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This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator.
Heather Arnold.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Ellen Agnes Weatherhead obituary

This is an obituary of  Ellen Agnes Weatherhead, daughter of Ellen (nee Ramsdale) and Henry Fortescue Weatherhead, thus my great, great Aunt. Henry is incorrectly called Horatio in this article. Ellen died July 28 1941 aged 77. You can read the full obituary here http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214604529



Dandenong Journal August 6 1941


Obituary
Miss E.A Weatherhead

The death occurred at the residence of her old friend, Miss Lewis, of 37 Carlisle Crescent, Oakleigh, on Tuesday, 29th July, after a short illness, of Miss Ellen Agnes Weatherhead, in her 78th year. Deceased, who was well-known and highly respected by all who knew her, was a native of the Western District, her birthplace being near Gavoc. She was predeceased by her mother, Mrs Ellen Weatherhead (nee Ramsdale), and father, Horatio F. Weatherhead, of Yorkshire, England, whose name, Horatio, was a link with the Horatio of Trafalgar fame, her uncle being an Admiral of the Fleet of the “wooden walls” period

The late Miss Weatherhead was  the last surviving member of a grand old English family, her brother John having by great foresight, established a butter and cheese industry. Other relatives included her brother, Mr Horatio William Weatherhead, late of Tynong, an engineer and saw-miller, Mr Harry Weatherhead, of Western Australia, and her sister Mary, late of Naringal, with whom deceased at one time carried on a fertile farm near Warrnambool. Their painstaking and advanced methods achieved for them a reputation for excellence of produce and prize-stock that was the envy of many masculine district farmers. In addition, like many of her period, the late Miss Weatherhead was an accomplished needlewoman and equestriene. Her nephew, Mr Arthur Weatherhead, of Tynong, who is well-known in the Dandenong district, arranged the funeral, which took place at the Spring Vale Cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sorrowing relatives in the loss they have sustained. The remains were privately interred in the Presbyterian section, the Rev. T. C. L. Goble conducting the service at the graveside.


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