Axedale Burial: James Lynch 1903

Axedale Catholic Cemetery
James Lynch

The Bendigo Independent, Saturday 28 March 1903

The obsequies of the late Mr. James Lynch took place at the Axedale Cemetery yesterday.-The cortege consisted of about 100 vehicles, and amongst those present were Crs. Burns and Burke, Messrs. J. Harrington, J. Ryan, J. Brown, T. Clarke, Hawkins, O’Dwyer, Barry, Slattery, Code, and Mr J. Davies. The chief mourners were Messrs. J., T., W., and James Lynch,sons of the deceased Mr, D. Graham son-in-law, and Mr. D.Downey, nephew. The pall-bearers were Messrs. White (2) and Donnellon (2). The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Father. Rooney, Mossrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the mortuary arrangements.

Margaret Lynch

Advocate (Melbourne)
Saturday 17 December 1910
LYNCH—At Axedale, on the 9th of December, Margaret Lynch (maiden name Donnollon), wife of the late James Lynch, Sugar Loaf, Campaspe, aged 80 years, native of County Clare, Ireland, a colonist of 66 years standing, and mother of Michael, John, Patrick, James, Thomas, the late Mrs. W. Downey, late Mrs. J. Brown, Mrs. M’Carthy, and Mrs R.Graham. R.I.P. —Inserted by her loving granddaughter, Nellie Downey.

sacred to the memory
james Lynch
died march 25th 1903
aged 75 years
and his wife
died december 8th 1910
aged 79 years
also their daughter
margaret brown

“ABOUT PEOPLE.” The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918) 28 March 1903: 4. Web. 25 Oct 2020 <;.

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Axedale Cemetary

The Axedale Cemetery is situated on 9 acres, on the corner of McIvor Highway and Cemetery Road in a bush setting, surrounded by gum trees. The first unconfirmed burial was George Bywaters in 1865.

The Axedale Cemetery, unusually, is actually, two separate cemeteries side by side. There is the Protestant or public cemetery and alongside it the Roman Catholic Cemetery. This is a private cemetery administered by the Catholic Church of Bendigo. The Catholic cemetery is surrounded by an eye catching bluestone wall.

Axedale Catholic Cemetery entrance

Surrounding bluestone wall

Axedale Public Cemetery

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