Headstone Transcriptions

Tilba - New South Wales

Transcribed by Marylin and Steve Jones
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The following information was provided by Harry Bate of the Tilba District Cemetery Committee.  He can be contacted at     hbate@bigpond.net.au

The Tilba District Cemetery Committee is an advisory committee to Eurobodalla Shire Council on matters relating to the cemetery.  As a part of its role, it endeavours to ensure the cemetery is well maintained, is of historical relevance and is a pleasant and beautiful place worthy of accommodating past loved ones.
The cemetery area is 8-1/2 acres in total and less than half of this is fenced.  It started in 1901/1902 and comprised six sections as follows:
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian
Methodist
Church of England
Independent
Unsectarian (UNST)
There were only two Roman Catholic burials and one Presbyterian, all unmarked and no concrete surround installed and precise locations no longer clear.  All other graves were in either the Methodist section (the lower section) or the C of E (upper) section.  These two sections were fenced to protect the headstones from damage by cattle which grazed around the cemetery area.  Around 1968 as a result of a change in the law, each area became available to any religion.

BATE, ??.. Ball, died 9 July 1908, aged 92 years, Part 1
BATE, E. C., born 6 May 1843, died 24 June 1933, aged 90 (with S W Bate), Part 1
BATE, Eleanor Matilda, our dear daughter, born June 2, 1871, died January 27, 1904, Part 1
BATE, Elsie May, died 30 April 1970, aged 78 years, Part 1
BATE, Eric Frank, our dear son, late AIF, died 3 June 1927, Part 1
BATE, Henrietta Theresa, died 2 October 1909, Part 1
BATE, Henry Jefferson Percival, born 5 March 1906, died 15 April 1984, dearly loved husband of Dame Zara Kate Bate, D.B.E, Part 1
BATE, Henry John, died 4 January 1967, aged 85 years, Part 1
BATE, John Richard, 21.8.1929 - 18.11.2001, adored husband of Margaret, loving and much loved father of Fiona and James, Part1
BATE, Kathleen Emily Holmes, a dear wife and mother, passed away at her Tilba Tilba home, 19 November 1975, aged 69 years (with Richard), Part 1
BATE, Richard Clement Percival, a dear father, passed away at his Tilba Tilba home, 30 October 1986, aged 79 years, Part 1
BATE, Richard Mossop, died 6 April 1925, aged 77 years, Part 1
BATE, S. W., born 2 October 1842, died 31 July 1936, aged 90 (with E C Bate), Part 1
BLECKLEY, Richard William, beautiful son and companion of Kerrie and Russ, sadly missed by all who knew and loved him; he soars with the sea eagles; born June 1, 1974, died July 15, 1988, Part 2
BRAITHWAITE, Florence Marie, our little daughter, died 16 July 1905, aged 2 years 9 months, Part 1
BURGESS, Alfred C., youngest son of Robert and Henrietta, born 16 July 1871, departed this life. 3 August 1938, aged 57 years, Part 2**
BURGESS, Eveline Maude, only daughter of Robert and Harriet Sara, born 1 August 1868, departed this life. (incomplete), Part 2**
BURGESS, Harriet Sara (nee Read), who died 4 February 1922, aged 82 years; relict of the late Robert Burgess, journalist, who died and was buried at Ipswich, Q, Part2

CORK, Elizabeth, my beloved wife, died 26 October 1906, aged 45 years; erected by her loving husband R. Cork, Part 2
CORK, Herrick* Ashton, son of R. J. Cork, 1884 to 9.3.1966 (with Winifred), Part 2
CORK, Winifred Helen, daughter of C. J. Read, "Haxstead", 1881 to 14.10.1976 (with Herrick*), Part 2
CORKHILL, Frances Hawtry, died 23 November 1953, aged 93 years, Part 1
CORKHILL, William Henry, died 22 September 1936, aged 90 years, Part 1

DIBDEN, Paul Frederick, 9/8/1963 - 5/10/1994, dearly loved by his children; Tagan* Ry* and Golda and all his family, Part 2

EDDIE, Kenneth Alwyn, a dear husband and father, died 10 December 1973, aged 48 years, Part 1
EVANS, Mary Anne, died 20.11.1963, aged 87, loved wife of Oliver, Part 1
EVANS, Oliver Benson, died 21 June 1927, aged 52 years (with Mary Anne), Part 1

FOOKES, Elizabeth Margaret, beloved wife of Joseph T. Fookes, died 16 January 1913, aged 52 years, Part 2
FOOKES, Joseph Thomas, our dear father, died 26 May 1930, aged 69 years, Part 2
FORSTER, John, died October 3, 1934, aged 78 years, Part 2

GILKES, Charles J., born 1910, died 1939 (with Herbert), Part 1
GILKES, Herbert William, who fell asleep 10 July 1919, aged 20 years (with Charles), Part 1
GILL, Raymond (Ray) Harold, born 10 October 1921, Murray Bridge SA, died 30 January 2001, Bateman's Bay NSW; Erected by his children Jennifer, Lisbeth and Michael, Part 1
GILLES, Emily Florence, our dear Aunt, departed this life, 20 June 1991, aged 88 years, Part 1
GOODRIGES, Allan O., a dear son and brother, died 28 March 1939, aged 17 years, Part 1
GOODRIGES, Maud, a dear wife and mother, died 9.1.1969, aged 70 yrs, Part 1
GRIFFITHS, William, my dear husband and our father, died 26 October 1927, aged 77 years, Part 1

