Esmae Millicent Lola Ashe, 19242011 (aged 87 years)

Name
Esmae Millicent Lola /Ashe/
Given names
Esmae Millicent Lola
Surname
Ashe
Birth about 1924 47 36

Death of a maternal grandfatherEdwin Richards
January 22, 1927 (aged 3 years)

Note: Late Edwin Richards

Late Edwin Richards PICTURESQUE PERSONALITY ABLE JOURNALIST, SOUND POLITICIAN Edwin Richards, who passed into the shades on Saturday last, was a man of many parts, and during his long association with the Mudgee district he fought manfully and with more than average ability, both through the press and in the Legislative Assembly, to better the lot of all classes of the community. His passing will be deeply deplored and his memory cherished. Born in Mudgee over 71 years ago, he was the son of the late Evan Richards, a very worthy Welshman, who instructed the youth of Mudgee when St. John's denominational school was first opened. Educated at the national (now public) school, the late Edwin Richards had as one of his instructors a notable educationalist in the person of Frederick Bridges, who later rose to great heights in the public service of the State. Very few of the students who shared a form with the subject of this notice are alive to-day. One, however, Mr. Adam Spies, a well-known Mudgee citizen, paid his last sad tribute of respect when his old school mate was laid to rest in the local cemetery on Monday. At the conclusion of his school days Mr. Richards entered the printing profession, of which he was destined to become such a valuable and gifted member. The old "Western Post" first claimed him, and he served a happy apprenticeship (he loved the calling) among the cumbersome, clattering presses of the time and the other primitive appliances necessary in the production of a paper. When the "Mudgee Times" was established his services were sought as manager, and later he entered into partnership with Mr. G. H. Cohen (the "Guardian's" present chief) and others in launching the "Independent.'' After a busy career on that journal he and Mr. Cohen founded the "Guardian," of which he was the journalistic head for very many years, and his vigorous, well-reasoned articles attracted great attention throughout the wide district in which the paper circulated. Politics naturally claimed his attention, and, recognising his ability, many admirers urged him to give consideration to a request to contest the Mudgee seat. He consented, and after a memorable battle was returned to Parliament by a narrow majority. He was also successful in retaining his seat at the next election. During his term as a legislator he fought stoutly for every movement inaugurated to advance the interests of the district which he represented, and, in conjunction with the late James Loneragan, started the agitation which resulted in the extension of the railway from Mudgee. Conversant with the requirements of his constituents, he performed much useful work in other directions, and it was generally admitted that the district's progress was marked during his representation. While serving his last term in Parliament he acquired the "Western Express," Rylstone, which, aided by his sons, he conducted for quite a number of years. Disposing of the paper, he retired into private life, and for a considerable period prior to his death resided at Kandos, where his son Harold has charge of the "Guardian's" inter-sts. Even after his retirement from active participation in the conduct of a newspaper his facile pen was busy, and many valued contributions, reminiscent of the "brave old days," appeared in Mud-gee publications. He is survived by a widow, who claims connection with one of our oldest and most respected families, she being a daughter of the late Edward Langbridge, a pioneer Mudgee business man. The following sons and daughters are also left to mourn - Mrs. Dobrow (Sydney), Mrs. H. Pile (Broken Bay), Mrs. Robert Ashe (Kandos), Clar-ence (Sydney), and Harold (Kandos). Hubert, another son, succumbed to the deadly influenza epidemic when it was raging at Moree. A ber and two sisters - Evan (South Africa) and Mesdames F. Leslie (Mudgee) and Moore (Sydney) - also survive, while those who predeceased him were Mrs. G. Towns, Mrs. H. E. A. Wells, Mrs. E. Deane and David. The funeral took place to the Methodist portion of the Mudgee cemetery on Monday, and was followed by many old friends of the family. The Rev. S. R. Robbins conducted impressive services at the church and graveside, and Mr. H. Barton had charge of the arrangements. We might mention that the late Edwin Richards makes the third prominent political identity claimed by death within the past twelve months, the others being Robert Jones and William C. Wall (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 27 January 1927, page 29).

