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Biography

Ellen Rixon was born 13 December 1844 in Dapto, New South Wales, Australia to Benjamin Rixon (1806-1886) and Margaret Finnamore (c1813-1888) and died 14 August 1939 Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married John Marceau (1845-1942) 27 November 1866 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.



Children



Offspring of Ellen Rixon and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alfred James Rixon (1862-1939)



Offspring of Ellen Rixon and John Marceau (1845-1942)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ada Isabel Teresa Marceau (1867-1936)
Emily Florence Marceau (1870-1870)
Mary Constance Hassall Marceau (1871-1967)









Obituary

Old Resident Passes

The death occurred last Sunday, at Bankstown of Mrs Ellen Marceau, at the age of 97 years. The late Mrs. Marceau is survived by her husband, John, who is aged 94 and one daughter. John, is a brother to Jim, of Figtree, who is 82, and the only surviving member of the Marceau family is Ellen (Mrs. Dillworth) who is 89, Two years ago two other members of the family died, aged 89 and 84 respectively. The late Mrs. Marceau was formerly a Miss Rixon, her father, Benjamin Rixon, being an expert tracker; he recovered many lost people in those years. The old couple who were both born at Dapto, were resident in the Bankstown district for several years and in 1936 they celebrated the 70th anniversary of their wedding. Two grandsons of Mr. and the late Mrs. Marceau (Tom and Eric Kirk, of Mt. Wilson) won the log-sawing championship at the R.A.S. Show last year. The funeral took place to the Rookwood Cemetery and was largely attended.

South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, 25 August 1939, page 8

 




Footnotes (including sources)

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  • MARCEAU.-The Relatives and Friends of Mr. JOHN MARCEAU and FAMILY, of Revesby, are invited to attend the Funeral of his beloved WIFE and their MOTHER and GRANDMOTHER, Ellen ; to leave our Chapel, South Terrace, Bankstown, THIS TUESDAY, at 2.15 p.m., for Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 August 1939, page 9
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