Mary Ann Woodcock

F, b. 1839, d. 1918
  • Mary Ann Woodcock was born in 1839 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Woodcock and Mary Ann.
  • At the age of 21 years, Mary Ann Woodcock married David Death, son of Enoch Death and Maria Cooper, in 1860 in Queensland.
  • In 1889,her husband, David Death died in Queensland.
  • Mary Ann Woodcock died in 1918 in Queensland.

Children of Mary Ann Woodcock and David Death

Joan Woodeson

F, b. circa 1670
  • Joan Woodeson was born circa 1670.
  • Joan Woodeson married Bennett Kemp on 11 April 1699 in Old Basing.

Child of Joan Woodeson and Bennett Kemp

Annie E Woodland

F

Children of Annie E Woodland and George O Thompson

Sarah Haire Woodland

F, b. circa 1860
  • Sarah Haire Woodland was born circa 1860.
  • Sarah Haire Woodland married Samuel Bowman Jackson in 1880 in Dublin.

Children of Sarah Haire Woodland and Samuel Bowman Jackson

Elva Marion Woodley

F, b. 1909, d. 27 February 1914
  • Elva Marion Woodley was born in 1909 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of James Alexander Woodley and Helen Amelia Holdaway.
  • Elva Marion Woodley died on 27 February 1914. She was living at AWAHURI at the time of her death and according to the cemetery records was 5 years old.
  • She was buried on 1 March 1914 in New Zealand.

Jack Douglas Woodley

M, b. 19 November 1914, d. 5 June 1988
  • Jack Douglas Woodley was born on 19 November 1914 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Alexander Woodley and Helen Amelia Holdaway.
  • Jack Douglas Woodley died on 5 June 1988 in New Zealand at age 73. He was a farmer living at 11 Newcastle Street, Palmeston North at the time of his death.
  • He was cremated on 8 June 1988 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Cremetorium, Palmeston North.

James Alexander Woodley

M, b. 18 October 1881, d. 24 February 1956
  • James Alexander Woodley was born on 18 October 1881 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 24 years, 10 months and 17 days, James Alexander Woodley married Helen Amelia Holdaway, daughter of Charles Holdaway and Helen Ramage Blackhall Mair, on 4 September 1906 in New Zealand.
  • James Alexander Woodley died on 24 February 1956 at age 74. He was a farmer and lived at Aokautere at the time of his death.
  • He was buried on 27 February 1956 in New Zealand.

Children of James Alexander Woodley and Helen Amelia Holdaway

James Kenneth Woodley

M, b. 29 August 1907, d. 27 December 1992

Mary Jane Woodley

F, b. circa 1895

Albert Woodrow

M, b. 1880, d. 1946

Alice Mary Woodrow

F, b. 1903

Arthur Woodrow

M, b. 1882, d. 1956

Arthur Edward Woodrow

M, b. 1910

David James Woodrow

M, b. 14 August 1878, d. 1967
  • David James Woodrow was born on 14 August 1878 in Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert James Woodrow and Margaret Ann Condon.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 20 days, David James Woodrow married Annie Isobelle Gibson, daughter of Thomas Alfred Bryson Gibson and Sarah Beach, on 4 July 1900 in Queensland.
  • David James Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll with Margaret Ann Condon and Robert James Woodrow between 1903 and 1908 in Djuan. Robert was a farmer and Margaret carried out home duties. Theirs son William and Arthur were labourers and David James a farmer.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Thornville. David was a farmer and Annie carried out home duties.. Brother William farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Thornville. David was a farmer and Annie carried out home duties. Their son, William was a labourer at Wutul at the time.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thornville. They were still farming at Thornville while William lived at Wutul.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Thornville. They were farming at Thornville. Son William did not appear on the roll. However, Norman and Morris were sharefarming at Wutul.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Thornville. David was a farmer.
  • David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Thornville. David was a farmer and Annie carried out home duties. Their sons Morris and Norman were share farmers at Wutul.
  • On 12 November 1953,his wife, Annie Isobelle Gibson died in Queensland at age 71.
  • David James Woodrow died in 1967 in Queensland.