HARPER, A., no details, Part
HAWKINS, Lydia, called home May 10, 1881, aged 66 years, daughter of George Hawkins. Part 2
HAYDEN, Florence Amelia, 9.5.1910 - 9.6.1992 (with Richard), Part 2
HAYDEN, Richard A., a dear husband and father, died 5.7.1965, aged 61 years; his ashes are now with her, 15.5.1994 (with Florence), Part 2
HEASLIP, Christine Anne, 17.1.1952 - 14.11.1999, Part 1
HOYER, Frederick C., passed away 10 April 1998, aged 89 years, Part 1
HOYER, Frederick, of "Sherringham", born 9.7.1899, died 20.6.1977, aged 77 years, Part 1
HOYER, Henrietta, died 14 November 1949, aged 76 years, Part 1
HOYER, Henry Alfred, died 18 December 1918, aged 74 years, Part 1
HOYER, Myrtle Jane, born 21.3.1903, died 6.2.1997, aged 93, Part 1
HUNT, Amy Agnes, my dear wife and our mother, passed away 27/10/50, aged 60 years, Part 2

LAFFERTY, Kevin John, 3 July 1933 - 21 July 2001, much loved husband of Anne, father of their nine children; a life dedicated to science, Part 1
LATIMER, David Wood. 12 October 2005. Grandson of Joseph and Helen.
LATIMER, Helen, beloved wife of Joseph, died 6 September 1921, aged 64 years, Part 2
LATIMER, Joseph, beloved husband of the late Helen, died 16 April 1925, aged 74 years, Part 2
LATIMER, Kathleen Daphne Leah, died 24.11.1950, aged 50 (with Norman), Part 2
LATIMER, Kenneth R., died 7 December 1944, aged 42 years, Part 2
LATIMER, Norman Aurelle, died 16.9.1959, aged 58, Part 2
LATIMER, William, who died 2 September 1921, aged 75 years, Part 2
LIVINGSTONE, Vere, our dear son, who was drowned 6 March 1909, aged 8= years, Part 2

MADDEN, Barbara Eunice, passed away 27.8.04, age 61 years, Part 1
MAXWELL, Catherine, late of Birmingham, England, who died 9 September 1907, aged 84 years, Part 1
MAY, Isabel Harriet, DIED 9 January 1948, aged 60 years (with Otto and Noel), Part 1
MAY, Noel Kent, died 2 July 1970, aged 81 years (with Otto and Isabel), Part 1
MAY, Otto, died 15 December 1920 (with Noel and Isabel), Part 1
MEAKER, Christina, our dear mother, who departed this life 18 January, 1941, aged 76 years (with Thomas), Part 1
MEAKER, Thomas Edward, my dear husband and our dear father, who departed this life 22 May 1918, aged 56 years (with Christina), Part 1
MILLER, John Sydney, who died 20 May 1926; Erected by his Sydney and L--(omitted from our photograph), Part 1

NEVILLE, Elsie Edith, beloved daughter of John and Edith Neville, passed away 1.8.1931, aged 16 years, Part 1

OLSON, Ancil William, died 12 December 1928, aged 32 years, Part 1

PARKINS, Edith H., died 21 December 19?1, aged 75 years, Part 1
PARKINS, George A., died 29 August 1944, aged 64 years (with Edith), Part 1

READ, Charles James, who died 4 Ju;y 1902, aged 59 years, Part 2
READ, Eliza Hortex, (weathered), Part 2
READ, Horrex*, died 7 November 1924, aged 87 years; pioneer farmer, 52 years owner of "Haxstead", 2nd eldest son of Eliza and Horrex Read, who died and were buried at Bega; erected by his nephew and niece A. C. and E. M Burgess, Part 2

SOUTHAM, Alan, died 21 December 1941, aged 47 yrs, Part 1
SOUTHAM, Alfred, died 20 December 1953, aged 73 yrs, Part 1
SOUTHAM, Emma, died 23 December 1947, aged 72 yrs, Part 1
SOUTHAM, Irene Ida, died 22 May 1972, aged 79 years, Part 1
SOUTHAM, Lilian Alice, born 16.8.1906, died 29.8.1999, Part 2
SOUTHAM, William, died 17 July 1979, aged 63 years, Part 1
STEPHENS, James, died 11 July 1949, aged 81 years, Part 2
SWAN, George, died 22 November 1942, aged 91 years (with Marie), Part 1
SWAN, Marie Helena, died 20 August 1923, aged 64 years (with George), Part 1

TAYLOR, Stephen Phillip, passed away 25.2.05, aged 53 years, Part 1
THOMSON, Douglas, died 16.5.1973, 67 years, Pioneer of Belowra (with Helena), Part 1
THOMSON, Edwin Douglas, died May 1933, aged 72 years, Part 1
THOMSON, Helena (Gleam), died 10.8.1991, 85 years Pioneer of Belowra (with Douglas), Part 1
THOMSON, Suzette Henrietta, died 20 December 1938, aged 1 day, Part 1
TRAPP, Alice, our dear mother, died 14 August 1941, aged 76 years, Part 2
TRAPP, John Hamon, beloved husband of Alice, who died 31 December 1933, aged 71 years, Part 2

WHIFFEN, Wayne Arthur, 'Whiffo gone fishing', 6.12.1949 to 14.6.2002, Part 2

* Spelling as per headstone

** Some detail checked against the Australian Vital Records CDs

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