Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Matthew and Eliza Marshall

Matthew Marshall was the brother of my husband’s 2x great grandmother Anne Marshall.  I was browsing through my My Heritage record hints, and came across the death notice that appeared to be for his wife Eliza Marshall, nee Ellison.  Since the zooming options are limited on My Heritage, I returned to Trove in order to be able to read the death notice first, to determine if it was for the right Eliza.

Death of an old Bendigonian
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (1886, September 21). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88914873

DEATH OF AN OLD BENDIGONIAN – In our funeral notices of yesterday appeared the announcement of the death of Mrs Eliza Marshall, wife of Mr Matthew Marshall, of Upper golden-square, Panton-street.  The deceased lady was sister to Mrs Cahill, so well known and respected by all old residents of this city. Mrs Marshall has been a resident of the same locality for over thirty years, and was highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was of a very quiet and gentle disposition, being kind and charitable to everyone who stood in need of it. The deceased, after a long illness, which she bore with true Christian fortitude, expired at four o’clock on Sunday morning, passing away quietly in the presence of her husband and sister. She was 81 years of age. Her funeral took place yesterday afternoon, there being a large number of old friends present to pay the last tribute of respect to her memory. Her remains were buried in the Kangaroo Flat Cemetery; her husband and two grandnephews being the chief mourners. The beautiful service of the Church of England was very impressively read by the Rev Mr Buchanan, of St. Marks, Golden square.

This article mentioned her funeral notice had been in the previous day’s paper.  Since I couldn’t find the notice with a search for Eliza Marshall, I searched just for the surname Marshall, and narrowed the results to the specific date of the newspaper.

Eliza Marshall funeral notice
Advertising (1886, September 20).Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 4. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88914821

The Friends of Mr. MATTHEW MARSHALL are respectfully invited to Follow the Remains of his late WIFE to the Kangaroo Flat Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, Panton-street west, Golden-square, This Day, at four o’clock.
WILLIAM FARMER, Undertaker
McCrae Street

After checking the information I had for Matthew and Eliza, I found I didn’t have an exact death date for Matthew, so I went searching for his death notice as well.

Matthew Marshall death notice
Family Notices (1900, January 29). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89474997

DEATHS
MARSHALL. – Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Perrin, Victoria-street, Eaglehawk, Mr. Matthew Marshall, aged 78 years.

This notice didn’t mention an exact date of death for him, so I kept looking for another death notice.

Matthew Marshall death notice
Advertising (1900, January 29). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article179161150

Advertising (1900, January 29). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article179161150

DEATHS
MARSHALL.- On the 28th inst., at the residence of his brother-in-law (mr. Wm. Perrin), Victoria street, Eaglehawk, Mr. Matthew Marshall, aged 78 years.

I also found his funeral notice.

Matthew Marshall funeral notice
Family Notices (1900, January 29).Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 1. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89474979

Family Notices (1900, January 29).Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 1. Retrieved July 5, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89474979

The friends of Mr. MATTHEW MARSHALL are respectfully invited to Follow his Remains from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. William Perrin, Victoria-street, Eaglehawk, to the Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, to-morrow (Tuesday). Funeral to move at 3 o’clock.
C. BROWN, Undertaker,
Eaglehawk

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