Ilean May Purnell, 19041976 (aged 71 years)

Name
Ilean May Purnell
Given names
Ilean May
Surname
Purnell
Married name
Ilean May Laverty
Married name
Ilean May Saggers
Name
Eileen May Purnell
Given names
Eileen May
Surname
Purnell
Birth May 18, 1904 37 30
Shared note: Certified by Sarah Ann Purnell mother, witness Rosetta Purnell, registered 13 Jul 1904.
Birth of a brotherFrank Howard Purnell
April 30, 1907 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterPhyllis Edna Purnell
1908 (aged 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 16, 1912 (aged 8 years)
Text:

Death Date: 1912 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1912 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Number: 7353

Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 22 Jun 1912 p. 8

Text:

Death. - On Sunday news spread through the district that Mr. Stephen Purnell had passed away at the advanced age of 88 years. The burial took place on Tuesday, and was very largely attended, and as the cortege wended its way to St Jude's Church the bell tolled out the number of years the deceased has attained. The Rev. J. Roberts held a very impressive service at the church, after which the mortal remains were followed to the C.E. cemetery where a great many had assembled to pay respect to the oldest pioneer of the district. Mr. Purnell was married to Miss Rosetta Moulds, daughter of the late Simon Moulds, sen., of Dural, at All Saints Church, Parramatta in the year 1853. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children of five daughters and two sons, 44 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Many beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Mr. Metcalfe, Parramatta.

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Residence between 1907 and 1912 (aged 7 years)
Note: Simon and Sarah's eighth, ninth and 10th children were born at Wyong/Wyee between 1907 and 1912.
Birth of a sisterMildred Thelma Purnell Millie
1912 (aged 7 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 17, 1912 (aged 8 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tue 18 Jun 1912 p. 7

Text:

The friends of the late Stephen Purnell are kindly invited to attend his funeral; to move from his late residence, Galston, this Tuesday at 2 o'clock for Church of England Cemetery, Dural

Text:

Stephen Purnell BIRTH 1829 DEATH 16 Jun 1912 (aged 82–83) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10. The grave is located between the headstones for Henry & Emma Black and Samuel & Phyllis Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076064

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Death of a paternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 11, 1913 (aged 8 years)
Cause: Senility
Text:

Certified by William Purnell, son of Galston. Witness William Meltcalf.

Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wed 12 Mar 1913

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PURNELL. - March 11, 1913, at her late residence, Galston, Rosetta, relict of the late Stephen Purnell, aged 80 years.

Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 15 Mar 1913 p. 8

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Galston. Death. - Mrs. Rosetta Purnell, widow of the late Mr. Stephen Purnell, an old and respected resident of Galston, passed away very suddenly on Tuesday morning. The old lady had an attack of heart trouble on Monday evening, but after the night's rest appeared in her usual health, and prepared her morning meal, which she thoroughly enjoyed; but a short time after passed quietly away in the presence of some of her daughters, and the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery at Dural and was attended by a large concourse of relations and friends. The Rev. W.J. Roberts officiated at the grace. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. W. Metcalfe and Co., of Parramatta.

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Rosetta Purnell of Galston died 11 Mar 1913 and buried 12 Mar 1913 aged 80

Burial of a paternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 12, 1913 (aged 8 years)
Text:

Rosetta Moulds Purnell BIRTH 1833 DEATH 11 Mar 1913 (aged 79–80) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10, located between headstones for H & E Black and S & P Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076063 Inscription 2017: There appears to be no inscription on the headstone on the interment site. Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed headstone. Gravesite Details Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed Norman headstone or footstone in centre of an unfenced plot.

Birth of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
about September 1914 (aged 10 years)
Death of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
between August 31, 1915 and September 1, 1915 (aged 11 years)
Text:

Broncho Penumonia, convulsions and heart failure, died Newcastle Hospital 31 Aug 1915

Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Sat 2 Sep 1916 p. 4

Text:

PURNELL. - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Sylvia Kathleen, who departed this life September 1, 1915, aged 11 months. As she lies in peaceful sleep, Her memory we will always keep. Inserted by her loving mother and father and family, Mr and Mrs Purnell.

Burial of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
September 2, 1915 (aged 11 years)
Text:

Anglican portion section 56, lot 73, buried 2 Sep 1915. Buried in same plot as her mother.

