Obituary - Mr. Albert E. Boyd

19 July 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times

The death occurred in the Tumut district Hospital on July 10, 1949, of Mr. Albert Ernest Boyd, of Sydney Street, Tumut, after a short illness. 

Born in the Yass district seventy nine years ago, Albert Boyd came to Adelong as a young man and later moved to Tumut.

He followed farming and mining pursuits in this district until his retirement.

He had enjoyed good health until about a month ago when his general condition began to cause concern.

After being nursed at home for a fort-night it became necessary to have him admitted to hospital, where everything possible was done for him, without avail.

On Saturday week he lapsed into unconsciousness and passed away peacefully at 7 a.m. on the Sunday. 

In 1896 Mr. Boyd married Miss Edith Webb, who predeceased him in 1913.

There were seven children   of this marriage.

One son died in infancy, but the surviving members are: Nellie (Mrs. Wilfred Harris, Coonamble), Albert (Tumut), Nettie (Mrs. Thos. McSorley, Sydney), Beatrice (Mrs. A. Bridle. Tumut), Florence (Mrs. R. Emery, Sydney) and Clarissa (Mrs. M. McCoy, Lithgow).

In 1917 Mr. Boyd married again, this time, Miss Louisa Guy, of Tumut, who predeceased him in 1948. No children were born of this union.   

After a service at All Saints' Church on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Broadfoot, the funeral left for the Church of England portion of the new cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his first wife.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. Lindsay and Robin Bridle (grandsons), R. Eggleton (nephew), J. Halloran, H. Nancarrow and Bevan Clee.

In spite of the scarcity of flowers there were many beautiful wreaths.

Those who paid their  tribute with flowers were: Nell, Wilfred and family; Bert, Lilian and Leslie; Bea, Arthur and, family and Jim; Flo, Roy and family; Nettie, Tom and family; Clarissa, Merv. and family; Ruby, Jack and family; Charlie and Cis; Freda, Joe and family; Mr. and Mrs. H. Nancarrow; Daisy, Bill and John Frowd; Mrs. L. Fuller and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Emery, Mona and Peter; Mr. and Mrs. T. Hampstead; Mrs. Wood- bridge and family; Edna and Neville Oddy and family; W. Bridle; Mrs. Broome and family; Mr. J. Bassett; Percy and Doreen Clee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Oddy; Mrs. Col. McDonnell; Aileen and Des.; Mr. and Mrs. R. McGrath and family; Mrs. W. Wortz and family; Rene and Chas. Hampstead and family; Mr. and Mrs. O. Bullock and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. Bridle; Harold and Thelma; Mr. and Mrs. D. Phillip; Mr. and Mrs, M. Dodd, Lorna and Keith; Mr. and Mrs. F. McAlister and Alf.; C. Doon & Sons.