Death of a paternal grandfatherCharles William Ashe
February 15, 1927 (aged 3 years)

Note: Extract from New South Wales Death Certificate

Extract from New South Wales Death Certificate Reg. No: 1927/003024 Name: Charles William Ashe, Retired Grazier Date of Death: 15 February 1927 Place of Death: Sunney Corner Road, Portland Sex and Age: Male, 80 years Cause of Death: Senile decay Name of Father: John Joseph Ashe Occupation of father: Grazier Name of Mother: Elizabeth McPhillamy Informant: Egerton Sidney Ashe, Son, Angus Avenue, Kandos Date of Burial: 16 February 1927 Place of Burial: Portland Cemetery, Church of England Section Place of Birth: Bathurst, New South Wales Place of Marriage: St. John's Bishopthorpe, Sydney, New South Wales Age at marriage: 26 years Wife: Elizabeth Smith Children living:

  • Reginald, 54 years
  • Evelyn, 52 years
  • Egerton, 50 years
  • Norman, 46 years
  • Cyril, 44 years
  • Arthur, 43 years
  • Lila, 41 years
  • Ruby, 39 years
  • Florence, 38 years
  • 2 males deceased.

(http://www.ashefamily.info/ashefamily/3757.htm)

Note: Kandos News.

Kandos News. Late Mr. Ashe DIED AT PORTLAND Following a protracted illness, the death of Mr. Charles Ashe, occurred at Portland, on Tuesday morning. The deceased who was well known in pastoral circles throughout the State leaves a wife and grown up family which includes Mr. R. C. Ashe, Bogie, and Messrs. E. S. and Cyril Ashe Kandos (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 17 February 1927, page 28).

Death of a paternal grandmotherSusannah Elizabeth Smith
December 15, 1927 (aged 3 years)
Note: Extract from New South Wales Death Certificate

Extract from New South Wales Death Certificate Reg. No: 1927/018816 Name: Susannah Elizabeth Ashe Date of Death: 15 December 1927 Place of Death: Sunney Corner Road, Portland Age at Death: 77 years Cause of Death: Malignant disease of breast and neck Name of Father: Samuel Smith Occupation of father: Grazier Name of Mother: Elizabeth Askeel Informant: Egerton Ashe, Son, Angus Avenue, Kandos Date of Burial: 17 December 1927 Place of Burial: Wallerawang General Cemetery, Portland Road, Wallerawang Place of Birth: Mulgunna, Trunkey, New South Wales Place of Marriage: St. John's, Bishopthorpe, Sydney, New South Wales Age at marriage: 22 years Husband: Charles William Ashe Children living:

  • Reginald, 54 years
  • Evelyn, 52 years
  • Egerton, 50 years
  • Norman, 46 years
  • Cyril, 44 years
  • Arthur, 43 years
  • Lela, 41 years
  • Ruby, 39 years
  • Florence, 38 years
  • 2 males deceased. (http://www.ashefamily.info/ashefamily/3763.htm)
Note: ASHE – December 15, 1927, at her residence, Rosedall, Portland, Susan Elizabeth, widow of the late C…

ASHE – December 15, 1927, at her residence, Rosedall, Portland, Susan Elizabeth, widow of the late Charles William, aged 77 years. At Rest. (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 17 December 1927, p. 16).

Note: OBITUARY.

OBITUARY.

MRS CHARLES ASHE.

Mrs Charles Ashe, who was highly esteemed in the Rylstone district, passed peacefully away at Portland on Thursday last, in her 78th year. The deceased was the widow of a prominent district grazier, and was the daughter of the late Mr Samuel Smith of Mulgunnia Station, Trunkey. A family of 9 survive, including Messrs R. C. Ashe (Bogie), Norman (Grenfell), Arthur (Wallerawang), Cyril (Clandulla), and Robert (Kandos).(Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative Monday 19 December1927, p. 2)

Note: Obituary The death occurred at Portland on Tuesday last of Mrs. S. E. Ash, relict of the late Mr. C.…

Obituary The death occurred at Portland on Tuesday last of Mrs. S. E. Ash, relict of the late Mr. C. W. Ash, aged 77 years. Deceased was married in St. John's Church, Glebe, in 1872, theirs being the first marriage celebrated in that church. The couple lived together in perfect harmony for 54 years, and were blessed with a family of five girls and four boys, all of whom survive. The venerable lady was one of the most highly esteemed residents of the district, and her demise will be deeply regretted. The funeral took place to the Wallerawang cemetery, and was largely attended (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 22 December 1927, page 28).

