Ethel Jane Lowe, 18881956 (aged 68 years)

Ethel Jane /Lowe/
Given names
Ethel Jane
Married name
Ethel Jane /Murchison/
Birth 1888 26

Birth of a sisterAlice Grace Lowe
1890 (aged 2 years)

Birth of a sisterFlorence Marion Lowe
1892 (aged 4 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam James Hamilton Lowe
1894 (aged 6 years)

Birth of a sisterRuby S Lowe
1896 (aged 8 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Lowe
1897 (aged 9 years)

Birth of a brotherSydney Alfred Lowe
1899 (aged 11 years)

Birth of a brotherFrederick Redvers Lowe
1900 (aged 12 years)

Birth of a brotherHector Roy Lowe
1904 (aged 16 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn Keith Lowe
1906 (aged 18 years)

MarriageDonald M MurchisonView this family
1909 (aged 21 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam James Hamilton Lowe
August 28, 1918 (aged 30 years)
Note: Another Soldier's Sacrifice.

Another Soldier's Sacrifice. DRIVER W. J. H. LOWE. KILLED IN ACTION. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lowe, of Rosehill, Crudine, have received the sad news that their eldest son, Driver James Hamilton Lowe, was killed in action in Palestine on the 28th of August. The deepest sympathy will be felt with Mr. and Mrs. Lowe and their family in the great bereavement they have sustained in the loss of a son who, fine young Australian, as he was, they had so good reason to be proud. It will be no small consolation to those who have been bereaved to know that he has died, as he lived, for his country. A second son, Mr. Sidney Lowe, recently enlisted. Mudgee Guardian, Thursday 12 September 1918, p. 10. Obituary William James Hamilton


SOLDIER'S SACRIFICE. DRIVER W. J. H. LOWE KILLED IN ACTION. (From our Crudine Correspondent.) Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton W. Lowe, of "Rosehill," Crudine, have received the sad news that their eldest son, Driver William James Hamilton Lowe, was killed in action in Palestine on the 28th August. Driver Lowe enlisted in August, 1915. As a trooper he served in Egypt for some time, but was afterwards transferred to the machine gun squadron as a driver. For two years and eight months he did not receive a wound, but was in hospital several times suffering from tonsilitis, and once with diphtheria. About nine months ago he received shock, but only a slight attack. Driver Lowe was 24 years and four months old at the time of his death. To his parents I extend sincere sympathy and trust that their second son, Syd, who is at present in camp at Liverpool training in the artillery, will be spared. Lithgow Mercury, Wednesday 18 September 1918, p. 3. Obituary William James Lowe

Death of a sisterRuby S Lowe
April 11, 1931 (aged 43 years)


DEATHS MRS. T. R. BEGG With profound regret, everybody who knew Mrs. Begg will have learned of her death at a private hospital in Sydney on Saturday evening, April 11, 1931. Mrs. Begg (Ruby) was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lowe, of Caerleon, Mudgee, and sister of Mrs. Herb Rayner and Mrs. C. E. Cox (Gulgamree), Mrs. Murchison (Hurstville), Syd (Guildford), Hector (Mudgee), Fred and Jack (Rylstone) and Billy, who paid the supreme sacrifice in the late war. The wife of a devoted husband, and mother of six little children, Mrs. Begg was a wonderful woman. She was wife, mother and teacher, and fulfilled her mission on earth as only those who knew her can realise. Her devotion to her husband and family was always an example. In all her weeks of suffering when sickness overtook her, she bravely fought a losing battle. With hope and super human strength she suffered excrucriating pain and torture, yet seldom complained. The passing was peaceful. The remains were laid to rest at Rookwood. Hers was truly a life made beautiful by beautiful deeds. The sympathy of everyone will go out to a grief-stricken husband, who is himself seriously ill in Sydney. Mudgee Guardian, Thursday 23 April 1931, p. 5. Obituary Ruby Begg

Death of a fatherHamilton Walter Lowe
February 7, 1932 (aged 44 years)

