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Mary Ann Everingham (1840–1906)

Another good old Hawkesburyite, Mrs Mary Ann Everingham, passed away on the 6th instant, after six months of very severe suffering from an internal growth. Though she had been ill for that length of time, her end was not expected, and the suddenness was a great shock to her husband and family. The late Mrs Everingham was 66 years and 5 months old, and a daughter of the late Thomas Watkins, who died at Lower Hawesbury just 2 years ago. Thus, she was a sister of our respected river residents Messrs James Watkins (Postmaster at Sackville) and Frank Watkins. Ever since her marriage to Mr Andrew Everingham, 30 years ago, the deceased lady had lived at Sackville, where they worked their farm, and the issue of the marriage was three daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs Adolphus Woods, the Misses Sarah Ann and Eveline Everingham (who live at home), and our good friend Mr Robert Everingham, is the only son. To Mr Everingham and his family we convey our sincere sympathy in their very sad bereavement. The deceased was in every way a splendid woman and till a few months ago enjoyed robust health. She was one of those kindly neighbours who thought nothing a trouble to assist her fellow creatures in times of need or distrees, and leaves behind a memory that will be dearly cherished not only by her own, but by many others, for she was beloved by all. The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, was largely attended by representative river residents. The remains were interred in the Sackville Methodist cemetery, Rev A. Cooper being the officiating clergyman, and Mr T. Collison, of Windsor, the undertaker.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Watkins, Mary Ann

14 March, 1840
Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia


6 August, 1906 (aged 66)
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

Religious Influence

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