Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Trove Tuesday – Another Country Obituary

Continuing my obsession with country obituaries, this one from Bendigo…

I just love how much you can learn about someone’s life from these.

This obituary is no exception with date and place of birth, occupation and business information, arrival in Australia and family, even cause of death.

John McVEY (1818-1885) was the brother of my great great grandmother, Elizabeth STONEHOUSE nee McVEY (1828-1915).


  1. Had to laugh at the 'Mr Walter McVey is married' seentence. Helpful but not really relevant.

    1. Yes, thank goodness things have changed - they don't even mention the daughter's name and she was probably the one really looking after him!