The other day, I was working on my grandfather Wilfred Palmer Marr’s brother George as part of my genealogy do-over. George was killed when he was struck by a train at the railway crossing near Bell Railway Station in Preston, so I decided to check Trove for articles about his death.
George died in 1949. Since these types of articles can sometimes be found in other states, I decided to leave the search for all states, but I narrowed my search to articles in 1949.
The first result was his death notice
MARR. – On October 15 (suddenly), George, devoted husband of Austral, and loved father of Lillian (Mrs. Irwin), Eileen (Mrs. Meehan), Doris, Kathleen (Mrs. Dean), Rene (Mrs. Trotman), Patrick, Patricia, Richard, and William, aged 54 years.
The second result was an article about his death.
KILLED BY TRAIN
George Marr, 50, of Stoke Street, Preston, Melbourne, was killed on Saturday night, when he was run over by a train at Bell station. His body was found on the line at 11 o’clock. It is not known how the man came to be on the line.
I also found another article about his death, with slightly different wording
Man Killed by Train
George Marr, 50 years, of Stokes-street, Preston, was killed on Saturday night when he fell under a train at Bell-street station, Preston. Death was instantaneous.
There was another article in the Argus
Man killed on railway line
George Marr, 50, of Stoke st,Northcote, was killed instantlyon Saturday night when he was run over by a train at Bell railway station.
I also found some more death notices in The Age
MARR. – On October 15, suddenly, George, devoted husband of Austral and loved father of Lillian (Mrs Ir-win), Eileen (Mrs Meehan), Doris, Kathleen (Mrs Dean), Rene (Mrs Trotman), Patrick, Patricia, Richard and William, aged 54 years.
MARR. – On October 15 (result of accident), George Marr, of 57 Stokes=street, Preston, dearly beloved husband of Austral, loved father of Lily (Mrs. Irwin), Eileen (Mrs. Meehan), Doris, Kathleen (Mrs. Dean), Rene (Mrs. Trotman), Patrick, Patricia, Richard and William. Requiescat in pace.
And the last article I am sharing is his funeral notice from The Age
MARR. – Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mr GEORGE MARR will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Bell-street, Preston, TOMORROW, at 9 a.m. The Funeral will leave the church at the conclusion of Mass for the Preston Cemetery.
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