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Langbridge
November 23, 1929 (aged 5 years)

Note: Obituary

Obituary LATE MRS RICHARDS. As briefly reported in Monday's issue, Mrs. Mary Ann Richards passed away at Hornsby on Saturday last, aged about 70 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. John Langbridge, who for many years conducted a tannery at West End, also the old Contingent Hotel, which has since been demolished. She married Mr. E. Richards, a former partner with Mr. G. H. Cohen in the Guardian, and who in later years was elected to represent Mudgee in the Legislative Assembly, where he served for a considerable period. Mrs. Richards, although of a retiring disposition, was a woman of sterling worth, and to those less fortunately situated than herself she was generous in the extreme. She never tired of doing good, and her memory will be revered in very many homes throughout this district. After the death of her husband she resided at Kandos with her son Harold, who was a member of the Star staff in that town. There, as in Mudgee, she made many friends, who will learn of her death with extreme regret. Although sorely smitten of late years by the death of her husband, her son Clarence, and a married daughter, she bore up wonderfully well and was uncomplaining. She is survived by a son and two daughters, viz.: Harold (Hornsby), Mrs. Robert Ash (Kandos), and Mrs. W. Pile (Gosford district). Mr. Thomas Langbridge (Picton) is a ber, and Mrs. John Miller (Wyong) a sister. To the bereaved ones the deepest sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended. Mudgee Guardian, Wednesday 27 November 1929, p. 9. Obituary Mary Ann Richards

MarriageEric Leonard HookView this family
August 21, 1946 (aged 22 years)
Note: WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS HOOK - ASHE (Glen Alice) (Kandos) On August 21 at St. Lawrence's Church, Kandos, the wedding was solemnised of Esma Millicent, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Ashe, of Kandos, to Eric Leonard Hook, of Warrangee, Glen Alice, and Claremont Park, Penrith. Rev. E. Hawkey officiated. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away, was charmingly frocked in white silk and overdress of lace, with veil and coronet of miniature roses, and carried a bouquet of almond blossoms and carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Meg Ashe, sister of the bride, wore daffodil silk taffeta and carried a match-ng bouquet of Iceland poppies and stocks. The bridegroom was attended by his bRother, Mr. Harold Hook, as best man. As the bride entered the church the congregation sang 'The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden.' Mrs. J. Peerman officiated at the organ. While the register was being signed the church bell rang, a truly impressive moment. The reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, where refreshments were served and the usual toasts honored. Mr. Rex Ashe carried out the duties of chairman. The happy couple left by train on their honeymoon that night (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 29 August 1946, page 8).

Death of a fatherEgerton Sidney Ashe
1953 (aged 29 years)
Note: DEATH

DEATH

MR. E. S. ASHE

Mr. E. S. ('Bob') Ashe, who was well and favourably known in the Rylstone-Kandos districts, where he resided for many years, passed peacefully away at his residence at Penrith on Monday last. Although of a quiet and unassuming nature, the late Mr. Ashe had the faculty for making staunch friends wherever he went, and never allowed an opportunity to pass to do a good turn to others. For this, alone, he was highly respected and ad mired by a large circle of friends. Like his father, the late Mr. Charles William Ashe, who owned rich grazing properties in the Bathurst and Wellington districts in the early days, deceased spent many years on the land and had a sound knowledge of pastoral life generally. The funeral on Tuesday to the historic Church of England, cemetery at Emu Plains was largely attended. Rev. Geoffrey Morris officiated. Deceased is survived by his widow, sons William and Rex (Penrith) and Eric (Lakemba), daughters, Mrs. L. Hook ("Warrangee," Rylstone), Mrs. J. Grabham (Kandos), Mrs. Matthews (Queensland), and Miss Meg Ashe (Penrith), bers Messrs. Cyril and Arthur Ashe (Lithgow), and sisters Mrs. McLean (Homebush), Mrs. Wilson (Sydney) and Mrs. Readford (Wyong). To the bereaved, deepest sympathy is extended. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Monday 22 June 1953, p. 8).

Death of a motherEthel Florence Richards
August 4, 1968 (aged 44 years)
Note: DEATHS

DEATHS ASHE, Ethel Florence. - August 4, 1968, of 10 Doonmore Street, Penrith, and formerly of Mudgee and Kandos (nee Richards), beloved wife of the late Edgerton Sidney Ashe and dear mother of Bill, Eric, Rex, Esma (Mrs. Hook), Meg (Mrs. Worrad), stepmother of Nita and Marjorie (deceased), dear sister of Harold and Maud (deceased), sister-in-law of Pat, aged 80 years. For funeral announcement see Tuesday's 'Herald.' Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 5 August 1968, p. 31. Death Notice Ethel Florence Ashe