Children of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson

Lilly Woodrow

F, b. 1883

Children of Lilly Woodrow and Samuel Usher

Margaret Ann Woodrow

F, b. 1887

Margaret Ann Woodrow

F, b. 1885

Morris Alfred Woodrow

M, b. 7 May 1913
  • Morris Alfred Woodrow was born on 7 May 1913 in Wutul, Queensland.
  • He was the son of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson.
  • Morris Alfred Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll with David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson in 1936 in Thornville. They were farming at Thornville. Son William did not appear on the roll. However, Norman and Morris were sharefarming at Wutul.
  • At the age of 24 years, Morris Alfred Woodrow married Vera Pearce Askin in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Morris Alfred Woodrow enlisted in the Australian Airforce on 7 May 1943 in Brisbane. He was living at Bardon at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vera. His service number was 124536. He was discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman in the 4th Communications Unit on 24 April 1946.
  • He and Vera Pearce Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Wutul. He was a farmer and Vera carried out home duties. Brother Norman also farmed at Wutul while his parents farmed at Thornville.
  • On 8 February 2002,his wife, Vera Pearce Askin died in Toowoomba.

Percy James Woodrow

M, b. 14 September 1905
  • Percy James Woodrow was born on 14 September 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson.
  • Percy James Woodrow began military service on 29 July 1942 in Warwick. He was living at Emu Vale at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vera. His service number was Q226979. He was discharged with the rank of Gunner in the BRS AA GP on 9 Sep 1944.

Robert James Woodrow

M, b. 1855, d. 23 January 1909
  • Robert James Woodrow was born in 1855. He was the son of Noah Woodrow and Elizabeth.
  • Robert James Woodrow married Margaret Ann Condon circa 1875.
  • Robert James Woodrow and Margaret Ann Condon appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Djuan. Robert was a farmer and Margaret carried out home duties. Theirs son William and Arthur were labourers and David James a farmer.
  • Robert James Woodrow and Margaret Ann Condon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Djuan. Robert was a farmer as were his sons William and David.
  • Robert James Woodrow died on 23 January 1909 in Queensland. He was accidentally killed when he was thrown from a sulky. The incident was reported by the Queensland Times :- Fatal Driving Accident AT CROW'S NEST. (By Telegraph from Our Correspondent.) Toowoomba, January 24. Mr. Robert Woodrow, of Crow's Nest, aged 53 years, a well known farmer, was driving with his wife, in a sulky. The wife alighted to open a gate. As soon as the gate was opened the horse bolted through and down a steep hill. The sulky collided with a stump. Mr. Woodrow was thrown out. He was terribly injured, and died almost instantly. The deceased leaves a grown-up family, most of whom are resident in West Australia."
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Robert James Woodrow and Margaret Ann Condon

Robert Victor Woodrow

M, b. 1890

Rupert Edmund Woodrow

M, b. 1889, d. 1976

William George Woodrow

M, b. 23 January 1901, d. 1976
  • William George Woodrow was born on 23 January 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson.
  • At the age of 22 years, William George Woodrow married Charlotte Eleanor Fuller, daughter of Stephen Arthur Fuller and Eva Jane Richardson, in 1924 in Queensland.
  • William George Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll with David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson in 1925 in Thornville. David was a farmer and Annie carried out home duties. Their son, William was a labourer at Wutul at the time.
  • William George Woodrow and Charlotte Eleanor Fuller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Wutul. William was a labourer and Charlotte carried out home duties. William's parents farmer at Thornville.
  • William George Woodrow enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 January 1942 in Rockhampton. He was living at Ambrose (near Mt Larcom) at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Charlotte. His service number was Q113914. He was discharged on 1 Dec 1942 with the rank of Private in the Volunteer Defense Force.
  • On 21 March 1955,his wife, Charlotte Eleanor Fuller died in Queensland.
  • William George Woodrow died in 1976 in Queensland.

William Henry Woodrow

M, b. circa 1875, d. 1940
  • William Henry Woodrow was born circa 1875.
  • He was the son of Robert James Woodrow and Margaret Ann Condon.
  • William Henry Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll with Margaret Ann Condon and Robert James Woodrow between 1903 and 1908 in Djuan. Robert was a farmer and Margaret carried out home duties. Theirs son William and Arthur were labourers and David James a farmer.
  • William Henry Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer. Brother David farmed at Thornville.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer. His brother David farmed at Thornville.
  • William Henry Woodrow married Annie Crozier in 1920 in Queensland.
  • William Henry Woodrow died in 1940 in Queensland.

