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Robert J Milne1867

Robert J Milne
Given names
Robert J
Birth 1867 32

Birth of a brotherHerbert Forbes Milne
1868 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a brotherFrank Allen Milne
1870 (Age 3)

Death of a brotherFrank Allen Milne
1871 (Age 4)

Birth of a brotherFrederick A Milne
1872 (Age 5)

Birth of a sisterJessie May Milne
1874 (Age 7)

Death of a sisterJessie May Milne
1875 (Age 8)

Birth of a sisterJessie Christina Milne
1876 (Age 9)

Birth of a siblingUnnamed Milne
1879 (Age 12)

Death of a siblingUnnamed Milne
1879 (Age 12)

Birth of a sisterDaisy May Milne
1880 (Age 13)

Birth of a brotherCecil P C Milne
1882 (Age 15)

Death of a sisterDaisy May Milne
1883 (Age 16)

Death of a brotherCecil P C Milne
1883 (Age 16)

Death of a fatherRobert Forbes Milne
August 26, 1897 (Age 30)
Note: DEATHS: MILNE. - August 26, at the residence of his son, Public School, Spring Hill, Robert Forbes Milne, late of Mudgee, and son of the late Captain Robert Milne, of Balmain, in his 63rd year (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 28 August 1897, page 1).
Death of a sisterJessie Christina Milne
December 26, 1905 (Age 38)
Note: DEATHS: SLATER -December 26, at her residence, Victoria avenue, Penshurst, Jessie Christina beloved wife of Robert Slater and youngest daughter of the late Robert Forbes Milne of Mudgee, aged 29 years. Funeral at Sutherland this afternoon (Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 28 December 1905, page 4).
Death of a motherJemima “Mima” Court
September 4, 1923 (Age 56)
Note: DEATHS: MILNE. - 4th Instant, at her residence, "Burrundulla," 23 Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, Jemima (Mima) Milne, widow of the late Robert Forbes Milne, late of Mudgee, in her 80th year (Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 5 September 1923, page 8).
Death of a brotherHerbert Forbes Milne
February 11, 1924 (Age 57)

DEATH OF MR. HERBERT MILNE. RYLSTONE, Thursday. Mr. Herbert Milne, late headmaster at the Rylstone Public School, died on Monday evening, aged 56 years. The deceased was a most energetic worker in all movements for the advancement of the town, and held the positions of honorary secretary and an elder of the Rylstone Presbyterian Church, hon. secretary to the local School of Arts, hon. secretary to the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, and president of the Rifle Club. During the war and afterwards he was one of the foremost workers in all patriotic movements, and acted as hon. secretary to the local repatriation committee and the various war loan committees for the Rylstone district. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was very largely attended (Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 15 February 1924, page 10).


HERBERT MILNE. Universal regret is felt in Rylstone district at the death of Herbert Milne, which took place on Monday night. Deceased was only 55 years of age, and for quite a number of years was headmaster at the Rylstone Public School. He suffered from an internal complaint which caused his death. The late Mr. Milne was a native of Mudgee, his father being the late Robt. Milne, who conducted a cordial factory here for many years. His widow was Miss Alicia Sheppard, daughter of the late Monty Sheppard, of Mudgee. Deceased leaves a widow and the following family : Herbert, teacher at Deepwater; Robt., a bank official; George, school teacher at Blackfriars College; Jessie, Rylstone. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Rylstone Cemetery on Wednesday, the funeral being largely attended. The Rev. Pacey read the burial service, and Mr. W. C. Thomson had charge of the funeral arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 14 February 1924, page 21).


