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William Spicer SHORT

William Spicer SHORT

Male 1853 - 1928  (75 years)

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  • Name William Spicer SHORT 
    Born 16 Jun 1853  Bathurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 Jul 1854  Bathurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by Rev. Samuel Wilkinson
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1928  Coolangatta, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    SHORT, William Spicer
    SHORT, William Spicer
    Obituary: The death occurred at Coolangatta on Saturday morning last of Mr. William Spicer Short, at the age of 74 years. Deceased was born in Bathurst in 1854, and was connected with the New South Wales Government service for over 40 years. For many years he was in charge of the railway prnting office at Sydney Station, both the old building and the present Central Station, after which he was transferred to the Government Printing Office, where he served for about 10 years. He retired from the service 10 years ago. Deceased took a very keen interest in church work, specialising in choir conducting. He was a lover of music, and was an active member of the Sydney Philharmonic Society in the days of the late Signor Roberto
    Hazon's conductorship, being one of the leading tenors. His wife, who predeceased him 11 years ago, was the voungest daughter of Stephen Roberts, one of the first city missionaries in Sydney. He leaves one unmarried daughter, Miss G. Short, of Sydney, four sons, and two brothers. The sons are: Messrs. W. W. C, S. W., and H.M Short, of Sydney, and A. H S. Short, Coolangatta. The deceased gentleman had resided at Coolangatta with his son for a number of years past and was very highly respected by the whole community. The funeral took place from the Coolangatta Methodist Memorial Church to the Tweed Heads Cemetery, after a short service at the church, Rev. C. A.
    Read, of Southport, officiating.
    Person ID I00134  Short Family Tree | John Richard SHORT & Descendants, John SHORT & Mary SEAWARD decendants
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2013 

    Father Walter SHORT,   b. 1 Aug 1804, Launceston, Cornwall, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1868, Bentwick Street, Bathurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SPICER,   b. May 1819, London, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1883, Petersham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1836  Holy Trinity, Kelso, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate for Walter SHORT & Elizabeth SPICER
    Marriage Certificate for Walter SHORT & Elizabeth SPICER
    Histories
    Early White Rock Settlers
    Early White Rock Settlers
    The following item was published in Carillon Chimes, the journal of the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. in December 1986.

    I have tried to copy it exactly so hope I haven't introduced any typos.
    Family ID F0028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hetty Rhoda ROBENS,   b. 10 Jan 1858, Chippendale, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1917, At home 'Gympie', Rochester Street, Homebush, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1879  Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SHORT, William Spicer & ROBENS, Hetty Rhoda
    SHORT, William Spicer & ROBENS, Hetty Rhoda
    Marriage Notice
    Children 
    +1. William Wesley Cleveland SHORT,   b. 20 Feb 1880, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1946, 182 Queen Street, Concord West, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Stephen Walter SHORT,   b. 1 Jan 1882, Burwood, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1942, Ryde, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Arthur Herbert Spicer SHORT,   b. 31 Dec 1884, Canterbury, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1959, Southport, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Harold SHORT,   b. 6 May 1887, Canterbury, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1887, Canterbury, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Henry Macquarie SHORT,   b. 31 Aug 1888, Redfern, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1965, Auburn, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Hetty Myra SHORT,   b. 1891, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1923, Chatswood, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     7. Cecil James SHORT,   b. 1893, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1896, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +8. Gertrude Sarah SHORT,   b. 1895, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1962, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Frederick Charles SHORT,   b. Jul 1898, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1898, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F0079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1853 - Bathurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jul 1854 - Bathurst, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jan 1879 - Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1928 - Coolangatta, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    CONCERT AT SUMMER HILL
    CONCERT AT SUMMER HILL
    On Friday evening last a successful musical and literary entertainment was held at the Summer Hill Methodist Church in aid of ttie Dalmar Home, Croydon when the Rev Dr Seljors presided. Those who assisted were Mesdames Brookes and Burnett, Misses Timms, Taylor, Mitchell, Peters, and M'Farlane. Messrs. Cavill, Hogg, Morgan, and Westbrook. Miss Gerty Timms acted as accompanist, and Mr W Spicer Short musical director The Sunday school scholars gave two interesting items-the "Robin" song and "Twining" - and Taylor's Banjo Club gave four pieces.
    EDDY MEMORIAL FUND
    EDDY MEMORIAL FUND
    TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
    Sir,-We beg leave to draw your attention to list of our monthly relief to orphans and widows of deceased railway and tramway employees, and to ask your kind co-operition in our endeavour to give them some special Christmas relief, and so make tho season a little more bright and happy for the widows and their fatherless children.
    All donations to this special object will bo thankfully acknowledged.
    I am etc.,
    WILLIAM SPICER SHORT.
    Dec 7
    Hon. Secretary.
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    BENEFIT CONCERT AT NEWTOWN.
    BENEFIT CONCERT AT NEWTOWN.
    Mrs Clara Guest has arranged a concert to take place at St. George's Hall next Friday night for the benefit of Mrs. Summer-Greene, widow of the late night-offlctr at Lindfleid station. In addition to a bright concert programme, there will be dancing to Happ's String Band. Mr. William Spicer Short is hon. Secrctary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1853.
      V18531903 56/1853

    2. [S24] QLD - BDM , (The State of Queensland (Department of Justice and Attorney-General)), 1929.
      1929/B6612