George H. Ray, 1899

Name
George H. /Ray/
Given names
George H.
Surname
Ray
MarriageElizabeth RayView this family
1890
Death March 14, 1899
Burial March 26, 1899 (12 days after death)
Obituary
Newspaper Article
March 28, 1899 (14 days after death)
Note: The Tarcutta Road Accident. DEATH OF RAY.

The Tarcutta Road Accident. DEATH OF RAY.

The cabman George Ray, who was severely hurt in the accident at Marshall's Creek bridge on Friday night, in circumstances briefly related in our last issue, died on Saturday afternoon from internal injuries as a result of being thrown down the deep embankment at the place mentioned.

At the time of the accident Ray was driving two passengers, Messrs. Heffernan and Edghill, on their return to Wagga from a visit to a training track near the Royal George Hotel. The particulars of the occurrence are fully set forth in the report of the magisterial inquiry which was held yesterday.

The deceased was a very old resident of the district, having come to Wagga from Campbelltown as a boy some 56 years ago. In early manhood he was at- tracted to the diggings and at Bendigo and other gold fields he was so successful that upon his return to the district he was in a position to purchase the well-known Wardry station, near Hay.

Subsequently he became a hotel-keeper in Wagga, and was at different times in occupation of the Albion Hotel (now known as the Club House Hotel), the Farmers' Home Hotel, and the Dewdrop Inn on the Urana Road. Like many another worthy man in the ups and downs of pioneer life, Mr. Ray in later years became reduced in fortune, but he never forfeited the esteem and respect of those who had been acquainted with him in all his various situations.

He had a family of twelve children, of whom three daughters and three sons survive. During the time he occupied the Farmers' Home Hotel scarlet fever invaded his home, robbing him of four children all within the space of a week. Two of them died within a few hours of each other, and another child dying the next day the sad spectacle was presented of a triple interment.

The funeral of the deceased took place on Sunday afternoon, the service at the grave being conducted by the Rev. Father Dwyer. The ceremony was very numerously attended, and the family were the recipients of a large number of wreaths and messages of condolences.

The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Wild, F. Stearman, W. Rushton and M. Ryan. The funeral arrangements were directed by Messrs. Hoye and Colbeck.

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 28 March 1899 p 2 Article

Family with Elizabeth Ray
himself
1899
Death: March 14, 1899Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1890Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Jonathan Brooker + Elizabeth Ray
partner’s partner
18321888
Birth: July 19, 1832 35 29Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1888Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageDecember 5, 1860Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
8 months
step-son
18611862
Birth: July 23, 1861 29 18Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1862Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
step-son
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Birth: March 3, 1863 30 20Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1863Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
step-son
18641911
Birth: September 11, 1864 32 21Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1911Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-daughter
1866
Birth: 1866 33 23Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
step-son
step-son
18731945
Birth: 1873 40 30Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 19, 1945Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
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step-daughter
1876
Birth: 1876 43 33Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
1879
Birth: April 13, 1879 46 36Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
1882
Birth: December 7, 1882 50 39Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
step-daughter
18851961
Birth: May 14, 1885 52 42Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1961Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Obituary

The Tarcutta Road Accident. DEATH OF RAY.

The cabman George Ray, who was severely hurt in the accident at Marshall's Creek bridge on Friday night, in circumstances briefly related in our last issue, died on Saturday afternoon from internal injuries as a result of being thrown down the deep embankment at the place mentioned.

At the time of the accident Ray was driving two passengers, Messrs. Heffernan and Edghill, on their return to Wagga from a visit to a training track near the Royal George Hotel. The particulars of the occurrence are fully set forth in the report of the magisterial inquiry which was held yesterday.

The deceased was a very old resident of the district, having come to Wagga from Campbelltown as a boy some 56 years ago. In early manhood he was at- tracted to the diggings and at Bendigo and other gold fields he was so successful that upon his return to the district he was in a position to purchase the well-known Wardry station, near Hay.

Subsequently he became a hotel-keeper in Wagga, and was at different times in occupation of the Albion Hotel (now known as the Club House Hotel), the Farmers' Home Hotel, and the Dewdrop Inn on the Urana Road. Like many another worthy man in the ups and downs of pioneer life, Mr. Ray in later years became reduced in fortune, but he never forfeited the esteem and respect of those who had been acquainted with him in all his various situations.

He had a family of twelve children, of whom three daughters and three sons survive. During the time he occupied the Farmers' Home Hotel scarlet fever invaded his home, robbing him of four children all within the space of a week. Two of them died within a few hours of each other, and another child dying the next day the sad spectacle was presented of a triple interment.

The funeral of the deceased took place on Sunday afternoon, the service at the grave being conducted by the Rev. Father Dwyer. The ceremony was very numerously attended, and the family were the recipients of a large number of wreaths and messages of condolences.

The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Wild, F. Stearman, W. Rushton and M. Ryan. The funeral arrangements were directed by Messrs. Hoye and Colbeck.

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 28 March 1899 p 2 Article