Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Trove Tuesday: Eather Ellen Buchanan (nee Culla)

I mentioned Eather Ellen Buchanan (nee Culla) in an earlier post about the death of her husband, William Buchanan, and I was so excited when I found their gravestone during a lunch break wander through Sandgate cemetery that it was on Twitter straight away.

Headstone of William Buchanan and his wife Eather Ellen Culla (Por: BAPTIST  Sec: ANW  Lot: 1)
Photo taken on 20 December 2011 by Amy Elizabeth Houston, All rights reserved.

Ellen outlived her husband by 42 years, remaining a widow until her death. And despite moving to West Ryde, she returned to Sandgate to be buried with her husband after the funeral in West Ryde Baptist Church. Here are the death and funeral notices that I found on Trove.

1954 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 April, p. 12, viewed 9 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18421253

1954 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 April, p. 18, viewed 9 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18421435