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Geelong Eastern Cemetery, East Geelong, Victoria, Australia

IN
Loving Remembrance
of
LOUIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF STEPHEN ATCHERLEY,
WHO DIED AT HAWTHORNE, MELBOURNE
OCTOBER 4TH 1886.
He giveth His beloved sleep.
ALSO
STEPHEN STANLEY,
THEIR LITTLE BOY
BORN SEPT. 16, 1886 — DIED NOV. 22, 1886
“He laid His hands upon them” [Illegible]
————————   ————————
Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest
Lay down thy head upon the Saviour’s Breast
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best
Good night

————————
ALSO HER MOTHER
ELIZABETH HOBDAY
DIED 21 FEB 1905 AGED 81.
PEACEFULLY SLEEP.

Louisa (“Louie”) Hobday was born in 1848 at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England. In 1851, aged 3, Louie was recorded on the census with her father Joseph Hobday (a watchmaker), her mother Elizabeth, and her siblings Henry (4), Joseph (1) and Arthur (1 week). By 1861 the family had emigrated to Australia.

On 1 February 1884 Louie married Stephen Atcherley (another immigrant from England, and a tea merchant who co-founded the Atcherley and Dawson company – see On this day: 3 March 1894) at the Yarra Street Wesleyan Church in Geelong. Stephen and Louie had two children, Annie Beatrice Atcherley (born 19 Sep 1884, died unmarried 2 Jul 1955) and Stephen Stanley Atcherley.

Sadly, Louie died shortly after the birth of her son, at Llandrillo, Henry Street, Hawthorn, Victoria. The infant Stephen Atcherley followed his mother to the grave at the age of 9 weeks.

Photo © BillionGraves member Nancy Alford, to whom I am very grateful for her permission to reproduce her work here. Click on the photo to see it on the BillionGraves website.


Box Hill Cemetery, Victoria, Australia


In Loving Memory Of
MY DEAR MOTHER
F. A. ATCHERLEY
DIED 3RD JUNE 1923
AGED 73

Fanny Atcherley was born Fanny Amelia Lavers, in or about 1851 in New South Wales, Australia, daughter of Frederick Samuel Lavers (an immigrant from Surrey, England) and his wife Sophia Lucy Douglas. On 2 January 1889 at Hawthorn, Victoria, Fanny became the second wife of Stephen Atcherley.

Stephen and Fanny had one child, a daughter named Alice Bell Cureton Atcherley (1889-1969), who married Frank Leslie Haines (1885-1986). During her life Fanny supported fund raising efforts for various organisations including the Wesleyan Church in Homebush, the Bathurst Poor Relief Society and the Sydney Female Refuge.

Photo © Find A Grave member SueM and used with her kind permission. Thanks Sue!


Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia

1031 PRIVATE
J. R. ATCHERLEY
13 BATTALION
16-6-1968  AGE 79

The life of Jack Rowland Atcherley was, to say the least, full of ups and downs. His father, Rowland John Atcherley, was married – but not to Jack’s mother, Emma Wheeler. During his early years Jack was in trouble with the law both in his native England and in the country to which he emigrated, Australia. He himself had a child born out of wedlock, but he then married and for many years led a respectable life as a scientist and public servant. His reputation was however left in tatters after he was found guilty of assault in 1948.

Jack served with the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War and was one of the ANZACs who fought (and was wounded) at Gallipoli. For more on Jack’s life see Jack Rowland Atcherley’s World War One.

Photo by Paul Taylor (BillionGraves.com contributor Paulwuzhere), who says: “All the photos that I have taken are to share. Please free to use, copy, distribute, collect, change, sell, and anything else the photos that I have taken on BillionGraves.” Many thanks Paul.


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