Late Mr. H. F. Milne RYLSTONE DISTRICT PAYS HOMAGE TO AN ESTEEMED TOWNSMAN. With the death of Mr. Herbert F. Milne, which occurred at the Rylstone public school residence on Monday evening last, the town loses one of its most esteemed citizens. A few weeks before Christmas the deceased became ill, and was attended by Dr. Hansard, whose treatment enabled the deceased to recuperate sufficiently to visit Sydney for a specialist's attention. There being nothing reassuring as to the deceased gentleman's condition, he returned to Rylstone with Mrs. Milne in the new year, and the end was not unexpected. The late Mr. Milne was 41 years in the Education Department, and as a pupil teacher one of his first appointments was at Rylstone. In later years he was transferred, following other appointments, to Emmaville, from which place he re-turned 14 years ago to assume con-trol as headmaster of the Rylstone public school. Rylstone district was privileged to enjoy the benefits of Mr. Milne's public spiritedness and citizenship. He was a highly intelligent man and was always prominent in public interests without clashing with any section of citizens. He was strictly honest and sincere in purpose. His own leisure was devoted to doing good for the community, collectively or individually. It was a sacrifice all the more to be appreciated and valued when it is realised that he was cut off in the prime of his life, being 55 years old. There could be no man more versatile in the occupancy of honorary positions, and certainly no one more thorough in discharging them. At different times he held no fewer than three secretarial positions at once. He was identified with the Rylstone Literary Institute, Rifle Club, Hospital, Tennis Club, and Repatriation Association. In connection with the last named body, there was more work allotted to the deceased than to the other members put together. During the war Mr Millie was secretary of every patriotic effort. He proved a born organiser, and displayed an enthusiasm for the work which could not be excelled. Every returned district soldier honors the deceased, and will retain a sense of perpetual gratitude to him. The funeral, which was held on Wednesday afternoon was one of the largest and most representative seen in Rylstone. The cortege was preceded by the school children, who marched to the cemetery. The many beautiful wreaths placed upon the casket were eloquent tributes of a life well spent, and the high esteem in which the deceased was held. They were from : The Repatriation Association, Presbyterian Church, Tennis Club, Literary Institute, Returned Soldiers' League, Parents and Citizens' Association, and many individuals. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. S. G Pacey (Presbyterian) and Rev. W. V. Thomson (Anglican). The deceased is survived by a widow, one daughter (Miss Jessie Milne), and three sons, viz., Messrs. Bert Milne, public school, Todrington ; Robert, Australian Bank of Commerce, Balranald; and George, Rylstone (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 21 February 1924, page 25).

Death of a sisterMinnie Jane Milne
January 26, 1935 (Age 68)
Note: DEATHS: MILNE. - January 26 1935 at her residence 23 Victoria Avenue Penshurst Minnie Jane Milne dearly loved sister of Lily aged 68 years (Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 28 January 1935, page 6).
Burial of a sisterMinnie Jane Milne
January 28, 1935 (Age 68)

FUNERALS: MILNE--The Relatives and Friends of Miss LILY MILNE, of Victoria-avenue, Penshurst, are invited to attend the Funeral of her dearly loved SISTER, Minnie Jane Milne; which will leave our Private Chapel, Forest-road, Hurstville, THIS MONDAY, after service commencing at 9,45 a.m.. for the Presbyterian Cemetery, Woronora, by road. J and O. HARDY, Funeral Directors, (Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 28 January 1935, page 5).

Death of a sisterLily Maud Milne
September 5, 1951 (Age 84)
Note: DISTRICT DEATHS Miss Lily Maud Milne, of Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, dled In St. George Hospital, Kogarah, on September 5, aged 86 years. (Propeller, Thursday 13 September 1951, page 3).
Note: DEATHS: MILNE, Lily Maud -September 6, 1951, at The St. George Hospital, of 23 Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, aged 86 years. At rest (Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 7 September 1951, page 22).
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Lily Maud Milne
Birth: 1865 30
Death: September 5, 1951St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnie Jane Milne
Birth: 1866 31
Death: January 26, 193523 Victoria Avenue, Penshurst, New South Wales, Australia
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    1. Robert J Milne, son of Robert Forbes Milne and Jemima “Mima” Court, was born in 1867.