October Family Notices

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Salvation Army on a street corner at Newtown Bridge in New South Wales

October Births, Deaths and Marriages

Reviewed and updated: 30 September 2019

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We celebrate the following October birthdays of Dylan, Michelle and Wendy.

Small icon picture of Dylan Miller Icon sized photo of Michelle Blackburn Small icon picture of Wendy Morris

8th Oct: Dylan, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. A birthday is a most special day in one’s life. Enjoy yours to its fullest.

19th Oct: Michelle, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Happy birthday, our best wishes to you and your family.

21st Oct: Wendy, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.


News of Past Births

Our past significant events are remembered each month. This October we recall the births of the following direct ancestors from Ron and Colleen’s family tree.

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4th Oct – Clarissa Fanny Smith

Born 4th October, at West Hackney, Middlesex, England, to Henry Smith and Jane Price the birth of a daughter, Clarissa Fanny. Her Story

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9th Oct – David Johnston

Born 9th October 1845, at Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, to John Alexander Johnston and Mary Crawford the birth of a son, David. His Story

Francis was born in October 1904

17th Oct – Francis Elizabeth Brennan

Born 17th October 1904, Westmead, New South Wales, to Talbot Arthur Brennan and Amy Levina Lucy Hough the birth of a daughter, Francis Elizabeth. More

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18th Oct – Bridget Flanagan

Born 18th October 1867, at Parramatta, New South Wales, to Thomas Flanagan and Mary Conlan the birth of a daughter, Mary. Her Story

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19th Oct – Reginald George Williamson

Born 19th October 1890, at Newhills, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to David James Williamson and Jemima Ritchie the birth of a son, Reginald George. His Story

Animated stork delivering a baby representing birth

23rd  Oct – Mary Fallside

Born 23rd  October 1825, at Midlothian, Scotland, to Thomas Fallside and Rachel Downie the birth of a daughter, Mary. Her Story

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25th Oct – Jemima Ritchie

Born 25th October 1858, at Marykirk, Scotland, to Andrew Ritchie and Ann Christie, the birth of a daughter Jemima. Her Story

Animated stork delivering a baby representing birth

27th Oct – James Downie

Born 27th October 1757, at Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, to James Downie and Rachel Erskine, the birth of a son James.

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28th Oct – Lucia Anastacia Williamson

Born 28th October 1931, at Parramatta, New South Wales, to Reginald George Williamson and Lucy Jane Cleary the birth of a daughter, Lucia Anastacia.


Marriage News

As shown below, October heralds the wedding anniversaries of our descendants and direct ancestors.

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Alexandrina McLeod to William Cowan

On 6th October 1820 at Isle of Skye, Scotland, Alexandrina McLeod, daughter of Norman and Jessie McLeod of Scotland, to William Cowan, son of William and Elizabeth Cowan of Scotland.

Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Charlotte Robinson to Francis Flower

On 10th October 1791 at St Bartholomew the Great, London, Charlotte Robinson, daughter of Hannah and John Robinson of Yorkshire, England to Francis Flower, son of Elizabeth and Francis Flower of Middlesex, England.

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Jane Campbell to David Ronald Biggs

On 11th October 1869 at Young, New South Wales, Jane Campbell, daughter of James and Sarah Campbell of Scotland, to David Ronald Biggs, son of William and Isabella Biggs of Scotland.

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Mary O’Neil to James Johnson

On 11th October 1882 at Picton, New South Wales, Mary O’Neil, daughter of Mary Ryan and Bernard O’Neill of Ireland, to James Johnson, son of Feus Johnson and Karen Jeppeson of Denmark.

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Marita Alcaide to Ronald William Morris

On 19th October 2016 at Lima, Peru, Ronald William Morris, son of Ron and Colleen Morris of New South Wales, Australia, to Marita Alcaide of Peru.


News of Past Deaths

The Death of our ancestors and close family are not forgotten, we remember them each month on the anniversary of their death.

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Cecilia Sophia Rutter

In fondest memory of Cecilia Sophia Rutter, Colleen’s 3rd great grandmother, who passed away at Gerringong, New South Wales on 1st October 1869. Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.

Photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Clarissa Fanny Smith

In fondest memory of Clarissa Fanny Smith, Ron’s 2nd great grandmother, who passed away at Redfern, New South Wales on 7th October  1905. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Walter Irving

In fondest memory of Walter Irving, Ron’s paternal great grandfather, who passed away at Bourke, New South Wales, on 9th October 1896. There were no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Alfred Morris

In fondest memory of Alfred Morris, Ron’s great grandfather, who passed away at Lewisham, New South Wales on 12th October 1929. In our thoughts and not forgotten.

Photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Stanley Loftus Hall

In fondest memory of Stanley Loftus Hall, Ron’s paternal grandfather, who passed away at Earlwood  New South Wales on 12th October 1958. In our thoughts, you will always be in my heart.

Colleen-Heckenberg

Colleen Joy Heckenberg

In fondest memory of Colleen Joy Heckenberg, Colleen’s 1st cousin, who passed away at Milperra, New South Wales on 21st October 2015. In our thoughts and not forgotten.

Alice died in October 1959

Alice Maude Mary Johnston

In fondest memory of Alice Maude Mary Johnston, Colleen’s grand aunt, who passed away at Lismore, New South Wales on 28th October 1959. Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.

Photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Iris Minnie Minns

In fondest memory of Iris Minnie Minns, wife of Ron’s uncle, who passed away at Glebe, New South Wales on 30th October 2008. What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.

Icon sized photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Matilda Wilkinson

In fondest memory of Matilda Wilkinson, Ron’s great grandmother, who passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, New South Wales on 30th October 1944. What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.


  • By default  the ‘In Memoriam‘ or ‘Death‘ sections of this page use the maiden name of women instead of the husband’s family name or surname.
  • Sometimes the maiden name is not known, in this circumstance the married name will be used.
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