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Ellen Esther SheppardAge: 7418851959

Name
Ellen Esther Sheppard
Given names
Ellen Esther
Surname
Sheppard
Birth 1885

Birth of a brotherArchibald Gilbert Sheppard
1885

Death of a fatherHenry Sheppard
June 26, 1891 (Age 6)

Death of a motherSusannah Rhodes
January 18, 1892 (Age 7)

Death of a sisterHannah E Sheppard
1910 (Age 25)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Rhodes
October 2, 1913 (Age 28)

Note:

The Great Call. Mr. John Rhodes. One of this district's best-known and most respected pioneers, in the person of Mr. John Rhodes, sen., of Limestone, was called to his long home on Thursday, October 2. The cause of death was senile decay. Deceased was 87 years of age. He landed in Australia in 1857, arriving in Melbourne in the old sailing ship "Lightning." Soon after arrival he caught the gold fever, and went to the diggings, but met with little success. Between 40 and 50 years ago he came to Mudgee district, and assisted in the laying out of Hargraves, Merrendee, Louisa, and other district centres. He then went in for general farming, and met with success, gradually improving his property till it was one of the best in the district. He was a careful, thorough, well-read, and obliging citizen, who will be much missed from the community. Deceased was a native of Bingley, Yorkshire, England. He is survived by a widow, 86 years of age, and the following children : - Edwin (Dunedoo), Mrs. Geo. Rayner, sen. (Mullamuddy), Mrs. E. G. Wood (Fairfield, Sydney), Mrs. G. Goag (New Lambton), Albert, John, and George (Limestone). Altogether, over 100 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren survive. He was married for 64 years. The remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the Cudgegong cemetery, Rev. Mr. Rolfe, of Rylstone, officiating at the graveside (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 9 October 1913, page 18).

Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah
March 25, 1919 (Age 34)

Death of a brotherHenry Thomas Sheppard
December 22, 1943 (Age 58)

Note:

DEATHS Henry Thomas Sheppard Mr Henry Thomas Sheppard, who has not enjoyed the best of health for some time died very suddenly at at the residence of a relative in Mudgee on December 22, aged 71 years. Deceased was a member of the pioneer Cudgegong district family and had resided in that locality for practically a lifetime. A man of high character he earned the respect of his fellows, and his passing brought sadness to many homes. He is survived by a widow and one son (Clive), to whom the sympathy of the whole community is extended. After a service in St. John's Church of England by the Rev. A. C. Powell, the funeral took place to the Cudgegong Cemetery the Rev. Archdeacon Bromhead of Rylstone officiated at the grave-side (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 30 December 1943, page 5).

Death of a husbandSydney Edgar Rayner
1945 (Age 60)

Note: FUNERALS: RAYNER.-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. Sydney Edgar Rayner and Family, of 52 O'Brien Street. Bondi, are kindly Invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly loved Husband and Father, to leave our Private Chapels. 302 Oxford Street. Woollahra, This (Saturday) Morning, at 10.43, for Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. Walter Carter, Waverley (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 2 June 1945, page 25).
Note: DEATHS: RAYNER. - June 1, 1945, at his residence, 52 O'Brien Street, Bondi Beach (suddenly), Sydney Edgar, dearly loved husband of Ellen Rayner, and loving father of Gladys (Mrs. J. Brady), Enid (A.A.N.S.), Bruce, Dulcie (Mrs. E. Smith), Reg (R.A.A.F.), Nancy (Mrs. E. Ryan), and Marie, aged 64 years. (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 2 June 1945, page 26).
Death April 10, 1959 (Age 74)
Note: DEATHS: RAYNER. Ellen Esther. - April 10, 1959, at her residence. 52 O'Brien Street, Bondi, dearly dearly beloved mother of Gladys, Enid, Bruce, Dulcie, Reg, Nancy, and May. Aged 78 years (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, April 11, 1959, p. 72).
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    1. Ellen Esther Sheppard, daughter of Henry Sheppard and Susannah Rhodes, was born in 1885 and died on April 10, 1959 in 52 O'Brien Street, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 74. She married Sydney Edgar Rayner.

      Ellen Esther Sheppard and Sydney Edgar Rayner had 2 children.

Death

DEATHS: RAYNER. Ellen Esther. - April 10, 1959, at her residence. 52 O'Brien Street, Bondi, dearly dearly beloved mother of Gladys, Enid, Bruce, Dulcie, Reg, Nancy, and May. Aged 78 years (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, April 11, 1959, p. 72).