Ann Elizabeth Woods

F, b. circa 1850

Children of Ann Elizabeth Woods and Matthew Crawford

Donald Charles Woods

M, b. 12 May 1882, d. 27 December 1967
  • Donald Charles Woods was born on 12 May 1882 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor.
  • On 21 June 1913 The Northern Star newspaper (under the heading - Teven) reported that "Mr. D. Woods has gone to Kingaroy on a short visit", most likely to see his sister Ethel and her family.
  • Donald Charles Woods began military service between 1916 and 1917. WW2.
  • On 2 January 1917 Don Woods, stationed in London, wrote the following to his sister Ethel " Dear Ethel, This is a picture of one of the wonderful tanks which have done such good work. I am getting along all right, and am out on four days leave from Dartford Hospital but the weather is not very nice to be out. Love to All from your Loving brother Don."
  • In the autumn of 1917 Don wrote this letter to his sister Ethel, regarding the death of their younger brother Robert Henry in France:-
    19/3/1917
    3rd Australian Aux Hospital
    Dartford, Kent
    Dear Ethel
    I hardly know how to write to you today, but feel that I must write you a short note at least. Dear Ethel you will have heard all about our dear Rob's death long ere this. I did not know for a month after he had passed away and then only by chance saw his name in the casualty list. I wrote to the OC of the hospital in France and this morning has a letter from the Chaplain in which he said that Rob was brought in from the line unconscious on the 4th of Feb and passed away the same day. They were placing a Cross and wreath on the grave. Oh dear Sister it is hard to lose him but it is God's will and he is a t rest.
    I am waiting now for a boat to go home but don't know how long I will have to wait but hope before many weeks to be with you all again. I am not getting my mail these days and the last letters from you and Bessie were written on the 9th Nov. I had one from Jack written on the 29th November. Well dear Ethel forgive this short note but I trust all are well and hope to be with you all again before long.

    Love to all from your Loving Brother Don.'[:CR:]
  • At the age of 35 years, 6 months and 2 days, Donald Charles Woods married Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines, daughter of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford, on 14 November 1917 in Crawford, Queensland, Australia. Don and Bessie were married after his return from WW1.
  • Donald Charles Woods and Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1925 living at Taabinga Resumption. Bessie's address was given as Crawford. Don was a farmer.
  • In 1922 he was a farmer at "Bonnie Brae", Kingaroy.
  • Donald Charles Woods and Robert Donald Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Taringa. Donald wasn't given an occupation. They were also registered at "Emo Ruo", Greenwood Street, Brighton. Donald was listed there as a farmer.
  • Donald Charles Woods and Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Taringa. Their son, Robert Donald, a clerk, was registered at the same address, although by now he was married and away at the War.
  • On 12 June 1943,their son, Robert Donald Woods died in Darwin, Northern Territory, at age 21. Robert was killed in an aircraft accident involving a Hughs plane at an airstrip in the Northern Territory.
  • Donald Charles Woods and Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Taringa. Their son Geoffrey, a bank clerk, lived with them. Donald's sister Ethel Stains and niece Betty also lived in Bloomfield Street.
  • On 20 March 1952,his wife, Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines died in Taringa, Queensland, at age 72.
  • Donald Charles Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Toowong. He lived with his son Geoffrey and his wife Jess.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Taringa. Donald lived with his son Geoffrey and his family.
  • Donald Charles Woods married Iris Lily Unknown circa 1962.
  • Donald Charles Woods and Iris Lily Unknown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Taringa.
  • Donald Charles Woods died on 27 December 1967 in Queensland at age 85.
  • He was buried in Brisbane.

Children of Donald Charles Woods and Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Staines

Emma Fleet Woods

F, b. 16 July 1875, d. 14 July 1876
  • Emma Fleet Woods was born on 16 July 1875 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor.
  • Emma Fleet Woods died on 14 July 1876 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was buried on 16 July 1876 in The Necropolis. The following notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 15 July 1876 -"THE FRIENDS of Mr. GEORGE MICHAEL WOODS, Butcher, are invited to attend the Funeral of his late deceased DAUGHTER, Emma Fleet : to move from his residence, 96 Albion-street, Surry Hills, on SUNDAY, at a quarter to 2 o'clock, for the Necropolis. J. and G. SHYING and CO., Undertakers, 719, George-st."

