- Born: 1 Dec 1869, Kangaloon, near Kiama, NSW Australia
- Marriage (1): Clara Ann Gregory on 6 Aug 1902 in Cowlong, near Lismore, NSW Australia
- Died: 22 Jan 1951, Eltham, near Lismore, NSW Australia at age 81
- Buried: Bexhill Cemetery, Lismore, NSW Australia Methodist Section: H; Lot: 11
Funeral of Mr. George Dawes.
Mr George Dawes, of Eltham, a well known resident of that district, who died at his home late on Monday night, was buried yesterday afternoon in the Bex Hill Methodist Cemetery.
Mr Dawes was born at Marshall Mount, on the South Coast. He was 82 years of age, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawes
He came north from Kangaloon and settled with his parents at Eltham, 64 years ago, when most of the eltham district was standing scrub. Mr Dawes had since resided on the farm which his father had acquired at that time. The deceased assisted with the clearing of the scrub, and had since been associated with the land. He married at Lismore, Miss Clara Ann Gregory, who survives him.
Mr Dawes was an ardent Methodist, a supporter and church officer. He was a trustee of the Cowlong Church. He was at one time actively associated with the Eltham P.P.U., and a delegate for that branch. He was a member of the Eltham M.U.I.O.O.F. and the Clunes Orange Lodge 230.
In addition to his widow, two sons and two daughters survive. The sons are Mr Austin Dawes and Mr Arthur Dawes, both of Eltham, and the daughters, Mrs G McCormack of Alstonville and Mrs A G McDonald, of Rous Mill. Mrs A Binney, of Clunes is a niece. She had lived practically all her life with the Dawes family. Mr Caleb Dawes of Lismore is a brother, and sisters are Mrs L Trimble (Byron Bay), Mrs H Winton and Mrs E Golding (Asquith, Sydney), and Mrs E Knight (Lismore).
The remains were conveyed to the Lismore Methodist Church, where Rev. J W Hill, of Clunes, conducted a service. He also conducted the grave side service, when Mr Dawes was buried in the Bexhill Methodist Cemetery. The L.O.L. service was conducted at the grave side by Bro. Stan King. Past District Master. A large number of members of the order, in regalia, assembled for this service. Pall-bearers were Messrs. Austin and Arthur Dawes (sons), A G McCormack and G McDonald (sons in law), A Binney and Doug Gregory (nephews). Wreaths were carried by Messrs. S L Cook, H J Bryant, C B Gray and V D Knight.
Will Riley & Son conducted the funeral arrangements.
Noted events in his life were:
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George married Clara Ann Gregory, daughter of William Gregory Jnr and Sarah Pearson, on 6 Aug 1902 in Cowlong, near Lismore, NSW Australia. (Clara Ann Gregory was born on 13 Jan 1876 in Berrima, NSW Australia, died on 20 Nov 1975 in Caroona Nursing Home, Goonellabah, near Lismore, NSW Australia 73 and was buried on 24 Nov 1975 in Bexhill Cemetery, Lismore, NSW Australia Methodist Section: H; Lot: 10 73.)