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    Watson, Blanche Elliott

    Watson, Blanche Elliott

    Female 1863 - 1919  (55 years)

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    • Name Watson, Blanche Elliott 
      Born 9 May 1863  Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Female 
      Died 27 Mar 1919  Bell, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I00116  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 13 Nov 2019 

      Father Watson, William Bourn Russell,   b. 20 Jun 1815, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1877, William Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
      Relationship Birth 
      Mother Leach, Esther Emma,   b. 10 Jun 1824, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1914, "Dalkeith", Alma Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
      Relationship Birth 
      Married 29 Jan 1841  Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Family ID F00005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Rowland, Charles John,   c. 14 Jun 1860, Coulsdon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1926, Dalby, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
      Married 12 Aug 1891  St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Children 
       1. Rowland, Stephen Henry,   b. 25 Sep1898, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11.1933
      +2. Rowland, Blanche Esther,   b. 13 Jan 1892, Shepherd St., Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1983, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
      +3. Rowland, Dorothy Juliet,   b. 1 Oct 1895, Marwood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1995, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
       4. Rowland, Francis Richmond,   b. 21 Jul 1897, Waddon Court, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1918, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
       5. Rowland, Charles Vylett,   b. 22 Aug 1899, Waddon Court, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1913, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
      Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
      Family ID F00061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Photos
      Charles and Blanche Rowland in England with (L to R) Frances, Essie and Dorothy
      Charles and Blanche Rowland in England with (L to R) Frances, Essie and Dorothy
      Blanche and Esther Emma Watson
      Blanche and Esther Emma Watson
      Blanche Elliott Watson
      Blanche Elliott Watson

    • Notes 
      • ROWLAND-WATSON - March 12, at St Andrew's
        Cathedral, Sydney, by the Rev A R, Rivers, MA, Charles third son of S. N. Rowland, Wadden Court, Waddon, England, to Blanche Elliott -youngest daughter of the late William Watson, M.L.A., of Balmain (Sydney Morning Herald 28.03.1891)

        0bituary
        Mrs. C.J.Rowland
        The many friend of Mr. C.J.Rowland, of "Dalmoora", Bell, will be deeply grieved to hear that his wife passed away at her home yesterday afternoon, after a long illness. Mrs. Rowland, despite continual ill health, ...

        BRISBANE COURIER MAIL
        The Babies of the Allies' Clothing Society has received a letter from the Bell branch announcing with deep regret the death of its secretary, Mrs. Rowland, last Thursday. "We feel very keenly the loss of such an able chief, who worked so hard up to the last," the writer states. "We were to have had a meeting at her bedside yesterday. The eleven years spent by our friend in Bell have been a time of constant work on behalf of others, although suffering intense pain and three operations.

        DEATH
        Rowland: On March 27, 1919, at her residence, 'Dalmoora', Bell, Blanche Elliot, wife of Charles J. Rowland and youngest daughter of the late William Watson, M.L.A., Balmain, Sydney, N.S.W., aged 56 years.

        DALBY HERALD, Early April, 1919
        REMINISCENCES OF MY WIFE'S LIFE
        (BY C.J.R.)
        By the unfailing courtesy of the editor of "The Leader", and at the request of a large number of friends, I am penning a brief account of the life ended on Thursday last, and preface same by distinctly saying that my wife never considered herself in the light of a paragon. She was very human and had her faults, and was ever cognizant of same. Still, she was a marvellous woman, the world always told me so, and tonight in my loneliness I know it for truth. My wife was the youngest daughter of the late Captain Watson, of Sydney, one of the keenest yachtsmen the harbor club ever had, his measurements and tonnage being the governing standard of yacht-racing to-day, and in the "Ella," built under her father's directions, the subject of these lines proved herself very smart. At the death of her father, the family removed to a suburb of Sydney, and it was here that her magnetic power of organising displayed itself. "Will you build me a church?" the speaker was an Anglican minister, standing at a tent door after the evening service, and the reply came, "I will." That night the realm of art lost one who would, without a doubt, have risen to world-wide fame, for at the age of 17 my wife was sweeping all before her with her pencil in some of the exhibitions, beating close on a thousand competitors in "black and white". In less than four years the clergyman referred to held his services in a substantial church, lived in a two-storied parsonage-both brick buildinggs-his home being furnished from top to bottom. A spacious schoolroom, asphalted paths, and a good fence. The next effort was to help the Sailors' Home then in course of erection, and my wife's band of workers took part in a three days' bazaar, all pinafores. H.M.S. Pinafore was their stall, at which they took over 600, a record for many years. Crossing to England she worked just as hard for Dr. Barnard's Home, and her efforts at Bell are well known. Neither did she spare herself on Sundays, for many years holding the children's classes twice a day. The morning she passed away was the day fixed for closing the "Working Bee" so far as work was concerned, and all members were coming to "Dalmoora". When the end came it was at the last that her indomitalbe spirit burst forth. Some few hours before her death she called her elder daughter and asked her to enter up one or two items in connection with the Society's work, and when this was done she gently said "My life's work is finished, and I am ready for a long sleep".

    • Sources 
      1. [S00134] Queensland Australia Death Certificate.

      2. [S00147] New South Wales Australia Marriage Certificate.