Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Sophia “Soph or Sophie” MURDOCHAge: 68 years18851953

Name
Sophia “Soph or Sophie” MURDOCH
Given names
Sophia
Surname
MURDOCH
Nickname
Soph or Sophie
Married name
Sophia MANION
Birth March 16, 1885 35 30
Citation details: 22176/1885 MURDOCH SOPHIA GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Birthday Book
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Birth of a brotherHector MURDOCH
July 15, 1886 (Age 15 months)
Citation details: 23209/1886 MURDOCH HECTOR GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Birthday Book
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer register has his birth date as 15 July.
Birth of a sisterAgnes MURDOCH
May 28, 1888 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 24297/1888 MURDOCH AGNES GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Birthday Book
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Birth of a sisterRebecca Ivy MURDOCH
September 21, 1889 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 23292/1889 MURDOCH REBECCA I GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Birthday Book
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Birth of a sisterAlice Myrtle MURDOCH
December 2, 1890 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: 33964/1891 MURDOCH ALICE M GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Birth of a brotherClifford Pears MURDOCH
September 7, 1892 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 34783/1892 MURDOCH CLIFFORD P GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The "Murdoch Family History" source has his DOB as 7 December, 1892.
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge MURDOCH
January 17, 1895 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Inflammation of the bowel.
Murdoch-George-1895
Murdoch-George-1895

Note: Death Certificate of George MURDOCH who died on 17 January 1895 at Cundletown, NSW.

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3059/1895 MURDOCH GEORGE JOHN ELIZABETH TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial of a paternal grandfatherGeorge MURDOCH
January 18, 1895 (Age 9 years)
Address: Presbyterian Section: H/49
Cemetery: Dawson River General
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)

Note: Headstone of George MURDOCH and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG). Taken in 2004.


MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)

Note: Graves of George MURDOCH and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG). Taken in 2004.

Marriage of a siblingJohn “Jack” MURDOCHElizabeth Emily “Emily” CAUSEView this family
October 18, 1899 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: 9026/1899 MURDOCH JOHN CAUSE ELIZABETH E TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Death of a paternal grandmotherAgnes Ann HOGG
May 21, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Cause: Heart failure & fatty deg
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7140/1900 MURDOCH AGNES A JAMES CHRISTINA TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 219
Murdoch(Hogg)-Agnes
Murdoch(Hogg)-Agnes

Note: Death Certificate - Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG). Died 21 May 1900 at Cundletown and was buried on 22 May 1900 at Cundletown Cemetery.

Burial of a paternal grandmotherAgnes Ann HOGG
May 22, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Address: Presbyterian Section: H/49
Cemetery: Dawson River General
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)

Note: Headstone of George MURDOCH and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG). Taken in 2004.


MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)
MURDOCH-George and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG)

Note: Graves of George MURDOCH and Agnes Ann MURDOCH (HOGG). Taken in 2004.

Marriage of a siblingWilliam Henry CAMERONAnn “Annie” MURDOCHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 6, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Address: At Annie's parents house.
Citation details: 4795/1900 CAMERON WILLIAM H MURDOCH ANNIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning River Times, Taree, July 2001.
Note: By the Rev S P Stewart.
CAMERON-William Henry and Ann MURDOCH
CAMERON-William Henry and Ann MURDOCH

Note: William Henry CAMERON and Ann MURDOCH

Marriage of a siblingWilliam James DONKINCatherine “Kate” MURDOCHView this family
December 22, 1903 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 9463/1903 DONKIN WILLIAM J MURDOCH CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863 and 914
Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register incorrectly records the marriage date as 17 December.
Marriage of a siblingEdward Charles STARREllen “Nell or Nellie” MURDOCHView this family
September 6, 1904 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: 7528/1904 STARR CHARLES E MURDOCH ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a maternal grandmotherCatherine MADIGAN
July 9, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Informant: Thomas BLACKson
Cause: Syncope, fatty heart, diabetes
Citation details: 11410/1907 BLACK CATHERINE MICHAEL MARY Y TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Death Certificate - Catherine BLACK (MADIGAN). Died 9 Jul 1907 at Cundle Plains and buried at Cundle…
Publication: London, John J. Murdoch, Brown's Self Interpreting Bible, publication date not known
Citation details: 11410/1907 BLACK CATHERINE MICHAEL MARY Y TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a maternal grandmotherCatherine MADIGAN
July 10, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Address: Anglican Section: L/21
Informant: Thomas BLACKson
Cemetery: Dawson River General

Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn BLACK
December 14, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Informant: Thomas BLACKson
Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage
Text:

Certifying medical practioner was John W Gormley.