Emma Mary Woods

F, b. circa 1848, d. 1880
  • Emma Mary Woods was born circa 1848.
  • She was the daughter of George Woods and Sarah Ann Fleet.
  • Emma Mary Woods was christened on 11 March 1849 in Bermondsey, England.
  • She immigrated on 14 September 1859 to New South Wales, Australia, with Sarah Ann Fleet. Sarah aged 40, came to Australia with her four children: - Sarah Ann aged 16, a native of Middlesex who could read and write; George Michael aged 14, also a native of Middlesex who could read and write, Church of England; Emma Mary aged 11 who could read and write and was a native of Middlesex; and Robert Henry aged 7, a native of Middlesex. They travelled from England on the Parsee, her husband George having immigrated some time before. She was listed on "Parsee’s passenger list under Section Headed - "Wives of Persons Resident in the Colony". From the Depositors Record it shows a Dr Dodd (Todd) of Kent Road Bermondsey, London gave a good character reference for Sarah and her children to emigrate. Dr George Michael Todd was Sarah's half brother, son of her mother's first husband. She was from Middlesex and religion Church of England. She could read and write and was a housekeeper. The ship left Southampton on the 7 June 1859 and reached Sydney after a voyage lasting 95 days. There were 424 immigrants on board.
  • Emma Mary Woods died in 1880 in Sydney. the death registration lists the surname as WOOD.

Ethel Mary Stuart Woods

F, b. 12 July 1878, d. 4 February 1956

Ethel Mary Stuart Woods 1878-1956

  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods was born on 12 July 1878 in New South Wales, Australia. Her father's occupation at the time of her birth was a butcher.
  • She was the daughter of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor.
  • At the age of 20 years, 9 months and 21 days, Ethel Mary Stuart Woods married William John Staines, son of Joseph Staines and Sarah Jane Crawford, on 3 May 1899 in Upper Teven, New South Wales. William John (the marriage certificate showed John William) and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods were married at the residence of her father, George Michael Woods at Teven, Alstonville, NSW by W W Watts, Presbyterian Minister. The marriage was witnessed by S(amuel) J(oseph) Staines and Barbara Hunter.
  • On 13 October 1903,Ethel Mary Stuart Woods's daughter, Elizabeth May (Betty) Staines was born in Upper Teven, New South Wales, Australia. Her father Will was a farmer born Alstonville. Witnesses to her birth were C B Street, Mrs Woods (most likely her grandmother Jane Woods, and Mrs Warne.
  • In 1905 Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines lived in Wilson's Creek. George Robert was born there. They then moved to Main Arm near Kyogle late 1906 and Ruby was born there in mid 1908.
  • On 8 September 1906,Ethel Mary Stuart Woods's son, George Robert (Rob) Staines was born in Wilson's Creek, New South Wales. His father, William born Alstonville, was a 33 year old farmer and mother Ethel born Sydney, was 28 years old.
  • On 25 April 1908 Ruby Woods wrote a note on a postcard to her sister Ethel
    "Dear Ethel, Am writing on chance, for if it is fine Don is going over there today, but it may not be fine enough. Hope you are all well as we have not heard from you lately. All is well here. love to all RW" The letter was addressed to Mr W J Staines, Main Arm, Mullumbimby. Ruby may have been concerned for her sister's health as Ethel was six months pregnant with Ruby Isabel at the time.
  • On 16 July 1908,Ethel Mary Stuart Woods's daughter, Ruby Isabel Staines was born in Main Arm, New South Wales.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines moved to Queensland in 1908 with their family. While William was away looking for a suitable place to live, Ethel and the children stayed in Ballina. According to notes made by their daughter Betty, the family were in Brisbane in September and travelled to Crawford from there. William's father and mother, Joseph and Sarah Staines, his sister and her husband, Frances and John Johnstone, and members of Ethel's family also moved to the district over the next few years. William's brother Robert joined him about 1910. They conducted an auctioneering business in Kingaroy.
  • On the 4th of February 1910, Ruby wrote to her sister Ethel from Teven.
    " Dear E. Received your welcome letter during the week. We have had two or three nice fine days now and everything is drying nicely. We are all well down here and hope you are the same. Tell Bessie to hurry up with her letter. Will write again through the week. love from all to all RW".
    The address on the postcard was Mrs W J Staines, Crawford, Kilkivan Line, Queensland.
  • On 31 October 1910,Ethel Mary Stuart Woods's son, Lionel Staines was born in Queensland. He lived only a few days.
  • On 26 January 1911 Dorothy wrote a post card to her parents who were staying at Brunswick Heads. She wrote " Dear Mamma, We are all well. It has been raining nearly all the time since you left. We are having a good time up here. School is going to start in two or three weeks time. Auntie Bessie will write soon with love from all. your loving Dorothy". A note added by Bessie reads "No Special News, all well B". COMPILERS NOTE:- Ethel and William must have left the children with their grandparents Sarah and Joseph Staines while they were away. Aunt Bessie would have been Sarah Elizabeth Staines.
  • Ruby Woods wrote to Ethel (her sister) regarding their mother's health on 4 October 1911.
    "Teven Wednesday. Dear E. Just a few lines to let you know how we are. Mother seems very much better this last few days and thinks the Dr told her all wrong. We are having it dry down here. I am going to Ballina so will have to hurry as its half holiday today. Hope all are well. Love to all from Ruby."
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1914 living at Crawford, Queensland. He is shown as an agent.
  • In 1914 Ethel and William visited William's sister Frances and her husband Wesley Johnston at Dorrigo. Their daughter Bessie wrote this letter to them while they were away. "Dear Mother. Are you well, We are all well. I took Bobbie for walks nearly every evening. I am our loving daughter Bessie."
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1917 living at Queensland.
  • On 2 January 1917 Don Woods, stationed in London, wrote the following to his sister Ethel " Dear Ethel, This is a picture of one of the wonderful tanks which have done such good work. I am getting along all right, and am out on four days leave from Dartford Hospital but the weather is not very nice to be out. Love to All from your Loving brother Don."
  • In the autumn of 1917 Ethel received this letter from her brother Donald, regarding the death of their younger brother Robert Henry in France:-
    19/3/1917
    3rd Australian Aux Hospital
    Dartford, Kent
    Dear Ethel
    I hardly know how to write to you today, but feel that I must write you a short note a least. Dear Ethel you will have heard all about our dear Rob's death long ere this. I did not know for a month after he had passed away and then only by chance saw his name in the casualty list. I wrote to the OC of the hospital in France and this morning has a letter from the Chaplain in which he said that Rob was brought in from the line unconscious on the 4th of Feb and passed away the same day. They were placing a Cross and wreath on the grave. Oh dear Sister it is hard to lose him but it is God's will and he is a t rest.
    I am waiting now for a boat to go home but don't know how long I will have to wait but hope before many weeks to be with you all again. I am not getting my mail these days and the last letters from you and Bessie were written on the 9th Nov. I had one from Jack written on the 29th November. Well dear Ethel forgive this short note but I trust all are well and hope to be with you all again before long.

    Love to all from your Loving Brother Don."
  • In December 1920 Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines were living in Queensland. It is not clear when they moved here but the family returned to Kingaroy after spending a few years on this property. Documents found suggest the house was purchased as a kit from Filshie & Broadfoot in Toowoomba. In 2013 the property was a citrus orchard.
    Gateway to QUEBEC - property near Mundubbera once belonging to William Staines
  • On 22 June 1922 Topsy Jackson (nee Isabelle Cruickshanks) wrote to Ethel Staines.
    Teven 25 June 1922
    Dear Ethel
    Your very nice letter arrived during last week and I can assure you we all appreciate your sympathy. Mum suffered great agony for almost a week before she left us and last on Sunday when the Doctor said the case was hopeless he ordered the nurse to give larger doses of morphia and so took away all pain. Indeed Mum said that it would be a relief to go after the last three years, so now we try to feel comforted that she is no longer suffering though we do miss her.
    Mum had been suffering all along but in her brave way tried to hide it from us.
    She had been very ill for over a week, but was recovering wonderfully and on the Monday commenced fresh knitting and was reading a lot. That night I made the bed and she got back in quite cheerfully. Next thing I heard Dad calling for a light. Mum had fainted and fallen out of bed before he could catch her. She was very ill from then until the last just a week after. Of course we sent for Bill and Mum was able to talk to all of us just a few hours before she left us.
    The trouble was really cancer though she never knew. The doctor told dad not to tell her. It gradually worked through the whole system. Thank you for your invitation. I should love to come one day, but not just yet.
    Give my love to the girls.
    With much love to all from your affectionate cousin Tops.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1932 living at Queensland. William is shown as a grazier and Ethel carried out home duties. Their daughters Elizabeth (Betty), a teacher and Dorothy, home duties also lived with them. According to family hearsay William had owned part of "Belgrove" where his brother Sam farmed and Sam died in 1932 the property was sold. However, Amy, Sam's wife continued to appear on the electoral role with her address as "Belgrove" up until the 1950's.
  • In December 1931 Beatrice Grant wrote to Ethel Staines regarding the death of Bee’s grandmother Elizabeth McGregor (nee Fountain).
    Bank of Australasia
    Ballina Dec 15th 1931
    Dear Ethel
    Your letter has just come so I am answering it at once to give your Grannies’ address. It is "Beverley" Ray Road, Epping.
    Poor old soul has just about reached her end. About a month ago or it may be six weeks she took ill with cancer of the stomach, and has been very sick. Mother's letter today says she is weakening very much and the Doctor says she is likely to go off any time. She is suffering great pain and has to have morphia to ease her. Father went down on Saturday to see her. Poor old soul was 88 on Sunday. It seems hard that she should have such an end after the wonderfully active life she has led, and she has lived to a good age.
    No Ethel I have not been at all well, and am going away on Friday down to Terrigal till at least the end of February. I feel the heat here very much and am never well really in the summer time. I really do not like going and leaving Mr Grant for Christmas, but he will not hear of me staying. It is always such a busy time for me, and I don't feel that I can cope with all the work in the heat. Dorothy is needing a holiday too. Bruce keeps very well. He is such a dear little chap and getting on so well. You would not know him now. They will all love him at home I'm sure.
    I haven't seen Alex for months. He came in about three weeks ago on Sunday to take us for a drive, but I was sick at the time, and in bed. When are he and Dorrie going to be married? I've been going to write to Dorrie several times but the days just simply fly and I am kept busy with the sewing and lots of other duties.
    Unfortunately at the beginning of the year I lost my good girl, and have had no less than four since. The one I have now has been with me six months, but not any one of them is as good as Ruth was.
    Yes we have had plenty of rain, and it makes it so close and muggy, but you Queensland people have had more than your share. Isn't it disappointing too when the rain comes and spoils all the garden, after one has worked so hard. While your people and we on the North Coast have the rain, the poor folk out West in NSW are having the bush fires. They must be awful out Cobar way.
    Of course I am very busy packing up and seeing to everything. There is always such a lot to do at the last with children, but it’s worth it when there is a nice change at the end of it al. We are going to Terrigal, just out of Gosford to Mother, and may have two or three weeks in Sydney.
    I must close now, and get on with my work, but wanted to let you have Grannies address without delay.
    My love to Dorrie and I'll try and write her a few lines while I am away. A very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. to you all.
    Love and kisses from us all.

