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Eliza Cross (1859–1909)

It will be learned with regret that Mrs. Eliza Cross, of Gazette, wife of Dr. Cross, formerly of Horsham, passed away at her residence on Saturday night. The deceased lady, who was a niece of Mr. Samuel Carter, of Glenisla, had been ailing for three years, during the last 15 months being practically confined to her room. Owing to the nature of her illness, it was thought from the first that it must have a fatal termination, but, nevertheless, every means that medical science could suggest was brought to bear on the patient—unfortunately without success. Mrs. Cross had been unconscious for a considerable time prior to the end, but just before death she aroused sufficiently to recognise some of her relatives, who had been summoned to her bedside. Mrs. Cross, who was a daughter of the late Mr. John Robertson, of Skene, was born in Victoria Valley, where the Robertson family were then residing. In 1885 (says the Hamilton Spectator) she married Dr. Cross, who was then practising his profession in Horsham, in which town they resided for 13 years, when they removed to Gazette. The deceased was a lady of the kindliest disposition, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She bore her long and painful illness with exemplary fortitude, and attempted to retain a cheerful demeanour, though she knew full well that she had been mortally stricken. She leaves a husband and two children — a son and daughter — for whom the deepest sympathy will be felt in their sad bereavement.

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Alternative Names
  • Robertson, Eliza

23 March, 1859
Victoria Valley, Victoria, Australia


9 October, 1909 (aged 50)
Gazette, Victoria, Australia