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Viveash, Ellen Martha (?–1909)

One of the most highly esteemed residents of thc Swan district in the person of Mrs. Viveash, wife of Mr. Samuel H. Viveash, passed away, after a short illness, at their home, "Wexcombe," Middle Swan, on Sunday last. The deceased lady was the only daughter of the late Mr. Seymour Meares, of York, and was married to Mr. Viveash in 1880 at the Swan. She was always to the fore in any social or charitable works in the district, and will be much missed by those amongst whom she had resided for a number of years. Great sympathy is expressed with Mr. Viveash in his bereavement. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the cortege leaving the house for the Middle Swan Cemetery, a large and representative gathering of friends being present. Canon Everingham conducted the impressive service in the church and at the graveside. The principal mourners were:-Mr. S. H. Viveash (husband), Mrs. A. Barrett-Lennard (daughter), Messrs. George and John Meares (brothers), Mrs. J Meares (sister-in-law), Miss Viveash, Mrs. Albin Brown, and Mrs. Ferguson (sisters), Mrs. N. Bostock (niece), H. Middleton, Oriel, Lionel, Donovan, and Eric Viveash, Jack and Julies Brown, J. V., C. O., Donald, and James Ferguson, C. A. and Gordon Barnes (nephews), Mr. C. W. Ferguson (brother-in-law), Mrs. Barnes, and Mr. W. H. Cusack (cousins). Messrs. S. F. Moore, W. G. Lefroy, J. Morrison, Chas. Harper, Geo. Barrett-Lennard, and S. A. Brown acted as pall-bearers. A very large number of floral offerings were received; and among the large attendance at the graveside were Messrs. Edward Robinson, Arthur Growse, W. A. Hale, W. G. Johnson, Fred. Roe, A. W. Moore, W. D. Moore, jun., J. O. and W. E. Brown, G. W., W. and C. Logue, A. Anderson, Geo. and Max. Lefroy, Nat. Cook, Julius Brockman, Geo. Hamersley, V. F. Shotter, James Minchin, W. J. Browne, Isaac Wood, I. Sampson, J. F. Evans, J. De Burgh, J. Fawell, G. Withnell, Graham Barrett-Lennard, and H. W. and J. Morrison.

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'Viveash, Ellen Martha (?–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/viveash-ellen-martha-1538/text1554, accessed 18 May 2021.

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Alternative Names
  • Meares, Ellen Martha
Death

13 March 1909
Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia