Edwin James Young, 18581932 (aged 74 years)

Young, Edwin James (1858-1932)
Name
Edwin James /Young/
Given names
Edwin James
Surname
Young
Birth March 21, 1858 31 28
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Transcribed from birth registration: Father Edwin Young, Innkeeper, age 30 born England, married 14 Sep 1846 Richmond. Previous issue: Elizabeth 10, Albert Thomas 8, Joseph 6, Emma Jane 3. Mother Ann formerly Eather aged 28 born Richmond. Informant: Edwin Young, father, Richmond Witness: John Selkirk, Accoucheur, Caroline Brown, Nurse Particulars of Registration: Richard Griffiths 19 Apr 1858 Richmond.

MarriageBlanche LewisView this family
September 25, 1879 (aged 21 years)
Address: St Philips
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Transcription of marriage registration: Edwin James Young 21, born Richmond NSW bachelor, usual occupation telegraph master, residence Maitland, parents Edwin Young, Eather. Blanche Lewis, 21, born Balmain NSW spinster, residence Balmain, parents William Joseph Lewis, victualler, Louisa Baldock. Married St Philips Church 25 Sep 1879, Sydney according to the rites of the Church of England. Witnessed by W.J. Lewis, F.C. Freeman, Jessie Sarah Young. married by Mr J. Killick Piddington, officiating minister.

Occupation
Post Master

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Edwin commenced working for the Telegraph Branch of the NSW Post Office at the age of 12 in 1870. Two years later he was transferred to Braidwood, then Albury, then Sydney. In 1879 he was appointed station-master at West Maitland. In 1884 he returned to Head Office and was allocated the duties of the Melbourne quadruplex system. In 1887 he spent nine months as Relieving Post and Telegraph Master at Tenterfield. Edwin was chairman of the NSW Electric Telegraph Operators Society. On 1 May 1890 he was appointed Inspector of Telegraph lines and stations in the northern district. In 1896 following the amalgamation of the Postal and Telegraph Departments his title became that of Postal Inspector. In September 1903 he was appointed manager of the Telegraph Branch of the GPO, Sydney. In 1906 he was appointed Deputy Post Master General of NSW, an office he held until his retirement. In August 1910 Edwin chaired a gathering to entertain and host Dr Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.

He was actively involved in sport including the Northumberland Football Club, Sydney Rifle Club, the Electric Telegraph Harriers (athletics) and the Sydney Cricket Ground Association.

A complimentary social was held for Edwin at the YMCA Concert Hall in December 1922 on the occasion of his retirement.

Death October 2, 1932 (aged 74 years)
Address: 'Carinya', Bulkara Road, Bellevue Hill.
Cause of death: Arterio sclerosis 10 years, chronic nephritis 6 years, cardiac failure 14 days
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Transcription of death registration: Edwin was described as a retired civil servant aged 74 years, parents Edwin Young, merchant and Annie Eather. Informant L.F. Dowling, son-in-law, 5 Rosemont Avenue Woollahra. Married in Sydney at age 21 to Blanche Lewis. Children of marriage: Cyril R. 50, Roy G 48, Vera B. 46 living, 1 male deceased.

Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wed 5 Oct 1932

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MR. E.J. YOUNG Mr. Edwin James Young, a former Deputy Postmaster-General died at his home, Bulkara-road, Bellevue Hill, on Sunday, aged 74 years. [photograph inserted] Mr. Young retired in march 1923, after having held the position for 16 years. He was a native of Richmond. During his service, he passed through the grades of telegraphist, postal inspector, and telegraph manager. He saw many changes, the most notable being in 1893 when, on the death of the Superintendent of Telegraphs, Mr. Cracknell, the postal and telegraph departments were amalgamated under Mr. S.H. Lambton, Deputy Postmaster-General. Mr. Lambton held the position until the postal services were transferrred to Commonwealth administration. Mr. Young leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. Mrs. L.F. Dowling, of Woollahra. The remains were cremated privately. Canon Howard Lea, of St. mark's, Darling Point, conducted the funeral service.

Burial October 3, 1932 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
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Transcription of death registration: Cremated at Rookwood Crematorium. Minister E. Howard Lea, Church of England.

Family with parents
father
18271896
Birth: about 1827 27England, United Kingdom
Death: December 31, 1896Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Marriage
Marriage: September 14, 1847Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 months
elder sister
18471933
Birth: December 11, 1847 20 18Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 13, 1933Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18491930
Birth: 1849 22 19Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1930West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18521945
Birth: March 2, 1852 25 22Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1945Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18551939
Birth: April 16, 1855 28 25New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1939Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
Young, Edwin James (1858-1932)
18581932
Birth: March 21, 1858 31 28Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 2, 1932Bellevue Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18611941
Birth: January 16, 1861 34 31Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1941Strathfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18631953
Birth: August 18, 1863 36 34Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1953Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18661939
Birth: 1866 39 36Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1939Chatswood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18691954
Birth: 1869 42 39Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Blanche Lewis
himself
Young, Edwin James (1858-1932)
18581932
Birth: March 21, 1858 31 28Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 2, 1932Bellevue Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18581938
Birth: January 2, 1858 33 31Balmain, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1938Bellevue Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 25, 1879Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthRickard, Jenny, 'Edwin James Young I67768' email to Marion Purnell, May 31 2010
Text:

Transcribed from birth registration: Father Edwin Young, Innkeeper, age 30 born England, married 14 Sep 1846 Richmond. Previous issue: Elizabeth 10, Albert Thomas 8, Joseph 6, Emma Jane 3. Mother Ann formerly Eather aged 28 born Richmond. Informant: Edwin Young, father, Richmond Witness: John Selkirk, Accoucheur, Caroline Brown, Nurse Particulars of Registration: Richard Griffiths 19 Apr 1858 Richmond.

MarriageRickard, Jenny, 'Edwin James Young I67768' email to Marion Purnell, May 31 2010
Text:

Transcription of marriage registration: Edwin James Young 21, born Richmond NSW bachelor, usual occupation telegraph master, residence Maitland, parents Edwin Young, Eather. Blanche Lewis, 21, born Balmain NSW spinster, residence Balmain, parents William Joseph Lewis, victualler, Louisa Baldock. Married St Philips Church 25 Sep 1879, Sydney according to the rites of the Church of England. Witnessed by W.J. Lewis, F.C. Freeman, Jessie Sarah Young. married by Mr J. Killick Piddington, officiating minister.

OccupationRickard, Jenny, 'Edwin James Young I67768' email to Marion Purnell, May 31 2010
Text:

Edwin commenced working for the Telegraph Branch of the NSW Post Office at the age of 12 in 1870. Two years later he was transferred to Braidwood, then Albury, then Sydney. In 1879 he was appointed station-master at West Maitland. In 1884 he returned to Head Office and was allocated the duties of the Melbourne quadruplex system. In 1887 he spent nine months as Relieving Post and Telegraph Master at Tenterfield. Edwin was chairman of the NSW Electric Telegraph Operators Society. On 1 May 1890 he was appointed Inspector of Telegraph lines and stations in the northern district. In 1896 following the amalgamation of the Postal and Telegraph Departments his title became that of Postal Inspector. In September 1903 he was appointed manager of the Telegraph Branch of the GPO, Sydney. In 1906 he was appointed Deputy Post Master General of NSW, an office he held until his retirement. In August 1910 Edwin chaired a gathering to entertain and host Dr Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.

He was actively involved in sport including the Northumberland Football Club, Sydney Rifle Club, the Electric Telegraph Harriers (athletics) and the Sydney Cricket Ground Association.

A complimentary social was held for Edwin at the YMCA Concert Hall in December 1922 on the occasion of his retirement.

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
DeathRickard, Jenny, 'Edwin James Young I67768' email to Marion Purnell, May 31 2010
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Transcription of death registration: Edwin was described as a retired civil servant aged 74 years, parents Edwin Young, merchant and Annie Eather. Informant L.F. Dowling, son-in-law, 5 Rosemont Avenue Woollahra. Married in Sydney at age 21 to Blanche Lewis. Children of marriage: Cyril R. 50, Roy G 48, Vera B. 46 living, 1 male deceased.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wed 5 Oct 1932

Text:

MR. E.J. YOUNG Mr. Edwin James Young, a former Deputy Postmaster-General died at his home, Bulkara-road, Bellevue Hill, on Sunday, aged 74 years. [photograph inserted] Mr. Young retired in march 1923, after having held the position for 16 years. He was a native of Richmond. During his service, he passed through the grades of telegraphist, postal inspector, and telegraph manager. He saw many changes, the most notable being in 1893 when, on the death of the Superintendent of Telegraphs, Mr. Cracknell, the postal and telegraph departments were amalgamated under Mr. S.H. Lambton, Deputy Postmaster-General. Mr. Lambton held the position until the postal services were transferrred to Commonwealth administration. Mr. Young leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. Mrs. L.F. Dowling, of Woollahra. The remains were cremated privately. Canon Howard Lea, of St. mark's, Darling Point, conducted the funeral service.

BurialRickard, Jenny, 'Edwin James Young I67768' email to Marion Purnell, May 31 2010
Text:

Transcription of death registration: Cremated at Rookwood Crematorium. Minister E. Howard Lea, Church of England.