OBITUARY MR HAMILTON LOWE By the death on Sunday afternoon of Mr. Hamilton Lowe, at the age of 73, the district is the poorer for the loss of one of the grand old men who have figured in the progress of the district, and one who has kept well the sporting traditions of his family. Mr. Lowe died at Braeholme and his remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the Mudgee cemetery this afternoon. Like his father before him, who carried on grazing at Crudine, Mr. Hamilton Lowe, was a keen lover of horses. It was his father who has been mentioned recently as one of the first drivers in this district of Cobb and Co.'s stage coaches, and he was a loyal supporter of all sports where the horse is concerned. Besides being a cricketer of his day. In fact the family has now for two generations been well known in cricket circles in the Mudgee district, and a member of the third generation, Mr. Hector Lowe, is a player in one of the teams of today. The true sporting instinct was inherited in Mr. Hamilton Lowe, and he was, like his father before him, much respected in the district where he spent his life. It has only recently been suggested that Mr. Lowe might drive the Cobb and Co.'s coach across the Harbour Bridge, at the coming pageant, as being the next of kin to the early coach driver. This project, however, was not destined to be fulfilled. Mr. Lowe some few years ago retired from active pursuits at Crudine, and has since resided at Little Gaerloon. He leaves a wife and four sons and three daughters. Messrs. Hector (Mudgee), Jack and Fred (Carwell) and Sydney (Sydney), Mrs. Murchison (Hurstville), Mrs. Charles Cox (B?), Mrs Herb. Rayner (Gulgamree). A son, William, was killed at the war, and a daughter, Mrs. Beggs, died during the past year, being shortly followed by Mr. Beggs, and leaving a family of six small children. The funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Canon Parr, and a very large number of friends and relatives paid the last tribute of respect to the deceased pioneer. Mr. J. C. Swords had the funeral arrangements. Mudgee Guardian, Monday 8 February 1932, p. 1. Obituary Hamilton Lowe

Burial of a fatherHamilton Walter Lowe
February 8, 1932 (aged 44 years)
Death of a motherEliza Jane Elkin
August 27, 1941 (aged 53 years)
Note: Mrs. H. W. Lowe

Mrs. H. W. Lowe AT the age of 79, the death occurred in Rylstone District Hospital last night of Eliza Jane Lowe, widow of the late Mr. Hamilton W. Lowe, who pre-deceased her by about nine years. Deceased was well known in Mudgee and district, and was at one time a resident of 'Little Caerleon,' and was practically a lifelong resident of Crudine. To the grown-up family who are left to mourn our deepest sympathy is extended. The body was brought to Mudgee today, and the funeral took place to the Church of England portion of the Mudgee Cemetery this afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Powell officiating. Arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. J. C. Swords and Son, of Mudgee. Mudgee Guardian, Thursday 28 August 1941, p. 2. Obituary Eliza Jane Lowe

Death of a sisterFlorence Marion Lowe
January 16, 1953 (aged 65 years)


DEATH MRS. FLORENCE RAYNER The death occurred in Mudgee on Friday last of Mrs. Florence Marion Rayner, widow of the late Mr. Herbert J. Rayner, aged 60 years. Her husband predeceased her by less than a month. Deceased was a member of the pioneer Lowe family, of Crudine, and resided in that district until her marriage, when she went to live at Gulgamree. She was a very fine character, and won the love and esteem of the whole countryside. She is survived by two sons and five daughters, viz., Don (Heme Bay), Rex Werris Creek), Constance (Mrs. Alley, Maxwell), Marion (Mrs. Jim Harvey, Mudgee), Phyllis (Mrs. Joe Harvey, Mudgee), Joyce (Mrs. Mclnnes, Bankstown) and Norma (Gulgambree). The bereaved ones will have the deepest sympathy of everyone in their sad bereavement. The funeral, which took place to the Methodist portion of the Mudgee cemetery on Saturday, Rev E. Smythe officiating at the graveside. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. A. P. Connor. Mudgee Guardian, Monday 19 January 1953, p. 8. Obituary Florence Rayner

Death June 19, 1956 (aged 68 years)


DEATHS MURCHISON, Ethel Jane. - June 19, 1956, at Armidale, formerly of Nymagee, wife of Donald McLure Murchison, mother of Jean, Ken and Ray, aged 67 years. Interred Armidale, June 20 1956. Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 22 June 1956, p. 26. Death Notice Ethel Jane Murchison

Family with parents
Birth: 1862 44 39
Death: February 7, 1932Braeholme Private Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1885
4 years
3 years
younger sister
Birth: 1890 28
Death: November 2, 1970
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Birth: 1894 32
Death: August 28, 1918Palestine
3 years
younger sister
Birth: 1896 34
Death: April 11, 1931
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Birth: 1900 38
Death: 1962
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Donald M Murchison
Marriage Marriage1909

DEATHS MURCHISON, Ethel Jane. - June 19, 1956, at Armidale, formerly of Nymagee, wife of Donald McLure Murchison, mother of Jean, Ken and Ray, aged 67 years. Interred Armidale, June 20 1956. Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 22 June 1956, p. 26. Death Notice Ethel Jane Murchison