Birth of a brotherLeonard Charles Purnell Fatty
September 2, 1916 (aged 12 years)
Address: Mayfield New South Wales Australia
Residence between 1914 and 1916 (aged 11 years)
Note: Sarah and Simon's last two children (the eleventh and twelfth) were born at Mayfield between 1914 and 1916.
MarriageLeonard Frank Atkinson LavertyView this family
1927 (aged 22 years)
Shared note: Ilean's name lsited as Eileen M.
Occupation
Home Duties
1936 (aged 31 years)
Residence 1936 (aged 31 years)
Death of a husbandLeonard Frank Atkinson Laverty
June 27, 1937 (aged 33 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 30 Jun 1937

Text:

LAVERTY, - June 27, 1937, at his residence, Bank of New South Wales, Kandos, Leonard Frank Atkinson, dearly loved husband of Eileen, aged 40.

Death of a fatherSimon Peter Purnell
April 27, 1953 (aged 48 years)
Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Fri 22 May 1953 p. 7

Text:

OBITUARY MR. S.P. PURNELL. Mr. Simon Peter Purnell died at his home in Edgar-street, Belmont, aged 86. He was born on the South Coast. Most of his early life was spent at Dural, where he worked on the railways. He came to the Newcastle district in 1914 and lived at Mayfield for 14 years. He lived at Belmont for 25 years, where he was a carrier till he retired. He was a member of the Belmont Bowling Club. The funeral was to the Church of England portion of the Sandgate cemetery. Mr. Purnell is survived by his wife, five sons - George (Taree), Alfred (Pelican), Herbert, Frank and Leonard (Belmont), and five daughters, Mesdames A. Tucker (Casula), G. Price (Mayfield), E. Laverty (Sydney), P. Luke (Potts Point), and M. Coutman (Tamworth). There are 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Burial of a fatherSimon Peter Purnell
April 29, 1953 (aged 48 years)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Griffiths, Rob. 'Purnell Gravesites - Sandgate Cemetery', email message to Marion Purnell Aug 16 2011

Text:

They are in Anglican 1, section 56, lots 73 and 75. It is right up near the Pacific Highway at Sandgate and virtually behind the Admin Building. Unfortunately there are no headstones so no inscriptions. All that one can go on is the lot numbers - Sarah Ann Purnell Lot 73 (on Left) and Simon Peter Purnell Lot 75 on the right. The two headstones on the photo that you can see are the graves on the other side of the row.

Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Wed 29 Apr 1953 p. 2

Text:

PURNELL. The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. SARAH PURNELL and FAMILIES, of 17 Edgar-street, Belmont, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, SIMON PETER PURNELL, to move from T. Moore's Chapel, William-street, Hamilton, this afternoon, after service commencing at 1.30 o'clock for the Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate...

MarriageLeonard SaggersView this family
1955 (aged 50 years)
Death of a motherSarah Ann Griffiths
March 21, 1961 (aged 56 years)
Text:

Sarah died in the house in the corner of Margaret and Kathleen Streets, Tamworth. Her usual address was recorded as 17 Edgar Street Belmont. The informant was her son in law: Irwin C. Luke, 35 Kanilba Hall, Tusculum Street, Potts Point.

Citation details:

Newspaper clipping - (unknown newspaper)

Text:

Mrs. Sarah Ann Purnell, who died age 87, left five sons, five daughters, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs Purnell was the widow of Mr Simon Peter Purnell, who died seven years ago. She was born at George Street, Greater Sydney, and attended school in Sydney. Later she moved with her parents to Parramatta and after that to Galston near Hornsby, where she married. After some years at Wyong, she shifted to Mayfield in 1914 and lived there 14 years. For the last 32 years she lived at Belmont. The funeral was to the Church of England section of the Sandgate Cemetery. Canon A.C.A. Blaxell held services at the funeral parlours and at the graveside. The five sons who survive Mrs Purnell are George (Taree), Herbert (Hamilton), Alfred (Pelican), Frank (Belmont) and Lenord (sic) (Belmont). The daughters are Mrs V. Tucker (Casula), Mrs. T. Price (Mayfield), Mrs. I. Laverty (Sydney), Mrs. I Luke (Sydney), and Mrs B. Coutman (Tamworth).

