Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Chalker

Notes - Page 6

63. Elizabeth York

Another of the old pioneers of our Nepean District, in the person of Mrs Maurice Ryan, was laid to her last rest in the family vault at Emu Cemetery on Sunday last, in the presence of many relatives and old friends. In the sixties Mr Maurice Ryan (who, by-the-bye, was a brother to our old friend Toby, for many years Parliamentary representative for the old Nepean Electorate) carried on a most successful business at Emu Plains. Mr Ryan has long since gone to his last rest. Among those who attended the funeral was the only surviving son of the late Charles York, of Emu Plains, now of the firm of Henry York and Sons, auctioneers, etc, of Singleton. Mr York left this district some 40 years ago to take up the cattle buying business for his brothers, Messrs James, Charles and William York, Although our old friend has nearly reached the alloted span, he is still active and vigorous, and, with his two sons, carries on the largest business of its class up north.
Source: Nepean Times 6 Apr 1907

Maurice T Ryan

Awfully Sudden Death
The Jerry's Plains correspondent o£ the Singleton Argus writes as follows on the 12th instant:— We are sorry to report the most melancholy death of Mr Maurice Ryan. It appears that on Saturday week about half-past five p.m., he brought his horse from the stable, which had recently been broken in by himself. While in the act of mounting, quite forgetful of having his spurs on, and also through one of his feet being weak from the gout, unfortunately his heel touched the horse, which caused him to buck most violently throwing the rider a terrible height, and making him alight upon his head a few yards from the back of the house. He was killed instantly. From the time be was speaking to his wife till he was a corpse was not the space of ten minutes.
Source: Evening News 16 Mar 1877

392. Joseph H Chalker

Killed by his own hand by accident when opossum shooting.

73. Elizabeth Chalker

Death of an Old Adaminaby Resident.
Mrs Elizabeth Shanley, wife of Mr Matthew Shanley, of Caddigat. Adaminaby, died at her residence on Tuesday last at the advanced age of 72 years. The deceased lady was born at Billilingra, and came to Adaminaby with her parents when very young, her father, Mr Joseph Henry Chalker, holding the license of the old Rose Inn, now the Australian Hotel. She was married at Adaminaby when 19 years of age, and took up her residence at Caddigat where she has lived since. The funeral took place at Adaminaby on Wednesday, and was largely attended, the number of wreaths and floral tokens placed on the coffin bearing testimony to the esteem iu which the deceased lady was held. Her charitable nature and kindly disposition endeared her to all with whom she came into contact. The burial service was conducted by the Very Rev. Dean Norris, P.P.V.F. Mr J. F. Allen carried out the funeral arrangements, the coffin being of polished maple, with silver mounts, the plate bearing the following in scription: 'Elizabeth Shanley, died 3rd January 1922, aged 72 years.' The deceased was overtaken by a paralytic seizure on 24th December, and again two days before her death , but was conscious until she passed away. Two brothers, Messrs. Joseph and James Chalker, and one sister Mrs Berrigan of Carlton, survive her. The family now consists of Mr Matthew Shanley, and six daughters, Mesdsmes Jobnson, Hyles, Whittaker, Eccleston, Delany aud Crowe, who reside at Adaminaby ; and five sons, Messrs Charles, James, William, Henry aud Arthur Shanley. The deceased leaves 38 grand-children, who with the other members of the family will mourn the loss of one who for many years had endeared herself to them by many acts of kindness and an affectionate disposition.

Source: The Manaro Mercury and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser 6 Jan 1922

74. Edward Chalker

Drowned in the Murrumbidgee River

435. Mary Jones

Sister Mary de Sales