Publication: London, John J. Murdoch, Brown's Self Interpreting Bible, publication date not known
Citation details: 15833/1907 BLACK JOHN ANDREW ANN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: His son Thomas was living at Cundle Plains at the time of his father's death.
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJohn BLACK
December 15, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Address: Anglican Section: L/20
Cemetery: Dawson River General

Marriage of a siblingGeorge MURDOCHHarriet “Ettie” MUDFORDView this family
May 6, 1908 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 6078/1908 MURDOCH GEORGE MUDFORD HARRIET TAREE
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Publication: Alstonville, NSW. Jan Gracie Mulcahy. 2006. Produced by Dragonwick Publishing, Goonellabah, NSW. ISBN 0-9775224-4-X
Citation details: Page 200
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 674 and 863
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Wednesday 18 November 1942, page 2
Marriage of a siblingFrank Edward Albert “Ted” PENGILLYMay MURDOCHView this family
August 2, 1909 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 8730/1909 PENGILLY FRANK E A MURDOCH MAY NEWTOWN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Pengilly-Murdoch
Pengilly-Murdoch

Note: Marriage of Frank Edward PENGILLY and May MURDOCH.

Religious marriageGeorge Henry MANIONView this family
October 4, 1910 (Age 25 years) Husband: 33 Wife: 25
Address: St. Peter's Church of England
Citation details: 10797/1910 MANION GEORGE H MURDOCH SOPHIA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#1
Georgina Elizabeth “Ina” MANION
1911 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Keith Clifford MANION
May 28, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidenceGeorge Henry MANIONView this family
between 1911 and 1923 (Age 25 years)
Address: 4 Judge Street
Marriage of a siblingHector MURDOCHEdith SOMERVILLEView this family
March 29, 1911 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 3114/1911 MURDOCH HECTOR SOMERVILLE EDITH TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Marriage of a siblingRaymond Metcalf SHEPHERDAlice Myrtle MURDOCHView this family
December 2, 1914 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 17193/1914 SHEPHERD RAYMOND M MURDOCH ALICE M TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shepherd-Murdoch
Shepherd-Murdoch

Note: Marriage of Ray Shepherd and Alice Murdoch.


Shepherd - Murdoch
Shepherd - Murdoch

Note: Marriage of Ray Shepherd and Alice Murdoch.

Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas SLOANAgnes MURDOCHView this family
July 1, 1916 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 10992/1916 SLOAN EDWARD T MURDOCH AGNES ANNANDALE
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Death of a sisterEllen “Nell or Nellie” MURDOCH
March 29, 1921 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 1027/1921 STARR ELLEN GEORGE ELLEN PETERSHAM
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Marriage of a siblingRobert Charles BLYTONAgnes MURDOCHView this family
October 26, 1921 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 16307/1921 BLYTON ROBERT C SLOAN AGNES MARRICKVILLE
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Marriage of a siblingDonald Rankin WOODSRebecca Ivy MURDOCHView this family
about 1923 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: 79/1923 WOODS DONALD R MURDOCH IVY R SYDNEY
Death of a sisterAlice Myrtle MURDOCH
July 13, 1923 (Age 38 years)
Address: Bellingen Hospital
Citation details: 11857/1923 SHEPHERD ALICE M GEORGE ELLEN BELLINGEN
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ResidenceGeorge Henry MANIONView this family
after 1923 (Age 37 years)
Address: 11 Premier Street
ResidenceGeorge Henry MANIONView this family
1930 (Age 44 years)
Address: 11 Premier Street
Death of a sisterAnn “Annie” MURDOCH
November 28, 1933 (Age 48 years)
Address: Louis Norman Rest Home
Cause: Cerebral haemorrhage
Publication: NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Citation details: 17880/1933 CAMERON ANN GEORGE ELLEN CANTERBURY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Dr. E. Trenerry was the certifying doctor.
Burial of a sisterAnn “Annie” MURDOCH
November 30, 1933 (Age 48 years)
Address: Prebyterian Section Grave No. 2827 Section 5F
Cemetery: Rookwood
Publication: NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Publication: Faye and Dick James and Lynne and Doug Absalom, 2002
Citation details: Cameron Ann Presbyterian 0002827 30/11/1933
Note: Funeral was conducted by Geo. Andrews with the service conducted by C.C. Bowen, Presbyterian Minister. Witnesses were F.R. Skinner and O. Black.
CAMERON-William and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH)
CAMERON-William and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH)

Note: Headstone of William CAMERON and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH) at Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe.


