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Bessie Kathleen COOK

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Hello,

Bessie Kathleen May BISHELL - parents Cecil Edwin & Kate R.

1954, 1958 & 1964 N.S.W. Electoral Roll - Blaxland - Auburn
COOK William Ernest, Laurelville, 32 Myall street, asbestos worker
COOK Bessie Kathleen May, Laurelville, 32 Myall st., home duties

1965 & 1966 N.S.W Electoral Roll - Blaxland - Auburn
COOK William Ernest, 62 Mona street, no occupation
COOK Esther May, 62 Mona street, home duties
COOK William Ernest, 62 Mona street, manager

1968 N.S.W Electoral Roll - Reid - Auburn
COOK William Ernest, 62 Mona street, no occupation
COOK Esther May, 62 Mona street, home duties
COOK William Ernest, 62 Mona street, manager

1974 N.S.W. Electoral Roll - Reid - Auburn
COOK William Ernest junr, 62 Mona street, Aubn 2144, ----
COOK William Ernest senr, 62 Mona street, Aubn 2144, manager
COOK Esther May, 62 Mona street, Aubn 2144, hd

Death 28741/1975 COOK WILLIAM ERNEST - WILLIAM ERNEST - ESTHER MAY

COOK William Ernest Death notice 04NOV1975 Death 60 late of Auburn SMH 06NOV1975

The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 5 November 1975
DEATHS
COOK William Ernest.-November 4, 1975, loved son of Esther May and William Ernest Cook, loved husband of Bessie Kathleen, dearly loved father of Noeleen and Fay, loved father-in-law of Bruce and Kevin, loved brother of Eileen and loved by all his family. Aged 60 years.

William junior moves in with his parents and Bessie vanishes from Electoral Roll.

I can't see a death for Bessie.

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A couple of Bessie Cook's in Ryerson

COOK Bessie see CARTER, Bessie Sydney Morning Herald 21JUL1990

COOK Bessie Death notice 03NOV1971 Death 76 at Belmont Hospital Newcastle, late of Bondi Sydney Morning Herald 06NOV1971

COOK Bessie Catherine Death notice 04APR1998 Death 75 late of Willoughby, formerly of Eastwood Sydney Morning Herald 07APR1998

COOK Bessie Florence Death notice 12MAY1968 Death 51 late of Coogee
 

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Parents married in 1910:

1573/1910 BISHELL CECIL E - PEARSE KATE R - GRANVILLE

I don't have a birth for Bessie but possibly after 1918.

Curious that Bessie is mentioned in the death notice but not listed as deceased. If they had separated / divorced she would not have been mentioned. ???

Looks as though junior was suffering from his old job as an asbestos worker. His father outlived him by 26 years. He moved in with his parents so perhaps Bessie didn't get along with them and moved elsewhere. ???

Married in 1936 so can't be the one born abt 1923.

Can't be the one born before 1900.

Middle name not Florence, so only the one who remarried.

CARTER Bessie Death notice 19JUL1990 Death 77 late of Ryde Sydney Morning Herald 21JUL1990
 
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I've gone through the E/R Index for 1968 and 1980 and can't find any Bessie Kathleen May hits.

Several Bessie Kathleen and one Bessie Kathleen Mary.

I'd better check if there is a birth 1912-1918 for Bessie.
 
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No birth reg in NSW to 1918 for Bessie.

Need to rule out Bessie Catherine of Willoughby and Eastwood.

1949, 1954, 1958 & 1963 Parramatta. They overlap so she is ruled out.

1949 N.S.W. Electoral Roll - Blaxland - Auburn
COOK William Ernest, Laurelville, Berala street, asbestos worker
COOK Bessie Kathleen May, Laurelville, Berala street, home duties
 
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Hi Dave,

The electorial register has Ceicil Edward Bishell and Kate Raymond Bishell
132 William Street - District Reid - Sub District Granville
 

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Hi Dave,

Maybe you need to look for records in New Zealand.

A Cecil Edward Bishell is in the NZ Army WW1 Reserve Rolls 1916-17.
Occ engine driver - Renwicktown, Marlborough.

A son David H Bishell birth registered 1910 - Granville NSW
 

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Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

Some say Edward and others Edwin and some just E.

Death 24748/1945 BISHELL CECIL EDWIN - DAVID - ? - GRANVILLE

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 27 November 1945 p.12
FUNERALS
BISHELL.-The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bishell, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bishell, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. R. Bishell, Ken and Don, are invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly loved Father, Cecil Edwin Bishell, of 132 William Street Granville, to leave our Chapel, South Street Granville, This Tuesday, after service commencing at 10 a.m., for the Church of England Cemetery, Rockwood.
A. F. Anderson, Funeral Director, South Street, Granville.

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Siblings

SURNAME BISHELL
GIVEN NAME(S) DAVID H
INDEX YEAR 1910
FATHER CECIL E
MOTHER KATE R
PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRANVILLE
REGISTRATION YEAR 1910
REGISTRATION NUMBER 26812

SURNAME BISHELL
GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN E
INDEX YEAR 1913
FATHER CECIL E
MOTHER KATE R
PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRANVILLE
REGISTRATION YEAR 1913
REGISTRATION NUMBER 42804

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NZ have a 100 year blackout so unless they have a death there is no birth after 1912 listed. So, no birth listed in NZ for Bessie.

David H is not listed on this tree: ???

Children:
1. Bishell, Alma - at ...
2. Bishell, Donald - at ...
3. Bishell, Harold - at ...
4. Bishell, Jack - at ...
5. Bishell, Kenneth - at ...
6. Bishell, Raymond - at ...
7. Bishell, Bessie Catherine May - Birth/Chris: ... 1917 at
One every year from 1910. ???
 
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David is mentioned in his father's death notice.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Monday 26 November 1945

BISHELL.—November 25, 1945, Cecil Edwin Bishell, of 132 William Street, Granville, dearly loved father of David, John, Bessie (Mrs. W. Cook), Ray, Ken, and Don, aged 57 years.
 

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Wonder if Bessie ended up been buried with William when she died.
Do we know where William was buried? Auburn?

She may have died after 1981 therefore not the NSW indexes so burial records might be the only way to trace her maybe.
 

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No. Neither buried in CofE or other sections at Rookwood or at Woronora.

Don't have the funeral notice. It's on the list to look up on film.

I'd bet cremated. Neither at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.

It's 1975 so there are not many cemeteries in southern part of Sydney. Rookwood (it's huge), Waverley, Woronora, Botany and a few others.
 
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