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Birth 36604/1891 GUEST Elsie May - Jno - BENTLEY Mary Richmond, Victoria

Death 1913 GUEST Mary 62 - BENTLEY Robt - REDMAN Martha - Glong #5609

Death 1926 GUEST Jno 74 - GUEST Jno - PROCTOR Sarah - Geelong W #14023

Looking for the marriage of John GUEST & Mary BENTLEY.


Hi Dave,
seems there were a couple of Elsie M Guests born around 1890s..

3 marriages as possibles..
1910 May Elsie/Elsie May Guest to Hezchiah Howlett - in Vic reg 2552
1920 May Elsa Guest to Warren Alford Furner/Turner - in Vic reg 3013/3013r
1920 Elsie Guest to Francis W Caldwell - in Sydney NSW reg 14986.

Couple of trees has Warren Furner as husband - he died 27 Dec 1949 Mosman, a ret Auctioner and

1943 ER for Vaucluse NSW has him and May at 44 Old South Head Road and with them is a Geoffrey Arthur Furner - son. has deceased estate

Goulburn Evening Post Tues 3 Jan 1950
MR., W. FURNER . The death occurred at Mosman, on December 27, of Mr. Warren Furner, formerly of Goulburn. He was a member of the auctioneering firm of O. H. Furner and Company, and a well known salesman.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Geoffrey and two daughters, June and Elizabeth. The remains were privately interred at Northern Suburbs.

Trees have Elsie's death as Feb 1987 Sydney and Ryerson has a Elsie May Furner death notice 10 Nov 1960 age 69 at Earlwood in SMH 12 Nov 1960.
Thanks Val.

No idea why Warren married in Victoria as he was from Goulburn. He enlisted in NSW - embarked Sydney and was discharged in 2nd MD which is NSW.

May and Elsa May in the Electoral rolls. Not sure I have the right one.

The 1960 death is ruled out - nee GREENWOOD

The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 12 November 1960 p.80
FURNER, Elsie May.-November 10, 1960, at her residence, 543 Homer Street, Earlwood, dearly beloved wife of Sydney, and loved mother of Bill, mother-in-law of Elaine and loved grandmother of Susan, Kim and Christopher, sister of James (deceased), fond sister-in-law of Gertie, Vera, Jean and Bert, aged 69 years.

FURNER.-The Relatives and Friends of the late ELSIE MAY FURNER, of Earlwood, are invited to attend her Funeral, to leave the West Chapel of the Metropolitan Funeral Home, Railway Parade, Burwood, on Monday, 14th November, after service commencing at 2.15 p.m., for Rookwood Crematorium.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 17 November 1960
In the Will of Elsie May FURNER of Earlwood... Executor Sydney Frank FURNER.

Series 4-518888
Title: Elsie May Furner - Date of Death 10/11/1960, Granted on 06/02/1961

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I can't see a notice for the 1920 marriage.

It's no proof but being Methodist fits with the Furner family.

Cemetery Geelong Eastern Cemetery
Location EAS-METH-05-807-186
Section Methodist
Row 05
Grave 186
Register # 7575
Surname Guest
Given Names Mary
Service Date 14 May 1913
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age 62 Y

Cemetery Geelong Eastern Cemetery
Location EAS-METH-05-807-186
Section Methodist
Row 05
Grave 186
Register # 11954
Surname Guest
Given Names John
Service Date 09 Oct 1926
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age 74 Y
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Probate notice for Elsie May in SMH 6 Feb 1987.

I can't find her on the Probate list in NSW Archives to get her date of death.
I just checked the five Saturday editions of SMH for January 1987 and no death notice for Elsie May.