. A long and representative cortege followed the remains to the cemetery, many homes in the Booyong and surrounding districts being represented. The service at the cemetery was conducted by Mr. George H. Boon, and children from the Pearce's Creek public school formed a guard of honour at the cemetery. The pall bearers were J. G. Hicks and A. Ellem (uncles), Mel and Harry Ellem (brothers). Among the many wreaths were tributes from the staff of the Civic Hotel, Lismore, and the teacher and the pupils of the Pearce's Creek public school. Messrs. W. Riley and Son conducted the funeral arrangements.
Source: Northern Star 27 Jun 1941
248. John Hilton Ellem
MR. JOHN H. ELLEM - CASINO, Tuesday.
Mr. John Hilton Ellem, of Wyan, whose death took place in Casino Memorial Hospital, following injuries sustained in a motor accident on the Casino-Grafton Road was buried in Wyan cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest seen at Wyan. Mr. Ellem was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ellem and was born at Sandy Creek 52 years ago, later moving to Wyan. He married Miss Helena Lollback, who survives him. He was on the staff of Copmanhurst Shire Council for a number of years and was held in high regard by the council, and by all members of the community in which he lived. Rev. R. A. Meyer conducted the services and spoke in appreciative terms of the sterling worth of Mr. Ellem, who had associated himself with all move ments for the welfare of the dis trict in which he lived. He was a Church Warden and member of the Parochial Council at Wyan. Surviving brothers are Lester and Roy (Banyabba), Percy (Lismore), and Reuben (Orange). Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Trevor D. Bevan.
Source: Northern Star 24 Apr 1946
254. Andrew Charles Ellem
MR. CHARLES ELLEM
Mr. Andrew Charles (38) station master at Bexhill, and who was well known throughout the district, died in a Lismore hospital early on Saturday morning. Mr. Ellem had been seriously ill for some weeks, but his condition was rapidly improving. He had a heart seizure shortly after midnight, however, and died in a few minutes. Mr. Ellem was born at Wyan in the Casino district, and he was a son of Mrs. Isa- bella Ellem, of Grafton, and the late John Ellem. He spent his early life at Wyan and when 16 years of age joined the Railway Department. Mr. Ellem spent nine years at Booyong and was for three years a member of the relieving staff. A few years ago the deceased was transferred to Grafton, where he remained as Assistant Stationmaster, and about twelve months ago was appointed to take charge at Bexhill station. Mr. Ellem married, at Clunes, Miss Beryl Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Stewart, of Booyong, and in addition to his widow is survived by a son, John. The deceased had been actively associated with Free- masory in the district. He was initiated into Lodge Eltham No. 272 and afterwards was installed into the Chair in that Lodge and in August last was elected Secretary. In addition to his mother, widow and son, five brothers, John (Wyan), Lester (Banyabba), Percy (Kyogle), Roy (Dilkoon) and Reuben (Grafton), and two sisters, Mrs. W. Burnett (Coramba) and Mrs. Gilbert Cook (Bangalow), survive. The deceased was buried at Clunes yesterday afternoon, when one of the largest gatherings seen at a funeral in that centre attended. The remains were conveyed to the Clunes Church of England and the Church was packed, many being unable to gain admission. Many Masonic brethren and members of the railway staffs were among the large congregation. The Rector of the Dunoon Parish, the Rev. H. W. Carr, conducted the services both at the church and graveside assisted by the Rev. C. Miller, of Eureka Clunes. Mrs. Horace James played the organ. In an address in the church Mr. Carr spoke of the character of Mr. Ellem and paid a tribute to his life. "We assemble here to-day to pay a tribute to the life of one we loved, a very sincere man. The world can ill-afford to lose such a man as Charles Ellem was," said Mr. Carr. The casket was carried from the church by members of the Railway Department— H. L. Pursehouse and W. Barry (Traffic Dept.), A. Barnes (Loco), L. McCaughey (Signals), W. Steenson and T. Brownlee (PerWay), and at the cemetery by six Past masters of Lodge Eltham—Wor. Bros. K. K. Martin, W. Small, G. Mortimer, M. Mann, A. Butler and H. J. Bryant. At the church and graveside Masonic brethren, in regalia, formed guards of honour, and the collar of the office of Secretary was placed on the casket. The flag was flown at half mast at the Bexhill public school as a mark of respect. The wreath carriers were B. Penrose, L. Dirou and R. Gregor (Railway Traffic Dept.), and Bros. M. Brandie, L. Virtue and A. Porter (Lodge Eltham). The wreaths included tributes from the Station master and Staff, Lismore, members of the Bexhill C.W.A., Stationmas- ter and Staff, South Grafton, District Superintendent and Staff, South Grafton. Grafton Railway Traffic Staff and Relief Staff, Bexhill Church of England Guild. Bex- hill Red Cross Society, Wor. Master and Brethren. Lodge Eltham No. 272, Bexhill Presbyterian Women's Guild, Bexhill Parents and Citizens' Association, Teachers and Pupils Bexhill Public School, and St. Peter's Church of England, Clunes. At the conclusion of the graveside service V. Wor. Bro. G. Oliver of Lodge Eltham conducted the Masonic burial service. Messrs. Will Riley and Son, of Lismore, conducted the funeral arrangements.
Source: Northern Star 26 Oct 1942