- Born: 9 Oct 1877, Lancefield, Victoria Australia
- Marriage (1): Johnston Hemphill on 10 Sep 1902 in Victoria Australia
- Died: 29 Jul 1956, Lancefield, Victoria Australia at age 78
- Buried: 31 Jul 1956, Lancefield Cemetery, Victoria Australia
The Lancefield Mercury, Thursday, 16th August, 1956.
Mrs. Martha Hemphill.
The passing of Mrs. Martha Hemphill on Sunday, 29th July, has removed an old and highly respected indentity from the Lancefield district. The deceased lady had not enjoyed good health for some years past, and the end came as a peaceful release from the suffering of ill-health and advancing years.
Only two of the late Mrs Hemphill’s brother and sisters are now living - Messrs George and William Mustey.
The deceased married Mr. Johnstone Hemphill, who predeaceased her on 9th Janurary 1940. The late Mr. Johnson Hemphill, like his wife was greatly respected in the town and district. He was a member and officer of the Lancefield Methodist Church and, when he died, his widow was appointed to the position of Junior Circuit Steward, which he had filled - a position which she held with honour for many years.
The late Mr. amd Mrs. Hemphill had a family of three sons and two daughters, the surviving members of whom are Mr. Jack Hemphill, Mrs. Maisie McCaskie of West Wyalong, N.S.W., and Mrs Lorna Amey of Buchan.
The deceased lady was endowed with all the Christian graces, and was held in high esteem wherever she was known.
She was for long years a member of the Methodist Ladies Guild, and there are those who remember her great work, her generous giving, and the beautiful fancy work for which she was renowned. The Semco Co., on one occasion, sent a special tray cloth, which she had worked to England as a special exhibit. The deceased was truly a public-spirited soul, and lived not for herself alone, but for the good of others, and found pleasure in working for the many local and outside organizations designed for charitable purposes.
She was a foundation member of the Lancefield branch of the Country Women’s Association, and graced the position of President for many years.
She loved flowers and flower shows and the lovely floral tributes which covered the casket were a beautiful testimony to her popularity.
The remains were interred in the Lancefield Cemetery following a service conducted by Pastor C. K. Gray in the Lancefield Methodist Church which was crowded with mourners.
The greatest sympathy has been expressed for the sorrowing relatives in their very sad loss.
Noted events in her life were:
• Religion: Methodist.
• connection. The connection between Chris Green & myself is as follows:
Christopher Green (c1940)
His father was H. H. Green (c1920) who married Lilian Kenward (c1920)
Her father was Charles Kenward (1880) who married Lilian Thurza Foord (1877)
Her father was Richard Foord (1843) who married Emma Alce (1842)
They had Rosetta Foord (1868) who married David Potter (1873)
He had Olive Potter (1908) who married William McCaskie (c1910)
His father was Samuel McCaskie (c1880) & he also had Robert McCaskie (1903) who married Mary Hemphill (1906)
Her father was Johnston Hemphill (c1863) who married Mary Mustey (1877)
Her father was Charles Mustey (1833) who married Mary Dixon (1840)
Her father was Christopher Dixon (1812) & he also had Janet Dixon (1853) who married Harry Hiscock (c1846)
They had Frank Hiscock (1873) who married Emily Wallis (1875)
Her father was William Wallis (1849) who married Victorine Groube (1851)
Her father was Rev Horatio Groube (1814) & he also had George Groube (1847)
He had Edith Groube (1880) who married Percy Howe (1866)
His father was Robert Howe (1833)
His father was Frederick Howe (1805)
His father was James Howe (1777)
His father was George Howe (1741) & he also had Sarah Howe (1775)
She had Alexander Moss (1811)
She had James Moss (1846)
He had Laura Kershaw Waldock or Moss (1864)
She had Winthrop Larkinson (1889)
He had Dulcie Larkinson (1926) who married Colin Davies (1925)
She had me- Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)
Martha married Johnston Hemphill, son of Robert Hemphill and Mary Hamilton, on 10 Sep 1902 in Victoria Australia. (Johnston Hemphill was born about 1863, died on 9 Jan 1940 in Lancefield, Victoria Australia and was buried on 10 Jan 1940 in Lancefield Cemetery, Victoria Australia.)