    Yours lovingly
    Bee Grant.

  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines moved to Queensland on 2 December 1935.An article about their leaving the Kingaroy district appeared in the local newspaper. "Mr W J Staines, who has disposed of his "Fernbank" property to Mr L A Savage, Brooweena, leaves with Mrs Staines and family, for Noosa today. They will spend a holiday at that watering place prior to making their home elsewhere, the location of which has not yet definitely been decided upon. Mr Staines, who came to this district 26 years ago, has, with Mrs Staines and family, resided at "Fernbank" for the past 14 years, following the grazing business. The Staines family is one of the most respected in the district and one which can be ill spared. Their many friends will wish them the best of health in their new home wherever it may be."
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland. Occupation shown as homeduties.
  • She and William John Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Queensland. Their daughters Ethel Dorothy and Ruby were also living there. They all carried out home duties.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1939 living at Queensland.
  • On 27 June 1940,her husband, William John Staines died in Queensland at age 65. After selling the flats at Maroochydore, Will had purchased a pineapple farm at Woombye.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and Ethel (Dorothy or Dot) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1941 and 1943 living at Queensland. They both carried out home duties.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and Elizabeth May (Betty) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Taringa. Betty was a clerk. Ethel's brother Donald also lived in Bloomfield Street with his family.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954 living at Taringa, Queensland.
  • She and Elizabeth May (Betty) Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954 living at Taringa, Queensland. Betty now worked as a clerk (for Gordon & Gotch) most likely not being able to return to teaching after the war.
  • Ethel Mary Stuart Woods died on 4 February 1956 in Indoorpilly, Queensland, at age 77.
  • She was buried in Queensland.
    Gravestone of Ethel Mary Stuart Staines (nee Woods) and William John Staines - Woombye Cemetery.

Children of Ethel Mary Stuart Woods and William John Staines

Fanny Fleet Woods

F, b. September 1842, d. September 1843
  • Fanny Fleet Woods's birth was registered in the Poplar, London Registration District in the September 1842 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of George Woods and Sarah Ann Fleet.
  • Her death was recorded with the Poplar, London Registration District in the September 1843 Quarter . Her father's death certificate shows she was deceased at the time of his death. The informant was her brother George Michael Woods.