AXEDALE CATHOLIC CEMETERY
From: The Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), Thursday 21 July 1921, page 16
Mrs. McGrath, Lyal, wife of Mr. P. McGrath, has passed away at her residence, Happy Valley, and was buried at Axedale. She was 92 years of age. Mrs. McGrath was one of the oldest settlers left in the district, and leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The sons are Michael (Loch, Gippsland), James and Matthew (farmers, Lyal); and the daughters, Mrs. B. Caelli (Redesdale) and Mrs. Smith (West Australia); one son and one daughter deceased.
John Hannan, of Axedale, is Mrs. McGrath’s brotiher. Mrs McGrath was a native of Tipperary, Ireland. She left Ireland on 10th August, 1858, on the ship “Champion of the Sea,” and landed in Melbourne on 2nd November, 1858. The late Mrs. McGrath was married in the year 1869, and has resided at her late residence, Lyal, ever since. Her mother lived until the age of 107, and was a sister of the late William Heffernan, who built the Shamrock. Hotel, Bendigo, in the early fifties. The coffin-bearers were the three sons —Michael, James, and Matthew—and M. Sheedy. Rev. J. Brady, of Bendigo, read the burial service. Amongst those present at the funeral were Crs.Somerville, Hargreaves, Orr, and Doakes, of the Strathfieldsaye Shire.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WHO DIED ON 30th JUNE 1921
AGED 92 YEARS
& OF THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED ON 3rd NOVEMBER 1895
AGED 23 YEARS
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MRS. McGRATH. (1921, July 21). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), p. 16. Retrieved August 7, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article171239522
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