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Samuel Elvins was born 6 November 1869 in Blanket Flat, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Elvins (c1812-1891) and Mary Ann Hearne (1832-1880) and died 13 August 1950 Crookwell District Hospital, Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Amelia Howard (1874-1942) 5 February 1894 in Blanket Flat, New South Wales, Australia.


Children


Offspring of Samuel Elvins and Amelia Howard (1874-1942)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sylvia Florence Elvins (1894-1974)
Lawrence Richard Elvins (1896-1972)
Edith Elizabeth Elvins (1898-1979) 24 August 1898 Tuena, New South Wales, Australia 21 December 1979 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Sidney Cramp (1891-1973)
Rubina Mary Elvins (1900-1976)
Kathleen Maude Elvins (1901-1975)
Amy A Elvins (1903-1908) 1903 Tuena, New South Wales, Australia 1908 Tuena, New South Wales, Australia
Colin Lindsay Elvins (1909-1946) 18 December 1909 Bigga, New South Wales, Australia 1 February 1946 Crookwell District Hospital, Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
Freda Dorothy Elvins (1914-2009) 1914 Blanket Flat, New South Wales, Australia 4 March 2009 Victoria, Australia Leslie Henry Painter (1909-1992)


Obituary

SAMUEL ELVINS

The death occurred in the Crookwell District Hospital, on Sunday, 13th August, of Samuel Elvins, at the age of 79 years. The late Mr. Elvins was a native of the Blanket Flat district and had resided there the whole of his life.

The deceased is survived by one son Richard (Dick), of Blanket Flat, and five daughters, Sylvia (Blanket Flat), Edith (Mrs. Cramp, of Sydney), Ruby (Mrs. P. Porter, Bigga), Kate (Mrs. G. Howard, Bigga) and Freda (Mrs. L. Painter, Alexandra, Victoria).

His wife, who was formerly Amelia Howard, whom he married in 1894, predeceased him by eight years. One son, Colin, also predeceased him.

There are twelve surviving grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

During his very active life, the late Mr. Elvins carried on grazing and farming pursuits In the Blanket Flat area.

He was keenly interested In sport and in his younger days was a very keen cricketer.

Interment took place in the Church of England portion of the Bigga Cemetery on August 14, at 11.30 a.m. The Rev. T. H. Pick- burn officiated at the graveside and also conducted the service at the church.

Many beautiful floral tributes were evidence of the esteem in which deceased was held throughout the district.

Crookwell Gazette, 23 August 1950, page 2





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