Eliza Beatrice PARFITT

Female 1870 - 1939  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Eliza Beatrice PARFITT 
    Born Jun Q 1870  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Sep 1939  Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Obituary 15 Sep 1939  [4
    Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate 
    • Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate (NSW : 1910 - 1954), Friday 15 September 1939, page 2

      OBITUARY

      MRS. ELIZA B. SAWTELL

      It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we have to record the death of a most highly esteemed and worthy resident of Dorrigo in the person of Mrs. Alfred E. Sawtell, in the early hours of Wednesday morning last. Her passing came with shocking suddenness and without the slightest warning. She spent a happy day on Tuesday, visiting at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. Ashdown and was in her usual bright and cheerful mood, being as described by some friends who had afternoon tea with her "the life of the party." She returned home had tea, as usual listened to the wireless, and retired to bed apparently in her ordinary state of health. About 1 a.m., her daughters Misses Alma and Gladys, with whom she resided, were aroused by their mother taking suddenly ill. She became unconscious and passed away within an hour. Before her marriage to the late Mr. Alfred Sawfell, about 50 years ago, Mrs. Sawtell was Miss Parfitt. She was born in England and came to Australia while a young girl. She and her husband were among the original band of pioneers who laid the foundation of the Dorrigo district of to-day, having come here 40 years ago, when they selected the land at North Dorrigo which now constitutes the farm on which they lived for many years on which their family was born and reared and which is still in the possession of the family. The deceased lady, who was 70 years of age at the time of her passing, was predeceased by her husband about three years ago. She is survived by five daughters and one son viz., Mesdames W. H. Shaw, C. Ashdown and Les Inskip, Misses Alma and Gladys and Mr. Les Sawtell, all of whom are residents of the Dorrigo district. Two brothers also survive, one of whom lives at Southport (Qd.) and the other at Wynnum (Qd.). The late Mrs. Sawtell was a charming lady with a most loveable nature and bright and happy disposition. She was one whom it was always a pleasure to meet because of the cheerful greeting and winning smile she had for everyone and will therefore be sadly missed far beyond her family circle. To the latter, who have been bereaved with such tragic suddenness, the utmost sympathy is extended on all sides.
    Buried Dorrigo Cemetery, Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6487  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 

    Father Farnham PARFITT,   c. 19 Sep 1845, Stoke St Michael, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1904, Laidley, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Emma SAWTELL,   b. Abt 1846, Wearne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1889, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1869  St Pancras, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alfred Edmund SAWTELL,   b. 1 Jul 1867, Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1936, Bellinger River District Hospital, Church Street, Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1890  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F5190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun Q 1870 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1890 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1939 - Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S448] Ancestry.com. 1881 England Census [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.).

    2. [S205] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line], (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), entry for Eliza Beatrice Parfitt, volume 1b, page 239, Jun quarter 1870, Islington district.

    3. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 19593/1939.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1939 'OBITUARY', The Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate (NSW : 1910 - 1954), 15 September, p. 2. , viewed 01 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article171866741.

    5. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1890/ 001655.

    6. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Alfred Edmund Sawtell, Marriage date: 23/04/1890, Spouse's name: Eliza Beatrice Parfitt, Registration details: 1890/C/1655.