Note: Obituary

Obituary Mrs. E. S. Ashe Mrs. E. S. Ashe, a former well-known resident of Kandos and Rylstone, died peacefully in the Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, on August 4, after a short illness. Mrs. Ashe, who was a friend to everyone, took a devout interest in Church work, which brought her into close contact with those who admired her most. Her late husband (Mr. Robert Ashe) died several years ago at Penrith. Mrs. Ashe leaves a grown-up family of two daughters and three sons - Mrs. Len Hook (late of Glen Alice), Mrs. John Worrad (Penrith), Messrs. William and Rex Ashe (Penrith), Eric (Lakemba) and a ber Mr. H. Richards (Penrith). Mrs. Ashe was buried in the historic Emu Plains cemetery near Penrith on August 6, following a Church service at St. Stephens, attended by a representative gathering of friends and mourners. Mrs. Ashe was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Richards of Mudgee. Mr. Richards was, at the turn of the century, Member for Mudgee for several years, before late W. F. Dunn entered politics. Mudgee Guardian, Friday 23 August 1968, p. 26. Obituary Ethel Ashe

Death of a brotherRex Andrew Ashe
December 31, 1993 (aged 69 years)

Note: Death

Death ASHE, Rex Andrew. - December 31, 1993, at hospital, late of Kandos and Emu Plains, shall be missed by his children, Peter, Phillip, Christopher and Judith (deceased) and former wife Joan, loved ber of Bill (deceased), Eric, Esma, Meg and Nita and families. A united family forever. Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 3 January 1994, p. 22. Death notice Rex Andrew Ashe

Death August 3, 2011 (aged 87 years)

Note: DEATHS

DEATHS Hook, Esma. August 3, 2011. Late of Nelson Bay. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved with of Len, loving mother of Denise, Jan, Gwen, Narelle and Geoff. Loved grandmother and great-grandmother of their families. Loved sister of Bill, Eric and Rex (all deceased) and Meg. The funeral service will take place in the Glen Alice Anglican Church on Wednesday (August 10, 2011) commencing at 11 am followed by a burial in Glen Alice Cemetery (Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, August 06, 2011, p. 21)

Family with parents
father
mother
18881968
Birth: 1888 32 30
Death: August 4, 1968Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
brother
Private
elder brother
2 years
herself
19242011
Birth: about 1924 47 36
Death: August 3, 2011
brother
Private
sister
Private
Father’s family with Ellen May Bunter
father
step-mother
18701910
Birth: 1870
Death: August 12, 1910Nurse Allan's Private Hospital, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1903
2 years
half-sister
7 years
half-sister
1910
Birth: August 2, 1910 33 40Nurse Allan's Private Hospital, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Eric Leonard Hook
husband
19222014
Birth: about 1922
Death: December 16, 2014John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
herself
19242011
Birth: about 1924 47 36
Death: August 3, 2011
Marriage MarriageAugust 21, 1946St Laurence Church of England, Kandos, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage

WEDDINGS HOOK - ASHE (Glen Alice) (Kandos) On August 21 at St. Lawrence's Church, Kandos, the wedding was solemnised of Esma Millicent, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Ashe, of Kandos, to Eric Leonard Hook, of Warrangee, Glen Alice, and Claremont Park, Penrith. Rev. E. Hawkey officiated. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away, was charmingly frocked in white silk and overdress of lace, with veil and coronet of miniature roses, and carried a bouquet of almond blossoms and carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Meg Ashe, sister of the bride, wore daffodil silk taffeta and carried a match-ng bouquet of Iceland poppies and stocks. The bridegroom was attended by his bRother, Mr. Harold Hook, as best man. As the bride entered the church the congregation sang 'The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden.' Mrs. J. Peerman officiated at the organ. While the register was being signed the church bell rang, a truly impressive moment. The reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, where refreshments were served and the usual toasts honored. Mr. Rex Ashe carried out the duties of chairman. The happy couple left by train on their honeymoon that night (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 29 August 1946, page 8).

Death

DEATHS Hook, Esma. August 3, 2011. Late of Nelson Bay. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved with of Len, loving mother of Denise, Jan, Gwen, Narelle and Geoff. Loved grandmother and great-grandmother of their families. Loved sister of Bill, Eric and Rex (all deceased) and Meg. The funeral service will take place in the Glen Alice Anglican Church on Wednesday (August 10, 2011) commencing at 11 am followed by a burial in Glen Alice Cemetery (Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, August 06, 2011, p. 21)