Cudgegong Valley History Project

Alexander Sydney T “Alex” CaugheyAge: 9019081998

Name
Alexander Sydney T “Alex” Caughey
Given names
Alexander Sydney T
Nickname
Alex
Surname
Caughey
Birth 1908 31 21

Birth of a brotherJames Caughey
1910 (Age 2)

Birth of a sisterLillian Edith Violet Caughey
1912 (Age 4)

Death of a brotherJames Caughey
September 17, 1920 (Age 12)

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JAMES CAUGHEY The death occurred on Friday night of James Caughey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Caughey, of Lawson's Creek, Mudgee, aged ten years and eight months. The cause of death was meningitis. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the general cemetery yesterday afternoon. The Rev. S. A. Faulkner officiated at the grave-side. Mr. J. C. Swords conducted the funeral, which was very largely attended (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 20 September 1920, page 7).

Burial of a brotherJames Caughey
September 19, 1920 (Age 12)
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Headstone reads: James Caughey Died 17th Sept 1920 Aged 11 years Safe in the arms of Jesus

MarriageClarice Lillian WakefieldView this family
1929 (Age 21)

Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert Potts
July 14, 1931 (Age 23)

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MR ROBERT POTTS One of the district's oldest and most highly respected residents, in the person of Mr Robert Potts, of Buckaroo, was the victim of a sudden seizure early on Tuesday morning last, and death followed shortly afterwards. Deceased, who was 68 years of age, had resided in the district for a very lengthy period, for from his lime burning works at Buckaroo he supplied material to local and district builders for many years. One of the sturdy pioneer breed, he played well his part in building up the district, and his passing will be deeply deplored by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He is survived by a widow and the following sons and daughters:- Raymond (Buckaroo), Reginald (Mudgee), William (Mudgee), Silas (Buckaroo), Mrs S. Caughey (Bathurst), Mrs C. Morgan (Mudgee), Mrs J. Ellis (Sydney), and Miss Sylvia Potts (Buckaroo). To the sorrowing ones the sympathy of the whole district is extended. The funeral took place to the independent portion of the Mudgee cemetery on Wednesday, Mr John Hardy performing the last sad rites at the graveside (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 16 July 1931, page 5).

Death of a fatherSydney Caughey
May 8, 1937 (Age 29)

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DEATH Mr. Sidney Caughey THE death of Mr Sidney Caughey (61) formerly of Lawson's Creek, occurred at Bathurst yesterday. The late Mr Caughey was born at Lawson's Creek, and had spent the greater part of his life there. He had, however, been living in Bathurst during the past few years. He is survived by a widow and grown up family. The funeral will be held to the Presbyterian portion of the Mudgee Cemetery to-morrow, arrangements being in the hands of Messrs J. C. Swords and Son (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 10 May 1937, page 4).

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Wright
May 10, 1951 (Age 43)

Death of a motherEdith Mary Potts
November 30, 1971 (Age 63)

Death of a wifeClarice Lillian Wakefield
December 24, 1978 (Age 70)
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Obituaries Clarice Lillian Caughey The death occurred in Gladesville Hospital on December 24 of Mrs. Clarice Lillian Caughey, 67. Mrs. Caughey lived at 8 Market Street, Mudgee. She is survived by her husband Alec and a family of five children. Her funeral took place in the Mudgee Cemetery on December 29 following a service in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Mudgee. Mudgee Guardian, Friday 6 January 1978, p. 2. Obituary Clarice Lillian Caughey

Death of a sisterLillian Edith Violet Caughey
December 30, 1984 (Age 76)

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HOBSON. Lillian Edith Violet (Hob). — December 30. 1983, of 66 Donnison Street, Gosford, beloved wife of Allan loved mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Ian Britten, Pam and Rob Broderick, Judy and Bill Mulheron and dear grandmother of Shane and Lehan, Natalle and Simon, Blake and John. At rest (Sydney Morning Herald Archive, Monday, January 02, 1984, p. 12).

Death August 3, 1998 (Age 90)

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CAUGHEY, Alexander Sydney (better known as “Alex”), 3 August 1998, at hospital in Queensland, late of Palm Beach Queensland and formerly of Mudgee. Beloved husband of Lilly (deceased), much loved father and father-in-law of Peter & Nancy, Norman & Glenda, Maxwell & Monica, Pauline, and Betty, and dear grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather of their families. Aged 90 years. Always loved and remembered. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral service, which will take place at 1.00pm on Friday 7th August 1998 at the Graveside in the Independent portion of the Mudgee Monumental Cemetery. Please meet at the Graveside. Macquarie Valley Funerals A.A.F.D. & F.D.A. of N.S.W., 53 Church Street, Mudgee Telephone: 6372 2331 All Hours. Mudgee Guardian, Friday 7 August 1998, p. 25. Death Alexander Sydney Caughey

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Marriage: October 1, 1907Methodist Parsonage, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
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3 years
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3 years
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Marriage: 1929

  1. Generation 1
    1. Alexander Sydney T “Alex” Caughey, son of Sydney Caughey and Edith Mary Potts, was born in 1908 and died on August 3, 1998 at the age of 90. He married Clarice Lillian Wakefield, daughter of Arthur Bodycot Wakefield and Mabel Christian, in 1929. She was born in 1909 and died on December 24, 1978 in Gladsville Hospital, Gladsville, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 69.

Death

CAUGHEY, Alexander Sydney (better known as “Alex”), 3 August 1998, at hospital in Queensland, late of Palm Beach Queensland and formerly of Mudgee. Beloved husband of Lilly (deceased), much loved father and father-in-law of Peter & Nancy, Norman & Glenda, Maxwell & Monica, Pauline, and Betty, and dear grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather of their families. Aged 90 years. Always loved and remembered. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral service, which will take place at 1.00pm on Friday 7th August 1998 at the Graveside in the Independent portion of the Mudgee Monumental Cemetery. Please meet at the Graveside. Macquarie Valley Funerals A.A.F.D. & F.D.A. of N.S.W., 53 Church Street, Mudgee Telephone: 6372 2331 All Hours. Mudgee Guardian, Friday 7 August 1998, p. 25. Death Alexander Sydney Caughey