CAMERON-Wlliam and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH)
CAMERON-Wlliam and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH)

Note: Graves of Wlliam CAMERON and Annie CAMERON (MURDOCH) at Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe


ResidenceGeorge Henry MANIONView this family
1936 (Age 50 years)
Address: 11 Premier Street
Publication: 1936
Death of a fatherGeorge MURDOCH
February 16, 1938 (Age 52 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6018/1938 MURDOCH GEORGE GEORGE ANNE TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 2007/1910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Faye and Dick James and Lynne and Doug Absalom, 2002
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Marriage of a siblingClifford Pears MURDOCHMyrtle HORNEMANView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 17, 1938 (Age 53 years)
Address: St. Peter's Church of England
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: 2008
Citation details: From preliminary draft of book.
Citation details: Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Text:

Name: Clifford Pears Murdoch Gender: Male Marriage Registration Year: 1938 Marriage Registration Place: Victoria, Australia Spouse: Myrtle Horneman Reference Number: 8886

Death of a motherEllen BLACK
May 4, 1940 (Age 55 years)
Publication: London, John J. Murdoch, Brown's Self Interpreting Bible, publication date not known
Citation details: 11794/1940 MURDOCH HELEN JOHN CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a motherEllen BLACK
May 6, 1940 (Age 55 years)
Address: Presbyterian Section: H/45
Cemetery: Dawson River General
Publication: London, John J. Murdoch, Brown's Self Interpreting Bible, publication date not known
MURDOCH-George and Helen "Ellen" MURDOCH (BLACK)
MURDOCH-George and Helen "Ellen" MURDOCH (BLACK)

Note: Image provided by Stuart Gregory taken in 2004.


MURDOCH-George and Helen "Ellen" MURDOCH (BLACK)
MURDOCH-George and Helen "Ellen" MURDOCH (BLACK)

Note: Graves of George MURDOCH and Helen "Ellen" MURDOCH (BLACK) in Cundletown Cemetery. Taken in 2004.

Marriage of a childJohn “Skip” GIBSONGeorgina Elizabeth “Ina” MANIONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 3, 1941 (Age 56 years) Husband: 36 Wife: 30
Address: The Manse, Ardmillan Road, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Vic.
Death of a brotherGeorge MURDOCH
November 15, 1942 (Age 57 years)
Address: Died on the river bank.
Cause: Heart attack.
Citation details: 30412/1942 MURDOCH GEORGE GEORGE HELEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Wednesday 18 November 1942, page 2
Burial of a brotherGeorge MURDOCH
November 17, 1942 (Age 57 years)
Address: Anglican Section: K/32
Cemetery: Dawson River General
Publication: Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954), Wednesday 18 November 1942, page 2
Murdoch - George and Harriett
Murdoch - George and Harriett

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death of a brotherHector MURDOCH
March 7, 1943 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 5975/1943 MURDOCH HECTOR GEORGE HELEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childKeith Clifford MANIONIrene Alice DONALDSONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 20, 1952 (Age 67 years) Husband: 35 Wife: 30
Address: St Peters Anglican Church, Princes Highway,
Citation details: NSW Marriage Certificate 1952/368
Date of entry in original source: December 20, 1952
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Keith's mother, Sophie, died 3 months after their wedding. Irene and Keith lived in 9 Schwebel Street Marrickville from their wedding day untill the death of Keith's father George, in 1956. They then moved into Keith's late parents house at 11 Premier Street,Marrickville where they lived until 1960 when they were able to sell the house in Marrickville and with their half share and a War Service Loan were able to purchase a new home at 6 Omaru Street Narwee. They lived there untill Keith's death in 1980. A sad coincidence is that Keith died on the exact day of their 28th wedding anniversary.
Note: Charles Spriggens acted as Father of the Bride due to the earlier death of Irene's father, Bert.
Manion - Keith and Sophie
Manion - Keith and Sophie

Note: Image supplied by Glenn Manion.


Irene Donaldson and Keiths Manion Wedding 1952
Irene Donaldson and Keiths Manion Wedding 1952

Note: Image supplied by Glenn Manion.

Death July 17, 1953 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 23328/1953 MANION SOPHIA GEORGE HELEN MARRICKVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial
Address: Gdn Ct Wall Of Mem F, 0181
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park
Text:

Manion Sophia 17 Jul 1953 Woronora NSW Gdn Ct Wall Of Mem F, 0181

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 8, 1874Cundle Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder brother
13 months
elder sister
15 months
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
17 months
elder sister
16 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Murdoch-JosephineJosephine “Jo” MURDOCH
Birth: September 4, 1883 33 29Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1955Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
18 months
herself
16 months
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
16 months
younger sister
Rebecca Ivy MURDOCH
Birth: September 21, 1889 39 35Oxley Island, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 30, 1967St. Leonards, , New South Wales, Australia
14 months
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
Clifford Pears MURDOCH
Birth: September 7, 1892 42 38Oxley Island, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1974Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with George Henry MANION - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 4, 1910Woolloomooloo, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
7 years
son

BirthM - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 22176/1885 MURDOCH SOPHIA GEORGE ELLEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthBetty Absalom - Personal knowledge
Citation details: Birthday Book
Quality of data: secondary evidence
BirthMurdoch Family History
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
BirthMurdoch Family Bible
MarriageM - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 10797/1910 MANION GEORGE H MURDOCH SOPHIA
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 23328/1953 MANION SOPHIA GEORGE HELEN MARRICKVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathEstate of Josephine Murdoch Dec'd.
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Manion Sophia 17 Jul 1953 Woronora NSW Gdn Ct Wall Of Mem F, 0181