Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Trove Tuesday: Obituary for Georgina Auld

Following on from my previous (5 April) Trove Tuesday post on the Obituary for Rev. John Auld, today  I want to concentrate on John Auld's wife Georgina. The reasoning being that I am in possession of an old photograph album that was donated to me back in October last year. I have given several talks over the last couple of years on Digitial Preservation & Scanning and Identifying and Preserving your Family Photographs and am currently working on digitising this unique Auld family album to share with fellow researchers. More information will be forthcoming, as well as a series of posts relating to digitial preservation in general, so stay tuned...but back to today's Trove find...

Born 1844 in Kilmaurs (AYR, SCT) to parents John Muir and Elizabeth Millar, Georgina Muir married Reverend John Auld (son of John Auld and Janet Thomson) on 18 August 1873 in Kilmanock (AYR, SCT). John and Georgina immigrated to Sydney (NSW, AUS) shortly after their marriage. Georgina survived her husband of twenty nine years by a further ten years, passing away at the residence of her son, the Reverend John Hay Goodlet Auld in Nowra (NSW, AUS).

A search on Trove reveals the following obituary:

Source: OBITUARY. (1923, February 20). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved March 24, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16045572
...a transcript of the obituary reads:


The funeral of Mrs. Georgina Auld, widow of the late Rev. J. Auld, moved from St. Stephens Church, Phillip-strcet, yesterday, to Rookwood Cemetery, after a service had been conducted by Revs. Alexander Clarke, J. C. McDonald, and John Macaulay.
There were amongst those present the Rev. J. H. S. Auld, B.A., Messrs. David T., Robert, and J. Muir Auld (sons of the deceased), Mrs. F. H. Greaves, of Wollstonecraft (daughter), the Rev. John Ferguson, the Rev. A. Thain Anderson, the Rev. John Edwards, the Rev. A. Doig, the Rev. W. A. S. Anderson, Mesdames J. H. G. Auld, D. T. Auld, and Robert Auld (daughters-in-law), Messrs. Robert Auld and Alvah Auld (nephews), Mrs. Robert Auld (sis- ter-in-law), and Dr. R. S. McKinnon.

Interestingly Georgina's obituary gives a full account of both surviving and past members of the family unit. Further searching reveals that Georgina died at her sons residence at The Manse in Nowra...more evidence for the database.

Source: Family Notices. (1923, February 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved March 26, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16035855

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