Burial of a motherSarah Ann Griffiths
March 23, 1961 (aged 56 years)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Griffiths, Rob. 'Purnell Gravesites - Sandgate Cemetery', email message to Marion Purnell Aug 16 2011

Text:

They are in Anglican 1, section 56, lots 73 and 75. It is right up near the Pacific Highway at Sandgate and virtually behind the Admin Building. Unfortunately there are no headstones so no inscriptions. All that one can go on is the lot numbers - Sarah Ann Purnell Lot 73 (on Left) and Simon Peter Purnell Lot 75 on the right. The two headstones on the photo that you can see are the graves on the other side of the row.

Death of a brotherGeorge Stephen Purnell
November 18, 1970 (aged 66 years)
Address: Manning River District Hospital
Cause: Coronary Embolus
Shared note:

Age:76 Named spelled George Stephan Purnell. Certified by F.W. Bayldon.

Note: Usual address 14 Douglas Street Taree New South Wales, Australia
Cremation of a brotherGeorge Stephen Purnell
November 21, 1970 (aged 66 years)
Death of a brotherAlfred Maxwell Purnell Alf
July 4, 1971 (aged 67 years)
Address: Belmont New South Wales Australia
Cause: Acute Renal Failure 44 hours and Myocardial ischaemia. Dissecting aortic aneurism. Aortic aneurism.
Shared note: Age:69
Cremation of a brotherAlfred Maxwell Purnell Alf
July 7, 1971 (aged 67 years)
Death of a brotherHerbert Clifton Purnell
October 5, 1976 (aged 72 years)
Address: 1/735 Pacific Highway Belmont South New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Congestive cardiac failure, Arteriosclerosis
Shared note:

Age:80 Informant D. L. Purnell, son. Registered 8 Oct 1976, J. B. Holliday Registrar

Burial of a brotherHerbert Clifton Purnell
October 7, 1976 (aged 72 years)
Cemetery: Belmont General Cemetery
Death 1976 (aged 71 years)
Text:

Ilean died intestate. Solicitors contacted Millie who git a small amount from her estate.

Note: Name recorded as 'Eileen May'.
Family with parents
father
Purnell, Simon Peter (1867-1953) and Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
18671953
Birth: May 5, 1867 38 33Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1953Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
18741961
Birth: April 9, 1874 34 36Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 21, 1961Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 15, 1892Surry Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
Purnell, George Stephen (1894-1970)
18941970
Birth: April 11, 1894 26 20Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 18, 1970Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Purnell, Herbert Clifton (1896-1976)
18961976
Birth: August 31, 1896 29 22Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1976Belmont South, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder sister
18971979
Birth: November 19, 1897 30 23Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1979New South Wales, Australia
16 months
elder sister
Purnell, Gladys Irene (1899- )
18991998
Birth: March 8, 1899 31 24Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: before 1998Australia
3 years
elder brother
19011971
Birth: 1901 33 26Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 4, 1971Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
herself
19041976
Birth: May 18, 1904 37 30Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
19071984
Birth: April 30, 1907 39 33Wyong, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1984Belmont North, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
younger sister
19081987
Birth: 1908 40 33Wyong, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1987Kensington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
Purnell, Mildred Thelma (1912-1998)
19121988
Birth: 1912 44 37Wyee, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1988New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
19141915
Birth: about September 1914 47 40Mayfield, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: between August 31, 1915 and September 1, 1915Newcastle, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Purnell, Leonard Charles (1916-1998)
19161998
Birth: September 2, 1916 49 42Mayfield, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1998Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Leonard Frank Atkinson Laverty
husband
18961937
Birth: July 11, 1896Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 27, 1937Kandos, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
19041976
Birth: May 18, 1904 37 30Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1927Mosman, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Leonard Saggers
husband
herself
19041976
Birth: May 18, 1904 37 30Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1955Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthView

Certified by Sarah Ann Purnell mother, witness Rosetta Purnell, registered 13 Jul 1904.

Residence

Simon and Sarah's eighth, ninth and 10th children were born at Wyong/Wyee between 1907 and 1912.

Residence

Sarah and Simon's last two children (the eleventh and twelfth) were born at Mayfield between 1914 and 1916.

MarriageView

Ilean's name lsited as Eileen M.

Death

Name recorded as 'Eileen May'.