Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Martha Helen Johnston and Samuel Cornford

This week, I went looking for the death notice for Martha Helen Johnston. Martha was the daughter of William Johnston and Catherine Marr.  Catherine Marr was the sister of my great grandfather, Henry Palmer Marr. I knew from the death index that Martha’s surname at the time of her death was Cornford, but I didn’t yet know her husband’s name.  Her death notice provided this information.

Martha Helen Cornford death notice
Family Notices (1950, July 12). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 14. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22900123

 

Her death notice was also in The Age.

Martha Cornford 2nd death notice
Family Notices (1950, July 12). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206402244

Now that I had her husband’s name, I was able to find his death notice:

Samuel Cornford death notice
Family Notices (1946, July 8). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 2. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22322179

 

I also found the following Law Notice.

Samuel Cornford Law Notice
Advertising (1946, July 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 21. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22328033